Vassar High School - Echo Yearbook (Vassar, MI)

 - Class of 1938

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Graduates of the Commercial Department take positions in offices without further training. There are splendid opportunities to participate in Football, Basket Ball, Baseball, Track, Tennis, Intramural Athletics, Band, Boys' and Girls' Glee Club, Dramatics, Debate, F. F. A. Agricultural Club, Radio Club, Camera Club, Archery Club, Girls' Home Economics Club, Girl Reserves, Library Staff, Newspaper Staff, and Annual Staff, also grade and high school assembly programs. All students also have an oppor- tunity to secure Instrumental Instruction without cost. Vassar High School Complete Course of Study NINTH GRADE: English, Algebra, Biology, Home Economics I, Shop I, Civics, Safety Education, Junior Business, Band, and Art I. TENTH GRADE: English II, Plane Geometry, World History. Bookkeeping, Latin I, Crops and Soils, Farm Shop, Commercial Arithme- tic, Band, and Art I. ELEVENTH GRADE: English Literature, American History, Com- mercial Arithmetic, Latin II, Advanced Algebra, Solid Geometry, Chemi- stry, Animal Husbandry which alternates with Agricultural Economics every other year, Advanced Home Economics, Advanced Shop, Short- hand I, Typewriting, Band, and Art II. TWELFTH GRADE: American Literature, Economics and Ameri- can Government, Speech, Advanced Algebra, Solid Geometry, Latin II, Advanced Home Economics, Animal Husbandry which alternates with Agricultural Economics every other year, Advanced Shop, Physics, Type- writing, Shorthand, Band, and Art II. From the above course of study, students desiring to meet college entrance requirements must have the two Major and two Minor sequences, which are required under the College Preparatory Course. School opens Tuesday, September 6, 1938, at 1:00 P. M. There will be a teachers meeting at 9:00 A. M. 2 Old School Records Reveal the Following Interesting Data: At a meeting of the School Board held at the' Post Office on the 26th of July, 1861, an order was drawn in favor of William Lee, Jr., tak- ing care of school rooms at 36.00 per week. At 9, meeting of the Board of Trustees held at the old Post Officz building on the evening of Saturday, October 5, 1861, it was "Voted that Miss Mildred Padman be employed during the coming winter term to teach in the primary department at 253.50 per week." At a meeting of the School Board held at the office of the Secre- tary on the evening of June 29, 1863, it was "resolved that for the better efficiency of the school and protection of the House. that the request of the Eureka Lyceum to use the House for their Exhibition be not granted, that the janitor, Wilfred Kellogg, be instructed to keep two of the keys to said House exclusivelv in his possession and to use them for no purpose except that for which the school demands, and that he close the House at all times whenever he leaves it at night. that the House shall for NO PURPOSE be kept open evenings LATER than one- half past 9 P. M. Page Twelve

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of Michigan continuously since 1899, longer than any other school in the county. The qualifications of the faculty and the standards maintained by the Board of Education, have also made it possible for the Vassar Public Schools to belong to the North Central Association of Secondary Schools and Colleges since 1930. Certain extra curricular activities have become increasingly im- portant. Beginning this year high school Art and Band have been ac- cepted as full credit classes, meeting five days a week. Speech has been given full credit for some time. In so far as the course of study in the grades is concerned, much has been done to make the work more profitable and interesting. In our school we have a testing program which extends thro-ugh the eighth grade. This enables teachers to determine the amount of progress their children are making in relation to similar classes throughout the coun- try. In connection with this program, remedial work is given to those pupils who are in need of special help. The grade program is also made more colorful by grade pro- jects, such as operating a Grocery Store, Post Office, Rhythm Band, Vocal Music, and Art. In the gymnasium a health program, through physical education, is given to every boy and girl. The progress which has been made in courses of study has done much to make school life at Vassar more interesting and .to offer more practical training. Some Interesting Facts Relative to the Vassar Public Schools The Vassar Public Schools were organized in 1851, and still oper- ate under the special act of the legislature of 1859. .,. The Vassar Public Schools now employ twenty-two teachers. In 1916 fourteen teachers were employed. The school population is stead- ily on the increase. Vassar High School has been accredited by the University of Michigan since 1899 and approved by the North Central Association of Secondary Schools and Colleges since 1930, the highest attainment any high school may reach. By being so accredited, Vassar graduates, upon recommendation of the Superintendent or Principal, are admitted to the University of Michigan and other colleges in the State of Michigan with- out entrance examinations. The Parent Teachers' Association organized in 1925 has proved to be a very worthwhile organization and has been a fine medium to bind the ties more closely between pupils, teachers, and parents. The Activities Council, composed of a representative from each class and the various organizations, provides closer cooperation between the students and high school authorities. , Vassar High School has much to offer in the field of practical courses: Farm Crops and Soils, Animal Husbandry, Agricultural Eco- nomics, Shop I, Farm Shop, Advanced- Shop, Home Economics which in- cludes sewing, cooking, and home making in general, Bookkeeping, Typewriting, Shorthand, Junior' Bl1Siness, Comercial Arithmetic, and Com- merical Law. 1 Page Ee 'ven



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BOARD OF EDUCATION Oscar Curell William Dierck Lee Sevener Rex R, Gunnell Walter C. Furman Ray E. Kriseler Ray E. Kriseler-President Lee SevenerATrustee VValter C. Furman4Secretary William DierckfTrustec Rex R. Gunnell-Treasurer Oscar Curell-Trustee The students of the Vassar Public Schools have enjoyed and appreciated the benefits afforded them through the cooperation, ef- ficiency and interest of the Board of Education. Through its efforts the School has become one of the best in this region, and the students have been provided with excellent facilities and the most modern equipment. Through the efforts of the present Board it was made possible for Vassar to have one of the finest auditoriums in the Thumb District. Through their genuine interest and untiring efforts, together with a gift of 316,363 from the Federal Emergency Administration of Public Works, the Board of Education very efficiently effected negotiations for the purchase of equipment and completion of the New Addition. The progress of the school has been marked by the purchase of new typewriters for the Commercial Department, powered equipment for the Manual Arts Department, redecorating of the interior of the old building and installation of a new heating plant. Additional sup- plies and equipment for the Science and Music Departments, new tables and chairs for the Primary Rooms of both Central and McKinley Schools, and additional teaching supplies for both High School and Grades have all been accomplished through the efforts of our Board of Education. For these many advantages and for the earnest, sincere, and successful efforts on the part of the members of the Board, the student body wishes to take this opportunity to express its genuine gratitude. Page Thirteen

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