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Page 10 text:
1935 THE SIREN 1935
Evolution of "The Little Red Schoolhouse
Much interest has been shown in the education of the former days in Sauquoit.
and the younger generation has been looking back at the pages of Sauquoit's history.
Thus-the result is an account of some incidents in the gradual improvements of
education in Sauquoit.
At about 1867 Sauquoit was divided into districts, one of which was uThe Little
Red Schoolhousef, This was a crude, low, one-room building where a lone teacher
taught sixty-nine or seventy pupils their three "Rs,-reading, writing and 'rithmetic,
besides grammar, spelling and a little geography. This building was located where
Mr. Walter Keehleis home is now situated, on the state road.
When this building was discarded as a schoolhouse, it was rebuilt. An entrance
was added to the front of the building. This building was moved to another location
and now is the home and store of Mr. William Mathews, who also lives on the state
lluring this time, there was also another schoolhouse. 4'The Little White School-
house" it was called. The studies were the same as in the other schools-the three
"His," grammar, spelling and geography. The children played HPom-pom, pull-a-
wayf' uliitty, kitty corner,'i and uFox and the C-eesef, This building was where
Mr. Arthur Crilfithis home is at present situated, on the state road on the corner of
Later, Sauquoit decided that a better school was needed, and a new building
was constructed. This building had two rooms, and, altogether, it was a much finer
school than ever before. Here two teachers presided. This was a great improvement
as it gave the pupils more advantages. This school is located on the land of Mrs.
Ur. liurhyte and does the duty of sheltering automobiles.
The old Crand Army Hall served as another district school. This building is
still standing on the road at Norwich Corners beside the M. E. Church and is used
for election purposes.
Nestling among shady maples beside the M. E. Church, was the grand old
academy, the pride of the valley. The approximate dates of this are 'l81l-41-1905.
Here basketball was brought forth as a new sport, baseball and football were im-
proved. The academy was kept in order by four or five teachers under a principal.
New subjects such as German, French, Latin and higher English were taught. This
school was located where the parsonage of M. E. Church is at present. Mr. Rogers,
our agriculture teacher, now resides there.
During 1905 Sauquoit High School was built where more subjects were taught
and new teachers hired.
As years passed on, the schools were improved, and in 1931-1932 Sauquoit and
Clayville united to form the Sauquoit Valley Central High School. This-our
school-was built on the location where Asa Gray, the great botanist, once lived.
Here home economics, agriculture and chemistry were taught for the first time to
Sauquoit pupils, although Clayville had taught chemistry for a few years before.
The course of study is under the direction of a principal and various teachers. Ping-
pong, wrestling, cross-country, and intramurals were added to the sport list.
My opinion is that there has been a great improvement in education since the
Little Red Schoolhouse. Students of this generation do not appreciate the ad-
xantages they have today.
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SAUQUOIT GRADE SCHOOL
Lillian Skinner-Principal and Sixth Grade
Sarah Lucy Ray-First Grade
Katherine P. Bockus--Second Grade
Margaret L. Ray-AThird Grade
Lela Glendenning--Fourth Grade
Mary O7Brien-Fifth Grade
Dorothy C. Baylis-Tophet School
Helen Glucky-Allen School
Gwendelyn Williams-Doolittle School
Margaret Bradbury-Cassville School
They deserve a lot of credit,
The teachers in our school,
But do they ever get it?
They do not-as a rule.
They wrote letters to your mother
When you did something bad,
But some clay you'll discover
Theyire the best pals that youive had.
They've scolded you-of course,
When you got into a fight,
But did they ever bawl you out
When you did something right?
When we couldnit get our lessons,
They were ready at our call
To help us out all they could,
That's why We love them all.
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1935 THE SIREN 1935
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First Row, Left to Right: Mary Kornorek, Sally Bawol, Edith Brown, ,lane Benbow, Alma
Head, Ella Mae Towne, Thomas Gaffney Cpresidentb, Gertrude Crowe, Robert Jones, Alice Rob-
bins, Martha Wicks, Mae Moyer. Second Row: Harry Stanimer, Glenn Bartlett, Samberino
Di Mare, Melvin Morgan, Philip Rubel, Robert Knobel, Ralph Morgan, Eleanor Green, Bernice
Smith, Anna Gasper, Edna Blackstone, Edna Smith, Lewis Dutton, Robert Smith, William Green,
Edwin Bryant, Salvatore Guido.
Third Row: Edwin Green, Mrs. Pritchard fadviseri, Albert Zambone. Fourth Row: Lillian
Peek, Paul Allen, Doris Loughlin.
A The Senior Tribe
y In 1932 two barbaric tribes made their appearance in the towns of Sauquoit and
Clayville. These two tribes were very wild and very little civilized. During the year
they made rapid progress in attaining civilization. ln Sauquoit the tribe numbered
26 and made a remarkable showing in athletics. ln Clayville the tribe numbered 20
and also showed achievements in athletics and prize speaking.
ln the September of 1933 the most remarkable event ever recorded in the annals
of history occurred. The two tribes residing in Sauquoit and Clayville migrated to
the Central Sauquoit Valley High School, and the union and assimilation of the two
tribes brought forth the remarkable sophomore class. The achievements of this
group soon made tlfe tribe the most known of all the tribes in this central nation.
'i he tribe now numbered 37 true and staunch members. They chose their motto.
ttAt the foothills climbingf, and their tribal colors, blue and gold. Five boys and
four girls won places in basketball, and in the inter-tribe contest the sophomores won
Thus the sophomore year came to a close, and eagerly the tribe waited for new
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