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The Winter of ' 77 FAR ABOVE Standing »mid Mother Nature curae the achool building iteelf auttained minimal iniunea from the Winter of 77 ABOVE Sur vivort of the 1977 winter Harry Rauach. John Willett Ed Jacket end Ted Willett ere happy to come back to eacape from the anowbound boredom into the huatle and buttle of achool life 12 STUDENT LIFE As the final bell rang on December 17. 1976. and the students all piled out of school to the awaiting Christmas adventures, they could not expect that their two-week holiday would turn into a five-week battle of nerves When they left that day they stepped into the worst winter on record since the first of those kept by the National Mete- orological Society, the Winter of ' 77 It did not begin at once. no. the blizzard waited until all the dreams of a White Christ- mas had faded into the backdrop of the holi- day rush and when it did come, it came unexpectedly As they had devoured a million turkey leftovers and used up every battery in the house, when a few faint flakes wafted down from the sky. this was the beginning The flakes continued, along with the mercury, to drop on Super Bowl Sunday. January 9. 1977 when the city became veritably snow- bound While nature wreaked her vengeance. Mr John Moll, wreaked a reprieve and school vacation was to be extended Everyone broke out their rusty sleds and their moth- eaten woolen wear and took advantage of the glorious white stuff Local slopes whose green had given up the seasonal white af forded many the chance to en|oy sledding. skiing, or just building snowmen Not all Falcons played for teachers were busy at school having meetings with the administration In an interview. Mr John Moll, principal, outlined the meetings and their purpose " While you were out we met with the teachers many times during this time At these meetings we discussed the problems facing us. looked at possible solutions, and asked for any suggestions " Teaching time lost was the problem Mr Moll cited as most important Others were the physical damage done to the building and facilities, such as. parking lot break-ups. gas line cracks, and damage to the roof When asked about problems in getting back into the swing of things. Mr Moll said. " Really, the students responded well to get- ting back on schedule In fact, after the first 5 or 6 days of snow, many students came up to me to see if we were going back soon " Finally, the rain and snow stopped and the sun peeped out of the cloudy skies After many horus of indecision as to whether the parking lot and entrance to the school were negotiable, the school was opened and the students picked up where they had left off No matter what may be said, the survivors will never forget the " Winter of ' 77 " P
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Mr. Schickel wins the dunking contest The effects of dunking on a windy day could be seen in Mr Ed Schickel ' s appear- ance as he pensively awaits the end result of his day on the dunking machine at this year ' s Field Day As the wind whips by. he awaits the fatal ball which will again send him plunging into the icy cold water of the Field Day dunking booth Mr Jim Moreschi. a Falconeer. was responsible for getting the booth set up p FAR ABOVE " Here goes my lunch money, but who cares? says freshman Bob Davis as he winds up to sink one of his favorite faculty members at the dunking booth on Field Day ABOVE This is for the test you gave yesterday, seems to be Mark Fox s sentiment as he winds up at the dunking booth during Field Oay to let a faculty member " have it 11 STUDENT LIFE
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LEFT: Enjoying the fruits of their labor, the Renn brothers, senior. Danny and freshman, Mark, lounge around the igloo they built during the snow holidays BELOW LEFT Donning his winter wear, Mr Larry Clem, algebra teacher, stood in the cold wind of the first morning back at school after the snow holidays to welcome students and faculty back BELOW A puff of smoke appears as a student escapes from his first day back at school after the snow holidays which followed Christmas vacation 13 STUDENT LIFE
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