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High schoolers reminisce about Barton Elementary School

By Beth Williams, Current Staff

The Bobcat will soon become extinct in this area.  No, not the animal – the mascot of a local elementary school.

After the current school year is over, Barton Elementary School will close as part of the district’s restructuring plan. This school, which has been open since 1923, has served numerous generations of students, or Bobcats.

Many Barton alumni now attend East and West High, and they still carry childhood memories with them.  For a majority of its former students, Barton was not only the place where they received their first education, but where they made their first friends, too. Continue reading

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