Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on August 14, 1963 · Page 16
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 16

Alton, Illinois
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Wednesday, August 14, 1963
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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 14, 193§ ALTON EVENING TELEGRAPH HMVKN '.'AM Student Creative? WASHWGTOfo, D.C. - Time wns when a youngster who was messy, stubbotrt, tilde and lazy was apt to be heckled at home rind scolded irTsohool. But this I* tlie new age of research. And research keys the messy, stubborn, 'rude and lazy youngster nrtay be just the type the nation needs. He may be creative. Look at. If. this way, say I he researchers: what you would normally think of as messy, stubborn, rude and lazy may nol be MSRL at. all to the young- slor involved. In fact, to birr MSRL may be a higher type of order, logic, courtesy, and activity. It's quite possible, they say I hat the creative youngster may actually need to be MSRL in order to be creative. It may bo tough on parents and touchers but. the creative youngster might need a certain amount of moss around 1 lilm If he's to delve deeply 1 into the things that, fascinate him. And his rudeness may mean he's thinking, and therefore Inattentive to the social amenities. And thinking does not have to be done at a school desk. The brain can- work while the body is flat and the eyes arc closed. K. Paul Torrance of the University of Minnesota who lias conducted extensive studies to determine creative characteristics of young children believes j they prefer to learn, not by authority, but in creative ways in which they can explore, manipulate, question, experiment, and test (heir ideas. He has also found that stubbornness — an indifference to the ideas of oth- nrs — is one of the most, pervasive characteristics of creativity. But parents — 'and teachers loo — have demanded that children learn by authority and have tried to overcome stubbornness. In a recent booklet published by two units of the National Education Assn., Dr. Torrance reports the results of a survey in which more than 1,000 teachers listed characteristics they valued highly in their students. Stubbornness came in 30th. "From the results," he says, "it would appear that it is more important to teachers in the United States that, their pupils be courteous, do their work on time, be energetic and visibly industrious, be popular and well liked by their peers, be..recep- live to the ideas of others, :be well rounded, andfibe willing to accept: the judgments of authorities than to be courageous." And parents think the same way, he gays. "Obviously, such a pattern of values is more likely,".he concludes, "to produce a people ready for braimvashing than one able to resist it and to think creatively." He suggests that teachers and by implication Barents relax their authoritarian ways by making assignments which call for original work and by asking questions which call foi original answers — not just the 'right' answer. He says youngsters' unusual questions ant ideas should not be dismissed out of hand. And their attempts lo do things in a different way should not be stunted'.' This will not \ necessarily make for peace and quiet In the classroom — or in your home — but your youngster may have research on his side. BACK IN SERVICE The two-room, frame Mason School school has been pressed into service to in Godfrey shines with a new coat of relieve overcrowding at other schools paint and will be ready for 50 students in Godfrey, at the opening of school Sept. 4. The New Pupil Orientation Plan Set New Student Orientation program nt Alton Senior High School will he held Tuesday, Sept. 3. The program will begin at I p.m. with a general assembly for the new students in the Auditorium, following the assembly students will pick up their class schedule sheet and move to (be various classes where Instructors will Introduce themselves, list rentals and fees for their classes, and give as much information as pos sible within the time lihnits. At 3:30 the students will reassemble on the west terrace of the building for refreshments, and individual and group discussions. "Although (be time will be limited," according to Dean Taylor, director of counseling and guid' ancc, "we hope the program will help case the first day 'jitters' that new students experience. Attendance is voluntary, but school personnel strongly recommend It a:; an aid to n 'running start' the next day, Wednesday, the first actual school day." Last' year'more than 700 new .students attended the orientation program. RoxanaWill OpenSchool On Aug. 30 ROXANA — Opening day of ichool in the Ro.xarm Community Unit School District will be on Aug. 30, il lifis been announced. Proceeding the opening day, a eachers' workshop will be held >n Aug. 28 tincl 29. Other events listed on the school lalendar are: Sept. 2, Labor Day (holiday); Oct. 11, IEA conference; Oct. 13. Vludison County Teachers' Workshop; Nov. 1, end of first quar- er; Nov. 10-1G, American Educa- ion Week; Nov. 11, Veteran's Day, (holiday); Nov. 28 and 29, Thanksgiving vacation; Dec. 23, Christmas vacation be- ins and extends through Jan. 1; Jan. 17, end of semester; Feb. 12, incoln's Birthday, (holiday); March 20, end of third quarter; March 26-30, Easter vacation; April 3, Madison County Institute; May 24, baccalaureate; May ,, -junior high and high school graduation. '••;••, ^ Bunker Hill High to Have 8-Period Day BUNKER HILL — An • eight- period day will go into effect at Bunker Hill High School when school opens for the first full day on Sept. 3, Mason Holmes, superintendent, has announced. Heretofore the school had a six-period day. The incoming class is expected to consist, oi 75 students. There were 41 in the 1963 graduating class. There will be eight periods of equal length with school beginning around 8:45 a.m. and ending at 3:30 p.m. This will mean four or five subjects, physical education, plus extra curricular activities and study hall time. Time in each subject will be used to lecture and explain new items and assignments are to be clone outside of class. from the pages of SEVENTEEN MA'GAZINE . . of course brings you . by douglas marc ...record-breaking sqmphonq of color compatibles... for back-to-school wear... or SAVE NOW!! AT CARSON Limit One, Sorry, MB Phone Ordan * BLACKBOARD disc-wise; hand-screened print wool V-neck pullover; classic sheath skirt ^ lush. mohair and wool Slssq cardigan; two-button wrap skirt & wool shaker knit slip-on With Mnks-on-llnks detail, with fashion's favorite. Culottes & turtle-neck pullover borrowed from a fisherman fully fashioned in fur-blend; hip-stitched, box-pleated skirt /ff psuedo front-closing on this fullu, fashioned slip-over In fur-blend; wool . 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