Francis W Parker School - Record Yearbook (Chicago, IL)

 - Class of 1982

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Page 10 text:

After Eighty Years, the Parker - Experiment Continues Parker in the 1910's was an extraordinarily daring school. It was during those years that we began to print the Weekly on a hand press. Sophomore boys learned chemistry and French, but also how to lay concrete and cement sidewalks. We were experimenters, breaking away from the rigid educational structures of the nine- teenth century. Today it seems almost a conventional idea, but building a school so as to utilize a zoo was once a revolutionary notion. Seventy years ago you just did-not go to the zoo until after school. The joy of our photographs of the old Parker is seeing how closely we resemble those Parker Pioneers. We see boys sporting neckties and girls in dresses, but these are merely styles which have changed. These photos show us that seventy years ago Parker students were much the same as we are today. We see ourselves making wooden bowls in the old shop or dashing wildly down the hallway presumably trying to reach graderoom on time. The Parker atmosphere has not changed. Our pictures show seniors playing with their little brothers and sisters and teachers joking with their pupils in the same informal way we are used to. These plates betray no old world rigidity or insistence on ceremony. Rather, the pervading mood is one of a summer camp or community project. The school works and plays, preserving an extraordinary thing, an education created not by a school structure but by the individuals who are the substance of our school. Between the fedoras and high starched collars, the Parker faces are the same. We see our friends and teachers as they would have looked during Woodrow Wilson's day. And rising from the middle of a spacious neighborhood occupied only by Reebie Van Lines and a few prairie houses is the comforting structure of the old building. Looking more like a Lake Shore mansion than an educational insti- tution, the old building was a link to our history. When we replaced it, we severed a tangible bond to our founders and their dreams. We remember our history through these photographs. They reaffirm our tradition and must serve to remind us of the days when it was a struggle to keep Parker school alive. We hope that our photographs will never permit us to forget the progressive experiment we are embarked upon. i 4 5-an.. wiiff fbi "5 The old building looked' more like a Lake Shore mansion than a school.

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