Rangeview High School will celebrate its 20th anniversary on Saturday, October 18, 2003, with a dedication and open house for the school's new media center. The dedication ceremony will be held at 1 p.m., followed by an open house from 1:30 3 p.m.
Many members of Rangeview's original staff are still at the school today and are available for interviews. Language Arts teacher Nelda Chapman is among those who have been teaching at the high school since its opening day. "I have had the opportunity to work with many gifted and talented students and staff members over the years," said Chapman. "It feels really good to have them stop in and talk about how they are doing. It's great to know that you've had a positive impact on someone's life and that they appreciate what you did for them."
The new media center was constructed with bond funds approved by voters in 2002. "We anticipate the impact on student achievement to be significant as more classes utilize the center," said Elizabeth Fisher, Rangeview media specialist. "Our new Dell computer lab will provide newer technologies and improved access to more resources."
Bond improvements also included remodeling to meet enrollment demands and resulted in eight new classrooms. Rangeview is one of four traditional high schools in the Aurora Public Schools District and serves approximately 2,070 students.
The event is open to the public. Rangeview High School is located at 17599 East Iliff Avenue.