School of the Ozarks Students Learn in Star Schoolhouse

Ralph Foster Museum Director Annette Sain (L) and School of the Ozarks second grade teacher Chrissy Martin speak to students during Star Schoolhouse learning day.
Ralph Foster Museum Director Annette Sain (L) and School of the Ozarks second grade teacher Chrissy Martin speak to students during Star Schoolhouse learning day.

 

Press Release

 

POINT LOOKOUT, Mo. — Students from Chrissy Martin’s second grade classroom at School of the Ozarks will be learning in the 1800s-era Star Schoolhouse today from 8:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Activities include reading, writing, and arithmetic, and the day would not be complete without an old-fashioned spelling bee.

The Star Schoolhouse was received by college of the Ozarks in 1975 and was moved to its current location by the Ralph Foster Museum in 1985.

“The Star Schoolhouse learning day is an opportunity for students to use their imaginations to go back to a time period when reliance on God for everything – including prayer and Bible reading in schools – was a very important part of what Americans did,” said Brad Dolloff, dean of School of the Ozarks. “We are so blessed to have this one-room schoolhouse here on campus for our students to experience a taste of what life was like in the 1800s.”

For more information, contact Valorie Coleman, public relations director, at 417-690-2212.

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