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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - January 31, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas CISD Smithson Valley Middle School honors Students of the Month for JanuaryCanyon High School captures medals at Academic Decathlon Smithson Valley Middle School proudly presented the January Students of the Month at the monthly program, held January 26, 1996, in the school cafetorium. Team leader, Diane Struach welcomed award recipients, parents, and guests. The theme for the morning’s event was a “Salute to U.I.L.” Dana Cole, SVMS theatre arts teacher, introduced four students who will be participating in U.I.L. competition. Each student provided an example of a competitive event in the competition. Aislynn Samano began with a poem entitled “Little Orphan Annie.” Darius Horton presented a prose interpretation of “The Cement Truck.” Amanda Holmes provided a prose interpretation of “The Scarlett Ibes,” and Leah de los Santos performed a monologue entitled “The Method.” Awards were presented by Pat Hollis, principal, Debra Brendel, assistant psrincipal, and Margi Handrick, counselor. The following students were recognized as Students of the Month for January: Core Academic Courses: Eighth Grade: Troy Vaughn,Gietchen Day, Scott Millsap, Stephanie Yarbrough, Erie Guzman, Cindy Reasner, Monica Mireles, Allen Teague, Brady Bell, Jeff Huerta, Kelsey Lien, Christi McKee, Laura Johansen, Danny Keller, and Amber Jensen, Seventh Grade: Gabe Escalante, Jennifer Minten, Jim Snowden, Michael Garro, Cristin Kennedy, Lacey Harrell, Lauren Hodde, Victoria McCammon, Jennifer Zogmaister, Elizabeth Espronceda, Ronald Martin, Luisa Rubio, Chris Collins, Ryan Mahoney, and Heather Gruwell. Elective Courses: Band: Stephanie Groves, Phillip Franckowiak; Life Management: Dianna Wood, Stephanie Tercero, Thomas Katz; Physical Education: Ramzey Muniz, Ryan Yates, Erie Estill, Nick Moxley, Rebecca Thomas, Monica Garcia, Lori Burton, Chelsea Yantis, Christina Thomas; Theatre: Leah delos Santos, Aislynn Samano; Art: Lauren Douglass, Mandi Fisher; Spanish: Lorena Lopez, Jonathan Lyssy; Industrial Technology: Danny Mills; Math: Stewart Saenz, Darla Good; Journalism: Roberta McClure; Learning Lab: Armando Ramirez.Special Categories: Principal’s Award: D. J. Hinds; Content Mastery: Adrianne Brown; Office Aide: Dana Haney; Citizenship: Jessica Rodriguez, Geoffrey McCammon, Kelsey Lien, Josh Niles, Kristy Knudsen, Samuel Goff; Center for Successful Learning: Kenny Martin. Canyon Middle School opens Saturday learning center CISD photo by Don Clark Pictured is the CHS Academe Decathlon team (L-R) front row, Kathy Simmons (coach), Erin Ousley, Kim Hall, Lisa Parra, Sabrina McConald, Samantha Austin; back row, Larry Anderson (coach), Ryan Stewart, Wayne Kraft, Greg Smith, Kevn Seba, Travis White, and Greg Roberts. Not pictured are: Juan Gonzales and Dana Carter, coach. Canyon Middle School has initiated a new student-parent program that will provide expanded use of the school’s library and computer * lab on Saturdays. “We want students and parents to have greater access to school learning center facilities,” Nancy Cobb, school principal said. “The school will open the library and computer lab the first Saturday of each month. Students, accompanied by their parent, can visit the school to do research, work on computer projects, or do word processing,” Cobb said. The Saturday learning center hours are 9 a.m. to I p.m. “This is the first time for the school’s Saturday study program in the school learning center. We will certainly consider expanding the program at a later date,” Cobb said. There are many possible options for use of the facilities. Students can work together with their parents on a project, or parents could use the computer lab while the student works in the library, according to Cobb. The school learning center will be open on the following Saturdays: February 3, March 2, April 20, and May 4. Board to consider new school names At the Board of Trustees next meeting, trustees will hear committee recommendations for names of the district's four new schools. The meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m., Feb. 5, 1996, at Bill Brown Elementary School. Bill Brown Elementary is located at 20410 Highway 46 West, in Spring Branch. Canyon High School brought hone a fine collection of medals from tits year’s Region V Academic Decath Ion competition. CHS finished 4th, overall, in the spirited Medium School competition. Senior Greg Smith captured the Silver medal as the individual Scholastic overall category winner. Individual Team medals included: Essay: Kim Hall, Silver, Greg Roberts, Bronze; Math: Greg Roberts, Silver, Science: Kim Hall, Bronze; Greg Smith, Silver, Economics: Grog Smith, Silver, Language & Literati Greg Smith, Gold; Speech: Lisa t, Bronze; Travis White, Silver, Hall, Silver, feam Members include: Honors: Ki^ Hall, Erin Ousley, Wayne Kraft, Ry^ Stewart; Scholastic: Sabrina Mcdonald, Samantha Austin, Greg Smit\, Kevin Seba; Varsity: Greg Robeys, Travis White, Lisa Parra, Juan Gonzales; Coaches: Kathy Simrn^s, Dana Carter, and Larry Anderson. Overall top scores for the team were: Kim Hall, Grog Smith, and Usa Parra. CHS Academic Decathlon team received training and assistance from the following teachers, Judy Wright, Karen Warren, Kay Franklin, Karen Garland, Sharon Meppen, Jean Wood, Lili Barucky. Team members and school staff praised parents and family members for their support during the competition. Three committees, one for the Mountain Valley area 5th/6th grade campus, one for the New Braunfels area 5th/6th grade campus, and one committee for both Smithson Valley area 5th/6th grade and 7 th/8 th/9 th campuses, were established to names. Any CISD patron could submit a suggestion. Topics included geo graphic location, pioneer families who contributed to the settlement of the community, individuals who were influential in the establishment of the Comal ISD, distinguished former Comal ISD educators, district patrons who have contributed significantly to the betterment of the district, and outstanding Texans/Americans. Search for new principals could end Monday ions for the new school ad The selection process for principals of the three new 5th and 6th grade intermediate schools nears completion. The Board of Trustees, at their Feb. 5 Workshop, will consider for approval the Superintendent’s final rec- ommen minis tra Acorn hers, was terview pr The role review a consisting of 14mem-ected to conduct the in- the committee was to of over 50 applicants and recommend approximately 6 finalists to the Superintendent. The district uses a collaborative process in the selection of people for key positions. New principals will participate in the selection of their staff members. NBISD Chinese cooking & Spanish speaking among Feb. classes Not just a month filled with ground hogs and valentines, February includes several community education classes offered through New Braunfels ISD. The following courses begin soon. • CPR Basic The class includes adult and infant CPR and the Heimlich maneuver. Dennis Bateman teaches the class Monday and Wednesday, Feb. 5 and 7, 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 Tuesday, Feb. 5 and 6. 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 Take both classes for $50. The class meets Feb. 5, 6and 7 from 6- 10p.m. inThe Education Center. Prepayment is required. • Spanish for Spanish Speakers this class is for those who speak Spanish and would like to improve their1996 Dates_ speaking ability or learn to read and write the language better.The class meets on Tuesdays from Feb. 6 through March 26 in Room A-12 of New Braunfels High School. Jos£ Mufioz will teach the class from 7-9 p.m. Tuition is $35. • Conversation in Spanish Students will become familiar with the Spanish vocabulary used in everyday living and with customs of the Hispanic culture. The class is taught by Jose Mufioz on Thursdays from Feb. 8 through March 28. The class meets in Room A-12 of New Braunfels High School from 7-9 p.m. Tuition for the class is $35, along with book fee. • Chinese Cooking I Learn fresh ideas for cooking Chinese from Liun Gee Way Bessey, of KENS-TV fame. This fun and informative class meets from 6:30-9 p.m. on Mondays Feb. 5-19 in the VEH classroom of The Education Center. Tuition is $30 plus $12 for supplies. For more information or lo register for a class, call NBISD Community Ed at 620-6200. 4 Thursday & Friday, Feb. 15 & 16: Student Holidays/ NBISD Staff Development 4 Friday, Feb. 16: End of the 4th Six-Weeks Grading Period 4 Monday, Feb. 19: NBISD Student/Staff Holiday 4 Saturday, March 2: Kids Mart at the Civic Center from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. 4 Friday, March 15: Youth Show Holiday for Students & Staff 4 Thursday, March 28:11th Annual “Senior Prom for Sailor Citizens,” hosted by NBISD and CISD from 6-8 p.m. at OakRun School. 4 Saturday, March 30: 2nd Annual ArtBeai Youth Arts Festival, in downtown New Braunfels 4 Monday through Friday, March 18-22: Spring Break 4 Thursday, April 4: End of Fifth Six-Weeks Grading Period 4 Friday & 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 DayNBISD students and employees host successful decathlon On Jan. 19 and 20, New Braunfels Independent School District hosted the Regional V Academic Decathlon at New Braunfels High School and OakRun School. The two days of academic competition were preceded by months of hard work and preparation on the part of NBISD employees and students.Their efforts were well-rewarded with a successful decathlon that ran smoothly and on time. Approximately 190 students from 19 school districts took part in the competition. Academic teams were tested in math, social studies, science, economics, speech, interviews, essay, language and literature, fine arts, and the super quiz. Students compete at one of three levels: varsity, scholastic or honor. From NBHS, competing in the large school division, were the followingdecathletes: Jon Eikel, Travis Crow and Kevin Van Delden (varsity); Nathaniel Woods, Ben Buchanan and Michael Gaskamp (scholastic); and Kate Bell, Bethany Carl and Lisa Weltzer (honor). • Earning medals for their efforts in their categories were Kale Bell, who took a second place in Essay-Honor, while Nathaniel Woods won first place in Essay-Scholastic In Math, Travis Crow earned a first place in varsity, with Lisa Weltzer taking third place in the honor level. Science also yielded winners as Jon Eikel won second place in varsity and Lisa Weltzer earned a third place medal in the honor group. The students were coached by NBHS teachers Kathleen Rhodes and Shannon MacDonald. Teams that excel at the regional level advance to the state competition. Instrumental in planning the conference were Coordinator of Special Programs Joe Parra, Director of Curriculum Ellen Bell and Administrative Assistant for Career & Technology/Community and Adult Education Debbie Fitsko. ■ Above, members o! the NBHS decathlon team include Ben Buchanan, Jon Eikel, Kevin Van Delden and Michael Gaskamp. Standing behind them are Kate Bell, Lisa Weltzer, Nathaniel Woods, Bethany Carl and Coach Kathleen Rhodes. Another member of the team, Travis Crow, is shown at right. His raised hand signifies a correct answer in the super quiz event. Each team member answered five questions in the quiz on the United Nations. NBISD photos by LESLIE KRIEWALDT tot I cy V For MISS In*fo ( Doily Lew Ck    Coll    MISS - W0-W00 sio weekday^ w Hours on weeLei 0E8T AVAILABLE COPY 8 D Herald-Zeitung ll Wednesday, January 31, 1996_ ;