Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on August 8, 1974 · Page 19
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August 8, 1974

Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 19

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Classes To Begin September 16 Community School Starts Second Year The second year of the Fayetteville Community School will get underway here when classes begin Sept. 16. Larry Vest, who accepted the position of director a year ago this month, is confident the program will continue .to make the strides'.it has in the past. The director's position is with the Fayetteville Public Schools, tout the program and his salary come from a grant of the Lev i- Strauss Foundation through its local branch in Fayetteville. The total grant is $24,000, to be paid over a three year period on a descending scale. The foundation provided $12,000 the first year; and will give $8,000 this year and $4,000 the final year. "This !s not categorical money. They don't tell you what to do. It is to get the program started, and in operation, with personnel, operating expenses and supplies," Vest explained. In addition to the Levi-Strauss The Mott Foundation established the model Community School Program in Flint, Mich, and is assisting other areas to carry out the community school concept. The Mott grant is adminis- ered at the Regional Center or Community - Education at irkansas A. and M. College and he University of .-Arkansas is a satellite of the A and M Conor... " Dr. grant- the making .a Molt Founation is $6,000 contribution . each of the three years. SERVE AS MODEL "Fayetteville was selectee because .the promise is here o developing a program which may serve as a model for the state; The cooperation among the schools, the city and the University of Arkansas makes it progressive and creates good atmosphere for something new," Vest said. ' Joe Thorn has recently ieen hired for the community education department of t h e College of Education, He will assist in coordinating the state activities. Hopefully this wiU make the Fayelteville program a model, Vest said. There are only four community schools in .he state. In addition to t h e Fayetteville project, there are programs at .Texarkana, Monticello and-Rogers. DISTRICT SUPPORTS Vest, who has experienced some misunderstanding ahoul the school financing the projecl explained that the local district does provide some support "This is in the nature of providing "in-kind" service. The district provides space for the pro grams, some custodial care anc utilities," he said. "After these initial funds run. out the program hopefully wil be at a stage, if not 100 percent largely self-supporting. This is what we are working toward The self - support will c o m e mainly from participation fees 'hese are turned back into the program to develop new activi- ies," Vest said. The program has created ome confusion in the minds of s c h o o l patrons. · "The first mpression that people have is hat it is adult education. It s hard to explain, since we are oing some of the same things, Ml we are not duplicating. We lave the same goals and arc leaded down the same road to provide services;" Vest said. 'He explained the major dis inction is that adult education deals with academic and voca- ional opportunities chiefly vhereas the Community School acts to coordinate and expand all community resources to meet the needs and interests of the residents. This can range from pre - school to the senior " jut. mi'u mu uenuuis iruill me school," Vest said. While the formal program gut inderway a year ago Vest said .he concept has been in operation here for at least 12 years." After members of the school board, the administrative staff and interested lay ' persons made an inspection tour of the Flint. Schools. , NOW A REALITY "It started then and it is now a . : reality, - m a d e possible because cooperation already existed in the communitj schools. This cooperation has provided the open air pavilions at the schools, and built the gymnasium and soft ball park at Asbell. The city and schools pooled their-resources and this vus mati;iiuu uy leuviai muuu.v. Now the facilities are used by he city summer recreation program, the Y«w4h Center and the schools. Already there is a wic base for community activities and this will 'expand," Vest said. Vest commented that in the past year 76 school initiated activities have started. This in- pcrsons participated in the 12 and enrichment classes at west campus in addition to those initiated through the community school. · This summer more than 300 eludes adult education classes classes sponsored as the first summer program in five years. "The oummer classes had ···HMMMHMBHMM^^HB^M^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ ^·^^^^··MMPPPVIIPHH )een discontinued because of a auk of participation, but the 300 registrants indicate there is a renewed interest," Vest said. FALL SCHEDULE Tentatively scheduled for this fall are classes in indoor roller skating, international (-coking classes, belly dancing, self defense lor women, cosmetics, crewel embroidery, qiiiltlng, lole painting, needlepoint and kniting. NerlhWMt Arkarna* TIMES, Thura., Aug. 8, 1974 FAYCTTIVILLI, AKKANIAt "We are working for quality. If you give people something good they will tell someone else about it and this is Uie w a y the program will grow," t h e director commented. Vest, is interested in suggestions for future activities. He invites residents who are skilled In a craft to contact him. and anyone who would like to s e a a certain course offered. A tea-, cher docs not have to be certified to instruct these courses, but they do need to be skilled in their craft or-'hobby he explained. The director may ba reached by calling 521-8701. adult," he said. ·Many times community can the school help organizations to do what they a r e already doing. For example, ha said, if they can use one of the schools to centralize their activities, they can request it. The use of the school building toy the community is the basic principle behind the .program. "Jt is a,return to the little red schoolhouse concept of making the school the neighborhood center. The elementary schools are already strategically located to serve the various population centers and the Community School is there to help them (TTMESphoto By Ray Gray) SECOND YEAR FUNDING RECEIVED . . .Vest, discusses Community School program with Leoi-Strauss ojjicials Steve Hays, personnel manager (center) and Henry Dunsworth, assistant plant manager SSitfc^ · 4;'/ fif'i;^/: i ,·* *' " m^^^m/-'', 'i^Ssr'.{'·£ ^laiiM^' OOOPERXXTIVE CORPORATION LEARN TO DANCE ELEANOR WILLIAMS DANGE STUDIO For Girls and Beys. Age 3V4 through 13 COMBINATION CLASS OF ... · ACROBAT · TAP · BALLET · MODERN JAZZ Personality Singing and Baton Given With Routine Accepting Pre-Registration for Fall Studio Will Be Located 3 Miles East of Root School, Highway 45. Phone Mrs. Eleanor Williams 521-5373 SAVE ON MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS FOR THE COMING SCHOOL YEAR! An Important Part Of Your Child's Education! · Playing the Piano at a Party · Playing in the School Band : · Taking Part in a Concert · Enjoying the Pleasure of Music AL ARE A PART OF YOUR CHILD'S EDUCATION ASK ABOUT OUR RENT-A-PIANO PLAN Music Headquarters for Northwest Arkansas GUISINGER 5 Southeast Corner Square Phone 442.2401 FALL FASHION REPORT FABRICS 1. Double Knits--brushed look of wool 2. Challls--funky prints ~ 3. Vekrar--evening 4. Jersey--prints and solids 5. Slinky and Shiney-GUtlery 6. Fakes--sirrde-Ieather-furs 7. Quilts--coordinates with flats and puUbuls " PATTERNING 1. FLORALS--provincials - darks and Hack grounds 2. GEOMETRICS--art deco - miniature coordinating with large pattern 3. FIGURATIVES--novelty - wacky labels · charaters 4. FOLKLORICA--peasantry - florals - attic dark 5. TWEEDS HEATHERS--mens wear - inspired - coordinates COLORS 1. DUSTIES: winter white, dusty blue, coral, silver grey, rose beige, mauve pink, frosty green 2. ATTIC DARKS: teal, rust, chestnut, spruce, aubergine, navy 3. SCHOOL HOTS: electric blue, grass green, orange, brick red, amethyst 4. DAY/NIGHT: gold, black, beige, brown, silver CHALLIS FUNKY FALL PRINTS FOLKLORIC DUSTY DARKS 100% Rayon -- 45" Wide -- Machine Washable Reg. $2.98 SPECIAL Yard Authorized. Bernina ·: Dealer " Ml ^ - J- SEWING CLASSES FABRIC CITY HAS A SEWING CLASS TAILORED JUST FOR YOU --CALL OR INQUIRE TODAY FOR FALL SCHEDULE OPEN THURSDAY 'TIL 9 P.M. FABRIC C Evelyn Hills ''Get With The Girls Who Make it" 521-5300

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