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The Board of Trustees.

W. E. Austin......Term expires 1919

Thos. H. Lewis..Term expires 1919

J. E. Simons......Term expires 1919

W. D. Wilson.....Term expires 1918

Bon H. Smith.....Term expires 1918

Joe Mangum.....Term expires 1918

A. B. Head.........Term expires 1919


Officers of the Board.

W. E. Austin.....................President

J. E. Simons...........Vice-President

Thos. H. Lewis.................Secretary

W. H. Butler............Superintendent



Finance--W. D. Wilson, chairman; Thos. H. Lewis, A. B. Head.

Rules, Regulation and Course of Study--Thos. H. Lewis, chairman; Dr. J. E. Simons, W. D. Wilson.

Building and Repairs--Bon Smith, chairman; Dr. J. E. Simons, Joe Mangum.


Board Meetings.

The regular meeting will be held on the first Tuesday of each month in Judge Austin's office at 4:15 p. m.

Special meetings will be held whenever called by the president of the board.


Teachers' Meetings.

Teachers' regular meetings will be held at the High School building, at 9 a.m. at the end of each scholastic month.

Primary, Intermediate and High School teachers and entire faculty meetings will be held at the call of the superintendent.

Regular institute will be held at Wharton, September 3 to 7, inclusive, in co-operation with the teachers of several adjoining counties and independent school districts.



School opens Monday, September 10.

Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 29.

Christmas vacation begins Saturday, December 22.

School opens after holidays, Wednesday, January 2.

Washington's Birthday, Friday, February 22.

School closes Friday, May 17.

Commencement sermon Sunday, May 19.

Commencement address and graduation exercises Monday, May 20.

Rooms opened for pupils at 8:30 a.m.


Daily Sessions.

Primary, first and second grades, 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1:05 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Primary, third and fourth grades, 9 a.m. to 11:50 a.m. and 1:50 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Intermediate, 8:45 a.m. to 12:05 p.m. and 1:05 pm. to 3:20 p.m.

3:20 p.m. - 4 p.m. is reserved for literary work, study hall, conference periods with pupils, and extra laboratory work for High School students.


High School.

W. H. Butler, M. A., superintendent.

R. J. Alsup, principal, science and manual training.

C. C. Terry, mathematics.

Miss Virginia O'Neal, English.

J. A. Fry, History.

Miss Gladys Tingle, B. A., Latin and German.

Miss Stella Esry, domestic science.

Miss Viola Middlebrook, B. A., supernumerary.


Grammar School.

J. J. Fry, principal, history.

Miss Stella Esry, science, etc.

Miss Laura Bowman, reading, etc.

Miss Viva Womack, English, etc.


Primary Department.

Miss Tenie Holmes

Miss Daisy Cookenboo

Mrs. Mary B. Parris

Miss Mamie Gusman

Miss Julia Krause


Commercial Department.

R. M. Gannon, principal.



Mrs. Fannie Sisk



Mrs. Charlsie Miles.



O. E. Gleck.


Negro School.

A. J. Hilliard, principal.

Linnie McHenry.

J. W. Gafford.


City Board of Examiners.

W. H. Butler, M. A., superintendent.

R. L. Alsup, principal of High School

J. A. Fry, principal of Grammar School.


The Bay City High School is affiliated with the State University and other State colleges. It has complete laboratory, manual training and domestic science departments. It is a first-class school in every particular and ranks A 1.

The prospector who regards the schooling of his children as one of his duties in life is referred to our schools with pleasure and a consciousness of the fact that he can find no better in the State of Texas


Matagorda County Tribune, September 21, 1917


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