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   New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 18, 2001, New Braunfels, Texas                                Softbalffest See the results of this weekends softball B Take this TAAS Find out just how difficult the TAAS test really NEW BRAUNFELS American Profile Trace your family SUNDAY February 2001 40 pages in 4 sections pages in 4 sectic HERALDZEITUNG 150 85 Serving New Braunfels and Comal County since 1852 TAAS Trials JUSTIN BRASWELUHeraldZeitung From Canyon High School students Kendra Erin Wiegand and Alliha Oft discuss the TAAS How can you base a persons intelligence on how they do on the TAAS test Wiegand Ott and as will start the test on Tuesday a passed the this pastyearevehlhbugh she I am not a big math Students prepare for annual testing Schedules BY JUSTIN BRASWELL Staff Reporter Pencil Texas man dated misery will plague area students starting on Once it is time to take the TAAS The Texas Assessment of Academic Skills is a statemandated test that all students in Texas public school systems are required to The given to students from the third grade to the 10th is a tool used by school districts and the state to gauge a students The state has set of academic princi ples that all students in the state must Students in the 10th grade take the test for the last time and are required to meet a minimum requirement set by the state to graduate from high The 10th grade version of the known as the exit consists of three parts writing and A 10th grade student who is passing all of his or her classes but failing one or more sections of the test will not be cleared for The student is given up to seven times to pass the failed test section or sections before gradua Students are quick to voice complaints about the TAAS I dont think so much pressure should be placed on the Kendra an llthgrade Canyon High who has taken and passed all three sections of the I am not a big math Tips for taking the exit level Mary testing coordinator and counselor at Canyon High said that the TAAS test requires a higher level of She also described the test as a means for diagnosing a students weak nesses It really does help us know where they students have gaps in their knowl she Allina a Canyon high will take the test Tuesday to secure her graduation in two If you are passing your you shouldnt have to take she Im not but lam a horrible The state also uses the information compiled from each schools test to assess whether the school is teaching the required New Braunfels Independent School District Assistant Superintendent Ros alyn Bratcher We use it to judge and the state uses it judge Another sophomore at Canyon Erin Some people just arent good test How can you base a persons intelligence on how they do on the TAAS test According to the Texas Education Agency the assessment system is work The TEA web site reports that 50 per cent of Texas lOthgraders passed the TAAS exit level test on the first attempt CANYON HIGH All fresh men and and juniors and seniors who still need to pass any section of the exitlevel need to report for testing no later than on those three There will only be one lunch those three days from to All other students who do not have to take the tests must be at school by in order to attend afternoon classes on Wednesday and SMITHSON VALLEY HIGH Freshmen are not Testtakers are to report no later than Students who do not have to take the TAAS test those three days are to report by 11 if they want to eat lunch or to start NEW BRANFELS Sophomores will take the All testers are expected to be in their assigned room at A light breakfast will be served as reviews are All 11thand 12th graders who come to school in the morning must report to the cafeteria during These students are not required to attend in the morning until INSIDE Key Code 77 Super S celebrates renovations BY JUSTIN BRASWELL Staff Writer residents braved a chilly morning to attend the grand open ing of the Super S Foods Saturday morn The grocery store has undergone remod eling for the past six Walls were the front of the building was expanded and the interior received a face Several local officials attended the grand opening Saturday to help with the Comal County Judge Dan ny County Commissioner Moe Schwab and Mai pastor of the Canyon Lake Methodist helped with the ribbon cutting Super S Manager Marty Rose cut the ribbon and those in attendance were invited inside the store for cake and Beverly an employee of the store for 11 You should have seen it before the work was Now it is just It makes people want to shop See SUPER Candidate filing begins this week FROM STAFF REPORTS The election season kicks into high gear this week with the beginning of filing periods for candidates in a number of local New Braunfels City Council The terms of two New Braunfels City Council mem bers expire in but only one of the council members is eligible to seek re District 2 Council man Larry Alexander said he would run for reelec District 1 Councilman Juan Luis who alao is the mayor pro is not eli gible to run in the May 5 elec city officials New Braunfels City Char ter limits Council members to two consecutive threeyear and Martinez has reached that city staff Council members also are limited to no more than Alexander threeyear terms in a lifetime by the Candidates for the Districts 1 and 2 council seats can begin or declaring their candidacy with the on District 1 is in southwestern New and District 2 covers much of south and southeast New Candidates must pick up a filing packet from the city sec retarys office at the Munici pal 424 CasteU After declaring their can didacy and filing the name of their campaign candidates will receive anoth er packet of instructions from the city secretarys Candidates must file by March Early voting is April 18May 1 at the Comal County Courthouse Voting on May 5 is at Lone Star School for District I and Memorial Elementary for District Alexander said he plans to file early am going to he and added that it was not a hard When he ran the first time he decided then that he See Iraq threatens to retaliate BY WAIEL FALEH Associated Press Writer Iraq AP Iraq threatened to retaliate for a major airstrike on its air defense while people in the street insisted on Saturday that the raids only stiffened their support for Iraqi leader Saddam Two people were killed and 20 were wounded in Friday nights missile attack on air defense and radar sites south of the official Iraqi News Agency The first a Ghay da Atshaan died hours after the 9 The a Khalil Hameed died early Two of the wounded are in critical hospital officials told The Associated Antiaircraft guns began firing minutes after sirens wailed across alert ing the city of more than 5 million people to the attack by 24 and British war The American administration claimed the strikes were in the staterun newspaper Al Qadissiya said in a front page They are laughing at the world by telling such Iraq was defending its skies from ille gal AmericanBritish This crime will not go without strong punish ment for the aggressive JUSTIN BRASWELUHeraldZeitung From Super S Foods General Manager Marty Rose cuts the rib bon at the Sattler stores grand opening celebration Saturday with help from Hal Canyon Lake Methodist Church County Judge Danny Scheel and Commissioner Moe   

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