Clarksfield Adventist Church School

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Clarksfield Adventist Church School - PAGE 24 SANDUSKY REGISTER WED., MAY 81, XH7...
PAGE 24 SANDUSKY REGISTER WED., MAY 81, XH7 Two-Room School Runs Without Aid From Government By HELEN PAYNE (Register Correspondent) NEW LONDON. — They have fun and learn the 3R's, plus one, at a two-room delft delft e n t a r y school in West Clarksfield. THE 15 students in grades five through eight of the Seventh-Day Adventist School have been able to spend some time on arts and crafts for their Pioneer and Pathfinder [ >rojects this year. They also earn their 3 R's plus one (readin. 'riting, 'Rithmetic, 'n religion). The school, owned by the S e v e n t h-D a y Adventist Church, has been operated in West Clarksfield for over 60 years. It maintains a full curriculum curriculum as required by law and has certified teachers, who work with the children evenings and week-ends as well. The boys and girls between 10 and 15 belong to the Pioneer Pioneer Club (similar to Scouts) and learn such things as folding folding a flag, tying knots, handcraft handcraft and physical activities. THEY HOLD a Fair once a year at Mt. Vernon, usually in May, when the art craft items are displayed and contests are held. They also have one evening each year when the students who have completed the requirements for a specific specific rank are graduated into the next group. The school, according to Mrs. Wilma Atkinson, teacher, teacher, principal and wife of Pastor Pastor Ronald Atkinson, operates entirely on funds from the church membership. They refuse refuse state or federal aid. "It costs an estimated $575, per month to operate the school and our people pay this in addition to taxes for the support of public schools," Mrs. Atkinson said. There are 14 children in grades one through four, who meet in another room of the school with Mist Marolynn Crouch, teacher. THE SCHOOL day starts at 8:30 a.m. with children from Oberlin Wellington, Clarksfield, Norwalk, Norwalk, Norwalk, Huron, and Clarksfield arriving by car or bus at the old red brick Clarksfield Sub District Two School house. Everyday opens with an hour and a half devoted to worship and Bible study. There are nine periods each day, with some of the students students studying, while others are reciting. School is dismissed at S p.m. Monday through Thursday Thursday and at 2:30 p.m. Friday. The earlier dismissal time Friday allows the boys, girls, and teachers to arrive home before sundown, when the Sabbath begins. The Sabbath Day, for the children as well as the adults, is spent in worship, taking nature nature hikes, spending time singing or reading to the inmates inmates of jails or to patients in nursing homes or study. "OUR responsibility is to keep a child busy and if we don't babysit them the 'devil' will." Mrs. TUdnson said. The Adventist Church organization organization also maintains a Junior Camp at Mohaven near Danville, where most of the children from the local, as well as other church operates schools, go for a week each summer. The Clarksfield school, the first to do so, was successfully successfully integrated this year after the Aleghaney and Ohio Branches of the church combined. combined. Most of the present students will enter the church owned boarding academy at Mt. Vernon Vernon when they have completed completed their elementary grades. They may also go on to a church college or university. university. The closest one la in Washington D.C. Mrs. Atkinson aaid she hopes the time will come when schools of higher education education will provide vocational training for their people as well as professional training. Today's Register — More News Per Page Than Anv Other Newspaper

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  1. The Sandusky Register,
  2. 31 May 1967, Wed,
  3. Page 12

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