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Richards R-V Student Stories: Richards School History

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Student Stories: Richards School History

Stories from Consolidated School District No. 5, 1938

Stories from Reorganized School District No. 5, 1957

 


Students who wrote stories: Chelsey, Kalee, Cole, Caleb, Andrew, Annessa,
Dusty, Trevor, Trinity, Logan, Kayla, Caitlin, Brandi, and Talynn.


Stories from Consolidated School District No. 5, 1938

Featured Stories

My New School
by Chelsey

My name is Chelsey, and I am going to a new school district. My teacher's name is Mrs. Hunter. It is 1938. My old school had wooden floors. It had wooden walls. We had to drink out of the same dipper and the same water bucket. We had to eat our lunch outside every day. My school was called Lone Pine, and I really liked my old school.

My new school has two rooms. On the outside of my new school there are rocks, big and little. Mrs. Hunter is nice. She always tells us that she is glad she has us. Mr. Edwards is the other teacher.

Our school is called Consolidated Number 5. The teachers have to sweep their own classrooms. The principal is Mr. Decker. We eat green beans at our new school every day. The mothers help can the green beans, and we have to eat them or do without.

They work on wooden tables. The cook can cook well. The teachers are paid $80.00 per month. We have to pay 5 cents every day for our lunch. I walk to school with Speck Rhodes every day. I play with him every day at recess.

My New School
by Kalee

My name is Kalee, and I am going to school in a new district. This year is 1938. My old school was Galloway. Galloway was a good school. At Galloway we had one room. We also had to go outside to go to the restroom.

We go to school for eight months. My teacher is Mrs. Hunter. Mrs. Hunter is very nice but if you call her Wilma Hunter she will give you a "whoopin!" Mrs. Hunter gets $80.00 a month. Mr. Jess McCrackin is president of the school board. We also have Mr. Edwards, but he is not our teacher yet. He is the fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, and eighth grade teacher. I am in third grade. At Consolidated No. 5 you have to bring your own lunch. Consolidated No. 5 has two rooms. I love my teacher, and I can't wait to have Mr. Edwards. I think I'll like him too.

Remaining Stories

My New School
by Cole

My name is Cole, and I am going to school in a new district. It is 1938. Our old school is closing, and I will be going to a school called Consolidated No. 5. Here is some information about Grimmett School. Our school was like a little house. It had six windows. We drank out of the same bucket and dipper.

I also have some information about Consolidated No. 5. I bring my lunch in a lard bucket. I like my new school. My new school has two rooms and is a lot bigger than my old school. My new school is made of native stone. I am one of the kids that sit on the floor. Some of my friends sit in wooden desks or have folding chairs. I like my friends. My friends and I have fun when we play outside on the playground. Mrs. Hunter is my new teacher. She is the nicest teacher in the world. We eat outside and play too. I have not been in trouble yet. My school rocks!!!!!!

My New School
by Caleb

My name is Caleb, and I am going to school in a new district. Every day we have the same lunch...every day! When ever we get thirsty, we drink from a water bucket with one dipper. We eat lunch outside on nice days. I'm from Grimmett.

My New School
by Andrew

My name is Andrew, and I am going to school in a new district. My new school is called Consolidated No. 5. The year is 1938. I use to got to Galloway School, but then four more schools came together.

Now I go to a bigger school. My other school was made out of wood. We use to go outside and have a picnic lunch. We have a dipper and a water bucket. All of us brought our lunch in a lard bucket. We had two bathrooms outside. My new friend is Speck Rhodes. Our new school is really cool because it is made out of rock. My teacher's name is Mrs. Hunter, and I'm in fourth grade.

My New School
by Annessa

My name is Annessa. I am going to a new school in a new district. The date is 1938. My old school only had one room. The grades were first through eighth. It had six windows. It was made out of wood. I'm from Grimmett. We would eat our lunch outside. We only had one water bucket with a dipper.

My new school is called Consolidated Number 5. The teachers are Wilma Hunter and Dwight Edwards. They are paid $80.00 per month. The president of the school board is Mr. Jess McCrackin. Other board members are W.N. Byers, Scot Falwell, M. M. Deaver, and Roy Williams. The clerk was George L. Jones, also of Pomona. Some of the other schools are Rudville, Lone Pine, New Central, and Galloway.

My New School
by Dusty

My name is Dusty and I am going to school in a new district. My new school is Consolidated No. 5. It is 1938. My old school was named Grimmett. It was a little one room school and made of wood. We ate lunch outside. We all drank out of the same dipper.

At my new school, teachers work for 8 months and get paid $80.00 per month. The president of the school board is Mr. Jess McCrackin. My teacher's name is Mrs. Hunter. There are two rooms. The school is made of rock.

My New School
by Trevor

My name is Trevor, and I am going to school in a new district. This is 1938, and my school is called Consolidated No. 5. My old district was a one-room school made out of wood.

A few days ago I started going to my new school. It is a two-room school made of brown and black rocks. I first went to see my teacher, Mrs. Hunter, who teaches the younger grades. Mr. Edwards teaches the older kids. Each month the teachers are paid $80.00. When the bell rings it means to come in.

Next we start spelling and language. Then we go to lunch. I had corn the first, second, and third day. Then my mom changed to protein. We have a pot-bellied stove. We go outside for recess. I play baseball. I am first base, and Speck Rhodes is second base. Speck is my best friend. When we get inside it is about time to go. Finally I go home.

My New School
by Trinity

My name is Trinity, and I am going to school in a new district. Before I moved, I was going to Galloway. Now I go to Consolidated No. 5. My old school had one room. We had all eight grades in thesame room. We brought our own lunches. We all had to drink out of the same water bucket with a dipper. We went outside to eat our lunch. The bathrooms were outside.

My new school is different than my old one. My new school has two rooms. It is a rock structure built near the old "Lone Pine" school. Wilma Hunter is my new teacher. Every month the teacher is paid $80.00. We have one school bus. I bring green beans every day, and my mom packs them.

My New School
by Logan

My name is Logan, and I am going to school in a new district. It is the year 1938. In my old school you got to go outside to eat lunch on sunny days. When we got a drink we drank out of a dipper. My old school's name was Galloway. It was fun there.

It's also fun at my new school, Consolidated No. 5. I have made lots of friends. All of them are really nice, and my new teacher is fun too. Her name is Mrs. Hunter. She helps us a lot. We bring our lunch every day in buckets.

My New School
by Kayla

My name is Kayla, and I am going to school in a new district. The date is 1938. My old school was made of wood. The bathrooms are outside, girls and boys. The way we get our drinks is by a bowl full of water with a dipper. My old school was Rudville.

Some of the other districts were Lone Pine, New Central, Grimmett, and Gallowway. My old school was a lot more different than my new school.

My new district has two rooms with first through eighth grade. Our new school is called Consolidated No. 5. My teacher is Mrs. Hunter. She gets $80.00 per month. There is a different teacher named Mr. Edwards. There's a boy in my class named Speck Rhodes. Jess McCrackin is the president of the school board.

Since they don't serve food here, everyone has to bring their lunch. We have a picnic about every day. When it's raining we eat inside. We go outside to play after lunch. It's fun to play with my friends. Today I played tag with a friend named Caitlin. Caitlin is super nice like my teacher, Mrs. Hunter. At my old school we had two recesses. Now we have only one recess.

My New School
by Caitlin

My name is Caitlin, and I use to go to Galloway School. It is 1938. The bathrooms were outside, boys and girls. To get a drink you would go over to a bucket filled with water and drink out of the dipper. You brought your own lunch because they didn't serve lunch. We also had a pot-bellied stove. There are five schools that were named Rudville, Lone Pine, New Central, Grimmett, and Galloway.

I now go to Consolidated No. 5. My teacher's name is Mrs. Hunter. She teaches first through fourth grade. Our school is made out of stone and has two rooms. Our school year lasts eight months. Mr. Edwards teaches fifth through eighth grade. Mr. Jess McCrackin is the president of the school board. Some more of the board members are W. N. Byers, Scott Falwell, M. M. Deaver, and Roy Williams. We have four rooms in Consolidated No. 5.

My New School
by Brandi

My name is Brandi, and I am going to school in a new district. Before 1938 I was going to Lone Pine. It had a wooden door, and the school was made of wood too. Speck Rhodes was my friend. We played tag. We ate the same lunch. Our lunch was celery with peanut butter, turkey, ham, and corn. We played outside two times a day. In school we learned how to count money, tell time, and about multiplication. We drank out of a dipper.

Today I moved to Consolidated No. 5. It is a nice place. Mr. Jess McCrackin is the president of the school board. Mrs. Hunter is a nice teacher.

Consolidated No. 5 is a two-room, rock structure. So far, I'm having fun. It is fun when it is recess. I have no friends. The other people have friends. Our book is hard, and science is hard. Reading is the hardest.

Today I made two friends when we were at lunch. I told them about my old school, and they told me about theirs. This is my favorite day. I told them about Speck Rhodes. I said he was funny and weird with his little hat. He had a bow tie and a checkered shirt.

My New School
by Talynn

My name is Talynn. I am going to school in a new district in 1938. At my old school we had one room, and the grades were 1 - 8. My old school was Grimmett. When I went to Grimmett school we drank out of a water bucket and used the same dipper.

My new teacher's name is Mrs. Hunter. We see Mr. Edwards. He teaches in a different class. The teachers get paid $80.00 per month. This year the president of the school board is Mr. Jess McCrackin of West Plains. The school house is made out of rocks. I have a wooden desk. Some people have to sit on the floor. Some have to sit in folding chairs. I bring my sack lunch every day. We now have two classrooms. I really like my new school.



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