New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 20, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas
School aides shown appreciation districtwide
A successful school district has the commitment of all its employees focused on children.
To show appreciation for all of its committed, dedicated school employees, New Braunfels ISD recognizes a different group of employees each month.
- This month, on Nov. 20, during National Education Week, instructional aides and noon duty monitors are to be thanked for the role they play in educating New Braunfels’ children. The following aides work with commitment and compassion in NBISD schools:
New Braunfels High School: Jo Ann Lemmon, choir aide; Lois Vetter, instructional aide; Tina Gonzales, Gayna Holden and Jo Ann Tolle, noon (hity monitors; Jane Jackson, parenting aide; Diana Campos, Denise Tuch. Sonya Breda, Mark Wright and Bertha Chapa, special education aides; and Melissa Townsend, band assistant New Braunfels Middle School: Jamie Wood, choir aide; Lucy Ayala. Ann Anderson and Teresa Campos, noon duty monitors; Mary Meder, Tamera Seidel, Carol Staats, Lolanda Espinoza,Lorn Anderson and Jesse Diaz, special education aides; and Melissa Townsend, band assistant.
OokRun School: Rachel Oliva, noon duty monitor; and Brenda Gaytan, Terri Haygood, Connie
Eckert and Diana Barrientos; special education aides; and Melissa Townsend, band assistant.
Carl Schurz Elementary: Josie Sanchez and Gloria Luna, bilingial aides; Nancy Schluter, computer aide; Gail Dolle, HOSTS aide; Laura Perez and Mary Garcia, noon duty monitors; Tony-Perez, physical education aide; Dannell Norris, resource aide; Irma Castilleja, Madeline Cole and Charlotte Dycus, special education aides.
Memorial Elementary: Maria
Jesus Keppel and Lucy Garcia, bilingual instructional aides; Betty Hildebrand. HOSTS aide; Belinda Barber, computer aide; Jeanne Juarez, instructional aide; Ruby Castilleja, Ramona Lopez and Nina Regalado, noon duty monitors; Yvette Castafieda, physical education aide; Anna Gonzales, Guadalupe Valadez, Jean Kreuz and Caroline Achay, spe
cial education aides.
Seale Elementary: Ceretta Daum, computer aide; Carolyn Johnson, Nicole Barnes and Tiffany Fitsko, instructional aides and noon duty monitors; Gloria Hernandez, physical education aide; Esther Martinez, Barbara Wenzel and Michelle Castro; special education aides.
Lamar Primary: Debbie Valadez and Judy Soliz, bilingual aides; Maria Silva and Julia Cardenas, noon duty monitors; JoAnn Clark, Lonnie Carpenter and Mary Sanchez, special education aides; Ortencia Vargas, instructional aide; Deborah Roberts, computer aide.
Lose Star Primary: Deborah Roberts, computer aide; Patsy Bueche, Ramona Espinosa and Maria Martinez, instructional aides; Karen Pulido, instructional aide and noon duty monitor; Becky Flores, noon duty monitor; Maria Diaz, physical education aide; and Mary Kensing, special education aide.
Memorial Primary: Yvette Gomez, Belinda Medina and Sylvia Sanchez, instructional aides; Oralia Valadez and Elizabeth Palomo, bilingual instructional aides; Amada Zamarripa, computer aide; Deborah Greenhalgh, physical education aide; and Becky Jentsch, Jennifer Vetter, Aurelia Villarreal and Marilyn Weaver, special education aides.
NBHS singers fill all-region choir
The members of the All-Region Choir will be wearing predominantly blue at their upcoming Choir concert.
The conceit, which heavily features NBHS singers, will be Saturday, Nov. 22, at 7 p.m. at Madison High School. The performances will be held in the Fine Arts Building.
Earlier this fall, on Sept. 20, the following members of the New Braunfels High School Choral Department were selected to represent their school in the AlLRegion Mixed Choir: Rebekah Alvarez, Laura Cook, Aja Edwards, Sheryl Hall, Judy Mala, Joey Richardson and Melissa Wilkinson. Of these talented members, Rebekah (10th chair), Laura (fifth chair), and Aja (fifth chair) will advance to Pre-Area, the next
level of auditions leading up to the All-State Choir. Judy (I Uh chair) and Sheryl (I Uh chair) may also advance since they were named as alternates to Pre-Area auditions.
In October, on the 25th, these NBHS choir members were chosen for the All-Region Treble Choir: Adrianne Bradfute (sixth chair), Gina BuShey, Jennifer Dobbs, Deanna Espinoza, Melissa Gerhardt, Erin Hannan, Lauren Janzen (fifth chair), Michelle Jenkins (fifth chair), Jeanna Pharo, Jessica Pharo, Danica School (seventh chair), Tamara School (fifth chair), Stacy Schmid (third chair), Tamsen Smith (fourth chair), and Rachel Valdez.
The NBHS choirs are directed by Jody Bagley with accompaniment from Jo Ann Lemmon.
As NBHS football and volleyball athletes prepare for playoffs, fans make plans too
OakRun staff will present to state peers
A group of OakRun School educators have been invited to present a session at the Texas Middle School Association “A Portrait of Success" state conference in February.
Teachers Richard Ramirez, Yomeida Guerra and Eva Gallegos will be joined by OakRun Principal Michael J. Fitsko in presenting their session on Friday, Feb. 27 at J p.mj > r——
The 45-minute session titled "Diversity is the Spice
of Life: A Unit on Biomes," features an interdisciplinary learning unit involving language arts, social studies and science. A biome is described as any of several major life zones of interrelated plants and animals determined by the climate, such as a forest or desert.
Fitsko said, "We are honored to be invited to present lhg$ unit to our colleagues across the state."
The 1998 state conference will be held Feb. 26-28 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston.
As the Unicorn football and volleyball teams prepare for their playoff games, the real competition will be for the fans who want tickets to the games.
The New Braunfels-East Central football playoff game is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 21 at 7:30 p.m. at Unicorn Stadium. New Braunfels season ticket holders can buy their regular seats for $6 a ticket. Reserve seats go on sale Wednesday, Nov. 19, from 8 a m.-3 p.m. General admission seats go on sale Thursday, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. and Friday, 8 a.m.-P p.m. General admission tickets are $5. Student tickets are $3, while tickets at the gate arte $6.
According to New Braunfels High School Assistant Principal Mike Renner, IO more sets of bleachers wW be brought in to supplement the
stadium’s existing seating. The bleachers should add 1,500 seats to give the stadium a capacity of more than 10,000.
Reimer thanked the local National and American Little Leagues and the Comal County Fair Association for generously allowing the district to borrow the bleachers.
Reimer also stressed the impor
tance of getting to the Class 5A Division II Region IV game early to secure a parking spot and a seat. "Just because someone has a ticket, it does not necessarily mean that they will have a seat" said Reimer. Because the game is expected to be standing room only, the general admission ticket will be just that, a ticket to get into the game. A seat is guaranteed only by getting there early.
Meanwhile, at Burger Center in Austin, the NBHS volleyball team will be preparing for the UIL slate semifinal playoff game. The Region IV-5A champion Lady Unicorns play Houston Cypress Creek at 8:15 p.m.
The UIL class 5A championship will be decided on Saturday at 4 p.m. Tickets for the game are available at Burger Center. Adult admission is $5 and students enter fm* $$.* *“ *DEIC begins developing a school calendar Varsity cheerleader headed to New York
Almost halfway through the 1997-98 school year, it is time for school district officials to turn (heir attention to the school calendar for next year.
Superintendent Ron Reaves, Ed.D, has charged the members of the Districtwide Education Improvement Council to develop a calendar meeting state requirements, as well as reflecting local preferences.
Members of the committee include parents, community members, business people, teachers, and nonteaching campus-level and district-level staff.
According to policy, the council will establish and review the district's
educational goals, objectives, and major districtwide classroom instructional programs.
The committee serves in an advisory role except for approving staff development of a districtwide nature and performing all other statutorily mandated duties as may be required. The five areas of the committee’s decision-making include goal setting, school organization, curriculum and instruction, staffing patterns and budge*
The DEIC committee meets Nov. 20 to discuss the calendar. Committee members will receive a packet containing notes from the state commis
sioner of education on calendar' development, a listing of major holidays for 1998-99, a copy of the current calendar for reference and a blank 1998-99 calendar work copy.
According to state mandates, the 1998-99 school calendar must have at least 180 days of student instruction and teachers must provide a minimum of 187 days of service. Staff development must be included, as well as teacher work days.
For a copy of the calendar planning packet or to submit a calendar, contact the NBISD public information office at 620-6200 or at The Education Center. 430W. Mill Street.
Usually busy chssring for othsrs, varsity hsad chasrlaadsr Summer Smithers will have friends and family cheering for her soon. The New Braunfels High School senior has been selected to perform in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. She was chosen while competing at the UCA chasrlaadsr camp this summer. Summer will ba In Now York for seven days preparing for the parade and additional performance for the National Broadcasting System. The NBHS cheerleading aouad sponsor is Dens Fielder The squad is currently preparing for a national competition in December.
New Braunfels I5D Calendar of Events
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New Braunfels ISD Appreciation Day for Classroom Aides and Noon Duly Monitors
•New Braunfels ISO Superintendent’s Faculty Advisory Group meets at 4 pin. in the library af The Education Center.
New Braunfels ISO Districtwide Education Improvement Cornel (DEIC) meets in the board room of The Education Center, 4 pm Seele Elementary School Open House begins after a FTA meeting in the school cafeteria at 7 pm The theme for the evening is “Where in the
• New Braunfels High School varsity footbal playoff game against East Central High School at Unicom Stadium, 7:30 pm , New Braunfeis High School varsity voleybalsemiflnal playoff game against Houston Cypress Creek at Burger Center in Austin ata 15 pm.
• A*-Regk>n Choir Concert featuring New Braunfels Ugh School Choir members. The concert begins at 7 pm in the Modson Ugh School Fine Arts Bidding.
UIL State 5A Voleybol playoff, 4 pm. at Burger Center in Austin.
Student Holiday & Staff Development Day Student and Staff Hoidays for Thanksgiving
New Braunfels ISO School Board Meeting, 7 pm. in the board room of The
Education Center, 430 W. Mi St.
Student Winter Hoidays
Photo by SUNLIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY
Meet the Teachers
Throughout the school year, "Meet the Teachers "features educators who are new to New Braunfels Independent School District.
• Peppy Hindi earned her bachelor’s degree in Applied Learning and Development from the University of Texas in Austin. A beginning educator, she has almost two years experience as a teaching assitam. She currently leaches a third-grade class at Memorial Elementary School.
Greatest pleasure in leaching: "I feel the most rewarded when a student learns something for the first time and is excited and eager to learn more."
Philosophy of education: "All students have the ability and will to learn, however they must be provided with a supportive, consistent environment in which they are encouraged to take risks and make their own decisions.”
James earned her Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Business and a minor in Management from the University of Maryland. She also holds an associate's degree in Powerplant Technology and holds a probationary teaching certificate in Elementary and Bilingual/English as a Second Language A beginning teacher, she teaches a second-grade bilingual class at Lone Star Prisuiry.
Greatest pleasure in teaching: "I think that the students* achievements and progress in learning will provide mc with the greatest pleasure as a teacher.” Philosophy of education: "I believe education is a lifelong endeavor to both learn and try new things. Education is fundamental to realizing our dreams and goals in life.”
Donna JminNBISD student holidays for Thanksgiving are Nov. 26-28