Austin American-Statesman from Austin, Texas on March 22, 1979 · 4
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Thursday, March 22, 1979
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4 Austin American-StatesmanNeighbor Thursday, March 22. 1979 lS?yt?Tig wfyg? ymwpn www mm '3 immwuEww nwmw mu... wwim mmm r sir: ,t :tl v; k 1!; - ' s: x ; NOllhWeSt HillS byJoBlaylock Correspondent Jo Blaylock will bring you news and information each week from the neighborhoods throughout Northwest Hills, from 35th Street north to U.S. 183. Call her at 345-2763 to include an item of interest to you or your organization. 4 New Hill Teacher Hill Elementary School is proud to announce the arrival of a f4f Sad Pholo 6 Cwn Baumhtuo new 1st grade teacher, Mrs. Nancy Hobbs. Nancy received her bachelors degree from Southwest Texas State University and has been working on her masters there. As a student teacher she taught 3rd grade at Cunningham. Mrs. Hobbs substituted in AISD before going to Hill in Janurary of this year. Nancy, a gourmet cook in her spare time, is married to John Hobbs, a graduate student in business school at the University of Texas. Her husband is an avid tennis player and Nancy enjoys a good set as often as possible. Texas vacations Texas vactions will be the subject of a program to be held at Northwest Hills United Methodist Church Sunday March 25 . from 7-9 p.m. Elmer Whiddon of the Texas Tourist Bureau will show slides of various areas for family vacations throughout Texas. The show will be followed by a question and answer session. The program is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. - lit it .in m ZisMjitJ Joe Phelps gill. Nancy Hobbs, Clay Stockton Tree planting honors anniversary Assistant Camp Fire leader Judy Spytek (rear, left) and leader Joyce Stewart (rear center) supervise the Ma-Nu-Ka-Wi-Ka Camp Fire Girls of Gullet Elementary School as they plant a tree celebrating the 69th anniversary of the Camp Fire organization. Murchison spellers The 7th graders at Murchison had try-outs for the city-wide spelling contest. There are two contestants and one alternate who will represent Murchison Junior High. The contestants are Winnie Wilmoth and Andrew Chin. The alternate is Lisa Kaluzny. The date for the University Interscholastic League Spelling Contest has not been set. The students will be under the direction of Mrs. Janie Rowell. NOrthWeSt Park L0uise M0C0rvy Anderson Honor Society This column focuses on news in the neighbor-hoods around Northwest Park. If you have some item of interest in this area, help keep your neighbors informed by calling Louise McCorvy at 452-7777. Pompeii Exhibit viewed The Pompeii Exhibit in the Dallas Museum of Fine Arts was the destination of a recent field trip of the 3rd and 4th grade Wooten Elementary students. The 40 students under the supervision of 3rd and 4th grade teachers Mike Rubin and Linda Van Beck, and volunteer parents took a bus to Dallas in order to view the exhibit as part of the art enrichment program at Wooten. They carried sack lunches to eat on the grounds and then proceeded to view the Wildlife and Natural History Museums plus the acquarium and gardens which are a part of the cultural center in Dallas. The art appreciation program is monetarily supported by the AISD as a special pilot project. The paperwork for the special project was submitted by Mike Rubin and Linda Van Beek who have incorporated it into the daily class routine with special centers set up in the classroom for students to have an opportunity to learn about famous art and artists or work on special art projects. During Public School Week, the two classes had a Pompeii Day for parents. The students came dressed in costumes, served refreshements such as fruit, olives and ravioli. They had different displays which reflected the art which they had viewed at the Pompeii Exhibit. Texas Spokes officers be submitted to all parents for evaluation prior to the election meeting. Another member spoke up saying that if the amendment was passed it would not allow the school the opportunity to tap the resources of incoming parents for future official positions. Gullett has recently won the PTA seventh district membership award which was awarded on March 14 at the annual ceremonies held in San Saba. Read choir concert Lucy Read Sixth Grade School wishes to announce that the spring choir group wil perform tonight at 7:30 p.m. in the cafeteria. The program is ' titled "Friends" and will be under the direction of Carol Glover. Rosedale magic Students from Rosedale Elementary School's special education class of auditorially handicapped were treated to a magic show last Saturday. The Magic Time Machine restaurant bought the tickets for the eight students to see Jules the Magician at the Gaslight Theatre. The students met at the restaurant and were greeted by emloy-ees costumed as Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman and other characters. There the kids were treated to cokes and then escorted to the theatre by the costumed employees, some of whom would participate in the magic show as assistants. Directing the escapade was Judy Dauterinve, a teacher's aide at Rosedale and a former employee of the Magic Time Machine. An impressive candlelit ceremony was held in the Anderson cafeteria March 13 at 7:30 p.m. in honor of the new members of , the National Honor Society. The four ideals of scholarship, service, character and leadership were explained to the new members by the society. A reception of over 1,000 homemade cookies and punch was , served to the new members, 73 seniors, 61 juniors and their parents, relatives and friends. Officers of the National Honor Society are: president, George Christian; vice-president, Cyndie Meadows; secretary, Melissa Harrison; treasurer, Clark Hise; reporterhistorian, Rhonda Bryant represented by Stephanie Burns; and teacher sponsor, Lynn Nixon. Students are elected to National Honor Society by grade points and teacher ratings. Seniors must have 102 points and juniors 10S. Spring Fling' at Highland Park Excitement with a capital E is the "Spring Fling" fund raising event at Highland Park Elementary School tonight at 5 p.m. Dinner of nachos, tacos, enchiladas and doritos will be served from 5-7 p.m. The country store and craft booth will be stocked with homemade goods and craft items made by students as well as parents. The kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grades will be selling their cookbooks. Fifth graders will be selling popcorn. Other activities will be the white elephant sale, fish pond, greenhouse, face painting, cake walk, moon walk, gerbal races, antique fire engine ride, hammer and nail races and football throw. Janet Walsh, one of the chairman, said a silent auction will begin at 5 p.m. with the grand auction beginning at 6 p.m. Auctioneers will be Ed Sommers, Joe Rozelle and Dr. Christopher Chenault. Joyce Lyle is also co-chairman of the "fling." All proceeds will go to the school for special trips gym equipment, music, drama projects and other special equipment needed throughout the year. The Texas Spokes Sportscar Club is sponsoring an Autocross Race on the Northcross Mall parking loto on Sunday. Registration will begin at 10 am. in the south parking lot. Anyone is eligible provided they are at least 18-years-old and have a driver's license. Twelve different Classes are available for any car or truck with four tires and brakes. A meeting for the drivers will be held at 11:30 a.m. and starting time is noon. There will be 3-5 runs per class per car. The timing and communications crew who are members of the sportscar club will be timing the runs to within 100th of a second. Expected finish time is 5 p.m. and then trophies will be awarded to winners in each class. Ray Ritchie, who is designing the course says, "This course will be an exciting and fast course. More speed will be involved." The event is free to spectators and will occur rain or shine. If there are any questions concerning the race, individuals may call Ray Ritchie at 836-4696. Highland Park PTA A tradition at Highland Park Elementary School is the PTA sponsored "Spring Fling." "Highland Parkers consider it more of a fun raiser than a fund raiser. It will begin this evening at 5 p.m. The dinner menu will be Mexican and the fun will include antique fire engine rides, sponge-throws and gerble races. The main event will be the auction to which retailers have generously donated. Chairmen for this year's event are Joyce Lyle and Janet Walsh. Gullet PTA At Gullett Elementary School on March 13, new officers were elected for the coming school year. Stephanie Butler, current PTA president, presided over the meeting. The newly elected officers are: president, Diane and John Hudson; vice-president, Dale Kinzel; recording secretary, Diane and Rolfe Eldridge; corresponding secretary, Trisha and Robert Davis; treasurer, Erin Hanna; parlimentarian, Stephanie and Bill Butler; and historian, Emma Lea and Harvey May-ton. Several amendments to the PTA bylaws were submitted to parents for a vote. All were approved except for one which stirred some controversy. The amendment stated that an officer could be nominated and elected to the same position for an indefinite period of time. The orginal bylaw states that an officer may be elected for one year and may be re-elected for a maximum of two years. One parent objected to the amendment and parents also suggested that names of the nominated ' - Presbyterian Day School The First Presbyterian Church Day School is now holding pre-registration for the fall semester 1979-80 school year. The church, at 8001 Mesa Drive, is one of the oldest church day schools in Austin and now has a new location. Two classes of two-year-olds will be offered, one meeting Tuesday and Thursday and the other Wednesday and Friday. There will be two three-year-old classes, meeting Monday, Wednesday and Friday and another on Tuesday and Thursday. One four-year-old class will meet five days a week. There will be a playground designed by Dr. Joe Frost, a specialist in playground design from early childhood education department at the University of Texas. For more information call 345-8866 from 8-5 and 345-3378 after 5p.m. Soccer champs Murchison Junior High won the city soccer tournament with a 4-2 score. The winners in the tournament were Murchison, first; Hill Country School, second; 0. Henry, third; and Allan, fourth. Mr. Stephan says he is very proud of the team and wants to thank all parents for their cooperation in driving and supporting the team. The players from Murchison are John Huth, Stephen Hudson, Keith Boyd, Greg Lane, Stefan Koschmieder, Mike Leamon, J.J. Chalfant, Kristy Prickett, Tommy Kurbow, Robert Dug-gan, Gregg Singhus, David Hull, Doug Short, Joel Kehlie, Ken Fox, Ashok Sudarshan, Tom Primrose and Jimmy Chang. Coaches are Roger Huth and Neil Neunhoffer, both Anerson High School varsity soccer players. Teacher sponsor is Gil Tello. . Murchison band The Murchison band recently returned from contest with a first in concert and a second in sight reading. Orchestra will be going to contest today at the LBJ auditorium and will be performing at noon for UIL competition. All parents and interested person are urged to attend. Highland Park youth leader A former drummer, wrestler and youth leader at Southwest Baptist College in Missouri will become associate pastor and youth director of Highland Park Baptist Church on Sunday. Joseph Owen Phelps, a mid-term graduate of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, is a native of Erie, Pa. He received his undergraduate education in Ohio, before entering college in Missouri. Since 1976 he has resided in Louisville, Ky., where he has attended Southern Seminary. Phelps, better known as Joe, has served as an interim pastor and minister of music and youth in previous assignments while completing work toward a master of divinity degree. During college years he worked as a youth revivalist and musician. "We look forward to Joe's coming," said Ray Burchette, pastor of Highland Park. "He is a young man with good gifts and considerble experience in an area of expertise we need." Burchette added. "Needless 4o say, our young people are excited about his coming," he stated. Phelps will arrive in Austin later this month with his wife, Peggy, and their three-year-old daughter, Kara. Lanier PTA group plans 'course fair9 There are food fairs, county fairs and state fairs. "We decided that the best way for a school to show off what it has to offer is at a course fair," said Patty Chappell, president of Lanier High School Parent Teacher Association. On April 11, the Lanier High School PTA will sponsor its third event- of the year when parents and students alike may visit each teacher's classroom to find out about courses to be offered during the fall quarter. Chappell believes that the event will acquaint parents with the types of studies available to their youngsters. It will also enable students to co-ordinate class offerings with their own goals and interests. Materials on available courses will be on display in each room, and teachers will be present to answer questions. Other PTA events have included a "back to school night" at the beginning of the year and a December meeting on drug abuse. Chappell said that 215 members had been involved in the work of the association at Lanier during -the past year. "We chose not to sponsor a fund raising event," Chappell said, "because we did not wish to compete with other school groups who are involved in money raising campaigns." The association's projects are financed by dues collected from the membership. "One thing that Lanier PTA has tried to do is to let teachers know that we parents appreciate the efforts they exert on behalf of our children," said Chappell. Through dues funding, the group has furnished new draperies for the teacher's lounge, and has sponsored a catered luncheon of fried chicken for a teacher work day on March 2. All Lanier students get involved in a PTA project when they help out in the "circulation" department of the organization's newsletter. Three newsletters are published each year, to inform parents about school activities. Students in each first period class work on addressing the newsletters on "mail out days." "We find that parents are much more likely to receive our newsletters if they are sent through the mails, rather than home with each student," Chappell noted. At the final PTA event in May, students who have done outstanding work in academic and athletic endeavors will be honored. A new slate of officers for the 1979-80 school year will be elected at the meeting. In addition to Chappell, parents who are currently serving in an official capacity are Bobbie Shay, vice-president; Ellen Carlson, secretary; Andy Davis, treasurer; Mrs. Joe Davis, historian; and U.D. Adams, parliamentarian. Pat Walker's presents: the splendor of being slender Jeri Lawrence lost 32 pounds at Pat Walker's but never her dignity If you have a weight problem, you need to know that you can reduce like a lady at Pat Walker's, achieving permanent figure correction privately, pleasantly and in a dignified manner. 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