Lily of the Valley
Friday, October 23, 2009
Photos by Mike Leckband, except where noted
The Cherokee County Retired School Personnel (CCRSP) recently hosted an open house at the Lily of the Valley School house on Sunday, Oct. 11.
Over 80 people toured the school from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. that day.
The school is located on the campus of Northwest AEA on the Iowa Hwy. 3 bypass on the Northeast side of Cherokee.
This occasion marks the completion of another summer of hard work by many volunteers. Earlier this year the CCRSP asked for volunteer help with several projects that were completed during the summer. The goal of the CCRSP was to preserve the one-room schoolhouse and showcase Iowa's rich educational heritage.
Open House -
The Lily of the Valley's open house was held on Oct. 11 and Barb Pruett is pictured showing class pictures and a scrapbook to Joyce Clark who was one of the over 80 visitors who attended the open house.
Marcus Red Hats -
During the summer months, many clubs and social organizations are welcome visitors to Lily of the Valley School. Pictured is the Red Hat Club from Marcus, who attended the one-room schoolhouse earlier this year.
Cherokee Red Hats -
On September 11 the Cherokee Red Hat Club took the opportunity to visit the Lily of the Valley School in Cherokee.
Special guest -
On Aug. 14, Dawn Rogers, Iowa Retired School Personnel Association, President, left, is pictured with Bonnie Ducommun as they look at a copy of McGuffy Reader that is used during Reading Classes at the Lily of the Valley School.
RV third graders
Among the many recent visitors to the Lily of the Valley School house was Tonya Carstens' third grade class from River Valley School. The kids spent the day at the school learning how previous generations attended school
Back to basics -
Recently a group of third graders from River Valley School district spent a day at the Cherokee Lily of the Valley Number 5 one-room schoolhouse. Teachers for that day were Karen Thompsen, left and Barb Pruett, right. At the school that is run by Cherokee County Retired School Personnel kids and adults can see what it was like to attend school like many previous generation had.
Who knows the answer?
These River Valley students recently spent a day at the Lily of the Valley School one-room schoolhouse and were eager to answer questions that the teachers asked about their knowledge of the old school.
Barb Pruett, one of the volunteer retired school teachers, is pictured above handing out bonnets to the young ladies from River Valley, as they were getting ready to attend school at the Lily of the Valley school.