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c-morial Central School organized July 1, 1942 fr om 23 districts, the 24th being added in 1943. Gro
broken in August 1950 for the new wing whose dedication IQ planned for May 3. 1952.
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ADMINISTRATIOIN AND FACLLTY Top Rovs Wrllram G H Wrese Supervrsrng Prmclpal St Lavx
r acc lnlverslty Canton Ix Y Wxltzj Tlel Vlce Prlnclpal and Socxal Studles St Laurence LYIIVCISIIY
Cm on Nl Y Exght Grade Advrsor Arthur Schrader Elementary Supervrsor Buffalo State Teachers College
Buffalo N Y ,lean Given Secretary toPr1nc1pal Knvc BI6IUOI'l21lI'IIgl1 School Russell N Y Kathryn F1tz
gerald Enghsh St Laurence Umversuty Canton N Y Earl Colhson Mathematrcs St Laurence Unlverslty
Canton N Y Semor Advrsor Hollrs Schvsartz Scren e St Lawrence Lmverslty Canton N Y
SECOND ROW Harrxett Armstrong Foreign Lan uages St Lawrence UUIVCISIYY Canton N Y Seymour
Advxsor Anne Broun Lrbrarlan St Elrzabeths Collge Madlson N j Seventh Grade Advisor Gerald
smtratxoa joseph Morse Music Potsdam State Teach rs College Potsdam N Y junlor Advrsor Treasurer
Russell Teachers Assocratlon Ircel Wrlcox School Ixlrse and Attendance Supervxsor Plattsburgh State Teach
ers College Plattsburg N Y Iva Ruth Clark Puolrc Speaking and Remedral St Lavsrence Unrversrty
Canton 'Nl Y Advisor Know Knevxs Earl Bavstrnhlmer Phys1calEducat1on Unlversrty of Buffalo Buf
falo NI 't Sophomore Advisor
THIRD ROW Inez Butterfield Home Economrcs Kansas Statc College Manhattan Kansas Freshman Ad
wsor Irene Beaulreu Seventh Grade Potsdam State Teachers College Potsdam N Y Kenneth Harmer Srxth
Crade Potsdam State Teachers College Potsdam N Y Vaughn Grlbert Flfth Grade Potsdam State Teach
ers College Potsdam N Y Dons Gates Fourth Grade Potsdam State Teachers College Potsdam N Y
Ethel Cameron Thlrd Grade Potsdam State Teachers College Potsdam IN Y Secretary Russell Teachers
Assocratxon Mayvrs Royce Second Grade Potsdam T achers College Potsdam N Y
BOTTOM ROW Grace Paro Moore First Grade Potsdam State Teachers College Potsdam N Y Eloise
McKee Klndergarten State Teachers College Potsdam N Y Ray Loop Fxfth and Srxth Grades DeGrasse
Potsdam State Teachers College Potsdam NI Y Zelda Thomas Thxrd and Fourth Grades DeGrasse Pots
dam State Teachers College Potsdam N Y Darsy Th Jmas Kmdergarten Fxrst and Second Grade DeGrasse
St Lawrence Imversrty Hazel Fulton West Plerrepont School Potsdam State Teachers College Potsdam
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FRO 11 LOG SCHOOL T0 CENTRAIIZED SCH001'
USSELL srtuated rn St Lawrence County anclent
huntrng ground of the Iroquors was funded rn 1805
by Russell Attwater who looked at the vrrgrn territory
rlch rn fish and game and considered rt well worth the
petty sum he pard Soon people largely from Massachu
setts and Vermont came by ox cart to settle the new
land Wrthrn four years a small log school was built
upon one of the high hrlls north of the village over
lookrng the pleasant valley below through which the
Grasse rrver wmds from east to west Thrs rs the rrve
known to the Indians as NI KENT SIA KI ffull of
big hshesj The building was heated by two fire places
and was furnrshed wrth a pulpit for use rn rellgrous
services as the first church was not buxlt untrl 1845
From the openmg of this first school under the
dlrectlon of Rollin Smith tn 1808 to the dedlcatlon of
the new wing of Knox Memorial Central School rn
1957 any observer of education rs rmpressed wlth the
steady progressive sprrrt evidenced by the people rn
therr efforts to provide for the children the very best
avarlable at any partrcular trme From a budget of 3250
rn 1809 to a budget of 3160 000 ln the present day
hnancnl sacrxhce has be n necessary One hundred
thirty eight puprls were enrolled for five months a year
rn seven schools rn 1820 Four hundred eighty seven
pupils are now enrolled rn three schools rn the central
In 1860 after the log school burned the Arsenal
was obtarned for use for the first trme as a pubhc
school At that time the length of the school term w as
declded by the state of the farm work and the SIZC of
the winter woodprle and students furnished their own
rharrs Teac iers were paid from S150 to S2 00 per
week and were boarded around Everyone wanted to
board the teacher after sprmg housecleanrng and before
In 1905 the pubhc and school hbrary was estab
hshed wrth 2100 volumes and today there are some ten
thousand books for reference purposes as well as for
lersure time readmg In 1860 however the only refer
ence book was Websters Unabridged Drctronary and
for lelsure txme the students attended evenrng spelling
schools hrrngrng their own lanterns or candles
In 1875 country schools marntamed two terms a
veir There w as an extra ten weeks nn the ullage school
and there were two departments maintained ln the vrl
lage school prrmary and advanced
The followmg year found the law bemg changed
concerning the hcensrng of teachers and they could not
thereafter obtain a hcense until they were sixteen years
of age Prevlously they had been Issued at the age of
fourteen Common practice found teachers or head
teachers younger than students rn school but so eager
were the people for education that thrs lack of maturity
on the part of the teacher drd not seem to hamper the
By 1888 the primary department rn the vrllage had
grown to approximately forty students and three terms
now bemg held one of twelve weeks and two of ten
weeks each With hundreds of dollars today bemg
spent for maps globes charts microscopes film strip
machines and other teachmg aids rt rs interesting to
note that charts for readmg and models for physiology
were only coming rnto use at this trme
The year 1890 found the first Regents examrnatrons
bemg grven rn Russell and the first Arbor Day bemg
observed By 1893 attempts were bemg made to enforce
the attendance law and wlth the establishment of the
pubhc and school hbrary ln 1901 the stage was set for
the chartering of the Unron School and its academrc
department opened in September 1905 for the first trme
The return of Seymour H Knox and Bishop Lewis
to Russell and their decrsron to do somethrng for the
drstrrct wrll be adequately covered elsewhere but rt rs
rnterestlng to note that eleven years after the dedrcatron
of the Knox Memorral I-hgh School a few women form
er Arsenal students held a prcnlc and plans were made
for 1 larger group PICUIC the followrng year This prcnlc
developed lnto the Old Arsenal Teachers and Students
Assocratron whrch was organized rn 1921 and which
down through the years to the present time has found
people returning each june from all sectrons of the
country to attend the meetrng to enloy the prcnxc lunch
and to remlnrsce of youthful days spent rn the Arsenal
A strong force for educatron thrs organrzatlon was
quick to note the advantages of centralization and many
of the workers for centrahzatron came fom the Old
Arsenal Teachers and Students Assoclatron XVork on
ccntrahzatnon began late rn the thrrtres and was brought
to a completion rn October 1911 when wrth nearly four
hundred votes cast only svcteen opposrtron votes were
registered Wxtli one of the greatest mayorrtres rn favor
this second centrahzatron rn St Lawrence County open
ed on the first of july 1912 with twenty three dlstrrcts
The twenty fourth district was added ln 1913
Centrahzatron brought new problems not the least
of w hrch w as room for the greater enrollment and
school authorrtr s were forced to operate eighteen schools
the first year and to again bring the Old Arsenal into
use for grades 16 rn the village Thirty one persons
made up the faculty and plans were rmmedrately made
for the burldmg of the wrng whrch rs bemg dedrcated
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