August 26th~Year 7, No 33

  Superintendent Speech — Get on the Bus Through Proverbs


Superintendent Glen Waldo welcomes the students and parents.


Get on the Bus:  Driver—First person to greet you at pickup

Trust the Lord with all your heart, and don’t depend on your own understanding.  Remember the Lord in all you do, and he will give you success               -Proverbs 3:5-6.

For the Lord gives wisdom and from his mouth come knowledge and understanding                   -Proverbs 2:6.

Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed -Proverbs 16:3.

We often are confronted with situations we don’t fully understand.  God will guide your path.  You should study his Word and be ever-watchful for His signs.


The 2016 graduating seniors pose on their last first day of school.

Get in the Right Seat

When you get on the bus, there may be many open seats.  You should surround yourself with others who are an encouragement and help you.

He who walks with the wise grows wise, but a companion of fools suffers harm -Proverbs 13:20.

Let the wise listen and add to their learning and let the discerning get guidance -Proverbs 1:5.

Whoever gives heed to instruction prospers, and blessed is he who trusts in the Lord -Proverbs 16:20.

When you arrive at the inevitable crossroads of life, there will be wise men and women to guide us if we let them.  If you are willing to listen and to learn, then you too will become wise.  Teachers, parents and older peers are here to help guide. Someone may sit with you.  Be an encouragement and give wise advice.

The lips of the righteous nourish many, but fools die for lack of judgment -Proverbs 10:21.

Life is a team sport, and all of us need occasional pats on the back from our teammates.  We are called to be a messenger of encouragement and hope.


Band members, led by Lanny Frederiksen, prepare to play the national anthem.

Slow Down and Watch for Danger

A prudent man sees danger and takes refuge, but the simple keep going and suffer for it-Proverbs 22:3.

The plans of the diligent lead to profit as surely as haste leads to poverty -Proverbs 21:5.

We live in a fast paced world.  Our circumstances change, our relationships change; our bodies change.  We get older every day, but our Driver does not change.

Off the Bus:  Driver—Last person to see you off safely at drop-off

Now that we have arrived at our destination you are about to get off the bus.

But whoever listens to me will live in safety and be at ease, without fear of harm.  -Proverbs 1:33

With the right driver, on the right bus, in the right seat and right mindset, you will “Enjoy the Ride.”


Tyson Schulte presents the check to math teachers Heather Birkenfeld, Sheryl Damron, Cassi Stegall, & Isaac Martin as well as principal Jeanie Birkenfeld and superintendent Glen Waldo.


   Nazareth ISD has received a $10,000 grant from America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. The district used the money to send teachers to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) Resource state conference and will also subscribe to the TEKS Resource System, an online curriculum management system that will allow the district to align with state standards.

With the revised mathematics curriculum scheduled for implementation at the high school in the 2015-2016 school year, the training provided teachers with the most current instructional tactics and connected them with fellow teachers for collaboration, promoting greater student success.

“Teachers who attended the conference learned strategies they can integrate into their curriculum using technology, cooperative learning and games to keep students engaged in the classroom,” said Superintendent Glen Waldo. “Our teachers are now even better equipped to offer the instruction that students need to be college- and career-ready when they graduate.”

Farmers who nominated the school district and representatives from the school and the Monsanto Fund attended a check presentation to celebrate the grant during the annual Meet the Swifts and Swiftettes event Aug. 20.

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* Mass celebrated at 8:30am

* Bake Shoppe Sales begin at 9:00am

* Parade will start at 10:00am.  This year’s theme:  “Holdin’ On, Hangin’ In, Hand-in-Hand.”  Best Parade entries — prizes awarded to the 1st, 2nd & 3rd place winners!

* Adult Raffle, Adult Bingo, and Cow Patty Bingo begin after the parade

* Roast Beef Dinner served from 11:00am – 2:00pm.  $10 for adults; $5 for those ten and younger

* Children’s Games, Water Events, Children’s Raffle, Children’s Bingo, start at noon

* Auction begins at 1:00pm.  Due to the large attendance  at the auction, please, bring lawn chairs for your comfort

* Hamburger Supper may be enjoyed from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.  $5.00 each (double meat $7.00).

* Video Horse Races, starting at 7:00 p.m., or after the cattle auction.  Located at Community Hall


Bake Sale items brought to booth day of sale; Children’s Bingo items brought to Naz Stop anytime; donations for large rented kids games; donate tomatoes, cucumbers, bell peppers, onions, watermelons and  cantaloupes, by calling Monette Schilling 945-2257 or Jody Huseman 945-2327. Trailer Auction items or cattle may be donated by contacting Harold Venhaus. We appreciate any help you can give.

Please Join Us for 

           Open House” at Holy Family Church 

August 30, Sunday, from 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. – visit one of the oldest

historic sites of Castro County, reaching back to 1902, hear brief

explanation of Nazareth, gifts and refreshments. Newcomers to

area are special invited guests:

* 5pm – Meet and Greet at Holy Family Church

* 5:10pm – Welcome by Fr. Ken, followed by several talks

* on our history and heritage, and questions answered!

* 5:45pm – Casual Tour of Holy Family Church

* 6pm – Refreshments, gifts and “Visitor” door prizes!

“We Care” Food Pantry can use any donated sweet corn, vegetables, etc. 369-5951; 945-2247; or 369-7071. 

Job Openings:  

    The City of Nazareth is seeking a full-time secretary — 945-2285 for more information.

    Holy Family Church needs part-time church secretary/accountant – 945-2616

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