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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 27, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas Herald-Zeitung □ Wednesday, March 27, 1996 □ 9 NBISD filled with events for Texas Public Schools Week “Education: The Heart of Texas,” is the theme for March, Texas Public Schools Month. Like districts around the state, New Braunfels Independent School District chose a week to celebrate Texas Public Schools Week. During March 24-30, NBISD has invited the public, even more so than usual, to visit their schools. With more than 1,700 volunteers working in our schools, NBISD students enjoy public participation in their schools. During this special week the public’s presence is especially encouraged. NBISD recognises the importance of the public’s involvement with its schools and youngsters year long. With activities planned in and around Texas Public Schools Week, we thank parents and the community for their support of public education and invite them to see their schools. The following is a listing of activities planned in connection with Texas Public Schools Week. March 24-30: Wednesday, March 27 • New Braunfels Middle School kicked off the breakfast for the NB Chamber of Commerce Shadow program. Thursday, March 28 • Carl Schurz, fifth graders invite grandfriends to lunch. • 11 th Annual Senior Prom for Senior Citizens at OakRun School from 6-K p.m. This tree dance hosted by NBISD and Comal ISD features entertainment from student musicians and singers. Middle and high school students serve refreshments and dance with their guests. • New Braunfels High School performs a Pre-UIL band concert at 7:30 p.m. • Lone Star Primary holds Family Reading Night at 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 29 • Seele teachers Rob Abbotts, Ruth Abbotts, Janice Gandy and Michelle Tysdal will host “Pastries for Parents" to convey their appreciation for the support and assistance given to the children and their classrooms during the school year. • Lone Star Primary will invite parents and friends lo share Kite Day at Eikel Park with students during their PE periods. • Memorial Primary and Elementary schools have a Family Fun Night with a dinner by Gran/in’s and an evening of fun and games at 5:30. Saturday, March 30 • 2nd Annual ArtBeal Festival. During the week of March 24, more than 1,200 pieces of student artwork will be displayed in downtown businesses. On Saturday, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., young artists will demonstrate their singing, poetry, acting skills and musicianship to other youngsters around the plaza. At I p.m., the “Kids as Art” parade begins and leads the celebration to the grandstand where the art award w inners will be announced. Coming up in April are: Tuesday, April 2 • New Braunfels Middle School PTA meeting and open house, 7 p.m. The open house will feature a myriad of student history projects. Friday, April 12 • OakRun School hosts a Fine Arts Spring Musical at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 18 • OakRun School hosts an Academic Picnic at Landa Park at 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 19 • OakRun School hosts a Be-Bop Dance at 7:30 p.m. Schools have also hosted open houses, PTA meetings, book fairs, kite days, musical programs, grandparents’ luncheons, and a family science night. Classes also invited parents talk about their careers. Seniors drawn to art urged to try their hand at a scholarship 1996 Dates This Saturday, area high school artists can take pencil in hand to draw their way to a $1,500 scholarship. The Dale Wilson-Susan Wilson Robertson Art Scholarship Fund for the graduates of New Braunfels, Canyon and Smithson Valley high schools was established five years ago by Olga Wilson in memory of her husband and daughter Both artists died of cancer. Dale Wilson firmly believed that drawing ability was the foundation upon which an artist built or her attempts at self-pression. To that end, qualify ing for the scholarship is based on the student’s drawing ability. This Saturday, March 30, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., students will have the opportunity to exhibit their ability h i s in that area in a competition. Scholar-s h i p applicants are judged on their drawings of a figure study and a still life completed during the competition. Seniors interested in winning the scholarship should plan be at the Board Room on the second floor of The Education Center, 430 W. Mill Street by 10 a.m. with their drawing supplies in hand. Dale Wilson attended the Art Institute and the American Academy of Art, both in Chicago, and the Ecole Des Beaux Arts in France. His work has been Exhibited in many regional and national shows, as well as included in national galleries. His artwork can also be found in many collections across the country. Educating everyone takes everyone. 4 Thursday, March 28: lith Annual “Senior Prom for Senior Citizens,” hosted by NBISD and CISD from 6-8 p.m. at OakRun School. * Thursday, March 28: NBHS Pre-UIL Band concert at the NBHS cafetorium 4 Saturday, March 30: 2nd Annual ArtBeat Youth Arts Festival, in downtown New Braunfels th Thursday, April 4: End of Fifth Six-Weeks Grading Period 4 Friday, April 5 & Monday, April 8: Student/Staff Holidays 4 Friday, April 12: OakRun Fine Arts Spring Festival at 7:30 p.m. in the school cafeteria. 4 Thursday, April 18: OakRun School Academic Picnic at Landa Park, 6:30 p.m. 4 Friday, May 3: Make up day for lost class day on Feb. X 4 Sunday, May 19: Baccalaureate 4 TI 'irsday, May 23: Last School Day 4 Friday, May 24: Graduation/Teacher Work Day NBISD photo by LESLIE KRIEWALDT This Thursday, March 28, the 11th Annual Senior Prom for Senior Citizens will bring students and seniors together for a fun evening ; of free music, dancing and refreshments. The dance, co-hosted by New Braunfels ISD and Comal ISD, will be held from 6-8 p.m. at OakRun School, located at 415 Timber Hollow, just off HWY 46, J north of Loop 337 in New Braunfels. The dance pair shown above from last year takes a break as they wait for the next song to start up. Live music for dancing will be provided by the New Braunfels High School Band under the direction of Assistant Band Director Clay Zientek. From 6-7:15 p.m., the band will play polkas, waltzes and dance music, old and new. Entertainment following the dance music will be provided by the Canyon High School "Balladeers,” performing under the direction of Jean Wood. Longtime radio personality Jack Kaufmann will be the emcee for the evening. Requests for group transportation (including handicapped) should be made to Don Clark at 625-8081.Education NBISD A great chance to dance CISD_ Canyon Middle School choir wins U.I.L. concert awards CISD photo by Don Clark Pictured are the Canyon Middle School Treble Choir members named to the 1996 Texas Music Educators’ Association All-Region Middle School Choir at the U.LL. Concert and Sight-reading Contest, (L-R) front row, Nadine Jaloway, Casey Whipple, Erica Bradshaw, Janise Warren, Regan Harris; second row, Claire Lindley, Yesenia McNett, Suanne Cain, Kim Clay, and Sherry Prau. Not pictured: Sasha Bulkley. The Choir received three First Division ratings in Concert. For this achievement, they also received a I, or Superior rating. CMS singers also received one first division rating and two second division ratings in Sight-reading and captured an overall Excellent rating for the High school summer school begins in May The CISD will offer high school summer school courses beginning in May. The Comal Leadership Institute (CLI), the district's alternative learning center, has scheduled classes in English I through English IV, mathematics courses including algebra I and II, geometry, informal geometry, and health. Social studies courses scheduled for this summer include world geography, world history, U.S. history, U.S. government, and economics. A minimum enrollment of ten students is required for each course. Semester I begins on May 28 and continues through June 27. The second semester begins on July 8 and concludes on August 8. Classes are scheduled Monday through Thursday, with morning sessions from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m., and afternoon sessions scheduled from noon to 4 p.m. There are some limitations on student attendance, according to Chad Hall, CLI principal. “Freshmen and sophomores may attend only if they are making up a course failed dqring.thc£cbool year. Juniors and seniors may attend for acceleration or to make up a course failed during the school year,” Hall said. Pre-registration is required, according to Hall. The district will charge tuition for summer school courses. Tuition is required to offset educational costs because state student funding is not received for students attending summer school. “There is a tuition fee of $75 per half credit and students may earn a maximum of two credits during both summer school semesters,” Hall said. Students interested in the district * summer school program should contact their guidance counselor or the CLI at (210) 625-1427. CISD photo by Don Clark Pictured are Smithson Valley High School Silver Spurs members (L-R) first row, Jennifer Van Kleef (Third Lieutenant), Maureen McKnight (Captain), Aimee Edwards (First Lieutenant); second row, Autumn Johnson, Brandy Durham, Alisha Matthews, Abigail Reeves, Erica Knight, Jennifer Harris, Aslynn Minjares; third row, Veronica Limon, Amy Brown, Tiffany Smith, Leann Lloyd, Brooke Heckendom (Second Lieutenant), Laura Toed; fourth row, Sherry Capparelli (Director), Amanda Jones, Jessica Ebrom, Amy Crawford, Jackie Gonzales, Michelle Chenault, Rebecca Weaver, Tammi Baker, Ashley Kuhn, and Nicole Wieland. The Silver Spurs Dance Team won prestigious awards, including the coveted Sweepstakes •Award tor Superior ratings on all four categoiweoldanoeaiTnpefltionat the N&tidnat DrfH Team Competition held at SWTSU. In addition, the Spurs received one of the top three team awards for best dance production during the competition. The Silver Spurs also won the Sweepstakes Award at the University Texas at San Antonio Marching Auxiliaries Competition with over 60 superior rated teams in attendance. SVHS Silver Spurs dance team wins big! Verner takes top Jeffrey Vemer, Frazier Elementary School fourth grade student, assumed control of the top position at the school when he became Principal of the Day. Vemer secured the Prindpal of the Day reward for reading about 60 books in the school’s Accelerated Reading Program. Students read books in the Accelerated Reading Program, then take computerized comprehension tests, receiving points based on the reading difficulty of the books and scores on the computerized tests. Vemer is shown helping Karen Krieg, Frazier Elementary counselor. CISD photo by Don post - at Frazier Elementary ;