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Hays Free Press = January 5, 2011 Hays County residents ring in the New YeS with annual polar bear swims. - Page lC Page 3B + + SCHOOL MENUS JANUARY 7-13 Fresh fruit and vegetable bar available daily at all Hays CISD schools ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Friday, 1/7 Pepperoni pizza Beefy baked pasta Chicken quesadilla Vegetarian baked pasta Italian style vegetables Monday, 1/10 Chicken nuggets Cheeseburger Hot dog Grilled cheese sandwich Wedge fries Tuesday, 1/11 Chicken parmesan Beef/bean burrito Vegetarian baked pasta Chicken salad Baby carrots Wednesday, 1/12 Cheese pizza Swedish meatballs Beef tostada Ham/cheese wrap Broccoli Normandy Thursday, 1/13 Meatloaf/mashed potatoes Chicken patty sandwich Mac & cheese Hawaiian chicken salad Steamed vegetables MIDDLE SCHOOL Friday, 1/7 Rotisserie chicken Beef enchiladas Hamburger or cheeseburger Cheese or supreme pizza Broccoli Normandy Monday, 1/10 Beef/bean burrito Vegetarian baked pasta Cheeseburger . Cheese or meetlover pizza Italian style vegetables Tuesday, 1111 Chicken nuggets BBQ beef sandwich ~rllled cheese sandwich Chicken patty sandwich Cheeseburger Wedge fries Wednesday, 1/12 Chicken parmesan/pasta Cheese enchiladas Cheeseburger Cheese or ham pizza Green beans Thursday, 1113 Turkey/mashed potatoes Mac & cheese Chicken patty sandwich Cheeseburger Crispy chicken salad. Mixed vegetables HIGH SCHOOL Luigi's Eatery, Gourmet Greens, Adobe Gdll, Ballpark Classics and The Dell of- far daily pizza, fresh salads, Mexican food, burgers, subs to order, fresh fruit and veggie bar Friday, 1/7 BBQ chicken Green chili queeadilla BBQ dipper sandwich Pasta primavera Orange chicken Monday, 1/10 Rotisserie chicken ChilVcornbread Turkey/cheese pita Baked pasta. Sweet-n-sour chicken Tuesday, 1111 Grilled cheese & soup Crispy chicken tacos Hot dog Beef ravioli Vegetable Io mein Wednesday, 1/12 Swedish meatballs Cheese enchiladas Patty melt Beef macaroni Beef chow mein Thursday, 1/13 Meetloaf Beef burrito Chicken nuggets Pasta]madnara Chicken teriyaki /i; PHOTO BY JIM CULLEN Hays CISD is asking parents to observe "bus only" zones at campuses. As a reminder the rules are sometimes enforced by sheriff's deputies, such as this one recently at Dahlstrom Middle School. 4' Parents asked to heed school bus loading zones BY JIM CULLEN ers more fully comply with bus-loading Parents are reminded that children zonewarningsignage. Themessage calls have difficulty judging speed and dis- adults' attention to a recent upsurge tance of oncoming traffic. They do not "in near misses, injuries, and deaths in natural]yuse their peripheralvision, are Charles "Chick" Laws, Hays CISD's as- school bus load zones" across the coun- often impatient, restless, easily distract- sistant transportation director, hung out try. It also notes that those dropping off ed, and focused on themselv6s, and be- at Dahlstrom Middle School to reward and picking up students "often exceed lieve grown-ups wig look out for them. drivers who dropped off their children the posted speed limit or violate district Laws sums up the Transportation De- in designated zones, with free drink " policy by driving in the designatLed cam- partment s key messages, including the coupons from Sonic. He wasn't able to pus school bus load zone." need for drivers to avoid school bus load give many of them away. The department's message says "par- In a scene that Laws said is repeated ants, guardians, and care-givers play daily at all of the district's campuses, the most influential role in their child's cars streamed into an area marked "For behavior. The more knowledgeable Buses Only" from 7-9 a.m. parents are about school zones, bus Hays CISD Transportation Dept. is load zones, and pedestrian sa:fety, the putting out a message to drivers across better role model they can be for their the district, asking that parents and oth- children." zones during posted times (7-9 a.m.) and never pass a bus in the school bus load zone (morning or afternoon). Finally, he cautions, drivers should expect non-bus riders (walkers) to enter cars' path of travel, taking shortcuts be- tween cars and buses to enter or leave school. PHOTO BY JIM CULLEN Hays CISD middle schoolers perform All-Region concert Fifteen Hays GISD middle school band students performed with the Region XVIII AH-Region Bands recently at the Hays CISD Performing Arts Center. Amongthe outstanding local musicians were (back) Alexandria Byrne, Reed Johnson, Arathan Dean, Eric Kroeger, Katlyn Hellmer; (center) Neriah Sose, Emilee Whitton, Nicole Sandoval, Jacob Lambert, Clay Parhann, Brett Williams; (front) Austin Uresti, Sierra Herrera, Adam Vargas and Justice Winn. li!ii!ii PHOTO BY JIM CUL.LEN Hays IMormatlon Officer leaves disldct Hays CISD Public Information Officer Julia Jerome (center) enjoys a moment with former school board trustee Laurie Cromwell (left) and Angle Mendez, the district's director of development and community partnerships, at Jerome's recent send-off reception. Jerome will become the Communications Coordina- tor for the Carnal ISD. PHOTO BY JIM CULLEN Hawks get help Hlemphill Elementary School parent Michael Bauer, right, and h~elper Santiago Hemandez perform some greatly-appreciated glrounds work at HES, drawing the praise and thanks of Hawk faculty, staff and students. SCHOOL BRIEFS College, career planning fair "Planning for Tomor- row...Today," a Hays CISD-hosted college and career fair, is set for next Tuesday, Jan. 11, 6:30-8:30 p.m., at the Performing Arts Center. The fair's opening hour focuses on free college for high school students, ways to reduce college costs, higher education oppor- tunities, and preparing middle and high school students for college. The second hour is a Career and Technology Education fair, providing information on career and technology courses at Hays and Lehman high schools. Translation services will be provided for Spanish-speaking parents. Growth impact hearing set Two public hearings remain for Hays CISD's Growth Impact Commit- tee, which continues to look at modifications of the attendance zones at Hemphill Elementary and Camino Real Elemen- tary. A hearing is set for Thursday, ]an. 13, 6 p.m. at Hemphill and another is set just prior to the Jan. 24 Board of Trustees meeting. The proposed modifications include moving approximately 71 students residing east and south of Highway 21, from Hemphill tO Camino Real. The idea is to provide Hemphill relief on next year's student-to- teacher ratio. Suns learn about bullies Rick %rres, with the Texas School Safety Center recently talked to Science Hall Elementary students about the seri- ousness of bullying. His presentation was an at- tempt to raise awareness of what constitutes bully- ing and what students can do to advocate for them- selves and others. He also addressed cyber-bullying and gave students a work- ing knowledge of what constitutes bullying and harassment. Hays HS bricks still available The Hays High School PTSA is still offering personalized bricks for the Rebel Recogni- tion Walk, now located in front of the school's main entrance. The fundraising effort helps provide student scholar- ships and wish list items for teachers. For more information, contact Kari Clingingsmith at Kcling- or call 924-4236. Hays High School readers The Hays High School library's "12,000 Pages Reading Contest" finished up just before the holi- days, with the freshman class coming from behind and being the first grade level to reach the goal. Staff members finished second, the senior class third, juniors fourth and sophomores fifth. Top contest readers for the grade levels were fresh- man)os'nua Eotlman, sophomores Kimberly Jai- mes and Caitlin Quigley, junior Katherine Messer, senior Brooke Smith and staff member Gina Risher. +