New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 5, 1984, New Braunfels, Texas
2 New Braunfels HmeS&Zeitung Thursday, January 5,1984
Vocational programs rate high marks
By DORIAN MARTIN Staff writer
New Braunfels ISD’s vocational programs made the grade — and a perfect one, at that.
The announcement of a perfect audit by the Texas Education Agency was made Tuesday during the NBISD trustees’ study session.
The audit of the administration and operation of the vocational programs was unable to find any discrepancies in compliance with state and federal guidelines.
The audit, which had 302 questions to test NBISD’s program, was conducted Dec. 14, 1983. The school district received the report Dec. 21.
The vocational program also received a letter commending the program from Louis W. Griffith, executive director of The National Advisory Council on Vocational Education.
The proposed 1984-1965 school calendar also was presented for review.
“This year we tried to work very closely with the superintendent of the neighboring school district (Comal ISD),” said NBISD Superintendent Charles Bradberry. Many of the planned holidays are the same for the two districts.
On the proposed calendar, school would start Aug. 23 and would be released May 30.
Teacher inservice days would be Aug. 20-21, Oct. 8, Nov. 21 ami April 8. Teacher work days would be Aug. 22, March 15 and May 31.
Scheduled holidays would be: Sept. 3 (Labor Day); Sept. 28 (County Fair); Nov. 22-23 (Thanksgiving); Dec. 17-Jan. I (Christmas); March 4*6 (Spring Break); and April 5 (Easter).
Six 6-week periods are set up: Aug. 23-Oct. 5; Oct. 9-Nov. 20; Oct. 26-Jan. 18; Jan. 21-March I; March U-April 19; April 22-May 30.
Baccaulereate would be May 26 while graduation would be May 31.
Trustees also heard a report on a pilot project involving computers by Special Education Director Linda Avila. Official action will be taken at the next school board.
Note: This column is a weekly feature highlighting events and programs of the Community Service Center.
The parent support group using the Toughlove concept will begin meeting again every Thursday night at 7:30 at the Community Service Center, 202 E. South. The first session is tonight.
Toughlove parent groups have been organized throughout the United States, and this rapidly-growing movement consists of parents who use Toughlove methods to take charge of their families again and professionals who want to help them.
The parent support group works to solve the problems of its own group members and to make its own community stronger and healthier. Parents set limits, take action, support one another and work with community agencies.
Parents troubled by teenage behavior are encouraged to visit the group and learn more about dealing with stresses and strains on today's families, expectation generation, drug and alcohol use and today’s adolescents.
For more information contact Suzie Garcia or Liz Urban at the Community Service Center at 625-3439 or BUI Tyre at Association of Mental Health Special!tats at 625-3041.
The Adult Learning Center, located in the Community Service Center, is having classes again after being closed for the holidays. Classes are held Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Anyone interested in working on their G.E.D. or in Adult Basic Education should contact the instructor, Qiristine Zavala, at 629-2731.
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The program by Teaching Pathways Inc. would involve three special education teachers, three elementary teachers, and 60 students (IO students apiece). These students do not have to be enrobed in special education courses.
Avila said this program would give continuity to a student’s education, as weU as pinpoint the chUd’s level of skills.
The program “computes a general profUe of the chUd, both their strengths and weaknesses,” Avila said.
The computer also would generate an individual educational plan, and “has the capability to be constantly updated,” she said.
Avila said the outcome of the program would be more individualized programs for the students and valuable experience for the teachers.
“We also expect the gains by the students in the program will be significant gains,” Avila said.
The district would benefit from the program because it would receive the complete set of all written material, the computer software and the training (6 hours worth prior to the program and 6 hours during the program.)
Trustee Don Bedford asked Avila, “Do you foresee becoming dependent on this where we’ll have to buy computers later on?”
Avila said the program would be able to use the hardware the district currently owns, and would use computer time during the periods before and after school is in session.
She said more software may have to be purchased, lait added, “We’re searching for something anyway.” She explained the district still would have to write its own program, buy one or adapt a program from another school district.
Bradberry said there would be no initial cost for the program. He suggested it would be a good program to try on a limited basis.
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Eve of Epiphany Serivce: 7:30 tonight, Civic Center, with the Rev. Dr. Charles L. AUen, minister of Houston’s First Methodist Church, largest Methodist church in world.
New Braunfels Singles Club: 7:30 p.m. Thursday, 511 North St.
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Their concern is developing
Residents of Mission Oaks subdivision turned out in droves Tuesday to oppose a rezoning proposal which would have allowed multi-family housing in their area. The rezoning request, which concerned a
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tract on North Walnut Avenue inside Loop 337, was withdrawn after the opposition surfaced at Tuesday's meeting of the Newission.
Highs today and Friday will be in the low 70s, with a low tonight in the low 40s. This morning’s low was 43, and yesterday’s high was 71.
Canyon Lake stood at 904.02 this morning, compared to yesterday’s level of 904.00.
A weak cold front had pushed across Texas to the Gulf Coast by this morning, but temperatures varied little cm either side of the air mass.
As the front moved into the Gulf early this morning, a high pressure system was creeping over North Texas, bringing clear skies, light winds and cool temperatures.
The only winds ct consequence in the state were blowing over the Panhandle from the west at about 15 miles an hour.
Pre-dawn temperatures were mostly in the 30s and 40s over Texas; however, readings were in the 50s
along the coastline and in the southern tip of the state. The state’s cold spots were San Angelo and Lubbock at 34 degrees.
Elsewhere, it was 43 at Amarillo, 34 at Abilene, 37 at Wichita Falls, 40 at Dallas and Texarkana, 37 at Lufkin, 47 at Houston, 46 at San Antonio, 48 at Austin and Corpus Christi, 60 at Brownsville and 39 at El Paso.
Today’s forecast called for cloudy skies in far South Texas, the Trans-Pecos region and Upper Rio Grande valley. Elsewhere, skies were expected to be partly cloudy to sunny and temperatures unseasonably warm through Friday.
Flooding from heavy rains and runoff from snow melted by record warm weather chased hundreds of people from their homes and isolated some towns in the Pacific Northwest today as volunteers filled sandbags to hold back the cascading rivers.
Washington Gov. John Spellman declared a state of emergency throughout the stake late Wednesday as floodwaters washed through some homes waist deep.Deaths
Milton B. Wheeler
Graveside services for Milton B. Wheeler of Baytown way morning at Cranes Mill Cemetery. Arrangements are with Zoeller Funeral Home. Wheeler, 76, died in Baytown Tuesday night.
He is survived by a sister, Mrs. Althea Waite of New Braunfels, and a brother, Frank Wheeler of Florida.
Anna Brzozowski Smith
Services for Anna Brzozowski Smith, 61, of 183 Louisiana will be at ll a.m. Friday at Doep-penschmidt Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Guadalupe Valley Memorial Park. She died Wednesday, Jan. 4, at Gonzales Memorial Hospital.
Memorials may be sent to the American Cancer Society.
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KHIMBid opening set on temporary jail
Comal County Commissioners will open bids on materials for construction of a temporary jail facility during a special meeting at IO a.m. Friday at the County Courthouse.
The jail will be constructed by a class from Smithson Valley, and could be ready for occupation The 18-by-54 foot facility will be used for additional space to handle crowded conditions in the existing jail, officials have said. An expanded, permanent facility is being planned, but it won’t be ready until Ute 1985.
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