The New Braunfels High School Marine Corps JROTC Unit was recently notified that they were awarded the Naval Honor School distinction for the sixth year in a row.
The NBHS Unit is part of Region 5, the largest region in the country with more than 50 programs, and ranked fourth this year.
“The only schools that were ahead of us were private schools that require students to be in JROTC, which is a huge advantage for them,” said Lt. Col. Mark House, NBHS JROTC senior instructor. “I believe our extensive community service and color guards pushed us to the top of the pack.”
The award recognizes the top 20 percent of more than 250 Marine Corps JROTC units across the country. The overall performance of each unit is evaluated by the following criteria: community service work, ceremonial events, extra-curricular participation, scholarships, scholastic performance, student government and the annual General’s Inspection.
Marine Corps JROTC unit has now been awarded the Naval Honor School distinction
a total of 16 times in the unit’s 36-year history. The NBISD Board of Trustees honored the
unit for their accomplishment, during their Sept. 18, 2017, regular Board
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Unicorn Stadium recently received approximately $5 million in upgrades to the facilities as part of the 2015 Bond Program. The official ribbon cutting ceremony to open the venue was held on Sept. 1 before the first varsity home football game against Alamo Heights.
The ribbon cutting ceremony was held on the field at the 50-yard line with Superintendent Randy Moczygemba cutting the ribbon alongside several members of the school board, the 2015 Facilities Planning Committee and other distinguished guests.
“We would like to thank the voters for their support of the bond that funded this project,” said Randy Moczygemba, NBISD superintendent of schools. “The facility received a much-needed facelift and expansion that will benefit thousands of students and fans for years to come.”
The renovations to Unicorn Stadium included the construction of new ticket booths, concession stands, restrooms, fencing, walkways, entrance gates, visitor’s bleachers and a booster building on the home side.
The facility has been in use since New Braunfels High School was constructed at this location in 1964 with several original features being replaced as part of this bond project.
Over the past three weeks, the NBISD staff has been evaluating the start and end times of the schools and the ability to provide timely bus service. Based on their findings, the NBISD transportation department has requested that the start and end times for Lamar Elementary be moved back 10 minutes later.
Parents at this campus will receive notification of this change through the district’s mass notification system. The new start and dismissal times will be effective Monday, September 25, 2017. This change will not affect the morning pick-up time for bus riders.
New Start/End Times (effective Monday, September 25, 2017):
Lamar Elementary 7:55 a.m. – 3:05 p.m.
“This change is necessary in order to give all students the optimal amount of time in class to learn,” said Brian Gibson, NBISD director of transportation. “Just like the changes made to two other NBISD campuses’ this fall, we feel that this slight shift in the start and dismissal times is necessary for the school day to begin on time and dismissal to flow properly.”
For more information, contact the campus or the NBISD Communications Department at 830-629-8540.
New Braunfels ISD’s Technology Department will be offering Tec21 University Parent Trainings for those parents who need help understanding the workflow of a digital classroom and how students utilize iPads at school.
“All of the training classes will be covering the same information, so parents can attend the one that best fits their schedule” said Matt Jones, NBISD Executive Director of Technology. “If parents are unable to attend a live training, we have a dedicated staff member that will work with parents to get them the information they want and need.”
Trainings are being offered at the following dates and times:
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 6:00 p.m.
Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 6:00 p.m.
Location: NBISD Education Center, 430 West Mill Street, New Braunfels, TX 78130
Participants are asked to bring their child’s iPad with them to the training. Topics to be discussed in the trainings include the following:
Digital Workflow - see how a student will use iTunesU, Notability and eBackpack to receive assignments, work through them, and turn them in for review.
Monitoring Students Academic Progress - learn how to use iTunesU, eBackpack and TxConnect to monitor student’s assignments and grades.
General Information and Helpful Tips - basic tips on app compliance, restrictions and digital citizenship.
For more information or to schedule another training time, please contact Kelli Long at email@example.com. Online resources covering all of the training topics are available at tec21.org/parents
The members of the New Braunfels High School volleyball teams made hygiene bags to help with the Hurricane Harvey victims in Aransas Pass and the Rockport area. More than 150 bags were packed with personal hygiene items such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, baby wipes, hairbrushes, travel size shampoo and conditioner.
“We are grateful for the girls generosity and eagerness to help,” said Heather Sledge, NBHS head volleyball coach. “The girls also included encouraging notes in each bag.”
Calling all Unicorns! New Braunfels ISD has been challenged by Seguin ISD to raise at least $8,800 (equals to $1 for every student we have enrolled) to be donated to the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund. NBISD will be collecting monetary donations at the varsity football game on Sept. 15. The fund drive is in partnership with the Texas High School Coaches Association with 100% of the donations collected going to the Texas Red Cross Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund.
Gates open at 6:30 PM and kick-off is at 7:30 PM. Please look for the students with the white buckets and Hurricane Relief decals. For more information, call the NBISD Communications Department at 830-629-8540 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Over the past two weeks, the NBISD staff has been evaluating the start and end times of the schools and the ability to provide timely bus service. Based on the data collected, the NBISD transportation department has requested that the start and end times for Voss Farms Elementary be moved up by five (5) minutes and the start and end times for Klein Road Elementary be moved back by five (5) minutes.
Parents at these two campuses will receive notification of this change through the district’s mass notification system. The new start times will be effective Monday, September 18, 2017. This change will not affect the morning pick-up time for bus riders.
New Start/End Times (effective Sept. 18, 2017):
Voss Farms Elementary 7:30 a.m. – 2:40 p.m.
Klein Road Elementary 7:35 a.m. – 2:45 p.m.
“Bus service is a critical service that is provided to 1 out of 4 students that attend NBISD,” said Brian Gibson, NBISD director of transportation. “This change is necessary in order for the school day at all levels to begin on time and dismissal to flow properly. All of our buses run three routes twice a day beginning with the elementary routes. In order for all of our routes to be on schedule, this change to the elementary will allow all of the subsequent routes to be on time.”
For more information, contact the campus or the NBISD Transportation Department at 830-627-6150.
The New Braunfels Retired Teachers Association (NBRTA) recently awarded
New Braunfels ISD with a $600 scholarship to be used towards the purchase of
children’s books. NBRTA Representatives Cheri Newman and Joyce Rhodes presented
the check to NBISD Elementary ELA Specialist Amy Wright on Aug. 16.
The NBISD Education Foundation honored the 2017 Distinguished Alumni during the halftime show of the varsity football game on Sept. 1. This year’s honorees include: Dr. Frederick Frueholz, Jr., Robert Tug Pfeuffer, Jean Hillje Pfeuffer and Anne Louise (Mund) Miller. The NBISD Education Foundation officially inducted these individuals on Aug. 8, during an awards dinner held at Seekatz Opera House.
Dr. Frederick Frueholz, Jr.
Dr. Frederick Frueholz, Jr. attended grade school at Carl Schurz Elementary then graduated from New Braunfels High School in 1945. He attended the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Texas Medical School in Galveston. After graduating from medical school, Dr. Fred interned at Santa Rosa Hospital in San Antionio, taught in the Medical Corp at Fort Sam Houston and served a two-year commitment in France at the Army’s 28th General Hospital. His love for New Braunfels brought him back to his family practice that was set up in his iconic home on Seguin Street and the place he still resides today. His passion for music, history and architecture have lead to his involvement with organizations such as the Mid-Texas Symphony, the Heritage Chorale, the Texas Bach Choir and the creation of the Comal County Historical Commission.
Robert Tug Pfeuffer
Robert Tug Pfeuffer is a 1955 graduate of New Braunfels High School. He attended Texas A&M University and served in the Corps of Cadets. He then graduated the University of Texas Law School and began his law career serving as an attorney for the United States Air Force. In 1973, Bob was appointed as the first Judge of the 207th Judicial District Court. For 21 years, he served his state as district court judge. Judge Pfeuffer is also being honored for his commitment to the Sophienburg Museum through their radio program, Reflections, as well as, his involvement with the Noon Lion’s Club and the Comal County Fair Association.
Jean Hillje Pfeuffer
Jean Hillje Pfeuffer is a 1957 graduate of New Braunfels High School. She attended the University of Texas at Austin and graduated in 1961 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. She married her high school sweetheart, Robert Tug Pfeuffer, and after his Air Force commitment, returned to their hometown of New Braunfls where they raised their three children, Michael, David and Susan. She received the New Braunfels Chamber of Commerce Besserung Award and was also honored with induction in the Chamber’s Hall of Honor. Mrs. Pfeuffer has devoted countless hours to the Sophienburg Museum, was a founding member of the Heritage Society, and was the first president of the Water Oriented Recreation District.
Anne Louise (Mund) Miller
Anne Louise (Mund) Miller graduated from NBHS in 1975. She attended Southwest Texas State University and married Doug Miller in 1977. She served two terms on the NBISD School Board of Trustees and was honored with the Silver Unicorn Award in 1999. She was active in PTA, City Council PTA, and several NBHS Sports Clubs, serving in various leadership roles. Additionally, she has volunteered in many organizations, including, but not limited to, the NBISD Education Foundation, Braunfels Foundation Trust, NB Chamber and the Sophienburg Museum. She and her husband have two children, Douglas II and Amanda Louise and two grandchildren, McKinley and Korbyn.