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June 17, 1971

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ii By September, 1973, the Shelton School District administration and board of trustees hope to achieve a goal of providing "the best possible comprehensive four-year high school for all the children presently being served by the Shelton area." The price tag on the facility is $5,184,000. It will be located on the Shelton Springs Road, adjacent to the northern city limits. When the students flock to the new 40-acre campus on opening day two years hence, they'll find awaiting them a modern, spacious, beautiful educational plant, different in every respect from the outmoded, congested downtown complex that will be replaced. The school board and administration is now at about mid-point in its long campaign which began in 1969 to bring Shelton's entire school system up to date. The program has had the enthusiastic support of the patrons of the districts whose pupils will be served. Both Shelton and the non-high districts which send higfi school students to Shelton have voted to bond themselves to the statutory limit by substantial majorities. Shelton's share of the cost will be $2,813,271. Other districts will contribute as follows" Southside $207,354; Pioneer $1,006,702; Grapeview $297,552; Hood Canal'- $708,631; and Kamilche $150,331. These figures include state aid to which each district is entitled, the exact amount of which is yet to be determined. The district staff and architect have completed preliminary plans which go to the State Board of Education for approval on July 8. Preparation of final plans and their approval are expected in time for a bid call early in January, 1972. Besides consulting copious literature on currenieducational objectives and emerging lrends in secondary teaching, District Superi ldent Lou& Grinnell and his staff have galhered idt'as from other high schools including Cm tralia. th)qukun, Franklin Pierce, Puyallup, and Green River Community College. The educational philosophy to be implemented by the facilities created through these criteria is aimed at meeting such student needs as: Development of individual potential, self-confidence, satisfaction in learning, self-motivating responsibility, the ability to set meaningful personal goals, understand their own capabilities, evaluate their own interests, and maintain physical fitness and good health. Original planned capacity was for a top of 1300 students. But current projections indicate this figure will be reached in four or five years. Accordingly basic facilities such as the cafeteria and gymnasium will be designed for 1600, so that more students can be accomodated with the addition of classrooms as enrollment grows. The complex of buildings on a 40-acre wooded site on Shelton's northern border will include these centers: resource, humanities and fine arts; mathematics and science, technology, physical education, student services and dining, administrative, and buildiag maintenance and storage. Probably of greatest opular interest is the Physical Education Center since it will replace outmoded, inadequate Loop Field with ample, r ultra.raodern facilities for the physical education .... of all students and for competitive sports, both intramural and interscholastic. A lighted football playing field will have a $200,000 covered grandstand seating 2,000. There will also be a practice football field, several baseball diamonds with separate bleachers, an asphalt surfaced track, five tennis courts, and outdoor basketball practice areas. A circular Field House gymnasium will have folding bleachers for 1600, a basket ball floor with economical Tartan surfacing, an indoor track with Resolite surfacing, and shower rooms. To cap all this the specifications include an Olympic size swimming pool and diving tank. The Humanities and Arts Center will have circular 800-seat classitorium for school and community use where Shelton's top-ranking Page S-24 - Shelton-Mason County Journal - Thursday, June 17, 1971 dramatic and musical performers will be able to attract the larger audiences their abilities deserve. The classitorium will be divisible, with folding curtains so that it can be used for several team teaching units. Arranged around the auditorium will be the fine arts, music, language arts, and social studies areas. Another innovation will be the Student Center, near the cafeteria and bus loading zones, which can be used for student meetings, dances or free time lounging. This center will also be available for evening community use. Trade and industrial areas will have teaching facilities for metal shop, graphic arts, vocational forestry, vocational carpentry, wood shop, crafts, electricity, electronics, drafting, distributive education including retail selling, automechanics, and driver training. A science complex will have classroom and laboratory space for biology, chemistry, physics, meteorology, and two new subjects, oceanography and geology. The Resource Center vill have a library four or five times larger than the present one and storage for increased study materials. Being considered is the possibility of using closed circuit?television in teaching. Funds for this extensive building plan will be provided in approximately equal parts from three sources: Shelton school district bonds, state aid, and bond issues of non-high elementary districts of Kamilche, Southside, Pioneer. Grapeview, and Hood Canal which send senior high students to Shelton. Shelton district voters last November approved a bond issue of $3,110,000 by an overwhelming majority of25 percent in a record high turnout. This included funds for a district contribution to a new building for Rogers School for elementary age handicapped children, Building the high school will be the final phase in a !ong range program to Brovide a thoroughly modern and adequate school plant for all grades and to remedy congestio in the (mtmoded complex in dow,,t9 ql:' Whether you want inexpensive common shells as souvenirs of your Hood Canal trip, or are a serious collector you'll want to visit the Driftwood Shop. The extensive collection includes fascinating shells from all over the world, as well as local waters. While at the shop don't miss a tour of the aquarium museum with its local marine life displays, and you'll especially want the children to see this marvelous collection. Shop for gifts, driftwood, or just browse. You'll really enjoy your visit to the Driftwood Shop. And while you 're there you may want to pick up the revised edition of the Star Fish book by Marjorie Furlong and Virginia Pill. This 104 page book features 40 color plates. It sells for'S3 and may be mail ordered. Ed and Marjorie Furlong 1 mile North of Hoodsport On Highway 101 Full resort accommodations in the heart of the growing recreation area of Western Washington are available to you at Lake Cushman Resort. Lunch and superb dinners (Steak and Lobster our specialty) are served until 10 p.m. daily. Memorial Day through Labor Day. During the rest of the year the dining room is open Tuesday through Saturday from noon 'til 10 p.m.A year around favorite is the noon until 7:30 p.m. Sunday buffet. Relish the panoramic view of Lake Cushman with cocktails in the Liar's Den. Private facilities for banquets. Cottages, trailer space, boats, motors, fishing tackle, a grocery store and Union gasoline products are all here for your complete vacation enjoyment. Come up soon. Your Hosts: don and Alice Adams Phone 877-5296 As General Contractor We Have Been Associated With The Following Projects in Mason County: G=pitd Savings II Loen Mill. Simpsen Q Nlit Unien idg. Weskington State Patrol Academy Addition To Mt. V'mw School Batstone (Impel Remodeling Belfair Elementary School Commercial idential Licensed Bonded Phone 898-2555 888-3555 0 N S T It U_C_-TI 0 N P.O. BOX 140 UNION, WASHINGTON 98592 Thursday, June 17, 1971 - Shelton-Mason County Journal - Page S-69