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Beloved kindergarten teacher Sylvia Yarger began her teaching career in Morris in the late 1950s. She is pictured here near her retirement from the district in 1987.

School on a Hill: A children’s garden

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MORRIS – When discussing significant advancements of education in Morris, the importance of kindergarten cannot be overlooked. Many developments in Morris schools flowed from an emphasis on early-childhood education and the need to continue modernizing and improving the school.


Sylvia Yarger is a retired kindergarten teacher who taught at Morris from 1956–1987. The Sun sat down with her to hear her memories of teaching kindergarten in those early years.

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