Armstrong Elementary School celebrates its 100th anniversary this weekend

Celebrate a milestone

The Brick School is celebrating a milestone.

Armstrong Elementary School is 100 years old this year and a community celebration is being held to mark the event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 14.

Principal Corrinne Langston said there will also be a small school celebration Friday to honour the parent community of AES.

“Students and staff are excited as the school’s talented music teacher Ethan Faris and Maypole Dance Club teachers, Heather Ramsey, Cami Monsigneur, Susan Brown, and retired secretary Debbie Brown, are putting the finishing touches on the performance which is planned for Friday, May 13 at 10 a.m.,” she said.

“The performance is dedicated to our parent community and in particular our PAC and provides the perfect opportunity to celebrate the 100th year of learning at the Brick School. We have planned performances that will showcase the talents of our students and we have invited many special guests including Helen Sidney to speak at the event. The program should last about 90 minutes.”

On Saturday, the community is invited to celebrate with events that include entertainment by alumni and world-class opera singer Paul Moore, the AES Maypole Club, the Pleasant Valley Secondary School band and Len Wood Middle School’s drumline.

There will also be guided classroom tours hosted by volunteer alumni, staff and students, a treasure hunt led by former teacher Kim Fulton, and a hands-on artifact display curated by the Armstrong Spallumcheen Museum & Art Gallery.

On display will be the new mural project featuring 100 Years of Learning and the newly renovated AES library.

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