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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 8, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas 10 A □ Herald-Zeltung □ Wednesday, November 8,1995 * •Education CISD SVHS band earns UIL First Division Award Schools schedule Veterans’ Day activities CISD photo by Don Clark Shown are the SVHS Ranger band members with their UIL Regional First Division Trophy (L-R) front row, Marina Manchaca, Drum Major; Rick Simmons, Vice President; Susan Jani, Flight Captain; Caroline Pardue, Librarian; Kona Mayfield, Historian; second row, Raquel Gamez, Flag Lieutenant; Ryan McLeaird, Chaplain; Shannon Marriott, Flag Captain; Ruben Trevino, Spirit Master; Steven Engel, Equipment Manager; Tammy Pardue, Secretary/Treasurer; Joey Guyer, President. The director of the Ranger Band is Randy Leifeste. He is assisted by Mary Kay Cain, Gilbert Ramirez (SVMS), and student teacher, Randy Heaton. Planning for intermediate schools continues CISD will celebrate Veteran's Day j on Nov. IO, 1995, with a wide variety ; of activities. ’    Students will also be released from { school early on that day, and the Cen-; tral Administrative Offices closed at J 3 p.m., in honor of the country’s vet- f erans. All area veterans (active duty and retired), parents, family members, and patrons are invited to attend campus ceremonies. Many schools have asked ; veterans to visit classrooms and dis- * cuss their military service and experi-; ences with students. The following are some of theevents * scheduled for Nov. IO: Bulverde Primary School- Veterans’ Day Assembly at IO a.m. featuring readings and musical selections presented by faculty and students; Goodwin Primary School- Veterans’ Day assembly and flag pole ceremony at 9 a.m., veterans will present red, white and blue ribbons to students; Bill Brown Elementary School- The school’s Veterans’ Day Celebration I begins at 8:15 a.m. with a flag raising ceremony accompanied with choral readings and patriotic songs by fifth grade theatre arts students, veterans * are encouraged to wear their uniforms The school district will soon provide senior citizens with a “get in ; free” card. I “The CISD Senior Citizen Card is specifically designed for patrons 55 years and older and will admit the senior citizen to all school events, ; except UIL varsity sports, free of and talk to students in the classroom; Bulverde Elementary School- Veterans, active duty and retired, will speak to fourth and fifth grade students throughout day, sixth grade students will research of the history of Veterans’s Day, prepare questions, and based on an interview with a veteran, write a Veterans’ Day essay; Comal Elementary School- Veterans ’ Day celebrations feature a school assembly at 8:15 a.m. with patriotic songs, choral readings by sixth grade students, and a guest speaker on the meaning of Veterans’ Day; Frazier Elementary School- Veterans* Day program begins at 9 a.m. to honor veterans; Mountain Valley Elementary School- Veterans’ Day flag ceremony, 8:15 a.m. (weather permitting), speakers in classrooms throughout day, cake served in cafeteria (during all lunch times), fifth and sixth grade essay contests, fourth grade students will write and deliver thank you notes to members of the Saltier VFW, additional activities are scheduled for all grade-levels; Smithson Valley High School- Veterans’ Day ceremonies are scheduled from 10-10:30 a.m., Nov. 9 to honor all faculty and staff veterans; charge,” Jerry Major, CISD Superintendent, told Trustees at their Nov. 6 meeting. UIL varsity sports are excluded because of an agreement between the UIL and sports referees. “A high school play, band or choir concert is some of the best entertain- Smithson Valley Middle School-Veterans’ Day activities will continue throughout the week featuring hall decorations with the theme of patriotism, social studies classes studying patriotism, and the reading of “I am the Flag” during morning announcements on Friday, Nov. IO; Canyon High School- The week’s Veterans’ Day activities include display cases featuring memorabilia and an historical time line on American wars, invited parent and community veterans as classroom guest speakers, letters to veterans at the Audie Murphy Veterans’ Hospital, and the highlight of the week will be the Nov. IO, 9:30 a.m., Cougar Den program featuring patriotic tributes to Comal County veterans by the CHS Choir and Band with Ll Col. Joseph Wineman, U.S. Army, as the featured keynote speaker, Canyon Middle School- The school’s Veterans’ Day program will begin at 9:45 a.m. with the pledge of allegiance and presentation of the colors, followed by the introduction of campus veterans, a choir performance, guest speakers, and the presentation of a new U.S. flag to the school. The ceremony will conclude with the playing of taps. ment in town and we want to make sure that all of our patrons have the opportunity to attend these wonderful events,” Major said. Further details about how to obtain a CISD Senior Citizen Card will be provided after the Thanksgiving Holidays. Initial planning information for the new intermediate schools was provided to the Board of Trustees for discussion and comment at their Nov. 6,1995, Board Workshop. Consition of the three schools was approved by the Sep. 1994 bond election. “These are the significant events that we are planning for. There are certainly many actions required to make each one of these events happen,” Jerry Major, CISD Superintendent, told the Board. “This plan isn’t written in stone and will change, but we want everyone to know what to expect when we open the new schools,” Major said. Planning actions include equipping each school, budgeting requirements, hiring adm inistrators and support staff, transferring fifth and sixth grade teachers and students to the new schools, realigning grade levels at primary and elementary schools, and transportation requirements. “Moving into three new schools simultaneously is a large and complex activity that affects almost everyone. We are certainly open to the ideas and concerns of families, teachers, and administrators,” Major added. Planning actions provided the Board included the following: formal announcements for hiring new principals (Nov. 16), specifications for furniture and equipment to vendors (Jan. 15), Board considers approval of new principals (Feb. 5), Board considers approval of names for new schools (Feb. 5), 1996-97 budget requirements finalized (Mar. 28), teacher transfer requirements completed (April 25), Board considers approval of intermediate school attendance zones (May 16), supplies and furniture placed in schools (Oct. I), school buildings completed (Nov. I), students and teachers move into new intermediate schools (Dec. I). The three new intermediate schools will be located at: Western Campus, 20911 Hwy. 46 West, Spring Branch; Mountain Valley Campus, 1081 Saltier Road, Canyon Lake; New Braunfels Campus, 1275 North Business Loop 35, New Braunfels. Administrators will provide guidelines for naming of the intermediate schools, and the newly approved 7/8/ 9 middle school, at the Nov. 16 Board of Trustees meeting. Names for the new schools have not been selected. i---------------------------------—i J Add these important events to your calendar! J |    ft    Nov.    IO. CISD celebrates Veterans’ Day and early release for students.    I |    Nov.    ll. Veterans* Day.    | I    ft    Nov.    16. Board of Trustees meeting, 7:30 p.m., Central Office Board Room.    | I    ft    Nov.    22-24. Thanksgiving Holidays. Schools and Central Office closed.    I I___________________________________I : The CISD Senior Citizen Card available soon I ^ fit 'Qimiig-t: t Wednesday, Nov. 8 - Report Card Day * Thursday, Nov. 9 -NBHS Alumni Tailgate Party. 5:30 p.m. at the NBHS JROTC Building. ft Friday, Nov. IO - At the New Braunfels/Smithson Valley football game, the NB1SD Outstanding Elementary and Secondary Teachers of the Year will be recognized prior to the game. The game is also homecoming. * Saturday, Nov. II - New Braunfels High School MCJROTC Annual Marine Corps Birthday Banquet at NBHS Cafetorium, 7 p.m. ft Saturday, Nov. II - UIL State Cross Country Meet at Georgetown * Wednesday, Nov. 22-Friday, Nov. 24 - Student Holidays for Thanksgiving Discovering art in the world around them Texture is an artistic element that can be found everywhere, as students at Carl Schurz Elementary recently learned. Teacher Cindy Lee challenged her fifth graders and those of Phil Hunt and Valerie Schoener to find as many textures at school as they could. Above, Erica Paulson, Alex Molinar, LaShonda Mannie and Veronica Zavala use crayons on paper to rub the surface of the asphalt, while below them, Gina Castilleja and Karen Popp get the subtle texture of a painted surface. The textures of trees, shoes and bricks were also explored. NBISD photos by LESLIE KRIEWALDT NBISD > NBHS choir members earn regional spots The New Braunfels High School choir placed a number of talented songsters on the All-Region Treble Choir. Auditions were held Saturday, Oct. 28. The choir performs Nov. 18 at Madison High School. Students attend a clinic and rehearsal Nov. 17. Earning regional spots were Judy Mata, Rebekah Alvarez, Michele Taylor, Cherie Saunders, Lauren Jenzen, Adrianne Bradfute, Tamara Mayfield, Laura Cook and Crystal Juarez. The NBHS choir program is under the direction of Jody Bagley. The students are accompanied by Anne Carson. NBHS alums, fans gather for dinner & rally Bursting with Unicom pride? Share yeurspirit at the second annual Unicorn Alumni Tailgate party and candlelight pep rally hosted by the New Braunfels High School Student Council. The party is Thursday, Nov. 9, the day before the varsity football homecoming game against Smithson Valley High School. Bring your Unicorn Pride, family and friends to the JROTC building behind the stadium where the fun begins with a barbecue at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 a plate and can be purchased at the high school or from any student council member. Dinner is followed by music and games. Around 7 p.m., alums and friends will cheer on the Unicorns with a pep rally. If you’re a Unicorn alum or a fan, be al the high school tomorrow evening and celebrate Unicorn accomplishments, past and present! 2nd six-weeks report cards go out today The second six-weeks grading period ended Friday, Nov. 3, and New Braunfels ISD students receive their report cards today. Parents are asked lo look carefully at their children’s grades, as they indicate student progress, areas of academic strength and areas in which improvement might be needed. Please sign and return the report card lo your child’s school. The third six-week grading period and the first semester ends Tuesday, Dec 19. New Braunfels High School students, on a nine-week grading schedule that accommodates block scheduling, also end their second grading period and first term on the 19th. the Teachers #### Throughout the school year, "Meet the Teachers” features educators who are new to New Braunfels Independent School District. rn Sheri Rhoades earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Education with a minor in Spanish from Southwest Texas State University. With six years of public school teaching experience, she teaches physical education classes at OakRun School. Greatest pleasure in teaching: “My greatest teaching pleasure is when I see my » learners who are really challenged by a concept finally understand. That light goes on and they are as proud of themselves as I am. I love it! I also really enjoy watching the day-to-day growth as a student and a person, both academically and socially.” Philosophy of education: “I believe education is for all children. I believe that as educators, it is our responsibility to help prepare our students to be successful contributors to society. I believe, at this time, it is especially crucial that we prepare them for the 21st century.” ft Susan Ross earned her leaching certification in Health Occupations from Southwest Texas Stale University. For three years, she has built and taught health occupations. As a former operating room director, she has a vast medical background and as she said, “A lot of teaching is done in medicine. Each patient had lo be instructed al “their level” - the material was the same, the patients were different. Students are the same - all are unique individuals.” She is currently starting a health occupations program at New Braunfels High School. Greatest pleasure in teaching: “Seeing the students lake what I offer and using it to get a job and want to continue on with their education (i.e. college) in something they love, not just for the money but for the love of medicine.” Philosophy of education: “Education is rather ‘stuffy’ at times. Making it ‘fun to learn’ is our challenge as teachers. Our teens are in crisis and need some positive ■ direction from ‘fun education’, not ‘stuffy education.’” _ Sheri Rhoades Susan Ross ;