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I Hays Free Press. August 31 2011 ~I,~ ~ree ~]L~re~]5 i MARBRIDGE MAN 50-year resident revels in history of ranch. - Page 1C Page 3B SCHOOL MENUS HAYS CISD LUNCH MENUS SEPT. 2-8 Fresh fruit and vegetable bar available daily at all Hays CISD campuses ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS Friday, 9/2 Pasta/meat sauce Green chili quesadilla Ham/cheese wrap BBQ chicken salad Steamed broccoli Monday, 9/5 Labor Day Holiday Tuesday, 9/6 Beefy macaroni Bean/cheese burrito Turkey pot pie Beef taco salad Corn on the cob Wednesday, 9/7 ~Cheese pizza Meatloaf/gravy Tuna salad wrap Teriyaki chicken salad 5-way vegetables Thursday, 9/8 Chicken teriyaki stir fry Sloppy Joe Italian sub Garden salad Green beans MIDDLE SCHOOLS Friday, 9/2 Pepperon or cheese pizza Pasta primavera Meatball suo Fajita chicken taco salad Steamed vegetables Monday, 9/5 Labor Day Holiday Tuesday, 9/6 Chicken parmesan Chicken/rice burrito BBQ beef sandwich Turkey pot pie Beef taco salad Corn on the cob Wednesday, 9/7 Cheese pizza Pasta pnmavera Meatball/noodles Tuna salad wrap Southwest chicken salad Steamed baby carrots Thursday, 9/8 Chicken teriyaki stir fry Pasta/meatballs Asian chicken wrap Italian sub Garden salad Green beans 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 veggle bar Friday, 9/2 Roast turkey/gravy Green chili quesadilla Meatball sub Pasta primavera Pepperoni/jalapeno pizza Fajita chicken salac~ Monday, 9/5 Labor Day Holiday Tuesday, 9/6 Turkey pot pie Cheese enchiladas Sloppy Joe Chicken Alfredo Sausage pizza Beef taco salad Wednesday, 9/7 Meatloaf Bean/cheese burrito 3:una salad wrap .~eefy baked ziti ~Ham/cheese Nzza o r~riyaki chicken salad ~hursday, 9/8 5[~eef Io mein Ghicken soft tacos Italian sub Vegetable lasagna BBQ chicken pizza SW chicken salad PHOTOS BYJIMCULLEN Nine current Hays High seniors received Advanced Placement recognition for their showing in the 2010-2011 school year. Celebratng the honors in- clude (front Low, eft to right) Annalily Lopez, Emily CrowelI-Stevens. Jennifer Putman. Emily Dotterer, Carly Bell, Victoria Volker. (back row. left to right) Academic Dean Teri Eubank, Principal David Pierce. Steven Claggett, Stephen Luna, Madeline Whisenant and Lead Counselor Kathy Arendt. BY JIM CULLEN news@haysfreepress.com Forty-eight Hays and Leh- man high school students have been recognized by the College Board for their 2010- 2011 test scores in Advanced Placement (AP) classes. Thirteen of the 48 are current Hays or Leh- man seniors who achieved the recognition as they completed theiz junior year. Every year the new school year's continuing banquet of high school student recognition kicks offwith the College Board's AP honors, a celebration of achievement completed as the previous year ended. Highest among all of those honored this year was 2011 Hays High School graduate Katherine (Chaney) Turney, who earned National AP Scholar honors for receiving an average score of 4 (the test's mark of excellence) on all AP exams and a 4 or higher on eight or more of these exams. Turney stood as the district's top AP scholar in her class in 2010, having achievedAP ScholarWith Distinction honors as a junior. Of this year's honored return- ing seniors, nine are Hays High School students and four are at Lehman High School. Three of the nine seniors earned Scholar With Distinction recognition for Current Lehman High School students receiving Advanced Placement recognition for the 2010-2011 school year included (left to right) AP Scholars Kody Banda and Michelle Williamson and AP Scholars With Distinction Madeleine Hewitt and Valentin Noguez. receiving an average score of at senior Jennifer Putman received AP exams - went to current Leh- least 3.5 on all AP exams and AP Scholar With Honor status, man seniors Kody Banda and 3 or higher on five or more of having achieved an average Michelle W'flliamson and Hays these exams. Leb.man's Valentin score of at least 3.25 on allAP ex- seniors Carly Bell. Steven Clag- Noguez and Madeleine Hewitt ares and a 3 or higher on four or gett, Emily Crowell-Stevens. took that honor, as did Hays more of these exams. Annallly Lopez, Stephen Luna. High School's Emily Dotterer. AP Scholar honors- for scores At the next highest level, Hays of 3 or higher on three or more ADVANCED PLACEMENT, pg. 4B BY JIM CULLEN news@haysfreepress.com Hays CISD Culinary Arts in- structor Ryan Georgi rims a continuously fascinating pro- gram for those more typically familiar with textbooks and classrooms. A component of the district's comprehensive Career and Technology. Educa- tion (CTE) program. Culinary Arts under Georgi provides an undeniably unique setting--in a professional kitchen--for an undeniably unique student ex- perience. Now entering its fifth year, the program is offering more than ever to its motivated participants. Culinary Arts had its inau- gural run during the 2007-2008 school year. opening up with about 20 students - in two classes - no doubt looking for something different in their schedules. At that first year's end. we reported on the amaz- ing response the program had received from the Lehman fac- ulty, staff and administration. with Georgi noting that he and his students had even had to turn down some requests for services because of prior book- ings. "Knowing that there is such a great demand not only from within the district, but from outside groups amazes me," the young culinary profession- al said at the time and his expe- rience since has only served to reinforce the observation. This year the program - its home now known as the Back Burner Bistro - offers three classes and enrollment reflects PHOTO BY JIM CULLEN Students Justin Hammond of Lehman High School (back, left) and Katy Trotter of Hays High School (front, right) work the serving line, plating and saucing the entrees before they go out to the guests. a virtual doubling since the Culinary 1 students." he ex- sonalsafetyissues.Forhimself. program's first year. The first- plains. Georgi says that he'll be happy year Culinary Arts class focus- As for the initial or much "to keep heading in the right es on basic cooking techniques higher subsequent expectation direction." Student growth and and service skills, safety and of the program, Georgi joking- interest are exactly where he sanitation, and some elemen- ly says, "I just know that every- wants them to be. tal business skills. The higher body at Lehman expects to be "Our exposure throughout level, second-year students are fed...and as often as possible! the district, community and enrolled in Practicum in Cu- I guess they were hoping that area are becoming more no- linary Arts, which Georgi de- everybody would keep their ticeable." he says, adding, "The scribes as revolving "primarily fingers and not get stabbed!" kids are happy. They're getting around leadership skills." Well, yes, those were likely scholarships and going to col- "These students have mas- two of the most basic expec- lege, and we're helping with tered the basic techniques and tations from those following that, so I really can't ask for are often working indepen- the program, but the results much more." dently or assisting, teaching to date have fulfilled much and reviewing skills with the higher expectations than per- CULINARY PROGRAM, pg. 4B SCHOOL BRIEFS Schools out for Labor Day All Hays CISD schools will be closed next Mon- day, Sept. 5, in observation of the Labor Day holiday. Offices and campuses will all re-open at normal times Tuesday. WMS 8th grade AlhlelJcs Parents to meet Parents of 8th-grade athletes at Wallace Middle School are invited to a meeting at the school this Thursday, Sept. 1, 5:30 p.m. The one-hour meeting is set for a discussion of guidelines and expecta- tions for athletes and their parents this school year. Lobo Band BBQ at Market Days Supporters of the Leh- man High School Lobo Band are invited to come out to Kyle Market Days this Saturday, Sept. 3, and enjoy some great Lobo music and barbecue. All proceeds benefit the Lobo Band. Suns set Open House Science Hall Elemen- tary School announces its 2011 Open House for Thursday, Sept. 8, 6-7 p.m. Principal Dr. Angela Nelson says, "We're really looking forward to see- ing our Sun families" at the come-and-go event. Kindergarteners and their parents start in the caf- eteria, but first through 5th-grade students will escort their families to their classrooms. Teach- ers will summarize the semester's goals and how students can be support- ed at home. Parents will be encouraged to sign up for a visit on October's parent conference day. Barton PTA first meeting set Parents and guardians of any Barton Middle School students are invited [o join efforts to support the Bob- cats by attending the first general meeting of the Bar- ton PTA Thursday, Sept. 8, 7:30 p.m., in the Barton li- brary. Agenda items include Paws for Fun, a faculty/ staffluncheon, fall social. budget amendments, and election of PTA president and treasurer. Babysitting and refreshments will be provided. Grandparents Day lunches set A celebratory Grand- " parents Day Lunch will be served at Elm Grove Elementary School Friday, Sept. 9. Eagles Principal Kathy Faulks advises fami- lies to watch the campus website and classroom newsletters for specific times. "We look forward to sharing a great meal with our grandparents - it means so much to our students!" Negley Elementary hosts its Grandparents Day Lunch Monday, Sept. 12. with the Navigators inviting "all grandparents, great- grandparents, surrogate grandparents and 'wan- nabe' grandparents." Tick- ets are sold at the campus front desk as guests check in at the school. Reb set rally, camp The Hays High School Rebel Cheerleaders are calling all supporters of the Rebels out to their community pep rally for 2011 Homecoming on See SCHOoLBRIEFS, pg. 4B