Reed School Updates

May 2008


Open house/reunion planned at Reed School

An open house and reunion is planned Sunday, June 15, at The Reed School, a Wisconsin historic site, located on USH 10 and Cardinal Avenue, two miles east of Neillsville.  The event will run from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. and former students, friends and visitors are invited to join in on the fun, fellowship, festivities and food.

For additional information, contact Dale Williams at 608-253-3523 or e-mail   

Reed School…then and now


The Reed School is filled with nostalgia for those who attended the one-room schoolhouses long ago and disappearing from the landscape.  Above, the school was in use as students pose for their annual school portrait.  Note the plumbing facilities in the back forty.  Inset, is the rear of the building as it looks today.  

(Photo by Peter Spicer/Clark County Press)  

Hanging out by the water cooler


Getting a refreshing drink in the “old days” was a little more difficult for students at the Reed School in rural Clark County than for our students today.  Crocks kept fresh spring water good and cold. 

Setting is different – kids are the same!

The recent visit of fourth grade students of Neillsville Elementary to the historic Reed School resulted in students getting a taste of what school was like for their grandparents.  Although the settings have changed, the students look like they could fit right in with the pigtail pulling, ink squirting and other shenanigans that former students may have engaged in.  (Photo by Peter Spicer/Clark County Press)  

Fourth graders visit Reed School

Neillsville Elementary School fourth graders (pictured above) learn about historic Reed School in Neillsville, from Reed School lead interpreter Amy Zoschke Thursday, May 22.  Three sections of fourth graders visited the school during the week to learn what school was like during the 1930’s.  Students also learned what games students played at recess during that time period.  (Photo by Peter Spicer/Clark County Press)


Zoschke goes over a lesson with three fourth graders.  The students split into eight grade levels to learn what each grade level was taught in the 1930s.  Classes were taught in the one-room schoolhouse, which is now open to the public during weekends this summer.  (Photo by Peter Spicer/Clark County Press)


From the Clark County Press, Neillsville, WI

May 28, 2008

Transcribed by Dolores Mohr Kenyon, June 2, 2008

Web page by James W. Sternitzky PhD, June 6, 2008

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