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five mo'nths -and will continue two
We have three teachers, a principal,
an intermediate and a primrary teach
Each one of our teachers ha4 a nice
There are about twenty-five lineal
feet of black-board in each one of tile
Our school has a large play ground.
Our class rooms are well ventilat
We have two nie0 cases of maps.
A border of trees has been planted
around our yard.
One hundred and eighteen puplis
have been enrolled this session.
Two years ago we had no victureS
on our -walls, no flowers In our yard,
which was grown up with broom sedge
and 'bushes, and in fact very little to
make the house and yard adtractive.
- Now, we have a neat, prett:: build
Ing and yard. In the sprin.g of 101
the patrons met and broke ll) the yard
with two-horse turnplows, lali iIt off
in furrows and planted bermulla grass.
Now it !s almost covered with grass.
- ist in front of the door we have a
square bordered with rock. Inside the
row of rock we have a row of daffodils,
and some rose bushes. In a bed in
the yard we have hyacinths and roses.
To the back of the house we have
On CleanAUp Day we washed our
walls, floors, windows, etc-, and work.
ed In our yards. The boys cleared out
the undergrowth on each side of the
schoolhouse and trimmed up the trees.
We bought last year twelve yards
of blackboard, a water cooler, foot
scrape, pictures, bucket, dust-pan,
shovel, etc. We raised money to get
these with a play.
This year we picked cotton and
bought a flag for our building. We
have a new 12-inch full mounted
globe and set of eight maps in a case.
These are very useful. We had a play
last week and made over $15. We will
use this to improve our'library and
for other things we need.
Our teachers are Mlss AMinnie Wal
lace and 'Aiss Sudie Medlock. Aliss
WFalla:ce has beei with us two years
and Miss Medlock three years. Their
.ro.ms are connected by folding doors,
v'ith a heater in each room.
Our attendance is excellent and we
b)ieve we have a good school.
Oalville school is in Waterloo i.4
trict No. 5. The trustees are Mr. A.
I. lloyd, Mr. W. II. Williams, and Alr.
Pet Smith. The teacher is Miss Jesse
Oakville school was originated in
The first schioolhou1se11 was twenty
fect wide by lthir'ty feet, long and was
furn khted with ruistie benches, but this
buildig was replaced in 1910 by a
nIce new )uil(ling erected on the
CleIlson plant and fiturnished wvlith
Tihte winol.s loaed I'o a('( hill
ba beautifllv grove oftrs adthr
ar'e feld olof wheat, ioto pand ( i Io,
nearby. o~es r~vainl t
Ther scoo wotbasevralroundefrt
Thewlnthows the scholetrmdheby
har sevndmonths. ds
The openoochoousevery moing wite,
and wand theowers rwaroud.t
Our shooonsvere eltat presga
Twohundegt ofthe anchost tether
Las opesn he truees ogng wat
skig an charter threachrmte. i
day, andth Lod's irthayer. a~~rpi
We have fiflaree onouerll tw.h
Two hudred pounds get Perfet ttenty
fne bosti er
Las heopte tdanruoom tobour
dshoolhse bfor' thex tecer.
We tav Olieved Knapoo Day
pae waek fify-evie n seem o ow.
Two uils much gntPeraeto And
hne butons hvisitseasr. eahr
Wi noels to a atwre tobuy
macinglhouepabefoe nfxt thear.W
migh wher thte tae amost
confieth of brngiatnonc durhn D.he
Ouschoolk can boastren seera tore
riet ipoeasmnt:chinpiton stagh
he of he visionasee pedache
'To i nedles toy th0 atwen aresbusy
mainedreparataces and thofir. clot
mghtkboarspe ha be covred awmot
gRnuieal pae hssbttt
erasrs scoomake boa wosaveal ple
cent Improvementssocition, con-gh
bencheg -of eighteeoneery perntd"ati
bckors hpe toe puchaeveralt
single steel case maps .before the close
In addition to the Interior improve
ments anentioned some long-needed
ones have been made in' and around
the prOmilses also.
We have an enrollment to date of
forty-three pupils. There is not .a
single child in the district between the
ages of six aild sixteen not enrolled.
The association has helped wonder
fully along this line as well as help
ing the teacher keep up the average
Long View School.
Miss Mary Boyd, our teacher, has
taught our school for two sessions. We
have examinations at the end of every
month, which I think is very helpful
to us. We are making preparations
for the fair this year.
The trustees are planning to build
a new schoolroom for next session.
rhey have bought some new school
furniture too, but can't use it on ac
count of lack of room. When -we get
our new building we intend to raise
flowers in the yard. I-lope Miss Gray
will visit our school again and teach
us some new games.
We have had flve new pupils to start
this year but some moved away, so we
now have seventeen, which includes
every child in the community.
We had a pretty little Christmas
tree which was enjoyed by all.
Every girl that is large enough can
make tatting but one, and she is try
ing to learn. We work on it some
times at recess.
We sing some morning but the
teacher is reading the story of Moses
now and she says she wants us to re
produce it later.
On Friday afternoons we have draw
ing, composition writing or spelling
There are only two in my class, I
am in the seventh grade.
The Rock School is in Hunter town
ship number five. The school site was
given by Mr. Alex Nickles, about the
year 1884. In 1911, the school was
moved near the late Dr. Philips' home,
where it now stands. The blui' ng
consists of one large classroom, a
cloakroom and a teacher's room.
Last year a two-mill tax was levied
for the school, and tJiis year a four
Our school opened on SeptemJiber 7,
1914, with 'Miss lanche Pinson as
teacher. The school runs about
eight months and has four grades this
session. We observed Clean-lUp 1)Day.
We had the yards, as well as the house
cleaned. We haven't any flowers in
our yard, but we had several nice 1ot
plants until the cold weather camne.
I'verybody is getting ready for the
fair at Iaurens.
Sandy Sprinies Srhool.
Ouir school was formerly situated
near a little sprin g, a ron d whichd was
a great quantity of beautiful white
sand, hence the name, Sandy Spring
was given to tihe lilttle log school cah~n.
The rudlely furnished little roomn,
with the list, of printed rules hanging
en its wall, w'as far from being comn
for table or having an inviting applear
ance. As the schmoolhuouse was not in
the center of the community1 the trus
tees moved it uiponl the p~ublic road
where it now stands(1.
The school building has been re
modeled several times, and In the sum
mer of 1914, a newv room wvas added
andl twvo teachers were employed
However, we have only a one teacher
school this term.
Our schoolhouse Is situated about
a quarter of a mile fi'om the station
on ,a little knoll about two hundred
yards from the road.
The building is a very pretty, bmrick
building having a nice auditorium and
two large classr'oom!I.
We have a library containing about
one hundrad and latty volumes. which
wI) purchased with funds raised at en
'We had a nice piano given to us last
year by Williams Piano Co., of Green
ville, fdr making the 'most improve
ment during the year.
Our school grounds contain about
four acres around which we have
planted a hedge of privet.
Tihe land oil which our schoolhouse
is built was given us by Mr. J. F. Bell,
who lives ncaK It.
We have room on our school grounds
ror a school garden, flower garden,
baseball ground, tennis court and a
uinner house, which we are building
We are operating the only school
wagon li Laurens county and the
3hildren enjoy coming in it.
Woodrow Wilson School.
Our schoolhouse is about four miles
from Laurens, on .the Laurens and
Greenville road. Our schoolhouse was
built in the year that Woodrow Wilson
was elected president, and named for
him. That year our school won a
Ilrst prize from the county for the
greatest general Improvement. We
try to keel) our schoolroom neat and
Mcean. We bring flowers for the vases
Dvery morning. We have two teach
Drs and forty-two pupils. We learn
poems representing each month. We
have a public entertainment for the
comniunity about once a month. We
have a ball team and play match
giames with other schools. gonie of us
are working for library certificates
and perfect attendance buttons. We
re -busy now getting ready for the
Our school is a two-teacher school,
And has an enrollment of forty-eight
pupils, nine grades and a term of nixie.
The improvements that we are eu
loying now are well-equipped rooms,
'ienty df light, hyloplate blackboards,
pIctures, good heating system, globe,
ind a library.
'The itoprovements that out school
would. like to have are better l)11y
,rounds, sanitary closets, more and
individual desks, better ventilation,
i cloak, hat and runch room, a coal
inl wood house, maps, and teacher's
lesk aid chair.
Ocr -.Clool should have athletic
-iounids for the-children and a gymna
hium for rainy days.
Our1 school would like to orgianize
InI emlbroldery and domest ic science
'il.) for girls and a corn club for boys.
ThIere is a grr of trees in front
and by the sides of the schoolhouse
1nd flower beds in the rear.
Our school is very enthusiastic over
lhe coming fair and is enjoying a year
f successful work.
Our tcaclier has offered a schilar
h1ip medal and is publishing a month
y honor -oil which is very encou rag
ng for the pupils.
Our s ahool has organi!zcd the leural
Our s cho ol enjoys reading ma 'n
in1](' and~( Ipapiers1( su as The 1)elin
19pce.s, Tihe (entlewomant, .l)atily
Nt te, ('ur'rent 0Opintion, Ladi es' H omte
I ourna and:11( Normal 1Instruector der
ng the week and reporting on thenm
Thle pupils of our school are writinog
lve library stories so they can get a
bihtrary Ccrtileate at the (lose of
The Ora school has added to their
wiuipment, a case of maps, new black
ioards andl several newv desks.
Our literary society meets eivery
P'riday and adds much to the school.
The Ora school has a larger attend
nce tils year than ever before.
Our school yard has been very much
mpiroved by trees and flower beds.
The Ora school is making many
,reparations for the fair. P
Since the last term the schoolhouse a
tas been painted and Is very much C
mprovedl. - ti
If you visit all of the schools of ft
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