[p. 146] special permit from the Com, in extraordinary cases,— and for very strong reasons.]1 The Primary school in the western district taught by Miss Abbot has made fine proficiency during the past year very much to the satisfaction of your Com. and very creditable to the Teacher & Scholars. The Primary South of the river has been interrupted by the sickness of the teacher Miss Richardson whose place for a time wass supplied by Miss Gardner The school however appears to be in fine order and progressing well. One family in this district are in the habit of sending their children late to school. a practice very much to be regretted. The east Primary taught by Miss Mansfield was so large that it was found necesary to employ an assistant— And Miss Graves has divided her labours between that and the Grammar school kept in the same house. This school very backward the last year.—and not fully instructed until an assistant was employed—is now progressing very well. The deservedly popular characters of Mr. Tweed & Mr. Magoun as Teachers, has secured for them in neighboring towns a higher reward for their services than your appropriation (however liberal) would allow your Com to give. We notice with satisfaction that Mr. Foster and Mr. Baxter, their successors in office are treading hard upon their footsteps—And as a consequence of the late examination of their schools. Your Com are filled with high hopes in regard to the future prosperity of these schools, under their well directed and perservering labours.— Last, not least we come to speak of the High School—long and successfuly taught by Mr Forbes ranking probably with the first Academies in the Com Wealth. The pride & hope of its friends, where are developed not the powers and faculties of the mind only but the better feelings of the heart. A community governed by
This text is part of:
Table of Contents:
Bridges in Medford .
Medford in the War of the Revolution .
Births, Deaths and Marriages from early records.
Medford Historical Society .
Births, Deaths, and Marriages from early records.
Report of the School Committee made March 8th 1838 .
1 The bracketed paragraph is crossed in the manuscript, the second thought evidently being to omit it.
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.
An XML version of this text is available for download, with the additional restriction that you offer Perseus any modifications you make. Perseus provides credit for all accepted changes, storing new additions in a versioning system.