NBISD accepting board candidate applications until Feb. 16

The New Braunfels ISD is now accepting applications for a place on the ballot for the upcoming Board of Trustee election on May 5, 2018. The positions that will be considered on the May 5th ballot include two (2) positions for single-member District 3 and District 5.


“Being a Board trustee is an important job that requires an individual to give of his or her time selflessly,” said Randy Moczygemba, NBISD superintendent of schools. “A Board trustee is a volunteer who must be committed to providing a quality education for all of the children of NBISD.”


The District 3 position is currently held by Board President James Bettersworth and the District 5 position is held by Board Vice President Sherry Harrison.


As of Jan. 19, the only application that has been received is from incumbent Sherry Harrison. She was first elected to the NBISD Board of Trustees in May 2009 and has served three consecutive terms on the Board.


Applications currently are being accepted at the NBISD Administration Building, located at 430 W. Mill Street, Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The only exception is Feb. 16, the last day to file, when the office will be open until 5 p.m. to accept applications.


The NBISD Board of Trustees is comprised of seven members that include five single-member districts and two at-large positions. In order to qualify to file, applicants must live in the single-member district boundary, be a registered voter, and have been a resident of NBISD for the past six months and the state for twelve months. The at-large positions are open to any resident of NBISD that meet the above-named qualifications. Each position will serve a three-year term beginning in May.


A map of the single-member districts is available online at http://www.nbisd.org/page/brd.map. Interested candidates are also encouraged to reference their voter registration card to verify which NBISD single-member district they reside within.


According to Board Policy BBA (LEGAL), the trustees, as a body corporate, have the exclusive power and duty to govern and oversee the management of the public schools of a district. For more information, call (830) 643-5758. 

Lone Star ECC students learn to make kale smoothies

Chef Ashley West demonstrates how to make smoothies for Lone Star ECC students.

Lone Star Early Childhood Center students tried a unique treat last Friday while receiving a valuable lesson in heathy eating habits. During their specials time, students were shown how to make kale smoothies.

Leading the lesson in trying healthy new things was Ashley West, chef manager and assistant director of NBISD’s Child Nutrition Department.

West went through all the different ingredients to make the smoothies, including almond milk and different fruits.

“Beyond trying something new, they [students] get to see how other ideas like math and measurements come into play when preparing food,” said West.

The lesson also included a tour and checkup on Lone Star’s garden. With the help of Comal County Master Gardeners Mary Helen Philips and Carmen Butts, Lone Star students successfully grow and maintain a garden full of vegetables, fruits and a variety of herbs.

“We come out once a month to do a garden lesson,” said Philips.

Philips added that the students also learn about organic farming techniques like composting, encouraging the students to work the banana peel from their smoothie back into their garden.

“We try to connect with the kids to show them where fresh fruits and vegetables come from and expose them to the concept of farm-to-table,” said West.

Lone Star is one of nine schools in the district that maintains a garden that ties into healthy lessons.

NBISD to run on normal schedule Jan. 17

New Braunfels ISD has made the decision to operate on a normal schedule on Wednesday, January 17, 2018. This determination was based on improvements in weather and road conditions across the district.


Buses will run tomorrow on their regular schedule and all extracurricular and athletic activities that have not already been canceled will be held.


For up-to-date information on weather and events, visit one of these additional outlets:

Online – http://www.nbisd.org/page/pi.eventupdates

Social Media – Facebook and Twitter @NewBraunfelsISD

NBISD cancels school, closes offices on Jan. 16

Due to inclement weather conditions, all NBISD schools and offices will be closed on Tuesday, January 16, 2018. All after-school and evening activities for Tuesday, January 16, 2018, have also been canceled.


Even with this one-day closure, students will not have to make up this day later in the year due to the number of minutes we have built into our school year calendar. If we have to close or delay another day, however, we may need to utilize one of the schedule make-up days.


All employees, with the exception of our custodial and maintenance staff, do not have to report to work on Tuesday, January 16, 2018. 

We will continue to monitor the weather this week and keep you updated through the following outlets:


SchoolMessenger (email, phone and text messaging)

Online – www.nbisd.org and http://www.nbisd.org/page/pi.eventupdates

Social Media – Facebook and Twitter @NewBraunfelsISD

Local Media outlets including radio, TV and print/online newspapers