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Page 8 The Free Press February 27, 2003 Long-time Hays CISD advocate, PattiFoundation. Wood, has filed papers to run for the"I feel very strongly that nothing is more district-wide seat on the Hays CISD School important to our future than the education of Board. Wood has varied and vast experience our children'," Wood said. "We must give our within our school district that has prepared kids the tools needed to make good deci- her to represent this community as a School sions by teaching them what good character Board Trustee. is, and by providing a safe and secure envi- Wood's campus level involvement has ronment in which to learn these skills." included everything from making copies to "Every child is unique in their needs, spending two years on the Campus learning styles, and abilities," continued Leadership Team. In her time as an active Wood, "and they all should reach their max- member, and officer, of the Kyle Elementary imum potential, whatever that may be. I PTO, Wood has participated in and led vari- believe that it would be my responsibility as ous activities: parent education programs, a School Board Trustee to provide all teach- principal and assistant principal interview ers in our district the tools and resources committees, mentoring and tutoring stu- needed to meet this challenge." dents, carnival committees, teacher appreci- On growth and its affect on Hays CISD, ation programs, refurbishment of the Ernest Wood said, "I would feel a monumental Kimbro building and much more. responsibility to prepare for the growth that Patti Wood Patti Wood's commitment to the chil- is inevitably coming to this district in the dren, teachers, parents and taxpayers of this most financially responsible way possible, the job is about; bringing the perspective of district has also been demonstrated through My job, when elected, would be to accurate- the community, parents and teachers to the her involvement at the District level. She has ly represent the needs, wants and desires of board level." been a parent and taxpayer watchdog on the this community." Patti Wood has a degree in advertising Community Advisory Committee and the Wood feels that her most important from the University of Texas at Austin and 2001 Bond Oversight Committee. Wood has attribute is her connection with the commu- worked in the banking and hotel industries advocated for children on the Special nity, teachers and parents. "I have touched before deciding to stay home full time. She Education Advisory Council and Citizens every facet of the learning process in the and her husband James Wood have twin for Better Schools. She supported teachers extensive work I have done in this district," boys attending Hays schools. Brian is in the on the District Leadership Team and by Wood said. "I have worked side by side with fourth grade at Kyle Elementary and becoming a Founding Investor of teacher all of the groups associated with the educa- Michael is in the fourth grade life skills grants through the Hays Education tion process and I feel this is exactly what class at Elm Grove Elementary. 512-357-6153 your bus/ness and needs t & Tax Service 12 years serving our community Personalized and then Computerized Year Round Service Bookkeeping Notary Ph: 295-4586 Fax: 312-0202 S. Main Street Income Tax Service Quarterly Returns 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 Hem: Henday 11,'o11111 Friday, 9 a.m. Io 5:30 p.m Sunday: 11 a.m. Io 5 p.m. Hwy 142, 1/2 mile NE of Martlndale 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- Dianne StoffeI-Duley, owner Dance Unlimited, Manchaca fessional dancer and business owner of Dance Originally from Houston, Aston now lives in Unlimited, is slated to speak. Other scheduled Buda with her husband, David, her two chil- guests include: published children's author dren, James and Elizabeth, and her dog, Bear. Dianna Aston, volunteer firefighter and phar- The series will be held Mondays in March maceutical technician Ruby Espinosa, scien- at the Buda Public Library. Light refresh- tist and scholar Mary Kopecki, and improv ments will be served at 6:30 p.m. and the comedian Jodi Egerton. speakers will present a 30 minute program Dianne Stoffel-Duley began dancing at the beginning at 7:00 p.m. The.series is intergen- age of five at Miss Bonnie's School of Dance erational and can be enjoyed by adults and in Del Rio, Texas. After moving to Buda, youth alike. The presentations will have a Duley took dance at Barbara Lynn's Dance dynamic format, more closely resembling a Studio, became a Jack C. Hays Highstepper in show than a lecture. On-site babysitting for 1989 and served as an officer on the dance young children is available free of charge team. She went on to teach at Barbara Lynn's with prior registration. The number to call Dance Studio/Footnotes Dance Studio, for information is 295-5899. The Buda Hermann Son's Dance Studio in Lockhart, and Library is located at 303 N. Main St next the Children's World Learning Center. Duley door to City Hall. graduated from Southwest Texas in May of 1997 with a degree in Exercise Sports Science- Dance with teacher's 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. BY BILL PETERSON name. The colors will be Editor blue" and silver. The "Hays blue" references HAYS CISD-When's the last the blue used by the Hays High time you saw a HuskY in School teams, called the Rebels, South Texas? since the school district opened Once Lehman High School in I968. opens, you'll be seeing a lot of The Hays CISD approved the them. "vitals" chosen the junior Junior High students in the high students for Lehman High Hays CISD called on the school School, which will open in 2004. district's tradition as they began Hays CISD Trustee Christie creating a new one for their' Pogue said the school board future high school. But they also should go with the students' chose a mascot more appropriate decision. Board President Laurie to Alaska. Cromwell said she thought it The students from Wallace was a decision that would be and Barton Middle Schools best made at the Campus level. chose "Huskies" for Lehman But the board approved the High School's athletic nick- choices, anyway. Are you getting married? 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