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Page 8 • The Free Press Current Events February 27, 2003 Patti Wood files f)r School Board ong-time Hays CISD advocate, Patti Wood, has filed papers to run for the district-wide seat on the Hays CISD School Board. Wood has varied and vast experience within our school district that has prepared her to represent this community as a School Board Trustee. Wood's campus level involvement has included everything from making copies to spending two years on the Campus Leadership Team. In her time as an active member, and officer, of the Kyle Elementary PTO, Wood has participated in and led vari- ous activities: parent education programs, principal and assistant principal interview committees, mentoring and tutoring stu- dents, carnival committees, teacher appreci- ation programs, refurbishment of the Ernest Kimbro building and much more. Patti Wood's commitment to the chil- dren, teachers, parents and taxpayers of this district has also been demonstrated through her involvement at the District level. She has been a parent and taxpayer watchdog on the Community Advisory Committee and the 2001 Bond Oversight Committee. Wood has advocated for children on the Special Education Advisory Council and Citizens for Better Schools. She supported teachers on the District Leadership Team and by becoming a Founding Investor of teacher grants through the Hays Education Foundation. "I feel very strongly that nothing is more important to our future than the education of our children'," Wood said. "We must give our kids the tools needed to make good deci- sions by teaching them what good character is, and by providing a safe and secure envi- ronment in which to learn these skills." "Every child is unique in their needs, learning styles, and abilities," continued Wood, "and they all should reach their max- imum potential, whatever that may be. I believe that it would be my responsibility as a School Board Trustee to provide all teach- ers in our district the tools and resources needed to meet this challenge." On growth and its affect on Hays CISD, Wood said, "I would feel a monumental responsibility to prepare for the growth that is inevitably coming to this district in the most financially responsible way possible. My job, when elected, would be to accurate- ly represent the needs, wants and desires of this community" Wood feels that her most important attribute is her connection with the commu- nity, teachers and parents. "I have touched every facet of the learning process in the extensive work I have done in this district," Wood said. "I have worked side by side with all of the groups associated with the educa- tion process and I feel this is exactly what 512-357-6153 Patti Wood the job is about; bringing the perspective of the community, parents and teachers to the board level." Patti Wood has a degree in advertising from the University of Texas at Austin and worked in the banking and hotel industries before deciding to stay home full time. She and her husband James Wood have twin boys attending Hays schools. Brian is in the fourth grade at Kyle Elementary and Michael is in the fourth grade life skills class at Elm Grove Elementary. Women of Today begins March 3 Find out what the women of today are like. To celebrate National Women's History Month in March the Buda Public Library is featuring a speaker's series titled "Women of Today?' Prominent local women from different professions wili talk about their careers and give a brief demonstration of their work. On Monday, March 3, Dianne Stoffel-Duley, pro- your bus/ness andpemonal needs t Bookkeeping & Tax Service 12 years serving our community Personalized and then Computerized • Year Round Service • Income Tax Service • Bookkeeping • Quarterly Returns • Notary Ph: 295-4586 Fax: 312-0202 S. Main Street • Buda, TX SPRING BEDDING PLANTS • TOMATOES & PEPPERS 6" GERANIUMS, BEGONIAS, IMPATIENS SPECIAL SALE SHRUBS: • DWARF YOUPON • DWARF NANDINA • BURFORD HOLLY • LIGUSTRUM • PHOTINIA • ELEAGNUS • VARIGATED PRIVET • BLUE POINT JUNIPER 3-GAL, $9.95 • 1-GAL, $3.45 Hours: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Dianne StoffeI-Duley, owner Dance Unlimited, Manchaca fessional dancer and business owner of Dance Unlimited, is slated to speak. Other scheduled guests include: published children's author Dianna Aston, volunteer firefighter and phar- maceutical technician Ruby Espinosa, scien- tist and scholar Mary Kopecki, and improv comedian Jodi Egerton. Dianne Stoffel-Duley began dancing at the age of five at Miss Bonnie's School of Dance in Del Rio, Texas. After moving to Buda, Duley took dance at Barbara Lynn's Dance Studio, became a Jack C. Hays Highstepper in 1989 and served as an officer on the dance team. She went on to teach at Barbara Lynn's Dance Studio/Footnotes Dance Studio, Hermann Son's Dance Studio in Lockhart, and the Children's World Learning Center. Duley graduated from Southwest Texas in May of 1997 with a degree in Exercise Sports Science- Dance with teacher's Originally from Houston, Aston now lives in Buda with her husband, David, her two chil- dren, James and Elizabeth, and her dog, Bear. The series will be held Mondays in March at the Buda Public Library. Light refresh- ments will be served at 6:30 p.m. and the speakers will present a 30 minute program beginning at 7:00 p.m. The.series is intergen- erational and can be enjoyed by adults and youth alike. The presentations will have a dynamic format, more closely resembling a show than a lecture. On-site babysitting for young children is available free of charge with prior registration. The number to call for information is 295-5899. The Buda Library is located at 303 N. Main St., next door to City Hall. Sunday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Hwy 142, 1/2 mile NE of Martindnle 424 N. Loop 4, Buda, Texas 512-312-5252 000°° Barbara B. Pecuch, GRI, CRS Residence 312-0004 Ann-Marie Pecuch Sheely, Esq. Residence 312-1944 Mike Colonnetta 496-8457 certification. She has training in tap, ballet, jazz, lyrical, gymnas- tics, Cecchetti, mod- em dance, and pointe. This is her fifth year as the owner of Dance Unlimited. Dianna Aston is a writer and former journalist who attend- ed the University of Houston. She discov- ered her true calling after the birth of her second child. Currently, two of her picture books are undergoing publica- tion: "When You Were Born" illustrat- ed by E. B. Lewis, and "Loony Little," illustrated by Kelly Murphy. She light- heartedly credits her journalism back- ground for gathering story ideas by asking personal questions, eavesdropping, and reading upside down. Get used to it: Lehman Huskies BY BILL PETERSON Editor AYS CISD-When's the last time you saw a HuskY in South Texas? Once Lehman High School opens, you'll be seeing a lot of them. Junior High students in the Hays CISD called on the school district's tradition as they began creating a new one for their' future high school. But they also chose a mascot more appropriate to Alaska. The students from Wallace and Barton Middle Schools chose "Huskies" for Lehman High School's athletic nick- name. The colors will be "Hays blue" and silver. The "Hays blue" references the blue used by the Hays High School teams, called the Rebels, since the school district opened in I968. The Hays CISD approved the "vitals" chosen by the junior high students for Lehman High School, which will open in 2004. 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