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Happy 50th Anniversary Schirle Elementary School!

Two teachers welcome families to the Schirle 50th Anniversary celebration.

Families, students and teachers, district admins and principals past and present joined to celebrate Schirle Elementary's 50th Anniversary on Thursday, May 23, 2024.

The evening began with an open house. Families looked through photo books from 1970s up to the present. Students had fun playing games, including math games. Schirle prides itself on having successful 24 Challenge math competition teams. 

Students and families had fun at a photo booth. Parent club volunteers sold Schirle t-shirts, along with popcorn. Snow cones from a private vendor outside hit the spot on the beautiful spring evening.

Schirle is a place which feels like a warm cozy home. The instant nostalgic feelings you get once you walk into the front doors, the kindness which echoes throughout the hallways, the laughter we hear inside and outside of these classroom walls - each are special and unique making this school one-of-a-kind.
Schirle Principal Kelsey Daniels

Deputy Superintendent Olga Cobb gave opening remarks at the main event in the packed gym. Dan Johnson spoke about teacher Jim Schirle, for whom the school was named.

Former principals, including Heidi Litchfield and Clinton Gertenrich, made families laugh by telling stories about their days leading the school. Principal Daniels thanked the guests, families, students and community in her closing remarks. Choirs from Crossler Middle School and from Schirle Elementary also entertained the crowd.

What a great event! Congrats to the entire Schirle community.

Photos From The Celebration

Families look at old photo albums of students at Schirle Elementary.
A family gets its photo taken at the Photo Booth.
Two students get their photo taken at the Photo Booth.
Four students get their photo taken at the Photo Booth.
A Schirle teacher hugs a former student who returned for the celebration.
Principal Daniels and her family in fronton a 50th anniversary banner.
Families watch the celebration in the crowded gym.
The Crossler student choir performs at the ceremony.
Three students make heart sign with hands at the ceremony.
Former school principals and current Schirle principal pose for a group photo.

Drone Video Celebrating 50 Years!