New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 1, 2000, New Braunfels, Texas
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Learn more at CHS open house
If you’re a parent of a Canyon High School student you won’t want to miss the school’s open house beginning at 7 p.m. on Sept. 11.
The evening will include a lot of information about the school’s programs and staff, and will feature the school’s band and Aristocat dance team. For information, call the school at 625-6251.
Make a date with your family
Schedule a date with your family and take them to Taco Cabana on Sept. 14 for a lot of fun that will benefit the Life Skills unit at Canyon High. From 5 to 9 p.m., 20 percent of the dollar amount on the receipts collected will go toward Canyon High s unit that serves students with special needs. Not only can you eat dinner. and support some terrific students, but your children can enjoy the jumping balloon, visit with Taco Cabana’s chili pepper mascot, and dance to the live music.
Canyon graduate gets honor
Janise Warren, a 1999 graduate of Canyon High, was one of 140 vocalists, out of 20,000, to be selected an Outstanding Performer at the State Solo and Ensemble Contest recently.
Warren has gone on to major in theatre at Texas A & M. Her choir teacher at Canyon was Susan Bartos.
Trustee meetings changing
The Comal school district’s board of trustees is moving to just one meeting a month during the school year. The meeting will usually be on the fourth Thursday of the month, at 6 p.m., at either Bill Brown Elementary or Canyon Intermediate. Exceptions are Nov. 16 and Dec. 14.
Meetings in the past were conducted twice a month. For a list of the meeting dates visit www.comalisd.org and look under board of trustees.
The Herald-Zeitung offers this page to the Comal Independent School District to recc jnize student and teacher achievement and promote school programs. For information about NBISD, contact Kari Hutchison at the CISD central office, 625-8081.
The dirt is moving at Comal Elementary as the district makes room to accommodate up to 800 students in prekindergarten through sixth grade at the school. The $5 million project will add 34,000 additional square feet to the campus and 14 new classrooms. The gym, cafeteria, library and student services area will be expanded too. Completion is scheduled for no later than July 2002. The groundbreaking ceremony earlier this summer included (from left) Jerry Major, superintendent; Mike McFalls, principal; Dan Krueger, board vice president; Ross Cleckler, student; Carly Covington, student; John Clay, board president; Robert Loop, board member; and Dennis Heitkamp, chairman of the board, Greater New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce.
CISD gets $149,680 grant
The Comal I SD has received a Excellence grant is designed to
$149,680 grant from the Texas ensure that every child is a profi-
Education Agency under the cient reader by the end of fourth
Academics 2000 grant program. grade.
The School and Home Goodwin Primary and Frazier
Collaborative for Reading Elementary students will benefit.
The Comal County Bar Association is sponsoring a reading incentive program at Canyon and Smithson Valley high schools this year. Students in the reading improvement classes at the two high schools are eligible for prizes, a pizza party and a trip to an Iguanas hockey game if they read at least 1,000 pages by the end of this semester. Some of the Canyon High students eligible for the program make plans with their teacher Lisa Rambo, front right, and Kristen Quinney (back row, third from the left), a local attorney who is responsible for the Canyon partnership.
Students in Kathy Simmons, government class visited the Comal County Courthouse last week to learn more about elections and Texas politics. Their government class, which is studying the presidential campaign too, is a dual credit class through San Antonio College. During the Courthouse visit, Joy Streater, county clerk, and Linnell Hinojosa, elections coordinator for the county, talked about what it takes to become a candidate and how an election is organized behind the scenes. Some of the students, including (from left) Salina AN, Becky Jost and Amanda Kohlenberg, and teacher Kathy Simmons, reviewed election records that go back to the 1800s.
Dustin Kinder, far left, state Future Farmers of America (FFA) president, and Dustin Clark, far right, state FFA first vice president, made Smithson Valley High’s FFA program one of their first stops this school year. From left are Smithson Valley High chapter officers (from left) Cathy Southard, president; Kelly White, secretary; Grace Preiss, treasurer; Tyler Fox, sentinel; Melissa Galloway, vice president; and, Nichole Krause, reporter.