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Rockwood School District
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111 East North Street, Eureka, MO 63025 | Phone (636) 733-2000 | Fax (636) 733-8851

History of Rockwood

1900s

1908 · Consolidated School District Forms. Consolidation of Eureka, Minche, Crescent and Augustine school districts.

1909 · Eureka High School built. Took place of the original high school that was in the “Opera House.” First principal is J. Varnum Jones.

1910s

1912 · First graduating class of Eureka High School. Seven members of the graduating class.

1930s

1932 · District purchased its first two buses. State law provided aid for bus transportation.

1934 · Administrative Annex building built. Formerly Eureka High School and Eureka Junior High School.

1935 · District changed name to Town School District of Eureka.

1938 · Ellisville Elementary School built. First principal is Dorothy McCullough. Ballwin Elementary School built. First principal is Margaret Sutton.

1940s

1949 · District changed name to Re-Organized District No. 6. Morgan Selvidge becomes Superintendent of Schools. Served until 1970.

1950s

1950 · Early Childhood Center at Vandover built. (Formerly Vandover Elementary School)

1951 · Chesterfield Elementary School built. First principal is Miss Garlin Kellison. Pond Elementary School built. First principal is Allen Crawford.

1953 · Eureka Elementary School built. First principal is H.W. Lloyd.

1950 · Ballwin Elementary joined the district in August of 1950. Miss Margaret Sutton was principal at Ballwin when the school was incorporated into the District.

1954 · Eureka Junior High School established. First principal is Craig Wilson. Located in the old elementary building (original EHS). Crestview Junior High School built. First principal is William Landes. Building became Babler Elementary in 1989.

1957 · Westridge Elementary School built. First principal is Robert J. Stanley.

1960s

1960 · Lafayette High School opens. Became Crestview Junior High in 1989. First principal is Art Keller.

1964 · District changed name to Rockwood District R-6.

1965 · Geggie Elementary School opens. Original principal was Mynatt Scott. Named after Robert T. Geggie who served on the Board from the time of reorganization until 1970. Bowles Elementary School built. First principal is Richard Pennycuick. Woerther Elementary School built Jan. 1965. Named after Henry Woerther who had served on the Old Ballwin School Board. First principal is Margaret Sutton.

1966 · Kindergarten began

1968 · Morgan Selvidge Junior High built. First principal is Ray Eickmeyer. Named after Morgan Selvidge, Superintendent of Schools from 1949-1970.

1970s

1973 · Eureka High School occupies new campus. Kellison Elementary School built. Named after Miss Garlin Kellison, a well-known teacher and principal in Rockwood. First principal is Richard Pennycuick. Westview School built. Purchased by Rockwood from Special School District in 1983 and dedicated to Matthew E. Sullivan. Became the Center for Creative Learning in 1997.

1974 · Stanton Elementary School built. Named after Robert Stanton who worked in RSD from 1950-1975. First principal is Tom Krebs.

1975 · Preschool program begins. 1976 Vandover becomes a Community and Preschool Center.

1979 · Rockwood South Junior High School built. First principal is Charles Yates.

1980s

1986 · Green Pines Elementary School opens. First principal is John Scatizzi.

1989 · Ridge Meadows Elementary School opens. First principal is Carol Kottwitz. Kehrs Mill Elementary School opens. First principal is Mary Riedel. Lafayette High School builds new campus. Crestview Junior High moves to building that was formerly Lafayette High School. Babler Elementary School established in former Crestview Junior High School. First principal is Dave Henslee.

1990s

1990 · Uthoff Valley Elementary School opens. First principal is Dr. Cheryl Cozette.

1992 · Rockwood Valley Middle School opens. First principal is Mary Riedel. 1993 · LaSalle Springs Middle School opens. First principal is Scott Francin. Rockwood Summit High School opens. First principal is Tom Hensley. Marquette High School opens. First principal is Dan Deschamp.

1998 · Wild Horse Elementary School opens. First principal is Dr. Karen Hargadine.

1999 · Ralph Blevins Elementary School opens. First principal is Ms. Celestine Knox. Named after Ralph Blevins Jr., a popular principal.

2000s

2001 · Wildwood Middle School opens. First principal is Edward Morris.

2003 · Early Childhood Center at Clarkson Valley built.

2004 · Fairway Elementary School opens. First principal is Dr. Karen Hargadine.

2010s

2012 · Rockwood celebrates the 100th anniversary of the first graduating class of Eureka High.