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Carlton Happenings

Welcome back to all the students attending Carlton schools on Tuesday, Sept. 5. We are excited for our kids, and remember how we felt on that first day of grade school or junior high way back when. I wish all of the students a wonderful and successful year.

The Carlton community has a long academic history. The citizens of the Village of Carlton petitioned for a school on Sept. 18, 1871, which became District No. 2. A small wooden structure was built, and one teacher, Miss Flora Lafan, was hired. Eventually, two more teachers were added, but in 1895 the school burned down. A new two-story buil...