HISTORY PMSS Summary 1964-1965

Pine Mountain Settlement School
Series 04: HISTORIES
1937-2000 HISTORY PMSS Summaries

HISTORY PMSS Summary 1964-1965

Tags: History PMSS summary 1964-1965, staff, events, number of students, Little School, volunteers, kindergarten, youth camp, youth employment, work-training, library, story-telling, greenhouse, Head Start

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History of the Pine Mountain Settlement School

Staff Members:

Alvin Boggs, Recreation and Community Worker
Matthew Boggs, Night Watchman
Lucile Boggs, Laurel House
Ruth Boggs, Supervisor of Laurel House and Guest House
Cora Lee Campbell, Teacher, 5th & 6th Grades
Gerna Campbell, Teacher, 9th & 10th Grades, Principal
Fern Cornett, Laurel House
Jess Cornett, Maintenance
Marianna Conley, Secretary
Vernon Conley, Teacher, 9th & 10th Grades
Connie Fearington, Teacher, 3rd and 4th Grades
Eileen Harap, Little School Volunteer (Summer)
Elena Harap, Little School Music Teacher (Summer)
Alice Harris, Laurel House
Polly Harris, Laurel House
Naomi Lucas, Nurse
Gilbert Lewis, Maintenance
Omer Lewis, Maintenance
Paul Lynn, Volunteer, Music, Woodwork, Pottery
Mildred Mahoney, Teacher, Kindergarten
Jess Patterson, Maintenance
Mary Rogers, Volunteer Librarian
Marilynn Van der Vliet, Bookkeeper
Charlie Whitaker, Teacher, 7th & 8th Grades
Joyce Whitaker, Teacher, 3rd & 4th Grades
Brit Wilder, Maintenance Supervisor & Farm Manager
Mildred Wilder, Laurel House
Mary Wilson, Teacher, 1st & 2nd Grades
Burton Rogers, Director

Number of students: 170

Traditional Events: Community Fair, Nativity Play, Weekly community folk dance party.


A second summer “Little School” for youngsters eligible for first grade in 1963 and 1964 (4- and 5-year-olds) was held for six weeks, with upper-graders serving as volunteer aides. A music teacher, Elena Harap, was added to the staff; her sister,…

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…Eileen Harap, served as a volunteer, chiefly in art.

A winter kindergarten program was instituted for students eligible for first grade next year. Miss Mahoney taught this unit in the “laundry dry-room” in Laurel House.

An Ohio church youth camp was at PMSS for its seventh summer.

A youth employment opportunity on a special grounds crew was continued.

Paul Lynn joined the staff as a general volunteer, doing his alternative service assignment in lieu of military service. He worked in music at Pine Mountain and Green Hills schools, photography, pottery, woodwork and general volunteer.

Nine previously unemployed men were given work-training at PMSS under the federal program for unemployed fathers.

Mary Rogers, volunteer librarian, reported that about 600 books had been added during the year. Parents and students who had left Pine Mountain School (after 10th grade) used the library. The tenth graders were in charge of the high school library. There were a total of 74 volunteer student librarians. 10,000 volumes were circulated during the year. Story-telling continued for grades 1 – 6.

Vernon Conley supervised the greenhouse, promoting tomatoes for home use and sale.

Harlan County was eligible to have 10 Head Start units in summer, 1965.

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