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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 12, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas HERALD-ZEITUNGEducation CISD jPre-kindergarten registration IMatriculacion de Pre-Kindergarten I The following information provides preregistration dates and times for pre-kindergarten classes. Patrons are asked to \please cut this information out of the paper and provide the dates and times to a neighbor or friend with pre-kindergarten \children. The schedule for CISD kindergarten preregistration will appear in the Apr. IU Herald-Zeitung. 964-3755 438-2235,980-4000 | Comal Independent School District will preregister students for the 1995-|96 pre-kindergarten program. Pre-kindergarten is designed to meet the needs jof children who turn four years old on or before September I, and who either jmeet federal income requirements or qualify for limited English services, j Parents may preregister their students at the following places: |« Comal Elementary School    625-9514 | May 3-4; noon to 3 p.m. each day |« Goodwin Primary School    625-2822 | April 25, for students with last names A to L, 1:30-3 p.m; and 5-6:30 p.m. [for all pre-kindergarten students. j April 26, for students with last names M to Z, 1:30-3 p.m. I' Bill Brown Elementary School    438-3045,885-2207 | April 24,26-28,9-11 a.m., 1-4 p.m. | April 25,9-11 a.m., 1-7 p.m. I* Mountain Valley Elementary School | May 2,2:30-6:30 p.m. | May 3,7:30-9:30 a.m. j* Bulverde Primary School | April 24,26-28,9-11 a.m., 1-4 p.m. j April 25,9-11 a.m., 1-7 p.m. | The philosophy of the Comal ISD pre-kindergarten program is to assure (each eligible child the opportunity to learn the essential pre-readiness skills in |a safe, warm, caring environment where learning thrives in the joy of [discovery and play. The school district invites parents to become partners in |their children's lifelong learning by enrolling them in this program. | Students attend a half day session. Buses are available in the morning and jaftemoon at established routes and times. Mid-day transportation is arranged [by the parent/guardian. Specific transportation arrangements will be made for jeach child at the school campus. j For more information about the Comal ISD pre-kindergarten program, [contacts school listed above._____________ New school designs go on display Architectural renderings of the three Maintenance, new intermediate school are finished. These artist's drawings provide views of the buildings' exterior and a sketch of the floor plan. The completed designs are the result of the diligent and conscientious efforts by the three district architectural design teams, according to Roy Linnartz, Director of Operations and El distrito escolar de Comal pre-matriculard estudiantes para el programa de pre-kindergarten 1995-96. Pre-kindergarten esta designado solamente para los niflos que cumplen cuatro aflos en o antes del primero de septiembre y que califican con los requisites federals de sueldo o califican para el programa especial de ingles. Los padres pueden matricular a sus estudiantes en las siguientes escuelas: • Comal Elementary School    625-9514 3 y 4 mayo; 12 de mediodfa a las 3 p.m. cada dis. • Goodwin Primary School    625-2822 25 de abril, para estudiantes con apellidos que empiezan con A hasta L, 1:30-3 p.m.; y 5-6:30 p.m. para todos los estudianprc-kindergarten. 26 de abril, para esudiantes con apellidos que empiezan con M hasta Z, 1:30-3 p.m. • Bill Brown Elementary School 24 de abril, 26-28 de abril 9-11 a.m., 1-4 p.m. 25 de abril, 9-11 a.m., 1-7 p.m. • Mountain Valley Elementary School 2 de mayo, 2:30-6:30 p.m. 3 de mayo, 7:30-9:30 a.m. • Bulverde Primary School 24 de abril, 26-28 de abril 9-11 a.m., 1-4 p.m. 25 de abril, 9-11 a.m., 1-7 p.m. La filosoffa para el programa pre-kindergarten en el distrito escolar de Comal es asegurar que cada niflo eligible tiene la oportunidad de aprendcr las destrezas esenciales para facilitar la educacidn. Tambi6n, cada niflo tiene la oportunidad de aprender en un ambiente seguro y amable, donde aprendcr es un placer de descubrimicnto y juego. El distrito escolar invita la ayuda de los padres con el aprendizaje matriculando a su niflo en el programa. Los estudiantes asisten una sesidn por medio dis. Hay autobuses en la manana, y en la tarde, con horarios y rutas establecidas. Los padres nccesitan hacer arreglos para transportacidn a1 mediodfa. Transportee i6n para cada nino serd arreglado en la escuela. Para mas informacidn del programa de pre-kindergarten, llame a su escuela mas cercana. 438-3045,885-2207 964-3755 438-2235,980-4000 Cynthia Beall selected for Sallie Mae Award If this were baseball, Cynthia Beall would be the CISD teacher “Rookie of the Year." Frazier Elementary School's Cynthia Beall was selected as the district's Sallie Mae First Class Teacher Award recipient for the 1994-95 school year. Beall teaches third grade and is a 1993 SWTSU graduate. Her nomination will now go to Washington D.C., where she will compete against other Texas teachers for the honor of becoming the state Sallie Mae winner. To be eligible, nominees must be first year teachers, be nominated by their superintendent and must have an outstanding record during their initial year of teaching. Beall has definite goals for her students. “I want to help the students grow up socially-to learn to rely on one another, to work in groups with other students-because that’s the way the world is,” Beall said. They need to realize we’re all in the classroom to help each other, that we’re a family, Beall added. “I think it’s very important that they know how to problem solve, not only in math, but in social studies and language arts too,” she said. Her students must also learn how to write complete sentences and wellstructured paragraphs. Beall says one of her biggest personal challenges is to learn to be more CISD photo by Don Clark Cynthia Beall, CISD 1994-95 Sallie Mae Award recipient. flexible. “I tend to tie myself too much to my lesson plan and I need to become less structured,” she said. The biggest challenge for her students: “Getting them to be more responsible, to learn to deal with each other, and to accept responsibility for their own actions,” Beall said. “I am really overwhelmed that I received this award. It really makes me happy,” Beall concluded. State winners are invited to Washington D.C., where they have the opportunity to meet and learn from other honorees. In addition, each state’s winning teacher receives $1,500. J The renderings will be displayed at school board meetings beginning with the 6:30 p.m., Apr. 17, workshop at Bill Brown Elementary School. The Board will also consider approval of detailed schematic designs for the new schools at that meeting. The schools were approved in the Sep. IO, 1994, bond election. 1995-96 calendars available The 1995-96 CISD school year calendar has been published. Copies can be obtained from any district school or by request from the Office of Public Information. The new calendar starts the school year on Aug. 15,1995, for all except pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students. Their first day is Aug. 18. Winter break begins on Dec. 21 and continues to Jan. 4, 1996. The midwinter break is scheduled from Feb. 12 to Feb. 16, and Spring break is scheduled from Apr. 8 to Apr. 12. CHS graduation is on May 23 and SVHS graduation will be on May 24, 1996. The calendar was approved by the Board of Trustees at their March 13, 1995, workshop. Trustees receive first draft of 1995-96 school year budget Association’s five-year interim review of CISD school academic programs. The Board will consider approval of a CISD Alternative Education Center and approval of an alternative campus proposal application to the Texas Education Agency. The workshop will be begin at 6:30 p.m., in the library of Bill Brown Elementary School, 20410 Highway 46 West, Spring Branch. District administrators will present the first draft of the 1995-96 school year budget to the Board of Trustees at their Apr. 17,1995, workshop. The draft budget includes additional campus and district-wide staff to cope with the dramatic increases in student enrollment Dr. Gary Short and Mr. Bill Kays, representing the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, will present results from the SouthernNBISD_1995-96 kindergartners to register on the 25th 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. I, 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 9:30a.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.). For children without a social security card, the schools have social security application forms available. Parents are strongly encouraged to preregister and bring their kindergart-ners-to-be so they can tour their new school. Both schools will be open for walk-throughs. Lamar Principal Cris 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. riwa hut adi°°MIMI Meet the Teachers 4444 Throughout the school year, Independent School District. ‘Meet the Teachers” features educators who are new to New Braunfels ti Valerie Schoener graduated from Southwest Texas Stale University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education and a minor in Math. With a year of experience, she teaches fourth graders at Carl Schurz Elementary School. Greatest pleasure in teaching: ‘The greatest pleasure in teaching comes from a student’s enthusiasm for learning and from the sparkle in a student's eye when he or she finally grasps that difficult concept.” Philosophy of education: “All students can learn when provided with the appropriate support from their parents, teachers, administration and community. Helping students set high, meaningful and reachable goals will enable them to become lifelong learners and productive members of society.” ti Marilyn Scott received her master’s degree in Education from Southwest Texas State University, where she earlier earned a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. Having taught for seven and a half years prior to joining NBISD, she teaches fifth grade at Carl Schurz Elementary School. Greatest pleasure in teaching: “I enjoy working with children. I enjoy feeling the pride of my students being successful. I like seeing children’s lives unfold and seeing the happiness that comes to them upon succeeding at even the smallest task. The foremost pleasure in teaching is the child: this bundle of energy waiting to be guided along the path of learning." Philosophy of education: “I am energetic, enthusiastic, supportive and creative. These are essential to my philosophy: ‘All children can learn.’ I feel that I have much to offer to the New Braunfels ISD educational mission. Every child is entitled to an equal opportunity to learn..’’ Marilyn Scott Theatrical storytelling was seen around New Braunfels High School and by its students recently. Above, members of the NBHS Student Council performed a puppet show at Memorial Primary. The show, “Keep Off the Grass,” taught youngsters about the dangers of drug abuse. The show was part of the council’s activites for “Sustances Mar Important Life Experiences,” or SMILE, Week. Shown above are Brooke Smith, Ellen Engler, Allison Distort and Lisa Waltzer. Behind them are Lisa Wyatt, Suzanne Fischer, Barbara Ruppel, Casie Woods and Kristen Schlather. Drama of a different type was found at the high school itself when professional actor and storyteller Christopher Maler, shown left, taught and entertained American history, geography, drama and Spanish classes. In the best storytelling traditions, Mater shared tales tales from the U.S.-Mexico border. Maler performs nationwide in the Smithsonian exhibit, “Two Eagles/Dos Aguilas.” NBISD photos by LESLIE KRIEWALDTNew Braunfels High School happeningsN151SI) students and staff are off Friday, Api i I 14 and Monday, April 17. ;