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Teacher's Reports Grandview Schools 1,2,and 3,
Sully County, South Dakota 1890-1899

These Teacher's Reports were required to be filled out and submitted to the Township School Clerk following the end of each term. My greatgrandfather, William Floyd, served as that clerk for many years. I have the reports transcribed and listed below. They contain more information than what I have transcribed here, such as deportment of students and grades. If you are interested in obtaining additional info on any student listed here, feel free to contact me. I have attempted to transcribe the info just as the teacher wrote it.

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GRANDVIEW TOWNSHIP SCHOOL NUMBER 2
TEACHER'S REPORT
SULLY COUNTY, SOUTH DAKOTA, November 25, 1890-April 21, 1891


Cora Lasater, Teacher

Student                             Days Present     Days Absent

Ray Botsford age 17 male                 63              34
Frank Mullen age 10 male                 75              22
James Mullen age 6 male                  40              54
Cliff Sweet age 5 male                   40 1/2          56 1/2
Carl Sweet age 10 male                   36 1/2          60 1/2
Myrtle Sweet age 15 female               72 1/2          24 1/2
Stella Shipley age 17 female             38 1/2          38 1/2
Burton Shipley age 15 male               46              51
Walter Lounsbury age 16 male             57              40
Francis Green age 10 female               5              92
John Mullen age 11 male                  33              64

Text books used:
Appleton's Reader
Spencerian Writing
Fish's Arithmetic
Harvey's Grammar
Swinton's and Appleton's Geography
Steel's Physiology & Hygiene

Total of days taught: 97
Whole number of pupils enrolled: 11
Average daily attendance 5 50/97
Percent of attendance: .50
Number of visits of County Superintendent: 1
Number of visits of Sub-Director: 1
Whole number of books in library including dictionary: Dictionary
Salary of teacher per month: $29.00


Information concerning the school and property:
Condition of the school house as to windows, plastering, etc.  

Does it need any repairs? The teacher wrote:The plastering is falling off, 
one window pane is broken and one door latch. Condition of furniture: Teacher wrote: Good Condition, name and number of charts, maps, globes, etc: Teacher wrote: Yaggy's Anatomical Charts Condition of out-houses as to cleanliness, state of repairs, etc: Teacher wrote: Very bad condition Have you inspected the out-houses regularly? Teacher did not answer.


GRANDVIEW TOWNSHIP SCHOOL NUMBER 1,
TEACHER'S REPORT
SULLY COUNTY, SOUTH DAKOTA
March 16, 1891-June 5, 1891

                              
Allice Brownlee, Teacher

Student                            Days Present       Days Absent   Times Tardy 

Bessie Bagby age 12 female            59                  1             6
Ralph Bagby age 13 male               46 1/2              13 1/2        1
Blanche Bagby age 10 female           60                  0             4
Robert Bagby age 9 male               57 1/2              2 1/2         5
Bertha Bagby age 6 female             54                  6             4
Ethel Porter age 12 female            30                  30            1
Howard Porter age 11 male             30                  30            0
Maude Porter age 8 female             31                  29            2
Leon Towle age 7 male                 48 1/2              11 1/2        3
Delmar Kiddoo age 6 male              32                  28            7

Text Books Used:
Swinton's Reader
Spencerian Writing
Swinton's Speller
Fish and Robinson Arithmetic
Harvey's Grammar
Swinton's Geography
Barnes U.S. History
Steele Physiology & Hygiene

Number of pupils in each of the branches taught:
Reading 7
Writing 7
Spelling 7
Arithmetic 7
Geography 4
Grammar 3
History 1 (Bessie Bagby)
Phys. & Hygiene 5

Total number of days taught: 60
Whole number of pupils enrolled: 10
Average daily attendance: 7.475
Per cent of attendance: 8.56+
Number of visits of County Superintendent: 0
Number of visits of Sub-Director: 0
Whole number of books in library including dictionary: 1
Salary of teacher per month: $29.00

Condition of school house:
Not very good

Contition of Furniture:
Very good

Condition, name and number of charts, maps, gloves, etc:
One complete school map. one dictionary (Webster), In good order

Condition of out-houses:
In very poor condition

Have you inspected out-houses regularly: Yes


GRANDVIEW TOWNSHIP SCHOOL NUMBER 2,
TEACHER'S REPORT
SULLY COUNTY, SOUTH DAKOTA
December 12, 1892-March 5, 1893


Irene Groseclose, Teacher

Student
 
John Mullen 12 male (no information given for attendance)
Frank Mullen 11 male 
James Mullen 8 male 
Burt Shipley 17 male

Text Books Used:
Swinton's Reader
Spencerian Writing
Swinton's Speller
Oral Drawing
Oral Arithmetic
Oral Geography
Oral U.S. History
Oral Physiology and Hygiene

Number of Pupils in each of the Branches Taught: 4

Total number of days taught: 80
Whole number of pupils enrolled: 4
Average daily attendance: 3 11/20
Per cent of attendance: .89+
Number of visits of County Superintendent: 0
Number of visits of Sub-Director: 2
Whole number of books in library including dictionary: 1
Salary of teacher per month: $30.00

Condition of school, Does it need any repairs:
Yes. Property in poor condition but school has did (sic) well.

Condition of furniture: 
Good

Condition, name and number of charts, maps, globes, etc:
One Geography and one Physiology chart. Good condition.

Condition of out-houses:
Poor

Inspected regularly?
Yes 


GRANDVIEW TOWNSHIP SCHOOL DISTRICT NUMBER 2,
TEACHER'S REPORT
SULLY COUNTY, SOUTH DAKOTA
October 29, 1894-May 3, 1895

Cora Lasater, Teacher

Student                             Days Present        Days Absent

Polly Coleman    15 female               95                  21
Mary Coleman     14 female               99                  17
Laurence Coleman 10 male                 97                  19
Nora Coleman      7 female              103                  13
Arthur Sommer    11 male                107                   9
Lily Sommer       8 female               57                  59
Leo Sommer        6 male                  5                 115
Edward Coleman    6 male                 34                  82

Text Books Used:
Swintons Reading
Spencers Writing
Swintons Spelling
Fishs Arithmetic
Swintons Geography

Number of days in term: 120
Number of holidays in term: 4
Number of days taught: 116
Number of visits of district officers: 1 chairman
Number of visits of County Sup't: 1
Number of books in Library: 1
Seating capacity of school house: 30
Total number of pupils enrolled: 8
Salary, per month, of teacher: $30.00

There are seven questions on this report, the following four were answered:

Did you give number work to the primary division daily? Yes
Did you follow a definite daily program? Yes
Did you hold the examinations regularly? Yes
Did you, each day, give special attention to writing? Yes



GRANDVIEW TOWNSHIP SCHOOL DISTRICT NUMBER 2,
TEACHER'S REPORT
SULLY COUNTY, SOUTH DAKOTA
September 30, 1895-April 20, 1896


Cora Lasater, Teacher

Student                        Days Present     Days Absent  Completed this term

Laurence Coleman 11 male          104               34          Third Reader
Nora Coleman      8 female        116               22          Second Reader
Edward Coleman    7 male          113               25          Second Reader
Polly Coleman    17 female         81               57          Fourth Reader
Mary Coleman     16 female         81               57          Fourth Reader
Lily Sommer      10 female         86               52          Second Reader
Arthur Sommer    12 male           86               52

Text Books Used:
Swinton Reading
Spencerian Writing
Swinton Spelling
Fish's Arithmetic
Harvey Grammar
Swinton Geography
Swinton History
Steel's Physiology

Number of days in term: 140
Number of holidays in term: 2
Number of days taught: 138
Number of visits of district officers:0
Number of visits of Co. Sup't: 1
Number of books in library: Dictionary
Total number of pupils enrolled: 7
Salary per month, of teacher: $30.00



GRANDVIEW TOWNSHIP SCHOOL DISTRICT NUMBER 2,
TEACHER'S REPORT
SULLY COUNTY, SOUTH DAKOTA
November 4, 1896-April 23, 1897


T. E. Weed, Teacher

Student                        Days Present     Days Absent

Polly Coleman  19 female           32              60
May Coleman    16 female           31              61
Laurence Coleman 13 male           61              31
Nora Coleman   11 female           62              30
Edward Coleman  8 male             58              34
Arthur Sommer  13 male             53              39
Lily Sommer    11 female           55              37
Leo Sommer      8 male             45              47
Grace Robbins  16 female            5              87
Wm. Robbins    13 male              6              86
Laura Bennett  11 female           12              80

*NO EXAMINATIONS GIVEN BECAUSE PUPILS WERE NEARLY ALL SICK.

Text Books Used:
To(sic) many differenct kinds that the(sic) cannot be named.

Teacher's Suggestions:
The books in this school are so varied that the course of study cannot be followed to any
great extent. Attendance is so irregular that good work can not be done. Number of days in term: 93 Number of holidays in term: 1 Number of days taught: 92 Number of visits of district officers: none Number of visits of County Sup't: none Number of books in library: none Seating capacity of school house: 20 Total number of pupils enrolled: 11 Total number of days attendance: 413 Total number of days absence: 599 Salary per month, of teacher: $30.00


GRANDVIEW TOWNSHIP SCHOOL DISTRICT NUMBER 3,
TEACHER'S REPORT
SULLY COUNTY, SOUTH DAKOTA
September 17, 1894-January 9, 1895


H. D. Enoe, Teacher

Student                        Days Present    Days Absent    Year of Course

Edith Blakemore 17 female           75             5               8
Alice Lowery    11 female
Mary Lowery      6 female
DeEtte Lytle     9 female           80             0               3
Ray Lytle        7 male             80             0               2
Stuart Lytle     5 male             80             0               1
Bessie Bagby    15 female           79             1               7
Daniel Lowery    6 male                                            1
Axel Urn        19 male             40             4               5

Text Books Used
Swinton Reading
Spencerian Writing
Swinton Spelling
Shelton Drawing
Fish's Arthmetic
Reed and Kellogg Grammar
Swinton Geography
Baines History
Pathfinder and Steele Physiology

Number of days in term: 80
Number of holidays in term: 3
Number of days taught: 80
Number of visits of district officer: 0
Number of visits of County Sup't: 1
Number of books in library: 0
Seating capacity of school house: 24
Total number of pupils enrolled: 9
Salary, per month, of teacher: $33.00

Did you make DAILY preparation for your work, using the Course of Study manual as a guide?
Yes

Did you give number work to the primary division daily? Yes

Did you follow a definite daily program?  Yes

Did you hold the examinations regularly? Yes

Are the examination papers on file?  No

Did you make monthly reports to parents?  Yes

Did you, each day, give special attention to writing? 
Not by use of copy book but by language work, etc.



GRANDVIEW TOWNSHIP SCHOOL DISTRICT NUMBER 3,
TEACHER'S REPORT
SULLY COUNTY, SOUTH DAKOTA
April 15, 1895-July 13, 1895


H. D. Enoe, Teacher

Student                     Days Present          Days Absent

Edith Blakemore 17 female       55                    5
DeEtte Lytle    10 female       59                    1
Raymond Lytle    8 male         59                    1
F. Stuart Lytle  6 male         58                    2
John D. Keeley   7 male         57                    3
Bessie Bagby    16 female       52                    3
Alice Lowery    12 female       14                    0
Mary Lowery      9 female       14                    0
Daniel Lowery    7 male         13                    0
Blanche Bagby   14 female       14                    11

Text Books Used:
Swinton's Reader
Spencerian Writing
Swinton Speller
Oral Drawing
Fish and Robinson Arithmetic
Reed and Kellogg Grammar
Swinton's Geography
Barne's U.S. History
Townsend's Civil Government
Robinsons Algebra
Hinman's Phys. Geog.

Total number of days taught: 60
Whole number of pupils enrolled: 10
Average daily attendance 6 7/12
Per cent of attendance 65.8
Number of visits of County Superintendent: 1
Whole number of books in library including dictionary: 1
Salary of teacher per month: $30.00



GRANDVIEW TOWNSHIP SCHOOL DISTRICT NUMBER 3,
TEACHER'S REPORT
SULLY COUNTY, SOUTH DAKOTA
August 26, 1895-December 17, 1895


Kitty Glessner, Teacher

Student                   Days Present            Days Absent 

Alice Lowery  12 female       74 1/2                  4 1/2
De Ette Lytle 10 female       78                      1
Mary Lowery    9 female       79                      0
Raymond Lytle  8 male         78                      1
Dannie Lowery  7 male         78
Stuart Lytle   6 male         79

Text Books Used:
Swinton Reading
Spencer Writing
McGuffey's Spelling
Augsburg Drawing
Fish and Robinson Arithmetic
Harvey Grammar
Colton Geography
Eggleston History
Kelloggs Physiology

Number of days in term: 80
Number of holidays in term: 1
Number of days taught: 79
Number of books in library: 1
Seating capacity of school house: 14
Total number of pupils enrolled: 6
Salary per month, of teacher: $30.00

DAILY PROGRAM

Begins    Length in Mins         Class
9:00          10            Opening Exercise
9:10          15            1st Reader (Stuart Lytle)
9:25          20            3rd Reader A (DeEtte Lytle, Mary Lowery, Raymond Lytle)
9:45          15            4th Reader (Alice Lowery, DeEtte Lytle, Mary Lowery)
10:00         15            3rd Reader B (Dannie Lowery)
10:15         15            Numbers (Stuart Lytle)
10:30         15            Recess
10:45         15            Arithmetic A (Alice Lowery, DeEtte Lytle, Mary Lowery)
11:00         15            Arithmetic B (DeEtte Lytle, Mary Lowery, Raymond Lytle)
11:15         15            Arithmetic C (Dannie Lowery)
11:30         10            Oral Hygiene (DeEtte Lytle, Raymond Lytle, Dannie Lowery,
                                          Stuart Lytle)
11:40         20            U.S. History

AFTERNOON SESSION

1:00          15            1st Reader
1:15          20            4th Reader
1:35          20            3rd Reader A
1:55          15            3rd Reader B
2:10          20            Grammar
2:30          15            Recess
2:45          15            Writing
3:00          15            Language
3:15          15            Geography A
3:30          10            Oral Geog.
3:40          15            Hygiene
3:55           5            Spelling


GRANDVIEW TOWNSHIP SCHOOL DISTRICT NUMBER not given,
TEACHER'S REPORT
SULLY COUNTY, SOUTH DAKOTA
September 9, 1895-March 27, 1896


J.N. McCray, Teacher  Salary: $30.00 per month

Student:
Bessie Bagby  16
Blanche Bagby 14
Roy Bagby 9
Roscoe Bagby 6
Bertha Bagby 10
Albert Garrett 8
Ernest Garrett 7
Iris Crawford 6
John Crawford 13
Willie Floyd 10
Frances Floyd 10
Lewis Felton 12
Robert Bagby 13
Henry Groseclose 10
Fanny Crawford 16
Mont Groseclose 16
Willie Crawford 10
Ralph Bagby 18

GRANDVIEW TOWNSHIP SCHOOL DISTRICT NUMBER 3,
TEACHER'S REPORT
SULLY COUNTY, SOUTH DAKOTA
March 23, 1896-June 19, 1896


O. Elena Johnston, Teacher

Student                   Days Present         Days Absent  Year of Course

Alice Lowery   12 female      55                   0                   6 El. Geog.
Mary Lowery    10 female      55                   0                   6 El. Geog.
De Ette Lytle  11 female      55                   0                   5 3rd Reader
Raymond Lytle   9 male        54 1/2               1/2                 - 3rd Reader
Stuart Lytle    7 male        55                   0                   2
Daniel Lowery   8 male        54                   1                   4
Verne Johnston  6 male        55                   0                   2 1st Reader
John Keeley     7 male        43                   7                   4 

Text Books Used:
Swinton Reading
Spencerian Writing
Swinton Spelling
Oral Drawing
Fish Arithmetic
Read & Kellogg Grammar
Swinton, Harvey Geography
"Pathfinders" Physiology

Number of days in term: 60
Number of holidays in term: Institute refund 5
Number of days taught: 55
Number of visits of County Sup't: 1
Number of books in library: 1
Seating capacity of school house: 16
Total number of pupils enrolled: 8
Total number of days attendance: 426 1/2
Total number of days absence: 8 1/2
Salary, per month, of teacher: $30.00

Teacher Suggestions:
New blackboards are needed.
Repairs on locks and latches



GRANDVIEW TOWNSHIP SCHOOL DISTRICT NUMBER 3,
TEACHER'S REPORT
SULLY COUNTY, SOUTH DAKOTA
September 20, 1897-December 14, 1897


Madge Glessner, Teacher  Salary: $30.00 per month

Student:

Alice Lowery 14
Lewis Felton 14
De Ette Lytle 12
Mary Lowery 12
Earl Brown 12
Ray Lytle 10
Daniel Lowery 10
Stuart Lytle 8
Willie Blakemore 7
Verne Johnston 8
Willie Lowery 6



GRANDVIEW TOWNSHIP SCHOOL DISTRICT NUMBER 3,
TEACHER'S REPORT
SULLY COUNTY, SOUTH DAKOTA
April 18, 1898-July 22, 1898


H. Mabel Finch, Teacher

Student                     Days Present      Days Absent

Alice Lowery   female            37                11
DeEtte Lytle   female            58                 0
Mary Lowery    female            40                 8
Ray Lytle      male              58                 0
Dannie Lowery  male              44                 4
Stuart Lytle   male              58                 0
Verne Johnston male              44                 4
Willie Blakemore male            53                 5
Willie Lowery  male              33                15   1st Reader

Text Books Used:
Swinton & McGuffey Reading
Spencerian Writing
Swinton Spelling
Fish's Arithmetic
Harvey, Metcalf & Bright Grammar
Swinton's Geography
Barne's History
Steele's Physiology

Number of days in term: 60
Number of holidays in term: 2
Number of days taught: 58
Number of visits of district officers: 0
Number of visits of County Sup't: 1
Number of books in library: 1
Seating capacity of school house: 14
Total number of pupils enrolled: 9
Total number of days attendance: 425
Total number of days absence: 47
Salary per month, of teacher: $30.00

Teacher's suggestions:
Window glass needed.



GRANDVIEW TOWNSHIP SCHOOL DISTRICT NUMBER 3,
TEACHER'S REPORT
SULLY COUNTY, SOUTH DAKOTA
September 4, 1899-December 22, 1899


Lulu G. Howard, Teacher

Student                     Days Present    Days Absent    Year of Course

Willie Lowery    8 male         108            9                3
Willie Blakemore 9 male         117            3                5
Stuart Lytle    10 male          55            0                6
Daniel Lowery   12 male         117 1/2        2 1/2            7
Raymond Lytle   12 male          55            -                7
Mary Lowery     14 female       119            1                8
DeEtte Lytle    14 female        61            -                7
Alice Lowery    16 female       120            -                8

Text Books Used:
Swinton's Reading
Spencerian Vertical Writing
Swinton's Spelling
Fish's Arithmetic
Harvey's, Metcalfs Brights Grammar
Swinton's Geography
Barnes's History
Steele's Physiology
Townsend's Civil Government

Number of days in term: 80
Number of holidays in term: 1
Number of days taught: 79
Number of visits of district officers: 1
Number of visits of County Sup't: 1
Number of books in library: 17
Seating capacity of school house: 16
Number of pupils enrolled: 8
Total number of days attendance 752 1/2
Total number of days absence: 15 1/2
Salary per month, of teacher: $30.00

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