West Deer High School - Coalagra Yearbook (Russellton, PA)

 - Class of 1960

Page 10 of 175

 

West Deer High School - Coalagra Yearbook (Russellton, PA) online yearbook collection, 1960 Edition, Page 10 of 175
Page 10 of 175



West Deer High School - Coalagra Yearbook (Russellton, PA) online yearbook collection, 1960 Edition, Page 9
Previous Page

West Deer High School - Coalagra Yearbook (Russellton, PA) online yearbook collection, 1960 Edition, Page 11
Next Page

Search for Classmates, Friends, and Family in one
of the Largest Collections of Online Yearbooks!



Your membership with E-Yearbook.com provides these benefits:
  • Instant Access to Millions of Yearbook Pictures
  • High-Resolution, Full Color Images Available Online
  • Search, Browse, Read, and Print Yearbook Pages
  • View College, High School, and Military Yearbooks
  • Browse our digital annual library spanning centuries
  • Support the Schools in our Program by Subscribing

Page 10 text:

ll if 18" .SWAN i QL at if ...fi- ,. 2-cg CITIZENS ON THE JOB -- These seven township citizens, plus their legal adviser, made up the West Deer Twp. Board of Education during the 1959-60 school term. They had the task of setting policies and keeping close tab of .the township educational facilities that now total in the millions of dollars. From left are Atty. William Rodger, of Curtisvilleg Mrs. John Doman, Bairdfordg George Semko, board secretary, Saxonburg Blvd.g Atty. Max 0. Siegel, hoard solicitorg Robert Graham, board president, Russelltong Louis Castello, board treasurer, Bairdfordg John Makuta, board vice-president, Curtisville, and Clarence T. Norris, Culmerville. The board members, ardent citizens dedicated to providing the best education possible for children of West Deer Twp., serve without pay. Only the secre- tary and the treasurer receive nominal sums for their additional duties. 'Growing Pains' Still Ail School Board Everything continued to grow during the 1959-60 school term - so that meant more of that 20th cen- tury ailment known as "growing painsii which the West Deer Board of Education had to endure and attempt to remedy. The school district student population continued its upward spiral, now clearing the 2,200 mark. Each of the five schools in the district was feeling effects of bulging enrollment. More meetings were held in an attempt to find a solution, but there seemed to be an unexplainable stalemate. Some were still advocating a merger with East Deer Twp., while others were sug- gesting a larger district union. During 1959-60, the picture of what happens in the next few years in respect to adequate building facilities remained confused. Some relief is expected if the local parochial schools are constructed as scheduled. However, the bulge would still remain in the secondary level. Mounting costs also produced more problems for the Board. The budget for 1960-61 was expected to climb over 3,800,000 That meant the school district would soon be spending a million dollars a year to operate efficiently. Facing these problems and decisions, plus many, many more, were the seven members of the Board. Joining the veteran members, Mr. Graham, Mr. Castello, 6 and Mr. Semko, during the year were Mrs. Doman and Mr. Makuta, appointed to replace Mr. Buydoso and Mr. Falconer who resigned their positions because of other occupational duties. Then in December, two more fam- iliar West Deer citizens, Mr. Norris and Atty. Rodger, were added to the Board via elections. It was a "wel- come baclc" for Mr. Norris since he had previously served as teacher and superintendent 'in the school dis- trict for -over 24- years. Atty. Rodger's election to the Board was significant in that he became the first West Deer High School graduate to be given the honor. fn' h 5635 'ii A"

Page 9 text:

ff 5 You Were There. .. 5 QA' Yi: . 1 , in 1 Ay ' 'Q :X , ll, Xe ,W e 5' K. FV! PERSCNNEL ff, .-Ks .X z..,, ,Q ' . Q-, , 1 G ' f :Fx e "' . N VN Y , -isp. ' Akkl ! ,Q 4' I eg we e ' . , qv J p D, if xxx gy I



Page 11 text:

4-I Xb' W:- WELCOME AND FAREWELL - It resulted in an exchange of greetings last December when two new School Board members, Mr. Norris and Atty. Rodger, were elected to positions formerly occupied by outgoing mem- bers, Mrs. Edna Mae Stout and George Vran- esh, Sr. Extending the official Uwelcome' and "farewell" wishes was Mr. Graham, the Board president. TAXPAYERS SPEAK UP fBelow leftl - Mrs. Elmer Hol- libaugh, representing Russellton P-TA, presents a request to the School Board during a typical meeting. Other township citizens on hand for the meeting that particular evening were, from left, Mrs. Everett "Maw" Daugherty, Mrs. Mervin Grunden, Mrs. W. E. Nary, and Mrs. Dorothy Booth. School Board meetings are always open to .the public and taxpayers of the township are extended a standing invitation to present suggestions for the betterment of their school district. STILL GOING STRONG - Probably no one understands func- tions and responsibilities of a School Board as do Mr. Graham, left, and -Mr. Castello, the "deans" of the West Deer Board. Mr. Graham has been a member of the West Deer Board for the past 19 yearsg Mr. Castello, the past 21 years. Both have been key figures in formulating the decisions which have resulted in almost phenomenal growth for the West Deer School District in the last decade. Within that time the district has advanced from dilapidated, dangerous wooden buildings and no high school to the present picture of three modern elementary school struc- tures and a high school that provide top notch education for a student enrollment of well over 2,200 - and still growing. - L1 F gf! x .. it fx .H 'Dpi REQUEST GRANTED CBelowl - From the apparent pleased look on the faces of the visiting citizens, their request or sug- gestion was accepted by the Board. During the course of the year the Board must act on countless requests, some in the form of hot tempered criticisms, ranging from permission to use build- ing facilities to "why didn't the school bus wait a few minutes extra yesterday morning for my daughter?". At times the requests or "suggestions" come in the form of illogical criticisms from selfish individuals who have not attempted to examine the point in question from all sides. .v ' .A I .sf .N 'ww-My W p ,. ,..

Suggestions in the West Deer High School - Coalagra Yearbook (Russellton, PA) collection:

West Deer High School - Coalagra Yearbook (Russellton, PA) online yearbook collection, 1956 Edition, Page 1

1956

West Deer High School - Coalagra Yearbook (Russellton, PA) online yearbook collection, 1957 Edition, Page 1

1957

West Deer High School - Coalagra Yearbook (Russellton, PA) online yearbook collection, 1959 Edition, Page 1

1959

West Deer High School - Coalagra Yearbook (Russellton, PA) online yearbook collection, 1961 Edition, Page 1

1961

West Deer High School - Coalagra Yearbook (Russellton, PA) online yearbook collection, 1963 Edition, Page 1

1963

West Deer High School - Coalagra Yearbook (Russellton, PA) online yearbook collection, 1964 Edition, Page 1

1964

1985 Edition, online yearbooks, online annuals 1970 Edition, online yearbooks, online annuals 1972 Edition, online yearbooks, online annuals 1965 Edition, online yearbooks, online annuals 1983 Edition, online yearbooks, online annuals 1983 Edition, online yearbooks, online annuals
FIND FRIENDS AND CLASMATES GENEALOGY ARCHIVE REUNION PLANNING
Are you trying to find old school friends, old classmates, fellow servicemen or shipmates? Do you want to see past girlfriends or boyfriends? Relive homecoming, prom, graduation, and other moments on campus captured in yearbook pictures. Revisit your fraternity or sorority and see familiar places. See members of old school clubs and relive old times. Start your search today! Looking for old family members and relatives? Do you want to find pictures of parents or grandparents when they were in school? Want to find out what hairstyle was popular in the 1920s? E-Yearbook.com has a wealth of genealogy information spanning over a century for many schools with full text search. Use our online Genealogy Resource to uncover history quickly! Are you planning a reunion and need assistance? E-Yearbook.com can help you with scanning and providing access to yearbook images for promotional materials and activities. We can provide you with an electronic version of your yearbook that can assist you with reunion planning. E-Yearbook.com will also publish the yearbook images online for people to share and enjoy.