How old is your school building?

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  1. monsieurteacher

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    Mine is 53 years old, I believe. There has been an addition in the last 10-15 years though.
     
  2. kcjo13

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    Great news! Our building, which was last updated in the 60's, is getting a whole new addition. Should be done by next school year!
     
  3. Aliceacc

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    My building was originally one of 4 or 5 Diocesan High Schools all built in the early '60's.

    That was a time when fuel was CHEAP and construction materials were expensive. So the general feeling was that you should build with no eye towards heat, since you could just blast the furnace to keep the kids warm.

    Fifty years later, and let's just say that things have changed.

    It's a beautiful facility though. The brothers are constantly updating. Two of the courtyards have koi ponds, one with bridges running over a circular pond. Every spring 5 or 6 families of ducks give birth in the courtyard, and we watch the ducklings grow as we go to and from class. We have peacocks (honestly!!) in another courtyard (one the kids don't have access to-- it turns out that peacocks can be nasty little creatures.)

    Our central courtyard has a huge bell tower, and at 8 am and 3 pm the church chime for 2-3 minutes.

    It really is an incredibly lovely enviornment.
     
  4. Aliceacc

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    A lot of local schools built in that time period seem to be the same design-- Sysosset HS is the first that springs to mind.

    I think that, in the '60's, in addition to the low price of fuel, it was also less expensive to build OUT than UP. So there are a lot of very expansive schools on the island. Throw in a baby boom hitting high school at that time period, and it all makes sense.

    Not that that's any good to the people dealing with it now, of course.
     
  5. MorahMe

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    I'm not sure when the building was built, but it was a hospital before it was converted into a high school, and now our pre-k-12 school. My father had his appendix out there in the 50's, and it wasn't a new building then!
     
  6. tracykaliski

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    OUr school is in an old mansion that was built in 1889.
     
  7. blazer

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    blazer~how cool to have gone to school there. That would have been a dream come true for me! My Jr high school was the first county college...also named Hill College but nothing like yours!
     
  9. blazer

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    A dream come true in more ways than one.....It was a boys school!:lol::wub:
     
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    :lol: Yep!
     
  11. Aliceacc

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    That sounds charming!!
     
  12. txteach26

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    Ours is also about 50 yrs old. High school/Jr. High just got a new school about 6 or 7 yrs ago...but Elem. is less important!
     
  13. czacza

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    Mine is different ages for different wings...First built in the 70s, then added onto in the 80s and another new wig added on about 5 years ago. I'm now in the new wing but it's soooooo far away from the oldest wing...I get my exercise!
     
  14. letsteach

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    The school I went to in the UK is 130 years old, built in 1880. Consequently, being a Victorian school it has high ceilings, polished wooden floors (original) and the windows are high up so you can't gaze out of them. It used to be the town's boys school and the separate girls school was half a mile away (at the opposite end of the main street). In the fifties it was made uni sex and the girls school was converted into the town library. Additions have been made to the school such as toilet facilities and corridors.
     
  15. myKroom

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    My building is 35 years old. The upper elementary building is close to 80 years old. We are having a bond vote in a few months to potentially add on to my building so all the elementary kids are together! I would get a new room if it passes!!!
     
  16. Miss84

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    Built in 1984-same year I was born. Only thing they've changed was drilling in a dry erase board here and there.
     
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    Our building is 94 years old-and it shows its age!
     
  18. Soccer Dad

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    Ahh good ol' suburbanization!
     
  19. asgirl

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    Similar to my old high school -was built in 1881 as a boys school and a girls school on the opposite sides of a road -used to be boardings schools and these buildings contained dorms. In the 1930's the boarding sections closed down and in the 70's the school went co-ed but both of the campuses were used. Lots more buildings have since been added.
     

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