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FULTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
In 1901 property on the southwest corner of Couler Avenue and Diagonal STREETS was purchased as the site for the Fulton Annex. The construction was completed during December of 1902 at a cost of $37,279.57.
On August 29, 1938, a petition was filed requesting the board of education to call a special election to approve the issuance of bonds for the construction four new schools, including a replacement for Fulton. The proposition carried by a vote of 4,763 to 1,265.AUDUBON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. Fulton Annex was sold on Apri1 10, 1946.
Each Tuesday for twenty years, the students voluntarily purchased as many stamps as they wanted. An accumulation of $18.75 allowed a student to purchase a savings bond. Many Fulton students amassed between 15-20 bonds before finishing sixth grade. When the bond matured in seven years, nine months the value had increased to $25.00. (2)
In 1966 Fulton was one of an estimated 300 Iowa schools involved in the program. Other schools in Dubuque which participated included MARSHALL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, IRVING ELEMENTARY SCHOOL and Holy Ghost parochial school. (3)
In 1993 Fulton became an intermediate center for 3-6 graders as part of an alliance with Prescott and Audubon. In 1994 the school adopted a new mascot to accompany its academic program. Instead of being the home of the Mustangs, the school became the Steamers. This was seen as a link to Robert Fulton, steamboat inventor, artist, and engineer. The school also entered into business arrangements with HAWKEYE BANK OF DUBUQUE, CYCARE SYSTEMS, INC. and U. S. WEST. (4)
In 2003 Chris NUGENT was named the winner of the 2002 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. (5)
1. Davis, Mary Rae, "Dubuque School Tops U.S." Telegraph-Herald, January 21, 1966, p. 1
1. Krapfl, Mike. "Fulton Adopts Steamers," Telegraph Herald, March 26, 1994, p. 2A
2. "Chronology," Telegraph Herald, January 1, 2004, p. 35