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Remedial math program moves ahead at Upchurch
The Remedial Math Program is
in full awing at Upcfaurch again
this year, thanks to the success of
the program in the 1983-1984 schol
The continued support of Burl
ington Industries has helped to ex
pand the program to reach more
effectively the objectives of the
program for the 1984-1983 school
This year funding from Burl
ington Industries and the school
program budget went toward the
purchase of additional hardware
and software for the computer seg
ment of the remedial program.
This equipment will be used in
addition to the materials bought
last year in order to enable the
teachers of the program to reach
more students. The software,
Texas Instruments' PLATO, is
designed to teach certain math
skills rather than just test.
A teacher will be able to give a
student certain lessons that the stu
dent might not learn in the normal
The new software provides a dif
ferent approach. It also enables the
student to have extra practice on
the problem area that he otherwise
might not get.
Also, a- student who has the
desire to excel will be given the op
portunity? to move forward
beyond the rest of the students in
his class while the teacher works
with the other students.
The objectives of the remedial
program were all reached or ex
ceeded last year, so they have been
built upon for the 1984-1985
school year. These are the goals:
? Raise grade placement points
(CAT scores) at least ten mon
?Improve everyday skills in
?Coordinate instructions to
meet the individual needs of
?Foster self-worth and ac
? Help develop employable and
The success of these objectives
will be determined through the use
of the students' CAT scores, a
school-developed competency test,
six-weeks grades., and ad
The two teachers in the program
this year are Ed Hendrickson, who
worked wkh the program last year,
and Esther Hollingaworth, a Hoke
Bach has six remedial classes
with a maximum of fifteen
students in each.
This division of students enables
the program to reach the 180
students who are at Or below the
35th percentile in mathematics.
The smaller class size also
enables the teacher time to work
with the individual student more
on a one-on-one basis.
Each class also has six computer
stations that are used with the pro
gram, as mentioned previously.
The computers are used as
teacher aides and are not toys or
games, as the students would
desire, or parents fear.
Checking out program
Burlington Industries representative Harry Williamson (center), Up
church teachers Donna Kennedy (left), Esther Hollingsworth (right of
center) and Edward Hendrix (right) help students check out a new
remedial math computer program. The computer programs and equip
ment were donated by Burlington Industries Upchurch Junior High
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Mrs. Darlene Clark 's 4th grade class made diaromas and displayed Indian
crafts. Students are left to right ? James Oxendine, David Locklear, and
South Hoke celebrates
Indian Heritage Week
began celebrating Indian Heritage
Week by erecting bulletin boards
and Indian craft displays.
The social studies classes
discussed the important contribu
tion of the American Indian to our
sogfctt. - ???
The highlight of the week was
the showing of a movie "Running
Brave" by Billy Mills, a 1964
South Dakota for the third and
The kindergarten, first and se
cond graders saw a movie, "Proud
to be a Lumbee Indian" which in
stilled pride in being what you are.
The students seem to have had a
wonderful time celebrating Indian
Turlington sixth graders Bobbie Jacobs and Danny Jacobs look over the
exhibit of Indian crafts and jewelry.
Guest lecturer brightens
Turlington Indian studies
By I vis Law
As th; highlight of Indian
Heritage Week, J.W. Turlington
was delighted to host Mrs. Bernice
Doerson, a teacher at Eastern In
dian Bible Institute located at
Mrs. Doerson and her late hus
band traveled each summer to In
dian reservations throughout the
United States and Canada doing
She had her program in the
library where she talked to two
three classes at a time.
She showed slides of numerous
reservations she has visited.
Her humorous and delightful
commentary not only exposed
students to different Indian
cultures, but also kept them hyp
notized with interest.
She brought with her numerous
items which depicted various
aspects of Indian life. She had a
life-size, hand-made canoe, a pair
of moose hide moccasins, and a
backboard for carrying a baby.
Numerous other activities, pro
jects, and films have been
prevalent this week at J.W. Turl
ington to celebrate Indian Heritage
The music classes discussed the
importance of music to Indian
They learned about various In
dian legends, customs, and in
struments. "Tlieir activities were
highlighted with Indian songs and
Mrs. Doerson volunteered her
time to enlighten others.
Also during the week, Indian
Heritage was "celebrated" in the
Art Classes of Hope Williams,
J.W. Turlington School.
Williams' students were exposed
to the crafts of three Southwestern
Indian Tribes - the Hopi, Navajo,
and the Iroquaise.
This "exposure" was due to a
film from the state library in
Raleigh which showed the Art
students the processes of weaving,
jewelry-making, basketry, masks :
and doll wood-carving.
After the film the students had
the opportunity to learn and to
make an "Indian Pinch Pot*' from