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PAGE 4 -- The Perkins Journal Thursdaoy, December 13, 1984 • VOL. 9 NO. 12 Thursday, December 13, Public Schools and You-- Michelle H a n c o e k • : Partners For Excellence Makes Addresses Rotarians ()klahoma schools areand courses are offered in All-State on the move toward im- Computer Science. provb~g the curriculum Updating textbooks is Choir and stiffening gradua- a priority of the Perkins- tion requirements in an effort, to better prepare stud~mts, for college or work. The move comes in re'spouse to the National Commission on Ex- Tryon School District which believes that books should "chal- lenge" students. In order to facilitate textbook up- dating and adoption the Thursday afternoon, Denise Hancock was a special guest at the Stillwater Frontier Rotary Club meeting. She was accompanied by Payne County 4-H Ex- tension Agent, Nancy Thomason. LETTERS TO SANTA Santa's helpers {alias the Demon Dispatch Staff} have been busy col- lecting letters to Santa from the P-T elementary students. Here is a sam- ple of those letters reproduced as they were presented to us. We hope they all receive the Dear Santa, Is Rudolph real? bring me a digital Tommy Dear Santa, I like you! Please some toys. Thank toys. I have lost my and I the things you bring i cellence in Education District has a local text- After dinner at the presents they've asked recommendations thatbook committee which Stillwater Country Club, for and that you are as c~e~ii~ requirements ~ meets, annually and Denise spoke to the entertained by these fan- increased and core pemodmally to study, Rotarians about the tasies as we were. Dear Santa, subjects received rene.w- recommend and promote I love you! You ed~mphasis. [l textbook renewal. In ad- Oklahoma and Payne Dear Santa, You bring lots of toys. i a Cabbage Patch In the Perkins-Tryondition, the Middle School County 4-H programs, Tonight when you Christmas. I want so~ Public Schools the Library to provide great- emphasizing the need of come you will find some to give my sister. I nii#iber of units needed er access and enhance- tom°netarY4-H, contributions cookies, milk, and a get Mum a table. WhyI to"~ _.~raduate is twenty- ment for students in the: Denise appreciated the , # camera. Please try to you stay there until pn~ (21) and increased, Middle School grade take a picture of yourself, up? I miss you. opportunity to speak to I want a TV, a stereo, ! en3Phasis is being placed ~ levels, the Rotarians and hopes and ten thousand dollars Stella 1) on the five {5} basic areas In addition to empha- By Jeree Youngker that her efforts will en- which includes English,, ' sizing the basics, the cur- The tryouts for so I can buy the rest. Mathematics, Science,' riculum also includes a Oklahoma's All-State courage them and other Please try to get me a Dear Santa, Social Studies and Com- program for the gifted. Choir were held Novem- community members to sled so I can fly to the I want a pick-uit purer Science. In the Currently students areber 17th at Edmond. support the 4-H Pei'kins-Tryon School being served in this pro- Among those,competing program. -0- addSpreadingspice to cheerthe p-Ta feWcampus.Of the Journalism students theN°rthelvesP°leandandallgetthet°toysSee alsobr°therlikeWantSa bear.a jeeP.i lovel! Dt.~trict students are re gram through such ac- was Michelle' Bates, a I need. Oh, how about Jimmy] ~tt!~ed to enroll in four (4) tivities as Math contests, Perkins-Tryon junior. Arts & Craft, getting me a diploma? Umt$ of English, two {2) Olympics of the Mind,Michelle tried out Better Safe Than Sorry William Moon Dear Santa, ,un/t$ of Math., two (2) Spelling Bees and High against over two-hun-Festival Dear Santa, Thanks for coming!~ ,Urtit~ of Social Science School Bowls. dred students and was By Robin Hooser Kerns for " i "" " .~ . chosen for one of theMar. 29, 1985 De ng ~ne top I would like to invite bring me Barbie dolls. Rick Dillard from the ........ you over to play on my two corvettes and donl -T B sel|er, utner winners ln- P and (.,hnstmas twenty-fiveposi- FHA : dan ,urnen stumper set. And play house. That's all l tions as a first soprano. The 1984-85 Annual mentStillwaterspokeP°liceto theDepart" cluded, ~ ~ , , any more. I need one J C -- 18m MissBatesisthefirst Perkins'Try°n Public monthly meeting Mon- Stacey Grant C°nnie withmyracetracksand becausethat'sallMa~Rose Lisa ~'" '~ oncert, E ~tudent from P-T to be School Arts and Crafts day December 10 about : . . . ~nlngle~on. , bring an Atari.I will see let me have. chosen for the All-State Festival is scheduled for' ' Tashm Wflhams Mlch- you at 10:00 p.m. If you self-defense ..... ' " cannot get there, come at Chrissy Arn~ '-'By Jeree Youngker nas ade to have Choir, and she was corn- March 29, 1985. Guide- ,,Be safe," " he said eHep ~mKerson. , l~ona. There are seven singers everyone in the band pletely overjoyed whenfines and Entry Forms . ' ool, Raynefl Shields, 9:00 p.m. I live at 408 "and most importantly ....... Newport in the new Dear Santa. in this year's choir who play, but still keep the she heard the results, for participation are realize that we all can be' ~anom .............. voornees, ano addition. I want a truck that 'will also be performing at concert around an hour "I really didn't think I available through the victims A crlmlnal" " " can- -Ivlellnua...... ~cnmlat. Ivtem- the annual Christmas and a half ..... ,, . • oers voLeo to glve raft Yourfriend, the wall. Thank you for Concert onDecember 18,The combined sixth got it, stud Michelle. teachers in each room not commit a crime ...... toys you bring us, unless he has the oppor- • • 'iit Perkins. and seventh grade bands '~rhe results came two and class, tunity Be safe and don't over:H..... iuilo-ralslng l~ems Wesley Claus! Thank you! Ho, l : The first part of the will play "Jingle Bells weeks after I had tried Now, during the corn- . stt° ......... the Chrlstmas Store in Dear Santa, Merry Christmas! I lo~ out, but I'm really happy ing Holiday Season, isgive him a chance " ,~ . I would like to invite Santa Claus and ! wan~ choir's show is, as Mrs. and others while the corn- • . ine next meeting is you to my house for din- come to my house. The meeting continued c ....... Taylor explained, their bined seventh and eighth I was chosen. My sister, the time for students to with old and new bus]-1 .oa.~ • ner. We sing Christmas "Kiddie Christmas." grade bands will play a Susie, made the choir and plan and develop their s neomeumroanuary~ They will sing :'All .I challengIMg medley titled I wanted to also, because creative ideas for en- ness being discussed.- ..... carols. We have a lot of Dav~ she's my idol." trance in the Festival ...... rmzes were awaruen ~o Thel, ""FHA members,, fun. Would you like to Dear Santa, Want For Christmas" ,Saint Nicholas' Suite. "I'm excited that I've The categories are the ......... wou a uze to say, Get sing with us? My sister is Thank you Sant~ Ci$ tnose wncf naa partlc]- - ..... t along:with others. TheHigh school band done something no onesame as the prior yearpate~ ......... m ~ne luno-rmsmgwell. soon,. ,,Annette" We coming one week after all the toys you giv~ '~¢~ half of their per- members will perform a ......... rams you: act~v~w. ~wenty uonars n luminance will include French number, 'LaFeteelse from Perkins has and the Guidelines are Christmas with David-- Thanks for all the good( ;r~re serious ChristmasDe Noel" plus many ever done before. I feel essentially the same aswas awarded to Katrina "~" that is her boyfriend. That's all. music, more. like I've achieved some the prior year. You will like him a lot. Zs 'P:T Band dirctor, Kent The concert will begin thing, and it's something TEACHERS: Inform, Community Enjoys Community Thank you for the doll I I've always wanted to do. help and encourage got last year. My address Dear Santa, is 608 Thomas. Please I want a reindeer an( Taylor, promises the con- at 7:30 p.m. at the high Actually, I'm just very students. Christmas Party ce~ will include some- school gym and the happy." STUDENTS: Prepare The comm.u,,~y-'~- and tiigh School,, ~ Choir come. Joe. I love you, Sants thing for everyone. "We bands wish to extend a Michelle will sing with now for participation.Christmas program, singing all oi our Your friend, I want a pig and a a tiger and a PARENTS: Encourage Thursday, December 6, favorites. The High Franny Thank you, Santa have somenewarrange warm invitation to the All-State Choir at the and urge students to was a great success. School Band accom- 'ments of many Christ-everyone. O.M.E.A. Convention on Dear Santa, mas favorites," Taylor -0- January 26th, at the develop and expand their Although it was freezing panied them. Iwanttohave...astuf,f- said. "And an attempt Oklahoma Civic Center. Creative Talents. cold, there was a fan- The live nativity scene ed animal (make sure it s The choir will rehearse tastic response from the was acted out by the stuffed), a longer Dear Santa" Who's Who '84-'85 , '::/After long hours of counting, revoting, and more counting, the ballots have finally been tallied by .none other than your magnificent yearbook class. W, ho's Who is as follows: Mr. and Miss P-THS -- David Cypert and Cindy Hazelbaker John Luster and Charlotte Pitts Musicians -- ,Kevin McNew and Michelle Bates Most Athletic -- Joe Hoover and Sherry Craycraft Friendliest Personality -- Lonnie Lowe and Connie korean Best All-Around -- Rex Branstetter and Meryl Elwood Highest School Spirit -- .... '~ John Brown and Jeree Youngker Cowboy and Cowgirl -- Cody Cundiff and Monica Nettles Most Scholastic -- Alan Hawxbyo and Autumn Baker Most :Likely to Succeed ...... , .... ScOtt Briggs and Monica Taylor, .... Perfvet "I0" -- " ..... effi Tq~y Tab~andR0bin .... .. Perldas-Try 91ass Favontes are.as follows: Bhmer and Smith ~,: Juniors: Thn Skitt, Julie Ryan and Annette _ Payns Sophomores: Corby Doyle, Jolinda Bust]an and Suzann Casey Freshmen: Chad Kucko and Angel Ventris Congratulations to all those eelectedl DEMON DISPJ, TCH STAFF ' "Co-Editors, ............ Monica Taylor - David Cypert Sports Editor ........ Randy Tarleton Treasurer ............... Jeree Youngker • Picture Editor ....... Amy Gibson ,,.Advisor ......... , ........ Barbara Ann Martin Staff Reporters ..... Dawnita Cypert Lori Redus Charlotte Pitts Denise Hancock ~ Robin Hoosev Julie Ryan Lisa Shingleton two days before. Michelle plans to try out for the choir again next year. She has been in ~im P-T Choir for two years now and last year she made an "I" at the state level for her solo. She is the drum major for the Midnight Regiment and plays the piano and mallets. Rosalee Taylor, P-T's choir director, was also pleased with Michelle's being chosen; she made the following statement: "I was very pleased and excited for her! This was MENU December 17-19 Monday: Tacos w/I~ttuce and Cheese Corn Apple Crisp Tuesday: Chicken Nuggets w/Honey Cole Slaw Green Beans French Bread w/butter Chocolate Pudding my first experience at All-State Choir tryouts Wednesday: "as well" as hei-s,- ~b 'we Sliced Ham didn't know much about Hot Rolls the competition. It's Candied Sweet much harder to please a Potatoes judge vocally than in- Green Peas strumentally becauseits Congealed Apple more subjective. As a Sauce teacher, you live your!A]l meals served with rhopes and dreams milk. Middle School and through your students, High School also have so I am very pleased and choice of Hamburgers proud of Michelle." and Fries or Chef Salad. -0- -0- CALENDAR December 14 Pep Assembly to get the basketball teams on their way 17- ""18~ into the season - 3:00 December Candy Grams will be sold on December 18 December 19 December 25 these two days and delivered on the 19th. The FYS will have a booth set up in the main hall before school and at lunch. Go by and send your sweetie or your best friend a message with candy! the Christmas 13ancl concert will be at 7:00 p.m. the annual Christmas assembly is 5th and 6th hour. worth a day of your HAVE A GREAT CHRISTMAS AND YEARSHI This is 'ten days'! NEW community. The program, spon- sored by the Perkins Chamber of Commerce, featured the Brownies Perkins Middle School. Mayor Moorman spread Christmas cheer as he lighted the Christmas tree. .f}° TRIVIA PURSUIT 1. What's the last line of Dicken's, A Christmas Carol? 2. What do you call a boy born between can- nons on a British warship? 3. Who's the world's richest duck? 4. What's known as The Sport of Kings? 5. What does the horned toad squirt from its eyes when its mad? 6. What city was the original Dixie? 7. Who wrote and directed "'American Graf- fiti?" 8. What board game is banned in the Soviet Union? 9. What jockey was named Banana Nose? 10. What brothers nicknamed Dizzy and Daffy pitched for the St. Louis Cardinals? {Answers on Next Page} THE CHRISTMAS ALPHABET by Santa's Elves, Jingle & Jangle A is for Angels all dressed in white. B is for Bells that ring on Christmas night. C is for Carols sung by you and me. D is for Dasher from Santa's flying menagerie. E is for Elves that pack Santa's sleigh. F is for Frosty who melted away. G is for Gifts we get from relations. H is for Homework we get during vacation. I is for Icicles that hang from the eaves. J is for Joy we give and receive. K is for Kris Kringle who visits Christma~ Eve. L is for Lights blue, green, and red. M is for Mistletoe over my head. N is for Needles: first green, then dead. O is for Ornaments hanging on a tree. P is for Packages sent to you and me. Q is for Quilt pulled up to my chin. R is for Relatives you greet with a grin. S is for Stockings stuffed to the brim. T is for Tree we all help to trim. U is for Unwrapping all the gifts I get. V is for Vixen who is Santa's pet. W is for Wreath hanging on the door. X is for X-tra money which will be spent in stores. Y is for Yuletide, a time loved by all. Z is the last letter of all. {bag some Z's during vacation) From the Made,on Wildcat. Appleton. Wisconsin. How are you doing? Christmas break {about been looking forward to I0 weeks or more), a you. I want a set basketball that is aired structs, a stumper up, a longer birthday, transformer. and a chemistry set punching bag. a watch, which has all the bottles basketball. Your ~ and liquids and a Erik microscope so I can see the Milky Way. I want Dear Santa. that so I'll like milk I have been a more. But Santa, the boy thisyear. ]would thing I want most is to you to come. Are you get a longer...CHRIST- good? Well. I hope MAS!!! What do you want for Love, mas? Amy Shingieton boat. That is it. Have py Christmas. Dear Santa, YourI If you want to know what to bring me, you can get me a ten story Dear Santa, house, a few thousand I like yourmustache. dollars, or my own store, been a good boy or a limozine, my own oil are a I would lille a GI Joe wells, my own gold and jeep and train set. silver mines, a little spen- could, get me a ding money {like a million car but it is electric. dollars), and my own fast in food store, and milk. P.S. I don't know how Your i you are ever going to put all that in your sleigh. Yours truly, Dear Santa, David Thomas I like you and you~ best friend and Dear Santa, leave' I would like to invite you to my house. I would about my litle like you to come but if bunny rabbit. Will yo01 you cannot make it, that a GI Joe race track will be fine. I like to play Master of the the games Clue or Yatzi! because I want to them? Oh, I like your reindeer your too. I forgot to tell you where I live. i live on Mehan Road 4 miles off Dear Santa 177 in a gray rock house. I think it is I am going to thank you come every year. for the stereo last year. have been My dad does not like to I would like a oven. a Barbie doll, play games but the rest of crayons, a Cabbag¢ of US do. Would you kid. and a Care Bear. please bring me a Kenny school. Please drop Rogers shirt, size 10-127 year. My friend's name is your Dawn Rosary. Please bring her something too. Love, {Continued on Kristal Beyl Page)