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Page 12 text:
Mrs. Alice Gorman, Direcior
of Guidance, boards her car
'For a Home visif.
Arriving af fha Harold F.
Weber residence in New Lenox,
Mrs. Gorman is graciously
qreered ai' fhe door by Mrs.
Give a man a pipe he can
Give a man a book he can
And his home is bright with
a calm delight . , .
Page 11 text:
Jonas I.ashmeT. a member oT The guid-
ance sTaTT, is recording individual TesT
scores of sTudenTs.
Teacher Arf Mackay supervises a diag-
nosTic baTTery of TesTs.
Sheehan, a senior.
JOHNNY'S READING ABILITY IS TESTED
While s+iIl an eighTh grader and beTore becoming en-
roIIed aT Lincoln-Way, Johnny, along wiTh all incoming
Treshmen, is required To Take a baTTery oT TesTs. Among
These TesTs is a reading comprehension and vocabuIary TesT
which pinpoinTs Johnny's capaIoiIiTies in The Ianguage arTs.
ATTer all scores have been examined and recorded on
individual record cards by The Guidance DeparTmenT, con-
Terences begin wiTh each sTudenT and his parenTs. These
conTerences are vaIuabIe in ThaT They make all persons
concerned aware oT The areas needing reinTorcemenT and
To whaT degree.
The TesT scores aIso acT as a basis Tor sTudenT group-
ing. Those in need OT deveIopmenTaI work are scheduled
Tor cIasses oTTering speciai emphasis on The TundamenTaIs.
AT The end oT The TirsT year TesTs are again adminislrered
and progress noTed. Each year ToIIowing, TesTs conTinue To
indicaTe The progress 'oT each sTudenT and are Iikewise
The cumuIaTive record oT every sTudenT is made avaiI-
abIe To aII Teachers Tor checking, buT iT is never used as
a basis Tor grading. This inTormaTion heIps To guide The
Teacher in deTermining The reading level oT The sTudenT
and aids him in direcTing The sTudenT To books ThaT are
undersTandabIe To him in his parTicuIar subiecT area.
Gene McGivern, also a guidance sTaTT
member, inTerpreTs TesT scores To Jeri
Page 13 text:
In consulfafion wifh fhe parenfs and sludenf, Mrs. Gorman discusses Terry' Weber's' educafional and
vocafionel goals, his academic weaknesses and sfrengfhs, and his general affifude foward self and
FACTORS CGNTRIBUTING TO JOHNNY'S READING INTEREST
ln fhis parficular case, fhe boyls name is nof Johnny,
however, buf Terry. Terry Weber. The son of Mr. and
Mrs. l-larold F. Weber, of 360 W. Francis Road, New
Lenox, Terry's home is one of 475 visifed fhis summer by
fhe counseling sfaff of Lincoln-Way Communify l-ligh
School, under fhe direcforship of Mrs. Alice Gorman. These
visifs were made possible fhrough fhe Nafional Defense
Educafion Acl' which financed 7070 of fhe cosf of fhe
Upon enfering fhe Weber home, fwo massive boolc-
cases flanlcing fhe wesf wall of fhe living room leaves fhe
impression wifh fhe counselor fhaf here a L-W sfudenfgis
ensconced in an environmenf where boolcs and discussion
play an imporfanf role in fhe everyday life of fhe family.
Here is fhe lasfing companionship soughf for and found
in one anofher fhrough boolcs.
ln conference wifh fhe family group, Mrs. Gorman
learns of Terry's inferesfs in curricular and exfra-curricular
acfivifies. She is provided wifh informafion concerning his
educafional and vocafional goals. his academic wealcnesses
-and sfrengfhs, and his general affifude foward self and
Collecfively spealfing, fhe summer home visifs revealed
fhaf sfudenfs are inferesfed in geffing help from fhe guid-
ance deparfmenf. The visifs disclosed as well fhaf parenfs
have become more concerned wifh fhe fufure plans of
fheir son or daughfer, fhaf fhey are more inferesfed in
The progress of fheir child in fhe school, and fhaf fhey
lqnow more abouf fhe guidance services and fhe over-all
program and obiecfives of fhe school.
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