New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 22, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas
■ 6 A ■ Herald-Zeitung ■ Sunday, Jan. 22,1995Education
Next Board of Trustees meeting is January 26
The next regularly scheduled curriculum handbooks, a Texas Edu- teachers to cope with increases in
Board of Trustees meeting will be cation Agency waiver for elementary student enrollment for the 1995-%
7:30 p.m., January 26, at the CISD school class size, and out-of-district school year.
CISO photo by Don Clark Central Office located at 1421 High- student tuition. The Board will also consider final
Pictured are Smithson Valley High School s Students of the Month for November, 1994, (L-R) front row, way 81 East in New Braunfels. The administration will rccom- approval of the purchase of a site for
Brad Moore, Kelly Tanner, Robin Rix; second row, Paul Frechette, Ana Sanchez, Allyson Kitchel, and Erie The agenda includes consideration mend the Board approve the addition the Smithson Valley/Western Inter-Stevens. Not Pictured: Macyl (Matt) Roberts. of approval of middle and high school of20core academic secondary school mediate School.
1994-95 CHS National Honor Society class is largest in 35 year history
Canyon High School has inducted 43 new members into the National Honor Society.
This is the largest single class in the 35 year history of the National Honor Society at CHS, approximately 13 more than a “normal” year, and members now constitute 17 percent of all juniors and seniors, according to Will Klieg, CHS principal.
Mike Shands, City Manager of New Braunfels, was the guest speaker at the ceremonies held on January 12. Certificates were presented by Kent Miller, NHS Faculty Advisor.
Stations, or qualities required by members, were explained by current members and included Sarah Good
win, on Scholarship; Timothy Ousley, for Leadership; Greg Gitcho, on Service; and Brenda Wilson, Character.
Newly elected members of the National Honor Society are Samantha Austin, Jinny Barranco, Kim Brunette, Richard Burns, Angela Cantu, Concetta Chilek, CJ. Czelusta, Angela D’ Alfonso, Danielle Fey, Cliff Gallagher, Kristina Guillen, Kirk Haney, Lisa Herrera, Jennifer Hodel, Kari Kastner, Casey Kneupper, Devin Koehler, Audrey Krueger, Natalie Lane, and Deborah Linnartz.
Also elected to the NHS were Richard McDonald, Sabrina McDonald, Lindsay McNeill, Carolyn Melick, Donnie Miller, Stefan ie Morgan, CodyComputerized Accelerated Reader Program can improve reading skills and TAAS scores
Mueller, Thuy Nguyen, Maui Pana, Nicholas Ploch, Brette Parrish, April Rheinlaender, Kurtiss Schmidt, Greg Smith, Katherine Sprencel, Ryan Stewart, Hector Torres, Jerry Van Noy, Kyle Voosen, Rusty Weaver, Elizabeth Weisman, Christy Withrow, and Heather Ziesk.
The CHS National Honor Society officers for the 1994-95 school year are JoLyn Poenitzsch, President; Timothy Ousley, Vice-President; Claire Folbre, Secretary; and Austin Miller, Treasurer.
NHS Faculty Council members include Larry Anderson, Kathy Moss, Claudelle S igle. David Thompson, and Ken Miller as advisor.
Bulverde Elementary School held a school-wide pep ralley to kick off their Accelerated Reader Program. Pictured are Bulverde Elementary students Carrie Thomas, Brad Peddle, Jason Sifuentes, Lindsey Fly, Suzanne Hui; and Smithson Valley High School cheerleaders Michelle Clark, Jeni Mocked, Joy Shotwell, Haley Adcock, and Kristie Acker. cise photos by Don clark
Comal and Bulverde Elementary Schools are two of four CISD elementary schools participating in the Accelerated Reader Program.
Students in this program have shown impressive improvement in both reading skills and TAAS test scores, according to Linda Swanson, Bulverde Elementary Principal.
“Students check out an Accelerated Reader book from the library, read the bode, then take a computer-generated test,” Susan Smith, Bulverde Elementary librarian, said.
“Each book has an assigned number of points. Upon completion of the test, students receive points based on correct answers," Susan Heinz, computer lab assistant, said.
Points can be used to “buy” items, varying from a cafeteria cookie for one point to “principal for a day."
At Comal Elementary School, Jake Jowers became the school's principal for the day when he obtained 10O points by reading books in the Accelerated Reader Program. Shown are Mike McFalls, Assistant Principal; Liz Yuras, school secretary; and “Principal" Jowers. He is the son of Jimmy and Pam Jowers of New Braunfels.
Smithson Valley High School presents Students of the Month
NBHS hosts Meet the Teacher night ., Jan. 26
With block scheduling at New Braunfels High School, students complete a year’s worth of classes in one-half the time.
So, while students in the lower grades are beginning the second semester of school, high school students are just starting four new classes.
A “Meet the Teacher” night is planned for Thursday, Jan. 26. The evening begins with a welcome at 7 p.m. in the cafetorium. Parents will then follow a short version of their child's class schedule and visit with teachers.
The NBHS administration, staff and PTA invites high school parents to attend and get to know their teen’s routine and leachers.
Parent group focuses on family meetings, misbehaviors
Parents are invited to a group discussion at Carl Schurz Elementary. The topic up for discussion Tuesday, Jan. 31, is family networking and family meetings.
The meeting, which begins at 7 p.m., will show how family meetings can teach social skills and drug prevention.
Parents can also learn how to pin
point the reasons for misbehavior and learn how best to find solutions.
Participants will learn how to conduct a family meeting with step-by-step explanations and examples of agendas.
Parent group meetings are hosted at the campus on the last Tuesday of each month.
NJ HS to induct NBMS members
The New Braunfels Middle School chapter of the National Junior Honor Society will see its ranks fill with new members Monday, Jan. 30.
The induction ceremony will be held in the school’s main gym at 7 p.m. The seventh and eighth graders will be recognized in a ceremony that is open to parents and other members of the public.
The sponsor for the middle school ’ s NJ HS is language arts teacher Barbara Holden.
Textbooks available for review
The textbooks up for adoption this year by school districts are available for review on the second floor of The Education Center, 430 W. Mill Street.
The building will be open during regular business hours.
An area textbook hearing will be hosted by Canyon High School, Feb. 2 at 5:30 p.m. Parents are invited lo attend. Teachers and textbook representatives will be on hand to answer questions. For more information, call New Braunfels ISD’s Executive Director for Education Services Karen Simpson al 620-6200, or Comal ISD’s Assistant Superintendent for Instruction Carol Hall, at 625-8081.
Vargas advances to state in speech
A number of New Braunfels High School speech students competed in the Calallen TFA Qualifier Tournament.
The tournament, held Jan,. 13-14, was hosted in Corpus Christi.
According to Speech sponsor Cynthia Lively, everyone made a fine showing. Jeff Schultz advanced to the semifinals in Oratory, with Sergio Vargas making it to the quarterfinals in the Lincoln-Douglas debate category.
He also look first in Domestic Extemporaneous Speaking and qualified for the stale speech tournament to be held in Houston this March.
NBISD photo by LESLIE KRIEWALD
Shown above are the winners of the New Braunfels Middle School geography bee. They are, left I right, Andrew Gray, first place; Nick Wallisch, third place; and James Allen, second place.
NBMS geography bee winners announced
On the Wednesday, Jan. IH “Education 'pane, teacher Chert Horknuin was incorrectly pictured in the ”Meet the Teacher” feature. Below is the biographical information on Cheri, aiong with her correct photograph.
6 Chert Horkman earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in English with a minor in History from the University of Texas. She teaches English classes at New Braunfels High School.
Greatest pleasure in teaching: ‘ The best part of teaching is working with students. I enjoy the relationships that develop between myself and students. There is also an excitement and awe in watching students learn and in knowing that I have taught them something
Philosophy of education: “Make every single lesson I teach useful education. Show students how literature, writing and grammar are relevant to their Ii ves. Respect students’ personal and academic needs. Challenge students to think independently and critically.
Always be willing lo try new things to find methods that work.”
We want the public in public education.
Andrew Gray’s ability lo know the world has moved him one step closer to winning a $25,(XX) college scholarship.
New Braunfels Middle School student Andrew won the school-level competition of the National Geography Bee on Jan. 9. As a school winner, Andrew will next take a written lest and vie for a $25,(XX) scholarship offered through the National Geographic Society. Taking second place at the school level was James Allen, with Nick Wallisch earning third.
The school-level bee, at which students answered oral questions in geography, was the first round in the Seventh Annual National Geography Bee. The bee involves slu-lenls from thousands of schools in the United States, the district of Columbia and five U.S. territories.
The winners of the school-level bees take a written test.
Up to IOO top scorers in each stale and territory will h eligible lo compete in their stale bee April 7.
Stale champions and their teacher escorts will travel t Washington, D C. on an all-expenses-paid trip to panic pale in the National Geography Bee national champior ship May 30 and 31. The first-place national winner wi earn a $25,00 college scholarship, the second place wir ner, a $15,(XX) scholarship; and the third-place winner, $10,(XX) scholarship. Alex Trebek, host of "Jeopardy!, will moderate the bee, which will be shown on most Publi Broadcasting Service stations on May 31.
The competition is sponsored by National Geographi World and Chrysler Corporation. The bee was develope to increase the geographic knowledge of American sit dents. Last year’s NBMS winner, Rebecca Allen, at vanced to the state competition.
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