New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 1, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas
Pag#6A NtraM-Ztftung, New Braunfels, Texas Thursday, January 1,1967
SVNS German Club officers
German Club officers for the 1986 87 school year at Smithson Valley High School are (from left) Christa Green,
secretary; Jeff Hughes, vice president; Copeland, treasurer. Not pictured is Lara Longo, reporter; and Debbie Sean Sullivan, president.
Bill would allow local textbook options
AUSTIN (AP) A Dallas legislator has filed a bill to allow local school districts to choose textbooks not on the state-approved list without losing state school funds or services.
Republican Rep Bill Hammond said his bill would permit districts to avoid “boring and poorly written" texts that “emphasize flashy graphics and color at the expense of content. * *
Currently, he said, Texas' I,IUD school districts must choose from a list approved by the State Board of (education if they want the state to pay for their texts “Local districts wanting to choose rigorous and challenging textbooks that are not on the state list must pay for them out of local funds We shouldn’t
penalize districts for pursuing educational excellence," Hammond said at a news conference.
Hammond said he also had filed a bill that would expand the state-approved list of two to five books per subject to eight to IS books per subject.
“An expanded list would allow the diversity of Texas’ three million students to be taken into account," he said.
“Textbooks have been getting easier and easier while the achievement scores of Texas’ students on national tests have continually declined," he said "It is time to improve the overall quality of textbooks in Texas."
The New Braunfels and Comal school districts' board of directors have appointed textbook com-
SWT spring registration begins soon
SAN MARCOS Registration for the upcoming spring semester at Southwest Texas State University is scheduled for Jan ill 16 in Stratum Coliseum, with orientation sessions for new students set for Jan 12 13 Advance registration participants are likely to find that the times for fee payment and final processing in
TLC registration begins Jan. 12
SEGUIN Registration for the spring semester at Texas Lutheran College will he Jan 12. according to registrar M R Jaroszewski All returning students, new freshmen and transfer students will complete registration on that day Registration also is open to persons in the area interested in taking courses at TLT during the spring semester New students are required to complete the admissions process prior to Jan 12 Specific registration times vary and should be secured from the registrar’s office Spring semester classes begin Jan 13 Late registra lion will run through Jan 19 Both the admissions office and the registrar's office are on the first floor of TLCs Beck College Center. For further information on admissions, registration or spring course offerings. come by the Beck Center or call 379*4161-
New teachers handle tests
AUSTIN - Almost SD percent of Item college of education graduates making to become certified teachers failed the state-required certification , administered in October.
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dicalcd on their individual schedules have changed Copies of the revised scheule are posted in academic departments and outside the Registrar’s Office in the J C Kellam Building at the university
New freshman orientation is set for 8 a m Jan. 13 in the San Marcos Room of the LBJ Memorial Student Center, with orientation for new transfer students slated for 9:30 am. Jan 13 in Strahan Coliseum.
Advisement sessions will be at ll a m for freshmen and I p.m. for Ranters New students will register Jan 15 and 16 Students who advance registered
during the fall semester will register Jan 13 and 14. Students who did not participate in advance registration will sign up Jan. 15 and 16.
Key changes in the order of registration for those who participated in advance registration include the dedication of both Jan. 13 and 14 for both three who completed all aspects of advance registration and those who advance registered but need to make schedule changes. In addition, registration hours have been extended to 8 p.m. on Jan. 13.
Spring semester classes begin Jan. 19. and late registration and adding and dropping courses are scheduled for Jan. 19-21.
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Drivers' classes set for January
Registration is being accepted for drivers’ education classes, which will be available through New Braunfels Independent School District’s Community Education program beginning in January.
The first session will begin Jan. 6 and will be completed by March 7. The second session will begin March 3 and is scheduled to finish by May 9.
The classroom phase will meet for two-hour periods for 16 days. This will meet the required 32 clock hours of instuction. All absences must be made up to be eligible for certification. Classes will meet regularly in New Braunfels High School room A-10 on Tuesdays and Thursday from 7-9 p.m. Students will meet on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday during the first week of the session.
Students must be at least 15 years of age by the first day of class.
mitten to select the textbooks that will be used by students In each district The New Braunfels Independent School District’s textbook selection committee, appointed in November, is headed by Superintendent Charles Bradbury The Comal Independent School District committee was appointed in December. Superintendent Bill Brown Is chairman.
Selected teachers from schools throughout both school districts are serving on the committees. Both committees are expected report their recommendations to the school boards in February for approval of the textbook selections.
Textbooks selected by the committees will be used In the school districts for the next six years.
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Driving instuction will be given after school hours every weekday and Saturday. Students will be divided into groups of three and assigned one driving period per week. Driving instruction will begin after the first week of classroom instuction and the students have obtained their beginner’s permit. Driving instruction will continue for eight weeks.
The cost of the complete course is $185. This may be paid in full when registering or in three payments of $65, $6ft and $60. The first payment must be made when registering. This fee does not cover the cost of beginner’s permit which is paid to the Department of Public Safety when the student takes the written test.
To register for these classes, please call John M. Reynolds at 625-9353.
Math-a-thon aids students
Students at Mountain Valley School got a math lesson when they counted the $2,330 they donated to a children’s hospital by working hundreds of math problems.
Fred McIntyre, principal at the school, said 79 students took part in the math-a-thon that benefited St. Jude’s Childrens Hospital In Memphis, Tenn.
“This was an opportunity for the students to participate in a community-minded activity," he said. "This was a program that involved kindergarten through eighth grade. The children did very well."
McIntyre said the students got pledges for donations according to how many problems they worked.
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