The schools in the Clermont area
There have been five schools located in the
Clermont area over the years. They were
here is a group picture of some students and teachers at the
is another group picture of
Pictured here in the
front row are: Dave Hurley, Dave Troop. Joe Hase, Fred Hagman, Jean Silfies,
Fred Peterson, Harry Belgine, Barney Collins, Eddie Gibson, Steve Koshasy, John
Callahan and John Clarkson.
In the second row are: Tom
Hurley, Sophie Steinhauer, Blanche Silfies, Carrie Miscada, Gertrude Keating,
Maud Walker, Nellie Anderson, lulu Fiddler, Gretha Amend, mary Whalen and Minnie
Standing behind them are: Anna Gibson the teacher and Lizzie Clarkson
Wernwag School was in operation in the early 1900ís and was located along
present Route 146 near where the dirt road leads to Bunker Hill.
The following school picture was taken in 1909. The names of all the
students are not all known but some of the family names that attended that
school were as follows: Anderson, Axberg, Hagman, Huben, Mc Ewan, Mc Kendrick,
Loveless, Serfoss, and Silfies
teachers taught at the Wernwag school over the years. They include Gertrude
Keating, Gertrude Larson, Ann Spadafore, Marian Bloomster and Eileen Anderson.
is a picture of the former
are the pictures of the real key and key holder to the
In 1911-1912 Ethel
Perry taught the primary grades. These students were in her classroom: Lottie
Dibler, Mary Rizzo, John Aloi, Robert Smith, Mary Domenela, Ethel Lebar, William
Cline, Rena Rocco, Julia Pubelent, Helen Hoffman, Clarence Silfies, Joe Pubelent,
Anne Spadafore, Joe Smith, Burg Searfoss, Bertha Beck, Rita Rocco, Vance
Valentine, Rea Hafner, Dorothy Mc Cready, Howard Schleiff, Howard Clark, Tessa
Hoffman, Margaret Silfies, John Gettis, Burdell Blauser, Thurston Blauser, Irene
Sullivan, Cliff Anderson, and Helen Huber.
teacher for the intermediate students was Blanche Silfies. The students were:
Frank Valentine, Ada Searfoss, Grace Mumford, Margaret Mc Cready, Albert
Lindquist, Julia Farr, Tillie Beck, Mary Hoffman, Lester Sullivan, Sarah
Spadafore, Albert Anderson, Halsey Allison, Elmer Smith, Lillie Anderson,
Leonard Amend, Esther Hagman, Genieve Hoffman, Martha Hoffman and Rose Spadafore.
This is how the
is shown the building as it looked in 1999.
is a picture as it looks in 2001.
the 1930's there were too many students for the
The High Schools
attended by Clermont students
from Clermont that attended high school went to
In the fall of 1933
Here is a
picture of the rear of Mt Jewett High School with members of the class of 1944.
Members shown are
Bill Sandstrom, Bob Hand, Roland Pier, Pete Mix, Dominic Alfieri, Fred Salvucci,
Willie Bucheit, Elsa Cecchi, Janet Kane, Thursie Stroup, Lucille Gustafson, Lois
Carl, Elaine Balon, Leatrice Cunningham, and Ruth Keenan.
continued to be the bus contractor until 1936. That fall Johnson and Keesler
took over the bus transportation. The first Johnson and Keesler bus was blue and
of the old High School and some information provided by Dawn Lord.
old high school building was converted into a school for Elementary students.
There were three other elementary schools used for several years. They were
Cyclone Elementary, Hazelhurst Elementary, and
Here is a view of the new elementary school.