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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 24, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas In New Braunfels 1SD, a different group of employees is shown appreciation each month of the school year. Today, National School Nurse Recognition Day, the school board, administrators and school staffs show their appreciation to those who keep NBISD’s students and stall healthy and informed on health issues. The school nursing staff is responsible for providing NBISD students with good health counsel ing, appraisal screening, referral and medical follow-up. Working with teachers, parents administrators and community resources, NBISD’s health professionals work to assure students of a safe, healthy and disease-free learning environment. Nurses conduct vision, hearing, blood pressure and dental screenings, as well as check students for pediculosis, scoliosis, tuberculosis and chart their height and weight growth. Some of the school-related health programs nurses assist with and participate in include the Great American Smokeout, loach Key: On Your Own, Happy Tooth, Germbusters, the Red Ribbon campaign for drug awareness, McGruff training, CFR and Heart Explorers. Karen Simpson, executive director for education services, supervises the nursing staff. OI their abilities, she said, “All our school health professionals go above and beyond our highest expectations. They are genuine caregivers who always put children first. Besides overseeing all our students’ health care needs, our LVNs and RNs present information lo teachers and students alike in the areas of health, nutrition, dental care, etc. All of our health care professionals should be commended for the quality of service they provide our district’s students and their families.” The following nursing professionals work in NBISD schools: New Braunfels High School stays well and informed on health issues by School Nurse Karon Preiss, RN, with help from part-time Clinical Assistant Dickie Guthrie New Braunfels Middle School stu dents and staff are showing their appreciation for School Nurse Brenda Penshorn, RN, for her efforts throughout the school year. Today, the OakRun School staff and sixth graders show their constant appreciation for Nurse Extender Peggy Supulver, LVN. Youngsters and adults at Carl Schurz: Elementary benefit from the efforts of School Nurse Gwen Mills, RN, and Clinical Assistant Barbara Nance. Mills also regularly visits Lone Star and Memorial primary campuses, and Memorial and Seele elementary campuses during the week and other campuses as needed. The Memorial Elementary staff and second- and third-grade students stay healthy through the efforts of Nurse Extender Connie Kennedy, LVN. Teaching health and fitness awareness at Seele Elementary is Nurse Extender Gwen Kirkham, LVN. Lamar Primary stays on the healthy side with the assistance of ValettaOrth, RN, and, in the afternoons, with Clinical Assistant Barbara Nance. Lone Star Primary benefits from the health leadership and care of Nurse Extender Substitute, Jamie Varner, LVN. Memorial Primary youngsters and staff have reason to appreciate Nurse Extender Roxann Ulloa, LVN. 1996 Pa ICS 4 Monday, Jan. 29: New Braunfels High School PTA Meeting and Meet the Teacher Night at 7 p.m. 4 Thursday & Friday, Feb. 15 & 16: Student Holiduy/NBISD Staff Development 4 Friday, Feb. 16: End of the Fourth Six-Weeks Grading Period 4 Monday, Feb. 19: NBISD Student/Stuff Holiday 4 Friday, March 15: Student/Staff Youth Show Holiday 4 Thursday, March 28:11 th Annual “Senior Prom for Senior Citizens,” hosted by NBISD and CISD from 6-8 p.m. at OakRun School. 4 Saturday, March 30: 2nd Annual ArtBeat Youth Arts Festival, in downtown New Braunfels 4 Monday through Friday, March 18-22: Spring Break 4 Thursday, April 4: Fold of Fifth Six-Weeks Grading Period 4 Friday dr Monday, April 5 & 8: Student/Staff Holidays 4 Friday, May 3: Student/Staff Holiday 4 Sunday, May 19: Baccalaureate 4 Thursday, May 23: Last School Day 4 Friday, May 24: Graduation/Teacher Work Day NBISD photo by LESLIE KRIEWALDTMeasure their efforts, but use the metric system Last semester, New Braunfels Middle School science teachers Kristie Thompson, Linda Connelly and Donna Leifeste planned a challenging olympic competition but the students broke a sweat from the tunny weather, not the events. The competition tested the students’ knowledge of the metric system with events like the rubberband shoot, cottonball shot put, and the soda straw javelin throw to measure distance. “The Big Chill” event measured temperature, while the right-handed marble grab and the left-handed sponge squeeze tested mass and volume weighing skills, respectively. Above, Diann Ortiz, Travis Hunter and Joseph Slaughter carefully weigh marbles from the marble grab. The students gained experience in using the metric system ae they converted their results from U.S. standards to those used in other countries. The “Education"page is provided by the New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung to local public school districts. New Braunfels Independent School District's portion of the “Education"page is compiled by NBiSD Administrative Assistant for Public Information Leslie Kriewaidt. To submit information or for questions, please call620-6200. NBiSD strives to keep its patrons regularly informed about district events and dates, student and staff achievements, and other NBiSD news.Education CISD Canyon High School students selected to attend leadership training Texas increases standards for school accreditation Mike Moses, Texas Education Agency (TEA) Commissioner, has announced that standards for accreditation of public schools will be increased for the 1995-96 school year. Information on the higher standards was provided to the Board of Trustees at their Jan. 8 Workshop by Carol Hall, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction. The 1995-96 TEA Accountability Manual, to be published in the spring, will describe additional standards for the 1997-2000accountability systems. “Although in many ways the system remains stable, performance standards will substantially increase and new indicators will be introduced,” Moses said in his letter to school su perintendents. Significant changes in TEA accreditation standards include the following: 4 TAAS passing standard for Accredited schools is raised from 25% to 30% for all student groups and will be raised by 5% each year until 50% is reached in the year 2000. 4 The TAAS passing standard for the Recognized accreditation rating (one level higher than the Accredited rating) is raised from 65% to 70% in 1996. This standard will be raised by 5% each year until 80% is reached in 1998. 4 Dropout rate standards for schools and districts will be based on 6%, rather than the 4% used in the past The CISD dropout rate is about 1%, according to Alicia Parra, Instructional Coordinator. “Our teachers are doing an excellent job; students are receiving the best education we can provide them with the facility and budget constraints that we have. “Achieving a Recognized or Exemplary rating in the future will be a challenge,” Hall told the Board. “With the ever increasing accountability standards, it is critical that we provide the facilities, adequate supplies, good class sizes, and support to allow our teachers and students to have the best learning environment possible,” Hall said. Frazier students capture spelling bee awards 1    CISD    photo by Don Clark Pictured are the Canyon High School students selected to attend the Hugh O’Brian Youth Foundation West Texas Leadership Seminar and Community Leadership Workshops (L-R) front row, Leslie Jowers, James Moos, Rick Cantu; back row, Ryan Frisbie, Stephen Brockman, and Mark Zamora. The programs are designed to recognize leadership potential in promising high school sophomores and freshmen. Canyon High School has selected lion, and leadership skills.    Stephen    Brockman,    Rick    Cantu, six outstanding students, one sopho-    The seminar provides education and Leslie Jowers, James Moos, and Mark more and five freshmen, to aucnd leadership seminars sponsored by the Hugh O’Brian Youth Foundation. Ryan Frisbie, CHS sophomore, was selected to attend the West Texas Leadership Seminar, May 30 - June 2, 19%, in San Antonio. Approximately 275 sophomores, throughout the Central and South Texas, are selected to attend this weekend seminar in an educational environment that teaches, through discussions and demonstrations, a variety of subjects relating to profit, economics, business, self-improvement, motiva- moti vation for sophomores who have exhibited leadership qualities. The emphasis is on motivating participants to make a positive contribution to their school and community and to be aware, active, and responsible citizens. “I think the seminar will help me overall and hope to learn new leadership skills so I can be more confident,” Frisbie said. He is active in the student council and stated he intends to attend the Air Force Academy, majoring in aeronautical engineering. Zamora, CHS freshman students, were selected to attend Community Leadership Workshops (CLEWS). The seminars, held in December, were one day versions of the West Texas Leadership Seminar weekend seminars for sophomores. CLEW provides outstanding high school freshman leaders additional opportunities for leadership training. Speakers, panelists, and leaders from the community, speak about the general theme of “America’s Incentive System,” our free enterprise economic system. Board of Trustees meeting Thursday The Board of Trustees will hold The meeting will be held at the their monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m., CISD Central Offices located at 1421 Thursday, Jan. 25.    North    Business 35, in New Braunfels. Student scholars, school nurses, and recent CLI graduates will be honored. CISD photo by Don Clark Frazier Elementary fourth and fifth grade students participated in the school spelling contest earlier this month. Andrew Graham, fourth grade, won First Place in the event; with Natalie Kuntz, fifth grade, placing Second. Shown are the students who won awards in the 1996 Frazier Elementary School spelling bee contest (L-R) Alex Caballero, Blake Owens, Andrew Graham, Taylor Tunnell, Natalie Kuntz, and Jeff Verner. NBISD_ NBISD nursing staff appreciated whole-heartedly ;