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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - April 25, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta 10-THE LETHBRIOQE April LCI stage band plans trip to national finals Whatever voui choice of music rock, ballad or jazz you'll enjoy the fine artistic sounds of the Lethbridge Collegiate Institute s stage band This versatile band, which plays anything from Bach to Bacharach, may be on its way to the National Stage Band Festival in Toionto May 2 Brian Thorlacius, president of the band, says there are two obstacles blocking their way to Toronto If we can raise another and if the air strike lifts, we'll be on our he says The stage band directed by Jerry Pokarney, received towards the national competition, after winning the provincial festival in Edmonton Mr Pokarney says "the band played great" and received the top mark of 95 at the festival followed by the second place band with an 89 Sometimes it even surprises me the way these kids can play he The band consisting of 19 players, is busy right now trying to raise enough money for the Toronto trip Brian says to help raise the necessary funds they will be playing in a special bana concert at 8 p m Tuesday at the exhibition grounds Mr Pckarney who has directed the band for five years says the players are selected from LCI s Green and Gold Concert Bands The instruments are generally limited to trumpets, trombonca, saxophones and rythm instruments "The only thing that hurts is that I will lose seven of the 19 musicians this year at graduation That is a pretty drastic he says The players that will be leaving are Brian Thorlacius alto sax, Vernon Dorge, tenor sax, Dave Robin and Robbie Hopkins, trombones Bill Ross, tenor sax, Glen Hewitt and Jim Robinson trumpets Before the band dissolvps for the a trip to Expo 74 is scheduled I he group will be leaving June 3 and will be playing among hundreds of other bands in Spokane We hope to put on another spring concert before school gets out, says Mr Pokarney The band has performed at various festivals, concerts, and community functions The group placed first at the Kiwams Music Festival earlier this month I hope we can have the same success next >ear he savs Other members of the band include Jeff Anderson and Steve Dormaar trumpets, Mike Hoyt Darvl Mock and Garry Dogterom, trombones Jane Thomas, sax, Rick Blair, string bass Kurt Ellison and Don Bell, drums and Debbie Mann and Sandy Carnme, piano Soulful solo Tenor saxophone player, Vernon Dorge, blows out a soulful note CASH FOR YOUR CAR Dunlop Ford will pay you cash for your car if it is one of the select units we require immediately CONTACTTHE USED CAR BUYER NOW AT DUNLOP FORD COM. 16th AYE. AND M.M. DRIVE SOUTH Boys enjoy home ec OTTAWA (CP) Most schools in the Oilawa area now offer home economics as an option course for boys and report the courses are generally popular At Sir Wilfrid Launer high school a bachelor home eco- nomics class teaches practical methods of preparing, buying, managing and serving food The boys also learn the importance of good nutrition and how to shop wisely and even have the opportunity to master a few gourmet dishes Teacher Marilyn Greer sees the course as a series of ex- periences that will change the boys' attitudes toward nutrition and food 'I want them to think about what food does for the body as well as if it tastes she said At Christmas three boy stu- dents put their knowledge to work by shopping for, preparing and serving a turkey dinner to the teachers They've all become pnce- and-Iabel Miss Greer said 'But the true value of the course won't be known until they go out on their own The trumpets sound Practicing at noon and after school, the LCI stage band prepares for the national competition in May -The Herald Youth Learning is the key word HALIFAX (CP) At one time the emphasis of the education system had been on teaching but now the key word is learning, says a professor of education at Mount Saint Vin- School opens doors to community groups EDMONTON (CP) Students at M E LaZerte composite high school call the principal Dick or his face Dick Baker, the man guiding the transformation of the suburban institution from its traditional role to what the school board calls a community' school is comfortable with the informal relation- ship Some of the 74 teachers and students are a little slower getting used to it Jill Green, an employee of the city parks and recreation department, has a job working as a go between, getting the neighborhood involved in the school and geiting the school involved m the neigh- borhood That, explained Mr Baker, was the school board's primary objective when it set up the experiment four years ago, to make LaZerte an "active agent in society 'We must now draw the kids out of the community and lock them in a classroom with a zoo-keeper It's very comfortable in that classroom and they soon begin to lose then will to be free Rather than a steppingstone to university, the school should be a stepping- stone to living in the community 'Most of our students tend to believe they are in what they call the academic program But in actual fact about 15 per cent of our population is university- bound Mr Laker said the school aims to replace some of the conventional skills nurtured in the high-school curriculum with the skill of human relations, getting along with others and understanding one- self LaZerte has opened its doors to its neighbors and invited service clubs, community associations and recreation and hobby groups to use the building In return, the community serves the school by providing buses for field trips and inviting students to participate in field activities It's back-scratching that pays Mr Baker said, citing the case of a nearby shopping mall that provides funds for a community newspaper written by students The students learn something about journalism and about the things that are important to people The community gets an information service and the merchants at the mall gain goodwill Bill Hyrchuk's 66 Grade 11 students leave their classroom every afternoon to gain first-hand experience in the community They attend school board meetings to learn about politics and government, usher at a local theatre to learn about drama act as teachers' aides in elementary schools to learn about changes in education and serve in soup kitchens to learn about poverty They keep a daily journal of their experiences and attend seminars, some of which parents attend as well, to mull over the week's activity The seminars give the students a chance to connect what thev are learning with the objectives they set for themselves, Mr Hyrchuk said His students are enrolled in the Community Oriented Education Program which began last fall as a method of teaching social studies, sociology, English and special projects Mrs Green, a physical education graduate who started with the YWCA, is one of the seminar leaders as well as the school's liaison officer with the community She meets a few CORE students each week and tries to draw out of them what they have learned in their excursions into the real world Her most successful and exciting program, she said, is a monthly family activities centre where parents and children come to the school, use the gymnasium work together at various crafts and watch a movie It operates solely with volunteer help and the co- operation of the participants In another project, childien aged 3 to 5 come to the school as part of a child development piogram The students write stones for them, put on children's plays, spend their shop classes making toys for them and introduce the toddlers to physical education by playing games with them Mr Baker said working with the children gives the students a sense of responsibility and infects them with the youngsters' excitement with life A social studies class has built two canoes so the 30-odd students can paddle the North Saskatchewan River studying history, the ecology of the river and the ins and outs of outdoor living For all its success, LaZerte is still grappling with some problems, Mr Baker said 'We have many parents who are upset over what seems to them to be a lack of much freedom One irritant is a smokers' lounge that Mr Baker said most of the students them- selves object to because "it has a tendency to collect flies "There's a group of students sitting there all day It's the ghetto of the school It's the drug centre of the school It bothers me but at the same time it's a byproduct of the kind of institutions we are developing Mr Baker said not all the teachers understand what he is trying to do "I'm saying there are no rules Where there is a problem, sit down with the people involved in it and solve it "Rules generally dictate the lowest form of human behavior that is acceptable They provide the crutch that you can fall against When you lean against that rule, you no longer have a decision to make You can blame some- one else 4-H speakers awarded The annual regional 4-H public speaking finals were held on the weekend at the Lethbridge Community College In the south west junior division, Frank Jenkins, representing the Pmcher Creek Foothills Beef Club, placed first with his speech entitled The First American Cattle Kim Malmberg of Carsland, representing the Mossleigh Clothing Club, was second with Kick the Killer Habit Lorraine Welsch, Pincher Creek, representing the Foothills Beef Club, placed first in the senior division with her talk on Canada is a Precious Thing Second was Janet Holoboff from Vulcan's Brant Little Stitchers Clothing Club, with her speech, Remember When In the south east junior division, Brent Hope of Redcliff, representing the Medicine Hat Beef Club, placed first with his speech entitled Alberta Carolyn Berg cent University Prof David Rowe was once a high school principal but spent six years away from the classroom until returning recently to make several observations and speculations on trends in the education system There is a new breed of so phisticated student today and teachers must be prepared for two-way communication, meaning they face a constant questioning, discussion and criticism from students, said Prof Rowe He said students no longer are receptacles for anything a teacher wants to "dump in" with regurgitation on cue "Teachers do not dare shove their middle-class values down their pupils' throats as in the past and they must be careful to practise what they Prof Rowe said in an interview Students once were content to adopt passive roles in the education process, learning techniques needed to surpass preconceived standards set by schools Soccer under way By KEVIN HARTLEY Soccer is now under way at Junior High, with both junior and senior teams doing well The junior team, coached by Jim Green, won their first against Wilson Junior High with a score of 2-0 Goal- scorers were Paul Bechdolt and Stuart Ma The team lost their second game to St Mary's by a score of 3-0 The senior team, coached by Fred Andrews, unfortunately lost their first game to Catholic Central by a close score of 4-3 LEISTER'S MUSIC LTD. Campus Corner of Millicent, a delegate from the John Ware Beef Club, was second with An Important View of the Energy Crisis In the senior division Hugh Nester of Cessford's Happy Jack Beef Club, was first with his talk on Too Many Passengers Sherry Edwards of Brooks Beef Club, was second with her speech on Rural Exodus The Southern Alberta public speaking finals will be held in Calgary at the Kinsmen Centre Friday, Saturday and Sunday By PAUL BURKE Catholic Central The CCHS production "Interview" won first place at the One-Act Festival in Lethbridge The players travelled to Banff today to attend the provincial festival Graduation is coming with ever increasing speed Although the Grad Committee started slowly, it has gathered momentum with the aid of the student body As a result, the fund raising program has been completed The committee met every Monday and held one or two general meetings with the senior year students These meetings proved to be worthwhile and productive The following are some of the ideas put into effect A raffle for a digital clock radio was one of the first events conducted by the Grad Committee It was wonderful to see the support the students gave to this venture The winner was Karen Seamen I am sure she will have pleasant hours listening to the station of her choice Along with the raffle, hockey pools were held on the Saturday night games The winner of each pool received These were very popular with the students There is a gambler in almost everyone of us The annual teachers' breakfast which was followed by mass, turned out a great success Everyone involved enjoyed themselves The cooking was done by volunteer Grade 12 students One of our big (perhaps the biggest) money getter was the Starva-thon It was amazing to see the number of people willing to give up eating for 72 hours Not everyone made it, but at least they tried and this helped to pay for graduation, too To round things off, a Mothers' Tea was held this week Although the numbers were not great, it was encouraging to see that some mothers cared enough to come Finally, the steadiest money maker for the Grad committee was the sale of milk and ice cream novelties during noon hours It is now time to say something about the graduation ceremony at CCHS On May 3, a mass will be held in St Patrick's Church All students are invited to attend After mass the graduates will go to the Yates for a rehearsal and return to the church hall for lunch The afternoon is then free for the grads On the evening of May 4 the real exercises are held at the Yates After the exercises the Spring Prom Dance is held in the school At midnight, when the dance ends, most of the grads make their way to various celebrations around Lethbridge Thus ends another chapter in the life of a student See and Hear ED SHAUGNESSY Of tht "TONIGHT SHOW" Playing PEARL DRUMS LEISTER'S MUSIC LTD. ;