Florence Morning News Newspaper Archives Aug 21 1973, Page 24

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Florence Morning News (Newspaper) - August 21, 1973, Florence, South Carolina10-b tuesday August Florence morning news new building new concept unveiled at St. Anthony s Wilson High sees summer paving in some ways driving a car to school has been a problem in the past at Wilson High school. The school s main driveway is poked with potholes deep enough to give an unwary Driver and his car quite a Jolt. And once on the grounds students and teachers have frequently complained of the difficulty of finding a parking place. But among the Many summer renovations across Florence school District one is the current laying of Asphalt in front of Wilson. Plans Call for the refurbishing of the drive As Well As the paving of a new student teacher parking lot. The District s other major paving project for the summer has been a similar Effort at the area vocational Cen Ter at Southside High school but water drainage problems Are currently preventing the completion of that construction. Photo by Johnny students resuming to St. Anthony s school september 4 will discover not Only a new building but a new concept in teaching. The open space school scheduled for completion in september is designed As one Large room divided into specific. Areas of learning. This is done by using space dividers such As partitions rolling cabinets screens of various kinds or furniture that can be moved about. Noise problems will be con trolled by the use of carpeting and acoustical sound absorbing ceiling and Wall material. According to sister Rose Patricia Casey s.n.d., Prin Cipal the open space design goes hand in hand with individualized instruction. We Hope to investigate new organizational patterns of grouping students As Well As some team teaching approaches to about 210 students Are enrolled to attend the new school. The faculty four Sisters and four Lay teachers will teach the students who Range from kindergarten through sixth Grade. The school is located adjacent to the new St. Anthony s Church and Parish Hall on Hoffmeyer re. Before moving to the new location the school Church Convent and rectory stood on the Corner property at Palmetto and Fry streets. This property was sold in August 1972. The teachers and Sisters have been preparing for the new facility since october accor Ding to sister Casey. The objectives in planning an open space school she stated Are to provide the Type of physical Plant that will facilitate individualized instruction to initiate and continue an approach to learning with its prime emphasis on the learner his needs and Progress As an individual to provide an atmosphere of responsible decision making and to work toward More innovative and creative organizational patterns of instruction. The Banjo has been described As the United states Only National instrument. All saints expects 280 students All saints Day school will open september 5 with addition of eighth Grade and an additional Section of fourth Grade. Enrolment is 280. Two rooms have been added to accommodate the students and he number of teachers has increased from 19 to 25. Sixth seventh and eighth grades have been incorporated into Middle school while Only five year Olds will attend pre school. New teachers include mrs. Rocky Pierce. Mrs. Jessie Dubard mrs Janie Wise mrs. Dee Pruitt mrs. Sarah Edwards mrs. Madge Morris and mrs. Sally Holt. The Rev. Joseph m. Stouden mire Rector said he is expecting a very Fine year. We anticipate All saints will continue to provide Quality private education in a Christian com fac can accommodate area handicapped students a special hoist at poolside to helps students confined to wheelchairs in and Oul of the water that feature of Francis Marion College student Center. To be opened later this school sear is Only one of Many aspects of the Campus designed to accorn Odate students with disabilities. Every i my building has a ramp in addition to regular Steps All Multi Story buildings have elevators i a rooms All have at least one compartment with special bars to assist the handicapped and a Low level water Fountain that can be reached from a wheelchair can be found in Cadi building. Adjustments by the College to help any student with a physical Handicap Are not limited to equipment or building . Special perms Lor centrally 1 located parking within Short distances of classrooms Are issued upon request frequently to students suffering from h temporary disability such As a recent appendectomy. Handicapped Stu dolls Are also Given special attention during registration to insure that i hair classes schedule does not present any impossible Long walks or Quick changes. Last year live students Atten ded i my in wheelchairs or on crutches and others studied and Learned with impairments such As partial blindness or deaf Ness. This is All a pail of our Effort to provide educational opportunities for All the people of the pee said or. Rufus r. Hackney or. Fac vice president for student affairs an d Dean of students. Florence trustees Are mixed group 1973-71 school Board of Florence District one is marked by the a Ricly of its members backgrounds and the fact that two thirds of the trustees have served less than one term on tech Rchrd. George s. Jordan chairman of the Hoard is owner manager of ii food mar Kcal on the East Side of Irvn. This is the Bird year of his first term. P. Thompson manager of Helk s store til the mail is also in the third year of his first Toi ins. Wallace Permon tar. A certified Public Lacroi infant. Is a second year firs cml Nisce. Or. Sam Russell my be Hill Are both in he first half yen r of their first terms. Hill is service manager Al Jordan Chevrolet in Timmonsville and Russell is a Florence optometrist. Calvin Thomas is the newest member of the Board and inc Only Black lie was appointed by the county Board of pm Deucalion to fill the vacancy created when Theodore Lester resigned in june lie will hold the position until elections in May mrs. T. W. Graham. D. L. Carter and Calvin y Arl rough arc the Only members who have served As trustees for More than two terms. Mrs. Graham who is a housewife and is very Active in civic affairs is i Veteran if Over Twenty years. Yarbo Roufeh is a Farmer and has been a Boaro member for 17 years. Carter a partner in the Wadell Carler construction company has served on the Board since tourist Gold Madrid a Spain earned billion from 11.4 million tourists during inc first half of the government announced. Tec s private aircraft hangar Allied health did not account for quite Alt of the s3-million building project which gives twice As much space for classes this fall at Florence Dar Lington technical education Center Over last fall. A Large por Tion of the Money funded the construction of Tec s largest single classroom the workshop of Tec s aeronautics program. The building easily contains several helicopters and air planes As Well As Many different kinds of engines for student study and practical experience. The physical Plant has enabled Tec to be the Only location in South Carolina where persons can earn certificates in both Power Plant engines of All kinds and air Frame wings fuselage Landing gear there Are still openings in the program this fall and Tec officials indicate that each graduate has More than one Job Opportunity awaiting his completion of the course. Photo by Johnny Ellis adult education s self study shows Community Impact hotter s note after eight years of operations the office of adult education of Florence school District one has recently concluded a comprehensive self study of its growth and its Impact on the Florence Community. The loll Wing article provides the highlights of the report the variety of economic social and other changes in the lives of thousands of individual Floren tines and in the life of the Community which have resulted from the Advent of adult education Here u Ell Over 5.000 unusual students will return to Florence District one school year. Unusual because they arc get Ling a second Chance Al an education and by doing they Are helping to alleviate the High school drop Oul and crime problems raise standards of living and Lessen welfare payments. These students Are adults participating in the ninth year of the Florence school District one adult education program which has come a Long Way since ils inception As evidenced by the increased enrolment growth since 1965. When he jacks Sassy shoes ladies and misses All leather shoes 2 tone with crepe soles regular famous Brand sizes 5 to 10 for. Back to school. Our discount Price jacks 1563 w. Palmetto St. Discount brands shoes prone 662-4551 program had 244 enrollees. Of 1972-73 when the program boosted nearly 5.000. Program month completed a first comprehensive self study reporting that the program evaluated by National education Lericos. Has surpassed All other school districts in the state because of leadership and sup port from education officials businesses. and the Overall flexibility of adult education and supplementary programs designed specifically to meet the needs of adults. The financial growth of adult education in school District one has increased in 1365 to More than for the 1972-73year. But the Mission of adult education in reducing the dropout rate is More than providing a second Chance for the dropout. It can have Impact in reducing the dropout Rale of currently enrolled students of reducing crime Rales and of helping to Lessen welfare Rolls. Perhaps one of the Best methods of evaluating the scope of adult education in District one is to realize that in South Carolina 40.000 adults Are enrolled in adult programs. District one has More than one tenth of these enrollees. The state department of education has an enrolment goal of by 1976 and if this District remains at ils current operational level it will still have More than its share of students by Ihen. In the three major areas affected by adult education income dropout Rales and crime the adult education departments self study reporter emphatic statistics. According to a u. S. News and world report item. A person s income tends to be linked closely with inc number of years spent in school and reports show that the average per capita income in s. C. Is 83.3 percent of the National average. Hence the average income for South carolinians with varying years of schooling would to less than eight years a year. Eight years one to three years of High school four years of High school s8.95g one to three. Years of College four years of College these figures of course Are averages and within each group there Are Many who earn More and Many who earn less than the average. The census Hureau counted 6.074 persons in Florence county Wilh less than eight years of education. Al the average rate of annual income this group could expect Loea Rrt a total of about million a year. If they had remained in school and earned High school diplomas. I hair average income should have risen each. The High school dropout should have a lifetime earnings Over a 43 Yea period. Of less than the High school graduate. A total 21.013 undereducated persons 25 years old or older in Florence county earn an average of annually and collectively the group earns a total income of approximately million. With a High school education. These persons have a potential income of million nearly triple their present income. The adult education depart ments self study goes on to report that the average recipient attends school three and a half years. Records Are not available to indicate How much of he Cost of the various welfare programs in Florence county could be eliminated Heller education. But in seems Hal a sizeable Cul could to made in the local welfare Bill of nearly million. According to the annual report for 1971 issued by the slate department of welfare there were on the last Day 9 that fiscal year 746 welfare checks being mailed to aged residents of the county. Based on the stale average of s48.50 per Check thai would have meant a total Cost of for the year. Presumably had these persons had sufficient education to hold meaningful employment Fiey would have been drawing social Security instead of welfare. The same report showed 83 welfare recipients who were Blind receiving an average of s66.90 per month for a total annual Cost of since Many Blind persons Are successfully employed it seems natural that some of these receiving welfare could also be self supporting Wilh education. Another 625 persons were receiving welfare because of being disabled. Their checks averaged and would have resulted in a total of 572 for the year. If they had been Able to obtain jobs much of this Cost could have been replaced by social Security or workmen s compensation. It seems almost As Likely that belter education of adults could have reduced the 948 cases of Aid to families with dependent children who received monthly further reductions probably medical programs and checks of for a Tola of could have been realized in the million for food Stamps Over million that went for see Page newest and smartest fashions for fall and Campus mix and mingle. Your Way the Best of the Campus classics. Assembled Here for your selection suits sweaters jackets. Pants and Sportive skirts. In soft autumn colors warm win some fabrics. Come in now. Find yours South Park we invite you to Register for free door prizes nothing to buy. Need not be present to win

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