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Understanding People Through Their Music and Language . . . MUSIC, the UNIVERSAL LAN¬ GUAGE, is used in our social and re¬ ligious life. The CHOIRS and BAND of Andrew Lewis bring us music for many occasions, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, pep assemblies, patriotic programs, and games. This music inspires us, leads us on to greater heights, calms, quiets, and leads to ecstasy or enjoyment. The mood depends upon the kind of music or we may say music puts us in the mood. There are regular classes for CHOIR and BAND, hard work, drill, exercise, and concentration, but all of this is worth the effort to the individual, to the school, and to the community. Music is the same in any language but in order to enjoy music of other lands, we gain much by knowing the language. In the FRENCH CLASSES at Andrew Lewis, the rudiments of the French language are learned. The students learn to sing the vivacious French songs such as Alouette, Au Clair De La Lune, and La Marseillaise, the French National Anthem. Many of the old hymns and songs written in LATIN have been pre¬ served and the students at Andrew Lewis have learned to sing them in Latin, preserving the rhythm and rolling soft sounds of the words. Ave Maria, Adeste Fidelis, and Semper Fidelis are three of the favorite songs of our Latin Classes. Mrs. Nelle H. Peery Mr. Louritz Christensen Miss Dorothy Miller Miss Annie V. Cook Music Band French Latin
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Establishing Self-Sufficiency . . . The path of life is like the steep and unknown way up a cliff which we, as mere beginners, are not yet equipped to tackle. To prepare us for this climb, to help make the way a bit easier, is the purpose of those who teach us. Perhaps the most direct help is the individual GUIDANCE given not only through Mrs. Smith’s office, but to a great extent, by all of the teachers. It is this unofficial and informal counseling that helps us to decide about such matters as going to college, what courses to take, what we are really interested in regarding a vacation, and in what direction our talents may lie. Through their work, we are aided in finding our eventual places in the world. Another source for this guidance is found in the LIBRARY. There are found not only the regular volumes which we use in ordinary day to day school work, but books, pamphlets and similar material describing the myriad trades and vocations. In the library we find what is most valuable, ideas. Through reading the thoughts of others, we are gradually led to think for ourselves. Through dictionaries, thesauruses, and other reference works, we are given the means of expressing these ideas in an intelligent and readable or listenable way. The future events of this world will be decided by just how seriously and how well we have prepared for the physical, as well as the spiri¬ tual aspects of this world. Part of this preparing for the future lies in a broadening of in¬ terests. There are many ways to broaden them, but perhaps most widespread is in the field of music. Mrs. Forrest M. Smith Guidance Mrs. Lake Newton Library Miss Mary Wright Library
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Studying and Enjoying Our Language... English, our Language, our Heritage The minstrel, the troubador, the painstaking monk, the accurate grammarian and the great writer are all a part of our ENGLISH HERITAGE. Each has made his contri¬ bution to our language. What field can boast of such richness of background and broad interests? Even the technical science of GRAMMAR may be intriguing when we try to interpret the thought of the writer by diagraming long complicated sentences. There is a challenge in precis writing to “dig down’’ to get the seemingly hidden meaning of the writer. Then, of course, there is the opportunity and challenge for creative writing, essays, poetry, letters, stories, editorials. In the study of LITERATURE, we may look in on people in all walks of life. We come face to face with the writers, learning and appreciating their style, philosophy, feelings; we know something about their human interests, joys, sorrows, failures and triumphs. We find new friends in fiction; we learn of history in the making, of war, of building up, of tearing down, of hate, of love. In short, we learn of man, his weakness, and his greatness, and of God, the Divine. In the PUBLIC SPEAKING classes, students learn to speak clearly and effectively. The shy student soon forgets himself as he learns to speak with confidence and clarity. Clear thinking and logical reasoning are developed through extemporaneous speeches which are given by the students without preparation. This past year students gave speeches on “Polio and the March of Dimes’’ to civic clubs and other organizations. The Public Speaking classes succeed in developing poise as well as artful speaking. Mrs. Bertha C. Fisher Miss Helen Harter Mrs. Carrie M. Pedigo Mrs. R. W. Spessard Mrs. Ruth Staton Mrs. Pearl C. Strickler Miss Patricia Taylor Miss Velva Wood ' H: ; .
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