The Donelson schools, both operating under the guidance of new principals, will make preliminary openings next week for the 1946-47 season with registration the outstanding activity on the docket.
Freshmen will make their entrance into High School with registration at 8 a.m. (DST) on Tuesday. The Sophomore, Junior and Senior classes will register at the same time on Wednesday morning.
A similar schedule is in store for the Donelson Grammar School students. All grades except the First will be enrolled Tuesday beginning at 8:30 a.m. The First Graders will then enroll Wednesday morning.
Faculties Meet Monday
Both of the new principals, Jack Draper of the High School and Mrs. Willie Lois Williams Highers, have scheduled faculty meetings for Monday at 11 a.m. All of the teachers will then attend Davidson County faculty meetings at Isaac Litton School Thursday and Friday. School will officially open for the season on September 3.
There is a vacancy yet to be filled in the High School, occasioned by the resignation of Mrs. Margaret Parker. Mrs. Parker, principal of the Grammar School last year and scheduled to teach History in the High School this season, only recently sent in her resignation and the vacancy is yet to be filled, according to Superintendent C. L. Brocket.
Superintendent Brockett is also looking for a substitute to fill in for Mrs. Jessie McBurnett, language teacher, who will be in a New Orleans hospital for several weeks due to an injury received in an automobile accident.
The teaching staff at the Grammar School will be composed of the following: Mrs. James Dickens, Mrs. Dell Brockett, Mrs. Ira Traweek, Miss Eulalia Baker, Miss Martha Batey, Miss Prudence Holt, Miss Katherine McDonald, Mrs. Evelyn Sanford, Mrs. W. A. Neal, Miss Mecca Perry, Miss Burta Ferrell and Mrs. A. H. Roberts. Mrs. Highers has indicated teaching assignment to grades will be made during the faculty meetings next week.
High Teachers Return
The High School teachers, with the exception of Principal Draper, were all with the school last year. The teachers are: Miss Lamarah Beckett, vocational economics; Mrs. Inez Floyd and Miss Lillian Goldtrap, English; Mrs. McBurnett, languages; Miss Lucille Mason, mathematics; Miss Kathleen Nevin, library; B. H. Thompson, physical education; John H. Tucker, vocational agriculture; and Mrs. Lucille Webb, commerce.
Armistice Day will be the first school holiday. Thanksgiving and Christmas are other holidays on the schedule with those in the spring as yet undecided. The school year will close May 30.
The enrollment at both schools this year is expected to be about normal but the new zoning plan, just put in effect, may make some unexpected changes.