U-46 schools marking anniversaries this month
Three Elgin Area School District U-46 schools will mark milestone anniversaries with a party, a reunion and an open house this month.
Bartlett ElementaryBartlett Elementary School celebrates its 90th anniversary in its building, 111 E. North Ave., Bartlett, with a "Spring Fling" from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday. The evening includes a canvas painting opportunity, raffle and silent auction, bingo games, announcement of winner in the "Then & Now" video and poster contests, and a "celebration room" with school memorabilia. Visit u-46.org.
Elgin HighElgin High School alumni and retired employees can attend an "All-Class Reunion" Saturday as part of celebrations to mark the school's 150th anniversary. Current Elgin High School, 1200 Maroon Drive, and the previous school building -- now, the district's Educational Services Center, 355 E. Chicago St. -- will be open for visits, noon to 1:30 p.m. Attendees will gather at 2 p.m. in the auditorium of the current Elgin High for a free program. Highlights include the school symphonic band performing an original composition by Elgin High band director Robert Sanchez, the school choir singing "Alma Mater," and refreshments like those consumed by the first graduating class -- strawberries and cream -- along with cake and other goodies. There will be a special NASA presentation in the school's honor and tables organized by graduation year or decade in the field house and commons areas. For information u-46.org/elgin150.
Channing MemorialChanning Memorial Elementary School is participating in the third annual Open Elgin event celebrating the architecture and history of "The City in the Suburbs." This school year, Channing marks its 50th year serving students. The school, 63 S. Channing St., Elgin, was built in 1968 on the northwest corner of a former cemetery at Channing and Fulton streets. On April 27, the school will be open from 1 to 5 p.m. for free tours led by students. A presentation in the multipurpose room and a craft activity for children are planned. Visit Open Elgin.
Source: Elgin Area School District U-46