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SHEBOYGAN PRESS, Wednesday, Feb. S, 1067 0$ fO Know Your Schools eports From Schools In Other Cities Lit Advantages And Disadvantages Of Operating Double Or Split Sessions The possibility of double sessions in Sheboygan junior and senior high schools is on citizens minds and is figuring in administrators' conferences focused on the coming year. That much is true. But it is not true as this is written that plans have been made to move into double or split sessions next afall. Asked frequently these days for information on double or split school shifts, we turn to reports on two schools that have operated under these circumstances for limited periods. Take the example of Mary D. Bradford High School in Kenosha, first public schol in the state to operate on a split session basis. The principal in this period was a man well-known to Sheboygan Otto Huettner, former Farnsworth Junior High administrator. : In September of 1962, a Mil- (EheShtbcijtiaiiprtss VOL. LX February 8. 1967. No. 44 Second Class Postage Paid At Sheboygan, Wisconsin 53081 Subscription Rates Citv of Sheboygan Carrier Home Delivery .40 per week. Outside City cf Sheboygan Carrier Home Delivery .40 per week. Motor Tube Delivery .40 per week. By mail In Sheboygan, Ozaukee, Washington, Calumet, Fond du Lac and Manitowoc Counties: One year, $13.50; 6 months, $7.00; 3 months, $3.75; 1 month, $1.50. Mall subscription rates apply onlv to areas where carrier service is not available. By mall In other Wisconsin Counties: One year, $15.00; 6 months, $7.75; 3 months, $4.00; 1 month, $1.50. IMPORTANT! Subieribn who fail to rtceiv their Sheboygan Press pU call 457-7711 b- - fort 6:30 p.m. weekdays, 6 p.m. Saturday. waukee newspaper reported on the Kenosha venture, which had one group of students attending from about 7 a.m. to noon and the second group from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. "It's far farm an ideal program and creates social problems," the Keno.sha principal commented five years ago. Keno.sha superintendent Harold R. Maurer said in 1962, "We are afraid that the individual will get lost in the system." No One at Home Mr. Huettner referred to the "community problems" involved when students arrive home at 12:30 p.m. with no one at home. Because of the emergency nature of the change (Kenosha was waiting for a $4 million high school to be built), church and civic groups set up supervised study halls; study halls had to be eliminated in the school schedule. . According to the newspaper report, parents did not generally favor the shift, objecting to the late arrival at home for some bus students and to the long period outside of school for many of the pupils who could not put the extra time to profitable use. Arlington Heights High School tried a second approach overlapping sessions (two groups together for a period in the middle of the day). The student's day was reduced from seven hours to five hours and 45 minutes at Arlington; juniors and seniors attended classes from 7:25 a.m. to 1:10 p.m. while freshmen and sophomores attended from 11 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. This is what a doctoral study turned up on the impact of the educational program: A 24 per cent reduction in the time students spent in class. Study hall time was greatly reduced. Striking reduction in use of the library resulted with a 50 per cent drop in circulation, 38 per cent drop in attendance and 21 per cent drop in use of the library by classes. A 27 per cent decrease of enrollment in music. Less student time spent in school before and after classes. A slight general decline in student grades with most loss to above average students. The net effect of double sessions in Arlington, the research shows, was "undesirable, to say the least." Give Pro and Con Administrators here listed nine advantages of double sessions in a 1965 report, countered by 28 disadvantages.' Among the advantages were: Relief from overcrowded classrooms, pupils may hold jobs for a longer period per day; more extensive use of buildings; few-extensive use of buildings; fewer pupils in homerooms; shops and labs used for longer periods; more time for group work among faculty; earlier dismissal hour; more room in hallways and division of older pupils from younger group is possible. Disadvantages cited locally included: Inconvenience to schedules of teachers, parents and pupils; need for two full professional staffs; objections of some to later dismissal time; greater homework requirement; less time for guidance; reduced time for individual help for students; no time for curriculum improvement; need for separate faculty meetings; crowding of curriculum; lack of social contact among pupils; strain on pupil's emotional life; absenteeism tends to increase along with discipline problems; students tend to take five classes rather than seven, narrowing opportunity. In general, the local view is that double sessions, whatever their format, result in less education of a poorer quality, often at a higher price in dollars. The research did turn up one other point that might have sig- A Time For Renewal By DAVID POLING Newspaper Enterprise Assn. The fair number of Christian people have treated Lent vith a vague kind of pious respect. Puzzled about its meaning and confused over what is expected, they see Lent as sort of a religious gross national product or an ecclesiastical federal reserve system. It's terribly important, but they haven't the slightest idea of what it is all about. "Lent" comes from the Anglo-Saxon word "lencten," meaning spring. The word root means "to lengthen." At this time of the year, the short days of winter literally lengthen into the longer days of spring. Lent is 40 days representing the period of solitary temptation endured by Jesus in the wilderness. Today, Lent should be considered spring training for Christians. A spiritual recovery area. A fixed period on the calendar when we assemble an ordered personal life in place of frantic activity, meaningless encounters and overplayed religious games. Some moderns have urged that we forget Lent: It's too long. Anyway, they argue, self-denial doesn't fit in our mini-skirted society. So much prayer and Bible reading is a drag. I'll admit that Lent is too rigidly defined and consequently the benefits of this Holy Season are yet to be discovered. In exploring the Meaning of Lent, remember that it can be the most splendid adventure of all the renewal of your spirit. nificance locally: It was generally agreed in a "School Management" (magazine survey in 1959 that the change has less harmful effects on staff and students when the end is in sight. As reported in a Know Your Schools column of Oct. 13, 1959, the principal of a Great Neck, N. Y., school (which operated a double session) observed, "All the money in the world won't help if your teachers can't see the end of it." Teacher morale is one of the intangibles involved that are difficult to pigeonhole, but certainly must have an impact on education. Officials here say that the possibility cannot be eliminated as the alternatives are narrowed down in the junior-senior high enrollment. Farnsworth already has made use of one alternative classes outside the building in vocational school rooms in the downtown building; a similar move is under study as an alternative at Urban this coming fall. If we have properly assessed the tenor of local school officials and what has transpired so far, the double or split session would be a last resort, an emergency measure that the system would adopt with full realization of the pitfalls and with the greatest possible consideration for students and their families. The most common day for the celebration of Arbor Day is the last Friday in April. Most states celebrate it sometime in April or May. Graduate Programs Growing At State IPs The nine Wisconsin State Universities this year are offering a total of 38 graduate programs in special areas of study, 14 more than they offered last year, the board of regents office in Madison reported today. In addition, the universities are offering the same general graduate proprams as they did last year. The four general study areas are language-literature-speech, history-social science, mathematics-science, and elementary education. The universities enrolled 1,662 graduate students for the 1966-67 academic year. Under the graduate program which began in 1963, the State Universities are authorized to grant master's degrees in education, primarily to students who are classroom teachers or potential teachers. Expansion of the graduate programs to cover advanced degrees for students in other fields has been approved by the Coordinating Committee for Higher Education. Approval also must be granted by the Legislature before new programs take effect. State University students now can earn master's degrees in education in the following special fields: CBS Attracted 56 Ver Cent Of Super Bowl TV Audience NEW YORK (UPI) Last month's Super Bowl football game between the Green Bay Packers and Kansas City Chiefs attracted a two-network television audience of 65 million persons, largest ever for a sporting event. Nielsen ratings released Monday professed CBS the winner More North Irish BELFAST (UPI) - The 1966 census showed Northern Ireland's total population is 1,-481,408, an increase of 56,400 since the 1961 nose count. Al rubeMys: n r raw? a d Expense Records i Available!" m DTOT4I VHrCT53r sales fe AGENCY PHARMACIES NORTH GATE; WILSON PLAZA; MEMORIAL PLAZA v. over NBC in the network battle for viewers. CBS received a 23.0 rating or an estimated 56 per cent of the audience, according to the A.C. Nielsen Co., while NBC had a 17.8 rating and 44 per cent of the viewers. 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