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Outagamie County (Wis.) State Centennial Committee / Land of the fox, saga of Outagamie County

Mann, John P.
"Readin', 'ritin' and 'rithmetic",   pp. 186-207 PDF (9.3 MB)

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house the farm shop and classes in voca-
tional agriculture.
  The school has continued to grow
steadily and now has an enrollment of
175 in the elementary grades and in ex-
cess of 300 in the high school, with a
combined faculty of 19 teachers. Two rural
schools transport their children to the
Seymour Elementary School. The high
school serves an area with a radius of
seven miles or more.
  Prior to 1880 the only educational op-
portunities for Shiocton were secured
through the use of a private tutor or by
attending the neighboring schools of
New London or Appleton. About 1880 a
one room school was built, in Shiocton,
which housed the eight grades. This
school took care of the educational needs
of Shiocton until 1899 when a four room
school was constructed, with two rooms
used and two teachers employed. The
other two rooms were completed and
additional teachers engaged when the
need arose. In 1908 a high school district
was organized, together with the Town of
Bovina, with William J. Sizer as principal.
Twenty students were enrolled in the
freshman an'd sophomore classes. During
the summer of 1909 an addition was
built to the school building, fully com-
pleted by 1911. The first senior class of
Shiocton High School was graduated in
1912. On February 15, 1915, the school
building burned to the ground and prac-
tically all of the equipment and books
were lost. Two days later the students
were back in school, meeting in church
and lodge halls. The senior class of 1915
was graduated from the Congregational
Church. Late in the fall of the same year,
grade and high school students entered
their new school building.
  Improvements in the school program
include the addition of courses in agri-
culture, home economics and commerce.
Four bus routes now operate in the sur-
rounding territory. A hot lunch pro-
gram furnishes well balanced hot lunches
at noon to about 250 pupils. A well
equipped gymnasium was added in 1938.
A music course furnishing vocal and in-
strumental instruction to both high school
and grades has been the latest addition.
  The last graduating class of 41 seniors
was the thirty-seventh. The present en-
rollment is 175 students taught by 13
  The history of the growth of the edu-
cational system in Kaukauna has not been
very well recorded. It is necessary to skip
over the period from 1823, when Miss
Electa Quinney managed her mission
school, for about 50 years, to the latter
years of the nineteenth century. At that
time two school districts comprised what
is now quite nearly the present school or
city district. The north side of the Village
of Kaukauna and part of the Township of
Sire ot First Kaukatiia hIigh School, right
     foregromId 0 oI Ma1p of 18] 6
Kaukauna were known as District One.
Ledyard, the present south side of Kau-
kauna, and some more Town of Kaukauna
territory was known as District Two.
  The building for District One was lo-
cated on a site near the present Holy
Cross School building, and the school
building for District Two was located on

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