Rock Island High School - Watchtower Yearbook (Rock Island, IL)

 - Class of 1968

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DOUGLAS McGREW HOWARD LUDEEN WALTER GERBER WILLIAM FERRILL B.S., Woodworking Tech- B.S., Mechanical Drawing. B.S., Machine Technology B.S., Industrial Arts nology. Electronic Technol¬ ogy DENNIS HAWKINSON B.S., Printing Expanding Field Readies Students for Future MR. WILLIAM FERRILL CONTEMPLATES the question of whether ma¬ chines will ever replace man, while he repairs some of his equip¬ ment. The purpose of the Mechanical Arts department was two-fold: to provide the basis for a degree in some form of mechanical technology for the college-bound student, and to give technical training for the non-col¬ lege student. A new Electronics course was inaugurated during the past year. The specific purpose of the course was to train students in fundamental electronics principles which would be useful either on the job or In the home. The old band room was converted to house this new addition to the Mechanical Arts curriculum. Other courses available to the Mechanical Arts student included machine shop, printing, woodworking, and mechanical drawing. In which architectural, machine, and sheet metal drawing was done. Field trips to several local Industrial complexes. In¬ cluding John Deere, were available to students who wished to take advantage of the excursions. Print shop students gained practical experience by producing some material for the school. THROUGH THE EXPERIENCE of working with machinery, boys prepare today for the much needed skills of tomorrow.

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Homemakers Put Their Skills to Work MARY COCKE JANET BARTMAN FLORENCE CASTEN B.A., Home Economics, B.S., Home Economics B.S., M.A., Home-making, Home Economics Club FHA Club Sponsor Sponsor The purpose of the Home Economics Department was to train girls in proper care of home, family and self. For the college-bound girl, the course provided a foundation on which further work leading to a de¬ gree as a dietician. Home Economics instructor, fashion designer or any of the other home food courses could be based. For the girl antici¬ pating marriage. Home Economics gave training in basic cooking and advanced sewing principles. MISS MARY CCXTKE helps an ambitious student with her home economics project by giving her construc¬ tive criticism. DO, CWT Provide On-The-Job Training FRED BARKS AND Bill Benauer are given actual working experiences in their DO jobs at Hines Body Shop. JOHN BEVILL JAMES NAYLOR B.S., M.A., Diversified Oc- B.S., Cooperative Work cupations, DO Club Spon- Training, CWT Club Spon¬ sor sor The DO program provided technical and vocational training in skilled occupations to Juniors and Seniors. Students alternated on a half-day basis between study in school and training on the job. A school training pro¬ gram, permitting a minimum of 1000 hours on-the-job- training and also fulfilling all graduation requirements, was set up.



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Art Students Decorate Halls for Xmas Many new changes and additions greeted the stu¬ dents of the Art Department this year, including two new classrooms. A sectional dividing wall turns the rooms Into one, designed for the new team teaching plan which was practiced this year, and which exposed the students to two different opinions in art. In addition to the new room and teaching techniques, the students had many new tools and supplies to aid them in their projects, such as silk screen painting, ceramics, and architecture. Also, for the first time, the students were given textbooks, ' ' Art for Young Americans, " from which they learned the practices of today ' s art. ART STUDENTS LISTEN intently to instructions os to the making of ce- romics. A STUDENT OVERCOMES the baffling subject of perspective dra A ing with the aid of Mr. Charles White, Art instructor. RICHARD KLATT JOYCE DUEWEL CHARLES WHITE B.A., M.A., Fine Arts. B.S.. Art, English B.A., Art 47

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