New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 27, 1995, New Braunfels, Texas
Bulverde Primary School students study art and literature to create murals
Third grade students at Bulverde Primary School are creating school murals based on popular children's books.
The projects are permanent works of art for the school and reflect the talent of about 40 third grade students painting throughout the year, according to Linda Carey, Bulverde Primary art teacher.
Five students work on each mural as a group project
“We selected Erie Carle for our first author because he is also the illustrate for his books,” Carey said.
Students learn language arts too.
The young artists studied the authors and artists of five books before making their final selections, according to Carey.
“Hike to give students a say in what they are doing,” she said.
“Even the wed ‘mural* was new to them,” Carey added.
The first murals are based on Carle's books, “The Mixed up Chameleon” and “A House for Hermit Crab.”
She has several learning objectives for her students.
“Using small brushes, the children develop their fine motor, or muscle, skills. They also learn about different
ait mediums because they are using acrylic paints,” she said.
The first murals are painted on walls outside the school’s art room. “It looks like the cafeteria is next,” Carey said.
Painting the murals is something special for the students because they were selected based on the quality of their art work.
“Third grade art work was judged by a team of two teachers and two parents. The top 40 third grade art students were selected to participate in this year’s school mural program,” Carey said.
Canyon High School and Canyon Middle school choirs will open their concert season with a Fall Songfest, scheduled for 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 3,1993, in the CHS commons.
The public is invited and there is no admission charge.
Entertainment will be provided by the CHS Treble Choir, Chamber Singers, and Balladier, with selec-
Animal care = Responsiblity and life skills
Shown with their mural are Bulverde Primary third grade students (L-R) Amy Chollett, Sawyer Croley, Brian Rundle, Cody Niles, and Meredith Sylvester. Their mural is based on Erie Carle's book, “A house for Hermit Crab.” CISD photo by Don Clark
Fall Concert features CHS and CMS singers
Students raising animals gain responsibility and valuable life skills.
“There is a lot of pride of ownership and accomplishment because the student spends a great deal of time preparing the animal,” Sam Womble, SVHS agricultural science teacher, said.
' “Students learn about responsibility because that animal is dependent on them for everything from feeding to ensuring that the animal gets proper medial treatment,” Womble said.
“Students also gain insight as a consumer. By taking care of an animal, students learn what it takes in preparation time and dollars to put a pound on a steer or produce a dozen eggs,” Womble said.
Glenn Grimm, CHS agricultural science teacher, agrees.
He stated that students put a lot of time in learning the qualities of a good animal like size, berne structure, and muscle development.
“We teach students about how to take care of the animal from birth until it’s taken to market,” Grimm said.
“The process of raising an animal builds self confidence and leadership in students, something they will have with them for the rest of their lives,” Grimm concluded.
County Fair judging for steers is scheduled for 8 a.m., Sep. 30; and lambs are scheduled for 2 p.m., Sep. 29; and IOa.m., Oct. 1,1993.
dons by the CMS 7th and 8th grade Treble Choir. Jean Wood is the director of CHS’s vocalists and CMS members are under the direction of Patricia Fleming.
Craig Cadded, CHS junior, shows a lamb to (L-R) Michael Gonzales, Samantha Simmons, Dakota Delano, Erie Galvin, and Maidelein Moreno, Goodwin Primary School kindergarten students and teacher Gloria Overstreet. As part of their unit on clothing, Cadded sheared the lamb for the students. The lamb is owned by CHS student Cheryl Dunn.
In preparation for the Comal County Fair, Trevor Brugman, Smithson Valley High School freshman, demonstrates to other agricultural science students one method grooming a steer. Adam Womble is the owner of the steer.
CISD photos by Don Clark
Public invited to pep rally for school board
This month, New Braunfels ISD’s school board was named one of four state Honor Boards. As such, it will be considered for the Texas Outstanding School Board Award.
School trustees leave Friday morning lor the Texas Association of School Administrators/Texas Association of School Boards Joint Annual Conference in Houston where they will be interviewed by the state award selection committee.
To wish them well, the district is hosting a pep rally at 11:43 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 2K, on the steps of The Education Center. NBISD students will be there to give the seven trustees banners and signs and to cheer them on.
The public is invited to attend.
Speech club lets loose its talents
Members of the New Braunfels High School Speech Club recently proved their Unicom spirit, according to Speech Sponsor David Mooney.
The students competed in the Texas Forensics Association tournament hosted by Robert E. Lee High School in San Antonio on Sept. 13 and 16.
Jeffrey Schultz, David Roberts, Elise Waltman, Laura Cook, Patrick Pope and Nicole Palomo moved to the final rounds where Pope won second place in Poetry. Cook advanced to the final round of Junior Varsity Lincoln-Douglas Debate, the only female in the competition to advance that far.
Fourth place in Group Improvisation went to Chad Divine, Robert Weller, Hunter Weilbacher, Amber Wilson, and Mike Gaskamp. Also pitting their oratorical skills against those of other south Texas students were David Meyer, Jamie Fulkerson, Liz Grow, Dan Mauldin and Ben Meza.
Students hone their speech and debate skills in numerous tournaments scheduled throughout the fall and hosted by area high schools.
Serving as officers for the NBHS Speech Club are Jeffrey Schultz, president; Laura Cook, vice president; Leslie Scott, recording secretary and National Forensics League point keeper; and Amber Wilson, treasurer and fund-raising chairman.
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Terrific twirlers take top awards
New Braunfels High School twirlers contribute to an award-winning look and sound that is expected to send the Unicorn Band to state this year. Above, kneeling, are Suzanne Fischer and Shana Kraft. Standing behind them are Allison Distort, Diana Kalich, Jacqueline Mayfield and Keri Hildebrand. The talented twirlers earned first division ratings for their work individually, as well as an ensemble. They will advance to the state twirling competition in May. Also competing and earning division recognition were NBHS freshmen Melissa Halm, Baylea Taylor, Dawn Schneider and Kristie Green.
NBISD photo by LESLIE KRIEWALDT
Throughout the school year, “Meet the Teachers" features educators who are new to New Braunfels Independent School District.
# Sandra Lindsey received her Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education with a minor in Reading from Southwest Texas State University. With 15 years experience as a middle school teacher, she teaches language arts at New Braunfels Middle School.
Greatest pleasure in teaching: “The greatest pleasure for me is to see students discover reading. To read that first book after years of reading books and to realize they truly like reading for the sake of reading.”
Philosophy of education: “Each child should be given the opportunity to become the very best he or she can be. I feel, as a dedicated instructor, that each teacher should ;do his or her best to promote the self-actualization process for students.”
Friday, Sept. 29, is an NBISD Student/Staff holiday for the Comal County Fair.
High school clubs, classes elect officers
As the school years progresses, st) do the activities of clubs at New Braunfels High School.
Elected to lead the Spanish club this year are Lenny Leos, president; Melissa Jimenez, vice president; Feliciana Flores, treasurer; Rebecca Espinosa, secretary; and Analicia Vargas, parliamentarian. The club sponsor is Juan Espinoa.
The spirit group, The Noise, also elected officers. They are, Deanna Anhorn, president; Kirsten Gaytan, vice president; Kristina Dickens, secretary; Robbie Rodriguez, treasurer; and Delicia Montanez, spirit master. The group’s sponsor is Karon Preiss.
A new organization, Health Occupations Students of America, chose their first officers; Jenna Lockhart, president; Aleesa Moore, vice president; Katrina Garsnelt, secretary; Tawny Kneese, treasurer; and Suzanne Fischer, historian. The group’s sponsor is Susan Ross.
Each class also chose leaders for the year. Representing the senior class are Anna Lisa Vargas, president; Sarah Moscheau, vice president; Emily McGuffey, secretary; and Alison Damarodas, treasurer. Class representatives are Kelly McKean, Amanda Schneider, Klint Kingsbury, Lisa
Weltzer, Grant Hill and Adham Saad. Their head sponsors are Lucille Neuse and Jim Skarovsky.
Junior olfleers are Jinny Edwards, president; Suzanne Fischer, vice president; Keri Leifeste, secretary; Mireya Blankmeyer, treasurer; and Brittney Beeson, parliamentarian. Class representatives are Allison Kraft, Patty Maxey,
Courtney Davis, Katrina Garsnett, Aleesa Moore, Zae Carroll and David Simmonds. Head sponsors are Judy Heyden, Kathleen Rhodes, Sharon Staats, Delia Posey and Lew Simmonds.
Sophomores look to these students to lead their class: Brandyn Balmos, president; Heather Saathoff-lxifeste, vice president; Jessica Sullivan, secretary; Erica Wallher, treasurer; and Mindy Minor, parliamentarian. Class reprc-sentati ves are Renee Marbach, Til tany Gillis, Cody Guthrie, Megan Snider and Melinda Aguirre. Sophomore sponsors are Jennifer Balmanno and Donald Gann.
The freshman class is led by Priscilla Hernandez, president; Jaime Aleman, vice president; Joy Orr, secretary; Rosa Espinoza, treasurer; and Megan Vogt, parliamentarian. Their sponsor is Sharon Zillman.
ll Cynthia Lee is a graduate of Southwest Texas Stale University where she earned a degree in Elementary Education with a minor in Reading. She also has earned a Bachelor of Art degree in Theology from Texas Lutheran College. A beginning educator, she teaches fifth-grade students at Carl Schurz Elementary.
Greatest pleasure in teaching: “The thing that will provide me the greatest pleasure in leaching is the daily interaction with students to help them achieve even the smallest accomplishments in their learning process, then to hear and see their excitement and joy when they learn new pieces of knowledge.”
Philosophy of education: “My philosophy of education is that all of life is a continual process. Within the learning continuum, everyone is a student and a teacher. I feel my responsibility as a professional elementary teacher is to teach my students to think independently in order to process necessary information so that they will be successful and productive members of this community and the everchanging world in which we live.”