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The butterfly chosen

The butterfly chosen

Michael bush "pavilion" – the term irritated one or the other visitor who had come to the carl-platz-school in herzogenaurach on the occasion of its inauguration. For with the idea of a "free-standing, light structure in a garden or park, a projecting structural part of a building that stands out from the rest of the building by means of a roof usually in the form of a dome", as at least various lexicons define the term, the new building does not have much in common anymore.

But principal markus hahn was happy to clarify the situation: "the term pavilion was used until the 18th century. Century for a rough, square tent", he started his exports. The word was borrowed from the french and stood for butterfly in the true sense of the word, since the folded ends at the tent exit reminded one of the appearance of a butterfly.

"If today I have the honor of receiving the new pavilion for the school community and have the choice between a war tent and a butterfly, it is not difficult for me to decide", explained hahn.

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A taste of school

A taste of school

Within the framework of "school – kindergarten cooperation have already been meeting for approx. Ten years ago, the preschool children from the action kindergarten in ebenhausen worked with the first-grade students from the ebenhausen elementary school. The aim is to take what is already familiar from kindergarten life and apply it to the school in order to make the transition to school easier for the children.
In addition, the preschool children already get to know some of the routines of everyday school life, explore the school building, listen to how the first-graders learn to read before christmas, or experience a school break with them. It is a highlight for the preschool children every time the first-class teachers come to the kindergarten. Together they watch the puppet stage or experience a carnival party with many colorful workshops. The youngest activity was a hiking day with the first grade class. The program included fubball games, rope swinging/jumping, eating ice cream and lots of fun on the sports field and playground.
Marianne wunderwald, teacher, and daniela koch, director, and astrid mubmacher, kindergarten nursery nurse, think this was a great event, and they definitely want to repeat it in the next kindergarten/school year.

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Coke is taboo during recess

Coke is taboo during recess

"Food that is fresh on the plate and doesn’t sit around for long is also the healthiest, he says.
Healthy nutrition is also the focus of the school’s collaboration with the center of competence for nutrition (kern). Soon, the first activities will be launched that will not only benefit the 30 to 60 students that herbert bulheller cooks for every day.
"For example, we want to put on plays on the subject of nutrition – the bushwhackers have already worked something out – or work together on a cookbook that also includes dishes from other cultures," he says, says thomas schmidt, who supervises the project for kern.
An organic breakfast could also be offered as part of the project. The goal is to raise awareness of healthy eating at school and among parents. Kern especially wants to draw attention to the regionality or the ecological footprint of food production.
But the competence center also hopes to gain new insights from the model project. It wants to advertise a master’s thesis at the universities, which will accompany the project at the school. This will also analyze the dishes prepared by school chef herbert bulheller, which he adapts to the specifications of the school’s own nutrition advisor.
Herbert bulheller provides the healthy meals especially for the schoolchildren who attend the all-day classes. Next year there will be even more who will enjoy the school cook’s lunch menus, because a new all-day class will be added.
"The bound all-day class has to eat here, so it’s all the more important that it’s healthy", says MGFG director hans-werner fischer. He hopes that the project will make it clear to the children that healthy food is also important for their well-being at school.
But the schoolchildren themselves have already started thinking about healthy food at school. For example the SMV. She has set up guidelines to avoid cola and coffee in particular. Coke is no longer available for purchase during recess, and coffee is served only to high school students.
But healthy food doesn’t always have to mean going without. At least that’s what the school cook says, smiling as he interjects: "I also have a healthy dessert in the school kitchen."

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Fiber optics to the school

At the most recent meeting of the hebdorf municipal council, mayor horst rehder (BB) informed the council that, according to the construction management, the remaining work on construction phase I (old building) of the general renovation of the elementary school in hannberg will be completed by the end of the fall vacations. In the next few days, work will also resume on the roofs, and work on the west facade in the area of the transition between the old building and the honeycomb building will be completed.

There are still some problems with the playground, but the temporary and secured playground will be available until the middle of december. In order to satisfy the schoolchildren's need for exercise during the breaks, the school administration is using a variety of equipment, and when the school gymnasium is completed, it will be incorporated into the break area.

Since the state of bavaria currently requires 80 percent of the costs of fiber-optic connections for school buildings in accordance with the so-called WLAN directive, the application and award procedure was initiated by a specialist office. In principle, a gigabit-capable and continuous fiber-optic line to the building was required for the connection of the elementary school in hannberg. In the event that all bids exceed the 50000 euro threshold, a proviso was included in the invitation to tender with the possibility of cancelling the award procedure.

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Daniel firnkas likes to be a farmer

daniel firnkas likes to be a farmer

After completing his three-year apprenticeship as an agricultural machinery mechanic, daniel firnkas decided in september to continue his training as a farmer. The decision was made, as he himself says, "because then I will have learned something good and can be my own boss someday. In addition, I have better chances of promotion and can possibly take over my uncle's business at some point".
Even as a child, he spent every day on his uncle's farm, where he always helped out a lot. "It was clear to me from the start that this was the direction I wanted to take in my career. Farming is my passion. I always went to work on the farm right after school", daniel says.

Second mainstay
However, he is already aware that agriculture alone has no future. "If you only do farming, then it's very time-consuming." That's why it's important to have a second mainstay, like firewood production, for example. That's why he's already involved in it when he helps his uncle in his agricultural and forestry business.

In his apprenticeship, daniel learns about manuring, threshing and harvesting, among other things. The preservation of the soil is very important. He is also taught a few forestry elements related to the forest during his apprenticeship. He also took various courses at school, ranging from animal husbandry to milking and swimming.

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It’s easier to learn in a new environment

It's easier to learn in a new environment

Together with mayor stefan paulus (CWG/SPD) and local council members, the elementary school staff visited a renovated school in oettingen, where a new pedagogical concept was architecturally taken into account. A suitably designed room makes an important contribution to independent, self-reliant, school-centered learning. Former classrooms have been transformed into learning landscapes for the fifth and sixth grades in swabia. They are characterized by multifunctional walls, a teacher’s station, flexible learning and working possibilities. A landscape that looks like openness and transparency, as the french visitors thought.

Stefan paulus said: "there should be no new construction or renovation just for the sake of renovation in knetzgau". Only if we take into account new pedagogical aspects, there is a very rough chance for our community and its schools. It should also not be taboo to open the school as a ‘village center’ for clubs and businesses. The question of costs is also an issue that must be kept in mind."
Claudia langer, the head of the school in oettingen, and her colleague gunther schmalisch gave teachers and local council members a tour of the new rooms.

The renovation had improved the learning conditions enormously, they said. Before the renovation, the goals were defined and the direction was set. The building has therefore been transformed not only in terms of energy but also cosmetically, which claudia langer describes as "pedagogical architecture" paraphrased. In oettingen, there are no conventional blackboards and desks; shelf walls have been built in, creating a lot of space. Every schoolchild can access the learning material, there are no longer fixed classrooms with precisely assigned places. The schools even work together on projects across classes.

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Kammerer has good news

Mayor gerhard riediger had two pieces of good news for the town councils of unterleinleiter during their most recent meeting. Firstly, the budget drawn up in the spring can be implemented as planned, as no serious budget overruns are expected, and secondly, the fiber-optic connection for elementary schools will now be offered at a lower price than originally planned.

"Based on the current revenues and expenditures, the 2019 budget can be processed according to plan, as the budget balance is not in danger according to the current figures", heibt es zum aktuellen stand der budgetsentwicklung in der sitzungsvorlage von kammerer wolfgang krippel.

According to the latest total cost overview from the hollfeld architectural firm schmidt, the total cost for the renovation of the unterleinleiter elementary school is around 940000 euros. The municipality of unterleinleiter’s share of this is around 253,000 euros, because the average demand rate from the two demand programs (KIP and FAG) is a high 73.12 percent. At the march meeting, the council did not accept the offer from corwese gmbh to install a fiber-optic connection for the elementary school at a cost of around 92,000 euros, because the municipality had to contribute just under 42,000 euros to the project, in line with the maximum demand of 50,000 euros.

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Schuler cutting trees

Schuler cutting trees

"It has been five years since we planted the fruit trees on our meadow in stockheim", recalls demand teacher siegbert jakob at the beginning of a tree-cutting campaign on the "gluck auf" (happiness) hill once used by schoolchildren!"- stockheim elementary school orchard.

The schoolchildren who are now caring for and nurturing the trees were not even present at the planting, but they are doing their work with enthusiasm and fun. In addition to the "normal the trees need a pruning once a year for the maintenance (making a gable ring, tying the trees and more). Wendelin vetter (windheim) and gerhard ramming (stockheim) are two experienced gardeners and tree specialists who like to support the schools in their free time. Hans vetter (tree warden from windheim) and gerhard ramming (horticultural association stockheim-wolfersdorf) support the schulers in this task every year. Already for the third time under her expert guidance the education cut was carried out.

On tuesday, they went out with students from classes 3a and 4a to maintain the school's orchard meadow. Together with the two experts, the students pruned their 15 fruit trees. They were particularly proud to report that they had already harvested their first fruit in september 2018.

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Raimund wehner celebrates his 90th birthday. Birthday

Raimund Wehner celebrates his 90th birthday. Birthday

Raimund wehner is currently the oldest male resident of gefall. On sunday, 28. October, the widower is buried in the family, which is now "blessed with five grandchildren and one great-grandchild", his 90. Celebrating a birthday.

The jubilarian describes it as his great good fortune that he is "still relatively fit for his age. He is still able to live in his own house, but is cared for by his eldest daughter.

Keenly interested in world affairs, wehner regularly reads his newspaper and watches the news on television every day.

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Addiction prevention at habfurt’s heinrich-thein vocational school: addicts are “simply human

Addiction prevention at habfurt's heinrich-thein vocational school: addicts are 'simply human

Addiction prevention is given a high profile at the heinrich-thein vocational school. Because of this gross commitment and because the currently running touring exhibition “einfach menschlich is so special, the bavarian health minister melanie huml (CSU) took over the patronage and thus the official opening on thursday morning.

District administrator wilhelm schneider (CSU) toured the "exhibition" before the official date, the exhibition is more of an adventure trail – and was deeply impressed "because you inevitably think about it and find yourself or people you know and their behavior again", he explained.

Addiction begins in everyday life

Principal heidrun gortler noted that addiction usually begins in everyday situations. The list of addictive behaviors is long, the exhibit shows. But it also shows where the foundations are laid. For gortler, it is part of the educational mission and quality understanding of the vocational school to give students the opportunity to deal with these issues.