School: Neillsville - Rural School Notes (Apr 1916)

Contact: Ann Stevens

Surnames: Quinnell, Fradette, Ridderbush, Nehner, Laack

----Source: Neillsville Times (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 4/27/1916

Rural School Notes (27 Apr 1916)

On Thursday evening, April 13, the local spelling and arithmetic contests were held in Jt. Dist. No. 3, towns of Pine Valley and Weston, Miss Ada Quinnell, teacher. The contests were followed by an informal community gathering, at which a program of regular school work was rendered. A large number of parents were in attendance and much interest was shown, especially in the arithmetic games played by the pupils of the primary form.

A Patron’s Meeting was held in Dist. No. 5, Hixon, J.H. Fradette, teacher, Friday evening, April 14, at which an enjoyable program made up of reading work by all the grades and a few recitations was rendered by the pupils. Initial steps for forming a Boys’ and Girls’ Pig and Calf Growing Contest were taken and plans laid to procure a magical lantern and agricultural slides. After the program, lunch baskets were opened, coffee served, and a social time indulged in by young and old.

Miss Ella Ridderbush and Miss Elsie Nehner, teachers in Dist. No. 1 and Dist. No. 3, Mayville, respectively, held a community meeting in Dist. No. 3 Friday evening, April 14. Great interest was exhibited by the patrons.

Mr. Oscar Laack, Dorchester, R.F.D. No. 2, clerk of Dist. No. 7, Mayville, has provided the school with liquid soap and a soap dispenser. Many other things have been provided, among them being kindergarten table and chairs, organ, bulletin board, new readers, and a clock.



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