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August 14, 1957

Carrol Daily Times Herald from Carroll, Iowa · Page 13

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6 New on School Staff At Scroti to 11 SCRANTON — Scranton Consolidated School will open on Labor Day, Monday, September 2, from 9 to 11:15 a.m. Pull time sessions and. lunch-room service will begin Tuesday, September 3. A new coach and five other new teachers will join the faculty, A vocal music teacher is still to be hired. Robert Richards, who coached the past three years at Arlington, has been engaged as athletic coach and teacher of social studies. He is a graduate of Upper Iowa University, Fayette, and was in military service before going to Arlington. He is single and his home is in, Oelwein. Dallas Schrader, a recent graduate of the State University of Iowa, Iowa City, will teach commercial subjects. He is married and has a son, 3. and an infant daughter one week'old. He was in military service before completing his college work. His home is in Prescott. Instrumental Music Dean Moberg, who had been living in Des Moines and teaching in Norwalk for four years, will become the new instrumental music instructor. He won honors at Norwalk for his work with the band. He and Mrs. Moberg will make their home in the former Dwayne Dillavou residence recently purchased by the Scranton Consolidated School. Mrs. Mildred Michener, who taught at. Aplington last year, will be the new homemaking Instructor. Janet Woojridge, a two-year graduate in 1957 from Simpson College, Indianola, will teach second grade; and Jeanne Fausch, a two- year graduate of Waldorf College, Forest City, kindergarten. Lyle Poyzer, who came to Scranton a year ago, will continue as superintendent. Norman Sandberg, high school principal for the past 10 years, will return to. his former post and Velma Wolf, junior high principal for nine years, will continue in her usual position. Others Returning . Other faculty members returning aret high school — William Mehle, coach and mathematics; Carl Whipple, vocational agriculture? Harry Hilts, science; Leone Richardson, English; junior high Will Be Insisted Upon In the Future: Miss Middleton— Surface 'Only Scratched' In Supervision Program for Carroll County Schools By MILDRED MIDDLETON (County Elementary Supervisor until her advancement recently to County Coordinator of Curriculum) The work of elementary supervisor in Carroll County is extensive as well as intensive and enters into many facets of education. A detailed written report of the year's work would not be feasible. Therefore, some of the important activities which are carried on through supervisory techniques in the schools will be briefly discussed in this paper. It Is the hope of the supervisor that the same Intensive program of supervision which has been maintained in Carroll County for seven years will be carried on in the future. As more and more responsibility is placed on the supervisor it may be necessary for secretarial and supervisory help to be employed. It would appear from comments that are made throughout the county that a supervisory program will be insisted upon in all schools in the years to come. When it was rumored that help would be given to the high schools, many people became greatly concerned lest the younger children would be neglected. The surface has only been scratched in supervision in this county. More help should be given in every area of work and the intermediate unit is the logical place for that help to originate. It is the supervisor's responsibility to provide an. overview of philosophy of education, objectives, curriculum, content, procedures of teaching techniques and evaluation of the programs in the schools of the county. Pupils must be studied Intensively and concretely. This involves an understanding of child growth and development accounting for the physical, social emotional and mental status of the child Studies Entire Curriculum The supervisor studies the entire curriculum. She knows the course of study followed in her own county and is acquainted with trends and development of curriculum throughout the nation. These trends and developments are studied in terms of general and specific objectives, remote and immediate objectives, and in terms of local available facilities; Each town's requirements are different. The curriculum has to fit the modes of the community. Even though the basic philosophy remains the same, the program varies to fit the needs of the children with whom the school is concerned. Methods of learning and teaching are studied for each level of pupil maturation in each subject area and in terms of the Interrelationships of the different subject areas. These methods are tried, by the classroom teacher. The results are checked and individual and group conferences are held to discuss the results. As each child is different so is the teacher. The supervisor works with them on many levels of maturation and the program will hot succeed: unless the teacher is willing and ready to participate and believe in what is being tried. It is the supervisor's work.to analyze the elements involved in evaluating a pupil, a class .as a whole and groups within a class. This evaluation* includes acceptable learnings such as mastery of subject matter, acquisition of skills, formation of habits of study, thinking, and the development of attitudes and understandings. Standardized Tests Pupils are evaluated by the teacher, parents, administrators and by their own peers. Standard­ ized tests are given each child each year. These are interpreted by the*supervisor who discusses and analyzes each child with the teacher. 1 Achievement tests are then interpreted to the child and his parents by the faculty members. It is the supervisor's work to help the instructor have a good understanding of. the test results so that the child and parent will derive benefit from them. Mental ability tests are also used as an evaluating measure of the child's ability. Their scores are discussed with- the teacher, but they are kept confidential and are not interpreted to the child or the parent. The supervisor evaluates the child'i achievement record and then groups the children for the next year's work. Each section of the grade is carefully analyzed and the children are grouped according to achievement, personality, emotional stability, chronological age and number of boys**and girls in the class. Environmental influences are studied by the supervisor as children are evaluated. The class, school, home and community affect individual and . group social competence. Classroom Atmosphere Activities or situations must be made available to provide a climate in which children's social and other problems can >be developed. The classroom atmosphere has a great effect upon children's learning. Through in-service meetings the teachers and the supervisor discuss proper classroom arrangement, bulletin boards, library and science corners, reading areas, et cetera. In doing this the supervisor has to be acquainted with various kinds of furniture and its arrangement and with the latest recommendations on building equipment and supplies. This knowledge she shares with the teacher and •with the administrator. One of the most Important duties of the supervisor is to seek ways in which the school may become an integral part of the community. This can be done by enlisting the cooperation of parents and other adults. There are those who consider this work as extra curricula* work of the supervisor. This is not the case, however. The contacts made when the supervisor talks to Women's Clubs, Civic organizations, church groups and adult education groups are invaluable to the success of the school program. Through cooperation with the superintendents, the teachers and the parents, Parent education meetings are held three times each year on each grade level in the various schools. Informed parents are usually cooperative and understanding. Many of these meetings are held at night so that fathers and mothers may both attend. Pre - school conferences, which are held each spring in cooperation with the County Public Health Nurse and Special Education, provides one more means of informing parents about school problems. Through in-service meetings planned in cooperation with the teachers and the administrators, the supervisor develops procedures through which teachers cooperate in the selection of textbooks, library books, supplies and equipment of instruction. Supervisory Details Citizens often ask the supervisor what some of the specific assignments are in connection with the supervisory program. Here are a •few details that keep a supervisor busy: 1. Discussion with individual teachers about their daily program. It is necessary to see that there is a balance of time spent on the 14 Times Herald, Carroll, Iftwa Wednesday, Aug. 14, WT various topics to be studied. 8. Listen to complaints and suggestions of teachers relative- to administrative matters pertaining to children, These topics may include, discussion of various duties in the hall, on the.playground, at the assembly programs, et cetera. 3. Discuss k 1 n'd, quality' and amount of home work that a teacher is expected to give children in a school. 4. Plan specifically for Individualized guidance of all childrem This means that the exceptionally bright get as much attention as the exceptionally dull. 5. Discuss with teachers the philosophy of reporting to parents which is in keeping with the best interests of the child. The supervisor must plan in-service meetings where teachers make out and discuss reports to parents, plan conferences and evaluate the entire reporting program. 6. Providing for vertical correlation is an important responsibility. When the supervisor began studying the curriculum in one school, it was found that the children were studying transportation on five different levels. Scope and sequence is an important factor in the study of Social Studies and the supervisor can help a faculty in the planning of their units of work. 7. More and more requests are coming from the high school teachers who want help in planning for individual differences in children. High school teachers have not had the training that elementary people have had in child growth and development. There is a need for many in-service meetings on seci ondary level The supervisor has made a good beginning in this are«., I. la connection with reports te parents, teachers need to be helped in improving teacher-parent relationships and in learning how to make, home visitations. It is surprising to note the . number of teachers who are uneasy in the presence of the children's parents. 9. teachers have to be motivated to do professional reading. The - supervisor has to plan very carefully ways ih which the teachers can be led to read good Informational materials. 10. AH important detail in the county is concerned with the school, city and county library. Teachers know that children need enriched materials, but they have to be encouraged and motivated to order and then use materials other than the basic text. II. For those schools having an assembly program it is important that the teachers be helped in planning material that will provide the best experiences for the boys and girls. 12. The cumulative records on each child are very important and they must be as accurate as possible. It is the supervisor's responsibility to see that the records are properly kept. Their use is frequently .discussed with each teacher. 13. Even though a good reading program is in progress in the county, it is still necessary for the supervisor to determine procedures for remedial work and preventitive measures for the child with difficulties. If a good reading program is under way, the supervisor knows that the doorway is open to the individual study of children on all levels of ability. 14. Many schools neglect .using the natural and human resources in the community. It is the supervisor's duty to encourage teachers to use all available resources in enriching the program, is: Pressure groups encourage schools to add more and more subjects to the curriculum. A school can spend'only a certain amount of: time on units of work. It is the supervisor's responsibility to advise the school personnel about the units that are important to stud;. The irrelevant must be cast aside if one does not want an over crowded curriculum. 16. Supervisor must know how te select textbooks, library books and professional materials. Books which are not used are not important no matter how well they are written. 17. The supervisor must be professional. She must be an example te teachers. She must attend professional meetings on a local, state and national basis and she must be active in these sponsoring organizations. IS. The supervisor in Carroll County feels that it is important for her to give talks throughout the state at various meetings. As talks are prepared and given by her, the whole county is kept better informed. The schools profit through her experiences with other educators. Flexible Philosophy One could write pages on such duties as Individual conferences, faculty meetings, workshops, committees, educational associations, classroom visitation for observation and study, and visitation for demonstration. These duties are daily routine for a supervisor. The success of a supervisor's work rests in her ability to work with people and accomplish the above duties. No two people are handled in the same way. No two faculty meetings are the same. A supervisor must keep a flexible philosophy that helps her meet each individual problem with renewed, determined interest. and grades—Robert Leonard, junior high and driver training; Opal Calder. sixth; Delores Beck, fifth; Beatrice Gordon, fourth; Thelma Taggart, third; Helen Frease, second; Edna Brady and Margy Pound, first. Beatrice Gordon has completed 25 years on the faculty. Custodians returning will be Wade Presnell and Lindsey Nicholson. An enrollment of about 520 is expected compared with 511 last year. Of the .anticipated number 140 will be in high school, (same as last year) and 380 in the grades. During summer vacation the gymnasium has been equipped with blackout curtains for daytime movies. Aisles have been opened at the end of the bleacher seats making four aisles on each side of the gym instead of two. A new type of window has been installed in Miss Brady's room eliminating a hazard over the sidewalk outside and providing better ventilation for the room. Caribou are polygamous and a stag in his full prime collects as many as he can for his harem. Kilts worn by the. famous Grecian Evzones sometimes contain more than 40 yards of material. Keeping Current... For Economy 1 <&4 In the illustration above, you see a very happy man at a very wonderful moment. The title, the keys and the car are his—and he's starting out on his first journey at the wheel. Of course, there's not much doubt as to why he decided to purchase a new Cadillac. Like everyone else who selects the "car of cars", he did it to "keep current"* so to apeak, on all of Cadillac' 8 new miracles of performance and beauty and comfort. But coming to Cadillac, aa he did, at this particular time of the year, we also suspect that he was inspired by the added motive of practicality. For in addition to the normal Ca-dilltc economies of modest purchase price, bw operating coat and high resale value'—Cadillac dealers are, at this time, seasonally prepared to make Cadillac ownership even more attractive than ever. Because of the demand for used cars and * because of increased production of the Cadillac car itself, . the odds are that this gentleman received both a generous allowance on his previous car and prompt delivery of his new Cadillac. Have you considered how wonderful it would be to step into a Cadillac of your own? Then, you should pay your dealer a visit—spend an hour on 1 the highway in *the luxury of Fleetwood coach* crafting—and get the facts for yourself. You'll agree, we know* that the car is Cadillac —and the time is nowl VISIT YOUR AUTHORIZED GADI&LAd DEALER Jefferson Pilot, 23, Leaps Safely from Jet WENONDA, Ma (tfl - An Air Force F86H Sabrejet crashed off this lower Eastern Shore town Tuesday but its pilot parachuted to safety. Seymour Johnson Air Force Base at .Goldsboro, N.C., home base of the plane, identified the pilot as 2nd Lt. Joseph J. Jackson, 23, son of Ralph J Jackson Jr. of Rt. 3, Jefferson. Iowa. The Air Force said Jackson escaped injury. The Air Force said the plane had jet power failure while ack- son was on a photo gunnery mission. He flew as close to the island as he could, radioed that he had an emergency and ejected himself from the craft at 5.000 feet. A yacht picked up the pilot and later a helicopter from the Chincoteague (Va.) Naval Air Station lifted Jackson to the station Sacred Heart of Tern pie ton Opens Sept. 2 > TEMPLETON - There Willi be one change in the music department and one in the elementary faculty when Sacred Heart School, Templeton, reopens for the new year with a half : day session, Monday, September* 2, Sr. Mary Roger, O.S.F., of the music department has been transferred to Holy Rosary School, LaMotte, and will be replaced by Sr. Mary Georgine, O.S.F. In the elementary grades, Sr. Mary Misael, 'who has been transferred to St. Michael's School, Sioux City, will be succeeded by Sr. Stella Marie. High School Staff The complete high school facul- ty will include the Rev. William Buchholz, superintendent and instructor in religion and Latin; the Rev. Dale Koster, instructor in religion and junior nigh coach; Sr. M. Miralda. principal, mathematics and science; Sr. M. Ermelinde, commercial, Latin, social studies and library; Sr. M. Leonice. English and mathematics; Sr. M. Georgine, glee club and church music; and Willis Jensen, social studies and high school coach. ! Teachers in the grades will be Sr. M. Carina, seventh and eighth; Sr. Stella Marie, fifth and sixth; Sr. M. Alvera, third and fourth; and Sr. Mary Claude, first and second. ' Sr.-"Georgine also will teach music in the grades and give private music lessons on various instruments. Sr. M. Lioba will havs charge of the domestic work in the sisters' convent. Registration will be held August 18. A slight increase is expected in high school enrollment and approximately the same registration as last year is anticipated in the grades. Twenty-six beginners were enrolled last May for the first-year class. Gym Enlarged During summer vacation, the gymnasium has been enlarged and painted. Floors of the entire building have been sealed and waxed. Among new items of equipment added are four new standard typewriters, one electric typewriter and 30 new trimline open-front table desks to accommodate the larger enrollment in high school. Desks and chairs are made of chrome-plated steel tubing with silent glides and solid birch tops. Less than one-fifth of the hogs marketed in the United States are of the meat type. Send Them Back at Their Peak of Health With Enriched MILK or Lake City Dairy Milk contains the right amounts of healthy building proteins, vitamins, calciums and other ingredients jhat ay* )? r «scr$ed for growing children. You'll do them a favpr if you give them plenty of Homogenized Lake City MiUc before school, after school, and any hour of the day. At our store., or ^elivered at your door. BORDEN'S MILK SOiD AT YOUR FAVQRITI STQRI DUtrlbuttJ in th» Cirroll iru by th* Ltk* City Ci-«inwy. FOR HOME PILIVIRY DIAL Ow ttare ,N Waited Wa^Hthr taftwey Perklut L*. ill

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