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Step back in time with us... you're standing in the doorway of Rm. 49A. The scent of chalkdust is in the air, and you're greeted with a warm smile. To your right, a phonograph (remember those?) is playing a record to bolster your enthusiasm for Senior English- maybe Herman's Hermits singing, "I'm Henery the Eighth." Books of all kinds are everywhere, like a treasure trove. There are classic novels, volumes of poetry, dictionaries, and art books that contain fascinating glimpses of American and English history. On the bulletin boards and walls are inspiring and patriotic sayings- do you remember any of these?

"Until you put a thought into words, clearly and precisely, it is not a thought at all. It is a kind of fog rolling around inside the skull."

Don't leave participles dangling.

The Test of Everything We Say and Do:
1. Is it the truth?
2. Is it fair?
3. Will it build better relationships for all concerned?

Keep Smiling!

Let us pray

not for lighter burdens

but for stronger backs.

Theodore Roosevelt

"Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty."

"A popular government, without popular information, or the means of acquiring it, is but a prologue to a farce or a tragedy, or perhaps, both. Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives."

James Madison, 1822

Education is not play and cannot be made to look like play. It is hard, hard work.
But it can be made interesting work.


"49A... love it or leave it!" (Motto of the Class of 1978)
(Editor's Note: First coined by Ken Abbott, Class of 1976)