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BARRELS OF FUN Buda festival goers enjoy two days of fun between Fine Arts Festival and Beer and Polka Fest. - Page 1C Hays Free Press * October 26, 2011 I1 Page 3B SCHOOL MENUS HAYS CISD LUNCH MENUS FOR'OCT. 28-NOV. 3 Fresh fruit and vegetable bar available daily at all Hays CISD campuses ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS Friday, 10/28 French toast sticks Sausage/egg tacos Chicken biscuit Pancake/sausage on .a stick Hash browns Monday, 10/31 Grilled cheese sandwich Chili dog Chicken nuggets Cheeseburger Corn on the cob Tuesday, 11/1 Rotisserie chicken Bean/cheese tostadas Beefy baked ziti Hamburger Steamed baby carrots Wednesday, 11/2 Beef/broccoli noodles Chicken soft tacos Pasta primavera Sausage pizza Green beans Thursday, 11/3 Grilled cheese/tomato soup Southwest cheeseburger Dell stacker sandwich Crispy chicken sandwich Steamed broccoli MIDDLE SCHOOLS Friday, 10/28 Turkey chili/cornbread Chicken quesadilla Cheese pizza Turkey/cheese wrap Beefy lasagna Steamed broccoli Monday, 10/31 Sweet/sour chicken/brown rice Crispy beef tacos Popcorn chicken Chicken AIfredo Beef taco salad Corn on the cob Tuesday, 11/1 Rotisserie chicken Bean/cheese tostadas Spicy chicken wrap Beefy baked ziti Hamburger Baked tater tots Wednesday, 11/2 - Beef/broccoli noodles Chicken soft tacos BBQ chicken sandwich Pasta primavera BBQ chicken or cheese pizza Green beans Thursday, 11/3 Grilled cheese/tomato soup Southwest cheeseburger Ham/cheese sub Italian wheat sub Crispy chicken sandwich Steamed broccoli HIGH SCHOOLS Luigi's Eatery, Gourmet Greens Adobe Grill, Ballpark Classics and The Dell offer daily pizza, fresh sa~aas. Mexican food. burgers, subs to order fresh fruit and vegg~e bar Friday, 10/28 Turkey chili/cornbread Nacho oar Chili dog Beefy lasagna Hawaiian ptzza Tuna salad Monday, 10/31 Sweet/sour chicken Crispy beef tacos Popcorn chicken Chicken Alfredo Mexican pizza Beef taco salad Tuesday, 11/1 Rotisserie chicken Chicken tostadas Corn dog Beefy baked ziti Cheese pizza Teriyaki chicken salad Wednesday, 11/2 Beef/broccoli noodles Chicken soft tacos Chicken sandwich Pasta primavera Chicken pizza Southwest chicken salad Thursday, 11/3 Grilled cheese/tomato soup Southwest cheeseburger Dell stacker sandwich Italian sub Ham/cheese pizza Garden salad PHOTOS BYJIMCULLEN The Lehman High School Marching Band shows off its UIL Region 18-4A Marching Contest 1st Division trophy. Earned at Austin's Toney Burger Stadium on a recent chilly evening, the trophy represents a ticket to advance to this Saturday's Area Marching Contest at Leander ISD's John Gupton Stadium, the greatest potential prize at that level being an advance to the Nov. 8 State Marching Contest at the San Antonio Alamodome. The Lobo leaders include (left to right) band president and drum captain Gwyn Wilkerson, drum majors Sarah Williams, Jordan Longoria and Harleigh Elliott, and guard captain Nicole Portillo. D BY JIM CULLEN Their rich traditions enhanced with another year's performance deemed "Superior" by their judges, both the Lehman High School Marching Band and the Hays High School March- ing Band swept to Region 18 Division 1 ratings recently. The twin wins propelled the programs into this Saturday's 4A-Area D Marching Contest at Leander ISD's John Gupton Stadium. Already honored by the ad- vance to this weekend's com- petition, both the Lobos and Rebs have their eyes firmly focused on qualifying for that golden ring: the coveted trip to this year's State UIL 4A Band Marching Contest Tues- day. Nov. 8. at the Alam0dome in San Antonio. Lehman High School Direc- tor Joey Lucite and his Hays High School counterpart, Tony Gibbs. shared similar thoughts coming out of their Region 18 competition at Austin's Toney Burger Center. Lucite. whose bands have advanced every year since 2004, Lehman's first year of eligibility, called it a "distinct privilege" to move on in the competition. Gibbs, who continues to add to the Rebel bands' now-27 straight years of Division 1 marching, proudly acknowledged his devoted students' "impressive performance" at Region. Lucite noted the year "began with high expecta- tions from the staff, bringing on a new team of designers. a new marching style, and an overhaul of many of our fundamental techniques." the effort showcasing itself through this year's program, "Statuesque." Region judges' comments included "Out- standing performance! Great Show!" and "Love the produc- Displaying their trophy for a Division 1 showing at the UIL Region 18-4A Marching Contest are Hays High School Band drum majors (back, left to right) Rachel McManus, Ursula Clarence and Ashley Loosier and (front, left to right) guard captains Michelle Garcia and Jennifer Putman. By virtue of their Division 1 showing, the Rebel Band advances to this Saturday's 4A Area Marching Contest at Leander's John Gupton Stadium, with a return visit to the Nov. 8 State Marching Contest on the line. tion!" and "many really nice musical moments!" Gibbs said his students "have done a tremendous job of exhibiting their com- mitment to excellence by performing at a higher level every time they've taken the field." Citing the difficulty of continued improvement after reaching a high level of achievement. Gibbs added his observation that "these students have done it time and time again." Judges' com- ments for the Rebs' "Impres- sions of Joy" program were equally laudatory, including "Thank you for playing with such fine balance, outstand- ing marching - Bravo!" and "Great band sound, excellent dynamic contrast." Though the final line-up of Area D competitors has not been determined, both Leh- man and Hays had drawn for their preliminary performance time slot Saturday. Rebel Director Gibbs indicated his band's drawwas for 12~h in the day's sequence, placing them "around noon," he said. Lobo Director Lucita reported drawing the prelims' final slot, anticipating a late afternoon performance. "about 6 p.m." Band boosters planning on catching those performances should check with their re- spective booster clubs or the band halls themselves for the final schedule. Both Lucita and Gibbs know their bands' task of advancing to San Antonio will not be an easy one. Their 4A competi- tors from Dripping Springs won the division's State Cham- pionship in 2009 and remain the defending State Champs. The Tigers. Hendrickson High, and the Rebels themselves all were state finalists that year, and perennial marching band powerhouses Connally, Cedar Park andVista Ridge have all moved down from 5A to 4A recently and will present their own expected challenges for the 2011 ride to the Alam- odome. Whether Lucita's "exceeding expectations" assessment of his band or Gibbs' read of his students "willingness to push the limits of their expertise," both programs continue to bring Central Texas accolades. il epplying to college may em overwhelming to ou and your child but. with these tips, you can provide reassurance, even if you've nev- er applied to college yourself. GETI'ING ORGANIZED The most challengin~ aspect of the college applicatioh pro- cess might be organizational. Suggest your child dedicate a folder (paper or electronic) or online spreadsheet to each col- lege. At the from of each should be a checklist of required ma- terials and the date each is due so you can both see at a glance what's been taken care of and what still needs to be done. GATHERING INFORMATION Most applications request a list of activities, honors or awards received. Some may ask for additional information such as a job. while others may ask for a statement from parents. It A COUNSELOR'S helps to brainstorm with your child before starting to compile this list. Ask which activities were most significant and why. This prepares your child to highlight the most important items that make your child stand out as an individual. PROVIDING APPROPRIATE INFORMATION Honest and relevant infor- marion is key. Students should focus on presenting a true representation of themselves. Admission officers can,tell if your child is exaggerating. They prefer to see a sincere pic- ture of individual talents and interests, rather than a list of every single activity your child occasionally participated in. Your child might want to add supplemental information to explain special circtunstances or detail unique abilities. SENDING RECOMMENDATIONS Teachers, employers or school counselors are the best choices for recommenda- tionqetters. Your child should provide each writer with recommendation forms and a stamped, addressed envelope for each college. USING THE SAME MATERIAL FOR MULTIPLE COLLEGES Many applications have similar requirements and it is perfectly permissible to use the same materials for different col- leges. The Apply Texas applica- tion (www.collegeforalltexans. com) or the Common Applica- tion ( is used by public and private col- leges in and outside of Texas. APPLYING EARLY Apply long before the dead- line. There are some colleges that offer early decision or early action programs. Talk to your child's school counselor or Col- lege and Career Counselor for more information. SENDING IT IN If your child is applying online, make sure an electronic confir afion is received from the college. If your child is ap- plying in print, send the packets by certified mail, so you get confirmation and a record that they were delivered on time. You and your child should celebrate this accomplish- ment- it's one more step on the road to independence and adulthood. An official transcript should also be ordered from the school counseling office. Hays CISD Counselors are always eager to help you and your child through this process! SCHOOL BRIEFS Denim & Diamonds tickets on sale Tickets tothis year's Saturday, Nov. 12, Denim & Diamonds gala and fund- raiser, hosted annually by the Hays CISD Education Foundation, are on sale now. Proceeds from the event go directly to provid- ing innovative teaching grants to local Classrooms, honoring the district's top graduates, celebrating an- nual teachers of the year and providing professional development grants for teachers. Tickets are $75 for individuals and $125 for couples. To purchase tickets online, visit hay- and click on "Hays Education Foun- dation." Rebs still seek help for concert Hays High School stu- dents are still seeking all area supporters of Rebel Pride as they ask for help winning a free concert by The Josh Abbott Band through a KVET radio competition. To help, log onto KVET.COM and cast a vote. Voting continues through this Friday, Oct. 28. Live Oak forms fishing club Live Oak Academy librarian Alex Gloria is organizing the Live Oak Academy Fishing Club for students on that campus and he's asking the com- mur~ity for some help. Gloria asks that supporters of the idea take a look in their garage, storage shed, or attic and see if there are items that could be donat- ed to help the cause. Rods and reels, tackle boxes, and lures are surely among the most needed items. For more information or to donate, contact Gloria at Hemphill, Camino Real Camino Real Elemen- tary School and Hemphill Elementary School are both still needing read- ers to volunteer for their respective Storybook Festi- vals next Monday, Oct. 31. Students are encouraged to dress as their favor- ite storybook character to promote reading and readers may do the same if they wish. For more information or to volun- teer at Camino Real, write At Hemphili. it's the llth annual Storybook Festival and librarian Lourdes Cer- vantes asks that readers stress to students how im- portant reading is to them. To volunteer at Hemphill, contact Cervantes at 268- 4688, etc. 7312, or write Glaze-a-then at Hays HS in Nov. The Hays High School Art Club invites the community's participa- tion in its Saturday, Nov. 5. "Glaze-a-Thon," the follow-up to its earlier "Bowl-a-Thon" and next step in its Empty Bowl Project. Students. staff, parents, and their friends are all encouraged to come to Hays High Room B100 (main building) from 9 a.m.-noon on Saturday to apply the glaze to the earlier thrown bowls. It all anticipates the club's Dec. 1 Empty Bowl Event, a charity to help fight hun- ger. For more information, contact club sponsor Start Cruz at cruzs@hayscisd. net or call 268-2911, ext. 6253. See SCHOOL BRIEFS, pg. 4B