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1982-1985 School Board Member are: FRONT ROW Jaye Zessar, H. Reed Doughty, Sam Wilson. president
Jane Grahlman. BACK ROW Tim Knanishu. Steve Clark. Missing is Gene Smith.
The backbone of the system
Vho decided what classes to add to the curriculum? Who decided how many credits given to each class? Who decided which classes to extend? Tho decided which teachers went where? and for how long?
The school hoard decided on which new classes would benefit the students and added them. They also conferred on who would teach those classes, and which classes they would fund if money was not available.
After these decisions were made it was up to other individuals to see that they were carried out. Dr. Hopson took care of a few things hut his main yob was to see the right people received the jobs. Since this was a raijor undertaking. Dr. Hopson had an assistant. Mr. Forward. Aside from helping with job placement. he was in charge of Athletics and Plant managers for the district.
All the handbooks and special services for the students came under Mr. Mandolini. He took care of suspensions, expulsions, and the paper "The Rock Island Lines.” He also cared for the legal aspects of the student handbook and such.
Mr. Hawthorne was the director of Fed. State Programming. He was in charge of knowing what money was available, whether the students would benefit from the. and if it was feasible to the district. He took those he felt would be helpful to the board for approval.
Those paperclips and staples that teachers use are courtesy of Mr. Conlon. Mr. Conlon w as Dir. of Operations and Purchasing. He orders many of the materials needed by teachers and administrators.
Dr. Litherland w as director of curriculum. He overseen class changes, additions and cancellations. This was his second time of being employed by the district.
Mr. Laugerblade headed the personnel department. He hired, terminated and saw to evaluations of employees of district 41. ft
James Hopson. Superintendent John Murphy. Prtnaptl
Lyle Forward. Assr. Superintendent Chuck Paradiso. Assr. Prinapt] Duane Bonsall. Assr. Pnnaptl
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On the right track
Situated restless and wearied Rocky juniors wondered what fate lied ahead of them. The Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT) gave them a sense of fear and disposition. While some labeled the cafeteria a fretful morgue others skimmed through the sample booklet. This ritual was repeated again for juniors and once for Seniors. This had been one time the student body as a whole felt the same fear and admiration. Despite the addition of the Freshman class students became closer to one another.
Organizations brought the spirit and Rocky pride to a much broader perspective. The 82-83 school year filled memberships of varied clubs to a higher number than ever before. Students took interest in other school oriented activities other than reading, writing and arithmetic, yet gained new friends and experiences.
Sports gave a whole new light to the word victory. Benches shook with enthusiasm. Echoes of laughter and cheer rang throughout the field house and stadium. Juniors and seniors not only participated in the crowded stands but sophomores and freshmen as well. Sports gave Rocky students a reason to assemble and cheer together.
Despite the ups and downs of academic studies, students worked hard and fierce to achieve their academic goal. Student helping student no matter what year they were. One step in front of the other was the cliche students used and if they failed in themselves or others that was all the more to take two more steps.
Students stated togetherness and fulfillment of Rocky Pride was academics, sports and organizations. These three titles of joy and doomless spirit put Rocky on the right track.
Practice make perfect for Robert Robinson as he Coaxing a frightened kitten from under the bu»h concentrate on the book' musical note . Solomon Shelton cautiously grab for her.
People Division 145
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Robert Laugcrblade. Du Personnel Ben LithcrUnd. Dir. Curriculum Robert Hawthorne, Du. Fed. Sr Prof
John Conlon. Dtt Opet. Porchuing Allan Gorgal. Froih Dein Peter Nyman. Soph. Dein Duncan Reid, Senior De n
Kenneth Wahe. Junior Detn 111ara Jenkins, Dir. Ctr. Fd. Gutdince lack Whan. Athletic Mgr I erd Mandolini, Specal Sen-ices
Muhamad Ali is not always mean. He shares a few laughs with Mrs. Jenkins during a stoposer in the Quad Cities.
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