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Page 11 text:
a better place to learn today...
For seventeen years Mr. Sodt has been
with thelefferson School System as superin-
tendent. He has spent thirty-four years in
the school business, half teaching and the
other half as superintendent. He undoubted-
ly has the experience necessary for the work
he does, and proves his competence by serv-
ing the community in the good, sound way
that he does.
Mr. Sodt obtained his Bachelorof Scien-
ce degree from Eastern Michigan University
and his Master of Arts degree from the Uni-
versity of Michigan. The good iob that he
has done so far has not gone unnoticed or
unappreciated. The future of Jefferson is in
excellent, competent hands.
Mr. Raymond Kessler
Mr. Harold Sodt
Mr. Kessler has been principal of .lef-
ferson High School since it opened in l96l.
He is a graduate of the University of Tole-
do, where he earned his B.A. and M.A. de-
During his years at Jefferson, Mr. Kess-
ler has helped to bring about many improve-
ments for the betterment of the student body,
the faculty and staff, and the school in gen-
eral. Last year the high school became ac-
credited bythe North Central Association of
Secondary Schools, aswell as bythe Univer-
sity of Michigan.
Page 10 text:
Planning for tomorrow makes Jeffersor
The Jefferson District was organized in
l947. lt was composed of the Sandy Creek
School, Brest School, Webb School, and Stony
Pointe School. Later the Masserant and Bom-
ya District of Berlin Township were added
to the new district. The Jefferson District
provided educational facilities for children
from Kindergarten through the eighth grade.
A series of bond issues has been pass-
ed to provide finances for growth and expan-
sion. ln i955 a Junior High program was
added. The last bond issue, for 52,000,000
was passed in May i959 and was used to add
space to Hurd Road and to provide funds for
a high school.
The building of the High School came
about as a result of the annual election in
1957. After a one year study by a special
committee, a report was given to the Board
of Education. A High School Curriculum Com-
mittee was established bythe Board mem-
bers in September 'l958. The Bureau of High
School Service of the University of Michigan
aided the Committee. The High School was
completed for use in the fall of l96l andthe
first senior class graduated in l963.
Today the Jefferson District consists
of ll,000 people and provides service for
2,200 students. A staff of 85 teachers and
many others as well makes this possible.
As of October l, l965, the Senior High has
an enrollment of 468 of which 250 are boys.
Left to right: Harold Sodt, superintendent, Rene president, Robert Marshall, secretary, Thomas
Metdepenningen, trustee, Louis Geiermon, trus- Sising, vice-president, lva Menning, treasurer
tee, Thomas Verran, trustee, Conrad Michael,
Page 12 text:
Work for a counsellor is never
Never hours enough
in the day...
One of the busiest people in the
school is Mrs. Meyers. Her day be-
ginswith a fast pace and doesn't'let
up throughout the whole day. Aside
from keeping track of everyone, she
takes in calls and keeps records
every day. Between her efficient of-
fice work and common knowledge of
what's going on about the school,
Mrs. Meyers never seems to have
enough time in a day.
Advice and consent...
done, and the counsellors at Jeffer-
son are no exception to the rule.
They are continually busy with per-
sonal and academic problems of Jef-
ferson students. They are well qual-
ified and help students with sche-
dule changes, aid them by offering
advice concerning school or home
problems, and keep them informed
about colleges, scholarships and re-
Excuses, BXCUSQS, GXCUSGS...
lf you pass by the office any
morning you can see the long line of
Jefferson students waiting to see
their favorite friend, none other than
Mr. Sakel. As attendance officer he
records absences of students and al-
so checks out their many excuses.
Mr. Sakel teaches American Govern-
ment, and one of his favorite sayings
is appropriately, "That'sfantasticl"
Checking over some papers are Mr. Gossard
Miss Dick, and Miss Schlorb.
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