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-------'""='""i i11 SATURDAY IN THE PARK Front Porch Day fares fair weather and fun. - hoe lC Hays Free Press May 18, 2011 Page 3B SCHOOL MENUS 4 Fresh fruit end vegetable bar available dally at all Hays CISD campuses ELEMENTMY SCHOOLS Friday, 5/20 Pepperoni pizza Beefy macaroni iChicken quasadilla ,Bean/chease tostadas 'Italian style vegetables ~Monday, 5/23 Chicken nuggets Cheeseburger iHot dog Vegetarian baked pasta Tater tots ;Tuesday, 5/24 Chicken fried steak burrito iGdlled cheese sandwich ,Chicken salad/mixed greens ~,Baby carrots ,~Vednesday, 5/2S '~Chease pizza ',Swedish meatballs Beef tostadas ,Dell stacker ~,Broccoli Normandy ,Thursday, 5/23 'Salisbury steak/mashed ~potatoes ,Chicken patty sandwich ',MacaronVchasse iHawaiian chicken salad ~Steamed mixed vegetables MIDDLE SCHOOLS Friday, 5/20 Rotisserie chicken Beef enchilada :Hamburger/chasseburger Cheese or supreme pizza Broccoli Normandy Monday, 5/23 ,.Beef burrito/Spanish nce Vegetarian baked pasta Hamburger Cheese or meat lover's pizza Italian style vegetables Tuesday, 5/24 Chicken nuggets BBQ beef sandwich Gdlled cheese sandwich Spicy chicken patty sandwich Cheeseburger or hamburger Tater tots Wednesday, 5/23 Chicken parmesan enchiladas/Spenish rice Cheeseburger Cheese or ham/cheeea pizza Green beans Thursday, 5/25 Roast turkey/drassing Macaroni/cheese Chicken patty sandwich Cheeseburger Cnspy chicken salad Mixed vogetablas HIGH SCHOOLS i Luigi's Emery, Gourmet :Greens, Adobe Grill, Ballpark 'Classics, The Deft offer daily L pizza~ f~ SaJ~l~, Mexican, i burgers, subs to order, fresh fruit end veggie bar Friday, 5/20 , BBQ chicken Green chili cheese queeadllla BBQ beef sandwich i Pasta pdmavera Orange chicken , Monday, 5/23 : Rotisserie chicken i Chili/combraad Turkey/chease pita :, Baked pasta i Sweat-n-sour ch ck~r) : Tu day, 5/24 ; Grill cheese sandwich/soup ' Cnspy chicken tacos I ' Hot dog I , Beef ravioli , Vegetable Io mein , Wednesday, 5/25 : Swedish meatballs Cheese enchiladas Patty melt Beefy macaroni '.Asian chicken '= Thumday, 5/25 i Meatloaf ' Beef burrito Chicken nuggets Pasta/mannara Chicken teriyaki PHOTO BY JIM CUU.EN Chapa Middle School students, supporters end administrators proudly display the banner recognizing the campus as a 2011 Texas "School to Watch." The award was presented to the campus by the Texas Middle School Association and the National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Re- form. The full student body end a large gathering of community supporters gathered for the honor at the Cougars' gym. Chapa Middle School's successful programs get recognition BY JIM CULLEN news@haysfreapress.com In its fifth year as a Hays CISD cam- pus, Chapa Middle School has received recognition as a Texas "School to Watch" by the National Forum to Accelerate Middle-Grades Reform and the Texas Middle School Association. Principal Lisa Walls, her student body and staff, district administration officials, and a host of local supporters and friends turned out for an awards program last week that emphasized student engagement and its resulting successes. The Schools to Watch program is de- signed to identify middle-grade schools that are "not only academically excel- lent; developmentally responsive, and socially equitable, but which also have the organizational supports to sustain their success." Representatives of the sponsoring organizations were on hand to congratu- late the Chapa faithfd and present them with the banner that prodaims their newly-awarded status. Accolades and unanimous expressions of appreciation were offered by a wide array of program participants, including members of the Chapa Cougar student team that was interviewed as part of the organization's study of the campus. Hays CISD Superintendent Dr. Jeremy Lyon called the recognition "a remark- able achievement" and told the gather- ing, "our entire district is proud of our team at Chapa." Lyon noted that the honor puts the campus on "a short list of schools nationally that have demon- strated they can meet high academic Walls had multiple expressions of gratitude for the same groups Turk mentioned, including school namesake Armando Chapa, an ongoing inspira- tional and reentering presence on the campus. Walls also thanked Donna Newman, Executive Director of Middle School Performance, who urged her- twice- to submit an application for the recognition. Newman said of that encourage- expectations while preserving a commit- ment, "I have been on the Chapa cam- ment to healthy development and equity pus numerous times this year visiting for students." with Mrs. Walls and visiting classrooms. He added that the strategies and Chapa Middle School matched "Schools best practices for which Chapa is being recognized are being shared with all the district's middle schools "so that all of our students benefit." Offering thoughts from another per- spective, Chapa PTAVlce-President Lisa Turk told of being asked to speak and of first listing traditional marks of excel- lence like test scores. Thinking beyond scores though, ~ said, she asked her- self "What sets us apart?." One by one she listed what she considers the Cougars' major points: the Chapa staff, Chapa students, their parents and the commu- nity as a whole. The audience responded enthusiastically to each. to Watch" criteria in that students were challenged and the school was sensi- tive to student needs." She added her admiration for and pride in Chapa staff commitment to student excellence and her observation that students were at the forefront of the school's decision- making. As part of the package, Chapa Middle School will be recognized at the National Schools to Watch conference in Washing- ton, D.C., this summer. Agala featuring U.S. Secretary of Education Ame Duncan will highlight the conference, at which Walls will be giving a pair of presenta- tions. COUmESY PlffiTO Hays Auto,ToGh excels at state meet The Hays High School Auto Tech contingent to the state meet came home with lots of honors for their trans- mission projects, including "State Supador" for Josh Dupre and the Nathan Bloys end Nocona Brooks team, Connie Wozniak end Kyle Williams received "Best of Show" honors for their project. The team members include (left to right) Dupre, Bloys, Wozniak and Williams (Brooks not pictured). Elementary School Panther Pride Awards for the fifth six weeks Editor's note: Each six weeks teachers from Kyle Elementary recognize a small number of KES students with "Penther Pride" awards, recognizing "above and beyond" efforts end behavior, calling up the best of the "40 Developmental Assets" stressed in all HCISD schools. 3RD GRADE 4TH GRADE 5"1"1"1 GRADE Xavier Smith Abigail France Michelle Cooke Michael Brady Braena Bazan Alicia Hernendez Ariana Smith Rosie Lobez Justin Fife Alyssa Ramiraz Jeremiah Rengel Alexus Denen Isabella Veloz Emma McGuire Jasmine Fifer Tristen Rodriguez Christian Alvarez Chnstiena Scheibmeir Hays H School Rebel Pride Award for the fifth six weeks Editor's note: Each six weeks approximately 30 Hays High School students are recognized with the "Rebel Pdde Award" at a special breakfast, where a re- volving group of faculty mem- bers reward them for "above and beyond" special oontdbu- tions to campus life. Ely Allen John Ayala Jacob Bridgas Greg Cadenhead Brady Duncum Alejendro Estrada Madeiine Finchum I mmo Qallo lo Angel Guerra Cassandra Hemendez Kimbedey Jalmas-Azmitia Ryen Kaufmann Ruby Martinez Godfrad Maxwell Jessica Moiina-Rios Karen Navarre Nancy Ramirez Baldemar Ruble Jose Ruble Bnanna Rulifson Antonio Sanchez Christina Santoyo Grant Seligman Natalie Valdez Juan Villasana Alex Banks SCHOOL BRIEFS Tech Showcase tonight at PAC The Hays CISD Technol- ogy Showcase 2011,1