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Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 18

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18 Northwest Arkanta$ TIMES, Thun., Aug. 8, 1974 FAYITTtVILLI, ARKANSAS FFA Officers Dennis Kelly will head the ayetloville chapter of Future turners of America during the hool term of 1974-75. Oilier officers, elected this ast spring, are Kenny Keeter, ice president; David Taylor, ecretary; Cherry Combs, trea urer; Sheila Montgomery, eporter; Randy Hulse, studenl dvisor; Dennis Van Ashe, sen ncl: Joe Litzinger, photogra icr; Sherman Smith, parlia nenlarian and Linda Christian isloriun. (TTMESphoto By Ray Gray) ASBELL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL .. .located on Sang Ave., west oj Wedington Road in the northwest part o] Fayetteville Asbell Completes 12 Years ' Asbell Elementary School "graduated" this year, having finished 12 years in the Fay- eUeville Public School system. ·The school was opened in September 1962 with nine teachers and 240 pupils, grades one through six. The school was named for the late Dr. John M. Asbell. pastor emeritus of the First Christian Church. The properly on which the school is located (between Lewis and Sang Avenues) was the Asbell home site. Of the original teaching staff, Miss Marie Brown, Mys. Lyell Thompson, Mrs. Alice McCoy, Chester Guist remain. (NOTE: Mrs. Marti has been principal since the school opened). The school now has 19 teachers and 450 pupils. ' The role of parents In the school has been important in its development. The Parent Teacher Association was organized in the fall of 1962 and the charter officers were Mrs Fred Hanna, Mrs. Aaron Belli, Ir., Mrs. Keith Peterson and Mrs. Raymond Huff. The PTA has assisted in many projects for the school. Special interests include the library, (he sidewalk from Cleveland Ave. to the school, . r a f f i c lights, audio-visual equipment, patrol boy awards, .he sixth grade picnic, resur- "acing of the concrete areas around the building and the Asbell Gym. Officers for the coming year are Mrs. Harvey Luttrell, president; Mrs. Jack Parker, vice president; Mrs. Bill Shackle- 'orti, secretary, and Mrs. O.E. Luttrell, treasurer. PTA members serve volunteers whenever needed for school activities and programs. The Library-Aide Volunteers were honored this spring with a luncheon arranged hy Mrs. Ann Shumate, Librarian. SCOUTING PROGRAM The scouting program has been active s i n c e the school opened. Cub Scout Pack 62 iponsored the planting of pine trees around the drive in the pring of 1965. Their annual Blue and Gold Banquet a n d Pinewood Derby are exciting events for the scouts. Brownies and Girl Scouts meet weekly at the school. The school facilities were expanded iii 1967 with the addition o f . six classroom areas and a material center - the first Open- Space arrangement in Arkansas. Special grouping and instruction involves grades five and six. Extensive use is made of the materials center, especially the audio-visual equipment. TEACHER AWARDS Special honors have come to Asbell teachers. Miss Marie Brown was named "Teacher of the Year, 1969" by the Junior Civic League. Mrs .Penny Fox was national fourth place winner of the 1973 Kazanjian Economics Award Program and this summer is an instruclo 11 the Economics Workshop a Arkansas State College. Several activities of specia interest for the students hp.v become traditional at Asbel Elementary. The annual K i I Day was first held in the sprin of 1966. On this day the pupil bring kites to fly on the spa cious grounds, parents come t help, and the PTA serves re freshments The Kite-Day Poppers and th Coke. Sellers,,. two. economic projects, sell drinks and popcorn to the pupils. The Hallo ween . Carnival, .sponsored b the PTA, is well-attended. The second grade has plante "living" Christmas, trees th past-'two years. The sprin track events challenge the bes in the Asbell "Roadrunners. Field trips to local business an historical places broaden th pupils' knowledge of the city Musical programs .are presen ted throughout the year which all pupils participate. (TTMESphoto By Ray. Gray) LEVERETT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL · , . .located'at West Cleveland and Garland Avenue in the northwest part oj Fayetteville Leverett Schooi Built In 7939 MRS. MARGARET STEPHAN " PRINCIPAL i Leverett School, originally planned as a six class room school, was built by the Works Progress Administration in 1939 to replace the old structure at Maple and Garland, the present sjle ot Davis Hall. ; Ten years later · when the surrounding county schools vfere taken into the Fayetteville district, the north wing, six class rooms, and a lunchroom were added. The old lunchroom was enlarged and used as an auditorium. r Until 1960 a small work room housed Leverett's collection of library books. At that time a large room in the basement was finished and furnished with shelves and became the library. For the first time children were privileged to make their own book selections during the scheduled visits of their classes. ; REMODELED · In 1968 the auditorium was remodeled to become a library, :he books were catalogued, card ndex files were started, and it was staffed with · an aide, trained in library science. -: ' In the past six years, with the aid of the Parent-Teacher Association and Book Fairs, the library has acquired a variety o f instructional materials, s c i e n c e and perceptual materials as well as books. It has come to be known as the Instructional Materials Center, (IMC.) Materials are no longer duplicated for several classrooms, bui shared so a wider variety is available for the varied talents and interests of children. This has enriched the curriculum for all grade levels. This coming year, for the first time, the IMC will be staffed with a half-time certified librarian as well as an aide. This will make it possible to plan with teachers through out the school year for the use of the resources. A staffed IMC will provide one more way for teachers to individualize, and enrich the core curriculum. DISCOVER CONCEPTS Facts and "yes" and "no" answers have not had top priority at Leverett. Hopefully children will learn to inquire an discover concepts rather than memorize facts. The philosophy that the first requirement for a child's iuccess is a good self image is the basis for an enrichment program. The IMC, the source of a variety of. materials, with a staff member to help a child, is basic to this philosophy that children find satisfaction in achieving and being successful with their peers. Children discover that while they have a variety of talents, all have the same basic needs of respect, skills, and empathy with their classmates. 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Choosing Courses Most collegians not only ge o choose the courses they take iut also pick out the class sche [ule and the professor in iliarge. Major Influence Around half the college eniors contemplating graduate r professional school attcnd- ,nce indicated influence of larents, friends, and relatives as R major factor in their deci- Th* finding was part of « study entitled "The Graduates" c o n d u c t e d by Educational Testing Service. ' Some 21,000 students in 94 colleges were surveyed. Within the group only one in ten attributed influence to a graduate school recruiter and one in four to a guidance counselor. Enrolment . There were 531 student* in ' Washington. School, 266 at Jefferson; 219 at Leverett arid 76 at Henderson in 1885. Th. TIMES It On Top of Th« N«w« Seven Days a W»efcl MUSIC LESSONS Parents, now's the time to enroll your child in music lessons. Music lessons are guaranteed to bring your child a lifetime of enjoyment. Piano and Organ instruction any time of the day. CALL NOW AND MAKE APPOINTMENT HAMMOND ORGAN STUDIOS 'olunleered to work in the IM lext year. They will be trained o .be proficient in one task, me they feel most comfortable doirrg. The librarian and aide, elieved of these tasks, have more lime to work with children. The IMC is one of the best ·esources of individualizing :hildren's work. Next year Leverett will have inly ten teachers for grades one o six, and the IMC will become even more important to child- en. SELF SERVE SHOES 416 N. College ^^B^p^p^- · OPEN FAYETTEVILLE 9:0011119:00 Hiway 71S. Springdsle LATEST FASHIONS! LOWEST PRICES! BEST VALUES! Ladlts - Teens LIL PUMPS GYMSH CASUAL FLATS $429 * converse BOYS SPORTY OXFORDS OXFORDS HI TOP VIABl IM U.S.ft TWO TONE STYLES LACE OXFORDS DRESSES Go Back-To-School ff WE STOCK SEWING MACHINES . . . AND OUR TERMS MAKE BUYING ONE FOR BACK-TO-SCHOOL SEWING EASY . . . EVEN FOR STUDENTS! 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