Widefield School District 3

Widefield School District 3

Widefield School District 3 is the school district of Widefield, Colorado.

History Timeline

1874 Widefield School District 3 founded to include three communities: Widefield, Drennan and Tructon 1912 Widefield (Kittie Paster) School opened near Highway 85/87 1942 Camp Carson opened west of Widefield 1951 Widefield School District 3, as we know it today, organized

1955 First homes built in "Security Village" 1955 J.A. Talbott hired as Superintendent 1955 Widefield Elementary opened 1956 North Elementary opened 1957 Venetucci (South) Elementary opened 1958 Widefield High School opened 1958 Widefield Homes development begins 1959 Richard Taylor hired as Superintendent after unexpected death of J.A. Talbott 1959 S.A. Wilson Elementary opened (now pre-school and Special Education) 1959 Sproul Junior High opened

1960 Security Metropolitan Park & Recreation District formed 1961 District Administration Building opened (now Discovery High School) 1962 C.A. Foster Stadium built at WHS 1963 Talbott Elementary opened 1963 Development of Stratmoor Valley began 1964 Pinello Elementary opens 1964 Watson Junior High opens 1966 Community Center complex opens new library and recreation facilities 1969 Dr. C.F. Clemmer hired as Superintendent 1969 Webster Elementary opens 1970 WHS auditorium completed 1973 Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary opened 1973 Dr. A.J. Brendall hired as Superintendent 1973 Old Widefield School renamed the Kittie Paster School 1973 Peaceful Valley Estates developed 1973 Janitell Junior High opened 1974 New WHS Gymnasium completed 1978 Security Park and Recreation District assimilated into WSD3 1978 Dr. James Knox hired as Superintendent 1979 Current Administration Building opens 1981 Dr. Leonard (Bud) Bartel hired as Superintendent 1986 Sunrise Elementary opened 1987 Alternative High School opened (now Discovery High School) 1987 French Elementary opened 1991 Gene Cosby hired as Superintendent 1997 Mesa Ridge High School opened 2001 Dr. Mark Hatchell hired as Superintendent 2002 Widefield School District 3 is the only school district in the state to pass a mill levy override. 2005 Widefield Elementary School celebrates its 50th birthday. 2007 Stan Richardson hired as Superintendent

2008 Widefield High School celebrates its 50th birthday (and subsequently has its 50th graduating class, although this has been debated as the "49th and a half" due to the time of year the first senior class graduated)

List of schools


*Pinello Elementary
*Sunrise Elementary
*Talbott Elementary
*Widefield Elementary
*Webster Elememntary
*King Elementary
*North Elementary
*French Elementary
*Venetucci Elementary

Junior High

*Janitell Junior High
*Sproul Junior High
*Watson Junior High


*Discovery High School, Widefield
*Mesa Ridge High School
*Widefield High School


ee also

*List of school districts in Colorado

External links

*Widefield School District 3 [http://www.wsd3.org website]

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