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Celebration marks end of Fairview Elementary School

Jun 7th, 2011 | By | Category: Lead Article, News

 School board president Jamie Rowley welcomes a crowd of more than 150 at the special ceremony to celebrate the life and legacy of Fairview Elementary School.

School board president Jamie Rowley welcomes a crowd of more than 150 at the special ceremony to celebrate the life and legacy of Fairview Elementary School.

June 7, 2011— More than 150 current and former students, parents, faculty members, support staff members, administrators, and community members gathered in front of Fairview Elementary School to celebrate the 55th and final year of the school on Monday, June 6. The school will close its doors for good at the end of this school year.

The commemoration included a fitness walk much like the students do each morning and a ceremonial flag raising and lowering. Taking part in the flag ceremony were former Fairview and current high school students Zach Brandt and Andrea Faus and current Fairview fifth graders Michael Polizzi and Audrey Schlosser. In addition, school board president Jamie Rowley, superintendent Amy Hodges Slamp, and principal Amanda Hann delivered brief remarks paying tribute to the school’s life and legacy.

Highlighting the celebration was the singing of the national anthem by Faus and special performances by the Fairview Elementary band and chorus. Following the ceremony, a reception was held in the school where memorabilia was on display and attendees were free to visit classrooms.

Fairview opened its doors in 1956 during the early years of the newly formed Elizabethtown Area School District. In its infancy, the school did not have a principal. Supervision at all district elementary schools was handled by head teachers. This practice continued into the 1970s until Dr. Dale Williams became the school’s first principal in the early part of the decade.

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