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

 - Class of 1955

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Developing Skills . . . Robert E. Kinzie Agriculture James E. Peters Paul 0. Schwartz ndustrial Arts In the upward climb, INDUS¬ TRIAL ARTS classes are equally important to the boys who are not interested in agriculture. In SHOP students learn how to cautiously but confidently use a myriad assortment of machine tools. In shop 1 and 2, participants spend six weeks in some of the following areas: elementary drawing, elec¬ tricity, cabinet making, lathe work, jigsaw work, tin can projects, ce¬ ramics, and printing. They are a prerequisite to shops 3 and 4. In shops 3 and 4, students may choose any one of these areas and stay in it for a longer period. This gives the time for making larger and more worth-while projects, such as coffee tables or end tables. In the hobby shop students make hand projects such as leather pocket- books and wallets. To those lacking a half-credit, it is a boon, because either half year may be taken without prerequisites. In MECHANICAL DRAWING, students learn the fundamentals of drafting in preparation for jobs in the fields of engineering, construc¬ tion, manufacture, and design, or simply for use in woodworking, or other hobbies. All in all, the major aim o± shop is to teach students to use their hands as well as their minds, for their greater enjoyment and em¬ ployment.

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Planning Better Homes . . . A nation can rise no higher than its homes. Good home life is the basic training for our climb, for our higher life. Therefore, the science of homemaking plays a very important part in the school. The HOME ECONOMICS de¬ home economics she is able to do her job as homemaker from planning her home down to solving the every¬ day problems of her family with ease and understanding. Helping to better the environment of the home is the purpose of the partment devotes its time to teach¬ ing the students not only the basic fundamentals of cooking and sewing, but also the faith and love which will make their homes an inspiration to lead the family toward greater heights. This instruction is suited for individual needs and is based on informality in class. Among the various arts taught by the Home Economics department are home decorating, personal im¬ provement and child care. When the student has completed her course in AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT. In this department, the student learns how to use the land and other resources, with benefit to him¬ self, to his home, and to his com¬ munity. In the process of learning how to use the various hand and power tools he makes p ractical re¬ pairs to farm equipment ranging -.from a what-not to a trailer. Other phases of agriculture studied by the . ; student are soil conservation, crop rotation, forest conservation, animal husbandry, and general farming.



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Growing Physically Gaining Poise . . . • • • Mrs. Virginia Houchens Mrs. Betty Jo Patsel Miss Jimmy Martin Students, striving toward a higher standard of living and advanced learning, find that they need greater bodily endurance. The body, as well as the mind, grows day by day and needs to be working constantly. Through the pressing need for stronger bodies, the PHYSICAL EDUCATION department has been established. Physical education is a means of bodily development through various activities which are selected and used in the classes with regard to value in human growth, mental de¬ velopment, and behavior. It is a particular phase of the educational program which aims to improve the physical fitness of the girls, encourage interest in sports, promote good sportsmanship, and develop respon¬ sible citizens for tomorrow’s society. Providing experience along with other opportunities in the curric¬ ulum, physical education is im¬ portant in helping each student develop skill in the different sports including basketball, tennis, hockey, volleyball, badminton, and shuffle- board. In order to develop poise, dancing has been included in the program. Fulfilling its purpose to set high ideals, form good habits, and healthy attitudes, the physical education department prepares the student for her place in the world and helps her to set high standards of living which will be of benefit to her as an individual, a citizen, and a future leader.

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