Cliffside school news – Jan 21, 1926
Cliffside, Jan. 12—Last week was a very busy week in Cliffside School. Starting off Monday morning one heard on every side, “Hello, there, What did you do for Christmas? Did you have a good time?” When the bell rang for the first time in 1926 it was a happy crowd of students who came trooping in to Chapel. Everybody looked as if they had had a good time but all were anxious to get back to work. Mr. Erwin [Superintendent] started the year off right by wishing everybody a Happy and Successful year. He welcomed everybody back and outlined a good year’s work.
Several students were fortunate to have nice trips during the holidays. Amanda and Rosa Mae Haynes spent their vacations in Florida. William Allhands had a nice trip to Memphis where he attended the Young People’s Convention.
Wasn’t the snow pretty! Cliffside boys and girls like to go to school through the snow.
As last week was the first week after Christmas holidays we did not have our regular programs by the different grades but Mr. Erwin had charge. Monday morning he gave a very interesting talk on “Prospects of 1926.” He pointed out that this ought to be one of the greatest years in the history of our country. He urged the students to take advantage of every opportunity to make this one of the best years of their lives. Tuesday morning his subject was “Work.” He said that the happiest people were those who were at work, and that a worker was always optimistic and looking for the fine things of life. Wednesday we used the chapel period to practice singing. Thursday Mr. Erwin talked on “The Willing Student.” He said that lots of people were willing to do things if somebody would go along to show them how to do it but that “The Willing Student” would go ahead and do whatever he started to do in spite of all sorts of difficulties.
This item was printed in The Sun on January 21, 1926.