Rockdale,TX Class of 1965
Yearbook of the Rockdale, TX RHS Class of 1965
Thanks to Bruce Holliman for loaning us this Lair
Presented by the
Rockdale High School
Small Doors Open Memories of School Life
Any way you turn, it's doors, doors, doors! Life is full of them! Some will open and - others you will close.
The Rockdale School doors will always be open to you who will graduate from one class to the next, and to you who graduate from the high school.
Let your tiger mascot be your guide as you review the months of your 1955-56 school days through the doors of memories.
Carolyn Hart Harris
Table of Contents
VI. Hall of Fame
We, the staff of 1955-56, proudly dedicate this edition of the Lair to a person whom we all know and admire. Through her patience and understanding she has striven to help any who come to her in matters both large and small. To you, Mrs. Ida Jo Marshall, we dedicate this annual.
Campus -- Old
This three-story brick building, erected in 1922, houses the Junior High School. It contains the principal's office, the elementary library, a darkroom, a book room, and 15 classrooms.
The Senior High School moved from this building in
First High School building in Rockdale, Texas, erected in 1893, wrecked in 1955.
Through the doors of the gymnasium many students have passed. It was erected in 1936 and served as lunchroom, gymnasium, auditorium, and coaches' offices for both the high school and elementary school and in 1954 the lunchroom was moved to the new cafetorium in the new elementary building.
The Old New Salem Building will be discontinued after 1957.
This modern building, erected in 1953 is the new elementary building. It contains the principal's office, 16 classrooms, tax collectors' office, nurse's room, and cafetorium.
Campus -- New
New High School between Hogan Drive and Childress Street on Murray Avenue.
"THOSE WHO ENTER ITS DOORS, LEAVE WITH A GREATER KNOWLEDGE"
1. Upstairs - three rooms in the commercial department
Downstairs - the library
2. Six classrooms, a book room, ladies lounge, nurses' room, principal's office, Board of Education room,
superintendent's office, secretary's office, and corridors.
3. Four modern rooms for the homemaking department, and a cafeteria opening onto a spacious patio.
4. Three science rooms, two storage rooms, men's lounge, girls' rest room and boys' rest room.
5. Shop and agriculture building with offices and storage space.
6. Downstairs - Visual aids room, three classrooms, and two rest rooms.
Upstairs - five big classrooms.
7. The eight hundred seating capacity auditorium with its magnificent stage.
8. Band hall, directors' office, practice rooms, and equipment room.
9. Modern gymnasium with dressing rooms, rest rooms, and coaches offices.