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TO Mass Vu nan M l-lascup
SU BJ ECT Reglonalogue Dedncahon
We rhe Class of l956 are dedwcalnng fhs boolc fo you for
many reasons VVP coulonl oosssbly begun lo record all of lhem
buf some of The mos? nnnoorlanl are 'rhese
The endless hours you have soenr as Class Advmser
sense of humor
lovalry and school som?
wllllngne s ro helo any sfudenl af any lame
undersfandnnq of our oroblems
afhlrude foward lnfe
The lun we have when you are around
shorr we 'thunk you are loosl We wan+ fo fhanlc you for
everylhnng Thar you have done for us and we hope +ha+ your
remaumng years af Reguonal wnll be as successful as +hese larsl
few have been
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for fhe Sensor Class
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Page 8 text:
All who have been a oarl of Regional l-ligh School dur-
ing The pasl' Ten monlhs will remember lhis as an hisloric
year-The las? one in which snidenls from all six Regional
comrnuniries arlerded classes and parlicipaled in school
acliviiies logelher. As lhe few building in Clarlf nears com-
pleiion, we cannol he-,lp having regrels when we realize lhal
the sludenrs and lacully will be separaled nexl Seprember.
ln The pages which follow, lhe edilors of This Region-
alogue presenl 1 picloriwl record of 'lhe people and evenls
lhal have made This lasl y ar logelher one of Regionals
Mary Ann Piclcarslci
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Edilor in Chief
Mr Roger Richards Adviser
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Page 10 text:
This aerial phoTograph shows The
original Regional b 'ld'ng 'T d
ff' 'N NW uma: 1953. U' ' as' 'ppwe
K WW ii xQf5el,,'.f
The school was namecl for Jonafhen
Dayfon, signer of The DeclaraTion of ln-
degendence, and early American pafriof.
The opening of JonaThan DayTon Regional High
School in I937 marked a milesTone in The hisTory of
public educaTion in New Jersey. For This was The TirsT
regional high school disTricT To be esTablished in The
Before ThaT Time, The Towns of Berkeley l-leighTs,
Clark, Garwood, KenilworTh, MounTainside, and
Springfield had senT Their high school sTudenTs To
oTher communiTies. However, when The receiving
schools became overcrowded, The STaTe Board OT Ed-
ucaTion recommended +ha+ The six Towns uniTe To
Torm a single high school. ConsTrucTion of The school
was begun in January, I936, as soon as a combined
Board oi EducaTion had been Tormed.
Since The TirsT year oT operaTion, Regionals growTh
has been conTinuous-gradual aT TirsT, buT exTremely
rapid in recenT years. The combined populaTion of
The Regional communiTies has grown from l5,000 To
nearly 45,000 and The schools enrollmenT has in-
creased Trom an original 817 To approximaTely I 600
nc- J a:
An expansion program was begun in l95I, and in
l953 TwenTy-Three classrooms and a new gymnasium
were added To The original Springfield building. This
addiTion nearly doubled The school's TaciIiTies. And in
SepTember. I956, a 37-classroom building in Clark
will be ready Tor sTudenTs from Clark and Garwood.
AnTicipaTing ThaT enrollmenT will conTinue To rise
sharply, The Board of EducaTion has purchased prop-
erTy in Berkeley HeighTs and expecTs Thar a new
school will be builT There in a few years.
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