New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 29, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas
Herald-Zeitung O Wednesday, May 29,1996 O 7 A
GED graduates receive certificates
Shannon Weed, Bulverde Elementary fourth grade student, has had her poem, “Texas Flowers,** selected for publication in the Texas Rising Star, Young Texan Tales.
Her poem will appear with her photograph. Weed stated that she wrote the poem because she likes Texas flowers, especially bluebonnets, sunflowers, and rain lilies; and because she wanted extra credit for her class grade. While many students were recognized across the state for excellence in writing, only a few items were chosen for publication. To gain
recognition in the Texas Rising Star Writing Project, Weed was one of several students chosen in school-wide competition as Bulverde Elementary^ best writers.
“One of the major objectives in the year-long program is to improve the writing skills of all students,** Sherry Metzger, Bulverde Elementary Gifted and Talented teacher, said.
Pictured is Shannon Weed. Her poem was selected for publication in The Texas Rising Star.
CISO photo by Don Claik
CMS students receive ‘Best in State’
Duke University Talent Search honors
Canyon Middle Schools students (L-R) front row, Sara Tatter, Erin Arabs; back row Sara Murray,
Hunter Leber, and Evan Mathis, will special awards from the Duke University Talem Search Pro-They will be recognized at Trinity University in June as several of the top students in Texas based on their College Board Scholastic Assessment Test (ACT and SAT) scores. The CMS students are in the top 10 percent, or higher, of all middle school students who took the college entrance tests for the Duke UniversityTalent Search Program. CISD photo by Don Clark
Year-long math challenges pay big rewards for Bill Brown Elementary students
CISD photo by Don Clark
CISD General Educational Development (GED) graduates received words of encouragement and congratulations from Dan K. Krueger, CISD Board of Trustees President, and Dr. Jerry Major, CISD Superintendent, at the 1996 GED graduation ceremonies held at Smithson Valley High School on May 21. Also in attendance were Trustees Robert Loop, Scott Watson, and Doug Nail. Pictured are the GED graduates from SVHS: Richard Almaguer, Cory Boswell, Charles (Bubba) Bowers, Jennifer Bridges, Trevor Brugman, Leticia Cortinas, Bromley Cravey, Summer Daharsh, Jeremy Gilmore, Robert Hammond, Jason Juries, Shanna Lastovica, Keith Minasian, Robert Morrow, Frank Rauser, Jason Schultze, Elizabeth Marie Smith, Chris Snowden, Christina Vinson, Melissa Yoeman, Frank Zuehl; from Canyon High School: Casey Bilbrey, Floyd Campos, Michele Graceman Griffin, Nicole Kanz, Alisha Koppenol, Patricia Lopez, Elizabeth Mullins. Dawn Offerman, Anthony Sanchez, Stanley Sanchez, Kenneth Michael Sliz, Shawn Tomeriin, Shane Wetz, and Erie Yzaguirre.
Shannon Weed publishes poem in Texas Rising Star, Young Texan Tales
CISD photo by Don Clark
Pictured are Bill Brown Elementary Schoolgrand prize math winners (L-R) from row students: Sam Stewart, Austin Perry, Kelly Wilson, August Blackburn; middle row: Brindan Schultze, Gariyn Schwarz to se, Misty Knudsen, Akela Ealy, Brandy West; back row: Joshua Wright, Amy Miller, Taylor Dunlap, Brandon Brott, Brenda Norris, MitfieHe TribiflJ&on. Nof ptoturbd: Danny Realm Throughout the school year, students completed special extra credit projects In the school's math lab to earn “math dollars." Each Grand Prize student earned at least $2,400 in "math dollars" to gain a trip to Fiesta Texas at the end of the school year. Students received a varied amount of "math money" based on the difficulty of the math project, from completing a math worksheet to creating a restaurant menu, including the computation of meal prices based on the cost of supplies and required profit margins.Lessons to last a lifetime
Dedicated to HOSTS (Help One Student To Succeed) tutor Joe Hales, a mural was painted by Patty Smithers and Beverly Davis, shown right, on the HOSTS building at Carl Schurz Elementary. The mural features artwork based on name tags created by Hales and includes this quote by the Abbot of Grove, “May I be wakeful at sunrise to begin a new day: cheerful at sunset for having done my work; thankful at moonrise and under starshine for the beauty of the universe. And may I add what little may be in me to this great world.’* Hales, who tutored many students at several campuses for many years, died in December of cancer. A memorial scholarship in his name to benefit former HOSTS students has been set up through the NBISD Business Office, 620-6200.
NBISD photos by LESLIE KRIEWALDTNBISDNBMS awards presented
At the New Braunfels Middle School seventh and eighth grade awards assemblies, a unmber of students were recognized for their achievements thoruhgout the school year.
The following youngsters were selected by their teachers for departmental awards:
Algebra: Andre w Kraft and Angela Saad.
Art: Matt Gledhill and Lisa Burrer. Band: Alejandro Rodriguez and Anna Sandoval.
Boys PE: Chris Millett Girls PE: Kaye Smith Choir: Pedro Garza and Gabriella DeLaCerda.
Computer Literacy (7th): James Heinbaugh and Elise Saegert.
Computer Literacy (8th): Javier Leal and Cori Caverly.
English:Hailey Zinkgraf and Nick Skalomenos.
Industrial Arts: Michael Seibert Math: Brad Marschall and Kristen Bowden.
Outstanding Boy Athlete: Andy Schmid
Outstanding Girl Athlete: Laura Boutwell
Readinbg: Stephen Conran and Sarah Damnarodas.
Science: Amy Morton and Andrew Gray.
Spanish: Ama Armendariz Theatre Arts: Garrett Sullivan and Kristi Kirmse.
U.S. History: Matt Trussell and Monica Juarez.
Word Processing: Kevin Clark and Andi Griffin.
Life Skills: Matt Wilkinson and April Wiedenfield.
Other awards include:
American Legion: Ashley Brown and Jason Mills.
Jr. Teenager: Heather Watt and Seth McKinley.
Woodmen of the World History Award:Tyler Hollmig.
William Karnau Leadership Award: Tyler Hollmig.
Braunfels Foundation Award: Tara Edwards and Jacob Wesolick.
New Braunfels Middle School math teacher Lista Schwarz used the QUILT method with her classes this year. The method uses a number of questioning and learning strategies to bring about higher-level thinking skills. One of the projects completed is the quilt shown above, along with the students who created it.
Suzanne Winter’s third period social studies class at New Braunfels Middle School hosted a reception for veterans before the school year ended. The class made a banner listing all the veterans they know who served in World War ll, Korea, Vietnam and the Persian Gulf. Above, a group of students listen to Bob Thomas, right, who served in WW ll. He and his wife, Mary Weldy Thomas are the grandparents of Andrea Weldy. Don Kirmse, seated by Mary, served In Vietnam. His daughter Kristi invited him to the reception. The students served refreshments
Memorial Primary music teacher Nikki Loftin invited Dr. Charles Friedman, math professor at the University of Texas and jazz musician, to demonstrate a variety of brass instruments to her classes. Above, Preston Simmons and Alexandra Brace get their hands on a saxophone while Mona Miller, Kristina Varner and their classmates in Lisa Gonzalez’s kindergarten class wait their turn. Some of the instruments the youngsters heard and saw included a tuba, flute, saxophone, trumpet and trombone. Earlier in the year, the classes were treated to a music demonstration by violinists who showed how the string instrument could also be a fiddle, depending on how it was played.