Monroe City High School 1915 Girl Graduate

This is a great piece of Monroe History! The ULM library has this little gem they have digitized on the Digital Library: https://www.louisianadigitallibrary.org/islandora/object/ulm-p15140coll27%3A536 It is a yearbook of sorts from a Class of 1915 Senior at Monroe City High School, Neva Agnes Breese (later Jones). MCHS wouldn't get a yearbook until the 1920's, so a … Continue reading Monroe City High School 1915 Girl Graduate

William Care Garnett – First Principal of Monroe City High School?

I would say William C. Garnett would count as Monroe High School's first principal. In the mid 1890's Garnett appeared in Monroe and began work as the Assistant Principal at the "Central High School" which was the combined Parish and City school. When the school split between the parish and city, Garnett was appointed Principal … Continue reading William Care Garnett – First Principal of Monroe City High School?

The First Graduating Class of the Monroe City High School.

After yesterday's post, I got interested in the very first graduating class of the Old Monroe City High School. I stumbled across an article in the Shreveport Journal newspaper (June 2, 1901, Page 10) that described the commencement: CLASS DAY AT MONROE COMMENCEMENT OF CITY HIGH SCHOOL WAS NOTABLE EVENT. Unequalled Facilities of the Famous … Continue reading The First Graduating Class of the Monroe City High School.

Monroe City High School Handbook, 1902-03.

This little booklet is priceless. The Student handbook is ubiquitous. Every student gets one when school starts. This handbook is 118 years old. Inside you will find a list of the faculty (you may recognize a good portion of them as having schools named for them!), rules of decorum for staff, students and parents, and … Continue reading Monroe City High School Handbook, 1902-03.