Registers of Attendance for Rural Schools

August 1, 1917 - July 31, 1918

Lyons NY



Lyons School District No. 1

One schoolhouse with room for 32 students, 105 books in their library. The school was inspected 3 times by the district superintendent. Two trees were planted for Arbor Day. Four children were vaccinated, 12 unvaccinated.

Teacher - Viola M. C. Sabedra, post office address Palmyra, NY, who received wages of $396.00.

Physical Education Teacher - Margaret Leighton, who visited "about 1 hour nearly every week." Children were led in physical exercise or directed play 20 minutes or more nearly every day.

Number of days school was maintained was 183, with 176 days of school in session, 2 days for district superintendent teachers' conference, and 5 legal holidays.

Number of children over 5 and under 18 in the district on August 30, 1917 = 10 boys, 11 girls, total 21

Number of children over 5 and under 18 registered during the year = 7 boys, 8 girls, total 15

Number of children over 5 and under 18 in the district registered in other school in the state = 1 boy registered during the year

Average days of attendance = 174.285 for boys, 142.428 for girls

The privies or water-closets did not comply with the provisions of the "health and decency" act.


SCHOOL DISTRICT CENSUS SCHEDULE

[Note: children with "*" in front of their names attended school during the year.]

Names of parents or other persons with whom the children live; names and dates of birth of children ages between 5 and 18 as of August 30, 1917

Mrs. N. R. Lape
   * Nancy Lape (age 14) Nov. 19, 1902

Grant Kitchen
   * Dwight May 26, 1906
   * Isabelle Nov. 30, 1909
   * Charles Oct. 28, 1910

George Heinrich
   * J. Charles Oct. 29, 1907
   * Miles Oct. 5, 1904
   Earl Sept. 9, 1912

Albert V. Humbert
   * Elliott Jan. 20, 1910

Mrs. N. R. Lape
   Alice Nov. 4, 1900

Philip Studer
   Gladys Aug. 29, 1902

Clayton W. Henry
   * M. Vivian April 17, 1907

Daniel Hurley
   * Daniel P. Hurley Oct. 12, 1902
   John April 15, 1911
   * Bertha Sept. 6, 1906
   * Ellen Sept. 24, 1903
   * Emma Nov. 16, 1904
   * Helen Dec. 28, 1909

Albert Wager
   Charlotte May 31, 1901

Lynn Felker
   * Calvin May 29, 1910

Ernest E. Legg
   * Edna Sept. 10, 1911

George Heinrich
   George May 22, 1902

Herbert L. Metcalf
   * Walter L. Nov. 25, 1902

Charles Kitchen and Walter Metcalf were both absent from school during the first 6 weeks of the second term. The Hurley boys were most often tardy.

The following students took the State Department of Education exams in January in various subjects: Ellen Hurley, Emma Hurley, Daniel Hurley, Bertha Hurley, Vivian Henry, Charles Heinrich, Dwight Kitchen. All appear to have passed most of them but for Charles Heinrich, who was sick most exam days or received poor grades in the 20s range, despite a 75 in writing. Ellen and Emma Hurley were particularly good students.

The following students took the second term State Department of Education exams in various subjects: Ellen Hurley, Emma Hurley, Daniel Hurley, Bertha Hurley, Vivian Henry, Charles Heinrich, Dwight Kitchen. Again, Ellen and Emma received overall averages much higher than the others, in the 90s, and Charles' grades were poor but for reading and writing, averaging in the 20s through 40s. Miles Heinrich and Walter Metcalf both took the 8th Grade Regents exams, grades not stated, and Walter passed his in January 1917.


REGISTER OF VISITORS

Miss Leighton, Sept. 4, 12, 17, 21
Miss Leighton, Sept. 6, 25
D. P. Goetzman, Sept. 7
Helen Kitchen, Sept. 11, Sept. 21
Emily Reddington, Sept. 19, Oct. 31
Alice Lape, Sept. 21
Charles Kitchen, Sept. 21
Wilma Bramley, Oct. 4, 1917
D. P. Goetzman, Oct. 10, 1917
Miss Leighton, Nov. 5, 8, 13, 16
Miss Leighton, Nov. 5, 8, 13, 16
Mrs. Helen C. Andrews, Nov. 7, 1917, Mar. 20, 18
D. P. Goetzman, Nov. 13, 1917
Margaret Leighton, Nov. 21, Dec. 3, 6, 12, 18
D. P. Goetzman, Dec. 6, 1917
Miss Leighton, Jan. 7, 15, 24, Feb. 7, 19, 28
Miss Leighton, Mar. 6,11, 19, 22
D. P. Goetzman, Mar. 5, 1918, April 24, 1918
Miss Leighton, April 9, 12, 19, 24, May 1, 7, 10, 13, 17
Gladys M. Studer, Mar. 21, 1918
Charlotte E. Wager, April 5, 1918
Thelma Lester, date not given
Doris Jenson, date not given
Freda Lester, date not given
Earl Heinrich, May 20, 1918
Mrs. Avery, May 31, 1918



Lyons School District No. 8

One schoolhouse with room for 36 students, 214 books in their library. The school was inspected 3 times by the district superintendent. Seven children were vaccinated, 12 unvaccinated. Officers elected May 1918 for the school year 1918-1919 were Marvin Pruner, Sidney Martin and John Schrader, all of Lyons, N.Y. 40% of the children age 5 - 17 in this district did not attend school, and weren't reported as registered in other school districts.

Teacher - Augusta M. Weber, post office address Lyons, NY, who held a conditional license issued by Mrs. H.C. Andrews, who received wages of $392.04.

Physical Education Teacher - Margaret Leighton, who visited 1 hour week. Children over 8 years old were led in physical exercise at least 20 minutes per day.

Number of days school was maintained was left blank.

Number of children over 5 and under 18 in the district on August 30, 1917 = 14 boys, 21 girls, total 35

Number of children over 5 and under 18 registered during the year = 8 boys, 13 girls, total 21


SCHOOL DISTRICT CENSUS SCHEDULE

[Note: children with "*" in front of their names attended school during the year.]

Names of parents or other persons with whom the children live; names and dates of birth of children ages between 5 and 18 as of August 30, 1917

Wm. Brandt
   Rosa Aug. 4, 1901
   * Clara Mar. 18, 1908

Jacob Buys
   * Nellie Mar. 10, 1905
   * Carrie Sept. 9, 1909

Mrs. A. Dickson
   * Howard Mar. 20, 1905
   * Helen Dec. 26, 1909

Jacob Emmel
   Arthur Oct. 9, 1900

Frank Fellows
   Howard Mar. 6, 1901

George Fellows
   George Feb. 16, 1906
   Harriet Mar. 9, 1903

Henry Fischer
   Keokel(?) June 21, 1901
   Jessie July 17, 1904
   Myron May 5, 1905

Karl Metz
   * William Feb. 26, 1903
   * Helen Metz, date not given but age 5 first term

John Schrader
   * Gertrude July 11, 1909

Charles Stauch
   * Albert Jan. 28, 1902
   * Edna Feb. 5, 1904

Tremont Shepherd
   Mildred Sep. 13, 1901
   Catherine May 30, 1908
   Charles Sept. 28, 1910 (name crossed off)

Edward Bremer
   Marjorie Nov. 1, 1907

Marvin Pruner
   * Doris Nov. 10, 1910
   * William, birth date not given, but age 5 first term

Wiliam Heidenreich
   Arthur, birth date not given

Jesse Stone
   * Mary Aug. 14, 1908
   * Albert July 9, 1910

Merton Rush
   * Rachel Rush, birth date not given, but age 5 first term
   * Vern Coleman, birth date not given, but age 14 first term
   * Florence Coleman, birth date not given, but age 11 first term

Sydney Martin
   * Laura July 5, 1909
   * Louise July 5, 1909

Several other students were in attendance whose parents weren't listed in the school district census.

FIRST & SECOND TERM ATTENDEES

Age of students at enrollment.

Howard Dickson, age 12 (parent or guardian Mrs. A. Dickson)
William Pruner, age 5 (parent or guardian Marvin Pruner)
Albert Stone, age 7 (parent or guardian Jesse Stone)
William Metz, age 14 (parent or guardian Karl Metz)
Albert Stauch, age 15 (parent or guardian Charles Stauch)
Vera Coleman, age 14 (parent or guardian Merton Rush)
George Cook, age 13 (parent or guardian Frederick Cook, who wasn't on the parents list)
Carl Mierke, age 6 (parent or guardian Edward Mierke, who wasn't on the parents list)
Earl Falke, age 5 (parent or guardian Delmar Falke, who wasn't on the parents list)
Clara Brandt, age 9 (parent or guardian Wm. Brandt)
Carrie Buys, age 8 (parent or guardian Jacob Buys)
Nellie Buys, age 12, (parent or guardian Jacob Buys)
Florence Coleman, age 11 (parent or guardian Merton Rush)
Helen Dickson, age 7 (parent or guardian Mrs. A. Dickson)
Gertrude Schrader, age 8 (parent or guardian John Schrader)
Edna Stauch, age 13 (parent or guardian Charles Stauch)
Mary Stone, age 9 (parent or guardian Jesse Stone)
Laura Martin, age 8 (parent or guardian Sydney Martin)
Louise Martin, age 8 (parent or guardian Sydney Martin)
Doris Pruner, age 6 (parent or guardian Marvin Pruner)
Rachael Rush, age 5 (parent or guardian Merton Rush)
Helen Metz, age 5 (parent or guardian Carl Metz)

Stauch and Coleman were absent the first 8 weeks of the first term, and Metz the full term, for farm work and all had "Farm Cadet Permits." Metz attended school a few days the first week of the second term and dropped out of school permanently upon reaching age 16. It's noted that he was 16 years old Jan. 28, 1918.

The following students took the State Department of Education exams in January in various subjects: Howard Dickson age 12, Edna Stauch age 13, Albert Stauch age 15, and Vern Coleman age 14.

The following students took the second term State Department of Education exams in various subjects: Howard Dickson age 13, Edna Stauch age 14, and George Cooke age 12. Vern Coleman age 15 was scheduled to take them but was "not present."


REGISTER OF VISITORS

Mrs. Leighton Sept. 7, 1917
Mr. D. P. Goetzman Sept. 7, 1917
Mrs. Helen C. Andrews, Sept. 11, 1917
Miss Leighton, Sept. 13, 1917, Sept. 18, Sept. 21, Sept. 26, Oct. 1
Lisbian M. Mann, Oct. 10, '17
M. Leighton, Oct. 5, Oct. 11, Oct. 16
Ralph Sheldon, M.D., Oct. 17, 1917
Bessie Gruschow, 10/19/17, June 7, 1918
Josephine Palmeter, Oct. 26, 1917
Catherine Emmel, Nov. 27
Leah Fellows, Nov. 27
Mr. D. P. Goetzman, June 8, 1918
Margaret Leighton, Oct. 19, Oct. 24, Oct. 29, Nov. 6, Nov. 9, Nov. 19, Nov. 22, Dec. 4, Dec. 7
Mr. D. P. Goetzman, Dec. 7, 1917
M. Leighton, Jan. 8, 1918, Jan. 17, 1918, and other dates
Mr. Goetzman, Jan. 29, 1918
Miss Maude M. Schrader, Feb. 14, 1918
M. Leighton, Feb. 20, Mar. 5, and other dates
Mrs. Helen C. Andrews, Mar. 21, 1918
Mr. D. P. Goetzman, Mar. 21, 1918, April 4, 1918, and other dates
Irene Schliemann, date not given
Mrs. Helen C. Andrews, May 21, 1918
Lisbian M. Mann, June 7, 1918
Catherine Emmel, June 5, 1918
Plus a string of dates along margin that might be visitor from Margaret Leighton, the gym teacher




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