New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 11, 1997, New Braunfels, Texas
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NBISD says ‘Thankyou!’to support stuff
Picking up after children can keep you busy. Imagine picking up after almost 6,000, as well as hundreds of adults. That is the task of New Braunfels ISD's Support Services, to keep the facilities and grounds safe, clean and in good repair.
The district knows how much these employees do and will show its thanks by observing an appreciation day for Support Services on Thursday, Sept. 11. Appreciation days have been scheduled each month throughout the school year for NBISD employee groups.
Support Services includes maintenance and custodial staffs and the warehousing and distribution of district supplies. NBISD’s nine campuses and administration offices are among those cared for by this department.
Managing this huge, never-ending task are Director of Custodial Services Lorenzo Camarillo and Director of Facility Management & Maintenance David Owens. They are assisted by Debbie Baker, secretary for Support Services.
General maintenance of building and grounds includes the following employees: Guadalupe Carmona, lead electrician; Jerry Scheel, lead plumber; Darrel Schneider, HVAC lead; Randy Chambers and Justin Wright, HVAC assistants; Ronnie Burkhardt, Israll Ramirez and James Whitaker, general maintenance; Tony Ramos, grounds maintenance lead; Raul Cantu, grounds maintenance lead at NBHS; Andrew Fuentes and Joe Sanchez, grounds maintenance assistants; and Jesus Aleman and Pablo Garcia, permanent districtwide substitutes.
Lamar Primary; Lead Custodian Lilia Lamon and Custodian Eloy Jamarillo.
Lone Star Primary; Lead Custodian Ramon Diaz, Sr. and Custodians Enriqueta Diaz and Susie Gonzales.
Memorial Primary; Lead Custodian Bonafacio Sanchez and Custodians Victoria Espinoza, Jos£ Gomez and Frank Gonzales.
Carl Schurz Elementary; Lead Custodian John Rauch and Custodians Rudy Garcia, Roberto Gomez and Oralia Perez.
Memorial Elementary; Lead Custodian Gloria Castro and Custodians Juan Luna, Jr. and Francisco Ortiz.
Seele Elementary: Lead Custodian Eliberto Medina and Custodians Manuel Hernandez, Tony Ramirez and Josd Vega.
OakRun School: Lead Custodian Walter Ervin and Custodians Aurora Medina, Chris Quiroz and Seferino Torres.
New Braunfels Middle School: Lead Custodian Juan Jimenez and Custodians Rafael Altamirano, Victor Garcia, Reynaldo Guerrero, Alberto Herrera, Miguel Rodriguez and Roman Trejo.
New Braunfels High School: Lead Custodian Timothy Grinley, Supervisor of Athletic Facilities and Grounds Rudy Acevedo, and Custodians Petra Acevedo, Lee Alanis, Armando De La Garza, Carmen Espinoza, Beatrice Gonzales, Reynaldo Padilla, Julia Paredez, Maria R. Garcia, Frutoso Rodriguez, Jr., Elvia Sanchez, Jimmy Santellan and Jose Vela.
The Education Center, Tax Office and Academy Street Gym: Virginia De La Garza and Rebecca Sierra.
1997-98 NBISD Appreciation Dates
Sept ll: Custodial and Maintenance Appreciation Day
Oct. 23: Transportation Department, during National School Bus Safety Week
Nov. 20: School Aides, during National Education Week
Dec. ll: Administrators Jan. 28: School Nurses on School Nurse Day
Feb. 5: Librarians, Counselors, Diagnosticians, Therapists, and Communities In Schools, during National School Counseling Week March 26: School Nutrition Services, during National Nutrition Month
April 22: Secretaries and Clerks, on National Secretaries Day
May 5: Teachers, on National Teacher Day
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The kids and the grandchildren are in school; it’s time to do something for yourself. Try learning a new skill or picking up a new hobby with Community Education. The program offered through New Braunfels ISD has a number of classes starting this month.
For more information or to register for classes, call NBISD Community Education at 620-6200.
The following courses are listed in order of starting dates;
• Intro Computer Keyboarding Vicki Mason teaches basic typing skills helpful for computer proficiency. Classes meet Mondays and Thursdays from Sept. 15-Oct. 23 in Room C-54 of New Braunfels High School. The two-hour class begins at 5:30 p.m. Tuition is S59 with a $5 lab fee.
• Intro to PC’s & Windows ’95 This class for novice computer users
meets on Mondays and Wednesdays from Sept. 15-24. Jim Terlecki teaches the class at Computer Strategies, 353 E. Mill St. Tuition is $59 with a $5 lab fee.
• Piano Party Find out if your child would enjoy learning how to play the piano with this fun, 45-minute class. Tanya Dunsmore will lead the class Monday, Sept. 15 from 5-5:45 p.m. Tuition is $10.
• Baton Twirling Offering classes for all ages and skill levels, Mary Jo Miller teaches this fun sport beginning Sept. 15 on Mondays (Carl Schurz Gym), Tuesdays (Memorial Elementary Gym) and Thursdays (Carl Schurz Gym). Sessions meet during4:30-8:30p.m. Specific times are scheduled at registration. To register, call 606-0438. Tuition is $20 per month.
• Conversational German Basic I Beginning students will learn basic
grammar, vocabulary and helpful phrases from instructor Dr. Verne Schmidt. Classes begin Sept. 15 and meet on Mondays through Oct. 20 in Room A-7 of New Braunfels High School. Tuition is $40.
Defensive Driving Offered with the National Safety Council, this class satisfies court referrals for traffic tickets and insurance company discount requirements. The Sept. 15 and 17 class meets from 7-9 p.m. in the library of The Education Center, 430 W. Mill St. Taught by Bill Hightower, the class is $25.
> Cardio Kick This new class, which started Sept. 8, is ongoing. You will use karate techniques in an aerobic-type format. Class meets on Mondays in the Memorial Primary Gym from 7-8 p.m. Tuition is $36 with a $30 equipment fee. Parents with students in a Hill Country karate class receive a $9 discount.
New Braunfels I5D Calendar of Events
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Sat., Sept. 13 Moo, Sept. 15
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For NBISD Info lf Dally Lunch Menu*, Call the Hotline,020-6200SJI pm-l un. Weekdays 24 Hour* rn Boy Weekends
Getting settled in
NBISO photo by LESLIE KRIEWALDT
Teachers, students and parents are settling back into the rhythms of the school year. Above, Lone Star Primary teacher Jamie Dodson ushers her students into class. Next Monday, Sept. 15, Lamar Primary teachers invite parents and students to an open house at 6:30 p.m. The same evening, New Braunfels High School hosts an open house at 7 p.m. NBHS Principal Keith Garinger will welcome parents in the cafetorium, where the PTA will hold an election. Afterwards, parents will follow an abbreviated version of their child’s schedule. Tonight, Sept. 11, OakRun School hosts an open house and barbecue. Tickets are $6.50 at the door.
Meet the Teachers
Throughout the school year, “Meet the Teachers ” features educators who are new to New Braunfels Independent St hoot District' vvtr." ^ f * "
! " ' "Mena^’rown earnecTher bachelors degree in Special Education With a
minor in Elementary Education from Southwest Texas State University. A beginning teacher, she student taught in New Braunfels ISD and San Marcos ISD. Mena teaches youngsters at Lamar Primary in the Preschool Program for Children with Disabilities.
Greatest pleasure in teaching; “I think the greatest pleasure I get, when I teach children, is to see them succeed and feel good about themselves as learners and individuals. I get excited when I see children getting excited about learning.”
Philosophy of education: “My philosophy of education is that ALL children can learn; it does not matter what difference the child may have. I believe it is the teacher’s job to find the best strategies for the child to learn. I strive to develop each of my student’s full potential.”
Kathryn Byars earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Interdisciplinary Reading with a minor in Fine Arts from Southwest Texas State University.
With three years of teaching experience, she has a third-grade class at Memorial Elementary.
Greatest pleasure in teaching: “The greatest pleasure in teaching young children would be for them to develop good self-esteems and an enthusiasm for learning.”
Philosophy of education: “My philosophy of education is that all children can learn and should be given the opportunity to experience success in the classroom.” Kathryn ByarsMake homework time more productive
OakRun School Barbecue & Open House, 6 p.m. in the cafeteria. Tickets for the barbecue are $5.50 in advance and $6.50 at the door.
Volunteer Orientation at Memorial Elementary at 6:30 p.m.
NBISD Appreciation Day for Custodial and Maintenance Employees New Braunfels High School Varsity Football team plays Jefferson at Unicom Stadium at 7:30 p.m.
New Braunfels High School Volley bal teams play Lee at Blossom Athletic Center. Freshmen play at 6 and 7 pm, junior varsity at 5 and the varsity competes at 5.30 p.m.
• New Braunfels High School Cross Country Track team competes in the McAllister Park Relay Race in San Antonio.
• Lamar Primary “Meet the Tcocher1* hight, 6:30 p m. in the multipurpose facility.
• New Braunfels High School “Meet the Teacher” Night, 7 pm.
• Setting of Tax Rate & Regular Action Meeting, 7 pm in the Board Room on the 2nd Floor of The Education Center, 430 W. MW St.
New Braunfels High School Band Booster Meeting, 7:30 pm., band ha!
• End of the First Six-Week Grading Period
• Student Holiday for the Comal County Fair/Staff Development Day
The beginning of a new school yesr is the perfect time to create positive homework habits. Try these ideas:
1. Set homework goals. At the beginning of each homework session, ask your child, “What do you need to do today 7’ This simple question will help your child get focused on the task ahead. Later, have your child write a homework goal at the beginning of each study session.
2. Get comfortable. Some kids need absolute quiet to study. Others can tolerate lots of noise. Some need to sit at a desk. Others work best when they’re sprawled on the floor. There’s no “right” or “wrong” way to do homework. Let your child experiment and see what works best.
3. Set a schedule. For more kids, homework time should average about IO minutes for each grade (20 minutes for second grade, 40 minutes for fourth grade). If they don’t have that much homework, they can read for pleasure, review, or work on an independent project. Block out homework time every day.
4. Identifiy learning styles. Children learn in different ways. Some learn primarily through their eyes-visual learners. Somertearn through their ears-auditory learners. Some need to. involve their entire bodies-kinesthctic learners. Expefimenuo see what type of learning is best for your child., Then help her plan homework activities that support her learning style.
5. Do a five-minute check. At the end of each homework session, have your child get in the habit of checking homework. Is his name on the paper? Has he proofread the essay?
Parent Quiz: Are Your Organized for the School Year? Here’s a quiz to see how well you’re helping your child get organized this year.
Give yourself five points for something you usually do, zero points for something you never do or any score in between.
I. We have established one place where my child
always does her homework.
2. I have helped- my child set up a regular study
3. We have a planning calendar on the wall.
4. We have a special place for school papers (box,
5. We have a basic “tool kit” for homework. It
includes pens, pencils, paper and a dictionary.
How did you score? More than 20 points means your child is on the way to a well-organized school year. A score of 15 to 19 points is average. Below 15 means you may want to spend time helping your child get organized.
Reprinted from “Parents make the difference "with permission from the Parent Institute.
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