New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 15, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas
Herald-Zeitung □ Friday, November 15, 1996 QI 5AEducation
CISD photo by Don Clark
"CMS News” students tape another show for the Canyon Middle School's television network (L-R) are John Fahsl (Chaplain, New Braunfels Elks' Lodge), Sasha Bulkey, Wesley Michalec, Dawn Shaw, Beth Schuetz (director), Chad Wiemers (camera), and Brandi Gallagher (cue card). Students create, produce, and direct the shows that are shown each Friday morning to the school through a closed-circuit TV system. This news feature focused on John Fahsl’s presentation of Elks’ Lodge Student of the Month certificates to Bulkey and Michalec.
Canyon Middle School students have the opportunity students learn video techniques, as well as information to create their own television show. about a variety of careers.
The “Canyon Middle School News" is a weekly pro- “Students use editing machines to fine-tune their taped
gram featuring CMS events. “Students do features on productions prior to going “live** on Friday mornings, daily events, sports, and the weather,” Mark Koen, CMS "We also discuss the importance of the radio broadcast
vocational education teacher, said. business,” he said.
The “real world” feeling of catching events as they Students benefit in areas other than academics,
happen is very apparent as students ready for taping a “They gain self-confidence and self-esteem, in addition
program. to learning how to present themselves to others and how
“Through the process of making the television shows, to cope with being in front of the camera,” Koen said.
CISD photo by Don Clark
Meteorologist Siobhain Anders spoke to these Bulverde Elementary School fourth grade students about meteorology and the importance of education (L-R) front, Stephanie Goble, Kenneth Swift; second row, Amy Choller, Shawn Turk, Amanda Bates, Lindsey Vera, Jessica Weber, Warren Smith; back row, Chris Brown, Veronica Sprayberry (fourth grade teacher), Cody Niles, and Siobhain Anders (meteorologist).
Bulverde Elementary School students learned about dents were quick to identify as required learning for
television weather forecasting from Siobhain Anders, vocabulary tests.
KSAT-12 meteorologist, who also gave students a mes- “Computer models help us predict the weather. A
sage about the importance of education. hundred years ago, prediction (a vocabulary word) was
Anders was a special guest in Veronica Sprayberry’s only an educated guess,” Anders said,
fourth grade class, where students had studied Weatherby “I did not decide what I wanted to be until late in high reading books, learning vocabulary words, and creating school or my first year in-college, and I went on to charts and graphs. graduate school to study meteorology,” she said.
“It’s important for the students to understand that they Looking at the student-drawn charts, colorful maps,
need what they are learning in class and how they can use and line graphs on the classroom walls, she told the
that information in the future,” Sprayberry said. students, ‘To be a meteorologist, you have to know how
Anders talked about maps, explained a variety of to spell, a lot about geography and especially where each
meteorological terms, and used several words that sui- state is. What you are learning is important”Television meteorologist forecasts the importance of education for students
Photos and text provided by the CISD Office of Public Information.
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part of your day.Campus Veterans9 Day activities reflect history and tradition
CISD school campuses celebrated Veterans’ Day with a wide variety of activities. Shown left is Joseph Lawler, as Abraham Lincoln, providing a memorable presentation of the Gettysburg Address to Bill Brown Elementary School students, faculty, and guests. His “escorts'* included Stefen McDaniel (L) and T.J. Cleary (R). Lawler, McDaniel, arx!
Cleary are Adon Seay Intermediate School sixth grade students. Bill Brown's other activities included a flag raising ceremony by Bill Brown Elementary School Cub Scout Pack 808, music by Smithson Valley High School band members, and a special guest speaker.
CISD photo* by Don Clark
Shown right are Ben Glisczinski and Matthew Medrano, both Comal Elementary fourth grade students, as they teach Amy Boyd's “family” how to fold a flag. Comal Elementary students were divided into school “family”groups, multi-age classes, and participated in patriotic learning activities throughout the day.