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Page 123 text:
Youths Learn Typing
Skills For Future Use
What was typing about? Typing taught students how
to type and to know the keyboard. Students first
learned about "homerow". This consists of the letters
A,S,D,F,G,H,J,K,L, and , "and A student then
learned what letters the finger must move up, down, or
sideways in order to read other keys.
Typing was a business oriented class. It allowed
students to learn speed and accuracy which is
required for a secretarial job. Typing may also be used
in one's day to day life for typing term papers, essays,
book reports and much more. In Mrs. Judith Roeske's
typing class students had timings to see how many
words they could type in a minute with one or no
errors. Mrs. Fioeske also had competitions between
classes which encouraged students to do well. Typing
may not sound like a fun class, but it could turn out to
be a fun and a rewarding experience.
A. Mrs. Judith Ftoeske, explains fingering positions. B. Students
work on timing test. Pictured are Douglas Bell 1123, Vance
Westerberg 1113, James Barfield 1103, Glenn Messke 1103, John
Nolten 1113, and Mark MacKenzie 1103, who are taking test.
K ri H N
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Learned For Future
What do students learn in Personal Finance?
Students learn exciting skills such as owning a
business, how to apply for a job, investments, money
management, learning how the income tax system
works and even filling out sample income tax forms.
Personal Finance also teaches the rights and
responsibilities of our economic system, and how to
balance a checkbook. All students participate in a
classroom job interview. Many films are viewed in class
to teach how personal finance works. Magazines and
booklets also teach useful skills.
Personal Finance can really turn out to be a fun and
A. Mrs. Kris Iverson helps Chris Moore 4101, and Gordon Gillan 4101
as they both work in the Personal Finance workbook. They are
studying how to fill out an income tax form. B. Chris Moore 1107, and
Gordon Gillan 1101 work on Chapter 13 of the Personal Finance
workbook studying income tax forms. C. Mr. Jeff Miller helps Laney
Davis 1111 fill out his income tax form.
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Work Fmally Begins
On Lab Remodeling
The science department at Benson continued its
tradition of excellence this year and made major
efforts to improve its facilities, according to Mr. Bud
White, biology teacher. In room H201, exhaust hoods
were installed to allow experiments in "hard"
chemistry involving caustic chemicals. Room H203
was refurbished with new tables, plumbing and paint.
The major remodeling, though, went on downstairs in
the Social Room and surrounding area. Room H116
has a new purpose as a science lecture room. The
Social Room was partitioned into two new
laboratories, and the Faculty Lounge was also
converted into a laboratory.
Increasing the space used for science was not as
simple as taking over various rooms. For example, a
new room for the Faculty Lounge had to be found. lt
was decided that the Computer Room would move to
C-wing so room 212 could be used as a new Faculty
Lounge. The computers were moved to room C139,
which sophomore building construction students had
used for roofing and drywall practice. Typing was also
relocated to C139, where typing will be taught on
computers rather than typewriters.
The new science wing has been in the minds of
teachers for about 17 years, according to Mr. Robert
Franz, department head. " Our present facilities could
never handle the increased student load," he
explained. Besides the inadequate size and outmoded
equipment, some of the facilities were broken from
many years of use. When sinks in labs drain onto the
floor, proper experiments cannot be conducted, and
the attention of the students is diverted from learning.
Spring vacation 1985 was the original starting date
for the new science wing but some students wish it had
begun years ago. "They're making all these great
changes just in time for me to graduate, so I can't take
advantage of them," stated Graham Storey 1121.
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