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Hays Free Press March 23, 2011 Special advocates assist in tough transitions. - Page lC children Page 3B + SCHOOL MENUS Fresh fruit and vegetable bar available daily at all Hays CISD campuses ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS Friday, 3/25 Pepperoni pizza Tuna casserole Pasta/marinera sauce Dell stacker Broccoli Normandy Monday, 3/28 Chicken nuggets Cheeseburger Grilled cheese sandwich Chili dog Tater tots Tuesday, 3/~ Turkey roast/dressing Bean/cheese burrito Turkey/chsese sandwich Chicken salad/mixed greens Steamed mixed vegetables Wednesday, 3/30 Pepperoni pizza Beefy lasagna Chili pie Vegetable quesadilla Corn Thursday, 3/31 Chicken fried steak BBQ beef sandwich Pasta primavera Dell stacker Steamed broccoli MIDDLE SCHOOLS Friday, 3/25 Baked pasta marinara Tuna casserole Hamburger or cheeseburger Cheese or sausage pizza Baby carrots Monday, 3/28 Baan/cheese burrito Lemon pepper chicken Hamburger or cheeseburger Cheese or meat lovers' pizza Steamed broccoli Tuesday, 3/29 Chicken nuggets Grilled cheese sandwich Chicken patty sandwich Hamburger or cheeseburger Tater tots Wednesday, 3/30 Beef lasagna Green chili cheese que .sadilla Beef taco salad Cheeseburger Cheese or pepperoni pizza Corn on the cob Thursday, 3/31 Baked breaded chicken Mashed potatoes/gravy Pasta/marinara sauce BBQ beef sandwich Hamburger or cheeseburger Peas/carrots HIGH SCHOOLS Luigi's Eatery, Gourmet Greens, Adobe Grill, Ballpark Classics, The Deli offer daily pizza, fresh salads, Mexican, burgers, subs to order, fresh fruit and veggie bar Fdday, 3/25 Tuna casserole Beef enchiladas Chicken parmesan sandwich Pasta primavera Orange chicken Monday, 3/28 Beef dippers Chicken quesadillas Sloppy Joe Cheese ravioli Beef chow mein Tuesday, 3/29 Chili pie Bean/cheese burrito Grilled ham/cheese Chicken Alfredo Sweet-n-sour chicken Wednesday, 3/30 Grilled cheese sandwich/soup Crispy beef tacos Chicken patty sandwich Pasta/meat sauce Chicken teriyaki Thursday, 3/31 Chicken fried steak Chicken tajita tacos BBQ beef sandwich Pasta/marinara Mandarin chicken LAW OFFICE OF I Fmmily Law Mediator Collaborative LnAttorneT I 906 Canpn Wren Drive Buda, Texas nv.yourtexasattorney. tom PHOTOS BY JIM CULLEN The Dahlstrom Middle School Wind Ensemble is all smiles following their performance at the annual Region 18 South Zone Concert and Sight- Reading Contest, held at the Hays CISD Performing Arts Center. The Mustangs pulled a Sweepstakes trophy for their effort, one that capped off a showing that started with their Dahlstrom Symphonic Band counterparts earning Sweepstakes, as well. middle school bands earn BY JIM CULLEN Three local middle school wind ensembles and a pair of symphonic bands performed their way to Sweepstakes tro- phies in the UIL 2011 Region 18 South Zone Concert and Sight-Reading Contest recently. Chapa Middle SchoolWind En- semble won its first ever Sweep- stakes trophy. Dahlstrom and Barton middle schools wind ensembles both took Sweep- stakes. And Dahlstmm and Bar- ton symphonic bands finished offthe top trophy run. The Chapa, Dahlstmm and Barton wind ensembles are directed, respectivel~ by Ed- die Briskey, Leroy Gerdes and BJ. Sayger. The Dahlstrom and Barton symphonic bands are directed by Sharran Lusby and Amanda Brandt, respectively. Hosted at the Hays Perform- hag Arts Center, the contest brought strong showings by all five HCISD middle schools. But the judging, as usual, was demanding. In opening-day, symphonic band competition, the Barton and Dab.lstrom con- tingents rode highly-scored performances to their Sweep- stakes, though Chapa, Wallace and Simon middle schools all received solid ratings. In the contest's second day varsity competition, the Chapa and Dahlstrom wind ensem- bles both scored perfect 1-1-1 ratings with their Concert per- formances and Barton Wind Ensemble scored a perfect 1-1-1 in Sight-Reading. Wal- laceWind Ensemble took a 1 in Sight-Reading, Judges for the 2011 contest included Joe Castellano, Jeff Laird and Gabe Musella for Concert and Jim Blacksher, Le- land Sharrock and Rick Yancey See BAND ~AK]ES, pg. 4B The Barton Middle School Wind Ensemble proudly surrounds Director B.J. Sayger, who holds the group's 2011 UIL Sweepstakes trophy, in the Bobcat band hall. Barton's Symphonic Band also earned a Sweepstakes trophy in the annual competition at the Performing Arts Center. Celebrating a historic "first ever" moment, members of the Chapa Middle School Wind Ensemble gather around their UIL Region 18 South Zone Sweepstakes trophy, earned by virtue of their top-rated performances in Concert and Sight-Reading at the annual competition. BY JIM CUU.EN Local thespians from all five local mid- dle schools and both Lehman and Hays High School came together recently at the Performing Arts Center in the Hays CISD One Act Play Festival that has be- come an annual celebration of stage presentations. Scoring and judging comments on their one act plays were offered to each of the five middle schools and special recognition was given for stand-out individual performances and technical work. Lehman's Marissa Meek and Hays High NORMAN CRUZ Highlighting the 2011 festival's in- dividual awards were Simon Middle recognized students. Wallace Middle School's Brandon Snyder called the event "an exception- ally talented festival" and said, "It is al- ways a great experience for the students from different schools to see the prod- ucts that each cast has been working on for months. But this year I feel each school really stepped up their game." Performing Small Actors, the Rangers placed eighth grader Sierra Herrera and i seventh grader Marcos Rivera on the All Star Cast, eighth grader Raven Mendoza on the All Star Crew, and seventh grader Keaton Miles on the A]l Star Cast Honor- able Mention list. In addition to the laciel Cruz Best Ac- tor performance as Sky Masterson in School's Dana Naughton coordinated the School's ]acid Cruz for Best Actor and Guys and Dolls, Simon Middle School's event, with the enthusiastic assistance of Dahlstrom Middle School's Claudia Nor- Lexi Gossett and Grayson Steininger their students. Those students capped man for Best Actress. earned All Star Cast recognition and Kar- the day with performances of their own Sponsors from the various middleina Bustos earned a Tech Award. Wolver- 2011 One Act Plays, set for Zone compe- schools were quick to compliment the tition in coming weeks, overall event as well as congratulate their See THESPIANS, pg. 4B ,SCHOOL BRIEFS Lehman stages One Act Play on Lehman High School's 2011 One Act Play, "The Miss Firecracker Contest," is set for a public perfor- mance this Friday, March 25, 7 p.m., in the Lehman Theater. Play notes from Director Marissa Meek de- scribe, "Carnelle Wdliams tries to mend her tarnished reputation by competing inthe town beauty pageant but comes to learn that she has to forgive herself first. Along the way she finds love and laughter with a rag-tag group of family and friends." Lehman and Hays students meet in their Zone One Act Play competition next Monday at Schertz Clemens High School. Science Hall Health Fair Science Hall Elementary School holds its 2rid annual Health Fair this Saturday, March 26, 9 a.m.-noon, in the school parking lot. Planned activities include a bouncy house and many carnival games at a low price, as wen as an array of health-related vendors offering information. A blood drive is also being sponsored. School nurse Maria Mendoza-Rodriguez, R.N., can be contacted at 268-8502 for more local information, but early regis- tration is recommended at, where the sponsor code of"sciencehall" will be re- quired. Additional informa- tion, such as who is eligible to give blood, can also be found at the site. Tuesday at PAC The annual Hays CISD Youth Art Month recep- tion is set for next Tuesday; March 29, 5:30-7:30 p.m., at the Performing Arts Center. The public is Invited to this celebration of local art, fea- turing public exhibition of student artwork from across the district. Youth Art Month is an annual observance to emphasize the value of art education for all children and to encourage support for quality school art pro- grams. Lobo Itest mh The Lehman High School Booster Club will host a Saturday, April 2, garage sale in the student parking lot. Lobo supporters are being asked to donate any unused or unwanteditems to be sold at the fundraiser. All proceeds benefit Lobo athletes, the LHS Ath- letic Department, and Lobo scholarships. Items may be dropped off at 104 Palo Duro Cove in Silverado subdivision unfilApril 1. For more information, contact Lori DeSalvo at 557-4881 or Linda Hamilton at 748-1232. Fuentes hosts 4th annual Fuentes Elementary School hosts the 4th annual "Family Matters!" 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