Our History Timeline

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    1881

    Small, Old Carpenter Street School becomes part of the public school system

    1889

    Walnut Street Elementary School was built

    1889

    Old West End Elementary School was built

    1889

    New, larger Carpenter Street School built

    1909

    William Milligan High School was built

    1910

    Fire destroys the William Milligan High School

    1911

    Construction began on the new Woodbury High School; governor and future president, Woodrow Wilson, laid the cornerstone

    1912

    Woodbury High School opens

    1924

    Central School is dedicated

    1950

    New West End Elementary School was built

    1954

    Evergreen Avenue Elementary School was built

    1957

    The new high school gymnasium, Junior High School Annex, and additions to all elementary schools – Evergreen, Walnut and West End Memorial – were completed

    1960s

    The Carpenter Street School was closed

    1960

    A new kitchen and high school cafeteria were added

    1968

    A new wing was added to the high school containing a home economics suite, science rooms, and the current Junior-Senior High School’s library

    2000

    Additions were made to Evergreen Avenue School and West End Memorial School; a new cafeteria and lobby were added to the Junior-Senior High school

    2004

    A bond referendum was approved for repairs and an upgrade to the district buildings that included renovations to the auditorium, second and third floors of the high school, a new geothermal HVAC in all the schools, and repairs and renovations to the high school stadium

    2008

    Structural concerns cause most of the oldest, original portion of the Walnut Street School to be demolished.  The main office and library are relocated to the bottom floor and the school continues to operate in the smaller quarters.

    2009

    Geothermal water treatment filler was installed at the high school

    2012

    Installed complete Wi-Fi systems in schools

    2014

    The library media center at the high school was renovated

    2015

    Safety corridors connecting the annex and junior high as well as the library to the main office were constructed in the Junior-Senior High School

    The main office at Evergreen Avenue School was moved and renovated

    2016 Solar panels were installed at Evergreen Avenue School, West End Memorial School, and the Junior-Senior High School