New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 8, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas
Herald-Zeitung O Thursday, May 8,1997 □ 5
NBHS band marches away with more honors
Marching as they always do, with skill, pride and distinction, the New Braunfels High School Unicorn Band competed in the San Antonio Fiesta Flambeau Parade and marched away with an award. The parade took place Saturday, April 26.
The band received second place in the “Out of Town Band” category and
won a plaque and a flag for their efforts.
As the students paraded by the reviewing stand, they were evaluated on their musicanship and marching. Three judges from top area bands were on hand to decide the winners.
The Unicorn Band is under the leadership of Director Beth Bronk,
Assistant Directors Becky McGuire and Clay Zientek and Band Assistant Melissa Townsend.
Parade officials, who quoted numbers from the Nielsen ratings, said 1.4 million households tuned in to watch the parade and the Flambeau parade is the largest night parade in the United States.
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New Braunfels ISO Calendar of Events
• 5th Graders unable to attend the previous OakRun Band Program Information sessions can stop by the OakRun Band Hall from 3:30-7 p.m.
• New Braunfels High School Spring Sports Banquet, 6 p.m. at the Civic Center
• Seele Elem. Volunteer Reception, 7:30-8:30 a m. in the school library
• New Braunfels High School JROTC Awards Banquet, 7 p.m. in the NBHS Cafetorium
• Memorial Primary & Elementary PT A Meeting at 6:45 p.m. at Memorial Elem., followed by a music program
• Lone Star Primary PTA Meeting & 2nd Grade Choir Program, 6:30 p.m.
• New Braunfels High School Jazz Band & Percussion Ensemble Concert, 7 p.m. in the NBHS cafetorium
• Carl Schurz Elem. PTA Meeting & 4th Grade music program,
• NBHS Band Spring Concert, 7:30 p.m. in the NBHS Cafetorium
• Districtwide Technology Open House at OakRun School in the cafeteria from 5:30-7 p.m.
• New Braunfels High School Senior Awards Banquet, 6:30 p.m. in the NBHS Cafetorium
• New Braunfels High School Band Banquet, 7 p.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Hall
• New Braunfels Middle School Spring Band Concert at the high school cafetorium, 7 p.m.
■ New Braunfels Middle School Spring Choir Musical, “Tied to the Tracks,” 7 p.m. at OakRun
• New Braunfels Middle School Spring Choir Musical, “Tied to the Tracks," 7 p.m. at OakRun
• NBISD School Board Meeting, 7 p.m. in the board room of The Education Center
• OakRun School PTA Meeting & Spring Band Concert, 7 p.m. at the high school gym
• Memorial Elementary Volunteer Brunch, 9-10 a m. in the school cafeteria
• NBHS Choir Pops Concert & Farewell to Seniors, 7 p.m. in the NBHS Cafetorium
• Baccalaureate, 7:30 p.m. in the NBHS Cafetorium •Last Day of School
• Graduation/Teacher Work Day
NBISD photo by LESLIE KRIEWALDT
Above are the nationally and state-ranked members of the New Braunfels Middle School Knowledge Master team. Seated, left to right, are Joey Rippole, Drew Sollberger and Brad Reinger. Standing behind them are Alan Janzen, John Schulze, Edward Coles, Michelle Dokken, James Heinbaugh, Kristi Kirmse, Carrie Allen and Justin Mills.
NBMS academic team ranks nationwide
On Wednesday, April 16, 11 New Braunfels Middle School students competed against teams from the state and entire nation in the Knowledge Master Open.
The academic competition, conducted using computers, involved answering 200 difficult, timed questions on all disciplines.
The NBMS team scored 1,461 out of a possible 2.000.
They placed 13th in the state and ranked 187 out of 1,275 in the nation, which placed them in the top 14 percent.
The successful team members were Came Allen, Edward Coles, Michelle Dokken. James Heinbaugh, Alan Jan/en, Kristi Kirmse, Justin Mills, Brad Reininger, Joey Rippole. John Schul/.e and Drew Sollberger.
Their faculty sponsor, NBMS
teacher Suzanne Winters, noted that most of these team members had voluntarily come before school twice a week since August to practice and said it was especially gratifying to watch them compete and excel.
The team and their sponsor will be invited to the T uesday, May 20, school board meeting to be recognized by trustees and the administration for their academic accomplishment.City Council PTA awards Life Membership
The New Braunfels City Council PTA awarded a Honorary Life Membership to Ellen Milam, center. Life membership co-chairman Pam Finley, left, praised Milam for serving on numerous PTA boards where she has served PTA and children in a variety of ways. This year, Milam served as the council’s secretary. She received a certificate and a pin. Also thanking Milam is 1996-97 City Council President Sharon Strickland.
NBISD photo by LESLIE KRIEWALDT
NBISD computer summer camp to be offered
Leave the “Off" at home for this summer camp. The only bugs students could encounter would be in their computers.
New Braunfels 1SD plans lo offer a computer camp during June for NBISD students currently enrolled in grades 2-5 or grades 6-8. Students may register for one, two, three or four weeks of classes.
Tile cost for each week a student attends will be $35. Students must preregister and prepay no later than Friday. May 23.
Starting Monday. May 12. registration information will be available at each campus that serves students in grades 2-8.
Payment must be made by check, payable to NBISD. Both payment and the completed registration form must be turned in at the student’s campus office by the 23rd Classes will run Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m.-noon. Students in grades 2-5 will meet at Memorial Elementary School, and students in grades 6-8 will meet at New Braunfels Middle School in the Fine Arts wing (off Butcher street).
Students will work on Macintosh computers and have the opportunity to be trained in the use of word processing, spread sheet, database, and multimedia software.
Please call the Office of Special Programs at 620-6200 for more information.
The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung provides the "Education page to local public school districts. New Braunfels Independent School District s page is published on Thursdays and is compiled by NBISD Administrative Assistant for Public Information L est ie Knewa/dt. To submit information or for questions, please call 620-6200. NBISD strives to keep patrons informed about district events and dates, student and staff
achievements and other NBISD news.Educating everyone takes everyone.
Public invited to technology open house
he generation that learned lo program the VCR’s that still have many adults scratching their heads, is also very capable on the computer. Their leachers, in turn, have been increasing their skills to stay ahead of students. Both groups are more than eager to show the public what they have been learning.
To that end. New Braunfels ISI) invites you to a communitywide technology open house on Thursday, May 15. from 5:30-7 p.m. in the cafeteria of OakRun School. I'hc school is located at 415 Timber
Hollow, off Highway 16 West.
Students of all ages will be on hand to demonstrate theirproficiency on the computer and teachers w ill also show what they and their classes have been doing. Conducting research, compiling reports, and writing and illustrating stories are just some of the basic education skills that are enhanced by the use of the computer.
The open house serves as an informal orientation to Projects REACH, TEACH and LEARN, the district's three state-funded grants, which have technology as a major component.
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