New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - October 30, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas
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Make plans for Halloween happening at NBHS
Tomorrow may be Halloween officially, but tonight is the night to trick-or-treat at New Braunfels High School.
New Braunfels High School is hosting a safe, free Halloween Happening. The trick-or-treating, games, haunted house and other booths can be found in the school's main hall from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Halloween Happening is an annual event organized by the NBHS Student Council, in cooperation with a host of other NBHS student clubs and organizations.
The evening is a fun, safe opportunity for young trick-or-treaters and their parents in the New Braunfels and Comal County area. Come out to
the high school and show off those great costumes.
Tax deadline looms in NBISD
New Braunfels ISD taxes are due by Oct. 31. 1997. Penalty and interest will begin to accrue on Nov. I. _
If you own property in NBISD, you have a tax liability. If you are a new owner of property, your tax statement may have been mailed to the previous owner. However, you are liable for taxes on the property.
It you have not yet received a tax statement or are not sure w hether you should have received a statement,
contact the tax office at 407 W. Mill St. or call 625-6714 for information.
Many addresses were changed as a result of the 9-1-1 emergency system. In this case, the post office does not automatically forward mail to the new address. If your address has changed and you did not receive a statement, please notify the tax office of your new address.
If you own property in both the New Braunfels school district and the city of New Braunfels, the city portion of your tax statement was mailed in June and was due by July 31, 1997. The school portion was sent in September and is due Oct. 31. The school tax was delayed this year by legislation pertaining to exemptions.
New Braunfels I5D Calendar of Events
• Nancy Goodwin earned bet Bachel* ' *>i Science *>t degree in Education with a minor in Physical Education from iii I Diversity ot Kansas An educator with three years experience, she is a (ulti mo teacher of \daptive Physical Education district wide
Greatest pleasure iii teaching Hie gieatest pleasure I eel I rom teaching is watching a child develop a skill and, at lei die skill has been (dined, making it work tor that student Hie excitement md tun the student receives from learning gives me great satisfaction.”
Philosophy of education: "I believe that ill children can learn, and that all if all teachers work together, then all student> benefit and can become productive members of society.”
• Renee (.ribbon earned her bachelor s degree in Education with an emphasis iii Elementary Education and Special Education from Southwest Texas Stale University An educator w uh IA sears expel lence. she leaches fourth glade at Seele Elementary
Greatest pleasure in teaching: “My greatest pleasure iii teaching is watching students become confident learners It is exciting ti* Iv part of a profession that touches the luture, yet gives so many rewaids iii the present
Philosophy of education: “Education is a lifelong process where the roles of teacher and learner are not rigid, bul inlcichaiigeablc Hie desire to learn, create and impart knowledge sets humans apart and brings a gloat responsibility lo us for future generations."
NBISD photo by LESLIE KRIEWALDT
Don ’t mess with Texas or NBHS MCJROTC
New Braunfels High School German Club hosts Student Wurstfest.
■ Halloween Happening hosted by New Braunfels High School. The safe, free Halloween fun features gomes, trick-or-treating, a haunted house and more from 6:30-8:30 pm in the NBHS main hoi Students released a half-day early from school
• The New Braunfels High School varsity footbal team plays at Seguin at 7:30 pm.
New Braunfels High School cross country team competes at district hosted by the University of Texas at San Antonio.
• Middle school regional choir auditions at Bradley Middle School
• New Braunfels high School orchestra competes at regional auditions, hosted by Roosevelt High School
• New Braunfels ISO school board meeting at 6.30 pm in the board room of The Education Center, 430 W. Mil St.
•Election Day 14 amendments to the Texas Constitution are up for election. •Open House for Computer Learning Month at Lone Star Primary, I Cornbin the computer lab.
• Deadline to purchase ods for the New Braunfels High School Choir pro-grams. For more information, cal Lupe Castillo, chairman of the od campaign, at 625-4156.
This month, the above New Braunfels High School Marine Corp* Junior ROTC cadets gave their time on a Saturday morning to do a good deed. They helped the Comal Area League of Women Voters collect litter for the Adopt- A-High way program. In typical Marine fashion, the cadets had the j procedure down to a quick, efficient system. The students have had a chance to perfect their / technique since the MCJROTC has its own adopted stretch of road. A number of cadets competed in an orienteering meet on the same day. On Saturday, Nov. 8, the NBHS unit will host a banquet to celebrate the beginning of the United States Marine Corps.
New NBISD mission statement, beliefs articulated
In last week s story about New Braunfels ISD’s Transportation employees, the name of School Bus Aide Diana Young was inadvertently left off. The district certainly appreciates Diana’s contributions to students. She and the other 50 employees of the Transportation Department were shown Sot, NOV. 8 appreciation by NBISD teachers, students, parents, administrators and school trustees on Thursday, Oct. 23.
• In our heritage of education excellence.
• Learning is a lifelong process.
• Education encourages independent thinking to develop synergy.
• All people can learn and contribute positively to society.
• Each individual is equally important and is entitled to be treated with dignity.
• In recognizing and rewarding excellence.
• Individuals are entitled to a safe, chal
lenging and caring environment.
• In maintaining fiscal responsibility.
• Excellence in education is essential for
the well-being of our society.
• In the development of the minds, bodies
and talents of our children.
• A quality education is the right of every
• Only the best will work with our chil
• Understanding of and respect for diver
sity are vital to public education.
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At the Tuesday, Oct. 21. school hoard meeting. New Braunfels ISO trustees unanimously adopted a mission statement for the school district and a belief statement.
The hoard hosed their final product on the mission statement and cullies adopted bx a committee of educators and citizens in I VrtV.
The hiHird worked together to revise and update the mission ami beliefs as part of their TEAM POWER training completed with Supt Ron Reaves. In revising the mission statement, trustees sought to make the statement more concise and memorable
NBlSD photo by LESLIE KRIEWALDT
Memorial Elementary reaches for a STAR
Memorial Elementary youngsters will be able to reach for a STAR with help from Wal-Mart Distribution Cantar. Mike Blair, quality assurance associate, and Sheryl Bremer, operations manager, recently presented a check for $2,000 to Memorial Elementary School Principal Sharon Tate, center. The money will fund a new reading assessment program. With the S.T.A.R., or Standardized Test for Reeding Assessment, teachers can get an instant snapshot of a student s reading level and progress. The norm-referenced computerized test takes IO minutes to complete.
“New Braunfels Independent School District is committed to providing excellence in education for all students.”
- Mission Statement
• The family, the community and the school are partners in education.
• Excellence in education prepares its participants for change.
• Dedicated and motivational teachers are essential for quality education.
• Quality public education is responsible
for providing opportunities for all students to develop their full potential.
TV New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung provides an Education page to local public school districts New Br. tun leis Independent School District's page is published on Thursdays and is compiled by NBISD Public Information Officer L cst ic Kriewaldt To submit information or tor questions please call 620-6200 NBISD strives to seep patrons informed about district events and dates, student and staff . ic hit ’ i emerits . md other NBISD net vs