Greenwood High School (Old)
Greenwood High School (Old)
When the City Fathers assemble at their October session Tuesday evening, Supt. Saunders and Trustees S.R. Keesler and R.C. King of the city schools presented a set of plans for the new building to be erected on the city's lot just north of the Jefferson Davis School.
The set of plans were the most elaborate and perfect in every detail that has been ever been seen, and it was the consensus of the Trustees and Counsel that advertisements be made for bids to ascertain the cost of the structure accordance with the plans exhibited.
The structure will be a three story building, including the basement, and will contain the most modern facilities in the State. The basement will hold the gymnasium, boiler room, toilets, shower baths, domestic science, and manual training rooms and other accesories.
The second floor, with four entrances, the main entrance to front on Church Street, will contain a commodious auditorium with gallery and large stage and dressing rooms, splendid step connections, and six classrooms. Convenient halls and cloakrooms, etc., are dotted over the floor.
The top floor will contain a commodius study hall, with recitations, four on each side of study hall, which is necessary for the present high school. Room is given here for the extension of the gallery to the main auditorium, to which access is given. Spotted over the building are offices and restrooms for the faculty, storage capacity library, music hall, elocution room, everything that comprises the make-up of the most modern high school.
With returns from the advertisement for bids, the authorities will be in a better position to proceed, but it is hoped the plans exhibited Tuesday evening can be carried out and come within the amount for which bonds will be issued as ordere at a recent meeting of the Council.
Matters are greatly congested at the Jefferson Davis School, and the new building will not come too early. It is hoped that the new building can be made ready for occupancy at the 1912-1913 session, as the library, auditorium, superintendent's office-every available hole in the wall-are filled with students, not withstanding that the North Greenwood School has taken a goodly number of their attendance.
From the Greenwood Commonwealth, October 6, 1911.
Beginning with tomorrow morning, the swimming pool at the High School Building will be opened for use of the boys and girls with arrangements now being made to open the pool at a later date for the grown people. The pool will be opened Tuesday and Thursday only for the present.
Miss Georgia Quarles, athletic instructor of girls at the High School, will have charge of the pool.
The schedule is as follows:
High school girls and Junior High School girls, from 9:30 to 10:00; Grammar school girls, 10:00 to 10:30; High School and Junior high school boys from 10:30 to 11:00; Grammar school boys, 11:00 to 11:30.
From The Commonwealth, July 11, 1923
The cafeteria at the Greenwood Central School, which has recently been equipped by the school, was opened yesterday and meals were served at the noon hour to a large number of pupils.
The swimming pool in the Junior High School building has been floored over, providing sufficient space for the serving, which is done in cafeteria style. Long tables have been provided that the children may sit while eating.
The cafeteria is now under the supervision of Miss Marle Heard of the home economics department of the school, and Miss Margaret Turner, county health nurse.
Mrs. L. V. Quarles, who formerly ran the cafeteria independently of the school, is conducting it under the new system.
From The Greenwood Daily Commonwealth, October 20, 1926