HISTORY PMSS Summary 1971-1972

Pine Mountain Settlement School
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1937-2000 HISTORY PMSS Summaries

HISTORY PMSS Summary 1971-1972

Tags: History PMSS summary 1971-1972, staff members, events, number of students, library books, Environmental Education, Old Log fire, trustees, Advisory Board, Line Fork cabin fire, EKU Title III project, Health Clinic

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History of the Pine Mountain Settlement School

Staff Members:

Alvin Boggs, Recreation and Community Worker
Boyd Boggs, Maintenance
Matthew Boggs, Night Watchman
Ruth Boggs, Supervisor of Laurel House and Guest House, Bookkeeper
Nancy Brown, Teacher Ist Grade
Taylor Brown, Teacher 7th & 8th Grades
Asbel Browning, Maintenance
Vernon Conley, 8th Grade Teacher, Counsellor
Fern Cornett, Laurel House (Until January)
Jess Cornett, Maintenance
Phillip Green, E. E.
Sandra Hansel, Teacher 6th & 7th Grades
Alice Harris, Laurel House
Polly Harris, Laurel House (Until January)
Omeda Holbrook, Teacher 5th Grade
E. Gilbert Lewis, Maintenance
Omer Lewis, Maintenance
Sue Lewis, Laurel House
Ethel Middleton, Laurel House
Jess Patterson, Maintenance
Mary Rogers, Volunteer Librarian, Volunteer E. E. Program
Kale Saylor, Principal
Peter Westover, Environmental Education Coordinator
Brit Wilder, Maintenance Supervisor & Farm Manager
Mildred Wilder, Laurel House
John Dee Wilson, Teacher, 5th & 6th Grades
Mary Wilson, Teacher, 1st & 2nd Grades
Betty Yeary, Teacher 3rd Grade
Burton Rogers, Director

Number of Students:

August , 1971 – January, 1972, 325 (combined Green Hills and Pine Mountain districts, until new Green Hills consolidated school was ready for occupancy.)

Traditional Events:

Community Fair, Nativity Play

Other Events:

Until January, 1972, elementary students from the Green Hills and Pine Mountain districts were schooled at PMSS, while the new building at Green Hills (Bledsoe) was finished. All elementary students were transported to Green Hills…

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…School after January 25, 1972.

Library books were sorted; those considered useful for the new program (more than 1000) were to be kept at PMSS. More than 2000 books were designated for the new school at Green Hills.

Some environmental education activities were conducted with the school’s students.

Roof fire at Old Log, October 1971.

After January, when the elementary students were transferred to Green Hills School, the Environmental Education program was launched with a few groups which came to Pine Mountain.

The Environmental Education staff developed campus trails and class curricula.

Miss Kate Ireland and Dr. Alice Cobb were elected to the Board of Trustees.

Former teacher Mildred Mahoney was elected to the Advisory Board.

Phillip Green, young minister at Big Laurel Church, experienced in forestry, was hired as E. E. staff person for the summer.

The first over-night environmental education group was the Green Hills 5th grade, at PMSS 2 days and 1 night.

It was planned to move the cabin at the Line Fork Extension Center to Pine Mountain campus, but the cabin burned May 16 or 17, 1972.

The East Kentucky University Title lll project sent 2 student teams (Nov. and April) who camped at PMSS, worked on trails, and helped with program planning. Two Saturday groups of teachers connected with this project met at PMSS.

A Health Clinic continued, with a nurse from Harlan.

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