Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on August 8, 1974 · Page 16
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Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 16

Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Thursday, August 8, 1974
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16 · Northwest Arkansas TIMES, Thurs., Aug. 8, 1974 FAYETTIVILLE, ARKANSAS Planned As An Open Space School Farmington Elementary School Nears Completion FARMINGTON -- Farminglon Schools will open for the 1974-75 school term on August 26 or Sept. 3. School officials are planning for the earlier . date, but this may have to bo postponed in case the new elementary, school is not ready for occupancy. As things look row the early date will be met howev r er, according to Gilbert Bisher, superintendent. School will open with an anticipated enrollment of between 440-460 in kindergarten through sixth grade, said Dubs Byers, principal of the elementary school. The new school, -loated on a 24-acre site, will provide a great deal of flexibility and stu- (TUvrESphoto By Bay Gray) WASHINGTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL .. .located 'tin' Notth Highland between Lafayette and Maple Streets Integral Part Of Program Kindergarten Now A Reality MRS. VIRGINIA WILSON PRINCIPAL Kindergarten became a reality last year at Washington School and the other elementary schools in the Fayelleville school district. After four years of pilot programs, financed at the state level, legislation was passed last year which allowed school districts in the state to have kindergartens in the public schools. Money to operate the kindergarten classes was given to ·; school districts for each teacher unit and the local districts provided the space and insured that certified kindergarten teachers-' were hired. Specific guidelines :\vere established to establish quality kindergartens. NINE UNITS The Fayetleville district started with nine teacher-units in the 1973-74 s c h o"6 1 year. There was one unit in each elementary school except Butterfield Trail which had space for two units where Root School had space lor only one unit, and Root students were transferred to Butterfield. The principal - of a school plays an important role in the kindergarten program, and should work with the kindergarten teacher to provide a rich rewarding experience for' all students during their first year in public school. These teachers have much to offer in the way of first hanc experiences as well as research and new ideas gained from recent college classes. The kindergarten teacher, in addition to having the proper certification must fit into the existing · faculty a n d be com patible with parents in thi attendance area. The well qualified kindergar ten teacher knows wha teaching aids are necessary t provide a good program 'am the principal and teacher shouli work together in ordering equipment' and supplies. This cooperation is als necessary in keeping within th school's alloted budget. I many cases'this past year loca revenue had to be used t supplement the state allotmei in order to' obtain the qualit of education desired. 1 ENROLLMENT The principal also works wit the kindergarten teacher is as gning and enrolling the 40 stu- ents assigned in two sessions ; the schools. Each student is equired to have a birth certifi- ate and to be five years old efore October 1. It is also equired that a physical e'xami- ation record.and an'up-to : date mm'unization record be pro- ided. As a rule of ..thumb, ounger students are assigned o the morning session and the Ider students to the afternoon roup. The kindergarten curriculum 5 a wholesome creative ap- jroach to learning. It is not watered down version of first [rade. The curriculum consists of xeative play, art, music, sto- ies, poetry,, dramatics, deve- opmental learning activities, ihysical science!, ield trips, free and planned ilay, math, writing, recognition dents will have more freedom to move from one interest area. The building is nearly circular in shape and has 18 sides. A media center is located in the center and a full time library aide and : part time librarian will be in charge. New playground equipment is being installed, including a new slide swing set, volleyball equipment and playground balls. The school Parent Teacher Association (PTA) is assisting in financing the playground equipment cost. Members will also assist in making some play equipment, using tires, barrels, culverts and cross ties, lion teacher and reading teachers this year with 16 classroom teachers, a special educa- tiontcacher and reading teacher. The special education and reading teachers are new positions this year. Ten of the faculty will be new to the school. They are Joy Bizzell and Pam Wynn, kindergarten; Sylvia McCormack, Beth Sherril, and Cathy Tilley, first grade; Quida Owens, second; Alice Widner and Virgie Newsom, fourth; Amanda McAlister, fifth and Judy Worsham. sixth. "We think the new school will be something that students, faculty and .patrons can take pride in. We hope to make il a good example for other open space schools," Byers said. Byers also credited the PTA with assisting in the purchase of supplementary material for he new reading program to be nstiluted this fall. "It is our goal to make it possible tor every child to ac- lieve at his own level and at his own rate," he said. HIGH SCHOOL While there is no new building at the high school this year the buildirrg has undergone extensive renovation. There has been an addition to the gymnasium rest r o o m s and a press box have been added at the football field and an existing building has been remodeled as an agricultural building according to Randall Lynch principal and head basketball coach. Other faculty members are S h a r o n East, commercial Terry Elkins, English; Jim Goi'e, science; Roy Hummel, agriculture; Wayne Simms, au- o mechanics and auto body; Denver Kokensparger, mathematics; Tonya McCuistion, social studies; Jeannirie McMurtrey social studies, driver, education, and girl's physical educaton; Mary Watson, homa e c o n o m i c s ; Carolyn Scott, registered nurse, health occupations; Randy Center, girl's b a s k e t b a l l coach, science, junior football and track coach; Charlie Phillips, head football coach, mathematics; Lonnin Meyers, boys physical: education, social studies and seventh grade boys athletics. The health occupations and auto mechanics and auto body courses are new to the curriculum this year. . of names, labels, and signs. NOT SEPARATE The kindergarten should be a real part of the school, not a separate unit. Students and teachers in grades one through six, should be aware of the five- year-olds and the contribution they make in the school. . Kindergarten attendance is not compulsory so · it is necessary to sell the program to parents who do not see its importance. Parent groups, programs featuring the students and early childhood education associations serve to -help to acquaint the school patrons with the program. The parent-teacher-school relationship should be fostered and can be fostered through planned conferences and reports made by the teacher. Parents are encouraged to visit the classroom. 100% POLYESTER KNIT 60" Wide Reg. 3.98 Yd. · Help your rfiHil to do his best in the coming sdioo! year. A health checkup yyill be rewarded ty better grades,'better deportment; anJ better adjustment to trib rrxtine pf trie school day. When your rMdre'fi pass their health exams, they are surer to pass their school exams. 2 Yard We Pick Up and Deliver Prescriptions East Side of Squats NEW! 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