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FARMER CITY, ILLINOIS
Name Jean McAllister
Add117 West Water St.
FARMER CITY – ILLINOIS
We, the Student Council of Moore Township High School, in the hopes that students will more fully realize the aims and purposes of our activities, and to inspire them to greater efforts in upholding the worthwhlle traditions of our school; wish to extend to the new students who enter this school a sincere welcome, with the hope that they will enter with the desire to succeed; and that this handbook will enable them to understand the regulations and traditions which will confront them.
This book also aims to help the student by showing the courses he may study and their relationship to courses in schools of higher education so that he may prepare himself for a chosen job or profession and for a useful citizen.
The material for this hand book has been gathered by members of the Student Council under the supervision of Principal O. H. Wisthuff and published by the Board of Education.
ACCREDITED RELATIONS OF
M. T. H. S.
Accredited with the University of Illinois.
Recognized by the Department of Public
Instruction for State of lllinois
Member of the North Central Association Of
Colleges and Secondary Schools,
BOARD OF EDUCATION
L. D. Calhoun President
Ralph Augustus Secretary
Dr. O. W. E. Nowlin
O. H. Wisthuff. B. S. M. A. Ed. Principal
Lawrence E. Smith. B. S., M. S. Asst. Prin., Science, History
Mary A. Chapman. Special Certificate, Commercial
Betty Nash, B.E., M.A English, Latin
Jean Whitcome, B.S., M.A. – Home Economics
Paul Durbin, B.S. — Agriculture
Stanley Horr, B.A. – Science, Mathematics
Arthur Middlestand, M.M. — Music
Ellen Thomas, A.B. – English, Girls P.S.
Howard Baptist, B.S. – Math, Coach
Patricia Weedman, B. S. Library, Speech
Martha Curtis Secretary
John Jones-Custodian, Building and Crounds
Earl Larson-Ass’t Custodian, Building and Grounds
M. T. H. S. STUDENT’S CREED
Some of the traditions and the creed to which every student of M. T. H. S. should try to live up to are as follows: I WILL TRY:
1. To always show loyalty to my school.
2. To co-operate with and show respect for all Faculty members and class leaders.
3. Never to take advantage of my competitors in games or school work.
4. To be a good loser or a good winner under any circumstances.
5. To be charitable in act and thought.
6. To be worthy of trust.
7. To put honor before personal gain.
8. To improve my scholarship.
9. To aid the weak.
10. To be courteous at aU times.
11. To be clean in thought and speech.
12. To do all in my power to make our school a better place for my having been a student there with the knowledge that by so doing I can best serve my city, state, and my country.
Purple and White
ABSENCES AND TARDINESS
Students who are absent or tardy must bring an excuse from home then go to the office for a permit to enter class. If it is necessary for a student to be sent from class to get his permit, he is given a tardy slip as well. Before a permit is issued, the Student must give the reason for his absence or tardiness. The permit is presented to each teacher under whom he is doing work. The teacher of his last class keeps the permit and sends it back to the office.
The following causes of tardiness will not be considered excusable: (1) over slept, (2) slow clock, (3) not starting in time.
The following causes of absences will not be considered excusable: (1)truaney (time to be made up), (2) out of town (unless arrangements are made in advance), (3) working if it occurs too often. Penalties are provided for unnecessary tardiness.
PERMIT TO LEAVE SCHOOL
No pupil is allowed to leave school without getting permission from the office, unless it is on account of illness. In that case, any teacher may excuse the stUdent, but report. must be made to the office.
If a teacher finds it necessary to dismiss a student from class on account of disorderly conduct, he gives the student a slip to take on to the office where he is interviewed by the Principal. The student then reports back to the teacher before leaving the school building.
Students are to be in their seats and ready for work when the bell rings.
Students will bring all books and materials needed for the hour, thus avoiding going to lockers.
Students must have permission to leave library after period begins unless called out by office assistants.
Teachers will seat students In a manner which seems best for their group.
Students wishing to consult with teachers are to bring: a signed pass slip when they come to library.
Books In the library may be divided into two classes:
1. Reserve books, so designated by teachers are for use in library only but may be taken out over night. This includes:
Encyclopedias (use in library only)
Books placed on reserve by any teacher
General reference materials
2. All other books may be checked out for a period or not to exceed two weeks.
Library fines are assessed for any books kept beyond regular time.
LOST AND FOUND ARTICLES
Any article found should be turned into the office at once. Any Individual may recover same by identifying his property.
The telephone in the office is strictly for business purposes. Students will be called to the telephone when in the library. but from classes only in an emergency.
HONORS AT M. T. H. S.
All cannot attain the highest of honor. but all can feel that they have been honest and honorable in their efforts.
An honor roll is published after each grade period. This roll includes all those students who have made an average grade of B or better in all subjects, citizenship included. After the fifth-grade period. an Honor Banquet is held for those students on the Honor Roll four out of five grade periods. At this lime. recognition is given to the eight students receiving the highest averages for the year, and medals are awarded to the boy and girl having lead all students in scholarship.
MEDALS AND HONOR ASSEMBLY
Medals are awarded at the close of the school year for school citizenship, activities. for boys and girls-commercial. music and athletic.
Recognition is also paid at this time to letter winners in all sports and outstanding achievements in the various organizations of the school.
CARE OF THE BUILDING
Our building was built and is being maintained by the taxes of the district. Your parents help pay those taxes, so let’s not mar the building and thereby Increase the taxes that could otherwise be avoided.
The building and equipment belong to you. Treat them as you would your own home.
There Is on duty a hall cadet each period of the school day. It is his duty to be of service to visitors and to the office, to teachers and in policing the hails.
One of the big events each year is the Stunt Show sponsored by the Junior Class. Each class puts on one stunt in competition for the cup in connection with this event, the money raised being used by the Juniors in the sponsoring the Junior-Senior Banquet.
The big social event of each year Is the annual Junior-Senior dinner dance. This is given in farewell to the graduating class.
The Student Council will sponsor parties from time to time throughout the school year. In addition, each class is permitted to have two school parties per year. These parties to be under the supervision of class advisors, together with two to four parents as Chaperones. Parties will close on school nights at 10 p. m. and on Fridays at 11:00.
RULES AND REGULATIONS
We have several regulations at Moore Township High School which we expect you to observe because we know by experience that their observance makes M. T. H. $. a better school.
1. We use the sidewalks and keep our lawn attractive. We despise paths on the grass caused by cutting corners.
2. No smoking in school building or on the grounds.
3. We respect teachers at all times and refer to them as Miss, Mrs. or Mr.
4. We respect the school grounds, building and Its equipment. We do not write or mar the walls. (This includes the rest rooms
5. We respect the property of other Individuals and do not borrow, use or take it without the owner’s consent.
6. We do not chew gum in classrooms or in library.
7. We use the telephone strictly for business purposes. Students will be called to the telephone when in the library, but from class only in emergency.
8. Bicycles will be parked in the racks provided.
9. All students cars are to be parked in front of the gym and careful driving must be
observed or driving privilege will be taken away.
10. Lockers and locks are provided and must be locked at the close of the day. All books or materials not locked in lockers at the close of the day may be redeemed at the office for 5c fine. (This money goes to the Student Council Fund.)
The letter system is used In grading and the letters ABC D E have the following values numerically:
A-90-100 B—85-89 C-80-84 D-70-79
REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATION
To graduate from Moore Township High School, one must have 18 units, consisting of 4 of English, 1 of Mathematics, 1 of American History, 1 of General Science. and Physical Education. The completion of two semesters in one subject gives a person one unit, or one semester h unit. Credits may also be earned in extracurricular subjects.
These 18 units should be divided into 2 majors and 2 minors, or into three majors. A minor consists of 2 units in one field of work. as a year of Algebra and a year of Geometry, or two years of Latin. A major consists of 3 units in one field of work.
Fifteen of these must be academic. The clever thing to do is to start planning your subjects so that when you are ready to graduate, you will have the necessary majors and the necessary minors.
EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES OF
M. T. H. S.
The extra-curricular activities of M.T.H.S. are:
SPORTS-football. basketball, baseball and track;
MUSIC—boys and girls glee clubs, mixed chorus, band and orchestra;
Lessons are given throughout the school year and eight weeks in the summer.
Those interested in instrumental music enroll In the beginning instrumental classes which meet once per week plus a beginning band rehearsal. After completing the required amount of work they are promoted to the first band and advanced technic classes. Once in the advance technic class they progress toward definite goals using the Prescott Technic system according to their individual achievement. Chairs in band are determined on achievement in the technic classes.
One-half credit per year is given in all music courses.
Those interested in music vocally should tryout for the Glee Club. Any member of either of the Glee Clubs can tryout also for Mixed Chorus.
The Student Council is composed of nine members. three being selected from the Senior Class, one of which shall be President. This organization meets once a week with the Principal to discuss the problems of the school. They sponsor various activities including programs, dances and contests.
Below are listed clubs of past years. New ones may be added and some drooped depending on the interest.
(a) Orchestra Club—A club in which only members of the orchestra are permitted to join.
(b) Dramatic Club-Some requirements are no Freshmen can enter until alter the first semester and then must have at least “C” average.
(c) Scribblers Club-A group that write news which is put in the city paper. Also school Hi-Line.
(d) Travel Club-The people who enter this club probably want to travel at some time and they will plan trips, etc.
(f) “M” Club-An honorary organization composed of boys who have earned a letter in any sport. The activities of the “M” club concern athletics entirely.
(g) Speech Club-A group of students who want to learn how to speak before a class or they may want to be public speakers someday.
(H) Girls Athletic Association-The purpose of the G. A. A. is to stimulate interest In girls athletic and gymnastics. and to standardize and promote ideals of health and sportsmanship.
(I) F. H. A.-An organization of girls taking Home Economics.
(j) F. F. A. -Boys taking agriculture and Farm Shop and 4·H Club. They work in 4-H activities and etc.
It is hoped that every student will go out for at least one extracurricular activity. in order to develop a well-rounded personality in addition to his scholastic attainments.
You may talk about your high schools
In this good old state of ours,
OC all the jolly students
\\’ho in school-rooms spend their hours,
Maroon and Gold of Clinton
And old Glbson’s red and white
They fly at frequent ball games
When we meet them in the fight,
From way down south in Egypt
To Lake Michigan’s cold shores
From east to west and back again
Just look them over and over
No other high school in this state
Or nation can you show
So brave, so true, so fine a crew
Of students as we are.
Chorus: For we are jolly students of M.T.H.S.
We are the best of high schools,
We are ever true
Yes, we are loyal ever to our
Purple and White, Fight! Fight!
We’re the kind that dare and do.
There’s a cheer from the stands and the
When we see, our team run by.
There’s a yell from the students and teachers
For the team of M. T. High.
At the game you tell why we all came,
Just to see them win each game.
Who’s the winner of each ball game
It’s that M. T. H. Steam.
MTHS Rah Rah Rah
Purple and white. Fight! Fight!
Purple and white. Fight! Fight!
Purple and White. Fight.! Fight!
Purple and white. Fight! Fight Fight!
Go team go-go team go
Go team, go team, go team go
Fight team fight-fight team fight
Fight team, fight team, fight team fight
Win team, win team, win team win
\Vin team, win team, win team win.
Yeah. Farmer City, Let’s go.
Fight -Fight·fight -fight
(repeat and gradually Caster)
CALENDAR – 1947-48
Aug. 25-School Registration.
Aug. 26–School Registration.
Aug. 28-29-School Begins, grades 7, 8. 9.
Sept. 1 -School Begins. grades 10, 11, 12.
Oct. 10-End of first six weeks.
Oct. 16—-Grade reports.
Nov. 11- Armlstice Day vacation.
Nov. 12-0pen house.
Nov. 24–Junior Revue
Nov. 26-End of second six weeks.
Nov. 27·28-Thanksgiving vacation.
Dec. 4-Grade reports.
Dec. 23-Jan. 5–Christmas vacation,
Jan. 5-School begins,
Jan. 21-22-23—Semester exams.
Jan. 29-Grade reports.
Feb. 12-Llncoln’s Birthday-no school.
Feb. 20–Band concert.
Mar. 1-Central Division Institute.
Mar. 5-End of fourth six weeks.
Mar. 11 -Grade reports.
Mar. 16–F.F.A. &: F.R.A. Banquet.
Mar. 26-28–Good Friday vacation.
April 5-End of fifth six weeks.
April 16-Senior Play.
April 22-Grade reports.
April 29-Honor Banquet
May 14-Junior-Senior Reception.
May ~21-Senlor exams.
ATHLETIC SCHEDULES – 1947-48
Sept. 19-Maroa There
Sept. 26-Cerro Gordo Here
Oct. 3-Lexlngton There
Oct. 10-Gilman Here
Oct. IS-Tremont There
Oct. 24—Paxton There
Oct. 31-Glbson City Here
Nov. 7-LeRoy There
Nov. 26-Gibson City Here
Dec. 2-LeRoy There
Dec. 5-DeLand Here
Dec. 9-Wapella There
Dec. 12-Mansfield Here
Dec. 17-18-19-S.V.C. Tourney Fisher
Jan. 6–Mahomet Here
Jan. 9-Weldon There
Jan. 16-Fisher Here
Jan. 17-Cerro Gordo There
Jan. 23-Mansfield There
Jan. 27-Mahomet There
Jan. 3O-Wapella Here
Feb. 3-Monticello There
Feb. 6-Weldon Here
Feb. 10-Gibson City There
Feb. 13-DeLand There
Feb. 17-Fisher There
Feb. 25-Bement There
Feb. 27-LeRoy Here
Mar. 2·3-Regional Tournament