Hoagland High School Yearbooks 1937-1968

Hoagland High School
Hoagland High School in 1937

In the 1880s, a two-year high school course was added to the curriculum of the Hoagland School in Madison Township, Indiana. This functioned for several years and aroused still more interest in education beyond the eighth grade. After it was discontinued, the high school students were transferred to Fort Wayne, Decatur or Monroeville.

By 1926, so many were being transferred and transported to these high schools that, in view of the fact that the grade buildings had been condemned, it was really an economy measure to build for both grade and high school. All necessary steps having been taken, construction was begun that summer. Mr. D. O. McComb, county superintendent of schools; Mr. Paul Smitley, Madison Township trustee; Advisory Board members were William Busick, John Couey and Alex Brouwer; C. R. Weatherhogg was the architect.

On January 1, 1927, Mr. Fred Oehler became Township Trustee, with Fred Bohnke, Maurice Gerardot and Louis Grodrian, Advisory Board. They completed the building, having it ready by September 1 for the beginning of the New Era. Mr. E. A. Doty was the first principal. Students were enrolled who had attended not only the above-mentioned high schools, but also the Chicago Training School, Detroit and Angola High Schools and the International Business College. They deserve special commendation for their splendid attitude and co-operation in the arrangement of a program which would meet such a variety of needs.

The Hoagland High School yearbooks were published as the Ship’s log, starting with 1937 and continuing until the school was consolidated with the Monroeville High School and the new Heritage High School was created to principally serve the children of Hoagland, Monroeville, and Poe. This was during the year 1968. If the title and year is linked, then the yearbook is currently online for free reading and download. Ancestry has the years of 1941, 1942 and 1968, missing below, in their yearbook collection.

The Ship’s Log Yearbooks 1937-1967



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