New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 7, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas
Sunday, May 7, 1995 ■ Herald-Zeitung ■ 5 A
May Fete and Carnival a great success
Each spring, the Carl Schurz PTA holds a May Fete and Carnival to raise funds for educational programs and field trips for all Carl Schurz students. The carnival features 21 booths, each of which is managed by a classroom parent representative and staffed by parent volunteers. This year’s carnival was held on April 28 and was a great success. As PTA co-presidents, we would like to extend our sincere thanks and appreciation to the many people who contributed to its success.
The carnival committee was chaired by Julie Asher and consisted of Lois Lehew, Tina Taylor, and Lenise Brown. Additionally, PTA officers and board members assisted in the preparation and management of the carnival. A special thanks to each of the parent and teacher volunteers who spent many hours planning and also working at the booths, and also to Dr. Jane McDonald, Cart Schurz Principal, whose coordination of the event was invaluable.
Music teacher Marsha Boites and her students should also be commended for a delightful Maypole dance which was such a success that it was performed twice during the carnival.
Finally, the PTA wishes to extend its genuine gratitude to the following corporate sponsors, without whose support the event would not have been profitable: Auto Economy, Baenziger Real Estate, Becker Motor Company, Blinders Hair Salon, Capitol Meat, Carleton Food Products, Centex Office Center, Chevy New Braunfels, Citizens Bank, Colortyme, Douglas Protective Equipment, Environmental Air Services, Herald-Zeitung, John Watson Landscape Illuminations, Kader-li/Kunkle and Associates, Keaco, Inc., Lenise’s Floral Creations, Matthews and Branscomb, P.C., Mission Valley Textiles, Mrs. Baird’s Bakery, Ray Schoch Campaign, Retail Builders
Group, Rick’s Muffler and Hitch, Schlitterbahn Resorts/Waterpark, Schlotzsky’s Deli, Sysco, Texas Commence Bank, Witting and Miller Insurance, and Woodmen of the World Rangers.
We encourage New Braunfels residents to patronize these businesses which support the youth in our community.
Rick Reeves, Kathleen Devine
Clintons all wrong on abortion Issue
President Clinton, speaking at a fund-raiser for Emily’s List, singled out “some of our churches and synagogues” and Right-to-Life people as advocates of violence and hate spreaders who “protest ‘legal’ abortions.” Legal abortions means little babies can be killed legally. In this wide world is there any other innocent human being killed legally? There are some 90 nations who do not kill their offspring.
In our 20 years, not one abortion doctor had been killed but when two of them were killed, all hell broke loose. Two killings versus 5 millions brutally slaughtered, legally killed babies! So who is advocating violence? Every living human being has a right to life. Babies are human beings, what else, and if they were not alive they wouldn’t have to be killed. The Right-to-Life people simply want this killing stopped. President and Mrs. Clinton energetically support it. The Clintons do need a big mirror!
Thank you very much, Barbara Thierant Cibolo
Rah* teaching tradition spans 20th Century
I have been reading the recent letters in local papers concerning the naming of the new schools in the CISD. I am writing this letter to offer still another
suggestion for the naming of the intermediate school in the Bulverde area. I am very interested in the selection of a nqme for this Bulverde school since my children will be going there. The name I have in mind is to honor a group of people who have dedicatecf their lives to education in Comal County.
I also come from a long line of settlers who came to the Bulverde area in the 1860s. All the generations since then have been bom, raised and for the most part lived and died in Comal County. My children’s great-great-great grandparents, great-great grandparents, great grandparents and one grandparent are buried in the old St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery on Obst. Rd. in Bulverde. The land on which the current Bulverde schools are built was land donated by my great grandfather and his brother, William and August Scholz.
But enough of my background. I have spoken with many people who grew up in Comal County (as I did) and have lived here all their lives and attended the schools here, and now their children/grandchildren are attending these same schools (as mine are). There is one name that keeps coming up whenever education is brought up and about who had the most direct and long-lasting influence in educating their children. This name spans several generations because this family has been teaching for four generations, and their combined teaching/principal experience is 238 years and counting! Anyone who has lived in the Bulverde area and Comal County at least IO years will be familiar with this family. I would like to suggest the new school be named Rahe Elementary or Rahe Intermediate to honor the Rahe family.
Carole LaShomb, who was a Gifted and Talented teacher at Bulverde Elementary, helped her class write a book called “Schoolhouses in the Hills” back in May 1991. This book was all about the history of the schools, especially in the western area of Comal County. The last chapter in the book is a special acknowledgment called “The
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Rahes Through the Years” which states, “The Rahes have really had an influence on education in the Bulverde area! We give thanks to the four Rahes for helping to make our community and our school what it is today!” Since completing this book, Mrs. LaShomb has started working on a book just on the Rahe family documenting their gravitation toward teaching careers and their impact on the community. She calls it a teaching “dynasty.”
I have gathered some of the statistics on the family’s teaching careers, almost all of which occurred in Comal County:
William Rahe (father) SO^years (1900-1950);
Albert Rahe (son) 37 years (1921-1960);
Werner Rahe (son) 42 years (1929-
1971), principal 18 years;
Ernst Rahe (son) 35 years (1937-
1972), principal 25 years;
Alton Rahe (grandson) 3 years elementary (1951-1956), 19 years college (1967-1986);
Ernst Rahe, Jr. (grandson) 22 years (1964-1986);
Alva Rahe (grandson’s wife) 20 years (1968-1988); and
N:na Rahe (great-granddaughter) IO ysars (1984-present).
This covers 238 years of teaching experience in one family, and I’m sure it’s not done year! ... I feel it is very appropriate to name a school in honor of these teachers who have done so much and dedicated their lives to Comal County children. They exemplify what teaching is all about. They loved teaching, and they encouraged their own children to carry on the tradition. And the community responded to them out of respect and love. It is especially appropriate to name this particular school for this family because almost every one of them has
taught in the Bulverde area and Comal County. Most of them taught at the 5th and 6th grade levels.
As I said before, I have discussed this with many people and they all wholeheartedly agree it would be a fitting memorial to a deserving group of people.
Thank you for your time.
Laverne Rahe Welborn (daughter of Werner Rahe)
P.S. I have a Texas teaching certificate and did my practice teaching at Canyon High School, but I didn’t go into the teaching profession.
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