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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 29, 1991, New Braunfels, Texas Education Page 8Herald-Ze/fung, New Braunfels, Texas Wednesday, May 29, 1991 Comal ISD School Calendar 1991-92 (Revised)* August 19, 20,1991 ...............................Teacher    Workdays August 21, 1991 ................................First    Semester    Begins September 2,1991..................................Labor    Day    Holiday September 27,1991...................................Fair    Day    Holiday November 27, 28, 29,1991 ..............Thanksgiving.Holidays December 20, 1991 - January 3, 1992  Winter Break January 16,1992..................................First    Semester    Ends January 17,1992 .........................Second    Semester    Begins : March 13,1992 ....................................Youth    Show    Holiday March 20-27, 1992...........................................Spring    Break March 20, 23, 1992..................Bad    Weather    Make-up    Days May 29,1992 ..................................Second    Semester    Ends : May 30,1992..........................................Teacher    Work Day Early Release Days Elementary:    Oct. 15,16, 17,1991 Jan. 16, 1992; May 28, 29, 1992 Secondary:    Oct. 16,1991; Jan. 15,16,1992 Apr. 20,1992; May 28, 29, 1992 • Revised May 27, 1991, In compliance with Senate Bill 351, which add five school days. O'Brien, Belcher named Rangerette, Ranger » Smithson Valley High School se- duction; Joe Creighton, mill and cabi- CIS D fliors Miki O’Brien and John Belcher have been named 1991 SVHS Rangerette and Ranger. Presented by Dr. Ron Hayworth, principal, this award goes to one male and one female senior student selected by the (acuity. Students must have an A or B grade average, outstanding participation in athletics, school organizations, and community service. - The awards were presented at ^Outstanding Students’ Awards Night,” at which time departmental awards were also given. Recipients were Lara Welch, Kami Tutile, Kristin Wertz and Russell Burkey, English; Valone R isinger, French; Lisa Osteen, German; Paige Johnson, Spanish and speech; Kristin Bremer, foreign languages; Tom Ballou, ROTC; Bill Hamilton and Billy Tomes, art; Greg Groenke and Deneen Redclift, band; Jason Gabriel, business; Johanna Stahl and Matt Welch, choir; Bernadette Farr and Melissa Federspill, debate. Other award winners were Lori Richardson, graphics (drafting); Robin Mueller, computer applications; Johanna Stahl, newspaper; Denise ^)rosco, yearbook; Billy Tomes, pro- net making; John Marquis, Chad Knibbe, James Wirta and Daniella Marx, mathematics; Bryan Johnson, photography; John Marquis, Lisa Osteen, Kristin Wertz and Russell Burkey, science; Mike Hill, economics; Brandi Selsor, geography. Also honored were Matt Welch, government; Greg Slavin, United States history; Noel Gabriel, world history; Sherry Phillips and Matt Laurence, acting; April Chapman, drama crew; Lisa Hickman, design student; Matt Lawrence, vocational adjustment cooperative; Lisa Osteen, vocational office education; Angela Rush, business/office/clerical. SVHS Student Council leadership award recipients were freshmen Dwayne Moore and Bernadette Farr, sophomores Dustin Gass and Israel Shannon, juniors Kristin Bremer and Chad Knibbe, and seniors Brietta Cunningham and Miki O’Brien. Students named for 1991 participation in Texas Boys’ State and Bluebonnet Girls’ State are Jason Boss, Matt Gawlik, Kelly Holdridge, Chad Knibbe, Matt Kortz, Greg Slavin, Danielle Barr and Tina Hernandez. CAN dude rn VCry Friday Cost-cutting effort Revised summer schedule goes into effect Monday In an effort to save energy costs, a revised summer work schedule will be initiated at all Comal ISD offices and campuses. A four-day, 40-hour work week will be in effect June 3 through Aug. 9. The new schedule was approved by the district's trustees at a special meeting on May 13. Each principal or department head will be responsible for ensuring that their employees comply with the 40-hour week. The Central Administration Office in New Braunfels will be open from 7:15 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. Monday through Thursday. District officials estimate that the innovative schedule change will save the district at least $25,000 this summer in energy costs. All air conditioning and lights will be turned off from Thursday afternoon to Monday morn ing at all district offices and campuses. Summer school on CISD campuses will be held on Mondays through Thursdays this year. Another cost-cutting change adopted by the district’s administration will be moving all frozen and refrigerated foods to a central location for the summer months, while electricity will be shut off at all the other school kitchens. The district has also adopted a “black-out” policy on all campuses from June 3 through Aug. 8, when all security lights will be turned off. Comal County Sheriffs Office representatives have indicated that it will actually be easier to patrol the schools under these conditions. CISD employees will return to their traditional schedules on Aug. 12. ‘If I Had    A Wish’ is theme of PT A cultural arts contest ! Sometimes you learn by educating others Three w*th-grade science classes of Deborah Karlsson’s learned dial lesson During a Drug Education unit, die Students were asked to sliare reasons why smoking, drinking and drug use Should be avoided. One class held a poster contest, while the other two (Jivided into groups and performed public service announcements Winners of the poster contest ^ere Kendra Miller and Jennifer Rodriguez, sharing first place; Dillon Canyon Middle School student Elizabeth Lauten wins honorable mention in citywide competition with her poem entitled, Friends. Coma) ISD students distinguished themselves this spring by winning awards in the New Braunfels City Council Parent-Teacher Association’s cultural aits Reflections Contest. This year’s theme was, “If I Had A Wish.” Top winners in the visual arts category were Monique Berardi, kindergarten; Christi Burt, first grade; and Sarah Lynn Vaught, second grade. All three are students at Bulverde Primary School. Smithson Valley Middle School swept the awards in sixth grader with winners Matt Schmidt and Vinod Viswanathan. Joel McCready of SVMS and Erika Cole of Canyon Middle School were eighth grade winners, while Lance Courson of SVMS won the seventh grade competition. In the literature division, Suzanne Manner and Kelly Shuck of Smithson Valley Middle, along with Elizabeth Lauten of Canyon Middle School, took the sixth grade honors. Melissa Trimble of Can yon Middle School,as well as Miguel Garza and Tepon Wood of SVMS were winners in the grades 7-9 division. John Tindall, a second grader at Bulverde Primary School won that division. Lauten also earned an honorable mention in citywide competition. The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bill Lauten of New Braunfels, her winning entry was the original doc rn. Friends. Iron kid Frazier Elementary School fifth grader Marcos Prieto is an honorable mention winner in the Rainbo/Colonial Bread Iron Kids, ‘design a t-shirt’ competition,. earning a championship jacket. He is one of the top 10O winners among 4,000 competitors nation- ’ wide. (CISD Photo) Seniors to graduate Thursday, Friday Over 350 seniors are candidates to receive their diplomas from Comal Independent School District high schools in commencement exercises next week. The Class of 1991 will graduate from Smithson Valley High School on Thursday at 8:00 p.m. in Ranger Stadium, weather permitting. In case of inclement weather, the commencement exercises will be held in the gymnasium and admission will be first come, first serve; no tickets will be issued. Superintendent Joe Rogers and members of the CISD board of trustees will present diplomas. Seniors atCanyon High will graduate at 8:00 p.m. on Friday at in Cougar Stadium. In case of inclement weather, the exercises will be moved to the new gymnasium; seniors will each receive IO reserved seat tickets. Final exams are being conducted May 27 to 30, and all schools will be released an hour and a half early on Wednesday and Thursday. School buses will run according to the early release schedule.NBISD NBMS 8th-graders honored These dudes ‘can’ do it! Throughout the school year, Seele Elementary students collected aluminum cans each Friday morning In its second year, the recycling project has earned approximately $600 for the school this year Funds from last year's project were used to purchase a standing globe for the library Collecting cans through the cold and the rain, as well as the heat and humidity were, left to right, fourth graders Jared Morns, Clifton Fischer, Anthony Ayala and Ryan Voges Behind them stand parent volunteers Lane Speck and Dee Buck The chairman of the PTA Recycling Project has been Terry Buck (NBISD photo) Learning by telling others Gaytan, with second, and Jus* Soto and David Lsuado look third Criteria loc die PSA’s included originality, an anu drug/alcohol message, die use of props, slaying widnn a 30-60 second time limit, and group panicipauon. Winning first place in class C were Patricia Oldliain, Kiln Knight, Natalie Meek and J anilla Garza Earning first place rn class D were Krystal Gelder, Shaven Muikey, Monica Gomez and Melissa Yanez. NBMS teachers served as judges. New Braunfels Middle School eighth graders assembled for an awards ceremony this morning at 8:15 a.m. in the Boys Gymnasium. Students were recognized for academic and athletic achievements, as well as individual talents. Receiving the “American Legion” award were Lucia Flores and Michael A. Gonzales. Honored with the “Junior Teenager” award were Alison Bruemmer and John Ramirez. Ben Guzenski was selected for the Woodmen of the World" award, while the "Daughtersof the American Revolution” award went to Ellen Engler and Toby Baker. Named after the school’s principal for 27 years, the “William Kamau Leadership” award was bestowed upon Sarah Bdle. Recognized for perfect attendance were Guy Garrett 111, nine years Brenda Klabunde, six years; Julia Tristan, five years; Karen Kneader, Elaine Mendez, Traci Tuch and Patricia Yanez, four years; Tiffany Bodemann, Cerise Gillis and Barbara Kuppel, three years; and Enc Kennedy, Barbara Pina, Rebekka Preiss and Shannon Thurston, two years; Maribel Castillo, Matthew Foley, Kristie Holt, Rosa Juarez, Justin Kneupper, Cristobal Lagunas, Tawana Lundquisl, Jeremy Moeller, Hector Molina, Analgia Morales, Emily Mueller, Tanya Gelder, David Katie, Rosalinda Rosales, Meagan Schwab, Marcus D. Smith, Stefan Stahl, Aaron Varenhorsi, Hermima Villarreal, Jennifer Walker and Lynda Rene Woodall; one year Awarded for “’’Who’s Who” were Counney barlow, Kara Bedwell, Damka Blevins, Samuel Blunder, Tiffany Bodemann, Sarah Bolle, Alison Bruemmer, Rochelle Colvin, Lucia Flares, Man sa Garcia. Amy Grunwald, Bert Guzenski, Kim Kast-ten, Sally Kennedy, Brenda Klabunde, Karen Kneuper, Suzanne Kneuper, Derek Koutz, Jana Neff, Tanya Gelder, Sherry Presley, John Ramirez, Johnny Reyes, Barbara Ruppel, Erika Sagebiel, Meagan Schwab, Julie Taylor, Shannon Thurston, T raci Tuch, Allison Vann, Patricia Yanez, Knstie Holt, Brookie Werth, Amy Flores and Robbin Constance. Chosen for “Departmental” awards were Stefan Stahl and Kendra Earl, science; Ryan Kocian and Kelly Vann, algebra; Samuel Biunizer and Ashley Demasco, theatre arts; James Pierce, industrial arts; Johnny Reyes and Julie Taylor, outstanding athletes; Gerry Sosa and Patricia Yanez, physical education; Denise Guerra, Spanish, Brenda Klabunde, typing; Rebekka Preiss, choir; Shannon Thurston and Sarah Bolle, English; Jason Haas and Barbara Ruppel, band; John Moreno and Sandra Sanchez, history; Erika Sagebiel and Eric Martinez, art; Sally Kennedy, home economics; Bryan Sanders and Courtney Toth, math; Sabrina Brandt, library science; and Jeff Juarez and April Hoffmann, reading. Honored for choir were Irene Ramirez, Michelle Boos, Jeannie Barganier, Rebekka Preiss, Kristie Holt, Mary Ann Garrett, Dianna Meckel and Gloria Navarro. Singled out for Jazz Band participation were Doralisa Alvarado, Toby Baker, Shannon Bauer, Trevor Bird, Doug Bisset, Sarah Bolle, Alison Bruemmer, Zac Cole, David Di-erksen, Vernon Effenberger, Jason Haas, Brookie Werth, John Moreno, Emily Mueller, Michael Skelton, Shawn Snider, Shannon Thurston, Julian Tristan and Amy Flores. Applauded for Student Council participation were Jody Dieiert, Veronica Gonzales, Karen Kneuper, Ryan Lofun, Melissa Martinez, Jen nifer McCarty, Analicia Morales, Rosalinda Rosales, Jennifer Rust, Erika Sagebiel, Angela Schaeffer, Julie Taylor, Julian Tristan, Armando Valadez and Brookie Werth. Certificates for die Lr participation in die National Rifle Association’s poster contest celebrating die bicentennial of the Bill of Rights were earned by Misty Klein, lajcia Flores, Beatrice Espinosa and Travis Baker. “N” awards were presented lo eighdi graders in die Academic Pentathlon and Knowledge Master learns. Mad) and athletic achievements were also recognized. Carl Schurz 1991-‘92 officers i The 1991-92 officers of the Carl Schurz Elementary Student Councij were recently installed Serving next year will be, seated, Tim McEuerv, treasurer, and Teresa Schultz, secretary. Standing behind them ara Jaime Aleman, president, and Chris Riding, vice president. The Student; Council plans and carries out a number of projects each year to benefit; their school and others Recent projects included planning a birthday celebration for the school s namesake and at Christmas, the council collected and packaged toiletries which were given to a local nursing! home (NBISD photo) Meet the Teachers! ll Irene Zapata earned her bac helor degree in education widi a major in elementary education and a minor in bilingual education from Southwest Texas Stale University. Site lias been teaching a second grade bilingual class at Memorial Elementary School. Her goal as a (eat her is"... to be an effective teacher. I want lo earn the respect of my students    |r*ne Zaoata and parents in my classroom. As a leacher, I also want lo keep myself involved with new ideas and strategics in education." Her philosophy regarding education: "Teachers have die most imper* lam job in the world. Education is an important part that must lake place in our world. I also feel that the education system must liave the best, most dedicated leachers." ;