Evergreen Magazine 
Articles written in 1921 by students of Cootes Store Schoolhouse, Rockingham County, Virginia

Cootes Store
The Landscape
The Way It Was
The School
Hunting & Fishing
First Graders
The Students
Cootes Home
Cootes & Co.
Family Bible 1
Family Bible 2
Flood of 1936
Cootes Store 1999
Chimney Rock 1999
Gap Rock 1999
Samuel Cootes
Cootes Deeds (1821 to 1881)
1885 Map




by Violet V. Turner 14

Sixth Grade

Our school gave a Thanksgiving program November the thirteenth, for our Patron’s Day exercise. It was prepared in about two weeks. Invitations written by the pupils were sent to the parents inviting them to attend.

The program was to begin at two o’clock, but it was delayed on account of rain. As soon as there were enough gathered the exercise began.

First was an opening song by the school followed by prayer. There were recitations, motion songs, dialogs, and a little play called "The Return" given by the sixth and seventh grades.

After the program there were talks made by patrons, Miss Ada Baugh, the supervisor, and Mrs. Estella Tusing, a former teacher. The talks were good.

Everyone seemed to enjoy the program. The music was furnished by Marie Will and Mrs. Hall. We pupils enjoy the work getting them up. They are a great benefit to us in many ways. It is to be regretted that our parents do not visit our school at other times and see what we are doing.