Rice Square School - 100 Years Old

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Assumption College established.

1901

First World Series

1903

Ford Model T marketed

1908

Bancroft Hotel built.

1912

Rice Square Built

1913

Mr. Vendear was principal of Rice Square School

1913

World War 1 Begins

1914

Classroom teachers' salary was $550.00 per year

1915

Residents petition that Rice Square School starts an 8th grade

1918

Added a wing to the school

1920

Temple Emanuel founded.

1921

Fitton Field stadium opens.

1924

Charles Lindbergh - First Trans-Atlantic Flight

1927

Foley Stadium built.

1927

Empire State Building opens

1931

Higgins Armory Museum opens.

1931

Amelia Earhart flies across Atlantic Ocean

1932

Dust Bowl begins

1934

Hindenburg disaster

1937

Attack on Pearl Harbor U.S. enters World War II

1941

D-Day

1944

Atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki

1945

Germany and Japan surrender, ending World War II

1945

The Cold War began between the United States and the Soviet Union

1946

Korean War begins

1950

Worcester Tornado.

1953

Russians launch Sputnik

1957

Civil Rights Act of 1960

1960

Hawaii, the last state was admitted giving the American flag 50 stars

1960

Thirty - Fifth President of the US is John Fitzgerald Kennedy 1961-1963

1961

Cuban Missile Crisis

1962

University of Massachusetts Medical School established.

1962

President J Kennedy assassinated

1963

Residents concerned about school conditions: bathrooms, walls, and windows

1963

School was rehabilitated

1967

Neil Armstrong walks on the moon

1969

Worcester Center Galleria opens.

1971

Vietnam War ends with US pulling out in 1973

1973

Mr. Simoneau of Bigelow Nurseries plants 12 yr old Spruce Tree in schoolyard

1977

Last renovations on Rice Square School

1980

Centrum arena opens.

1982

Gulf War

1991

Modular units added

1994

Worcester Cold Storage Warehouse fire.

1999

Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences campus opens.

2000

Library was converted to classrooms

2007

Preschool removed from school

2009

Mrs. Valeri retired/Mr. Healey came on as principal

2012

Baseketball hoops installed outside

2013

Rice Square Celebrates 100th Anniversary

2013