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Page 14 text:
"Good morning, Dr. Shafern, says Mrs. Miller. Mrs. Troutman computes the accounts.
As the student population expanded,
the workload of the school office also in-
creased. The task of running the ad-
ministrative functions smoothly was Mr.
Allen W. Rank and Dr. Shafer's respon-
sibility. Aiding them were the secretar-
ial staff. In the main office Mrs. Jeanne
Miller assumed the roles of receptionist
and switchboard operator. Mrs. Nancy
Troutman acted as treasurer for the
Wyomissing Area Schools, and, in this
position, took care of the bookkeeping,
state forms, school insurance, and the
school payroll. Mrs. Marion Kozloff
helped prepare student manuscripts and
activities accounts, besides working as the
secretary in the guidance office where she
helped with Mr. john Reitz. Also aiding
Mr. Reitz was Mrs. Florence Schrack, who
took care of student attendance records.
In the guidance section of the administra-
tion system Mr. Reitz provided addition-
al services for students, especially seniors
whom he counseled on college selection
and admittance. He also provided in-
formation on tests, vocations, and scholar-
ships. The combined services of the two
offices kept the school running efficient-
ly and pleasantly throughout the year.
Mr. Reitz and Mrs. Kozloff prepare student manuscripts
10 in the guidance office.
Page 13 text:
SITTING-Mrs. William A. Smith, Ill, Mrs. Walter R. Sowers, Mrs. Peyton M. johnston,
Mr. William M. Wagner, Mrs. Robert E. Kreitz, Mrs. Kyle C. Whitefield, Mrs. Robert M. Schumo,
Mrs. Edward A. Reider. STANDING-Mr. Oliver F. Smith, Mrs. I.. Philip Muller, Mrs. Carl
Pettinato, Mrs. Arthur Wahl, Mrs. Russell H. Boekenkroeger, Sr.
arent Teachers Association
R Miller M. Rogers, and C. Parsons entertain at a P.T.A.
function with a few traditional folk songs.
This year the Wyomissing Parent
Teacher Association planned monthly
programs of interest to elementary school
parents and teachers as well as to those
involved in the High School. These pro-
grams included lectures on the new math-
ematics programs now being used in Wyo-
missingls schools, children's literature, op'
portunities for students in junior col-
leges, discipline, and objectives of the ex-
change student program. Dr. E. F.
Stoudt discussed the Elementary School
Appraisal Program now underway with
various members of the faculty of the
Wyomissing Borough Elementary School.
ln May an informal dance was held at
the Berkshire Country Club to raise
funds for the American Field Service
foreign student for the 1965-1966 school
This year's officers for the PTA were:
president, Mr. William Wagner, first
vice-president, Mrs. Robert Kreitzg second
vice-president, Mrs. William A. Smith,
Ill, secretary, Mrs. Peyton Johnston,
treasurer, Mrs. Wfalter Sowers, and pro-
gram chairmen, Mrs. Philip Muller for
the elementary and Mr. Oliver Smith
for the juniorfsenior high school.
Gther members of the board of di'
rectors were: Mrs. Arthur Wahl, Mrs.
Marshall Parsons, Mrs. David Cole, Mrs.
Kyle Whitefield, Mr. Donald Wilson,
Mr. john Speicher, Mr. Carl Mogel,
Mrs. Russell Boekenkroeger, Mrs, Charles
Carabello, and Mrs. Edward Reider.
Page 15 text:
Tribute to lr. Rank
The CQLOPHON staff wishes to pay par-
ticular tribute to Mr. Allen W. Rank, who,
after forty years of devoted service to the ed-
ucational progress of the Wyomissing Schools,
announced his resignation as supervising prin-
cipal effective Iune 30.
During the years, he has been active in the
classroom as well as in the administrative
capacity. Starting his teaching career in 1925,
he became high school principal in 1929.
Later, in 1948, upon the death of Mr. Lester
Appenzellar, supervising principal, Mr. Rank
was elected to the vacancy.
His interests were not confined only to the
academic field. During the years he has
served as manager of baseball, basketball,
track and soccer teams. Later, he was on the
executive committee of District 3, Pennsyl-
vania Interscholastic Athletic Association, and
is currently its vice-chairman.
Mr. Rank attended Gettysburg College for
one year and transferred to Princeton, graduat-
ing in 1921. He received his Master's degrees
from both Harvard and Columbia Universities
several years later.
It is with genuine regret, then, that Wyo-
missing must say good-by to Mr. Rank, who
has always made his warm humanity felt
among the faculty and students.
The COLOPHON, which was one of Mr.
Rankfs first projects, feels it owes its continued
success to the past labors and devoted interest
of Mr. Allen W. Rank.
Dr. Shafer agrees that a friendly school
is a happy school.
, We it P'
"I know the school is around here somewhere," comments
Mr. Rank as he examines the blueprints.
DF. B. Henry SIIHYCI'
Dr. B. Henry Shafer, principal of Wyo-
missing High since 1954, will succeed Mr
Rank next year, who announced his resignation
in March. A magna cum laude graduate from
Susquehanna University, Dr. Shafer received
his doctorate in education from the University
of Maryland in 1961. After graduating from
college, he taught in Pennsylvania public
schools and later served in the Air Force as a
At Wyrnmissing, Dr. Shafer has served as
guidance counselor, senior high principal and
adviser to the schoo1's chapter of the National
The COLOPHON staff wishes to extend
its heartiest congratulations to Dr. Shafer
upon his elevation to the most important post
in the educational system of Wyomissing.
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