“News and activities of the Chugiak School”
From a section of the Knik Arm Courier called ‘Moose Call,’ written by students and teachers at Chugiak Elementary in January 1961:
1A: Tommy Banks is leaving for California to visit his grandparents.
1B: Mrs. Donna Mensing is the new teacher for grade 1B. Miss Tenell left for Cooper Landing.
1D: Mrs. Larson is ill today. Franklin Rosenberg broke his leg while sledding. Bill Williams burned himself when a pail of hot water fell on him.
4B: We got a note from the girls that left our room. We have limbs from trees. We have a green sign for our library. The boys put cars together. The girls didn’t do anything. We are on page 150 in Health.
5B: We have a new teacher, Mrs. Pettit. We have been reading Ben Franklin stories.
6A: We have a new girl in our room. Her name is Imogene Senter. In Science, we are making guitars for a Science grade. Janet Bowen got back from Ohio. She got back Thursday morning. She had been on a vacation three weeks long.
— Reporter, Dean Fillmore
6C: In English, we are studying the newspaper and its different sections. We played tether-ball yesterday for P.E. The captains were Linda Straight and Linda Underwood. We are trying to learn how to draw a house correctly in art.
— Reporter, Linda Straight
An ad on the same page of the paper announced the Chugiak School movie to be shown Friday, Jan. 13 would be “Public Pigeon No. 1” starring Red Skelton. It would start at 7:30 p.m. and would include a serial and cartoon.
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