In honor of school beginning for the 2015-16 year, we are sharing photos from area schools.
The first school was opened in Sedgwick in 1870 before the county had even been officially formed. By 1881, Judge Muse boasted that Harvey County had 68 school districts.
Kellas School, rural Harvey County, 1902. Gertrude Hauk, teacher.
Burrton Primary School, 1903. Olive Mae Challender, teacher.
Burrton School, 1905. Olive Mae Challender, teacher.
School Dist. 49, 1911.
Having some fun! Lincoln School teachers, Newton, Ks, 1915.
Shady Side School District 76, 1931.
Washington School, 1944. !st Grade, Beatrice Bacon, teacher.
Washington School, Newton, Ks, 1954. 2nd Grade
McKinley School teachers, Newton, Ks, 1956. Rhea Astle, Elaine Hasenbank, E.P. Robertson, Pauline Wiebe, unknown, Regina Starr, Emma Linschied, Myrtle Buckley.
Washington School, 2nd Grade Girls, 1960-61. (front) Patti Lettau, Teresa Prockish, Becky Stroud, Carol Richert. (back) Elvira Terrones, Janet Koehn, Jeanette Rinner, Sherry Moody.
Washington School 2nd Grade Boys, 1960-61. (Front) Gilbert Monarez, Teddy Siegler, Alan Rambo, John Horn, Bobby Batson, Robert Gillispie, Ronnie Montano, Terry Duncan. (back) James Loewen, Ronnie Miller, Alfred Monarez,, Mark Krehbiel, Robert Wyren, Philip Cervantes, James Hall.
Lincoln School 1st Grade, 1993-94, Jane Sears teacher.
What is your favorite back-to-school memory?