District No. 33

District No. 33

Jackson

Taken in part from 

The History of the School Districts of 
Decatur County, Kansas
1940
compiled and completed
by Katie B. Cornell, July

On January 11, 1881, school district 33 was formed.  The school was located on Section 28, Township 4, Range 27.  The school was named Jackson, being named after on of the patrons of the district.  

The first school was a sod house and in 1882 a log school house was built.  The school being located close to the Prairie Dog Creek plenty of timber was available.  In 1890 a new one room frame building was built.  Athletics started about 1890 and baseball was the main event.

Picture shared by Elaine Burg Turner

Left to right (Date: 1931)
Note by Bertha: "School Days at Jackson School near Jennings." Note by Josie Shuler: "Teacher Miss Lois Canaga. Jackson School. Dist. No 33 1930-1931" Students identified by Josie. "There were three different Petrasek families."

Front Row: Bessie Tate, Flora Boutz, Arlene Shubal, Ilean Tate, Veda Muirhead, Freda Boutz, Darlene Petrasek, Marjorie Petrasek, Adelia Petrasek

Back Row: Bertha Emeline Matheny Burg, Josie Beal, Idella May Matheny Foster, Evelyn Petrasek

Picture shared by Elaine Burg Turner

Note by Bertha: "School Days at Jackson School near Jennings." Note by Josie Beal Shuler: "Teacher Miss Lois Canaga. Jackson School last day. Dist. No 33 1930-1931" Students identified by Josie. "There were three different Petrasek families. How would you liked to be the teacher? She was only 19 years old and her first time teaching. Back then all one needed was to take a test and you could teach - of course you needed H.S. diploma." (Numbers indicate grade level.)

 (Date: 1931)

Front Row, Left to right: Darlene Petrasek (1), Adelia Petraseck (6), Ilean Tate (1), Marjorie Patreseck (3)

Middle Row: Bessie Tate (2), Melvin Patreseck (6), Idella May Matheny (7), Kenneth Lee Matheny (6), Cecil Stacey (3), Chester Muirhead (7), Arlene Shubal (7), Paul Tacha (6), John Vytlacil (7), Veda Muirhead (7), Flora Boutz (1), Freda Boutz (2), Keith Nelson Matheny (3), Evelyn Petrasek (7), Doyle Boutz (3)

Back Row:  Josie Beal (8), Bertha Emeline Matheny (8) 

 

Picture shared by Elaine Burg Turner

Note by Bertha: "School Days at Jackson School near Jennings." Note by Josie Beal Shuler: "Teacher Miss Lois Canaga. Jackson School. Dist. No 33 1930-1931" Students identified by Josie. "There were three different Petrasek families."

(Date: 1931)

Front Row, sitting, Left to right:  Doyle Boutz,  Cecil Stacey, Keith Nelson Matheny 

Back Row, standing:  Kenneth Lee Matheny, Melvin Petrasek, Paul Tacha, Chester Muirhead, John Vytlacil

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