Wednesday, July 27, 2011

NEWSPAPER TIDBIT: Avon/Washington Township Schools Information (1922)

from The Republican (Danville, Indiana) – issue of Thursday, August 24, 1922 – page 3, column 3:

F.M. Sageser, principal of the Avon schools, has announced his teaching force for the coming year: school opens Sept. 11. Those on the high school faculty are George K. Jackson, science and manual training; Beulah Owens, foreign languages and mathematics; Mary Edwards, household art and English.

The grade teachers are Leslie Boicourt, seventh and eighth grades; Madge Herringlake, fifth and sixth grades; Mary Pritchett, third and fourth grades, and Beula Jones, first and second grades. The new teachers include Mr. Boicourt, of Monon; Mr. Jackson, of Jamestown, and Miss Mary Edwards, of Danville.

from The Republican (Danville, Indiana) – issue of Thursday, September 21, 1922 – page 7, column 4:

Schools of Washington township started in a very satisfactory manner with one one-room school, one two-room school and the Avon schools.

Shiloh is the one-room school with Miss Ruby Bradford teaching 25 pupils. Six Points has two rooms, with Miss Geraldine Jones and John F. Everett the teachers. The enrollment for the first week was 67.

Avon has more pupils than last year. The high school has an enrollment of 55 and the grades 132. The high school is steadily growing and in a few years should be able to take care of all the boys and girls in the township.

Mr. Cox, trustee, has employed a splendid faculty. There are four new teachers. Mr. Jackson, who taught in the Jamestown schools for four years, has physics, botany, physical geography and manual training. He has had two years’ work at the State Normal and is a graduate of Central Normal college. He comes very highly recommended.

Miss Mary Edwards, of Danville, who has charge of domestic science and English, is a graduate of Purdue. She comes direct from the university and is entering upon her work as if she were an experienced teacher.

Leslie Boicourt, the new teacher for the seventh and eighth grades, comes from Monon, where he taught successfully last year. He is the basketball coach and has been long interested in athletics.

Miss Mildred Christie, of Danville, is the music supervisor in the high school. She taught music and art most successfully in Danville last year.

It is hoped that each parent will feel the necessity of perfect co-operation and that every effort will be made to have the children in school promptly each day.

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