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Page 4B EDUCATION Hays Free Press June 26, 2013 + + Summer Camp Spotlight: PHOTO BY KIMHILSENBECK Javon Rogers (left), 9, assembling his recycled materials robot at art camp at Negley Elementary School last week. Matthew Bodey (right), 11, wants to be an architect or engineer. His bionic arm prototype may come to fruition someday, but for now, he's just enjoying creating art projects. BY KIM HILSENBECK taught by Art teacher Amy Ciagnero. ing a robotic, or perhaps bionic, arm, Most students just call the teacher complete with foam fingers, paused Miss C. or Miss Art. for a photo. Another was building a "It's easier," she said. larger robot. Towers and contraptions School may be out, but at Negley The hall outside of Cigainero's room lined the floor. Elementary, the art room was buzz- displayed Styrofoam heads painted in During the week long camp, stu- ing with activity last week. About 20 brightcolors, oversized paper drawings dents got their hands, and some- students painted, drewand glued their and recycled art creations. Emptybox- times their clothes, messy - but it way to a fun time. es, shiny colored paper and duct tape was worth it. And though the class is These budding young artists in kin- featured prominently in the designs, supposed to be fun and engaging, it dergarten through fifth grade tested as did alot of creativity and ingenuity, also teaches children to appreciate their skills at Art Camp, organized and One young man in the process of mak- art and its history. Survey Results Continued from 3B from 90 to 95 percent and from Feeling the student code of 90 to 92 percent, respectively, conduct was being consistent- A new question this year ly enforced increased from 61 askedifemployeeswere proud to 65 percent from last year to to work for Hays CISD; 93 per- this year. cent said yes. Pride in an era- Being given appropriate as- ployee's campus results saw sistance to resolve disciplin- a modest decrease over last ary problems in the classroom year, from 90 to 86 percent, also went up, from 68 to 78 Teachers who felt they have percent. sufficient access to instruc- About 70 percent of em- tional technology dropped ployees thinkthe district does from 81 percent last year to 63 an excellent job at striving to percent this year. be a responsible steward of re- Satisfaction with teacher sources. About 19 percent say resources for special popula- it does a fair job, while 9 per- tions also decreased from 64 centsayitneedsimprovement to 56 percent year over year. in this area. Less than 70 percent of Fourteen percent of em- teachers felt involved in deci- ployees who responded said sions about instructional is- Hays CISD needs improve- sues. ment in the area of making de- cisions based on what is best for students while 15 percent said the district is doing a fair job at that already. Just under 70 percent la- beled the district's work in this area as excellent or good. In the family and commu- cent each) that Hays CISD im- plements sound environmen- tal practices, provides quality student health services, keeps buildings well maintained and provides quality transporta- tion services, only 67 percent believe the district spends tax nity survey, the response rate dollars wisely. was just under 20 percent. At Seventy-one percent of the95 percent confidencelev- respondents on this survey el, the margin of error was +/- think students are ,well pre- 2.2 percent. The vast majority pared for success after they of respondents in this survey ,leave school. were parents or guardians. ;i;)!Seventy-three percent think Preferred information top- :the district makes decisions ics were student progress, based on what is best for stu- specific campus events, and dents and does not compro- student safety incidents and mise excellence. precautions taken by district. Savoy said the full report While there was strong will be posted on the district agreement (more than 90 per- website. Sundays at 2 p.m. Great Fun Great Food $100 Minimum Game Prize $500 Progressive Jackpot Santa Cruz 1100 Main Street, Buda, TX 78610 Texas Bingo License No, 17424803181 Bud is a very handsQme, 3 year Rona is a very sweet girl, She old, buff colored kitty. Bud is VERY loves to sunbath and stretch her friendly and loves other cats. He legs. Fiona is a beautiful grey color and is around 3 years oldl Her seems to do okay with dogs too! 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