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CVUSD celebrates centennial
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Some of the first students Chino Valley Unified School District, then called The Farms School District, attended a school whose address was “Highway 89 across from the Log Cabin Store.” (CVUSD/Courtesy)

Some of the first students Chino Valley Unified School District, then called The Farms School District, attended a school whose address was “Highway 89 across from the Log Cabin Store.” (CVUSD/Courtesy)

The Chino Valley Unified School District was first established on July 1, 1918, as The Farms School District teaching grades kindergarten through eighth grade. The name was changed to Chino Valley School District in 1946. Ninth grade was added in 1974 and grades 10 – 12 were approved to be added in 1985. The class of 2017 was the 25th graduating class of Chino Valley High School.

The early address for Chino Valley Schools was “Highway 89 across from the Log Cabin Store.” The Log Cabin Store building still exists, right across Highway 89 from Chino Valley High School and the CVUSD District Offices. As much as things have changed, they have also remained the same. Governing Board meeting minutes from 1945 indicate that the board was discussing the annual testing schedule, teacher salaries (they ranged from $765 to $1,845/year), building repairs and budgets.

In celebration of the centennial of Chino Valley Schools, the Town of Chino Valley, Horizon Dental, Penny Hubble State Farm and Chino Valley Schools are partnering to put on a Centennial and Territorial Kickoff event on Friday, Sept. 1 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Chino Valley High School. This event precedes the first home football game for the Chino Valley Cougars, who will match up against Sedona Red Rock High School at 7 p.m. All are welcome but Chino Valley Schools would like to send out a special invitation to anyone who ever attended or worked at Chino Valley Schools throughout the years. There will music and fun activities and those attending can get a cheeseburger, chips and soda for $2.

The weekend continues with a daylong series of events as the Town of Chino Valley celebrates Territorial Days on Saturday, Sept. 2. The Lions Club will begin serving pancakes at 6:30 a.m. at Memory Park in Chino Valley. The Territorial Days 10K and 2 mile walk/run which supports the Chino Valley High School Cross Country Teams kicks off at 7 a.m. at Memory Park. The parade will begin at 9 a.m. starting at Heritage Middle School with the theme “100 Years of Education and History.” There will be vendors and activities in Memory Park from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. for the community to enjoy the celebration.

The celebration then moves to Del Rio School for the 67th Annual Corn Dinner hosted by the Chino Valley High School FFA Alumni Association. The barbeque beef dinner and all you can eat sweet corn will begin being served at 3 p.m. and will continue until 7 p.m. The Corn Dinner ticket proceeds support scholarships awarded by the FFA Alumni Association, with the raffle proceeds supporting the victims of the Goodwin Fire.

Information provided by CVUSD.

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