NBISD parents/guardians of 1st-12th graders will once again need to access electronic copies of their child’s interim progress reports (IPR) and report cards through the txConnect Parent Portal. This is the second school year NBISD has only offered these student reports electronically rather than in paper form.
The first release of electronic IPRs was posted on Sept. 18 through the txConnect Parent Portal. The IPRs will now be shared twice during a grading period at Week 3 and Week 6 rather than just once at the midpoint of the grading period.
As a parent, there is no setup required to begin using the electronic version of IPR or Report Cards for txConnect. All txConnect accounts will receive the electronic copy of the IPR or Report Card for all students attached to the account. When the electronic IPR and Report Card is posted during the grading cycle, the parent will receive an email notification that the IPR or Report Card for the grading cycle is available to view online.
Samples of the email notifications are below:
Date: September 18, 2018 at 8:00:00 AM CDT
To: PARENT EMAIL
Subject: Student Progress Reports (001 000025)
Interim Progress Report(s) for your student(s) at
NAME OF SCHOOL
are being generated and should be available in txConnect shortly.
To log into txConnect, Click on the link below:
Date: October 24, 2018 at 8:00:00 AM CDT
Subject: Student Report Cards (001 000025)
Report cards for your student(s) at
When a parent signs into txConnect, the document may be viewed on the Summary page. Below is an image of the Summary screen and where the electronic file will be located to click on and view.
The following documents will be shared this school year to help parents/guardians stay up-to-date on their student’s academic progress.
September 18, 2018 – IPR
October 9, 2018 - IPR
October 24, 2018 - 1st Nine-Week Report Card (Kinder – paper only; 1st-12th online only)
November 13, 2018 - IPR
December 11, 2018 - IPR
January 9, 2019 - 2nd Nine-Week Report Card (Kinder – paper only; 1st-12th online only)
January 29, 2019 - IPR
February 20, 2019 - IPR
March 20, 2019 - 3rd Nine-Week Report Card (Kinder – paper only; 1st-12th online only)
April 9, 2019 - IPR
May 7, 2019 - IPR
May 30, 2019 - 4th Nine-Week Report Card For Elementary Students (Kinder – paper only; 1st-5th online only)
June 7, 2019 - 4th Nine-Week Report Card For Secondary Students (6th-12th online only)
Students in Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten will still receive a paper grade/assessment report. Pre-K students will receive a report three times a year (Nov. 5, Feb. 11 and May 30) and kindergarteners will receive one at the end of each 9-week grading period.
The NBISD Education Foundation honored the 2018 Distinguished Alumni during the halftime show of the varsity football game on Sept. 7. This year’s honorees include: H. Fritz Welsch, Jr., Brenda (Borchers) Chapman and Kevin Korpi. The NBISD Education Foundation officially inducted these individuals on Aug. 14, during an awards dinner held at Seekatz Opera House.
Hanno Fritz Welsch, Jr. graduated from NBHS in 1949 at the age of 16. After high school, he attended Texas A&M University and was a member of the Corps of Cadets. He graduated with a degree in Agronomy and was commissioned with the United States Army. In September of 1954, Welsch was married to Cora Jane Becker. Together they have two children, Stephen and Jeff. Fritz served in the U.S. Army for 22 years in the armored artillery division as well as being a certified Army Aviator. He is a recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star, Air Medal, and Army Commendation Medal. During his military career he was on tour in Germany, Korea, and was a part of “The Big Red One” First Infantry Division in Vietnam. After his distinguished military career, the Welsch family moved back to New Braunfels where Welsch began his second career in real estate. He also became active in his community. Welsch was a member of the Chamber of Commerce, the Heritage Society, the Sophienburg Museum and the Conservation Society. He also served as a board member for the Eden Home and was the President of the Wurstfest Association in 1988 and was Grosse Opa in 1991.
Brenda (Borchers) Chapman was born in New Braunfels, Texas, to Marion “Jack” and Robbie Borchers. In her formative years, Brenda attended Seele Elementary, New Braunfels Middle School and was a Top 10 Graduate of New Braunfels High School in 1983. She was a member of the Unicorn Band, a twirler, editor of the yearbook and a member of student council, just to mention a few. Chapman then went to The University of Texas where she was a Plan II Major and a member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority. After undergraduate studies, Brenda worked for a while then decided to further her education at Baylor Law School where she graduated in 1992. Brenda married Dan Chapman in 2000. They are very proud of their two children, Zach and Janelle. Chapman’s parents emphasized public service to their four children and encouraged them to be active in the public and philanthropic life of their community. Chapman took this charge seriously. In 1994, she was elected to the New Braunfels City Council and in 1998 was elected County Court at Law Judge where she served until 2006. During this time she chaired the Comal County Juvenile Board. Chapman has served as president for the Texas Association of County Court at Law Judges, Homespun Early Childhood Intervention, St. Jude’s Ranch, Comal County Habitat for Humanity and the Comal County Bar Association. She has been co-founder of the St. Jude’s Ranch for Children Charitable Foundation; the giving circle, New Braunfels Women Go and an investment club, BIG of New Braunfels. Chapman currently serves as a trustee of the New Braunfels Area Community Foundation. Her dedication to each of these organizations as well as many others has been instrumental and key to their success.
Kevin Korpi graduated from NBHS in 1992. He received his bachelor’s degree in Mathematics at The University of Texas in 1996, and his Post-Graduate Secondary Teaching Certification at Southwest Texas in 2001. Korpi participated in the Math Club, Historical and Governmental Research Society, and NHS in high school. He and wife, Shealynn, graduated NBHS together. Their son, Tate, is a freshman at Baylor. His daughter, Jenna, is a sophomore at NBHS. Korpi has been named Region 13 Teacher of the Year, Secondary Teacher of the Year, Teacher of the Year, Teacher of the Month, and Senior Favorite Teacher of the Year. He received the Yale University Distinguished Educator Award, University of Texas at Dallas Computer Science Inspiration Award, and NBHS “Beyond the Walls” Award. He has been a Trinity Prize Recipient and is consistently a NBHS “Hero” to a graduating senior. He was nominated for a Lonestar Emmy Award for his “That Geometry Show.” Korpi has served through College Board Consulting, reading AP Calculus exams, coaching teams in the TLU Bulldog Calculus Bowl, sponsoring the Blue Crew Spirit group, emceeing pep-rallies, announcing for band and Monoceras at football games, sponsoring the math club, writing student scholarship letters, and serving on campus committees. He currently teaches Pre-Calculus and Calculus at NBHS.
CAPTION: 2018 Distinguished Alumni H. Fritz Welsch, Brenda Chapman and Kevin Korpi were honored at dinner on Aug. 14 at Seekatz.
Several elementary schools hosted events in honor of Grandparent's Day traditionally celebrated in September.
On Sept. 7, Carl Schurz hosted their annual Groovin' With the Grands, a dance-themed event held throughout the day during the student's specials time in the gym. Each year, the grandparents get to dance and have some fun with their grandchildren during this special event.
Other schools had the grandparents come in during lunch to spend time at school with their beloved grandchildren.
Lamar Elementary School held a Grandparent’s Luncheon on Sept. 14. Multiple generations were able to enjoy their special time together in the school’s auditorium, library and cafeteria patio area.
Beverly and Ronald Cohle visited their granddaughter. "We have 12 grandchildren,” said Beverley. “ We have two more lunches to go after this - we're pros at this."
Cindy and Paul Yousko from Denton, Texas, visited their new-to-New Braunfels grandchildren at the event. New Braunfels ISD Employee Elizabeth Palomo took the day off to be with her granddaughter. For Sharon Stotz, the luncheon with her granddaughter had an additional special meaning. “I get to see the school, which is special because I went to school here."
Lamar Elementary Principal Danielle Taylor expressed enthusiasm for the event. “This is the second year the Grandparent’s Lunch was held at Lamar. Our counselor started it last year in an effort to provide a way for our students to connect with their families, and for our families to be a part of our school community. This year, in spite of the weather, it was a huge success! We are looking forward to hosting Grandparent’s Lunch for years to come.”
CAPTION: Lamar Elementary School Grandparents Luncheon on Sept. 14, 2018
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On Sept. 7, New Braunfels High School will host the first home varsity football game at Unicorn Stadium against the Seguin Matadors. Kickoff will be at 7:30 p.m. with the pregame festivities beginning at approximately 6:45 p.m. Below are some important details for those attending any game at Unicorn Stadium.
“We are excited to kick off this year’s football season this week and wanted to remind our fans of the long-standing stadium rules that are posted and will be enforced to ensure the safety of all spectators,” said Randy Moczygemba, NBISD superintendent of schools. “We are asking all spectators to leave their open drinking containers including fast-food style cups, Yeti-and Tervis-type drinking cups and S'Well-type bottles at home. The only type of beverage that can be brought in to the stadium is a sealed bottle of water.”
Unicorn Stadium Rules
Current New Braunfels ISD policies and UIL rules will be enforced at all times. State laws and school policies will be in effect concerning alcoholic beverages, controlled substances, tobacco products, and weapons.
No outside food or drinks are allowed.
Children who are in 5th grade or below must be accompanied by an adult.
No backpacks, drawstring bags or sport bags of any type are allowed.
No artificial noisemakers, sirens or whistles are allowed.
No pets are allowed, except service animals.
No skateboarding, rollerblading, roller skating, dirt bikes, all-terrain cycles or similar vehicles are allowed.
No smoking or use of tobacco products is allowed. This includes electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) or any other electronic vaporizing device.
No standing along the fence or railing during an athletic contest.
No loitering will be permitted. Fans will not be allowed underneath the stands unless they are visiting the concession stand or the restrooms.
No pick-up games or other forms of playing catch by fans are allowed.
Spectators exiting the stadium are to leave district property immediately and will not be re-admitted to the stadium.
No parking in the stadium is allowed during events, except for emergency vehicles.
Spectators may park at Oakwood Baptist Church and catch the NBISD shuttle buses to every home varsity football game. The shuttles will begin running one hour before kickoff.
The shuttle buses are free of charge and will drop riders off outside the HOME gate of Unicorn Stadium. The shuttle buses will run for 45 minutes post game, as needed.
Parking will also be available behind the NBHS Baseball field in the grassy area, weather permitting. The area is not paved.
Visitors should be advised that Loop 337 is being expanded and currently under construction including the area immediately in front of NBHS and Unicorn Stadium.
For more information, call the NBISD Athletic Office at (830) 627-6111.