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OCONTO COUNTY SCHOOLS
Was on Krueger's Quarry Road east of County J
by Larry Grady
(transcribed from news article below)
This is the 17th in a series of articles
sponsored by the Oconto County
Teachers Association to promote better public relations in the schools
of our county.
Its Long Way from Days
of the Old Plank Seats
At the annual meeting in July of 1906
a motion was made and seconded
that a new school house be built. It was decided that the building
should be 44 feet by 44 feet with a 12 foot ceiling. A building
committee, which consisted of three members, was elected. Fred Mittag
was elected chairman of the committee. Chas. Nicholas and Wm. Nicholas
being the other two members. The old school house was sold to the
highest bidder, which was Grant Matravers, for $117.00. The cost of
the new building was $1,590. In 1915, a big improvement was made when a
well was drilled. The year that the new school house was built, the
Greenwood District had Wm. Nocholas as their clerk.
Some of the early teachers were Edna Mc Dowell, with a salary of $35.00
per month: Zora Couillard—$30.00 per month; Mary
Heller—$35.00 per month; Zina Lehner—$40.00 per
month; Olive Duame. Addie Winans, and Agnes Le Fevre, who had an
enrollment of 58.
However, the enrollment didn't stay this high as the years passed by.
In 1944, the enrollment decreased to seven children and the children
were transported to the Brookside State Graded School. They were
transported for three years and in the fall of 1947, the enrollment had
increased enough to reopen the school. It now has an enrollment of 35.
The present school board members (1953) are: Mrs. Ben Kussow, clerk;
Lano. treasurer; and Richard Belongia, director.
Many improvements have been made during the past few years. A record
player and filmstrip projector are part of the newly-purchased
This past summer an oil furnace, indoor toilets, and running
water were installed, and the interior was completely redecorated. The
taxpayers of the Greenwood School District are proud to be sending
their children to one of the most modern rural schools in Oconto county.
The present teacher is Mrs. Eileen Krueger.
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