Portage Middle School - Portarama Yearbook (Fort Wayne, IN)

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M.Ut 6 I 3 1833 02618 6046 Gc 977.202 F77por 1964 Pdrtabe Middle School. C Yearbook: Digitized by tine Internet Arciiive in 2010 with funding from E-Yearbook.com littp: www.arcliive.org details portagemiddlescli1964port J UgE mL mM 1964 PORTAGE JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL FORT WAYNE, INDIANA 1964 PORTARAMA I? ( ' .i - Published by the students of ; PORTAGE JUNIDR HIGH SCHOQl- ■ Fort W.ayne, Indiana " ' »-- " » •. ■ .. ,, .7 • ,. , - v . ' " Vokinife:S ' - ■ ' - " ' ' ' ■ ' ■ J;J ' ' iK ' ' t ' i ' ' " a ' ■ .. ' ■ ' . w , . - i •■- " ' ,v,-.», When the entire student body is present, bleachers are packed to capacity and extra benches take care of the overflowing crowds of students. Here, only eighth and ninth graders are assembled to hear an interesting and educational convocation on careers. TIONEXPLOSIONCONTINU] Never in any period in the almost two centuries that we have been a nation has the growth and change of our country been so enormous. Every seven and a half seconds the mammoth population clock at the Census Bureau in Washington " strikes " a new birth ; making a net gain of one new person every eleven seconds. New schools had to be provided to take care of the population explosion and the record crop of war babies. Portage Junior High was one of the schools planned and built to take care of the overflow in Fort Wayne. The school was built on the grounds where a produce farm had been in existence for many years. Today, producing well-rounded, well educated students is the aim of the school. This is possible as we are a nation upgrading the standards of income, living and security for the soaring population at a pace unparalleled anywhere in our history. PO Box 2270 ' Fort Wayne, m 46S01.2P70 1373412 i H " " Wp i 1 i H " " m H f[ M w flBpMK 1 If 11 B Si 1 B f ip p m. nHHiyi B Jr jm At 11:20 a.m. daily it seems the entire school heads for the cafetorium, but only ninth graders eat dur- ing the first shift. Mr. Casso, who supervises the lunchroom, is trying to reassure all that there is enough food for all. TUDENTSWILLBEPACKEDASCLOSEASTHIS From classrooms, to lockers, then to other class- rooms via of halls and stairs, is the daily pattern of the students. Crowded bustling halls and stairways are typical scenes at Portage. fl«t ' III Miss Hills ' seventh grade ait class is busy creating, sketching, and painting. Daily: Busy Hands, Hall Noises, Guidance The 1963-64 year will be remembered by Portage students as one with daily work, special convocations, seventh period activi- ties, contests to be won and new experiences to be tried. They complained of homework, book re- ports, large assignments, — as all other class- es before them. They participated in clubs of their choice and rallied to the support of teams in all sports events. Each busy day required checking in to homerooms, attending classes, passing class- es, chatting with friends, eating in the cafe- torium, then scampering off to a bus and home at the close of the day. Not forgotten daily was the studying and acquiring of new subject material; neces- sary requirements for future success and careers. The year ' s activities aided each student in learning academic subjects, meeting new friends, and participating in various activi- ties which prepares him for becoming a good citizen. CLASS SCENES Ninth graders " reload " for their next classes. It re- quires stamina to lug books around all day. Mr. Ed Scullion, speech and hearing therapist, aids a pupil through lip movement demonstrations. Everyone looks forward to the an- nual Award Day program each June. Students are awarded for outstanding scholastic achieve- ments, sport honors, service to the school and participation in other fields. Here, pictured at right. Miss Jan Jenkins and Mr. Darrell Heas- ton present the McMillen awards to the most outstanding ninth grade boy and girl who received an A in physical education for three years at Portage, and who rated high scholastically, Bob Westley and Sharon Smith. These 1963 winners showed good scholar- ship, good character and sports- manship, as well as athletic ability. mf-m m-- m ± Our Year: Routine And Special Days Daily duties seemed to increase each Friday as bus and lunch tickets are sold for the following week. At right, Mrs. Beitha Scott works quickly to get students back to their homerooms in time for classes. ' ictured below is Mrs. Meese ' s English Nine class, as they study, browse, and take advantage of library facilities. Barbara Carrion is demonstrating how to make a tasty dish in Mrs. Bower ' s ninth grade home economics class. Class instructors try to put across subject material in the most interesting way so stu- dents will get the most out of every sub- ject being taught. Efficient teachers, pleasant surroundings, and well-equipped classrooms are also added incentives for learning. Future scientists absorb the knowledge before branching out into experiments in Mr. Johnson ' s seventh grade science class. Mrs. Simler ' s eighth grade math class learns the necessary fundamentals for working easy ( ? ) problems. students with a desire to learn about foreign countries and their languages have an opportunity to learn three languages here at Portage : Latin, French, and Spanish. Those who wish to stick to one of the use- ful arts may take manual training courses. Beautiful as well as useful pieces are made in shop classes. Still another area offered to students is that of guidance and testing. Fort Wayne Community Schools have ex- perienced men to do this work. Mr. Leo Casso, guidance director, advises Anna Rust on curriculum clioices for a good high school Junior High Program Has Many Advantages Discipuli Latinae Languam Vincunt ... all this, and more too, can be learned in Mr. Didier ' s Latin class. Mr. Richard V. Nickell, school psychometrist, is testing a student. In shop classes boys develop various skills and learn the use of many tools. Our shop offers boys a chance to demonstrate their engineering ingenuity in craft work. Shown above are Doug Finlayson and George Christie as they work at a drill press. Busy Boys . . . A Smiling Sli:eleton . . A Clicldng Camera . . Do you keep a skeleton in your closet? Well, Mr. Amstutz does. Known to many students as Herman, this skeleton aids Mr. Amstutz in explaining the anatomy of a human being to biology and health students. Watch the birdie. Remember way back to October 1 and 2? Those were the days when individual pic- tures were taken for the Portarama. Miss Jenkins smiles for the photographer. {I Activities Increase in population didn ' t this ; just an increase in pep. cause v IP To inform the student body and the public of daily happenings and to give eager stu- dents experience in publication work is the two-fold purpose of publishing a monthly Packet. Melissa Morrill and Thayne Sterling were the consecutive Editor-in-Chiefs for the school year. Mrs. Thelma Wellman and Miss Elizabeth Szegedy sponsor the Packet. Larry Young snaps staff members: Standing, Julie Nielsen, Connie Markey, Elaine Bryson, Bonnie High, Mike Sanders. Seated, Jennifer Zimmermann, Mar- garet Crocker, Nancy Hill, and John Grieser. Staff Needs Time And Know-How For Paper Ninth grade journalists busily prei pare to put together the school newsi paper each month. Front row: John Haynes, Thayne Sterling, Mike Mci Fadden, Bruce Jennings, Doug Fini layson, and Debbie Miser compart ideas. Standing are: Mrs. Wellman Kay Geist, Cherie Peffley, Melissi ' Morrill, editor-in-chief; Jim Schmidt Marilyn Jarboe, Linda Morningstar, and Miss Szegedy. Junior reporters on the Packet staf prepare to take over top positions nex year. They meet each Tuesday to lean about leads, headlines, and newspapers i ? S 9 ' Seated: Debbie Miser, copy editor; Linda Morning- star, assistant editor; Margaret Crocker, editor-in- chief; Steve Gwin, layout editor; Larry Wilson, sports editor; and Shirley Louie, copy editor, start early in the school year to plan a good yearbook with other staff members. Yearbook Staff Works Hard On Portarama The j ' earbook becomes a record of the won- derful memories of a school year, and a re- collection of all friends and classmates. Class- room and activities pictures will help recall pleasant experiences of the 1963-64 year. Mrs. Thelma Wellman sponsored the " Porta- rama. " Midge Crocker, editor-in-chief; Linda Morningstar, assistant editor-in-chief; Jennifer Zimmermann, club editor; Debbie Miser, copy editor; Sandy Sunderland, ninth-grade class editor; and Cheryl Shaffer, sev- enth-grade class editor, work together with the rest of the yearbook staff to turn out a good yearboolc. 11 Nancy Hill and John Grieser, Packet staff members; compare notes with the circulation editor of the yearbook, Mike Sanders. Soloists in the Friday night music club are, stand- ing: Pat Williams, Margaret Crocker, Doris Par- lette, and Karen Ogle. Seated are: Linda Vervalin, Diane Sarles, Scarlet Sanders, and Linda Mor- ningstar. Seventh graders Nancy Scrogham, Bobbie Sanders, Marlene Tutwiler, and Doris Wagner produce sweet sounds in their ensemble. It is a great honor to receive a rating in the Northern Indiana School Band, Orches- tra, and Vocal Association solo and ensem- bles contest which takes place yearly. Por- tage students rated high this yea r. Six had Superior ratings, seven had Excellent ratings and three rated Good. Portage Has Varied Musical Interests Mrs. Meese accompanies Joan Doling, Toni Heiney, and Pat Jenkins. Their enjoyment of music brings the group together. Ruth Smith, Debbie Arnold, Cheryl Kolb, Diane Sarles, and Charlotte Wilson practice for the mu- sic contests. Hf M, 12 n jp. fir Giving excellent performances throughout the year and singing for their own pleasure, the Varsity Choir, under the direction of Mrs. Mildred Meese, entertains at PTA meetings, and contributes a wide variety of music scores at other programs. Talented Pupils Join Groups To Sing Music enthusiasts Pat Jenkins, Peggy Rathert, Scar- let Sanders, Sharon Miller, and Cheryl Springer are accompanied by Margaret Crocker. The Seventh Grade Training Choir enjoys singing together and training to positions in the Varsity Choir. m Playing at basketball games, convocations and other programs, the Varsity Band, under Mr. Donald Parlette, director, adds very much to the school spirit, and the pleasure of musical people. Musicians Rate High In NISBOVA Contest Every Monday evening the Portage Dance Band gets together for a swinging " jam session. " The group has injected pep into many Portage convocationo Musicians have given outstanding per- formances this year under Mr. Parlette ' s direction. Whether a student belongs to a brass sextette, a flute trio or is solo- ing, he has shown a desire to succeed this year. This desire seemed to pay off in the NISBOVA contest this year. Many groups were awarded Superior and Ex- cellent ratings. NISBOVA judges awarded Superior ratings to both Portage flute trios. Bottom row: Kathy Gasper, Irene Brown, and Karen Ogle, seventh grade trio, and top row: Doris Howard, Beth Eger, and Suzanne Jones, eighth grade trio. 14 In the upper right hand picture are the solo- ists and the brass quartet that entered in the NISBOVA contest. Standing: Bob Drum- mond, who played the saxophone, received a superior rating; Elaine Bryson, who played a piano solo, received an excellent rating; Jim Combs, who played the drums, received a su- perior rating; Doris Parlette, who played her oboe, received a superior rating; and Judy Humbarger who received a good rating for her marimba solo. Seated is the Brass Quartet which received a superior rating. The group includes Dave Fensler, who also received a superior rating on his trumpet solo: Dan Walters, Leslie Smith, and David Davis. David also received a superior rating on his trombone solo. At right, seated, are four of the Brass Sex- tet. The members are David Davis, Leslie Smith, Lee Smith, and Dave Fensler Not pictured are Larry Busse and David Mickley. This group re- ceived a superior rating. The Brass Quintet, standing, also received a superior rating. The members of this group in- clude Paul Paul Walters, Nancy Wright, Jim Hawthorne, Dave Heasley, and Eddie Moyer. Pictured are woodwind instrumental groups. Barb Davis and Kay Johnson, first row, re- ceived an excellent rating in a clarinet duet. Others in the picture, three of a clarinet quar- tet, received a superior rating: Roz Franken- stein, Lynn Ress, Julie Haynes. Not pictured was Becky Wingett. A superior rating was received by the group standing: Elaine Bryson, clarinet; Karen Judge, flute: and Doris Parlette, oboe. 16 Above, Mr. Casso and Student Council officers Doug Finlayson, Dave Fensler, Beth Eger, and Sandy Sunderland. Portage is on the " stage " of development and improvement, with our Student Council as the director. The student body, as the cast, is appreciative of the fine work being done by our democratically elected student government. Seated at the table are Doug Finlayson, vice-president; Dave Fensler, president; Beth Eger, secretary-treasurer; and Mr. Casso, staff assistant who sponsors the Council. Others in the picture are home- room representatives. Efficiency is required as there is much to be done in the school office. These thirty-two energetic students help Dr. Kariger, Mr. Casso, and the secretaries keep the school office running smoothly. These People Help Serve Our School 16 Outdoor Life, Reading, Library Skills, Offered A vital teaching aid is the television. When impor- tant events are happening, Mr. Edwards gives stu- dents of his social study classes the opportunity of seeing scenes on television. Mr. Weick trains library helpers vifho help keep the library in order each period of the day. These peo- ple must be trained in many ways to keep the library running smoothly. Some of the students pic- tured are also members of the Library Club. Three clubs shown here offer still more interests for pupils. To know how to find a book and where to find it is a valuable aid to learning for every student. This is taught in the library. Learning to read well is the important aim of Word Clue members. Pleasures of outdoor living are shared by Mr. Amstutz and his club members. Mr. Amstutz teaches boys in the Outdoor Life Club many interesting facts about nature and animals in the great outdoors. Mrs. Eickhoff is pictured with members of the Word Clue Club. Members are John Glass, Stan Richard- son, Steve Oswald, Dave Heasley, Sharon Miller, and Steve Fair. 17 Twenty-six members of the Drafting Club work with wood, metal, tools and electricity, and do mechanical drawing. This club, sponsored by Mr. Short, meets each Thursday. Drama Club is sponsored by Mr. Didier. Seated are Thayne Sterling, Nancy Hill, and Margaret Crocker. Standing are Toni Heiney, Mr. Didier, Jim Buit, Jen- nifer Zimmermann, Beth Waterhouse, Linda Sum- mers, Dave Clymer, Dave Fensler, Mike Karol, and Dana Christie. Drama, draftng . . . dividends and direc- tions — for experiments, seem to be the areas of clubs shown here. Whether one wants to deposit money or design projects — a club is offered at Portage. Small Clubs Big Part Of School Life Mr. Hauk sponsors the Chemistry Club which has eight members. Seated are: Keith Mandra, Dave Ray, Barb Carrion, Max Jenkins, and Jim Schmidt. Back row: Diane Sarles and Pat Williams. The club meets every Tuesday to discuss the background and insight of simple chemistry experiments. The Banking Club under the direction of Mr. Ed- wards, provides an easy and convenient way for students to save money. 18 Latin students make up the Latin Club which meets every Wednesday. The pleasure of learning more about the language is the attraction of this club which is sponsored by Mr. Didier. Mr. Septer shows students of the Spanish Club some beautiful pieces of pottery made by people who speak the Spanish language. Students Enjoy Latin, Spelling, Spanish Languages, both foreign and native, play an important part in some of the clubs. Stu- dents learn about other people, their cus- toms, their lives and their languages. They enjoy learning about their neighbors. The Spelling Club helps prepare students for the Journal-Gazette Spelling Bee and helps them in their written work. Better homemakers will be the product of the Sewing Club as members learn to sew. Stitch! Stitch! Stitch! The Sewing Club learns the fundamentals of needle work. These girls enjoy Fifteen members of the Spelling Club play word games to strengthen their spelling ability. Mrs. Fox helps to provide interesting games for her club members. the year-long projects presented to them by their instructor, Mrs. Bowers. I -« Boys Enjoy Intramural Activities Many boys and girls at Portage keep them- selves fit and happy by participating in ex- tracurricular athletics. Every night after school there is at least one club pertaining to athletics. Among them are the intra- mural groups, officials club, and tumbling club. Nothing can match the personal challenge and excellent body conditioning that is of- fered by the intramural program. Girls and boys intrumurals are held separately about every night of the week. Sports are enjoyed according to the season. These include soc- cer, basketball, volleyball, and the like. Above: All tests for gym class are not physical. Written tests are also given. Right: Ninth graders learn to officiate for games by studying the rules and procedures and by acting as officials for games. Intramural Program Aids Physical Fitness ® Q @ aq These are the thirty-six members of the extramural club. These girls are very active in this club and have won many honors for Portage this year. A teacher in the group ? Yes, Suzanne Meyers and Vickie Wilson are getting acquainted with a student teacher, Miss Judy Glock, the young lady wearing the sweater. Miss Jenkins sponsors the girls ' extra- murals club which consists of thirty-six members. They compete with various city schools in games such as volleyball, basket- ball, or soccer, depending on the season. This club practices every Friday night that they don ' t have a game. They study the rules for the different sports and usually play a very good game. Girls Enjoy Gaines Played With Other Schools Thirty members of the Chess Club engage in Round Robin tournaments and challenge other members to contests. Do they check the queens, crown the kings ... or what is the point in this game ? Clubs, Interesting And Educational Some of the clubs seem to be bursting at the seams as memberships in many are quite large. With an expanding school popu- lation, there always seems to be room for one more in each club. The " more the mer- rier " seems to be the opinion of the clubs. Matt Cavell, Tom Jones, Tim Raymer, and Bruce Ferry are doing the work while Mr. Heaston and Johnny Watters look at the finished posters. i A ft f If Yea! Rah! Rams! This is the familiar yell of the cheering block. There are forty members in this club. Also, there are seven eighth grade cheerleaders and the five ninth grade cheerleaders to lead ua on to victory. Mrs. Meese and the nine members of the Junior Forensic Club meet every Monday evening and prac- tice articulation and the presentation of speeches and declamations. The girls play volleyball in Officials Club to get a better understanding of the game. E atr " . " ' -». ■— 23 The compass, side rule, and other subjects related to math are discussed in the Math Club which is sponsored by Mrs. Madigan. 01 A»«j,.ji , 1 P MI 2M: . Mr. Werking- and Mr. Newnum are in charge of the Audio-Visual Club which meets every Thursday. The members are learning skills in working the film strip machines, the amplifier, and the various projectors. They are each working for a Bell Howell Qualified Projectionists card which entitles them to run the various machines. Strange inhabitants of tropical waters are viewed and studied in the Tropical Fish Club by Mr. Werk- ing and club members. Members of the Art Club enjoy making posters made with the assistance of Miss Hills. Clubs Provide Fun For Many Students Busy students invest time wisely and joir a club or clubs of their choice which meel certain week nights. The wide choice ol clubs gives pupils a chance to pick out i club which will be of special interest. Bing! Bang! Bong! are the sounds familiar to the students in Mr. Gebhard ' s Typing Club. The funda- mentals of typing are practiced in this club, as well as speed. 24 l4-f ' ' 4--f-4-- ffi 1— r ■ " 1 : " " :i: »l — i in •■1 MK h{-H - H " w f ill W W r vV ' Athletics The population explosion doesn ' t noake them taller; Willie did this all by himself. .J. «. :.,£ tW t. i 1964 Varsity Football Team — First row: Wayne Quickery, Larry Wilson, Richard Getting, Danny Stames, John Davis, and Mike Dawson. Second row: Randy Crist, David Carter, Jean Aiton, Doug Fin- layson, John Haynes, Mike McFadden, Keith Bunt- ing, and David Davis. Third row: Coach Darrell Heas- ton, Terry Good, Forrest Hoover, Mike Sanders, David Lee, Ralph Patterson, George Christie, Greg- ory Gaulden, Bobby Patterson, and Coach Robert Short. Portage Rates Fair On Gridiron Field Im.Si m f ' The Varsity Football Team had a fair season tallying two wins and four losses. In the opener against Kekionga the Rams failed to gain points with Kekionga totaling 20. At Geyer hard luck prevailed with the game ending 19-6. Harrison Hill fell before the Rams mighty drives, 21-7. Portage ran Franklin into the dirt, 34-0, to gain their second win. At Lakeside a much larger team put down the Rams 19-6. In the rain and on a very slippery field at Northwood a very heartbreaking loss was recorded at 14-12. Oppon- ents scored 79 points in a total all year while Portage tallied 81. Top left: Doug Finlayson kicks off for Portage in the first gridiron game. Bottom left: John Haynes gains valuable yardage on an end run. 26 Coach Larry Johnson teaches the Seventh Grade Flag Team rules and skills of football in preparation for the coming Rams ' seasons. Cross Country Team: Benny Smith, Bruce Jennings, Eldon Miles, Allen Sapp, Dave Cly- mer, and Coach Amstutz. Boys ' Fall Sports Prove Successful The eighth grade tackle team, in prepara- tion for varsity football, played two gridiron struggles. On their home field they were the final victors over Harrison Hill, 13-6. Again on their home field they locked horns with Kekionga. This time Kekionga was on top, 13-0. These games will give the depth for a winning team next season. Eighth Tackle Football Team— First row: Coach Heaston, Mike Karol, Mike Johnson, Richard Kelley, Tom Burtch, and John Winter. Second row: Murray Miller, Eric Ornas, Bob Shaw, Randy Walker, Ron- ald Salmon, and Terry Smith. Third row: Leslie Smith, Calvin Jones, Rex Watters, John Dahman, Tom Theye, David Byrd, Tom Bube, and Gregg Nei- man. Fourth row: Gary Austin, Mark Boling, Tim Pease, Booker Dunbar, Craig Bushey, Kerry Geiger, Earl Attebury, and Rick Dahman. «) i ' A ' v 1964 Varsity Basketball boys eyeing the rim for a sure shot are Mike McFadden, John Haynes (re- placed later in the year by Wayne Quickery), George Christie, Willie Long, Randy Crist, and Dave Clymer. Varsity Boasts 11-1 Record For 1963-64 VARSITY BASKETBALL PORTAGE OPPONENT Portage 58 Lakeside 27 Portage 40 Kekionga 39 Portage 45 Northwood 25 Portage 51 Harrison Hill 38 Portage 59 Ben Geyer 44 Portage 53 Franklin 41 Portage 71 Fairfield 44 Portage 50 Lakeside 38 Portage 45 Kekionga 40 Portage 43 Northwood 44 Portage 55 Harrison Hill 35 Portage 57 Ben Geyer 33 Also shooting for two are Doug Finlayson, David and Danny Stames. Lee, Ralph Patterson, Forrest Hoover, John Davis, Portage sported an 11-1 record to clinch the regular- season championship. After twice defeating Kekion- ga by less than five points in regular play Portage drew Kekionga as the first tournament rival. The tide was turned as Portage fans saw the strong Portage team lose to Kekionga when a last-second bucket made the final score 37-35. Pictured above are Mike McFadden, Doug Finlayson, John Haynes (replaced by Wayne Quickery), Forrest Hoover, Ralph Patterson, Coach Heaston, Willie Long, George Christie, David Lee, Randy Crist, John Davis, Dan Stames, and Dave Clymer. Reserves End Season With 7-5 Record PORTAGE Portage 49 Portage 27 Portage 52 Portage 14 Portage 35 Portage 30 Portage 47 Portage 48 Portage 33 Portage 37 Portage 47 Portage 47 The reserve squad completed a winning year with a 7-5 recor d. The members of the reserve squad are Ned Stames, Bob Shaw, Calvin Jones, John Dahman, Leigh Smith, Booker Dunbar, Tim Pease, Rick Dah- man, Thomas Ransom, Eric Omas, Randy Walker, and Randy Odier. Kneeling: Craig Bushey and Coach Max Amstutz. OPPONENT Lakeside 22 Smart 23 Northwood 36 Central Jr. 35 Ben Geyer 29 Franklin 32 Ben Geyer 38 Harrison Hill 16 Fairfield 37 Kekionga 45 Adams 11 Franklin 49 Get the message? Cheerleaders are trying to tell varsity player Mike McFadden that hopes are high for a successful season. Rah, Rah, Portage! Eighth grade cheerleaders boost the spirits of the Reserve Team. First row: Bob Homan, Leslie Hinton, Sarah Latz, and Allan Haak. Second row: Vickie Wilson, Susie Jones, Julie Haynes, Judy Humbarger, and Jeanette Woods. Dressed in brightly colored uniforms, cheerleaders never fail to present an attrac- tive picture at ball games. These people play an important part leading cheers, boosting team spirits and adding all they can to make each game successful. These students prac- tice many hours to put on the show and pre- sent a perfect performance at each game. Cheerleaders Give Teams Moral Support Fight, Rams, Fight! Kathy Weicker, Jan Jones, Sandy Sunderland, Clare Shoaff, and Cheryl Winter lead the cheers and encourage the Varsity Team. 1 yvi. - ■ Coach Max Amstutz, left, assisted by Coach Larry Johnson, will help these boys to have good teams in track events. The boys work hard at sprints and run pace-laps to get in lop contending physical shape. Track Takes Work Track is a well varied individual effort. Boys com- pete in events which fit their particular skills. Events pictured are, below: Mike Sanders putting the shot. Willie Long, Doug Finlayson, and Johnny Davis take the hurdles in good form. Striving toward the finish line are George Christie, Booker Dunbar, and John Haynes. 31 These boys are looking for a third champion- ship in volleyball. Kneeling are Doug Fin- layson, John Davis, John Haynes, and Danny Starnes. David Lee, Willie Long, Forrest Hoover and Coach Max Amstutz are stand- ing. Since Portage joined in with other junior high schools two years ago to vie for the volleyball championship, our school has walked off with all honors. The boys practice for two weeks under the guiding eye of Coach Amstutz and receive additional aid in their gym classes from Mr. Heaston. Volleyball G ntenders Swoop Honors Our enthusiastic sports director, Mr. Heaston, en- joys all sports, from basketball to well, what- ever you call the game pictured at the left. In his physical education classes, besides his body building schedule, he advocates fun which usually comes in a physical way. Boys in this picture don ' t know it, but in the next race they will have to make a basket with these five-pound brown balls. 32 H Hi 1 JV ' iMifii? Faculty » s fill ! . litl New members are added e u I J f f ' lY f jfj New members are added each year | f I } I |l I ' as more students enroll. s£i! l: Mrs. Bertha Scott keeps busy with the many duties that she does each day. Besides these duties she answers the phone keeps the finances in order, and takes care of the needs of pupils and teachers. A new school which began its operation in the fall of 1960 needed a principal to take charge of all the activities. Dr. Hugh Kariger was carefully selected for this important job. In the four years that he has been the principal, Dr. Kariger has won the admiration, good will, and respect of both faculty and the student body. Daily planning at his desk is only a small part of his many duties. Administration Mr. Leo Casso carries out the duties of his busy and challenging position as staff assistant with great patience and tact. With his deep sympathy and un- derstanding of students and their problems, he has been able to give wise counsel to them. The second smiling secretary is Mrs. Lucy Hults who takes care of attendance as one of her many absorbing tasks She, too, willingly answers endless questions and helps anyone who enters the office. 34 Our teachers are busy each day, with the combined job of discussing problems, teach- ing classes, and grading papers. Each day starts with a morning check of the office bulletin board and is sometimes concluded with a discussion period at the end of each day. These teachers are very capable and are dedicated to their work . . . that of work- ing with children. Mrs. Meese, Mr. Septer, and Mrs. Simler collect mail and read the faculty bulletin board to see what ' s new in Ramland. MR. MAX AMSTUTZ " ' kj-mlj Biology, Health, Science, Coach Outdoor Life Club MRS. VIRGINIA BOWERS Home Economics, Health, Biology Sewing Club MR. DAVID DIDIER Latin, English, French Drama Club, Latin Club MR. JOHN EDWARDS Social Studies Banking Club MRS. MARTHA EICKHOFF Developmental Reading, Development- al Language Word Club MRS. LA NOLA FOX English Spelling Club MR. DONALD GEBHARD Mathematics Typing Club MRS. LYDIA GOWDY Social Studies Study Hall MR. MAX HAUK Science Chemistry Club MR. DARRELL HEASTON Health, Boys ' Physical Education, Coach Boys ' Intramurals, Booster Club MISS DOROTHY HILLS Art, English Art Club MRS. ELIZABETH HUGHES Study Hall MISS JANET JENKINS Health, Girls ' Physical Education Girls ' Intramurals, Girls ' Tumbling Club, Girls ' Officials Club MR. LARRY JOHNSON Science, Coach Boys ' IntramiArals MRS. MARILYN MADIGAN Algebra, Mathematics Math Club 35 MR. RICHARD MATTIX Social Studies, English Boys ' Intramurals MRS. MILDRED MEESE English, Music, Choir Solo Club, Ensemble Club, Junior Forensic Club, Training Choir MR. FLOYD MIDDLETON Mathematics, Algebra Study Hall MR. ROBERT NEWNUM Special Education Audio Visual MR. DONALD PARLETTE Orchestra, Band, Music Stage Band, Solo Club, Ensemble Club MR. JOHN SEPTER English, Spanish Chess Club MR. ROBERT SHORT Shop, Coach Drafting Club MRS. SUSAN SIMLER Mathematics Girls ' Intramurals, Cheerleading MISS ELIZABETH SZEGEDY Developmental Reading, English Publications MRS, DOROTHY VARGUS English MR. ROBERT WEICK Library Libi-ary Club MRS. THELMA WELLMAN Developmental Language, English Publications PORTAGE PAGE 36 18 picas MR. VERNON WERKING Home Art, Science Audio Visual In Memoriaiti Early in the new 1963-1964 school year, Portage experienced a great loss, in the death of one of its faculty members, Mr. Charles L. Fulton. Mr. Fulton had been an educator since 1934 and had taught mathematics at Portage for two years. He became ill early in the new school year and died September 23, 1963. Portage students will remember Mr. Fulton as an excellent teacher; one who was kind and under- standing, cheerful and friendly. They will remember him as a man who encouraged good scholarship and fair play all the way. 36 Judy Mattix seems to be getting some help from Melissa Morrill and Dave Fensler. Is it Latin or Algebra ? Study hall, guided by Mrs. Hughes, is a great help for those students who need to finish an assignment or start the homework they " forgot " the night be- fore. NINTH GRADE Aguirre, John Aiton, Jean Amsden, Pamela Baker, Stanley Baker, Susan Barbour, Rebecca Barrand, Herbert Bass, Sally Bateman, Judith Bayer, Bob Beckman, Jack Becraft, Ruth Black, Marva Boggs, Lee Boling, Joan Boussum, Connie Brown, Cathy Brown, Marcia Brutton, Barbara Bryson, Elaine Bunting, Joseph Burgo, Beverly Burroughs, Joyce Burt, James Bushey, Karen Caley, John Capps, Carolyn Capps, Donna Carpenter, Walter Can-ion, Barbara Carter, David Chamberlain, Paul Chevalier, Muriel Christie, George Clymer, David Coffey, Doris Collins, Carolyn Combs, Jim Cook, Bill Cox, Shirley Crawford, Donald Crawford, Ronald Crist, Randy Crocker, Margaret Crosby, Rebecca Cross, Danny Crothers, Beverly Crowder, Eugene Cuellar, Tony Davis, David Davis, John Dawson, Michael Douglas, Ronald Draper, Linda Dunbar, Shirley Elliott, Janie Etzcorn, Mike Evans, Dorothy Fensler, David Finlayson, Doug Fleck, Patricia Franks, Perry P ' romm, Calvin Fryback, Brent Fulkerson, Janis Gambrell, Ed Gardner, Victoria Gaulden, Gregory Geist, Kay Gomez, John Good, Terry Gorrell, Linda Grieser, John Gwin, Stephen Harris, Margie Haynes, John Heiney, Toni High, Bonnie Hill, James Hill, Nancy Hoover, Forrest Hosier, Vickie Hutchens, Darleen Irvin, Judy Jarboe, Marilyn Jarrett, Sharon Jenkins, Patsy Jennings, Richard Jones, Franklin Jones, Jan Judge, Karen Kitzmiller, Dennis Koehlinger, Allen Koenig, Barbara Kumfer, Marcia Lasley, Glenda Lee, David Leeper, Claudia Lieberenz, John Long, Willie Louie, Shirley McClead, Kay McCorkle, Sheila McCormick, Diane McFadden, Mike McKay, George McKeeman, Sandra Mandra, Keith Markey, Connie Mattix, Judy Miles, Eldon Miller, Diana Miller, Jeffrey Miller, Sharon Miller, Susan Miser, Deborah Momingstar, Linda Morr, Tommy Morrill, Melissa Mossburg-, Rebecca Newnum, Sam Getting, Richard Orr, Timmy Osterman, Michael Palguta, Paul Parlette, Doris Patterson, Bobby Patterson, Ralph Pease, Sandra Peffley, Cherie Pequignot, Donna Pequignot, Kay PoUoni, Mark Poore, Richard Potts, Judy 42 Quickery, Sandra Quickery, Wayne Rathert, Peggy Refeld, Charlene Refeld, Ralph Rice, Rose Richard, Diane Roberts, Bruce Roman, Emma Rondot, Steven Root, Phyllis Rucoi, Daniel Russel, David Rust, Nada Sain, Marjorie Sanders, Mike Sanders, Scarlet Sapp, Allen Schaefer, Douglas Schmidt, James Shaffer, Cheryl Sharp, Charles Shaw, Deborah Shoaff, Clare Shockney, Philip Simmons, Laura Smith, Benny Smith, Jack Springer, Cheryl Stames, Danny 43 sterling, Thayne Stoneman, Donna Sunderland, Sandy Tamez, Rudy Thompson, Patricia Vaughn, Lucille Vervalin, Linda Walker, Mary Wall, Laura Jane Wall, Loretta Walters, Karen Weicker, Kathryn White, Perry Wilson, Larry Wilson, Ted Wineke, Deborah -s», y Winter, Cheryl Wooten, Carol Young, Larry Zabolotney, Stanley Zahn, Katy Zahn, Kathy Zartman, Allen Zartman, Ronney Zimmermann, Jennifer Zurzolo, Renee Gilly, Susan Roe, Patty Reinhart, Donald Richards, Kathy 44 At left: Mrs. Fox dismisses an eighth grade class. Above: Ruth Bilger, Pam Good, Mr. Weick and Carol Jarboe help students in the library. Arnold, Deborah Arquette, Hubert Arruza, Juan Attebury, Earl Austin, Gary Bade, Elizabeth Bailey, Kenneth Bailey, Marsha Bailey, Pam Banks, Karen Begue, Frank Beineke, Linda Benjamin, Terry Bennett, James Bilger, Ruth Boling, Mark Wm. Bratton, Ronnie Brock, David Bube, Thomas Burd, Gary Burris, Charles Burt, Suzanne Louise Burtch, Tom Bushey, Craig Busse, Larry Milton Butts, Linda Jo Byers, Karen Byrd, David Caley, Nancy Lee Chester, Carol 45 Christie, Dana Colley, Richard Comer, Tolanda Cooper, Richard Crismore, Steve Crooks, Steven Crossman, Donna Cruze, Richard Cuellar, Theresa Cunningham, Creed Dahman, John Dahman, Rick Dickmeyer, Katie Dixie, Judy Doty, Marsha Drummond, Robert Dulin, Dianne Dunbar, Booker Dunbar, Melvin Dunfee, Jerry Eger, Beth Farris, Terry Feldner, Lowell Felger, Kay Felger, Keith Frankenstein, Rosalyn Frisby, Richard Frisby, Tom Fryback, Peggy Geiger, Kerry Gongaware, Vicki Good, Pamela Gouty, Gene Green, Alvin Greider, Steven Guy, Gary Haak, Allan Hacket, Walter Haman, Larry Hamilton, Lynne Hamilton, Marilyn Harrison, Linda Haynes, Julie Heath, Martha Heiney, Brett Hemmelgarn, Kay Herendeen, Barbara Hetherington, Crenda 46 2 Hicks, Brenda High, Connie Hinton, Leslie Homan, Bob Hood, James Hoopingarner, Dana Hoover, Janice Houser, James Howard, Doris Howell, Brenda Howell, Kay Humbarger, Judy Ingram, Kenneth Janeway, James Jarboe, Carole Johnson, Mike Johnston, Beverly Jones. Calvin Jones, Suzanne Karol, Mike Jay Kelley, Richard Kimmel, Lonney Kitzmiller, Timothy Kolb, Cheryl Kowalenko, Leon Krause, Linda Jo Kunberger, John Laisure, David Langston, Alice Latz, Sara Lee, Patty Leiendecker, Cherie Lembach, Tom Lovellette, Bonnie Lovellette, Patty Lytle, Peter Magner, Diana Maloley, Pam Malone, Terry Mann, Kenneth Meyers, Suzanne Miller, Mary Ann Miller, Mike Miller, Murray Mills, Lavern Moore, Roger Morgan, Elton Murphy, Stephen 47 McCormick, Nancy McKeeman, Linda McPherson, Bettina Naylor, Patricia Neiman, Gregg Nelson, Ronald Getting, Freddie Ornas, Eric Patterson, Cynthia Patterson, Ronnie Pease, Tim Pinault, Peter Propes, Steven Quickery, Donald Radabaugh, Eddie Ransom, Larry Reed, Brian Refeld, Paula Reichert, Nancy Ress, Lynn Richard, Cheryl Richardson, Janice Rivers, Herman Rizzo, Elaine Roberson, Tom Roush, Nila Rowan, Robert Russell, Janet Ruthsatz, Pamela Salmon, Ronald Sanborn, Charles Sanders, Grant Sarles, Diane Schaefer, Terry Schroeder, Michael Settlemire, Debra Shaw, Robert Shilling, Carol Simmons, Wilinetta Singleton, Michael Smith, Carol Smith, Leigh Smith, Leslie Smith, Ruth Smith, Terry Snouffer, Helen Solga, Ray Spears, Julie 48 We Will Remember Spice, Rebecca Sprague, Daniel Stam, Yvonne Stewart, Lorenzo Stoll, Terry Szabo, Joe Tallent, Larry Te scula, John Theye, Tom Tucker, Thos. Tudor, Gregory Utter, Billy VanBuskirk, Mike VanHoose, Bill Vorndran, Mike Wade, Vicky Waikel, Lloyd Walker, Randy Wallen, Sylvia Walters, Dan Waterhouse, Beth Watters, Johnny Watters, Rex Welling, Kristine Wilson, Charlotte Wilson, Vicki Wingett, Becky Jo Winter, John Woods, Jeanette Workman, Wayne Wright, Patty Ybarra, Linda Yonkoski, Jeanne Yount, Christine Zehendner, Betty Zehender, Jack Jenkins, Jack Keller, Charles Miss Marjorie A. Fey, who was an eighth grade student here at Portage, died Friday, October 11, after a one-week stay at the Lutheran Hospital. She will be remembered by all of her friends for her cheerful smile and sunny ways. Marjorie was active in intramurals. Among the things rated most highly as trouble for seventh graders, are locks that won ' t open. Every year, seventh graders face the same problem of adjusting their time so that they won ' t lug a library of books around each day. These struggling stragglers are William Washington, Pamela Horton, Randy Ridgely, and Debbie Rondot. Aker, Lois Anderson, Steven Arnett, James Austin, Sue Bailer, Mary Bailer, Paul Bailey, Candance Bailey, Michael Ballman, Cheryl Banks, Jeflf Barrand, Donna Bilger, Wm. Birdwell, Don Black, Tom Blough, Steven Bodle, Michael Boggs, Linda Boothby, Joyce Boothby, Judy Bresler, Ann Brimm, George Brock, Barbara Brock, Gilbert Broughton, Annie Brown, Irene Brown, James Brown, Jan Bruner, David Buketoff, Barbara Burget, Donald 50 Burget, Richard Burgo, Cora Burley, Ronald Burrell, Crendel Buschey, Rene Butts, James Callow, Tom Capps, David Capps, Richey Cavell, Matthew Christie, Bill Claflin, Gayleen Clark, Roger Clendenen, David Coleman, Sandra Crossman, Barbara Dahman, Patrick Davis, Barbara Davis, Jim Dennis, Christina Dever, Larry Dixie, Linda Douglas, Judy Dunbar, Hattie Dunlap, Debra Ealing, Pamela Ellet, Pamela Escosa, John Evans, Jeffery Fair, Steve Ferry, Bruce Fishman, Katherine Fishman, Stan Frankart, Mark Franklin, Barry Freeman, Linda Fromm, Lois Frye, Charles Calvan, Gloria Gasper, Kathy Gaulden, Gaylord Geiger, Dennis Georgi, Steven Glass, John Gomez, Joseph Gordon, Sharon Gragg, Larsy Green, Judy 51 Greenler, Elizabeth Guy, Philip Gwin, Gregory Hahn, Elmer Hall, Dickie Harmon, Sue Hawkins, Timothy Hawthorne, Jimmy Haynes, Alix Heasley, David Heredia, Robert Hinton, Nancy Hood, Finley Horton, Pamela Hughes, Paul Hull, Angela Jackson, JoAnn Jahn, Steven Jarrett, Judy Jenkins, Max Jenkins, Sharon Johnson, Kathryn Jones, Thomas Karol, Thomas Kilpatrick, Michele King, Jackie Yvonne Klimkofski, Mary Ann Kolb, Randy F. Langston, Nancy Leal, Ofelia Le Fever, Deborah Lemmon, Jeannette Lloyd, Patricia McCray, Wm. McKeeman, Everette Male, Maria Mann, Kathleen Marley, Sheila Martz, Paul Masterson, Diana Miller, Bill Miller, Melvin Miller, Sharon Mills, Bonnie Moon, Carol Moyer, Eddie Naylor, Barbara Nichodemus, Marjorie 62 Odier, Charles Edw. Odier, Randy Blaine Ogle, Karen May Osterman, Donald Fredrick Oswalt, Steven Robert Pena, Freddie Phillips, Cynthia Poling, Nina Amy Poore, Morisena Dee Ramer, Carolyn Louise Ransom, Thomas Rathert, Mike John Ray, Dave Franklin Raymer, Tim L. Reichard, Brenda Reichert, Jeffery Alan Reinhart, Rex Allen Richardson, Stan Aaron Richardson, Steven Lynn Ridgley, Randy Roberts, James Wm. Roman, Wilma Rondot, Debra Diane Rose, Paula Kay Rothgeb, Dennis Lee Rust, Ernest John Sample, Kathleen Jo Sanchez, Alex Sanders, Bobbie Scherer, Larry Scherer, Richard Schrader, Robert H. Schrock, Tim Eugene Schultz, Charles Schultz, Linda Ruth Schweitzner, Kay Lynn Scribner, Susan Lynne Scrogham, Nancy Kay Sexton, Paul David Singleton, Brenda Smith, Marsha Mae Smith, Thomas Larry Solga, James Spiller, Todd Allen Spillers, David Lee Sprague, Nora Stahly, Jeffrey Allen Stames, Ned H. SS Summers, Linda Taylor, Opal Terry, Sally Thomas, Lavone Tracy, Anthony Tutwiler, Deloris Tyler, Chris Vaughn, Randy Vaughn, Terry Wagner, Doris Walker, Ethel Walters, Paul Washington, Wm. Jr. Watters, Sarah West, Dianna West, Velva Wheeler, Ellis Whitman, Donnitta Williams, Patricia Wilson, Jack O. Wittenberg, Deedee D. Wright, Barbara Wright, Nancy Wyatt, Linda L. Yarmaii, Debra Yount, Steve Zartman, Margaret Gillie, Dana Future artists and homemakers are at work. 64 From a spotless kitchen these people offer us serv- ice with a smile and a delicious lunch, daily. Here they are ready for the hoards that will invade the lunch line. Judy Potts, Joyce Burroughs, Mrs. Helen Parott, Mrs. Erma Miller, Becky Mossburg, Shirley Dunbar, Mrs. Thresa Fredericks, Mrs. Genevieve Pace, and Mrs. Pauline Snyder, manager, await the crowds that will invade the lunch line. The Work They Do Is Very Important We praise our cooks and maintenance per- sonnel for the very efficient work that they do each day. It is a pleasure to walk into a clean school each day, and the cafetorium workers certainly make every effort to have a well-balanced, pleasing lunch each noon. " is " w ' iii ' ' ii i f ji in HIT Mr. Rudy Weisback and Mr. Herman Ebersol work at night to get the school ready for the next busy day. Buses unload, and the mass of students enter the halls each morning. The shiny clean look of the rooms and halls are the result of hard work by Mr. Carl Carpenter, Mr. Glenn Daugherty, and Miss Hilda Linnemeyer. 55 The school day is finally over as the six yellow buses and the two transit buses trans- port students homebound to their individual destinations. After the seven school hours, the halls of Portage that only minutes before had been filled with talking, laughing students, now stand empty and deserted. Classrooms are barren and dark, awaiting the dawn of a new day. As the school day ends, so do the hours of toil terminate with the completion of our yearbook. In showing all the aspects of 1964, the Portarama staff has run into many prob- lems as well as many good times in putting this yearbook together. We have tried to do our best so we will not let down our many subscribers. Now the " ribbon-covered " book is done, and 1964 ' s record is left for you to cherish and enjoy in the years to come. THE STAFF 56 ' • fk .. ,, '

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