Benson Polytechnic High School - BluePrint Yearbook (Portland, OR)

 - Class of 1985

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Benson Polytechnic High School - BluePrint Yearbook (Portland, OR) online yearbook collection, 1985 Edition, Page 123 of 208
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E S 2 . 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. Page 119 K ri H N

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Personal Skills 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 exciting class. 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. Page 118



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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. Page 120

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