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					Wearing pink for the cause at CLHS                                                                                               New program gives Comal ISD
                                                                                                                                 secondary students ability to
                                                                                                                                 take home computers, iPads,
                                                                                                                                 iPods and more




                                                                                                                                 Canyon Lake High students D.J. Seeger and Heather Armstrong are using Dell
                                                                                                                                 Inspiron laptops. Students at all Comal ISD secondary schools now have the ability to
                                                                                                                                 check out the laptops as well as other technology learning tools like iPads and iPods.

    The Canyon Lake High dance teams show their support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month by wearing “Rock the Pink”             By Jason Gordon,
shirts every Wednesday. The dance program at CLHS is made up of three separate teams: Ballroom Team II, (10 members),            Comal ISD Communications Dept.
the First Class Ballroom Team (27) and the Emerald Dancers (13). Each group performs at different functions including foot-
ball halftimes, pep rallies and competitions in the spring, but all three come together to support the cause for the Susan G.        Mountain Valley Middle School student Mike Thorpe doesn’t have the
Komen Foundation. Members from each team collected donations at the Hawks’ football game against Wimberley on                    luxury of computer access at home anytime he wants it.
Oct. 14. The teams are directed by Suzanne Schule.                                                                                   Now, with a new program at Comal ISD secondary schools, Thorpe and
                                                                                                                                 any other middle or high school student in the district can take a computer
SVHS student embarks on new twirling adventure                                                                                   home with them simply by checking it out at the campus library.
                                                                                                                                     Thanks to the new “Check IT Out” program implemented by the dis-
   Michaelah Reynolds really knows her way around a                “The Guard has given me a place to connect as a team          trict’s technology department, each secondary campus library has Dell
football field during halftime shows of SVHS Ranger             and enjoy success through determination and hard work,”          Inspiron laptops to check out, as well as iPads, iPod touch devices and Flip
games. Reynolds, a sophomore at SVHS, is experiencing           said Reynolds.                                                   Video cameras.
the new-found joy of being the feature twirler this year.          This positive attitude and work ethic came in handy               “It’s very exciting,” Thorpe said. “I’ve already started working on a lot of
She also has been participating in the Ranger Colorguard        when Reynolds set her mind on becoming a baton twirler           my projects at home. I’ve been working on a history research project on
and Winterguard since her freshman year.                        for the Ranger Band.                                             explorers and the Pennsylvania Colony and doing a PowerPoint for English
                                                                              “I watched Laura Barowski grace the field          class.”
                                                                          during halftime last year and would ask myself:            Students are also provided Sprint Internet access through the school dis-
                                                                          ‘Can I do that? I want to do that!’”                   trict for the laptops, filtered by Mobicip.com, which provides Mobile Child
                                                                              Reynolds set in fast-track motion a plan to        Internet Protection.
                                                                          learn to twirl. After obtaining coaching from              All students need to be able to take home any of the “Check IT Out”
                                                                          Pat Montgomery of Alamo City Strutters, she            technology devices is have their parents sign a release form at the campus
                                                                          immediately entered her first twirling contest,        library.
                                                                          which happened to be the 2011 National Baton               “Within the first week we already had a waiting list,” MVMS librarian
                                                                          Twirling Association’s State Contest in                Christine Kidd said. “Our students are excited about taking advantage of
                                                                          Rockwall.                                              this great opportunity.”
                                                                              To the thrill and amazement of her coach and           “Students have access to the full Microsoft Office suite, a built-in web-
                                                                          teammates, she won the title of Miss Basic             cam where they can record themselves narrating a project,” said Jennifer
                                                                          Skills 2011! This is the top title for her age/divi-   Wivagg, Comal ISD instructional media specialist. “They can also make
                                                                          sion that combines twirling, modeling and strut-       movies or book reports and all the iPods have video and still cameras so if a
                                                                          ting. Along with this accomplishment, she              teacher gives an assignment to find examples of erosion near your house,
                                                                          received two first-place titles in open solo and       students can go out and take video and pictures.”
                                                                          individual solo and first in the best costume cat-         Canyon Lake High School librarian Dr. Nancy Hartman said her students
                                                                          egory.                                                 love “Check IT Out.”
                                                                              With a start like that, Reynolds couldn’t wait         “Oh my goodness, this gives such accessibility to our kids who don’t
                                                                          to participate in the next contest, held in Austin,    have Internet access or a computer at home,” Hartman said. “There are so
                                                                          where she captured grand champion in Basic             many great learning tools they can check out. As soon as one of the Dell
                                                                          Strut!                                                 computers comes back, 30 minutes later it is checked out again.”
                                                                              “It’s been so rewarding to receive such posi-          Wivagg said she wanted to make sure parents know how simple it is for
                                                                          tive feedback from the judges. I am so grateful        their students to have access to the “Check IT Out” equipment.
                                                                          to have found this sport and I can’t wait to see           “Anytime you give students access to technology who normally
                                                                          what this year holds for me.”                          wouldn’t have that opportunity, it’s a great thing,” Wivagg said. “We hope
                                                                              When you see Reynolds smiling at the               that many parents help their students take advantage of this program.”
                                                                          games, you’ll know she’s giving it her all as she          For more information on the “Check IT Out” program, please contact
                                                                          performs with the award-winning Ranger Band!           your secondary student’s campus librarian.
JRES Ropers help stock up Bulverde Food Pantry
                                                                                                                                               HOLIDAY SHOPPING
                                                                                                                                                     At CISD Schools
                                                                                                                                                   Hoffmann Lane Elementary
                                                                                                                                                   10th Annual Holiday Craft Show
                                                                                                                                                       Saturday, November 12th
                                                                                                                                                           9am-3pm @ HLES,
                                                                                                                                                     4600 FM 306 / 5 mi. from I-35
                                                                                                                                                     Crafts, Jewelry, Holiday Items,
                                                                                                                                                          Home Décor, Purses,
                                                                                                                                                             & Much More!!!
                                                                                                                                                       SHOPPERS WELCOME
                                                                                                                                                         Bring family & friends
                                                                                                                                                          FREE ADMISSION


                                                                                                                                                     Rahe Bulverde Elementary
                                                                                                                                                          Hosted by the PTA, a
                                                                                                                                                    SHOPPING EXTRAVAGANZA
                                                                                                                                                        Thursday, November 17th
                                                                                                                                                              3:30 – 6:30pm
                                                                                                                                                         in the RBES Cafeteria,
                                                                                                                                                   1715 E. Ammann Road in Bulverde
   From Sept. 26-30, Johnson Ranch Elementary held a “healthy” food drive to benefit the Bulverde Food Pantry. Items collected were                      Contact Michelle Cantu
whole grain pastas, bran cereals, peanut butter, canned beans, canned fruit, canned tomato sauce and hearty soups. Every morning of the                 at chella009@yahoo.com
food drive, parent volunteers collected the donated food items from students at morning drop off. Bus riders had a collection box in the gym         to inquire about a vendor table
that was filled as well. In addition to collecting a large amount of food, $230 was also received in monetary donations.
   The Bulverde Food Pantry provides food items to those in need in the four surrounding zip codes within this community. The pantry
services between 300-600 families per month.
   There was a real sense of Roper pride on campus that week. Students were filled with such joy as they placed their food donations in the           Garden Ridge Elementary
collection carts. JRES faculty, staff, students and parents all pulled together to help make a difference in the community. It was such an                    Holiday Bazaar
amazing experience, JRES plans on making the food drive an annual event!                                                                                 Saturday, December 3rd
   To contribute to the Bulverde Food Pantry, please visit it in Downtown Bulverde at 2295-1 Bulverde Road, (830) 438-7899.                                  from 10am- 2pm
Open Tues.-Thurs. 9am-3pm & Sat. 9am-12pm.                                                                                                     Silent Auction, Marketplace, Kid’s Activities




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SVHS golfers hit the links in pink




    Congratulations to the Smithson Valley High varsity girls golf team. The Lady Rangers finished
in second place at the NEISD Swing for the Cure Tournament at Breckenridge Golf Course on
Sept. 30 and Oct. 1. Pictured left to right, clad in their special pink golf shirts, are Megan Woods,
Sydney Reed, Johany Rivera, Morgan Best and Amanda Turney. The following week, the girls placed
third during the Montgomery Tournament at April Sound Country Club on Oct. 7 & 8.


CHS students find meaningful way to
help Bastrop




   Students in Lane Jonas’ floral design class at Canyon High wanted to do something special for
Bastrop students so they designed dozens of mums that were delivered before Bastrop’s homecoming
football game. Pictured are CHS students (front row, l-r) Samantha Hill, Mariah Vega, Marissa Vader
and Alyssa Griffin. Back row: Colby Talley, Sara Hirtle, Anthony Marini, Jessica Luensmann, Brooks
Meyer and Lane Dietert.




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Walk-a-thon, community helper day at HLES
   It was a big day at Hoffmann Lane Elementary. The PTA sponsored the first annual Leopard Ramble Walk-a-thon fundraiser, and kindergarten classes celebrated Community Helper Day. H-E-Buddy
and HEB front end manager, Kris Bolstad, were on hand to kick it all off. They joined HLES mascot, Lane the Leopard, and school administrators cheering on students as they walked during their specials
time. Meanwhile, kindergarten students dressed up as different community helpers, like firemen, doctors and nurses. It was an extra-special day that was enjoyed by all!




                                                                                                                                                       Comal ISD
      Semi-Annual CHS Vet Clinic                                                                                                               After School Care Program
            Tuesday, November 8th ∙ 5-7 pm                                                                                                     A Safe Place for Your Child
    To be held at Tractor Supply, 840 Loop 337, New Braunfels                                                                               Offering Fun & Enriching Activities
                           Services Offered:
           Rabies shots (Cats/Dogs) $5 ∙ DHLPPC (Dogs) $15                                             Locations:         All CISD Elementary Campuses
     Bordatella (Kennel Cough) $10 ∙ PRCC/FeLuk Combo (Cats) $15                                       Hours:             Directly after school till 6:30 / Monday – Friday
                   - Heartworm/Flea Meds Available -                                                   Cost:              $35 a week per child $30 registration fee ($45 max per family)
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Hundreds attend Comal ISD’s third annual                                                                  Five senses
College and Career Fair at SVHS                                                                           at work at
    Hundreds of
area students and                                                                                         GFES
their parents                                                                                                 Goodwin Frazier
poured into                                                                                               Elementary kindergarten
Smithson Valley                                                                                           students have been busy
High on Sept. 28                                                                                          exploring the natural
for Comal ISD’s                                                                                           world using their five
third annual                                                                                              senses. They have
College and                                                                                               observed nature by look-
Career Fair.                                                                                              ing closely and compar-
    More than 75                                                                                          ing leaves, seeds and dif-
colleges and uni-                                                                                         ferent parts of a tree.
versities including                                                                                       They are becoming scien-
the University of                                                                                         tists by gathering and col-
Texas-Austin,                                                                                             lecting objects and using
Texas A&M                                                                                                 them to sort and classify.
University-                                                                                               Pictured are GFES stu-
College Station,
                                                                                                          dents (l-r) Kaila Adams,
Texas State
                                                                                                          Isabella Sanchez, and
University, University of Texas-San Antonio, Baylor University, Texas Tech University, Trinity
                                                                                                          ShaiAnne Corbett.
University, University of the Incarnate Word, University of North Texas, the University of Iowa and
many more were represented at the event.
    In addition, students and parents were able to visit with recruiters from the Army, Navy, Marines,                                          Drawing nets
Air Force, Coast Guard and National Guard, as well as vocational programs including the Aveda
Institute, Paul Mitchell Beauty School, the Universal Technical Institute, and The Culinary Institute                                           senior free
of America.
    “I think it was a great success,” said Dean Hofer, SVHS college and career advisor. “It was a                                               class ring
great opportunity for students and parents to ask representatives questions about their universities or
vocational programs without having to travel all around the country to do so. It’s also a lot more per-                                            Congratulations to
sonal than getting on a computer and trying to do research that way.”                                                                           Smithson Valley High senior
    Karen Williams, who has a high school and middle school student attending Comal ISD campus-                                                 Darius Monroe, who won a
es, said the College and Career Fair is an invaluable tool.                                                                                     drawing for a free class ring
    “I was very impressed with the wide range of universities, colleges and career choices for the                                              donated by Matt and Colinda
kids,” Williams said. “It gave them a great chance to see many opportunities they might not have had                                            Grochett of The Overall
a chance to otherwise. The representatives really took the time to make sure all of your questions                                              Graduation Office. Monroe is
were answered.”                                                                                                                                 pictured here with SVHS
    Pictured are Smithson Valley High senior Christian Flores and his mother Catherine Bruce speak-                                             principal John Montelongo.
ing with Kim Hedden of The Culinary Institute of America.




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  From the Superintendent                                                                                                                                   DISTRICT NEWS BRIEFS
     Technology in the class-                           week, this is a time to focus
                                                                                                                                                  Family Summit set for Nov. 5
 room has become as com-                                on college and career oppor-                  “Empowering Children with Healthy Lifestyles,” Comal ISD’s bi-annual Family Summit, will be Saturday, Nov. 5 at
 mon and as imperative as the                           tunities. Our secondary cam-               Canyon High School.
 textbook. In many cases, the                           puses will be conducting cur-                 There are enough activities, workshops, benefits to fill several days for people of all ages. The biggest challenge will
 textbook is in the technology.                         riculum fairs and disseminat-              be for members of your family to select which sessions/activities to participate in. Admission is free and the communi-
     In Comal ISD, our stu-                             ing the course guides for                  ty is invited.
 dents and teachers are fortu-                          2012-13. Course selection                     In a partnership with Resolute Health, this year’s summit will offer free lunch and free child-care. Child-care activi-
 nate to have countless oppor-                          begins on Nov. 28 and ends                 ties (for children aged 3-10) include activities in the Sow Healthy garden, lunch with parents, potting activity and chil-
 tunities to use technology to                          on Dec. 16.                                dren’s yoga.
 enhance learning. From the          Dr. Marc Walker        On a more low-tech, but                   Some of the valuable sessions include: quick, easy nutritional meals; the importance of socialization; 10 tips for a
 lending of digital library books to stu-     equally as powerful subject, each of                 successful parent/teacher conference; college application assistance; parent assistance with district technology
 dents in middle school and high              our campuses will be celebrating                     (TxGradebook, StudyWiz); and developing character, integrity and morality in children. Middle and high school stu-
 school, to computers on wheels, to           Veterans Day on Friday, Nov. 11.                     dents are encouraged to attend all sessions.
 portable computers for 2nd grade stu-        Veterans, parents and community                         For more information, please contact your child’s campus or Jamie Ezell, at 830-221-2169.
 dents developing their typing and writ- members are invited to participate as                                                                                                                     See Family Summit Session Chart on page 19
 ing skills, to distance learning and         we honor those who have served our
 video conferencing, our students and         country and fought for the freedoms                                                        Comal ISD campuses celebrate Veterans Day
 teachers are “powered up” during the         we enjoy. The district website,                         Campuses throughout Comal ISD will celebrate
 school day.                                  www.comalisd.org, will include an                    Veterans Day, which falls this year on 11.11.11.
     Because we believe technology is a updated list of Veterans Day activities                    Veterans, parents and community members are invit-
 critical factor in preparing our students and timelines.                                          ed to attend all ceremonies, which vary from campus
 for careers and college readiness, we            Finally, all schools and the Support             to campus. Music, singing, presentation of colors,
 dedicated nearly $8 million of the           Services building will be closed for                 Walls of Honor and guest speakers are just some of
 2008 bond package for this lifeline to       the Thanksgiving holiday, Nov. 23-25.                the approaches the campuses will take in honoring
 the future.                                  As we count our blessings during this                our nation’s Veterans.
     And as we open the opportunities         holiday, I am thankful for the students,                Please check with your child’s campus regarding
 for our students’ futures, we will cele-     staff and community of Comal ISD.                    the specifics of the celebration. The Comal ISD dis-
 brate Generation Texas Week on Nov.                                                               trict website will keep an updated calendar on this
 14-18. Formerly Education, Go Get It!                                                             link: https://sps.comalisd.org/news/default.aspx.
                                                                                                      Pictured above, Startzville Elementary students
                                                                                                   held American flags high during last year’s Veterans
MVMS students think CAT center                                                                     Day ceremony.

is purr-fect!                                                                                                                                 College exam deadlines approaching
                                                                                                      College entrance exams, the SAT and ACT, are scheduled for November and December in Comal ISD. Students are
                                                                                                   required to register for the exams and may find more information through their high school’s college and career coun-
                                                                                                   seling center.
                                                                                                      The next SAT will be administered on Nov. 5 at Smithson Valley High School. Another SAT opportunity will be
                                                                                                   Dec. 3 and the registration deadline is Nov. 8. Full practice tests are available on this website,
                                                                                                   http://sat.collegeboard.org/practice/sat-practice-test.
                                                                                                      The next ACT is Dec. 10 and will be at Canyon High School. Registration deadline is Nov. 4.

                                                                                                                                     CHS to host “Making it Count” for college financing
                                                                                                      Canyon High School has scheduled Making It Count’s “Ultimate Money Skills: College Funding” program for par-
                                                                                                   ents of students who are in their freshman through senior year of high school. Making It Count, an educational service
                                                                                                   provider for parents and students and a business unit of Monster Worldwide Inc., is teaming up with Bank of America
                                                                                                   to provide the free, one-hour presentation on Wednesday, Nov. 16, at 6:30 p.m., at Canyon High School Performing
                                                                                                   Arts Building.
                                                                                                       “Ultimate Money Skills: College Funding” is designed to help parents gain an understanding of how the college
                                                                                                   financing process works, including options available to develop a college funding strategy, how to plan for and manage
                                                                                                   all college costs and different types of financial aid available. Parents will learn how to send their child to college with-
                                                                                                   out risking their financial future.
    Students (l-r) Ashley Shea, Hailey Benavides and Zach Sawyer work on projects                      “A student’s entry into higher education after high school is a key transitional period for both students and parents
at the C.A.T. Center (Communication, Academics, Acceleration and Technology) at                    alike,” said JR Cifani, vice president and general manager of Making It Count. “Our goal with Ultimate Money Skills:
Mountain Valley Middle. The C.A.T. Center focuses on independent study, targeted                   College Funding is to assist the parents by providing sound financial options and solutions for the major investment
tutorials and group collaboration. Teachers schedule students in the “cat” center dur-             that a college education demands.”
ing the day for academic acceleration and supplemental support. While this trio uses                  Last year, on average, parents rated the value of the ideas presented in the program a 9.4 and the effectiveness of the
iPads, others use a laptop computer, for example, to work on the school’s blog to                  program a 9.6 on a 10-point scale.
post what students in the CAT Center are up to on any given day.                                      More information about the presentation can be found online at www.MakingItCount.com.

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                                                                                  DISTRICT NEWS BRIEFS
                             For students, fresh and local food=Simply Good                                       “These computers are durable and by bringing them into the classroom, we’re not taking up a lab
   For students in Comal ISD, October is all about carrots and whole grains. As part of a yearlong theme       or a COW,” Shelton said.
by the district’s child nutrition provider, Chartwells, students are learning the importance of eating fresh      Finally, distance learning and video conferencing equipment enables students and teachers to con-
food from local sources. Called, “Simply Good,” the promotion offers prizes for creative artwork.              nect with fellow students and teachers all over the world.
   At the elementary level, students are involved in the “Create a Carrot” contest. “Draw it, build it,           “Our students can visit other students anywhere in the world,” Shelton said. “Students can collab-
mold it…any way you choose.” Winning students will receive prizes.                                             orate between campuses in our district, ‘go’ to NASA, or tap into the lessons by teachers in other
   At the middle schools and high schools, students are asked to create flat art that can be used on a         districts.”
counter display with the theme: Eat a healthy whole grain breakfast. Winners will receive iPods,                  A link on the district’s website, www.comalisd.org, called “iConnect with Technology” details all
iTunes gift cards, or portable DVD players.                                                                    of the online opportunities and services for students, parents and staff through the district technology.
   “We are teaching students about eating fresh and local,” said Dianna Tidwell, director of child                Included are: txConnect, the parent portal to their child’s grades and attendance; Studywiz, an
nutrition for Comal ISD. “We decided to make it fun with these art contests.”                                  online learning management system that allows for ease of access to classroom content and commu-
   There’s no better way to promote healthy eating than with a resident chef. Chef Mario Perez                 nication between teachers, students, and parents; and most recently added: Atomic Learning. Atomic
joined Comal ISD in early October. Chef Perez will be designing menus for school meals, assisting              Learning is a new online training resource available to all students, parents, teachers and staff that
with the Chefs in Schools program and will be working with students in the Smithson Valley High                provides training tutorials on more than 110 of the most commonly used software applications and
School culinary arts program.                                                                                  other technology resources.
   Chef Perez served as Executive Chef with the San Antonio Food Bank, Executive Sous Chef with                   Through a comprehensive array of technology, teachers and students in Comal ISD have the tools
Brigg’s Ranch Golf Resort and was the Director of the Meals on Wheels program of Christian Senior              at their fingertips to advance learning and student performance.
Services in San Antonio.
   At the San Antonio Food Bank, Perez helped launch a cooking/food service school for the home-                                                 SVHS participates in Navy Week
less. Adult students learned every aspect of the kitchen for possible future employment, including                Rear Admiral Eleanor Valentin of the U.S. Navy visited Smithson Valley High School on Oct. 26
maintaining proper times and temperatures, rotating food, how to keep cold food cold and frozen                to kick off the campus’ celebration of Navy Week in San Antonio. Valentin, the U.S. Navy’s Director
food frozen, and how to plan menus.                                                                            of the Medical Service Corps, spoke to students in the performing arts center about medical careers
   Perez also worked with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice helping place individuals who               and what it is like to be a Navy Admiral. Students, parents and staff were in attendance.
had gone through the system’s culinary program into employment with the San Antonio Food                          The Navy Band performed outside the rotunda during lunch, and a Navy flight simulator was
Bank. Offenders within two to five years release prepared meals for the Food Bank under Perez’                 available for students to view during the week.
supervision.
   “We are delighted to have someone of Chef Perez’ caliber join our team,” Tidwell said. “This is
the best scenario I can imagine for our students as we help guide them in making decisions about
food that will serve them for the rest of their lives.”
                                                                                                                           School Board Meeting Calendar
                               District meets requirements of IDEA                                              11/17/2011          Thurs.                Support Services                              Board meeting
   Comal ISD has received notification by the Texas Education Agency that it meets the require-                 12/15/2011          Thurs.                Support Services                              Board meeting
ments of the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA). Determination elements include: compliance               1/26/2012           Thurs.                Support Services                              Board meeting
with the state performance plan; valid, reliable and timely data; status of uncorrected noncompliance;          All meetings begin at 6:00 PM.
financial audits; and program effectiveness.                                                                    During the audience participation portion of each regular meeting, the public may address the Board
   To achieve a “meets requirements” designation, the district must earn a “0” on each of the deter-            on any subject not posted on the agenda, provided they have followed the proper procedures.
mination elements, which Comal ISD accomplished for the 2010-11 school year.

                               Students benefit from technology initiatives
   In a concerted effort to keep students “powered up” as they enter the classroom every day, Comal
ISD has dedicated a substantial chunk, about $8 million, of the 2008 bond package to technology.
                                                                                                                                         “Caring for pets is what we do; it’s as simple as that. In fact, I can’t think
   “With the technology funds from the 2008 bond package, we intentionally found great teaching
                                                                                                                                         of anything I’d rather do. I think it comes through in the care we give.”
tools,” said Sandra Shelton, Comal ISD chief technology officer. “Our goal was to get the technolo-
                                                                                                                                                                                                Kirk S. Kothmann, DVM
gy in the hands of the teachers and students to increase learning.”
   For example, every teacher in the district was issued a Macintosh laptop. Computers on Wheels                                                     Offering A Wide Range Of Services
(COWs) have been issued to every campus, three at each of the 16 elementary schools, four at each                                                               For Your Pet:
of the five middle schools and five at each of the three comprehensive high schools.                                                                • Vaccinations • Dentistry • Spay/Neuter
                                                                                                                                                       • Geriatrics • Nutrition • General Surgery
   “We are increasing those numbers too,” Shelton said, “because we want to make sure every stu-                                                                  • Pharmacy • Boarding • Grooming
dent in the district has the ability to access a computer when he/she needs it.”                                                                                    • In-House Lab & X-Rays • Flea Control
   One of the more successful initiatives is the lending of digital library books to students at the sec-
ondary level, she said. Students may “load” a chosen book onto the device, check it out for a period
of time and read it at home. For the Alamo Colleges-Memorial Early Colleges High School, nearly
the entire library is digital, she said.
   The 2nd grade writing project involves portable computers for students to learn how to type and to
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                                                                                                                  Giving produces
                                                                                                                  smiles at CHMS
                                                                                                                      Students from Church Hill
                                                                                                                  Middle School donated school sup-
                                                                                                                  plies out of the kindness of their
                                                                                                                  hearts to fellow Comal ISD stu-
                                                                                                                  dents at Goodwin Frazier
                                                                                                                  Elementary recently. Pictured are
                                                                                                                  CHMS students (l-r) Amber
                                                                                                                  Pawelek, Bailey Brooke, Olivia
                                                                                                                  Buntin and Hannah Egbert, with
                                                                                                                  GFES principal Cheryl Lucas.

                                                                                                                  HLES, HEB encourage reading to young children




Age: 16 | School: SVHS
Favorite Subject: Math
Favorite Teacher: Mrs. Niles
What is your favorite music?: Country and Rock                                                                        First-graders from Hoffmann Lane Elementary took a recent field trip to H-E-B and then listened
What is your favorite book?: The Bible                   Goals:
Most admired person and why:                             Go to college and get a good education.                  intently as Congressman Lamar Smith shared story-time with them. He was there to promote HEB’s
My parents for making me into the nice, respectful       What do you want to be when you grow up?: A              “Read 3” literacy program. Read 3 encourages parents to read to their young children at least three
young man that I am today.                               Doctor                                                   times a week. All of the students thoroughly enjoyed the trip. Here, they smile proudly standing next
Hobbies: Playing a pick-up game of basketball with       List three adjectives that describe you: Smart,          to Congressman Smith and HLES principal Krista Moffatt.
some friends.                                            Athletic, Respectful
Accomplishments:                                         What are you most grateful for?
NJHS, A & B honor roll student                           Having a loving family and reliable friends.
Volunteer experience:                                    Best part of braces?:
Church under the Bridge, senior night out, and MOPS.     Getting straight teeth
Ferris Orthodontics picks their Patient of the Month(s) based on patients who have exhibited excellent cooper-
ation, enthusiasm, respect and a great attitude throughout treatment. In addition, these are children who exem-
plify good community involvement and leadership qualities.




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Nine Comal ISD students earn National Academic Recognition
    Of more than 1.5 million high school juniors that took the Pre-            Canyon High senior Atarah Fields has been recognized by the          Keeton will attend the University of Texas-Austin and major in
SAT test in 2010, only 16,000 were named National Merit                    National Achievement Scholarship Program, which has provided         business and finance. His parents are Dewey and Sheryl Keeton.
Semifinalists.                                                             recognition for outstanding African-American high school students        Fields plans on attending the University of Washington. She is
    Smithson Valley High School’s Taylor Lathrop earned that dis-          since 1964. Students enter the program by taking the PSAT as jun-    undecided on a major. Her parents are Darryl and LaJuana Fields.
tinguished honor.                                                          iors and identifying themselves as Black Americans. From more            Drastata will attend Texas A&M-College Station and is unde-
    Of the 16,000 semifinalists nationwide, 15,000 students will be        than 160,000 students nationwide, Atarah scored in the top 3 per-    cided on a major. Her parents are David and Jodie Drastata.
named National Merit Finalists in February. Half of those students         cent.                                                                    Woodard plans on attending Texas A&M-College Station or
will be selected as Merit Scholarship winners earning the Merit                “I couldn’t be more proud of these students,” superintendent     Texas A&M-Corpus Christi where she will major in criminal jus-
Scholar title.                                                             Dr. Marc Walker said. “They have set a great example for others to   tice. Her parents are Robert and Lynnette Woodard.
    “I was very excited when I heard the news,” Lathrop said.              follow.”                                                                 Maulding is considering Texas A&M-College Station where
“Now I’m nervous. It’s definitely a goal to become a Finalist.”                Lathrop will choose between Baylor University and the            she wants to major in biology. Her parents are Roy and Corette
    In addition, five Comal ISD students earned National Merit             University of Texas-Austin and is undecided on a major. His par-     Maulding.
Commended status: Kristin Maulding of Canyon Lake High                     ents are Leigh and Cathy Lathrop.
School, Emily Drastata and Brooke Woodard of Canyon High                       Gonzalez will decide between Rice
School, and Michaela Gonzalez and Michael Keeton of Smithson               University, Reed College and American
Valley High School.                                                        University where she will major in lin-
    About 34,000 commended students throughout the nation were             guistics or anthropology. Her parents
recognized. Although they will not continue in the 2012 competi-           are Carlos and Lisa Gonzalez.
tion for National Merit Scholarships, the commended students                   Day will pick from Rice University,
placed among the top 5 percent nationwide.                                 Texas A&M-College Station, and the
    Kelly Day, Miranda Dominguez-Morgan and Gonzalez, all                  University of Texas-Austin where she
Smithson Valley High students, have been named National                    will major in bio-medical engineering
Hispanic Recognition Program Scholars. This program identifies             and mathematics. Her parents are
nearly 5,000 outstanding Hispanic/Latino students in the U.S. each         Marshall and Liz Day.
year based on grade point average and PSAT scores.                             Dominguez-Morgan plans on attend-
    Established in 1983, the National Hispanic Recognition                 ing Texas Tech University where she
Program is a College Board program that provides national recog-           will major in architecture, civil engi-
nition of the exceptional academic achievements of Hispanic high           neering or mathematics. Her parents are
school seniors and identifies them for postsecondary institutions.         Mitchell and Jennifer Morgan.
     Bottom photo: Smithson Valley High had a total of five students earn national academic recognition (l-r) Kelly Day
   (National Hispanic Recognition Program), Tayler Lathrop (National Merit Semifinalist), Michaela Gonzalez (National
      Merit Commended and National Hispanic Recognition Program), Miranda Dominguez-Morgan (National Hispanic
                                             Recognition Program) and Michael Keeton (National Merit Commended).

    Pictured, top right: Canyon High School had three students earn national academic recognition (l-r) Emily Drastata
 (National Merit Commended), Brooke Woodard (National Merit Commended) and Atarah Fields (National Achievement
                                                                                               Scholarship Program).

      Pictured, top left: Canyon Lake High School’s Kristin Maulding earned National Merit Commended status, placing
                                      among the top 5 percent nationwide out of students who took the PSAT as juniors.




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Music marks dedication ceremony
of Kinder Ranch
By Julie Jerome
Comal ISD Communications Dept.

    Sure, there was ample recognition, symbolism and ceremony at the dedication
of Kinder Ranch Elementary School on Oct. 4.
    But the true “walkaway” for the nearly 200 parents, students, staff and commu-
nity members who attended the celebration was the performance by the school’s
4th and 5th grade “Mallets,” who played several instrumental songs with xylo-
phones and percussion. The students, under the direction of Kim Finkbeiner,
earned the applause and standing ovation for the night.
    “It is appropriate that we dedicate this school on Neighborhood Night Out,”
said David Spencer, school board trustee. “This school is a community school. It
has elements—a pedestrian walkway to the school, involved parents and a wel-
coming staff—of what a community school is all about.”
    Kinder Ranch Elementary opened in August and was constructed as part of the 2008 bond pack-
age. The final new school in that package, Indian Springs Elementary, is currently under construc-
tion. Both schools are located in one of the fastest growing areas of the district, South Bexar County.
Kinder Ranch’s opening greatly relieved crowding at Timberwood Park Elementary and Specht
Elementary.
    “Where are all of these students going to high school?” Spencer asked. “We will be talking to the
community about the need to continue building new schools. The elementary schools are the easy
ones. The next round, which is middle school and high school, aren’t so easy.”
    Secondary campuses require more time to construct, from 18 months to two years, more land on
which to build, and more funds to build them with.
    “This day wouldn’t be possible without the support of the taxpayers of Comal ISD in the 2008
bond package,” said Frank Baker, president of the school board. “If we did not open this school,
Timberwood Park would be sitting at well over 900 students today.”
    With 600-700 new students “joining the Comal ISD family every year,” Baker said, the opening
of new schools is a way of life.
    “We will need to make room at the middle school and high school levels now,” he said, adding
that the district owns 108 acres of land in the vicinity for a possible middle school and the district’s
fourth comprehensive high school.
    The design of Kinder Ranch is based on the state-recognized design of Garden Ridge Elementary             Walker emphasized the need for new schools to address enrollment growth, saying that in three
School, said Dr. Marc Walker, superintendent of Comal ISD, with a few improvements. SHW Group              years, the district’s demographer projects more than 1,000 students will move into the district
designed the school, which has many “green school” features such as a living roof, skylights that          every year.
provide natural lighting in the library, rainwater harvesting with on-site storage, and an energy con-        “As they come, I imagine we will have to build schools,” he said.
servation system that automatically adjusts lighting in the classroom.                                        Julie Whitaker, president of the Comal Education Foundation presented Dr. Judy Murray, princi-
                                                                                                           pal of the school, with a grant for $2,500.

                                                                                                               In photos: The dedication of Kinder Ranch Elementary brought students and parents, faculty
                                                                                                           and community members, and Comal ISD administration and school board members together to
                                                                                                           celebrate. The school, which opened in August, is located in the Kinder Ranch subdivision in
                                                                                                           northern Bexar County, at the corner of Borgfeld and Bulverde roads. Pictured, top, are students
                                                                                                           (front row, l-r) Logan Finley, Nicolas Finley, Douglas Aabbad, Andrew Barge and JR Barge,
                                                                                                           along with (back row) Thomas Bloxham, assistant superintendent for support services, Stephen
                                                                                                           Smith, school board trustee, Dr. Jodi Duron, assistant superintendent for academics and student
                                                                                                           services, Dale Dehlin, school board trustee, Dr. Judy Murray, principal, Frank Baker, school
                                                                                                           board president, Dr. Marc Walker, superintendent, Bill Swint, school board secretary, Sandra
                                                                                                           Shelton, chief technology officer, Debra George, chief financial officer, and David Spencer, school
                                                                                                           board treasurer.
                                                                                                               Above: (l-r) Coach Melina Rios, Daniel Domian, Trevor Miller, Emily Aabbad, Amber Salas,
                                                                                                           Karissa Sanchez, and Adrianna Salas help provide one of the highlights of the KRES dedication
                                                                                                           with a cheer and musical accompaniment. The KRES music teacher is Kim Finkbeiner.
                                                                                                               At left: Cub Scouts from Pack #58 also took part in the ceremony by presenting the colors.
                                                                                                           Zachary McGee, Jarrett Owens, and Drew Wheeler tend to the American flag, while Mikey
                                                                                                           Rodriquez and Chris Brooks present the Texas flag during the KRES dedication. The cub scouts
                                                                                                           are also in charge of raising and lowering the flags daily at Kinder Ranch. 




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2011 CHS Homecoming Court                                                                               CHS cheerleaders recruiting for the future




                                                                                                           Canyon High cheerleaders paid a visit recently to Hoffmann Lane Elementary to promote their
                                                                                                        Cheer Clinic. Pictured are CHS Cheerleaders (l-r) Baylee Gammon, Kyndal Fendley, Kaelyn Marini,
                                                                                                        Lindy Menger, Blaize Hebert, Megan Kalebick and Jenna Legate. HLES students are Jordan Hendry,
                                                                                                        Alarie Richter, Georgia Bean, Emmalee Karakula and Faith Rupe.


   The following students were members of the 2011 Canyon High School Homecoming Court:
Aaron Hill was named King and Kathy Martinez was named Queen at halftime of the Homecoming
game Sept. 30 against Lehman. (Left to right) Back Row: Cristian Davila (senior), Jordan Goetsch
                                                                                                                                                           Third-graders receive
(junior), Ben Richie (senior), Dakota Billings (senior), Aaron Hill (senior), and A.J. Rice (senior).
Center row: Riata Robledo (senior), Chloe Gannon (senior), Mary-Cate Machalec (senior), Alison
                                                                                                                                                           dictionaries at HLES
Toles (senior), Kathy Martinez (senior), and Michelle Prichard (junior). Bottom Row: Lane Murray                                                              Third-graders at Hoffmann Lane
(sophomore), Gigi Franz (freshman), Erica Von Gruenigen (sophomore), and Alex Rogers (freshman).                                                          Elementary, including Riley Muennink, pic-
                                                                                                                                                          tured here, got a special treat on Oct. 22. But
                                                                                                                                                          this wasn’t a treat for your sweet tooth, but
    SchooLife is Available Online                                                                                                                         rather for your brain. The Canyon Lake
                                                                                                                                                          Republican Women once again visited the
                                                                                                                                                          school and came loaded down with boxes of
    www.comalisd.org/                                                                                                                                     dictionaries, one for each 3rd-grader. The kids
                                                                                                                                                          were each so proud to get their very own dic-
      N ew s /Publica tio ns                                                                                                                              tionary! Many thanks to the CL Republican
                                                                                                                                                          Women!




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                                 Comal ISD School Age Child Care Program
                                 bowls a strike
                                     Comal ISD School Age
                                 Child Care (SACC) Summer
                                 Program students invaded
                                 Fiesta Lanes in New Braunfels
                                 for some bowling fun right
                                 before school started.
                                     It was part of a summer
                                 program that saw more than
                                 400 students take trips to
                                 places like Splashtown and
                                 Fiesta Texas in San Antonio,
                                 as well as twice-a-week trips
                                 to the pool at Smithson Valley
                                 High School.
                                      “It’s been a great time for
                                 everyone involved in the
                                 summer program,” said
                                 SACC Coordinator Catherine
                                 Robert. “We’re looking for-
                                 ward to seeing many of these
                                 same students as well as new
                                 ones in our fall After School
                                 Program.”
                                                                        For information on how to enroll your student
                                                                    in the After School SACC Program, please contact
                                                                    Cindy Gore (New Braunfels schools) at 830-221-
                                                                    2104, or Elissa Pluta (Hill Country schools) at
                                                                    830-221-2070.
                                                                        Pictured at Fiesta Lanes are Johnson Ranch
                                                                    Elementary student Dane Pfeiffer, left, having an
                                                                    All-American lunch, a hot dog smothered with
                                                                    mustard and ketchup, and, above, Johnson Ranch
                                                                    Elementary student Davion Hosen (left) and
                                                                    Timberwood Park Elementary student Nathaniel
                                                                    Pfahning high-fiving after Hosen impressed his
                                                                    classmates by bowling a strike.




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                 2011 Canyon Lake JV Football Team




                                                  Photo provided by Sam Roberts Photography




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                                 Character Counts at BBES




                                    The Morris Brothers, the coolest nerds you’ll ever know, entertained Bill Brown Elementary stu-
                                 dents with a silly but substantive Character Education performance. The school used the event to
                                 kick off its monthly recognition of students through the Trailblazer All-Star program. The program
                                 was sponsored by the BBES PTA.




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Local Youth Troupe to travel to NYC
By Leslie Liddell
   A group compromised of mostly Comal ISD students
                                                                  this effort together and “making it all work.” Taylor is not
                                                                  only the phenomenal playwright, she also has a major role
                                                                                                                                 CAST MEMBERS INCLuDE
will be traveling to New York City this month to perform          in the cast. Taylor has a deep passion for and commitment                       Liliana Carter
in the play, “The Changing Forest.”                               to writing and has performed at Texas Non-Profit Theaters             - attends Smithson Valley Middle
   Written by Bulverde home-schooler Taylor Wells, the            for the past two years.                                                         Aaron Collins
students will take to the stage Nov. 26th and 27th at the            The group held a pasta dinner, silent auction and bake               - attends Reagan High School
13th Street Repertory Theater.                                    sale fundraiser at the Bulverde Community Center in                             Trevon Giraud
   The play was performed in June 2011 at the Texas               October to raise money for this trip, which is a huge            - attends Smithson Valley Middle School
NonProfit Theater conference in Bryan, Texas and so               undertaking. They will be having a Garage Sale at 16916                         Alison Gordon
impressed a New York playwright that she invited the              Brookwood in San Antonio on Nov. 19th, starting at 8 am           - attends Smithson Valley High School
cast’s theater director to bring the play to the Big City.        to raise additional funds, and would love to have help                         Hunter Johnson
Talk about excitement!                                            from the community in the form of donations and partici-       - attends Rahe-Bulverde Elementary School
   Wells, who has battled scoliosis, has written a play           pation. If you would like to contribute and help get these                    Michaela Morgan
about overcoming darkness and believing in a brighter             kids to New York, please contact Naomi Phillips at (210)               - attends Smithson Valley High
day. There are dark themes throughout the play: a dark for-       834-1386. Thank you for your support!                                         Miranda Morgan
est, being lost, evil fairies, being at the brink of death, and                                                                         - attends SVHS, Michaela’s twin
abandonment.                                                                                                                                     Audrey Pauletti
   Still, in the end, good overcomes evil and light out-                                                                              - attends Rahe Bulverde Elementary
shines the darkness. Good friends, doing the right thing,
perseverance, and a good fairy,
save them all.
   Taylor’s older sister Rachel,
who is cast as an evil fairy in the
play, has been a great inspiration to
Taylor and a huge help in putting

The cast hasn’t even left for the big city
yet, but they are already in love with New
York City. Pictured here are, at right,
Miranda Morgan and Liliana Carter, and
far right, front row: Audrey Pauletti and
Hunter Johnson; middle row, left to right:
Trevon Giraud, Taylor Wells, Naomi
Phillips (director), Rachel Wells; back
row, left to right: Alison Gordon and Aaron
Collins. They will be headed north later
this month to perform in the play, “The
Changing Forest.”




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CHS graduate now a Dallas Cowboys                                                                                How chiropractic can help your athlete
Cheerleader!
    “This has been one AMAZING year,” said
Raye Zahn, owner of The Element New Braunfels
Dance Center. As she starts the new dance season,
she reflects on this past year. “There is a lot to be
                                                                                                                                      By Dr. Kip Mayo
proud of.”
    Back in October, Raye and husband Matt Zahn                                                                                       Family First Chiropractic
welcomed their first child, Maddix. In February,                                                                     If you have ever watched or played football you know that on the field there seems to be only one
her competition group, Velocity Co., started off                                                                 speed …. ALL OUT! Football players undergo tremendous stress to the body and nervous system.
their contest year winning “State Champion” and                                                                      Former NFL star running back and all-time career rushing leader Emmitt Smith said that playing in
“Best of the Best” in their category. The group                                                                  one football game is like being in 30 to 40 car accidents. Smith received regular chiropractic care dur-
was personally asked to tryout for the hit televi-                                                               ing his athletic career and still does. Thirteen-time Pro Bowl wide receiver Jerry Rice said, “I did a lot
sion show, “America’s Got Talent,” by one of the                                                                 of things to stay in the game, but regular visits to my chiropractor were among the most important.”
show’s casting producers who saw their show-                                                                         Playing high school football in the 1980’s was what prompted my first visit to a chiropractor. As a
stopping Hip Hop number.                                                                                         former high school coach and now an assistant coach with my son’s football team, the view from the
    “Though we were not chosen to go on, just                                                                    sidelines leaves no doubt about the games violent nature. I once heard a sports columnist describe
being asked and going through the process was                                                                    basketball as a contact sport and football as a collision sport.
amazing,” Raye said.                                                                                                 Chiropractic is not a luxury for a few star players in the NFL anymore. Every NFL organization has
    “Then now to see my sister, Meghan, living                                                                   a team chiropractor available for their players and most college teams seek the help of chiropractors.
her dream and doing what she does best is an unexplainable feeling. I am so proud of her. I always                    So what does chiropractic do for the athlete? Chiropractic does have benefits in post-injury situa-
knew she was going to go far. The thing is she’s not even done.                                                  tions. At its best, however, chiropractic is a performance enhancement and a preventative measure
    “Looking back, I guess we should have known that Meghan Michelle was a born performer.                       taken by athletes. What kind of advantage would a football player under chiropractic care have on
When she was just two-years-old, she broke free of our mom’s arms and ran up (thankfully unsuc-
                                                                                                                 the field? When an athlete has no interference to the nervous system, he or she has better agility, bet-
cessfully) to dance with me during my dance recital.”
                                                                                                                 ter balance, better kinesthetic perception, better power, and better reaction time.
    Now Meghan is wearing that familiar blue and white costume with the signature white boots of
                                                                                                                      The last time I checked, these factors were important in football! Some players seek chiropractic
America’s sweethearts, The Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders!
    Meghan Michelle (what she goes by for security reasons) had always dreamed of someday being a                care to prevent injuries. If your nervous system is functioning at 100%, or, at least more toward nor-
Dallas Cowboys cheerleader and often joked with her friends in high school that one day she would do             mal, there is a better chance to avoid injury or recover from an injury more quickly.
just that! But first she began her dance career at three years of age taking studio dance in Dallas and, after        Mike Gentry, associate athletic director for athletic performance at Virginia Tech stated: “I see
moving to New Braunfels, continued dancing at New Braunfels Dance Studio and then at The Element.                chiropractic as having two functions: It helps our athletes return to competition faster if they have
    While at The Element New Braunfels Dance Center, Meghan took many hours of dance classes,                    sustained injuries, and secondly, it seems to be preventative, in the sense that it keeps our athletes
including Ballet, Pointe, Tap, Jazz, Hip Hop, and Contemporary. Later on, choreographing and teach-              more mobile and flexible and feeling better.”
ing. While at The Element she was a member of the award-winning Velocity Company. Meghan also                         Green Bay Packer quarterback and 2011 Super Bowl MVP Aaron Rodgers has received chiro-
danced as a Canyon Middle School Top Cat for two years and as a Canyon High School Aristocat for                 practic care his entire football career – from his dad! Dr. Ed Rodgers became a chiropractor after his
four years, graduating in 2009. Meghan went on to Kilgore College and was selected to become a                   own football playing days were over.
member of the world-famous Kilgore College Rangerettes, where she performed for two years and                         Is chiropractic new to football and does it really help players’ performance? It’s actually been
was a member of the elite performance group, The Swingsters.                                                     around for a long time. In 1990 an estimated 90 million viewers watched the CBS pre-game show as
    Meghan thought about transferring to LSU in hopes of becoming a Tiger Girl dancer and then try out           Irv Cross interviewed Dr. Nick Athens, a chiropractor, while 49er quarterback Joe Montana received his
to be a Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader at a later time. While at Kilgore, Meghan performed at Cowboys                pre-game adjustment. Dr. Athens adjusted 35 of the San Francisco players either the night before or the
Stadium as a Rangerette for the 2011 Cotton Bowl Classic, ironically against LSU and Texas A&M.                  morning of the big game. By the way, the 49ers beat the Denver Broncos in that game 55-10! In 1998
    “Here I was performing, thinking this is going to be my future home crowd, and little did I know             the Broncos head coach, Mike Shanahan, integrated chiropractic as part of the Broncos year-round fit-
this was going to be my future home stadium,” Meghan explains. That same year the Rangerettes                    ness regimen. And yes, two Super Bowl victories later, the Broncos still have a team chiropractor.
were asked to perfume yet again at Cowboys Stadium for a Cowboys halftime show. As fate would                        For additional information about how chiropractic can help your athlete, feel welcome to call me
have it, while dancing, Meghan’s father, Darrell, who was sitting next to several Dallas Cowboys                 personally at 830-625-5111 or visit my website at www.mayochiro.com.
Cheerleader parents, caught wind that there were going to be several veterans retiring their boots and               Family First Chiropractic & Wellness is located at 2660 E. Common St, suite 201 in New
this was going to be the year to try out.                                                                        Braunfels. Services include: health & wellness chiropractic, sports physicals, infants/children/adoles-
    Meghan decided to head to Dallas and give it her best shot.                                                  cents, pregnant women, and injury prevention. Dr. Mayo and his staff “are dedicated to helping as
    “Very few girls make it their first time trying out, so really I was there to watch and learn,”
                                                                                                                 many people in their community as they can, especially children.”
Meghan said.
    Meghan showed up the first day of try-outs, along with over 500 other candidates. After each
round, her number kept being called. After the open call auditions, semifinals and later finals,                        Library to display work of young artists
Meghan found herself chosen as a Training Camp Candidate.                                                              The Art Time program is celebrating children’s artistic creativity during an exhibit at the
    “Wow,” she thought, “I’m a Training Camp Candidate. If this is as far as I go, then I still couldn’t                                          Bulverde/Spring Branch Library.
be more ecstatic.”                                                                                                 An opening reception for the young artists will be held at the Bulverde/Spring Branch Library on
    Meghan moved to Dallas and spent the summer as a DCCTCC, A Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader                                                           Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012 from
Training Camp Candidate, a 90-day process. Her dream came true along with 16 other rookies and                                   1-3pm. The artwork will be on a display through Feb. 7th next year.
17 veterans when the director announced after an especially hard practice that the girls sitting there in
front of her were the 2011-2012 Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders!
                                                                                                                      Students who have taken Art Time classes in the past at schools through CISD Community
    Meghan is living her dream. To think it all began at the age of two when she decided she wanted
to dance on that stage.                                                                                             Education, Bulverde/Spring Branch Library, Hobby Lobby or any other location are welcome to
    She can be seen on the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders “Making the Team” season 6 series on                        submit their art work. Submission deadline is Dec. 17th. For more information about submission,
CMT, County Music Television, which began on Oct. 20th.                                                                           e-mail arttimeparty@yahoo.com.Volunteer help will be appreciated.




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                         Family Summer Session Chart - Nov 5, 2011




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1st ∙ Hoffmann Lane Elem., Fall Picture Retakes         7th – 11th                                           11th∙ Veterans Day-There will be events throughout        17th∙ Bill Brown Elementary, Mallet Master/Drum
    ∙ Canyon Middle, NJHS Meeting,                           ∙ Freiheit Elem., Book Fair Week                    the district visit www.comalisd.org to view events.       Concert, Cafeteria, 6 pm
      Choir Room, 7:55 am                                    ∙ Garden Ridge Elem., Book Fair Week                ∙ Rahe Bulverde Elem., Rahe Rahe Rally, 7:45 am           ∙ Comal ISD Board of Trustees Meeting, Support
    ∙ Hoffmann Lane Elem., PTA Board Meeting, 8:30 am        ∙ Arlon Seay Elem., Book Fair Week                  ∙ Rebecca Creek Elem., Kindergarten – 2nd Grade           Services Bldg., 6 pm
    ∙ Comal ISD Gifted and Talented Program Referral         ∙ Startzville Elem., Book Fair Week                 Music Program, 8:30 am
      and Screening Informational Meeting, at Support                                                            ∙ Rebecca Creek Elem., 3rd – 5th Grade Music          18th∙ Comal ISD Secondary Progress Reports
      Services Bldg, 6:30 pm                            8th ∙ Election Day                                       Program, 9:30 am                                          will be mailed
                                                            ∙ Celebration Freedom Week                           ∙ Bill Brown Elem., Trailblazer Luncheon                  ∙ Bill Brown Elem., Career Day, 8 am
2nd ∙ Clear Spring Elem., Picture Retakes                   ∙ Startzville Elem., Make up Pictures                Courage, 10:45 am                                         ∙ Rebecca Creek Elem., Coffee with Principal, 10 am
    ∙ Canyon Middle, Picture Retakes                        ∙ Startzville Elem., Sail America Expo               ∙ Canyon Middle, PTA Dance, 6:30pm                        ∙ Timberwood Park Elem., Kinder
    ∙ Spring Branch Middle, Picture Retakes                 ∙ Freiheit Elem., PTA Meeting/Family Reading                                                                   Thanksgiving Feast
    ∙ Goodwin Frazier Elem., Self Esteem, Parent            Night, 6 pm                                      12th∙ Comal County Honor Band Auditions,                      ∙ Arlon Seay Elementary, Spring Branch Middle
    Resource Room 402, 8 am                                 ∙ Morningside Elem., PTA Meeting/5th grade           at Church Hill Middle, 8 am                               Counselors will be visiting 5th Graders, 1:45 pm
    ∙ Comal ISD Gifted and Talented Program                 American Program (honoring Veterans), 6:30 pm
    Referral and Screening Informational Meeting, at                                                         13th∙ American Education Week and Education               19th∙ Church Hill Middle, Comal County Honor Band
    Kinder Ranch Elementary Cafeteria, 6:30 pm          8th & 9th                                                Support Professionals Day                                 Rehearsal Concert and Clinic, 8:30 am
                                                            ∙ Comal ISD Early Release Days (1.5 hrs)                                                                       ∙ Church Hill Middle, Comal County Honor Band
3rd ∙ Bill Brown Elem., Picture Retakes                     for all students – Parent Conferences            14th – 18th                                                   Performance, 3:30 pm
    ∙ Morningside Elem. Picture Retakes                                                                          ∙ Church Hill Middle, Library Book Fair
    ∙ Morningside Elem., College T-shirt Day            9th∙ Rebecca Creek Elem., Picture Retakes                                                                      20th – 26th
    ∙ Timberwood Park Elem., College Spirit Day            ∙ Goodwin Frazier Elem., The Six Pillars of       15th∙ Rahe Bulverde Elem., Parent Education                  ∙ National Family Week
    ∙ Spring Branch Middle, AC Memorial Early                Character, Parent Resource Room 402, 8 am           Night/PE Fitness Gram, 7:30 am
    College HS Presentation, 12:40 pm                      ∙ Startzville Elem., Campus Beautification and        ∙ Garden Ridge Elem., Picture Retakes                 21st ∙ Timberwood Park Elem., Bike Rodeo
    ∙ Goodwin Frazier Elem., How Children Learn              Thanksgiving Dinner, 1:30 pm                        ∙ Hoffmann Lane Elem., Kinder Candle making                ∙ Hoffmann Lane Elem., Kinder Thanksgiving Feast
    Values?, Parent Resource Room 402, 5:15 pm             ∙ Canyon Lake High, NHS Induction, 6 pm               ∙ Startzville Elem., PTA Board Meeting, 9 am
    ∙ Timberwood Park Elem., 4th Grade Program, 6 pm       ∙ Spring Branch Middle, Veterans Day Rehearsal,       ∙ Startzville Elem., Mt. Valley Middle to visit 5th   22nd ∙ Canyon Middle, Ag Day for kids in 6th grade
                                                             6:30 pm                                             Grade, 1:55 pm                                            and 8th grade Speech and Health classes
4th∙ Bill Brown Elem., PTA Annual Walk-a-Thon                                                                    ∙ Johnson Ranch Elem., Gametown Pizza, at                 ∙ Hoffmann Lane Elem., Kinder Native American
   ∙ Johnson Ranch Elem., Picture Retakes               10th∙ Arlon Seay Elem., Picture Retakes                  Stone Oak Shopping Center, 3 pm                           Game Day
   ∙ Freiheit Elem., Patriotic Assembly                     ∙ Specht Elem., Fall Picture Retakes                 ∙ Timberwood Park Elem., Turkeys go on Strike             ∙ Timberwood Park Elem., Field Day
     by 4th Grade, 7:30 am                                  ∙ Timberwood Park Elem., Picture Retakes             Program by 3rd Grade, Cafeteria, 6 pm                     ∙ Rebecca Creek Elem., Pep Rally, 1:30 pm
   ∙ Clear Spring Elementary, Careers on Wheels, 8 am       ∙ Rebecca Creek Elem., Author Tim Tingle             ∙ Startzville Elem., 5th Grade Parent Registration
   ∙ Timberwood Park Elem., PTA Board                       Presentation                                         Meeting, 6:30 pm                                      23rd – 25th
     Meeting, 8:15 am                                       ∙ Bill Brown Elem., Trailblazer Luncheon             ∙ Canyon Lake High, Emerald Dancers                      ∙ Comal ISD Holiday Break – Thanksgiving
   ∙ Rebecca Creek Elem., Family Movie Night, 6:30 pm       Courage, 10:45 am                                    Candidates & Parents Meeting,
   ∙ Clear Spring Elementary, PTA Movie Night, 7 pm         ∙ Goodwin Frazier Elem., Siblings, Parent            Dance Studio, 6:30 pm                                 24th∙ Thanksgiving Day
                                                            Resource Room 402, 5:15 pm
5th∙ Mountain Valley Middle, Choir Region Clinic            ∙ Spring Branch Middle, Veterans Day Program,    16th∙ Rahe Bulverde Elem., Picture Retakes                26th∙ Canyon Middle, 7th & 8th Grade Band CCHB
     and Concert                                            at Smithson Valley HS, 6 pm                          ∙ Rebecca Creek Elem., Mt. Valley Middle                  Clinic and Concert, at Canyon Middle
   ∙ Comal ISD Family Summit, Canyon High, 9:30 am          ∙ Garden Ridge Elem., Veterans Day Program,          Counselors will visit 5th Graders, 9:30 am
                                                            Cafeteria, 6:30 pm                                                                                         29th∙ Canyon Middle, Elective Fair, 6 pm
6th∙ Standard Time Change – Fall Back an hour                                                                16th & 17th                                                  ∙ Spring Branch Middle, 6th Grade Beginner Band
                                                                                                                 ∙ Hoffmann Lane Elem., Tooth Time                          Concert, Gym, 6 pm
                                                                                                                 Dental Outreach
                                                                                                                                                                       30th∙ Spring Branch Middle, 6th Grade Course
                                                                                                             17th∙ National Parental Involvement Day                       Selection Meeting, 6 pm
                                                                                                                 ∙ Morningside Elem., College T-shirt Day
                                                                                                                 ∙ Oak Creek Elem., Picture Retakes                                  Days, times & locations of
                                                                                                                 ∙ Oak Creek Elem., PTA Meeting, 10 am                              events are subject to change



                                                                                                              NOW HIRING ADVERTISING SALES    SchooLife in Comal ISD is currently seeking an

                                                                                                                                             Outside Sales Manager
                                                                                                                                               for the New Braunfels/Canyon Lake market.
                                                                                                             Qualified person must be a self-starter, independent, outgoing, have strong communication skills and adhere
                                                                                                                                to deadlines. No prior newspaper experience neccessary, but helpful.

                                                                                                                     Email Resumes to Bill Holland at wholland3@satx.rr.com

                                                                                                                  2012 SA Stock Show & Rodeo “presale” ticket promotion
                                                                                                                                  Come be a part of the PRCA’s Largest Indoor Rodeo.
                                                                                                              The Stock Show & Rodeo is giving you this exclusive offer to purchase rodeo tickets in advance,
                                                                                                                           prior to the general public sale on Nov.1st and throughout the year.
                                                                                                               Here’s your opportunity to secure the “best” available seats in the house with our season/mini-season ticket
                                                                                                             packages, as well as individual seats. Be the first to purchase our new promotion, the “Rodeo Star Experience”
                                                                                                                                           as well as purchase carnival vouchers at half price!
                                                                                                                                 1st Entertainer Announcement: February 9th ~ Chris Young
                                                                                                                                 2nd Entertainer Announcement: February 12th ~ Chelle Rae
                                                                                                                Tickets, Season/Mini-Season packages, Rodeo Star Experience, and Carnival Voucher Tickets may be pur-
                                                                                                               chased by contacting Charlotte Muniz for an order form and then faxing it to the San Antonio Stock Show &
                                                                                                                             Rodeo ticket office at 210-223-5859. No fees added to your order when faxed in.
                                                                                                                 If you have any questions, please contact: Charlotte Muniz, San Antonio Rodeo Ticket Committee
                                                                                                                                        830-935-2961 or email munizsarodeo@yahoo.com




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           Hometown Holiday in the Hills
                            The Bulverde/Spring Branch Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to present the 2nd Annual Hometown Holiday in the Hills Calendar of Events.
                                              Please join us for family fun, festive activities, shopping experiences, food, and much more in celebration of the
                                                         Holiday spirit in our beautiful “Front Porch to the Hill Country:” Bulverde-Spring Branch!
                                                         Special Thanks to our Calendar Sponsors: Monarch Utilities & Bliss, Bling & Sassy Thing
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 25                                                           SATURDAY, DEC. 3                                                                FRIDAY, DEC. 16
Lighting of Downtown @ The Village of Bulverde, 5:30 – 9 pm                   2nd Annual “Denim & Diamonds” Fundraiser for Bulverde-Spring                    Polar Express Pajama Party
Traditional Christmas tree lighting, Santa parade, Santa photos, vendors      Branch Emergency Medical Services, 6 – 10 pm                                    @ Bulverde/Spring Branch Library, 4 – 5:30 pm
and family activities FREE! Donations to the Bulverde Food Pantry             (EMS) @ Knibbe Ranch / (830) 228-4501                                           131 Bulverde Crossing / (830) 438-4864
gladly accepted.                                                                                                                                              Polar Express story time, cookies & cocoa FREE!   Wear your PJs!!!!
                                                                              31st Annual “Living Christmas”
Christmas Open House @ The Bulverde Senior Center                             @ St. Paul Lutheran Church, 6:30– 10 pm                                         TUESDAY, DEC. 20
30280 Cougar Bend (830) 438-3111                                              29797 Hwy. 281 N. / (830) 980-2813                                              Night Before Christmas & Holiday on the Hilltop Awards @
Art Gallery Open House @ The Bulverde Area Arts Center                        Drive through 12 Live Christmas Scenes - FREE!                                  Bulverde/Spring Branch Library, 2 – 4 pm
2355 Bulverde Rd, #9 (830) 980-1944                                                                                                                           131 Bulverde Crossing / (830)438-4864
                                                                              THURSDAY, DEC. 8                                                                Story time, refreshments, crafts & photos with Santa
 SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 27                                                          Friends of the Library Holiday Tea & Holiday on the Hilltop Kick-               Holiday on the Hilltop winners announced FREE
LET IT SNOW!!                                                                 Off @ The Bulverde/Spring Branch Library, 4-6:30 pm
@ BLISS BLING & SASSY THINGS, 11 am-5 pm                                      131 Bulverde Crossing / (830) 438-4864
9640 Hwy. 281 N. / (830)885-2027                                              Christmas Open House with food & beverages. Vote for your favorite
Want to play in a little of the white stuff without leaving town? The annu-   tree, wreath or holiday tabletop décor . FREE!
al 2011 “Let It Snow” Hometown Holiday Festival at Bliss Bling & Sassy
Things could be just your ticket. Folks are still talking about last year’s   SATURDAY, DEC. 10
event, but this year promises to be even bigger, with 15,000 pounds of        “Santa Loves Children & Pets”
snow, compared to 12,000 last year. There will be tons of snow, Santa         @ Broadway Bank, 10 am – 12 pm
will make an appearance, and shopping galore! Throw in some hot cocoa         20440 Hwy. 46 W. / (830) 438-8381
and it couldn’t get any better!                                               Photos with Santa & Christmas treats FREE!
                                                                              Donations to the Bulverde Food Pantry & The Bulverde Humane Society
SATURDAY, DEC. 3                                                              Gladly Accepted
The Holiday Hunger Run 5K Benefiting the Bulverde Food Pantry @
Tejas Rodeo Company, 9 am-12 pm                                               Xbox 360 Holiday Tournament
401 Obst Road / (210)275-4996                                                 @ BGESH, Incorporated, 6 – 8 pm
Music & Booths                                                                23063 Hwy. 46 W., Suite 2 / (830) 438-4722
                                                                              Gaming Tournament FREE! Second Grade & Up
Christmas Craft Show & Rummage Sale
@ Bulverde Senior Center, 9 am – 4 pm
30280 Cougar Bend / (830) 438-3111

SATURDAY, DEC. 3
Faithfest @ Faithville Village, 10 am – 3 pm                                  Area families enjoy the “Let it Snow” event during last year’s Bliss Bling &
Hwy. 46 E. (210) 392-5915                                                     Sassy Things fun-filled festival. This year’s “Let It Snow” event is going to
Santa, Food & Holiday Shopping                                                be even bigger. Bring the kids and family and stop by for some old fash-
                                                                              ioned frosty fun. See event listing, Nov. 27th, for full details.




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                                          October 2011 Breakfast/Lunch Menus
                                            ELEMENTARY MENUS                                         SECONDARY MENUS
                                 November 1-4                                             November 1-4
                                 TUE B: Breakfast Taco with Salsa, Juice, and Fresh       TUE B: Pancake on Stick, Juice, and Fresh Fruit
                                      Fruit                                                    L: Spaghetti & Meat Sauce, Green Beans,
                                      L: Corn Dog or Enchiladas, Spanish Rice,                 Steamed Yellow Squash, Bread Stick
                                      Sweet Yellow Corn, Banana with Strawberry Glaze
                                                                                          WED B: Steak Biscuit, Juice, and Fresh Fruit
                                 WED B: Homemade Kolache, Juice, Fresh Fruit                  L: Baked Catfish, Brown Rice, Butternut
                                     L: Popcorn Chicken or Steak Fingers, Mac and             Squash, Steamed Zucchini, Jalapeno Cornbread
                                     Cheese, California Mixed Veg., Fresh Baked
                                     Roll, Rosy Applesauce                                THU B: Breakfast Taco, Juice, and Fresh Fruit
                                                                                              L: Baked Potato Bar, Texas Chili, Broccoli &
                                 THU B: Ham and Cheese Biscuit, Juice, Fresh Fruit            Mushrooms, Carrots, Roll
                                     L: Hamburger or Chicken Burger, Burger
                                     Toppings, Potato Smiles, Chilled Peaches             FRI   B: Cinnamon Roll, Juice, and Fresh Fruit
                                                                                                L; Chicken Stir Fry, Fried Rice, Oriental
                                 FRI   B: Oatmeal with Toppings, Juice and Fresh Fruit          Vegetables, Corn, Roll,
                                       L: Sausage or Cheese Pizza, Fish Sandwich,
                                       Salad, Fruit Cocktail
                                                                                          November 7-11
                                                                                          MON B: Breakfast Sausage Pizza, Juice and Fresh
                                 November 7-11
                                                                                               Fruit
                                 MON B: Yogurt Parfait with Graham Crackers, Juice,
                                      and Fresh Fruit                                          L: Chicken Fried Steak, Mashed Potatoes,
                                      L: Ham & Cheese Wrap, Steak Fingers,                     Green Beans, Texas Toast
                                      Whipped Potatoes & Gravy, Sweet Green Peas,
                                      Mandarin Oranges                                    TUE B: Sausage & Cheese, Juice, and Fresh Fruit
                                                                                              L: Chicken Alfredo, Sautéed Spinach, Fruit
                                 TUE B: Fruit Muffin with Sausage Link, Juice, And            Cobbler, Breadstick
                                     Fresh Fruit
                                     L: Bean Burrito or Chef Salad, Steamed               WED B: Breakfast Taco, Juice, and Fresh Fruit
                                     Zucchini and Squash, Broccoli, Fruit Cocktail            L: Baked Cajun Catch, Steamed Cabbage, Peas
                                                                                              & Carrots, Jalapeno Cornbread
                                 WED B: Danimals Yogurt with Toast, Juice, Fresh Fruit
                                     L: Chicken Giggles, Cheeseburger Mac,                THU B: Cheesy Scramble Eggs, Toast, Juice, and
                                     Seasoned Breen Beans, Fresh Baked Roll,                  Fresh Fruit
                                     Applesauce                                               L: Spicy Chicken Patty, Sweet Potato Wedge,
                                                                                              California Vegetables, Biscuit
                                 THU B: Cinnamon Toast with Sausage, Juice, Fresh Fruit
                                     L: Cheeseburger or Chicken Burger, Burger            FRI   B: Mini Pancakes, Juice, and Fresh Fruit
                                     Toppings, Seasoned Fries, Apricot &                        L: Korean Ribs, Fried Rice, Corn, Pinto Beans
                                     Applesauce
                                                                                          November 14-18
                                 FRI   B: Scrambled Eggs with Toast, Juice, Fresh Fruit   MON B: French toast with Sausage, Juice, and Fresh
                                       L: Pepperoni or Cheese Pizza, Fish Treasures,           Fruit
                                       Fresh Broccoli Florets, Pineapple Tidbits               L: Shepherd’s Pie, Black Eyed Peas, Corn,
                                                                                               Biscuit
                                 November 14-18
                                 MON B: Bagel, Bacon, Fresh Fruit, and Juice              TUE B: Ham, Cheese & Egg Biscuit, Juice, and
                                      L: Steak Fingers, Turkey Sub, Tator Tots,               Fresh Fruit
                                      Celery & Carrots, Pears, and Milk                       L: Spaghetti & Meatballs, Peas & Carrots,
                                                                                              Cauliflower, Breadstick
                                 TUE B: Breakfast Cookie, Juice and Fresh Fruit
                                     L: Chalipa, Hotdog, Rice, Corn, Peaches              WED B: Kolaches, Juice, and Fresh Fruit
                                                                                              L: Oven Fried Chicken, Brown Rice, Steamed
                                 WED B: Sunny Breakfast Taco, Fresh Fruit, Juice              Squash, Roll
                                     L: WG Chicken Nuggets, Grill Cheese w/Soup,
                                     Steamed Carrots, Rosy Applesauce                     THU B: Breakfast Chicken Biscuit, Juice, and Fresh
                                                                                              Fruit
                                 THU B: French toast, Fresh Fruit, Juice, and Milk
                                                                                              L: Baked Potato Bar, Diced Ham, Steamed
                                      L: Hamburger, or Chicken Burger, Potato
                                                                                              Broccoli, Carrots, Texas toast
                                      Smiles, Diced Pears and Milk

                                 FRI B: WG Chicken Biscuit, Juice, and Fresh Fruit        FRI   B: Bagel with Crispy Bacon, Juice, and Fresh Fruit
                                       L: Sausage or Cheese Pizza, Fish Sandwich,               L: Orangey Chicken Stir Fry, Brown Rice,
                                       Salad, Fruit Cocktail                                    Green Beans & Mushrooms, Peas

                                 November 21-25                                           November 21-25
                                 MON B: Danimals Yogurt, Toast, Juice, and Fresh          MON B: Steak Biscuit, Juice, and Fresh Fruit
                                      Fruit                                                    L: Cheesy Chicken & Rice, Stewed Tomatoes,
                                      L: BBQ Chicken, Mini Corn Dogs, Baked                    Baked Apples, Roll
                                      Beans, Salad, Rosy Pears
                                                                                          TUE B: Pancakes with Toppings, Juice, and Fresh Fruit
                                 TUE B: Pancake on a Stick, Juice, and Fresh Fruit            L: Tomato Florentine, Carrots, Fruit Cobbler,
                                      L: Crispy Beef Tacos, Chicken Caesar Salad,             Garlic Toast
                                      Spanish rice, Pineapple
                                                                                          WED     Holiday
                                 WED Holiday
                                                                                          THU Holiday
                                 THU Holiday

                                 FRI Holiday                                              FRI     Holiday

                                 November 28-30                                           November 28-30
                                 MON B:Mini Pancakes, Juice and Fresh Fruit               MON B: Scramble Eggs with Ham & Toast, Juice,
                                      L: Spaghetti with Meat Sauce, Breadstick,                and Fresh Fruit
                                      Turkey Cheese Wrap, Green Beans, Pears                   L: Salisbury steak, Mashed Potatoes, Steamed
                                                                                               Broccoli & Cauliflower, Biscuit
                                 TUE B: Breakfast Taco with Salsa, Juice, and Fresh
                                      Fruit                                               TUE B: Pancakes with Toppings, Juice, and Fresh Fruit
                                      L: Corn Dog or Enchiladas, Spanish Rice,                L: Chicken Parmesan, Seasoned Pasta, Italian
                                      Sweet Yellow Corn, Banana w/Strawberry                  Vegetables, Sautéed Spinach, Breadstick
                                      Glaze
                                                                                          WED B: Scramble Eggs with Ham, Toast, Juice, and
                                 WED B: Homemade Kolache, Juice, Fresh Fruit                  Fresh Fruit
                                     L: Popcorn Chicken or Steak Fingers, Mac n               L: Chicken & Sausage Jambalaya, Corn,
                                     Cheese, Mixed Veg., Roll, Rosy Applesauce                Stewed Tomatoes, Cornbread

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