New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 11, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas
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NBHS band advances in competitions
NBISD photos by LESLIE KRIEWALDT
Meet the Teachers
Throughout the school veal. “Meet the Teachers "features educators who are new to New Braunfels Independent School Distru t.
• Donna Leedey holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in General Studies with a minor in English from Schreiner College. Her teaching certification is in Elementary Education and Elementary English. A beginning educator, she leaches third graders at Seele Elementary School.
Greatest pleasure in leaching: *i get great pleasure from seeing my students grow and achieve.’*
Philosophy of education: “I see students as bundles of potential. Each one has individual needs, strengths, and goals and deserves to have them addressed. I get excited watching a child learn and grow Each one has the potential for greatness. My job as a teacher is to help every student reach his or her full potential. I need to give my students the tools to grow and achieve their goals Children need to be taught basic skills but they must also be treated as wonderful human beings who are creative and talented Their self-esteem must be nurtured Their minds must be challenged They must feel safe, secure, and proud of their learning. The joy of working with children and watching them burst into bloom gives me great personal satisfaction. I get a thrill every lime I see a child’s face light up with pride because they have learned something Nothing could be more beautiful ”
• Cynthia Leslie earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education with a minor in Option ll Reading from the University of North Texas. A new teacher, she has a class of first graders at Lone Star Primary School
Greatest pleasure in teaching: "I think that my greatest pleasure in teaching will come from the relationships that will grow between me and my students, and from seeing the happy faces of children who are motivated lo learn."
Philosophy of education: "I believe that by encouraging, motivating and supporting them, all children can learn I feel that a teacher’! role should be one of a facilitator, not a dictator. By providing an environment where the students feel secure at being nsk-takers and feel good about helping each other, they will feel positive about learning
The Mighty Unicorn Band, which has been entertaining playoff fans this fall, has been busy with its own competitions.
Named to the district band were the following New Braunfels High School musicians: Heather Saathoff-Leifeste, Christina Pena, Lori Kalich, Priscilla Trejo, Alice Navarro, Deanndra Baker, Ashley Absher, Joy Sanders, Amber Koepp, Cory Weber, David Herrera, Tyler Robertson, Lindsay Leifeste, John Mullins and Mike Gentine.
These district band members advanced to be named to the region band as well: September Baker, Mandy Reary, Casie Woods, Loren Woods, Lauren Gaskamp, Christina Brandon, Heather Osborne, Crystal Garcia, Lizette Moncivias, Baylea Taylor, Francesca Garcia, Amy Moore, Jessica Torres, December Gaytan, Jonathan Rehbein, Nick Leifeste, Brett Nelson, Mark Allen, Scott Morgan, Glenn Whitaker, Gary Kennedy, Alex Rodriguez, Dustin Schulze, Justin Mills and Stephen Schlather.
These students advanced from district and region to make the area band and orchestra. They will audition for the state band at the area competition on Jan. IO. Vying for state are Casie Woods, BayleaTaylor, Loren Woods, Lauren Gaskamp. Nick Leifeste, Brett Nelson, Dustin Schulze, Scott Morgan, Alex Rodriguez and Christina Brandon.
The bands are under the direction of Beth Bronk, who is assisted by Becky Puckett, Randy Leifeste and Melissa Townsend.
(The public has a chance to hear this award-winning band at its holiday concert on Tuesday, Dec. 16, at 7 p.m. in the high school cafetorium.
NBISD photo by LESLIE KRIEWALDT
A move calculated to help
Math abilities are critical to any high school graduate and the associates at Wal-Mart Distribution Center and dispatch operations are committed to ensuring New Braunfels High School students add up to the best. The center donated $4,222.50 to the math department to purchase 50 TI-83 graphing calculators for Algebra I classroom use. Above, NBHS Principal Keith Garinger smiles as Robert Damarodas, distribution center general manager, holds the check. NBHS Math Department head Bonnie Leitch holds a graphing calculator as Bob D’Alessandro, distribution center personnel manager, stands by her. D’Alessandro’s son, Michael, is a sophomore at the high school.
Keep warm with Unicom spirit
Not only do Unicom fans have memories of an exciting fall to keep them warm, they can buy an attractive lap throw, too.
Just in time for Christmas gifts and staying warm at the Astrodome and during soccer season, the PTA’s are selling cotton, woven throws. The blankets are blue and white and feature a large Unicom with the words “New Braunfels Unicorns” on it. The throws, which measure 46 are $35.
To buy yours, contact your school’s PT A president directly, or call City Council PTA chairman Jeannine Biggers, at 625-0528.
If you purchase a throw from a school PTA president, the school will benefit directly from the profits. All proceeds from City Council PTA sales will be split among the participating schools.
Either way, the students benefit i£ gets to stay a little
Cheer the football team on
The New Braunfels Unicorns are making their first appearance in the UIL Slate 5A Region II football playoffs on Saturday, Dec. 13.
The New Braunfels High School football teams plays Alief-Hastings at 8 p.m. in the Houston Astrodome.
On Friday night, the community has a chance to show their support for these young men and their coaches at asend-off from6:30-7:30in the NBHS
The gathering will include video highlights of the season thus far. The event is organized by the NBHS All-Sports Booster Club.
The club is also arranging for charter bus transportation to the game on Saturday. A sign up sheet is available at the ticket sale window at NBHS. For questions, call Carroll Coleman at 606-3624 or 625-7013.
New Braunfels I5D Calendar of Events
Thun, Dec. 11
Sat, Dec. 13 Mon. Deals
Toe*, Dec. 16 FrLDec. 19
OakRun & New Braunfels Middle School choir concert at 7 p.m. in the OakRun School cafeteria.
New Braunfels High School Girls Basketball teams cohost the River City Classic tournament.
NBISD appreciation day for administrators NBISD schools hosts Gtowfest Balloon Show, 10 a.m.
Unicom Send-Off for the Footbal team from 6:30-7:30 pm in the New Braunfels High School Cafetorium. Meet the Unicorns and cheer them on to a state victory!
New Braunfels High School Girls Basketball teams cohost the River City Classic tournament.
New Braunfels high School Boys Varsity Basketbal team competes in Alamo Heights’ tournament
OakRun Student Council Dance at OakRun from 7-9:30 pm UIL Division II State 5A Semifinal Footbal Playoff game between the New Braunfels high School Unicorns and the Aief-Hastings Bears. The game begins at 8 pm in the Houston Astrodome.
OakRun Band Concert in the mkJdto school gym, 7 p.m.
New Braunfels High School Choir Holday Concert at7pm. in the cafetorium.
The musical celebration includes selections from Handel's “Messiah.”
New Braunfels High School Band Holiday Concert, 7 pm in the cafetorium
End of the first semester/term
Santa visits Lone Star
Student Winter Holidays
Staff Development Day/Student Holiday
Students return to classes; second semester begins.
NBISD srudenrs have a jcuk earlrelease
Friday, Dec. 19. School buses will nun according to The eanLy release schedule.
New Braunfels tSD stjj+nts got a head start on the of giving. Last month, forfljenksgiv-ing, a number of studMft groups made sure ThanksgMMp would be a time of plenty. ASbve, the members of the NewWlunfels High School Spsrifjh Club gather around the 20flukey dinners they purchased**!!) HEB. The students raised^*money to buy the meals, with they delivered to families eefha 25th. The Spanish Club IMM been doing this for more then four years. Spanish Club embers are
Rebecca Espinosa, Resident; Christopher Perro, vita president; Nancy Saad, %jRasurer; and Priscilla Hernandm* secretary. The club spondee Juan Espinosa. At left, offjjjm> of the New Braunfels MiddPBchool National Junior HonjMociety are seen with just a fraction of the food items the cNrogave to the Community Serif MjCenter. The center distributed^ club’s more than 10O boxes otfood to
churches and Child Protective Services. Officers affront to back, Ashley WersterfaT, secretary; Mark RichardiiM, treasurer; Reagan JohnTOlb, vice president; and Cram.Crow, president. NJHS sfkfeeor is Barbara Holden, m other schools, students PMC ip ated in th# food drive organized by veteran Manual Camaieno.