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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 16, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas Herald-Zeitung Q Thursday, January 16, 1997 Q 5 HERALD-ZEITUNGEducation NBISDCarl Schurz HOSTS named exemplary Board to study search firms at Jan. 20 meeting New Braunfels ISD school board trustees continue the process of searching for a new school superintendent on Monday, Jan. 20 as they interview two firms that specialize in helping school districts determine what they are looking for in a new school leader and then finding the best candidates who fit that profile. Trustees will begin interviewing the firms at 5:30 p.m. Each consultant is expected to give about a 40-minutc presentation on the services they provide. In researching such businesses, trustees found that a search is an up-to-six-month process. Consultants typically solicit input from school staff members, parents and other district patrons and trustees to ascertain what the district as a whole is seeking in a school leader. They then find qualified candidates, narrow the field, check references and present the board with a number of finalists. The board then interviews the finalists. The consultant is available throughout the process to assist and advise the school board. The school board encourages the public's attendance at the meeting and welcomes the opportunity to hear citizen comments. Trustees will conduct the meeting at The Education Center, 430 W. Mill St., on the second floor in the board room March 31 bad weather day slated for use Each year. New Braunfels ISD places two holidays on the school calendar to be used as possible makeup days in the event of bad weather. This week, hazardous, freezing weather conditions closed school Monday. Jan. 13. To compensate. NBISD will use its Monday, March 31 makeup day. The second makeup day has been set aside for Friday, April 18. yon r Weather forecasters, much less school officials, have a hard lime predicting weather in Texas. Safety is the district's first priority. In circumstances when the weather is not clearly hazardous the night before school. Manager of Transportation Bob Templeton and Shop Supervisor John Simmons each hit the roads by 5 a m. to travel the bus routes. They check out potentially challenging areas throughout the district to determine road conditions. If they have concerns, Templeton shares their information with Assistant Superintendent for Financial Services Lonnie Curtis. Together they decide if schix)l should be held. cancelled or delayed. Local radio and television stations arc immediately notified of the change so parents and staff can learn of the change as quickly as possible. 89- ’90 Special Ed records destined for destruction If you arc a former student, or a parent of a former student, of New Braunfels Independent School District, who last received Special Education services during the 1989-90 school year, you are entitled lo receive a copy of your or your child’s special education records that are maintained by the district’s Special Education Department. Federal law requires that the department maintain these records for at least seven years beyond the last date of enrollment in special education. Therefore, records maintained by the Special Education Department for students last enrolled in special education for the 1989-90 school year arc scheduled to be destroyed. lf you anticipate a need for services through any Texas stale agency, such as social security. Texas Rehabilitation Commission or the Texas Department of Mental Health/Mental Retardation, your special education records could be of some assistance If you would like a copy of these records, please contact the NBISD Special Education Department at 430 W. Mill St., or by calling 210/620-6200 no later than March 31. 1997 Sat, Jon. 18 Mort, Jan. 20 New Braunfels ISO Calendar of E vents Thun, Jan. 16 • Lone Star Family Math Night, 6:30-7=30 p.m. in the school cafeteria Lone Star School PE Games Day 10-11 a m. (I st Grade Games Tournament), 11 a.m.-12 p m (2nd Grade Games Toumament) School Board Meeting, 5:30 p m. in the Board Room of The education Center to interview two superintendent search firms New Braunfels High School “Meet the Teacher” evening for the 2nd term begins at 7 p.m. in the school cafetorium School Board Meeting, 7 p.m. in the Board Room of The Education Center Student Holidays/Staff Development Days End of Fourth Six-Week Grading Period Student/Staff Holiday Youth Show Holiday for Students/Staff Spring Break Bad weather day to be used to makeup for Monday, Jan. 13, which was cancelled due to hazardous weather End of Fifth Six-Week Grading Period Tu0t.Jan.2l Feb. 13-14 FrLFeb. 14 Moo. Feb. 17 FrL March 14 March 24-28 Mon., March 31 FrL Apr! 11 TEA picks NBHS’ Porter for committee New Braunfels High School coach and history teacher Greg Poller has been chosen by the Student Assessment Division of the Texas Education Agency lo serve on a statewide committee. As a member of the item review committee, he will assist in the de vclopment of the United States History end-of course assessment test and review the test for possible bias and re-gionalisms, currentness and appropriateness and accuracy of content. The committee, which meets Jan. 23-24. consists of educators representing each of the 20 regional service centers, various types and sizes of districts and the three largest ethnic groups in Texas. After visiting the Carl Schurz Elementary School Math HOSTS program in December, the national HOSTS corporation named Carl Schurz as an exemplary HOSTS site in December. HOSTS Support Specialist Nancy Carter, who visited the program, said the Carl Schurz program was exemplary in all success indicator areas: program set up. diagnostic assessment, prescription and instruction, communication. administrative support, program impact and mentoring. She commended teacher Vicky Krcjci and assistant Gail Dolle for their hard work and dedication and noted they had “used their creativity to ensure the hest possible learning environment for the students and mentors.’’ She added that the program meets the needs of students and "students prescriptions are based on identified needs and continuous montioring of student progress is evident. The classrooms are very well organized and every corner is utilized.’* Especially impressive to Carter were comments made by a parent and mentor who said the program helps her son and the students she instructs. Krejci. Dolle and Linda Bingham, district HOSTS coordinator, will be honored at the Jan 21 school board meeting. Develop skills, new hobbies with Community Ed Develop talents and gain new ones with a New Braunfels ISD Community Education class. For more information or to register, call 620-6200 Classes fill quickly so call to reserve a place in the class of your choice. These classes begin in the next week • Dance Clinics for Children Offering classes for all ability levels, Tamara Grau teaches precision dance technique, ballet, tap, jazz and/or modern dance. Classes began this week with more classes starting tonight. Tuition is $28 per month Classes for prekindergarlners meet in the mornings at the Academy Street Gym, while students age five and above meet in the afternoon and evenings in the Memorial Elementary music room • Job Search Activities Writing the perfect resume through acing job interviews are covered in this class taught by Dr Jane M. Tail The class meets Monday, Jan. 20. and Wednesday, Jan. 22. from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the library of OakRun School. Tuition is $49 with a $10 workb«x>k fee • Piano Party This one 45 minute group piano class introduces six-through- 12-year-old students to basic rhythm on digital keyboards, using sequencers and through playing games. This class, taught by Tanya Dunsmore, meets Jan. 20 from 5-5:45 p.m. Tuition is $8.Call for class location. • Shape Dp! Stretching, Toning & Conditioning All ages are welcome to learn the proper techniques for stretching, weight training and cardiovascular exercise. Bernice Pierson leads a Monday/Wednesday class from 4-4:45 p.m. beginning Jan 20-Feb. 19. A Tuesday/Thursday class meets Jan. 21 through Feb. 20 at 8-8:45 a.m. Both sessions meet at Physical Therapy Unlimited. 894 Loop 337 North, Suite C. Tuition is $25. • How to Plan and Run Effective Meetings Taught by Dr. Jane Tail, this class meets on Tuesday, Jan. 21 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the OakRun School library Tuition is $29 with a $10 workbook fee. • Defensive Driving Offered several times throughout the month, this six-hour class satisfies court referrals for traffic tickets and citations and insurance requirements. A weekday class is taught Tuesday, Jan. 21, and Thursday, Jan 23 from 6-9 p m. A Saturday class meets Jan 25 from 8 a rn -2 30p in Nationally recognized Bill Hightower teaches the classes in the library of The Education Center. Tuition is $25. • Bridge, Beginning & Intermediate 'This casy-to-learn, but hard to master, card game is taught by Andy Czarny on Tuesdays from Jan. 21-April 15. Join other bridge players from 6:30-8:30 p in in the VFH classroom of The Education Center. Tuition is $50 • Creative Memories Preserving precious photographs in albums is the goal of this class, taught by JoAnne Hyatt. Bring to class any photos you would like to place in your album. The tuition for the class, which meets from 6:30-9:30 p.m. on Jan. 23 and continues on Thursdays through Feb 6, is $ 15 The class is taught in Room C-53 of New Braunfels High School. A $30 materials fee includes a photosale album, acid-free pen, photosafe adhesives and acid-free mounting paper. • Train the Trainer This three-hour course, taught by Dr. Jane M. Tail, is tor those who wish to become better trainers or managers. Class meets Thursday. Jan 23. in the library of OakRun School from 6-9 p.m. Tuition is $39 with a $10 book. Meet the Teachers Throughout the school sear. “Meet the Teachers" features educators who are new to New Hraunfels Independent School District Cecilia Cavazos earned her bachelors degree in Elementary Education from Texas Southwest Texas State Ufhvcrxity She leaches a bilingual class at Memorial Elementary School Greatest pleasure in teaching: “My greatest pleasure in teaching will come from my students. I will be able lo see them achieve and succeed in life. Their triumphs will be like my own Philosophy of education “I strongly believe that the education of our children is extremely important I will do everything I can to ensure that each child I leach will tx* given every chance lo succeed and learn ” Krista Conley Mundt earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from Illinois State University She has two years of teaching experience and she educates math students at new Braunfels Middle School. Greatest pleasure in teaching: “I enjoy helping students enjoy learning Somewhere between kindergarten and middle school, a great deal of excitement often gets lost I love it when it resurfaces in the middle of some project or a one-on one session “ Philosophy of education “I believe in leaching each child as an individual, not as an age. grade or group I believe that true teaching is nurturing the desire to learn and igniting the spark of discovery I believe every child can succeed if his or her needs are met. and I believe in letting the child tell me his or her needs” Educating everyone takes everyone. Tho Na v Br. tun Ids Herald-Zeitung pro vt dos tho Education pa go to local public school districts Now Broun Ids In dope adon I School Districts page is published on Thursdays and is compiled by NBISD Administrative Assistant for Public Information L est to Kne wa Idt To submit information or for questions please call 620-6200 NBISD strives to keep patrons informed about district events and dates, student and s ti Of ac hie vc merits . md other NBISD news.Is your advertising producing the Top-Of-Mind- Awareness you want?Today, you nod a now approach lo your advortif ing ana marketing. Local consumers were asked lo name who they thought of first in over 30 business categories. Your firm was probably one of them Did local consumers name your company first? TOMA Research, the independent market research firm that conducted the survey will re veal how a number of local businesses ranked against their competitors.Como lo o FUSI Seminar and loom to croato advertising that gives you Top*Of-Mind-Awareness. Ifs a fact that in our business community 69% of the local consumer's could not name a personal injury lawyer? 83% could not name a transmission repair shop? Companies that succeed today have great name recall Mark Rood, a nationally known speaker and President of TOMA Research will show you proven strategies that will increase your TopOf-Mind-Awarcncss which directly impacts your sales'Wednesday, January 29,1997 TOMA Registration Form Please fill out this form and return by mail or call 625-9144 ext. 204 □ Yes, I will attend the TOMA research breakfast. □ No, I will not be able to attend the TOMA research breakfast. Business.  _ Name(s) of those attending:_ ;