A “Bit” of Looking Back – Schools to Open Fall Term Sept. 5th (August, 1950)


Schools to Open Fall Term Sept. 5th

Supt. Richards Predicts Best Year in School’s History; Faculty is Complete

From The Malakoff News
Friday, August 25, 1950

Superintendent M. B. Richards

The Malakoff Public Schools will open their doors September 5 this year, at which time the students will begin registering for the 1950-51 school year.  The next day, Wednesday, classes are scheduled to begin, bringing hundreds of students together for the first time since last May.

Composed of 19 teachers, the combined faculties of the High School and Grade School will meet at the High School Friday, September 1, to begin preliminary preparations to Tuesday’s registration.

In announcing the opening date for the school, Superintendent M. B. Richards said, “I feel that the year 1950-51 is going to be the greatest year in the history of the Malakoff schools – I believe that we have the best boys and girls of any other school in the county and that we owe them more than the average school offers.”  Richards added that , “we plan to give them everything we can.”

Helping Richards to guide the fortunes of the school for the coming year are L. L. Moore and Neal Lawson, returning Principals of the High School and Grammar School, respectively.  Under these proven administrators, the local system has seven high school teacher, eight grade school teachers and a librarian.

Enlarged Curricula

An enlarged curricula will be offered to the Malakoff Public School students this year.  The high school will offer varied academic courses, vocational courses, and numerous extracurricular activities  to form a well-rounded school year.  As indicated above, Supt. Richards expects 1950-51 to be the most successful school year in the history of Malakoff.

Faculty assignments for the coming year are as follows:

Superintendent. M. B. Richards; Principals, L. L. Moore and Neal Lawson; librarian, Mrs. B. B. Richards; first grade, Gladys Dyer; second grade, Jean McCrary; third grade, Mary Lee Riddlesperger; fourth grade, Emily Patterson; fifth grade, Mrs. Neal Lawson; sixth grade Miss Annie Pope Gilreath; seventh grade, L. F. Porter and Billie Parker.

(High School) English, Doris Fowler; math Mrs. Ruth Maxfield; homemaking, Patsy Skeen; commercial, Opal Tanner; agriculture, Hylas Cade; Coach, Cameron Neal; and music, B. G. Scholl.

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