New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 10, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas
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Pig, Wolf join Little Red Riding Hood and Mary Poppins for Childrens’ Book Week
Bulverde Elementary School fourth grade teachers and students became their favorite storybook characters as part of the school's celebration of National Children’s Book Week.
Shown are (L-R) Susan Smith, school librarian as one of The Three Little Pigs” (complete with a Comal County Fair Blue Ribbon);
Kitty Wainner, fourth grade teacher, as Little Red Riding Hood; Sally May, fourth grade teacher as The Big Bad Wolf; and Melissa Hoekstra, art teacher, as Mary Poppins. Students donated books to the Comal County Women’s Shelter and parents and other adults from the community read stories to students during the
CISO photo by Don Clark
Rake Primary students celebrate ‘Christmas Around the World’
Canyon Middle School science fair winning projects reflect research and careful design
Pictured are the seventh and eighth grade award recipients at the Canyon Middle School Science Fair.
Canyon Middle School had 140 seventh and eighth grade students voluntarily participate in this year’s Science Fair, entering 85 projects.
Student projects were judged by a panel of fourteen volunteer judges, two in each category. “We could not have done it without the assistance of the volunteers judging from the community and Randolph Air Force Base,” said Ron Rye bel, CMS Science Teacher.
Canyon Middle School Science Fair winners were: 7th Grade: Category A: Krista Grantham, 1st place, “pH of Urine”; Janna Dziuk, 2nd place, “Effects of a Static Magnetic Field on the Growth of Plants”; (Casey Eulberg, 3rd place, “Hydroponics”; Category B: Richard Stagg and Chad Wiemers, Isl place, “The Physics of Cheating in Baseball”; Nicole Garcia and Valerie Stipp, 2nd place, “Which Brand of Kitty Litter is the Most Absorbent?”; Daniel Barricolez and Travis Devilbiss, 3rd place, “The Wind Generator”; Category C: Joanna Jennings and Yvonne Ponce, 1st place, “Expansive Soils”; Sophia
Asarin and Megan Morley, 2nd place, “Does Electricity Affect the Growth of Plants?"; Matt Schricwcr and Jonathan Spurrier, 3rd place, "The Effects of Erosion".
8th Grade: Category A: Paul Sonncn, Isl place, “Wind Window”; Leanna Hartley, 2nd place, "The Effects of Weather on Wood"; Katie Krejci,3rd place, “Sweet Dreams”; Category B: Chad KIckar, Natasha Asaria.and Brenda Neff, 1st place, “Water Bacteria in the Frio River Vs. Edwards Aquifer Well Water”; Ashley Overman and Chelsic Yam rose, 2nd place, “Ceramic Paint - Does it Work?”; Jake Appelt and Shawn Waitschies, 3rd place, "What Neutralizes the Heat from Hot Peppers Quickest?"; Category C: Jack Curtis and Kristen Lowman, 1st place, “Water Quality"; Amanda Dictert, Mandy Garland, and Claire Lindley, 2nd place, "The Fear of Falling in Animals”; Jill Alsup, Lesley Griffin, and Larissa Uniacke, 3rd place, “Recycle”.
All first place and all individual second place (eight projects and thirteen students) advance to the Regional Science Fair in San Antonio.
Natalia Gomez wins SVMS 8th grade Science Fair
CISD photo by Don Clark
Pictured are Rake Primary School second grade students representing the countries in the school's Christmas play (L-R) seated, Raquel Pena, Mexico; standing, Jordan McCormick, France and England; Chris Hergert, Germany; Katin Bryant. Italy; Joe Dwyer, Holland; Rachel Hal, Sweden; Brandon Baker, Australia
Second Grade studenu at Rihe Primary School learned about world geography, customs in different countries, and celebrated with songs as they provided their audience of parents and friends the school's Christines play.
Bfrf* class a skit bated on the traditions of
Christmas enjoyed by children in a different country. Many students dressed in costumes that helped add a festive nature lo their presentations.
Students learned the German tradition of St. Nicholas Day, when children place their shoes in from of their doors on the eve of St. Nicholas hoping to find treats in their shoes the next morning.
• Christmas in Mexico included a narrative telling about
Las Posadas and how children enjoy pinatas.
The study of Holland included the celebration of St. Nicholas when children set out their wooden shoes, placing a carrot and a bit of hay in each shoe for St. Nicholas’ horse.
Singing a song by the Beach Boys, students “from” Australia were dressed for the beach and summer games because, in Australia, Christmas arrives in the summer.
Traditions in France included Noel as Christmas and Pere Noel and Father Christmas, and decorating with holly, ivy, and mistletoe are traditional customs in England.
Swedish children celebrate the traditions of Santa Lucia.
Students learned that in Italy, the celebration of Christmas lasts three weeks.
Natalia Gomez is the first place eighth grade winner in Smithson Valley Middle School's Science Fair. Her project was "Hand Drawn Holograms" and demonstrated the variable holographic qualities of light reflected from lines drawn on plastic and located at different distances from a single point She is the daughter of Donna Lilly of Canyon Lake. Each seventh and eighth grade SVMS student participated in the school’s Science Fair. School-wide competition helps improve TAAS scores, according to SVMS counselors
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