Monuments, pavers to be relocated once school addition completed

Memorial outside high school removed during construction

By Stephen Betts | Jul 14, 2019
Photo by: Stephen Betts The memorial outside Oceanside High School was recently removed because of the current construction project. The memorial and granite pavers will be moved to a new location outside the school when the construction is completed.

Rockland — A memorial to honor deceased staff and students who have attended the Oceanside High School has been removed during the construction project there.

The memorial in the shape of a compass, as well as the granite pavers with names of people who have died, will be relocated outside the new front entrance when the addition and renovation project at the high school is complete.

The memorial and pavers were placed near the former main entrance to the high school in 2016.

The items were still outside on grass to the left of the former main entrance as of Monday afternoon, July 15, but Regional School Unit 13 Business Manager Peter Orne said they would be immediately moved into storage upon learning that they were not already safely stored.

The memorial will be reset with the pavers next to the school between the current entrance to the auditorium and the new main entrance.

The monument consists of a round piece of granite that has been engraved with a compass rose, which is the logo associated with the Oceanside Mariners. In addition, there are granite paving stones available to be etched with the names and years of graduation of  deceased former employees and students.

More than 20 pavers have already been placed next to the memorial and are now temporarily in storage.

The construction project at Oceanside High includes a 7,600-square-foot addition for a cafeteria and kitchen, anew main entrance with administrative offices relocated near that entrance and the former offices being converted to classrooms.

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