Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - March 26, 1974, Lethbridge, Alberta
Preschool program okayed at Foremost Tuoaday, March LETHiHIDQE HEflALD-15 FOREMOST (HNS) The County of Forty-Mile school committee has approved the provincial government funded Early Childhood Services program. It will start at Foremost this fall Ann McNaney presented a brief to a recent meeting on behalf of her organization, outlining the proposed program The provincial government recently awarded the group per student, retroactive to September, 1973, to implement the program in the Foremost Skiff area With the present school committee approval, this amount will be increased to per child Manybernes Etzikom may have its own ECS program The school trustees made certain recommendations regarding the transportation of students under the ECS program School busing would be made available, as long as any additional mileage involved was not excessive. This was conditional on the county receiving the transportation portion of the ECS grant which amounts to 60 cents per pupil per day. Any additional cost to the county not met by the ECS grant in any year would be borne by the Foremost ECS group The Herald District Teaching staff to be increased at Forty-Mile By GEOFF TAGG Herald Correspondent FOREMOST With increased emphasis on special education and learning disabilities programs in County of Forty-Mile schools, the total teaching staff will be increased by two for the 1974- 5 school year, raising the number from the present 71 5 to 73 5 Superintendent of schools Cliff Elle, in a report to a recent meeting of the school committee, indicated that a School committee sets teacher-aide policy FOREMOST (HNS) A new pojicy governing the use of school aides at schools in the County of Forty-Mile has been approved The policy supports the view that the use of school aides should be such as to extend the professional service to school staff, and to facilitate the educational program It also acknowledges that a teacher has certain responsibilities to students which he cannot ethically delegate to school aides These responsibilities include diagnosing the learning needs of students, prescribing educational programs in accordance with those needs, implementing programs, and interpreting, evaluating and testing the results of the educational process Aides cannot be responsible for determining responsibilities or assigning non-teaching duties to auxiliary personnel School aides are responsible to the teacher for all activities relating to the students. The deployment of aides is the responsibility of the staff under the leadership of the principal Each school is entitled to four hours of school aide time per teacher per week The total time is to be divided equally between administration, teachers and library During July and August schools are entitled to the total school aide time per week at the discretion of the principal The superintendent of schools, in consultation with the principal, will hire school aides when necessary. continued slight decline in projected enrolment would necessitate a reduction of one full-time teacher at the Foremost School and the services of a half-time teacher at Etzikom. Other schools would remain at their present staffing levels. However, the department of education continues to make funds available for teaching positions in the areas of special education and learning disabilities In order to qualify for a grant of a full-time teacher, equivalent to there must be at least 10 pupils who qualify under the standards laid down by the department These are students who fall a year or two behind in reading programs, for example. At present the county employs one full-time special education teacher at Bow Island Elementary School, and .one-half time learning disabilities teacher at Foremost School Mr. Elle expressed the view to trustees that he was convinced that several other schools have the necessary number of students to establish learning disability classes, or classes containing both students with learning problems and those in need of special education. The school committee accepted Mr Elle's recommendation that full- time personnel be established to operate these programs at Bow Island Elementary School, Senator Gershaw High School, Bow Island, and at Foremost Half-time teachers would be appointed at Burdett, Conquerville and Manybernes schools. Deserted and desolate An old gravel crushing machine stands deserted in a snow- mun.ty 15 miles southwest of Brooks covered yard at Bow City. Bow City is a farming and ranching com- B.C. may purchase Dutch Creek Hoodoos CRANBROOK (HNS) The Hoodoos at Dutch Creek, 60 miles north of Kimberley, may be acquired by the province with greenbelt funds Or they may be sold to a U.S citizen. The owners are Hans Roeck and Jack Jeffrey of Dutch Creek If they, the Regional District of East Kootenay, and the provincial parks branch have their way, the Hoodoos will become a provincial park But if the greenbelt funds are not forthcoming, the property will be sold to a U.S. citizen who has made Mr Roeck an offer. The decision rests with W T Lane, chairman of the BC Land Commission. It administers greenbelt funds The RDEK has recommended the purchase. R H Ahrens, director of the parks branch, has also -recommended provincial purchase But he says no major park development is planned there right away. Mr Roeck says he would much rather see a park go into the Hoodoos area than have "somebody make a mess of it.' Bunny Bonspiel attracts rinks from across west Bus mileage increased; r custodians get raise FOREMOST (HNS) The County of Forty-Mile school committee has approved an increase in school bus mileage rates from 30 to 36 cents with an increase for larger, more expensive to run units, a little higher in proportion to smaller buses. At the same time the committee is cracking down on semi-annual inspections to make sure these are carried out A raise of about 10 per cent to an hour effective Sept 1 was approved for school custodians, based on the square footage of areas serviced and the time it takes to do the work. The committee accepted with regret the resignations of three county teachers, effective at the end of the current school year. They are Marvin De Georgio and Miss Gloria Siggelkow of Manybernes School, and Eugene Mastel from Conquerville School. Crowsnest Pass Bureau NEWS-aRCUlATNHI-JOBPfllHTIN6 VEMNON DECOUX, (tap., MMrmera-HMM M2414I Report your news to... District I calendar I A preschool education workshop open house will be held at 1 p m. Saturday in the Canyon gymnasium at Pincher Creek with Jean Kuijt of the University of Lethbndge co-operative child care centre, speaking on the importance of play the Etzikom SuuhiM Circle will meet April 3 at the home of Ella Robinson the Faith Sacred Heart Catholic Women's Leagve will meet April 8 with the place to be announced the Catholic Women's Leagae convention is slated for April 26 to 28 at the El Rancho Motor Hotel, Lethbndge the Etzikom Commaaity Clab will meet April 10 at the home of Kay Sheltgen Leona Fauth of Etzikom will be honored at a miscellaneous shower March 31 District deputy Pat Deimulh invites the ladies of the Royal Parple to the 29th annual district meeting at Fort Macleod Wednesday. BLAIRMORE (CNP Bureau) The Bunny Bonspiel to be held in the Blairmore arena April 11 to 14 has attracted rinks from all over western Canada Rinks from the Yukon. Vancouver, Calgary, Peace River, Rocky Mountain House, Edmonton, Calgary, Lethbndge and numerous other centres have entered. Marie Ulrich, women's club president, says a phone call was received from a women in Winnipeg who will drive to the "Pass to curl if she can get on a rink Contact Booplo for your Dbtrict Game group names officers FORT MACLEOD (HNS) The Fort Macleod Fish and Game Pistol Rifle Club elected officers recently. Al Moranz will head toe 20 shooters again. Pal Wharton is vice- president; and Derrek Lees, secretary treasurer. Practises are held each Tuesday evening and Sunday afternoon All prospective members are asked to contact any executive member Women are encouraged to join Training for summer games is in progress Mr. Lees, with seven years of British army experience, and Mr. Wharton, with much competitive shooting, are leading the rifle division Mr Moraz, well qualified m pistol shooting, is instructing in that area Legion holds centennial festivity FORT MACLEOD (HNS) The Fort Macleod Royal Canadian Legion and its auxiliary held a centennial dance recently in the ciubrooms. Highlighting the dance area was a huge birthday cake, the good wishes directed at the community as it celebrates the 100th anniversary of the arrival of the NWMP. Small wrapped pieces of cake were sold for souvenirs. The cake will be displayed throughout the summer. Money derived from the sale of samples will further the work of the Legion. A quilt with the centennial symbol alnd replicas of mounted police officers will be raffled later Bert Patterson, First World War veteran and the man living here longest, gave a historical review of the area. A total of 64 men's rinks will compete and 32 rinks will play in the women's division. There will be in prizes in the men's four events and in prjzes in the women's section Theatre group to perform South Pacific FOREMOST (HNS) The Foremost Theatrical Society will stage the Rogers and Hammerstem musical South Pacific at the Foremost Community Hall Apnl 4 to 6, at 8 o'clock nightly. The production will star veteran Bill Butterwick as Emile De De Becque and Joyce Pisko as Nellie. Bloody Mary will be played by Ann McNaney, Billis by George Butterwick and Capt Brackett by Geoff Tagg. The successful team of Alyce Butterwick and Ann McNaney. responsible for all the outstanding productions of this group in recent years, will again direct and-produce the work. Accompanist is Charlotte Buis Tickets went on sale for the three performances earlier this week, and are already going fast The musical has been in rehearsal for about wo months More district page 9 PUBLIC MEETING -Invitations to Public Meeting of Cargill Grain Canada Limited. Cargill offers exclusively "Best of Both Worlds" COfltlOCtSOH to to Mi vm. t! Tundqr, March Thursday, March 2Sth Ctemrtiii tun Cardston music festival Flutist gets high mark CARDSTON (HNS) Karen Cahoon of Cardston was high-mark winner in the band section of the Cardston and District Festival Adjudicator Milton Iverson said she played her flute solo flawlessly and awarded her 87 marks v Beginners' classes and bands played in the morning session but Mr Iverson did not give marks in those sections Several contestants were unable to participate because of the prevalence of the flu Joanne Rine, 12, of Magrath earned 90 marks in the story telling class Adjudicator Leona Paterson of Calgary was pleased with the high calibre of speech demonstrated by the children of this district in the festival. Results follow TUBAB David Lowry 82, Lloyd Cahoon 81 SNARE DRUM D Merlene Cahoon, 81 Kendy Sabev 81 (tied) SNARE DRUM C Rob Rollingson 83 INSTRUMENTAL SOLO 14 years Richard Lowry, 80 TENOR SAXOPHONE E Brent Hogenson 76 TENOR SAXOPHONE B Tim Tanner 78 ALTO SAXOPHONE E Kevin Wolsey, 81, Randy Russell, 80 ALTO SAXOPHONE D Ron Rice. 81 ALTO SAXOPHONE C Randall Davies. 84, Cheryl Beazer 83 ALTO SAXOPHONE B Kevin Kado. 78 FRENCH HORN E Rebecca Johnson, 83. Shelly Bevans SO FRENCH HORN C Bobbi-Lynn Rasmussen, 82. Glona Layton 82 (tied) FRENCH HORN A Terry Kennard, 85 CLASSIC GUITAR SOLO Wanita Sommerfeldt, 78 Lloyd Wiley 77 PLECTRUM GUITAR DUET Rick Williams and Donald Williams 80 Lloyd Wiley and Cliff Takashashi 78 FLUTEE Jocelyn Van Orman 84, Dunne Bowlby 82 FLUTED Nola Dahl 83 Susan Vadnais 81 FLUTEC Shirley Low 83 Stephen Mowers 80 FLUTE B Karen Cahoon 87 Kennedy Jenson 64 Lydia Berry 84 (tied) OBEE Laurel Davies 80 BARITONE D Robert Mendenhall, 83 BARITONE B Corwyn Miller, 85 BASSOON E Mona Kado 80 LYRIC POETRY 12 years Melodee Barker, 85 'Donald Gibb, 84, Joanne Rine, 84 Cued) 14 years Suzette Russell 83 Sandra Leavitt 82 19 years Terry Prtts, 87 STORY TELLING 12 years Joanne Rine 90 14 years Carolyn Rine 86 ALBERTA POETRY 12 years Connie Knobhck.' 80 16 years Carol Hartley 81 Open Lori Hinman 84 Shan Hohm 82 DRAMATIC 14 years Sylvia Oishi, 85 Joanne Russell 84 Linda French, 84 (tied) 16 vears Carol Hartley 85 Lori Hinman 84 19 years Terry Pitts 84 MIME JO vears Gilfred Campbell 85 12 years Joanne Rine 88 Open Shn Hohm 88 SOLO SCENE 16 years Lori Hinman 86 SHAKESPEARE 14 years and under SUvia Oishi 84 Carolyn Rine 83 16 years Lori Hinman 86 18 vears Terry Pitts 83 Happiness is... 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