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 144 of 248
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Page 144 text:

 - Bologna and cheese sandwich anyone? atki Lisa Colton as she carefully spreads ihe cheese over ihe bread 10 lop off the perfect creation in home economics. Zredirick Abrams and John Lee quickly mix the ingredients to sa»e time to be used later when savoring the flasor of his efforts in class. 140 Home Economics

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Swimming stimulates students Gym promotes exercise They stood on the edge, their bodies tense, anticipating the shock. As the command came six boys dove into the water simultaneously. "Eceiii! The water is freezing on Monday mornings." This illustrates a typical swimming class. For four weeks, students were required to take an elementary swimming course. Those that could swim, swam. Lap after lap until, if nothing else, they were in better shape than when the class started. Those that could not swim were required to take a class in beginning swimming. This entailed having the student lifeguards teach. In most cases it proved effective as students learned to swim. Swimming, however, was just one facet of the P.E. curriculum. Students were also given the opportunity to participate in basketball, football, soft-ball, picklcball, track and field, gymnastics, aerobics, tennis, bowling, and golf. The purpose of physical education was to develop strong minds as well as strong bodies. Disipline was emphasized, students had to dress everyday. If they did not dress three times they failed the class. Although this seemed strict, the students adjusted without too much trouble. Sports were taught but, not stressed as much as sportsmanship. It seemed to be working, as the students were "on the right track" in P.E. Physical Education 159



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Technique taught From baking to babysitting Cookies, cakes, bread, bacon and eggs were a few of the specialties of the Home Economics class. In one room students hovered over counters and ovens in the cubical that populated the room, each student waited for their share of the treasure. Groups measured, mixed, poured, beat and whipped the ingredients, anticipated the taste they would soon be rewarded with. When the bell rang, the halls were flooded with flavor, weight could be gained by mere inhalation. Cooking was not the only skill taught. The class also learned about basic child care. They held a day care center for neighborhood children for one week. Sewing was also explored, with the help of the teacher various projects were made. Adding their special touch to the recipe. Stefanie Parsons. Cindy Isom. Quickly Sagging the chocolate chip cookies before the sucum and DeLisa Dale add green peppers to the already hot homemade chili. ming to the temptation to eat them, is the name of the game »hen Jeff Tyler and Bruce Johnson are in the kitchen. Home Economics 141

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