New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 4, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas
Herald-Zeitung □ Wednesday, October 4,1995 O 9Education
Smithson Valley Middle School honors Students of the Month for September
Life Management: Christin Eckert, Matthew Woodchick; Physical Education: Ron Lowe, Ray Haynes, Heather Gruwell, Heather Polhamus, E.A. Hoppe, Erie Johnson, Sarah Taylor, Dyan Dean; Theatre: J illian Hurst, Tristan Shutt; Art: Erin Guzman, Jamie Searles; Industrial Technology: Kent Lain, Wade Hubble; Spanish: Richard Dehoyos, Amanda Holmes; Journalism/ESL: Krissy Camp; Computer Literacy: Mary Mellen, David Aguirre, Lacey Valadez, Dustin Kappus; Choir: Khaliann Leo.
Principal's Award: Johnny Joe Gonzales; Office Aide: Greg Smith; Teacher’s Aide: Jennifer Catalin^ Special Education: Josh Cobb; Citizenship: Dusty Kappus, Michael Moore, Charles Waltman, Dylan Yarter, Lori Duarte, Greg Yamaguchi; Center for Successful Learning: Jeannine Harris; Elks Award: Daniel Keller, Morgen Cuming; Resource: Johnny Joe Gonzales, Tommy Meek.
Smithson Valley Middle School announced their Students of the Month for September at ceremonies held in the school cafetorium.
The theme for the morning’s event was “SVMS Family Spirit.” Entertainment was presented by the Mustang Cheerleaders: Leah de los Santos, Bridget Lake, Beth Doran, Dyan Dean, Heather May, Kelly Williams, Dana Haney, Deanna Wood, Molly Outlaw, Micaela Walker, Tara Jackson, Celest Acker, Brittney Pruitt, Kathryn Welch, Ashlee Carroll, Amber Jensen, Kari Burrer, and Ellen Bohner under the direction of Dana Cole, faculty advisor.
Mandi Fisher, Jennifer Villagran, Meranda Ivey, Sophia Alvarado, Cassidy Conway, Whitney Roberts, Laura Weatherby, Casey Snider, Jessica Sahdaval, and Sarah Spiess, PEP squad officers, provided additional spirit for the morning. Their faculty advisor is Melody McCallister.
Awards were presented by seventh grade teachers Sudie Barker, Margie
Collins, Josie Eldridge, Rheda Hunter, Eloise Moss; counselor Margie Handrick; and Susie McCleskey of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
The following students were recognized as Students of the Month for September:
Core Academic Courses:
Eighth Grade: Alicia Garcia, Will Barnett, Bridget Lake, Danny Mills, Jillian Hurst, Nichol Faris, John Magninat, Charles Waltman, Morgen Cuming, Danny Dacey, Leah de los Santos, Aubrey Simpson, E.A.. Hoppe, Cassidy Conway, and Josh Cobb.
Seventh Grade: Robert Mitlelstadt, Erie Huber, Joseph Reyes, Dayton Riner, Carlos Montalvo, Katy Robertson, Lucy Kellar, Nicholas Harper, Laura Worm, Megan Jackson, Rose Loughlin, Cristin Eckert, Andrew Glucck, Chris Van Kleef, and Jaime Myhre.
Band: Shea Thacker, Paul Selph;
Students join in the County Fair ‘spirit’
Comal Leadership Institute has first graduate
Yvette Fischer, of Canyon Lake, is the first high school graduate of the Comal Leadership Institute (CLI), the district’s alternative education center.
Yvette Fischer, first CLI school graduate.
“I needed only one-half credit of government to complete my graduation requirements,” Fischer said.
Fischer will receive her high school diploma from Smithson Valley High School, the last school she auended, at a meeting of the Board of Trustees.
After taking assessment tests to determine academic requirements, completing the course work did not take long, according to Fischer.
“I used the computerized course and finished what I needed in about two weeks,” she said.
She intends to enter SWTSU or SAC, studying to be an elementary education teacher. "It’s something I have wanted to do ever since I was a little kid,” Fischer said.
The CLI called students who did
not graduate and did not return to school, according to Bee Morgan, CLI counselor.
“We told them how they could obtain high school credits through self-study here at the CLI,” Morgan said.
“This Is finishing high school; it’s not a GED program,” Morgan said.
The CLI is looking for individuals, over the age of 18, who need several credits to obtain their diploma.
Course work will be offered in the evenings, according to Morgan.
“All we need to start is a high school transcript, and we can help them obtain a copy,” Morgan said.
Those interested in completing their high school diploma requirements can call the CLI at (210) 629-1427,8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., weekdays.
Heather Kidd, Mountain Valley Elementary School fifth grade student, and her “pony" circle the last obstacle during “barrel race” competition. The school held a day-long rodeo to celebrate County Fair week. Students participated in rodeo events that included “calf roping”, wooden “cow chip" tossing, ‘barrel racing", *13011” lassoing, and a “hay" ride. Also included was a live stock show with a wide variety of farm animals provided by parents and students. Over 200 parent volunteers made the day a tremendous success, according to Paula Nail, school physical education teacher and rodeo day organizer.
CISD photos by Don Clark
Shown are Bulverde Primary School pre-first grade Grand Champion winners (L-R) Kale Forks, Art; Justin Warner, Baked Goods and “Live Stock”; Joni Canfield, Principal's Award (Baked Goods); Travis Gotthardt, Principal's Award (Art). Not pictured: Christina Ivy, Reserve Champion in Art and Most Creative Baked Goods. Parents and school staff served as judges arx! each pre-first grade student in Louise Golden s class won a ribbon during County Fair week activities.
NBHS choirs perform Thursday night
The New Braunfels High School Choir invites the public to a free concert Thursday, Oct. 5, at 7 p.m. in the New Braunfels High School cafetorium.
The intermediate treble choir will perform, as well as the tenor/bass ensemble, the concert treble chorale and “Contempo.”
The choirs are under the direction of Jody Bagley.
NBHS actors entertain in ‘Scapino!’ Oct. 7-10
Take a moment from wishing the weather was more tall-like and treat yourself to “Scapino!,” a comic play performed at New Braunfels High School.
According to NBHS drama teacher
and director of the play, Kathy Stockstill. "Scapino!" is based on a classic French play, but there is nothing classic about “this madcap romp through a world of lovers, lathers, sausages and a bum.”
The play runs Saturday, Oct. 7; Monday, Oct. 9; and Tuesday, Od IO; at 7:30 p.m. with a matinee performance Sunday, Oct. 8, at 3 p.m. NBHS thespians will take to the stage in the NBHS cafetorium.
Admission is $2 for students and $3 for adults; children under six years are admitted t ree of charge.
The cast of characters are played by the following talented NBHS actors: Mike Bushton (Scapino), Robb Weller (Ottavio), Travis Faust (Sylvestro), Josue Munoz (Aiguille), Graham Ketchum (Geronte), Josh
Boothe (Leandro), Kent Davidsor (Carlo), Dan Mauldin (Waiter), Shelly Miller (Nurse). Autumn Wray (Giacinta), Marina Martinez (Zerbinetta), Curly Mulhollun, Lydianne Nelson, Llise Waltman and Erin Boyd (Waitresses), an Russell Shipp and Sha (Street People).
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ft UUMeet the Teachers
Throughout the school year, “Meet the leachers features educators who ate tu n Independent School District.
# Toni Locke is a graduate of the University of Texas vs here site earned a degree in Spanish with a minor in Psychology. She is currently enrolled in the Region XIII Teacher Preparation and Certification program to earn certification as a bilingual educator. A beginning educator, she has taught as a substitute and is now leaching a bilingual fourth-grade class at Seele Elementary.
Greatest pleasure in teaching: “I think I will derive the greatest pleasure when I am able to look into a child’s face and see it lit up with that child's own sense ol accomplishment. Equipping a child with confidence and a desire lo succeed and take risks along the way would bring a great sense of accomplishment to me.’
Philosophy of education: “I believe that all children can learn and succeed when education is promoted in an environment that is positive and built on a child’s strengths. Education should be hands-on and developmentally appropriate It is working together and sharing ideas. I believe children must be allowed ownership of their education so that choice and decision making is also theirs
ll Mary McBryde received her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education with a minor in Reading from Stephen F. Austin Slate University, where she also earned a Master of Education degree in Guidance and Counseling. In her IX years in education, one of those years in private school, the rest in public school, she has taught elementary grades and for 13 years served children as a school counselor. She currently helps youngsters as the counselor for OakRun School.
Greatest pleasure in teaching: “My greatest pleasure in teaching is helping students feel good about themselves and seeing them be successful ”
Philosophy of education: “I believe that all students can learn and achieve high standards. It is the role of the educator to support the students' academic success and help develop the students’ positive self-image while showing respect for their unique talents.”
Crafts, home improvement and more offered through October community education classes
For the lite long learner in you, New Braunfels ISD has i varied selection of community education classes beginning this month.
Just underway is a basic quilting class. Students began making quilted Christmas wall hangings on Tuesday, Oct.
3 bul students can still join the fun. The class, taught by Sarah Welz, continues through Nov. 21 and meets on Tuesdays in the VITI classroom of The Education Center from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tuition is $65 and cost ol supplies.
“Assertiveness Training for Women” is a two-hour class designed to help women stand up for their rights without stepping on the rights of others, both in and out of the workplace.
Jody Mytro leaches the class Monday, Oct. 9 from 7-9 p.m. in Room A-12 ol New Brauntels High School. Cost for the class is SIO with a $10 book fee.
Always in demand, “Defensive Driving” classes are offered four different limes this month. Tuesday/Thursday classes meet Oct. IO and 12 and Oct. 24 and 26 or you can take your pick of one of two Saturday classes meeting on Get 14 and Oct 28 The weekday courses meet from 6-9 p.m.; the Saturday classes are from 8 a.rn.-2:30 p.m. All ot the sessions are taught by Bill Hightower at The Education Center. Tuition is $25.
First aid skills are taught Monday, Oct. 16, and Tuesday, Oct 17, from 6- IO p.m. Students can earn National Safely Council certification and requirements for child care proc iding. Class meets in the library of The Education Center. Dennis Bateman teaches the class The $30 tuition includes a textbook; prepayment is required.
Safety tor women ol all ages is the aim ol ' Basic Salety and Self Defense Techniques.” The two-hour class meets Monday, Oct. 16 from 7-9 p.m.'in Room A-12 ot New Braunfels High School. Jody Mytro will cover the psychology of criminal predators, home salety and aspects of sell-prolection. The class is $10 with a $10 book cost.
October classes for learning basic cardiopulmonary resuscitation, or CPR, is offered Monday, CXI. 16, and Wednesday, Oct. 18, from 6-10 p.m. in the library of The Education Center Taught by Dennis Bateman, the class is
$25 for those who need Heartsavers certification and $30 for Healthcare Provider certification. Both tuitions include text and prepayment is required.
For those who need both CPR and first aid certification, they can take a combination course for a reduced price. On Oct. 16-18, Monday through Wednesday, students can earn certification in CPR and first aid for a cost of $50,
which includes a textbook. Prepayment is required.
Learn to make beautiful cloth-covered memories to last a lifetime with "Cloth Covered Wedding or Photo Albums," taught by Carol Farmer on Tuesday, Oct. 17. From 7-9:30 p.m. in Room C-53 of New Braunfels High School, students can learn to cover photo albums for special occasions. Tuition is $10 and supplies. A list will be supplied at registration.
Youngsters have a chance to “Blast Off with Piano!” Mondays from Oct. 23 through Nov. 20. Tanya Dunsmore leaches five 45-minute classes per session lor $35, plus $4.50 for sheet music. Classes are scheduled by the instructor.
“Relaxation and Stress Reduction” is a skill most of us could improve. Jody Mytro will teach a two-hour class Monday, Oct. 23 from 7-9 p.m. in Room A-12 of New Braunfels High School. Tuition is $ IO with a $ 10 book tee.
Ending the month is “Home Maintenance and Improvements,” taught by Andy Blair on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from Oct. 31 through Dec. 13. Classes meet from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the wood shop ot New Brauntels High School. Tuition is $40 plus a book cost.
You can also improve your home, just in time tor the holidays, with a beautiful, fall dried-wreath arrangement. Learn how from Carol Farmer on Tuesday. Oct. 31, from 7-9 p.m. in Room C-53 of New Brauntels High School. The class is $10 and your cost for supplies.
For more information or to register for any ot these classes, call New Braunfels ISD Community Education at 620-6200. Classes fill quickly so call soon to reserve places in the classes of your choice.
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