Recent History – 2001
May 24, 2001
DAWSON CREEK — Forty years is always a good time to celebrate, and when a school reaches forty, it’s quite a milestone.
Crescent Park Elementary School will be celebrating 40 years of existence next week and a number of activities are planned throughout the week for students to enjoy and learn about their school’s history.
Forty years ago, on September 1, 1961, students in grades 1 to 3 made their way to the school located on 1th Street.
At the time, only four teachers and one principal were in charge of the school. They were J. Kadonago (Grade 1), L. Johnson (Grade 1/2), M. Wenniger (Grade 2), A. Rimby (Grade 3) and K.G. Kingswell (principal).
In celebration of the 40th anniversary, Crescent Park will host cultural, educational and fun activities throughout the week of May 28 to June 1.
A memorabilia contest of each decade will be held throughout the week. A series of questions will be posted on the bulletin boards outside the office along with pictures.
Each day during the week new questions will be posted. Students will be encouraged to try to answer the questions and the student with the most correct answers at the end of the week will receive a prize.
The celebrations will wind up on Friday evening with a number of activities including a barbeque and sock hop.
The school is extending an invitation to all former students, teachers and principals to attend the Friday night festivities and reminisce the past 40 years of Crescent Park Elementary.
Scheduled for Friday evening is a showcase of classic cars, dance contests, airbands and of course burgers and hot dogs.
To commemorate the occasion, a time capsule will be created. The school is asking families to bring old photos including a description to place in the time capsule, which will be opened at the 50th anniversary celebrations.
Former teachers, principals and students are asked to call the school to let them know if they will attend the Friday night celebration.