Andrew Lewis High School - Pioneer Yearbook (Salem, VA)

 - Class of 1942

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them to become established socially and economically, after leaving high school. The Home Eco¬ nomics department strives to keep in touch with older mothers and help them to meet their needs. Industrial Art has found its place in the best high schools of today. Boys of our school are given advantages over their fathers by having the opportunity to use machinery and tools placed at their disposal in the school shop. They are instructed how to use tools correctly and to care for them. Through practice, they learn how to make articles equal in appearance and beauty to those on the markets. They study the sources of raw materials that go into the construction of these articles. They learn the value of skill in the different processes of construction. Through work in our school shop, many boys receive training for profitable occupations. Before leaving high school, they learn to use equipment and tools far too expensive for them to have purchased as individuals and yet they are ready to follow a trade which they love. Today our country is fortunate in having skilled mechanics, nurses and many other persons gifted in doing practical work. Even though our high school graduates are not classified as skilled, they at least have the foundation on which to build. The Home Economics department and the Industrial Arts department are helping our school toward the molding of better citizens. Girls and boys, who have done the work in Andrew Lewis, can better care for themselves when they go out into the community to make an honest living. —Mary Elizabeth Boone

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Mo me Economics and Jndustrial Jrts- Crcativc Jnstinct A Typical Home Economics Class There are many highly intelligent people who are not considered scholars. The study of foreign languages, history, poetry, art, and music makes no appeal to them. In their minds and souls, the creative instinct is very strong. They love to do things with their hands, they enjoy seeing the finished product of their labor. This type of woman enjoys making good bread, baking cakes, decorating homes, designing and finishing becoming costumes, even planning formal dinners and banquets. This type of man enjoys tearing apart and rebuilding anything mechanical. The instinct that was destructive in his babyhood becomes constructive in his manhood. He delights in making airplanes, houses, automobiles, furniture and ships. Our school has two departments—Home Economics and Shop—whose purposes are the culti¬ vation of these creative instincts. The maintenance and improvement of family life through its educational program is one of the major purposes of the Home Economics department. Some problems which girls study in this department are family relations: how children must cooperate with each other and with their parents to make a success of the family. They study family health as affected by food, clothing and daily habits of living. They study child development, touching only lightly, of course, upon child psychology. One study that is very important is the family budget. Estimating the income and studying wise buying contribute a great deal to the family’s happiness. All of the course is well balanced by giving careful study to recreation and use of leisure time. In recent years, our Home Economics department has kept in touch with young women and helped -sy{ 66 }•



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Bus mess and Agriculture Mrs. Humphrey’s Bookkeeping Class The Business and Agriculture departments of Andrew Lewis give more direct training for a vocational field than both the other departments. The purpose of the Business Department is to help furnish a background for life after securing a high school education. Every one at sometime or another engages in business transactions, as a consumer if in no other way. Students of commercial subjects get vocational training through which they develop certain marketable skills which many boys and girls make use of while still in high school because this enables them to prepare assignments in other courses with greater ease. Those who plan to con¬ tinue their education hope that the drudgery may be taken out of college courses and that their technical knowledge and skill added to academic and other professional courses will be an entree to good positions later on. -Cj 68

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