Bill Reed Middle School Community Prepares for Centennial Celebration

Bill Reed

August 25, 2016 – Nearly one-hundred years ago, the doors of a state-of-the-art school building were opened to the public for the first time at 370 W. 4th Street in Loveland. Serving as Loveland High School until the creation of the campus at its current location in 1963, the tan brick building continued to transform along with the community it serves.  Today, it is known as Bill Reed Middle School, home to nearly 700 students in grades 6-8.

Next year will mark the 100-year anniversary of the opening of the school building.  To recognize the special occasion, students, staff and community members have begun the process of creating a celebration that will be worthy of the legacy that the facility has built within the community.  Four exploratory committees have been formed to examine potential activities and lead the possible planning efforts:

Community Mural Project
This committee will explore the possibility of creating a centennial community mural that can be featured outdoors on the Bill Reed Middle School campus.

The Fundraising and Sponsorship committee will work with local businesses and donors to secure the financial and volunteer support necessary to produce a community celebration event.

Event Planning
This committee will work with Bill Reed Middle School students, families, staff and other community supporters to design and produce the overall centennial event.

The Communication and Marketing committee will provide and compile materials for upcoming fundraising opportunities.  It will also lead the public relations efforts of the celebration.

For more information on the planning process and to join a committee, please contact Bill Reed Middle School principal Arnold Jahnke at 613-7206 or at  Committees will begin their planning work at the end of September.

For more information on Bill Reed Middle School and its upcoming centennial celebration, please contact Michael Hausmann, Thompson School District Public Information Officer, at 970-613-5011 or via e-mail at


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