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Free COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic

Free COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic on Feb. 4, 2022

Guadalupe County, Texas DSHS and NBISD are teaming up to provide a vaccine clinic for anyone in the community. 

Friday February 4, 2022 10 am - 6 pm 
Academy Street Gym, 407 W. Mill St.,New Braunfels TX

The following vaccines will be available:

  • Moderna primary doses and boosters
  • J & J primary dose
  • Pfizer primary doses and boosters for adults and teens 12 and over.  For those over 12, parents do not have to be present and must have signed a minor consent form.
  • Pfizer doses for ages 5-17

Please BRING completed Vaccine English Registration Form, OR  Vaccine Spanish Registration Form with you to the Walk In clinic.  Questions:  Contact Karen Schwind, NBISD Health Services Coordinator at nurse@nbisd.org

Free COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic on Feb. 4, 2022

NBISD seeking feedback on 2022-2023 Academic Calendar options

2022-2023 Calendar Survey

New Braunfels ISD is seeking feedback on the proposed calendar for the 2022-23 Academic Year. This calendar includes start and end dates for the school year, holidays and breaks, and other important dates. 
Based on feedback from stakeholders, the District-wide Education Improvement Committee (DEIC) developed two options for your review. 

The most notable dates on the calendars are:

Option A:  View Option A

  • First day of school is Monday, August 22
  • Winter break is Monday, December 19 - Friday, December 30 (students return on Tuesday, January 3) 
  • Spring Break is March 13-17
  • Bad Weather Makeup Days are Monday, February 20 and Monday, March 20
  • Last day of school is Thursday, May 25


Option B:  View Option B

  • First day of school is Tuesday, August 23
  • Winter break Wednesday, December 21- Tuesday, January 3 (students return on Thursday, January 5)
  • Spring Break is March 13-17
  • Bad Weather Makeup Days are Monday, February 20 and Monday, April 10
  • Last day of school is Thursday, May 25

Bad Weather Makeup Days, if they are not needed to replace instructional days missed due to inclement weather, become student/staff holidays. 

Please provide feedback on the option you believe best meets the needs of students, staff and families by using the NBISD Calendar Feedback form. The feedback will be reviewed by DEIC before making a recommendation to the Board of Trustees.  Feedback will be collected until 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, January 30.



New Braunfels ISD busca comentarios sobre el calendario propuesto para el año académico 2022-23. Este calendario incluye fechas de inicio y finalización del año escolar, vacaciones y descansos, y otras fechas importantes.

Con base en los comentarios de las partes interesadas, el Comité de Mejoramiento de la Educación del Distrito (DEIC) desarrolló dos opciones para su revisión.

Las fechas más destacadas en los calendarios son:

Opción A: Ver Opción A

  • El primer día de clases es el lunes 22 de agosto.
  • Las vacaciones de invierno son del lunes 19 de diciembre al viernes 30 de diciembre (los estudiantes regresan el martes 3 de enero)
  • Las vacaciones de primavera son del 13 al 17 de marzo
  • Los días de recuperación por mal tiempo son el lunes 20 de febrero y el lunes 20 de marzo
  • El último día de clases es el jueves 25 de mayo

Opción B: Ver Opción B

  • El primer día de clases es el martes 23 de agosto.
  • Vacaciones de invierno Miércoles, 21 de diciembre - Martes, 3 de enero (los estudiantes regresan el jueves 5 de enero)
  • Las vacaciones de primavera son del 13 al 17 de marzo
  • Los días de recuperación por mal tiempo son el lunes 20 de febrero y el lunes 10 de abril
  • El último día de clases es el jueves 25 de mayo

Los días de recuperación por mal tiempo, si no son necesarios para reemplazar los días de instrucción perdidos debido a las inclemencias del tiempo, se convierten en días festivos para los estudiantes y el personal.

Proporcione comentarios sobre la opción que crea que mejor se adapta a las necesidades de los estudiantes, el personal y las familias utilizando el Formulario de comentarios del calendario de NBISD . Los comentarios serán revisados por DEIC antes de hacer una recomendación a la Junta Directiva. Los comentarios se recopilarán hasta las 11:59 p. m. del domingo 30 de enero.



BPA team qualifies for state competition

Business Professionals of America State Qualifiers

All of the members of the New Braunfels High School Business Professionals of America (BPA)
team that competed at the Regional Leadership Conference on Jan. 9 are now advancing to the
state level of competition scheduled for March 2-5 in Fort Worth,Texas.
The following are the results from the regional competition. All of these students are advancing
to state after finishing in a top spot at regionals:
Breece Benline, 1st Place,Extemporaneous Speech
Riley Damos, 1st Project Management 
Skyler Dolgener, Aliana Moreno, Jodi Morrison 1st Place Computer Animation Team
Natalia Galvan, 1st Place Fundamental Word Processing
Celeste Gomez, 1st Place, Business Law & Ethics
Zoe Thrift, 2nd Place, Interview Skills
The BPA sponsors are Kim Golden-Mesa, Irma Carr and Anthony De La Rosa.


NBISD accepting board candidate applications until Feb. 18
NBISD Board Candidate Applications Due Feb. 18


New Braunfels ISD is now accepting applications for a place on the ballot for the upcoming Board of Trustees election on May 7, 2022. The positions that will be considered on the May 7th ballot include one (1) position for single-member District 1 and two (2) positions for at-large trustees.


The Single-Member District 1 position is currently held by Trustee Keith D. Smith. The at-large positions are currently held by Board President Wes Clark and Board Secretary David Heefner.

An application should be filed in person, by fax or by mail with the NBISD Elections Administrator. Applications will be accepted at the NBISD Administration Center, located at 1000 N. Walnut Avenue, Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The only exception to the posted hours for a Friday is on Feb. 18, the last day to file, when the office will be open until 5 p.m. to accept applications.

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. Each position will serve a three-year term beginning in May.

To view a map of the single-member districts, CLICK HERE


To search by address to see your single-member district, CLICK HERE


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. 

NBISD students compete in Elks Lodge Hoop Shoot

NBISD students competed in the 50th annual New Braunfels Elks Lodge #2279 Hoop Shoot, which was held at Klein Road Elementary on Jan. 15. Each NBISD campus with students between the ages of 8 and 13 had a representative from their school compete in the event. The Hoop Shoot is a free throw contest held nationwide. The Elks Lodge Hoops Shoot Coordinator is Klein Road Physical Education Teacher Nathan Novsek.

Hoop Shoot Winners (8-9)

Jadyn Gutierrez, 1st
Cameron Brockman, 2nd
Vada Westbrook, 3rd
Kace Cravens, 1st
Reece Jacobson, 2nd
Santana Davilla, 3rd

Hoop Shoot Winners (10-11)

Harper Morley, 1st
Mari Herrera, 2nd
Harleigh Boyd, 3rd
Jonah Middleton, 1st
Jaxon Gutierrez, 2nd
Sailer Gomez, 3rd

Hoop Shoot Winners (12-13)

Leixie Cruz-Ayala, 1st
Braelyn Bailey, 2nd
Makynzie Norkovksy, 3rd
Parker Kaufman, 1st
Wyatt Middleton, 2nd
Ozzy, Deleon, 3rd

After competing at the district level, the shooters then move on to the Southwest Texas District Hoop Shoot, which will be held on Jan. 29. Following the District contest, one can qualify for the Texas State Hoop Shoot Contest in Carrollton in February. Later, the hoopsters who qualify from the state event will compete in the Southwest Regional event that will be held in Dallas in March. The Southwest Regional event includes the top free throwers from Texas, Louisiana, New Mexico and Oklahoma. At regionals, the free-throw shooters then can qualify for the Nation Finals. Nationals will be held in Chicago this April. The winners from the national contest will have their names enshrined in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield Massachusetts. 

NBISD students competed in the Elks Lodge Hoop Shoot

8-9 division L-R,  Santana Davilla 3rd place, Reece Jacobson 2nd, Kace Cravens 1st, Jadyn Gutierrez 1st, Cameron Brockman 2nd, Vada Westbrook 3rd, Nathan Novsek NB Elks Hoop Shoot Coordinator

NBISD students competed in the Elks Lodge Hoop Shoot contest

10-11 division L-R, Harleigh Boyd 3rd, Mari Herrera 2nd, Harper Morley 1st, Jonah Middleton 1st, Jaxon Gutierrez 2nd, Sailer Gomez 3rd, Nathan Novsek

NBISD students competed in the Elks Lodge Hoop Shoot Contest

12-13 division L-R, Makynzie Norkovsky, Braelyn Bailey 2nd, Leixie Cruz-Ayala 1st, Parker Kaufman 1st, Wyatt Middleton 2nd, Ozzy Deleon 3rd, Nathan Novsek

Percussionists Reed, Underwood and Granado named All-State


Three New Braunfels High School band members recently were named to the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) All-State band, the highest honor for band students. All three Mighty Unicorn band members are percussionists, seniors Ryan Reed and Seth Underwood, and junior, Josiah Granado. This honor names each of them as one of the top 42 percussionists in the state of Texas. Reed will be participating in the first-ever TMEA All State Percussion Ensemble, and Granado and Underwood will be performing with the TMEA Philharmonic Orchestra. 
“These amazing musicians competed in three rounds of grueling auditions against some of the top musicians from Central Texas,” said NBHS Band Director David Eckert. “The process for state selection begins in July when the students receive the music selection. Students have been working since then, honing their skills, to earn a chance to be considered one of the best of the best in the state of Texas”. 
This achievement places these musicians in the top 2% of students who began the audition process in September. Since 1969, the Unicorn Band has placed 78 students in the TMEA All-State Band. With this year's selections, Reed, Granado, and Underwood become the 79th, 80th, and 81st Unicorn Band members to be selected into an All-State ensemble.
“It should be noted that to have three students who all play the same instrument earn all-state honors is simply unheard of,” Eckert said. “NBHS is proud to claim that they had the most percussionists from any school in the state earn all-state honors. This is beyond extraordinary.”
All three Unicorn all-state members will convene with the other Texas All-State band members during the TMEA annual convention at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center from February 9-12. They will spend three days in rigorous rehearsals to prepare the ensemble. They will conclude their all-state experience with a concert on Saturday, Feb. 12.  
These percussionists learned under the tutelage of Craig Turner and Bryce Turner.


Two Unicorns selected for all-state choir

Congratulations All-State Choir members from NBHS

Posted: Jan. 14, 2022  |  Updated: Jan. 20, 2022


NBHS Choir singers Garrett Starnes, Maddie Kay Wartsbaugh and Adriene Nicolaysen auditioned earlier this month for membership in the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) All-State choir. Starnes was selected as a member of the Mixed Choir and Wartsbaugh was selected as a member of the Treble Choir. Nicolaysen was named as an alternate to the Treble All-State Choir.

"Congratulations to these phenomenal young musicians on a wonderful audition," said NBHS Choir Director Caitlyn Gallegos.
Since 1967, only 24 NBHS choir members have made the All-State choir. Starnes earned Bass 2, second chair and mixed all-state choir. Wartsbaugh was named Soprano 1, fourth chair and treble all-state choir.  Nicolaysen was named Alto 2, first alternate and treble all-state choir. This achievement places these choir members in the top 2 percent of students who began the process last fall.
Multiple choir members earning all-state recognition is a somewhat rare feat at NBHS, but in recent years multiple choir members being selected for all-state has become more common. Between 1988 and 2019, there was only one year that multiple Unicorn singers had been selected for all-state choir. This is the third time in four years that multiple NBHS choir members have received all-state recognition.
Each fall, over 70,000 Texas high school students begin the All-State audition process. 1,810 are ultimately selected to rehearse and perform during the annual TMEA Clinic/Convention in one of 18 Texas All-State ensembles, including four choirs: Mixed Choir, Treble Choir, Tenor-Bass Choir, Small School Mixed Choir.

Starnes and Wartsbaugh will convene with the other Texas All-State Choir members during the Texas Music Educator Association’s (TMEA) annual convention at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center from February 9 through 12.  They will spend three days in rigorous rehearsals to prepare the ensemble.  They will conclude their All-State Choir experience with a concert on Saturday, February 12th.  

Maria's Closet to open for families in need
Maria's Closet will open Jan. 20-21 for NBISD families in need

Maria's Closet will open on Jan. 20 & 21 for NBISD students who are in need of coats for the winter. Hours of operation will be from 9am-noon and 1-3pm on those days. Fore more information, please call (830) 643-5736 or email malcala@nbisd.org. Maria's Closet is located at 407 W. Mill St.

Lone Star named as finalist for statewide award

2022 Excellence in Education Finalist, Early Childhood Award

Lone Star Early Childhood Center (Lone Star) has been named one of five finalists for H-E-B’s Excellence in Education Early Childhood Award and will receive $5,000 for being named a finalist. 

“Lone Star is so honored to have been selected as one of the state finalists for this award,” said Lone Star Principal Heather Salas. “I couldn’t be more proud of the staff here at Lone Star for the work they do each day to shape the minds and hearts of our little Unicorns! Throughout their day, our staff exhibits our NBISD core beliefs - Power of the Team, Passion for Growth and Pride of New Braunfels.”

Winners of the statewide competition will be announced during the H-E-B Excellence in Education Awards ceremony on April 30 in Austin. The early childhood facility winner will receive $25,000 for their school. To determine overall statewide winners, a panel of judges visits each district, early childhood facility and school board, tours campuses and talks with administration, staff, parents, and community members.  

Early Childhood Facility Finalists

Lone Star Early Childhood Center/New Braunfels ISD - New Braunfels, Texas
Bryan’s House - Dallas, Texas
Melinda Webb School - Houston, Texas
Austin Achieve Public Schools - Austin, Texas
Small Steps Nurturing Center - Houston, Texas

Since the program’s inception, H-E-B has awarded more than $12 million in funding to benefit outstanding Texas public schools. The H-E-B Excellence in Education Early Childhood Award is designed to support schools that have a focus on pre-kindergarten-aged students. The purpose of the award is to help create and enhance kinder readiness programs that prepare children to enter kindergarten socially and academically ready to learn.

Lone Star is New Braunfels’ premier public preschool campus that offers a full-day pre-k program to all 4-year-olds living within the NBISD. The campus offers a high-quality education that will better prepare each child for success in kindergarten. The campus is home to nearly 300 of the district’s 4-year-olds and was established in 2017. It was specifically designed for early learners and provides a diverse education setting focused on growth academically, socially and emotionally. For more information, visit www.nbisdprek.org.

Lone Star staff members celebrate after learning that the campus was selected as one of five finalist in the state in the HEB Excellence in Education Awards. The staff learned of the news on Friday, Jan. 7, 2022.


Unicorns' Brawner earns 300th win

NBHS boys basketball coach earns his 300th win

David Brawner, head coach of the New Braunfels Unicorn Boys Basketball Team, earned his 300th win during a recent tournament game at the Brazoswood ISD Holiday Classic. Brawner's 300th victory came during a 69-21 win over Alief Elsik on Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021.


"I'm not really sure I can put it into words," Brawner said. "I've been blessed to be able to coach young men who have believed in what we are trying to do."


Brawner, an NBHS alum, said that winning hundreds of games is attributed to the student-athletes that come through his program. "We've established a culture at NBHS that believes in common good over the individual," he said. "I think that winning games is a product of striving to do the right things on a daily basis."


Brawner returned to New Braunfels as the head coach of the Unicorns at the beginning of the 2014 season. Prior to returning to his alma mater, he previously spent time as a head coach at Troy, Ferris and San Antonio Southwest high schools. Brawner also previously was an assistant at La Grange and Brenham high schools.


"Personally, I'm extremely thankful to the NBISD Admin that hired me and allowed me to give back to the school that means so much to me," he added.


Brawner was recognized for his accomplishment during a home game against Smithson Valley on Tuesday, Jan. 4. 

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