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May School Board Election Information
04/22/2019

The NBISD School Board Elections are scheduled for May 4 with early voting being held from April 22 – April 30 to elect two at-large trustees. Incumbents Wes Clark and David Heefner are both seeking reelection. Michael Trevino has also filed to fill one of the two at-large seats.

 

EARLY VOTING (VOTAR POR ADELANTADO)

 

Early voting by personal appearance will be conducted each weekday at:

(Votar por adelantado en persona se llevara a cabo de lunes a viernes en:)

 

Comal County Elections Office, 396 N. Seguin Avenue, New Braunfels, Texas 78130, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. beginning on April 22, 2019 and ending on April 30, 2019, with the following exceptions:

(La oficina de elecciones del Condado Comal, 396 N. Seguin Avenue, New Braunfels, Texas 78130 entre las 8:00 a.m a 5:00 p.m. empezando el 22 de Abril, 2019, hasta el dia 30 de Abril, 2019, excepto lo siguiente:)

 

Wednesday, April 24, 2019, between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m.;

(Miercoles, 24 de Abril, 2019, entre las horas de 7:00 a.m. y 7:00 p.m.;)

 

Saturday, April 27, 2019, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.; and

(Sabado, 27 de Abril, 2019, entre las horas de 9:00 a.m. y 1:00 p.m.; y)

 

Monday, April 29, 2019, between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 pm.

(Lunes, 29 de Abril, 2019, entre las horas de 7:00 a.m. y 7:00 p.m.)

 

BALLOT BY MAIL

(LAS BOLETAS QUE SE VOTARAN EN AUSENCIA POR CORREO)

 

Applications for ballot by mail shall be mailed to:

(Las Solicitudes para las boletas que se votaran en ausencia por correo se deben de enviar al:)

 

Attn: Bobbie Koepp, Early Voting Clerk

396 N. Seguin Avenue

New Braunfels, Texas 78130

 

Applications may be received via email at:

(Las solicitudes se pueden recibir por correo electrónico en:)

jaquac@co.comal.tx.us

 

 

Applications for ballots by mail must be received no later than the close of business on April 23, 2019.

(Las Solicitudes para las boletas que se votaran en ausencia por correo deben ser recibidas antes
de las cinco de la tarde el dia 23 de Abril, 2019.)

 

To view the Sample Ballot, CLICK HERE:

(Para ver la boleta de muestra, vaya a:)

 

The Single-Member District 1 position was also included in this election cycle and will be filled by Keith D. Smith, who is running unopposed for this fourth term on the Board. He will be sworn in after the election.  

 

Upon election, the individuals will serve a three-year term (2019-2022) and be part of the seven-member Board of Trustees.

 

Voters can verify the single-member district they reside in by referencing their voter ID card issued by the county or by viewing the map available online.


NBISD selects District Teachers of the Year
04/18/2019

The NBISD Board of Trustees honored the District Teachers of the Year at the April 15th board meeting held in the NBISD Education Center Boardroom.  


From the 14 Campus Teachers of the Year, NBISD has selected Shelby Atchley of Carl Schurz Elementary as District Elementary Teacher of the Year and Trent Wenzel of the NBHS Ninth Grade Center as the District Secondary Teacher of the Year.


A selection committee selected these outstanding teachers for the district honor after judging their essay applications and conducting in-person interviews. Both recipients will compete at the regional level this summer with hopes of ultimately being named Texas Teacher of the Year.


Shelby Atchley

Fourth Grade Teacher at Carl Schurz Elementary School

2019 NBISD Elementary Teacher of the Year

NBISD Elementary Teacher of the Year Shelby Atchley and Randy Moczygemba during the April 15, 2019, Board meeting.

Shelby Atchley has been an educator for the past 6 years and a teacher in NBISD for the past 2 years. She worked in Seguin ISD as an elementary teacher before coming to NBISD last school year. She currently works as a fourth grade math and science teacher at Carl Schurz Elementary.

 

“I am honored and humbled to represent such a distinguished school district, and one of the best in the state of Texas. I feel privileged to be awarded this prestigious award, and to know that my hard work and passion for teaching has been recognized,” said Atchley. “I am surrounded by outstanding, hard-working, dedicated teachers and staff that all deserve this honor. These extraordinary educators inspire me to continually strive for excellence, each and every day.”

 

She earned her Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies from Texas A&M University. She is certified as Generalist for early childhood through 6th grade and has an English as a Second Language supplemental certification.

 

She currently serves as a cooperating teacher through Texas State University and hosts student teachers in her classroom. She also assists with fourth grade mathematics eCourse development for NBISD and serves on the Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports Team for NBISD. She is a member of the Leader in Me Committee at Carl Schurz Elementary.

 

In her previous district, she served as grade level chair, a member of the Scope and Sequencing Committee and a leader on the Coordinated Approach to Child Health Committee.  

 

Her past honors include being named Elementary Teacher of the Week in 2016 and serving as the local chapter secretary for the Association of Texas Professional Educators for four years.

 

She and her husband, Justin, have one son, Tatum, who will be 3 years old in June.


Trent Wenzel

Geography Teacher at NBHS Ninth Grade Center

2019 NBISD Secondary Teacher of the Year

Superintendent Randy Moczygemba, District Secondary Teacher of the Year Trent Wenzel and NBHS Ninth Grade Principal Jeff Lightsey during the surprise visit to announce the district winner on April 4, 2019.

Trent Wenzel has been an educator for the past 18 years and a teacher in NBISD for the past 16 years. He worked in Austin ISD as high school Geography teacher before coming to NBISD in 2002. He currently works as an AP Human Geography Teacher and Pre-AP World Geography teacher at the NBHS Ninth Grade Center.


“It is a honor to be selected as the NBISD Secondary Teacher of the Year and represent all the dedicated educators in our district,” said Wenzel. “Teaching students to think globally and having a passion for geography makes my job exciting and rewarding.”


He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Geography and post-graduate certification in education from Texas State University. He is certified to teach secondary Geography in grades 6th-12th.


His past honors include being named a Campus Teacher of the Year in 2014 and 2006 and NBISD District Secondary Teacher of the Year in 2006. He was honored by the NBISD Education Foundation as a New Braunfels High School Distinguished Alumni in 2011 and as a  grant recipient in 2002 and 2018. He received the Texas State University Geography Distinguished Alumni Award in 2007, the Lamar Award of Excellence in 2005 and the Texas Congress of Parents & Teachers Award in 2004.


He has also been named a Fulbright Memorial Fund Teacher Scholar in 2003, a Distinguished Teacher in Achievement Award Recipient by the National Council for Geographic Education in 2003, a Texas Alliance for Geographic Education Education Distinguished Service Award Recipient in 2005 and a Scott & White Community All-Star.


He and his wife, Kalisha, have two children that attend NBISD schools.


For more information about the NBISD Teacher of the Year program, CLICK HERE.


Superintendent named finalist for TCEA Lifetime Achievement Award
04/16/2019

NBISD Superintendent Randy Moczygemba named finalist for TCEA Lifetime Achievement Award

The Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA) recently recognized New Braunfels ISD Superintendent Randy Moczygemba as a finalist for the Lifetime Achievement for the Advancement of Technology in Education Award. He, along with the other finalists and award winners, were honored during a grand reception held in San Antonio in conjunction with the 2019 TCEA Convention & Exposition.


The 2018-2019 Educator Awards and Scholarship Program recognizes innovative educators based on their incredible accomplishments related to advancing teaching and learning through technology. They exemplify embracing learning without limits.


“We are pleased that we can express our gratitude for all the hard work these educators have done to excite and engage learners through the use of technology,” said Dr. Roland Rios, TCEA President. “Given the caliber of extraordinary nominees, our selection committee had a difficult task in choosing an overall winner in each category.”


The nominations were accepted in the fall and judging was held October through November. This year’s awards program resulted in more than 100 nominations among the 13 categories. Moczygemba was one of two finalists in the Lifetime Achievement category.


“Randy has long exemplified a level of commitment to Technology that can serve as a model for other Superintendents. He clearly recognizes the impact that technology can have on instruction in the classroom,” said Matt Jones, NBISD executive director of technology. “Every Superintendent wants to leave a legacy of their leadership. Randy’s legacy, in all the districts he has been in a leadership role, will be advancing technology further than those communities’ thought was possible.”


Moczygemba has been in education for more than 30 years. He joined NBISD in 2007 as Assistant Superintendent and became Superintendent in December 2009. During his career, he has been instrumental in the advancement of technological opportunities for the students, staff and every community he has served.  He has served as both classroom teacher and administrator with a majority of his career in the role of superintendent of schools.


He first began working in education as a graduate assistant at Texas Tech University in the early-1980s where he wrote the first Texas FFA Record book computer program. He also provided staff development on computers for teachers at several school districts around Lubbock, Texas.


The first one-to-one (1:1) environment Moczygemba created for students was in Post, Texas, in 1985.   He inherited a computer network with 25 computers allowing his students to have 1:1 technology in his Agricultural Science Classrooms. He also personally developed software and spreadsheets for his agriculture students to use and wrote software for other educators..


As the new principal in Wilson, Texas, he installed new computer labs to replace manual typewriters and wrote UIL Academic software for student use. He also created software to manage student data including registration, gradebook, attendance, cafeteria accounting, bus routing and a report writing system.


In the 90s, he brought internet into every classroom in Lamesa ISD and secured grant money to network the computers and connect the district to the county library. During his nearly 10 years in Lamesa, he served as a campus and district administrator and designed a student technician program. The students maintained all hardware and software installations and service throughout the district, including network-cabling installation. With his guidance, the student technicians helped design and install networks in other school districts and businesses in the community. While at Lamesa ISD, Moczygemba successfully automated the calling systems at all campuses and developed and maintained the first district web page.


In 2000, he became superintendent in Medina ISD and quickly equipped every classroom with digital projectors and installed network infrastructure, hardware and software to provide internet to every classroom. He was also able to automate all district forms making them accessible in Adobe Acrobat.


Since arriving in New Braunfels, his vision helped  redesign the district-wide network moving it from wired to wireless and had digital projectors installed in every classroom. He also implemented 1:1 technology for all students with the use of iPads. He has spearheaded the development of digital curriculum  (e-textbooks) as well as online student registration. He also facilitated the automation of several digital systems including: employee recruitment and hiring; digital employee records system; parent mass notification system; and student demographic system.


His past honors include being being honored by eSchool News as a 2013 Tech Savvy Superintendent. He earned both his bachelor’s degree and master’s from Texas Tech University.


He is involved in the New Braunfels community through several organizations including: the NBISD Education Foundation; NBISD Council of PTAs; the New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors; the Mayor’s Higher Education Task Force; the New Braunfels Manager’s Group; and a Baron of the Braunfels Foundation Trust.


He is a member of the Texas Computer Education Association, the Texas Association of School Administrators, Texas High Performance Schools Consortium, Equity Center, ESC 13 Regional Advisory Committee and the Texas Association of Community Schools.


Moczygemba and his wife, Stephanie, reside in New Braunfels. They have two grown daughters who are both educators, two sons-in law and a total of six grandchildren.

 
CAPTION: NBISD Board President Sherry Harrison along with the Board of Trustees recognized NBISD Superintendent Randy Moczygemba at the April 15 Board meeting for being named a finalist for the TCEA Lifetime Achievement Award.

Veramendi retains Battle of the Bluebonnets title
04/15/2019

NBISD 10th Annual Battle of the Bluebonnets 1st Place Team from Veramendi Elementary

The 10th Annual NBISD Battle of the Bluebonnets competition was held the morning of April 2 in the NBHS Auditorium. The morning-long event featured one team from each of the district’s elementary schools vying for the title of Bluebonnet Champions.


The competition included four rounds of 25 questions based on the current year’s Texas Bluebonnet Books Awards List. During each round, the teams are asked questions based on the Bluebonnet Books and as a team provide an answer to earn points.


The teams are comprised of five students in grades 3rd-5th. The school librarian serves as the coach for each team. The teams spend several weeks preparing for the district-level event.


The following students competed in this year’s event:


1st Place: Veramendi Elementary - Abigail Henkes (team captain), Marlee Kirkland, Ariana Latham, Maliya Kilbride and Melanie Bowen (coach)


2nd Place: Seele Elementary - Graham Taylor (team captain), Caroline Dennis, Arden Soell, Sophia Kelly, Kaia Hatch and Michelle Wisdom (coach)


3rd Place: Voss Farms Elementary - Alizayah Bernal (team captain), Gibran Rodriguez, Elizabeth Briggs, Kate Fuller, Isabella Cruz and Amanda Alden (coach)


Carl Schurz Elementary - Maci Wiedenfeld (team captain), Ana Garcia*, Whitney Edwards, Julia Sandoval, Harrison Mira and Tammy Ullman (coach)


County Line Elementary - Carlos Salas (team co-captain), Erick Tran, Rylee Huff, Darren Lackey (team co-captain), Emma Pruitt and Martha Lewis (coach)


Lamar Elementary - Emily Janecek (team captain), Kyle Keller, Adam Dobbs, Finn Wilkinson, Rhett Robinson and Denny Schulte (coach)


Klein Road Elementary - Brinson Martin (team captain), Logan Ellichman, Aiden Engelhardt, Kendall Jackson, Ashton Land and Stephanie Green (coach)


Memorial Elementary - Yousef Abu Swireh (team captain), Dreken Gallina, Natalia Glenn, Maddie Couser, Ayelen De Leon Nunez and Shirley Cabada (coach)




Walnut Springs Elementary - Breelie Meno (team captain), Effie Walker, Iris Meek, Wyatt Middleton, Konnor Carley, and Julie Gallichio (coach)

 

CAPTION:

The team from Veramendi Elementary Maliya Kilbride, Kadence Kenney, Marlee Kirkland, Abigail Henkes (team captain), Ariana Latham, and Chloe Abbott (assistant coach) won 1st Place in the 2019 NBISD Battle of the Bluebonnets competition.


RELATED VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_pH_6oi3ag

 

Jr. Monocera Dance Clinic on April 27
04/15/2019

 

The New Braunfels High School dance teams are hosting a Jr. Monocera Dance Clinic on April 27 from 8:30 to 11 a.m. at NBHS for young dancers in grades kindergarten through 8th grade.


The cost to attend is $25 per person with all of the proceeds benefiting the NBHS Dance program. Each participant will receive a t-shirt and snack as well as free admission to the NBHS Dance Spring Show on May 3.

NBHS Jr. Monocera Dance Clinic on April 27, 2019 at NBHS

During the dance clinic, the girls will be put into groups based on age and they will learn a dance routine that morning. The participants will perform the dance routine for their parents during show-offs that morning at 11 a.m. in the gym. The participants are also invited to perform their clinic dance alongside the NBHS Monoceras, Mystics and Sapphires during the annual NBHS Dance Spring Show scheduled for 7 p.m. on May 3 at NBHS. The cost is $6 for preorders and $8 at the door.


For more information about the dance clinic, please contact Stephanie Martin at stephanie.martin1@dell.com or 512-787-1853.

 

CLICK HERE to download the Dance Clinic Flyer

 

For more information about the dance show, contact Megan Colon at mcolon@nbisd.org or 830-627-6183.



NBHS Spring Dance Show set for May 3-4
04/15/2019

Spring Show NBHS Dance 2019 Amazing performances by the NBHS Monoceras, Mystics, Sapphires & More! May 3rd & 4th, 7 pm, NBHS Gym, Preorder $6 or $8 at the door

The New Braunfels High School Monoceras, Mystics and Sapphires will host their annual NBHS Dance Spring Shows at 7 p.m. on May 3 and May 4 in the NBHS competition gym. The cost is $6 for preorders and $8 at the door.


Both nights will include special guest performances. On May 3, the participants from the Jr. Monocera Clinic will perform the routines they learned during the clinic held on April 27. On May 4, the guest performers will be from NB Dance Studios.


For more information about the dance clinic, please contact Stephanie Martin at stephanie.martin1@dell.com or 512-787-1853.

 

CLICK HERE to download a copy of the event flyer.

 

For more information about the dance show, contact Megan Colon at mcolon@nbisd.org or 830-627-6183.

 

CLICK HERE to view a video featuring the NBHS Dance program.


Computer Animation teams wins repeat trip to nationals
04/12/2019

 

BPA Computer Animation Team from New Braunfels High School comprised of Nathan Downey, Jordon Stewart and Jackson Lichlyte

For two consecutive years, the Computer Animation Team from New Braunfels High School qualified for the national level of competition after winning 1st place at the annual Business Professionals of America (BPA) State Leadership Conference held March 6-9 in Dallas.


A total of 21 members representing NBHS traveled to attend the conference with the following students placing in the competition events:

Computer Animation Team - Jordan Stewart, Jackson Lichlyter and Nathan Downey, 1st Place


Computer Modeling - Kyle Smith, 7th place


At the state conference, NBHS BPA Member John Christian Archer was also elected as the Regional President for Area 3, Region 3.


“These young men have proven themselves worthy of competing on the National level through not only intelligent hard work, but consistency and follow through, as well,” said Beverly Trollinger, the BPA sponsor at NBHS. “They make us Unicorn Proud!”


The BPA National Leadership Conference will be held May 1-5 in Anaheim, Calif.

 

Kyle Smith from New Braunfels HS earned 7th place in Computer Modeling at the 2019 State BPA Conference  John Christian Archer from New Braunfels High School was elected the 2019 BPA Regional President for Area 3, Region 3

 

CAPTIONS:

The BPA Computer Animation Team from New Braunfels High School comprised of Nathan Downey, Jordon Stewart and Jackson Lichlyter won 1st Place at the state BPA competition held in March and qualified for nationals (04/12/19).

 

Kyle Smith from New Braunfels HS earned 7th place in Computer Modeling at the 2019 State BPA Conference

 

 

John Christian Archer from New Braunfels High School was elected the 2019 BPA Regional President for Area 3, Region 3


NBISD hosts Special Olympics Track & Field event
04/11/2019

NBISD hosts Special Olympics Track & Field event on March 27, 2019 at Unicorn Stadium

For the second year in a row, NBISD hosted their own Special Olympics Track and Field event at Unicorn Stadium on March 27 for their athletes.


The Opening Ceremonies included appearances by the NBHS JROTC, Band, Choir, Cheerleaders and Dance Team. The ceremony concluded with a Torch Run through the stadium with help from the Special Olympians and a group of law enforcement personnel from New Braunfels Police Department, DPS Highway Patrol and the New Braunfels Fire Department.


The competitive portion of the event was held immediately after the Opening Ceremonies and included individual running events, a wheelchair race and unified relay event. The field events included: standing long jump, shot-put, tennis ball toss, softball toss, and javelin throw.


The “young athletes” that are ages 3-7 also competed in their own obstacle course created for their age group.


“In years past, the students from NBISD traveled to other schools across the region to compete,” said Catherine Archer, NBISD Special Education coordinator. “The decision to host a local event allows for more community participation and for more students to participate in the event.”  


These student-athletes will also be competing in the Area competition on April 13 with hopes of qualifying to the state competition scheduled for May 2-5. Both events will be held at Heroes Stadium in San Antonio.


“We are so grateful to everyone that volunteered to make this year’s event a success,” said Archer.


Besides track and field, the athletes also compete in bowling and tennis. For the first time this year, NBISD is competing in basketball.

 

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NBMS robotics team wins 3rd Place at regional competition
04/09/2019

NBMS robotics team wins 3rd Place at regional competition (03/27/19)

Two NBISD Robotics teams competed in the FIRST® LEGO League (FLL) Regional Championship at San Antonio's McCollum High School on March 23. NBMS blue team won 3rd place overall in the Alamo Curiosity Division.


“Both teams performed well and were excited to share their projects and information about their robots” said Matthew Sargent, parent and volunteer coach. “The teams worked hard all year long and built teamwork skills that will carry through their school and professional careers.”


NBMS Unicorn Blue Team members include: Eliana Castro, Ian Clark, Jacob Halmos, Zachary Morrison, Makenzie Osborn, Allen Reed, Nicholas Sargent and Jonathan Stowe.


NBMS Unicorn White Team members include: Dylan Furman, Lilly Gallaga, Kevin Hill, Solomon Johnson, Faith Lindblom, Alpcan Meek and Charles Sheffield.


“The FLL program teaches numerous skills related to STEM along with communication, teamwork and how to overcome adversity, since the robot programs don’t always work as the students expect,” said Sargent, who is also member of the NBISD Board of Trustees.


According to Sargent, the robotics program across the entire district is growing. Three years ago there was only one team and now there are at least five school with FLL teams. He has hopes of having a robotics club at every school.


The team is also coached by two teachers from New Braunfels Middle School - Micki Clark and Amanda Delgado.



NBISD to host Dual Language Program Parent Interest Meetings
04/09/2019

New Braunfels ISD will be holding a series of required informational meetings for the parents of 2019-2020 kindergartners who are interested in having their child in the NBISD Dual Language Program. Parents are invited to attend one of these required informational meetings being held at the following times and locations:

 

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

6 to 7 p.m.

Carl Schurz Elementary

633 W. Coll St.

 

Wednesday, April 24, 2019*

6 to 7 p.m.

Lone Star Early Childhood Center

*This meeting will be offered in Spanish for Spanish-speaking families

 

Thursday, April 25, 2019

6 to 7 p.m.

Voss Farms Elementary

2510 Pahmeyer Road

 

The meetings will cover the same information at all sessions. For the 2019-2020 school year, the Dual Language program will have two campuses that house the Dual Language Program. Carl Schurz Elementary will be the host campus for students zoned for Carl Schurz, Lamar, Seele or Veramendi. Voss Farms will be the host campus for students that live in the Voss Farms, Klein Road, Walnut Springs, Memorial and County Line attendance zones.

 

For more information, email Kimberly Brann at kbrann@nbisd.org or call 830-643-5738. 



NBHS student named finalist in Joci Awards for Vocal Performance
04/04/2019

New Braunfels High School Junior Lexie Williams,  a 2019 Joci Awards Finalist for Vocal Performance

New Braunfels High School Junior Lexie Williams has been named one of the finalists in the 2019 Joci Awards for Vocal Performance. The Joci Awards is a one-night showcase of 25 talented performing arts students in San Antonio and the surrounding area, presented annually by the Las Casas Foundation.


"The Josi Awards are one of the top scholarship opportunities for performing arts students in the greater San Antonio area," said NBHS Choir Director Caitlyn Gallegos, "and so to be nominated is a high honor and will give Lexie a chance to showcase her skills and talent on a broader network, and get some money for future opportunities."


Williams will be vying for a chance to win a portion of over $100,000 in scholarship funds. Two finalists from the competition of 5 categories - Acting, Best Lead Actor in a Musical, Best Lead Actress in a Musical, Dance and Vocal - will have a chance to participate in the National High School Musical Theatre Awards in New York City.


Williams appreciates the honor of the completion and hopes to further her music and theatrical training. "I was one of 85 people auditioning for my category, and it's very exciting. I've done theater since the 3rd grade, and I would like to go to the Texas State Musical Theater Program - it's one of the 10 best in the United States."


The  Las Casas Foundation will be awarding it’s one-millionth dollar this year, maintaining its designation as the largest scholarship funding source of its kind in the United States.


Open to the public, the Joci Awards will take place at the Charline McCombs Empire Theatre in San Antonio on Sunday, April 14 at 6:00 p.m. Tickets are available for purchase online and range for $15-$40.


For more information, visit http://www.lascasasfoundation.org/2019jociawardsfinalists/.

 

Lauren Bain named finalist in H-E-B Excellence in Education Awards
04/04/2019

Lauren Bain, named finalist in the H-E-B Excellence in Education in Elementary Leadership category (03/20/19)

Lauren Bain, the music teacher at Carl Schurz Elementary, was recently notified that she has been named a finalist in this year’s H-E-B Excellence in Education Awards program.


H-E-B’s Excellence in Education is the largest monetary awards program for educators in Texas, and among the largest in the nation. The honor was kept a surprise from the educators, who learned they were finalists when H-E-B representatives visited their classrooms and schools with balloons, cookies, and flowers.

Bain’s surprise visit was on March 20 when she was presented with a $1,000 check for herself and a $1,000 check for her school. She is being recognized in the Elementary Leadership Award category that recognizes teachers with 10 to 20 years in the classroom.


As a finalist, she has been invited to Austin on May 4-5 to compete on the statewide level for larger cash prize of $20,000.


During the final round, she will be interviewed by a panel of judges, not affiliated with H-E-B, who will select one elementary and one secondary teacher in each category as the recipients of this year’s awards. The award categories include: The Rising Star Award; The Leadership Award; and The Lifetime Achievement Award.


Bain is the 2018 NBISD Elementary Teacher of the Year and the 2019 Region 13 Elementary Teacher of the Year. She currently serves as president-elect of the Kodály Educators of Texas and is a member of the Organization of American Kodály Educators, Texas Music Educators Association and International Kodály Society. She has been an educator for 13 years and a teacher in NBISD the last 10 years.

 

For more information about this awards program, go to https://www.heb.com/static-page/excellence-in-education-awards.

 


Loop 337 lane switch to occur April 9 in front of NBHS
04/04/2019

Loop 337 Expansion Project - Lane Switch on April 9, 2019

On April 9, the new southbound lanes from River Road to State Highway 46 will open and cause traffic to shift. This stretch of Loop 337 includes the areas in front of New Braunfels High School and Oakwood Baptist Church all the way down to River Road.


Opening the new lanes will change the access to and from New Braunfels High School along Loop 337 (see diagram). Work will also begin on the existing lanes of Loop 337, with one northbound lane remaining open.


School Entrance

Northbound traffic will enter the high school as normal once they pass the football stadium. Southbound traffic will have a signalized intersection to make a left turn into the school entrance.


School Exit

Traffic will exit New Braunfels High School the same as it does currently, but from only one lane turning right. Motorists needing to travel southbound along Loop 337 will exit out the same exit and also make a right turn which will cause them to head northbound and use the new signalized U-turn near Oakwood Baptist Church to get onto the southbound lanes.


Signs have been placed to inform drivers of the change. Additional signage will be placed to help guide drivers.

 

For more information about the loop expansion project, visit www.TxDOT.gov or email hernan.rozemberg@txdot.gov.

 

CLICK TO DOWNLOAD MAP

 

CLICK TO VIEW TXDOT VIDEO REGARDING SWITCH (22 minutes in length)

We recommend forwarding to the following times to view information about the NBHS switch:

8:30 minute mark begins switch past River Road

11:00 minute mark starts talking about NBHS/Oakwood area

12:00 minute mark show new turnaround for southbound travelers

12:45 minute mark show new signalized entrance to NBHS


In Memory of a “True Blue Unicorn” Mae Ruth Meyer
04/03/2019

Mae Ruth Meyer, former NBISD trustee and retired teacherMae Ruth Meyer, beloved mother and grandmother in blue, was called home on March 29, 2019 at the age of 90. She was an educator, community volunteer and advocate for the youth of New Braunfels for more than 50 years. A retired teacher and former school board trustee for New Braunfels Independent School District, Mae Ruth dedicated her life to one of service, commitment and dedication to the community of New Braunfels.

 

Born in Mercedes, Texas, on August 21, 1928, and married to Everett Meyer in 1950, Mae Ruth was an elementary school teacher for 30 years. She began her career at Palo Alto Elementary School in San Antonio. In 1963, she joined the NBISD family as a teacher at Lone Star Elementary and later Seele Elementary. Nearly 30 years later, she retired from teaching in 1992. Even though she was retired, her work with NBISD was not done.

 

She stayed active with NBISD serving on several committees such as the District Educational Improvement Committee (DEIC), the Facilities Task Force, and the Technology Committee. She was dependable and eventually served on every committee offering her insight as an educator, parent and community volunteer who wanted success for the youth of New Braunfels.

 

In 2006, she was elected to the first of three terms as an NBISD School Board Trustee, a post she held until May 2016. In 2010, she decided to take an extra step in her role as trustee by participating in the Texas Association of School Board’s Leadership TASB program. This leadership program allowed her to build relationships with colleagues from around the state while discovering solutions for today’s public education challenges.

 

She attended as many extra-curricular activities as her busy schedule allowed and was always wearing Unicorn Blue. Most that saw her regularly would question if she owned any other color, since she wore it with pride all of the time. All of this combined lead to her being named an NBISD Silver Unicorn in 2001.

 

“Mae Ruth was a ‘True Blue"’’ Unicorn Fan and could be found at numerous extra-curricular activities during her 10 years on the school board and prior,” said Randy Moczygemba, NBISD superintendent. “She had a true passion for education and her devotion to quality education was evident in all that she did. She was a true asset to this community and will be dearly missed.”

 

Mae Ruth’s loving family includes her son Fred Meyer, her daughter-in-law Terry and her beautiful granddaughter, Brittany. The loves of her life, the late Everett Meyer and her daughter, the late Cindy Meyer, also provided her with the inspiration to lead her in outstanding leadership, devotion, loyalty, and service to the New Braunfels community.  

 

A celebration of life will be held on Wednesday, April 3, 2019, at First United Methodist Church of New Braunfels at 3:00 p.m. with a reception immediately to follow. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Hope Hospice or New Braunfels ISD Education Foundation in her honor.

 

LINK TO OBITUARY

Mae Ruth Meyer puts the "I" in NBISD at the August 2015-2016 Convocation & Ed Expo

NBHS One-Act Play Cast wraps up season
04/01/2019

Updated: April 11, 2019

NBHS One-Act Play cast of Lost Girls wins first at Zone (03/16/19)

 

The NBHS One-Act Play cast had a great season with their production of “Lost Girls.”

 

The cast won 1st place at zone and 3rd place at the at the Bi-District competition. Their final round of competition was this past weekend with the following cast members receiving recognition.

 

All Star Cast – Cheyenne Welch

Honorable Mention All Star Cast – Allie Heath and Montse Blanco

All Star Tech – Sarah Medina

 

Results from Bi-District on March 23:

All Star Cast – Allie Heath

Honorable Mention All Star Cast – Hunter Ford and Montse Blanco

All Star Tech – Marcus Meyers

 

Results from Zone on March 16:

Best Actress - Allie Heath

All Star Cast - Montse Blanco and Cheyenne Welch

Honorable Mention All Star Cast - Hunter Ford

All Star Tech - Kayla Shown

All Star Tech Crew - Kayla Shown, Marcus Meyers, Cash Lariscy, Orion Mitchell and Sarah Medina

 

The NBHS Theatre Director is Jennifer Forsyth.

 

Their final public performances at the NBHS Theatre will be at the following dates and times:

 

Thursday, April 11 at 8 PM

Saturday, April 13 at 7 PM

 


NBISD students compete in GT STEM-O-Rama
04/01/2019
GT Stem-O-Rama held March 26 for district 7th graders
On March 26, all the NBISD 7th grade Gifted and Talented (GT) students competed in a STEM-O-Rama competition held at the Westside Community Center. The competition featured four events: 3D printing using Tinkercad and augmented reality using MergeCubes with a biomes theme, Lego Robotics, Lego STEM kits and Destination Imagination Instant Challenge.
 
GT Coordinators Kacy Zaleski (NBMS) and Amanda Hunt (ORMS) want to thank all who attended and helped with this event. It wouldn't be possible without everyone's help. 7th grade GT advisory teachers Megan Hybner, Leslie Brooks (ORMS) and Kim Nichols and Toby Lavergne (NBMS) helped prepare our students beforehand to get them ready for competition. Judges were Robin Wright (Science Curriculum Specialist), Kim Hughey (Secondary Math Curriculum Specialist), Stephanie Green (librarian and elementary GT specialist), Melissa Brown (8th grade Science teacher at NBMS and GT advisory teacher). Special thanks to those who ran stations and judged: Melanie Ochoa, Kelli Long, Michelle Harwood, Edwin Braun, Sarah Strom, Blake Haygood, Randi Hidalgo, Matthew Sargent (board member). Thank you Jennifer Hernandez for allowing us to use the Westside Community Center for this event!

Winners:
3rd Place Overall The Levers: Kaycie Halatin, Natalia Campos, Ethan Hijazi (ORMS) and Daniel Guzman, Alex Crumpton, Angel Inchaurregui (NBMS).
2nd Place Overall The Sprockets: Lily Alaniz, Holden Alford, Fabian Aleman (ORMS), Bri Perez, Skylar Veierstahler, Hannah Davis (NBMS)
1st Place Overall The Ramps: Adam Cantu, Daniel Hoang, Shane Conder (ORMS), Michael Lansdell, Ian Clark (NBMS)

 

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