In the Controlled Reader experiment held recently at our school, a group of students who had been programmed under the controlled reader, as supervised by Messrs. Shields & Thompson, was tested in reading ability and comprehension against a group who had not taken the Controlled Reading Course.
After the results of the test were tabulated, it was discovered that the group which had not taken the course did not have a gain in reading speed, while the group which had been programmed received an average 2.24 year gain in reading speed. The highest gain in the latter group was 5.4 years. The students who completed the course have received essential ground work for quick reading in such purposes as studying.
In the track meet held at Garibaldi (inter-school) on Monday, May 27, MRJSS received highest points in the Junior Champions field with 198 points, and won the meet (overall) with 313 points.
Outstanding performances came from the following students who took part in the meet:
Fred Pazarena (Best Junior Track Boy): First in hop, step and jump, discus, shot put, 440 yards and 100 yards; second in high jump. Fred received a total of 50 points to help MRJSS win the Junior Champions division.
Brian Gorrick (runner-up for Best Junior Track Boy): First in 880, second in 440 yards, and third in hop, step and jump. He received 17 points for his efforts.
Judy Clefstad (Best Junior Track Girl): Received 18 points for being first in 60 yards and 100 yards.
Pat Hubbard (runner-up for Best Junior Track Girl): Received 10 points for being second in 60 yards and 100 yards.
Bob Buxton (Garibaldi. Best Senior Track Boy): Received 26 points for being first in 100 yards and discus, second in high jump, third in shot put.
Keith Pare (MRJSS. Runner-up for Best Senior Boy): Received 14 points for being first in 440 yards and second in 100 yards.
Ken MacGregor (Pitt Meadows. Runner-up for Best Senior Track Boy): Received 14 points for being first in shot put and second in discus.
Grace Pullen (Garibaldi. Best Senior Track Girl): Received 18 points for being first in 60 yards and 100 yards. (No runner-up.)
This again denotes the effect that the Track and Field Fitness classes, both introduced this year, have had on the students from MRJSS participating.
The trip to Hollyburn Mountain will take place on Saturday, June 8, having been postponed last week because of the Junior Olympics held at our school.
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