New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 7, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas
8 A Cl Herald-Zeitung D Sunday, January 7,1996Upcoming NBISX) Dates_
A Monday, Jan. 15: Student Holiday/NBISD Staff Development Day
6 Friday, Jan. 19: One-Hour Early Release
^ Friday and Saturday, Jan. 19 & 20: NB1SD hosts the Regional Academic Decathlon 6 Tuesday, Jan. 23: New Braunfels High School FTA Meeting and Meet the Teacher Night at 7 p.m. fk Thursday & Friday, Feb. 15 & 16: Student Holiday/NBISD Staff Development 6 Friday, Feb. 16: End of the Fourth Six-Weeks Grading Period * Monday, Feb. 19: NB1SD Students/Staff Holiday ~
«fc Friday, March J 5: Student/Staff Youth Show Holiday ll Monday through Friday, March 18-22: Spring BreakEducation
NBISD to dismiss early Friday, Jan. 19
New Braunfels 1SD students will be dismissed from classes one hour early on Friday, Jan. 19. School buses will run according to the early release, schedule.
New Braunfels ISD is hosting the regional academic decathlon Friday and Saturday, Jan. 19 and 20. The events will be held at OakRun School and the academic competition involves many NBISD employees as judges and facilitators. The early release will enable the district to prepare for the competition’s start.
High school chooses 1996-97 cheerleaders
New Braunfels High School recently held cheerleading tryouts to select squads for the 1996-97 school year.
Chosen to cheer on Unicorn achievements at the varsity level were co-captains Erica Fey and Kendra Miller, and cheerleaders Liz Grow, Summer Smithers, Erin Boyd, Mandy Welwood, Crystal Haas, Laura Flournoy and Crystal Neuse.
Junior varsity cheerleaders include Captain Stephanie Diaz, plus Kayce Constance, Kelly Cunningham, Kristi Spencer, Brittany Winzeler, Amber McDonald, Autumn Fischbeck and Shannon Eichmann.
The squads are led by sponsor Dena Fielder.(dtKOUOQ everyone tokes everyone.
Add a skill or develop a talent this month
Start the new year with a new skill or develop a talent through community education. New Braunfels ISD is offering a variety of classes; here are a few beginning this month.
• Defensive Driving This six-hour class, which satisfies court referrals and insurance discounts, meets from 6-9 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays on Jan. 8 and 10 and again Jan. 22 and 24. Saturday classes are offered Jan. 13 and 27 from 8 a.rn.-2:30 p.m. Bill Hightower teaches the classes at The Education Center. Tuition is $25.
• CPR Basic The class includes adult and infant CPR and the Heimlich maneuver. Dennis Bateman teaches the class Monday and Thursday, Jan. 15 and 18, from 6-10 p.m. at The Education Center. Tuition is $25 for Heartsaver certification and $30 for health care providers. Both tuitions include a text. Prepayment is required.
• First Aid Meets Monday and Wednesday, Jan. 15 and 17. The class meets requirements for health care providers. Taught by Dennis Bateman, the class is held from 6-10 p.m. in The Education Center. Tuition is $30 and includes a text. Prepayment is required.
• CPR Basic & First Aid For those who want both classes or who like a good deal, they can take both classes for $50. The class meets Jan. 15, I7and 18 from 6-10 p.m. in The Education Center. Prepayment is required.
• Baton Twirling This easy-to-learn activity for recreation performance or competition begins Monday. Jan. 15. Mary Jo Miller teaches the classes on Mondays and Thursdays in the Carl Schurz Elementary gym and on Tuesdays at the Memorial Primary gym. Class times are scheduled at registration. Tuition is $15 per month.
• Karate This activity, which improves selfdiscipline, coordination and self-confidence, begins Jan. 15 A junior class for those five through 12-years old is taught from 7-8 p.m. An adult class tor those 13 years and older meets from 8-9:30 p.m. Both courses are taught by Nick Smith in the New Braunfels Middle School gym. Tuition is $36 plus $30 for a uniform. Call 629-6686 for more information or to register.
• Piano Party This 45-minute group piano class for beginners ages six through 12 teaches basic rhythm, how to use sequencers and some piano games. Tanya Dunsmore teaches the class Monday, Jan. 15. Tuition is $8 and includes music.
• Gymnastics Prekindergarten Classes get underway on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, beginning Jan. 16 and 17 from 4-5 p.m. The Tuesday class meets in the Lone Star Primary gym while the Wednesday class is taught in the Memorial Primary gym. Taught by Ghizella Oltean, the class includes all components of gymnastics such as tumbling, balance beam and vault. The classes continue through May at a cost of $35 per month.
• Creative Memories: Photo Preservation Learn to preserve and organize family photos, which photo albums and materials work best and how to avoid ruining photographs from JoAnne Hyatt. She will teach the class Tuesdays, Jan. 16, 23 and 30, in Room C-53 of New Braunfels High School from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Tuition is $10 plus a $30 materials fee.
• Storytelling Made Easy Joe Moore, an associate professor at Southwest Texas State University will teach techniques to improve your ability to tell stories at any level and for any audience. Class begins Jan. 18 and continues through Feb. 22 on Thursdays. Class meets in the VFH classroom of The Education Center from 6:30-9 p.m. Tuition is $10.
• Blast off With Piano! Beginners aged seven through 12 can learn music fundamentals in a fun-filled stress-free environment. Tanya Dunsmore teaches the first session from Jan. 22 through Feb. 19 on Mondays. Each session includes five'4.5-minute classes that are scheduled by the instructor. A second session begins Feb. 26. Tuition is $35 per session: an additional $.50 is charged for sheet music.
For information or to register for a class, call NBISD ’Community Education at 620-6200. Classes fill quickly and some require minimum class numbers to be offered so call soon.
NBISD photo by LESLIE KRIEWALDT
The members of the state and nationally ranked New Braunfels Middle School Knowledge Master team include, kneeling left to right, Andy Kraft, Adam Daw and Elizabeth Barney. Standing behind them are Charlie Baker, Alan Janzen, Carrie Allen, Lauren Gaskamp and Angela Saad. Not pictured are David Brandt, Michelle Dokken, Javier Leal, John Schulz and Chris Simmons.
Last month, on Dec. 6, the New Braunfels Middle School Knowledge Masters team joined teams across the United States to compete in an academic contest.
At the national level, the students ranked in the top 25 percent. Rankedranks in state
against other Texas teams, the NBMS group came in at 18th place.
The successful team was made up of the following seventh and eight graders: David Brandt, Lauren Gaskamp, Andy Kraft, Charlie Baker, Chris Simmons, Angela Saad, Javier
Leal, John Schulz, Elizabeth Barney, Carrie Allen, Adam Daw, Alan Janzen and Michelle Dokken.
Team sponsor Suzanne Winters said it was gratifying to see a team pull together and develop into a cohesive group the way this team did.
Canyon High School establishes student mediation program
Mediation has been adopted by students at Canyon High School as a another successful way to settle conflict between students.
Formal training for CHS students and faculty was provided by the Department of Public Justice at St. Mary’s University.
CHS students Sara Bowling, Rick Cantu, Jerome Crayton, Melody Cudd, Lupe Jara, Lori Rice, Sonya Perez, and Laurel Wine man participated in an all-day training program
to become peer mediators.
Fritzie Cox, Karen Garland, Kim Hall, Tim Kolbe, Kathy Simmons, Judy Wright and Steve Zimmerman, a team of CHS teachers, participated in an intensive, 24-hour professional instructional mediation training program
“Mediation promotes a positive school environment where students learn a peaceful way to resolve conflict,” Karen Garland, Vocational Office Education teacher, said.
Using mediation to solve school-based disputes will also result in improved communication between and among students, teachers, administrators, and parents.
“The mediation process teaches mutual respect through clear and direct communication. This life skill can be applied to the family, neighborhood, and community,” Garland added.
Karen Garland and Judy Wright serve as co-coordinators.
Shown are the CHS faculty and student mediators (L-R) front row, Kim Hall, Judy Wright, Karen Garland, Lupe Jara. Fritzie Cox, Sonya Perez, Jerome Crayton, Rick Cantu; second row, Laurel Wineman, Sara Bowling, Steve Zimmerman, Lori Rice, Kathy Simmons, and Melody Cudd. Not pictured: Tim Kolbe.
College ‘Hotline’ provides free information
Students can obtain free information about attending or paying for college through a special information hotline.
Hotline ’96 will take place on Jan. 13 and 14, 1996, from IO a.m. to 6 p.rn. and is a free service to all residents of Texas.The toll-free number is 1-800-829-
Over 75 high school and college admission counselors will be on hand to answer questions.about scholarships, financial aid, coallege admission requirements, and application deadlines.
Volunteers will provide the latest information about preparing for any
college chosen by the caller. The caller's name can also be placed on the college's mailing list.
The College Information Hotline is the largest project of its type in the nation and is sponsored by the Texas Association of College Admission Counselors a id the Greater East Texas Higher Education Authority.
Goodwin, Frazier families receive holiday gifts
Goodwin Primary and Frazier Elementary School children donated food to provide holiday baskets to 30 families from their schools. Communities in Schools, school purses, and counselors helped identify families for the project, according to Twila Walters, PTA project chairperson.
Parent volunteers Amber
Zabrowski, Barbara Hcwiu, Maria C. Gomez, Heidi Carr, Victoria Hemandz, Karen Naumann, and D.D. Hodges were instrumental in making the project a success, Walters said.
CISD photo by Don Clark
Shown helping in the preparation of holiday food baskets are (L R) Mary Spaeth, Goodwin/Frazier PTA President; Marlene Moore, Goodwin Primary Principal; Sid Ridgway, Frazier Elementary Principal; and Victoria Hernandez, parent volunteer.
Only a few Architectural Design Committee meetings remain
The next meeting of the Architectural Design Committee for the new 7-8-9 middle school will be at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, January IO, at Bill Brown Elementary School, 20410 Highway 46 West, Spring Branch.
Parents, employees, and patrons are invited to attend this meeting and provide their comments regarding the design of the new school.
“We anticipate only one or two more design meetings before the architectural drawings are presented for consideration for approval by the Board of Trustees," Roy Linnaitz, CISD Director of Operations and Maintenance, said.
The architect is scheduled to present final drawings to the Board on Jan. 25.
The new 800 student school, located at 21053 Hwy. 46 West, was approved by voters in the 1995 bond issue.
The new middle school will be located on the same property as the new 800 student 5th and 6th grade intermediate school, now under construction and approved in the 1994 bond issue.
Out-of-school TAAS/TEAMS registration deadline neai
The deadline for oul-of-schoo! examinees to register for the Spring administration of the Texas Assessment of Academic Skills (TAAS) or the Texas Educational Assessment of Minimum Skills (TEAMS) is 5 p.m., February 2, 19%.
Completed registration packets must be received in Iowa City, Iowa, by this date and time.
Examinees are individuals no longer enrolled in school, who have not previously met minimum re
quirements on all sections of the TAAS, but have met all other high school graduation requirements. Individuals may retake some or all sections of the test.
Advance registration for each test is required.
For the TEAMS test, applicants include students currently enrolled in Texas public high schools as well as individuals who have completed all other high school graduation requirements.
Registration packets may be obtained from the counseling offices at Canyon and Smithson Valley High Schools.
Canyon High School is the out-of-school testing site for the CISD. Testing dates are as follows: Tuesday, March 5. 1996, TAAS Exit Level Writing; Wednesday, March 6, 1996, TAAS/TEAMS Math; Thursday, March 7, 1996, TAAS Reading and TEAMS Language Arts. ,*