Grundy County Institute 1892
Grundy County InstituteThe total enrollment up to Monday evening was 108.
A good many visitors have been in the various recitations since the last report.
Rev. Witler of Des Moines, was a caller Monday and took part in the opening exercises.
Misses Estella Paddock and Anna Hansen represent the school journals before the Institute.
The Teachers' Reading Circle was briefly discussed on Monday afternoon. it is likely that a large number will continue the course.
The Institute is under obligations to Dr. Heffelfinger of the use of a skeleton and to Lewis robins for the trouble of handling it and assuming its care.
Representative Briggs of Pottawattamie county, was a visitory Monday, and made some interesting remarks to the State Civil Government class. He was accompanied by E. A. Wright of Beaver township.
Examinations in penmanship and reading were held last Thrusday, and in didactics, history and geography on Saturday. About 100 candidates presented themselves for certificates and promotion in the Institute.
Miss Huffman is carrying all opposition before her in her presentation of the Synthetic system of teaching reading. she is one of the foremost teachers of the state in her line, and her recitations in all her classes are especially enjoyed.
Rev. Allen of the Baptist church, conducted the openeing morning exercises for the second four days of the Institute, while Rev. Geo. B. Shoemaker officiated in like capacity the first four days. Rev. D. W. McLane will serve the Institute the last four days.
the following list of words was pronounced in general exercise hour last Thursday for members of the Institute to spell: receive, separate, siege, salary, kerosene, believe, celery, seige, accordion, melodeon. Four teachers only out of 97 spelled the list correctly. The D grade made the best record, missing only 22 per cent of the list, while the A grade missed nearly 43 per cent.
The matter of a graded course of study for country schools was discussed before a Round Table meeting of each grade during the last week; and it iwas decided to work for its adoption by township and independent district boards. The plan includes a systematic graduation of each school effected and a public graduation of all pupils who finish the course. The superintendent will alter furnish the details. It is intended to divide the county into convenient districts from each of which will be appointed two teachers, who in company with the superintendent will constitute an organizing committee for graduation honors. These two teachers from each district will constitute local officers of the County Teachers' Association.
The following teachers are enrolled up to the time of going to press:
|Winnie Brown||Millie Eaton|
|Hattie Green||Mabel A. Dixon|
|Byrd J. Butler||Mable Hundley|
|Lewis Robins||Nellie Miner|
|Earl Merritt||Hugh Willoughby|
|Sadie McKeen||Maude Lamb|
|Celia Noll||Ida L. Watkins|
|Anna Woodmency   ||Alice Buchan|
|Blanche Munn||Mary Mast|
|Emma Mertz||Lillie Graham|
|Estella Paddock||Millie Graham|
|Laura Hundley||Dora Colvin|
|A. J. Metzgar||Rose Ranger|
|Arthur A. Merritt||Jessie Roberts|
|Grace Campbell||Carrie Ivins|
|Esther Dunn||Carrie Dunsmore|
|Elizabeth Clifford   ||Bertha Williams|
|Alex K. Doorley||Nellie Patterson|
|Bessie Brown||Fannie Klein|
|Sarah Harrison||Lillie Martindell|
|Hattie Ingols||Ena Wilson|
|Ella Harris||Maggie Flynn|
|Laura P. Cottrell||May Harris|
|Alma Gibson||Lizzie Flynn|
|Emma Struntze   ||Charles E. Wright|
|Nellie Dorrity||Ed Strong|
|Cora E. Taylor||Pluma Bronson|
|Nellie Meyers||Frederica Anderson|
|Elizabeth Finlayson   ||Ada Wright|
|Pearl Richmond||Myrtle Crain|
|Kate Clifford||Myra C. Jensen|
|Clara B. Denniston   ||Bessie Little|
|Lillie Miller||Katie Moore|
|Eva E. Albright   ||Maggie Pollard|
|Lizzie Schreiber   ||Mable House|
|Clara L. Skeel|
|Thos. E. Culf||Stella Daggett|
|G. L. Steelsmith   ||Alice Crouse|
|Kittie Frederics||Florence E. Moore|
|Carrie Arthur   ||Jennie Degnan|
|Cora Schaap   ||Bessie Ammerman|
|Julia Kennedy   ||Thos. H. Greelis, Jr.|
|Alde E. Albright   ||Mrs. Householder|
|G. A. Griffin   ||Dimmie Griffin|
|Mrs. Clara Venum   ||Margeret Diddens|
|Jessie Whalen   ||Zella Whalen|
|Kate Palmer||Ida Whalen|
|Bertha Crary||Ada Miller|
|G. L. Eggleston   |
|Carrie Marble   ||Florence Marble|
|Mrs. A. E. Roseborough|
-Grundy County Republican (Grundy Center, Iowa), 11 August 1892, pg 4