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In 2003, Herndon Unified School District #317 consolidated with Atwood Unified School District  #318 to form Rawlins County High School and Rawlins County Elementary School (USD #105).   Herndon High School final graduation was held in May 2004.  Current Rawlins County School information and activities can be found at, www.usd105.org.



 

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Herndon Schools

Rawlins County High School

In 2003, Herndon Unified School District #317 consolidated with Atwood Unified School District  #318 to form Rawlins County High School and Rawlins County Elementary School (USD #105).   Herndon High School final graduation was held in May 2004.  Current Rawlins County School information and activities can be found at… . www.usd105.org.


 
Rawlins County High Mascot
    
Herndon High Mascot

Herndon School History

Herndon was the eighth district to be organized in the county in 1881 as a subscription school.  The following year, it became a public school.  Herndon first organized a high school in the fall of either 1912 or 1915. (the information found was conflicting)   It started as a one-year high school and the second year more subjects were offered.

A new building was erected in the spring of 1917 because of growing population.  A four-year high school was discussed and submitted to the people to be voted upon.  A separate board was then elected for District 8’s new high school. 

In 1923, Herndon high school became Herndon Rural High School District #2.  In 1927, the Catholics in the area organized their own high school.  St. Mary’s high school was run through 1939

When the school was condemned in 1949 because of a 2-inch crack in the upper level, it was torn down and rebuilding began.  School was held at St. Mary’s, the Evangical Reform Church and various places around town.  The new school was constructed on the site of the old building.  The present-day gym is where he school sat.  The class of 1951 moved in to the facility by the spring of that year and was the first to graduate from the new school. 

In the fall of 1966, Herndon Rural High School became USD #317.  It has remained that until the fall of 2003 when the decision was made to consolidate with Atwood USD #318.  The new district that was formed is now Unified School District #105, Rawlins County Elementary School and Rawlins County Junior-Senior High School.  The Beavers were allowed to remain in Herndon through the spring 2004 school year. Following the final graduation “The last ones out the door”  in May 2004,  the elementary and high school moved to Atwood.

--Compiled by Marita Portschy & Deb Portschy

Herndon Alumni

Current Alumni officers (as of March 1, 2012) are

- President: Bill Adams

- Vice-President: Tom Franke

- Secretary: Dave Ketterl

Please contact the officers about any upcoming Herndon Alumni events...  Thank you.

There is a scholarship program available for Herndon graduates. The committee for the scholarship program is David Ketterl, and Theresa (Sattler) Rippe. For more information contact the committee.

 

 

 

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