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PAGE 8 THE GUARDIAN, NOVEMBER 19, 1982 'Expanding Horizons' Instructing Students, Teachers and Parents By Nancy Baker PENTE IS a popular game played in Holy Soul's Expanding Horizons program. Battling it out are Binh Tran, son of Mr. and Mrs. Hung Tran (top) and Louis Walker, son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Walker. Illl .... Ill ....................... .wwvvvvvvvvv ............... vv- Hillcrest Shoppers Guide ROY RHEA, Owner Rhea Drug Co. HILLCREST- L.R. 2801 Kavanaugh 663-4131 FREE DELIVER( The Guardian sells for its advertisers DAN'S SHOE SHOP RAY AND CLARENCE TROILLETT The Best in Shoe Repairing VISA Phone 666-9731 2903 Kavanaugh MASTERCHARGE Little Rock -- For the kids, it means "Wonderful Wednesday" and fun. For Catholic educators, it means mainstreaming a gifted and talented program so that all may participate For the parents, it means donating time and talent to their'child's parochial school. This new three-way educational experience is called "Expanding Horizons" and is hotter than E.T. lunchboxes this fall at Our Lady of the Holy Souls, a Catholic grade school here. Each Wednesday afternoon for nearly two hours, all 450 students in grades 2-8 try their "horizon" choice for the semester. It might be anything from juggling to sign language. Some prefer golf and tennis, while others like model building and ceramics. Computers and cake decorating are popular; photography and Spanish are stimulating. Other Ex- panding Horizons offered are quilting, yearbook staff, painting (murals, cartooning, sketching and art crafts), fishing, hair care, art gallery touring, softball, drama, cross- stitch, running, aerobics, swimming, card games, dancing, hiking, calligraphy and stamp collecting. All course choices were sifted out scien- tifically. First, the teachers' hobbies and talents were accessed. Here it was revealed that the music teacher loved to hike, the vice- principal was deep into cake decorating and one teacher's boy friend was willing to take scads of kids fishing at Lake Maumelle. Further searching showed that the librarian adored cross stitching  and that Sister Deborah was quite a square dancer. Next, the parents were queried about their travels, hobbies and talents. Many confessed to "no special talents," but had traveled everywhere from Denmark to Disneyland to the Holy Lands. Others offered help on teaching dog and cat care, Scottish traditions, Cajun cooking, scuba diving, Indian artifacts and providing a big truck for kids to explore. This willing group produced an art tour guide plus three art teachers, a golf enthusiast, a THANKSGIVING DAY CELEBRATION NOVEMBER 25 st. Mary's--Altus Traditional Turkey Dinner -. Served 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Adults- $4.00 Children 6-12 -- $2.00 Children S and Under, Free/ . Handicraft Bazaar . Auction . Prizes . Fish Pond Dance, 9 to Midnight, $S.OO Single, $8.00 Couple- STONE PRAIRIE BAND PFIEFER-HILLCREST PLUMBING& HEATING Prompt and Efficient 376-6000 I AAAA ...................  ............. ..............  ................... VVWWWVl Forest Heights Guide "Pete" Zakrzewski Fran Yaniger Lamps Lamp Shades Repairs 5608 R Street Little Rock, AR 72207 501/666-2628 Mr. Frank's Optical Service Ten Years In the Same Location Optician... 5903 "R" St. - Ph. 666-9293 FRANK ZAKRZEWSKI In the Heights Shopping Center "The Smiling Irishman" RX Filled THE EXHAUSTING "Jane Fonda workout" is done in the class of the Expanding Horizons program. model builder teacher who spends his Medical Center lunch hour at Holy Souls and two ceramics "Moms'" who fire the children's artistic works in a kiln at home. One morn rolls off Spanish to 16 eager learners and one Dad has become so involved with his photography calling that he has extra dark- room sessions with students in his home. Sewing, sign language and hair care as well as swimming and bridge lessons are done by parents who get a kick out of being involved. Certainly, the students played a role in what Expanding Horizons offered them. They were given a list of 60 subjects that could be amply covered and were asked to put the red pencil to the least popular. Out the window went bargello, church music, politics and learning to playa recorder. In late September, the horizons started expanding. The mural painters decided to make the school's dull 30-foot window-well wall into an aqua sea with fish and sharks. The yearbook staff began sorting pictures for "The Wabbit," a 72-page school picture album and planned their field trip to its publisher. The Spanish class played "hangman" word games on the blackboard. The sign language group mastered the Pledge of Allegiance with proper hand motions. The drama groups started rehearsal on "Stone Soup" and a Christmas play. Calligraphy learners tried to perfect bookmarkers and poems for Christmas gifts. Down the hall, the aerobics group went through the exhausting "Jane Fonda Workout." The game room offered bridge, as well as pente and poker. The sewing classes produced small square quilted pillows and cross-stitch samplers. Outside and all over town, the students were learning golf, tennis, swimming and practicing old-time favorites like softball, running and hiking. The fishing group began eyeing Maumelle Lake with a promise to stay out till dark. The cake decorating class recently became extremely popular with the entire school when it decorated a huge cake for the birthday of Sister Georgia Felderhoff, O.S.B., the school's principal. The cake used -. 23 cake mixes, was artistically iced and was large enough to feed the entire school of 550 people. Expanding Horizons has been a highly successful program and only a few difficulties have cropped up. Horseback riding was cancelled because it was too expensive. The Hair Care class, with its 12 blow dryer strong, blew all the electrical circuitS school. And the juggling end after only one class, because the teachers had transmitted all the they possessed on that subject. Left to work out is a request by Souls teachers concerning Horizons. Mrs. Pauline Jegley, and program co-ordinator, explained, teachers would like to do less be free to choose some of the offered. After all, teachers want to their horizons, too." Pine Bluff YOUNG'S LAUNDRY AND CLEANERS 9 17. Main Street Pine Bluff, Arkansas RALPH & FUNERAL DIRECTORS j1 CHERRY ST. AT 8TH AVE, / PHONE $3 ak:31 $8.00 THANKSGIVING POLKA DANCE Saint Mary's School Hall, 15th & Moss, N. Little Rock Sponsored by: ST. MARY'S MEN'S CLUB Music by: DANNY AND THE POLKA DOTS per couple Nov. 20th, Saturday .. 8 P.M.-12 Watch For... DIAMOND i ! LIQUORS Rixie Exit- Highway 6 7 North