Carleton Place High School Principal J. R. Mc Neill breathed a sigh of relief when his staff of 17 teachers and 357 students moved into the new High School two storey addition on Lake Ave West which cost $615,00.00 in the 50s.
The original 14-room school was built in 1924 to accommodate 250 students. With over 357 students cramming the halls of the High School- it forced Mr. McNeill to stagger lunch hours, convert the auditorium into two classrooms and abolishing the library to make another full time classroom.
The new addition was to contain a double gym, science labs, a new shop, four classrooms, cafeteria room, music room, new change rooms and a future metal shop. It would boost capacity to 520 students.
Photos from the Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum
Straight Outta Carleton Place High School–Cheerleaders and Things
Straight Outta Carleton Place High School–Prom Tickets
Straight Outta Carleton Place High School –Hurdis–isms
Doo Wah Diddy Diddy —The 1964 Royalty? Straight Outta Carleton Place High School
Who Were These CPHS Students? Straight Outta Carleton Place High School
Straight Outta Carleton Place High School — Wava McDaniel Baker
Straight Outta Carleton Place High –Teachers 1963
The Improved Stereo Remix of 1963 –Straight Outta Carleton Place High School
If You Ever Smoked in the Boys Room—– Straight Outta Carleton Place High School
1963 Rule of Thumb for a Strong Physique — Straight Outta Carleton Place High School
The History of Mom Dancing –Straight Outta Carleton Place High School
Dissecting a Rat- Straight Outta Carleton Place High School
Linda: I have a photo of Bud Foxton’s grave marker in the Cholloy cemetery (near Nancy, France). I don’t know if it would be pertinent to the above photo of the class in which he is depicted. I can send you the photo if you are interested; although you would have to instruct me on how to accomplish that.
Bud joined the RCAF after he graduated from CPHS. He trained as a Sabre (F-86) pilot and was stationed in Europe. I don’t presently have the whole story but I believe he was a member of an aerobatic team which were lead into the ground in a training flight. The name on the grave marker is G.D. Foxton and you would need confirmation that it is, indeed, Bud.
Larry I would love that… please send to: firstname.lastname@example.org…. please note the .com not.ca 🙂