Beacon Tabs 2019 Remember When - Page 3

Readers share memories from Pleasant Valley School building Staff | Beacon COSHOCTON – Th e Pleasant Valley School building served children for many years before being torn down this spring. Th e former site of the school was purchased in 1948 and the building was built for just $135,000. It opened on Nov. 6, 1949 with 210 students. Additions to the school were made in 1956 after a bond issue for $100,000 was passed by voters. Students walked the halls for 40 years before the build- ing was closed in 1989 by the River View Local School District. After that, Rainbow childcare facility operated out of the building and then it was used by Head Start before River View sold it. Th e following are memories readers shared about Pleasant Valley: Pam Grace: I went there from fi rst to seventh grade. Re- cess was always fun, make believe near the creek behind the school, games played on the upper fi eld, going to my grandma's after school (across the creek). Cafeteria food was delicious, great cooks. Friends made then are still friends today. Loved Pleasant Valley School! Sorry to see it go, but that's the end of an era. Ti Kae: Some of the best years of my early childhood education career happened in that building. I made friends in Coshocton County because of working there. I will forever cherish my memories working at Rainbow, the Early Learning Initiative Program, and Early Head Start in the old Pleasant Valley School. Cheryl Clark Kuhn: I attended Pleasant Valley School from fi rst through eighth grade (1954-1962). Lots of mem- SINCE 1996 Contributed | Beacon Pleasant Valley School student John McCormick is pic- tured with teacher Mrs. Grob at the school in 1960. ories! We had a reunion of classmates and teachers there two years ago and got to tour the school. Belva Lauvray: A terrifi c/fantastic Rainbow preschool teacher Suzanne Bowen had my son running into school every day and he was so upset if he couldn’t attend. JeanAnn Dunlap: I went there fi rst through fi fth grade. We lived on 541 (Cambridge Road). When the city water came to us it changed the school district. I had to start sixth grade at Coshocton Middle School. It was a big culture shock! I went from one class of each grade to six to Josie Sellers | Beacon The Pleasant Valley School building served the commu- nity in several ways for many years before being torn down this spring. nine classes of each grade! Many, many great memories at Pleasant Valley! Catrisha Tittle: I remember when it closed and some of the overfl ow went to Keene. I was just little, but talk about sad kids. Also, years later it became my daycare called Rainbow. I remember catching tadpoles in the little creek behind it and playing kickball in the open fi eld next to it while there during the summers. Quality, compassionate care... at home . 2018 When it Matters Most, Count On Us. OUR SERVICES INCLUDE: • Skilled Nursing • Homemaker • Non-medical Care • Home IV Therapy • Companionship • Home Therapy • Palliative Care • Home Care Aide • Personal Care Int rim H e a l t h C a r e ® 450 North 3rd St, Coshocton 740-623-2949 NEW LOCATIO N! 0036_050119 May 1, 2019 THE BEACON 3-B