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

 - Class of 1983

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Rock Island High School - Watchtower Yearbook (Rock Island, IL) online yearbook collection, 1983 Edition, Page 123 of 248
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In academics on the right track Staring into the crevices of the aqua blue, crackling walls, hoping the answer would have popped out. he began his exam. Algebra 2 was not his favorite subject and crying never helped. But thinking of that pink slip he had received in the mail last week didn’t help his concentration on that chapter test. Quadratic inequalities just had never turned him on. No matter who he happened to "share” answers with, his grade always turned out the same. Data placed into computers, murals painted on the memorable halls, films processed. and lectures slept thru, students were da ed during the thirty-six week time-period of brain-washing. Speeches, essays, tests, and those unforgettable hours of homework were of course many of the worktopics to talk about in the lunchroom. Yet lessons were memorized, lunch times well spent, and gym classes sweated away, they survived another year at the Rock. Whether their first or last year, honors were awarded. And as they completed the events which led up to their success, no doubt they got a serious look on their faces and silently exclaimed to themselves, "Hot diggity dog!” Those students were obviously on the right track. Exploring ihc world of nature. Kathy Thompson and Julie Lanaghan help out in the green house. Performing artists are Leann Claude. Kelly Dawson. Chris Hong, and Brad Dawson. Texting a hypothix are Biology 2 students Paul Caruso. Daxid Smith, and Nancy Spector. Academics 119

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Variety in English Suits students The word "required” describes a class that a student must have passed to gratuate. annultimatc teenage goal. If a student was forced to take a class, how well would he or she or it have enjoyed it? Well, if that required class was an English class, that student had options in choosing an English course he or she or it would indeed enjoy. The variety of courses ranged from the ancient writings of "medieval literature" to "Shakespeare” and to the futuristic world of "science fiction. In Mrs. Gcndc's acting class, the future stars of the stage improved their talents. "College English” and "English as a Second Language" (E.S.L.) represented the opposite ends of the scale. Seniors with the ability and the initiative adventured into "College English", the highest level of English courses. To those newcomers of our melting pot. English meant survival in this capitalist nation. "E.S.L.”, in only its second year, has progressed with the help of multilingual students in the class, visual aids, and government translations of important materials. A total of thirty-four English courses were offered to suit the needs of Rocky students. They were able to achieve an education in a class that they were interested in. E.S.L. Modem fate other challenge in school bciide the English language. Kctkco Phongsatath studies for the math proficiency test. Bill Vales and Vayne Foss battle it out with their mediesal literature protects. 120 English RIVER VALLEY FAMILY PRACTICE. Doctors Langley and Gannon

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