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September 2, 2021

September 2, 1921

The fall term of the Petersburg Public Schools will begin September 6, 1921. The Junior High School as organized, consists of grades Seven, Eight, and Nine. The primary object in this plan is to make less noticeable the step from the eighth to the ninth grade, and so lessen the mortality that occurs in the school life of the child. Although the average length of the school term in the United States is a little over 160 days, the average child attends 120 days or about three-fourths of the time. With no schooling the child has only one chance in 150,000 of rendering disti...

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