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residents show how they cool during the dog days mmer. Hays Free Press • July 21,2010 Page 3B / / • • .; • Tobias Elementary School librarian Karen Kessel takes a moment to share her love of reading with students. Kessel was recently elected to the Executive Board Association. PHOTO BY JIM CULLEN of the Texas Library Tobias librarian named to state executive board ffl'~F REPORTS , Kessei came to Hays CISD in 2006, Library Leaders Leadership Develop- Kessel says, "Technology and the ever- working at Science Hall Elementary ment Program. changing environment we work and Tobias Elementary School librarian before joining the Tobias staff last She is a member of the Texas Corn- live in needs not only to survive but Karen Kesselhas been electedto arepre- school year. She chairs the Children's puter Education Association and the thrive alongside well-supported print sentative-at-large seat on the Executive Round Table of more than 1,800 mem- American Library Association, where collections. Collection and technology Board of the Texas Library Association, bets. From 2004-2007, she served on she is currently serving on the national are subject to more than just the libmr- the largest such state organization in the the Texas Bluebonnet Award Program Caldecott Medal Selection Committee ian's knowledge, though. How wilt we United States. The group represents ap- Committee and chaired its Youth Par- through 2011. continue to serve our patrons and our proximately 7,000 members Working in ticipation SubCommittee. Last year she According to her statement of con- profession in these financially chal- school, academic and speciallibraries, participated in the Texas Accelerated ceres in her newly-elected position, lenging times?" BY JAYNE BAKER Special to the Hays Free Press Buda Elementary School end- ed the year on a caring note• Stu- dents collected pennies to benefit other kids in countries like Paki- stan and Afghanistan. Some Buda kids heard abort Greg Mortenson this year. His books Three Cups of Tea and Stones into Schools advo- cate building schools as a way to bring peace to the world. Even the author's daughter Amira has been an inspiration since she was a kid herself. On :her YouTube video, she relates the :history of her dad's efforts and .-explains that it has always been -children who understand the :need to care about others. It was kkids from Amira's paternal grand- :mother's school who donated .~he first pennies in this project• -Mortenson was the principal and :the project was then called "Pen- :nies for Pakistan." : Buda kids decorated recycled" :containers and placed them all :over campus. Posters, sidewalk art and school-wide announce- oments helped educate the Buda :community about the Pennies for Peace project. Some kids do- PHOTO BY JAYNE BAKER Posing with their coin-filled "Pennies for Peace" containers are Buda Elemdn- tary students (back, left to right) Dani Salinas, Bryce Moseley; (front, left to right) Avery Borfel, Brayden Moseley. nated a few co.ins. Others brought into $400, which has been mailed in large collections that had been to author Mortenson. The world saved for a long time, originally hhs gotten a little smaller for the for other purposes, kids at Buda Elementary and, The heavy collection translated perhaps, a little more peaceful. PHOTO BY MARISSA MEEK Alice in Wonderland Emma Barnett a~ the White Rabbit talks with Hannah Garcia as Alice in a closing day performance of Alice in Wonderland at Lehman High School Summer Kids Camp. Planned for an annual staging, this year's inau- gural camp ran June 7-13 and was directed by Marissa Meek and her Lehman theatre students. SCHOOL BRIEFS de la Familia Hemphill Elementa~ hosts Dia de la Familia this Satur- day, July 24.9 a.m.-2 p.m., for the parents of all Hays CISD bilingual students. Parents will receive information on how to help their children at home and the importance of parental involvement• Hays County and other commu- nity services will also pro- vide information• Children's activities, door prizes and a light lunch are all part of the event. For more information, contact Irene Jimenez at 268- 2141, ext. 8240• Hew Student Registration coming New student registration for Hays CISD elementary, middle and high school stu- dents is set for Monday and Tuesday, July 26-27, during regular school hours at the school the students will at- tend. Uncertain about which school that is? Call 268-2141. Parents will be asked to provide a birth certificate, immunization record, Social Security card or state ID and proof of residence• Registration for the dis- trict's two new elementary schools will be at neighbor- ing elementary schools. Carpenter Hill Elementary registration will be at Elm Grove Elementary and Pfluger Elementary registration will be at Tom Green Elementary. Carpenter Hill, Pfluger Elem. leveling set The public is cordially invit- ed to the Buda/Kyle masons cornerstone leveling cer- emony for Ralph Pfiuger and Carpenter Hill elementary schools. The ceremonies are set for Saturday, July 31. Ralph Pfluger Elementary, located at 4951 Marsh Lane (in Shad- owcreek subdivision), will begin at 9 a.m. The ceremony at Carpenter Hill Elementary, located at 4410 RR 967, will begin at 10:30 a.m. Staff and volunteers will be offering tours of the schools following the ceremonies. Carpenter Hill PTA offers tours As noted above, tours of the opening elementaries will be offered following their leveling ceremonies. The Carpenter Hill Elementary PTA passes along word that, in addition to their Saturday, July 31 tours, the group will also offer a Friday, Ahgust 6, tour at 6 p.m. Lobo Camp Lehman High School's annual Lobo Camp is set for Thursday, August 19, 6-9 p.m. The free camp offers incom- ing freshmen credit informa- tion, graduation require- ments and tips on making academic career decisions• Other students and ~taff members offer fun activities to help get incoming fresh- men connected and involved with their school. Participants must register and the neces- sary registration form can be found at http://www.hay- scisd.net/LHS/default.htm. For more information, call 268-8454. See SCHOOL BRIEFS, pg. 4B r LkW OFFIC~ OF Family Law Mediator • Collaborative LawAttoraey (512) 312"090¢ 906 CanyonWren Drive Buda, Texas .yourtexasattorney.tom life" nd Auto • Home. 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