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Hays Free Press January 19, 2011 c ree Iress THE DREAM ,REMAINS Hays County residents celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr. - Page 1C Page 3B + SCHOOL MENUS JANUARY 21-27 Fresh fruit and vegetable bar available daily in all Hays CISD scltools ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Friday, 1/21 Cheese pizza Beef ravioli in meat sauce BBQ beef sliders Ga~len salad Steamed broccoli Monday, 1124 Hamburger Chicken nuggets Com dog Vegetarian quesadilla We/ge fries Tu~llay, 1125 Beef tostada Pasta/madnara sauce Ch~corn bread Crispy chicken salad Grsen beans woan =Jy, Pepperoni pizza Baked chicken/brown rice Asian chicken wrap Mac & cheese Steamed mixed vegetables Thursday, 1127 Cheesy enchiladas Beefy macaroni SW taco salad Turkey/cheeee sandwich Baby carrots MIDDLE SCHOOL Friday, 1121 Baked BBQ chicken Orange chicken/brown rice Hamburger or cheeseburger Cheese or meat lover's pizza Steamed broccoli Monday, 1/24 Beef dippers/brown rice Beefy tostadas Chicken patty sandwich Chicken Caesar salad Cheese or supreme pizza Baby carrots Tuesday, 1125 Chili cheese dog Green chili cheese quesadilla Chicken patty sandwich Hamburger or cheeseburger Wedge fries W0drmsday, 1126 Meatloaf/mashed potatoes Cdspy beef taco Ch~3se ravioli Ch. eeseburger Cheese or pepperoni pizza It~ian style vegetables "rl~ursday, 1/27 Beef/bean burrito Gdlled cheese sandwich Tomato soup Corn dog Cheeseburger Hawaiian chicken salad Pefis/carrots HIGH SCHOOL Luigi's Eatery, Gourmet Greens, Adobe Grill, Ballpark Classics, The Dell offer daily pizza, fresh salads, Mexican, burgers, subs to order, fresh fruit and veggie bar Fdday, 1/21 BBQ chicken Chicken taco salad BBQ dipper slider Pasta pdmavera Chicken teriyaki Monday, 1124 Beef ravioli Bean/cheese tostades Popcorn chicken Chicken Alfrsdo Orange chicken Tuesday, 1125 Salisbury steak Chicken fajita taco Gdlled cheese Pasta/meatballs Sweet-n-sour chicken Wednesday, 1125 Lasagna Bean/cheese burrito Corn dog Pasta/meat sauce Asian chicken Thursday, 1127 Grilled cheese/soup Green chili quesadilla BBQ dipper sandwich Pasta/marinara Beef chow mein Pfl0T0 BY JIM CUIIJ~ When I grow up... College and career possibilities are part of talks and activities at every Hays CISD campus, as this foursome of young men at Blanco Vista Elemen- tary clearly illustrate. It was "Career Dress-Up Day" at Blanco Visa and these kindergarten students in Jenie Kingsbery's class came to school showing off their current career aspirations. The boys include (left to fight) Sutton Davis, Cody Overall, Evan Gonzales and Blaine Pircher. What can parents do to protect and teach youth about cyberbullying? Hays CISD is a no-tolerance zone for any type of bullying. The many forms of bullying affect one-third of our children today. Bullying is the repeated actions or threats of action directed toward a person by one or more people who have or are perceived to have more power or status than their target in order to cause fear, distress or harm. Bugying includes name-calling, obscene gesturing, malicious teasing, rumors, slander, social exclusion, damaging Monitor the amount of time your child spends online and provide guidance for online surfing. someone's belongings, threats, social net- Set up the computer in a common working bullying and physical violence, area where you can supervise your child's Any type of bullying at school should be Intemet use. reported to the school immediately. .Purchase tracking software to block inappropriate web content and check CYBERBULLYING yot~ child's online activities. In addition to face-to-face bully- Encourage your child to tell a par- ing, cyberbullying has become another ent or trusted adult about threatenin g or means for some youth to bully and harassing messages. harass others. Cyberbullying is the per- * Discuss and provide opportunities to practice strategies for responding to sistent and intentional use of electronic cyberbullying. communication to harass, threaten, intimidate or otherwise mistreat, typi- Exemplify safe use of the Inteme~. cally among youth. Approximately 20% Encourage your adld's personal ~re- of young people reported experiencing sponsibility in respectful Internet use. cyberbullying in their lifetimes. There are , If your child has a cell phone, giv~e the some specific things you can do at home number only to trusted adults or friemds. about the prevention of cyberbullying. School counselors are a resource on INTERVENTION: your campus to assist in the prevention of bullying and cyberbullying. Don't reply to cyberbullying and ,save the evidence. Block offending e-mail addressess and cell phone numbers, or change y/our child's phone number and e-mall adMress. 1Yyto identiff]" the. etrator antd contact the parents if feasible. PREVENTION: Talk to your child about responsible online behavior. Report incidents and file complaints with communication services providers and websites where the cyberbullying is occurring. Report any potential criminal behavior related to cyberbuUying to law enforcement. Get legal advice. Notify your child's school of the prob- lem if your child attends the same school as the bully. Parents are invited to a parent/adult workshop in cyberbullying sponsored by the ADL and Hays CISD. "Youth and Cyberbullying:What Families Don't KnowWdl Hurt Them" is a 1.5-2-hour training for adult family members. Participants will increase their understanding and awareness about the problem of cyberbullying; increase their ability to effectively discuss and respond to their children's/teen's experiences with cyberbullying; gain the tools/skills needed to educate their children/teens in responding to cyberbullying and in being allies to others. Dates and times for the ~orkshops are Jan. 27 at Simon M.S. from 6:30-6:d0 p.m. or March 1 at Carpenter Hill from 7-9 p.m. The workshop is free. Subject mat- ter may not be appropriate for young children. To find out more information, please go to this website: htlp://www.adL org/educa- tion/cyberbuUying/tips.asp The Buda Elementary School Geography Bee's top three placers showed what they knew about the wodd in a competition held recently in the Kunkai Room. The Bulldog placers included (left to nght) first place winner Rocky Perez, third place winner Jacob Medel, and second place winner Matt Jass. Perez earned the nght to compete for a berth in the state meet. PH010 BY JIM CULLEN Elm Grove F_~ School held its flint-ever Geo~aph/Bee recently, with seven camppus fn~lh-g~ wing for the ~ht to compete for the state meet. The Eaglees' 1-2-3 placers included (left to right) champ C~tsr Ood- son, second plaace winner Cade Isbeil, and third place winner Ashley Mor- row. Dodson wilill take a written qualifying test for a berth at tie state meet. BY JIM CULLEN Only the brave dare tread where Na- tional Geographic creates the questions. That's a fair assessment following the running of a pair of National Geography Bee fairs at Buda Elementary School and Elm Grove Elementary School. Adult wit- nesses to each could attest, "Those ques- tions were tough!" Nonetheless, ten Buda Bulldogs and seven Elm Grove Eagles put themselves to the public test and two of their number have advanced to the next level of competition. The Bulldogs' Rocky Perez and the Eagles' Carter Dodson, both fifth-graders, won their respective campus bees amd have earned the tight to take the paper test that will be submitted to state contest officials and perhaps earn the boys ai berth in the Texas state meet later this yemr. It wasn't easy. Question by question, both Perez: and Dodson successfully sparred with their peers to pull off the wins. At Buda, ffifth- grader Matt Jass was second and fourth- grader Jacob Medel took third. At Elm Grove, where the bee was played off on a cold night before an enthusiastic and encouraging group 0fparents, fifth-grad- ers Code Isbell and Ashley Morrow were second and third, respectively. The till group of undaunted Buda Bull- dogs earning the fight tocompete in the school bee als0 induded fourth-graders Maxie Pyterek and Alicia Rios and fifth- graders Gavin Campos, Sam Grumbles, Lauren Flores, Drew Cooper and Joel Leal. At Elm Grove, the balance of the competitors, all fifth-graders, included Alexander Laskey, Hadley Dove, James Wallace and Isaiah Smith. The sponsoring organization for the competition, the National Geographic Society, notes that each year "thousands of schools in the United States partici- pate in the National Geographic Bee? The contest is designed "to encourage teachers to indude geography in their dassrooms, spark student interest in the subject, and increase public awareness about geography." SCHOOL BRIEFS Final zoning hearing set The Hays CISD Growth Impact Committee holds its final public hearing just prior to the January Board of Trustees meet- ing next Monday, Jan. 24. The committee is con- sidering modifications of the attendance zones at Hemphill Elementary and Camino Real Elementary. The proposed modifica- tions include moving ap- proximately 71 students, residing east and south of Highway 21, from Hemphill Elementary to Camino Real Elementary. The idea is to provide Hemphill relief on next year's student-to-teacher ratio. Kyle winter fete Thursday Kyle Elementary School hosts its Winter Literacy Night tomorrow, Thurs- day, Jan. 20, at 6 p.m. The evening opens with a Frito pie dinner and meeting in the cafeteria, then organizers promise "great stories and win- ter activities!" All KES students, their families, and staff are invited. Participants will rotate to a variety of areas to listen to great literature, take part in activities and select books to take home to read. For more information, contact Jill Ayior at 268-1417. Hawks get Houston gifts Almost fifty Hemphill Hawks received new clothing, shoes, toys and bikes (and accompanying helmets) for Christmas through the generosity of Houston donors and the involvement of the Texas Children's Hospital. Hemphill teacher Katie Upton was responsible for the connection with the donors, prompting her principal, Paige Col- lier, to note, "Her gener- osity and initiative made many, many children happy!" tickets on sale Advance tickets are now on sale for Hair- spray, this year's district musical at the Perform- ing Arts Center. Perfor- mances will be Thursday- Saturday, Feb. 3-5, at 7 p.m. with a 2 p.m. mati- nee on Saturday as well, Feb. 5. All tickets are $10, but a half-price ticket special is being offered to students and staff for the Thursday evening perfor- mance. To reserve seats, call PAC Office Man- ager Donna Andrade at 268-8443. Cash, checks, Mastercard and VISA are being accepted. avenue Students and staff at Hemphill Elemen- tary School are sad- dened by the sudden death of fourth-grader Fabiola Pina Guzman, from complications of a severe asthma attack. Plans are for a memo- rial tree-planting at the campus and details on that ceremony are forthcoming. An account for those wishing to help and funeral expenses has been established at all Wells Fargo branches, the designation being "dona- tion account for Fabiola Pina Guzman." +