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[970 25 December, 1970 THE QUODDY TIDES, Eastport, Maine Page 11 ii STUDENTS A T SHEAD MEMORIAL HIGH SCHOOL shown getting new chairs ready for use in the new Home Economics classroom. (Photo by Charles Clark) Eastport School Notes EASTPORT PRIMARY SCHOOL A Christmas Play, "The Boy Who Didn't Believe in Christmas", was presented by Mrs. Peabody's third grade as a part of the Christmas program. All the children in the room had parts. Mrs. Robinson's third grade has a dis- Play of pictures of wood wind, string, brass and percussion instruments on their bulletin board and have been discussing them and their various names. Their Science Unit - "Beyond the Earth" has been particularly intcrcsting. The boys and girls enjoy reading and talking about the different planets, outer space and space travel. Their tree is up and dccoratcd and gifts that the children have madc are ready tobcwrappcdandtakcnhomc. Ginger- bread mcn wcre frosted on Monday for the Christmas party on Tuesday. Trees! Trccs!Trccs! The children in Miss Green's fourth grade have been busily making Christmas trees from various mater- ials. Besides the traditional ('hristmas tree next to thc fireplace, thcy have made individual trees of inverted ice cream cones covered with grecn frosting and dccoratcd with frltit loops: a lollipop tree which they will untrim at the Christmas party; a tree of green streamers trimmed with paper ornaments, under which are many myster- ious packages. A special trcc made of various forms of macaroni and spaghetti is being constructcd under the dircction of Cccil('atcs. Another trcc tobcdis- mantlcd Tucsday is made of yarn. I!ach child wound a flower of different colors of Yarn on a loom and with their pictures as centcrs it forms a beautiful tree ('hristmas card. Finally. a tree constructed from card- board and various brcakfast cereals is be- ing readied. Thanks to Mr. Robinson and some of his boys of the Industrial Arts Dept., new see-saws have been put up on the Primary playground. Thcy arc a bright red in color and very popular with the youngsters. Fire safety rules do not allow Christmas trees inside the school for more than 24 hours so Kindergarten classes have been enjoying a special kind of tree they have made with green tissue paper and Elmers glue. Busy little hands in Mrs. Raye's Kindergarten classes are making Chick-a- dee pudding to feed the birds during vacation. The Christmas gifts they made have all been taken home and opened early. much to the delight of everyone. NEW SCIENCE LABORA TORY in the " oM gym "portion of Shead Memorial High School, will be used by students when they return from the Christmas vacation. -(Photo by Charles Clark) I Activities at the Edmunds School EASTPORT GRAMMAR SCHOOL An aura of excitement pervaded our scene as Christmas drew ndar and Room parties were organized for the last day of school, December 22. In a 5th and 6th grade basketball game played on Friday, Dec. 1 I, the Royals de- feated the Lakers by a score of 1-0. This was in sharp contrast to the previous two high scoring games. The 8th grade Panthers lost their open- ing game against Calais on Dec. 18. The boys will be wearing new uniforms and Mr. McDonald is quite optomistic about the coming season. Mr. Davis sustained a painful shoulder injury last week when he fell from a slippery landing on the first floor. How- evcr, no broken bones were discovered and he seems to be coming along nicely. Congratulations to Bonnie Follis, who won first prize for selling the most tickets for the Christmas Musical. Becky Lingley and Lynn Feussel tied for second place. During the recent cold spell, due to a malfunction in the furnace, students were forced to wear their jackets in the class- room. tlopefully the trouble has been found and corrected. Merry Christmas evcryone. SHEAD HIGH NEWS School has closed for the Christmas holidays and will resume January 4. The last day of school, Dec. 22, the National ttonor Society held a Christmas assembly at thcauditorium. ANationalltonor Society induction was held with eight new members being welcomed into the Society: Seniors-- Michael Arlauskas, Gwendolyn Marsh and Michael Young. Juniors-Harry Lingley, Sandra Davis and James Knowl- ton. Sophomores-June MacFarland and Kim Moholland. Mcrnbership is based upon Scholarship, Service, Leadership and Character. The object is to create an enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote worthy leadership, and to encourage the development of character in students at Shead. After the induction ceremony, caroling was held, followed by Christmas readings. The Fire Department was then presented gifts to be distributed to the needy at Christmas on behalf of the students at Shead. Shead's version of "Scrooge" was then presented. Students in the seventh grade Social Studies classes at Edmunds School have been putting their newly learned knowledge to work. After studying about corn, sever- al girls prepared corn cake and served it to their class and to members of the sixth grade. A chapter on dairy farming became more interesting with the promise of homemade ice cream at its conclusion. The boys and girls were eager to brave the cold temperature outside to freeze the liquid mixture, but the best part was the eating. The class even got assistance from some fifth and sixth graders. Eighth graders at Edmunds School have received their class rings and are proudly wearing them. Money for the rings was raised through dances that have been held since the opening of school. The eighth grade held a record hop on Friday, Dec. 11. A guess cake was brought by Linda Lingley, grade six, and the lucky winner was Billy Kilby, grade five, who correctly guessed a walnut. Many interesting and educational movies have been shown this year at Edmunds School. They have been on such diversi- fied topics as German measles, Eskimoes, insurance, litter, water skiing, fishing. Students in all rooms have been busy making Christmas decorations for their room trees. The rooms are attractively decorated with posters and ornaments for the holiday season. School pictures which were taken earlier in the fall have arrived. Students in Mrs. Gilpatrick's room entertained with a skit which they pre- pared from the book, "Caddie Woodlawn". The Cast included Tom, Michael Stevens; Warren, Michael Griffin; Caddie, Mary Howard; Hettie, Valerie Jamieson; Miss Larker, Marilyn Seavey; Obedigh, Stephen Noyes; Maggie, April Mills; other children, Ashue, Ronald Jamieson; Susan Cox; William Pulk, Heather Hallowell, Brenda Lyons, Announcer, Rene Dudley. Robbinston School Activities In the last few weeks Mrs. Beverly Corey from Red Beach, in two or three visits to the school, introduced every child in the school, according to his age and experience, to the art of shaping and decorating pot- tery. First, she presented the art of shap- ing the wet clay into a pleasing form. After the clay objects were dried, she helped the young potters apply decorations lnglmlttulglllmtullmtlmlllttmlllgll .. .. : Hollis C. Morang's i "1 ,i Main St. - Calais, Me. !1 WATER ST_ EASTPORT J with paints. Thereupon she fired the pieces of pottery for the young people. To the great interest and delight of the school personnel, one day she brought back back their handicraft, so that now each one has something his very own to present to family or a friend. December 22 was the last day of school in 1970; on January 4, 1971 school re- opens. Happy Holidays! Parents are reminded of and urged to attend the monthly meeting of parents, scheduled for January 13 at 7:00 p.m., at the school. DUNPHY REAL ESTATE 42 Boynton St., Eutpe,rt, Me. CARL L. DUNPHY Lic. Real Estate Broker dial 853-4497 Renovations at Shead Memorial H.S. Nearing completion at Shead are a new science classroom-laboratory and a domes- tic science classroom (Home Economics), located where the "old gym" was in the basement. The new "lab" will accommodate 24 students at individual stations for experi- ments and laboratory work. Each station is equipped with a sink, gas, water faucets and electrical outlets. An instructor's bench, fully equipped, is in the room for the instructor to set up experiments for the class. The room is planned with half the area for 25 tablet desks and a tradi- tional instructional area, which will pro- vide maximum flexibility for the teaching programs. This classroom incorporates the most modern laboratory equipment, equal to that used on the college level. The Home Economics room will eventu- ally have instructional areas in care and guidance of children, clothing and food management, production and services, and institutional and home management and supportive services. General classroom area and equipment will be provided. These new classrooms utilize over 2,200 square feet of unused space in what was once the "old gym". These renova- tions, when completed, will make the old laboratory and Home Economics class- " rooms free and will be utilized to broaden the educational program at the high school. The work being done at Shead is a class c example of what change and modern renovations can do to up-date our schools to meet todays educational needs. The "old gym" was made vacant after construction of the new Municipal Auditorium adjacent to the high school in 1965. C.I.C.S. School Notes The pupils of C.I.C.S. held a concert in the Auditorium on Thursday evening which was very well attended despite the weather. The pupils each gave a splendid perform- ance and they and the teachers are to be congratulated for a good job well done. Part of the proceeds from this effort are to go to Pakistan relief. The tea and sale which the pupils of the Home Economics course of C.I.C.S. held in the school Auditorium under the super- vision of their teacher, Mrs. Blair Newman, was a very successful affair and netted the sum of ninety-nine dollars which the pu- pils understood was to go towards filling some needy stockings here at Christmas. 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