New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - April 19, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas
SVHS Silver Spurs dance team receives awards at national competition
CISO photo by Don Clark
(l-R) front row, Shelly San Miguel. Aslynn Minjares, Jennifer Harris, Rojji Lewis, Alisha Matthews; second row. Amy Crawford, Amy Brown, Brandy Durham, Co-Captain Sabrina Douglas, Third Lieutenant Maureen MoKnight, Brook Meckendom, Heather Sweet, Jackie Garza; third row, Sherry Capparefli (director and instructor), Lauren Leopard, First Lieutenant Kelly French. Jessica Ebrom. Rebecca Weaver, Jennifer VanKleef. Heather Buck. Captain Jamie Tanner. Crispy Dickson, Second Lieutenant Aimee Edwards, Heather Lowery, and To rd French.
The Smithson Valley High School Silver Spurs dance team has won impressive awards in national and international competition.
'Hie team collected national honors, beating out literally thousands of competitors and teams from aa far away as Japan, at the by invitation only national finals of the National Cheer and Dance Association, held in Dallas.
The Silver Spurs won eighth place in the international competition with their dance routine entitled "Tribute to Texas."
Team officers also showed their championship style, finishing seventh in the international field of competitors.
The 1994-95 officers of the Silver Spurs are Captain Jamie Tanner, Co-Captain Sabrina Douglas. First Lieu
tenant Kelly French, Second Lieutenant Aimee Edwards, and Third Lieutenant Maureen McKnight
At the San Antonio Spun dance competition, held at the Alamo Dome, the SVHS team garnered a Superior rating in Division I competition; the officers also earned a Superior rating.
Team success continued at the National Dance Team Competition held ai SWTSU.
The Silver Spurs won the Sweepstakes Trophy by receiving Division I lutings for all three of their routines.
The team also won the Best Overall Trophy for their choreography. Officers continued their winning tradition, obtaining a Superior rating for their routine.
Students can cam academic credit in tine arts or physical education
while participating as a member of the school’s championship Silver Spurs dance team, according to Sherry Capporelli, team director and dance instructor.
They learn a tot more than dance.
"Students learn how to be responsible, how to work with others as part of a team, and become more disciplined/* Cappae Hi, a SWTSU graduate, dance major, and farmers miner, said.
Social skills and etiquette ara other valuable qualities gained through the dance team experience.
"The girls have really worked hard on their different dance routines toga these outstanding awards," Capparelli concluded.
Next year the school plans to offer a dance class open lo all students, according to Capparelli.
CISD photo by Don Clark
Pictured are Comal Elementary School students who received Superior or Excellent ratings atthe Smithson Valley HIO Country Solo and Ensemble Contest (L-R) front row, Evelyn Ibarra, Erin Blry, Leslie Lane, Jokeah Cox, Caeeandra Hammond; second row. Seth Edwards. Sean Mooney, Jason Swim, Atocia Edwards, Alexis Alvarado; third row, Jack Curtis, Aaron Watte, Chria Lowe. Billy Ztmmermann. and Jamie Donahue.
Canyon Middle School and Comal Elementary School students performed at tho Smithson Valley Hill Country Solo and Ensemble Corneal in March. Forty band members returned with Superior medals and nineteen received Excellent ratings.
The following CMS students received Superior ratings: Ashley Hernandez, Lauren Smock, Cerise Schlichting, Gloria Cantu, Jennifer Booker, Trixie Bnrgamy Lauren Dean, Misty Seibert, Lauren Wilke, Khawna Chew, Trisha Ellers, Brian Erwin, Rachelle Temoney. Josh Graham, Steven Barry, Belle Coleman-Ducote, Bobbye Smith, Sarah
Gutierrez, Jason Hand, Derek Koehler, Amie Meadows, Brian Easley, Jill Bowden, Brent Shelburne, David Carpenter, Jason Box, Mark Kieschnick, Curtis Pfeiffer, and Sara Tabler.
CMS ensembles receiving Superior ratings included Rhawna Chew/ Celia Spiller and Jennifer Booker/ Tara Bretzka/Trixie Burgamy.
Comal Elementary School band members with Superior ratings included: Jamie Donahue, Jokeah Cox, Leslie Lane, Atocia Edwards, Cassandra Hammond, Jason Swim, Scan Mooney. Seth Edwards. Billy Zimmerman, and Evelyn Ibarra.
CES Superior ensembles were Jokeah Cox/Leslle Lane, Alexis AJvarado/AJecia Edwards and Jack Curt!a/Seon Mooney.
Those CMS students receiving Excellent ratings were Karen Pomeroy, Oliver Wilson, Tara Bretzke, Angel Oangsei,Melissa Grebe,Heidi Mohr, Lea Mohr, Janette Ayala, Janet Pomeroy. Derek Wohlfahrt. Matt Schuctz, Rich Cantu, Jonathan Haag, and Jassi Abrego.
Comal Elementary students receiving Excellent ratings included Jack Curtis, Aaron Waits, Erin Buy, and the ensemble of Chria Lowe/Aaron Watts.
Pre-kindergarten and kindergarten enrollment begins
CISD primary anil elementary schools will begin enrolling pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students on the following dates: Bill Brown Elementary - April 24; Bulverde Primary -I April 24; Comal Elementary - May 3; Goodwin Primary - April 25; and Mountain Valley | Elementary • May 2. For more information, contact the individual school.
Canyon Middle and Comal Elementary band members receive awards at contest
1995-96 kindergartners register Tuesday
As this school year heads into the last grading period, it is time lo preregister next year’s kindergartners. Youngsters ureeligiblc for kindergarten ifthey arc five-years-old on or before Sept. I, 1995.
Preregistration will he held Tuesday, April 25 at Memorial and I.amar primary schools.
Memorial Primary, at 1200County Line Road, serves students in NBISD’s south attendance /.one, while Lamar, at 240 N. Central, serves residents in the north attendance area. I .amar will hold registration from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. in the school gymnasium. Memorial Primary will have registration from 9:30a.iii.-5 p in. in the schtxil library.
Parents must bring theirchild’s birth certificate, immunization record, social security card and proof of residency (such as a local utility hill, etc.), for children without a social security card, the schools have social security application loons available.
Parents are strongly encouraged to preregister and bring their kindcrgart-ners-to-be so they can lour their new school. Both schools will be open for walk-throughs.
Lamar Principal Cos Vasque/. will host a 30-45 minute orientation for children and parents al 9 a.m. in the multipurpose gym. Memorial Principal Carol IXTIaven 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.
Report cards go home today
Today parents can he keeping an eye out for report cards.
The grade reports are sent home the first Wednesday following the end of the six-week grading period. For
New Braunfels ISD students, the grading period ended April 13.
The sixth six-week grading period began April 18 and will conclude Friday, May 26.
High school students receive their grade reports on a different schedule that corresponds to a nine-week grading period. The students receive grade report every three weeks however.
Parents are advised to carefully study the report cards, as they are an indicator of student progress and academic growth.
4444Meet the Teachers 4444
Throughout the school year, "Meet the leachers” features educators who are new to New Braunfels Independent School District.
# Jackie Simmonds graduated from Texas AAM University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications and a minor in Management. With two years of experience, she leaches English and speech at New Braunfels High School.
Greatest pleasure in teaching: “I find the greatest pleasure is watching my students discover that they can succeed and reach their goals. The feeling of watching a student discover his or her potential, whatever that may he, is unmatched.”
Philosophy of education: "I believe that education’s purpose is locslablish a firm base of knowledge from which lo draw when new experiences challenge us.”
# Cary Skinner received her bachelor’s degree in Business from Eastern Illinois University. Proficient in French and Portuguese, she is completing the requirements of the Texas Education Agency alternative certification program. She currently teaches a bilingual second-grade class al Lone Star Primary School.
Greatest pleasure in teaching: "I enjoy watching children light up as they discover their potential. My greatest pleasure comes from helping those who initially might lag behind and subsequently demonstrate remarkable improvement.”
Philosophy of education: ‘‘I believe there needs to be aconneetion between academic pursuit and practical application. The role of the leacher is to add value to education and to demonstrate to the students the benefits and rewards.”
Shown with the winning projects are, left to right, Katie Schneider, Rachel Shipley, Amanda Kalinowski, Yvonne Thompson, Heather Flores, Liliana Flores and Marcy Amerson. Kneeling ie Alex Jones.
NBMS ‘history’ made
New Braunfels Middle School students worked on projects for an open house that is now history, hut then, that is what the projects were about anyway - history.
For eight weeks, seventh graders concentrated on Texas history projects while eighth graders depicted U.S. history. With few exceptions, all NBMS students completed projects that were displayed in the school’s main gym.
Winning “Best of Show” and a picture book on the state capitol, signed by Governor George W. Bush, tor her creation of a German homestead was Katie Schneider. Her details were so accurate, the Conservation Society has asked to display the homestead.
Eighth graders Rachel Shipley, Alex Jones and Y vonne Thompson won first, second and third place, respectively. Rachel’s project, ‘‘Life in Layers,” showed a historical view of the complexities of women’s fashion, while Alex built a replica of the Wright Brothers’ airplane and Y vonne did a display on slavery. Heather Osborne was awarded an honorable mention for her project on the Anazasi cliff dwellers.
Of the seventh graders, Amanda Kalinowski took first and Liliana Flores and Marcy Amerson tied for second. Amanda built a device that shows the six flags that have flown over Texas. Liliana built a replica of the San Fernando Cathedral and Marcy completed an extensive family tree.
First-place winners rccei ved two Schlilterbahn day passes.
Above, James and Emily Voges look over some of the entries.
NBISD photos by LESLIE KRIEWALDT