Slack School

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Photo by Sarah Hultmark, c. 1981, History Room Photo File P-1302.
Location: District #8 Fractional - Section 19, northeast corner of KL Avenue and Almena Road.

With the start of the 1938-39 school year, 7th and 8th grade students from Slack School transferred to the Mattawan School. The rest of the school closed after the 1945-46 school year, and apparently never reopened.

 

Teachers

1925-26 Ruth Rhodes
1927-28 Sylvia Dodson
1929-30 Sylvia Dodson
1930-31 Sarah Walker
1931-32 Bernice Carl
1932-38 Jennie L. Smith 
1938-43 Nora Rawlinson 
1943-46 Genevieve Brockway

Sources

Articles

"Slack School to close 2 grades"

  • Kalamazoo Gazette, 14 July 1938, page 13, column 7

Manuscripts

List of one-room schools still standing in Kalamazoo County in 1982

  • Hultmark, Sarah
  • Manuscript, Local History Collection, Kalamazoo Public Library 

Files

Teachers' and school officers' directory, Kalamazoo County, Michigan, 1925-52

  • Shelved in a pamphlet box with H 379.774 K149 (History Room Storage)