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Introduction

Hello! My name is Brenda Bauske, and I am the German teacher at TMHS. 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 TMHS German Club and German Honor Society. I am also the Adjunct Professor of German at Lone Star College-Tomball. I have been an educator for over 20 years and bring a passion for teaching to the classroom every day. 

I am from Wisconsin and attended Ripon College 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-Wilhelms 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 a young man. 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) 357-3230

3) conference period: 2nd period

 

Students are welcome to come to tutoring any day of the week after school from 2:55 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., but they should make a tutoring appointment with me beforehand to ensure my availability as staff meetings, German Club events, and German Honor Society events also take place after school.

 

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German Club Officer Meeting Wed. 9/11/19 after school!

This meeting is just for our newly elected club officers so that we can plan our semester.

GERMAN CLUB OFFICER APPLICATION

German Club officer elections will be held tomorrow (Wed.) after school from 2:55-3:30 p.m. All German students who would like to run for an officer position must fill out an officer application (attached). Students received this form from me today. This form is due Friday (Sept. 6), but students should bring it tomorrow to give their 1-2 minute speech for which there are three questions the students must answer on the application. A parent/guardian must sign the bottom of the application and a TMHS staff member must recommend the student. This officer application form is due to me from all elected club officers by this Friday, Sept. 6th.
 
Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns.
 

German Club Officer Elections WEDNESDAY

German Club officer elections will be held at the next club meeting this coming Wednesday, Sept. 4th from 2:55-4:00 p.m. in the German classroom. Any German students seeking an officer position must attend this meeting unless a conflict is unavoidable that will not impede the student from attending club and officer meetings in the future. On Tuesday, Sept. 3rd, all German students seeking a position will receive an officer application which must be filled out by the student, requires an endorsement from a TMHS staff member, and a parent/guardian signature. This form should be brought to the club meeting on Wed., Sept. 4th, but can be turned in as late as Friday, Sept. 6th. Any student elected to an officer position on Wednesday who hasn't submitted this form will be elected upon the condition of submission of the form fully completed by Friday. Elected students who do not turn in the form by Friday will lose their position to the person with the next highest number of votes for that position. Please contact the German teacher, Mrs. Bauske, if you have any questions: brendabauske@tomballisd.net.

First German Club Meeting of the School Year: TOMORROW

German Club will have its first meeting of the school year, tomorrow, Wednesday (8/28/19), after school from 2:55-4:00 p.m. in the German classroom 1406B. All German students and any TMHS students interested in the German language and culture are welcome to attend. German-style refreshments will be served. Our two exchange students from Telgte, Germany, Tomball's sister city, will also attend. Come by to meet them and practice your German! We will also plan our semester and set parameters for running for a club officer position. Any students who would like to seek a club officer position must attend this meeting.