Pleasant Hill School

 

Pleasant Hill school was located at the south edge of Harrisonburg at the intersection of the Warm Springs Turnpike (Route 42) and the Pleasant Hill Road. The first school building was built by the patrons in 1870. It was a one-room frame building used for community meetings. In 1875 the patrons decided to turn it into a school building and Pleasant Hill school was opened. In 1890, the school system added a second room to the building. In 1907 and third room, constructed of brick, was added to the two-room structure. By 1916, the school had outgrown its facilities and land on the opposite side of Pleasant Hill Road was purchased from John R. Garber (deed dated March 14, 1916). A substantial brick building was constructed and ready for occupancy by the fall of 1917. This school remained in operation until it was consolidated into the new Pleasant Valley school in the fall of 1963.The Pleasant Hill school was used as a training school for Madison College for many years and several of the staff members at Pleasant Hill were also considered faculty members at Madison College. The Pleasant Hill Building is now used by Dick Heatwole as the Old School Auction House.

 

Teachers known to have taught at Pleasant Hill are:

 

1890-91 Isaac Wenger

1891-92 John A. Stone

1892-93 Rosa Logan, B. F. Kirkpatrick

1893-94 Rosa Logan, J. J. Hall

1894-95 Kittie Solomon, John Suter

1895-96 M. Chloe Liskey, John Suter

1896-99 (three sessions) Bertie M. Sanger, P. M. Argenbright

1899-1900 John W. Thompson

1900-01 (unknown)

1901-02 Sarah Garber

1902-04 (two sessions) Benjamin Landes, Rosa Logan

1904-05 (unknown)

1905-06 L. J. Heatwole, Sarah Garber

1906-09 (unknown)

1909-10 J. S. H. Good, J. MacFadden, Nellie Myers

1910-11 Ella Henton, Nellie Myers, Effie M. Bowman

1911-12 John I. Heatwole, Annie Heatwole, Effie M. Bowman

1912-13 Grace Miller, Agnes Britton, Bessie Hart, Effie M. Bowman

1913-14 Erthel Jones, Iva Bowman, Robert L. Eastham

1914-16 (two sessions) T. J. Argenbright, Elizabeth Heatwole, Ruth Wenger

1916-17 H. L. Bell, Florence Wenger, Eleanor Good

1917-18 Boyd Spitzer, Lena Hulvey, Barbara Ringgold, Eleanor Good

1918-19 Anna Howard Ward, Lena Hulvey, Eleanor Good

1919-20 Berlin Eye, Annie Moore, Nina Swecker, Etta M. Bowman

1920-21 Virginia Stuart, Annie Moore, Eleanor Good, Etta M. Bowman

1921-22 Sallie Blosser, Ariadne Witherow, Margaret Witherow, Rebecca Landes

1922-23 Sallie Blosser, Vada C. Miller, Lydia Shank, Nora Good, Rhea M. Wampler

1923-24 Vada Miller , Nina Swecker, Nora Gowl, Etta M. Bowman

1925-27 (two sessions) Ruth Lewis,Virginia Beverage, Alma Kline, Nora Gowl, Etta M. Bowman

1927-28 Sarah E. Thompson, Elenea Henry, Ida Claire Garber, Etta M. Bowman

1928-29 Sarah E. Thompson, Dewitt H. Miller, Elenea Henry, Ida Claire Garber, Etta M. Bowman

1929-30 Alice Lee Underwood, Elenea Henry, Ida Claire Garber, Etta M. Bowman

1930-33(three sessions)Violetta Davis,Anna L Mauck, Elenea Henry, Ida Claire Garber,Etta M.Bowman

1933-36 (three sessions) Violetta Davis, Anna L. Mauck, J. Roy Black, Helen L. Sites, Etta M. Bowman

1936-37 Violetta Davis, Jessie Phillips, J. Roy Black, Helen L. Sites, Etta M. Bowman

1937-38 Violetta Davis Ryan, J. Roy Black, Mrs. Frank Heatwole,Jamie Miner, Etta M. Bowman

1938-39 Violetta Davis Ryan, J. Roy Black, John D. Burkholder, Jr. Mrs. Frank Heatwole, Etta M. Bowman

1939-40 Violetta Davis Ryan, J. Roy Black, Sarah A. Painter, Mildred F. Garrison, Etta M. Bowman

1940-42 (two sessions) Violetta Davis Ryan, Sarah A. Painter, Mildred G. Acker, Janet C. Hopkins, Etta M. Bowman

1942-55 (thirteen sessions) Violetta Davis Ryan, Sarah A. Painter, Fannie C. Moore, JanetC.Hopkins, Etta M. Bowman

1955-56 Violetta Davis Ryan, Virginia Musselwhite, Fannie C. Moore, Janet C. Hopkins,

Etta M. Bowman

1956-57 Violetta Davis Ryan, Helen Hillyard, Fannie C. Moore, Janet C. Hopkins, Etta M. Bowman

1957-58 Violetta Davis Ryan, Helen Hillyard, Wanda Rotruck, Charles Pellman, Etta M. Bowman

1958-59 Charles Pellman, Sybil B. Billups, Charlotte Y. Boice, Blanche S. Souder, Etta M. Bowman

1959-60 Charles Pellman, Sybil B. Billups, Charlotte Y. Boice, Etta M. Bowman

1960-61 Charles Pellman, Sybil B. Billups, Charlotte Y. Boice, Betty T. Acker, Etta M. Bowman

1961-62 Charles Pellman, Sybil B. Billups, Evelyn R. Bell, Charlotte Y. Boice, Betty T. Acker, Etta M. Bowman

1962-63 Charles Pellman, Betty T. Acker, Sybil B. Billups, Charlotte Y. Boice, Etta M. Bowman

 


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