May 13, 2010 5:44 PM by Andy Koen

Hidden history uncovered at Galileo School

The staff at the Galileo School of Math and Science has uncovered a deeper connection to its history. 

School administrators recently found a collection of old scrapbooks and other treasures from the schools early days as East Middle School hidden away in a storage closet near the assistant principal's office.

East first opened to students in 1954, but the school district reconstituted the school as the Galileo School two years ago.

Assistant Principal Stacy Brisben says the relics help them connect to a larger past.

"This building's been here for a long time, since 1954, so the community and the scholars and the parents that have grown up in this building, even though we've changed the name, they still hold the feeling of East for them,"

Most of the scrapbooks are falling apart with age.  Brisben says the school plans to work with the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum to restore the collection. 

They are also asking East alumni to help them to identify some of the pictures that have fallen off the pages.

Galileo's seventh graders are also working on their own scrapbooks and would like to interview interested East alumni from the 1950's and 1960's as part of their project. 

Contact the school at 328-2200.


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