ORMS GT Newsletter

November 2019

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6th Grade

Puzzles & Riddles

This week the kids worked on solving various riddles. This is great for their problem-solving skills, communication skills and personal relationships between all students in each group.
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Ms. Redwine

6th GT Advisory

830.627.6464

aredwine@nbisd.org


Ms. Beabout

6th GT Advisory

830.627.6453

kbeabout@nbisd.org

7th Grade

Backpack Designs

7th grade GT is hard at work designing and building their ultimate backpack creation in GT everyday this November. See their progress below!


Ms. Brooks

7th GT Advisory

830.629.8514

lbrooks@nbisd.org


Ms. Stanush

7th GT Advisory

830.629.8534

mstanush@nbisd.org

8th Grade

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Marketing Project Judging Part 1

Students for the GT Marketing project had to rebrand a product, create a print ad, and film a 30 second commercial for the Shed Defender (see above). The students were judged in 2 categories. Student presentations are linked below.


Students that completely changed the product name were judged by Mykel Hayden: Graphic Design and Digital Media teacher from NBHS.

https://youtu.be/TWiQAXMUabA

1st Place

1st place- Mane Restrain by the Adroit Glaciers- Makenna Mankoff, Elijah Villegas, Chase Hunter, and Emily Johnston.


Main Restrain

2nd Place

2nd Place- Pelt Protector by the Screeching File Cabinets- Kinsey Vollbrecht, Kate Ray, Kasey Jones, and Aidyn Rundberg.


Pelt Protector

3rd Place

3rd Place- Pooch Protector by the Flaming Frogs- A.J. Sinder, Hazel Lacy, Kaycie Halatin, and Bella Fuentes.


Pooch Protector

Marketing Project Judging Part 2

Students that kept the original name but changed the logo, slogan, etc. were judged by Mindy Paxton: Director of Marketing at Tri-County Chamber.

Shark Tank

On Tuesday, November 12 and Thursday, November 14, the 8th grade Oak Run Middle School Gifted and Talented students participated in a Shark Tank event in the ORMS Library from 5:30-8:00. Students presented business plans to community members requesting a $50 investment. Our community investors, or sharks, selected groups to partner with and will continue to mentor these students through our experience selling at the New Braunfels Farmers Market the weekends of December 7 and 14. Please come out and support our entrepreneurs at either weekend or both!


Thank you to our Sharks community investors that volunteered to participate in our program and invest in our students.

The Sharks

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From left to right: Jason Barth of The Barth Group, Liz Rodriguez of Cedar Creek Camo, LLC., Robin Adams of Abbott, Brandy Webb of Pure Barre, Clarissa Walker of Miller & Miller Insurance, Jamie Hansen of Black Tie Casino, Jamie's foreign exchange student.
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From left to right: Nadene Long of TK Realty Solutions, Alfredo Leos of Leos Marketing, LLC., Austin Herring of Brake Solutions, Marisa Herring of Brake Solutions, Jessica Arman of My Magic Mud, Mark Gettys of GEA of Texas, Sarah Cernosek of Frost Bank, and Devin Doody of New Braunfels Veterinary Clinic.

Presenting

Students were brought all at once at the beginning so they could meet the sharks. Then they came out one group at a time to give their presentations to the sharks then the sharks voted for their top groups.
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The Groups with their Shark

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Coasters

Elijah Villegas, Makenna Mankoff, Chase Hunter, and Emily Johnston- not pictured were partnered with Jamie Hansen of Black Tie Casino.
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Simply Smooth

Kasey Jones, Aidyn Rundberg, Kinsey Vollbrecht, and Kate Ray were partnered with Brandy Webb of Pure Barre.
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Crafty Plaques

Sutton Blackburn, Katie Hale, Shane Conder, and Natalia Campos- not pictured were partnered with Jason Barth of The Barth Group.
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ORMS Decor

Ella McKeown, McKenna Norris, Emily Freiha, and Kate Windrow were partnered with Clarissa Walker of Miller & Miller Insurance
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NB Headwear

Maya Donovan, Braydee Menezes, and Maddie Snow were partnered with Liz Rodriguez of Cedar Creek Camo, LLC.
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Simply Scarves

Abigail Adams, Abbigail Bissett, Adam Cantu, and Sebastian Garcia were partnered with Robin Adams of Abbott.
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VSCO Boards

Ethan Hijazi, Holden Alford, Colten Schmid, and Lance Beeghley were partnered with Devin Doody of New Braunfels Veterinary Clinic.
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OR Leather

Jason Schwarz, Nik Stone, Tomlin Fischer, and Boone Partee were partnered with Nadene Long of TK Realty Solutions.
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Simply Natural Soap

Lily Alaniz, Jasmin Lee, Hannah Webb, and Ava Schwiening were partnered with Jessica Arman of My Magic Mud.
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Crazy Candles

James Martin and Tim Niedens were partnered with Marisa Herring and Austin Herring of Brake Solutions
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Deutsche Designs

Fabian Aleman, Daniel Hoang, Jesus Campos, and Ethan Dolch were partnered with Alfredo Leos and Denise Soto of Leos Marketing, LLC.
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Flaming Frogs Publishing Company

Kaycie Halatin, Hazel Lacy, A.J. Sinder, and Bella Fuentes were partnered with Sarah Cernosek of Frost Bank and Mark Gettys of GEA Of Texas.

Ms. Bryant

8th GT Advisory

830.629.8529

kbryant@nbisd.org


Ms. Cowan

8th GT Advisory

830.627.6458

ncowan@nbisd.org

Upcoming Events

8th Grade NB Farmer's Market

Saturday, Dec. 7th, 8am-1:15pm

186 South Castell Avenue

New Braunfels, TX

Students will sell their products at the New Braunfels Farmer's Market. Students will only be expected to sell at one of the weekends, not both. Decisions on who gets which weekend will be made after Shark Tank.

8th Grade NB Farmer's Market

Saturday, Dec. 14th, 8am-1:15pm

186 South Castell Avenue

New Braunfels, TX

Students will sell their products at the New Braunfels Farmer's Market. Students will only be expected to sell at one of the weekends, not both. Decisions on who gets which weekend will be made after Shark Tank.

GT Evaluations

Monday, Jan. 6th 2020 at 8am

415 Oak Run Point

New Braunfels, TX

In January we will be mailing the first semester GT evaluations home so you can see what your child and GT advisory teacher have to say about their experience thus far this school year in GT. We will also send another evaluation home the last week of school in May. Both evaluations will go in your child's cumulative folder as well.

Amanda Hunt, Librarian and NBISD Secondary GT Facilitator

Please contact me or your child's advisory teacher if you have any questions or concerns about the GT program at ORMS.

Blake Haygood

Blake is our district's GT Advanced Academics Specialist.
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