A big thank you to everyone, both former students and teachers, who have sent me Dewey memorabilia or allowed me to copy files from their sites! Without you, this collection wouldn't be possible. Special thanks to Brian McCarthy, Elissa Malcohn, Jay Elinsky, Lori Gold, Lou Siegel, Mark Segall, Noah Lewin, Rob Couteau, Stan Bloomfield, Teresa Henry McGregor, Lenny Warner, Barry Fried, Rob Accurso, Frank Gentile, Cynthia Kaplan, Hyde Kirby, Michael Drillinger,Nadine Duke, Robert Revett, Ira Leviton, Janice Deutsch and Leon Hammerling. I apologize for any inadvertent omissions of names from this list. If you have contributed material to the site and your name does not appear here and you would like it to, you may contact me here to be added to it. Thanks again to everyone for contributing your documents and memorabilia and making this site possible!
Programs from various students have been posted to show that each student had an individual program of study. Uniquely, there were 5 cycles each year. Each cycle was 7 weeks long. This allowed for a dynamic program of study and flexibility in programming. There were many classes, such as Anthropology, Marine Biology, American Dream etc. that were full year courses. Note that some programs are decorated. It made it easier to see what classes one had, and to individualize your program. Free bands were often decorated. For a period of time, there was a 6th cycle during the summer. This allowed for acceleration or just enrichment.
These allowed us to get to and from school without a pocket full of change.
Cup from John Dewey's Class of 1988.
A Glass from the Senior Prom of 1988