Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on August 8, 1974 · Page 24
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August 8, 1974

Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 24

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TIMK ' T974 as Pupils '' Expected At ; Butterfield ·: - DEAN MAY '; PRINCIPAL' · Butterfie|d T r a . i l School, Which has also been dubbed VOleo Pasture" in Jest, has completed its sixlh'year. ?It opened in the [a(l of 1D68 with a pupil capacity of 300 and H teachers. Since then acldi tions -have been efqqtqd which brings it to its present capacity of GOO students and 24 faculty members. 'Forecasts of enrollment this year puts the number of stu- dfcnls at 435 with 17 teachers. However, it is difticult to pre- djct 'since today's society is very mobile. 'In addition to th,e administrative staff and class room tea- cfiers". specialists In music, Etring'orchestra and speech and a' material center coordinator assist in the instructional pro. -.The instructional program is further augmented by teacher aides who assist in the physical education program and in the kindergarten. STRONG PROSflAM ;°A strong volunteer program, triade up of parents of Butterfield students, has been developed." The volunteers provide a plus factor which cannot be gained jn any other way. The volunteers become more c!6se|y involved in the school and both benefit from th.e closer cooperation. Volunteers, donate a great number of hpqrs of time and effort to th.e material center and to the tutoring program. .During · lh.e surrmier school acfmjnijtrators have been involved in staff meetings wh?re plaftf were developed which will bf implemented in the coming year. The- staff niee.tings are part of a continuing self-evaluation program, which affects ad- rnjpisiralors as well as classroom teachers. These ' in5.ervic.e programs trielu4e evaluation of the currj- cujum. Investigation of testing programs and services. A highlight was a special workshop designed to assist each school iri'its accountability to the public. Conferences are hold frequently with teachers and outside consultants on special programs. Each of the nine elementary tchoo|s in the cjly have the safne objectives for educational excellence, but each h.as a definite personality and an individual approach to obtaining this goal. NATURE STUDY Butterfield Trail, one of the schools built with the open sp'ace concept in mind, has a pond which forms Ih6 nucleus for an unusual nature and science, program- The popd, built originally as B . ' f a r m pond - o n the acreage purchased for the school site has undergone many changes In the six years. An island has heen estab: I'shed and walkways built. Wild seed has been planted to provide food and cover for wjld birds and the. pond stocked with fish. A swinging bridge at the nearby dam is also planned. The pond provides first hand study of marine life for science classes at Butterfield and is the site for field trips or other schools. ; OPEN SPACE fhe open space 'program fos ters a good working relationship between staff and students. There is more involvement and cooperation in a "give-and- take" situation. Students have an'J opportunity for individual growth and there i$ a greater interplay and interaction between students of all ages. Another special feature is the ' (TiMESphoto By R»y Gray) BUTTERFIELD ELEMENTARY SCH66L . .located on Old Missouri Read, north of Rolling Kite Dciot ' . . (TTMJSpholo By Ray Gr»y) To Open On September] The Eleanor Williams Dance Studio for Children wjll open Sept. 3 for its second year. The classes wjll be. conducted n the new studio located three nlles east of Root School on iwy. 45 east.'T.he new:building s at the same location where classes were held last fall. The studio offers combination :lasses of tap, ballet 4nd acror 5al with personality singing and jaton. with routines for children ages thre.e and one-half through high school. . "Dancing and exercise should be fu.n and relaxing'and can develop poise, coordination and expression through body discipline," said Mrs. Williams. · ' EXPERIENCING Jfrs. Williams ha? h a d 15 years teaching experience and formerly was owner and in- Sfriiptor of two lafge franchise studios in Phoenix, Ari?. She also taught In San Antonio, Tax-., and in Tennessee and Kentucky. She served as a volunteer teacher at (he Children's Shelter in Sap Antom'o and at the Wesley Community Center ip Phoenix. She received her training in Alabama, Missouri, Kansas, Texas, Arizona and California. Her students have entertained at state and coimty 'fairs, women's organizations, cjvic clubs and many'other organizations. In addition to teaching dance Mrs. Williams has worked as a physical .education and avt teacher in Tennessee and as a substitute physical education and art teacher for the Fayetteville school system. Mrs'. Williams will be assisted Registration Now Underway At Bentonville Schools -- Enrollment for kindergarten and new elementary school students in jhe Bentwille school district " w i l l continue when school has bsgun and gnti! Aug, 20 starts, ride.the bu? to school and those in afternoon classes · can . ride the bus home. Thirteen new teachers have been hired for the elementary school for the J974-75 year, as well as three professional teacher aides. All kindergarten students \y}U|...» --«,.,,. need official birth certificates. I Eight new teachers join the Other n«w students will need faculty at the Middle School as a record of immunisation shots.'does one professional aide. Four This year's kindergarten pro- ew faculty members will teach gran} has moved from the First the high school. Baptist and First Christian Churches info a building at 301 S.W. Third St. NEW PROGRAMS Students at Thomas Jeffejriop 5Iern?i\tat7 School Cap look forward to several new programs including an art class; a hew reading series for grades one through sixth with attention given to individual reading levels: and physical education hd health training, A second fulUtime counselor will join the elemeftlary school faculty.. Additional teacher ajdes wilrbe provided this year by the school's Parent-Teacher Association. New middle schopl students can enroll for the coming year from now until Aug. 14. Counselors' offices will be open between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Students whp attended a B?n- by her four daughters, Lynda, Donna and Gina. Joy, Recycling Center established on the school'grounds. The center is a teaching too! for ecology and m o h e y collected from selling newspapers is funneled back into school projects.' The center is located in a separate bulilding and persons bringing newspapers "are asked tirh'ave Ihenrtied and'bundled securely. Parents and 'school patron; are invited to visit tlje'scho'd'l:' I6nyille school last year and registered in the spring can pick up their enrollment cards o n ' A u g . 20, the first day of school. the Bsntonville Middle School will have a new aminislrative assistant, Jjm White, who will work with the school principal, Rjchard /Weaver. High -school students new to (he District can enroll fropi now until Aug. 16 in the counselors' offices that will. be open between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. daily. Orientation for new students wi|l h$ve a new administrative Ihe study hall on Aug. 13. This orientation is not for freshman who attended the Middle School last year. . SCHEDULES Schedule changes must be made before Aug. 20. Enrollment cards for students who registered in the spring may be picked up on Aug. 20. Transportation for students ivill be- along the sarne bus routes 'as last y'ejr. ' ten youngsters will b« transportation ope way only. Those in morning classes · cap 'MISS AMERICA SHOES KEEP ON TRUCKIN' IN TIRE TREADS FROM MISS AMERICA SHOES. Thunder looks io wear all day, everyday. A basic, natural kinej of shoe io go with your basic, natural jeans and work-shirt. Move on down to your Miss America store and va-room out in your kind of look. 21.00 Navy arid Camel Nortfjw«tf Arkonwi Plaza Shop Dftily till p.m. Jefferson. Sckool Has 275 Pupils MRS. MILDRED VESCALONI PRINCIPAL T h e exterior of Jefferson school, built In 1S30 does not reveal the very modern approach (o education which is carried out In the school. ( to step with current school plant housing .trends extensive interior renovations, refurblsh- ings, and decorations now enhance the original structure. A modern four classroom unit constructed in 1562 houses the kindergarten and first grade groups. The past year Innovalrie playground facilities 'and a recreation pavilion were provided through the combined efforts of the local Parent Teacher Association, the University of Arkansas architectural students, the City Recreation Department, and the school system. BI-BACIAL ENROLLMENT Jefferson School serves a biracial population of approximately 275 children living in the 'eneral area from the court ousa south to the Fayelleville airport along the 71 Hwy. route. Children are transported to Jefferson School by two buses from rural areas. The Jefferson faculty is composed of a principal, a portime certified librarian and a trained aide, ten regular classroom teachers, two special education teachers, a kindergarten teacher and an aide, and on a part time basis in niusie. There are also auxiliary services provided by a speech teacher, limited counseling services, a social Worker and nurse. Two university education stu- depts work under the direction Joe Holt in the area of physi' cal education. Along with the certified v .~..--,..,,.. T.' Ray GrtsO JEFFERSON SCHOOL ...locdrfed ot 612 S. College Jejferson serves students in.tJze south east.pq.rt oj Fogetteoitle tegchiriE faculty, Jefferson School children have the opportunity of working with parent tutors, university students, and reading, math, science, etc. The building is unusually well kept through the services of a competent custodial. A secretary is the Hason contact for the school clientele. A head cook and three aides provide the nourishing and tasty food for the hungry Jefferson crew. The kindergarten, added last year, has expanded the educational advantage provided. TEACHING PLAN The organizational plan for teaching in the first t h r e e grades at Jefferson School is that of the self-contained classroom. A group o£ children is placed with a. teacher for the major portion of the' school day because of the. many opportun- ties it provides for planning and developing integrativa experiences which promote wholeness and continuity in children's learning, the availability of large blocks of time, and the informality of time schedules, and the need for children to Identify with a group of children and develop close and varied relationships. Jefferson School has two well equipped classrooms for children throughout the city between the ages of six and 11 who qualify for special education. A combined multi-grading grouping is used in the upper three grades at Jefferson School. ' jUiflU^rafflng I» whereby "Children one, two, or three sequential grades are assigned to a swflt class corn'prlstag two or Wore grade le'yils.' The departmentalized aspect of the program allows the Ua- chers to teach reading, sptffis*. arithmetic,' social studies,, music, and physical e as separate subjects in blocks of tirne; so the subject matter specialists : have . th« opportunity to bring rlcJWr teaching and learning toto tee classroom. . To see a modern «dl6$J housed in a traditional btrildicf, please visit Jefferson School. New combo for the jean crowd It's a casual suit you d wear on a date, to a party -- anywhere you go where you want to be rM.cely put-together, without be- irig stuffy. Shirt style or short Western jackets and matching flare jeans with belt loops. Carefree brushed denim, corduroy, or all polyester. Jeans $14- $16 Jackets $19-$27.50 MENSWEAR N.W.A. PLAZA

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