New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 14, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas
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Exciting election education
Th* recent •lections afforded a learning opportunity for New Braunfels ISD students of all grade levels. As their parents heeded for the polls, NBISD voters were casting their ballots in mock elections. New Braunfels High School students voted during their lunch periods while Lamar Primary kindergartners also gave serious consideration to the issues and ultimately cast IOO votes for Clinton, 42 for Dole and 17 for Perot. At left, a Memorial Elementary third grader drops her choice In the ballot box while behind her, classmates wait their turn to vote. The second-and third-grade Challenge ciscoes taught by Diana Cashion organized the election, gave speeches, made posters, registered schoolmates and acted as election officials. At Carl Schurz Elementary, below, election officials Dillon Meckel, Logan Doell and Christina Sanchez check a schoolmate’s registration card. Fourth-grade teacher Andrea Loucks and Librarian Gloria Kolacek organized the election efforts.
NBISD photos by LESLIE KRIEWALDT
Throughout the school year, “Meet the Teachers "features educators who are new to New Braunfels Independent School District.
Carlinda Perez earned her bachelor’s degree in Communication Disorders from Southwest Texas State University. She is earning her education certification through the Region XIII alternative certification program and teaches Special Education Resource classes at New Braunfels High School.
Greatest pleasure in teaching: “The greatest pleasure in teaching is to see a student succeed. I love to hear a student say, ‘Thank you, I understand how to do this now!’ Or, ‘Thank you, I passed the test!’ I also like to see a student develop a high self-esteem.”
Philosophy of education: “My philosophy of education is doing whatever it takes to see a child succeed. Every child can learn, no matter how low his or her I.Q. is. Therefore, if a child is not learning, the teacher should reflect on what he or she could do differently. It is the teacher’s responsibility to give the child an opportunity to learn and succeed in every way possible.”
Sue Phillips has a Master of Education degree in Physical Education with a minor in Guidance and Counseling from Southwest Texas State University, where she also earned her bachelor’s degree in Physical education with a minor in History. She holds certification in special education and mid-management administration. A teacher of 20 years, she teaches physical education at Carl Schurz Elementary School.
Greatest pleasure in education: “The greatest pleasure in teaching is being with children. My elementary students are truly remarkable ‘little people.’ Teaching them and watching them grow is the only reason to be in education. I should mention that I think learning is often a two-way street. Many times I learn as much from children as I teach them.”
Philosophy of education: “My philosophy is that all children can and should be successful learners. They all learn at different speeds and in different ways, but they all can learn. Teachers should be continually evaluating and monitoring student performance to determine if learning is happening for each of her student#.’*
Melanie Penny, at right, was misidentified in last week’s column. A beginning educator, she starts her teaching career at Carl Schurz Elementary where she teaches fifth-graders.The New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung is putting together a Thanksgiving Gift Guide and we want to fill it with your favorite recipes.
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-New Braunfels ISD Calendar of Events -
FrL Nov. 15 • New Braunfels High School MC JROTC unit celebrates the birthday of the United States Marine
Corps with a banquet at 7 pm in the NBHS cafetorium Sua, Nov. 17 * Middle School Region Orchestra, including nine New Braunfels Middle School musicians,
performs at 3 pm. in the Alamo Heights High School auditorium.
Tues*, Nov. 19 • School Board Meeting, 7 pm. in the Board Room ofThe€ducation Center
• Carl Schurz Elementary PT A Meeting & 5th Grade Music Program, 7 pm., school cafeteria Wed, Nov. 27 • Student Holiday for NBISD Staff Development Nov. 28-29 - Student and Staff Holidays for Thanksgiving
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Castillo attends national conference
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Her own leadership abilities earned Elizabeth Castillo the opportunity to meet other leaders on a national scale.
The New Braunfels High School junior and daughter of Lupe and Josie Castillo was chosen to attend the National Young Leaders Conference in Washington. D.C. Oct. 22-27.
In keeping with the theme of the conference, “The Leaders of Tomorrow Meeting the Leaders of Today,” Elizabeth was able to meet key leaders, newsmakers and state and gov-
Highlights of the program included welcoming remarks from the Floor of the United States House of Representatives and a panel discussion with journalists at the National Press Club.
The leadership activities were varied and creative. In one such exercise, Elizabeth and her peers role-played the President, members of the Cabinet and representatives from Capitol Hill responding to an international crisis involving Russia.
In the Model Congress, Elizabeth was part of a caucus that had to argue for English as the official U.S. language. Through the mock process, she learned about passing bills, making amendments and working with students across the United States.
According to Elizabeth, one of the most important gains she made from the conference were the friends she made from all over the country.
She is a member of the Future Business Leaders of America and the Spanish Club and is active in the Youth Ministry of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church.
The leadership conference is sponsored by the Congressional Youth Leadership Council, a nonprofit, nonpartisan educational organization. Founded in 1985, the council is committed to fostering and inspiring young people to achieve their full leadership potential.
Elizabeth will be recognized at the Nov. 19 meeting of the New Braunfels ISD school board.