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Board Votes Funds for School Remodeling The Indianapolis Board of School Commissioners have decided to give $697,900 to the school for the purpose of repairing and remodel¬ ing the building. Some plans have already been made for improving the school, such as: $250,000 for the heating and ventilating systems of the classrooms and auditorium; $20,000 to change lighting and ventilation in the rest rooms; $4,SCO for new drinking fountains; $15,000 will be used to remodel the offices in the building. $200,000 is planned to be spent on all the windows of the original part of the building. All of this is hoped to be finished sometime next year. Already a new roof is being put on the building and new chairs have been bought for the third floor. The cost of these items was not taken out of the $697,900. Mr. David Banks, head of the foreign language department, said the school will be receiving $25,000 for the remodeling of the foreign language lab. The new lab will have 36 stations, which will be like regular desks. It will look like other classrooms ex¬ cept that when a button is pushed the headphones will come down from booms in the ceiling. These will be concealed when not in use. If a teacher wants to find out how the students are progressing he/she can record each individual separ¬ ately. The new lab will be where stu¬ dents can go to listen to records, watch movies, play foreign games and listen to foreign language tapes to help themselves. Hopefully this will be started by the fall semester. Mr. R. Caesar Johnson, head of the science department, will re¬ ceive $50,000 to share with the art department. Drawer space, a stove, new sinks, and a refrigerator, along with other equipment and aparatus, will be added to science rooms. Mrs. Kay Clay, head of the art department, says she hopes to get a lot of new art supplies, as well as lockable storage closets for all classes, new sinks, and bulletin boards. Eventually the art office will be remodeled and art rooms painted. Mrs. Clay says, ''We're keeping our fingers crossed, and when the roofing is done we hope there will no longer be a pond in the middle of the floor!" TIGER TOPICS Vol. 7, No. 6- -Crispus Attucks High School, Indianapolis, Ind.- -April, 1975 Brazilian Students Share American Life; Winter Weather Proves to be Real Shock Two Brazilian students bring an international flavor to CAHS this semester. They are Christina Leite and Paulo Roberto Fontura. Chris, who is 17, graduated from her Brazilian high School in Novem¬ ber. She came to the U.S. from her home town of Assis in the state of Sao Paulo in Brazil. There the weather is relatively mild and arriving in Indy in the middle of winter was somewhat of a shock. The seasons in Brazil are the opposite of those in the northern hemisphere so in Brazil it is now late summer. Besides the obvious geographical differences, there are differences in diet and, more importantly in language. A typical meal consists of rice, beans and some meat. There are four meals: breakfast, lunch, an¬ other "breakfast" at about 3 p.m., and dinner in the evening. Chris prefers Brazilian food, but she is at home with pizza and spaghetti. The most noticeable difference in the U.S. is the language. Portu¬ guese is the official language of Brazil and although Chris studied English for two years in school she carries an English-Portuguese dic¬ tionary wherever she goes. The language barriers make her classes difficult but she enjoys the experi¬ ence. Cult<ural differences are also evi¬ dent. Young people in her country, she says, meet at the community center after school every day and play puig-pong, swim or listen to the latest tunes. Chris experienced roller-skating for the first time here and finds it very difficult to get used to. She also enjoys bowling and tennis. Chris says she likes the state-— but only for the six months she will be here. She stays with an American fam¬ ily and learns much of our culture there. Paulo also is part of the Youth for Understanding program, which brought him here in January. He is now staying with the Thomas Miller family in the Eagledale area and says he likes the city very much. Paulo is fond of CAHS, he says, and enjoys being with American students. He would like to stay for a longer time, but he is scheduled to be in this country for only six months, so he will be leaving in July. This active soccer player says he enjoys school, meeting new people and trying new sports and activi¬ ties. He also studied in France and speaks fluent French. Anne Huber Mais Oui! Junior Chosen for Trip, Study In France Anne Huber, junior, has been se¬ lected out of numerous applicants to go to France this summer. She was chosen through the lU Honors Program to represent our country. She will live for two months in the province of Britanny, which is on the northwest coast of France. Anne will live with a French family and will participate in all the activities of that family. She wiU leave in June and return on Aug. 8. To qualify, she had to take and score highly in many tests, com¬ peting with many students from throughout the state. Anne has already written her French family and she has received some directions for packing from her sponsors. She may, for example, take only one pair of jeans for sports and certain outings, and these jeans may not be embroidered or fringed or old. Skirts may not be too short, as well. From the city 19 students will make the trip to France, with 30 from the state as a whole. Anne says she will spend five weeks with her family and three in a "very strict" dormitory. Anne has studied French for six years. Most of the expenses will be paid by lU Honors. COE Students Rate High; Two In State Meet District No. 8, of the Office Edu¬ cation Association, recently held in office-related skills to determine winners to compete in contests at the OEA State Convention, which will be held Apr. 4-6 at the city's Hilton Hotel. The state winners will then go on to compete in the National OEA contests to be held at the National Convention, May 10-14 in Chicago. Nine COE members participated in eight of the 26 contests held. They were: Terry Brown—Advanced Shorthand Tammy Feathers—Advanced Typing; Business Spelling Annette Gayle—Office Comunica- tions; Rosemary Mabin—Advanced Shorthand Sharon Mabrey—Advanced Shorthand Brenda Peacher—Verbal Comunica- tions Business Spelling Tim Russell—Typing I; Business; Selling Gary Stamatkin—Business Math Tanya White—Verbal Comunica- tions; Extemporan- I " eous Terry Brown placed fifth, Brenda Peacher placed third, Tim Rusell placed second and Tanya White placed seventh. Tim and Brenda will go on to compete at the state level in ^ril. Presidential Glassraom Mrs. Payne Elected to State Library Post Lures Senior lo D.C. Mrs. Alice Payne, head of the Instructional Media Center here, was elected recording secretary of the Indiana School Librarian As¬ sociation at its convention Mar. IS¬ IS. The conference, sponsored joint¬ ly with the Indiana Association for Educational Technology, was held in the Convention Center with prin¬ cipal speaker, author Clifton Fadi- man, keynoting the meet. Mrs. Payne was selected on a competitive ballot with the results announced Mar. 14. New officers were recognized at a banquet that evening at which Ross Sackett, president of the Encyclopedia Brit- tanica Educational Corporation, spoke. The officers were formally in¬ stalled at ihe Saturday luncheon. Mrs. Payne is also a member of the organization's scholarship com¬ mittee. Non-Profit Organization U.S. Postage Paid Permit No. 1553 Indianapolis, Indiana Mrs. Payne discusses the function of the Instructional Media Center with Assistant Superintendent Kenneth Smartz and Superintendent Karl Kalp. Carolyn Stewart, senior, recently spent a week in Washington, D.C, participating in the Presidential Classroom for Young Americans. Her selection was based on her academic record and her partici¬ pation in Indiana University's Up¬ ward Bound program. Her trip was sponsored by Upward Bound and the Dean of Student's Office. As a Presidential Classroom stu¬ dent, she was part of a group of 340 youths from all over the coun¬ try. Carolyn visited Capitol HiU and attended as many as five semi¬ nars in one day. She watched some of the Senate debate on the tax bill, listened to speakers from the three branches of government and the news media. She also visited Senator Birch Bayh. Carolyn was ''really surprised by the bustling activity of senators on the floor while one of their col¬ leagues was speakmg." But, she adds, ''The experiences of the week in Washington have given me more insight into tihe workings of government. And be¬ cause of the Presidential Classroom program, I was able to visit places and meet people that an ordinary tourist might miss."
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