Roxana Sr. High School
Class Of 1969
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- Click on "Profiles" on the menu at left.
- Find your name and click on it. (If you are a Guest Member, your name will be toward the bottom under "Guest Members")
- You will see "If you are (your name). Click here to update your profile". Click the link and follow the directions.
* You will create your own password.
Recently a new Image Editor was added to our class web site. The Image Editor allows you to fix numerous photo problems, such as adjusting an incorrect photo orientation, or making a simple color tweak.
Here is an overview video: https://youtu.be/7XxG-OI-1HM
I encourage you to go into your Profile and upload a new image. Give the new photo editing tools a try and play with the various features. With these new tools the images you share with classmates will look their very best!
A Little History of Our School
The area around Roxana began offering education in 1802 with the construction of Gilham's Pasture School on the northeast corner of what is now 13th Street and Edwardsville Road in Wood River, the current site of a Dairy Queen. Other general schools opened and closed throughout the late nineteenth century and early twentieth century; these include Brushy Grove School (not to be confused with its later incarnation, Brushey Grove School) from 1858 to 1969, Roxana School from 1918 to 1926, Edison School from 1926 to 1936, and Burbank School starting in 1936. Burbank was built as a WPA project, and was named after botanist Luther Burbank.
The school district did not have a secondary school at that time; Roxana students went to other districts for their education instead, primarily Wood River High School, which had opened in 1925. In 1939, citizens of Roxana and part of neighboring Wood River voted to form a new school district; the high school itself was built in 1941 and has been added to throughout its tenure.
RHS has grown considerably from its beginnings; the school now contains over twenty-five full classrooms, two gyms, an auditorium, a cafeteria, a weight room, a baseball field, a football field, a cinder track, six tennis courts, a full bus garage, and entire buildings dedicated to science, family and consumer sciences, technology, and automotive education. A junior high school and the school district's administrative offices also adjoin the high school building.
Great Advice . . .
As we grow older, and hence wiser, we slowly realize that wearing a $300 watch or $30.00 watch - they both tell the same time.
Whether we carry a $300 or $30.00 wallet/handbag, the amount of money inside is still the same.
Whether the house we live in is 300 or 3000 sq. ft., the loneliness is the same.
Hopefully, one day you will realize your true inner happiness does not come from the material things of this world.
Whether you fly first class or economy, if the plane goes down, you go down with it.
Therefore, I hope you realize, when you have family, old friends, brothers and sisters, who you chat with, laugh with, talk with, sing with, talk about north-south-east-west or heaven and earth. That is true happiness!
Six Best Doctors in the World:
5. Self Confidence
Maintain them in all stages of life and enjoy a healthy life.
Those of you who are still in touch with former
classmates, please send them an email or a
phone call, and let them know about this site.
(Those of you in the Federal Witness Protection
Program, we promise not to blow your cover.)
This site isn’t about waistlines, hairlines or credit lines.
It’s about lifelines.
It’s about reconnecting with our friends from
some of the best years of our lives!
Nothing more, Nothing less.
DID YOU KNOW...
This website was created to promote, celebrate and "positively" reconnect with members of Roxana High School Class of 1969. Your participation is essential for it to succeed!
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Keep in touch with old friends!
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