New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 9, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas
Sunday, April 9,1995 ■ Herald-Zeitung ■ 7 AEducatibn
Justin Thompson displays art work in state capital
CISG photo by Don Clark
Justin Thompson, a fifth grade student at Bulverde Elementary School, was one of only IOO Texas students chosen to participate in the 1995 Youth Art Month Capital Show in Austin. Thompson received a medal from the Texas Education Agency (TEA) for the occasion. This was a real honor and we're all very proud of Justin and his art work," Melissa Hoekstra, Bulverde Elementary School art teacher, said. His art was displayed in the TEA building in Austin. To celebrate the display of art work, the TEA invited Hoekstra to an Austin reception In honor of your excellent teaching." Justin is the son of Jon and Brenda Thompson of Silver Hills.
NBHS math student advances nationally
New Braunfels High School junior Lisa Waltzer was one of several NBHS students who took part in the recent American Mathematics competition. Lisa's score was exceptional enough to advance her to the next level of competition, the American Invitational Math Exam. The exam is a qualifier for participation on the American team competing in the International Mathematics Olympiad. Last year, the American team won the worldwide event.
NBISD seeks names for Silver Unicom award
Names added to NBHS honor roll
While computers can be a timesaver, they can also make mistakes occasionally. In this case, the New Braunfels High School AU-A honor roll that ran last weekend was missing some scholars’ names.
In addition to the students recognized last week, the following were also named to the honor roll for the first nine-week grading period of the semester.
Seniors: Jennifer Blackstock, James Gill, Kourtney Hanz, Suzanne Kneuper, Kimberly Knudson, Ryan McGuire, Caleb Nieri, Guillaume Nozieres, Robert Ohlsch wager, Barbra Pina, Sherry Presley, Barbara Ruppel, Erika Sagebiel, Lana Walker, Shanna Webster, Lori Worthey and Patricia Yanez.
Juniors: Jennifer Barber, Javier De La Borbolla, Travis Faust, Mark Phair, Carolyn Pillar, Krystal Rossi, Amanda Schneider and Nathan Sloan.
Sophomores: Andrea Barrientos, Kate Bell, Laura Bissett, Mireya Blankmeyer, Shelley Bredewater, Crystal Haas, Leslie Opperman, Jeffrey Schultz, Gavin Tucker and Seth Weisser.
Freshmen: Nicole Blackwell, Cooper Cogdell, Brian Lee, Jamie MacDonald, Kristen Santos, Joshua Schindler, Megan Stratemann, Edgar Valderrama and John Zengler.
Kindergartners to register April 25
As this school year heads into the last grading period, it is time to preregister next year’s kindergartners. Youngsters are eligible for kindergarten if they are five-years-old on or before Sept. 1,1995.
Preregistration will be held Tuesday, April 25 at Memorial and Lamar primary schools.
Memorial Primary, at 1200 County Line Road, serves students in NBISD’s south attendance zone, while Lamar, at 240 N. Central, serves residents in the north attendance area. Lamar will hold registration from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. in the school gymnasium. Memorial Primary will have registration from 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. in the school library.
Parents must bring their child’s birth certificate, immunization record, social security card and proof of residency (such as a local utility bill, etc.). Forchildren without a social security card, the schools have social security application forms available.
Parents are strongly encouraged to preregister and bring their kindergartners-to-be so they can tour their new school. Both schools will be open for walk-throughs.
Lamar Principal Chs Vasquez will host a 30-45 minute orientation for children and parents at 9 a.m. in the multipurpose gym. Memorial Principal Carol DeHaven will also host an orientation for new kindergartners and parents from 9:30-10:30 a.m. in the school cafeteria. While parents are not required to attend the orientation, they are encouraged to do so.
Last May, as the community gathered to watch New Braunfels High School seniors graduate, the community first honored seven illustrious community members who have worked long and selflessly on behalf of the area’s youth.
Presented with the Silver Unicorn Award,New Braunfels ISD’s highest merit, were volunteers Alice Caffey, Pat Elbe!, Joseph Hales, Dennisand Penny Rhoades and Dr. Loddie Roeder and former trustee Aguinaldo “Nayo” Zamora.
Next Tuesday, an anonymous committee of seven members, including NBISD trustees, members) of the faculty and staff, and citizens residing within the district, will determine this year’s deserving recipients.
The New Braunfels ISD School Board and Superintendent Charles Bradberry invite the public to send nominations to: Silver Unicorn Award, The Education Center, 430 W. Mill St., N.B. TX 78130. The following guidelines explain the award.
The names of the award nominees, recognized for the
quality of service rendered, are forwarded to the NBISD school board, which can accept or reject the nominees, but cannot make additions. The award recipients are then recognized at the annual high school graduation ceremonies.
Silver Unicorn nominees must meet the following eligibility requirements. Teachers may be eligible after 15 years of service in NBISD, members of the Board of Equalization shall he eligible aftdr having served two years on the board.
School trustees are eligible after having served three years on the board and completing their current service as board members. A trustee cannot be a Silver Unicorn recipient while serving on the NBISD school board.
Citizens of the community are eligible as a result of written recommendation submitted to the committee.
The superintendent annually submits a list of eligible teachers, either retired or in service, to the committee. The award may also be presented posthumously.
Up lo six people may be awarded each year.
Districtwide choral festival set for tomorrow night in NBHS cafetorium
Fine musical performances are typical for New Braunfels High School.
Recently, the University of Texas at Arlington Wind Ensemble, shown at right, played for NBHS band students. Conducted by Ray Lichentenwalter, the band played several pieces including a sneak preview of "Zion” by Dan Welcher, which was debuted at the Texas Music Educators Association Conference. Tomorrow night at 7, the high school will again be the place to hear beautiful music. The districtwide choir concert will begin at 7 p.m. in the cafetorium.
Students from music classes and secondary choirs will perform for the public
NBISD photo by LESLIE KRIEWALDT
NBISD students and staff have holidays Friday, April 14 and Monday, April 17.
Canyon Middle School sixth grade science students recently finished a four week unit on electricity. Throughout the four weeks, students participated io a variety of hands-on learning activities, according to Vickie Williams, sixth grade science teacher.
Students built series and parallel electrical circuits and gained practical knowledge of how electricity works through actual use of electrical components.
In the culminating activity of the unit, students built a project to demonstrate one or more concepts they learned about electricity.
“One of the main educational objectives of the unit was to help students understand how electricity helps them in everyday experiences,"
Joslyn Nollkamper, from her newly gained knowledge of series circuits,builtatwo-way telegraph, making magnets from wire-wound coils. “Dosing the circuit, by touching two metal strips, makes the clicking sound of the telegraph," Nollkamper said.
Kris Nixon created a carnival game called "Steady Your Nerves" using electricity in a series circuit to make the connection when the contestant plays the game.
Patrick Walker built an electronic organ to demonstrate how a microprocessor worked. Walker used paper clips to wire his microprocessor to capacitors and the other parts of his project. The project was completed in a week
end, according to Walker.
Victor Gutierrez carefully designed a switching circuit to demonstrate the properties of a series connection.
The objective of Amanda Luckemeyer’s electric quiz game was to match the correct state to the state flower. "By touching the correct electrical contacts, matching the state and the flower, you complete the series electric circuit and the light lights," Luckemeyer said.
The "Electric Bean Bag Toss", built by Casey Whipple, rewards the contestant when the bean bag is correctly tossed through a hole and completes an electrical circuit I learned how to make complete circuits and how to make a switch-all shapes and all sizes," she said.
NBISD photo by LESLIE KRIEWALDT
Electronic science projects required knowledge, research, and creativity
CI3D photo by Don Clark
' Shown are Canyon Middle School sixth grade students and their electronic science projects (L-R) seated, Joslyn Nollkamper, Victor Gutierrez; standing, Kris Nixon, Patrick Walker, Amanda Luckemeyer, and Casey Whipple. Each CMS sixth grade student researched, designed, and created a science project as the culminating activity for a unit on electricity.
CISD photo by Don Clark
Pictured are the award winning SVHS Ranger Stars Pep Squad, (L-R) front row, Tracy Lee, Erica Knight. Kelly Tanner, Amy Gibbs, Brittany Bullion, Robin Golf, Tiffany Smith; row two, Amanda Moore, Abigal Reeves, Veronica Limon, Michelle Gonzales, Charlene Nulton, Amanda S. Jones, Hold Nance, Donna Kershy; Third row, LeAnn Lloyd, Jesica Thomas, Marie O'Dean, April Heniz, Nicole Wieland, Celina McNeil, Jennifer Peel, Elizabeth Clapp; fourth row, Megan Fisher, Tammie Baker, Rachel Hancock, Adriane Ash, Usa Loper, Amanda J. Jones, Melissa Gaunt. Jana French, Michelle Chenauit, Ashley Khun, Tiffany Wentworth, and Sherry Capparelli (Director). As the number one rated team in combined 3A, 4A, and 5A competition, the Ranger Stars won “Best in Class" at the Spur s Pep Squad Competition held earlier this year at the Alamo Dome. The squad also won a Division I First Place Superior Award.
Award winning SVHS Ranger Stars