The promise of the sunrise is given
only to those who hope jn a
The grandeur of its first ray bursting
through the darkness is given
only to those who brave the
The splendour of the dawn is a climax
given only to those who challenge
night and await dawn.
In this troubled world of ours, the
sun may rise a thousand times
before its touch can be felt
for the first time.
But what majesty and hope is created
when it does reach out and touch!
Troubles fade Into shadows and the
hope of a new vision shines forth.
In this case a new school Is born.
The sun sheds its light and a new
vision emerges, a vision of
hope .. . Wilson 1974-75!
Woodrow Wilson High School was founded sixteen years
ago in 1959. Its past cannot be called stormy, although calm
is hardly the word. The very recent past has seen Wilson
weathering two severe teacher strikes, several dangerous
periods of student unrest, a damaging fire, and a complete
turn-over in administration. Last year brought a new princi
pal, a return to the status of a four-year high school, and a
new contract for teachers, but the school was so torn apart
that it was only in the following year, 1974-75, that Wilson
was to realize the new effects of last year's hard-earned in
novations. Good and bad were both felt in 1974-75, but the
new vision, the vision of hope remained: the Wilson with its
face toward the sun and the shadows of the past left behind.
The year 1974-75 proved to be a productive year at Wilson. The
mosaics of the ram and school seal were finally completed by Wil
son students. A lighted marquis was attached to the front of the
school, a bronze bust of Woodrow Wilson was completed and
dedicated, the Guidance Offices were enlarged and moved to the
main office area, "Mr. Ginty's Discipline Office" was given a new
location with its own room, individual class pictures were taken for
the yearbook, and even new wooden signs were placed on office
doors. The effect of these changes was contagious and students,
teachers, and administrators began working closer together to
make Wilson the dream that really could come true.
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Every year sees new classes of students — new seniors, new ju
niors, new sophomores, and of course new freshman — but
1974-75 saw the first complete year of the four-year high
school. Last year saw the struggling transition: this year saw the
developed, unified Wilson. And school life was to experience
even further changes, a pleasant one being a shorter school
day! A new reading program began, the Rap Room was reorg
anized, a Resource Room was initiated, and seniors received
individual lockers. Even the grading system was affected and
the ominous "I" was introduced. Several new clubs originated,
and teacher-student involvement rose almost 100%. Truly a
new Wilson had emerged, a friendship of old and new, teach
ers and students, Wilson and the world!
Just as Wilson changed its 8:00 to 2:15 appearance, so too did stu
dent life after school take on a new look. Some students found it
necessary to vacate the building, leaving the halls empty, while oth
ers hurried off to different clubs or activities. School spirit at Wilson
sports mounted, the band received a new director (and uniforms?),
the Warm-Up and Homecoming Parades aroused student spirit, the
October Open House attracted many concerned parents, the school
store flourished a wave of teeshirts, yearbook sold more copies than
ever, the famous (infamous?) junior-sophomore challenge
emerged, and Charlie Brown visited Wilson in the school play. Spirit
erupted everywhere, creating a new Wilson, vibrant and alive, ready
to lighten the daily load. ,
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and the future with longing/'
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Wilson 1974-75 began with an array of"
happenings fitting for the new yisibn of
hope that it was becoming. Wilson Spirit
Day, a first, was held on September 20 and
featured a pep rally and rock concert. The
bonfire sparked warmth and enthusiasm,
the Warm-up and Homecoming Parades
evolved into massive school gatherings,
and the senior class trip to Washington
D.C. remained spirited in spite of the rain.
Sega September was informally known as Year
book Month and included an assembly, a
ten-speed bike "give-away," patrons, and
individual class pictures. Wilson past and
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A brilliant October 5 was the ideal setting
for Wilson's 1974 Homecoming. The day
was perfect. Six floats entered the parade,
the weather cooperated, and the Wilson
Rams scalped the Council Rock Indians 7
to 0. The crowd cheered their victorious
team, received Lynne Hood, their newly
selected queen, applauded the unending
energy of their classmates who worked on
the floats, and felt the powerful emotion of
being a part of Wilson 74-75 at that time —
the dreams of yesterday, the happenings of
today, and the hopes of tomorrow.
''Memory, like tapestry;-
sets forth in colors gay.
The hopes, the dreams, the happiness
that blessed our yesterday."
Lynne Hood was crowned 1974 Homecoming
Queen, escorted by Neil Pertosoff. The members of
her court remained at her side with their escorts:
Micki Funk with John Hunt, Cheryl Terry with Bob
Klingerman, Emily Wiberg with Mike Barrett, Cindy
McLaughlin with Buddy Seitzinger, and Sue Kenna
with Mike Davis.
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Who'thrives on competition
and criticism too,
Yet gives the opposition
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Who takes it when it's coming
and gives it when he must.
Yet smiles and keeps on humming
is a fellow you can trust.
The Wilson Yearbook Dedication is an
outstanding tribute bestowed upon a per
son displaying leadership, integrity, con
tinuous service, unfailing loyalty to Wil
son and the students, and an unshaken
devotion to truth and ideals. As members
of the 1974-75 yearbook staff, we have
given this matter a tremendous amount of
thought. We have worked summer and
winter to present to Wilson a tribute wor
thy of the new Wilson. And in our search
for the person to whom this tribute could
be dedicated, we have come upon a
wonderful discovery: Wilson can proudly
boast several outstanding teachers and
administrators. It is from this select group
that we proudly dedicate the 1975 edition
of Rampages to Mr. William Ginty, Assist
ant Principal of Woodrow Wilson High
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Mr. Ginty is a man who is both liked and disliked,
feared and trusted, avoided and also searched. He is
a man whose loyalty and dedication to the school
make it possible to achieve a new vision for Wilson.
His day is long, strenuous, tiring, and sometimes
unpleasant, but by using a unique approach to dis
cipline he is able to fulfill his goals. Unlike many dis
ciplinarians, he feels it is important to take the time
to understand the student, his problems and back
ground, before taking appropriate measures. When
hearing Mr. Ginty speak, it is obvious that he has
tremendous insight and concern. He feels perhaps
that this is because he knows and understands what
it is like to be in that situation. Wilson, having under
gone many troublesome times, is now emerging as a
new Wilson with optimism, enthusiasm, and a feel
ing of pride that is only fitting for a great school such
as Wilson. It is to this complex man that a part of the
new Wilson is dedicated.
Mr. Ginty takes no bull from rams!
It is not what the world gives me
s~& In honor, praise or gold;
It is what I do give the world
So others do unfold.
If by my work through life I can
Another soul unfold,
Then I have done what cannot be
Made good, by praise or gold.
One tiny thought in tiny word
May give a great one birth.
And if that thought was caused by me
I have lived a life of worth.
20 school hoard
School Board works
to make education
meaningful in Bristol
Education is a very important aspect of our lives and it is
important that the people controlling our education be
responsible, qualified citizens of the community. The
nine elected members of the School Board of Bristol
Township, with the cooperation of the Superintendent of
Schools Dr. Jacob E. Dailey, have the ultimate direction
and control of the educational system of all schools in the
district, including Woodrow Wilson High School. Shown
below at one of their school board meetings, they are
ready for action. SEATED LEFT TO RIGHT: Mr. William F.
Martin, Vice President; Mrs. Ann Weiser, Secretary; Mr.
Thomas G. Wright, President; Mrs. Martha G. Bell; Mrs.
Margaret Swanson, Treasurer. STANDING LEFT TO
RIGHT: Mr. George C. Carter; Mr. Walter Rudzinski; Mr.
John J. Higgins; Mr. Thomas J. Walsh jr.; Dr. Jacob E. Dail
Superintendent Dailey takes time from his busy schedule to greet our
Mr. Bosley addresses the class of '75
praising the new era on the way
to the biggest and best Wilson ever!
This has been a memorable year and probably one of the
most significant in the history of Woodrow Wilson High
School. It is with you, the class of 1975, that we have be
gun a new era at our school, an era of striving for the at
tainment of high standards that can only be gained
through direction, leadership and enthusiasm. It has been
my honor and privilege to have been a part of the Class of
When I review yearbooks of the past fifteen years, it is
interesting to note the achievements and disappoint
ments of the students: the pioneering spirit of the stu
dents in the early years, the high spirit of students during
the following years, and the concerns of all students in I
the past few years. It is with the Class of 75 that we again K
climax the pioneering spirited years on our way to the
biggest and best Wilson ever. During the last two years at
Woodrow Wilson High School, you have endeavored to
achieve scholastic and co-curricular recognition. You cer I
tainly have accomplished your goals and offer the chal
lenge for future classes to extend your achievements and
display the pride in our school that so many of you share. i
As each of you strive for future goals, may your success
and even your failures at Wilson provide you with insight
and inspiration in all you do. It has been a sincere plea
sure for me to be associated with each of you. May I ex
tend an enthusiastic farewell and best wishes to all.
God bless you!
Larry C. Bosley
22 ariministrative team
Mr. Bosley and four administrators work
as a team to help insure progress and
development for all students at
Woodrow Wilson High School
With a student population of more than 2300, the admin
istrative staff of Woodrow Wilson High School faces a
tremendous challenge as they strive to guide and serve.
Five men are working together to mold a school adminis
trative staff into the Wilson AdministrativeTeam. Mr. Bos
ley's assertion that any situation can be improved is the
major reason why the administrative team is working for
the betterment of our courses and activities, working
toward their'goal of providing for the educational and
social advancement of each Wilson student. Mr. William
Ginty and Mr. James Mannion, assistant principals, and
Mr. Nicholas Opalenick and Mr. Donald Wise, assistants
to the principal, all play an important role in the daily lives
of each Wilson student. Mr. Ginty not only disciplines the
students but also coordinates in-school activities. Mr.
Mannion schedules classes for both students and teach
ers. Mr. Wise works not only with the tech students and
discipline, but is present every day at the lunch periods.
Mr. Opalenick is responsible for every athletic event held
during the school year. And last but not least is Mr. Bosley
our principal, who has total command and direction of
the administrative team, a situation in which he is both
part of the team as well as leader.
MR. LARRY C. BOSLEY principal
Mr. Wise, Mr. Ginty, Mr. Bosley, and Mr. Mannion become involved in student activities as they make time in their busy schedules to participate in
one of Wilson's football games. As Athletic Director and the only member of the team not pictured here, Mr. Opalenick is behind the lines attend
ing to the odds and ends that make the game possible.
MR. WILLIAM CINTY assistant principal, student affairs. MR. DONALD WISE . assistant to the principal, student affairs.
Guidance tries to clarify
and explain as students
progress toward the future
Five guidance counselors and two guidance secretaries
have the huge task of serving over 2300 students here at
Woodrow Wilson High School. Their duties range from
securing and administering a host of tests (educational,
aptitude, intelligence, occupational, career and college-
oriented) to the over-powering duty of student schedul
ing. To the student, the guidance world often seems a
mass of abbreviations: IQ, PSAT, SAT, DAT, NMSQT, etc.,
and the list of tests and surveys seems endless and incom
prehensible, but the guidance office clarifies and ex
plains. Teacher, parent, and student conferences add to
the guidance day, as do schedule changes, curriculum
planning, student transfer, and the student's cumulative
MR. ANTHONY SCARPIELLO director of counsel-
ing, national honor society.
MR. LAWRENCE GREBE guidance MR. DONALD NASTA . . guidance counselor. MR. MARVIN DEMP guidance counselor.
MRS. GWEN )ONES REMBERT guidance counselor, MRS. MABEL HANDZLIK secretary to MRS. VIOLET NALSON secretary to
enrichment club. guidance. guidance.
Secretaries serve Wilson
A tremendous amount of knowledge and organization is
needed to run an educational institution like Woodrow
Wilson High School. Administrators, teachers, and guid
ance personnel require the skill of a dedicated and effi
cient staff in a multitude of areas. Letters to parents and
organizations, attendance bulletins, teacher and student
schedules, ticket sales, locker combination sheets, and
hundreds of passes are but a few of the services offered
MRS. PHYLLIS KRYWUCKI secretary to the
principal. by this group of secretaries as they continue to serve Wil
son. Their jobs are not glorious and often their work goes
by unnoticed. But their usefulness is painfully apparent
when they are absent and the school has trouble func
tioning without them.
MRS. MARY PUUSTI secretary to discipline
MISS REGINA KEARNY secretary to MISS CINDY BURNS secretary to athletic
curriculum office. office.
MRS. REGINA LEONARD . . secretary to attend
MISS BARBARA DAVIS secretary to MISS DEBBIE JUNO secretary to work experi
attendance office. ence office.
MISS BRENDA BROWN secretary to library.
A major part of living is learning to communicate
Great works of literature provide us with a vast amount of
insight into the world around us. Through literature we
can familiarize ourselves with people and things not nor
mally found in Levittown. Here at Wilson our English
Department strives to maintain and improve the commu
nicative skills of its students. Mr. Chad Martin, the new
department chairman this year, hopes to improve the
English program by putting extra emphasis on the teach
ing of the basic skills of English. Areas such as vocabulary,
grammar, and composition are subjects which are receiv
ing more attention this year in the classroom. A wide vari
ety of courses is also offered to Wilson students including
courses in the study of conflict, love, environment, occu
MR. CHARLES MARTIN chairman, honors 12, man and environ-
merit, songs and poetry. pations, supernatural, etc. Being permitted to choose his
own courses, the student gains knowledge of the world
through his own interests. The English Department has an
extremely difficult challenge, but it continues toward its
goal: to prepare the Wilson student for life in a world
where communication is vital.
MRS. ANN LINDENMUTH honors 12, film study, journalism.
MRS. SHEILA WEISS reading specialist, honors 11, junior class.
MR. LOU VOLPE . honors 11, theatre, composi MR. ALLAN WATERHOUSE broadcasting, man and supernatural.
tion, tech, occupations, junior class, drama. morning announcements.
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MR. ROBERT FLECK . . . tech, composition, man and society, wrestling.
MR. DON DePAUL .. honors 9, english 9, man and
discovery, epsilon society.
MR. PALMER TOTO ... work experience, man and conflict, basketball.
MR. BARRY DINERMAN ... man and supernatur MS. KATHLEEN WHITTY honors 10,
al, english 10. man and love, man's inhumanity to
MR. ROBERT HOLLINGSWORTH honors 10,
man, sophomore class.
tech, soccer, winter track, spring track.
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MRS. BONNIE DETTRA reading specialist, science-english, tutoring. MRS. ELIZABETH MERTZ reading, english 10.
MRS. SHERAN SUMMERS honors 10, tech, english 10, french 1, yearbook.
MRS. CHERYLL DOUGHERTY honors 9, english 9,
freshman class, 9th cheerleaders.
MS. ANDREA LAMBERTH honors 11, english 9, j.v.
MISS DONNA DenBLEYKER . honors 9, man and en
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Wilson projects the future
It is important to be informed about the world around us,
by learning about the past and it is essential that we know the effect that society has
upon us. Students should be aware of the things that have
happened in the past, things that are happening now, and
events which might possibly happen in the future. To be
informed is to be able to cope with, and perhaps change,
the injustices present in the world. It is the goal of the
Social Studies Department to make the Wilson student a
well-informed citizen. By studying history and cultures
we can learn much about the past. Through current
events we become informed about the present, and by
applying the knowledge gained in these and the other
social studies classes, certain things can be predicted
about the future of society. Sociology and psychology
adds to this knowledge as it provides a better insight into
personal feelings and relationships. Wilson's Social Stud
ies Department is currently headed by Mr. Harry Febich.
The former chairman, Mr. Leon Davidheiser, is presently
working on his doctorate during his sabbatical leave.
MR, FRANKLIN JUDD western cultures, non-western cultures.
MR. PAUL BUjWID tech, american history. MR. ROY BOWEN psychology, sociology, western cultures.
MR. HARRY FEBICH chairman, p.o.d., american history, consumer MR. LLOYD JONES western cultures, sports photographer.
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MR. JERE GULDEN p.o.d., current events, ameri- MR. JOSEPH SCHEIN american history, u.s. wars.
can history. interact, football.
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MR. CARL GRECCO . . sociology, psychology, debate/forensics, se MR. JOSEPH HENRY ... consumer education, tech, p.o.d.
nior class, rap room.
MR. LEONARD DOMINICK non-western MR. DONALD HARM non-western cul- MR. JOHN DiSANGRO district coordinator,
cultures, black american history, football. tures, football. presidency, lawmaking, intergroup council,
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MR. STANLEY LELINSKI p.o.d., western cul
tures, equipment manager. 9
MISS HELENE KARAFIN western cul- 9
MR. JOSEPH BOLES . . youth & law, american
history, contemporary history, pep club. MR. WAYNE GOODROW ... western cultures, football, wrestling.
MR. RICHARD PUCHINO non-west jrn cultures, american history. MRS. RUTFJ FAIR black american history, nonwestern cultures.
Math Department prepares students
for the world of numbers
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MR. MICHAEL NOTARTOMAS MRS. VERONICA DESAI geometry, algebra, MR. HOWARD KALODNER algebra 1, computer
surveying, general math 10, algebra general math 9. math 1 & 2, general math.
2, honors algebra 2.
MR. ROY BRITTON general math 9, algebra 1, mathletes.
Our computer-oriented society demands that its mem
bers be familiar with the principles of mathematics. The
Math Department at Woodrow Wilson, under the com
petent leadership of chairman John DiRico, provides its
students with a basic understanding and much more. In
addition to basic courses like general math, algebra and
geometry, higher courses such as trigonometry and calcu
lus are offered. Precision and accuracy are the rules of the
classes and assignments vary in everything but the de
mand for logic and clarity. Although math is often a
dreaded course, the value of a studied skillfulness and
ease with numbers is not to be underestimated.
MR. JOHN DiRICO chairman, trigonometry.
calculus, algebra 2.
MR. RICHARD HARTUNC algebra, general MRS. RAMONA MASSARI coordinator MR. LOUIS ACKER algebra, geometry,
math program, geometry, algebra. computer programming.
Wilson offers a variety of lab and classroom activities
MRS. MARY ELLEN FLYNN . geology, physical science 2,
tech, organian entities, fencing.
MR. CARL PETZ physics, electricity.
MR. DONALD POUST , .. biology, science.
MR. DANIEL FINLEY chairman,
chemistry, chem study.
MR. THOMAS JONES chemistry:
chem study, bowling.
vIRS. MONA JAFFE .. . chemistry, physical science.
MR. ALBERT NETTLES . . . general science, tech, science.
MR. ROBERT YAVORSKI biology,
Science and technology are assuming an increasingly
important role in our lives today when research and sci
entific findings are being discovered daily. At Wilson the
Science Department, capably directed by Mr. Daniel Fin
ley, is equipped to teach many branches of science, in
cluding courses in biology, geology, physics,, and chemis
try. Classroom knowledge and materials are enhanced
through the use of experimental techniques in Wilson lab
facilities. Scientific principles can actually be witnessed
and not just presented through theory. An additional
segment of the Science Department this year is the crea
tion of the new Science-English program, uniting two
diverse subjects for more progress and development.
MR. RICHARD RILEY biology, ski club.
MRS. REGINA CESARIO biology. MR. COURTNEY ABBOTT general MRS. THERESA FARINA biology, general science.
MRS. LINDA HALLY . biology, rap room. MR. THOMAS BARADZIEJ general science, MR. RICHARD COHEN physics,
football. cross country, track.
36 physical educati
"Phys ed" classes help
mind and body function as a unit
A sound mind is a useless commodity unless it is found in
a strong and healthy body. The scholastic segment of the
school system develops the sound mind, but the strong
and healthy body is the responsibility of the Physical Edu
cation Department under the direction of Mr. Ed Neu
mann and staff. In "gym class" the student learns to get
along with others through team sports and group activi
ties. A wide variety of individual sports is also included in
the curriculum to enhance personal physique and fitness.
For many students, "gym class" is fun and it provides
them with a break between mind-draining classes while
still providing necessary training. Although most ot the
year is dedicated toward actual physical activity, a good
part of the year is dedicated to health classes. Sex educa
tion, personal hygiene, and emotional illness are topics
which are studied. These subjects and the exercise pro
vided in class help form Wilson students into well-round
MR. ED NEUMANN . . . health, phys ed, faculty manager, football.
MR. MICHAEL KOPCHO health phys MR. PAT PICARIELLO district coordinator of MR. FRED LEWIS . health, phys ed, boys
ed, intramural sports director. aquatics, girls swimming. gymnastics.
MRS. HELEN CANTWELL health, phys ed, girls gymnastics. MS. PATRICIA SELLERS health, phys ed, v.
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MRS. DOROTHY MERGENTHALER MR. RICHARD NOE health, phys ed, v. MRS. LINDA PELLICOTT MILLER health,
health, phys ed, v. field hockey. baseball. phys ed, tennis, hockey.
MR. WILLIAM CIMOCHOWSKI health, phys ed, head football MR. JOHN EVANS health, phys ed, v. swimming, v. tennis.
MRS. SHERYL REYNOLDS health, phys ed, ten MR. GEORGE SPERLING supervisor, health, phys ed, ath
nis, j.v. basketball.
Practical skills are stressed in MR. DAVID MacGOWAN chairman, accounting 1 & 2,
school store, f.b.I.a.
Wilson's Business Department
The purpose of an educational institution such as Wilson is to
provide functional skills for all its students. This purpose is
stressed in the Business Department. The sounds of typewriters
and various office practice machines, and the sights of letters,
forms, and transcriptions, delight Chairman David MacGowan
and his business staff. A rewarding world of work awaits Wilson
students who take the business program seriously, and some of
these business students actually begin their working endeavors
early as they take advantage of the work experience program, 1
both in and out of Wilson.
MR. JOHN KAPRAL . salesmanship, law, consumer
problems, general business, driver's ed.
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accounting 1, typing 1, hand, typing 2, office practice. studies lab 2, typing 2, business english. ing, record keeping.
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MR. GARETH KASE typing, business math, MS. SONJA LENGEL . . shorthand 1 & 2, tran MRS. NANCY JOHNSTON . . . shorthand 1 & 2,
wrestling and soccer. scription, secretarial office practice. transcription, secretarial office practice, senior
foreign languages 39
Communication in other cultures brings the
Learning a foreign language is not just a useful skill; it is
a valuable asset which can broaden our knowledge of
the world and provide us with a way to communicate
with many different and interesting people. The study
of a foreign language enables a person to learn about
cultures which are much different than their own. The
department head, Mrs. Schein, and her qualified staff,
not only enrich the students' ability to speak, but also
enrich their minds by giving them a basic understand
ing of the customs that govern the country. Listening to
music, reading stories, and tasting foreign foods are all
part of the study of a foreign language, and Wilson
specializes in French, German, Italian, Latin and
MRS. EILEEN SCHEIN Spanish, Italian, v. cheerleaders, v.
softball, Italian club.
MR. WILLIE JORDAN MISS KATHLEEN M cCO RM ICK MS. NATALIE SCHIFFMAN Spanish, span-
club, freshman class. german club. ish club, y.e.a.
MISS KAREN MAYWHORT Spanish, MR. HO W ARD H ILG EN D O RFF MRS. LILLIAN HADFIELD KASE latin.
french, j.v. cheerleaders. Spanish.
40 fine arts
Creative expression is a
necessity in a technical world
A place where an individual can create and extend his
innerself is the closest definition of the Fine Arts Depart
ments at Wilson. Combine materials, teacher know-how,
and student creativity, and the result is the formation of
Wilson's art program, headed by Mrs. Mellon, its choral
program, headed by Mr. Hildenbrand, and its music pro
gram, headed by Mr. Kindig. The fine arts range from art,
painting, and ceramics, to contemporary music and band.
The visual arts and sounds that students and their teachers
make are seen and heard in Wilson hallways and class
rooms and they certainly add their beauty to our school.
MRS. MARY MELLON art 9, advanced art, painting, advanced
MR. WILLIAM SCOLERE ... art 1,2, printmaking, art club. MR. WILLIAM HILDENBRAND contemporary music, music theory,
chorus, musical production.
MR. FREDERICK SLOPEY . ceramics, crafts.
MR. BYRON KINDIG . instrumental music,
marching, stage, and concert bands.
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Wilson prepares its students
for the practical world
MRS. BETTY ST. CLAIR chair MRS. ELLEN MIRBACH foods and nutrition,
man, home ec. 1 & 2, clothing; basic basic foods, creative foods, child care and MS. MARY KEARNS interior decorating.
and advanced. development.
MR. JAMES HUNTER metals, j.v. MR. JACK SCANLIN . . . industrial arts. MR. VLADIMIR VLASSENKO . wood shop.
A man-made creation that has a necessary and useful
function is the product of the Practical Arts Departments
at Wilson. How to prepare foods, decorate homes, and
care for children are a few of the many skills that students
acquire from the careful instruction of the home eco
nomics teachers, headed by Mrs. St. Clair. The other area
of the Practical Arts Department is headed by Mr. Stout.
The students enrolled in these courses become adept at
working with metals, wood, photographic materials, as
well as learning a variety of related skills. Both aspects of
these courses aid the Wilson student in entering the
MR. HARRY RINCDEN graphic arts MR. WILLIAM STOUT me
and photography. chanical drawing and design.
42 special services
Special services enhance involvement and education
Woodrow Wilson High School offers a wide variety of co-
curricular programs outside the realm of “ strictly instruc
tional” courses. The special and atypical education cours
es work in a specialized environment aimed at the total
involvement of each student on as close an individual ba
sis as possible. Mrs. Margaret Rumford and Mr. Elwood
Barr head the Atypical and Special Education Depart
ments. Another outstanding area of individualized
teacher/student involvement is the Resource Room
under the guidance of Mrs. Lucie Piermattei, working in
an area similar to the Itinerant Program with Mr. Bruce
Rembert. Teachers and students in these programs devel
op a relaxed educational atmosphere separate from the MRS. MARGARET RUMFORD chairman, atypical education.
classroom whilestill maintaining instructional standards.
MRS. ELLEN SCHUSTER aide, atypical education.
MR. BRUCE REMBERT itin MR. ELWOOD BARR chairman, MISS FRANCES GILROY . . . special education, science.
erant teacher, basketball, track. special education.
MRS. CONSTANCE WALKER . . . spe
mv cial education.
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Wilson students receive preparation for outside world
The Work Experience Program at Woodrow Wilson began
several years ago and continues under the guidelines set
by Mr. Joseph DeFranco to assist the student in the transi
tion from school to the world of work, just as preparation
for future employment is the duty of the Work Experi
ence Program, so too is preparation for a future service
career the duty of the Naval junior Reserve Officer Train
ing Corps, better known as NjROTC, under the direction
of Commander Richard Young. Their blue uniforms are
seen throughout the school and an intensive training
prepares these students for future service, instilling a
deep national pride and loyalty. And a final service that
prepares the Wilson student must be hailed as a service
for society: the Driver Education Program. Equipped with
books, movies, lectures, and a double set of brakes, Mr.
Arndt prepares the Wilson student to drive cautiously, a
MR. JOSEPH DeFRANCO . chairman, cooperative education.
prenaration essential for today's mobile society.
MR. HARRY COBORA . cooperative education. COMMANDER RICHARD O. YOUNC naval science 1, 2, and 3,
MR. ROBERT BLATT aide, MR. CIASULLO MR. JACK MASSIELLO cooperative educa
associated social worker. tion, placement, soccer, basketball.
MR. RONALD ARNDT driver education.
youth traffic safety council.
44 special services
Specialized facilities add their services to satisfy the
varied needs of Wilson's teachers and students
Woodrow Wilson High School boasts a constantly ex
panding media center (better known as the Audio-Visual
Department, or A.V.) under the direction of Mr. George
Hopely. Aided by Tom Kervitsky, the A.V. center provides
individual classroom materials, works on stage lighting
and assemblies, and is currently involved in the up-com
ing Wilson television network. Another excellent facility
is the Wilson library, served since its foundation in T959 by
librarian Miss Getz. In the ever-expanding world of liter
ary communication, the librarian tries constantly to keep
abreast of new trends and ideas and to have sources at
hand when Wilson students need them. One final facility
to be given mention is the Nurse's Suite, staffed by Nurses
Kurek and Molloy. Annual physical examinations, sore
finger remedies, and thousands of aspirins dispensed
MR. GEORGE HOPELY a.v. coordinator, senior class, yearbook,
stage crew. yearly present only one phase of the active day of the
nurses serving a population of over 2300 students here at
Wilson. It is to all of these specialized people and facilities
that recognition is here given.
MR. TOM KERVITSKY district media aide, school photographer.
MRS. REGINA MOLLOY . school nurse.
MISS ANNA LOUISE GETZ librarian.
MRS. OLGA KUREK .. school nurse, future health professions.
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A variety of skilled workers helps keep
Woodrow Wilson High School functioning
The function of a school is to provide quality education
for the students within it. However, a school cannot main
tain itself and its standards without the aid of a variety of
different groups of workers. Substitutes must assist the
teachers in instructional duties, aides must work to pre
vent problems from arising, meals must be prepared,
buses must be run, and the building itself must be main
tained. Represented on this page are a variety of skills in a
variety of areas, often overlooked and often taken for
granted. These are some of the special services helping to
make Woodrow Wilson High School a functional entity,
and recognition and thanks go to these people in their
MRS. IRMA PETRI permanent MR. CLEVELAND SMITH
substitute. permanent substitute.
MRS. MOORE . teacher aide. MS. MELLER .. teacher aide. MRS. MOSS teacher aide. WILSON BUS DRIVERS
WILSON MAINTENANCE STAFF two
WOODROW WILSON CAFETERIA STAFF
The man who would lift others must be
uplifted himself, and he who would
command others must learn to obey.
Charles K. Ober