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LONE STAR LITERATI Texas writers gather for annual Texas Author Day. - Page 1C + Hays Free Press * November 17, 2010 ress Page 3R Middle school bands place big BY JIM CULLEN news@haysfreepress.com Anyone who pays at- tention to the music edu- cation program at Hays CISD knows the tradition that follows that pro- gram. Underlying both the Hays and Lehman programs, though, the district's middle schools are providing the build- ing blocks for the future. No fewer than 35 lo- cal middle school band students attained Dis- trict Band recognition and twenty-four of those qualified to advance to Region Band tryouts. They were among almost 600 area-wide students auditioning at the Texas Music Educators As- sociation All-District Auditions at Austin's Westridge Middle School. Wallace Middle School grabbed eight District Band slots and advanced five of those to Region tryouts. Rangers director, James Malik, noted his pride in the hard work necessary to become "some of the very best middle school musicians in Central Texas." Malik called attention to the Rangers' most success- ful showing in some time and said of his band, "These students are helping create a win- ning culture for our band program." The advancing band members were to com- pete in their Region Band auditions at Aus- tin's Covington Middle School and results of that competition will be carried in these pages in an upcoming issue. The campus-by-campus results of District Band recognition include the following: Chapa Middle School - Alexandra Williams, Neri- ah Sosa, Kayla Bryson; all advance to Region. Barton Middle School - Justice Winn, Sabrina Smith, Kattyn Hellmer, Clay Parham, Benjamin Volker; Winn, Hellmer, Parham, Volker advance. Wallace Middle School - Brenna Veloz, Sierra Herrera, Ariana Romo, Miguel Santos, Jacob Lambert, Arathan Dean, Adam Vargas, Isaiah Valt- ierra; Herrera, Lambert, Dean, Vargas, Valtierra advance. Dahlstrom Middle School - Emily Yager, Haley Gonzales, Sabrina Guerra, McKenna Mur- phy, Alexandra Byrne, Emilee Whitton, Reid Johnson, Gloria Mena, James Collins, Eric Kroeger, Gracie Hough, Tenay Barker, Nicole Sandoval, Austin Uresti, Sarah Thompson, Logan Pool, Brett Williams, Chris Deleza, Jacob Ryan; Advancers include Yager, Byrne, Whitton, Johnson, Mena, Kroeger, Barker, Sandoval, Uresti, Pool, Williams and Deleza. Elm Grove salutes veterans Patriotism rang out loud and clear all over Hays CISD last week as many campuses celebrated Veterans students at Elm Grove Elementary presented the school's annual extravaganza, "A Salulte to Veterans." PHOTO BY JIM CULLEN Day in a big way. Among the biggest, these COURTESY PHOTO Aerospace Connections in Kyle Members of the Aerospace Connections in Education (ACE) program at Camino Real Elementary pose for their team photo recently. "[he ACE program provides engaging and meaningful cross-curricular aerospace lessons that support science, technology, engineering, and math initiatives, enriching school curricula. It is designed to foster good-natured, healthy citizens who will develop an interest in and appreciation for aerospace as the nation looks to inspire the workforce of the next generation. PHOTO BY TONY LEFLET Strong on Hays High School freshman Matt Spong has again earned a berth in the All Region Symphony Or- chestra on violin. Spong performs with the Hays High School Band percussion section, but he also studies the violin independently and, in recent competition, he placed 20th out of approximately 100 auditioning students. His high place qualifies him to record an audition for a spot in the All State Orchestra Saturday. The All Region Orchestra con- cert is scheduled for the Pflugerville Performing Arts Center Saturday, Nov. 20. PHOTO IIY Jil CULLEN Lehman Master :Florist shares skill Lehman High School teacher Kevin Land demonstrates the proper handling ofroses to one of his Floral Design students recently. Land has successfully completed all retirements of the Texas State Florists Associattion Certified Florist Program and has earned ~ distinction of general excellence as a Texais Master Florist. Of the 1,516 Agriculture ScietCe teachers in the state, Land is one of only 14 with this certification. LUNCH MENUS HAYS CISD LUNCH MENUS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Fresh fruit and vegetable bar available daily Friday, 11/19 Pepperoni pizza Seasoned chicken Quesadilla Vegetarian baked pasta Italian style vegetables Monday-Friday, 11122-11126 Thanksgiving Holiday MIDDLE SCHOOL Fresh fruit and vegetable bar available daily Friday, 11/lg Roasted turkey Mashed potatoes/gravy Bread stuffing Cranberry sauce Pumpkin pie Hamburger Pasta marinara Green beans Monday-Friday, 11/22-11/26 Thanksgiving Holiday HIGH SCHOOL Luigi's Eatery, Gourmet Greens, Adobe Grill, Ballpark Classics, The Dell offer daily pizza, fresh salads, Mexican, burgers, subs to order, fresh fruit and veggie bar Friday, 11/19 Roasted turkey Mexican specialties Chicken patty Pizza Orange chicken Monday, 11/22-11/26 Thanksgiving Holiday SCHOOL BRIEFS Schools observe All Hays CISD students and staffwill enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday next week, Nov. 22-26. All fami- lies are warmly encouraged to celebrate the holiday safely. Classes will resume and offices will reopen at regular times Monday, Nov. 29. Chapa hosts family nigM Chapa Middle School hosts Family Library Night Thursday, Nov. 18, 6-8 p.m. The nights are offered for school commtmity families to get together for reading, playing chess and check- ing out books. The campus computer lab is also open for research and access to PSS. The librarian will be available for help with databases and all resources. For information, contact the school at 268-8500. Turkeys and The Hays High School Highsteppers have a pair of holiday fundraisers going. One is their second annual fried and smoked turkey sale. For $45, the group will fry or smoke a 15-17 pound bird and have it available for pick-up between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Thanksgiving Day at the Hays Hills Bap- tist Church parking lot. Call Dean Lowry at 658-3758 to order. The group is also tak- See SCHOOL BRIEFS, pg. 4B FARMERS Debbie Thames Insuranc~ Agency AUTO HOME LIFE BOAT ~IEALTH 251 N FM 1626 #2C. 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