Archive for May, 2009
Miss Rosemarie Chabert, 79, of 818 W. Yakima Ave., died Sunday in St. Elizabeth Hospital. She was born in Kansas and moved with her parents to CleElum, where she attended grade school.
She finished high school in Yelm and then attended Bellingham Teachers College. She taught in Yelm and Oroville after leaving the [...]
Introduction: An examination of county records, available at the Washington State Archives in Olympia has yielded several decades’ worth of salaries for the teachers at the Yelm School. The dollar amounts are for a month’s work. The contracts were usually for three months. The district seems to have employed one teacher [...]
1. The teachers in the public schools of this state shall follow theprescribed course of study and enforce the rules and regulations of the State Board of Education; shall keep records, use blanks and render reports according to instructions.
2. Teachers shall be held responsible for the care of all school property [...]
Teachers Show Their Ability
Some examination questions. The examination has been completed in reading, state school law, history, grammar, arithmetic, physiology, orthography and theory and practice.
*The following are some of the questions given in arithmetic:
1. A man walks across the diagonal of a lot 8 rods long and 6 rods wide,4 times [...]
The school in Yelm had started as a log cabin, but was eventually replaced by a wood frame building. This structure was east of the major crossroads in Yelm. This school, in the 1890’s, became so crowded that some classes were held in the cloak room. Eventually the primary grades, first through fourth, were held [...]
Introduction: The following are a series of articles related to education which appeared in the Washington Standard, published in Olympia. During the second week in July, the average school teacher is expected to be abroad in Olympia.
June 23, 1889
Mrs. P. C. Hale opened the exercises Wednesday, with an elaborate paper on her method [...]
Washington Standard April 15, 1876
We have heard a good deal of inquiry regarding the changes made in the Common School Laws, at the last session, so we publish the following two short laws, which comprise all the legislation on the subject that was perfectd.
The first is an amendment to the Common School law, passed, in [...]