Westside Grammar Elementary School May Day Program


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Westside Grammar Elementary School May Day Program

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Westside Grammar May Day Program


Sanford (Fla.)
Grammar schools
Elementary schools--United States
May Day (Labor holiday)


Westside Grammar Elementary School program for May Day in 1963, when Christine Kinlaw-Best was a student there. The May Day celebration included a processional, songs, and dances.

Located at 301 West Seventh Street in Sanford, Florida, Westside Grammar Elementary School was originally established as Sanford High School in 1902. The building was designed by W.G. Talley in the Romanesque revival style. Due to an increasing student population, a new school building was constructed on Sanford Avenue in 1911. The original building on Seventh Street served as Westside Grammar Elementary School, which was later renamed Sanford Grammar School. In 1984, the building was placed on the National Registry of Historic Places and converted into the Student Museum. The building reopened as the University of Central Florida's Public History Center in 2012. In 1927, a high school campus was designed by Elton J. Moughton in the Mediterranean revival style and constructed at 1700 French Avenue. The school reopened on January 10 and was renamed Seminole High School. In 1960, the high school moved to a new campus at 2701 Ridgewood Avenue and the former building on French Avenue was converted to Sanford Junior High School, which was later renamed Sanford Middle School. The old building was demolished in the summer of 1991 and replaced by a $5.77 million school complex. As of 2013, Seminole High School offers various Advanced Placement courses, the Academy for Health Careers, and the International Baccalaureate Programme for students.


Original program, 1963: Private Collection of Christine Kinlaw-Best.

Date Created

ca. 1963-05


Kinlaw-Best, Christine

Is Format Of

Digital reproduction of original program, 1963.

Is Part Of

Seminole County Public Schools Collection, Student Museum and UCF Public History Center Collection, Seminole County Collection, RICHES of Central Florida.

Is Referenced By

Kinlaw-Best, Christine. Interviewed by Mark Miller. UCF Public History Center, HAR 1063414P. March 2, 2013. Audio/video record available. UCF Public History Center, Sanford, Florida.




302 KB


6-page program






Westside Grammar Elementary School, Sanford, Florida

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History Teacher

Rights Holder

Copyright to this resource is held by Christine Kinlaw-Best and is provided here by RICHES of Central Florida for educational purposes only.

Contributing Project

UCF Public History Center History Harvest, Spring 2013


Chaney, Robert
Miller, Mark

Digital Collection

Source Repository

Private Collection of Christine Kinlaw-Best

External Reference

"Public History Center." Public History Center, University of Central Florida. http://www.publichistorycenter.cah.ucf.edu/.
"Student Museum." Seminole County Public Schools. http://www.scps.k12.fl.us/studentmuseum/Home.aspx.
Sanford Historical Society (Fla.). Sanford. Charleston, SC: Arcadia, 2003.


May Day 1963
Tues. May 4 9:30 a.m.

"He that will make a good use of any part of his life, must allow a large portion of it to recreation."--John Locke



Mr. Baggett

1. Processional - Color Guard & Queen's Court
2. Crowning of Queen
3. Songs - Sixth Grades ("Gypsy Song")
4. Dance - Third Grades ("Turn the Glass Glasses Over")
5. Songs - Sixth Grades ("Hi Ho the Boatman", "Down the River")
6. Dance - Second & Third Grades- ("Going to the Fair")
7. Songs - Sixth Grades ("Tortillas", "Down in Mexico)
8. Dance - Second Grade ("Soldier Boy")
9. Songs - Fifth Grades ("Shy Incognita" "MayPole Dance")
10. Maypole Dances
11. "God Bless America". - Everyone

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Original Format

6-page program


“Westside Grammar Elementary School May Day Program,” RICHES, accessed July 21, 2024, https://richesmi.cah.ucf.edu/omeka/items/show/1532.