Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on August 10, 1972 · Page 28
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Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 28

Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Thursday, August 10, 1972
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AN EDUCATIONAL SITE ... the pond and island at Butterlield Trail School serves as an ouidoor laboratory /or science. Natural Features Used For Teaching Environmental Education Gets Spotlight A pond a n d an island form the nucleons for an innovative study of environment in the Fayelleville. Schools. The natural environmental features are located at Butterfield Trail Elementary School, but are available to,all students in the city school system. These features have-also become an important part of the pilot program in .ecology and environment funded last year by the national Environmental Protection Agency. ECOLOGY EMPHASIZED The program involves the schools in Rogers and Fayetteville and in-service training of teachers has been 'conducted .through the past year. The emphasis of the entire program has been, placed upon the belief that the study of ecology and environment need not be special subjects but must be incorporated into the whole fabric of education. : .The program is based upon the highly successful economic education program which has made Arkansas one of the most progressive states in the field. " Consultants have worked with teachers bringing - ecology and an awareness ; of environment into the classroom. s The program is expected to continue this next school term and the school year concluded with teacher's sending in resumes and evaluations of the various methods used in class- (·ooms. i Dean May, principal of Buiterfield Trail School and an enthusiast of teaching a respect and knowledge of environment said "Every few years some part of, the curriculum has a major revision ; and receives special atlenion. Ecology was the in thing last year and iwlll continue' to hold the spotlight." May compared the interest in ecology to the same phenomena which took place shortly after Sputnik was launched. "We can now leave our environment but the big question seems to be now, how are we going to leave it? Better or worse than we find it?" Fayettevilte, he feels, is fortunate to have, numerous.unex- ploited environmental areas and a school system involved in a pilot program to train teachers. NATURAL AREAS AVAILABLE In addition he identifies other assets as being the pond at Butterfield. the natural outdoor site at Happy Hollow and expertise of resource..persons in the community, including specifically the high school science department and students. The next goal is the development of a regional environmental laboratory such as the proposed Lake Payetteville center. "These will make student experiences more meaningful and provide the stimulus for further inquiry, research and study," he explained. Students from first through 12lh ' grades -participated in ecology projects during the past term. These.varied from assisting with the Recycling Center, sponsored by the r'ayelteville Polluion Control Committee, cleaning school grounds and esting air pollution near heavily-congested traffic areas. "Most of the projects h a v e been incorporatd into the normal curriculum and not as separate classes," May said. GREATER UTILIZATION May also envisions a greater utilization of the pond am island at Butterfield School. He said the pond has been stockec with perch and bass and these will provide information on the growth of fish in a given perioc of time. The pond may even be used as ,a mathematical prob lem with students finding vol ume, depth, width and height May said. The cooperation of the science faculty at the city high schoo has been invaluable to elemen tary schools in the district, May said. "The high school teachers have provided skills and techni ques and secondary students have assisted in teaching the younger students how to use microscopes and conduct other scientific experiments. Ap proximately 60 elementary stu dents were taken on a day long trip to Lake Wedington by the faculty and students last term. The philosophy of older stu dents helping younger ones is a valuable L aid in education am is easily scheduled in the open school concept conducted a Butterfield. May pointed out. JBU To Open Dormitories On Aug. tt S1LOAM SPRINGS -- John Si 1 o w h University, (JBU) Slloiim Springs, hns announced number ·or Improvements In student personnel services, Spcc|nl counseling services vill be avnlliiblc under the how tfinm which will give guitl- HUCC to the student in matters pertaining to moral, academic, or vocational needs Although such counseling has been avail- ible before on a limited basis, personnel will lie available this year in sufficient number to meet the needs pt t h e student ody. : One of the more important, ·ispcets of the new program will be the Study Skills Laboratory ,vhich will be available lo the mtire student body, and will include assistance to students with emporary remedial academic needs. .". · : " Major areas of concern will )e communications, matliema- ,ics and motivation. In addition ;o the normal testing program carried on by the school,.special :esting will be administered to students attending the labora- ory sessions to ascertain their individual needs. Specialized staff members will administer the work of the laboratory. The laboratory will be open evenings so that scheduling special assistance will be no problem for the student. The entire program is designed to assist the individual in realizing his full potential as a college student. Thu«d«y, Au S u,t 10, Retired Teachers SILOAM SPRINGS --Two Si loam Springs teachers, who have taught many years, will be missing from the school rooms when school opens, August 14 ii Siloam Springs. The two who retired at the end of the 1971-72 school yeai are Mrs. D. Edna Chamberlain, librarian in the Junior High School, and Miss Marie Thomason, third grade teacher in the Southside Elementary school. TQ BE COMPLETED IN DECEMBKH ... (lie Mabee Vmuerstty Center will contain administration otjiccs in the one-story wing and the Iwo-slory section is Hie UnK verslly'Cenler, L. isfraiion Set Aug. 39 At Greenland Elementary GREENLAND -- Students at- eriding Greenland elementary school will/register and . g e t ·oom assignments Aug. 30 as the new term opens with a half- day schedule. ;James M . : Knight, principal, said elementary teachers will attend the faculty workshop ind orientation at 9 a.m. Aug. 28 at the high school and other meetings will convene in t h e elementary building. Registration and room as signment for elementary school students will begin at 8:10 a.m. Aug. 30. Buses will run'on regular schedules and students will be returned home at 12 p.m. Lunch will not be served. The full day schedules w i l l start Aug.. 3t with lunches served. There will be no school Sept. 4 and normal class scheduling will resume Sept. 5. All students entering the first grade who have not registered are requested to bring birth certificates and evidence of immunization against polio, per- tusis, red measles, diptheria and tetanus. Knight said a l l ttrst graders must be six years of age on or before Oct. 1, to be eligible to enter school this fall. A special Title III program, "Project Child," will be continued Knight said. The program is designed for individualized instruction .including diagnosis of learning difficulties and t h e prescription and manufacture of individualized learning packets of instructional materials for the student. . · . The program has been in operation for one year arid Knight says U has made an impact upon the total educational program in the school. Mrs. Nancy Shook is curriculum "coordinator for the program and Mrs. Nita Steele, secretary. JAMES M. KNIGHT .. . pn'ncipa! at Greenland Elementary School ST. JOSEPH'S CATHOLIC SCHOOL FAYETTEVILLE, ARK. Rev. Edward R. Malay, Superintendent KINDERGARTEN THRU 9th GRADE Taught By Franciscan Sisters and Lay Faculty REGISTRATION Tuesday, August 22nd 9 a.m. to 12 Noon; 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Classes Kindergarten Through 9th Grade Start Monday, August 28th Col. Harold Perry, Principal Faculty composed of Sister Herlindq, Sister Marian, Sister Julia, Mrs. Marcella Perry, Mrs. Ruth Jackson, Mrs. Paul Fisher, Mrs. Mariruth Borden and Mrs. Vickie Glover. For Further Information Phone REV. EDWARD MALOY, 442-8404 Growth Rale Decreases S t u d e n t s a r e becoming disillusioned w i t h college educations and the stigma of vocational education is on the wane. The nation's college enrollment in the fall of 1971, estimated by the U. S. Office of Education showed a growth rale of six per cent, the smallest in the past decade. Prairie Grove Middle School Opens Aug. 21 ·* ' , . jTeacher Workshops Start New School PRAIRIE GROVE -- The new Prairie Groye Middle School will begin for teachers Aug. 17 with a two-day workshop which will feature Dr. Henry Dial, the originator of tlie; middle school in Arkansas. The underlying philosophy of the middle school and study of the curriculum will be discussed as it relates to the students. Students in grades six through eight will report to school on Monday, Aug. 21,.at 8:10 a.m. for an assembly in the middle school cafetorium, after which they will report to their re : spectiye h o m e r o o m s f o r Schedules and issuance of state supplied textbooks.'. A trial run--through of their schedule will follow and ^school will dismiss at 1:30 p.m. School .will continue to be dismissed at 1:30 for the first two weeks. .NEW STAFF ; The middle school will have a new staff with excellent educational backgrounds arid experience. It will be headed by Bob Lambert who has taught math and physics for the last two years at the high school and will continue to teach two math courses and pbysics at the high school spending four periods at the middle schwl. The seventh and eighth g r a d e s programmed mati) program will be under the instruction of Mrs, Gwendolyn Ratchford who earned her BSE from the University of Arkansas and practice taught at South-i west Junior High, Springdale.' Mrs. Ratchford will also sponsor the juntor cheerleaders. R o g e r Ratehford will head the seventh and eighth grade s o c i a l studies. Ratchford graduated from Arkansas Tech with a BSE and has one year teaching experience at St..Paul.| .". Mrs. Ramona Ward will teach transformation grammar for grades seven and .eight and sponsor the National Junior Honor Society. Mrs. . Ward received her BSE and MA from Henderson .State College and has four years experience which includes teaching in the middle school at Arkadelphia. - Mrs. S a n d r a Huffman will leach sixth grade language arts which will include reading, English and social studies. Mrs. H u f f m a n 'received her BSE from Henderson State. College -and practice taught at Camden High and has one year of experience. :i Mrs, Bonnie Holeman will teach science and math lo the tixlh grade. Mrs. Holcrnan received her BS from Missoiir University at Kansas City anc h«* five and one half years e x p e r i e n c e in both the elementary school a n d junior high school. Fred Bryant s e v e n t h a n d will eighth teach grade science. Bryant practice taught at Prairie Grove last fall and has one half year teaching experience at Decatur. The middle school will carry on the programmed math course with more extensions in algebra and geometry. Prairie Grove has been selected as one of 1,01)0 schools in the nation to participate in the Delta Dart Aeronautics Project, in which students will he able' to 'participate in national competition. The project, which is sponsored by National Aeronautics Administration, will involve eighth students i n . ,a study of the aeronautics. grade science comprehensive principals of BACK-TO-SCHOOL SHOES In two lonei (tan brown) and two leathers 'smooth i buck) this one is the berries, the bee's knees and the cat's meow all rolled into one! It's also comfortable -- with special flexible construction and resilient cushion crepe sole and heel. $16.00 It's two-tone time In our town-and Jarman two-tones simply offer more for your money. As handsome -- and easy-wearing evidence -- we present this brass-eyelet straight tip. (We also have other Jarman two- tones you'll like.) $22.00 Men's Shoes--Street Floor MAKE OSGO YOUR FIRST ON THE WAY TO SCHOOL ALL SCHOOL SUPPLIES FILLING YOUR PRESCRIPTION IS SCO THE MOST IMPORTANT THING WE DO Norelco ALL $1.00 MAYBELLINE Eye Cosmetics 69' Macleans THE WHITENESS Tooth Paste 6.75 Oz. Family Tube Spearmint or Regular Triple-Header SHAVER With Flip-Top Trimmer Easy Clean Heads Northwest Arkansas Plaza Open 9 - 9 Daily Closed Sunday Ad Effective thru Saturday, 12, 1972 Tooth Brush Medium or Hard Regular 69# Value 10' Your Low Price Mode! 35T HAMILTON BEACH HEATED STYLING COMB Drios, Waves, Gives Hair Body for Natural look, Brush, 2 Cornbt Head Removes Osco's At Touch ef Button Reg. Model 423 $11.99 9 PAPER-MATE BALL-POINT PEN "Ninety-Eight" Osco's Reg. 86* The Pen Thot Wrltoi, and Writes, and Wrilai Your Low Low Back to Price School 49 DRUG FOR INTEGRITY ' SERVICE, VARIETY osco

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