The following is from Rozell Thomas’s new book “Caddo Herald, Bryan Co. Okla., 1912-1913”. The book is $30 and available from the Bryan County Genealogy Library.
I just can’t imagine getting a transfer to go from one side of Caddo to the other for school!!
BTW, this dim sketch from the newspaper is the only depiction of the 1912 “new” building I can find. Anyone have a photo?
August 23, 1912
Caddo Public Schools
…Caddo’s schools have grown in size and importance and loose organization will not suffice. Six hundred pupils and ten teachers will not work together without harmonious organization. Teachers reading circles and faculty meetings, literary societies, and pupils reading circles will help to break the monotony of the daily program, broaden the mind, improve disposition, and cultivate a feeling both among teachers and pupils.
After pupils pass the 8th grade their desires as to studies pursued will be duly considered and met so far as the facilities of the school will permit. Patrons are urged to confer with the Superintendent in regard to the work or welfare of their children or the school in general.
The following assignments of teachers have been made:
1st grade in new building- Miss Lucy Board; in old building- Miss Emma Curtis
2nd grade- Miss Vista Slack
3rd grade- Miss Leeta Barber
4th grade- Miss Phyllis Hancock
9th-11th- C. P. McDarment
5th grade- Miss Loula Hays
6th & 7th- George H. Frazier
8th & 10th- Miss Loula Threldkill
All 1st grade pupils living in the south half of the district, south of Buffalo Street, will attend school in the new building. However, if any parent has a child in the 1st grade and it would be more convenient for their child to attend the opposite building, they should apply to the Superintendent for a transfer…if sufficient cause is shown. All the 2nd thru 7th grades will be in the old building and 8th thru 11th will be in the new building. School will begin September 9th. R. A. Chestnut, Supt.