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Hemlock School
Hemlock School circa 2004
Hemlock school is located just south of the North Border for the Town of Drammen.

**Please note that teacher's comments have been included exactly as recorded. Sometimes the comments aren't very nice. My intent is to share information and not to be hurtful. Anyone who is offended by the inclusion of comments is welcome to email for individual removal of a negative teacher's comment. **
The following was obtained from an original Teacher's record book for this little school ~ Please scroll down the page...
School Year
1943-44
Teacher: Mrs. Myrtle Endreson
No.GenderAgeStudent NameDate of BirthComment
#1 Female 14 Ione Goss March ** 1929 Fair Worker
#2 Female 14 Betty Nelson Nov. ** 1929 Good Worker
#3 Male 13 Aaron McCann Jan. ** 1930 Good Worker
#4 Female 13 Gladys Frandsen March ** 1930 Needed Arith. Help
#5 Female 12 Ida Mae Goss Jan.**1931 Needs Arith. Help
#6 Female 13 Alice Pederson May ** 1930 On Trial ~ Very Slow
#7 Female Promoted to Grade 8 Betty Lou Lund Not recorded Needs Arithmetic Help
#8 Male 13 Douglas Watton Not Recorded Removed from Roll
#9 Male 12 Wayne McCann Oct. ** 1931 Good Worker
#10 Male 11 Allen Nelson Sept. ** 1932 Fair Worker
#11 Female 12 Lilah Nelson Aug. ** 1931 Tries Hard ~ Needs Help
#12 Female 10 Peggy Goss Not Recorded On Trial ~ Very Slow
#13 Male 11 Jackie Goss Not Recorded "On Trial ~ Very Slow ~ Needs Help
#14 Male 10 Elverne Cole Oct. ** 1933 Needs Help
#15 Male 10 Gerald McCann Dec ** 1933 Excellent Worker
#16 Male 10 Dennis Watton Not Recorded Removed From Roll
#17 Male 11 Gerald Moore March ** 1933 Excellant Worker
#18 Female 8 Janice Nelson June ** 1935 Fair Worker
#19 Female 8 Loraine Pederson Oct ** 1935 Needs Help
#20 Female 8 Delores McCann Oct. ** 1935 Good Worker
#21 Male 8 Lorn Frandsen April ** 1935 Poor Reader
#22 Male 7 Gary Watton Not Recorded Removed from Roll
#23 Female 11 Phyllis Bergh Not Recorded Removed From Roll
#24 Male 8 James Ayres Not Recorded Removed From Roll
#25 Female 8 Darlene Kaeding Not Recorded Good Student
#26 Male 11 Arvid Kaeding Not Recorded Wastes Time

Report of Parents' Meetings and School Programs

"Halloween Party held for children. Contests, games, prizes were given.
Thanksgiving Program and Basket Social was given clearing $26. Treasurer kept the money for children to use as needed
A new kittenball and scale were bought for some of the money.
A Christmas Program for Mothers was given in the afternoon. A tree and a visit from Santa Claus was enjoyed by all.
Valentine Party Lincoln and Washington Programs were given.
Picnic - Contests & prizes for everyone, held May 19th, 1944."

Report to District Clerk of Needs of the School

"A new large dictionary would be helpful to the children. Complete  new line of First Aid Equip. is very necessary. An additonal shelf for library books would be a big improvement. Toilet tissue holders are needed for both buildings. Flag for outside is badly worn, but with mending it may do for another term. New pail and wash basins are needed."

Visitors
DateNameAddress
Sept 2Donald Holstein Eau Claire
Sept 2Willis Komro Eau Claire
Sept. 3Mrs. Lloyd BestMondovi, Wi.
Sept. 8Miss WilcoxEau Claire, Wi.
Sept 15Larry AyresMondovi, Wis.
Sept. 10Virginia FrandsenMondovi, Wis.
Jan. 11Miss WebsterMondovi, Wis
Jan. 24Ralph GossMondovi, Wis
Jan. 25Fred ArndtMondovi, Wis
March 27Ramon(a)GossMondovi, Wis
March 27Patty GossMondovi, Wis
April 3Richard AndersonEau Claire, Wis
May 10Mrs. KuyperMondovi, Wis
MayRomain EndresonMondovi, Wis
May 12Mrs. Jack LundMondovi, Wis
May 12Ralphie GossMondovi, Wis

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School Year
1944-45
Teacher: Esther Steinhauer
No.GenderAgeStudent NameDate of BirthComment
#1 Female 13 Ida Mae Goss Jan.** 1931 Good Student
#2 Female 14 Alice Pederson May ** 1930 Very Poor
#3 Male 13 Wayne McCann Oct. ** 1931 Good Worker
#4 Male 12 Allen Nelson Sept. ** 1932 Tries but needs help
#5 Female 13 Lilah Nelson Aug**1931 Tries hard but slow
#6 Male 12 Dale Deardorf June ** 193? Good
#7 Male 12 Raymond Best May ** 1932 Good
#8 Male 12 Gerald Moore March ** 1933 Good
#9 Male 12 Jackie Goss July ** 1933 Very Slow but tries
#10 Male 11 Elverne Cole Oct. ** 1933 Slow ~ Tries Hard
#11 Male 9 Dickie Bergh Dec. ** 35 Gives Up Easy ~ Very Weak
#12 Female 9 Betty Best Nov. ** 35 Fair - Doesn't try hard.
#13 Male 11 Gerald McCann Dec/ ** 33 V. Goos Tries Hard
#14 Female 9 Lois Deardorff Dec. ** 35 V. Good Tries Hard
#15 Female 11 Peggy Goss Jan. ** 34 Poor Student
#16 Female 9 Janice Nelson June ** 35 5th grade conditions to be retested in fall
#17 Female 10 Norma Nelson July ** 34 Fair Student
#18 Female 9 Delores McCann Oct. ** 35 Very Good
#19 Female 9 Lorraine Pederson Oct. ** 35 Fair Worker
#20 Male 8 Glenn Nelson Feb. ** 33 Gives up Easy
#21 Female 7 Sylvia Nelson June ** 37 Very Good
#22 Male 6 Gary Bergh June ** 38 Very Good
#23 Female 6 Mary Bilderback May ** 38 Moved from district
#24 Male Male Douglas Cass Nov.?? Withdrew
#25 Male 9 Milton Martinson Dec. ** 35? Withdrew - Moved
#26 Male 11 Ronald Martinson Blank Withdrew - Moved

Report of Parents' Meetings and School Programs
Bingo Party in November
Christmas Program December 22
Last Day of School Picnic May 15
Various school parties during the year for children!

Report to District Clerk of Needs of the School
Outside flag pole needs fixing
New curtains for windows are necessary
Clock needs adjusting
Supplies for starting school are: Box of Chalk, Paste, Broom

Visitors
DateNameAddress
Sept 1Betty Lou LundMondovi
Sept 12Ralph GossMondovi
Sept. 29Ellen Pederson" "
Sept. 29Miss WebsterEau Claire
Sept. 29?Barbaria?Mondovi
Oct. 6Ione GossMondovi, Wisc
Nov.Miss WebsterBlank
DecPaul BilderbackBlank
Nov.Marcel MooreBlank
Jan. 4Elizabeth Strelowblank
Jan. 4Miss WilcoxBlank
Mar. 1Carol RudyChippewa Falls
AprilRonnie Bergh***
AprilHelen Stetzer***
May Barbara Pederson***
MayElizabeth Strelow***
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School Year
1945-46
Teacher: Myrtle Endreson
No.GenderAgeStudent NameDate of BirthComment
#1 Male 13 Dale Deardorf June ** 32 Wastes Time
#2 Male 13 Wayne McCann Oct. ** 31 Good Worker
#3 Male 13 Gerald Moore Mar. ** 1933 Excellant Student
#4 Male 13 Ray Best May ** 1932 Good Worker
#5 Male 13 Allen Nelson Sept. ** 1932 Made good progress
#6 Female 14 Lilah Nelson Aug. ** 1931 Needs help in all subjects ~ Finds school work difficult
#7 Female 11 Peggy Goss ***** Withdrew
#8 Male 13 Jackie Goss ***** Withdrew
#9 Male 11 Gerald McCann Dec. ** 1933 Good Worker *Influence on others*
#10 Male 10 Dickie Bergh Dec. ** 1935 Wastes Time
#11 Female 10 Betty Best Nov. ** 35 Weak Student
#12 Female 10 Lois Deardorff Dec. ** 35 Good Student
#13 Female 11 Norma Nelson July ** 34 Absent Too Often
#14 Female 9 Lorraine Pederson Oct. ** 35 Tries Hard
#15 Female 9 Delores McCann Oct. ** 35 Good Student
#16 Female 10 Janice Nelson June ** 35 Needs Help
#17 Male 11 Elverne Cole July ** 33 Good Worker ~ finds school work difficult
#18 Male 9 Glen Nelson Feb. ** 33 Needs Help
#19 Female 8 Sylvia Nelson June ** 1937 Good Student in testing
Poor recitation ~ shy
#20 Male 7 David Running Aug. ** 38 Came from St. Pat
#21 Male 7 Gary Bergh June ** 38 Good Worker
#22 Male 6 Adrian Thompson Jan. ** 1939 Needs to be given plenty
to do or is too mischevious
#23 Female ** Elizabeth Strelow Nov** 32 Came from Rock Falls
Eye Defect
Very Nervous