New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 20, 1987, New Braunfels, Texas
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NBHS, SVHS teachers nominated
for Texas Excellence recognition
Two outstanding local teachers have been nominated for participation in a program sponsored by the University of Texas at Austin. Sally Kingsbury and Ronald Hayworth have been nominated for the Texas Excellence Awards for Outstanding High School Teachers.
The awards are presented by the university to teachers who play critical roles in preparing their students for higher education. The program also attempts to stimulate appreciation of the contributions teachers make by recognizing the achievements of outstanding individuals.
Kingsbury is a graduate of Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos and has taught at New Braunfels High School for eight years. She was nominated as the New Braunfels Independent School District's Teacher of the Year for 1986 and has hem involved in several community events and organizations Besides teaching government, Kingsbury has served as a sponsor for student organizations at the high school.
Kingsbury was nominated for the
award by NBHS principal John Turman.
Hayworth has taught government and economics at Smithson Valley High School for five years after teaching at the college level for 17 years. He taught at Angelo State University for eight years and worked in the admissions department at Rice University in Houston SVHS principal Joe Rogers nominated Hayworth “He’s such an outstanding teacher,” Rogers said “He’s taught on the college level and chose the high school level because it’s more satisfying ”
Hayworth said he chose teaching in high schools over colleges because he has “a captive audience ”
“Here, you can make (students) learn,” he said. “In college, they can pay their $2 and drop out Some of them take that first test, get scared and run off.”
Information from the University of Texas at Austin states that both teachers are well known to students, parents and colleagues as dedicated educators with exceptional leadership and inspirational qualities Both teachers will receive cer-Sally Kingsbury
tificates of appreciation from the university in recognition of their contributions to educational excellence In addition, they will be considered in a selection process which will result in between five and 20 teachers being invited to the UT campus for anRonald Hayworth
The Texas Excellence Awards for Outstanding High School Teacher are administered by the UT Ex-Students' Association in cooperation with the College of Education
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New Braunfels High School student Jason Connor was selected to the all-state band during auditions Jan. IO in Alice. Connor, who also was selected to the all-district and all-region bands, plays the basoon. He was one of five NBHS members to audition for the state band. The others were Brian Borgfeld, Mike Porter, Jason Geistweidt and Brian Vauter.
Weekend groundbreaking marks new construction
Groundbreaking ceremonies for the new Canyon Middle School have been set for 9 a m. Saturday.
The new school will be built by Cahaba Construction Co. of Houston for $4.2 million. The project is funded by a $19.96 million bond issue passed by Comal Independent School District voters in 1985.
The new school will be built on Freiheit Road (PM HOD behind Canyon High School
Designed to accommodate boo students, the new facility will include 34 classrooms, a commons area that will be used as a cafeteria and auditorium with a stage at one end, and a band hall and choir room separated by common practice and ensemble rooms, as well as a music library
A mezzanine will be built at the rear of the school where students may lunch outdoors. Separate entrances will be provided for parent
pick-up and school buses. The campus will include a spectator gymnasium with seating for 500, a football field, softball diamond, three tennis courts and a soccer field that also will be used by the high school as well as a practice football field for the middle school
CMS principal Roy Linnartz said, “I am extremely excited about moving into a new school that will be more efficient and easier to administer.
“I am thankful to all the parents who worked on the bond issue to make this building possible,” he added.
The 300-day contract, dated Oct. 31, 1986, calls for completion of the new school plant in August.
“It is our intention to deliver the project for use for the fall semester (1987),” said Jesse Gonzales, president of Cahaba.
students at Sts. Peter and Paul School
set for Saturday
The General Educational Development Test will be administered Saturday at New Braunfels Middle School. 659 S. Guenther
The tests begin at 8 a m. and IO a.m. There will be no admittance to the testing center IO minutes after the test begins
A $4 fee will be collected for each regular test and re-test. There are five test areas. Payment must be by cash or check. A $5 feel will be charged for issuance of certificates, for reissuance and for score reports.
The purpose of the GED is to provide a service to adults who did not complete their formal high school education. If the state requirements are met through the testing program, they may receive a certificate of high school equivalency. This, however, is not a high school diploma. The cor tificate can be used for admittance to vocational schools and colleges as well as for job qualifications and personal satisfaction.
To be eligible for the test, a person ■node to be a resident of Texas; be IS year* old and not enrolled in a private or public school; or 17 years old and not enrolled in a private or public school and have parental or guardian permission.
Those who take the test should bring a Texas drivers license, Department of Public Safety identification card or notarised statement with a recent photograph attached. The statement can be picked up at the New Braunfels Independent School District administration office
Arn preparation classes will meet from 7-8 p m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at New Braunfels High School and from 74 p m Mondays Md Wednesday at the Texas National Guard Armory.
Class spelling champions have been determined to compete in the school elimination Feb 26. They are Thomas Korpi, Toby Baker and Erika Cole, fourth grade; April Haag, Linda Boydston and David Luna, fifth grade; Corina Caballero. Anita Valadez and Denise Villarreal, sixth grade; Crissy Machuca, Candy Esquivel and Brinda Valdez, seventh grade; and Laura Poeck, Kim Lehman and Sharon Deitz, eighth grade
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Creative costumes were the vogue Friday when the Student Council sponsored one of five dressup days of the school year Following the space fantasy theme, students dressed as Ewoks to doubleheaded Martians to Mr Spock and Mrs Spock Prizes were awarded to Jonathan Boatright. Carlos Fabre-Chancellor and Heidi Hubbard and April Haag (tie). Honorable mention went to Tanner Baker and Maun Elvel (tie*. Thomas Korpi and Zandra Zavala
The students will assume the appearance of a literary or storybook
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Sts Peter and Paul School has been gifted with 12 McGruff puppets for the nationally-acclaimed health and safety program created by the National Crime Prevention Council and sponsored by the local Lions Clubs. Lindali Rose, Lions coordinator, has instructed the teachers regarding the use of the program in pre-school through the sixth grade.
This program is possible through the generous support of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Haas, Mr. and Mrs. Ernie Medez, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Stickland, Mr and Mrs Ron Baker, Mr. and Mrs. Richard A. Bartholomew, Mr. and Mrs Craig Hollmig, Mr and Mrs Marvin Pustka, Mr. and Mrs Tommy Libby, Mr and Mrs. David Holland, the McDonald corporation and Mr and Mrs John Hass, chairmen
Segments of a book worm, representing books read by students since a November date, have inched their way from the upstairs library through the first floor and back up to the second floor Students got sponsors and read at least (Hie book a week
The World Book company will match the income towards the pur chase of the 1987 World Book En cyclopedia or Childcraft books for the classroom
The read-a-thon has ended and a math-a-thon has begun which will
characters at the next dressup day.
The Parent-Teacher Club will meet Feb. 5 at 7 p rn in St. Mary's Hall After a short business meeting, parents will participate in physical education activities on the primary and elementary levels such as parachute games, relays and team sports. Warmup suits are advised attire
The school staff is looking Hito ways of welcoming Pope John Paul II and commemorating his historic visit to Texas next September Ideas being considered include letters and posters of welcome to a play about the pope’s life.