Rossville Grade School Update 1955, Rossville, Kansas
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Thursday, May 19, 1955
Progress of the Grades
Rossville Grade School
FIRST GRADE NEWS
The last six weeks of school found many of us celebrating birthdays. Allen Jackson invited the first graders to a birthday party in the Rossville Park. Delicious refreshments of ice cream and cup cakes were served. Allen's mother was assisted by Mrs. Francis Pardee. Carl Farley treated us to ice cream sandwiches and passed out balloons to celebrate his birthday. Carolyn Gresser passed out candy bars in observance of her birthday which is this summer. Alex Sieck gave us a very nice surprise by passing out prettily decorated cup cakes and party hats Monday. Junie Murray celebrated her August birthday with the class Tuesday by passing out cup cakes.
Jane Parr had the following girls as her overnight guests Friday evening: Carolyn Gresser, Bonnie Tuller, Junie Murray, Susan Nadeau, and Kathleen Becker. They all reported a wonderful time.
During this last six weeks of school, we have had a reading class of library books along with our regular reading groups. Jane Parr, Carolyn Gresser and Steven Pardee tied for first place in reading the most books, 22 in all.
The following boys and girls will receive awards for prompt and regular attendance: Rudy Bailey, Bobbie Dolezilek, Carl Farley, Allen Jackson, Junie Murray, Jane Parr, Myles Preble, Laird Reding, and Johnnie Simecka.
Visitors in our room since our last news are Mrs. John Foresman, Mrs. Royal, Marilyn and Linda, Mrs. Joe Gresser and Catherine, Mrs. Bill Murray, Mrs. Wm. Farley, Mrs. F.E. Pardee, Mrs. Albert Sieck, Mrs. John Simecka and Gary, Miss Katheryn Vandahl, Rosie Stadler, Ronnie Davis, Bennie Mogus, Evan Jones and David Richardson.
Reading Awards will be presented to the following boys and girls: Rudy Bailey, Bobbie Dolezilek, Tom Foresman, Carl Farley, Carolyn Gresser, Allen Jacobson, Susan Nadeau, Jane Parr, Myles Preble, Bonnie Tuller, Johnnie Simecka, and Steven Pardee.
We have nine boys and girls in our room who have never missed a spelling word this year. They are Jane Parr, Steven Pardee, Tom Foresman, Bonnie Tuller, Johnnie Simecka, Myles Preble, Carolyn Gresser, Bobbie Dolezilek and Rudy Bailey.
Myles Preble has moved back to his home in the country. He has been bringing very pretty bouquets for our room. Several others have brought beautiful roses and peonies to make our room attractive. We appreciate this a lot.
Alex Sieck will move to Topeka as soon as school is out.
This last week of school is a very busy one for us. We are looking forward to a trip to Rebecca Zeller's farm home Monday and to Field Day Tuesday. Our best written work has to be pasted in our Book of the month scrapbook and our room put in order for the summer.
In art we drew some very interesting pictures about what we want to do this vacation. We especially liked Donald and Ronald Harmon's showing them fishing; also Diane Murray's going to Nebraska to see her grandmother.
The mumps have invaded our room the last few weeks. The victims were: Dwight Martinek, Diana Cowan, Connie Bahner, and now May Jones who, this week, is getting them on the other side. We hope she gets back in time for our last day dinner.
Bruce Shannon treated us to ice cream bars on his birthday, May 3rd.
Those who have had perfect attendance so far this year are: Vauncille Avers, Diane Murray, Helen Wehner, Sandra Heiland, Barton Larson, Bruce Shannon, Donald and Ronald Harmon, Amy Jones had not missed a day until she got the mumps last week.
Awards for reading the most library books this year will be given to: Amy Jones, Marilyn Trubey, Diana Cowan, Virginia Stach, Connie Bahner, Barton Larson, Vauncille Avers, Bruce Shannon, Rebecca Zeller, Laura VanVleck and Daryl Mitchell.
We plan to bring a sack lunch next Monday and eat out doors. If the weather is bad we will eat in our room.
Don't forget the school dinner next Tuesday.
The second grade boys played the third grade boys a good game of ball one day last week. Our score wasn't the highest but it was a fast game. We have some very good players. Mrs. Simpson was umpire.
The last three weeks we have been learning to do cursive writing.
The second grade must now say, "Good-bye" for another year. It has been such a happy, interesting year. We feel we have all done our best and are proud of our progress. It is a sad time too. W are going to miss being together, but are looking forward to a pleasant summer and will all be happy to come back as third graders this fall. I, Mrs. Challis, want to express my appreciation for the wonderful cooperation and loyalty from the Rossville patrons and friends the last two years. I am truly sorry I can not be with you next year.
The boys and girls in the Third Grade are rapidly finishing their books and other school work and are looking forward to a nice summer vacation with playing, trips and working at home.
The students having perfect attendance for this year are: Ronald Avers, Jimmie Fauerbach, Jane McCollough, Marilyn Simpson, Connie Zeller, Lloyd Culp, and Stephen Becker.
The boys and girls honored for reading more than eight library books are: Ronald Avers, Herman Bringle, Kennie Coleman, Lloyd Culp, Sharon Decker, Jimmie Fauerbach, Daniel Gee, Gary Hill, Rose Mary Jacobson, Douglas Kelsey, Michael Martin, Jane McCollough, Joe Mitchell, Myrna Perry, Ronald Pressgrove, Lillian Reser, Pat Royal, Linda Simecka, Marilyn Simpson, Donna Tuller and Connie Zeller.
Those students winning prizes for not leaving the room during any class all year are: Harry Adams, Sharon Decker, Jimmie Fauerbach, Rose Mary Jacobson, Jane McCollough, Lillian Reser and Linda Simecka.
Every student in the Third Grade has had his picture up on the "Star Spellers" chart for getting 100 on a Spelling test sometime during the last semester.
We had one birthday in the Third Grade during the month of May: Donna Tuller who treated the class with ice cream bars.
The boys and girls in the Third Grade wish you a very pleasant summer and hope to see you at the school dinner next Tuesday.
Date: May 19, 1955
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