La Crosse Area Public Schools, Joint District No. 5 (Wis.) Collective bargaining -- Teachers -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse La Crosse (Wis.) -- Board of Education La Crosse Education Association (Wis.)
It was the purpose of this study (1) to outline briefly the history of some selected negotiations procedures between the Negotiating Committee of the La Crosse Education Association and the Personnel Committee of the Board of Education, La Crosse City Public School District No. 5, et al, 1963-1968, (2) to describe some of the problems relating to the procedures of negotiations, (3) to make recommendations for improving negotiation procedures. In investigating this problem, the minutes of meetings between 1963-1968 of the (1) Salary Committee, (2) the Classroom Teachers Negotiating Committee and the Personnel Committee of the Board of Education, and (3) the Executive Committee of the La Crosse Education Association were reviewed. This was followed by a study of the literature on teacher's salary negotiations obtained from (1) the Wisconsin Education Association, (2) the National Education Association, and (3) the American Federation of Teachers. A search for material related to the topic was conducted in the Wisconsin State University at La Crosse and La Crosse Public Libraries, and from the files of the La Crosse Tribune. There were some legal procedures, but not specific practices, that could be used to establish a set of rules for negotiations. There were too many differences in communities, leadership, and school board-teacher relationships which necessitate different practices in different local situations. At the date (July, 1968) of the conclusion of this paper, negotiations remained deadlocked between the board of education and the education association of the city of La Crosse. Nevertheless, it was the opinion of the researcher, that the representatives of the two bodies made good progress in organizing and making their start in negotiations. UW-L Seminar Paper
Citizens Education Committee of La Crosse (Wis.) School boards -- Law and legislation -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse Education -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Kritchman, Ruth Bires
Statement of the problem. The purpose of this paper was to describe the activities and accomplishments of the Citizens Education Committee of La Crosse, Wisconsin from its origin in 1961 to 1968 and establish its influence on the educational policies of the La Crosse Public Schools. Method and procedure used. The primary source of information for this paper was the records kept by the secretaries of the Citizens Education Committee. Newspaper articles relating to the subject were checked on microfilmed copies of the La Crosse Tribune at the La Crosse Public Library. Books used in the preparation of this paper were obtained from the Murphy Library at Wisconsin State University-La Crosse and La Crosse Public Library. Telephone calls were made to ten members of the Citizens Education Committee who had been consistently active in the organization to seek their cooperation in answering questionnaires. Information secured from the questionnaires was used directly or indirectly in the preparation of this paper. Summary of the findings. The Citizens Education Committee began as a study group concerned about public education in La Crosse. The members invested much time and study into identifying educational problems in the schools and working toward solutions. Due to their public relations work, the community became more aware of the school situation. Political pressures by the Citizens Education Committee helped provide qualified candidates for the Common Council as well as the school board. The change from a school board selected by the Common Council to one elected by the voters is the single contribution of the Citizens Education Committee which establishes their influence on the policies of the La Crosse Public Schools. UW-L Seminar paper
Ariculture--Study and teaching--Wisconsin--La Crosse County La Crosse County School of Agriculture and Domestic Economy (Wis.)
William C. Merwin
A Brief History of the La Crosse County School of Agriculture and Domestic Science is a seminar paper written as partial fulfillment of the requirements for a masters degree at Wisconsin State University at La Crosse between the summer of 1964 and the summer of 1965. The La Crosse County School of Agriculture and Domestic Science located in Onalaska, Wisconsin, was opened in 1909 and closed in 1925. The school was the fifth of its kind in the state of Wisconsin. Special instruction in agriculture and domestic science aimed at educating young men and women for Intelligent and profitable living was the primary objective of the school. A number of courses including a two-year course, a four-year course, a one-year course and several special short courses and extension work were provided to accomplish these objectivos. A total of two hundred and sixty-nine students graduated during the sixteen year history. Tuition was free to all La Crosse County residents. Six regular teachers and one principal made up the entire school faculty. The number of students ranged from one hundred and fifty-seven during the first year to a low of forty-nine during the 197-1-918 school year. A failure to enroll a sufficient number of students was the primary reason for closing in 1925. This is the first written history of the institution. Through an investigation of school publications, county newspapers and microfilm, County Board Proceedings, in addition to personal interviews with former students of the school this brief history was written.
Teachers -- Training of -- Wisconsin -- Vernon County -- History Vernon County Teachers Training School (Viroqua, Wis.) -- History
Weber, O. Audrey
Statement of the problem. It was the purpose of this paper to report on the establishment and first thirteen years of a teacher training institution, the Vernon County Teachers Training School, located at Viroqua, Wisconsin. Method and procedure used. Microfilmed copies of the two local newspapers, The Viroqua Republican and The Vernon County Censor, provided by the Wisconsin State Historical Society through the Main Public Library in La Crosse, proved to be the most plentiful source of information for this paper. Interviews with Mr. August E. Smith, the principal of the Vernon County Teachers Training School during 1907-1920, corroborated information obtained through the newspapers. Additional information was obtained through interviews and correspondence with seven graduates of the school's first thirteen-year period. Summary of the findings. The need for some agency to train teachers for the rural elementary schools of Vernon County became increasingly evident after 1900. The Vernon County Teachers Training School, located in Viroqua, Wisconsin, opened in September, 1907. The purpose of the institution was to prepare teachers for working in the rural elementary schools of the county. During its first thirteen years of operation 338 students were graduated; there were not more than four faculty members at one time. The school was guided through those first thirteen years by one principal, Mr. August E. Smith. To accommodate the increasing number of applicants within this period, a new building was constructed. The citizens of three Vernon County villages, Westby, La Farge, and Viola expressed their desire to have the school located in their village. It is the opinion of this researcher that this desire stemmed from the convenience and prestige factors rather than from a hope of economic gain. This controversy existed for ten years until the members of the county board of supervisors voted unanimously to locate the school in Viroqua, the centrally located County seat of Vernon County. It is the opinion of this researcher that the Vernon County Teachers Training School served the specific function for which it was intended; that is, to train teachers for working in the rural elementary schools of Vernon County. It is not to be assumed that graduates of the school confined their work to rural elementary schools of Vernon County. UW-L Seminar Paper
Toland, Leigh Toland, Frank J. Universities and colleges--Wisconsin--La Crosse--History Wisconsin Business University (La Crosse, Wis.)--History
Richard A. Rodgers
Brief History of the Wisconsin Business University La Crosse, Wisconsin, is a seminar paper written as partial fulfillment of requirements for a masters degree at Wisconsin State University of La Crosse between the fall semester of 1966 and the summer session of 1967. The Wisconsin Business University, founded in 1892 by Frank J. Toland, grew with the city and prospered with it, drawing thousands of students from the tri-state area. Throughout the 48 years of existence under the Toland family the Wisconsin Business University graduated over 10,000 students. However, enrollments began to decline in the late 1930's, and the school was forced to close in September of 1941. The school was operated on the second and third floors of the building at the northeast corner of Third and Main Streets, and at times utilized the old Keefe and Cone Business School quarters on the second floor of the building located on Fourth and Pearl when enrollments could not be accommodated at the Main Street facilities. During its existence six members of the Toland family played a major role in the history of the school. The founder's three sons, Leigh, Ralph, and Hewitt, his granddaughter Patricia, and his brother Bernard Toland were full or part-time instructors or administrative personnel.
Laboratory schools -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse -- History Wisconsin State University (La Crosse). Campus School -- History
Seielstad, Mary Emmert
The study was concerned with the development of the Campus School of the Wisconsin State University at La Crosse, from 1871 to 1970. It was the purpose of this study to: (1) describe the establishment of the Campus School; (2) explain the function and philosophy of the Campus School; (3) recount some of the challenges that were met in building a new school; (4) describe some changes made in the curriculum through the years; (5) describe a few of the extra-curricular activities; and (6) describe events at the time of writing this paper concerning the possible closing of the school. Information for this paper was gathered from both primary and secondary sources. The primary source materials included unpublished papers of the late Emery W. Leamer, director of the school from 1925 to 1952; an interview with Alice Drake, a member of the college faculty from 1931 to 1932; interviews with Elmer Lysaker, Margaret Linfeld Annett, and Barbara Emmert Tyznik, former pupils in the Campus School; and unpublished copies of the health program established in the Campus School. Other sources included copies of the La Crosse Tribune, bulletins and catalogues of Wisconsin State University at La Crosse, and clippings from various sources which were available in the La Crosse Public Library and the archives of the Murphy Library of WSU at La Crosse. The director of the Campus School, Richard E. Rasmussen, allowed the researcher to examine copies of annual reports and other papers in his files. The laboratory schools have been an integral part of the teacher-training institutions since the first normal school was built in the United States in 1823. The Campus School of the Wisconsin State University at La Crosse was established in conjunction with the college in 1909, and was located on the first floor of the one college building. The primary purpose for its establishment, as stated in 1909, was to educate children. Its other purposes were to serve as a model school and to give student teachers a place to observe teaching demonstrations, as well as an opportunity to teach. The philosophy of the Campus School was to develop happy, well-adjusted children. UW-L Seminar Paper
Schools -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse County -- History
This comprehensive work provides for brief histories of all rural schools in La Crosse County in existence circa 1938. It includes newspaper clippings and photographs of the schools and students. The coverage includes all public schools in the townships of Bangor, Barre, Burns, Campbell, Farmington, Greenfield, Hamilton, Holland, Medary, Onalaska, Shelby, and Washington. Other schools in La Crosse County, such as State Graded Schools and Parochial and Religious, are also included. It does not include City of La Crosse Schools.
This work is a 200 page masterÃ¢Â€Â™s thesis by Willard William Hanson for his MA degree from the State University of Iowa in 1951. The thesis begins with the general development of the free school system in Wisconsin and La Crosse. It then goes into detail on the history of public elementary and secondary education in La Crosse from 1870-1925 and vocational schools from 1912-1927.
United States Wiscinsin La Crosse Hogan School (La Crosse, Wis.)--History Hogan, James Joseph, 1837-1914
Janice Snowberg Richard Snowberg
printed booklet of the history of Hogan School; the La Crosse Public Archives also holds the archival manuscript collection that accompanies this booklet: Mss 111: Janice and Richard Snowberg Papers Relating to History of Hogan School, 1980-2000 OCLC: 8938793
Smith Valley School (La Crosse County, Wis.) -- History
Radcliffe, Irene H.
This 70 page pamphlet was written in 1987 by Irene H. Radcliffe for the centennial history of the Smith Valley School. The School was originally known as District #4, Town of Campbell, La Crosse County. This history was written by a member of the Smith Valley Restoration Committee, who used original school board records, and other primary sources. It includes photographs, a list of pupils who attended the school from 1879-1977, and reminiscences of former students and teachers.
Laboratory schools -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse -- History Wisconsin State University (La Crosse). Campus School -- History University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. Campus School -- History
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The Campus School. Why would I choose to write my seminar paper on this subject? When I first attended classes in Morris Hall, I felt that the building was different in some way, yet I couldn't put my finger on it. Then a teacher told me that it once was a laboratory school for teacher education. The odd feeling about the building came back to me. I began to realize what was different about Morris Hall. It was the ankle--high bubblers, the small chairs in the library, and yes, even the urinals that didn't seem to be at the proper height. Now, images of small children racing through the hallways filled my mind. The visions of the children and my interest in education and history lead me to choose the Campus School as my subject. I could learn more about the building, the faculty, and an outdated mode of teacher education. The building that I attended classes in was about to come to life as I pursued my research. I included several means of research for this paper. I interviewed a former teacher from the Campus School, a former director of the Campus School, and a Chancellor of the university to gain insight and information on my subject. I read various newspaper articles, books, and a Masters thesis about the Campus School. Lastly, I searched through four boxes of Campus School material. Throughout my research, I continued to visualize the children attending classes. My research was interesting, however I did not find any startling information. What I did find was an excellent school and a proud faculty. UW-L Seminar Paper
Educational counseling -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse -- History Hintgen, Josephine, 1892- La Crosse Area Public Schools, Joint District No. 5 (Wis.) -- History
Kosbab, Margaret K.
This study was a history of the first thirty-seven years of the guidance program in the public schools of La Crosse, Wisconsin. It recorded the development of the guidance program during the period 1920-1957 when Miss Josephine Hintgen was employed by the La Crosse Board of Education to direct the program. It was the purpose of this study: (1) to describe the informal guidance program which preceded the formal guidance program presently in the public schools of La Crosse, Wisconsin; (2) to explain the philosophy and goals underlying the present guidance program in the public schools of La Crosse, Wisconsin which originated under the leadership of Miss Josephine Hintgen; (3) to describe the activities associated with the guidance program; and (4) to explain the involvement of industrial leaders, civic groups, and law enforcement agencies in the development of the program. UW-L Seminar Paper
Newspaper articles related to public school boundaries in La Crosse, Wisconsin, from 1949-2003. Changes in school boundaries have often sparked controversy among parents of school-aged children. Follow the changes since 1949, read about the beginning of the neighborhood school concept in 1971, the 1979 controversy of redrawing the line for high school attendance in the district, the progressive socio-economic balancing goals in 1991-1992, and the need again in 2002 to provide socio-economic balance and diversity among the elementary population.
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Oral History Program
Miller, Leon Warren, 1896-1991 -- Interviews Oral history Oral history -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse Interviews -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse La Crosse (Wis.) -- History Athletics -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse Athletic directors -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
00:00:23 -- Expansion, Physical Education program 00:02:07 -- Typical school day 00:03:43 -- Philosophy, Physical education 00:05:01 -- Reuter's teaching background 00:06:33 -- UWL Athletic Committee, Reuter's impact 00:08:40 -- Miller's student experience 00:09:55 -- Miller's teaching experience 00:12:26 --Reuter, relationship with staff members 00:15:40 -- Program additions and removals 00:18:59 -- UWL's physical education program 00:20:50 -- Specialized staff members 00:22:53 -- Hans Reuter, public school impact 00:25:01 -- Creating uniform curriculum 00:25:21 -- Student-teaching observation 00:27:30 -- State influence 00:29:15 -- Critics of Hans Reuter 00:32:32 -- Staff animosity 00:33:54 -- Hans Reuter, teaching methods 00:34:50 -- Inventions 00:37:43 -- Administration changes 00:38:49 -- Reuter's education 00:40:01 -- State and national level, Reuter's impact
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Oral History Program
Rynning, Rolf -- Interviews Oral history Oral history -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse Interviews -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse La Crosse (Wis.) -- History Families -- Wisconsin Work -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse Recreation -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse La Crosse (Wis.) -- Social life and customs
Mr. Rynning discusses the following topics: Walking through marsh from North Side Neighborhood, La Crosse, Wisconsin, 1910s -- Newspaper route, working during childhood, 1910s -- Lumber yards, collection for wood burning stove -- House chores, 1910s -- Mother’s experience raising five kids, after husband’s passing -- Holiday traditions; Christmas trees, church service, and gifts, 1910s -- Home remedies for illness, cough medicine and lard rub, 1910s -- Hand-made products by mother; clothing, bread, desserts, canning, butter -- Gangs, division between North side and South side, La Crosse, Wisconsin, 1900s -- Elementary school, Fourth, Fifth, and Tenth ward schools, relationship with principals -- La Crosse High School, received recommendation to attend, 1900s -- Fire destroys Pomoroy theater, McMullan theater, Lincore building, 4th and Main streets, La Crosse, Wisconsin, 1904 -- City Hall building sold in 1889 to Rynning family, $17,000, 4th and Main street, La Crosse, Wisconsin -- High school jobs; Telephone company, Ice cream and Butter company, 1910s -- Work after High School, Union National Bank -- Siblings’ education, brother’s civil engineering education from UW-Madison, sisters attend La Crosse Normal school -- Houses of ill-fame (prostitution), 2nd street, La Crosse, Wisconsin, 1907 -- Union National Bank salaries and recreation opportunities, 1920s -- Grandfather’s bluff (present-day Grandad’s bluff) and Grandmother’s bluff (present-day Hedgehog bluff), hiking activities, 1860s -- New Mysters park, 1900s -- Cemeteries of La Crosse, Wisconsin; Catholic, Jewish, and Lutheran -- World War One (1914-1918) promotion, army sergeant -- Army company war enthusiasm, 1918 -- Spanish Influenza, suffering in army camps, 1918 -- Anti-German sentiments, change of Berlin Street to Liberty Street, La Crosse, Wisconsin -- Buying War Bonds, banks selling War Bonds for war effort -- Racial divide in army company, 1918 -- Recreation in army service, 1918. 00:00:10—Walking through marsh from North Side Neighborhood, La Crosse, Wisconsin, 1910s
00:01:25—Newspaper route, working during childhood, 1910s
00:03:15—Lumber yards, collection for wood burning stove
00:06:00—House chores, 1910s
00:06:35—Mother’s experience raising five kids, after husband’s passing
00:08:00—Holiday traditions; Christmas trees, church service, and gifts, 1910s
00:09:45—Home remedies for illness, cough medicine and lard rub, 1910s
00:12:10—Hand-made products by mother; clothing, bread, desserts, canning, butter
00:15:40—Gangs, division between North side and South side, La Crosse, Wisconsin, 1900s
00:16:45—Elementary school, Fourth, Fifth, and Tenth ward schools, relationship with principals
00:20:10—La Crosse High School, received recommendation to attend, 1900s
00:23:55—Fire destroys Pomoroy theater, McMullan theater, Lincore building, 4th and Main streets, La Crosse, Wisconsin, 1904
00:24:50—City Hall building sold in 1889 to Rynning family, $17,000, 4th and Main street, La Crosse, Wisconsin
00:27:00—High school jobs; Telephone company, Ice cream and Butter company, 1910s
00:29:20—Work after High School, Union National Bank
00:30:20—Siblings’ education, brother’s civil engineering education from UW-Madison, sisters attend La Crosse Normal school
00:32:10—Houses of ill-fame (prostitution), 2nd street, La Crosse, Wisconsin, 1907
00:36:45—Union National Bank salaries and recreation opportunities, 1920s
00:38:00—Grandfather’s bluff (present-day Grandad’s bluff) and Grandmother’s bluff (present-day Hedgehog bluff), hiking activities, 1860s
00:42:30—New Mysters park, 1900s
00:48:05—Cemeteries of La Crosse, Wisconsin; Catholic, Jewish, and Lutheran
00:51:00—World War One (1914-1918) promotion, army sergeant
00:53:55—Army company war enthusiasm, 1918
00:54:30—Spanish Influenza, suffering in army camps, 1918
00:56:40—Anti-German sentiments, change of Berlin Street to Liberty Street, La Crosse, Wisconsin
00:57:45—Buying War Bonds, banks selling War Bonds for war effort
00:58:25—Racial divide in army company, 1918
00:59:10—Recreation in army service, 1918 Tape 2 of 4.
Wisconsin State University (La Crosse). Campus School Elementary schools -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
Hessel, Susan T.
Recollections derives from the memories of students and teachers of the Campus School at the University of Wisconsin-L aCrosse. The idea of this colorful volume featuring those memories emerged from an initial proposal to hold a reunion of those whose remembrances, spanning several decades, make up the story of that school and its predecessors. The Campus School, or Training School, operated on the UW-La Crosse campus from 1909-1973. The School's mission was to provide practice and supervised operation for teacher training candidates and to teach children from kindergarten through 9th grade. Written by Susan Hessel, this 140 page history of the Schools contains many personal reminiscences. In addition, it includes a timeline, a list of faculty, index, and numerous photographs.
La Crosse (Wis.) -- History La Crosse (Wis.) -- Biography
This book written in 1928 is a comprehensive, first person account of people and events in La Crosse in the 19th century by Louis H. Pammel. At the time of publication of this 102 page book in 1928, Pammel was a professor of botany at Iowa State College. His book begins with a general history of La Crosse, a description of the flora and fauna of the area, and his fatherÃƒÂƒÃ‚ÂƒÃƒÂ‚Ã‚ÂƒÃƒÂƒÃ‚Â‚ÃƒÂ‚Ã‚Â¢ÃƒÂƒÃ‚ÂƒÃƒÂ‚Ã‚Â‚ÃƒÂƒÃ‚Â‚ÃƒÂ‚Ã‚Â€ÃƒÂƒÃ‚ÂƒÃƒÂ‚Ã‚Â‚ÃƒÂƒÃ‚Â‚ÃƒÂ‚Ã‚Â™s emigration from Germany and arrival in La Crosse in 1855. The focus of the book, though, is on the people that Pammel knew or had acquaintance of and events that occurred La Crosse primarily in the 1870s and 1880s. There is a name index at the back that was added at a later date. There are no illustrations.
Individualized instruction Wisconsin State University (La Crosse) -- Campus School Arithmetic -- Study and teaching (Elementary)
Johnson, Alta Verl Mackey
This was an experiment in individualizing arithmetic to (1) identify problems involved, (2) to measure children's progress, and (3) to arrive at some conclusions concerning the value of individualizinig instruction in arithmetic. The experiment was carried out with the Fifth Grade at Campus School at Wisconsin State University. An achievement test was given before and after the experiment. Records were kept by the children and teacher. During the seven months of the experiment the mean grade equivalent changed from 5.7 to 6.9. The range of difference among the twenty-siX children decreased. UW-L Seminar Paper
School sports -- Study and teaching -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse Sports for children -- Study and teaching -- Wisconsin--La Crosse
Lawson, H. Dutch
The purpose of this study was to determine the institutions in the La Crosse, Wisconsin, area offering activities of an interscholastic nature for young children, the competitive sports or games of an interscholastic nature that were conducted for young children in the La Crosse area, and how these activities of an interscholastic nature were organized, administered, and presented. A 70 item questionnaire was developed to determine what activities were offered and how activities were organized, administered, and conducted. At least 19 organizations offered a total of 16 competitive activities of an interscholastic nature to young children in the La Crosse area. Major areas of the study included medical supervision, travel, winning, participant playing time, and the granting of awards.
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Harry Spence School (La Crosse, Wis.) Children with disabilities --Education (Elementary) -- Wisconsin -- La Crosse
It was the purpose of this study. (1) to determine by means of a questionnaire the opinions and attitudes of parents in the Harry Spence Elementary School district concerning mainstreaming of handicapped children into the regular classroom! (2) to ascertain whether there was a relationship between opinions and attitudes toward mainstreaming and such variables as type of residence, annual income, leadership in the community, levels of education, and age of parents! (3) to review the literature and research studies pertaining to mainstreaming the handicapped child! and (4) to formulate any other conclusions from the results of the survey which may be regarded as significant by the surveyor. Fifty families from a random sampling of parents whose children were enrolled in the Harry Spence Elementary School were sent a seventeen-question questionnaire. The questionnaire consisted of three parts. The first part consisted of questions describing the respondent by sex, annual income, type of residence, level of education, age, and community leadership. The second part consisted of questions pertaining to the respondent's personal views on how he felt about the handicapped when he was in the elementary grades and in high school. The final part consisted of questions about the respondent's views toward mainstreaming the various types of handicapped children into the regular classroom. Questions in parts two and three could be answered yes, no, or uncertain. There were provisions for comments by the respondent on these statements. The raw data was tabulated and treated with the statistical formula chi-square. The 1130 IBM computer at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse was used in analyzing the data. The data was also reported in percentages. The findings from the survey of Harry Spence Elementary School parents indicated that there was a significant difference in responses to two questions. The null hypotheses were rejected. It was also noted by this investigator that there were two other statements which were statistically close enough to being rejected to merit special notice or consideration. The percent of the responses throughout the survey indicated general agreement in attitudes and opinions among the Harry Spence Elementary School parents in regard to mainstreaming most types of handicapped children into the regular classroom. UW-L Seminar Paper