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Flynn Bates Frosh, Twirls Baton for Band TIGER TOPICS Pat's New School Brings Problems In Communication Vol. 5, No. 2—= -Crispus Attucks High School, Indianafiolis, ind. -December, 1972 Principal Changes Back to Rental Plan fe;:fc Z . fi'-.W" ¦w' ^ ^ *> " ' '"^ .^.^y.Ci Flynn Bates Principal Earl Donalson decided in the fall of 1970 in order for CAHS to stay solvent, it would switch from a rental plan of text¬ books to a purchasing plan. While in its second year, the purchasing plan has already come under fire by students and parents, who complain that the purchasing of school books at the prices they are sold is unfair. When asked what she thinks about the purchasing plan, one senior replied, *'I hate it! I don't think it's fair, because it gives only a few students a chance to Hard Hats be prepared for classes the first six weeks, and especially the first couple of days." Donalson himself expresses a great liking for the old rental plan. He said he thought it was a good idea to rent the textbooks to the students. The only problem was in getting the students to re¬ turn the books at the end of the year. In January, 1972, the State Le¬ gislature passed public law 161, House Bill 1032, a bill to grant the public schools power to rent textbooks. Also passed was bill 20-10-43, listing prices of cost coverage of school books. According to a bulletin from Mr. Charles Walker, business ma¬ nager, "It was agreed that CAHS day school would follow the guidelines and procedures for book rental in business education, home ec, physical education and vocational and industrial arts this school year." Added to the new purchase and rental plan for next fall will be all English and grammer books and foreign language texts. Mrs. Gregory Has Spelunkers Explore Caves Sponsor Position For Senior Class **Baton twirling is my favorite pastime. I spend at least three hours daily practicing," admits Flynn Bates. Flynn is a 15-year-old freshman, who performs with the Tiger Marching Band. He became in¬ terested in twirling at the age of five and began taking lessons at Watkins Park when he was 11. Later, he took private lessons. "Although people teased, I ne¬ ver became discouraged," adds Flynn. His younger brother also twirls, and Flynn is teaching the skill to his sister, who attends Tech High School. Flynn claims his sister and bro- Flashlights, hard hats and car¬ bide lamps were a usual sight at the site of Leonard Springs cave, where Tigers who have formed a new club of Spelunkers wen ex¬ ploring Oct. 21st, Being the first adventure of its kind for some eager spelunkers, the cave was what is known to veterans of the sport as a moder¬ ate cave, that is, one that is mod- ther want to keep up with him, but he is determined to stay a- head. Flynn also has been playing the piano for seven years and the guitar for three years, but, says Flynn, "Baton is still my favor¬ ite." Teacher Corps Members Endeavor to Assist Students Eight members of the new tea¬ cher corps have already started work here at school. The teacher corps consists of 40 graduate students from all over the United States. These students spend 60% of their time with pu¬ pils at five Indianapolis public schools, 20% in classes at lUPUI, and 20% in community activities. The 40 graduate students who are participating in this program have been divided into five groups of eight. Each group has been assigned to a special school where he or she will work with the pu¬ pils. What are the graduate students trying to do? Their job is to try to help pupils cope with their home and school problems so they will not resort to running away, drinking or taking drugs to get away from their problems. Mem¬ bers from the teacher corps say they are striving: 1. to develop interest where ap¬ athy existed; 2. to create excitement for learn¬ ing; 3. to provide for individual in¬ terests and needs; 4. to develop responsibility for one's own learning; 5. to provide the best teaching available; 6. to improve self-expression, 7. to capitalize upon the strengths of the professional staff. Leader of the teacher corps group here is Norres Sodas. Team members are Pete Dans, Gayla Evans, Sandra Granville, Trazell Gray, Bill Hodgson, Yvonne Jaynes, Colleen Regen, Jay Si¬ mon and Patricia McPhearson. erately easy to go through. After crawling through mud, climbing up rocks and slipping and falling in mud at times, some students might disagree. For in¬ stance, Jeff Wise, sophomore, claims, "It took me a week to re¬ cuperate." He went on to say that he did enjoy the expedition, however. With help from those who knew just what they were doing, new¬ comers were able to make it through the cave. Amy Owens, sophomore, found¬ er and president of the club stat¬ ed, "When you've gone through a cave with a person, you feel you know that person much better." Sponsors Mr. John Wiggins, a business teacher here, and Mr. Jon Theobold of the social studies department, drove the members to the cave just outside of Bloom¬ ington. All expressed the beauty of the cave, while Theobold claims hum¬ bly, "It (caving) makes you re¬ spect nature more." Twelve members went the first time. All claimed enjoyment and anticipate the next expedition, to be just as interesting. When Mrs. Johnnie Mae Cliff, former chemistry and physics teacher here left to teach at Broad Ripple, she left the seniors minus one class sponsor. But luckily, Mrs. Jean Gregory, key punch and business teacher here, is now the seniors' new class sponsor. So far, Mrs. Gregory has really been accepted by the seniors very warmly, gladly and appreciative¬ ly. Mrs. Gregory feels that it is an honor being the seniors' new sponsor and hopes that she does the job justice. "It does mean a lot, knowing that the students have selected me." "The majority seem like my own children, and are all a nice group." When asked if she had any problems or if she thinks she will encounter any, Mrs. Gre¬ gory replied, "Everything has pro¬ blems, but they'll work out with the senior students' help." At the end of the school year, Mrs. Gregory is looking forward to the Senior Prom and gradua¬ tion, hoping that everything is beautiful. Patricia Pleitez What would you do if you were in a school where you couldn't understand what was said or make yourself understood? Fresh¬ man Patricia Pleitez had this type of communication problem. Patricia came to Indianapolis in January from El Salvador, Cen¬ tral America, as an exchange stu¬ dent. Last semester she attended school #108 where, she explained, "The kids helped me with my English, but here they really don't care." She does help some students with their Spanish in class where she learns some of her English. The pretty 14^ year-old girl claims that, "Education is better there than here." She feels the schools are much stricter in Cen¬ tral America. She attended a pri¬ vate girls' school there and finds going to school with boys a very pleasant change, however. She finds American food good, but made no comment on the food in the cafeteria! Spanish boys, unlike American boys, she insists, never cuss in front of the girls, nor smoke in pubhc. Band Performs Show for New Uniforms and Robes Music by contemporary artists like Isaac Hayes and Chicago were represented in a concert given by the CAHS band. The concert, which was directed by Mr. Wilham Squires, took place in the auditorium Nov. 9. A pep talk was also given as Mr. David Khnkose, Human Re¬ lations department, asked students and teachers to give generously of their time, by donating money and/or trading stamps collected to help in purchasing new band and choir uniforms. The uniforms will cost $15,000. Students were able to get a close look at a sample of how the new green and gold band uni¬ forms will look, when sophomore Joe Dixon came on stage model¬ ing one. JOE DIXON models new band uniform of gold, green and white, while majorettes show off their new outfits. Front,Octa Leach and Sheri Jones; back, Shawn John¬ son, Judy Begemann.
|Title||Tiger Topics, Dec. 1972|
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