Mohawk Gardens Public School celebrating 50 years of teaching students.

eventsblue 100x100By Staff

October 11th, 2018

BURLINGTON, ON

 

The mid 60’s were the years when the Board of Education couldn’t build schools fast enough.

The schools are now celebrating their 50th anniversaries. Some of the schools are also now closing.
Mohawk Gardens Public School is the next to celebrate a 50th anniversary.  The school is a JK to grade six with 398 students.

Former students, staff and community will be attending an Open House on Saturday, October 20 from 12 – 4 p.m.

MohawkGardens_50Years crest

Strong school spirit.

What is now Mohawk Gardens Public School (5280 Spruce Ave., Burlington) opened its doors in 1968 and since that time hundreds of students have experienced a positive start for lifelong learning.

On Monday, October 15, the school will hold a student assembly featuring a special slideshow and guest speakers to mark this 50-year milestone. Halton District School Board dignitaries will be in attendance, and a panoramic photo will be taken of the student body wearing Mustangs spirit wear and the school colours of blue and orange.

Mohawk Public School was officially opened on October 15, 1968 and was merged with Elizabeth Gardens Public School to form Mohawk Gardens Public School in 1984.

To recognize this, there will be displays from all three schools including opening the 25th anniversary time capsule from 1993.

Mohawk 50th kids

Keeping the students in the same place while the picture was taken must have been a challenge.

Attendees can visit classrooms, see student projects and memorabilia displays, enjoy refreshments, pizza, birthday cake, a photo booth and children’s activities.

There will be a choir performance and dedication ceremony of the school’s outdoor learning garden starting at 2 p.m. Board and local dignitaries will be in attendance.

Legacy Bricks for the outdoor learning garden are available for sale to anyone through School Cash Online and forms can be submitted to the school’s office. Bricks will be installed in spring 2019.

The school is accepting memorabilia from all decades to be showcased. To provide mementos, email mohawkgardens50@gmail.com

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