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

 - Class of 1955

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Learning To Belong . . . The Eighth Grade is the founda¬ tion grade in the five-year high school system. The ENGLISH course is divided into four paits. Library science is given in the fall to acquaint the new pupils with the A. L. H. S. Libraiy. Fundamentals of grammar are reviewed and studied further. The spring semester in¬ cludes Greek and Roman mythology which serves as a backgiound for literature and history. Selected poems and stories are read for entertainment as well as for ap¬ preciation of good literature. In this grade, the student should begin, at least, to appreciate his heritage, the English language, his language. SOCIAL SCIENCE in the ' Eighth Grade is a combination of history, geography , civics, and current events. Global facts, gained from books, newspapers, and films, fur¬ nish background material for seeing our country as a part of a world community. This concept of our country is introduced by a unit called Global Facts, which is followed by a detailed study of the leading nations of the world. In such studies the history, geography, and government of the country is considered and brought up-to-date by use of the current material found in our newspaper. Mrs. M. Chapman Mrs. E. Hartigan Miss M. Kidd Mrs. M. Parrish Mrs. E. Sacra Mrs. E. K. Wertz -•4 19

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Preparing For The Business World . . . Miss Mary Goodwin Typing and VOT Miss Virginia Lawrence Bookkeeping, Typing Mrs. Dematris Meador Typing, Bookkeeping Miss Elsie Proffit Stenography, Typing W. B. Clem Consumer Education Distributive Education In the broad field of BUSINESS there are many opportunities for the student to reach greater heights. He is prepared to serve in social, religious political and diplomatic fields. To the ambitious, there is always an urge to climb higher. The BUSINESS DEPARTMENT at Andrew Lewis has grown tre¬ mendously during the past years. Now, training is available for almost any branch of business the student prefers. Excellent courses in typing, stenography, bookkeeping and general business are offered. This year a new addition is the VOCA¬ TIONAL OFFICE TRAINING which acquaints the students with the different types of office machinery being used in local business offices. This plan, with the cooperation of local businessmen, also provides jobs for the student during the afternoon. Thus the student is well experienced for his future occupation. Another course providing jobs for the students and preparing them for business is DISTRIBUTIVE EDUCA¬ TION. Having graduated from high school, some students will con¬ tinue their development through a college education while others will enter the business field. Distributive Education enables the student, who wishes to enter business, to get training and experience during the senior year of high school. These students attend regular classes dur¬ ing the morning and leave school at noon to work in ROANOKE OR SALEM BUSINESSES.



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Wondering . . . Beginning To Use Formulas . . . Mrs. D. Chick Miss Frances Hurt Mrs. Julia Hylton Mrs. L. Jennings Miss M. J. Maxwell The aims of EIGHTH GRADE SCIENCE are to present to the pupil, in an appealing, but general way, the tacts and principles neces¬ sary to give him an understanding and appreciation ot his environment, to help him adapt himself to the modern world in which he lives, to cultivate his skills in problem solving and to train him to work and think scientifically. There is little in life that is not affected by science and careful, accurate observation in¬ creases the ability to do any job better no matter what it is. The course explores the fields of meteorology, astronomy, chemistry, electricity, biology, health, and con¬ servation. Its aims are to encourage and stimulate the youth of today to keep on the upward path of life. Another subject which greatly aids the struggling youths on one of life’s greatest climbs is mathe¬ matics. The purpose of EIGHTH GRADE MATHEMATICS is to convey to pupils an understanding and appreci¬ ation of the role of mathematics in many phases of modern life, and to develop some degree of skill in solving real problems that arise. Fundamental skills of preceding grades are reviewed; concepts of elementary plane geometry are intro¬ duced; formulas for finding the area and volume of simple figures are studied; percentage and its uses, insurance, banking, taxes, invest¬ ments, and measurements including the rule of Pythagoras are empha¬ sized. Preparation for academic courses is integrated with practical, every¬ day mathematics.

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