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School Starts

posted Aug 27, 2014, 8:18 AM by Thomas Ivie   [ updated Aug 27, 2014, 8:19 AM ]

On the front page of the September 16, 1914 Sheridan Enterprise declares “School Year Starts With Big Enrollment.”  There was fear that the new parochial school, Holy Name, would pull students away from the public schools. To the contrary, they saw an increase of 23 students. According to the article, all of the Sheridan schools, including the Adventists, saw an increase in enrollment. Holy Name Catholic School was conducted by the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth, Kansas. During its early years there was no tuition or cost for the children of the parish. School books were provided free. The expenses of running the school and text books was paid directly out of the church treasury. The school building had four classrooms with three of them used for classrooms for the eight grades and the fourth used as an apartment. You can read more about the schools in the historic Wyoming newspapers http://newspapers.wyo.gov/