The first school
newspaper at the Grantsville Grade School was published in 1936 by 7th and
8th grade students. Here are some highlights of the mimeographed
NEW TEACHERS - The graded school started with three new teachers. They
are Miss Janice Morgan, Mr. Kenneth Hall and Miss Eva Law. Assigned
teachers for the year:
lst Grade - Miss Eva Law and Mrs. Thelma Stump
2nd Grade - Miss Virginia Hathaway
3rd Grade - Mrs. Ota Mae Marshall and Miss Myrtle Jarvis
4th Grade - Liona Cox (Riddle)
5th Grade - Miss Janice Morgan and Mrs. Ruth Witte
6th Grade - Miss Blenda Lena Proudfoot
7th Grade - Mr. Kenneth Hall
8th Grade - Mr. Paul Powell
Principal - Mr. Frank Ferrell (also teaches arithmatic)
Music - Mr. Robert Douthat, Mr. Ronzel Francis, Miss Bernice Morris
ENROLLMENT 334 -School enrollment was down 15 from last year to 334.
TEXT BOOKS CHANGE - This year every grade in school has new reading and
history books. The upper grades have new english, science and civics
INTERESTING SIGHTS DURING VACATION - In August (1936) Arden McCoy
visited the Great Lakes Exposition in Cleveland, Ohio. Gale Hathaway also
visited the exposition.
PUPILS VISIT OCEAN - Walter Smith, Eleanor Stump and Jesse Stump spend
eleven days at Virginia Beach, Natural Bridge, Kill Devil Hills and Endless
JUNIOR CHOIR ORGANIZED - Miss Morris and Mr. Francis organized the Jr.
Choir. The choir plans to make many appearances this year.
MY VISIT TO THE MUSEUM (By Mary Lee Burns) I had the opportunity of
visiting the Washington Museum. One of the most interesting displays was of
the World War (WWI)....Three days would not give enough time to see all the
OHIO RIVER FESTIVAL (Ravenswood) The CHS Band was featured in the
parade. Grantsville Grade was represented by Gail Connolly and Mary Lee
SCHOOL PATROL ORGANIZED - Mr. Ferrell selected the patrolmen by those
who made the highest grades in their class. They have made some new rules
this year and pupils should try and obey them.
Captain - David Lutz
Lieutenant - John Paul Leggett
Members - Von Yoak, Leon Yoak and Junior Waldo
TEACHERS TAKE TOUR - Miss Cox and Miss Hathaway spent the summer in
a traveling college, including Yellowstone, Salt Lake City, Chicago., etc.
They saw and shook hands with the Indian that played the part of Sitting Bull
in "Annie Oakley" which is now playing at the Kanawha Theatre.
PTA MEETING - A PTA meeting will be held Tuesday, led by President Gladys
PIONEER FAMILY PATRON FOR 40 YEARS - The school year 1936 is the first
year in 40 that a person by the name of Hamilton has not been enrolled. Last
year Victor Hamilton graduated.
- The stone cut school building, long abandoned, still reposes on High Street in Grantsville..