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Page 6B EDUCAllON Hays Free Press September 22, 2010 i L A y 0 F F I C E 0 F ~'~i (512) 312-09o i!ii!i if!i! The more than two dozen members of the Hays Heat Swim Team they'll host this Saturday at the Hays YMCA in Buda. and many of their coaches take a breather PHOTO BY JIM CULLEN from practice before the swim meet :S S rlm BY JIM CULLEN The Hays Heat-hosted swim meet kicks off with opening ceremonies at 8:35 a.m. Saturday at YMCA Hays County in the Buda Sports- plex. Expected to draw a large crowd, the free event is the first Special Olympics competition in the area this school year. Competition starts at 9:15 a.m. and runs through 11:15 a.m. The afternoon session starts at noon and runs to 3 p.m., Hays Heat coach Jenni- fer Welma said. Hays CISD started its Hays Heat team under the direc- tion of Michelle McGehee and the team has grown in popularity since its birth. To- day, Adaptive Physical Edu- cation (APE) teacher Welma and APE assistant Ronnie Bracht travel the district for those services, coach Spe- cial Olympics and assist with the Young Athletes Program, another effort at bringing sports to students with dis- abilities. The full roster of Heat competitors includes Angel Castillo, Zoey Cunningham, J.T. Madden and Shelly Spen- cer from Tobias Elementary, Gabby Fisher and Dean Swearingen from Negley El- ementary and Aaron Rojas from Fuentes Elementary. Middle school team members are William Amman, Stephen Erickson and Osvaldo Garcia from Wallace, Joseph Beaver, Donovan Pardo and Chris Segura from Simon and DJ. DeLeon and Johnny Garcia from Barton. Also, Lehman High School's Tristan Bourgeous, lustine Dorris, Alex Parra andWeston Pekar and Hays High School's Langdon Cook, Mac Good- win, Travis Hallman, Seth Harris, Elijah Peyton and J.C. Vargas complete the team. Katherine dear, I am so proud of you and all you have accomplished. Rock on, Mom School Briefs Continued from pg. 5B and encourage students to read through festival par- ticipation. The Friday, Oct. 29, event features a host of community volunteers, many dressed as storybook char- acters, reading to students and explaining why reading is important. This year's theme is "Book a Trip for a Reading Adventure." To volunteer or get more information, contact librarian Lourdes Cervantes at or 268-4688, It. 7312. Dislrict offers Imrsnt portal Parents of local school district students have a new tool, Parent Self Serve (PSS), a computer portal to moni- tor their children's progress. The program includes as- signments, progress reports, and report card grades and attendance, as well as "alerts" on absences or when the student's grade falls below a parent-determined point. The secure access link requires interact access, a confiden- tial login ID and a password. The secure link is available at and regis- tration is open now. Complet- ed registration forms should be brought to the student's campus. Call your individual campus for more information. It's Parent- Teacher Time All thirteen Hays CISD elementary schools are en- couraging parents to make an appointment with their stu- dents' teachers for a personal conference on Monday, Oct. 11. Students are off for the Columbus Day holiday that day and all middle school and high school faculty members have staff development. Simon library checkouts high Simon Middle School's rav- enous Wolverine readers had already recorded 2,500 library checkouts by the end of the school year's first three weeks, up 600 checkouts from last year's three-week mark tab, Project All supporters of the Leh- man High School senior class are invited to attend a meet- ing of the LHS 2011 Project Graduation group next MOnday, Sept: 27, 6:30 p.m., in the Lehman cafeteria. All seniors and their parents are * eSpecially invited to attend important gathering. FORTHE THINGS IN At Broadway Bank, we're a locally owned, independent bank that's here for the good of our customers. That means you have a banking partner who not only shares your hopes and dreams, but will also help you realize them. So, if you're looking for a bank as committed to the promise of tomorrow as you are, look to Broadway Bank. Because we're here for good. BROADWAY BANK We're here for good:" ~12.268.202I [ 8oo.~;31.76~;o I 38 NEIGHBORHOOD BANKING CENTERS I MemberFDIC I I I