Saturday, March 25, 2017

SHAW HIGH SCHOOL


SHAW HIGH SCHOOL


Introduction

I entered the East Cleveland Public School System in September 1945 as a kindergarten student in Prospect Elementary School.  I then graduated to Kirk Junior High School in September 1952.  My final East Cleveland school experience began in September 1955 with my enrolment in the tenth grade at Shaw High School.

My experiences at Prospect and Kirk prepared me well for life at Shaw.  Most of the students in my ninth grade class at Kirk also moved on to Shaw that year.  We were all comfortable with the concept of working out of a locker and moving from classroom to classroom during the day based upon a schedule.  The subject matter we studied was more advanced; but our work at Kirk prepared us for that as well.  The major difference for us was learning the layout of a new building or set of buildings.  That was less daunting for me because I had been introduced to aspects of the building while attending Prospect, which was across the street from Shaw.  I occasionally had lunch in the Shaw cafeteria and attended some activities in the auditorium while going to Prospect.  I also lived only a block away from Shaw on Shaw Avenue for almost 13 years.  Therefore I was very familiar with Shaw as well as Shaw Stadium and the adjacent park.

As I mentioned in my Kirk chapter, my home on Nela View, to which I had moved while in the eighth grade at Kirk, was about one mile from both Kirk and Shaw.  It was downhill on my morning trip down Taylor Road.  That was a good thing, because I was usually running late as I ran the mile while eating my breakfast toast.  The uphill trip in the afternoon was a harder walk but I didn’t have to hurry.  Of course I told my kids that I walked that mile every day through rain and snow and that it was uphill both ways. 

During my three years at Shaw there was an average of 1300 to 1500 students enrolled each year.  Those students were divided into three classes, Sophomore, Junior, and Senior or 10th through 12th grades.  It was a comfortable size group in which to spend those years.  As an incoming Sophomore I already knew most of the people in my class. 

In addition to those I knew from Kirk, there were new students who had moved in from other districts or from one of the parochial schools.  I had also known some of the upperclassmen who had been in Kirk when I was in the seventh and eighth grades.  I was also fortunate to have friends from the two East Cleveland neighborhoods in which I had lived (Prospect and Caledonia). 

My 1958 graduating class contained several of my friends, who had been fellow students at Prospect. Some of those former Prospect students who graduated with me in June 1958 were present at our 50th reunion in 2008.  I hope they will be reading and enjoying this chapter of my blog.  I also have some cousins who went to Shaw while I was there.  One of my cousins, Jill Dreifort, had been Homecoming Queen in 1954.

Shaw provided me with a well-rounded education.  My course work was a mix of academic and industrial subjects.  I took the basic English, math and science classes to prepare myself for college.  I also took a course in Electricity to support my interest in Amateur Radio.  In Mechanical Drawing I learned skills that I still use to plan home improvement and other projects.  One of the most useful courses I took was my semester of typing, a skill I am using today to write this blog. 

There were many extracurricular activities in which to participate at Shaw.  My choices included:  Radio Club, and Koda Club in which I learned how to operate the school audio visual equipment.  I also served as an usher at the football games at Shaw Stadium which was a good way to get into the games free.

The Shaw faculty included many teachers and coaches who had started their careers at Kirk or at one of the elementary schools. Some who come to mind are Mr. Galberach, who had been the Dean of Boys at Kirk and was my Geometry teacher at Shaw.  Mrs. Cramer, who was my fifth grade teacher at Prospect, taught English at Shaw.  She was the teacher, who had the greatest impact upon my academic career and any success I had in life.  I have written about her in my Prospect School posting.  The teacher at Shaw, who had the greatest impact on me, was W.H. Morris, my Homeroom and American History teacher. 

In doing the research for this blog, I was impressed by the length of time that teachers had been at Shaw.  Many of them had been teaching at Shaw since the 1930s and were still there after I graduated.  There was a lot of continuity in the faculty and leadership in the East Cleveland School District.  It was not unusual for School Principals and Superintendents to be selected from within the system.

The best description I have found of life at Shaw High School is contained in the student handbook which was given to all incoming sophomores upon entering the school.  I am fortunate to have saved my copy and was able to convert it to a word document which is included below.  



SHAW HIGH SCHOOL HANDBOOK

September 1955



Preface

This handbook has been published for all Shaw High Students, especially new pupils, as a guide and source of useful information.  It has been prepared by a committee of the Student Council, which would like to give its sincere thanks to all who aided its publication.

HANDBOOK COMMITTEE

Sally Reynolds - Chairman
Tony Beranek
Donna Felger
Anne Hunter  
Dean Louis    
Sue Widlitz
Illustrations by Donna Lindquist

ALMA MATER

Sing with praise to old Shaw High School,
Glorify her name.
In the hall of school day victories
Shaw has won her fame;

While at war with grim defeat
She learned to play the game.
Sing with praise to old Shaw High School,
Glorify her name.

Sing of love for dear Shaw High School,
Alma Mater fair;
Sharing sadness, offering gladness,
Tendering ev'ry care.

Teachers, students, fathers, mothers,
All in tribute share;
Sing of love for dear Shaw High Schoolk,
Alma Mater fair.



PRINCIPAL'S GREETING

To

New Students of Shaw High School


This handbook is given to you for the purpose of helping you in your individual adjustment to the faculty and staff, to your fellow students and to your inward self. As you are successful in making these adjustments, you will become a well-adjusted indi­vidual. You will be able to take your place in the society in which you find yourself, wherever you may go.

The faculty, Student Council, and your fellow students here at Shaw hope you will both like and enjoy the educational and social program of the school and that you will take advantage of the many op­portunities afforded you to assume a responsible part in their plans for your school.

We wish you good luck and good health in the years to come.

Wayne C. Blough
Principal


HISTORY OF SHAW HIGH SCHOOL



There is perhaps no school in Cleveland or in all Ohio with the historical background of Shaw High School. The school's history began in 1774 with the birth of John Shaw in England. Mr. Shaw came to America and settled in Cuyahoga County in the year of 1803. He was interested in higher education throughout his entire adult life. In 1835, when he died, his will set aside ninety acres of land, the rents and products of which were to support an academy to be established two years after his wile's death. Mrs. Shaw died in 1836, and so in 1838, a frame building was erected on a two-acre plot mentioned in the will as the site of the academy. The nece­ssary $2,000 was raised by subscription. The first Shaw Academy was a two story, two-room building of wood. For 30 years it was maintained as a private school. This academy was financially embarrassed many times. In 1850, a slightly larger building was raised on the old site, at a cost of $2,800. The next year the Shaw farm was sold for $5,000.

In 1870, the school was taken over by the East Cleveland Township Board. Two years later, the Legislature of Ohio authorized the investment of $6,000 arising from the sale of the farm building. The trustees of the academy gave the Board of Edu­cation a lease on the lot on Euclid Avenue where a new building was to be built. This structure was finished in 1884, at a cast of $14,000. It was a two-story building with four or five rooms. In 1895, the newly instituted East Cleveland Village Board of Education disagreed with the Township Board-aver the control of the academy, but an amicable settle­ment followed joint control. A court suit was begun in 1902 to determine legally the status of the school.

The court decree stated, “The will of John Shaw will be fulfilled by the maintenance of a public high school of the first class to be known as Shaw High School.”  It was added that the lease to the Township Board was illegal since it permitted the investment of the $6000 of the trust towards the erection of new buildings when the will stated that the money from the sale of land should go to start a fund for the teacher’ salaries.  After this decision, a new lease was drawn in favor of the Village Board.  In 1904, by practically unanimous vote, the people assented to a bond issue of $85000 for a new high school on the academy lot.  This building, the first Shaw High School, cost $97000, and is what we now call the “old building”.  It was finished in the year 1906.

The passing of Shaw Academy meant the end of an historic institution on whose roll was found the names of many famous men.  It was the school of which the community has always been very proud. 

To continue with the history, the next addition was the auditorium finished in 1917.  With the beginning of the September term in 1921, the fine new Technical Building was opened, completing a system of school renowned the country over.  The football season of 1923 marked the opening of Shaw Stadium, costing $75,000.  In 1938, the school was given a complete paint job by the WPA.  Our lighting system is considered one of the finest since the indirect lighting was installed.  In May 1950, the citizens of East Cleveland voted to issue bonds for the construction of a new gym for Shaw High School.  Since the gym’s completion in February 1953 it has served as a center for many student activities.  The new gym is one of the most modern gyms in the area and is the center of all physical education classes.


ANNUAL EVENTS

The traditions or annual events of Shaw High School compose one of the most important phases of school life. Most of these customs do not deal directly with the school work, but with the extra-curricular activities.

Scholarship. . . leadership. . . character. . . service,  these are the qualities which the National Honor Society stands for. Those eligible to membership are 1IA's, 12B's, and 12A's nominated by the teachers who have associated with them at any time during their stay at Shaw. Each semester, this organization admits a certain percentage of the outstanding students in a highly impressive assembly.

During the school year there are many dances spon­sored by the various school organizations. There is a Hi-Y Friendship dance, dances sponsored by the canteen committee, and two all school parties, all of which are eagerly anticipated by the whole student body.

Other dances occur during the term; the most elabo­rate of which are the Senior Proms. These are held each semester just before graduation. A great deal of planning and decoration goes into each dance.

Occasionally there are plays put on by the dramatic department for the entertainment of the student body. These plays are always well-received and add much to the color of the school's excellent assembly pro­gram.

In the field of girls' sports the yearly swimming pageant is popular. This show under the guidance of the swimming instructor has a large cast of girls. A few boys sometimes participate in the show.

The musical organizations, the band, orchestra, and choral groups give a Spring Concert every year. They also co-operate by helping in the Armistice Day Assembly and the rallies. These rallies, held before football and some basketball games, thoroughly arouse the school spirit of our students.

At the end of each semester, the graduating class presents its Class Night. The program features some of the talented members of the class. It usually in­cludes a play and instrumental and vocal numbers.

This climax of high school days is Commencement, held each January for the midyear class at Kirk Junior High School and in June at Severance Hall or some other large auditorium in the city.  Outstanding speakers are obtained tor this oc­casion, and diplomas are presented by the President of the Board of Education.

So you see, a wealth of customs has grown up during the years of Shaw High School. The enjoyment of them comes not only in the actual participation, but also in remembering them in the years to come


HONOR DAY

Twice each year we have an assembly called Honor Day. One is in January and the other in June just before the end of the semester. At these as­semblies, the student body goes to the auditorium to witness the presentation of awards to the various members of the student body who, through hard work in Shaw's extra-curricular activities, have earned them. Among the various competitive awards which are presented on Honor Day are: pennants and letters for G.A.A.; lifesaving certificates; departmental honors for efficiency in specific subjects such as Choir, Art, Shuttle, Spanish, Creative Writing, and Speech. Boys' Athletic awards for such sports as football, track, gym, tennis, golf, swimming, basket­ball; and baseball are also given. Perfect attendance pins are awarded and the Baush-Lomb science award is announced. The officers in Junior-Sophomore and in Senior Friendship are announced as are the new G.A.A. officers.  Pins are given to Student Council and Senior Class Officers. The winners of the various scholarships are also announced. Honor Day is one of the most important days of the school term.









CALENDAR OF SCHOOL EVENTS

Outside the door of the assistant principal's office may be found the Shaw Calendar, a record of every event raking place each day. This calendar is posted monthly by the Secretary of the Student Council.

January

N. H. S. Induction Assembly

Student Council Elections

Honor Day

Mid-Year Class Night

Senior Friendship Potluck

Mid-Year Prom

Mid-Year Commencement

End of Semester

February

Washington's Birthday Vacation

March

L.E. L. Festival

Basketball Season Ends

All School Party

Swimming Season Ends

Baseball Season Begins

Army-Navy Game



April

Tennis Season Begins

Spring Vacation

Swim Show

Spring Concert

May
Friendship-Hi-Y Dance

N. S. H. Induction Assembly

Student Council Elections

Senior Friendship Banquet

Honor Day

Memorial Day Vacation

June

Track, Baseball and Tennis Season end.

Class Night

Prom

Commencement

Euclid Beach Day

Summer Vacation     

September

Pre-Shaw Day

Friendship Sophomore Party

Football Season Opens

Tennis Season Opens

Cross Country Races begin

October

Open House

Combined Charities Campaign

N.E.O.T.A. Vacation

November

Armistice Day Program

Football Queen Campaign

Football, Cross Country and Tennis Seasons End

Football Banquet

All School Party

Thanksgiving Vacation

December

PTA Christmas Program

Basketball and Swimming Seasons Open

Christmas Vacation





The Bell System


Warning bell               8:20 AM

Period                         Beginning       Gym Bell          End

Homeroom                     8:25                                       8:40
1.                                     8:45                  9:30              9:40 
2.                                     9:45                10:30            10:40
3                                     10:45               11:30            11:40
Lunch 4                          11:45                                    12:15
4                                     11:45               12:30            12:40
Lunch 5                          12:40                                      1:15
5                                     12:20                 1:05              1:15
6                                      1:20                  2:05              2:15
7                                      2:20                  3:05              3:15




GUIDE TO ROOMS
  

Rooms 1 to 10 - Basement of the old buildingc

Rooms 10 to 20 - first floor of the old building.

Rooms 20 to 30 - second floor of the old building.

Rooms 30 to 40 - third floor of the old building.

Rooms 100 to 200 - first floor of new building.

Rooms 200 to 300 - second floor of new building.

Rooms 300 to 400 - third floor of new building.

Rooms B-l1 - basement of new building.

Book Room - next to library, opposite Room 24.

Girls' and Boys' Gym - across Shaw Avenue.

Dean of Girls' Office - Room 10:

Vocational Guidance Conference Room

Girls' Attendance Room

Senior Class Adviser

Observer Office – Room 9.

Tardy Room – Room 16:

Assistant Principal's Office

Boys' Attendance Room

Library - Rooms 25 -27.

Dispensary - Room 209.

Game Room - B-l1:

Student Council Office

Lost and Found Department

Music Room - 203.

Visual Education - Room 103


ORGANIZATION OF FACULTY

The principal of Shaw High School has an assistant principal, who serves as a dean of boys; a dean of girls; and the faculty to help him in the administration of all school affairs. Each of these executives has special responsibilities.

The Senior adviser has her office in Room 10. Also located in Room 10 is the office of the Dean of Girls, who holds conferences with students regarding the subjects required for admission to various colleges. Applicants for scholarships may receive help from the Dean of Girls, Assistant Principal, and Principal.

In addition, some of the members of the faculty are supervisors of various school activities. The organi­zation also includes a physician and a nurse with scheduled hours in the dispensary; a librarian with 2 assistants; a cafeteria manager with 11 helpers; a custodian with a staff of 9; and an office staff of 3.

ASSEMBLIES

Assemblies are arranged by a committee of faculty and Student Council members, according to a calendar of assembly programs for each semester. Program expenditures are paid from the School Fund. Assemblies are held for musical organizations, awards and honors,
rallies and special entertainers. Seats are assigned from the homerooms, and students are expected to give courteous attention.

The student council president presides at all assembly programs. Most of the paid programs feature speakers of outstanding ability and supplement the reg­ular curricular program of the school.




RULES AND REGULATIONS       

ATTENDANCE        

Students are expected to be in school on time unless they are absent because of an emergency. Absence frequently results in decreased scholastic achievement.  Sometimes it is the principal, reason for failure.  Only when every pupil is in school on time every day can the school and the student do the best possible job of education.

In case the student is absent, the procedure upon returning to school will be as follows:

(1) A girl reports to Room 10; a boy, to Room 16.   A statement of the reason of absence must be brought from home signed by the parent or guardian.

(2) The excusing officer will receive the note from the parent and give the student a signed
Slip indicating whether the absence is excused or unexcused. If unexcused, the office will determine the penalty for the absence and see that the penalty is carried out. If the pupil is given an admit slip, he will be checked for an excused or unexcused slip the following day.

(3) The student will take the slip from the office, report to classes, and present the slip to the teachers at the beginning of each period.  Teachers will never admit a pupil who has been absent until a properly certificated ex­cuse from the office is presented.
           
(4) It is probable that a phone call will be made to the home of the absentee. Should the home
be called and the reason for the absence given, it will still be necessary for the student to bring a signed note from home on his return.

It will help the school if students will ask their parents to call the school instead of waiting for the school to call. The office may be called any time after 7:30 A. M.

It is not permissible for the student to go shopping, or traveling, or attending to private business on school time without obtaining express permission in advance from the school office. Requests for permission to be            absent for personal reasons should be in writing, signed by the parent or guardian, and are to be sent in if possible, at least three days before the absence is to take place.

Students taken ill during the school day should go to the nurse in room 209 and then to Room 16 to be excused. Upon returning, a signed excuse from home must be brought; this will be handled as any other absence. Failure to be excused in the legitimate manner means failure in all work and an assignment to the detention room.
                       
If a student wishes to be excused for a part of a day, an excuse should be presented to the attendance room and if granted, shown to all teachers whom the absence concerns.
           
Permanent excuses are granted, such as daily absence during certain periods, upon presentation of a request signed by a parent or guardian.
           


TARDY REGULATIONS

The tardy bell rings at 8:25 A.M. To avoid being tardy, pupils should be in their seats when the bell rings.
If a student is tardy, the following procedure is employed:
(1) Girls will proceed directly to Room 10, boys to Room 16, giving their reasons for being tardy. Some tardiness is, of course, unavoidable and will be excused without penalty. The usual penalty for unexcused tardiness will be the re­quirement of reporting to Room 10 or Room 16 the following morning.
(2) Excessive tardiness may result in suspension from school.

LUNCH RULES

(1) All pupils are to eat their lunches in the cafe­teria, whether they bring them from home or not.
(2) Anyone making a purchase in the cafeteria most take his turn in line. Visitors to the cafeteria must present permits from the office.
(3) No pupil will be served with any item of food unless he is carrying a tray on which it can be placed. When leaving the room every pupil must deposit his own tray and dishes on the clearing counter.
(4) Pupils are not permitted above the cafeteria level during their lunch periods without special per­mission.
After lunch pupils may go to the noon movie or to the game room. To be allowed in the study hall or library during lunch periods, a permit must be present­ed. Those not following regulations may be deprived of these extra privileges during lunch period.

USE OF PERMITS



(1) Permits granting permission to eat lunch at home will be issued in Room 16. Students who wish to go home for lunch must bring a parent to Room 16 to sign a permit.
(2) All visitors must obtain a visitor's permit from the main office.
(3) Permits to leave school early in order to work are issued in Room 16, if the pupil has free periods after the time designated to leave. This permit must be signed by the employer and will be granted if the necessary requirements are fulfilled.



ENTERING THE BUILDING

(1) No pupil is permitted in the building before 8:00 A.M. unless he is reporting because of transporta­tion difficulties or detention. Those who come early may enter the old building and report directly to Room 17. Here they will remain until the ringing of the 8 o'clock bell. No one arriving at school before 8will enter the new building.

REGISTRATION

All new pupils will report to the office of the prin­cipal after which a boy will go to Room 16 to the As­sistant Principal, and a girl will go to Room 10 to the dean of girls to receive her program of studies and homeroom assignment.

SMOKING

Smoking in the school building, on the school grounds, or streets surrounding the school building is strictly prohibited.


AUTOMOBILE AND BICYCLE PARKING

(1) In the area outside the pool door, there is adequate space for bicycles of all students riding to school, 

(2) Scooters and motor bikes will not be permitted in this area because of the disturbance they make coming to and leaving the school grounds.

(3) Students driving to school will use the lot adjacent to the Hewitt Used Car lot.

(4) The faculty and visitors may use the parking lot adjacent to the new gym.      






MAKE-UP WORK

Students, who have been absent and have permission to make up work missed during absence, will see the teacher of the subject for instructions and make-up assignments.  The school expects students to take the initiative in cases of excused absence. There is no general plan for make-up work which covers all cases.  Each individual teacher will assign the time and place for work to be made up.


FIRE DRILLS

Fire drills are held without notice throughout the year.  Directions for leaving the building for fire drills are posted in each classroom.  Students are expected to pass from the room quietly, efficiently and in good order.  The signal for the fire drill is the continuous ringing of the gong in a series of 4 rings.

IN CASE OF AN ACCIDENT

(1) In case of an accident, please communicate with the nurse immediately or with the office if the nurse cannot be located.  All possible assistance will be brought as quickly as possible.

(2) The regular first aid cabinets are in the following rooms: 

(a) Women's Rest Room — Room 24

(b) Machine Shop — Room 108 

(c) Domestic Science Laboratory — Room 216

(d) Chemistry Laboratory — Room 315 

(e) Dispensary — Room 209





CARE OF BOOKS

Since textbooks are furnished to all pupils without cost, pupils are charged with the responsibility of their care.    The school expects the books to show reason able wear but not careless usage.        A pupil is expected to pay for lost books and for damage to books issued to him.

FEES 

The only fees required are for science lab, fine arts, industrial arts, gym, and for towels and a lock.  This charge is maintained to cover the cost of materials which pupils use and do not return. Lockers are distributed by homeroom teachers with a fee of one dollar, of which $ .75 is returned at the end of the year.



USE OF TELEPHONE

Pupils may use the pay station located on the cafeteria level for necessary calls.

DRESS REGULATION

The regulation of the dress of Shaw girls has proved so successful that it has been continued throughout the years as a Shaw tradition.

The uniform consists of any style, color or material for skirt or the iniddy blouse. Through the years, accord­ing to fashion, the style of wearing the middy and the style of the middy changes. Low-heeled, serviceable shoes are to be worn; high heels are not permitted.

The correct apparel for gym work is a gym suit, ankle socks and tennis shoes.

The girls are expected to be in the above dress each year, beginning Monday of the third week of the school year, and continuing until near the end of the year. In case cir­cumstances make it impossible to comply with this regulation on any day, an excuse from home explaining the cause should he brought and presented to the office before school.

No definite dress regulation is required for boys except that they be neat, presentable and sensible.














Shaw High School

Graduation Requirements and Credit Information

16 Units of credit are required for graduation.

The required units of credit must include 2 subject fields in which a minimum of 3 units of credit have been earned and 2 subject fields in which a minimum of 2 units of credit have been earned.


SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
(Of the above 16 units)

English:                       3 units - (For college recommendation 4 units are required)

Social Studies:            American History - 1 unit
                                    American Government - .5 unit
.5 unit in one of the subject below
Psychology    
Economics     
Social Problems

Science:                     1 unit - (Girls may substituteHome Ec. for this)

Mathematics:             1 unit - (Pupils may substitute Bookkeeping for this)

Health & Phys. Ed.:   1 unit

BASIS FOR CREDIT ALLOWANCE

All classes except Physical Ed. - .5unir per semester
10th Health and Physical Ed. - .2 unit per semester
11th Physical Education for Girls - .2 unit per semester
11th and 12thPhysical Ed. for Boys - .1 unit per semester

MAXIMUM ALLOWANCE TOWARD 16 UNITS
REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION

1. Music —I unit (2 units - if one unit is Music Theory)
2. Health and Physical Education - I unit
3. Journalism - 1 unit
4. Speech and Dramatics - 1 unit





HOMEROOM PERIOD

There is a fifteen minute homeroom from 8:25 to 8:40 every morning. During this time homerooms re­ceive announcements of routine and special school business and activities over the public address system on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.



SYSTEM OF GRADING

The student is given his six weeks' grades in the form of a report card on Wednesday of the seventh week. On this card is shown the grade, classification, and the previous credits. The back of the report card explains the grades, as to letters: A,B,C,C+,P, and D. "A" is highest or excellent, "B", however is considered good, "C", fair, "C+" between B and C, "P" is passing, and "0" is failing. The report is taken home and signed by the parent and returned.  At the end of the semester the grades are averaged to secure the grade for the semester. Those receiving A's or B's in all subjects are eligible for the honor roll.

RECORDS

The school keeps on file records for every student during his entire school career. These records in­clude a scholarship record of the final semester scholarship mark for each subject, a personality re­cord of individual personality traits marked by home­room teachers, and an activity record of each school activity in which a pupil has taken part. The home­room 'teacher helps keep these records. Then the office keeps them in a permanent file. Teachers use these records in advising a pupil in his choice of subjects, in the selection of college he may wish to attend, and in answering requests of employers for recommendations.

EAST CLEVELAND SUMMER SCHOOL

Each summer vacation the Board of Education conducts a summer session for students who, for some reason or other, have failed to complete courses during the previous school year. Classes are con­ducted in all subjects for which there is a sufficient demand. The term of eight weeks begins the week following the close of the regular Spring semester. There are no elementary school classes in summer school, but work in grades from 7B through 12A is offered provided there is a sufficient registration.

It should be understood that summer school is for students who are repeating courses rather than advanced courses which would constitute new work for the students.

TUNNELS

There are two tunnels at Shaw, the upper one connecting the first floor of the New Building with the second floor of the Old Building, and the lower one connecting the basement of the New Building with the first floor of the Old Building.
There is two-way traffic in the tunnels.



INTERESTING PLACES

THE ART ROOM

The art room is located on the second floor of the New Building in Room 210. Here, students can express their talents by painting pictures and doing various other art and craft activities. Here, too, posters and placards for school activities are made.


THE BOOKSTORE

Open from 8:00 to 8:20 and at the close of school, the bookstore provides the students of Shaw High School with school supplies at a considerably reduced rate. This store is one door from the library on the second floor of the Old Building.

THE BUSINESS OFFICE

The Business Office of the East Cleveland Board of Education is located on the first floor of the New Building near the Shaw Avenue entrance. This office is open from 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. during the school year and from 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. during the summer.
The Business Office includes the office of the Super­intendent of Schools, the Assistant to the Superintendent, the Clerk-Treasurer and the Visiting Teacher.  In the Business Office all matters of purchasing, payroll, bud­geting and accounting for the East Cleveland School System are carried out.

Students, who enter as tuition students, visit the Business Office to pay their tuition. Students who are under eighteen and require part time or full time work certificates make application for these permits in the Business Office.

THE FOODS LABORATORY

The foods laboratory is located on the second floor of the New Building in Room 216.
The objectives of the food, classes are to develop an appreciation of the importance of good nutrition and to enable the student to plan, prepare, and serve attrac­tive and nutritious meals

THE CHEMISTRY LABORATORIES

The Chemistry laboratories are located on the third floor of the new building in Rooms 315 and 317. Students electing chemistry as a subject are brought into the laboratory for experiments as required. Class rooms for lecture and study purposes are located adjacent to the laboratories.


           
DISPENSARY

Annual physical examinations and first aid are given in the dispensary on the second floor of the new build­ing.  In case of illness during school, a student is ex­cused by his teacher to report to the dispensary which is open from 8:30 to 3:30.

Two doctors are available for consultation about health problems. Appointments may be made with the nurse.


THE GAME ROOM

The game room, which is called the "Cardinal's Nest", is situated on the cafeteria level of the new building in room B-l1. The game room is used during lunch period, and on other occasions as a recreation center. It is equipped with several card tables, and two ping pong tables. There is also adequate space for dancing. The admission to the "Cardinal's Nest"
during lunch periods is one show ticket. The Student Council Office and the Lost and Found Department are also located there.

ROTARY FILES

The rotary files, located in the main office in the old building, contain the daily schedules of every student in Shaw. These are used by the office and teachers to locate students.
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THE NEW GYM
The new Shaw Gymnasium, dedicated February 20, 1953, provides Shaw boys and girls with the finest facilities for health and physical education activities, varsity and intramural sports and serves as a social center for school dances. All students are required to take physical education for graduation from Shaw. Boys are required to take health and physical education for three years. Girls are required to take these courses for two years. Swimming and health education are im­portant parts of the program.

THE LIBRARY

The Shaw Library welcomes you as a student and reader. You are invited to use the library and become acquainted with the many services which are offered.

Membership is open to all students and faculty members of Shaw High.

Library Hours are Monday through Friday from 8-4.

Come to the Library before and after school, between periods and during school periods. It is necessary to have a library permit for periods 1 through 7.

Library Permits are issued by class room teachers for class reports, extra study or additional reading re­quirements.

Library conduct is regulated by good manners. Re­main at your table for the first five minutes to facili­tate the taking of attendance. Upon entering the library leave your permit on the table by the door. When leav­ing the library have your books open to the front so they may be checked by the—librarians.

Care of the Library will be helped by returning all magazines to the rack, bringing to the charge-out desk all books that you are not taking out and by pushing your chair under the table.

Books maybe charged or returned the last five minutes of each period.

Overnight books are due before the tardy bell on the following morning. Failure to return the book en­tails a fine of five cents per period that the book is overdue.

You May Reserve any book in the library. Ask at the desk for reserve cards. When the book is ready the card will be sent to your homeroom.

The Librarians are happy to assist you at all times.


THE MACHINE SHOP

The machine shop is situated on the first floor of of the new building in Room 108. Students electing this course learn the fundamentals of gas and arc weld­ing, foundry work and machine tool operation. The machine shop is equipped with 12 lathes, 3 drill presses, a hydraulic surface grinder, a tool and cutter grinder, a vertical milling machine, a horizontal milling machine, a shaper, arbor presses, metal bender, power hack saw, layout tools, and hand tools. The first semester is concerned with toolmaking. The second semester student selects a project of his own choice which might include a woodworker's vise, machinist vise, pipe vise, scissor jack, or machinist tools. The third semester students study welding and build allied Projects. Advanced machine shop students are en­couraged to build steam engines, small gasoline engines, bench grinder, a drill press or other machines.

THE MAIN OFFICE

The main office, located on the first floor of the old building, takes care of all details concerning the administration and the supervision of the school. The Office issues visitor's permits, sends high school transcripts to colleges, files personal records and pupil accounting and, also, issues the daily bulletins.

The high school office is open from 8:00 to 4:00 daily during the regular school terms and from 8:00 to 12:00, and 1:00 to 400 during the summer.






MECHANICAL DRAWING

The mechanical drawing room is located on the first floor of the new building in Room 109. The purpose of this course is to develop the power of visualization, to strengthen the constructive imagination, to train in exactness of thought, to teach reading and writing the language of industry, and to give modern commercial practice in making mechanical drawings.

THE MOVIE ROOMS

The movie rooms are located on the first floor of the new building in Room 103 and on the third floor of the new building in Room 314. Here trained operators show visual education movies to the different classes.

THE POOL

Between the old building and the new building on the first floor may be found the swimming pool. The water in this pool changes continuously. Street shoes are never to be worn on the decks of the pool.

The boys' classes are held in the pool Tuesdays and Thursdays, while the girls' classes are held on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. There is swimming after school for boys on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays and for girls on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
This pool is the home pool of the Shaw High School swimming team.

ROOM-10

In room 10 are located the office of the Dean of Girls, the senior class advisor and the school treasurer.

The dean of girls' purpose is to aid the girls with their personal or academic problems. She issues all excuses with the exception of library permits, room excuses and lunch passes. She also gives permits to girls who are out of uniform. She aids all students in­tending to enter college in the requirements and any matters relating to college entrance. She also arranges consultations of college representatives with students. She helps girls find part time work.

The senior class advisor, with the help of the Prom committee arranges the Prom, selling of name cards, announcements, bids, and answers all questions that a senior may have concerning graduation.

The treasurer receives and disperses moneys for all student activities. The office hours are during home­room and first period and immediately at the close of school.





THE WOODWORKING SHOP

(1) The woodworking shop is located on the first floor of the new building in Room 111.

(2) Here students do refinishing, carpentry, wood­working, and also make furniture.

(3) Besides the necessary hand tools that are needed, the woodworking shop is equipped with many modern pieces of woodworking machinery.

THE STUDENT COUNCIL
To provide opportunities for student co-operation in the government of the school; to provide entertainment and recreation for the student body; and to per­form services for the school is the purpose of the Student Council of Shaw High School. The Student Council is composed of the four officers--the president, the vice-president, the secretary, and the treasurer plus a representative from each of the homerooms and three representatives at large from each of the 11A, 12B, and 12A grades. To be elected to the Student Council, pupils must have had passing grades in all their subjects the previous semester.

Elections are held at the end of every semester. Candidates for each of the offices are nominated: by the Student Council as a whole. An assembly is then held to introduce the candidates to the pupils. After this the entire school takes part in the election. The new officers having been chosen, the homerooms vote for their representatives.  Then the representatives at large are selected.

The duties and responsibilities of the members are numerous. Each member serves on at least one com­mittee, and is often called upon to help organize the many Student Council social affairs and other school activities instigated by the Council.

A large part of the work of the Student Council is done by the committees under the leadership of the committee chairmen. The Committees at present are: Executive, Spirit, Social, Lost and Found, Sales, Pub­licity, Game Room, Point, Movie, and Scrapbook.
To protect the members of the Student Council the point system was put into effect. After every grading period the grades of all Council members are checked by the Point Committee. The pupils are given credit for five points for an A, four points for a B, three points for a C+, two points for a C, and one point for a P.  For each extracurricular activity they take part in, several points are subtracted, If a pupil goes over his point margin, he must drop some activity

There is one faculty advisor of the Student Council. This teacher is present at all meetings, and offers guidance in any problems confronting the Council which require mature judgement.







Regular meetings of the Student Council are held on every Tuesday morning from 8;00 through homeroom period. Special meetings may be called by the president.

One of the important services the Student Council renders to the school is that of setting up the monitor system. This is the job of the vice-president at the beginning of every semester. The duty of the monitors is to regulate traffic in the halls between classes, to assist visitors and to represent the school in any emergency.

A new project of the Student Council is the organ­izing and regulating of Honor study halls. A student, generally a Student Council member, has complete charge of a number of students selected by the Student Council Honor Study Hall Committee.


GIRLS’ ATHLETICS

The Athletic Council is the governing body of Shaw's Girls Athletic Association. The Athletic Council or “'A.C." is composed of the G.A.A. officers, sport heads, and sport assistants.  Sport heads are selected upon application. 

Intramural activities in which all girls may participate are: Softball, Bowling, Basketball, Table Tennis, Badminton, Volleyball, Horseback Riding, and Swimming.  Clubs sponsored by the A.C. – G.A.A. are: Modern Dance, Synchronized Swimming and Officials Club. 

A record of points is kept for each girl in G.A.A.  A girl earns:
            A small S for 350 points
            A large S  for 700 points
            A pennant for 1000 points
            An A.C. pin for making the Athletic Council


G. A. A.

Any girl can join the Girls’ Athletic Association by paying a quarter either during the drive at the beginning of the semester or later by necessity.  She is then entitled to participate in any sport in which she is interested.  The purpose of this organization is to provide after school recreation for all girls by presenting various supervised activities which lead to improved physical ability, better social relationships, and enjoyment.  The activities are held every Tuesday and Thursday in the New Shaw Gymnasium.  They begin after school and end at 5:30.  The activities are set up by the instructor and supervised by A.C. members.  The program consists of team and individual sports. 

The girls in A.C. – G.A.A. are also interested in social events.  They have sponsored Pot Lucks, picnics and have also attended and sponsored Playdays.




SPORTS FOR GIRLS

SOFTBALL

The fall sports, softball, is organized soon after the opening of school.  Teams are made up of homeroom members.  Each team plays the other teams in its league.  The league champions play a single elimination tournament for the championship.

BOWLING

Girls signing up for bowling are offered a special price for the games with shoes furnished.  They bowl after school. 


BASKETBALL

Teams are organized and then play each other during the winter season in two different leagues.  The two top teams from each league play in play-off games for the championship. 

The Army – Navy All Star game, which is the end product of the intramurals, is played at the end of the basketball season.  The All-Star teams are selected from lists of outstanding players that are submitted by the team captains, referees, umpires, scorers, and timers.  These lists are screened and then the teams are selected.

TABLE TENNIS

The girls signing up for Table Tennis are divided into groups.  Each girl plays all the players in her group.  All group winners are put into an elimination tournament for the championship. 

BADMINTON

Badminton is organized the same way that Table Tennis is with groups and group winners playing in an elimination tournament for the championship.

HORSEBACK RIDING

Girls who have had experience in riding are free to go on their own while the beginners have the opportunity of learning how to ride.

SWIMMIMG

Swim Dips are held every Tuesday after school.  Synchronized swimming club meets on Thursday. 

MODERN DANCE

Modern Dancing meets usually once a week in old boys' gym. The girls are taught exercises, balance and routines which they use in the different shows during the year.



VOLLEYBALL
DISPENSARY

Annual physical examinations and first aid are given in the dispensary on the second floor of the new build­ing.  In case of illness during school, a student is ex­cused by his teacher to report to the dispensary which is open from 8:30 to 3:30.

Two doctors are available for consultation about health problems. Appointments may be made with the nurse.


THE GAME ROOM

The game room, which is called the "Cardinal's Nest", is situated on the cafeteria level of the new building in room B-l1. The game room is used during lunch period, and on other occasions as a recreation center. It is equipped with several card tables, and two ping pong tables. There is also adequate space for dancing. The admission to the "Cardinal's Nest"
during lunch periods is one show ticket. The Student Council Office and the Lost and Found Department are also located there.

ROTARY FILES

The rotary files, located in the main office in the old building, contain the daily schedules of every student in Shaw. These are used by the office and teachers to locate students.
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THE NEW GYM
The new Shaw Gymnasium, dedicated February 20, 1953, provides Shaw boys and girls with the finest facilities for health and physical education activities, varsity and intramural sports and serves as a social center for school dances. All students are required to take physical education for graduation from Shaw. Boys are required to take health and physical education for three years. Girls are required to take these courses for two years. Swimming and health education are im­portant parts of the program.

THE LIBRARY

The Shaw Library welcomes you as a student and reader. You are invited to use the library and become acquainted with the many services which are offered.

Membership is open to all students and faculty members of Shaw High.

Library Hours are Monday through Friday from 8-4.

Come to the Library before and after school, between periods and during school periods. It is necessary to have a library permit for periods 1 through 7.

Library Permits are issued by class room teachers for class reports, extra study or additional reading re­quirements.

Library conduct is regulated by good manners. Re­main at your table for the first five minutes to facili­tate the taking of attendance. Upon entering the library leave your permit on the table by the door. When leav­ing the library have your books open to the front so they may be checked by the—librarians.

Care of the Library will be helped by returning all magazines to the rack, bringing to the charge-out desk all books that you are not taking out and by pushing your chair under the table.

Books maybe charged or returned the last five minutes of each period.

Overnight books are due before the tardy bell on the following morning. Failure to return the book en­tails a fine of five cents per period that the book is overdue.

You May Reserve any book in the library. Ask at the desk for reserve cards. When the book is ready the card will be sent to your homeroom.

The Librarians are happy to assist you at all times.


THE MACHINE SHOP

The machine shop is situated on the first floor of of the new building in Room 108. Students electing this course learn the fundamentals of gas and arc weld­ing, foundry work and machine tool operation. The machine shop is equipped with 12 lathes, 3 drill presses, a hydraulic surface grinder, a tool and cutter grinder, a vertical milling machine, a horizontal milling machine, a shaper, arbor presses, metal bender, power hack saw, layout tools, and hand tools. The first semester is concerned with toolmaking. The second semester student selects a project of his own choice which might include a woodworker's vise, machinist vise, pipe vise, scissor jack, or machinist tools. The third semester students study welding and build allied Projects. Advanced machine shop students are en­couraged to build steam engines, small gasoline engines, bench grinder, a drill press or other machines.

THE MAIN OFFICE

The main office, located on the first floor of the old building, takes care of all details concerning the administration and the supervision of the school. The Office issues visitor's permits, sends high school transcripts to colleges, files personal records and pupil accounting and, also, issues the daily bulletins.

The high school office is open from 8:00 to 4:00 daily during the regular school terms and from 8:00 to 12:00, and 1:00 to 400 during the summer.






MECHANICAL DRAWING

The mechanical drawing room is located on the first floor of the new building in Room 109. The purpose of this course is to develop the power of visualization, to strengthen the constructive imagination, to train in exactness of thought, to teach reading and writing the language of industry, and to give modern commercial practice in making mechanical drawings.

THE MOVIE ROOMS

The movie rooms are located on the first floor of the new building in Room 103 and on the third floor of the new building in Room 314. Here trained operators show visual education movies to the different classes.

THE POOL

Between the old building and the new building on the first floor may be found the swimming pool. The water in this pool changes continuously. Street shoes are never to be worn on the decks of the pool.

The boys' classes are held in the pool Tuesdays and Thursdays, while the girls' classes are held on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. There is swimming after school for boys on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays and for girls on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
This pool is the home pool of the Shaw High School swimming team.

ROOM-10

In room 10 are located the office of the Dean of Girls, the senior class advisor and the school treasurer.

The dean of girls' purpose is to aid the girls with their personal or academic problems. She issues all excuses with the exception of library permits, room excuses and lunch passes. She also gives permits to girls who are out of uniform. She aids all students in­tending to enter college in the requirements and any matters relating to college entrance. She also arranges consultations of college representatives with students. She helps girls find part time work.

The senior class advisor, with the help of the Prom committee arranges the Prom, selling of name cards, announcements, bids, and answers all questions that a senior may have concerning graduation.

The treasurer receives and disperses moneys for all student activities. The office hours are during home­room and first period and immediately at the close of school.





THE WOODWORKING SHOP

(1) The woodworking shop is located on the first floor of the new building in Room 111.

(2) Here students do refinishing, carpentry, wood­working, and also make furniture.

(3) Besides the necessary hand tools that are needed, the woodworking shop is equipped with many modern pieces of woodworking machinery.

THE STUDENT COUNCIL
To provide opportunities for student co-operation in the government of the school; to provide entertainment and recreation for the student body; and to per­form services for the school is the purpose of the Student Council of Shaw High School. The Student Council is composed of the four officers--the president, the vice-president, the secretary, and the treasurer plus a representative from each of the homerooms and three representatives at large from each of the 11A, 12B, and 12A grades. To be elected to the Student Council, pupils must have had passing grades in all their subjects the previous semester.

Elections are held at the end of every semester. Candidates for each of the offices are nominated: by the Student Council as a whole. An assembly is then held to introduce the candidates to the pupils. After this the entire school takes part in the election. The new officers having been chosen, the homerooms vote for their representatives.  Then the representatives at large are selected.

The duties and responsibilities of the members are numerous. Each member serves on at least one com­mittee, and is often called upon to help organize the many Student Council social affairs and other school activities instigated by the Council.

A large part of the work of the Student Council is done by the committees under the leadership of the committee chairmen. The Committees at present are: Executive, Spirit, Social, Lost and Found, Sales, Pub­licity, Game Room, Point, Movie, and Scrapbook.
To protect the members of the Student Council the point system was put into effect. After every grading period the grades of all Council members are checked by the Point Committee. The pupils are given credit for five points for an A, four points for a B, three points for a C+, two points for a C, and one point for a P.  For each extracurricular activity they take part in, several points are subtracted, If a pupil goes over his point margin, he must drop some activity

There is one faculty advisor of the Student Council. This teacher is present at all meetings, and offers guidance in any problems confronting the Council which require mature judgement.






Regular meetings of the Student Council are held on every Tuesday morning from 8;00 through homeroom period. Special meetings may be called by the president.

One of the important services the Student Council renders to the school is that of setting up the monitor system. This is the job of the vice-president at the beginning of every semester. The duty of the monitors is to regulate traffic in the halls between classes, to assist visitors and to represent the school in any emergency.

A new project of the Student Council is the organ­izing and regulating of Honor study halls. A student, generally a Student Council member, has complete charge of a number of students selected by the Student Council Honor Study Hall Committee.


GIRLS’ ATHLETICS

The Athletic Council is the governing body of Shaw's Girls Athletic Association. The Athletic Council or “'A.C." is composed of the G.A.A. officers, sport heads, and sport assistants.  Sport heads are selected upon application. 

Intramural activities in which all girls may participate are: Softball, Bowling, Basketball, Table Tennis, Badminton, Volleyball, Horseback Riding, and Swimming.  Clubs sponsored by the A.C. – G.A.A. are: Modern Dance, Synchronized Swimming and Officials Club. 

A record of points is kept for each girl in G.A.A.  A girl earns:
            A small S for 350 points
            A large S  for 700 points
            A pennant for 1000 points
            An A.C. pin for making the Athletic Council


G. A. A.

Any girl can join the Girls’ Athletic Association by paying a quarter either during the drive at the beginning of the semester or later by necessity.  She is then entitled to participate in any sport in which she is interested.  The purpose of this organization is to provide after school recreation for all girls by presenting various supervised activities which lead to improved physical ability, better social relationships, and enjoyment.  The activities are held every Tuesday and Thursday in the New Shaw Gymnasium.  They begin after school and end at 5:30.  The activities are set up by the instructor and supervised by A.C. members.  The program consists of team and individual sports. 

The girls in A.C. – G.A.A. are also interested in social events.  They have sponsored Pot Lucks, picnics and have also attended and sponsored Playdays.





SPORTS FOR GIRLS

SOFTBALL

The fall sports, softball, is organized soon after the opening of school.  Teams are made up of homeroom members.  Each team plays the other teams in its league.  The league champions play a single elimination tournament for the championship.

BOWLING

Girls signing up for bowling are offered a special price for the games with shoes furnished.  They bowl after school. 


BASKETBALL

Teams are organized and then play each other during the winter season in two different leagues.  The two top teams from each league play in play-off games for the championship. 

The Army – Navy All Star game, which is the end product of the intramurals, is played at the end of the basketball season.  The All-Star teams are selected from lists of outstanding players that are submitted by the team captains, referees, umpires, scorers, and timers.  These lists are screened and then the teams are selected.

TABLE TENNIS

The girls signing up for Table Tennis are divided into groups.  Each girl plays all the players in her group.  All group winners are put into an elimination tournament for the championship. 

BADMINTON

Badminton is organized the same way that Table Tennis is with groups and group winners playing in an elimination tournament for the championship.

HORSEBACK RIDING

Girls who have had experience in riding are free to go on their own while the beginners have the opportunity of learning how to ride.

SWIMMIMG

Swim Dips are held every Tuesday after school.  Synchronized swimming club meets on Thursday. 

MODERN DANCE

Modern Dancing meets usually once a week in old boys' gym. The girls are taught exercises, balance and routines which they use in the different shows during the year.



VOLLEYBALL
The teams for volleyball are made up of the different homerooms with enough girls willing to play to make up a team.  The teams are divided into two leagues.  All games are held after school.  The two teams that win the most games in their leagues participate in an elimination tournament.


OFFICIALS CLUB

This new organization is composed of girls who meet after school just before the seasons begin in order to learn the rules for the sports that will follow. Girls from this club are assigned to officiate at the different games.



OUTSIDE ACTIVITIES .. CLUBS


BUSINESS CLUB    

The purpose of the Shaw Business Club is to promote interest in business fields, to provide guidance by presenting business needs and qualifications for people desiring to follow a business course, and to serve the school by carrying out assigned business duties.

Any boy or girl enrolled in a business course or who has at least one business credit is eligible for membership.

Meetings are held once each month. The interested student body is invited to all programs.
           

CANTEEN COMMITTEE

The Canteen Committee is the social organization which sponsors the dances held after the home football and basketball games. They also have various other activities during the year.  The meetings are held in the evening at homes of members.  Members are chosen on a basis of interest in school affairs, and a willingness to work.


COLLEGE CLUB
The purpose of this club is to help students select and enter the right college.  Meetings are held the first Monday of each month and when representatives from various colleges are present. Membership is open to Sophomores and Juniors as well as Seniors. The dues
are 15 cents a semester.


DRAMATIC CLUB

The purpose of this club is to stimulate interest in drama by presenting plays. The Dramatic Club sponsors the Class Day Plays in June and January. Anyone may try out for the club in September and the yearly dues are 25 cents.


FUTURE NURSES CLUB

This organization was set up for the purpose of helping girls decide whether or not to go into nursing.  Field trips, tours and teas at different schools of nursing are held frequently throughout the school year.  Meetings are held on the second and fourth Mondays of each month and the dues are 25 cents a semester.


JUNIOR COUNCIL ON WORLD AFFAIRS

This club was formed to promote interest and under­standing of world problems. Meetings are held each Wednesday when discussions of world problems are held and special reports are given.  Representatives are sent to the Mock United Nations Conference at Western Reserve. Anyone may join by attending a meet­ing. The cost is $.50 a year.

NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY

One of the highest honors that the school can bestow is membership in the National Honor Society. To be eligible a student must be in the 11A,12B,or 12A grade, and scholastically in the upper quarter of his class.  A character, leadership, and service rating is obtained from each class, home room, and extra-curricular activ­ity teacher he has had since he entered Shaw. This rating is combined with the scholastic rating by a faculty committee which evaluates the candidates for admission.  Honor Society Inductions are held toward the close of each semester during a special assembly.

OBSERVER
The Observer is the school newspaper, which is pub­lished by the Observer staff. To join the staff a student must be a member of a journalism class.

PEP CLUB

The purpose of the Pep Club is to help promote school spirit in Shaw athletic activities, to promote better sportsmanship through an organized group, and to es­tablish a better type of cheering section among students which will lead to spectator education at school athletic events. Membership to this club is open to all students who are willing to participate in the activities of the club. Meetings are held on the second  and fourth Mondays of each month. Dues are 25 cents per semester.


PUBLICITY CLUB

The Publicity Club consists of the publicity com­mittees of the different activities plus other interested students. Members are taught free-hand lettering and how to make posters. They help to supply the publicity for the different activities, games, assemblies, and anything else that comes up during the year. Meetings are held when they are necessary.

RIFLE CLUB

The Rifle Club was formed to promote sportsmanship, improve marksmanship, and represent Shaw in matches. Practice is held twice a week with business meetings every second month. Members are subject to approval by the East Cleveland Rifle and Revolver Club, Inc. Annual dues are $5.00.

SENIOR FRIENDSHIP

The purpose of the Senior Friendship Club is to pro­mote fellowship among the girls at Shaw. Interesting Programs consisting of movies, guest speakers, panel discussions, teas, and dances are also held.  Meetings are held on alternate Wednesdays with Junior-Sophomore  Friendship, after school. Any girl at Shaw may join at the beginning of the semester for 25 cents.  The cabinet is the governing body of the club and is composed of the officers and committee heads.

The Service Club is the branch which plans useful Projects for the community. These meetings are held on alternate Mondays. Any Friendship member may join.


JUNIOR-SOPHOMORE FRIENDSHIP

This club is open to all sophomore and Junior B girls who meet the necessary requirements of paying dues, 25cents each semester, and attending meetings regularly which are held after school on alternate Wednesdays with Senior Friendship.

The purpose of the Junior-Sophomore Friendship Club is to promote fellowship, to co-operate with the activi­ties of the school, and to awaken a definite respon­sibility of citizenship. These aims are accomplished by social meetings and by service to others. The cabinet is comprised of officers and committee heads.

SHAW HI-Y

This organization is comprised of boys who join through invitation each semester. This main body is divided into seven small chapters to form small work­able groups.

The purpose of Hi-Y is to create, maintain, and ex­tend throughout the school and community, high standards of Christian character. The Hi-Y is affiliated with the city Hi-Y Council, held at central YMCA each month. The Shaw Hi-Y sends delegates to the National Hi-Y Congress.

SHUTTLE

The Shuttle, the school annual, is published by the Shuttle staff, which meets as the need arises. Students may join the staff at the beginning of the semester or later by invitation. A willingness to work is the only requirement.



STAGE CREW

The purpose of the Stage Crew is to do all backstage work for anyone using the Shaw stage. One must belong to Stage Crew class to be eligible.



THE SHAW MUSIC DEPARTMENT

THE CHOIR

The choir of Shaw High School is a selected group of between eighty and one hundred singers. This is Shaw's main vocal performing group. It appears at school pro­grams with special emphasis on the Christmas pro­grams, the Spring Concert, and the Lake Erie League Choir Festival. This organization also sings at numer­ous outside engagements including radio and television performances.

The repertoire of this modern choir includes standard choral works, and the latest in radio style arrangements of the popular songs of the day.

Pupils may gain training in the Mixed Chorus and Glee Clubs to prepare for a place in the Choir. These choruses also prepare varied programs in music.


THE SHAW "RHYTHM TEENS"

This is a musical organization made up of selected vocalists and instrumentalists from Choir and Orches­tra who are interested in a show type performance in the style that Fred Waring has made so popular. It is an extra activity and rehearsals are held outside of school time. The group has made numerous appearances: Ser­vice Clubs, TV programs, Masonic Groups, Conven­tions, assemblies, and Industrial Organizations. The appearances were made locally as well as throughout Northern Ohio.

THE SHAW OCTET

Each year four boys and four girls are selected from Choir by tryouts to make up the Shaw Octet. They are chosen on the basis of pitch; blend, and style of per­formance. This group has gained a fine reputation through their many appearances each year of rhythmic, stylized music. Most of their appearances are outside of school as the unit is used primarily as a public ser­vice to the community.
MUSIC THEORY

Music Theory is the study of the "ingredients" of music. The course is for the student with musical train­ing who is interested in an introduction to harmony, form, composition, and arranging. 

Music Theory may be applied as a second credit in music toward graduation and results in a Music Minor.


THE SHAW BAND

Shaw High School's Band with its well-known red and black uniforms, holds high tank among the bands of greater Cleveland. This organization has become popular through its well-executed halftime shows during football season.

The Band participates in the Spring Concert, an annual affair, in which all the musical clubs take part, and also adds much spirit at rallies and other school programs, and many civic events.

At the end of the football season, Shaw's Marching Band becomes a Symphonic Band. At this time it begins study­ing the great works for band, as well as the latest pub­lications and strives toward a goal of a finished musical organization.

Having completed three marching seasons, each Band member receives a Band “S” letter.


THE SHAW ORCHESTRA

The Orchestra has been increasing in size and con­stantly improving during the past few years, until now it has a high place among high school orchestras through­out the state.

This group appears at many programs in the school auditorium, as well as the Spring Concert. It also per­forms for organizations other than school groups.

During the year, the Orchestra prepares for perform­ances some of the best overtures and symphonies by the great masters, and many of the latest popular songs.

Orchestra pins are awarded to those who have played in the Orchestra for two years.

Shaw High School's band room serves as a rehearsal room for the Band, the Orchestra, and the Choir. These three musical groups also have an instrument storage room equipped with shelves and moveable racks for the big instruments, a library, an office, and a small stage in the band room itself.




THE SHAW STRING ENSEMBLE

This is an all-girl group of string instruments players. The group performs at several banquets and programs throughout the year. A gold pin is awarded for two years of service.


THE SHAW MAJORETTES

Each year six girls are chosen by try-outs held before the opening of school. Most majorettes attend summer camps to study prior to try-outs.  A letter is awarded for two years of service.

BOYS’ ATHLETICS

BASEBALL

One of the major sports at Shaw is baseball which begins in the spring. This sport attracts a great number of boys but the actual squad is composed of about twenty-five or thirty candidates who compose the varsity team. The games begin the week after spring vacation and continue until the close of school. The teams practice on Shaw field where the home games are played. With the fine coaching, good equipment, and spirit that Shaw has, her trophies are well-deserved.

SWIMMING

In recent years through increasing interest, swimming has become one of the major sports at Shaw. Shaw is equipped with a fine white tiled pool in which the water is inspected daily. Swimming is open to all boys who en­joy aquatics; through practice, champions are developed.

Our swimming team has been represented in independent meets, Lake Erie League, Greater Cleveland meet at Fenn, North Eastern Ohio, District, State, and National meets, very often bringing back honor and victory to Shaw.

FOOTBALL

Although few students realize it, our football team is out, as early as August 20th, working hard to try to set a good record in the coming season, which actually extends from early September to November. As in all other sports, the participants must follow their training rules closely.  A few of these are as follows: get plenty of sleep; eat good food; avoid use of alcohol or tobacco; and appear regularly for practice. Also needed to finish a good season is good sportsmanship, which is plentiful among Shaw students; protective equipment, of which
Shaw is well supplied; an efficient coaching staff, and a good stadium, of which Shaw can boast that hers ranks in the top few of high school stadiums. Following a fairly regular schedule each year Shaw's season includes all Lake Erie League teams as well as four outsiders.  

Also deserving credit is Shaw's sophomore team which plays six or seven games each season to give the boys experience in preparation for the varsity squad.
BASKETBALL

As the football season draws to a close, another group of boys are just beginning their practice in basketball. A group of between fifteen and twenty boys are selected for the varsity squad. There is also a reserve squad of about fifteen boys. This group plays all Lake Erie League teams. Although the rules and equipment have changed a little since its early beginning basketball still attracts large crowds whenever and wherever it is played. In this sport, as others, rules must be followed closely,

CROSS COUNTRY

Another fall sport held at the same time that football is being played, is Cross Country. This sport is for the distance runners. Shaw competes with a few independent schools but mostly with other Lake Erie League teams. They average six meets per season. 

TRACK

Another important sport at Shaw is Track.  Our track season begins in March.  Some of our meets consist of Independent, Lake Erie League, District, and State.  The lack of space and shape of our track prevents us from holding home meets.


TENNIS

Tennis is the most recent of the line of sports fol­lowed at Shaw, but not necessarily the least important. The tennis team, which has a number of scholastic op­ponents each season, practices hard and follows neces­sary training.  Although this team has been doing very well under fine coaching and equipment, it lacks back­ing and support. Anyone interested in this sport needs nothing but ability and willingness, as size and other factors are unnecessary,

INTRAMURALS

The boys' intramural athletic program is open to all boys not participating in boys' varsity athletics at the time. Competition is classified as much as possible so that boys will be playing with and against those of the same age and ability. Trophies and medals are awarded to individual and team champions in respective sports.


TROPHY CASE

The trophy case, which is in the corridor by the audi­torium, was built through the efforts of the Student Council.

In it are placed athletic awards and displays for vari­ous activities.



SHAW SEAL

Shaw has an official seal which is emblazoned upon the banner which hangs in her auditorium. The seal, red and black, was designed by the Shaw art department in 1933.

There are four branches of learning represented on the 'seal: general knowledge, shown by a book and candle; the arts, by a palette and lyre; science, by equipment; commerce, by a typewriter.

Four words in Latin: Humanitas, Scientia, Artes, and Virtus, are also on the seal.

The first of these means manliness or great courage, while Scientia stands for knowledge. Culture is intro­duced through the word Virtus; Aries signifies skill.

SHAW DECAL

The Shaw Decal, designed by a Shaw art student in 1953, has on it a Cardinal wearing a Shaw sweater. Under one arm he is carrying his books and under the other he has athletic equipment. Beneath the cardinal the words SHAW HIGH are printed. These decals are sold in the Student Council for fifteen cents apiece.


COURTESY IDEALS

With the increase in the number of students each year at Shaw, it is of importance to the honor of our school as well as ourselves to form the habits of courtesy.

I wonder how many of us do the following each day?

1. Be considerate of our teachers and our fellow students.
2. Walk in the corridors.
3. Give each teacher undivided attention in class.
4. Rise when spoken to by elders and superiors.
5. Remember the "Golden Rule" in the cafeteria.
6. In the auditorium help make an attentive audience.
7. Show respect to Shaw by our attitude toward com­petitors.















SHAW FOOTBALL SONG




Black and red, forge ahead
In the battles they have led,
When the Shaw boys come rolling along,
Back them up with a shout
That ten thousand throats give out,
When the Shaw boys come rolling along

CHORUS—

Then it's heigh, heigh, hee, on to Victory,
Shout out their praises loud and strong.

RAH! RAW

They 'will fight, fight, fight
With courage and with might,
See our Shaw boys come tolling along.

KEEP THEM ROLLING!

See our Shaw boys come rolling along.
Get that kick, stop that pass,
Show them they're not in our class,
Make that football come tolling along.

SHAW HIGH!

Make that football come rolling along.











CHEERS


Rickety Rackety

Rickety Rackety, shanty town.
Who can set the Cardinals down
NOBODY
Nobody

Victory

Victory, victory is our cry,
VICTORY
Are we with it?
Well I guess
Let's all yell for SHS


Fight Team, Fight

The team got in a huddle
The captain raised his head
They all got together and this is what they said:
Fight team, fight
Fight team, fight
Fight team, fight team
Fight Fight Fight.

TEAM

We got a TEAM
That's on the BEAM
We got a team that's on the beam
That's really hep to the jive
So come on Shaw let's skin 'em alive

Got a team by golly

Got a team by golly, got a team(clap, clap)
Got a yell by golly, got a yell (clap, clap)
Got a team by golly
Got a yell by golly
Got to win, by golly, got to win.





Hide behind the ashcan

Hide behind the ashcan
Shinny up a tree
Shaker, Shaker (name of any school) Hee Hee Hee


1-2-3-4

1-2-3-4
3-2-1-4
Who for, what for
Who are we for
SHAW
That's the way you spell it
Now let's yell it
Yea SHAW


Two Bits, Four Bits

Two bits, four bits
Six bits, a dollar,
All for Shaw High
Stand up and holler


We're from Shaw High
.
We're from Shaw High
And no one could be prouder
And it you cannot hear us
We'll yell a little louder (Repeated, louder each time)



HEE, HEE, HO, HO

Hee, Hee, Ho, Ho
Come on Shaw, Let's go (Repeated)


Hey Hey Whatta Yasay

Hey hey whatta ya say
Get that ball and fight (Repeated)
 







 


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