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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - May 30, 1993, New Braunfels, Texas ■ Sunday, May 30,1993    ■KnQnLHJEU£HigQr[H|    B    page    140Education Two Comal ISD high school students attended the National Leadership Conference of Business Professionals of America held in San Antonio in early May. Susan Ahum of Canyon High School placed seventh in the medical concepts competitive event, which tests participants’ knowledge and proficiency in medical terminology and medical office procedures. She is the daughter of Charles and Minnie Al turn. Smithson Valley High School senior Karen Engel placed tenth out of 200 competitors in the financial specialist contest, which consists of advanced accounting practices. She is the daughter of Patrick and Martha Engel of Bulverde. "Entering the regional, state and national BPA contests have been a valuable experience as the contests have taught me Karen Engel and Susan Atturn McGruff volunteers Parent volunteers who helped out with the McGruff program this year at Mountain Valley Elementary School are honored at the Take a Bite Out of Crime’ party. They are Kelly Walker (left) and Denise Farris. CISD photo CISD delays start of school for pre-kinder, kindergarten Trustees of the Comal Independent School District have approved a waiver that will delay the start of school for students who will attend pre-kindergarten and kindergarten classes. Assistant Superintendent Carol Hall recommended the change to allow teachers time for a home or classroom visit with each new student and his or her parents before classes actually begin. These visits will be scheduled from Aug. 18 to 25. Hall said the waiver addresses the district and campus plans and goals that focus on improved student achievement, with specific emphasis beingplaced on improving student achievement for special populations. The plan to be implemented in lieu of current law will reduce the number of jiays of school attendance for pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students by five days during August. Hall said that the granting this waiver will allow for a smoother transition to the school environment for four and five year-old students. Schools will evaluate the impact of the home or classroom visits through feedback from staff and parents, and by evaluation of student achievement based on a better opportunity for students to become acclimated to the teacher and the classroom. SVHS students earn service awards Service awards were presented to 14 Smithson Valley High School students for their work on two committees. Student Advisory Panel members receiving citations were Karen Engel, Matt Mabry, Kevin Lee, Terri Fisher, Piet Van Kampa, Kathy Collins, Bryan Morales and Lisa Lee. The panel, a liaison group between students and teachers or administrators, provides a voice for student concerns. This group has addressed the campus dress code, student membership on the school board and the District Improvement Council, and freshman orientation. Student Empowerment Council members receiving awards were Kristen Wertz, Shay Gamey and Carrie Cunningham. The council, composed of teachers and students, creates programs that focus on students’ needs such as the Mentor Program. Students who served on both groups are Mike Preiss, Erie Lee and Allison Spear. Canyon choir officers Canyon High School choir officers elected to serve during the 1993-94 school year are (from left) Shawnda Williams, president; Tim Ousley, librarian; Rachel Griffin, vice-president; and Lisa Herrera, secretary. Not pictured are Christy Withrow, treasurer; and Phoebe Walker, historian. CISD students excel at BPA nationals « Canyon's Susan Atturn places 7th, SV's Karen Engel takes 10th how to compete with others on an advanced skill level,” Engel said. "It has alto taught me that I have the skills to be a successful accountant.” The two girls were among approximately 2,000 students from throughout the United States participating in the BPO A’s 27 th National Leadership Conference. Activities included general sessions with keynote speakers, business meetings, leadership workshops, competitive events, election of national officers, and tours of San Antonio sites. Business Professionals of America is the national youth organization dedicated to leadership and competency development for business and office careers. BPOA chapter advisors Karen Garland of CHS and Carolyn Pittman of SVHS accompanied the students to San Antonio. Seele advisory council makes a difference The Principal’s Student Advisory Council at Seele Elementary School took a field trip to the i State Capitol on May 10th. The students met with Representative Edmund Kuempel and asked about his job, legislation and his future plans. The students were introduced in the House Chamber where they witnessed debate and voting on a bill. They represented their classrooms in recommending school improvements to Principal Linda Schlather. The FTA used their suggestions when it purchase playground equipment. These students also initiated community service projects. The student body and staff collected more than 600 canned goods at Thanksgiving for the SOS Food Pantry and collected cash, food and clothing for students who suffered family tragedies. In addition, all classes had their own service projects ranging from collecting toys for the Children’s Shelter and collecting pet food for the Animal Shelter to visiting local nursing homes. Members of the Student Advisory Council for the 1992-93 school year included third graders Jill Elmore, Regan Towal, Craig Crow, Ashley Wer-sterfer, Ashlee Joost, Jacob Dean, Tanner Baker, Bekah Stolhandske, Kasey Wilson, Adam Fletcher, Theodora Yanas, Kristen Gilstrap, Matthew Halm, Tracey Garvens, Amber Surprenant, Ashley Witek, Norma Sanchez, and Eliazar Meza. Alternates were Scott Maracek, Kerby Zoeller, Alison Boatright, Hilary Ross, Mandy Brandt, Julie Mathis and Ben Downing. Fourth graders: Kara Koen, Belinda Vargas, Paul Montanez, Erie Brunn, Sarah Voges, Jennifer Regalado, Erie Weilbacher, Hart Smith, Crystal Rutledge, Ashlea Evans, Raquel Pulido, Lindsay Overman, Jeffrey McCrary, Jeff Sherrow, Andrea Weldy, Haley Haecker, Clint Herod and Christina Rahe. Alternates were Kyle Beeson, Zach Hau-pert, Bryan Salge, Tara Edwards, Jessica Bowden, Carrie Allen, Christy Eckart and Claudia Castilleja. Fifth graders: Reno Gomez, Sara Damarodas, Alicia Nunes, Ashley Brown, Lenin Biggers, Katie Schneider, Cody Chapman, Garrett Sullivan, Jessica Cale, Rachel Valadez, Kimberly Greenlees, Jason Mills, Whitney Garvens, Ayanna Benjamin, Trey Daum, Dallas Miller, Hailey Zinkgraf, Casey Ethridge and Jennifer Webb. Alternates were Tif-fani Voigt, Emily Sievers, Clay Coleman, Nicholas Skalomenos, Crystal Clark, Charlie Baker, Robert Wygle and Laura Wong. NBISD photo the ump is an a-‘peeling’ top banana! Tiro Memorial Elementary second and third graders went bananas over reading this year. Childish got stickers for reading 50 pages. Youngsters earning 30 stickers were invited to a special lunph with the principal. About 10 classes received 500 stickers each and were treated to banana Split parties. About 20 students earned IOO stickers on their own and in turn get to have a pizza party. To reward the youngsters, Principal Sharon Tate, above left, dressed as a banana and umpired tee-bail games during PE classes recently. Later, she read to the classes and gave out banana-flavored candy. A total of almost 700,000 pages were read by the students. NBMS outstanding students chosen chose the following students. 8th Grade: Kyle Pillsbury, Mario Cortez, Nicholas Lagunas, Heidi Voss, Lori Crowder, Jennifer Sierra, Leann Voges, Christy Faulkner and Cory Weber. Each month, a group of outstanding New Braunfels Middle School students are selected by teachers in a department. For April, the teachers of Industrial Technology and Computers Registration dates set for 1993-94 school year 7th Grade: Alan Bueche, Jessica Sullivan, Bryan Stanley, Hunter Weilbacher, Chase Cochran, Chris Harwick, Ernesto Coronado and Travis Haecker. Registration dates for the 1993-94 school year are as follows: - Kindergartners through fifth graders who are new to the school district or who have changed attendance areas may register Aug. 4 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. OakRun sixth graders pick up their packets Aug. 6 and return them and register Aug. 9. The office will be open from 8 a.rn.-4 p.m. Middle school students pick up packets from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 9. They return packets, pick up class schedules and have their pictures taken on Aug. IO for eighth graders and on the lith for i seventh graders. High school students pick up packets July 27-, 30. Freshmen return their information Aug. 31 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., sophomores register Aug. 4 from 9 a.m.-noon, juniors and seniors register Aug. 5 with the juniors returning packets from 9 a.m.-noon and seniors bringing theirs in from 1-3 p.m. Make-ups can be processed Aug. 6 from 9 a.m.-noon. Praising the poets!    N8SDph00 The Language Arte classes of Joan Nelson at OakRun, Nancy Bingham at Carl Schurz and Candy Sober at New Braunfels Middle School wrote poems, some of which were submitted last fall to the American Academy of Poetry. The poems of NBMS eighth graders Leah Scott!, Natalie Meek, Allison Kraft, Robert Juarez, Crystal Haas, Donny Parker, Jaclyn Conn, Stacy Mitchan, Laura Flournoy, Maggie Ontiveros, Chad Smith, Ryan Hamer, Monica Mendoza, Jennifer Rodriguez, Mario Cortez, Adolpho Castro and Jacob Kearney were accepted, as were those of OakRun sixth graders Michael Friesenhahn and Thomas Biankmeyer and Carl Schurz fifth graders Jennifer Dolle, Liliana Flores, Michelle Garrote Joyce Garza, Sandy Krueger, Jennifer Madrid, Diana Perez and Joey Richardson. The students are shown above with their parents at the May school board meeting. The talented writers received proclamations from School Board President Dick Roblnett. The students’ poems were published In the Anthology of Poetry by Young Americans. ;