MAPPING THE COURSE . . . B ill Goldman, 202- 8, prepares to show his American Civilization class an opaque projection of a map. Joint teachers,
Photo by Bensinger
Mrs. Frances Bensinger, left, and Mrs. Mary Miner look on. A UHF television set, donated by Mr. George Washerman, also aids this course.
Council to Organize Dance, Talent Show
Updated Courses Vary Curriculum
English and American history are different at Wilson this year.
The addition of one English course, the combining of two traditional courses and experimental classes in three other courses comprise this difference.
Developmental reading is Wilsons new class. Mr. H. Murray Schere, principal, did not learn until Sept. 30 that funds would permit the establishment of this non-credit, non-graded subject.
The courses aim is to teach honors and college preparatory Wilsonites the different techniques involved in reading the many types of writing the modern student must face in a varied curriculum. Mr. Schere hopes that the
course will also teach the student
Parents to Visit Classrooms On Home and School Night
Under the leadership of President Osman Bengur, 118-4, the Student Council is concentrating on a November talent show, the automobile registration drive and the annual winter dance.
Also being planned is the Jun ior Village drive and an Honor Code assembly in December.
Other officers are Noel Blake, 224-4, vice president; Andrew
Homecoming to Feature Queen, Nightcaps, Prize
Homecoming festivities begin tonight at 8:30 in the armory. The dance, sponsored by the senior class, will be highlighted by the crowning of the Homecoming queen and the awarding of a door prize. Music will be provided by the Nightcaps.
Tickets, priced at $1.75 per couple, may be purchased from last years junior section presidents. At the door, tickets will be $2.00.
Linebaugh, 204-4, treasurer; and Laurie England, 118-4, secretary.
Planning the! various activi
ties are the committee chairmen, who are also presidents of their respective sections. Jeremy Pik- ser, 124-4, heads the benefit committee, which is in charge of all philanthropic projects. The December dance is under the direction of Larry Rubin, 205-4, dance committee chairman.
Other chairmen are Claire Ny- ren, 331-3, publicity; Noel Blake, f4-4, special activities; Holly Thomson, 323-4, clubs; and Robert Tedrow, 218-4, building and pounds. John Dreyfuss, 310-3, 18 the historian.
Melvin Chen, 202-3, won the council art contest and will do
e council bulletin board calen- ar for the next two years.
9&S Grants Beacon Top National HonorsQuSr aBn A ~N has earned the
award and the George H. Gallup award, top national honors, for the eleventh consecutive year.
Meriting 973 of a possible 1,000 Points, the 1965-66 BEACONs were cited for outstanding reporting, editing and makeup.
The George H. Gallup award was given for the papers exceptional service to school and community and its sustained leadership.
Other senior section representatives include Nancy Altman, 319; Charles Bennett, 224; Mary Bohrer, 316; Larry Clay, 202A; Chris Dematatis, 329; Claire Geolot, 303; Nancy Lubar, 301; John Luikart, 118; Susan Marsh, 121; Peter Quijano, 311; Thomas Sea- mon, 321; and Lorraine Singman, 330.
Additional junior presidents include Leslie Chernikoff, 220; Nancy Conn, 202; Robert Finu- cane, 305; Nina Kilian, 302; Anne Kraft, 326; Edward Lazowska, 308; and Ronald Mensh, 104.
Tenny Owens, 322; Gregory Schmidt, 208; Lynn Shapiro, 324; Michael Sherman, 223; Sumin Tchen, 300; and Candy Young, 113.
Other sophomore presidents are Thomas Archer, 217; Randall Barton, 203; Richard Colbert, 209; Alan Crain, 115; Nora Daw- edeit, 216; George Fee, 219; Judith Kline, 122; Gary Meltzer, 304; Hugh Nicoll, 215; and Allen Perper, 328.
Deborah Reis, 318; Carole Rubin, 225; Allan Savage, 214; Laura Schuman, 201; and Mark
Parents will visit classrooms to learn more about their childs scholastic programs at the traditional Home and School Associations Back-to-School night Tuesday at 7:45 p.m.
Presentation of the annual budget, a request for membership and special funds and a brief discussion of the track system by Mr. H. Murray Schere, principal, will comprise the business segment of the meeting in the auditorium.
So few parents understand the great importance of this meeting, Mr. Jonathan England, president of the association, explains. "This is their only chance to meet teachers and learn about the Home and School activities.
Approximately half of the parents are members to date. In past years, only three out of four families joined the association, noted Mr. England.
Parent advisory committees are being formed for art, athletics, English, foreign languages, the library, mathematics, military training, music, publicity, science and social studies. Any parent interested in serving on a committee may contact Mrs. Chris Argyropoulos, advisory
Circulation Campaigners Aim For 1,200 Paper Subscribers
XTJ*.MacSporran, Catherine Nichter and Patricia Sullivan.
Junior salesmen include Susan Adler, Sylvia Cole, Virginia Dematatis, Lisa Fiekowsky, Emily Glazer, Margaret Hamer, Elizabeth Krucoff, Cheryl Larson, Edward Lazowska, Scott Livingston, Alison Martin, Bernadette Nawrot, Lynn Parker, Susan Wilson and Catherine Blake.
Sophomore representatives are Greg Alter, Barbary Baer, Susan Burk, Ann Conner, Susan Davies, Douglas Dickey, Lee Henderson, Alan Hill, Maureen Kerman, Angelika Lorenz, Sher Neilson, Karen Schaffer, Eileen Taylor and Blonnie Thompson.
The BEACON is well on its way to attaining its projected goal of 1,200 subscribers. Buyers
total 1,160 to date.Sections 210-2, 218-4, 202A, 301-
4, 205-4 and 124-4 are 100% subscribed. Salesmen from these sections are Steve Joffe, Karen Da- linsky, Clare Wall, Gary Freedman, Elizabeth Hatziolos and Philip Gottfried, respectively.
Beacon subscriptions cost $1.75, payable in installments. Full payment is due before Christmas.
The circulation campaign is under the direction of Joan Miller, 124-4. Floor managers are Janie Cohen, Sherry Miller and Theo Wilner, 124-4. Assisting them is Dr. Regis Boyle, adviser
of the paper.For the first time the BEACON
staff offered four prizes to sections reaching 100 per cent. A egrand prize went to 202A, which pepsj_Cola Company is expected was first to achieve^ this^ mark. tocjay's football game with Bell here.
committee chairman.This years Home and School
budget includes new phones for the office and infirmary, an improved intercom system connecting the counselors offices and contributions for special textbooks.
Through the Home and School Association, the Forest Hills Garden Club will continue to raise money from local businessmen to set up concrete-secured benches around the flagpole.
21 to Tackle Merit Finals
Twenty-one Wilson seniors have qualified as semifinalists in the twelfth annual National Merit Scholarship program.
The semifinalists will be retested in December to select a group of finalists, chosen on the basis of SAT scores, scholastic achievements and extracurricular activities.
Semifinalists i n c l u d e Mary Beath and Eleanor Schwartz, 202A; Thomas Finucane and Carol Magil, 121; Thomas Garnett, 218: Brant Goldwvn, Cynthia Gordon and Agnes Imregh, 205; and Donald Hollister and David
Horne, 224.Also Mark Lipsman and Daniel
Weisser, 329; David Lever, 118; Robert Liebenberg and Constance Strand, 323; William Silverman, 303; Jon Spingarn, 316; and Alice Melnikoff, Jeremy Pikser, Barry Rubin and Howard Your-
man, 124.Lili Gottfried, '66, and Barbara
Brown, 64, are Merit scholars at Radcliffe, while Peter Ross, 65, is a Merit scholar at Har
vard.Established in 1955 by 340 cor
porations, foundations and colleges, the scholarship program enables recipients to attend the college of their choice for four
years.All Merit Scholarship semifi
nalists were selected for their scores on a qualifying test.
to enjoy his reading more.
Special Reading Started
Besides being offered to students who already have a study hall in which to pursue it, developmental reading may also be offered at 8 a.m. if interest warrants it. In either case, the student will have two classes a week, with no homework required.
Mrs. Gertrude Morin, a new full-time teacher, is teaching developmental reading. C l a s s e s started Oct. 4.
Combined this year in an experiment new to D.C. schools are one class each of eleventh-grade English and American history. The integrated courses, known together as American Civilization, are taught by Mrs. Frances Bensinger, English teacher, and Mrs. Mary Miner, social studies teacher. Both are new to Wilson.
Due to a Health, Education and Welfare Department grant of $84,000, one honors class each of sophomore, junior and senior English have a special curriculum emphasizing language arts.
The classes are taught by Mrs. Ellen Wall, Mrs. Sandra Pera- zich and Mr. Joseph Morgan, respectively. Their special classes, known as Federal project -370, are exploratory, with the hope of uncovering additions to the English curriculum of the future. Western, St. Johns and Sidwell Friends are also participating.
The HEW funds will be used to pay substitute teachers, permitting teachers in the program to visit English classes in other schools.
Mrs. Phoebe Beath, counselor, feels that AP chemistry may join AP biology and physics in the near future. She also feels that Latin 5, dropped this year due to lack of students, will return to the curriculum