We have a great community here, don't we? There are some organizations and institutions in Stony Point that serve to pull us together and cement our community spirit.
Stony Point Elementary School
Our local school is in many ways the lifeblood of our community. Either we went to
school here, have kids going to school here, have worked here or all of the above.
Stony Point Elementary has it all: the small school feel that allows each child to
be valued and cared for, teachers that have dedicated many years to this one
school, a curriculum that focuses on the 'whole child' and supports music, arts,
physicial exercise and lessons in being a good citizen - and to top it all off, Stony
Point scores consistently high for testing: in 2007/08, 90 percent of students
passed English and 96 percent of students passed Math. Click here to read the
There's a lot of history at our school, but some of the highlights are:
- In 1908, a three room building was erected with an auditorium - with wood stoves warming classrooms and water transported from across the street.
- Most children walked to school for up to four miles, unless they could come on horseback or be driven by a horse and buggy. The first school bus was drawn by horses and driven by Obe Flint.
- In 1922, Stony Point became a four year accredited high school and continued as such until 1939.
- In 1934, the old building was condemned and a new brick building was erected in 1935-36 on the same spot.
- As the State Board of Education began to raise the required number of pupils, it shifted down to a Junior High School and then eventually an elementary only school.
- In the early 60s, the kitchen and cafeteria was added along with a first grade classroom. In the 70s, another addition gave the library a home and an open space able to accomodate six classrooms.
- In the early 80s, there was a concern that the school might close, since it was the smallest in the division and at that time, decisions such as sending Key West students to Stony Point, helped boost attendance and have kept it going.
Stony Point PTO
The objective of the PTO is: "To promote the welfare of children and youth in home, school and community. To improve the relationship between the home and the school to insure that parents and teachers may cooperate intelligently in the education of the whole child. To educate parents as to their rights and responsibilities in the school environment."
In order to achieve this objective, the PTO holds a variety of fundraisers throughout the year to help fund field trips, teacher stipends, the beautification of the school grounds, the Winter Carnival, visiting authors, musicians and artists - giving back to teachers, families and students!
Stony Point teachers and children are what makes Stony Point extra special, so please get involved and see how you can help!
Stony Point Ruritan
The Stony Point Ruritan is a community service organization that is made up of local community members. The building and grounds are used for a variety of community and private events such as horse shows, scout and 4-H meetings, community picnics, softball and soccer practice, birthday parties, etc.
Location: Coming from South 20, take a left at the sharp curve onto Route 600/Watts Passage. Will be on the right hand side - large white building.
- Horse-ring with announcer's booth and judging platform
- Building includes large fireplace and kitchen, restrooms, tables & chairs
For information about building use, please contact Mike Barrett at 978-4135.
Consider renting the Ruritan! Discounts for members.
Monday – Thursday $25/hour Friday – Sunday$35/hour Friday – Sunday$300/day
Meetings are held the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7:00.
Stony Point Ruritan Officers
Treasurer: David Nordbrock
Secretary: Sally Clarry
Contact the President/VP for more info.
Stony Point Fire Station
We all know and love our local fire station and
value their contribution to our community - being
there when we need them most and also, giving
to our community during their annual Halloween
event which our kids love to attend.
Stony Point's Web site says that they responded
to 425 calls last year, 1/3 being medical emergencies,
1/3 motor vehicle collisions and 1/3 fire related. The good news is that they now respond to any 911 emergency call from Stony Point area - the ambulance will come from the new airport location, but they are dispatched as well. That's good news for us in Stony Point.
We've all noticed the renovations going on - parking lot and roof renovations are completed, but we'll see more changes as they build a community room inside for meetings and other events perhaps, such as CPR classes or even birthday parties. First priority, however, is a residential space, or dorm building, that gets volunteers some much needed bunk space.
How can you get more involved at the Fire Station? First, you can donate fund that can spur these plans along. Second, you can volunteer - the average volunteer gives 92 hours/month.
Or, you can stop by anytime (call ahead though to have them give your kids a tour) and ask fire/safety related questions. Go to http://www.spvfc.org/ to find out more.
Other Civic Organizations
Calling all K-12 girls! Meeting times and places vary by troop,but for more information contact Crystal Buyaki, firstname.lastname@example.org or 973-7026.
If you are a boy in first grade through fifth grade—or you're 7 to 10 years old—then Cub Scouting is for you. It's for your family, too. Cub Scouting is a year round program that compliments your sons other activities such as sports! Boys are eligible to join Cub Scouts at any time of the year. Contact Pack 93 (Stony Point) at www.pack93-sjac.com and the Cubmaster at Cubmaster@pack93-sjac.com.
All Saints Episcopal Church right next to Stony Point Elementary. It's actually called a "mission church" and hosts a minister each 2nd and 4th Sunday at 9am for service from the main church in Keswick, Grace Church. This mission church was built in 1926 and is actually owned by the Shackelford family.
Preddy's Creek Baptist Church, dating to 1781, is just beyond Grand Junction store and before Barboursville. According to a Stony Point neighbor and Norford family member, this church has much history and he has a photo of some of his Civil War ancestors gathered with all the local Civil War veterans in front of the church in about 1900. The Norford family reunion is held every year in the shelter at the Preddy's Creek Church.
Free Union Baptist Church, dating to 1871, located off of Doctor's Crossing.
Piedmont Christian Church has been serving the Stony Point community since it was established in 1879. It is a non-denominational, locally governed body, finding the authority for rule and practice in the writings of the New Testament, particularly the Acts and Epistles. The church is located at 4198 Stony Point Rd approximately one mile north of the Stony Point Elementary School. Sunday School is at 10:00 am and Worship at 11:00 each Sunday.
The Key West Swim and Tennis Club is taking applications for membership for the 2013 season. To learn more about the Club and to get membership forms online, visit www.keywestclub.org. If you have any questions about membership, please contact Claire at email@example.com or 977.8536.