Third graders at Sward School were quite surprised when Sister Mary Jane paid a visit to the school. The elderly woman attended school when Carl A. Sward, the school’s namesake, was her principal. Students were able to find out more about their school’s namesake, like that he wore a suit to school every day and that he didn’t own a car. Sister Mary Jane recalled fondly what the Principal would have for breakfast daily as well.
“He would always stop at the doughnut shop on his way to work and get a doughnut and coffee, and then he would always dip his doughnut into the coffee and us kids thought it was hilarious,” she shared.
She also recalled that children rarely were sent to his office for discipline, but if they were he’d always come from a place of understanding. Sward’s very own newspaper club will write a story on Sister Mary Jane for their upcoming issue.