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NBISD receives “B” Grade in TEA Accountability System
08/16/2018

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) notified New Braunfels Independent School District that it has received a “B” rating with a scaled score of 86 under the state’s new A-F accountability system for 2018.

 

State accountability scores, reflecting the legislative change to an A-F system, were publically released on Aug. 15 by the Texas Education Agency. Districts and schools received numeric, scaled scores in Student Achievement (Domain 1), School Progress (Domain 2) and Closing the Gaps (Domain 3) as well as an overall score. Districts were assigned a corresponding letter grade of A-F.

 

“We are excited that NBISD has performed well on the State Rating System.  This system, however, relies heavily on standardized test(s) in certain subject areas to rate student success.  Student success is much broader than one test given on a single day,” said Randy Moczygemba, NBISD superintendent of schools. “Our staff goes above and beyond every day to provide a safe and secure environment where all students are engaged and empowered to become self-reliant learners.”

 

According to the 2018 Accountability Summary issued to NBISD, the district earned the following scores:

 

Student Achievement (Domain 1) = 86

Student Progress (Domain 2) = 84

Closing Performance Gaps (Domain 3) = 86

 

Campus Ratings

The district’s nine elementary schools and five secondary schools also received a scaled score, but not a letter grade this school year along with a rating of “Met Standard” or “Improvement Required.” The schools were also awarded a total of 15 Distinction Designations among the 13 eligible campuses.

 

 

School

Rating

Scaled Score

Distinction Designations

Lone Star Early Childhood Center

Not Rated

 

 

Carl Schurz Elementary

Met Standard

78

 

County Line Elementary

Met Standard

85

Academic Achievement in Science

Klein Road Elementary

Met Standard

81

 

Lamar Elementary

Met Standard

92

Academic Achievement in ELA/Reading

Academic Achievement in Mathematics

Academic Achievement in Science

Comparative Academic Growth

Postsecondary Readiness

Comparative Closing the Gaps

Memorial Elementary

Met Standard

83

Comparative Closing the Gaps

Seele Elementary

Met Standard

88

Academic Achievement in ELA/Reading

Academic Achievement in Science

Comparative Academic Growth

Postsecondary Readiness

 

Veramendi Elementary

Met Standard

85

Academic Achievement in Science

 

Voss Farms Elementary

Met Standard

81

 

Walnut Springs Elementary

Met Standard

86

 

New Braunfels Middle School

Met Standard

88

Comparative Closing the Gaps

Oak Run Middle School

Met Standard

86

 

NBHS Ninth Grade Center

Met Standard

86

 

New Braunfels High School

Met Standard

87

Comparative Academic Growth

 

The NBISD Learning Center

(School of Choice)

Met Alternative Standard

79

 

 

 

Link to TEA Accountability Reports: https://txschools.org/

 

To view NBISD Overview – https://txschools.org/districts/046901/overview

 

Campus Overview - https://txschools.org/districts/046901/campus-list


New bus routes available to view online
08/15/2018

The bus routes for 2018-2019 are now available. New this year to the online platform Infofinder, all of the NBISD elementary school boundaries will display in color. This should help in determining which campus your student will attend.

If your student needs transportation to an alternate site (one other than your home address), retrieve an Alternate Transportation Services (ATS) form from the website. This form must be filled out for each student that requires transportation to an alternate site. The completed form is to be given to your student’s home campus for approval then it will go to transportation office for route availability. Once this form is completed, please return it to your child's home campus. Please make arrangements for transportation or use the provided information until the ATS has been processed.

Should you need assistance, you may contact the NBISD Transportation Department at (830) 627-6150. 


Meet the Teacher and Welcome Events
08/14/2018

All of the elementary schools in New Braunfels ISD are hosting their Meet the Teacher Events on Thursday, August 23, 2018.

 

County Line Elementary – 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Lamar Elementary – 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Lone Star Early Childhood Center – 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Memorial Elementary – 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Veramendi Elementary – 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Voss Farms Elementary – 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Walnut Springs Elementary – 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Carl Schurz Elementary – 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Klein Road Elementary – 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Seele Elementary – 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

The middle schools and high school campus will also be hosting events.

Oak Run Middle School students who complete their registration after August 9, may pick up their schedules on Friday, August 24 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

New Braunfels Middle School students who complete their registration after August 9, will receive their schedule on the first day of school.

Oak Run Middle School will hold their Unicorn Camp for 6th graders and their parents on Friday, August 24 from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Freshman Welcome Day

New Braunfels High School 9th Grade Center will host their Freshman Welcome Day on Thursday, August 16. Stop by at any time from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Students who have completed their registration will be able to pick up their schedules at that time.

NBHS Unicorn Welcome

New Braunfels High School will host their Unicorn Welcome for incoming sophomores and new students will be held on Thursday, August 23, 2018 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the high schools commons. Join the NBHS Student council to tour the campus and receive information about the numerous clubs and organizations for the students to explore. Stay for the New Braunfels High School Booster’s Meet the Unicorns event held at Unicorn Stadium.

For phone numbers and addresses to the school, CLICK HERE.


Extended hours for new elementary student registration
08/07/2018

All new elementary students to New Braunfels ISD are required to register at anytime online now through Aug. 24 using the txConnect Parent Portal.  The elementary campuses will be open extended hours on Aug. 9 from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. to accept registration documents.

 

Please complete your online portion of registration before arriving at the campus. If you don't have access to a computer to register or need assistance, computers will be available during this time.

 

For a complete list of Back-to-School details and registration information, CLICK HERE.

 

Registration must be completed online by midnight on Aug. 24 in order for the student to receive a schedule or be on a class roster.

 

The first day of school is Monday, Aug. 27. To confirm your attendance zone, please call the NBISD Transportation Department at 830-627-6150.

 

Online Registration Dates

OPENS: Monday, Aug. 6, 2018, at 8:00 a.m.

CLOSES: Friday, Aug. 24, 2018, at midnight

 

TxConnect Parent Portal Link to Register Online:

https://txconnpa.esc13.net/PANB/login.aspx


Lauren Bain named Region 13 Elementary Teacher of the Year
08/05/2018

Lauren Bain, the music teacher at NBISD’s Carl Schurz Elementary, was named the Region 13 Elementary Teacher of the Year during a luncheon held on Aug. 3 in Austin.

During a luncheon hosted on Aug. 3 at the Embassy Suites Austin Central, Lauren Bain was named the Region 13 Elementary Teacher of the Year. She was among 20 nominees from across the region to be considered for the regional honor. Bain is the music teacher at Carl Schurz Elementary and was selected last spring as the NBISD Elementary Teacher of the Year.

 

In the fall, she will be one of 20 nominees from across the state that will compete for the honor of Texas Elementary Teacher of the Year. The Texas Association of School Administrators (TASA) administers this recognition program in partnership with the 20 Education Service Centers and participating school districts.

 

Bain has been an educator for the past 12 years and has been the music teacher at Carl Schurz Elementary for the past 9 years. She worked in North East ISD as an elementary music teacher before coming to NBISD in 2009.

 

She earned both her Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance and Music Education and Master of Arts in Teaching for All-Level Music from Trinity University. She is certified in music (early childhood through 12th grade) and English as a Second Language (Supplemental). She also received her Kodály Certification from Texas State University and Orff-Schulwerk Certification from Trinity University. She is President-Elect 2017-2019 for 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 is a highly requested elementary music clinician for school districts in central and south Texas, and is currently starting a Kodály certification training program in McAllen, Texas.

 

When asked about her profession, her beliefs and the impact she has on students she said “Teaching is not only about sharing our love and passion with our children, but providing them with an experience that makes a meaningful impression in their lives. My hope is not to create professional musicians, but for each of my students to reach their musical potential. I know that will make them better human beings and perhaps, create a better world.”

 

During her time at Carl Schurz, she has developed a partnership with the nearby Episcopal Church to create a music program for at-risk students called the Community Arts Program of New Braunfels. The program offers free instruction to qualifying students in violin, cello, piano, guitar and art. 

 

“The student growth I have witnessed is remarkable to observe as they develop not only socially but academically. These children who could never afford this opportunity are able to experience the valuable impact of private music instruction. Taking part in the beginning and growth of a program that benefits our students’ future through music has been an honor. I look forward to continuing to connect this life-changing opportunity to the children at our school,” said Bain.

 

Her past honors include being selected as a grant recipient through the NBISD Education Foundation in 2017, TangerKIDS in 2014 and North East ISD Educational Foundation in 2008. In 2015 and 2018, she was selected as Campus Teacher of the Year at Carl Schurz Elementary School and is the 2018 NBISD Elementary Teacher of the Year.

 

CAPTIONS:

TOP - Lauren Bain, the music teacher at NBISD’s Carl Schurz Elementary, was named the Region 13 Elementary Teacher of the Year during a luncheon held on Aug. 3 in Austin.

 

BOTTOM - Lauren Bain, Region 13 and New Braunfels ISD Elementary Teacher of the Year, with Carl Schurz Elementary Principal Duane Trujillo at the Region 13 Teacher of the Year Luncheon on Aug. 3 in Austin.

 

BOTTOM - Krystal Herrington, ESC Region 13 Teacher of the Year coordinator, presents Lauren Bain with the Region 13 Elementary Teacher of the Year award at a luncheon held Aug. 3 in Austin.

 

 

Lauren Bain, Region 13 and New Braunfels ISD Elementary Teacher of the Year, with Carl Schurz Elementary Principal Duane Trujillo at the Region 13 Teacher of the Year Luncheon on Aug. 3 in Austin.      Krystal Herrington, ESC Region 13 Teacher of the Year coordinator, presents Lauren Bain with the Region 13 Elementary Teacher of the Year award at a luncheon held Aug. 3 in Austin.

 


NBISD announces new administrators
08/03/2018

NBISD Superintendent Randy Moczygemba has announced the hiring of four administrators for the 2018-2019 school year as well as the reassignment of two assistant principals.  

 

Campus Administration

Jeff Vaughn, new assistant principal at Lamar Elementary (SY 18-19)

Jeffrey Vaughn has been named the new assistant principal for Lamar Elementary. Vaughn will be transitioning into the assistant principal role this summer after serving the past four years as NBISD’s secondary mathematics curriculum specialist. Prior to working for NBISD, he worked for Comal ISD as an instructional coach, teacher and head soccer coach. He has a Master of Arts in Educational Administration from Lamar University and a bachelor’s degree from Southwest Texas State University. He and his wife, Sarah, have two school-age children that attend NBISD.

 

Kellye Shipman, new assistant principal at New Braunfels MS (SY 18-19)

Kellye Shipman has been named as the new assistant principal at New Braunfels Middle School. She will be transitioning into this newly created position after serving as a school counselor the past three years at NBMS. Last school year she also served as an intern with NBMS Principal Greg Hughes. Before coming to NBISD, she was a school counselor, elementary math teacher and elementary science teacher in Seguin ISD. She also taught at the elementary level in Gonzales ISD.  She holds a Masters of Arts in Counseling & Guidance from Texas A&M University San Antonio, a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Texas Tech University and received her principal’s certificate from Lamar University.

Tera Thompson, new Assistant Principal at Veramendi Elementary (SY 2018-19)

Tera Thompson has been named as the new assistant principal at Veramendi Elementary. This newly created position was added due to the growing student population at the school. Thompson will be joining NBISD from Nixon-Smiley CISD where she served as Director of Federal Programs for the past eight years. Since 2005, she has worked independently as a consultant for grants and professional development services. She worked for NBISD from 1998-2008 in several positions at both the campus and district level. She has also worked as a teacher in Comal ISD, Bryan ISD and Coolidge ISD. Thompson has a master’s degree in Education Administration from Texas State University and a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies from Texas A&M University. She and her husband, Drake, reside in New Braunfels and have three children.

 

Ida Smylie, an assistant principal at Klein Road Elementary, will be moving to Carl Schurz Elementary to be the assistant principal.

 

Val Trevino, an assistant principal at Carl Schurz Elementary, will be moving to Klein Road Elementary to be the assistant principal.

 

District Administration

 

Robert Stevens, new assistant director for Special Education (SY 18-19)

Robert Stevens was recently hired as the Assistant Director in the Special Education Department. He has worked as a Special Education Administrator in the San Antonio Area since 2002 and held positions at Northside ISD, Cuero ISD and San Antonio ISD. In his career, he has also been an assistant principal for five years and worked as a Special Education teacher and coach in the Corpus Christi area. He has a Master of Science in Education Administration and a bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M Corpus Christi.


NBHS football season tickets on sale
08/02/2018

New Braunfels Unicorn football fans are now able to purchase their 2018 Unicorn Season tickets online!

 

Season ticket sales started on August 1, 2018 and will run through August 31, 2018. Season ticket packages are $28.00 (plus fees) per seat. The season ticket package includes all four regular season varsity football home games.

 

Tickets may be purchased at https://new-braunfels-isd.brushfire.com/new-braunfels-high-school.

 

Unicorn football home games include Seguin High School on Sept. 7, East Central High School on Sept. 27, Steele High School on Oct. 19 and Smithson Valley High School on Nov. 9. To view the entire schedule for this season, CLICK HERE.

 

Purchase your season tickets online before the deadline of August 31.


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