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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.
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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.
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Ralph E. Brant, for the past four years, has ably superinteided
the Vassar Public Schools, safe-guarding its ideals and promoting its
progress. Selected by the Vassar Board of Education in the fall of
1934, Mr. Brant came to Vassar especially Well recommended.
Fora number of years, before taking his position here, he was
head of the Caledonia Public Schools and was formerly Principal and
athletic director of the Augusta Public Schools.
Mr. Brant, who graduated from the Bellevue High School, re-
ceived his A.B. degree from Olivet College, and his Masters' Degree in
Education from Teachers College, Columbia University, New York City.
Columbia also granted him a special diploma for excellence of work in
the field of school administration.
Superintendent Brant Was appointed by the Michigan Educational
Association headquarters to organize the Tuscola County Teachers Asso-
ciation. He is to be commended for the fine efficiency with which he
carried out this responsiblity. He was prominent in his position as
president of that organization for the following term during which
many worthwhile projects were corrpleted.
He is active in a number of local organizations, holding offices
in several. Community service, to which he gives most freely of his
time and effort, is his by-word. His accomplishments and interests in
community life are a fulfillment of his natural enthusiasm and high
Members of the faculty and the students realize and fully ap-
preciate all the fine achievements that were brought about through
Mr. Brant's efforts in this school. We, as a group wish him many more
successful years as Superintendent of the Vassar Public Schools. P
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