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MS-100

MS-100

 

PIQUA CITY SCHOOLS COLLECTION

 

INTRODUCTION

 

In July 2004 records of the Piqua Board of Education, Piqua City Schools, were accessioned into the Flesh Public Library and Museum Archives.  These records had been stored in the archive room on the second floor of the Board of Education office, 719 East Ash Street, near the Clerk-Treasurer’s office.  A second group of records were accessioned into the Piqua Public Library Archives in May 2018.  This accession was the result of the Board of Education Offices moving to the former Social Security Offices on Looney Road. These records include materials from the years 1853 to 1998.  There are no known restrictions on the use of this collection. High School student permanent records are not part of this collection.  These records are available in digital format at the Board of Education.

 

The School Board Minute books in MS-100 begin in 1853 and continue to 1975.    Information in these books would include such things as teachers hired and their salaries, lists of graduating seniors, policies adopted by the board to govern the schools and its employees, land acquisitions, and other matters.  Among the items of interest are school board yearly reports for the years 1864, 1865, 1888, 1900, 1912, and 1916.  Also contained is a Teacher Certification Record Book from c. 1900 and a file of Teacher Certification letters from 1920-1930.  Course catalogs from 1859, 1863, 1868, 1879, and 1904 are included along with 30 commencement programs for various years from 1867 to 1988, and a variety of other programs.  There are also examples of diplomas, report cards, and the Piqua Union School promotions lists 1857-1860. 

 

Within this collection, we have as clear a picture as possible of the functioning of a small city school system in the second half of the 19th century and two-thirds of the twentieth century.

 

SCOPE AND CONTENT

 

The Piqua Schools Collection is divided into the following seventeen series:

 

SERIES I:  PIQUA CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF EDUCATION MINUTES AND PROCEEDINGS, 1853-1975

Box 1, File 1 through Box 3, File 4

SERIES II:  PIQUA CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT FINANCIAL RECORDS, 1859 – 1959

Box 4, File 1 through Box 7, File 7

SERIES III:  MISCELLANEOUS SCHOOL AND SCHOOL RELATED ORGANIZATION RECORD BOOKS

Box 8, File 1 through Box 9, File 3

SERIES IV:  PHOTOGRAPHS

Box 9, File 4 through File 29

SERIES V:  PRINTED SCHOOL BOARD REPORTS

Box 9, File 30 through File 42

SERIES VI:  LAND DEEDS, LAND SALES, AQUISTIONS, ANNEXATIONS, BUILDINGS AND LEASES

Deed to the Spring Street School property, northeast corner of East Ash and Spring Streets, and documents pertaining to the auction of that property in the 1960’s.  The 1854 deed to the block purchased from Matthew Caldwell, which is bounded by College, High, Walker, and Ash Streets and became the location of three consecutive high schools.  The deed to the southeast corner of Roosevelt (Chestnut) and South Street – South Street School.  Lease documents and deed from the Miami Conservancy District for canal land between Bennett Junior High School at 625 South Main Street and the Miami River.  Court documents pertaining to the eminent domain seizure of lots 1123 and 1124 on Nicklin Avenue to provide access and parking for Nicklin Avenue School.  Also included are annexations to the City of Piqua from the townships and annexations to the Piqua City School District – Box 10, File 1 through Box 11, File 6.

SERIES VII:  BOND ISSUE AND TAX LEVY CAMPAIGN MATERIALS

Among the documents found in this series are building and facility needs reports for 1944. 1946, 1962, 1969, 1976, 1980, 1988, 1989, and 1993.  In addition, there are documents relating to several bond issue campaigns, a booklet detailing the successful 1979 bond issue campaign for a new high school, details of the campaign to build the new Piqua Junior High School and the campaign for the two new primary schools and the intermediate school. – Box 11, File 7 through Box 12, File 5.

SERIES VIII:  ADMINISTRATIVE MATERIALS

Included in this series are a series of policy handbooks; job analysis handbooks; statistics on graduates, attendance and enrollment 1863-1955; and a Management Team Compensation Plan, which was developed in 1984. – Box 12, File 6 through File 38.

SERIES IX:  BEQUESTS, AWARDS AND MEMORIALS

Documentation creating the George P. Wertz Memorial Award, Gilbert Shaw Award, Charles Wilder Award, Stanley Boylan Memorial Award, Maurice Peffer Memorial Award, and the Lou Berman Scholarship Fund are found here along with the wills of Frances L. Allison, Horace J. Rollin, and Joseph DeFrees. – Box 12, File 39 through 47.

SERIES X:  SENIOR GRADUATION PARTY RECORDS

This series includes the financial records of the parent groups, lists of donations and donors, and the planned activities for the Senior Graduation Party. – Box 12, File 48 through File 54.

SERIES XI:  TEACHER MATERIALS

Box 13, File 1 through File 20.

            SUB-SERIES XI-A:  STAFF DIRECTORIES FOR SCHOOL YEARS 1939-1977

Box 14, File 1 through File 31.

SERIES XII:  STUDENT RELATED MATERIALS

Box 14, File 32 through File 38.

            SUB-SERIES XII-A:  COMMENCEMENT PROGRAMS

Box 14, File 39 through File 48.

            SUB-SERIES XII-B:  OTHER PROGRAMS

Box 14, File 49 through File 54.

            SUB-SERIES XII-C:  OTHER STUDENT MATERIALS

Box 14, File 55 through File 58.

            SUB-SERIES XII-D:  CLASS LISTS OF GRADUATING CLASSES, 1863-1950

Box 14, File 59 through File 93.

            SUB-SERIES XII-E:  CLASS LISTS AND REUNION PLANNING DOCUMENTS

WITH NAMES, ADDRESSES OF GRADUATION CLASSES, 1951-1996

Box 15, File 1 through File 46.

SERIES XIII:  PIQUA HISTORICAL MUSEUM RECORDS

Box 15, File 47 through File 51.

SERIES XIV:  MISCELLANEOUS

Many of the documents located here relate to various Parent Teacher Association (PTA) groups and the PTA Council.  Other documents were found loose in various minute or account books – important among these are documents relating to the merger of the Piqua Teachers Pension Fund and the Ohio State Teachers Retirement System in 1920-21.  Box 15, File 52 through File 73

SERIES XV:  PIQUA CITY SCHOOLS - STUDENT PERMANENT RECORD BOOKS, 1856-1942

Included in this series are the records of all students in the Piqua Union Schools 1856-1866. the records of all Piqua students 1905-1914, the records of Piqua school students in grades 1-8 for the years 1914-1918, and the records of elementary students in grades 1-6 for the years 1919 to 1942.  Included in this series are books 1 through 111.

SERIES XVI:  PIQUA CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT SCRAPBOOKS – GENERAL

These scrapbooks include collections of “The Old Schoolmaster” by Supt. C.M. Sims, and “419 Caldwell” by Supt. James Wisecup, along with several P.T.A. Scrapbooks and “A History of North Street School.”  Included in this series are scrapbooks 1 through 7.

SERIES XVII:  PIQUA CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT SCRAPBOOKS

THE SUPERINTENDENT DUANE BACHMAN YEARS, 1975-1992

This series contains 17 complete and one partial scrapbooks.  There is one scrapbook for each school year beginning with the 1975-76 school year and ending with the 1991-1992 school year.  The 1992-1993 scrapbook was never completed.

 

HISTORY

 

“The first educational effort on the part of our early citizens was in 1809, when a subscription school-house was built near the present intersection of Main and Union streets.”[1]  Thus began what is today the Piqua City School District.  For the remainder of the 19th century, Piqua City School District was officially School District No. 2 in Washington Township.  Three schools were built in the 1840’s: North School, on the west side of Caldwell between North and Boone Streets; South School, on the southwest corner of Wood and Wayne Streets; and East School, on the northeast corner of East Ash and Spring Streets (none of which currently exist). 

 

In 1850 a Board of Managers of the Common Schools was appointed consisting of five individuals, one from each ward in the city.  In 1853, the citizens voted to create a Union School System for the city and in the same year elected a six person School Board.  In 1854, the land for Piqua High School (Central) along College Street between Ash and High Streets amounting to two acres was purchased from Matthew Caldwell.  The building was finished in 1856.  Other schools were added before 1900.  A school for blacks began in 1854 at the Wesleyan Methodist Church, on the southeast corner of Ash and Downing Streets, and moved into its own building in 1872 on the northwest corner of Boone and College.  [The school for blacks was closed in 1885 by action of the Piqua Board of Education and black students were incorporated into the other schools in the district.] Park Avenue School, on the northeast corner of Broadway and Park Avenue; North Street School, on the northeast corner of North and Walker Streets; Spring Street School, on the northeast corner of Ash and Spring Streets; South Street School, on the southeast corner of South and Roosevelt (Chestnut) Streets; and a new high school (built on the same location as the old high school) were all constructed before 1900.  In 1893, Huntersville School merged into the Piqua Schools, which provided a new elementary school at 430 Staunton Street.

 

In the twentieth century, two new high schools, three new junior high schools, and three new elementary schools were built. A new high school was built on the site of the two previous high schools on College Street (taking up the entire block bounded by College, High, Walker, and Ash Streets) and new wings were added to this building in 1949 and 1965.  This building ceased to be a high school in 1981 when a new high school was constructed on land off of Looney Road (1000 Indian Trail).  In the 1920’s, two junior high schools were built to serve the north and south ends of town.  Bennett Junior High School was located near the river on the east side of South Main Street (625) between South and Garnsey Streets.  Wilder Junior High School was located on the west side of Nicklin Avenue (1120) between Gill and Scott Streets.  In the 1990’s a new Piqua Junior High School was built in the Looney Rood educational complex next to the high school at the corner of Indian and Tomahawk Trail.  With the completion of the new junior high school, Bennett and Wilder became intermediate schools (grades 4-6).  In 1905, a church building was purchased on the southwest corner of Madison and Elm Streets and became the Madison Avenue School.  This building was closed in 1925.  Other elementary buildings constructed in the 20th century were Favorite Hill School on the north side of South Street (950) between Brice and Boal Streets; High Street School on the south side of High Street (1249) between Levering and Lyndhurst Streets; and Nicklin Avenue School on the west side of Nicklin (818) between Part and Ann Streets.

 

Piqua City Schools, Springcreek Township Schools, and Washington Township Schools were three separate but interrelated entities.  Springcreek and Washington township systems ended at the eighth grade and sent the students on to Piqua High School.  On July 1, 1968, Springcreek Township Schools and Washington Township Schools ceased to exist and were forced by state law to consolidate with the Piqua City School District.  The state law in question stated that a school district could not exist without a high school.  This brought to an end a number of “elementary districts” across the state.  By this consolidation, the Piqua Board of Education came into possession of the records of both Springcreek and Washington township schools.  Piqua City Schools also came into the possession of two school buildings, which became elementary schools:  Washington Township School located at 800 North Sunset Drive between Park Avenue and East Parkway Drive, and Springcreek Township School located at 145 East U.S. Route 36.

 

In 1999, with the opening of the new Piqua Junior High School, a major reorganization of the school district took place.  Nicklin Avenue School became the kindergarten center for the entire district.  Favorite Hill, High Street, and Springcreek schools became primary schools housing grades 1, 2, and 3.  Bennett, Washington, and Wilder schools became intermediate schools housing grades 4, 5, and 6.  Piqua Junior High School served grades 7 and 8 with Piqua High School serving grades 9-12.

 

In 2011 the voters of Piqua, Springcreek and Washington Townships passed a levy to take advantage of the state’s offer to help pay for new school buildings for the district.  As a result, the Springcreek and Washington buildings were torn down and replaced with the new Springcreek Primary School and the Washington Primary School on the same sites.  These two buildings housed students in kindergarten through third grade.  At the same time, a new Piqua Central Intermediate School was constructed on the site of the old Piqua Memorial Hospital at the corner of Park and Nicklin Avenues.  This building housed grades four through six.  In this reorganization, Piqua Junior High School housed grades seven and eight.  As a part of this project, the following buildings were demolished: Staunton Street School, Bennett School, Favorite Hill School, High Street School, Nicklin Avenue School and Wilder School.  As of the spring of 2018, the Bennett site was sold to the city; the Staunton Street site was transferred to the city to become a part of a solar electric generating station and the Nicklin site became a garden and land laboratory for the Piqua Central Intermediate School.  The Favorite Hill, High Street and Wilder sites are green spaces.

 

CONTAINER LIST

 

SERIES I:  PIQUA CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF EDUCATION MINUTES ANDPROCEEDINGS, 1853-1975

 

BOX 1

 

File

            1          Board of Education Minutes and Proceedings, – October 11, 1853 – November 10, 1866

            2          Board of Education Minutes and Proceedings, – November 10, 1866 – April15, 1878

            3          Board of Education Minutes and Proceedings, – April 15, 1878 – August 27, 1885

            4          Board of Education Minutes and Proceedings, – September 5, 1885 – August 15, 1890

            5          Board of Education Minutes and Proceedings, – September 8, 1890 – April 16, 1894

            6          Board of Education Minutes and Proceedings, – April 16, 1894 – August26, 1898

            7          Board of Education Minutes and Proceedings, September 12, 1898 – August 18, 1902

            8          Board of Education Minutes and Proceedings, September 20, 1902 – August 7, 1906

            9          Board of Education Minutes and Proceedings, September 4, 1906 – August 31, 1911

            10        Board of Education Minutes and Proceedings, September 16, 1911 – September 12, 1918

 

BOX 2

 

File

            1          Board of Education Minutes and Proceedings, September 26, 1918 – November 25, 1925

            2          Board of Education Minutes and Proceedings, January 4, 1926 – December 18, 1930

            3          Board of Education Minutes and Proceedings, January 5, 1931 – December 23, 1935

            4          Board of Education Minutes and Proceedings, January 6, 1936 – December 30, 1940

            5          Board of Education Minutes and Proceedings, January 6, 1941 – December 27, 1945

            6          Board of Education Minutes and Proceedings, January 7, 1946 – December 28, 1950

            7          Board of Education Minutes and Proceedings, January 2, 1951 – January 2, 1956

 

BOX 3

 

File

            1          Board of Education Minutes and Proceedings, January 26, 1956 – January 7, 1963

            2          Board of Education Minutes and Proceedings, January 7, 1963 – December 19, 1968

            3          Board of Education Minutes and Proceedings, January 6, 1969 – December 21, 1972

            4          Board of Education Minutes and Proceedings, January 2, 1973 – July 14, 1975

Note:  There is room in Box 3 for three more minute books, when they become available.

 

SERIES II:  PIQUA CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT FINANCIAL RECORDS, 1859 – 1972

 

BOX 4

 

File

            1          Financial Records – Board of Education Piqua City Schools, February 16, 1859 – December 17, 1873

            2          Financial Records – Board of Education Piqua City Schools, September 6, 1873 –

                                    August 31, 1900.  Also in the back of the book are bond records and a record

of fire insurance policies.  Note: this book is too big for the box and is stacked after Box 4.

            3          Financial Records – Board of Education Piqua City Schools, September 1, 1900 – August 20, 1903

            4          Financial Records – Board of Education Piqua City Schools, September 4, 1903 –

August 19, 1907.  Note: this book is too big for the box and is stacked after Box 4.

            5          Financial Records – Board of Education Piqua City Schools, September 1, 1907 –

August 15, 1917.  Note: this book is too big for the box and is stacked after Box 4.

            6          Financial Records – Board of Education Piqua City Schools, September 1, 1917 –

August 28, 1924.  Note: this book is too big for the box and is stacked after Box 4.

            7          Financial Records – Board of Education Piqua City Schools, September 1, 1924 –

January 27, 1926.  Note: this book is too big for the box and is stacked after Box 4.

            8          Financial Records – Board of Education Piqua City Schools, January 4, 1926 – December 24, 1935

            9          Financial Records – Board of Education Piqua City Schools, January 1, 1936 – December 31, 1945

 

BOX 5

 

File

            1          Financial Records – Board of Education Piqua City Schools, January 1, 1946 – December 30, 1950

            2          Financial Records – Board of Education Piqua City Schools, January 1, 1951 – December 31, 1955

            3          Financial Records – Board of Education Piqua City Schools, January 1, 1956 – December 31, 1958

 

BOX 6

 

File

            1          Financial Records – Board of Education Piqua City Schools, February 17, 1961 – June 30, 1968

            2          Financial Records – Board of Education Piqua City Schools, January 1, 1967 – June 30, 1968

            3          Financial Records – Piqua City Schools Activity Accounts – September 1, 1968 – June 28, 1971

            4          Financial Records – Piqua City Schools Activity Accounts – July 1, 1971 – December 29, 1972

            5          Financial Records – Piqua City Schools Activity Accounts – November 8, 1966 – June

27, 1972   Note: this book is too big for the box and is stacked after Box 4.

            6          Financial Records – Piqua City Schools Activity Accounts – July 1, 1972 – July 7,

1976   Note: this book is too big for the box and is stacked after Box 4.

 

BOX 7

 

File

            1          Piqua Board of Education Cash Journal, Appropriations Ledger, Receipts Journal,

January 1, 1954 – December 31, 1959

            2          Piqua Board of Education Payroll Register, January 1, 1957 – September 30, 1958

            3          Piqua Board of Education, School Teacher’s Pension Fund, September 1913 – June 1919

            4          Piqua Schools Cafeteria and Food Service Ledger, September 10, 1938 – May 26, 1944

            5          Itemized Statement of the Cost of High School Building [Second High School at

College and High Streets], August 23, 1883 – April 17, 1893. 

            6          Piqua Board of Education Clerk’s Special District Ledger including:

(1) High School Building Fund Ledger, 15 June 1912 –August 1915

(2) Carnegie Book Fund, November 1913-December 1919

(3) Junior High School Building Fund, 16 September 1922-1930

(4) Bond Payment and Retirement Ledger, 1912-1930.

Note: this book is too big for the box and is stacked after Box 7.

            7          Bond Register – Record of Bonds Issued – purpose of issue: construction of the new

High School – Victoria Couchois, Treasurer; William B. McNeil, Board President – date of issue: March 1, 1979 – to whom sold: John Nuveen & Co., Inc. – where payable: Miami Citizens National Bank or Piqua National Bank – bonds numbered 1-1737, denominations $1,000 and $5,000 – rate of interest: 5 5/8% - the dates covered in the book are March 1, 1979 through November 1, 1999.  Note: this book is too big for the box and is stacked after Box 7.

 

SERIES III:  MISCELLANEOUS SCHOOL AND SCHOOL RELATED

                             ORGANIZATION RECORD BOOKS

BOX 8

 

File

            1          Citizens Committee for Schools – constitution and minutes 1952 – 1971

            2          P.H.S. – Photozetean Society – minutes and proceedings with a list of members, 20

April 1894 – 30 September 1898 – Also found in this book is a record of all officers of the society, a listing of the programs at each meeting, and other society activities.  This was a literary society and the programs consisted of recitations, declamations, essays, criticisms, debates, and, from time to time, musical solos.  The members were also tested on their knowledge of parliamentary procedure.  The society divided itself in September 1898.  According to the minutes of the meeting of 9 September 1898, the society had been in existence for about 20 years, which would date it back to c. 1878. The last secretary of the society was Elizabeth M. Rayner.

            3          P.H.S. – Pierian Society – minutes and proceedings with a list of members –

September 9, 1898 – May 25, 1906 – The Pierian Society is one of two societies formed out of the Photozetian Society in 1898.  The other society was the Castalian Society.  Also found in this book is a record of all officers of the society, a listing of the programs at each meeting, and other society activities.  This was a literary society and the programs consisted of recitations, declamations, essays, criticisms, debates, and, from time to time, musical solos. 

            4          P.H.S. – The Castalian Society – minutes and proceedings with a list of members and

the society constitution – September 9, 1898 – May 23, 1906 – Membership was open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors who were appointed to the society by lot.  The object of the society was to acquire knowledge of parliamentary procedure and to cultivate oratorical and composition skills.  Also found in this book is a record of all officers of the society, a listing of the programs at each meeting, and other society activities.  This was a literary society and the programs consisted of recitations, declamations, essays, criticisms, debates, and, from time to time, musical solos. 

            5          P.H.S. Student Activities Fund Account Book, September 1, 1948 – August 23, 1957

– This book lists each student activity group and its revenues and expenditures.

            6          Piqua Alumni Association – minutes and proceedings, 1 June 1934 – 4 June 1977 with

a final notation in 1983 that the balance in the treasury was given to the Piqua Board of Education for the P.H.S. Scholarship Fund.

            7          Vaccination Record, 20 December 1919 – September 15, 1930, listing the names of all

students who had received a vaccination certificate.

            8          Madison Avenue School – record of date of birth of students beginning September

1905 with the last entry recording a vaccination in 1928.  The book contains the names of the children (alphabetically), address, date of birth, parent name, and some vaccination records.  The dates of birth range from 1892 – 1921.

            9          Park Avenue School – record of children’s date of birth, address, parents name and

occupation – earliest recorded date of birth is 1888 and the last recorded date of birth is 1914.

            10        Favorite Hill School – record of date of birth of students who were in Favorite Hill

School previous to 1911.  Earliest date of birth is 1894 and the latest date of birth is 1904.  In addition, there are examples of student achievement in the back of the book.

            11        Favorite Hill School – record of date of birth of students after 1910.  Earliest date of

birth is 1896 and the latest date of birth is 1923.

            12        North Street School – record of date of birth – first entry in the book was made in

1908 by Katharine O’Ferrall, principal.  In the back of the book is a list of teachers at North Street in 1908.  Earliest date of birth listed is 1891 and the latest is 1922.

 

BOX 9

 

File

            1          North Street School – record of date of birth – the date on the flyleaf of the book is

January 1923 and the dates of birth in the book range from 1908 to 1929.

            2          Madison Avenue School PTA minutes, 14 December 1923 – 17 April 1925 and

Wilder Junior High School PTA minutes, 22 May 1925 – 6 May 1936

            3          Piqua PTA Council minutes, 17 May 1944 – May 1955

 

SERIES IV:  PHOTOGRAPHS

 

BOX 9

 

File

            4          3 ½ x 4 ½ B/W photographs of science or agriculture projects and awards

            5          4 x 5 B/W photographs of elementary classrooms

                                    5/1       Spring Street School – Helen Brown Enos, teacher, 2nd grade

                                    5/2       North Street Kindergarten – Henrietta Angle, teacher

                                    5/3       South Street School playground

                                    5/4       Nicklin Avenue School playground

                                    5/5       Nicklin Avenue School playground

                                    5/6       Elementary Music Class

                                    5/7       Elementary Music Class

                                    5/8       6th grade class – James Wisecup, teacher

                                    5/9       Staunton Street Classroom – new school

                                    5/10     Lesson on telling and writing time – 2 adults in class

                                    5/11     Lesson on telling and writing time – 2 adults in class

                                    5/12     Elementary Reading Group

                                    5/13     Students working at desks while teacher is working with a reading group

            6          5 x 7 B/W photograph of representatives of the VFW and School representatives –

            Duane Bachman and Mitchell Pedroff

            7          8 x 10 B/W photographs, c. 1950s through early 1960s

                                    7/1       Central High School Choir – James Reeder, Director

                                    7/2       South Street School – James Webb, Teacher

                                    7/3       South Street School

                                    7/4       Mrs. Alfreda Dunn observing class

                                    7/5       Central High School Wood Shop

                                    7/6       Central High School Typing Class

                                    7/7       Nicklin Avenue School playground – recess

                                    7/8       North Street School Kindergarten – Henrietta Angle, Teacher

                                    7/9       Classroom Staunton Street School – new building

                                    7/10     Central High School Math Class

                                    7/11     8th grade graduation 1950 – Washington Township School

                                    7/12     Central High School Metal Shop

                                    7/13     Wilder Junior High School

                                    7/14     Science class presentation – elementary

                                    7/15     Science class presentation – elementary

                                    7/16     Drama – class play – 8th grade

                                    7/17     Central High School Business Class – Joanne Dankworth

                                    7/18     Central High School Trades and Industries (T & I) Metal Shop – John Jessup

                                    7/19     Bennett Junior High School

                                    7/20     Central High School Mechanical Drawing/Drafting Class – Jim McVety

                                    7/21     Central High School Library

                                    7/22     Roosevelt Field House

                                    7/23     Central High School Home Economics Sewing Class

                                    7/24     Central High School Trades and Industries Metal Shop

                                    7/25     Central High School Trades and Industries Metal Shop

                                    7/26     Central High School French Class

                                    7/27     Central High School Metal Shop – Ron Weldy

                                    7/28     Central High School Metal Shop – Jim Lind

                                    7/29     Elementary classroom

                                    7/30     8th Grade Graduation 1949 – Washington Township School

            8          5 x 7 – Board Administrative Staff  c. 1970s: Ed Purk, Athletic Director; Dave Ott,

Director of Fine Arts; Edward Effertz, School Psychologist; George Ashworth, Administrative Assistant; Don Vorhees, Student Services; Mitchell Pedroff, Assistant Superintendent; Richard “Dick” Pearson, Administrative Assistant – picture taken in front of the Board of Education office at 419 Caldwell.

            9          Cafeteria and Food Service Photographs – 4x5 black and white

                                    9/1       Central High School serving line

                                    9/2       Staunton Street School serving line

                                    9/3       Staunton Street School seating area

                                    9/4       Seating area

                                    9/5       Nicklin Avenue School serving line

                                    9/6       Nicklin Avenue School serving line

                                    9/7       Nicklin Avenue School seating area

                                    9/8       Bennett Junior High School serving line – Ronald Alexander is the student who is serving

                                    9/9       Bennett Junior High School serving line

                                    9/10     Wilder Junior High School serving line

                                    9/11     Serving line

                                    9/12     Tray return and dish washing

            10        Piqua Central High School Photographs – 4x5 black and white

                                    10/1     Chemistry Laboratory – Beverly Fischer

                                    10/2     Chemistry Laboratory

                                    10/3     Choir – James Reeder, Director

                                    10/4     Home Economics cooking class – Charlotte Huffman

                                    10/5     Home Economics sewing class – Miss O’Donnell, teacher

                                    10/6     Front sidewalk, students and teachers leaving school

                                    10/7     Front sidewalk, students leaving school

            11        Junior High School Photographs – 4x5 black and white

                                    11/1     Class Play – dramatic presentation

                                    11/2     Gym class

                                    11/3     8th grade Ohio History class

                                    11/4     Gym class

                                    11/5     Math class

                                    11/6     Classroom

            12        6th Grade Science Fair Photographs – 9 photos – 4x5 black and white

            13        Student displays in downtown storefront windows – Elliott’s Furniture, Piqua Paint

 Company and Colonial Finance – 6 photos – 4x5 black and white

            14        Construction photographs, c. 1950’s (possibly High Street School) – 3 photos – 4x5 black and white

            15        Jonathan Fairbanks – Superintendent, Piqua Schools during the Civil War – photodated May 19, 1866 (2 photos)

            16        Sports teams – Piqua High School baseball team [11 players, 2 coaches] and a formal

studio photograph of four football players in uniform without helmets – c. 1900

            17        Staunton Street School with students standing on and around the front steps.  The

date of this photo is probably fall 1889, when the building first opened.  The construction on the bell tower is not complete.  (Original photo and a black/white glossy copy enlarged.)

            18        Wertz Stadium home stands – 4”x6” color glossy photo – c. 2000 (2)

            19        School and community signs on south C.R. 25A – “Piqua, one of Ohio’s Best

communities, Building Excellent Schools for Today & the 21st Century.”  Three 4”x6” color glossy photos – c. 2000.

            20        Construction of the elevator on the south side of Bennett School – 4”x6” color glossy – c. 2000

            21        Photographs of the interior of the intermediate schools (grades 4, 5, 6) at the time of

the opening of the new junior high school – Eight 4”x6” color glossy photos – c. 2000

            22        Photographs of brochures, a booklet and copies of Drum Beat newsletter produced at

the time of the opening of the new Piqua Junior High School – 1999-2000 – Eight 4”x6” color glossy photographs

            23        Photo copies of black/white photographs of the old Piqua Central High School

building, exterior and interior, after it was sold and converted into low cost senior citizens housing (6 copies)

            24        Photo copies of black/white photographs of the South Street School building after its

conversion for use by the Bethany Center (4 copies)

            25        Piqua school buildings – Seventeen 4”x6” black/white glossy photos – c. 2000

            25/1     Piqua High School (2)

            25/2     Wilder Junior High School

            25/3     Bennett Junior High School

            25/4     Springcreek School

            25/5     Washington School

            25/6     Nicklin Avenue School (3)

            25/7     Staunton Street School (2)

            25/8     High Street School (2)

            25/9     Favorite Hill School (4)

            26        Ground breaking ceremony for the beginning of construction of the new Piqua Junior

High School – Ten 4”x6” color glossy photos – 1998

            27        Masonic ceremony of laying the cornerstone at the new Piqua Junior High School –

August 1999 – Thirteen 4”x6” color glossy photographs

            28        Building dedication and open house of the new Piqua Junior High School

– Thirteen 4”x6” color glossy photographs – August 1999

            29        Photographs of Piqua Junior High School in session – probably taken on

the first day of school – August 1999 – Thirty-nine 4”x6” color glossy photographs

 

SERIES V:  PRINTED SCHOOL BOARD REPORTS

 

BOX 9

 

File      30        1864 – Report of the Board of Education of City of Piqua, Miami County, Ohio to the

County Auditor for the School Year ending August 31, 1864

            31        1885 – Piqua Public Schools.  Report of the Board of Education for the School Year ending August 31, 18856

            32        1888 – Piqua Public Schools.  Report of the Board of Education for the School Year Ending August 31, 1888 (4 copies)

            33        1900 – Piqua Public Schools.  Report of the Board of Education for the School Year Ending August 31st, 1900 (3 copies)

            34        1912 – Piqua Public Schools.  Annual Report, January 1912

            35        1916 – Report of Piqua Public Schools, September 1916 (3)

            36        1927 – Annual Report and Course of Study of the Piqua Public Schools, September 1927

            37        1997, 1998, 1999 – Condensed Annual Financial Reports for the Fiscal Years Ended

June 30.  Board of Education, Piqua City School District, Piqua, Ohio (three reports, one for each year listed).

            38        [1] 2000 – Summary Financial Information, Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2000

                        [2] 2003 – Popular Annual Financial Report, Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2003

                        [3] 2005 – Popular Annual Financial Report, Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2005

            39        Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2010.  Board of

Education, Piqua City School District, Piqua, Ohio (2 copies)

            40        Piqua City School District, Miami County, Single Audit for the Fiscal Year Ended

June 30, 2011 – report done by Millhuff-Stang, Certified Public Accountant, Portsmouth, Ohio

            41        Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2011.  Board of

Education, Piqua City School District, Piqua, Ohio

            42        Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, Fiscal Year Ended June 30, 2012.  Board of

Education, Piqua City School District, Piqua, Ohio

 

SERIES VI:  LAND DEEDS, LAND SALES, AQUISTIONS, ANNEXATIONS, BUILDINGS

AND LEASES

 

BOX 10

 

File

            1          Spring Street School land deed – northeast corner of East Ash and Spring Streets

            2          Documents pertaining to the auction of Spring Street School

            3          Land deed for Piqua Union School – 1854 – the entire block bounded by College Street, High

Street, Walker Street and Ash Street

            4          Deed to 509 North Main St. and papers relating to the Schmidlapp Trust

            5          Deed to South Street School property – 1890 – southeast corner of Roosevelt (Chestnut) and South Streets

            6          Lease documents for canal property behind Bennett School 1923 – 1957 and map –

property between Bennett Junior High School at 625 South Main and the Great Miami River.

            7          Deed from Miami Conservancy District for land behind Bennett School – 1955 –

property between Bennett Junior High School at 625 South Main and the Great Miami River.

            8          Court case for seizure of lots 1123 and 1124 to add to Nicklin School property – 1955

            9          Comprehensive City Plan.  Chapter: Public Schools – 1944

            10        A Study of Public School Building Needs – 1946

            11        “Action for Ohio Schools” – Ohio Education Association newspaper on school finance – 1953

            12        Investment of School Funds, 1954-1969

            13        Forbes Report:  A Development Program for the Central Area of Piqua, Ohio – 1962

            14        School Building Survey Report – 1962

            15        Memorandum for Deposit of Funds

            16        Educational Facility Needs Report – 1969

            17        Facility Evaluation Study: Piqua Central High School – 1976

            18        A Study of Plans for Housing Elementary School Children K-6.  1980

            19        Report on the Demographic Study – 1980

            20        Facilities Report – 1988

            21        Facilities Report – 1989

            22        Facilities Study: A Follow-Up Report – 1989

            23        Miscellaneous information on finance and redistricting – c. 1990

            24        The Schools and the Community Working Together: 1993 – 1999

            25        Data for the Educational Facilities Master Plan – 1993

            26        Piqua High School Stadium Campaign brochure – 2000

            27        Plat maps of Springcreek Township and Washington Township – 1967

            28        Documents relating to the annexation of land on both sides of North County Road 25A

including Industry Park Drive and Sherry Drive by the City of Piqua.  The annexation is dated May 21, 1979.  The file includes appropriate maps

            29        Resolution passed June 19, 1923 by the Piqua Board of Education to annex the area

south of McCabe Avenue, east of the right-of-way of the B & O Railroad, north of the south section line of Section 20 and west of the Great Miami River.  This is an area south of Piqua along both sides of South Main Street (C.R. 25A).

            30        Documents relating to the resolution by Piqua Schools to allow Piqua students to

attend Washington Township Schools without paying tuition or for transportation for the school year 1949-1950.

            31        Letter to Piqua Superintendent, C. M. Sims, from the Miami County Auditor stating

the difficulty of showing the exact boundary line of the Piqua City School District – November 10, 1950.

            32        Piqua City Commission Ordinance No. 55-56 accepting the annexation of the John C.

Westfall property in Section 13 to the City of Piqua – a hand drawn map of the property annexed is included – September 17, 1956

            33        Documents relating to the transfer of property, known as the McVety Transfer, from

Washington Township Schools to the Piqua City School District.  Documents dated January 17, 1957 to May 17, 1957

            34        Resolution by Piqua Board of Education not to seek the transfer of the Lavy

Annexation (400 acres bounded on the south by Pennsylvania Railroad, on the north by Clayton Road, on the west by Spiker Road and on the east by the Piqua City limits) to the Piqua City School District.  This land had been annexed by the City of Piqua – October 25, 1957.

            35        State Board of Education documents relating to procedures to be followed involving

the transfer of territory to city school districts as a result of municipal annexation – these documents are dated between 1957 and 1959

            36        Piqua City Commission Ordinance No. 3-58 amending Section 1 of Ordinance No. 2-

58 concerning the annexation of land bounded by Pennsylvania Railroad, Spiker Road, Clayton Road and the Piqua City limits – February 3, 1958

            37        Documents relating to Piqua City Commission Ordinances No.’s 19-64, 24-64 and 24-

64.  These ordinances were for the annexation of land to the City of Piqua owned by Dorothea J. Davis (Ord. 19-64), Rosemary Gaier (Ord. 24-64) and Dorothea J. Davis (Ord. 36-64 amending the description in Ord. 19-64). Also included in this folder are letters and other documents requesting the transfer of these annexations from Washington Township School District to the Piqua City School District – the dates on these documents are from April 6, 1964 to October 13, 1964.  There are two annexation maps in the folder – one is for Ordinances 19-64 and 36-64; the other is for ordinance 24-64.

            38        Documents relating to the request by the Piqua Board of Education to have the land

annexed to the City of Piqua by City Commission Ordinance No. 51-64 (the farm of Clarence L. and Helen Hecker, south side of Brown Rd., Washington Township) transferred from Washington Township School District to Piqua City School District.  The dates on the documents are from November 2, 1964 to January 18, 1965.  A map of the annexation is included in the folder.

            39        Piqua City Commission Ordinance No. 42-65 for the annexation of property requested

by Nellie M. Arnett.  Property is bounded on the north by Hemm Road, on the west by the Piqua & Troy branch of the B & O Railroad, on the east by County Road 25 A and on the south by a survey line to the south of Statler Avenue.  Also included is a smaller section east of County Road 25A and west of the Great Miami River.  A map of the annexation is included and is land that was a part of the Riverside subdivision including Basset Avenue.  The dates on the documents are November 15, 1965 to November 22, 1965.

            40        Piqua City Commission Ordinance No. 43-66 for the annexation of property requested

by Catherine E. Roberts. Property is bounded on the north by the city limits, on the south by Hemm Road, on the east by the Piqua & Troy branch of the B & O Railroad and on the west by Gordon Street.  A map of the annexation is included and is land that was part of the Sunnyside subdivision.  The dates on the documents are July 5 & 8, 1966.

            41        Piqua City Commission Ordinance No. 39-66 for the annexation of property requested

by David O. Cromes. The property is part of Town 1, Range 11, Section 29 in Springcreek Township and is located on the east side of Staunton Street/Piqua-Troy Road north of Statler Road.  A map of the annexation is included in this folder.  The dates on the documents are July 18 & 21, 1966.

            42        Springcreek Township Board of Education Resolution No. 1, February 20, 1968,

providing for the consolidation of the Springcreek School District into the Piqua City School District.

            43        Piqua City Commission Ordinance No. 19-68 for the annexation of property requested

by Raynor O. Starr, Eunice E. Starr, William R. Ceylor and Carroll B. Ceylor.  The property is a part of Town 8, Range 5, Section 24 in Washington Township and is bounded on the north and west by Piqua corporation line and on the east by Washington Road.  A map of the annexation is included in this folder.  The dates on the documents are May 6 & 9, 1968

            44        Action by the Miami County Commission to establish Brunson Lane in the Stonycreek

Subdivision, Washington Township as a Township Road.  September 24, 1969

            45        Piqua City Commission Ordinance No. 28-70 for the annexation of property requested

by Floyd A. Marshall and others.  The property annexed is 252.91 acres in Town 1, Range 12, Section 19 and Town 1, Range 11, Sections 24 and 30 in Springcreek Township.  The section 19 annexation includes 41 acres on the northeast corner of U.S. Route 36 and Looney Road.  The section 30 and 24 annexation includes approximately 212 acres and is generally located between U.S. Route 36 on the north, the Great Miami River on the west, Garbry Road on the south and near Kienle Drive on the east.  A map of the annexation is included in this folder.  The dates on the documents are July 6 & 13, 1970.

            46        Piqua City Commission Ordinance No. 23-70 for the annexation of property requested

by Harriet C. Fuller and others.  The property annexed is 85.278 acres in Town 1, Range 12, Section 25 and Town 1, Range 11, Section 30 in Springcreek Township.  This is an area generally along and north of U.S. Route 36 from the Great Miami River to Looney Road.  A map of the annexation is included in this folder.  The dates on the documents are July 6 & 13, 1970.

            47        Resolution by Miami County Commission designating Stockham Drive in Springcreek

Township as a Township Road and authorizing at “STOP” sign be placed on Stockham Drive at its intersection with Country Club Road – August 5, 1970.

            48        Letter addressed to “Lessee” informing the recipient (we assume the Piqua City

Schools) of a 271.65% increase in the value of canal land in the City of Piqua.  This letter probably refers to canal land leased by the school board and located behind Bennett School on South Main Street – August 26, 1971.

            49        Piqua City Commission Ordinance No. 45-71 for the annexation of property requested

by L. V. Decker, Florence Price, Lloyd B. Fry, Robert P. Fite (as President of the Piqua Board of Education), Clifford M. Utterback (President of Park Ridge, Inc.).  The property annexed is 82.952 acres of which 7.575 acres lie in the Northwest Quarter, Section 13, Town 8, Range 5 and 75.377 acres lie in the Southwest Quarter, Section 12, Town 8, Range 5.  The land lies west of North Sunset Drive.  The smaller parcel is the former Washington Township School. The larger parcel is the Eagles Nest subdivision.  A map of the annexation is included in this folder.  The dates on the documents are November 1 & 3, 1971.

            50        Letter from William R. Snider, Piqua Water System Superintendent, to Dr. James

Wisecup, Piqua Superintendent of Schools, concerning irrigation water service at Roosevelt Field (Wertz Stadium) – November 23, 1971.

            51        Piqua City Commission Ordinance No. 32-72 for the annexation of property requested

by Mid-Continent Properties, Inc.  The property annexed is 68.412 acres in Town 8, Range 5, Section 24 Washington Township.  The property is south of the Candlewood Hills subdivision.  A map of the annexation is included in the folder.  The dates on the documents are June 19 & 21, 1972.

            52        Miami County Commission resolution to make Bennett Drive, located in Washington

Township, a township road – October 16, 1972.

            53        Piqua City Commission Ordinance No. 18-74 for the annexation of property requested

by Fogle’s Cycle Sales, Inc., Jerry R. & Betty J. Fogle and Fiber Process, Inc.  The property annexed is 5.5 acres in Town 6, Range 6, Part of Fractional Sections 20 and 29 Washington Township.  The land lies just south of the city limits and west of South County Road 25A.  A map of the annexation is included in the folder.  The dates on the documents are May 6 & 14, 1974.

            54        Two notices of tree removal – one at Favorite Hill School and the other at Spring

Street School – September 4 &12, 1974.

            55        Survey map showing the ownership of a 1.886 acre tract of land 60 feet wide and

1369.15 feet long at the east end of the southwest quarter Section 20, Town 1, Range 12 Springcreek Township.  The owner is the Piqua Board of Education and the land connects the high school and junior high school to County Road 25A.  The tract is currently known as Tomahawk Trail.  Date on the map is November 2, 1979.

            56        Miami County Commission Resolution No. 99-08-1251 accepting a township road

extension of Suber Road in the Mary Ann Helton Subdivision in Section 1, Town 1, Range 12 Springcreek Township.  Dates on the documents are August 4, 10, 16, 1999.

            57        Piqua City Commission Ordinance No. 3-02 for the annexation of property requested

by Helen Y. Stump.  The property annexed is 24.918 acres just south of the Candlewood Hills subdivision and west of Washington Road in Section 24, Town 8, Range 5 Washington Township.  Three separate maps of the annexation are included in the folder.  The dates on the documents are June 31, 2001; July 9, 2001; March 4, 2002 and June 25, 2002.

            58        Civil suit filed by Herman R. Brumbaugh and Naomi Brumbaugh, Plaintiffs, vs. Helen

V. Miller, Board of Education of Piqua, Ohio, et. al. to settle claim of ownership of a two-acre tract of land on the northwest corner of Bausman and Stillwell Roads.  There are two copies of the suit, one of the Summons, a letter from Dale G. Davis, attorney for the Brumbaughs and a response signed by the Duane Bachman, Superintendent of Piqua Schools denying any interest in the two acres.  Dates on the documents are in August 1989.

            59        Appraisal of Piqua Central High School, 316 N. College Street, Piqua, Ohio, August

4, 1993.  The appraisal was done by Jay C. Lloyd, Real Estate Appraiser and the appraised value of the building in as is condition was $50,000.00.  This document contains floor plans and building plat maps.  It also contains exterior and interior photographs of the building.

            60        Appraisal of all Piqua City Schools property, buildings and equipment done by

Industrial Appraisal Company and the report dated August 1, 2000.

            61        Appraisal of all Piqua City Schools property, buildings and equipment done by

Industrial Appraisal Company and the report dated August 1, 2001.

            62        Appraisal of all Piqua City Schools property, buildings and equipment done by

Industrial Appraisal Company and the report dated August 1, 2003.

            63        Appraisal of all Piqua City Schools property, buildings and equipment done by

Industrial Appraisal Company and the report dated August 1, 2004.

            64        Option agreements to purchase land for a new high school on the west side of Piqua in

Washington Townships.  Options to buy land were received from Scott J. Hinsch, Margaret W. Hinsch and Scott J. Hinsch, Trustee on October 18, 1973; May 10, 1976; May 25, 1976.  An option agreement was received from Alfred H. Hulme and Virginia Hulme on May 24, 1976.  An option agreement was received from Roy F. Lavy and Elizabeth M. Lavy on April 20, 1976.  Options for the purchase of land were received from the Piqua Area Chamber of Commerce on October 11, 1973 and in November 1973.  A letter to the Piqua Area Chamber of Commerce on March 29, 1974 from the Piqua Board of Education stated that due to the failure of the bond issue on March 27, 1974, the Board would not exercise its option to buy the land from the Chamber of Commerce.  A land option was sought by the Board of Education from Alice Frost and Sarah Jean Frost in 1973 but appears not to have been executed.  Two Proof of Publication documents are in this folder dated October 29, 1973.  One of the documents is for a November 6, 1973 bond issue election to build a new high school.  The other document is for a November 6, 1973 0.9 mill tax levy election.  The last item in the folder is a pink seven page document from the Superintendent covering the Location for the New Piqua High School.  Note: none of these option agreements were ever exercised by the Board of Education.

            65        Documents relating to the acquisition, purchase, leases and donations of the property

for the new Piqua High School on ultimately approximately 51 acres of land in Town 1, Range 12 Miami River Survey, Northeast and Northwest Quarter of Section 19.  Included in this folder are letters, deeds, bills of sale, transfers, leases for right-of-way for storm drains, rentals for use of athletic fields by Edison State College, survey maps and other documents relating to the land acquired for the new Piqua High School.  The general dates of these documents are 1978-1981.

            66        Newspaper ad announcing the Public Auction sale of the Spring Street School Site on

the northeast corner of Spring and Ash Streets – July 12, 1979.  The advertising ran in The Sidney Daily News, July 2, 1979.

            67        Documents relating to the sale by Public Auction of the Board of Education office site

at 419 Caldwell, Piqua, on January 30, 1981.

            68        Documents relating to the Public Auction sale of portable classrooms at South Street

School and the attempted sale of the North Street School site and the Piqua Central High School site – 1981-1982

            69        Documents relating to the sale of the Piqua Central High School site at 316 N. College St., Piqua, Ohio, September 25, 1993

            70        Documents relating to the sale of the South Street School Site, 339 South Street, Piqua, Ohio – October 25, 1997

            71        Gas Main Extension Agreement between The Dayton Power and Light Company and

the Board of Education, Piqua City School District to extend natural gas service to the new Piqua High School, dates February 28, 1980.

            72        Right of way easement agreement with The Dayton Power and Light Company for an

easement for electric power and transmission lines over board of education property at Springcreek School on east U.S. Route 36.  Date of the easement is May 8, 1990.

            73        Easement agreement with The Dayton Power and Light Company to allow D P&L to

install a gas pipeline regulator site at the southeast corner of the North Street School site – dated July 27, 1987.

            74        Easement agreement with The Ohio Bell Telephone Company for underground

telephone lines and services in the vicinity of Washington School – September 27, 1988

            75        Lease agreement dated December 22, 1987 by which Daniel E. Pilarczyk, Archbishop

of Cincinnati agrees to lease a 50 foot x 36 foot plot of ground next to St. Boniface School to the Piqua Board of Education on which the Piqua Board of Education will place a portable classroom for the purpose of public education.  Because of a change in state law, the lease was terminated June 19, 2000 as no longer necessary and the deed was returned to the Archdiocese.  Maps and descriptions of the leased site are included in this folder.

            76        Rental agreement by which the Board of Education rents the use of five lots on

Armory Drive from Herbert and Montie Spurlock to use for football practice fields.  The board will pay the Spurlock’s $100 for the use of the five lots.  The agreement is renewed yearly and in the folder are copies of the agreement covering the years 1971-1979.

            77        Applications for Real Property Tax Exemption and Remission – these documents were

filed with the Miami County Treasurer between 1979 and 2002.  These documents excuse school board property from property taxes.

            78        Edison State College Roadway Maintenance Agreement – dates of the documents in

this folder are September 4, 1973 to February 18, 1998

            79        Memorandum of Understanding between the Piqua Board of Education and the Piqua

Kiwanis Club for the design, furnishing, care and maintenance of the North Street Park – site of the former North Street School – October 1, 1982

            80        Right-of-Way Easements granted by the Board of Education to the City of Piqua for

street improvements – June 23, 2000 and November 30, 2000.

 

BOX 11

 

File      1          Program of Requirements SUBMISSION – Ohio School Facilities Commission, New

Hospital Site, Piqua City Schools – April 24, 2012 – Submitted to Stacey Thomas, project administrator, Ohio School Facilities Commission, Gilbane Building Company, construction manager, for a new 4-6 Elementary/Middle School (Piqua Central Intermediate School).

            2          Schematic Design Phase Submission – June 20, 2012 – Ohio School Facilities

Commission, New 4 – 6 Building (Piqua Central Intermediate School).

            3          Program of Requirements SUBMISSION – Ohio School Facilities Commission, New

Washington Site Elementary, Piqua City Schools – April 25, 2012 – Submitted to Stacey Thomas, project administrator, Ohio School Facilities Commission, Gilbane Building Company, construction manager, for Washington New Elementary 1 (Washington Primary School [K-3]).

            4          Schematic Design Phase Submission – June 26, 2012 – Ohio School Facilities

Commission, Washington New Elementary 1 (Washington Primary School [K-3]).

            5          Program of Requirements SUBMISSION – Ohio School Facilities Commission, New

Springcreek Elementary, Piqua City Schools – April 25, 2012 – Submitted to Stacey Thomas, project administrator, Ohio School Facilities Commission, Gilbane Building Company, construction manager, for Springcreek New Elementary 2 (Springcreek Primary School [K-3]).

            6          Schematic Design Phase Submission – June 26, 2012 – Ohio School Facilities

Commission, Springcreek New Elementary 2 (Springcreek Primary School [K-3]).

 

SERIES VII:  BOND ISSUE AND TAX LEVY CAMPAIGN MATERIALS

 

BOX 11

 

File      7          November 3, 1953 Bond Issue election – this successful bond issue campaign resulted

in the building of High Street Elementary School, Nicklin Avenue Elementary School, Staunton Street Elementary School, an addition to Favorite Hill Elementary School and the reorganization of the Piqua City School District into seven kindergarten-sixth grade elementary buildings [Favorite Hill, High Street, Nicklin, North Street, South Street, Spring Street and Staunton Street]; two junior high school buildings housing grades seven-nine [Bennett and Wilder] and Piqua Central High School housing grades ten-twelve.

                        7-A      Bond issue brochures, organizational materials and campaign materials.

                        7-B      Newspaper clippings in support of the bond issue from The Piqua Daily Call.

                        7-C      Front page of the Piqua Daily Call, November 4, 1953 announcing the passage

of the bond issue by a large majority of voters.

            8          Campaign materials for the 1973 High School Bond Issue and Operating Levy

election held November 6, 1973.  The voters rejected the bond issue but the operating levy passed.  The Board of Education did not collect the tax levy until after the bond issue was adopted in 1979, since the levy was to operate the high school.

            9          Campaign materials for the 1974 Bond Issue election.  This bond issue (which failed)

would have provided money to build a new high school, a bus maintenance facility and do minor remodeling to Bennett, Wilder and the Central buildings.  Bennett and Wilder would have become elementary schools and Central would have become a new junior high school.

            10        Campaign materials for the June 1976 Bond Issue election.  This bond issue (which

failed) would have provided money to build a new high school and a new elementary school in the Candlewood area.

            11        Four 8 x 10 black and white glossy photographs of classrooms and condition at Piqua

Central High School that were used in the campaigns to achieve passage of a bond issue to build a new high school:

                        11-1     Robert “Bob” Long conducting the school orchestra in the Orchestra Room.

                        11-2     Philip Wagar teaching English in his room.

                        11-3     A student working in the Chemistry Laboratory.

                        11-4     Girls transported by bus down to the Fieldhouse for Physical Education.

            12        Top of the World, Piqua City Schools.  This book contains all of the history, marketing

details, documents, brochures and other materials used in the successful passage of the bond issue to build a new Piqua High School on November 7, 1978.  The voters approved this issue by a 68% majority.  The book was put together for use in a seminar entitled “Application of Marketing Concepts and Techniques to the Solution of Public School Financing Problems.”  Two-day seminars were conducted at the Dayton-North Holiday Inn on the following dates:  June 1-2, 1979; June 29-30, 1979; September 21-22, 1979 and October 5-6, 1979.  The members of the seminar staff were: Gordon Wise, Department of Marketing, Wright State University; Glenn Graham, College of Education, Wright State University; Duane Bachman, Superintendent of Piqua City Schools; Bill McNeil, President of Piqua Board of Education; Beverly Pratt, Chairman of Piqua’s Active School Supporters (PASS); Jerry Easley, Executive Vice-President of Piqua Area Chamber of Commerce.

            13        Piqua Board of Education generated materials used during the 1990 election campaign

to pass a ½% income tax for the support of Piqua Schools.  Included in the folder are board resolutions to place the income tax on the ballot, communications from the Miami County Treasurer, State board of taxation and various other communications concerning the income tax.

            14        Materials generated by the Piqua Active School Supporters (PASS) committee to

assist in securing passage of the ½% income tax in the November 6, 1990 election.  This folder includes schedules of committee activities, brochures and other documents.

            15        Piqua Active School Supporters – P.A.S.S. ’93 Campaign Committee materials used

to support the passage of a 3.5 mill, 5 year levy for permanent improvements and a ½% income tax operating levy.

            16        Financial records and financial reports of the P.A.S.S. ’93 Campaign Committee.

            17        Piqua Active School Supporters – P.A.S.S. ’94 and Save Our Schools – S.O.S.

campaigns in 1994.  There were three tax levy campaigns in 1994.  The first, in February 1994, was similar to the November 1993 campaign in that two issues were on the ballot, the 3.5 mill permanent improvement levy and the ½% income tax for operations.  Both issues failed by 2 to 1 margins.  The second levy campaign was for a May election and had only one issue, the 3.5 mill permanent improvement levy.  It failed by 400 votes.  A new group, calling itself “Save Our Schools” – S. O. S., took over the campaign for the November 8, 1994 election.  The voters were asked to pass the 3.5 mill permanent improvement levy and it passed by a narrow majority.  This folder contains documents used in all three campaigns.  The folder also includes fifteen photographs of the S.O.S. parade and pep rally for the tax issue in the fall of 1994.

            18        May 6, 1997 – Bond Issue on the ballot to construct a new Junior High School.  This

folder contains letters to the editor and other campaign materials along with a copy of the front-page article in the Piqua Daily Call announcing the passage of the bond issue.

            19        Documents including “Certificate of Result of Election” and various Board of

Education resolutions, issued by the Board of Education as a result of the passage of the bond issue to build the Junior High building.  These are the documents necessary to arrange a $12,000,000.00 bond issue.  Because the bonds for the high school were paid off and the permanent improvement levy had passed at the same rate, the bond issue for the Junior High School did not raise the taxes of anyone in Piqua.

            20        The Schools and the Community Working Together: 1993-1999, The Task Force That

Worked, The Piqua Community and the Piqua City School District.  This 48 page book tells the story of the two Task Forces, the election campaigns, the passage of the 3.5 mill permanent improvement levy and the bond issue for the new junior high, and finally the district wide reorganization that occurred as a result of the opening of the new junior high school.

            21        Newspaper clippings of the dedication, open house, move and opening of the new Piqua Junior High School - 1999

            22        Board of Education resolutions and other legal documents and materials necessary to

place a 2-mill permanent improvement levy on the November 2, 1999 ballot.  This was a reduction from the 3.5 mill levy voted earlier and was to run for five years.  Also in the folder are the reports from the Miami County Board of Elections showing the results of the election and the passage of the levy.

            23        Campaign materials for the November 5, 2002 Emergency Operating Levy of 4.96

mills.  Included in the folder is an 85-page listing of the vendors to the Piqua City Schools and letters to the vendors requesting donations to the P.A.S.S. ’02 Committee to support the levy campaign.

            24        Campaign materials for the February 4, 2003 election to pass the 4.96 mill Emergency Operating Levy.

            25        Documents relating to the 1.8 mill replacement permanent improvement levy to be voted on at the election

November 2, 2004.

 

BOX 12

 

File

            1          Documents relating to the unsuccessful attempt, on May 8, 2007, by the Piqua Board

of Education, to pass a 2% earned income tax to replace the ½% general income tax to support Piqua Schools.  This is the first of two folders.

            2          Documents relating to the unsuccessful attempt, on May 8, 2007, by the Piqua Board

of Education, to pass a 2% earned income tax to replace the ½% general income tax to support Piqua Schools.  This is the second of two folders.

            3          Documents relating to the Piqua City Schools request to pass a 0.75% increase in the

Piqua School District income tax bringing the total income tax to 1.25%.  This request was put before the voters on November 6, 2007.

            4          Campaign materials used in the successful November 8, 2011 election to pass a bond

issue to build two new K-3 Primary Schools (Springcreek and Washington) and a 4-6 Intermediate School (Piqua Central Intermediate).  This folder includes DVD’s of a campaign program.

            5          Miscellaneous election campaign materials

 

SERIES VIII:  ADMINISTRATIVE MATERIALS

 

BOX 12

 

File      6          Statistics on Graduates, Attendance, and Enrollment 1863 – 1955

            7          Elementary Principal’s Handbook – 1959

            8          Rules, Regulations, and Policies of the Board of Education – 1960

            9          Job Analysis for Non-Certificated Personnel 1970 – 1971

            10        School Calendars 1983 – 1995 and 2010-11

            11        Management Team Compensation Plan - 1984

            12        Job Analysis Handbook – 1985

            13        Building Custodian Handbook

            14        Administrative materials used in planning the K-8 reorganization that

accompanied the opening of the new Piqua Junior High School.  This included making Nicklin Avenue School a pre-Kindergarten / Kindergarten building; closing South Street School and converting the other six buildings to either 1-3 or 4-6 buildings.

            15        Documents detailing the final reorganization plan as implemented.  By the

reorganization Favorite Hill, High Street and Springcreek buildings became primary schools housing grades 1 – 3.  Bennett, Wilder and Washington became intermediate schools housing grades 4 – 6 and grades 7 & 8 were housed at the new Piqua Junior High School.  The documents include teacher assignments and plans to change the buildings to accommodate the specific grade levels and move materials and furniture between buildings.

            16        New Board of Education Offices Open House guest book – March 26,

1995.  The new office was at 719 E. Ash Street, Piqua in the old Val Decker Packing Company building.

            17        A book of general information about Piqua City Schools handwritten in

an Engineer’s Field Transit Book.  The following are listed in the book:  [1] a history of tax levies and bond issues from 1943 to 2003; [2] a list of Board of Education members and their dates of election from 1925 to 2003; [3] a list of retired teachers, dates they retired and dates of death if deceased, 1949-1970;

 [4] information on school buildings (when built, when remodeled or added to and when closed), 1890-1999; [5] pictures in the Central High School auditorium; [6] Class Memorials at Central High School, 1884-1945 and finally, [7] Valuations of the Piqua City School District, 1967-1976.  The folder also contains miscellaneous papers found in the book.

            18        Book containing an Annual Enumeration Return to the Clerk of the Board

of Education for the year 1959.  This enumeration done by Evelyn Woods and submitted to Jane Rengel, Clerk of the Board of Education.  The book contains a listing of all children between the ages of 5 and 18 years and includes the following information:  child’s name, date of birth, parent or guardian’s name, address, school our building attended.  Those listed were unmarried.

            19        “Drum Beat” the Piqua City Schools district newsletter – November 1994 – August 1999.

            20        “Drum Beat” the Piqua City Schools district newsletter – February 2000 – October 2004.

            21        “Drum Beat” the Piqua City Schools district newsletter – May 2005 – October 2009.

            22        “Drum Beat” the Piqua City Schools district newsletter – April 2010 – September 2013.

            23        “Drum Beat” the Piqua City Schools district newsletter – March 2014 – October 2017.

            24        Master sheets for the 997-1998 Drum Beats – Karen Magoteaux

            25        Piqua Public School Activities Account passbook with Citizens National

Bank and Trust Company – the dates of transactions in this book are from August 21, 1946 to November 25, 1957.

            26        Three Third Savings and Loan Company passbooks for Piqua High

School Band Uniform Fund – first book dates are December 1, 1951 to July 1, 1959.  Second book dates are August 4, 1959 to May 25, 1971.  Third book dates are May 25, 1971 to December 1, 1971

            27        Two Third Savings and Loan Company passbooks for Piqua High School

Athletic Association Medical Fund – first book dates are May 5, 1965 to May 25, 1971.  Second book dates are May 25 1971 to December 1, 1971.

            28        Award of Financial Reporting Achievement presented to Victoria

Couchois, Treasurer, Piqua City School District, Ohio by The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada.  Certificate is dated May 22, 1998.

            29        Signed Oath of Office – 1964 – Cameron, Fite, Rengel

            30        Signed Oath of Office – 1962 – Hilbert, Oda, Reck

            31        Certificates of Election 1951 – 1967

            32        Employment Contract – W.F. Horner as Superintendent 1964

            33        Clerk’s Bond 1954 – 1968

            34        Letters of congratulation from the superintendent to board members on their election

to the board of education or election to office on the board – 1980-81

            35        Letters of congratulation from the superintendent to board members on their election

to the board of education or election to office on the board – 1982-83

            36        Letters of congratulation from the superintendent to board members on their election

to the board of education or election to office on the board – 1984-85

            37        Letters of congratulation from the superintendent to members of the public on their

declaration of candidacy for the board of education – 1993

            38        Letters from board member to state elected representatives and senators expressing

concern for the funding of education in the state budget – 1985.

 

SERIES IX:  BEQUESTS, AWARDS, AND MEMORIALS

 

BOX 12

 

File      39        Last Will and Testament of Frances L. Allison and documents

            40        George P. “Buck” Wertz Memorial Award

            41        Gilbert Shaw Award

            42        Charles Wilder Award

            43        Stanley Boylan Memorial Award

            44        Maurice Peffer Memorial Award – documents 1935 & 1936

            45        Item 5 of the Last Will and Testament of Horace J. Rollin

            46        Last Will and Testament of Joseph DeFrees 1931

            47        Lou Berman Scholarship Fund Passbook #19894

 

SERIES X:  SENIOR GRADUATION PARTY RECORDS

 

BOX 12

 

File      48        Bank Book – Deposit slips – Senior Graduation Party

            49        Senior Graduation Party, 1959

            50        Senior Graduation Party, 1960

            51        Senior Graduation Party, 1961

            52        Senior Graduation Party, 1962

            53        Senior Graduation Party, 1963

            54        Senior Graduation Party, 1964

 

SERIES XI:   TEACHER MATERIALS

 

BOX 13

 

File      1          Teacher Pension Fund, Passbook, list 1913

            2          Teacher Certification Record Book, c. 1900

            3          Teacher Certification Correspondence, 1920 -1930

            4          “`Report On the Teachers’ Retirement Fund of the City of Piqua’ – An Actuarial

Report on the Valuation of the Fund for the Purpose of Merging with the Ohio State Teachers Retirement System.”  1 September 1920

            5          List of teachers who were members of the Piqua Pension System.  Journal of

contributions by teachers to the system.  Lists of teachers who were not members of the pension system.  1914-1922

            6          Correspondence between State Teachers Retirement System and Piqua City Schools

concerning the merger of the Piqua Pension System and the STRS.  1920-1925

            7          Correspondence between STRS and school districts, general mailings concerning

contribution rates, investments, and STRS expenses.  1941-1944

            8          Applications for pension and supporting documents.  Margaret C. Johnston, 1

September 1913 – Laura B. Jones, 26 September 1913 – Alice Robbins Covault, 1919 [supporting documents]

            9          Application for death benefit to Teachers Pension Fund, Piqua, O. by the heirs of

Laura Malott, with supporting documents.  June 1914

            10        Receipt for payment sent to the Piqua Pension Fund from the estate of Helen Cooper.  9 April 1920

            11        Drafts for payment drawn on the Teachers’ Pension Fund.  1916-1920

            12        Curriculum Bulletins “Community Resources for Education”

            13        “Teachers Program” volume 1 #1 May 1896

            14        Curriculum Bulletin “Community Resources” – 1963

            15        First Annual Catalogue of the Piqua Union Schools, organized in October 1856,

Piqua, Ohio: printed at The Register office, 1859  The booklet also contains all of the students names, the school they attended, their age, their overall “scholarship” average (numerical), their grade (numerical) in “deportment” and their attendance (days absent and times tardy).  The booklet contains a description of the material taught in each grade and the requirements in each of the four years of high school in order to graduate.  .  This booklet contains a list of the teachers and administrators and the salaries they were paid for the year.  It contains the names of the members of the Board of Trustees and the Board of Examiners.  Finally, there is a list of salaries paid to teachers and administrators in Urbana, Troy, Circleville and Dayton.

            16        Catalogue of the Piqua Union Schools, for the Seventh Year ending June 19, 1863. 

This booklet contains a list of the teachers, administrators and board members.  The booklet also contains all of the students names, the school they attended, their age, their overall “scholarship” average (numerical), their grade (numerical) in “deportment” and their attendance (days absent and times tardy).  Lastly, the booklet contains a description of the material taught in each grade and the requirements in each of the four years of high school in order to graduate.  [2 copies]

            17        Catalogue of the Piqua Public Schools for 1868 and 1869.  The booklet contains a list

of the members of the Board of Education, Superintendent William Richardson, the Board of Examiners and the Instructors (teachers).  Included in the booklet is a list of all the students, their age and a numerical “scholarship” grade.  A description of material taught in each grade is included and a list of all textbooks used with the name of the author. [2 copies]

            18        Manual of the Piqua Public Schools, Piqua, Ohio, 1879.  Board of Education, Board of

Examiners, teachers and administrators are listed.  Material to be taught at each grade level and in each high school class is described.  There is a section entitled “Rules,” which covers the duties of all employed personnel and pupils.  

            19        Piqua Public Schools Course of Study and Syllabus for Eight Grades – 1904.  Board

of Education members are listed along with a list of all teachers and administrators in the district.  According to this booklet, there were the following seven elementary schools in 1904: North Street, Spring Street, South Street, Park Avenue, Staunton Street, Wayne Street and Favorite Hill.  There is a list of classes in grades one through eight and a description of the material to be covered in each class. (2 copies)

            20        Course of Study in Piqua Public Schools, September 4, 1941 – this is a 224 page book. 

In this book, the following are listed:  members of the Board of Education, the librarian in the Smiley Reference Library, the librarian and assistant librarians at the Flesh Public School Library and the members of the Library Board of Trustees.  The administrators and teachers are listed by the building in which they work.  There is a list of the classified employees.  The “Course of Study” section lists every elementary subject and the material taught in that subject in each grade.  Junior High and Senior High School classes are listed with a description of the material to be covered in those subject areas at each grade level.  There is a list of the textbooks used and the prices of the books, which will be charged to the students.

 

SUB-SERIES XI-A:  STAFF DIRECTORIES FOR SCHOOL YEARS 1939-1977

 

BOX 14

 

File      1          1939 – 1944

            2          1945 – 1946

            3          1946 – 1947

            4          1947 – 1948

            5          1948 – 1949

            6          1949 – 1950

            7          1951 – 1952

            8          1952 – 1953

            9          1953 – 1954

            10        1954 – 1955

            11        1955 – 1956

            12        1956 – 1957

            13        1957 – 1958

            14        1958 – 1959

            15        1959 – 1960

            16        1960 – 1961

            17        1961 – 1962

            18        1962 – 1963

            19        1963 – 1964

            20        1964 – 1965

            21        1965 – 1966

            22        1967 – 1968

            23        1968 – 1969

            24        1969 – 1970 (3 copies)

            25        1970 – 1971

            26        1971 – 1972 (2 copies)

            27        1972 – 1973 (2 copies)

            28        1973 – 1974

            29        1974 – 1975 (2 copies)

            30        1975 – 1976 (2 copies)

            31        1976 – 1977

 

SERIES XII:  STUDENT RELATED MATERIALS

 

BOX 14

 

File      32        Piqua High School Activity Account Passbooks,  1951-1973 [These passbooks were

kept in the desk drawer of the principal, Mr. Robert Winter.]

            33        Piqua Central High School Basketball Schedules with officials’ names and rate of pay, 1946-1964

            34        Bennett Junior High 1952 Yearbook

            35        Piqua Central High School Football and Basketball Schedules, 1962-1968

            36        Piqua City Schools Activity Calendar, 1970-1971

            37        Piqua Indians All Sport Annual, 1972-1973

            38        Piqua City Schools Activity Calendar, 1973-1974

 

            SUB-SERIES XII-A:  COMMENCEMENT PROGRAMS

 

File      39        Commencement Programs – 1867, 1869

            40        Commencement Programs – 1871 -1877

            41        Commencement Programs – 1880, 1882, 1885, 1886, 1887

            42        Commencement Programs – 1898 (3)

            43        Commencement Programs – 1900 (2), 1905, 1907

            44        Commencement Programs – 1912, 1917 (2), 1918

            45        Commencement Programs – 1920 (3), 1927

            46        Commencement Programs – 1940, 1943, 1949

            47        Commencement Programs – 1963 (2), 1982, 1984, 1988

            48        Commencement Programs – 1967, 2018

 

SUB-SERIES XII-B: OTHER PROGRAMS

 

File      49        Class Sermon / Baccalaureate Programs – 1920, 1943, 1949 (2), 1957, 1969, 2018

            50        Musical Programs – 1872 – 2018 (16 total)

            51        Football Programs – 1924, 1926, 1931

            52        Building Dedication Programs – 1909, 1914, 1950, 1955

            53        Individual Recognition Programs – Wertz, Dietrich, North

            54        “New High School” Campaign – 1979 -1981

 

SUB-SERIES XII-C:   OTHER STUDENT MATERIALS

 

File      55        Tuition Receipt, 1868

            56        Diplomas, 1885, 1916

            57        Piqua Union Schools Promotions, 1857 -1860

            58        Report Cards -1869 -1951

 

BOX 14

 

SUB-SERIES XII-D:  CLASS LISTS OF GRADUATING CLASSES, 1863-1950

 

File      59        1950

            60        1949

            61        1948

            62        1947

            63        1946

            64        1945

            65        1944

            66        1943

            67        1942

            68        1941

            69        1940

            70        1939

            71        1938

            72        1937

            73        1936

            74        1935

            75        1934

            76        1933

            77        1932

            78        1931

            79        1930

            80        1929

            81        1928

            82        1927

            83        1926

            84        1925

            85        1924

            86        1923

            87        1922

            88        1921

            89        1920

            90        1911 – 1919

            91        1901 – 1910

            92        1882 – 1900

            93        1863 – 1880

 

BOX 15

 

SUB-SERIES XII-E:  CLASS LISTS AND REUNION PLANNING DOCUMENTS

WITH NAMES AND ADDRESSES OF GRADUATING CLASSES, 1951-1996

 

File      1          Class of 1996

            2          Class of 1995

            3          Class of 1994

            4          Class of 1993

            5          Class of 1992

            6          Class of 1991

            7          Class of 1990

            8          Class of 1989

            9          Class of 1988

            10        Class of 1987

            11        Class of 1986

            12        Class of 1985

            13        Class of 1984

            14        Class of 1983

            15        Class of 1982

            16        Class of 1981

            17        Class of 1980

            18        Class of 1979

            19        Class of 1978

            20        Class of 1977

            21        Class of 1976

            22        Class of 1975

            23        Class of 1974

            24        Class of 1973

            25        Class of 1972

            26        Class of 1971

            27        Class of 1970

            28        Class of 1969

            29        Class of 1968

            30        Class of 1967

            31        Class of 1966

            32        Class of 1965

            33        Class of 1964

            34        Class of 1963

            35        Class of 1962

            36        Class of 1961

            37        Class of 1960

            38        Class of 1959

            39        Class of 1958

            40        Class of 1957

            41        Class of 1956

            42        Class of 1955

            43        Class of 1954

            44        Class of 1953

            45        Class of 1952

            46        Class of 1951

 

SERIES XIII:  PIQUA HISTORICAL MUSEUM RECORDS

 

BOX 15

 

File      47        Bank statements from Piqua National Bank and Trust Company for a checking

account #11-765-0 for the Piqua Historical Museum, Louis Havenar, treasurer.  The statements are for the period April 20, 1980 to June 21, 1984 at which point the accounts was closed and the balance was transferred to First Border Savings Bank, Sidney, Ohio.  Attached to the statements are bills and cancelled checks to support the financial activity listed on the statements.

            48        Bank statements from First Border Savings Bank, Sidney, Ohio for a NOW account

savings account #0-01-60-075029.  The statements are for the period June 7, 1984 to October 7, 1988.  Attached to the statements are bills and cancelled checks to support the financial activity listed on the statements.

            49        Treasurer’s reports for the Piqua Historical Museum.  The reports are intermittent

from January 29, 1979 to June 7, 1988.

            50        Piqua Historical Museum check register and check book pages for both Piqua National

Bank and First Border Savings Bank.  The dates in the check register are from February 13, 1973 to April 17, 1984.  There is a separate page with First Border Savings Bank checks attached, which is a running tally of deposits and dividends from May 24, 1984 to March 10, 1986.

            51        Keys to the Piqua Historical Museum at 509 North Main Street, Piqua, Ohio.

                                   

SERIES IV:  MISCELLANEOUS

 

BOX 15

 

File      52        Pictures:  1898 PHS female senior; Spring Street School at the time of its closure; two

photos of the interior of the Schlmidlapp Free School Library from a school board report; laminated pages of the first High School Building on College Street, East Primary School (corner Spring & Ash Sts.) and North Primary School (corner Broadway and Park Ave.).

            53        Documents related to the Naval Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (NJROTC) at Piqua High School.

            54        Campaign ribbon for the election to build the first high school in Piqua – October 1853.

            55        Guest book signed by those in attendance at the 1965 Graduation Party (All-Night Party), June 3, 1965.

            56        1815-2015 – 200 Years of Education in Springcreek Township.  This is a 37 page

booklet produced at the time of the closing of the old Springcreek elementary school in 2015.

            57        Certificate handed to students and staff at the closing of the South Street School in 1999.

            58        [1] Post card mailed out to Piqua High School Alumni, January 12, 1912 calling for a

meeting of the High School Alumni Association on January 15, 1912 at the Library.  The card is from Helen Butterfield, Pres. And Catherine D. Spencer, Sec’y.  [2] A list of Superintendents of the Piqua Schools from 1856-1969.  [3] A brief school board report (8 pages) published 1975.  [4] Mimeographed copy of the formal National Honor Society Induction Ceremony for 1949.

            59        Four articles on the history of the Piqua Schools.

            60        Small 3” x 4 ¾” x ½” loose leaf binder containing information about consisting of

grades 1-8.  Teachers are listed with their salaries for the years 1924-1954.  Bus drivers (initially listed as truck drivers are listed by name, route and salary for the years 1924-1953.  Other miscellaneous information is included.  Nowhere in the book is the name of the school listed.  From this listing of J. E. Applegett in the years 1924 to 1928, it is possible that this book is for Orange Township School in Shelby County since J. E. Applegett was a teacher, principal and superintendent of the Orange Township Schools in this period.  The notebook may have been a principal’s or superintendent’s hand written record.

            61        Ohio Parent Teacher Association (PTA) Convention Program 1947

            62        Piqua Daily Call “Connections” 1998 edition, section 1

            63        Certificate of Appreciation from the Martha Holden Jennings Foundation – 1989

            64        20th Century Almanac 1900-2000 calendars

            65        Piqua Central High School Alumni Presidents 1914-1951

            66        Roof guarantee bond – Piqua Central High School addition – 1950

            67        Document pouch from the Clerk-Treasurer’s office, c. 1920

            68        Troy Daily News, front page clipping, “Abominable . . . the most unfair audit I’ve seen” – 1 September 1976

            69        Fifth Book of Songs, Robert Foresman, American Book Co., 1926

            70        Concord Series No. 7: 140 Folk Songs with Piano Accompaniment, Rote Songs for

Grades I, II, III.  Compiled and edited for use in school and home by Archibald T. Davison and Thomas Whitney Surette,  E.C. Schirmer Music Co., 1921

            71        The Piqua Mothersingers, organized January 10, 1949, Director – R. Byron Griest – a

small clippings scrapbook – found in the Piqua PTA Council Scrapbook 1927-1942

            72        Council of PTA, Piqua Secretary’s Book – constitution and minutes of meetings, 9

November 1921 - found in the Piqua PTA Council Scrapbook 1927-1942

            73        Miscellaneous PTA Annual Reports and Minutes of School PTA groups – 1940-1942

 

MATERIALS IN SERIES 19 THROUGH 21 ARE BOUND MATERIALS NOT IN FOLDERS

 

SERIES XV:  PIQUA CITY SCHOOLS STUDENT PERMANENT RECORD BOOKS, 1856-

1942

 

Book   1          Piqua Union Schools – record of students for the years 1856-1866 – listed by gender,

by name, age, parent, residence, date of entrance, and grade completed.

Book   2          Piqua East Primary School Attendance Record, 1882-1887

Book   3          Report of Grades for all Students in Piqua City Schools by Teacher and School for the term ending June 1905

Book   4          Report of Grades for all Students in Piqua City Schools by Teacher and School for the term ending January 1906

Book   5          Report of Grades for all Students in Piqua City Schools by Teacher and School for the term ending June 1906

Book   6          Report of Grades for all Students in Piqua City Schools by Teacher and School for the term ending January 1907

Book   7          Report of Grades for all Students in Piqua City Schools by Teacher and School for the term ending June 1907

Book   8          Report of Grades for all Students in Piqua City Schools by Teacher and School for the term ending January 1908

Book   9          Report of Grades for all Students in Piqua City Schools by Teacher and School for the term ending June 1908

Book   10        Report of Grades for all Students in Piqua City Schools by Teacher and School for the term ending January 1909

Book   11        Report of Grades for all Students in Piqua City Schools by Teacher and School for the term ending June 1909

Book   12        Report of Grades for all Students in Piqua City Schools by Teacher and School for the term ending January 1910

Book   13        Report of Grades for all Students in Piqua City Schools by Teacher and School for the term ending June 1910

Book   14        Report of Grades for all Students in Piqua City Schools by Teacher and School for the term ending January 1911

Book   15        Report of Grades for all Students in Piqua City Schools by Teacher and School for the term ending June 1911

Book   16        Report of Grades for all Students in Piqua City Schools by Teacher and School for the term ending January 1912

Book   17        Report of Grades for all Students in Piqua City Schools by Teacher and School for the term ending June 1912

Book   18        Report of Grades for all Students in Piqua City Schools by Teacher and School for the term ending January 1913

Book   19        Report of Grades for all Students in Piqua City Schools by Teacher and School for the term ending June 1913

Book   20        Report of Grades for all Students in Piqua City Schools by Teacher and School for the term ending January 1914

Book   21        Report of Grades for all Students in Piqua City Schools by Teacher and School for the term ending June 1914

Book   22        Permanent Attendance and Grade record for Students in Grades 1 & 2 by School and Teacher, 1914-1915 School Year

Book   23        Permanent Attendance and Grade record for Students in Grades 3 & 4 by School and Teacher, 1914-1915 School Year

Book   24        Permanent Attendance and Grade record for Students in Grades 5 & 6 by School and Teacher, 1914-1915 School Year

Book   25        Permanent Attendance and Grade record for Students in Grades 7 & 8 by School and Teacher, 1914-1915 School Year

Book   26        Permanent Attendance and Grade record for Students in Grades 1 & 2 by School and Teacher, 1915-1916 School Year

Book   27        Permanent Attendance and Grade record for Students in Grades 3 & 4 by School and Teacher, 1915-1916 School Year

Book   28        Permanent Attendance and Grade record for Students in Grades 5 & 6 by School and Teacher, 1915-1916 School Year

Book   29        Permanent Attendance and Grade record for Students in Grades 7 & 8 by School and Teacher, 1915-1916 School Year

Book   30        Permanent Attendance and Grade record for Students in Grades 1 & 2 by School and Teacher, 1916-1917School Year

Book   31        Permanent Attendance and Grade record for Students in Grades 3 & 4 by School and Teacher, 1916-1917School Year

Book   32        Permanent Attendance and Grade record for Students in Grades 5 & 6 by School and Teacher, 1916-1917School Year

Book   33        Permanent Attendance and Grade record for Students in Grades 7 & 8 by School and Teacher, 1916-1917School Year

Book   34        Permanent Attendance and Grade record for Students in Grades 1 & 2 by School and Teacher 1917-1918School Year

Book   35        Permanent Attendance and Grade record for Students in Grades 3 & 4 by School and Teacher 1917-1918School Year

Book   36        Permanent Attendance and Grade record for Students in Grades 5 & 6 by School and Teacher 1917-1918School Year

Book   37        Permanent Attendance and Grade record for Students in Grades 7 & 8 and Summer by School and Teacher

1917-1918 School Year

Book   38        Permanent Attendance and Grade record for Students in Grades 1 & 2 by School and Teacher 1918-1919 School Year

Book   39        Permanent Attendance and Grade record for Students in Grades 3 & 4 by School and Teacher 1918-1919 School Year

Book   40        Permanent Attendance and Grade record for Students in Grades 5 & 6 by School and Teacher 1918-1919 School Year

Book   41        Permanent Attendance and Grade record for Students in Grades 1 & 2 by School and Teacher 1919-1920 School Year

Book   42        Permanent Attendance and Grade record for Students in Grades 3 & 4 by School and Teacher 1919-1920 School Year

Book   43        Permanent Attendance and Grade record for Students in Grades 5 & 6 by School and Teacher 1919-1920School Year

Book   44        Permanent Attendance and Grade record for Students in Grades 1 & 2 and Special by School and Teacher

1920-1921 School Year

Book   45        Permanent Attendance and Grade record for Students in Grades 3 & 4 by School and Teacher 1920-1921 School Year

Book   46        Permanent Attendance and Grade record for Students in Grades 5 & 6 by School and Teacher 1920-1921 School Year

Book   47        Permanent Attendance and Grade record for Students in Grades 1 & 2 and Special by School and Teacher

1921-1922 School Year

Book   48        Permanent Attendance and Grade record for Students in Grades 3 & 4 by School and Teacher 1921-1922 School Year

Book   49        Permanent Attendance and Grade record for Students in Grades 5 & 6 by School and Teacher 1921-1922 School Year

Book   50        Permanent Attendance and Grade record for Students in Grades 1 & 2 and Special by School and Teacher

1922-1923 School Year

Book   51        Permanent Attendance and Grade record for Students in Grades 3 & 4 and Crippled by School and Teacher

1922-1923 School Year

Book   52        Permanent Attendance and Grade record for Students in Grades 5 & 6 and Summer by School and Teacher

1922-1923 School Year

Book   53        Permanent Attendance and Grade record for Students in Grades 1 & 2 by School and Teacher 1923-1924 School Year

Book   54        Permanent Attendance and Grade record for Students in Grades 3 & 4 by School and Teacher 1923-1924 School Year

Book   55        Permanent Attendance and Grade record for Students in Grades 5 & 6 by School and Teacher 1923-1924 School Year

Book   56        Permanent Attendance and Grade record for Students in Grades 1 & 2 by School and Teacher 1924-1925 School Year

Book   57        Permanent Attendance and Grade record for Students in Grades 3 & 4 by School and Teacher 1924-1925 School Year

Book   58        Permanent Attendance and Grade record for Students in Grades 5 & 6 by School and Teacher 1924-1925 School Year

Book   59        Permanent Attendance and Grade record for Students in Grades 1 & 2 by School and Teacher 1925-1926 School Year

Book   60        Permanent Attendance and Grade record for Students in Grades 3 & 4 by School and Teacher 1925-1926 School Year

Book   61        Permanent Attendance and Grade record for Students in Grades 5 & 6, Special,

Crippled, and Summer, by School and Teacher 1925-1926 School Year

Book   62        Permanent Attendance and Grade record for Students in Grades Kindergarten, 1 & 2

by School and Teacher 1926-1927 School Year

Book   63        Permanent Attendance and Grade record for Students in Grades 5 & 6, Special,

Crippled, and Deaf, by School and Teacher 1926-1927 School Year

Book   64        Permanent Attendance and Grade record for Students in Grades 5 & 6, and Summer,

by School and Teacher 1926-1927 School Year

Book   65        Permanent Attendance and Grade record for Students in Grades Kindergarten, 1 & 2

by School and Teacher 1927-1928 School Year

Book   66        Permanent Attendance and Grade record for Students in Grades 3 & 4, Special,

Crippled, and Deaf, by School and Teacher 1927-1928 School Year

Book   67        Permanent Attendance and Grade record for Students in Grades 5 & 6, and Summer,

by School and Teacher 1927-1928 School Year

Book   68        Permanent Attendance and Grade record for Students in Grades Kindergarten, 1 & 2

by School and Teacher 1928-1929 School Year

Book   69        Permanent Attendance and Grade record for Students in Grades 3 & 4, Special,

Crippled, and Deaf, by School and Teacher 1928-1929 School Year

Book   70        Permanent Attendance and Grade record for Students in Grades 5 & 6, and Summer,

by School and Teacher 1928-1929 School Year

Book   71        Permanent Attendance and Grade records, in alphabetical order, for Students in

Grades 1 – 6 whose last names begin with the letters “A” to “G”, 1929-1930 School Year

Book   72        Permanent Attendance and Grade records, in alphabetical order, for Students in

Grades 1 – 6 whose last names begin with the letters “H” to “O”, 1929-1930 School Year

Book   73        Permanent Attendance and Grade records, in alphabetical order, for Students in

Grades 1 – 6 whose last names begin with the letters “P” to “Z”, 1929-1930 School Year

Book   74        Permanent Attendance and Grade records, in alphabetical order, for Students in

Grades 1 – 6 whose last names begin with the letters “A” to “G”, 1930-1931 School Year

Book   75        Permanent Attendance and Grade records, in alphabetical order, for Students in

Grades 1 – 6 whose last names begin with the letters “H” to “P”, 1930-1931 School Year

Book   76        Permanent Attendance and Grade records, in alphabetical order, for Students in

Grades 1 – 6 whose last names begin with the letters “Q” to “Z”, 1930-1931 School Year

Book   77        Permanent Attendance and Grade records, in alphabetical order, for Students in

Grades 1 – 6 whose last names begin with the letters “A” to “G”, 1931-1932 School Year

Book   78        Permanent Attendance and Grade records, in alphabetical order, for Students in

Grades 1 – 6 whose last names begin with the letters “H” to “O”, 1931-1932 School Year

Book   79        Permanent Attendance and Grade records, in alphabetical order, for Students in

Grades 1 – 6 whose last names begin with the letters “P” to “Z”, 1931-1932 School Year

Book   80        Permanent Attendance and Grade records, in alphabetical order, for Students in

Grades 1 – 6 whose last names begin with the letters “A” to “G”, 1932-1933 School Year

Book   81        Permanent Attendance and Grade records, in alphabetical order, for Students in

Grades 1 – 6 whose last names begin with the letters “H” to “P”, 1932-1933 School Year

Book   82        Permanent Attendance and Grade records, in alphabetical order, for Students in

Grades 1 – 6 whose last names begin with the letters “Q” to “Z”, 1932-1933 School Year

Book   83        Permanent Attendance and Grade records, in alphabetical order, for Students in

Grades 1 – 6 whose last names begin with the letters “A” to “G”, 1933-1934 School Year

Book   84        Permanent Attendance and Grade records, in alphabetical order, for Students in

Grades 1 – 6 whose last names begin with the letters “H” to “O”, 1933-1934 School Year

Book   85        Permanent Attendance and Grade records, in alphabetical order, for Students in

Grades 1 – 6 whose last names begin with the letters “P” to “Z”, 1933-1934 School Year

Book   86        Permanent Attendance and Grade records, in alphabetical order, for Students in

Grades 1 – 6 whose last names begin with the letters “A” to “G”, 1934-1935 School Year

Book   87        Permanent Attendance and Grade records, in alphabetical order, for Students in

Grades 1 – 6 whose last names begin with the letters “H” to “O”, 1934-1935 School Year

Book   88        Permanent Attendance and Grade records, in alphabetical order, for Students in

Grades 1 – 6 whose last names begin with the letters “P” to “Z”, 1934-1935 School Year

Book   89        Permanent Attendance and Grade records, in alphabetical order, for Students in

Grades 1 – 6 whose last names begin with the letters “A” to “G”, 1935-1936 School Year

Book   90        Permanent Attendance and Grade records, in alphabetical order, for Students in

Grades 1 – 6 whose last names begin with the letters “H” to “O”, 1935-1936 School Year

Book   91        Permanent Attendance and Grade records, in alphabetical order, for Students in

Grades 1 – 6 whose last names begin with the letters “P” to “Z”, 1935-1936 School Year

Book   92        Permanent Attendance and Grade records, in alphabetical order, for Students in

Grades 1 – 6 whose last names begin with the letters “A” to “G”, 1936-1937 School Year

Book   93        Permanent Attendance and Grade records, in alphabetical order, for Students in

Grades 1 – 6 whose last names begin with the letters “H” to “O”, 1936-1937 School Year

Book   94        Permanent Attendance and Grade records, in alphabetical order, for Students in

Grades 1 – 6 whose last names begin with the letters “P” to “Z”, 1936-1937 School Year

Book   95        Permanent Attendance and Grade records, in alphabetical order, for Students in

Grades 1 – 6 whose last names begin with the letters “A” to “F”, 1937-1938 School Year

Book   96        Permanent Attendance and Grade records, in alphabetical order, for Students in

Grades 1 – 6 whose last names begin with the letters “G” to “M”, 1937-1938 School Year

Book   97        Permanent Attendance and Grade records, in alphabetical order, for Students in

Grades 1 – 6 whose last names begin with the letters “N” to “Z”, 1937-1938 School Year

Book   98        Permanent Attendance and Grade records, in alphabetical order, for Students in

Grades 1 – 6 whose last names begin with the letters “A” to “G”, 1938-1939 School Year

Book   99        Permanent Attendance and Grade records, in alphabetical order, for Students in

Grades 1 – 6 whose last names begin with the letters “H” to “O”, 1938-1939 School Year

Book   100      Permanent Attendance and Grade records, in alphabetical order, for Students in

Grades 1 – 6 whose last names begin with the letters “P” to “Z”, 1938-1939 School Year

Book   101      Permanent Attendance and Grade records, in alphabetical order, for Students in

Grades 1 – 6 whose last names begin with the letters “A” to “F”, 1939-1940 School Year

Book   102      Permanent Attendance and Grade records, in alphabetical order, for Students in

Grades 1 – 6 whose last names begin with the letters “G” to “N”, 1939-1940 School Year

Book   103      Permanent Attendance and Grade records, in alphabetical order, for Students in

Grades 1 – 6 whose last names begin with the letters “O” to “Z”, 1939-1940 School Year

Book   104      Permanent Attendance and Grade records, in alphabetical order, for Students in

Grades 1 – 6 whose last names begin with the letters “A” to “F”, 1940-1941 School Year

Book   105      Permanent Attendance and Grade records, in alphabetical order, for Students in

Grades 1 – 6 whose last names begin with the letters “G” to “O”, 1940-1941 School Year

Book   106      Permanent Attendance and Grade records, in alphabetical order, for Students in

Grades 1 – 6 whose last names begin with the letters “P” to “Z”, 1940-1941 School Year

Book   107      Permanent Attendance and Grade records, in alphabetical order, for Students in

Grades 1 – 6 whose last names begin with the letters “A” to “F”, 1941-1942 School Year

Book   108      Permanent Attendance and Grade records, in alphabetical order, for Students in

Grades 1 – 6 whose last names begin with the letters “G” to “O”, 1941-1942 School Year

Book   109      Permanent Attendance and Grade records, in alphabetical order, for Students in

Grades 1 – 6 whose last names begin with the letters “P” to “Z”, 1941-1942 School Year

Book   110      Piqua, Ohio Public Schools – Examples of student achievement in Penmanship,

Spelling, Language, Written Arithmetic, and Geography – all examples are dated 20 January 1893 – each student example is written in pencil and is one to two pages in length.  The students are age 7 to 11.

Book   111      Piqua, Ohio Public Schools – Examples of student achievement in Penmanship,

Mental Arithmetic, Spelling and Definitions, Music, Geography, Grammar, History, and written Arithmetic – all examples are dated 20 January 1893 – many examples are two pages in length written in pencil.  The students are age 11 to 15.

 

SERIES XVI:  PIQUA CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT SCRAPBOOKS – GENERAL

 

Scrapbook #1  “The Old Schoolmaster” by C.M. Sims, November 1969-October 1973 – compiled by

Charles W. Hormell, Jr.  A collection of newspaper articles written for the Piqua Daily Call.

Scrapbook #2  “The Old Schoolmaster” by C.M. Sims, August 1973-1979 – compiled by Charles W.

Hormell, Jr.  A collection of newspaper articles written for the Piqua Daily Call.

Scrapbook #3  Piqua Parent and Teachers Association (PTA) Council, 1927-1942

Scrapbook #4  Piqua PTA Council, West District, Miami County, Piqua, Ohio, 1953-1956

Scrapbook #5  A History of North Street School – compiled by Mr. Lane’s Sixth Grade, 1976-1977

Scrapbook #6  Kids in Piqua, January-May, 1998

 

 

Scrapbook #7  “419 Caldwell” – Dr. James Wisecup, Superintendent of Piqua Schools, September

1971-March 1975, compiled by Charles W. Hornell, Jr.  A series of newspaper articles written by or about Dr. Wisecup.

 

SERIES XVII:  PIQUA CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT SCRAPBOOKS – THE DUANE

BACHMAN YEARS, 1975-1992 [These scrapbooks were created by the Board of Education Office Staff at the request of Superintendent Duane Bachman].

Scrapbook #8              Piqua City Schools, 1975-1976 – The original scrapbook was assembled with

scotch tape.  The tape had dried out and many of the articles had fallen off             of the pages.  The articles are copied but not necessarily in their original order.

Scrapbook #9              Piqua City Schools, 1976-1977

Scrapbook #10            Piqua City Schools, 1977-1978

Scrapbook #11            Piqua City Schools, 1978-1979

Scrapbook #12            Piqua City Schools, 1979-1980

Scrapbook #13            Piqua City Schools, 1980-1981

Scrapbook #14            Piqua City Schools, 1981-1982

Scrapbook #15            Piqua City Schools, 1982-1983

Scrapbook #16            Piqua City Schools, 1983-1984

Scrapbook #17            Piqua City Schools, 1984-1985

Scrapbook #18            Piqua City Schools, 1985-1986

Scrapbook #19            Piqua City Schools, 1986-1987

Scrapbook #20            Piqua City Schools, 1987-1988

Scrapbook #21            Piqua City Schools, 1988-1989

Scrapbook #22            Piqua City Schools, 1989-1990

Scrapbook #23            Piqua City Schools, 1990-1991

Scrapbook #24            Piqua City Schools, 1991-1992

Scrapbook #25            Piqua City Schools, 1992-1993 – This scrapbook was never finished.  After the

mid-year retirement of Duane Bachman, the new superintendent (Mr. Jerry Clark) chose not to continue the scrapbooks.  This book contains copies of seven pages of clippings that would have gone into a new scrapbook.

 

 

 

[1] John A. Rayner, The First Century of Piqua, Ohio, (Piqua, Ohio: The Magee Bros. Company, 1916), p. 171.

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Quit Claim Deed to 509 N. Main page 1

Quit Claim Deed to 509 N. Main St. page 1.

 

 

Quit Claim Deed to 509 N. Main page 2

Quit Claim Deed to 509 N. Main St. page 2.

 

 

Schmidlapp Transfer of PNB Stock.

Schmidlapp Transfer of PNB Stock.

 

 

[1] John A. Rayner, The First Century of Piqua, Ohio, (Piqua, Ohio: The Magee Bros. Company, 1916), p. 171.