Long lineage of literacy

Rogers graduates remember schools, educators

Posted: February 8, 2018 at 1 a.m.

Photo courtesy Rogers Historical Museum The first Rogers Public High School was designed by noted Rogers architect, A.O. Clarke, and built in 1911. Today this site is occupied by the Rogers Public Schools Administration Building.

I recently was invited to do a program for Lingle Middle School about the history of Rogers' high schools. There is lots of history available, but to get some perspective and insight into the real workings of the school, I once again appealed to members of a Rogers website on Facebook for their memories. I was astounded to receive hundreds of experiences from the alumnae of the first high school on Walnut between Fifth and Sixth streets.

Photo courtesy Rogers Historical Museum The old high school served as Rogers Junior High from 1960 to 1964. This picture is from 1964, the last year i...

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