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Record 14,800 Local Students To Be Heading For Classrooms

An all-time record of an estimated 14,800 public, private and parochial school children will trek to classrooms in Ann Arbor after Labor Day, Sept. 4.

About 12,800 of the students will enroll on a varied schedule in the Ann Arbor Public Schools, an estimated increase of 600.

Approximately 542 students will enroll in the University School, about 1,000 in St.Thomas Catholic School and some 430 students in St. Francis of Assissi School, an increase of 85.

Generally, the students, after nearly a three-month vacation, will find some new teachers, spruced-up classrooms, new enrollees with whom they can make friends and some new or altered courses

New to St. Francis is Sister Helen Mary, who has been named that school’s principal, replacing Sister Marie Eleanor.  Sister Mary was previously stationed at Visitation School in Detroit.


Of the 640 public school teachers and other professional staff who will report to more than 25 schools in the city, 145 of them are new to the system as additions to take care of the swollen enrollment and as replacements.


Classroom additions to Tappan Junior High School, Ann Arbor High, Angell and Wines Schools will be under way when students return, but they are not expected to be completed until after the fall term is under way.


Ann Arbor High School students will enroll all next week on an alphabetical schedule, including transferees from the three junior high school. Enrollments of other new students will begin Monday and continue until school starts, Wednesday, Sept. 6.


The schedule is as follows: Monday — 8:30 a.m., A- An: 9 a.m., Ap-Baq; 9:30 a.m., Bar-Bay; 10 a.m. Baz-Bes; 10:30 a.m. Bet-Bot; 11 a.m. Bou-Buc; 1 p.m., Bud-Car; 1:30 p.m. Cas-Cl; 2 p.m. Cm-Coo; 2:30 p.m. Cp-Da; 3 p.m., Db-Di; 3:30 p.m. Dj-Dy.


Tuesday — 8:30 a.m. E;9 a.m. F-Fl; 9:30 a.m. Fm-Fz;
10 a.m. Ga-Gib; 10:30 a.m. Gic-Gl; 11 a.m. Gm-Gra; 1 p.m. Grb-Gy; 1:30 p.m. H-Har; 2 p.m. Has-Her; 2:30 p.m. Hes-Hoy; Hoz-Jog; 3:30 p.m. Joh-Kah.

Wednesday — 8:30 a.m. Kai-Ker; 9 a.m. Kes-Kz; 9:30 a.m. L-Lay; 10 a.m. Laz-Lit; 10:30 a.m. Liu-Lz; 11 a.m, Me; 1 p.m. Mac-Mau; 1:30 p.m. Mav-Miz; 2 p.m. Mj-Mov; 2:30 p.m. Mow-Nev; 3 p.m. New-O; 3:30 p.m., P-Pea.

Thursday — 8:30 a.m. Peb-Pow; 9 a.m. Pp-Rea; 9:30 a.m. Reb-Roa; 10 a.m. Rob-Roy; 10:30 a.m. Ru-Saz; 11 a.m. Sb-Sea; 1 p.m. Seb-Sin; 1:30 p.m. Sj-Sop; 2 p.m., Soq-Stev; 2:30 p.m., Stew-Sz; 3 p.m., Ta-Ti; 3:30 p.m., Tj-V Friday — 8:30 a.m. W-Web; 9 a.m. Wec-Wie; 9:30 a.m. Wif-Wol; and 10 a.m. Wom-Z.

Appointments Possible


High School students who fail to enroll at scheduled times will be enrolled by appointment between 7 and 8 p.m. next Wednesday and Thursday, 1:30 and 4 p.m. next Friday, 3 and Tuesday, Sept. 5.

High School students will register in classrooms beginning at 8:20 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6. Full day classes start the following day.

The public schools kindergarten section will similarly enroll on an alphabetical schedule as follows:

A-D, 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6; E-K, 1:30 p.m. Sept. 6; L-R, 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 7; and S-Z, 1:30 p.m. Sept. 7.

Kindergarten classes will begin Monday, Sept. 11.

Other Times Given


The public schools’ grades 1 Through 6 will enroll at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6, with first full-day classes beginning the following day.

Full class days will start Friday. Sept. 8, at Forsythe, Slauson and Tappan Junior High Schools. Seventh graders will enroll at 8:20 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6, while eighth and ninth-graders will enroll at 8:20 a.m. the following day.

Students new to Forsythe will pre-register between 9 a.m. arid noon next Wednesday, Thursday and Friday prior to enrolling normally with other students.

St. Francis of Assisi, which has grades 1 through 8 will enroll at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 5.

Some 700 St. Thomas elementary students will begin full class days on Sept. 6, while the school’s estimated 325 high school students will start full days Sept. 7.

Mass Planned


St. Thomas grades 2 through 9 will first meet at 8 a.m. Mass on Sept. 5, while grade 1 will report at 8:30 a.m. that day. There will be an orientation session for ninth graders. ,

St. Thomas’s 10th through 12th grades will first report at  1 p.m. Sept. 5.

University School 7th through 12th graders will report on Thursday, Sept. 7, while elementary pupils will enroll Monday, Sept. 11, when full-day sessions will being.

Seventh through 12th graders new to the schools will report at 8:15 p.m. Thursday at the Schorling Auditorium, while others in those grades will report at 10 a.m. that day.