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Dirt Moving For Six New Classrooms
High School Addition
Dec. 29, 2004
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Part of Bond Issue Approved In Feb 2004
Six new class rooms will be available next school year at Collinsville High School. Dirt moving and measurements are in progress on the school's new property west of the existing high school. The property was purchased from the Colpitt family with funds approved by the Feb. 2004 school bond vote. The school board is also considering the possibility of a track on the property in the future.
This dirt work is further north of the classroom location and appears related to drainage work and the roadway being added for fire truck access around the new building at the high school. The high school baseball field is in the background.
This view is facing north (from west of the high school).
This view is facing southwest (towards Ridgelawn Cemetery across Highway 20).
View facing west from the existing high school (towards the Colpitt home).
This school board approved the building of Collinsville's first high school in 1909.
This board approved the new high school after the first burned in Jan 1912.
The school board members, administrators and builders below were responsible for the new (& current) high school which was completed in spring 1969.
L-R: S.O. Henry, Carlton Howard, Don Butcher (w/architect's firm), Gail Carnes (builder), Wm. Ryan (architect), Keith Bonebrake, Wayne Sloan (builder), Howell H. Wilson (Superintendent), and O.T. Jones. This photo was published in the Feb. 13, 1969 issue of "The Collinsville News".
L-R: Sally Bowman, Terry Due and Superintendent Pat Herald are shown at the May 2004 graduation with school board members: Jon Werthen, Joe Hampton, Donna Sears, Wendell Johnson, and Ted Clark.
Note: In August. 2004 Memory Ostrander was named to temporarily fill Jon Werthen's post which will be on the ballot on Feb. 8th, 2005. Craig Creech (below) was not shown in the other photos but has been the key figure in planning and tracking implementation of all the school improvements now in progress. Terry Due will take over most of those duties in Jan. 2005 when Craig retires.

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