Wadsworth High School

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Bob W. WarnerChris StroudJeff BucherPeggy BlythRon BeechDiane BeckSandy RiggsJim VincentJane YarrowTom BurkettCheryl AhlRoger AbramsSue BellDanny SondlesWalter 'Buzzy' ClarkeVivian PowersBruce PerryTom AllanTeri BaileyDiane WhitmanGeorge KeyserLarry CasenhiserCarol SchultzDick GillenwaterJimmy KnowlesJoan Wolf

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Franklin - First Grade - 1953/54

Patty HelmsJenny BakerJudy HeighbergerBobby ShevelSherrilyn CampbellKaren CroftSandi SwigartBarb HudecCortney WiseJeremy WeltyCarolyn PolingJimmy RennerGloria MillerJudy BraunDennis BallardSherry GishMrs. StronzSue Ellen RodichBob OttBarbara ShankTerry Durnye

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Lincoln - First Grade - 1953/54

Frank CollinsJoy GastonJean GastonBecky MillerBonnie FranklinMarian BauerDave WearstlerJohn JonesJanice BrubakerTodd PowerLinda GreisingScott WolfBarry SwinehartMary Lou LieberthBruce BartonDevon Brader

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Roger AbramsJerry RakerSandy RiggsRenie MalaneySherry GishKathy HeylMitzi KrabillJane WestbrookConnie JordanDennis AdamsTom BurkettSue BellBarry SwinehartJanice AllenJanice BrubakerLinda BaileyLinda GreisingSheri PorterBarbara DresslerFrank VolpeDavid DashTerry ArnoldBilly EasonMike SmithSharon Addis

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Greg WilliamsRon BeechJane WrightBill PaigeMarian BauerSherri CampbellCathy LamphierRon BooneBruce ListonDave LeathermanJerry BaughmanPam BordacJudy BraunJoyce ParsonsPeggy BlythGregg TschantzJohn SprankleCraig MannVivian PowersKaren MacklinPat TrostleKathy WhiteDianne YoungSusan GivlerCheryl Keller

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Mazie ConnellMike R. TigheMarilyn KoserPhyllis ButerbaughJulie TenenskyJohnny BigginsBarbara WoodLarry SegaRobert TrentJack WolfNorma LockwoodBetty MarkleyDiane JenkinsTed MadiganLarry GeigBecky MorrisonLola LawrenceBilly Burchett??? SchwartzElaine ZuberLarry DunningPaul BaughmanLinda MellottCynthia FultonJill PuttJimmy ???Gary TaylorLinda RohrerErnestine WhiteRobert HuffDennis DombroskiSheila WhiteLinda RohrerRobert McClureMarguerite JacksonJohn Bailey??? ???Julie TenenskyCandice LoweBob WilliamsSherry Zakraysik

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Joyce ParsonsBill DoyleJohn RaberTeri BaileySherilyn CampbellJim RennerCathy LamphierDon TaylorPeggy BlythJudy BraunWilma WalkerowSusan GivlerJerry BaughmanTom BeckerKaren MacklinHoward MorrisDiane YoungPat TrostleChuck EnglerDave ChaneySandey Holben

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Mr. Harold FixMarvin HornoffBruce BartonBob LowdermilkTom BurkettWalter ClarkeScott FaullBarry SwinehartSue BellBill DoyleLarry AtkinsDennis SamicJim ReedChris StroudScott WolfJane YarrowJoy GastonJanice BrubakerNancy OsterstockLinda GreisingPam DeenJean GastonAdriane CaploweSigrid ThorstenMitzi KrabillSandy RiggsKaren UsnikCarolyn PolingRenie MalaneyConnie JordanSue StatonBlaine Riser


Sandy & Roger Derhammer - 2005

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Central High School - Junior High

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Lincoln School  1953-54 1st grade

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Graduation pictures - 1965

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The first school was built at the south end of what is now Hartman Road. It was replaced by one at the other end of Hartman Road only a few years later.

The sixteenth square of a village in the Connecticut Western Reserve was usually retained for the government, churches and schools. After the first two ventures in building schools, the Union School was built in 1870 in the center of the village where Central Intermediate School now stands. A wooden structure, it began to decay and was condemned. In 1907, it was razed and the brick structure still standing was built on the same site.

The Union School became Central School and housed grades Kindergarten through twelve in one building. This arrangement continued through the 1940's after which the building became a high school and junior high school, and still later, a high school only.

In 1915, Franklin Elementary School was built for the students on the south side of Wadsworth and Lincoln for those on the north side. Each building originally had four rooms, but a few years later, four more rooms were added to each school, Franklin in 1919 and Lincoln in 1929. Both buildings were replaced in 2001, Lincoln on the same site [the old building was razed], and Franklin on Takacs Drive. The old Franklin building was razed in 2002. Overlook School was built in 1954 and Valley View School was built in 1957.

Students from the township went to Wadsworth Centralized School -- beginning in 1915 -- now Isham School. Before that, it was the Mennonite College. At first, Centralized housed all twelve grades, but in 1927, the township paid tuition to the city school system to accept students from grades ten through twelve. The reason for this rather strange grade separation was that the city schools were on the 6-3-3 system; hence, the "high school" comprised grades ten through twelve.

Prior to students attending Centralized, they went to the twelve one-room schools throughout the township. Privately owned horse-drawn wagons picked up students at their homes and transported them to the school. In 1920, the township Board of Education purchased wagons but drivers furnished their own horses. Motorized buses [boxes built on truck chassis] began in 1927. Girls sat on one side and boys on the other. Smaller children sat on benches in the middle of the bus. When the "buses" were not used for transporting students, they were used for hauling goods by pushing the moveable seats to the side of the truck bed.

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