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Education has always been a vital part of Buffalo County's history and in the past schools often submitted reports to the local newspapers detailing what events have been happening. The County Superintendent of Schools submitted a report annually to the County Board, but information was often shared throughout the year to help the community understand the importance of education as well.
This report was found in the January 26, 1906 issue of the Mondovi Herald. It tells what was happening at the Mondovi High School:
High School Notes
This week closes the first semester and Wednesday, Thursday and today were set apart for examinations in the various high school branches. Many students are doing excellent work, but some, for lack of previous preparation, for lack of ability or for lack of application, have failed in some studies in spite of the zealous efforts on the part of the teachers. These failures indicate that students will require a longer time than four years to complete the course of study. Parents should therefore keep informed of the progress and deportment of their pupils, by inspection of the report cards sent out and by frequent conferences with the teachers of the various subjects. In addition to the regular report cards sent out at this time, there will be issued to any pupil having earned a final standing in any branch a certificate to that effect. These certificates should be preserved. Standings of less than 75 per cent will not be recognized as finals. A final record book in form of a ledger has been secured, where any pupil's final standings may be conveniently found. Students having studied arithmetic, botany, mediaeval history and political economy this semester, should receive finals in these branches. New classes will be organized next week as follows: physiology and book keeping for the sophomore class; civics and English history for the juniors and theory and art for the seniors. We recognize pleasant official visits recently from Messers. Dillon and Luetscher, of the local board of education, and the County Superintendent Eberwein, who have been inspecting nearly all the grades, and Prof. Tressler, whose attention is directed to the welfare of the high school. Supt. Eberwein left us a new railroad map of Wisconsin and a copy of the 1905 blue book. Watch for announcements of the high school entertainment to be given next week for the purpose of raising funds for the liquidation of the debt on the school piano.
--W. S. Freeman