New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 13, 1985, New Braunfels, Texas
Page BA H*m\d Zaitung; New Braunf els,Texas Wednesday, November 13,198bCISD names teacher, employee of the month
Yvonne Schmidt, who attended the elementary school where she is now employed, has been chosen as Comal ISO’s Employee of the Month for November Charlene Wunderlich, the Teacher of the Month for November, teaches math and science to sixth graders at Bulverde Middle :hool.
Wunderlich is i her twelfth year at Bulverde, and ha taught at all three middle school gr de levels. She is a graduate of Canyon High School and
Southwest Texas State University, and lives in the Spring Branch area with her husband, Ronnie, and their three children.
Schmidt grew up in the Bulverde area, graduated from Canyon High, and now works as a receptionist at Bulverde Elementary School. Her responsibilities include answering telephones, greeting parents and visitors, taking messages, and working in the school clinic when the
Parks sponsors 'name the oak' contest
The New Braunfels Parks and Recreation is sponsoring the “Name the Live Oak Tree” contest. Children ages H to 12 in Comal County are eligible to participate in thed contest. A panel of judges will select the best name for the tree The winner of the contest will receive a 1985 family pool pass and $25 cash Children wanting to participate in the “Name the Live Oak Tree” contest need to complete the entery form In the middle of Landa Park there is a tree with a crown spread of 115 feet and a trunk that is 225 inches in circumference.
This tree, which is a live oak < (Juer-cus Virginiana), has withstood the test of time, enviroment and children Many people have enjoyed the beauty of this tree, which dates back to Prince Solms and early German nettlers who had the foresight to preserve our natural enviroment and this large oak tree Children from the Lipan, the Tonkawa, the Karankawa and Waco Indian tribes enjoyed climbing to the highest branch to see the countryside as a bird would have Later. Spanish missionaries for the Nuestro Senora de Guadalupe Mission located next to the Comal Springs may have used its great spread as shelter from the afternoon sun Many visitors to the Comal Springs dating back to 1691. with the establishment of the Terab-Massanet trail, stood in amazement of the trees Many of the trees have not endured the growth of our community. because of the demand for wood for furniture and construction in the early days Landa Park, which surrounds the live oak. has changed ownership
Name the Large Live Oak Tree
Instructions: Provide three names for the large live oak tree in Landa Park in order of importance This contest is open to children ages 812 only.
Entry Deadline: December 6, 1985
Mail entriea to:
Landa Recreation Center 164 Landa Park Drive New Braunfels, TX 78130
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Connie Bremer, principal at Bulverde Elementary, said Schmidt is “always willing to be available to help anyone. Yvonne epitomizes the cliche ‘service with a smile,’ because she’s always smiling anti she never gets rattled.”
Schmidt and her husband. Tom. have an eight-year-old daughter, who is a third-grader at Bulverde Elementary. When she’s not on the job. Schmidt enjoys lap quilting, sew
ing, yardwork and cooking.
Wunderlich is a 4-H project leader in her spare time. She is active in her Beta Sigma Phi sorority, loves sports and likes to sew.
The reason this teacher stays in her profession is simple: “It’s the kids.” Wunderlich said. “I’ve thought about working in business with my math background. But I’d miss the kids too much
“I have one student who is now in medical school and he credits me
with stimulating his interest in science.” she added. “The gratification is not always that visible, but that ’s what keeps me going.”
Wunderlich said the toughest part about teaching middle school is helping students make a smooth transition from elementary grades.
“I think my structure in the classroom helps them,” she said. “I ttiink the classroom can be a pleasant place, and still be structured The
kids know when they come into my room that they are going to have to
Paul Tressa, principal at Bulverde Middle, called Wunderlich “one of the more dedicated science teachers. She always places the children, and
basic science concepts first,” he added
Both Schmidt and Wunderlich will be honored at the next regular CISD board meeting Monday night.
many times Under Spanish control. Maria Antonia de Veramendi Garza and husband. Rafael C. Garza, sold the land to William K Merriweather on June 27. 1847 On May 15. I860, it was then sold to Joseph Landa. In 1927, Landa Park was sold to some San Antonio businessmen whose attempts to manage the property failed.
In 1950. ownership was shown to be that of a Mr Jarret, who set a price of $270.(MKI for Landa Park when ap proached by the city government and Chamber of Commerce. In 1986. the newly formed Junior Chamber of Commerce reopened negotiations with EP. Nowotny leading the group During this time Jarret suffered financial difficulties and con trol of the property was assumed by Trinity Universal Insurance Com-pany. E P. Nowotny’s preserve! ante. pledges from the community and a special city election yielded the city to purchase Landa Park in 1936 for $80,000
The citizens of New Braunfels have played a very important part in the preservation of Landa Park with the establishment of an arboretum — “A Living Library of Trees ”
In 1981, Mrs W L Schumann of the Guada Coma Garden Club organized the first arboretum committee With the help of many individuals, organizations and clubs, the Landa Park arboretum was formally dedicated on April 26 Anyone can hike along the arboretum by picking up the “Harry Landa Tree Trail” brochure at the Parks and Recreation Office at the entrance of Landa Park
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