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Traditions in ExcellenceHarvard Community Unit School District 50
Harvard Schools Construction Timeline                                                                                     ...
19th century school in location of Central School
Central School Construction, 1888
Central School , undated
Renovation proposal pamphlet
Original Washington School, undated
Harvard High School, 1931
Harvard High School, undated
Rural Schools of Harvard
The Harvard Herald, 1954
Construction of Harvard HighSchool addition, 1950s
School bus after tornado, 1967
Aerial Map of School Grounds
Aerial Map of School Grounds
Richard D. Crosby Elementary School,                               2010
Traditions in excellence
Harvard High School Band, 1937
Band trip to Vienna, 1973
Harvard Football team, 1930
Harvard Golf team, 1901
Harvard Wrestling, 1972
Harvard Marching Band at Milk Days, 1973
WeatherBug,2011
Harvard High School hallway, 2011
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  • Central 1888; Original Washington School 1911; Harvard High School 1921; 1954All rural school buildings are sold or abandoned citing them in “poor condition.”Jefferson School, New Washington 1954;Jr. High School 1962; Additions 1994;Crosby 2010.
  • Four school houses were on the block where Central School now stands
  • Built in 1888, high school and elementary school until 1921
  • 1941 Renovations
  • Original Washington School 1911School population growthDebate between north and south sections of town because the south side did not want students to have to cross the railroad tracks.Construction started in 1910, opened in 19111st through 5th grade; 6th up went to Central
  • 1919 : Harvard voted to create a new High School District.Construction cost in 1921: $254,000.Construction began in 1920, the school opened in 1921.
  • Dunham Township, 1839, first country school built - log cabinUsed as a school, church, political meetingsRURAL CONSOLODATION 1949-1954
  • Rural Consolidation 1949-1954Propositions began in 1951 to build new schools1952: bond of $480,000 to build a grade school on HS grounds, and a new Washington School Building. This referendum passed with the help of an educational program consisting of the School Board, P.T.A, students, citizens, local newspaper.1953: new Washington School opened1954: Jefferson School openedAll rural schools were abandoned or sold, “in poor condition”
  • An addition on to the High School was also completed 1954
  • Transportation System 1954 began with Bus Garage, and 14 Busses. Some opposition to rural school consolidation because rural dwellers did not want children on school busses. This depicts the school bus driven by Boyd Jones that was struck by the 1967 tornado. All the children were evacuated safely to the ditch, and only minor injuries were sustained.
  • Jr. High was completed in 19621960: More students in district than space allowed forBond issue for $650,000; rising costs led to two refused bond issues Deficit financing was used to complete construction
  • Band Trip to Vienna, 1973
  • Dan Horne
  • 1901 Golf Team
  • Sciacca/Holtfreter 16-Team Wrestling Tournament
  • Community Involvement: -Milk Days
  • Innovations:-Weatherbug at Crosby 2011
  • Academics:-Hall of Fame-Tree of Knowledge
  • Transcript of "Harvard Schools"

    1. 1. Traditions in ExcellenceHarvard Community Unit School District 50
    2. 2. Harvard Schools Construction Timeline 1994 Additions 1954 Jefferson built onto School, New Jefferson, Washington School 1949- 1954,Rural Jr. High, and Constructed School High Schools.1911 OriginalWashington School consolidation.1890 1900 1910 1920 1930 1940 1950 1960 1970 1980 1990 2000 2010 1962 Jr. High 20101888 School Richard D. CrosbyCentral 1921 Harvard Constructed Elementary SchoolSchool Community High ConstructedConstructed School Constructed
    3. 3. 19th century school in location of Central School
    4. 4. Central School Construction, 1888
    5. 5. Central School , undated
    6. 6. Renovation proposal pamphlet
    7. 7. Original Washington School, undated
    8. 8. Harvard High School, 1931
    9. 9. Harvard High School, undated
    10. 10. Rural Schools of Harvard
    11. 11. The Harvard Herald, 1954
    12. 12. Construction of Harvard HighSchool addition, 1950s
    13. 13. School bus after tornado, 1967
    14. 14. Aerial Map of School Grounds
    15. 15. Aerial Map of School Grounds
    16. 16. Richard D. Crosby Elementary School, 2010
    17. 17. Traditions in excellence
    18. 18. Harvard High School Band, 1937
    19. 19. Band trip to Vienna, 1973
    20. 20. Harvard Football team, 1930
    21. 21. Harvard Golf team, 1901
    22. 22. Harvard Wrestling, 1972
    23. 23. Harvard Marching Band at Milk Days, 1973
    24. 24. WeatherBug,2011
    25. 25. Harvard High School hallway, 2011
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