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HISTUHY OF FORT PEGK SCHOOL
The Fort Peck School first opened its doors on Gctobsr 1,
1934,as an elementary school of eight grades with an enroll-
ment of 215 and a faculty of nine members. The enrolment
continued to increase that year until a peak of '537 was
reached on January 18, 1955. During the year a total of 412
pupils were enrolled. The student bodydwas composed of pu-
pils from 25 states, the District of Columbia, and the Pro-
vince of Saskatchewan, Uanadag they came from schools rang-
ing all the way from a one-room rural to the largest in New
York City. u
The first .day of the second year found the school en-
larged, the ninth and tenth grades being added, and the
faculty increased from nine members to twelve. The temporary
school was moved from its former position in the barracks
to the location of the permanent school to which two
new wings had been added. The enrollment the first day was
529 of which 96 were in the ninth and tenth grades. The en-
rollment continued to increase until a peak of 551 was
reached on April 16, 1936. The total enrollment for the year
was 471. Although it was only a two-year high school, the
students and faculty, with full cooperation of the community,
presented an original Christmas cantata which has been used
as a- basis for succeeding programs. They established
another precedent by offering an operetta, "H. M. S.
Pinaforef' by Gilbert and Sullivan. This was the first year
of competitive sports in the Fort Peck School.'n1e new coach,
Clyde Banfield, led both the basketball and track teams to
No change was made in the school the third year. The en-
rollment the first day was 529. 'me peak, reached March 1,
1937, las 420, and the total, 494. 'Exe students carried on
the traditions established by the second-year members in
that they again presented a Christmas cantata and the oper-
etta, "8honita." An inexperienced track team succeeded in
placing second in the district meet. The basketball team
improved and for the first tim? the Fort Peck School was re-
presentad in the district touxilqmnt.
In the fall of '37, the eleventh and twelfth grades were
added, and the faculty was increased from twelve to fourteen
mowers. The enrollment the first day was 472, of which 211,
were in the junior-senior high school. The peak of the year
was 502. This was a gala year for extracurricular activi-
ties in the Fort Peck School. ln addition to the traditional
Christmas program, oparetta, and sports, the ever ambitions
students put out a school paper, organized a pep club and
science club, presented a play, and edited an annual. The
Junior Class sponsored a junior-senior banquet and prom on
lay 6. Baccalaureate and Cormmncement were held May ZZ and
25 respectively. Several school dances were scattered
throughout the year. 'me basketball team had a most suc-
cessful season, and the track team had improved so much that
Coach Banfield took five members to the Havre Divisional
Track Beet. .4
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HISTORY GF FORT PECK SCHOOL fGOn'bIlnuQd?
The fifth year of school opened on September 6, 1958, with
an enrollment of 457. Iteontinued to increase until October
18, when it reached 486, this being the peak. Tae env
rollment then decreased slowly, due to the transfer of ens-
ployees, mobil at the present time 458 are enrolled. At the
opening of school the total enrollment of grades 9 to 12 was
X59 'Eds9F 5?Ri9mP??,50z IQUQBQQ Q Peak of 143, E35 -45 .cbd
premiums rss. me emu enfdr1ment for the 'cue
entire school, is 525. The number of faculty members still
remains 14. , '
Un Hey 5 the senior class was honored at e banquet and
prom sponsored by the junior class. In addition to the oper-
ette and Christmas program the school presented e Music Fes-
tival, May 12. On Hay 21 and 25, respectivelygshe baccalau-
reate and commencement exercises were presenteckfwo new clubs
were organized, namely, the"Mode1 Bui1ders'and"Camera C'1ub'.
The senior class edited a very successful DHEDGE and DINO-
SAUR.Goech Bsntield and his tracksters entered the'Big Four'
Track Meet at Culbertson. 'me basketball boys ended a suc-
cessful season by winning third place in the district tourn-
emnt this spring.
HISTORY OF FACULTY
First Bow, Left to Bight: Miss '1brvik,Hrs. J'enes,Miss Booth,
Miss Reed, Miss Mountjoy, Mrs. Briksen, Mrs. Danielson
Second Row, Left to Right: Hr. Pjersted, lr. Banfield, Miss
Reymer, Miss Floren, Mrs. Stanton, Hr. Nelson, Mr. Welker
Those not in picture: Mrs. I-lsughey, Mrs. Noyes
Opal Mountjoy--First grade Inez Haughey--Fourth grade
Ruby Stanton--First grade Esther Janes--Fifth grade
Alice Booth--Second grade Bile Walker--Sixth grade
Edith Floren--Third grade e
Loyd O. Fjerstad -- C1954-1989 at Fort Peek!
Superintendent of Fort Peck School
Graduated from University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minn.
T. Clyde Banrield 6- D955-1959 at Port Peck!
Senior class advisor end coach.
Solid geometry, chemistry, biology, general science, and
Graduated from University of Montana, Missoula, Montana
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