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Our Past

 

• The opening of Waterford High School took place in August of 1892. Enrolment at this time: 58 students.
• Referring to Waterford High School in1893, the school inspector writes, “The school is making excellent progress and has, I am confident, a successful future before it.”
• Waterford High School’s first orchestra was started in 1928 .
• In 1915, a foundation was laid for an extension of the building, but work on it was suspended because of World War I and the school’s enrolment was on the decline.
• In 1931, the long-awaited addition to the school was built. This addition still stands and is occupied by the boiler room, Room B1 and Room C1.
• On March 18, 1936, a fire was discovered at 6:30 PM in the basement of the original school. The cause of the fire was blamed on faulty wiring.
• Whereas the rest of the school burned down, the addition that was put on in 1931 stood unharmed, except for some smoke and water damage.
• On May 8, 1936 plans to repair and rebuild Waterford District High School were put into action. The new, rebuilt school was opened in 1937.
• Before 1937, girls and boys had separate entrances and separate stair wells.
• Graduates from Waterford District High School served in W.W.II.
• In 1946, Waterford’s first bus was purchased.
• In 1950, a wing was added to the school that cost $ 300, 000. It included shop rooms (currently the school office) and above it, the present Family Studies Room.
• In 1961, another wing was added to the school along Brown Street which included the present café, the staff room, and the small gym.
• In 1965 a very large addition was put on the school, which included the large gym and the technical wing
• At one time Waterford’s team name was the “Red Men”.

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