The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa on September 10, 1959 · Page 9
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The Algona Upper Des Moines from Algona, Iowa · Page 9

Algona, Iowa
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Thursday, September 10, 1959
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Stptmbw 10, 1959 Jffiomest September 10, Garrigan High Enrolls • * # * . * * + * * * » * Five Kossufh Parishes Join To Achieve Expanded Educational Goal 100 Miles Daily For Garrigan's Five Buses Five school buses are responsible for delivery of Cfarrigan'a students from their horrids, in this area to the school and back each day. ' : ' Qualified drivers, fully licensed and trustworthy, guide the buses more thani 100 miles , on their rounds in the five paHshes every school, day. The men hired to drive buses include Fern Dronei Whittemore; Tom Lickteig, Wes- ley; Gene McCarthy, St. Benedict; Matt Amfahr, Algona; and John Geishecker, St. Joe. " There is one bus direct from each; parish center five days a vfreek. All leave at approximately 8:30 a.m. and arrive shortly before 9 a.m. at the school. The afternoon trip home for the students begins shortly after school lets out at 3:20 p.m. In the case of athletes in tho parishes, it is possible for special transp6rtation to be arranged so that the students will be Home by 6 p.m. \ : .-':'', ..'. Mere is a brief summary of the routes as set up now: ;. Wesley — Leave Wesley al 8:25, arciVes at Sexton at 8:45 and at G&rrigan at 8:50 a.m. ; Si/ Benedict — Leave St, -Benedict at 8:30, arrive-at Garrigan at 8:50. St. Joe — Leave St. Joe at 8:25, leave Iryirtgton at 8:35 and arrive at Garrigan at 8:50. Whiiiemote <— Leave Whitte* more at 8:30, arrive at Garrigan at 8:50. i Algona — Leave Garrigan at 8 a.m., make round trip and arrive/at Garrigan at 8:25; leave* agaih at 8:30 and after another round trip arrive at Garrigan at 8:50. All students have been advised of the stops and times involved so they can patch 'the bus -near* est their home.' 1 : Head custodian at Garrigan is Don Winkel, while Matt Amfahr is assistant custodian. Hot Lunches At CosfOfSOc The Government Hot Lunch 'Program has been arranged for at Garrigan High School. Meals will be served to the students nt 30e per meal. All students arc urged to lake advantage of this program. A fine meal will be served including milk provided according to the Federal M51H Program. At 2c per ^ pint extra milk may be had with the meal. The noon period for each stu* dent will be 25 minutes long, making it necessary that the students either bring their lunch or participate in the Hot Lunch Program. In the event that a student living within 5 blocks oil the school should desire, to go home for lunch arrangements should be made with the Superintendent's Office. .•••••••••••••••••••••••.•••••••••••M! ., Garrigan Pupils Ride In The Finest School Buses Made . . . # * * * » * Garrigan Faculty and Personnel PICTURED - 73 PASSENGER GMC SCHOOL BUS c, School Bus Safety Features Wide Track Front Axle Deep-Channel Full Length Frame Progressive Type Springs Full Air Brakes Propeller Guards Shaft Safety • Exten ded Exhaust Pipes 1030 Cu. Inch Reserve Tank Vacuum • 30 Gal. Fuel Tank Meeting I.C.C. Rules Extra Capacity Battery 12 Volt System Propeller Shaft Type Hand Brake • Hydrovac Operated Hydraulic Brakes . OUR CONGRATULATIONS TO GARRIGAN HIGH / • » BRADLEY BROS ALGONA The Garrigan High Faculty and Administrative Personnel members are pictured above. Rear row, left to right: Sister M. Joanne, Kathleen Griffin, John Sterba, Beanie Cooper, Father Ries, Leon Vann, ,Father : rancis Conway, Supt., Jim Geelan, Sister M. Ita, Sister M. Redempta. Front row, seated: Sister M. Sarah, Sister M. Imelda, Sister * * * * * * Beautiful New School Has Area, Modernism, Low Cost Garrigan Catholic high school, serving five parishes in this area — a $900,000 educational project •- has entered its first full week of school. , .... ,,. ,„ , .,„. .... .,,. : . ,,;, '<"* While work still remains on completion of the interior of the gymnasium-auditorium, all other units of the new school are in operation. There was an enrollment of 324 as of last Friday. A Cooperative Effort The school itself is a tribute to cooperation of the members of the parishes involved — St. Michael's of Whittemore, St. Joseph's of St. Joe, St. Benedict, St. Joseph's of Wesley, and St. Cecelia's of Algona. Under the leadership of the Most Reverend Bishop Joseph M. Mueller of the Sioux City Diocese, and pastors of the parishes preliminary discussions began several years ago. All realized a need for expanded and more complete educational facilities within the church school system. St. Michael's St. Cecelia's and St. Joseph's of St. Joe were operating high schools. All five were also operating grade schools. It was also realized that compliance with state legislation in regard to basic requirements of education facilities were such that this development was an absolute necessity. Plans Moved Rapidly From that point, action began. A financial drive got underway, and members of the church parishes involved made pledges and donations sufficient to insure underwriting the construction program. The three high schools that formerly existed, and all the five parishes, are incorporated into one for purposes of high school education. A formal dedication ceremony is planned for Nov. 8, at which many church dignitaries and prominent guests from various types of civic life will be present. Garrigan High >itself, is situated on a 45-acre tract of land in the northeast section of Algona. The acreage is such that there is ample "breathing space" around the school, and parking facilities at present for over 300 vehicles. 15 Regular Classrooms There are 15 regular classrooms in the new structure, plus special rooms for chemistry, biology, home economics, sewing and textile classes, two'commercial study rooms with special equip- M. Roberta, Sister M. Gregory, Sister M. Jeanne Marie, Sister M. Alberta, Sister M. Valeria, Sister M. Ricarda. Absent and out ot he city when the picture was taken was Sister M, Magdalen. Sister Mary Valeria is freshman class moderator, Sister Mary Ita is sophomore class moderator, Sister Mary Gregory is unior class moderator, and Sister Mary Sarah is senior class moderator. (Nels Isaacson photo — UDM engraving). men), a large library, two large study halls, a choral and music room, small music practice rooms, a kitchen and cafeteria, a five-vehicle garage, and the beautiful new gymnasium and locker rooms. With the opening of the new school, classes not previously offered appeared on the curriculum, other courses were developed and expanded, and the teaching staff was considerably enlarged, including several lay teachers on the faculty. Thj? bulk, of the regular classroom work is handled by the Presentation, Sisters. i Eight New Courses ; ; New courses include home economics, complete science; courses, complete courses in math including algebra, geometry, and advanced algebra and triginometry, commercial courses, shop, French as well as Latin, band, and a complete athletic program. John Sterba, who is director of the Garrigan band, is also grade school music instructor. He devotes his afternoon to the five grade schools within the Garrigan area. One of the most interesting aspects of Garrigan High is the fact that the total cost of the new school, while a large sum, is still far below the average for new school construction. The original cost of construction ran. at abou.t $717,000. This did not include special equipment, sidewalks, buses, and development and equipment of the athletic field. Nor did it include the asphalt surfacing of three blocks of street in front of the school, paid for by Garrigan. Father Francis P. Conway, superintendent of Garrigan, said that final, total cost of the new school was expected to be about $900,000. Kirsc/i Vertical & Brennaman-Hartschorn VENETIAN BLIND INSTALLATION IN THE NEW GARRIGAN HIGH MADE BY CARSON'S * * * MNOliUMS * WALLPAPER t VENETIAN BUNDS * ALGONA PRATT HUMBERT PAINT$ * FLOOR COVERINGS Cost Below State Average an Band & Music Rooms Away From Others One of the most interesting and unusual aspects of Garrigan High is the band and music department layout. The band and music rooms are located south of the hot lunch room and cafeteria/ and north of the gymnasiuiu, They are thus isolated from the area where regular class studies or lectures are being conducted. The rooms are also soundproof and acoustical, and Include storage areas for band uniforms and band instruments. The cost per square foot was $10.50, compared with average for new school construction of about $13 to $14 per square foot. The complete faculty follows: Superintendent ---------------- Reverend Francis P. Conway Dean of Boys ---------------------- Reverend Donald Ries Dean of Girls -------------------- Sister Mary Jeanne Marie Registrar --------------------------- Sister Mary Magdalen Librarian ----------------------------- Sister Mary Joanne Department of Religion — __ ____________ Reverend Donald Ries Music Department -------------------- Sister Mary Ricarda Director of Band and Grade School Music ____ Mr. John Sterba Science Department __ ------------------ Sister Mary Imelda English Department -------------------- Sister Mary Alberta Mathematics Department __________________ Sister Mary Ita Commercial Department -------------- Sister Mary Redempta Domestic Science Department ------------ Sister Mary Roberta Social Science Department ____________ Sister Mary Gregory School Publications, Speech and Drama ____ Sister Mary Alberta Director of High School and Grade School Athletics -------- , ------ Mr. James Geelan Head Football Coach ------------------ Mr. Bernard Cooper Head Basketball Coach -------------------- Mr. Leon Vann Head Baseball Coach -------------------- Mr. James Geelan Head Track Coach ---------------------- Mr. Bernard Cooper Girls Physical Education ------ _ _________ Miss Kathleen Griffin There are also small rooms where individual practice con' take place. One of the rooms leads directly into the gymnasium, and band members can thus make a direct entry into the gym for basketball games, or other gatherings, without going through corridors or covering much distance. The Garrigan £and this'first year will probably number about 40 pieces, but there are proportionately more freshmen and sophomores than juniors and seniors, so growth of the band in years to come can be expected. Garrigan Provides Plenty Of Parking i The parking area of the new • Garrigan High is another fea* ture with a look into the futurou' A considerable area justsqum of the new gymnasium will Hold* 200 or more cars af present, It , has been graded, gr\d after #}« parking lot hov besn p down, it is expected thai be blacktopped* ^ \ In the mea.nt|rnf< block long area. entrance has tytsn ' ered, 36 fett widt* paid for by

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