New Lincoln High School

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New Lincoln High School
Series Title:
Lincoln High School, 1915-1991
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1 article (2 pages)
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Box 7
Folder 2


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High schools ( fast )
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Florida State Teachers Association ( fast )
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United States of America -- Florida -- Gainesville


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Collection name: A. Quinn Jones collection
Original Version:
Bulletin of the Florida State Teachers Association, pg. 7- and article continues on page 30, Volume 30 No. 2 January, 1955.

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Director of Instruction
Alachua County Public Schools
T he New Lincoln High School, gram in agriculture, vocational The architect points out that
of Gainesville, Florida, is des- education, athletics, physical edu- this initial educational planning tined to become one of the most cation, science, and music. In fact, was of tremendous help to his unique and outstanding Negro the site is so adaptive and desir- firm. Hanes believes that there is
schools in the State of Florida. able that it will become an integ- absolutely no other efficient way
This new school will be up for ral part of the total instructional to plan a new school plant than bid in January 1955, and will re- program. to have the educators involved
quire less than a year to build. An unusual feature of this do the initial planning. As Hanes
The school has been planned for school is the way it was planned. says "no amount of research by an initial enrollment of 1,222 pu- Over 130 teachers, patrons, par- my own staff could in any way pils grades 7-12 in 1956. Non-ex- ents, pupils, and consultants com- insure the thoroughness in planpansible facilities have been plan- bined their abilities to prepare a ning that was done, and it could ned for an ultimate capacity of detailed description of the edu- not be done nearly as completely 1,363 pupils by 1958. Non-expan- national program to be housed and quickly."
sible facilities include such units by the new school. These educa- One of the unusual architecas the gym, auditorium, lunch- tional specifications, as prepared tural features of this building is room, band, library, and vocal by these eighteen committees, that all steel framework is deroom. were carefully reviewed by a com- signed for moment distribution
Thirty basic classroom units are mittee composed of Paul E. Peters, of stress. In other words, all three in the final stages of architectural the Superintendent of Schools as basic structural members (two planning at the present time. chairman; Russell Simmons, the columns and beam) absorb the
Other special facilities include Assistant Superintendent; Alfred bending stress of load. This makes the agricultural shop, band, com- F. Edmunds, the Director of In- it possible to apply the roof before mercial units, homemaking, in- struction; Harold J. Jones, the exterior walls and floor slabs are dustrial arts, and Trade and In- General Supervisor of Negro in. This advanced method of dustrial, vocal music, science Schools; and A. Quinn Jones, the structural design also results in rooms, and laboratories, admin- Principal of Lincoln High. The economy and safety. The finanistrative offices, auditorium, lunch- committee reports were analyzed cial savings in dollars anti cents room, clinic, gym, library, and a and then forwarded to the archi- is reflected in the shorter period general purpose room. textural firm Myrl Hanes Asso- of time required to build a plant
The site consists of 50 acres of ciates of Gainesville. The archi- of this size because of fewer choice land in southeast Gaines- tects used the educational specifi- working days being lost due to inville. This acreage makes it possi- cations as a basis for all archi- clement weather. ble to carry out an intensive pro- tectural planning and design, (Continued on Page 30)

Free Polio Vaccine professional education, and at
LINCOLN HIGH To School Children least $29,900,000 for patient aid,
including hospitalization. T h e
(Continued from Page 7) If the Salk polio vaccine, field March of Dimes has expended
tested last spring and now being $203,600,000 in patient aid since evaluated, proves to offer effec- 1938.
A circular auditorium is one tive protection against polio For science and humanity, of the first noticable exterior fea- paralysis, the March of Dimes give generously to the 1955 tures of the new building. This will supply it without charge for March of Dimes in January. Let facility will be used extensively vaccine next spring for approxi- your students and friends know in an expanded evening adult mately 7,750,000 children enroll- that the March of Dimes fights ed in the first and second grades wisely, economically and effeceducation program in addition to of public, parochial and private tively against the polio threat regularly scheduled usage of schools in the United States, grades 7-12, according to Paul Hawaii and Alaska as well as to E. Peters, Superintendent. about 1,390,000 "Polio Pioneers" SCHOOLS PARTICIPATING IN
who did not receive vaccine in SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT The school is one of four major the trials. PROGRAM
high schools, and many other The new distribution plan, Information released by the
units, that have been planned in which includes children in the a $5,950,000.00 school plant ex- second grade, has just been Executive Secretary of the Florpansion program for Alachua announced by the National ida Council on Elementary EduCounty. The New Lincoln High Foundation for Infantile Paraly- cation shows that as of January
School will immediately relieve sis. This makes approximately 1, 1955 each of the following
S cowldimedioln elee 9,000,000 U. S. children, in age schools has submitted a plan for an overcrowded Lincoln Elemen- brackets highly susceptible to participating in the Southern Astary School where 631 pupils have polio, eligible to receive the been on double session for num- March of Dimes vaccine, if sociation's program for the imber of years. licensed, before the 1955 polio provement of elementary educaseason. tion:
"Polio Pioneers" are the 1,- Lake County-Eustis Vocation830,000 U. S. school children in al, Fruitland Park, Groveland, MENTAL HYGIENE 217 test areas in 44 states who Lake County Training, I
(Continued from Page 22) participated in the 1954 Polio L ake Co nt ai
Vaccine Field Trials, sponsored Rosenwald, Montclair, Okaby the National Foundation and humpka, Orange Bend, Stucky
being hard enough to paid for with $7,500,000 of March Still, Tavares, Umatilla and piration, of Dimes funds. About 440,000 of Yalaha; Hillsborough County
challange him but not so hard as the "Polio Pioneers" received College Hill, Dillard, Dunbar
to be discouraging. Projects which vaccine last spring; the others and William Glover Jr. lead outside of classroom walls did not. love Jr.n Hig
help to build objectively and im- The vaccine field trial offered School; Calhoun County-Mayprove social adjustment. a heartening lesson in com- haw High School; Lee County
munity cooperation in the in- -Dunbar Elementary; Citrus
The adjustment of the teacher terest of community health. At County-Booker T. Washingand his ability to exert a favorable least 14,000 school administra- ton and G. W. Carver; Hardee influence on children, will depend, tors and 50,000 classroom teachfirst, upon the way in which he ers cooperated in staging the Cut acuaJ.Hg
1954 field trials, the largest School; Osceola County-Kishas assimilated his own childhood medical experiment of its kind simmee High School (Elemenexperiences, and, second, upon ever conducted. tary Department); Pinellas
his present level of life -satis- It is hoped that teachers and C o u n t y -Curtis, Williams, faction. Since the problems of the administrators everywhere will CaeMmraDvs odn
teacher are so closely bound with take the occasion of the 1955 1t tetadUinAae
cnlcsioucutrs- March of Dimes this January to 1t tetadUinAae
the cnicsioucutrs- reinforce this lesson of corn- my; and Dixie County-Dixie
cial reconstruction is an integral munity cooperation in meeting County Training School. part of mental hygiene. health problems. Participation in
___________the 1955 March of Dimes should POLK COUNTY JEWETT
be a meaningful educational ex- ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Fighting polio is a bigger job perience for both children and Congratulations! You have innow. The 1954 trial of a polio adults, dicated a high level of professional
vaccine cost $7,500,000 in March This year the March of Dimes interest and determination to of Dimes funds. During the same must do a bigger job than ever carry out an effective program. year, almost $30,000,000 was before. It must raise $64,000,000 It is hoped that more schools will needed for patient aid. Give gen- because $9,000,000 is needed to rpr oeo h ietig o
erously to the 1955 March of keep vaccine production lines rpr oeo h ietig o
Dimes to continue research and going, $2,700,000 is needed for are doing to strengthen your proaid for patients. scientific research, $2,900,000 for gram.
30 JANUARY, 1955