New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 24, 1996, New Braunfels, Texas
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NBISDNBISD’s terrific transportation staff appreciated
NBMS has 96 eligible for Duke ID program
In its 17th year, the Duke University Talent Identification Program is seeking the country's most academically talented students. Someone can call Duke and tell them the search is over. For both quantity and quality, their search will lead them to New Braunfels Middle School.
Although the middle school always has a number of students identified in the search, this year 97 students have been invited to take the qualifying tests. Participants complete either the SAT I: Reasoning Test or the ACT Assessment. They gained their eligibility through their scores on the Texas Assessment of Academic Skills.
Eligible to participate in the search are the following seventh graders: Reno Adams, Justin Agans, Joshua Allison, Dominic Alvarez, Jennifer Bailey, David Ballast, Ryan Bay, Joel Bell, Sarah Berg, Landin Biggers, Leeanna Boodee, Lindsay Bottenfield, Cedric Bowling, Charles Campbell, Mary Cardinal, Haley Chandler, Misty Cornwell, Craig Crow, Jacob Dean, Michael DiFonzo, Benjamin Downing, Jill Elmore, Michael Finke, Jessica Flores, Abigail Foster, Andrea Fuller, Amber Garcia, Stefanie Garrott, Tracey Garvens, Joshua Gompert, Colleen Green, Abby Hafner, Sheena Hannan, Shayne Hanover, Tiffany Hoffman, Amanda Hunt, Joseph Jankauskas, Kyle Jankowski, Philip Janzen, Amanda Johnson, Colin Johnson, Ashlee Joost, Matthew Koenig, Derek Koepp, Jeffrey Kovalcik, Christopher Krejci, Shawn Lain, Clinton Laubach, Alison Leach, Alanna Leos, Michelle Lindt, Neil Lloyd, Amanda Lopez, Andrew Minnick, Scott Moher, Glbert Molina, Alison Moore,
Dane Musto, Kristi Myers, Dovin Outlaw, Amanda Ozuna, Adam Pace, David Padgett, Cara Panebianco, Christie Peltonen, Allen Pinn, Amanda Pinson, Kenneth Power, Heather Prewitt, Allison Rader, Erie Radtke, Stephanie Ramirez, Ryan Reeves, J. Reininger, Erik Roden, David Sanchez, Carla Schmidt, Robert Scranton, Nicole Skalomenos, Ashley Smith, Kristina Stiles, Elizabeth Stockhorst, Bekah Stolhandske, Sheen Suprenant, Carl Tepe, Linnea Toney, Regan Towal, Kelly Vaughn, Martin Villanueva, James Vrandenburg, Javin Walker, Rebecca Wallace, Nicole Watts, Rees Willard, Dustin Williams, Evan Williams, Christopher Wood and Jason Wooldridge.
These students and their parents met with NBMS Counselor Genelle Parra and Coordinator for Special Programs Joe Parra, Ed.D., recently to discuss the Duke program and the identification process.
Joe Parra said, “Although participating in the Duke Talent Identification Program is strictly optional, what these qualifying students have shown is that, for them, developing their mathematical, verbal and general intellectual ability in school is clearly not an option, it is a daily standard. The NBISD is proud that so many students are setting such a high academic standard of performance.”
The purpose of the search is to assist young people who have excellent math, verbal or general intellectual ability by providing them with information about their ability and about educational options that may be beneficial. Identified students will be announced in the spring.
Meet the Teachers
Throughout the school year, “Meet the Teachers “features educators who are new to New Braunfels Independent School District.
• Vicky Moye earned her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education with a minor in Physical Education from East Texas Baptist University. Vicky, an educator with eight years of experience, is a Preschool Program for Children with Disabilities teacher at Lamar Primary School
Greatest pleasure in teaching: “In working with special needs children, I take great delight in watching them prove many people wrong about what they can do. I love to see them realize their own potential and abilities. Of course, the smiles, hugs, etc., are priceless!”
Philosophy of education: “I believe all students are capable of being the best they can be, more than they thought they could be, and everything they dream to be. My job is to stoke that fire!”
• Heather Nuehring has a bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education with a minor in Music from the University of Northern Iowa. She begins her career in education as a music teacher at Seele Elementary School.
Greatest pleasure in education: “I am thrilled when I see that students are proud of something they have worked hard on. I want students to work hard and do their best. It's neat to see them succeed.” , .•
Philosophy of education: “I believe the purpose of education is to teach skills and knowledge needed to get a job and live a fulfilling life. I want students to learn how to learn. I want them to know how to find and research information they don’t know."
Correction: Nicole Morgan, featured last week, is a third grade teacher at Seele Elementary School.
New Braunfels ISO Calendar of Events
On Oct. 24, during National Bus Safety Week, New Braunfels ISD staff and parents take the opportunity to show their appreciation for the district’s transportation staff. The hard work and dedication of these employees keep children safe as they go to and from school and school functions.
The NBISD Transportation Department is headed by Bob Templeton, who lends a hand behind the wheel at times. Serving as a secretary and dispatcher, as well as occasional bus driver, is Jo Ann Sonlitner. Clerk Dianna Conley is also a driver.
Not only are the school buses driven with safety in mind, they are also maintained to ensure that students can get to and from school and school events in the safest manner possible. NBISD’s vehicles are maintained by Master Mechanic Johnny Simmons and Mechanics Pedro Muniz and Victor Ruiz. They also serve as bus drivers when necessary.
Driving the school buses themselves, greeting students and parents alike, are Rodolfo Acevedo, Liz Carley, David Daugherty, Marjorie Erben, Randall Ford. Rick Garsnett, Charles Gillis, Jane Glenewinkel,
Clyde Goins. Louisa Gomez, Donnell Grant. Tim Grinley, Patricia Guerra, Lonnell Hays, Benita Hernandez, Joseph Hicks, Sharron Hicks, Rosa Hinojosa, David Ingram, James Jarrell. Mary Laney. Jan Martin. Lee Roy Mayfield, Ola Mayfield, Bobby Melson, Tessie Miller, Elvira Moreno, Eliza Natal, Darlene Norris, Mark Olvera. Diana Perez, Robert Quem, Julia Reyes, Charles Rotan, Jr., Judy Sanchez, Bob Schima, Joe Searcy, Patricia Shroyer, Donna Sicbrands, Gaylord Twite, Glenda Valdez., Gary Weishaar. John White, Ruby Wilson and Lucinda Zavala.
Students can earn credit-by-exam
New state credit by examination (without prior instruction) rules require school districts to offer students the opportunity to test for acceleration three days in the fall term and three days in the spring or summer terms, as established by the school district.
Students in grades one through eight may test for grade-level acceleration by taking four tests, one each in English/language arts, mathematics, science and social studies. Eighth graders may also test in Algebra I and Spanish I. Grade 9-12 students may take an individual test for many secondary courses.
Each test is two to three hours long. Students must make 90 percent on the tests to accelerate and may be required to complete the normal projects required of the grade level or course. There is no charge for the student for the tests. Students in grades one through eight will receive a copy of the essential elements in the four core areas. High school students will receive a packet of study materials for each test.
New Braunfels ISD’s credit by examination testing days will be on Saturdays: Nov. 16. Nov. 23 and Dec. 7. All tests will begin at 8 a.m. at New Braunfels High
School in Room B-17. Testing will end approximately at noon. Parents should expect to pick up their child at the end of his or her individual testing schedule.
For the tests to be ordered, parents must notify the school counseling office to request a separate test application form for each test or grade level and return it by Nov.
1, 1996. No exceptions can be made for tardy applications. On the test application form(s), parents should write what tests they wish their child to take, and on w hich of the exam dates they wish their child to be tested. Two testing dates are needed for grades one through eight testing or if a student takes more than two secondary tests.
The tests are scored by the test publisher and the results are sent to the school approximately two weeks after the final testing date. The school counseling office will notify the parent of the test results and any subsequent changes to the student’s schedule.
Parents ar encouraged to have their children take the tests Nov. 16 and Nov. 23, if possible, so test results will be available in time to plan for the new academic term in January. Three additional days of testing will be scheduled prior to June 30.
Thurs, Oct. 24 • NBISD Transportation Appreciation Day
• NBISD students sign pledges to remain drug-free Fit, Oct. 25 * Mayor Jan Kennedy visits NBISD campuses to present Red Ribbon Week proclamations and
accept drug-free pledges from students.
Mon, Oct. 28 * Blood Drive to benefit NBHS junior Thomas Ridgway, 7:45 am-3:15 p.m. in front of the high
Thun, Oct. 31 -“Halloween Happening,'"a safe Halloween event sponsored by the New Braunfels High School
Student Council and other clubs from 6-8 pm in the main hallway of the high school
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Class of ’51
NBISD photo by LESLIE KRIEWALDT
The New Braunfels High School Class of 1951 was the last class to graduate from the high school on Mill Street, now NBISD’s Education Center. This active class organized a special reunion to celebrate New Braunfels' sesquicentennial and entered a float in that parade. Now the class has applied its energy and dedication to a paver project on the main plaza. The reunion committee unanimously agreed to put a granite plaque on the plaza in the “Court of Honor" in memory of their principal, E.H. West, and place paver bricks with the name of each classmate. Shown above are some of the committee members who are making this project a success. Left to right, in front, are Leora Papa n6e Kabelmacher, Charlotte Boyd n6e Holland, Joy Schrlewer nee Zachary, Beverly Voges nee Attwein and Leslie Dedeke, Jr. Standing behind them are Charlie Schriewer, William T. Procter, Corinne Zuker n6e Qasa, Carroll Hoffmann, Gordon Zunker, Anita Jaroszewski nee Hanz, and Kart Zipp. Not shown are Marjorie Bode n6e Zunker, Gary Pittman and Virginia Baker n6e Kuehter.
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