Medina High School - Mirror Yearbook (Medina, NY)

 - Class of 1946

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Accuracy MATHEMATICS In elementary and advanced math, accuracy is stressed. Through problems and exercises based on true-to-life questions and on formulas connected with new scientific discoveries, the student is given the opportunity to improve his accuracy and increase his speed in solving problems. The usual method employed in the math classes is explanation of new work, followed by class work on the lesson at hand with in- dividual help by the teacher for those needing it. Previous work is continually reviewed through daily quizzes. Typing copy for the H. S. News" is the weekly job of the secretarial practice class. l l Laura G. King Melvin H. Miller A.B. g A.M. jzmior High Mrzfbezmzlirr Sfbrml Alrlfflffllcllffi Students who plan to enter the field of engineering, science, or aviation as their life work discover that these occupations depend on math. In order to meet the needs of students preparing for these fields of work, elementary and intermediate algebra, plane and solid geometry and trigonometry are offered. The study of mathematical instruments is offered in the Math Club. A new feature in elementary math was the use of mimeographed units of work. In trigonometry class, prospective engineers study the transit. In the Business Department the characteristic of self-reliance is developed through activities in and out of the classroom. For example girls in secretarial practice classes served as secre taries to various teachers and in the school ofiice, thus gaining actual experience working as stenographers. Students in retailing classes worked in local stores for a minimum of fifteen hours a week for which they received one unit of school credit. Jie. Laura Engelson Olga L. Hinckley Ralph W Wilt A.B.g M.A. B.S. B S Bu.ri11e.r.v Snbjerfr Guidrwre Bufifzefs Subject: Remilizzg The informal method of teaching is mod ernized by the use of the latest systems in teaching shorthand and typing. More emphasis is placed upon skill to meet post-war competi tion. Several projects have been carried out in the business department this year. The retailing A classes arranged an Easter display in the show case in the lower front hall. Members of the Commercial Club visited local ofhces and in dustries. A new feature introduced in the typing classes was the awarding of certihcates of merit to students with fewer than fixe mis takes on a speed drill. COMMERCIAL SUBJECTS Self-Reliance 9

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Understanding of Other Peoples FOREIGN LANGUAGES A barrier to the completion of the Tower of Babel was created when God caused its build- ers to speak different tongues. Today, language may be a barrier to building lasting peace, or a bridge. --Vf "', A -Lr- I ' ..l. Social studies pupils keep well-informed by reading the A "American Observer" and other magazines. AAV, H I R R lE.Dl cl M.blE.Dhl 't Through study of'past and current events, LXfB.gAg,i1f1 LKB., i'Mqu1S the latter by the publications Young America F1'e11rl1,'E11glirh X Lazifz and l'The American Observer", library re-- search, films, and class discussions, the Social Studies students learned to View national and international problems open-mindedly. Gfcm A' I'I0l'Iil1W'U Frances Newton Merrill L. Wfalrath 'B.S. I A.B., ECLM. A,B. SWWYZ Sfflfflf'-V Social Sfltzfiff Social Slzzdier The students conducted their own classes, found and presented material on topics which the class, by voting, decided were important. Self-expression was encouraged. Cooperation and tolerance of other people's opinions were practiced, for cooperation in small groups forms the basis for cooperation in world groups. As a special project this year the upper classes made a careful analysis of the U. N. O. and its workings in order to secure a clear understanding of this latest attempt at world cooperation. In order to familiarize themselves with other countries an intensive study of maps was made by the ninth grade. In the seventh and eighth grades civic and national interest was stimu- lated. A seventh grade group made a trip in October to the Medina Reservoir. SOCIAL STUDIES Open-mindedness 8 Bzz.ri11e.rJ Arithmetic Sofia! Szudzer To aid the use of language as a bridge to permanent peace, three years, each, of Latin and French are offered to the students. Under- standing of other peoples is particularly stressed. A study of Latin enables the student to understand the English language better, to learn other languages, and to study the methods used by the Romans in dealing with conquered countries so that we may avoid their mistakes in our treatment of Germany and Japan. A knowledge of French is valuable in obtaining a position representing our country or its in- dustries abroad. Two special projects carried out in the French Department were the correspondence of the pupils with French speaking students in Algeria and a night school course in simple French for adults. Eunice White reads to the French 2 class a letter from her pen pal of Constantine, Algeria.

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Future scientists prepare and study the properties of bromine. Keen observation is especially stressed in the Science Department. Through experiments and demonstrations the students are given an opportunity, not only to learn certain laws ot nature, chemistry, and physics, but also to test and improve themselves in observation by recording what they observe in notebooks. Neatness, accuracy, the reaching of logical con- clusions, and the application of reading in science to concrete action are other character- istics developed. Ermie M. Boardman Gerald Hare, BS. B.S. Cbevziylry General Science Plyyrirr Biology Teaching methods used are discussion, demonstration, lecture, laboratory, and note- book work. Films are also used to emphasize and supplement textbook instruction. In class discussions post-war problems of health, soil conservation, natural resources, and atomic energy are stressed. Parts played by other countries in the development of various branches of science and the 'need for world cooperation in advancing and increasing the knowledge of science are pointed out. The Iunior and Senior Science Clubs are connected with this department. Special pro- jects have been carried out in reading various instruments of measure and in microscope work. SCIENCE Keen Observation 10 Alerlness THE LIBRARY Is there a student in Medina High School who has not spent some time in either the School or the Public Library? If so, he is missing a great deal of fun and l'A's,' on his report card! At some time during the year every class has been given some homework necessitating a visit to the library for research and supplementary reading. The library ful- fills this need by having on hand books per- taining to all subjects. l 1 . ,. l ,:Qr. L I s S 13:1- E 5E:'Qgf:5Eg:':. l - 1 X - ::5..f 1: Ezzari-1-I-:P "-fail-: "" ' ..... , , 02. .... .,.,- efgffb 3 L . ., E no If Y 'li' Helen M. Flora Webb Gillmeister A.B. A.B.g B.S. Lee-llvbedalz Lilnmry Library Many books for entertainment are to be found in the library. The Library Department publicizes new additions in this field by snappy book reviews in the "M.H.S. News" and by the Bulletin Board. The aims of the School Library are to en- courage leisure reading and to help the student to learn how to find information through use of the library tools. Now, however, both libraries are urging more than ever that people of the United States' acquaint themselves through books with peoples abroad. All students make extensive use of the School Library. 319253.35 Amis QFWWQ... . ' "

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