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Fox Meadow Elementary Celebrates 90 Years

FM 90 2The 90 degree heat may have forced Fox Meadow Students inside for the 90th anniversary celebration but it certainly did not put a damper on the exciting event. Monday, June 18th, kicked off the year-long celebration of the elementary school with a special ceremony which featured the student band. The ceremony was run by Fox Meadow Principal Duncan Wilson who recognized Mayor Dan Hochvert for attending the event.

FM 90 As a start to this celebration, Wilson shared some Fox Meadow history as a way of keeping the spirit of the school alive. For Fox Meadow School’s first year the building was not ready on the first day of school, therefore, students who were supposed to attend Fox Meadow went to Greenacres until the building was finished. When the building was finally ready, the entire staff and student body walked from the Greenacres school to the Fox Meadow school for their official first day as Fox Meadow students.

The anniversary was also celebrated with music. Students gathered in the gyms and sang “Land that we Love” and “America the Beautiful,” two song that, according to Wilson, “show Fox Meadow’s values.” The celebration continued with the students singing Fox Meadow’s own song and a surprise visit from Foxy, Fox Meadows very own mascot. Foxy entered holding a plant, which Wilson explained was his family tree, symbolizing the family that came before him, all attending Fox Meadow as well. 

FM 90 4During the ceremony, the students were presented with a special Fox Meadow banner, a gift from the PTA, commemorating the school’s 90th year which will hang from the flagpole for the entire year. The ceremony concluded with another surprise gift from the teachers. A group of teachers had spent time learning to play the guitar for the celebratory day. The teachers lead the students in singing and playing “This Pretty Planet.” The celebration was a great way for students, faculty, and community leaders to come together and celebrate their school’s birthday through song and history.
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