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THE RAcTicAL ARTS
cover what he wishes to make his lite vvork.
Bentley's course in driver training is growing in importance each year, both
to the benefit of the students and ot the community. lt is offered to grades ten
through twelve. Another program, library training, has two goals in mind. The
tirst is to Otter a complete library service to students and teachers fvith the help
ot student assistants. Secondly, the course gives technical experience to the
people that select this course.
Related instruction is new at Bentley this year. It is an arrangement .where-
by the student may work outside ot school while taking courses related to his
work. The student receives academic credit tor working both inside and outside
of school. This is one more step in the direction ot learning by doing.
Bentley's practical arts department carries out the ideas of education
through application in actual situations. This phase ot the curriculum is the final
touch to a well-rounded education for each individual.
Triple trouble, boil and bubble, Grace Witt, Shirley Clark, and
Virginia Deboutte amuse Mrs. Grace Wallace with their cooking
Every week Bentley's librarians check out hundreds of books. Each takes his turn doing a
particular iob. At this time Sue Elliott checks outa book for Carol Loucks and librarians,
Mrs. Rachael Hilbert and Mrs. Ruth French are going through the over-due book cards.
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This department includes the commercial, industrial arts, home economics,
and driver and library training courses.
Typing is one of the most popular ot the commercial courses. Students
learn the operation and care of machines, as well as typing skill in clerical, col'
lege, and personal work. For any student going into business, bookkeeping is
an essential. Shorthand is designed mainly tor the preparation of secretaries, as
is the business machines course. The latter acquaints the student with machines
tound in most modern offices - billing and posting machines, calculators, and
The shop course consists of wood-burning, wood-working, and doing elec-
trical experiments. Students often wish to take drafting in preparation for a
career. Here they learn lettering, detailed drawing, sheet metal layout, and the
reading of blueprints. In recent years welding has been made part of the in-
dustrial arts program. During a study ot these courses a student may well dis-
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'X J F The welding class was offered for the first time this year.
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Library lYD6wrxters :latter busily in Nt. Fred Tl,ttle'S typing class. Sl arc" Turner, Nancy
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Qne of mc,-,'s oldesg ans, poffery making, Practice, practice, and more practice help make the
interests Mr. John Glanz and his students. marching band even better.
Student director Janet Campbell waves the chorus Singing 5"'l"'95 follow MY- DOY' M0I'flS' CGSUUI
through a difficult arrangement. direction during orchestra rehearsal.
Music is the most social of the fine arts. lt is the art we
enjoy together, and the more there are present, the greater is
the ioy for each one who participates. For students interested
in singing, glee club and social groups develop the musical
abilities beyond the point reached in general music. lt is in-
tended that these groups may sing on programs in the school
and community. Senior chorus offers opportunities to all stu-
dents for participation in group singing activities. Several
public appearances are made. Traditional among these arc
the annual Christmas Program and the annual Spring Festival.
Robert Clark John Glanz
The Bentley band and orchestra also make public appear-
ances. They play at auditorium assemblies, concerts, and other
activities in and around Bentley.
ln the-visual arts section Bentley students have a choice of
many different media. Commercial illustration and' design,
lettering, poster work, painting, ceramics, and sculpturingff
all are offered in the art classes.
Whether in music or the visual arts, the fine arts depart-
ment provides many opportunities for artistic development.
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