Tag: Chester Public School


This Week in Chester History…

The Mendham-Chester Tribune listed the Chester Public School class of 1937: Russell Apgar, Lois (Tommie) Barker, Alice Budd, Robert Bahrman, Betty Christensen, Margaret Doremus, Dorothy Fleming, Alice Fry, Clifford Gillespie, Virginia Grey, Reba Hollenback, Helen Jackson, Betty Kappes, Doris McCollum, Grace Mercadante, John Metzgar, Gladys Shann, Helen Smith, William Smith, Lewis Somers, Warren Stroud, Harry Thompson, Lorraine Weil, Jeannette Williamson, Florence Wyckoff, and John Wyckoff.


This Week in Chester History…

In 1958, The Mendham-Chester Tribune looked back to the days when the Chester Public School was held in Mount Rose at the old Masonic schoolhouse. From 1921-1924, Dudley Bragg taught all eight grades (about 15 students) in one room there.


This Week in Chester History…

In 1956, Chester Public School announced it would open a new school library, not connected with the Chester Free Public Library, in the former visual-aids room by October 15. The library would be staffed with volunteers under the direction of a PTA committee. The state minimum for school library books in 1956 was 5000. The Chester Public School library would start with 1200 books. Source: The Mendham-Chester Tribune.