New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 5, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas
6 A ■ Heratd-Zeitung ■ Sunday, March 5,1995
Taking time for TA AS
Next week, the Texas Assessment of Academic Skills test will be the focus of many Texas fourth and eighth graders and high school students.
On Tuesday, March 7, fourth graders, eighth graders and those taking the exit-level test at high school will be tested in writing.
The following day, exit-level students will take mathematics tests. On Thursday, they will be tested in reading.
In May, students in grades three through eight take the TAAS reading and math tests on the 9th and 10th. Fifth and eighth graders will then take a science test on the 11 th. Grades four and eight also take a social studies test on the 12th.
Parents are encouraged to help students do their best on the test by making sure they get plenty of sleep the nights before testing, and eat a good breakfast on test days.
At New Braunfels Middle School, students will attend a TAAS pep rally in the main gym from 12:20-1:10 p.m. Other activities, as well as teacher training sessions, have been scheduled throughout the year to help students do their best.
The TAAS, which replaced the Texas Educational Assessment of Minimum Skills in 1990,testshigher-order thinking skills.
Curious how you’d do? Here is a question from the sample book for the exit-level test in math:
I. Valerie’s pattern called for 2 2/ 3 yards of fabric. To allow for error, she bought 3 yards of fabric. How many extra inches of fabric did Valerie purchase?
a. I in.
b. 4 in.
c. 8 in.
d. 12 in.
The correct answer is d.
Next week, addition ii sar iple questions for English and main will run in the newspaper.
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NBISD salutes trustees, past and present, for Board Appreciation month
“ Excellence does not just happen overnight, it comes from years of quality people working and planning."- Charles Bradberry
New Braunfels ISD administrators hosted a reception for trustees who had served on the school board at anytime from 1930 to the present. At the reception, held Feb. 28, banners and cards made by students were displayed. Supt. Charles Bradberry recognized the trustees present as School Board President Dick Robinett presented certificates of appreciation. Bradberry said, “Excellence does not just happen overnight, it comes from years of quality people working and planning.” Above, Bob Kiesling stands with Board President Dick Robinett and Assistant Superintendent for Finance Lonnie Curtis. Above right, are some of the planners and builders of NBISD’s education system. Below them, clockwise, Garland Lloyd talks with Nayo Zamora. Below them, Kenneth Fiedler, Oscar Baetge and Pat Hernandez share memories. To their left, Merritt Schumann, Fiedler and Elliot Knox reminisce above them, Bette Spain discusses NBISD’s history with Bob Sohn.
NBISD photos by LESLIE KRIEWALDT
Smithson Valley Middle School honors Students of the Month for February
Smithson Valley Middle School announced their Students of the Month for February at ceremonies held in the school cafetorium.
The theme for the February awards ceremony was “SVMS has Rounded Up Our Best”
Entertainment was presented by Bill Christ, eighth grade science teacher, and his square dancers-the “Mustang Twitters."
There are sixteen members of the “Twirlers." The following students performed at the ceremonies: Phillip Frankoviak, Mandi Fisher, Michelle Kaestler, Kelsey Lien, Chris Payne. Julie Seay, Allen Teague, Laura Weaihcrsby, and Kathryn Welch.
Awards were presented by Dr. Patrick Hollis, SVMS principal, Nancy Williams, and Margi Handrick, school counselors.
The following students were recognized as Students of the Month for February:
Core Academic Courses:
Science: Robin Apolinar, Christi McKee, Erin Guzman. Betty Moore, Julie Seay; Mathematics: Gabriel Nickens, Cassidy Conway, Stephanie Baresh, Erika Johnson, Rita Oilers; Social Studies: Randy McCall, Ginny Thompson, Leah DeLosSantos, Holly Watts, Sarah Wahl; Language Arts: Raymond Lopez, Jessica Sandoval, Melissa Clementls, LaShae Kuykendall, Danny Dacey; Reading: Jayson Garcia, Wendy Watkins, Kevin Phelan, Stacy Mueller, Laura Weaihcrsby.
Band: Sy Simmons, Tamber Richey; Life Management:
Nichole Dove; Physical Education: Amber Jensen, Lauren Brigance, Jose Valdez, Raymond Lopez; Speech/Theatre: Brandon Coleman, Bradie Parrott; Art I: Alicia Garcia, Jamie Meloni; Industrial Technology I: Allen Teague; Spanish: Monte Chappell; Computer Programming: Justin Fournier; Computer Literacy: Kyle Charles; Choir. Mary Ann Medosa.
Principal's Award: Jennifer DeLeon; Office Aide: Kelly Walker; Citizenship: Crystal Vasqucz, Elisa West, Randy McCall, Lindsay Wake, Jamie Meloni; Content Mastery: Jennifer Franklin, Juan Nino, Dezarae Glueck; Center for Successful Learning: Teresa Gomez; Elks: Stephen Huth.
SVHS Players star in one act short comedies to provide an evening of entertainment
CISD photo by Don Clark
Pictured art the Smithson Valley High School cast and members of the one act play, Ah, Sweet Mystery, a spoof on murder mysteries, love, and sibling rivalry, (L R) front row, Adrienne Morris, Shannon Marriott, Marisa Mora; second row, Marie Schumacher, Mike Novak, William Christensen, Lauren Jenkins, David
Bounds. Not pictured: Jason West
The SVHS Players, and the fourth period theater aru production class, will present four short, one act comedies on March 9, IO, and 11, in the school commons.
Performances start at 7 p.m. on each day and are open to the public.
Admission is $2 for studenu and senior citizens, and $2.50 for other attendees.
Ah. Sweet Mystery is a spoof on murder mysteries, love, and sibling rivalry. The play features Adrienne Morris, Shannon Marriott, Marisa Mora. Marie Schumacher, Mike Novak, Jason West, William Christensen. Lauren Jenkins, and David Bounds.
The second play is Midsummer's
Nightmare. Gary (Scott Bradford) has a dream of three dream girls (Aimee Edwards, Molly Gildart, Kristina Kinard) who fight him and fight over him.
Words. Words, Words is the third production. The audience will laugh as three monkeys-Swift (Colby Manloolh), Kafta (Jessica Nix), and Milton (Kyle Christenson)--try lo write Hamlet.
The SVHS entry for the 1995 UIL One Act Play Contest is Carlo Goldoni’s The Servant of Two Masters. This is the final play of the evening.
The Servant is a farce with love triangles, hidden identities, period costumes, a sword fight, and more.
The cast and crew includes Jennifer Collins, Jamie Campbell, Shauna Disler, Mike Lynch, Alyssa Crandall, Susan Vani, Joey Guyer, Anson Ainsworth, Chrissy Huth, Jessica Nix, Mike Novak, Laura Cox, Colby Mantooth, Hal Mancnef, Heather McGary, Shannon Philips, and Shannon Marriott.
UIL competition will be held at New Braunfels High School on March 24 and 29.
The plays are directed by Shawn Saunders, SVHS theatre arts teacher.
SVHS’s Spring production will be Agatha Christie Made Me Do It, scheduled (or April 20-22 and 27-29, 1995.
CHS Cheerleaders win at competition
CICO photo by Don Clock
Pictured are the Varsity CHS Cheerleaders following their fourth place victory at the Cheers Competition held in San Antonio (L R), front row, Kari Kastner, Casey Kneupper, Tyse Stanley, Michelle Wright, Amanda Lanik; back row, Brooke Schwinning, Misty Freeman, Erin Rich, April Rheinlaender, and Robin Lasseter.