IN BOTH HIGH AND NORMAL
DEPARTMENTS - WORK IS PROGRESSING NICELY IN ALL THE GRADES
From figures obtained from Supt. McIntyre, of the Crookston Schools, the attendance this year will far exceed that of any previous year. This is certain in connection with the high school and normal departments, which already show 35 more students at the end of the first two weeks than were enrolled last year at the end of the first month.
The figures in connection with the enrollment are as follows:
Enrollment of High School class at end of first month last year.. 197
Enrollment in normal department for same period..22
Enrollment of four high school classes at end of two weeks this year..228
Enrollment normal department for same period..26
Excess of enrollment this year at end of two weeks in High School and Normal department, over enrollments in same departments last year at end of first month, 35.
The total enrollment of the high school, normal department and the grades at the end of the first month last year was 1361.
The same at the end of the first two weeks this year is 1329.
The increase in the grades, therefore at the end of the first month will not be as great as the proportionate increase in the High school and Normal departments.
However, this can be explained to a certain extent from the fact that there are a number of children who have parents who sadly need their services in the fall to assist in earning money with which to comfortably clothe their children for the winter months, and as soon as the weather gets colder so they can no longer earn money, the truant officer will see to it that every one of them are rounded up and sent to school during the balance of the school year. The work of the truant officer last year was very effective in getting scores of students in the schools, some of whom had never attended a single day.
It has been found necessary year after year to increase the faculty in the high school and this year a teacher to devote her entire time to drawing music has been secured, in the person of Miss Fanny Smith, of Grand Forks. Heretofore teachers divided their time on these subjects and several others, a plan which is not entirely satisfactory.
The prospects were never better for a most successful year's work. The session tomorrow will end the first month's work and later on the Times will publish more detailed information on the subject.
Source: Crookston Times
Saturday September 25, 1909
Submitted by Brenda G. 2001
Updated April 21, 2015, K. Kittleson