Ruskin High School - Mirage Yearbook (Kansas City, MO)

 - Class of 1977

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is . A ' Q if in af ' 5 ifi' 4228.1 0 Tom Fora kci' 1912-1970 In Loving Memor Tom Foraker Tom Foraker was horn on a farm in Lamar, Mo. He graduated from the high school there. He received his B.S. in Ed. from UMC in 1940. His first teaching assignment was at the Hickman Mills School on Grandview Road. After four and a half months there, he became principal at Center High School until 1959. Before becoming principal, he was an off-campus instructor at CMSU for three years. In 1959, he hecame the superintendent of the Hickman Mills School District. He belonged to the Missouri State Teacher Association of School Administrators. Few people knew that the gentle, happy educator, who led the school district through so many of its most difficult years, was a hero of WW 11. Mr. Tom Foraker died on May 29, 1976 after suffering a severe heart attack. His accomplishments and devotion to the education of students will be long remembered. AZ' 2 Mr. Foraker makes his speech at graduation. fwy Mr. Foraker and Mr. Nesbit discuss plans for the construction of new schools.

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School Board Proposes New Auditorium The school hoard elected a new superintendent due to the death of Tom Foraker. The new superintendent is joseph Nesbit. The assistant superintendent is David DeHelms. The school board meets the first and third Thursday of each month. The president of the school board is Bill Wall. He is assisted by Vice-President, Bruce Buie. Other assistance is provided by Paul Province, treasurer and Mildred Harness, secretary. Other board members are Robert Blaylock, Jeanne Freeman, Paul Kamitsuka and Richard Schultz. The beginning of our auditorium may not have happen- ed without the efforts of the school board. We owe much appreciation to the school board of Hickman Mills. , and 1 f 'V' fix' ' 7 f , X . , ww, V W f President, Bill Wall and board member, Jeanne Freeman. V f . fa .aivlu Board members ponder over a difficult decision. The Board reviews the plans for the new auditorium. The 1976-77 School Board. 12 School Board To grad: in Bc at th four Centf he w ln 1' Mills Teac knew distr hero after and remc



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Sleek Honored b Friends Nl r. Blaine Stock is one of a kind. If he is not tangling with morning announce-ments, he is helping with school activities or a troubled stu- denL Afterserving as principalfor 22 years,Blr.Steck has proved to he a line colleague, a respected administrator and an involved, proud Ruskinhe. liver four lunndred friends, reladves and students gathered to honor Nln Steck on Scpteniher 25,1976.'felephone caHs,telegran1s and words of congratulations came from admirers who wished to com- mend him for his 21st year of service. Mr. David Cattle, assistant prin- cipal and Mr. Kenneth Burkhart, vice-principal, were on hand in the gymnasium to present Mr. Steck with his newly painted Volkswagon, appropriately duhbcd G'Eagle If, He also received several mementoes, a hrightly painted portrait of himself, along with a chandelier which will he hung, in his honor, in the new auditorium. To make "Blaine Steck Night" evcn more special, friends arranged to place a diamond in the setting of Mr. Steekis Ruskin ring. Along with more festive duties, Mr. Cattle and Mr. Burkhart advise B4r.Steck on everythinglYon1foothaH predictHn1sto Saturday deten- tions.rFhey, along with our secretarkm, help keep the course of a Ruskin schoolday, from admit slips to cafeteria conduct, in working order. Sim E N V4 'lmeuat-nfs XA i A v:p.m0"'f mi . , . aml you m'n' now kiss the bride tration ,aw , M r. Steck, overcome with joy, at Blaine Steck Night. This is the very last time, Mr. Burkhartf, warns Rita Chun W"""'r""' ,,.,w,4..a..w,,,,,W " ,,,,,M-,M.......,, + WW ..-......WWW 1 , 4 c ,M,.MMWM,, ,, i I 2 ? 5 s 5 Z l E , it ff ei! it 5 a 5 4 A 1 W i 4 7 f z ' . f , , ,, '? NI r. S night Wmvn ,,,..M. ,N

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