New Braunfels ISD has launched a newly designed website featuring stream-lined navigation, greater accessibility, and improved tools to discover the district’s resources and happenings.
In the midst of New Braunfels’ unprecedented growth (New Braunfels grew 56% over the past decade according to the U.S. Census), New Braunfels ISD saw the need for an improved website that offers a warm welcome and accurate first impression to current and potential families searching online for schools.
“With a foundation beginning as far back as 1845, New Braunfels ISD is and continues to be a district with heritage rooted in tradition. We wanted to capture this story in an innovative way by opening a virtual door into our school district and our individual campuses,” Rebecca Villarreal, the Executive Director of Communications for New Braunfels ISD, said.
With the redesign, each campus now has its own page and dedicated discover tab that allows better navigation and exploration of each school.
In addition to a fresh appearance, the new site also includes features that allow for a better user experience overall, including desktop and mobile-friendly viewing, a stream-lined search engine, an improved calendar and directory, and the capacity for viewing the site in multiple languages.
The updated calendar can be filtered by schools, fine arts and athletics, allowing parents to easily check events and happenings at their child’s campus. Click here to view the calendar.
The district has also gone to great lengths to ensure that the website is accessible for all - providing inclusive practices to ensure there are no barriers that prevent interaction with the website when viewed by people with disabilities, impairments, and limitations.
The website address (URL) remains. Click here to view the new and improved nbisd.org!
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Based on the current road conditions, the NBISD Administration has made the decision to have a normal start to our school day today - Thursday, February 2. Designated staff were out earlier to verify that roads are drivable to help make this determination. We also rely on input from our local emergency management officials, meteorologists, and law enforcement.
We understand many of you on the westside of our district are still without power. If you do not feel like you can make it safely to your destination this morning, or need to deal with power issues, please stay home.
For those that will be in attendance at school today, we will have the doors open and buses running at our normal start time and running on a normal schedule. Tardies for students will not be taken.
For anyone in our district or surrounding area without power, we will be opening our Education Center as a warming center if anyone needs a place with heat, power and restrooms. The Education Center will be open at 9:00 a.m. and is located at 430 West Mill Street, New Braunfels, TX 78130.
Several events and games have been rescheduled due to the recent closure. Click here for more information about weather and event updates.
Some New Braunfels ISD students have qualified to compete in the Southwest Texas Elks Lodge Hoop Shoot Competition. The ultimate goal for those who participate in the Hoop Shoot is to qualify for the National contest, which will be held April 20-23 in Chicago at Wintrust Arena, home of the WNBA’s Chicago Sky and the Depaul University basketball teams.
The Elks Lodge Hoop Shoot is a nationwide free-throw shooting contest for kids ages 8-13. New Braunfels Elks Lodge #2279 held their local contest January 14th at Klein Road Elementary.
More than 1,000 NBISD students had the opportunity to participate in preliminary events at their elementary and middle schools before advancing to the local event. The local contest had 48 school winners shoot across three age divisions.
The first-place winners will now compete at the Southwest Texas District Hoop Shoot on January 28th. From there the shooters can qualify for the state contest followed by the Southwest regional against state winners from Texas, Louisiana, New Mexico and Oklahoma. Those who participate at state have the opportunity to qualify for the national event.
NBISD district level Hoop Shoot Winners are:
8-9 Division Girls
Elaynah Cruz, 3rd place (Klein Road Elementary)
Harper Bell, 2nd place (Carl Schurz Elementary)
Jaye Keresztury, 1st place (Veramendi Elementary)
8-9 Division Boys
Jaymison Morales, 3rd place (County Line Elementary)
Wes Smithers, 2nd place (Klein Road Elementary)
Porter Morley, 1st place (Veramendi Elementary)
10-11 Division Girls
Cami Bolt, 3rd place (Klein Road Elementary)
Raigan Wade, 2nd place (Walnut Springs Elementary)
Harper Morley, 1st place (Veramendi Elementary)
10-11 Division Boys
Luke Bolado, 3rd place (Voss Farms Elementary)
Cody Martinez, 2nd place (Klein Road Elementary)
Keeton Womack, 1st place (Veramendi Elementary)
12-13 Division Girls
Addie Jones, 3rd place (Oak Run Middle School)
Radley Wilson, 2nd place (Oak Run Middle School)
Kendall Johnston, 1st place (New Braunfels Middle School)
12-13 Division Boys
Cooper Morley, 3rd place (Oak Run Middle School)
Jonah Middleton, 2nd place (New Braunfels Middle School)
Jaxon Gutierrez, 1st place (New Braunfels Middle School)
Each year, the six Hoop Shoot National Champions will have their names listed alongside their picture in a brand-new digital exhibit in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts. Additionally, two of the Frank Hise National Champions are in attendance when the Hall of Fame inductees are honored at the Enshrinement Ceremony.
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New Braunfels High School cheerleaders wowed the judges in the finals of the University Interscholastic League (UIL) State Spirit Competition that was held in Fort Worth from Jan. 12-14.
Seventy-two teams competed at state, and the NBHS cheerleaders finished fourth overall in Class 6A Division II, which is the largest division there ever has been in the state, according to cheer sponsor Candace Dozier.
“Proud does not even begin to describe how I feel about this team,” she said. “They are the hardest working team I have ever coached and deserve to be recognized.”
The road wasn’t easy for this squad. In the preliminary round the girls placed 16th-17th, but lucky for them, the top 20 advanced to the finals.
“During our prelim round, we had a few mistakes that could be attributed to nerves,” Dozier said.
The squad nervously awaited to see if their name would be called or if their shot at state would end after one routine.
“We kept checking to see if we advanced because we just wanted another chance to prove that we could do it,” she said. “After lunch, I got the team together and said we are going to run through the routine like we made finals even though we hadn’t heard. We made changes that the judges made comments on from our scoresheets, and everyone had a drive in them that they just wanted to win.”
Once it was announced that the Lady Unicorns had reached the finals, the girls were ready to put everything they had on the mat.
“After watching the routine hundreds of times over the months, their final performance was the best I had ever seen,” Dozier said. “That’s all you can ask for as a coach is to see your team give everything they have and be proud of themselves.”
The Unicorn cheerleaders will now compete on an even larger stage, the National Cheerleaders Association (NCA) High School National competition. The cheer squad qualified for Nationals over the summer at NCA Camp. Nationals will be held Jan. 21-22 in Dallas. NBHS will compete Saturday, Jan. 21, at 10:19 a.m. and Sunday, Jan. 21, at 2:54 p.m. The competition will be held at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Center.
New Braunfels ISD is now accepting applications for a place on the ballot for the upcoming Board of Trustees election on May 6, 2023. The positions that will be considered on the May 6th ballot include Single Member District 2, Single Member District 4, and one At-Large position.
The Single-Member District 2 position is currently held by Vice President Nancy York, the Single-Member District 4 position is currently held by Trustee John E. Tucker, and the at-large position is currently held by Trustee-At-Large David Heefner. Heefner was appointed to fill a vacancy on the board from September 2022 until May 2023, and will not be seeking re-election. Districts 2 & 4 are a 3 year term and the At-Large position is to finish out the remainder of the term for two years.
Applications for a place on the ballot should be filed in person, by fax or by email with the Elections Administrator. The office location is the NBISD Administration Building, located at 1000 N Walnut Ave., New Braunfels, TX 78130.
The NBISD Board of Trustees has seven members that include five single-member districts and two at-large positions. In order to qualify to file, applicants must be a U.S. citizen; be 18 years of age or older on the first day of the term to be filled at the election or on the date of appointment; live in the single-member district boundary and have been a resident of NBISD for the past six months; have been a resident of the State of Texas for twelve months; have not been determined by a final judgment of a court exercising probate jurisdiction to be totally mentally incapacitated or partially mentally incapacitated without the right to vote; and have not been finally convicted of a felony from which the person has not been pardoned or otherwise released from the resulting disabilities.
A map of the single-member districts is available online at: https://resources.finalsite.net/images/v1658347472/nbisdorg/ukabhdmnzwkvle6tghe9/NewBraunfelsISDSMDFinal11x17.pdf
A search by address can be done at: https://nbisd.maps.arcgis.com/apps/InformationLookup/index.html?appid=30fd6d95f3c34a0a8c0d0950539d1d37.
Interested candidates are also encouraged to reference their voter registration card to verify which NBISD single-member district they reside within.
For more information about the role of a Board Trustee, visit Board Policy BBA (LEGAL) or call (830) 643-5705.