The first High school must have been in the right side
of this building before it was added to.
facilities have made corresponding im-
provements, the fall of present school
year marking the realization and com-
pletion of one of DeKalb's fondest
hopes, a football and track stadium that
ranks with the best of those of the
other Conference schools.
At the present time the enrollment of
the D. T. H. S. is 666 and there are
thirty faculty members under the direc-
tion of the principal, R. G. Beals. Since
the organization of the first high-school
in DeKalb only four principals have
been in charge of the school. Mr.
Beals predecessors were C. E. Skinner
F. M. Giles, and C. W. Whitten.
Thus, in slightly more than seventy-
five years, the educational facilities of
the city of DeKalb have developed from
a rough one-room school-house ac-
commodating only a small handful of
pupils, to the present-day status of
several elementary schools and a large
high-school under whose influence hun-
dreds of students come each year -- a
most remarkable achievement.
This year we had the unique experience of
turning a beautiful new building into the "home" of DeKalb Senior High
School. In September we all walked through the sparkling glass doors and entered
a place that was as strange and unfamiliar to the Seniors as it was to the
Sophomores. It contained only the basic essentials necessary to a school:
hallways, classrooms, books, desk, a gym an auditorium. a library and an area
called a Commons. Throughout the year we worked to fill these halls and
rooms with life, traditions, memories, and all the things that really make a
school. In June, as we departed through the same, although slightly weathered,
glass doors, we left behind us, not only a building, but a school. From
Peggy Allen in the 1970 year book.
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