Hive History

Hive History
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Our Four Star School's History

Happy Retirement to

Jane Light,

Barbara Redman,

Brian Carty

We wish you all the best!

Over 30 Years of Excellence in Education
    Bids were taken on October 18, 1968, and the doors opened  February 1971.   Architect Rene C. Aybar designed the 80,000 square foot building.  It has 24 general education rooms,  2 kindergarten rooms, facilities for art, music,  physical education, and a cafeteria in the multi-purpose room. 
    The staff spent the weekend moving into their new rooms. On Monday 800 students arrived  carrying books and materials from their old schools (Prairieton, Pimento, Fuqua, and Maryland). 
The school is named after highway US 41.  It was known as Dixie Highway because it took you to the southern states.

Dixie Bee was renovated in 2007.  Be sure to check out the link at the left to see some of the changes.
 Here is a picture of our school staff from the opening year 1971-1972!

Faculty from the Past
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