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Local elementary school set to celebrate 50-year anniversary

By Kimberly Jordan kjordan@lebanondemocrat.com • Dec 17, 2015 at 7:02 PM

Sam Houston Elementary School will commemorate a milestone in September with a 50th anniversary celebration.

The school, which opened in 1964, has planned two events next month to share its history with the community. The first will be held Sept. 7 from 2-4 p.m. There will be several activities, including tours of the school.

“We will have pictures, memorabilia, yearbooks, etc. on display, and light refreshments will be served,” said Principal Julie Beasley. “This event will also serve as our open house. Classrooms will be open for attendees to visit and teachers and staff will be here meet and greet everyone. Our fifth grade EXTEND students will be serving as tour guides for our guests.”

Beasley said that in the school’s 50-year history, it has served as a school for first through fifth grades, kindergarten through fourth and is currently a pre-K through fifth-grade school. The current student body is approximately 700 students.

“Two new wings have been added to the school since it was originally built in 1964 to accommodate the growing student body,” said Beasley.

The second part of the celebration will be Sept. 8 for the current students.

“We will be having a 50-year celebration assembly for the students on Sept. 8 at 1 p.m. in our gym. We will be having guest speakers talk to the student body and each grade level will submit something for a time capsule,” said Beasley.

The community is invited to join in the celebration Sept. 7.

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