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GRAND VALLEY COMMUNITY SCHOOL

Kellerton, Ringgold County, Iowa

Grand Valley Community School, Kellerton, 1960

The three-story (plus basement) brick school, Kellerton's third school house, was constructed in 1915. A gynmasium was built in the summer of 1952. In 1960, Kellerton and Grand River consolidated to create Grand Valley Community School District in time for the opening of the 1960-61 school year in the fall.

Grand Valley Community School was dissolved with the Class of 1992 as the last graduating class. For a while, elementary students attended class in the building until 1996. Final deposition of the property was conducted in the fall of 1998. Upon Grand Valley's closing, there was a proposal to convert the school building into a safe house for abused women, among other things. Of the main concern was the ability to provide proper security should such a transformation take place. Ultimately, it was decided to demolish both schoolhouses instead of allowing the buildings to deteriorate and fall into a state of decline and decay.

The gym at the Kellerton school grounds serves as a community center [former shop and voc ag rooms]. The one-roomed school house, formerly the Foland School n.e. of Grand River then GV's music room, was moved uptown. It was returned to the school grounds in 2001. It now serves as a museum for Kellerton Public School, Grand Valley Community School and the town of Kellerton, Iowa.

  • Grand Valley Community School
        A Concise History
  • Grand Valley Community School
        1951 - 1960
  •  
  • Kellerton High School Alumni
        1898 - 1960
  • Grand River High School Alumni
        1895 - 1960 (off-site)
  •  
  • Grand Valley School District Alumni
        1961 - 1992
  • GV's Final Bell
     
  • Grand Valley Community School Year Books
    Courtesy of GV Museum

    1960-1961   Class of 1961
     
      FFA Officers
      Jr. Class
     
     
    Athletics
     
     
    1961-1962
      Administration, Teachers & Staff
     
      Athletics
     
      Class of 1962
     
      Organizations
     
     Sr. Scrapbook
      Class Photos
     
      Snapshots
     
     
    1962-1963
     
      Girls Quartet
     
      
    1963-64     
    1964-1965
     
      Linda (Nichols) Burton's
      Autograph Book
      Class of 1965
     
      post-graduation
     
    1965-1966      
    1966-1967
      Administration, Teachers & Staff
     
      Organizations
     
      Class of 1967
     
      Homecoming
     
      FFA Award
      Class Photos
     
      Athletics
     
     
    1967-1968
      Administration, Teachers & Staff
     
      Organizations
     
      Class of 1968

      Homecoming

      Snapshots
      Class Photos

      Athletics
     
     
    1968-1969
      Administration, Teachers & Staff
     
      Organizations
     
      Class of 1969
     
      Homecoming
     
      Snaphots
      Class Photos
     
      Athletics
     
     
    1969-1970
      Administration, Teachers & Staff
     
      Girls' Basketball
     
     
     
      Class of 1970
     
      Homecoming
     
      Organizations
     
      Band Queens
      Class Photos
     
      Athletics
     
      Snapshots
     
     
    1970-1971
      Administration, Teachers & Staff
     
      Organizations
     
      Class of 1971
     
      Homecoming
     
      Memories
      Class Photos
     
      Athletics
     
     
    1971-1972
      Administration, Teachers & Staff
     
      Organizations
     
      Class of 1972
     
      Homecoming
     
      Snapshots
      Class Photos
     
      Athletics
     
     
    1972-1973
      Administration, Teachers & Staff
     
      Organizations
     
      Class of 1973
     
      Homecoming
     
      Snapshots
      Class Photos
     
      Athletics
     
      Advertising
    1973-1974
      Administration, Teachers & Staff
     
      Organizations
     
      Class of 1974
     
      Homecoming
     
      Snapshots
      Class Photos
     
      Athletics
     
     
    1974-1975
      Administration, Teachers & Staff
     
      Organizations
     
      Class of 1975
     
      Homecoming
     
     
      Class Photos
     
      Athletics
     
     
    1975-1976
      Administration, Teachers & Staff
     
      Organizations
     
      Class of 1976
     
      Homecoming
     
      Snapshots
      Class Photos
     
      Athletics
     
     
    1976-1977   Class of 1977  
    1977-1978   Class of 1978  
    1978-1979   Class of 1979  1st Grade 
    1979-1980
      Administration, Teachers & Staff
     
      Organizations
      Class of 1980
     
      Homecoming
     
      Class Photos
     
      Athletics
     
    1980-1981   Class of 1981   FFA Trip   State FHA Conf.
    1981-1982
      Administration, Teachers & Staff
     
      Organizations
     
      Class of 1982
     
      Homecoming
     
      FHA Conf.
      Class Photos
     
      Athletics
     
     
    1982-1983   Class of 1983   
    1983-1984   Class of 1984   6th Grade  
    1984-1985
      Administration, Teachers & Staff
     
      Organizations
     
      Class of 1985
     
      Homecoming
     
      State FHA
      Class Photos
     
      Athletics
     
      Snapshots
    1985-1986
      Administration, Teachers & Staff
     
      Organizations
     
     
      Class of 1986
     
      
    Homecoming
     
      Snapshots
     
      Class Photos
     
      Athletics
     
      JrHi Basketball
    1986-1987
      Administration, Teachers & Staff
     
      Athletics
     
      GV Baseball
      Class of 1987
     
      Honor Roll
     
      Organizations
     
      Class Photos
     
      Homecoming
     
      Snapshots
     
    1987-1988   Class of 1988   GV Volleyball    Prom Servers
    1988-1989
      Administration, Teachers & Staff
     
      Athletics
     
      Snapshots
      Class of 1989
     
      Homecoming
     
      Organizations
     
      Class Photos
     
      Kindergarten
     
      FHA Trip
     
    1989-1990
      Administration, Teachers & Staff
     
      Organizations
     
      Class of 1990
     
      Homecoming
     
      Snapshots
      Class Photos
     
      Athletics
     
     
    1990-1991
      Administration, Teachers & Staff
     
      Organizations
     
     
      Class of 1991
     
      Homecoming
     
      Snapshots
     
      Class Photos
     
      Athletics
     
      Ryan Bullock
      Memorial
    1991-92
      Administration, Teachers & Staff
     
      Organizations
     
     
      Class of 1992
     
      Homecoming
     
      Christmas
      Concert
      Class Photos
     
      Athletics
     
      Snapshots
     
      Elementary Class
      Future Class of
      1993
      

    Grand Valley's Final Bell, 1992

     

    Grand Valley High School Class Reunions:
  • Class of 1961:
        50th May, 2011
        2016
     
  • Class of 1962:
        25th Reunion, 1987
        50th Reunion, May of 2012
        55th Reunion, June 25, 2017
  • Class of 1963:
       50th Reunion, May 25, 2013
  • Class of 1966:
        20th Reunion
  • Class of 1968:
        50th Reunion, May 25, 2018
  • Class of 1970:
         40th Reunion, June 5, 2010
  • Class of 1972:
         45th Reunion, June 28, 2017
  • Class of 1979:
         30th Reunion, July 18, 2009
  • Class of 1987:
         21st Reunion
  • Class of 1990:
        25th Reunion, May 23, 2015
  • Class of 1991:
         Reunion
  •  

    GV Alumni Banquet:   1st Alumni Banquet 1965

          2006   2007   2012   2013   2014  2015  2016   2017

  • Grand Valley Building Fund, 2006

  • GV Museum (a.k.a. Foland School) Returns to Former Schoolgrounds 2011
        GV Museum/Foland School Newsletter: July 2014

    F.F.A. Test Plot, Kellerton
    Photograph courtesy of Sharon R. Becker

     



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