Shelby Teachers, 1883

Richland Co., Ohio


School Records


Shelby Teachers, 1883

Source:  THE MANSFIELD HERALD:  22 November 1883, Vol. 34, No. 1


Submitted by Amy


And while old Richland, one of 88 counties in the great Commonwealth of Ohio, is steadily gaining in wealth and affluence in all points of interest to the commercial public, she is not forgetting her institutions of learning, every district having erected a suitable school house with all modern attachments, and provided with a teacher, able and competent to look after and teach the coming man and woman in such branches as are deemed advisable by a board elected for that purpose.  

The schools in Shelby, with a daily attendance of 459, are graded according to age and the latest and most improved system of education, and on a basis to secure the most satisfactory results.  Our corps of teachers being efficient and willing to stimulate the several classes on to acquired fitness for stations where ability worthy of culture is acquired, are marshaled into line as follows:

Mr. John Myers Superintendent
Miss H.E. Alles Principal of High School, 42 scholars enrolled
Mrs. A.E. King A Grammar, 38 enrolled
Miss L. Williams B Grammar, 40 enrolled
Miss A. Brucker C Grammar, 41 enrolled
Miss L. Bricker D Grammar, 51 enrolled
Mrs. A. Shepard A Primary, 60 enrolled
Miss J. Owingo west side, B Primary, 35 enrolled
Miss G. Rogers east side, B Primary, 35 enrolled
Miss Mattie Sipe west side, C and D Primary, 61 enrolled
Miss R.B. Hawn east side, C and D Primary, 61 enrolled

The musical and penmanship departments are under the instruction of Miss L. Hawn;  each class receiving two lessons in each branch weekly.  Of these scholars in attendance, 459 are victims to the art of spelling and music;  400, reading and penmanship;  350 arithmetic;  300 Geography or grammar;  9 geometry;  13 German;  25 Latin.  

The interest manifested by the regularity of attendance being paramount with that of success, is sure to win, but here as well as elsewhere there is the bright and dull child, but with steady strides and well-bent sail, the dull may become in point of intelligence the "David Peters" of Ohio.  The advancement to the present excellence to what it was in the early history of the city, may be due to superintendencies.  A great thin in a school and the final essential, says Hon. Wm. Henkle, is the teacher, and as is the teacher so goes the school and by obtaining good and serviceable teachers for our school rooms, then good results will surely follow.

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