New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - February 6, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas
6 Herald-Zeitung Q Thursday, Febjxjary^1997Education
Academic decathletes bring home medals
Competing in the large school division of the Texas Academic Decathlon. three New Braunfels High School students represented their school at the regional meet. The meet was hosted by Killeen High School Jan. 17 and 18.
Traveling to Killeen, with NBHS Academic Decathlon Sponsor Chris Smith, were Kyle Baker. Nathanial Woods and Kevin Van Deldcn. Competing in the Varsity division. Kevin won a gold medal in the Interview
• category. In the same category, competing in the Scholastic division. Nathanial earned a silver medal. Bach student also won a participation medal.
Decathletes earn points in the following events: economics, science,
; mathematics, social studies, language and literature, fine arts, essay, a pcr-
• sonal interview, speech and the super
Schools with a student enrollment above 1,250 compete in the large school division.
Vying in the medium school division arc those campuses with 751 to 1,249 students, while schools with a student enrollment of 750 or below compete as a small school.
District to conduct screenings for early childhood program
The New Braunfels ISD Special Education Department is conducting Early Childhood screening for the Program for Preschool Children with Disabilities (PPCD)on March 5 & 6.
The screenings are a free public service provided to examine children ages three to six, who reside in NBISD and are suspected of having vision.
hearing, medical, speech/language , or fine and/or gross motor difficulties. If difficulties are discovered, further evaluations will be offered to determine if the child is eligible to receive special education services.
To schedule a screening, contact the Special Education Department at The Education Center, 430 W. Mill Street, or by telephoning 620-6200 by Feb. 25.
NBISD thanks employees for dedication and caring
Each month. New Braunfels ISD recognizes a different group of employees who contribute to the district's educational climate. On 'Thursday, Feb. 6, NBISD showed appreciation lor its counselors. Communities In Schools stall, diagnosticians, therapists, librarians and attern * dance liaison Feb. 3-7 is National School Counseling 5 Week
NBISD counselors include Shelley Cook, Lone Star and Lamar; Noreen Means, Memorial Primary; Irene Clancy. Memorial Elementary; Teresa Jimenez, Carl Schurz; Sam Wotipka, Seek; Mary McBryde, OakKun School. Genetic Parra and Tructt Goss, New Braunfels Middle School; and Norval Skov, lima Alvarado. Pat Carlson and Forrest McBryde, New Braunfels High School. Dickie Guthrie assists in the NBHS counselors' office. Employed by Teen Connection but providing assistance with the Carl Schurz Elementary afterschool program are Counselors Chris DiRaddo and Janet Fischer.
As the district’s attendance liaison, lima Perez, works with students and staff at all nine NBISD schools.
The Greater New Braunfels Communities in Schools personnel benefit students and families through efforts involving local agencies and resources. 'The following CIS project directors work on these campuses: Elizabeth TrcviAo. Lone Star. Janet Fellows, Lamar; Barbara Schell-Ketchum, Memorial Primary; Dee Miller, Memorial Elemdfftfty; Susan Welz. Sccle; and Mary Gutierrez, New Braunfels Middle School. Also contributing to the program arc Joan Nemcc. program coordinator; and Cynthia Diaz, case management specialist.
Providing diagnostic information on students arc
associate school psychologists Anita Barsalou.Carl Schurz and Seek elcmcntarics; Kane Lorenz, Lamar and Lone Star primaries and New Braunfels High School; Tina Wehner. New Braunfels Middle School; and Stephen Wisecarver, Memorial and Carl Schurz elementary schools. Educational Diagnosticians Donna Gordon, Memonal Primary and OakRun; and Stephanie Hataway, New Braunfels High School; also provide this service.
School librarians are Delores Spicer, New Braunfels High School; Gwen Eberhart. New Braunfels Middle School, Vicki Mason, OakRun School; Gloria Kolacek, Carl Schurz; Barbara Tuch. Seek; and Virginia Smith, Lamar. Lone Star. Memorial Primary and Memorial Elementary schools.
Also making libraries special places for students arc assistants Sherry Santos, New Braunfels High School; Claudia Mendenhall, New Braunfels Middle School; Karen Schneider, Seek Elementary; Susan Buch, Memorial Elementary; Carol Bursey, Lamar; Maria Martinez. Lone Star; and Myrna George, Memorial Primary.
Working where they are needed districtwidc are Sue Taylor, occupational therapist; and Michele Boatright, physical therapist.
Speech Therapist Lisa Gonzalez works with youngsters at Memorial Primary; while Speech Therapists Judcne Good son helps students at the middle school and high school; and Leticia Gonzales, The Education Center and Memorial Elementary. Also providing speech therapy are assistants Phil Kline. Lamar Primary, Carl Schurz Elementary and OakRun, and Sue Behm, Lamar Primary and Seek Elementary.
NBISD photo by LESLIE KRIEWALDT
Senator impressed with Seele letter writers
Last semester, Senator Judith Zaffirini visited Seele Elementary and spoke to the school's third, fourth and fifth graders. Not long after, Zaffirini received 413 letters from Seele students thanking her for visit and asking her questions. She was so impressed with the Seele students' manners and letters that she, In turn, wrote each student a personalized letter, complete with handwritten comments. The senator is shown above with Seele students Scott Sauls, third grade; Christine Kivlin, fourth grade; Matthew Natal; third grade; and Juan Campos, third grade. The senator said she has spoken to youngsters at hundreds of schools and none responded as overwhelmingly as Seale's students had. Principal Linda Schlather invited the senator, a former educator, to speak about the importance of going to school, self-esteem and making smart decisions.
Community Ed offers defensive driving and more
N®w Braunfels ISD Calendar of Events
New Braunfels High School Bond Winter Concert, 7:30 p m in the school cafetorium
Student Holidays/Staff Development Days
End of Fourth Six-Week Grading Period
School Board Meeting, 7 p m.
• Senior Prom fq^Senior Citizens, 6-8 p.m. in the Canyon High School Commons. This is a free dance for area senior citizens, hosted by NBISD and CISD
• Youth Show Holiday for Students/Staff
• Spring Break
• Bad weather day to be used to makeup for Monday, Jan 13, which was cancelled due to hazardous weather
Feb. II Fob. I3-I4 Frt, Feb. 14 Mon., Feb. 17 Tues., Feb. 18 Thurs.,March6
Frt..March IM March 24-28 Mon., March 31
Give yourself an early Valentine gift by taking up a new hobby or learning a different skill. 11k following classes, offered by New Braunfels ISD Community Education. begin in the next two weeks. For more information • or to register, call 620-6200. Classes till quickly so call to reserve a place in the classes of your choice.
• Step Aerobics St Conditioning Get in shape with Tamara Grau on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Class meets from 9-10 a m. in the Academy Street Gym Cost is 528 per month.
• Defensive Driving Offered several times throughout the month, this six-hour class satisfies court referrals for traffic tickets and citations and insurance requirements. Saturday classes meet Feb. 8 or 22 from 8 a.m -2:30 p.m. Weekday classes arc taught on Tuesday, Feb. 18, and Thursday, Feb 20 from 6-9 p m. Nationally awarded instructor Bill Hightower teaches class in the library of The Education Center. Tuition is $25.
• Storytelling Made Easy Learn to tell a tale to any audience and at any level from Dr. Joe Moore on Thursdays from Feb. 6-27 With a minimum of lecturing and lots of class participation, Moore will teach in the VEH classroom of 'The Education Center from 6:30-9 p.m. Tuition is $19.
• Nurses Aid Training This state-approved training program includes classroom and clinical instruction and prepares students for the state CNA3:xam. Session I
meets from Feb. 7-March 2 on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. The Friday course is taught from 6-10 p.m.. while the Saturday and Sundays classes meet from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. For additional information, call Janet Fuller, LVN. at 620-9696 Tuition is $450.
• CPR Basic Learn adult and infant CPR, as well as the Heimlich maneuver, in this class taught by Dennis Bateman on Monday. Feb. IO and Thursday, Feb. 13 from 6-10 p.m. in the library of The Education Center. Tuition is $25 for Heart sa vers, which includes a text; and $30 for Healthcare Providers, which includes a test. Prepayment is required, no discounts.
• First Aid Basic care of the injured person is taught by Dennis Bateman on Monday. Feb. IO and Wednesday. the 12th. Students earn National Safety Council certification in thiseight-hourclass that meets healthcare provider requirements. Class meets from 6-10 p.m. in the library of The Education Center. Tuition is $30, which includes a text.
• CPR Basic dc First Aid Save money on the above two classes by taking this combined class from Feb. IO, 12 and 13 for only $50.
• Mosaic Tile on Clay Pots Using cut tile and broken china, you can learn to create beautiful mosaic treasures. Bette Geren teaches the fun class Feb. 18 and 20 in Room C-53 of New Braunfels High School from 5:30-8 p.m. Tuition is $30 with a $12.50 supply fee.
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