History of Boltz MS

Boltz Junior High School was well under construction and scheduled to open its doors for the beginning of the 1972-73 school term. Just prior to opening, however, a fire ravaged the facility. Determined crews immediately set about rebuilding the structure from the ashes up, and the school opened January 29, 1973.

A beautiful Greek myth parallels Boltz's early fate. Legend had it that the phoenix, a brilliant reddish and gold bird, was the only one of its species. It lived a regular life for hundreds of years, at the end of which time it burned itself on a funeral pyre. From the ashes would arise another Phoenix, one of renewed youth and beauty. Accordingly, we chose the Phoenix for our school mascot.

Today, Boltz Middle School is a school with great pride in our heritage, abundant and energetic young people, and dedicated staff. Our pride is reflected in the red and gold colors of that majestic bird that has become our symbol -- therefore we are...the Boltz Phoenix.
Images from the Boltz fire in January 1972

Front entrance. Main offices on the right. Looking north

View from ladder looking down at the comomons area. Looking NE

Media center on left and part of main offices on right. Looking east

Boys locker room. Looking west

South corridor looking east into the entryway to the commons.

Looking North in the Gym Hallway.

Coloradoan article - "Insured loss in Boltz fire $1.65 million"
Waterline Break Closes Boltz