New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 21, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas
A ■ Herald-Zeitung ■ Sunday, May 21,1995Education
Sun., May 21
• NBHS Baccalaureate in the NBHS Cafetorium at 7:30 p.m.
Tues., May 23
• NBMS7th-Grade Awards Assembly at 8:15 a.m. in the Main Gym
• NBMS Choir Program in the OakRun Cafeteria at 7 p.m.
Wed., May 24
• NBMS 8th-Grade Awards Assem
bly at 8:15 a.m. in the Main Gym Thure., May 25
• NBHSGraduation Dress Rehearsal at 7:30 p.m., Unicom Stadium
Fri., May 26
• Last Day of School
• NBHSGraduation/Silver Unicom
Award at8 p.m., Unicom Stadium
OakRun, NBMS choirs excel
The OakRun and New Braunfels Middle School choirs participated in the American Classics “Pops in the Park” festival at Schlitterbahn on April 29.
Both choirs performed three selections at Smithson Valley Middle School. The judges awarded the choirs trophies for earning superior ratings, which are the highest scores possible. In addition to singing to taped music, the choirs also performed with accompaniment from Choral Assistant Anne Carson.
After their successes, the students then enjoyed opening day at Schlitterbahn.
According to NBMS and OakRun choral director Susan Banos, both the middle school and sixth-grade pro
grams have had a tremendously successful year with students winning individual, as well as group, awards.
She said, “I am extremely proud of my students’ accomplishments this year. They are dedicated, hard-working, talented students who deserve all the recognition they can get.”
She added that New Braunfels ISD has some of the most talented students in the state and many of them can be found in the district’s choral programs.
New Braunfels ISD believes that public education is responsible for providing opportunities for all individuals to develop their potential.
The fine arts program, with its award-winning choral, band and graphic artists, is one such way to develop students’ talents.
TAAS tests available to public
The above second-graders in Bonnie Overpeck’s class at Lone Star are proudly pointing to their boats. In a lesson on construction, water and weight, they and their classmates made vessels at home and brought them to school to see how long they could stay afloat. As it turns out, none of the boats sank. Above, left to right, are Kortni Wright, Dustin Kiesling, Joshua Rosales, Amber Velez and Amber Greiner.
NBISD photos by LESLIE KRIEWALDT
After a year-long fund-raising effort, the New Braunfels Middle School Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society gave (1,000 to the Comal County Emergency Children’s Shelter, rhe check was presented to Shelter Director Kim Snyder, above. Shown with him are NJHS officers Priscilla Hernandez, treasurer; Virginia Carden, president; and Allison Miller, vice president. NJHS sponsor Barbara Holden said the students performed odd Jobs such as mowing lawns, washing cars and babysitting to earn money for the donation. This year, NJHS members completed community service projects and participated in the school’s "New Buddies Mean Success” program. Paired with "at-risk” students, the members supported their buddies and wathced their academic achievements and attendance improved. Each member also performed individual service hours, exemplifying the NJHS standards of scholar-•hln rhflrnrtAr iMdarthln. larvica and citizanshio.This Week in NBISDOpportunities for growth and learning
As part of the Texas Education Agency’s commitment to full public disclosure, the spring 1995 Texas Assessment of Academic Skills tests are free and available to the public.
New Braunfels Independent School District, along with other Texas school districts and education service centers, can provide copies of the following tests: the March 1995 Grades 4 and 8 writing tests, and the May 1995 Grades 3 through 8 reading and mathematics tests.
The answer keys, as well as the written composition scoring guides are also available.
To obtain a copy of any of these testing items, please call The Educa-
tion Center at 620-6200 or visit the central office at 430 W. Mill Street. Copies of the tests will be at the receptionist’s desk. “Even though test results will not be sent to local school districts until early June, the Texas Education Agency felt it was important for parents to have access to the tests
before the end of the school year,” said NBISD Executive Director Karen Simpson.
Individual test results will be available through the local campuses at the beginning of the 1995-96 school year.
Simpson added that campus principals will hold informational sessions for parents in early September to explain test results.
Children’s author Jackie Vivelo, shown above, visited the Seele Elementary campus recently to talk with students. A former English professor, Vivelo has written more than a dozen books for children. Among the most popular are her Super Sleuth series, featuring solve-it-yourself mysteries. Above, she leads the group in a deductive reasoning exercise.
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CISD photo by Don Clark
Shown are SVHS TSA competitiors and several of their Best-in-State awards, (L-R), front row, Sharon Brook, Sara Martin, Krisina Kinard, Jessica Laughlin, Ralph Salazar; second row, Andrew Kolmeier, Chris O'Brien, Wes Guild, Jamie Campbell, Tim Harris, Micah Harper, and Michael Mann.
These CMS band students lead the way!
The Smithson Valley High School Technology Students of America (TSA) team won eight Best-in-State awards. They also brought home six first place blue ribbons and many other awards from the competition held in Waco.
”1 am very proud of the students. I was also impressed by the significant number of Best-in-State and other awards they won.
“Their long hours of hard work was well worth the effort/’ Scott Stoore, SVHS computer applications teacher and TSA faculty advisor, said.
Best-in-State medallions were awarded to Tim Harris and Andrew Kolmeyer for Computer Animation and Michael Mann for Hand-Made Rocket
Sara Martin won Best-in-State medallions for On-Site Programming
and her performance on the Computer Applications Written Exam.
Tim Harris also won Best-in-State for Computer Application Graphic Solution. Ralph Salazar received his medallion for Manufacturing Systems Graphic Solution.
Photography Best-in-State awards were presented to Phillip Gazzola for Wildlife Photography and to Mack Melancoh for Special Effects Photography.
First Place blue ribbons were awarded to Chris O’Brien for Architectural Plans (Computer Assisted Design), Krista Kinard and Jessica Laughlin ribbons for Portrait Photography, and Sara Martin for Computer Aided Drawing.
Sheldon Lindsey received a blue ribbon for Action Photography and Wes Guild a blue ribbon for Elec
Sheldon Lindsey and Ricky Knipe placed second in Remote Car competition.
Sara Martin, Chris O’Brien, and Ralph Salazar won second place red ribbons for their performance in Technology Categories.
Photography second place awards were presented to Jenifer Robinson, Molly Gildart, Jamie Campbell, Sharron Brook, and Erie Lynch.
The Technology Bowl Team of Cody Hevner, Chris O’Brien, and Micah Harper, placed third. Kathey Flores, Sharon Brook, and Jamie Campbell won third place ribbons for Photography.
SVHS TSA faculty advisors are Robert Schaffer, Wendall Lyons, and Debbi Haecker.
i SVHS graduation is scheduled for 8 p.m., May 2S, at Ranger Stadium.,
CISD photo by Don Clark
Canyon Middle School twirlers and drum majors lead the school hand In parades and special ceremonies. Pictured (L-R) are Twirlers Melissa Blalock and Trisha Eilers, assistant drum major Jonathan Haag and head drum major Lauren Dean.
Smithson Valley Middle School honors Students of the Month for April
Smithson Valley Middle School announced their Students of the Month for April at ceremonies held in the school cafetorium.
Entertainment was presented by the SVMS band and choir. Thirty-five seventh and eighth grade choir students sang a medley of the ’’Sixties Party Line,” and the band performed an arrangement of percussion music.
Awards were presented Dr. Patrick Hollis, principal; Debi Brended assistant principal; and Nancy Williams, school counselor.
The following students were recognized as Students of the Month for April:
Cwt Academic Courses:
Science: Heather White, Erie Rust,
Christina Thomas, Shannon Niehus, Andy Neitzey; Mathematics: Kelly Walker, Amber Jensen, Jessica Bailey, Patrick Anjos, Karen Roberts; Social Studies: Jessica Wolfshohl, Tom Newell, Kalyn Yaws, Julie Wagner, Chris Punch; Language Arts: Kiley Shipley, Ellen Bohner, Kelly Williams, Rachael Cothran, Jamie Meloni; Reading: Addison Keil, Matt Paben, Travis Scott, Alison Lyons, Amber Wheeler.
Band: Kahlil Armendariz, Monica Holly; Life Management: Dyan Dean; Physical Education: Laura
Weatherby, Jamie Tomasini, Joel
Bradley, Brad Little; Theatre: Jennifer Catalatic Stephanie Langenberg; Art I: Angie Gabriel; Art II: Amanda Goodlier, Industrial Technology: Matt Breen; Spanish: Sara Mathis; Computer Programming: Michael Ebrom; Choir: Brandon Watkins.
Principal’s Award: Jon Thompson; Office Aide: Willie Weeks; Citizenship: Renae Parkison, Tamber Richey, Kelly Walker, Dada Haney, Eugene Hoppe; Content Mastery: Sam Breeden, Johnathan Newman, Sarah Wadman, Ken McMullen; Center for Successful Learning: J.C. Oui.
SVHS Technology Students of America team wins at state competitionr i