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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 14, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas 8 A □ Herald-Zeitung □ Sunday, January 14,1996Education NBISD CPR, first aid and storytelling among Community Ed classes beginning this week Community education classes are a great way to add to your skills or develop your talents. offered ihrough New Braunfels ISD begin this month; a number of them start this week. • 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, 17 and 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 self-discipline. 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 for 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 hest 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 VEH classroom of The Education Center from 6:30-9 p.m. Tuition is $10. • Enhancing Commincation Skills for Better Relations Learn the four personality types, what people want and why they want it from Richard Rood. The three-hour class meets Saturday, Jan. 20, from 9 a.m.-noon at The Education Center. Tuition is $17 if you register in advance or $22 at the door. • Lets Remember: Strengthening the Mind In one hour learn techniques and tips on improving your memory. Richard Rood teaches the class Saturday, Jan. 20, from 2:30-3:30 p.m. at The Education Center. Tuition is $ IO in advance or $24 at the door. • The Inner Self & Daily Life Workshop to Enhance Life In two-hours learn five principles and exercises to unify the mind, body and spirit. Discover how to say, "No” and make the other person feel good about it. Richard Rood teaches this class Saturday, Jan. 20 from 4-6 p.m. at the Education Center. Tuition is $15 if you register in advance or $20 at the door. For information or to register for a class, call NBISD Community Education at 620-6200. Call soon; classes fill quickly and some have enrollment limits, as well as minimum class-size requirements. The Education Center is located at 430 W. Mill St. NBISD hosting regional Academic Decathlon OakRun School will be the site of the regional Texas Academic Decathlon, achallenging competition for high school students. On Friday, Jan. 19, OakRun School will be the site of the registration, essay and speech competitions and judges’ dinner. The next day, the action moves to the high school where the competition culminates with the Super Quiz at 3:15 p.m. in the school gym. Awards will» be presented at 7 p.m. in the cafetorium. Academic teams will he tested in math, social studies, science, economics, speech, interviews, essay, language and literature, fine arts, and the super quiz. Nineteen school districts with approximately I90students will take part CISD Survivor of poverty and gang wars tells students about the keys for hope and success Students at the Comal Leadership Institute (CLI) received advice from a success story--someone who grew up in poverty and survived border town barrio gang wars to become a highly educated and successful officer in the United States Army. Lieutenant Colonel Consuelo Castillo Kickbusch spoke frankly and convincingly to CLI students about the hard consequences of gang life and the realities of no education, no future, and no hope. “The homeboys aren't going to be there when you are down and out," she said. “There were ten children in my family and our parents were illiterate. We had nothing except our faith, the hope our parents gave us, and their sacrifice for our future. “Our parents set goals for us and everything we got was through hard work,” Kickbusch told the students. “You must set goals. You can learn from failure. Don’t let failure stop you. Learn to know who you are and feel good about your accomplishments. Have faith-we can all use a little of that. “Education is the one thing no one can take away from you," she said. Sam Croft, CLI multi-occupational CISD photo by Don Clark Lieutenant Colonel Consuelo Castillo Kickbusch tells students at the Comal Leadership Institute how they can succeed and about the unpleasant realities of being a member of a gang. career training teacher, invited LTC master's degree in cybernetics. Kickbusch because she is an excellent role model. “She became successful; these students can be successful too," Croft said. Kickbusch graduated from Hardin-Simmons University with a degree in criminal justice and then obtained her She was one Of the first women in the country to enter the Army college ROTC program and the first woman in Texas to obtain an officer’s commission through Army ROTC. She is assigned as a member of the U.S. Joint Military Command and Control Warfare Center at Kelly Air Force Base. Smithson Valley High School inducted 39 new members into the school’s National Honor Society in ceremonies held at the school. The following students were added to the NHS rolls: Jason Albertson, Casey Cunningham, Aimee Edwards, Kristin Eichholtz, Kate Fry, Scott Franckowiak, Molly Giidart, Micha Harper, Christina Huth, Staci Kortz, and Sara Kramer. Kens Mayfield, Richard McCarthy, Maureen Mc Knight, Kelly poindexter, Jennifer Collins, Bethany Constable, Mari sol Cortez, Amy Crawford, Adrian Delgado, Paul Frechettte, Rhonda Gass, and Shannon Grothues. Kristin Hamilton, Andrea Kennedy, Andrew Kolmeier, Jessica Laughlin, Avery McEachem, Michelle Moore, Caroline Purdue, Monica pilkinton, Colby Slater, Chad Spear, Lisa Stalk, Sam Teuton, Casey Vinall, Travis Weidner, and Shawna Zimmer. “I am very proud of these young men and women and, on behalf of the leachers and members of the National Honor Society .congratulate them on their fine accomplishments,” Joe Rogers, SVHS Shown are members of the middle school Geography Club that visited the LORA archaeological dig site at Kingsland, Texas in November. NBMS Geography Club learns by travel The New Braunfels Middle School Geography Club exists for the first semester only but members packed a lot into the time they had. The primary purpose of the club is to learn through travel, but they also found time to adopt a local family for Christmas. In November, the group visited the LCRA archaeological dig at Kingsland, Texas where they looked at areas used by Native Americans as long as 10,000 years ago. They also learned to throw that atl-atl, a prehistoric spear-throwing enhancer. The following month, the club’s members braved the cold weather to climb Enchanted Rock. The students and their sponsors warmed up by lunching and shopping in Fredericksburg. Members include Joseph Richardson, Kristy Robertson, Nancy Saad, Angela Saad, Lindsay Leifeste, Matt Self, Adam Daw, Orrin Waters, Mike Phillips, Justin Mills, Natalie Biggs, Lib Flores, Elise Saegert, Andy Kraft, David Brandt, Charlie Baker, Zach Sandiford, Erie Weilbacher, Erin Rousseau, Elizabeth Ninnemann, John Schulz and Becky Fletcher. The club’s sponsors are NBMS teachers Suzanne Winters and Donna Leifeste. NBISD students have a holiday Monday, Jan. 15, and a one-hour early release Friday, Jan. 19 Monday, Jan. 15, Martin Luther King’s Birthday, is a holiday for New Braunfels ISD students. The day is also a staff development day for NBISD educators. Such days arc required by the state. Later this week. on Friday, students will be dismissed from classes one-hour early. OakRun, middle school and the high school will release at 1:5()p.m., while primary and elementary schools will release at 2:35 p.m. School buses will run according to the early release schedule. in the competition. Teams that excel at the regional level advance to the state competitor!. NBISD administrators have been hard at work preparing for the decathlon that will involve 115 teachers and secretaries as judges, and up to 25 NBHS National Honor Society students, who will serve as runners and timers. Upcoming NBISD Dates it Monday, Jan. 15: Student Holiday/NBiSD Staff Development Day it Tuesday, Jan. 16: NBISD School Board Meeting, 7:30 p.m. in the Board Room of The Education Center, 430 W. Mill St. 4 Friday, Jan. 19: One-Hour Early Release 4 Friday and Saturday, Jan. 19 & 20: NBISD hosts the Regional Academic Decathlon it Tuesday, Jan. 23: New Braunfels High School PTA Meeting and Meet the Teacher Night at 7 p.m. it Thursday & Friday, Feb. 15 & 16: Student Holiday/NBISD Slatt Development it Friday, Feb. 16: End of the Fourth Six-Weeks Grading Period Monday, Feb. 19: NBISD Students/Staff HolidayCHS presents the musical ‘Li’l Abner’ SVHS inducts 39 into National Honor Society principal, said. NHS members are expected to uphold the highest standards of scholarship, leadership, service, and character. The 1995-96 SVHS NHS officers are Robin Rix, President; Bryan Morales, Vice President; Katie Wurm, Secretary; Brooke Larkin, Treasurer, and Koryn Wunderlich, Parliamentarian. NHS Faculty Council members include Harvey Kalich, Mary McCord, Joe Vicars, Danette Bermes, Ruth McDonald. Kathryn Dierksen is the NHS faculty sponsor. | Add these important events to your calendar! I it Jan. 15. Students have a holiday in celebration of the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. I A CHS presents the musical WI Abner on Jan. 18 and 19 at 7 p.m., and Jan. 21 at 3 p.m. I ft SVHS presents the musical Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at 8 p.m., I Jan. IS, 19, and 20. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students. Get ready for an evening of fun and entertainment as the Canyon High School fine arts department presents the Al Capp musical, “Li’l Abner." Performances will be Jan. 18 and 19 at 7 p.m., and Jan. 21 at 3 p.m., in the CHS, Commons. Tickets can be purchased at the door and should be purchased early because there is limited seating. The cost is $3 for adults and students (under 18) are $2. For further information, or ticket purchases, please contact Jean Wood at CHS, 625-6251. The performance takes place on a typical day in Dogpatch, U.S.A., where the motley and lovable characters of this burgh introduce themselves to the audience. There is the match-making Marry ’ in Sam played by Josh McMillan, unsavory earthquake McGoon (Mark Hannah) out to steal the heart of sweet Daisy Mac (Lisa Ownes), and L’il Abner played by John Clay. Will L’il Abner come to his senses and save Daisy Mae for his own? Well, if it’s up to Mammy and Pappy Y ok urn (Jamie Panterm uehl and Miles Glasscock), they’ll see thai this love match is consummated and that the town of Dogpatch is restored to it's normal “abnormal” state. It only takes a moment to see that leisure time is at the heart of the local economy. Drinking Kickapoo Joy Juice, fishing, and the popular Sadie Hawkins day dance are the favorite pastimes for Dogpatch’s inhabitants. Directors for the production are April Cox, CHS drama coach, and Jean Wood, CHS choir director, assisted by Becky Allan. The choreographer and accompanist is Lee Ellen Speckman. CISD photo by Don Claik CHS singers prepare for the musical ITI Abner” front row, Miles Glasscock as Pappy, Jamie PantermueN as Mammy, John Clay is Abner, Lisa Q*ens as Daisy Mae, Mark Hannah is Earthquake McGoon, and Kristy Ward as Alf Scragg; standing in back are Josh McMillan as Marry’in Sam, Will Ellison as Available Jones, and Matt Nelson as Mayor Dawgmeat. ,-t t i .rrfr ;