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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - December 19, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas 8A □ Herald-Zeitung □ Friday, December 19,1997Education r-Comal ISD Bulverde Elementary students and staff I •    I    •    J*_    ±    ^    a _ 6 l ._ M   _ A . . _ CISD photo by Don Clarfc Shown are many of the twenty Canyon High School band members who were selected for either Alpist riot, AM-Region, and/or Pre-Area competition honors. * CHS band members selected for All-District, All-Region, and Pre-Area honors ► Twenty Canyon High School band members were selected for either All-District, All-Region, and/or Pre-Area honors. All-District Band members include Melissa Grobe, Bute; Ashley Seekalz, Contra Bass Clarinet; John Kennedy. Alto Saxophone; Karissa Riggs, Tenor Saxophone; Jamie Donahue, Piccolo. Fifteen students earned Al I-District Band and All-Region Band honors, including: Lena Ayala, Rule; Jamie Donahue, Rule; Misty Mclaughlin, Flute; Heather Blankenship, Bassoon; Cerise Schlichting, Bassoon; Lori Rose. Clarinet; Brian Simmons, Clarinet; Sara Tabler, Clarinet; Heidi O'Keefe, Bass Clarinet; Derek Koehler, Trumpet; Levi Lansing, Trumpet; Katie Woollven, French Horn; Matt Harper, Bass Trombone; Cody Murray, Euphonium; and David Carpenter, Tuba. The following students were also selected for Pre-Area Band auditions: Jamie Donahue, Rule; Misty Mclaughlin, Flute; Heather Blankenship, Bassoon; Cerise Schlichting, Bassoon; Brian Simmons, Clarinet; Sara Tabler, Clarinet; Derek Koehler, Trumpet; Levi Lansing. Trumpet; Katie Woollven, French Horn; Matt Harper, Bass lYombone; Cody Murray. Euphonium. CISD photo by Don Claik Bulverde Elementary School staff and students are shown wearing the costume of one of their favorite story book characters—SaNy May. Snow Whfte; Kitty Wagner, Sneezy; Karen Ptoetz, Ms. Frizzle; Wee Neal, Doctor Doolittle; Veronica Sprayberry. Fem (Charlotte's Web); Melissa Hoekstra, Imogens (imogene’s Antlers) -, Sarah Mercer, Mary Ingalls; Holy Gallagher, Wilbur the Pig (Charlotte's Web); Carta Dunn, Amala Bedelia; Nancy Parker, Raggedy Ann; Barbara Reid. Flower; Melissa Hernandez, Amelia Bedela; Kristyn Gdovin, Raggedy Ann; Rainer Lee Baker, Haudlni; Curtis Ewing, Cat in Hat; Ashley Glenn, Matilda; Shane Messer, Johnny Longlegs; Britney Bello. Kirsten (Americus); Brittany Hunt. Mama Cat (Erie Carli; Carty McDonald. Dorothy (Wizard of Oz); Dana Mecke. Huck Finn; Jessica Schwind, Pfppi Longstocking; Kevin Snyder, Brutus the Bear; Pam LorWard. Cinderella; Chelsea Gaming, Cat in Hat; Ashley Rose, toy Bitsy Spider; Katie Fur*, Charototte’s Web; Kendal Votz, Archie; John Turk, Mice Mulligan and His Steam Shovel. Classes in communication skills provide many Colorful and cheerful characters were aaa* in abundance as Bulverde Elementary School students, teachers, and staff wore costumes to school as part of school's celebration of National Book Week. Each wore the attire resembling one of their favorite storybook characters. “We do this every year to encourage students to read and learn about the different characters in their books," Kitty Wainner, Bulverde Elementary fourth grade leacher said. Wainner appeared as "Sneezy," one of the seven dwarfs from "Snow Whit**," VU';. loots hi bv u'/u "Students, and adults, have a lot of fun and the project helps motivate students to use their imagination and take a wider interest in the types of books they read," she added. other benefits to Frazier Elementary students Havel is Rake Primary School Principal of the Day CISO photo by Don Clark Busan Matt, Frazier Elementary School speech therapist, "clicks* her "director's board" as third grade students Brandy Woodard (seated), Michael Guardado and Benjamin Donahue begin to act out a scene called "The Tired Mom " To help students improve their inter-personal communication skills, Matt teaches ten specially developed lessons to each Frazier class Students eagerly take an active part in role playing, acting out flawed, then good examples of how to effectively communicate with •ach other. Frazier Elementary School students are learning a lot more than just how to talk in their communication skills classes. Susan Matt, Frazier Elementary School speech therapist, travels to Frazier classrooms, teaching ten lesions that address communication skills in a variety of life-like situations. Students learn about the affects of body language upon the communication process and the benefits of listening and observing others. Role playing is an important teaching tool used by Malt. Scene I : The “mom" comes home and flops in the chair, exhausted from work. Her "kids" run around trying to get her attention. Not receiving it, they fight and squabble with each other. Scene 2: "Mom" arrives, flops in the chair, but this time talks lo her “kids," providing some attention from her resting place, creating a more relaxed household. The “director" of these two scenes, and many others, is Susan Mau. and the actors are eager third grade students. Students learn the value of listening to and interacting with people under different, and sometimes difficult, circumstances. Students act out plays to demonstrate poor communication skills and the consequences. Then, after class discussion of what can be learned from the example, students reenact the scene using appropriate communication skills, according to Man. This year all students at Frazier Elementary are participating in this campus-wide communication lab, according Matt. "The objective of the lab is lo help the students become more aware of how important their communication skills are in dealing with relationships and situations at school, socially with their friends, and at home with their families," Matt said in her description of the school's communication labs. Students continue to use what they learn in their communication exercises as teachers are provided materials they can incorporate into their daily lesson plans, according to Mau. There are positive results. "There aren't as many interruptions occurring. The tone of the student's messages are softening and becoming more compassionate. They are actually thinking about how they are communicating their messages to each other and to their teachers. Needless to say, we are thrilled," she said. Sterling Havel, a second grade student at Rahe Primary School, is the school's first Principal of the Day for the 1997-96 school year. "I wanted lo be the Principal of the Day because it’s a big responsibility, you are the boss and have lo look after everyone in the school," he said. I also have the responsibility to show other students a good example." Havel needed IOO accelerated reader points, reading over 221 books, lo obtain Principal of the Day honors. He had several objectives for his big day. "I want to learn something new and observe around the school. I want to learn how to be a teacher," he said. The day started early for the young administrator, first with morning announcements, then with morning observations around the school with Barbara Doeppenschmidt, Rahe Prinury School's real principal. "He's already fired a teacher, jut! jwfjiw he could," she Another employee had requested Principal Havel provide an extra payday. Doeppenschmidt takes student Brin-cipals of the Day lo lunch. What did Mr. Havel want? “Stuffed crust pizza. b's my favorite," he said. He it the son of Kenneth and Stony Havel of Bulverde. In the Accelerated Reader program. OSO photo by Don Cterk Sterling Havel, second grade Rahe Primary School student, was tbs school's first Principal of the Day for the 1997-96 school year. Barbara Doeppenschmidt, the schooTs real principal, receives some financial guidance from Havel. He read over 220 books to obtain the necessary Accelerated Rearing Program points needsd for Principal of th# Day honors. students read books, then take com- The Accelerated Reading Program puterized comprehension tests. Stu- computer keeps track of each student’s dents receive points baaed on tee rand- lest scores and the number of points ing difficulty of tee book mid their necnmotated. The program has helped score on tee computerized test. improve student scores on TAAS teas. Add these important events to your calendar! Dec. 19. First Semester Ends/Early Release. Dec. 22-Jan. 2. Winier Bleak. Schools/Offices Closed. Jan. 5. Student Holiday/Staff Development Jan. 6. Second Semester Begins, Students Return to Gasses. Jan. 8. Canyon High School Fall Sports Banquet, B-B-Q ($7) served at 6:30 PM., Commons Jan. 9. BES Grade-Level Asirardi Assemblies: 4th, 8:05 AJM., 3rd, 9 A.M., Gymnasium. Jan. IO. Canyon Intermediate School Library Open, Spectacular Sttuidsy, 9 A.M.-1 PM. Jan. 15. Board of Trustees Workshop, 6 PM., Ocotial Office Board Room. Jan 15. CHS National Honor Society Induction Ceremonies, 7 EM. , Commons. Jan. 16. Mountain Valley Intermediate School Assembly of Success, 7:55 AM., Gymnasium. Jan. 19. Martin Luther King. Jr. Programs, AU Schools. Jan. 27.100th Day Celebration, Rahe Primary School Jan. 29. Board of Trustees Meeting, 6 PM.. Central Office Board Room. ;