COMES OF AGE!
On this twenty-first anniversary of our promise of an equally bright future to the
school, it is appropriate to pause and look back school’s undergraduates— those prospective
to where Wilson has been and where it is going. graduates of the future.
In the past, our school has experienced many With this in mind, we, the Rampages
ups and downs, but however good or bad these 1980 staff, and advisors, hope that we have
times have been, Woodrow Wilson High School presented a truly meaningful tribute to the
has survived and grown. past, the present, and the future of Woodrow
Today, Wilson offers the promise of a Wilson High School in 1980— the year the
bright future to this year’s graduates and the school comes of age!
PHYSICAL GROWTH 110
PRESENT 44 MENTAL GROWTH 138
FUTGRE 78 LIFE’S EXPERIENCES 160
YEARS OF SERVICE TO
WOODROW WILSON HIGH SCHOOL
This year, the staff and advisors of the Ram them in a special way.
pages have agreed unanimously to dedicate the We hereby dedicate Rampages 1980 to the
yearbook to the six people who have been on the following individuals, pictured left to right: Mr.
Woodrow Wilson High School staff since the Daniel Finley, science teacher; Miss Anna Louise
founding of the school twenty-one years ago. Getz, school librarian; Mr. George Hopely, scien
In this special year when Wilson “comes of ce teacher; Mrs. Olga Kurek, school nurse; Mr.
age,” we thank these people for their our- Edward Sakowski, mathematics teacher; Mr.
standing service to our school and wish to honor Donald Wise, business education teacher.
The Annual Senior Class Trip to session, while others had the opportunity to
Washington, D.C. took place on November 15, meet with the Honorable Peter Kostmeyer,
1979. The Class of 1980 will always remember Congressman of the 6th Congressional
their tours through the Capitol Building, the District. Our thanks go to Dr. Rohrbach, Mr.
White House, the Supreme Court, as well as DiSangro, Mr. Wheet, and Mr. Hopely for
their visit to the Arlington iviemorial Cemetery. chaparoning the trip.
Some students got to see Congress in
September 7th marked the
opening day of the 1979-80 school
year. Students reunite with old
friends, as the freshmen make new
friends. The scene is a bit chaotic, as
the freshmen search for their classes
and the seniors run to Guidance to get
their schedules changed. Each class
brings a new face. A teacher seems a
bit frightening, but after a while, frien
dly. As the day progresses and the ap
prehension passes, the first day of the
school year is over.
On October 20, 1979, as the Rams Bonnie Smedley, Kevin Lewis, Mark Bramble,
conquered the Maple Point Cougars 20-0, the Chucky Waite, Joe Loftus, and Brian Goodrow.
Senior Class proudly crowned Sabrina Moore As the colorful parade of floats inundated
and John Hood Homecoming King and Queen Henry C. Morgan Stadium, the judges had a
of 1979. Other nominees were Dana Citro, Cin hard time deciding on a winner, but the choice
dy Angellilli, Donna Van Horn, Cindy Rigby, was unanimous. The seniors got the vote.
A Day At Wilson
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Hurricane David’s fury caused school to be over Delhaas on November 13. Infuriating for
closed on September 9, the second day of the Tigers! The Rams were left in a tie for
school. Unusual? second place in the Lower Bucks Co. League.
The Rams opened their season with a 13-6 Remember the pep-rally, the bonfire, and the
win over North Catholic on September 8. More dance the day we slaughtered Delhaas? f
fury! They closed the season with a 27-0 win
The Senior Class went to Washington, D.C. Poconos! Wow! Also, the Junior-Senior
on November 15, and from March 17 to 20, Snowball took place at Knights on December
some of its members visited Orlando, Florida 21.
and Wet and Wild. Memories? The Senior Prom was held at the Cherry
On January 23, the Junior Class took its Hill Inn on May 16, and the Junior Prom took
trip to the Rocking Horse Ranch in the place at Kings II on May 2.
They, too, studied, as we do now.
It's hard to believe that some of them sat
Where we sit now, the students of today.
The ruies they once obeyed are strictiy enforced by
We foliow our teachers’ advice, knowing that they
for, if they didn’t care, they wouldn’t be here now.
It’s comforting to know
That the background our teachers have
Is passed along to us, as a very special gift.
There’s no time like the present, to conceive of new
Try a smile for a teacher, to know the warmth one
It seems to lift our spirits and thanks them for
The Future is in Their Hands.
BRISTOL TOWMSHIP SCHOOL BOARD. SEATED. LEFT TO
Mr. Phillip Shalanka, business manager; Mr. Sal E. Patti; Mr.
RIGFIT: Mrs. Ann E. Weiser, treasurer; Mr. Walter Rudzinski;
David Lloyd 111; Mr. Jonathan J. Palmer; Mrs. Shirley
Mr. Gerard L. Witman, president; Mrs. Martha Bell; Mr. Ed
Cooper; Mr. Joseph F. Cattani; Mr. Joseph Kaufman,
ward W. Godin, vice-president. STANDING, LEFT TO RIGFIT: superintendent of schools.
Congratulations on your graduation from
high school. The record your class has made at
Wilson is an enviable one. The loyalty, respect,
and affection you have shown each other has
enriched each of you.
This yearbook will be a source of memories
of some of the most exciting years of your lives,
recalling times of constant and traumatic change
and growth. 1 hope, as you look back, that you
will remember these years as good ones—years
when each of your many school experiences
gave you the opportunity to be a better and a
more complete person.
I wish all of you much success and hap
Joseph S. Kaufman
Superintendent of Schools
MR. JOSEPH KAUFM AN . . . superintendent of schools
Dr. Larry C. Bosley—Principal
It seems quite appropriate that the Rampages
1980 theme is Wilson’s 21st anniversary, or, if you
will allow me, birthday. For most of those twenty-
one years, that anniversary marked the coming of
age, the attainment of one’s majority, adulthood.
Wilson comes of age with a reputation for ex
cellence, for leadership among Bucks County
schools. The attitudes and accomplishments of the
thousands of students who grew as the school was
growing account for that reputation. And so it will
be in the future. Your own contributions of good
conduct, dedication, and enthusiasm as undergrad
uates, as seniors, and now as graduates will be the
foundation for Wilson’s continued prestige as an
outstanding public high school.
Each of you has benefitted from Wilson’s
positive reputation. Many of you have contributed
to it directly. And all of you take with you this
obligation to further that reputation.
Proudly and sincerely, 1 offer to you all, and
particularly to the Class of 1980, my personal
wishes for continued pride, well-being, and
satisfying personal success. Your school and you
have come of age together, and the results are there
to be seen and respected in both cases.
Dr. Larry C. Bosley
Dedicated Men Behind the Scences.
MR. W ILLIAM M. GINTY . . . assistant prin Dr. LINWOOD A. ROHRBACH . . . assistant MR. NICHOLAS G. OPALENICK . . .
cipal; 10 years at Wilson; Temple, Rider. principal; 1 year at Wilson; Kutztown, assistant principal; 17 years at Wilson;
Villanova. Bloomsburg, Trenton State, Rider.
The assistant principals play an important part in
the operation of Woodrow Wilson High School.
Throughout the school year, their influence is felt,
making Wilson the great school that it is.
Remember that many co-curricular and extra
curricular activities take place at this school and that
each of them must be supervised personally by Mr.
Opalenick, so that all of the activities proceed exactly
You must have realized by this time that Mr. Man-
nion is the dynamic administrator who is the guiding
force behind the preparing of rosters, as well as the
schedules for all Wilson teachers. We’re com
puterized—yes, but someone has to know what in
formation to put into the computer, and, that person is
Mr. Mannion, the man to get to know if you have a
Mr. Ginty and Dr. Rohrbach are very much in
volved in the lives of the Wilson students. Their
specialty is helping students to resolve personal and
scholastic problems that arise from time to time. Most
of the time students see the wisdom involved in the ac
tions taken by these administrators; sometimes they
don’t. In any event, these two men, sometimes working
MR. JAM ES R. M ANNION . . . assistant principal; under very trying conditions, make life better for
7 years at Wilson; Bloomsburg, Penn State, Temple.
everyone—both students and teachers. Their main
function is to teach students how to cope with their
The Guiding Lights.
MR. MARVIN DEMP . . . guidance coun MR. SAM SAVITZ . . . guidance counselor; MR. LAWRENCE GREBE . . . guidance
selor; 14 years at Wilson; Penn State, T em 2 years at Wilson; Penn State, Temple. counselor; 12 years at Wilson; St. Joseph's,
f ple. Trenton State.
Our Guidance Departnnent
has not only assisted us in
working out our scheduling
problems, but has also helped
us to solve personal and
academic problems. It certainly
has been great to know that we
had someone to turn to when we
were just overwhelmed with
We extend our deep ap
preciation to Mr. Scarpiello,
Department Chairperson, as
well as to Mr. Demp, Mrs. Fursa,
Mr. Grebe, and Mr. Savitz for
MRS. FRAN FCIRSA . . . guidance coun MR. ANTHONY SCARPIELLO . . . guidance being our guiding lights during
selor; 3 years at Wilson; West Chester, counselor; 15 years at Wilson; St. Charles,
Trenton State, Penn State, Temple. St. Joseph's, Villanova; department chair our years at Wilson.
Our library is a very important center
of learning, supplying us with an op MISS A N N A LOUISE GETZ librarian; 21 years at
portunity to do research on practically any Wilson; Kutztown.
In addition to serving as the research
center of our school, the library is also the
repository of many thousands of books
and periodicals for recreational and
If you need information on a certain
topic, stop in the library, where Miss Getz
will be happy to assist you if you happen
to need professional help with your library
Phys. Ed. Conditions the
MISS LOUISE WILSON . . . health and MRS. HELEN CANTW ELL . . . health and MR. MIKE KOPCHO . . . phys. ed; 10 years
phys. ed.: 4 years at Wilson; East phys. ed.; 8 years at Wilson; Trenton State, at Wilson; East Stroudsburg.
Stroudsburg, Lock Haven; tennis, Ram- Penn State; gymnastics coach.
MISS PATRICIA SELLERS . . . health and MR. ANTHONY BELl____ health and phys. MRS. ALICE ROY . . . phys. ed.; 1 year at
phys. ed.; 13 years at Wilson; Indiana Univ. ed.; 2 years at Wilson; East Sroudsburg, Wilson; West Chester.
of Pa.. Penn State. Temple, Univ. of Pa.
Body With a Variety of Sports.
The Physical Education
Departnnent consists of ten
educators whose job it is to in
struct the students in various ac
tivities, such as gymnastics,
sports and other gym games.
The students have the op
portunity to choose which class
or activities they wish to par
ticipate in. Students choose
their courses every four weeks.
Using this system, the students
have a wide range of ex
periences in many different ac
i Department has made it a
fulfilling experience to par
ticipate in gym classes here at
Wilson. You have fun, while at
the same time your need for
physical exercise is met. In ad
MR. FRED LEWIS . . . health and phys. MR. EDWIN NEUMANN . . . health and dition, the academic areas of
ed.; 18 years at Wilson; Penn State, phys. ed.; 7 years at Wilson; Trenton State,
Franklin College, Trenton State. East Stroudsburg; football coach, depart physical education are stressed.
MR. TONY SCHINO . . . health and phys. MRS. D. MERGENTHALER . . . health and MR. PAT PICARIELLO . . . pool director; 19
ed.; 5 years at Wilson; Youngstown State, phys. ed.; 9 years at Wilson; Lock Haven. years at Wilson; Univ. of Colorado. West
assistant football coach. Chester, Trenton State; swim m ing coach.
Junior Class advisor.
Math Trains Students for
It is our feeling that our mathe
matics program prepares our students
to become productive and informed
participants in our democratic society.
Many vocational opportunities exist
that depend upon a workable
knowledge of certain competencies in
our computer-oriented society. Quite
often a student’s economic survival
depends directly upon his knowledge
of mathematics. In addition, post-high
school training requires a satisfactory
background in high school
mathematics, so that additional
training might be taken without undue
Headed by Mr. DiRico, the
Mathematics Department not only fur
nishes its students with a basic un
MR. JOHN DIRICO . . . mathematics; 19 years at Wilson; derstanding of mathematical concepts,
Bloomsburg, Temple; department chairperson.
but also provides them with the option
of taking advanced courses, such as
trigonometry and calculus.
MR. JO N N AK O TY WELLINGTON MRS. RAMONA MASSARI . . . m athe MR. LOGIS ACKER, JR. . . . mathematics;
mathematics; 10 years at Wilson; Madras matics; 7 years at Wilson; Mansfield State. 7 years at Wilson; Temple.
Gniv., Osmana Gniv., Gniv. of Wisconsin.
A Technical Society.
MR. RICHARD HARTGNG . . . m athe MR. RICHARD ROTH . . . mathematics; 3 MR. A D A M BEN . . . mathematics; 17
matics; 10 years at Wilson; Bloomsburg, years at Wilson; La Salle, Penn State, years at Wilson; Bloomsburg.
Penn State, Trenton State, West Chester. Bloomsburg, Cornell, Trenton State.
M R . H O W A R D K A L O D N E R . . . MR. W AYNE BRGGGER . . . mathematics; M R . E D W A R D S A K O W S K I . . .
m athematics; 14 years at Wilson; Penn 18 years at Wilson; Bloomsburg, Villanova, mathematics; 21 years at Wilson; East
State, Temple, Gniv. o f Pa.; mathletes. Penn State, Trenton State. Stroudsburg, Bucknell. Villanova, Bloom s
Learning Skills for
MR. DONALD WISE . . . business; 21 years MS. SO NJA LENGEL . . . business; 8 years MR. JOHN KAPRAL . . . business; 10 years
at Wilson: Bloomsburg, Rutgers, Michigan at Wilson; Rider. at Wilson; Penn State, Western Michigan,
State, Penn State, Munich Univ. Michigan State, Lehigh.
MR. GARY KASE . . . business; 13 years at Wilson: Bloom s MRS. BEVERLEE FELKNER . . . business; 6 years at Wilson;
burg; equipment manager, assistant soccer coach. Trenton State; Future Business Leaders of Am erica advisor.
Use in the Business World.
A primary goal of the Business
Education Department is to prepare
students for careers in the business world.
The curriculum provides courses in
typing, shorthand, business English, ac
counting, and office practice. In addition,
the Department fosters in its students the
business-like attitudes of loyalty, self-
discipline, and pride in one’s
work—qualities that are needed if one is
to succeed in the competitive world of
business of today.
Under the direction of Mr.
MacGowen, the Business Education
Department not only provides the
necessary course work for entry into the
business world, but also provides an in-
depth understanding of the crucially im
portant role that the world of business
plays in our society.
MR. DAVID M ACG O W AN . . . business; 16 years at Wilson;
Wilkes, Temple, Rider, Trenton State; Friendly School Store
sponsor, departm ent chairperson.
MR. CARL MONTG OM ERY . . . busines; 4 MR. JOSEPH HENRY business; 15 MRS. M AD ELIN E FETTER . . . business; 9
years at Wilson; Rutgers, Fresno, Penn years at Wilson; LaSalle. years at Wilson; Temple. Penn State.
State, Trenton State, Rider.
Wilson Offers a Variety of
MRS. MOrSA JA F F E . . . chemistry: 9 years MR. RICHARD COHEN . . . science; 9 years MR. DONALD POGST . . . biological sci
at Wilson; Penn State, Temple. at Wilson; Penn State, Temple; track ence; 17 years at Wilson; Bloomsburg,
coach. Penn State.
MRS. REGINA CESARIO . . . biology: 6 MR. CARL PETZ . . . physics; 18 years at MR. THOMAS JONES . . . chemistry; 15
years at Wilson; Holy Family, Beaver; Wilson: Bloomsburg, Trenton State. years at Wilson; Wilkes, Trenton State,
Sophomore Class advisor. Penn State, Beaver.
Lab and Classroom Activities.
Science education is extremely
important to us today because
scientific research produces a
steady stream of new findings that
must be analyzed in order to be un
derstood. These new findings are
presented to us in a logical and un
derstandable manner, adding a
great deal to our study of science.
The Science Department at
Wilson, chaired by Mr. Daniel
Finley, is equipped to present
courses in biology, geology,
physics, and chemistry. The basic
goal of the Science Department is
MR. D A h lE L FINLEY . . . science; 21 years at Wilson; Mt. St. to make science meaningful to
Mary s, Trenton State, Univ. of Pa.; department chairperson.
each and every student.
Our laboratory work in science
at Wilson permits us to use ex
perimental techniques, adding a
whole new dimension to the learn
ing of scientific principles.
MRS. MARY ELLEN FLYNN . . . aerospace, geology, biology; 12 DR. GEORGE PICKENS, JR. . . . science; 2 years at Wilson; Antioch,
years at Wilson; Montclair, West Chester; Organians. Hampton Institute, Villanova, Rutgers.
MR. GEORGE HOPELY . . . science; 21
MR. TOM BARADZIEJ . . . biology, general years at Wilson; Michigan State, Gniv. of
science; 6 years at Wilson; Bloomsburg, MR. ALBERT NETTLES . . . science; 8 Penna.; yearbook advisor, audio-visual
Trenton State; assistant football coach. years at Wilson; Hampton Institute. coordinator.
An Important Part of Living
Speaking, reading, and
writing are linguistic skills
needed for everyday living, and
the English Department at
Wilson attempts to give each
student the opportunity to im
prove his use of each of those
The English course work
can be divided into two basic
groupings: the courses offered
during the freshman and
sophomore years, and those of
fered during the junior and
senior years. The former are
year-long courses, designed to
help the student to analyze the
English language and to in
crease his appreciation of its
literature; the latter are
semester-long courses for
academic students, as well as for
MS. AD E LA ID E LOVE . . . English; 4 years MR. A LLA N WATERHOUSE . . . English;
work-experience students, of
at Wilson; Indiana (Jniv. of Pa., Rider; 11 years at Wilsop; Temple.
fering courses in the department chairpeson.
humanities, journalism, creative
writing, film study, and com
MS. KA TH LE E h WHITTY . . . English; 11 MRS. CHARLES PHILLIP MARTIN . . . MISS BEVERLY BRENNER . . . English,
years at Wilson; Trenton State; debate and English, humanities; 6 years at Wilson; Spanish; 2 years at Wilson; Temple.
speech judge. Wm. Patterson College, M iddlebury;
National Honor Society advisor, Ram's
Horn advisor, program director for
humanitites, assistant senior class advisor,
Is Learning to Communicate
MR. PALMER TO TO . . . English; 10 years MR. JACK FOGARTY . . . English; 2 years MR. VOLPE . . . English, humanities; 11
at Wilson; Bloomsburg. at Wilson; St. Joseph’s, Villanova, Rider. years at Wilson; LaSalle, Trenton State;
Senior Class advisor, dramatics advisor,
Ramnastics, Scholarship Committee.
MR. JOHN STAGE . . . English; 5 years at Wilson; LaSalle, MISS GERRI MOONEY . . . English, humanities; 2 years at
B loom sburg, Tem ple; chorus accompanist, yearbook advisor. Wilson; West Chester, Temple.
Using Effective English
MR. ROBERT HOLLINGSWORTH . . . MR. BARRY DINERMAN . . . English; 8 MR. DON DEPAOL . . . English; 10 years at
English; 8 years at Wilson; West Chester; years at Wilson; Temple. Wilson; St. Joseph's.
head soccer coach.
MS. SHEILA SAIDMAN . . . reading MR. W ALT REICHNER . . . English, MRS. ANN LINDENMGTH . . . English; 11
specialist; 10 years at Wilson; Temple; humanities; 5 years at Wilson; Bryan years at Wilson; Penn State.
dramatics sponsor, senior class advisor. C ollege, T re n to n State, R eform ed
Episcopal; croquet coach.
Studying Fosters Understanding.
MR. EDIMO VARANl . . . Italian; 7 years at MRS. LILLIAN KASE . . . French; 12 years MISS KATHLEEN McCORMICK . . . Ger
Wilson; LaSalle, Villanova, Bucknell, (Jniv. at Wilson; Millersville; French Club ad man; 6 years at Wilson; Mt. Holyoke
of Pa.; Italian Club advisor. visor, jr. varsity cheerleading advisor. College, Ohio State; German Club advisor.
Freshman Class advisor.
The Foreign Language Department offers
in-ciepth instruction in French, German, Italian,
and Spanish. Under the chairmanship of Mrs.
Schein, every effort is made to make foreign
language study a meaningful and rewarding ex
perience. Classroom activities reflect practical
applications of the linguistic material which is
taught, and emphasis is placed on learning to un
derstand, respect, and appreciate the cultures of
the people whose language is being studied. The
annual trip to Europe for foreign language
students and the many activities of the four
foreign language clubs foster a genuine interest
in foreign civilizations. Other goals of the De
partment are to provide our students with the
EILEEN HO FFM AN SCHEIN . . . Spanish; 10 years at Wilson; Long necessary background to secure employment
Island (Jniv., New York Gniv., Gniv. of Madrid; varsity softball coach,
varsity cheerleading sponsor, department chairperson. using their foreign language skills and to
prepare them for any post-high school foreign
language training they may wish to take.
MISS N A TA LIE SCHIFFMAN . . . Spanish; MRS. V. DARLENE LAN DA . . . French,
7 years at Wilson; Penn State; Spanish Spanish; 3 years at Wilson; Lebanon Valley
Club advisor. College.
Wilson Projects to the Future
Instruction in the Social
Studies Departnnent is geared to
the acadennic level of the
student, with all classes grouped
according to the reading
proficiency of the students and
all course requirements deter
mined by the average ability of
The Department offers
students an opportunity to
acquire a knowledge of their
country’s heritage and its world
relationships, in order that they
might become interested, in
MR. PAUL BUJWID . . . social studies; 12 DR. LEOM DAVIDHEISER . . . social formed, active, and effective
years at Wilson; LaSalle; 9th grade basket studies; 15 years at Wilson; Penn State;
ball coach. Faculty Scholarship Committee, depart citizens in our democratic
ment chairperson. society.
MR. JOSEPH BOLES . . . social studies; 11 MR. LEONARD DOMINICK . . . non MR. LLOYD JONES . . . western cultures;
years at Wilson; Temple, Trenton State; western cultures; 7 years at Wilson; 13 years at Wilson; Penn State; Croquet
Pep Club sponsor. Bloomsburg, Temple; football assistant. Club.
MR. STAN LELINSKI . . . p.o.d.; 13 years at Wilson; Millersville, T em MR. JOSEPH SCHEIN . . American history; 15 years at Wilson;
ple, Penn State; varsity basketball coach. Bloomsburg.
By Learning About the Past.
MR. JOHN DISANGRO . . . social studies; MS. HELENE KARAFIN . . . social studies; MR. ROY BO W EN . . . psychology,
20 years at Wilson; LaSalle, Temple; In 11 years at Wilson; Temple, Beaver; sociology; 9 years at Wilson; Bloomsburg.
tergroup advisor. National Honor Society staff.
MR. BILL WATERSON . . . social studies; 2 MR. JERE GULDEN . . . p.o.d.; 11 years at MR. CARL GRECO . . . social studies; 18
years at Wilson; St. Joseph’s, Trenton Wilson; Bloomsburg, Penn State. years at Wilson; Penn State. Temple, Tren
State; assistant varsity JV basketball ton State, Univ. of Pa., Scranton; debate
coach. and forensics.
Special Areas Offer
MR. JEFFREY W HEET . . . printm aking, MR. FREDERICK SLOPEY . . . arts and MR. JOSEPH REED . . . art; 5 years at
painting, drawing; 4 years at Wilson; T em crafts; 19 years at Wilson; Kutztown; de Wilson; Phila. College of Art, Tyler School
ple, Tyler School of Art. partment chairperson. of Art, Penn State, Temple, Bloomsburg.
The Music Department
presents musical theory in the
classroom, as well as practical
applications of that theory
through public performances.
The Wilson Chorus is trained
and directed by Mr. Hilden-
j brand, and the Wilson Band is
I ^ under the direction of Mr. Kin-
■ ^ ^ dig.
I The Art Department,
headed by Mr. Slopey, offers in
struction in several different art
media and has as its goals both
the appreciation and the
creation of art forms.
Mrs. St. Clair is in charge of
the Home Economics Depart
MR. BYRON KINDIG . . . instrumental MR. W ILLIAM HILDENBRAND . . . chorus,
music; 6 years at Wilson; West Chester; ment, which offers courses in music theory; 8 years at Wilson; West
marching band, concert band, jazz and pit home decorating, cooking, Chester; chorus advisor.
sewing, and other activities that
are related to the efficient and
artistic running of a household.
MRS. BETTY L. ST. CLAIR . . . home economics; 14 years at Wilson;
Indiana Gniv. of Pa., Temple, Bloomsburg, Wilkes; department chair MRS. ELLEN MIRBACH . home economics; 9 years at
person. Wilson; Drexel, Temple.
Varied Learning Situations.
MR. WILLIAM STOUT . . . industrial arts, MR. STANLEY SHEARS . . . industrial arts; MR. MARV S. LANTZ, JR. . . . industrial
drafting; 11 years at Wilson; Trenton State. 1 year at Wilson; California State (Pa.) arts; 1 year at Wilson; Millersville.
The Industrial Arts Department,
headed by Mr. Ringden, offers our
students training in the proper use of
construction tools. The courses, which
are open to both boys and girls, feature
project construction, using wood or
metal. Students utilize their knowl
edge of math and science in working
on their projects, in addition to em
ploying a great deal of common sense.
Many Wilson students seek em
ployment in fields they first heard
about in their shop classes here at
MR. HARRY RINGDEN . . . photography; 9 years at
Wilson; Millersville, Trenton State; department chair Wilson.
MR. JA M E S HUNTER . . . industrial arts, metal shop; 8 years MR. VLADIMIR VLASSENKO . . . industrial arts; 11 years at
at Wilson; California State (Pa.); assistant track coach. Wilson; Millersville.
P .J 1
Students Train for Opportunities
MR. RICHARD TGLLO . . . distributive ed., MR. JACK MASSIELO . . . cooperative MR. ROBERT B A LE NT . . . driver ed.; 15
work experience; 4 years at Wilson; M id education; 7 years at Wilson; West Chester, years at Wilson; New York Gniv., Central
dlesex County College. Montclair State, Trenton State; head basketball coach. Missouri State.
Trenton State; Cooperative Ed. Club ad
visor, department chairperson.
COMMANDER RICHARD YOGNG . . . CHIEF HARRY BGCKINGHAM . . . naval MRS. MARGARET BELLGS . . . school
naval science; 1 1 years at Wilson; Gniv. of science; 5 years at Wilson; Goldey School nurse; 3 years at Wilson; Glassboro State.
South Carolina; NJROTC Drill Team and of Business; Drill Team, Color Guard.
Color Guard advisor, department chair
The Naval Junior Reserves Officer’s Training
Corps provides interested students with course work
designed to prepare them for careers in the United
MRS. OLGA KGREK . . . school nurse; 21 years at Wilson;
Trenton State; St. Agnes' Hospital.
The Wilson nurses provide emergency medical at
tention when it is needed. In addition, they give vision
and hearing tests, dispense medication, and do their
best to keep us all healthy.
Mr. Balent, who teaches Driver Training, prepares
his students for problems they will encounter on the
The Work Experience Program, headed by Mr.
Tullo, prepares students for the responsibilities of
holding down a job. The participants in this program
combine actual work in business establishments in the
area with their studies here at Wilson.
In a Practical Way.
MR. MARK KAYE . . . resource room; 2 MR. WILLIAM SCHELLHORM . . . special MR. JOHM ARNDT . . . special ed.; 2 years
years at Wilson; (Jniv. of Bridgeport, ed.; 2 years at Wilson; Slippery Rock, Tren at Wilson; Millersville; football assistant;
Lehigh (Jniv. ton State; wrestling coach, track assistant. 9th grade wrestling coach, track assistant.
MRS. M ARGARET RUMFORD . . . special MRS. DORA CGLLEN . . . special ed.; 1 MS. LINDA WEAVER . . . special ed.; 1
ed.; 14 years at Wilson; West Chester, year at Wilson; Hope College, Temple year at Wilson; Bloomsburg.
Trenton State, Penn State. Gniv.
The Special Neecis Pro
gram, chaired by Mrs. Walker,
provides instruction designed to
MRS. CONSTANCE WALKER . . . resource
room; 7 years at Wilson; Massachusetts improve the participating
MR. ELW OOD BARR . . . special ed.; 7 State, Penn State, Trenton State; depart s t u d e n t ’ s r e a d i n g and
years at Wilson; Lock Haven, Penn State. ment chairperson.
mathematics skills. Each staff
member utilizes a variety of
techniques to assist the students
in learning situations, working
with them whenever possible on
a one to one basis in an effort to
prepare them to function as in
formed members of our society.
The Special Needs Department
strives to provide a meaningful
program of studies for each
student who participtes in the
Teacher Assistants Work Under the
RUBY WILLIAMS . . . resource room aide; 3 MRS. ROSE M ONACHELLO . . . teacher
years at Wilson. MISS PAT PALENA . . . teacher assistant;
assistant— resource room; 3 years at JV hockey coach, JV cheerleading; 1 year
Wilson. at Wilson.
MRS. MARIE THO M AS teacher MRS. ALICE KOTIS . . . special ed. CARRIE LOMG . . . teacher assistant;
assistant; 4 years at Wilson. assistant; 1 year at Wilson. year at Wilson.
Teacher’s Direction, Helping the Students.
Our permanent substitute, Mrs. Moran,
is called upon to teach in almost any depart
ment here at Wilson. She never knows which
classes will need her services next.
Teacher’s assistants help students in cer
tain classes. Working under the direct super
vision of the regular classroom teacher, these
assistants provide the students with an in
valuable service. They provide expert extra
help to those students who really need it to
get an education.
MRS. BARBARA SCHELLHORN . . . teacher assistant; 1 year
MRS. KAREN MORAN . . . permanent sub MRS. A N N A M AE LAMOREUX special MISS JE A N N E PERRI . . . speech therapist
stitute; 2 years at Wilson. ed. aide; 1 year at Wilson. (Bucks County).
Behind Every Good Man,There’s a Woman.
Where would Woodrow Wilson High
School be without a competent secretarial
staff? Can you imagine the confusion that
would result without these dedicated well-
The duties of the secretaries are
many and varied, with some working in
the Guidance Office, other in the At
tendance Office, and still others keeping
the Main Office, the Activities Office, and
the Work Experience Office operating ef
ficiently. The immediate supervisor of
each secretary assigns her certain tasks to
perform, and she is directly responsible to
him for the performance of those tasks.
As busy as these secretaries
sometimes are, they are never too busy to
help any student who needs their as
sistance. Three cheers for the Wilson
secretaries! MRS. PHYLLIS KRYWGCKI. . . principal's secretary.
M R S . S T A C Y MRS. MARION SIMMENS . . MRS. MARGARET M O NAHAN . . . MRS. M ABE L HANDZLIK
R I N K E R . . . a t student activities secretary. discipline secretary. guidance secretary.
MRS. VIOLET NAL-
SOM . . . guidance MRS. CAROL PRIEST. . .w o rk ex- JEA N LEONARD . . discipline MRS. LOIS RIN G C AM P
secretary. perience secretary. secretary. curriculum secretary.
Friendly People Behind the Scenes.
A large high school like ours
requires many service employees
who perform many necessary func
The cafeteria employees pre
pare a hot nutritious meal for over
1,000 people daily and then serve
the meal on the lunch lines! That’s a
tall order! Thank you!
The maintenance workers
keep the building clean and in good
repair, working in some cases
/ during the after school hours. Great
job! Thanks to you, too.
The bathroom attendant
makes sure that students do not
spend an inordinate amount of time
in the bathroom, thereby missing
DORSEE HAM ILTO N A N D BOB CROGCH . . . maintenance— day crew.
valuable class time, and the
security guard keeps a watchful eye
on the cars parked on our lot. Both
people perform services that are
much appreciated by everyone.
MRS. DEBORAH GRECO . . . hall monitor. MRS. SANDRA BADER . . . hall monitor.
CAFETERIA STAFF. FIRST ROW, LEFT TO RIGHT: Em m a Dombrowski, Marie Crines,
Ruth Estel, Irene Spears, Kay Boruta, Alice Renna. SECOHD ROW, LEFT TO RIGHT:
Sandy Barton, Vi Bezdecki, Gail Derr, Gloria Stapleton, Lois Ocharski, Peggy Gresens.
Today is gone, but yesterday is near,
The “ todays” are our yesterdays, so cairn, so dear.
Rummaging through sweet reiics of oid.
Rearranging thoughts to stories untold.
Looking back at life.
Looking over the past,
“ Why” ? You must ask yourself,
“ Won’t these dreams last?”
Tomorrow was once here, and it was once gone.
As were our lives, that now move along.
MR. LOG VOLPE . . . senior class advisor. MS. SHEILA SAIDMAM . assistant senior MR. CHARLES P. MARTIN . . . assistant
class advisor. senior class advisor.
“Coming of Age” is a phrase that comes to mind when one is about to enter the world
of adulthood. It is a phrase, however, that is met with ambivalence. Although most of you
welcome the opportunity to grow up and enjoy the benefits of independence, there are also,
simultaneously, feelings of insecurity and trepidation as responsibilities increase, as
graduation nears. Coming of age, you will discover, is not an easy or an overnight process.
It is a gradual thing for which you have been preparing a long time. Hopefully, while you
have been at Woodrow Wilson, your teachers have helped you to develop values by which
you will live. It is also hoped that you have become a more sensitive human being, tolerant
of values and codes different from your own. By this time, one trusts, you have gained a
firmness of mind, so that you may be resolute when facing adversity. Through your
education, the vision of a better world should become part of a dream which is shared by
everyone. An abiding respect for the environment in a time when the earth is threatened
continually by destruction of every person and thing on it is something that every respon
sible human being should embrace. More than anything else, you should possess the self-
confidence that evolves with “coming of age.” It is self-confidence that will help you to grow
as a positive, contributing member of the human race, knowing that you can succeed at
anything if you try and realizing that there is no shame in growth. It is that particular growth
with which 1 hope you will associate yourselves.
1 would like to thank the Senior Class Officers and Assistant Advisors for all their end
less and unceasing efforts to make every senior event a memorable one. Not only were such
activities as the Homecoming, the Christmas Ball, the Senior Trip to Florida, and the Senior
Prom joyous occasions, but they were also growing experiences. Your participation in them
helped you to “come of age.”
God bless all of you. 1 hope that your lives are healthy and happy, but most of all I hope
that they are ever-growing and productive. Seniors, welcome to the world.
Senior Class Advisor, 1980
SENIOR CLASS ADVISORS . . .