News Notes from Ashe-
The Gilr’s Athletic team scored
three points in the series of contest
games against the Normal School
team on October 11. This make a to
tal of four games won for us out of
It was hardly necessary for Mr.
Edwards to tell us that he would
excuse no one from school to attend
the fair, after he had announced that
every class having a monthly attend
ance of ninety-seven per cent would
be given a half holiday the last Fri
day of the month. We did not want
to see the Giant Seaplane, and horse
races, and apple cider did not even
The entertainment committee of
the Asheboro-Pearson Street School
entertained the faculty delightfully
on September 29th at four thirty p.
m., with an automobile ride over the
interesting sections of Greensboro.
After the ride, the guests were car
ried to the home of Mrs. J. E. Faulk
ner on Arlington Street and served
delicious ices and bon-bons.
We are very proud of the fact that
Asheboro-Pearson has begun the new'
term with 608 pupils. Last year at
this school the enrollment w'as only
590. Three of the twenty teachers
in the new faculty are from Virgin
ia, three from South Carolina and
five from Georgia.
There are forty-seven pupils sent
from Spring Street School to Ashe-
boro School this year. W'e received
a cordial welcome, and now feel
quite at home. A general feeling of
friendliness has existed between us
and the old Asheboro crowd since
our arrival. The playground seems
nothing short of marvelous to us and
we have enjoyed it more than any
thing else. Elizabeth Browm
The Asheboro-Pearson Street
School is very proud of its new li
brary w'hich will be opened Monday
morning, October 15th. Miss Hy
mans and Bernice Stone will be in
charge of it. Miss Hymans will be
in the library during school hours
and Bernice Stone and a pupil, will
have charge before and after school.
There are now four hundred and
sixty-seven volumes. The room will
also be used for violin classes and as
a meeting place for the boys. The
old library, which was small and
poorly lighted, will probably be
made into an office for Miss Morgan.
The Training School defeated the
Ashebore Street School in a well
played game of “Heel It” on Wed
nesday, October 11, by a close score
of two and one.
The Training School started wuth
a rush and scored two points in the
first half. This, however, did not dis
courage our boys in the least as was
clearly shown when the second half
began with our boys rushnig down
the field like a whirlwind. Our
only point was made in the second
half when Cleburne Hall punted the
ball over the goal from the fifteen
Asheboro made a brave attempt to
score in the last half of the game but
we lost our chance of winning when
the time keeper called time after two
hard played halves of fifteen min
utes each. Bob Caveness
During the first week of October,
the pupils of Miss Barrow and Miss
Young entertained their mothers in
a delightful manner.
A number of the children in cos
tumes presented a very interesting
little Health Play. After the play
Mr. Edwards made an instructive
talk on health. Refreshments were
then served which- were enjoyed by
everyone. Hazel Allred
The Health Program at
Lindsay Street School.
Nothing in life is so important as
health. Wiithh this fact in view, the
school authorities have included in
the ordinary school curriculum a
health program. To carry this pro
gram through, and to work with the
grade teachers to this end, the ser
vices of a school physician and two
school nurses have been secured. In
addition to these, a physical train
ing department of three has been
added, to plan and supervise prop
er play and exercise for the devel
opment of the school children of
The outline of the work to be done
by the school doctor and nurses is
as follows: 1. Examination of all
new pupils. 2. Examinations of all
underweight pupils. 3. Examination
of all pupils found defective last
year. 5. Examination of each child
in the school..
At the beginning of the session,
there were 140 underweight chil
dren in Lindsay Street School. As
soon as the first grades have been
examined, these underweights will
have thorough examinations, and
follow-up visits will be made to the
parents of all defective children. On
each child’s report, may be found
a record of his normal weight, and
a record of his actual weight. In
case a child a child is below normal
weight, the school nurse seeks co
operation on the part of the parents.
It is noticed that there has been a
decided improvement in weight since
school began. Possibly this is due
to the regular hours and habits that
are practiced during the school ses
It is commonly known that milk
is the one complete food, containing
all the material necessary to body
building. Children are urged to
have milk for their lunches. An un
derweight can get milk at first re
cess. At Lindsay Street School,
from 13 1-2 to 14 gallons of milk is
consumed daily. Parents are asked
to cooperate in this matter, and urge
their children to drink more milk.
At least three pints should be con
sumed daily by a growing child.
Many corrections have been made
since the beginning of the new ses
sion. In Lindsay Street, 82 dental
cases have been attended to; several
children have been fitted with glass
es, and several have had their ton
sils removed. Each teacher holds
a class-room inspection daily, and
once each month the nurse holds a
thorough class-room inspection for
the detection of communicable dis
Eighteen pupils heve been vacci
nated this fall. Parents have coop
erated wonderfully in this respect,
and in nearly every case the stamp
“To be vaccinated before schools re
opens” was heeded. The authori
ties wish to thank the school patrons
for this spirit of cooperation.
The first, second and third are
competing in a Health Crusade.
There are 159 children enrolled in
the Health Culbs of Lindsay.
During the course of the year, a
series of at least ten lectures on
health subjects are to be given in
each grade, by the school doctor or
It is necessary to know not only
how to get well, but how to keep,
well. This last is partly the work
of the physical training department,
with three trained workers to direct
it. “Rest Periods” are arranged for
on each grade schedule, when help
ful exercises are given. It is sought
to bring every muscle of the body
into play, to secure well-rounded
physical development, and perfect
control of the muscles. In addition,
and incidentally, children are taught
to obey orders, quickly and implic
itly. Games helpful in developing
muscles, muscular control and rap
idity of thought are given. Daily,
a fifteen minute play period is held.
Twice a week, each grade goes out
side for 30 minutes of outdoor play.
Nothing is more necessary than a
spirit of fair play and good fellow
ship. To foster this, a series of in
ter-school games, for both boys and
girls has geen arranged.
Last, but not quite least, is the
part the individual grade iteacher
plays in this health program. Daily
she inspects her class, to teach hab
its of personal cleanliness and hy
giene. Have the teeth been brushed?
Have the nails been cleaned? Is
the hair neatly brushed? She must
originate plans to secure the inter
est of the children, and awake the
desire for and interest in absolute
cleanliness. The regular study of
hygiene or sanitation, is her field,
rich in possibilities and results. She
gives the drills ordered by the Phys
ical Training Supervisor—and takes
them herself. She plays with her pu
pils. The near-sighted child is placed
in a front seat. The child who can
not hear good is seated to his best ad
vantage. An attempt is made to
place each child in a desk just the
right size. Correct posture, sitting,
standing, and walking, is empha
The school is doing a greater work
than is commonly recognized. We
are trying our best to equip these
future citizens with clean, educated
minds, and strong, healthy bodies.
School Items from Simpson.
On account of crowded conditions,
a great many changes have been
made within the last month at Simp
son Street School.
The office has been made into an
attractive school room. Here the
overflow from grades one and two
is taken care of. This section is un
der the direction of Mrs. McSorley,
who formerly had charge of grade
Grade four is now being taught
by Miss Lucile Stibbins, who is a
modern “Alice of Old Vincennes.”
Vincennes, Ind., is her home town.
She is a graduate of the Indiana
State Normal College and the Uni
versity of Wisconsin. Miss Stibbins
has taught in the schools of Indiana
The Greensboro school system is
fortunate in having her among its
Fire Prevention Day was observed
on Friday, October. 6. An address
was made before the school by Mr.
E. G. Michaels. “Ninety per cent
of the fires are not necessary,” said
Mr. Michaels, “and could be
avoided if people would take prop
er precaution.” Mr. Michaels gave
rules for the prevention of hires.
First Rule—Keep clean premises.
Second Rule—Keep clean chim
Third Rule—Keep all matches in
a metal box.
Fourth Rule—Support the city
government in every thing that it
tries to do-in the way of fire pre
Mr. Michaels laid particular stress
on the importance of educating the
rising generation in the art of “stop
ping” a fire before it is even started.
In case of fire Mr. Michaels warned
the children to “use common sense
and keep their wits about them.”
A New(?) Idea
The day of back-yard shows has
by no means passed. Several days
ago Jane Carlton of the second
grade, Simpson Street School, as
sisted by other childrn, staged a
show which served more than one
Each one invited was
asked to bring a penny or a nickel,
and the proceeds were uesd to pur
chase a book for the grade library.
One of the Goop books by Gelet Bur
gess was chosen.
The book is to be passed from
grade to grade, so that each child
in school may have the pleasure and
benefit of an intimate knowledge of
The Simpson Street Parent- Teach
er Association had a very enthusias
tic meeting the third Friday in Sep
The Association is interested es
pecially this year in beautifying;
the school grounds and has already
begun its project. The grounds have
been inspected by Mr. Archer, Mr.,
Painter and Mr. Paul Lindley, each
of whom has made valuable sugges
tions to the committee.
In addition to visiting the grades!
frequently this year, the ‘grade moth- i
ers” have decided to visit the sick
children in the grades and thereby;
cooperate wih the mothers for the
best attendance possible.
The Association decided to con
tinue the precedent established last
lear of offering a picture to the^
grade securing the largest percentage -
of attendance of mothers.
The selection for this year is a i
beautiful picture in colors of “The
Boy and the Rabbit”. It is given to
Simpson Street School by Mr. W.
A. Hewett. !
We feel very fortunate in having
Miss Clements with us each Friday.
The children have never before been
so interestd in music. Under Miss
Clements’ leadership, the teachers
have set a high aim in music for the
year, ’^’e are anxious for each pupil
to have training in musical appre
ciation, and with piano and victrola
we believe it can be given. The glee
club has been organized and is busy
doing good work.
The Parent-Teacher Association
meets the second Thursday in each
month. Mrs. . C. Ogburn, pres.;
Mrs. J. L. Wachter, vice-pres.; Mrs.
W. H. Dickerson, sec.; Mrs. Fred
erick Archer, treas.
Th following are chairmen of va
rious committees: Mrs. Wb W. Long,
entertainment; Mrs. C. F. Smith, re
freshment; Mrs. W. M. Montgomery,
Circle chairmen: Mrs. J. F. How
erton, Mrs. Dan Field, Mrs. W. F.
Shaffer. Mrs. E. B. Reynolds.
The Association is planning this
year to build up the library, beauti
fy the yard and class rooms, buy
pictures, victrola and necessary
equipment for the playground.
This association never loses sight
of the great aims of the Parent-
Teacher Associations, namely to co
operate with the teachers, all work
ing for the good of the school.
The association Js planning on
October 20 to entertain the teachers,
and fathers in a “get-together” meet-
School News from Cypress Voices from Spring Street
Our chief aim: Character building.
Our slogan: 1. Our best in every
thing. 2. Begin the day right, by
putting spiritual things first.
Our motto: “If you are told to do a
thing, and mean to do it really—
never let it be done by halves, do it
Our School Work
1. Acquiring certain definite
knowledge. 2. Forming desirable
habits. 3. Developing some skill
in performing things of life. 4. Cul
tivating right attitudes. 5. Learning
to appreciate the higher things.
There are eighty-five children
drinking milk every day. Only a
few are underwight. All of them are
working wih the nurse’s supervision,
trying to make the health program a
vital part of their work.
The children of our school are
taught Thrift. A large per cent of
them are depositing, daily, in the
Miss Plowden and Mr. Park arc
doing quite excellent work as phys
ical directors. At present a contest
is in progress in which the girls are
winning target balk and the boys
are holding their own in Heel It. It
is an interesting sight to see the
children and teachers playing in sep
arate groups on the playground at
the play period every day. Three
two-minute relief drills are given in
the class rooms every day. Our phys
ical program is a live part of our
Our Industrial Arts department is
under the supervision of Miss Ran
kin, who comes to us every Tuesday,
She has given training in free hand
drawing, and cutting, silhoulettes
and dressing dolls and animals. The
contest in toy drawing is exerting
much interest in the higher grades. In
this contest the pupils are to make
their own drawinfts of animals, and
later use them for patterns of wooden
Speckl Programs we have used:
1. Health. 2. Fire Prevention. 3.
Columbus. 4. Parent-Teacher.
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whom were natives of Genoa, and
the same characters were present by
proxy in Miss Capp’s grade had a
re-union, and talked about old times,
each relating what part he had taken
that caused his name to appear in
the annals of history.
We are using the period formerly
known as recess for our work
physical education. Boys and girls
go to their own places and the sched
uled games are begun at once and
played with great zeal until the bell
calls them back to the school room
indoors. Of the four match games
we have played with Cypress and
West Lee we have won three.
The first and second grades have
an assembly at the time of opening
exercises and once a week one grade
gives a program while the others con
stitute the audience. This is of great
interest to the pupils and is having
On Fire Prevention Day, Miss
Wood’s third grade presented a play,
having the first grade as their guests.
The grade taught by Miss Phillips
gave another, and in Miss Coit’s
grade the work took the form of con
tests, one being called “Things
Which Should be Kept Apart” and
the other “A Quiz for Fire Preven
tion.” In the first, each child wore
a label bearing the name of different
articles, and a city official and a
housekeeper from one row at a time
contested to see how quickly they
could spot and separate the things
which should be kept apart, because
otherwise they cause fire. The quiz
was conducted like a spelling match
in the form of a reading contest, the
points being credied to the oppos
Our Glee club under Miss Hall’s
leadership, is most promising. We
have several new records for our
music appreciation course and ex
pect to make definite advancement
this year in this branch of our work.
“Scatter your flow’ers as you go
along, especially in the lives of those
in whose gardens the flowers never
bloomed. Nothing will give you