REPORT OF SUPERVISOR OF MANUAL TRAINING
Beverly, Mass., December 19, 1928.
Mr. S. H. Chace,
Superintendent of Schools,
Dear Sir: I submit my annual report in two parts due to
the two distinct types of work in each department.
I. PRACTICAL ARTS DEPARTMENT
This course “presents special opportunities in handwork to meet the needs and abilities of boys interested in this line of work.” Those boys who have selected this course have an opportunity to “try-out” the special hand work offered in the wood work shop (incidentally these boys have a chance to learn the fundamentals in printing one-half day each week). This “try-out” course in the wood work shops aids the boys in making a wiser selection of courses in their high school career.
This type of work as in other years has been practical in nature and we pride ourselves in some of the “mansize” jobs we have accomplished.
REPAIR WORK LISTED
Window Cords-Edwards, Briscoe and Hardie Schools.
Eight lights of glass at Briscoe School.
Painting doors at Ryal Side School.
Painting all iron railing at Ryal Side School.
Putting on new iron gratings at Washington School.
Frames for school penmanship diplomas.
Changing broken seat backs in assembly hall.
40 camp stools.
40 piazza chairs.
II. MANUAL TRAINING DEPARTMENT
This department aims to teach the boys through certain practical hand work projects the intelligent use of every day tools, incidentally teaching mechanical drawing and interpretation of simple projections.
Mr. Robert Waite is to be commended for his good work in this department.
JESSE A. DUTELLE, Supervisor of Manual Training.