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Hello! My name is Brenda Bauske, and I am the German teacher at THS. I teach all of the German courses offered (German 1, German 2, German 2 Pre-AP, German 3 Pre-AP, and German 4 AP) and also act as the faculty advisor for the THS German Club and National German Honor Society chapter, Texas Theta Epsilon. I am also the Adjunct Professor of German at Lone Star College-Tomball. I have been an educator for 20 years and bring a passion for teaching to the classroom every day.

I am from Wisconsin and attended Ripon College there where I obtained a major in German and a minor in English. I spent my Junior year in college studying abroad in Bonn, Germany, at the Rheinische Friedrich- Wilhlems Universität. I also have a master's degree in German Studies from the University of Northern Iowa; during my graduate school studies, I participated in UNI's Study Abroad Program in Klagenfurt, Austria, for six summers.

One of my greatest joys is travel. I have traveled extensively all over Europe. The German-speaking countries are my favorite destinations. I encourage all of my students to travel in their futures. I firmly believe in the value of travel for learning and personal development and subscribe to the messages in two of my favorite quotations: "travel is the best teacher" and "travel is an endless university." Since we can't board a plane and fly off to Europe together, I hope instead to provide a passport to learning and academic adventures for all of my students.

My love for all things German comes from my father, a native German who emigrated to the USA when he was in his 20s. I have relatives in Germany whom I visit often; truly, Germany is my second home.

Please use this site to check on homework assignments, assessments, projects, and helpful learning links for my classes. I also encourage you to review my guidelines, classroom expectations, and much more!
 
You may contact me through the following:
1) email: brendabauske@tomballisd.net
2) call: (281) 357-3220 ext. 2258
3) conference period: 6th - 12:49 p.m. - 1:39 p.m.
 
Students are welcome to come to tutoring any day of the week after school from 2:40 p.m. to 3-15 p.m., but they should make a tutoring appointment with me beforehand to ensure my availability. I do especially encourage students to come to tutoring on Tuesdays/Thursdays if they need transportation home, because these are late bus days. 
 

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German Club "28 Years: Fall of the Berlin Wall" Party and Grafitti Art Contest: tomorrow!

German Club will hold a "28 Years: Fall of the Berlin Wall" party after school tomorrow from 2:40-3:30 p.m. We'll have cake and beverages. Students are also aware of a Berlin Wall Grafitti Art Contest in which students are welcome to submit their artwork on a sheet of 8x11 white printer paper. It is due at the party tomorrow and we will vote on the best 3 pieces of grafitti artwork which will receive prizes. Submitting grafitti art earns students extra credit of 2 daily grades in their German class.

"German Saturday" event: tomorrow!

If your student paid the $20.00 registration fee for the "German Saturday" event, this is a friendly reminder that the event is tomorrow (Sat. Nov. 11). Students must have a travel waiver (this was sent home on Tuesday and also emailed to you) filled out and signed that is turned in to me in order to participate in this event. I am still missing a few waivers from students, so if your student has not turned in their waiver, they must bring it to me tomorrow morning at the bus! Please wear school-appropriate attire. If students are playing soccer as one of their sessions, they should wear comfortable clothing to do so outdoors. Students should also bring lunch from home or bring about $10.00 to purchase lunch at the event. Please remember that students must follow all TISD/THS student code of conduct rules at this event; misconduct will result in disciplinary action at THS. Students must also actively participate throughout the entire day in order to earn the extra credit awarded for this event. Tomorrow morning, students should report to the front entrance of THS at 7:50 AM. The bus leaves promptly at 8:00 AM. We should return from the event at around 4:00 PM. Please pick up your student promptly from THS upon our return. If you have any questions, you may email me (brendabauske@tomballisd.net) or text me through your student's class Remind account via cell phone if he/she has joined it.Thank you for your support of the THS German program!

"German Saturday" Saturday November 11th: extra credit!

German Saturday, to be held on Saturday, November 11th, is a fun event for Houston-area high school German students with their German teachers. The event runs from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Travis High School (about 40 minutes from Tomball) and costs $20.00 (plus extra for lunch or bring your own bag lunch). Students choose 2 sessions to attend, then eat lunch, and then see a concert by the German band, Einshoch6. I've attended this event many times with students in past and have even run it myself. The $20.00 registration fee is due to me by Monday, Oct. 23rd. Please see the attached invitation letter for more specific information. Attending "German Saturday" earns students an extra credit test grade of 100% for the 2nd 9-weeks. I am working on transportation. We will either take a bus or a district SUV. Are there any parents out there who would be willing to follow me in a district SUV and provide a carpool for additional students?

German Club Officer Elections: TODAY!

German Club Officer Elections will be held today after school at 2:40 p.m. at our club meeting. You must attend if you wish to run for an officer position.

Student Volunteers for the Tomball German Festival

This weekend (Friday 6pm-10pm, Saturday 10am-10pm, Sunday 10am-6pm) is the Tomball German Heritage Festival in downtown Tomball. The THS German Club volunteers at this festival by running the information/lost and found table/tent and handing out programs to patrons as they arrive at the festival on the shuttle buses. This is an extra credit opportunity for students (extra points on the semester exam). Student volunteers should report to our table which is directly in front of the Tomball City Hall located at 401 Market Street (77375). I hope to see you there!