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Lst November one of our school
rooms was made larger by enclosing
the porch, then, four new desks were
added to teach room. A new sand
table has been added to the primary
The School improvement Associp
tion has been doing good work. It
has made fifty dollars which has been
used for the improvements made in
the school. Ten dollars wbrth of books
will soon be added to the library.
We have observed Thanksgiving,
Christmas and W'ashfngton's birthday
by songs and recitations which were
rendered beautifully by the little chil
dren. Friends and parents gathered
to hear them. We are taking great
interest in making preparations for
the County Fair. \Ve ihope to bring
some blue ribbons back with us.
I am very sorry to give only four
names who get perfect attendance but
tons. They are Boulah Baker, fourth,
grade; Bessie Taylor, third grade; Ju
lia Griflin, fourth grade, and Frank
Simpson, sixth grade. We hope to
have more next year.
- We have two very attractive teach
ers, Mrs, Margaret Foucho and Miss
Ethel Jones. They have done a great
work this year and we hope to have
them with us again next year.
,Patton school Is located in the up
per part of Laurens county in Dis
trict No. 1.
We have thirty-seven pupils enroll
ed and our grades are from the first
through the sevqnth.
The schoolroolif Is equipped with
patent desks, library, maps, diction
ary, shades and Iyloplate blackboards.
Recently we bought twenty-seven sup
The older girls pieced a quilt and
sold it for the benefit of the school.
We are going to have an ice cream
festival soon to raise money for buy
ing a teacher's desk and chair.
We also expect to plant the' school
ground in Irish potatoes this summer,
We hope to derive enough money from
it to have a jacketed stovp put in next
On Friday April 7th we are going to
have a little School Fair at the school
house to show the things we have
made for the benefit of those who can
not attend the School Fair.
The Mountville graded and high
school opened its 1915-16 session on
September 6, with about 75 pupils. The
enrollment has steadily increased un
til now it has reached 124. This is an
inerease of 30 over last. year. This in
crease has been due to the consolida
tion of the Old Mountville school with
this school. 'T'his school hires a wag
on to bring these children to and
The school has been fortunate
to have a nusic eacher this year, the
first they've had for many years. The
Ladies' improvement Association is
still doing a noble work, and while we
may not be able to see the direct re
su lts of their efforts, yet they are plan
ning many things for ilprovement of
the school. They too, are practicing
a play to be given in a few weeks.
The high school boys have done
work in athletics this year. They
had a good team of basketball play
ers, and they were victorious in all
the games they played except two.
They are now busy on their base ball
team. As yet they have not played but
one game, and they won that.
Through entertainments, this school
has collected nearly $110. With some
of this money they have bought three
During the last few months they
dlecidedI to let the seventh grade into
thte sotciety3, In order that they mtighit.
mtake themselves mtore famt ilir withI
he ia iliamnent ar tlaw ~s. Thlus thetir
number was increased fi'omt 21 to 37,
andi~ t hey arie r'eady3 for biet ter woi'k.
The girils for amtusemten t, for awvhilec
piyld basketbhail, yet t hey wvere tnes
er' su(cessfuil enough to get utt a tenamt.
Now thley htave a tennis (ourt. and en
Joy It. 'ei'y mutch.t
Long llranch School.
Ont October the 18ith, school op
ented witht tw~elve pu pus. The first
week of school we got a inew stov'e
which w'as a great limpriov'ement. We
got some niew~ ei'asers toto. Before
C'hristmuas we htad an ice creami supl
per and~ raised about itine dollars. With
flye (dollar's of this and with the aidl
of the state and county wve got fifteen
-dollars wvorthI of supplemtentary read
ers for all grades.
.Other' enter'tainiments were a Chr'ist
mas tree, a program by the children
for Watshlngton's birthday and a lec
ture by Mi'. T. tl. Stokes on agricul
Last year three got perfect attend
ance buttons, Carrie and E'thtel Cun
ninghtani and J. L. Chancy. WViss Leah
Martin is our teacher.
Barksdale school has so fat' enjoyed
a very ptleasant and p~rofltale year.
There have been a number of improve
nients made by the Rural School Im
ptrovement Association and piupils of
the school. A new stove, song books
and map of L~aurons county htave been
adhded. We have finished the payment
on our pianto and also itadle an addi
tion to our' library both of supplemten
tary readei's and pictur'es. We have
miade impr~iovemenits it our yard and
also observed two clean-up (lays. 'The
association atnd school have raised the
amtotunt of fifty-ninie dlollars anid six
ty-eighut cents. rTe association Itas
held monthly mteetings as usual. We
have had two plays and a llallowe'en
piarty,. at which the ladies ser'vedl re
freshtments; also held Thanksgiving
exerceises. Rev. Mi'. laggott preached
a very interestinig sermton ont educa
tion at the schtool hiouse.
fly enrollintg over' fifty ituptil, and
attaining an average attendlance of
thtirty, wve have suicceeed int getting
State aid to the amount of twvo hun
dlred dollars. rThis enables us to
lengthen our' school terni front seven
to eight months.
Thtere are several who haven't miss
ed a day thtis year-Rluth Todd, Sarah
Yeargin, I~dith Yeargln and Rttby
Todd. Our teachers this year are Mrs.
Earl Owens, principal; Miss .I~va Shell
This has been the most successful
year that we have had in a number
We have teachers who are interested
in the work and that of course. is a
great help to the pupils. We have also
a great many new pupils, and that
too, has helped our school to take on
new life. We have seventy-three pu
hils enrolled. We have a Rural limi
provement Association which meets
one Friday afternoon in every month.
It discusses matters, that pertain to
the betterment of the school, and lends
encouragement to the teachers and
pupils. Several times during the year
we have had public entertainment, to
which quite a number of the patrons
and friends came. On the 25th of
February the S. I. A. gave a box sup-'
per and realized $19.00. This money
will be spent for school improvement.
We are setting out hedges and flowers
to beautify our grounds; We are now
getting ready for the fair which, we
hope, will be a great success.
Our school has an eight months term
We have been striving to do every
thing to help the cause of education.
In addition to the regular school
work we had a night school. We feel
sure that this year has been a profit
able one. Our School Improvement
,Association is organized among the
pupils. We have had five public meet
ings. The first one was an oyster
supper. Thanksgiving the association
entertained their parents with appro
priate exercises, after which refresh
ments were served. 'Christmas we
had a Christmas tree. There were
songs and recitations, after which!
Santa unloaded the tree for us. March
ninth, the association gave an enter
tainment, in which the whole school
took part. There were songs, recita
tions, plays and tableaus. The other
was given by a magician.
The amount raised from these enter
tainments has been spent in different
ways. Some has gone to buy material
for entertainments, some (with other
money) has bought supplementary
readers and library books. and some
is still in the treasury.
The general educational interest has
been good. Everyone in the commun
ity has taken interest in the school
this year. They have met with their
duties and it was appreciated by the
pupils and teachers.
Our attendance has been good the
whole year. Those having made per
feet in attendance are Elizabeth Senn.
uliby 1at in, . Hugh Senn, Mansel
We have two teachers, Misses Moore
Cross Hill SchoA.
1)u ring the present session of tlhe
Cross 11111 high school a number off
improvements have been made. One
class room has been refurnished with
new single desks at a cost of $77.00.
Two other rooms15 have been supplied
with sets of new maps. Three new
heaters have been placed in the school
building. Water coolers have beens
purchased, lights replaced, new winl
(low shades furnished, floors re-oiled.
shade trees planted, and other minor
improvements and repairs made, all
at a cost of about fifty dollars.
The school has a good w orking Im1
provement Association which is large
ly responsible for much of the im
provements made. This association,
together with the teachers and pupils
have given a number of entertain
ments, including concerts, plays, read
ings, suppers, etc., by means of which
$150.00 has been raised for improve
ments. More than $125.00 has already
been expiend~ed in the imlprovemlentIs
The alttenldance durlinlg tihe session
has beenl goodi and1( intcrest iln school1
work generally is no0 douibt u1P to the
average. Therie iq 011e pupil 1)1in tile
school, Miss Alma Coleman, who will
soon 11 hve tillnilled her lift h yei.ar and
has not 1m1issod a day yet duin g tihe
live years. Several others are pierfect
in attendance so far dunring thiis ses
1)u1rinlg tihe year the school has been
fav'ored wvithl two educational serm~ons
and( tI tre 1ect11ros Oil healthI or san i
tation. These dliscourises wereo freely
givenl by the local ministers and~ phy3
The teachlers for tile prlesent1 sessionl
are, Misses Lizzie Grillin1, Sarahl
Dwight, Liillie Cliherton, Mi's. Maud~e
Noffz, and WV. P. Culberison.
We hlave madle someI imlprovemlenlts
on our school this year. We hlave
boughlt two handsome teacher's cihairs
and an up-to-date dictionary. The
chairs cost twelve and onle-hialf dol
lars andl tile dictionary ten dollars.
WVe hlave aded foirty-flve newv books to
our library, costing fifteen dollars, and
twenty song books. We made boxes
for the windows to plant flowers in
and had hyacinths growing in wvater'.
We observe clean-up day once or twice
each month. Each month we putl ap
propriate borders on the blackboards.
We have nice coolers and individual
drinking cups. Each week we bring
ouir fancy work and twice eachl month
we bring ourF cookies. We have bought
stove imlemonents. We tried having
the School Improvenment Association
but were not sulccessful. We hayen't
raised much mloney tis year b~ut ex
1)ect to bletore school is out. We have
exp~endedi about thlirty (dollars this
year. At the end of each mlonthl we
give public exercises, consistinlg of
nice recitations, dialoqucs andl songs
repr1esenting tile holidays and the
birthdays of our heroes. We hlave
been amnd are hiavinig a good gene ral
educational interest. WVe have read
manl~y magazines, besides our school
books, suchl as Literary 'Digest, D~elin
entor. Normal 1Instrucltor, Ladies 110om1
Jbournlal and Saturdlay .lenin~g P'ost.
We have been1 enoul~lraged by the
awardling of medals, the monthly
1hono0r roll,* tile tickets fromi the Idle
110our and half day at tile end of each
mionthi. 011r perfect attend~ants are,
Inez, Bennie and Fannlie Blakely, Em
ma and Augustus Madd~en, Dorothly,
Manning and Sarahl Milam, Vernon
Jacks, Fayette Gamb~rell and Ena
Adair'. Our teachlers are Misses May
mre Padgett and Dossie Minick.
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sire a ton them. 1 14i fan ' Lawns, only..................... .15
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Our showing of Trimmed and Un
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far surpasses any of our previous efforts. Bluss
- Regardless of the scarcity of Millinery
lay ewWah kits nrSuppieve amnd the1 Accompanying nig.
fari ad oulr odl.ThySort Milies ry ~e Wat ashargeuts dindedn\lh-.Oynnis an. ait
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