By Renee Larr
New Britton Elementary School in Fishers is celebrating its 25th anniversary. The school has planned fun events to honor its history, educators and students throughout the years. It will host an open house from 2 to 4 p.m. April 23.
“We have invited past administrators, past teachers and alumni from the first group of students,” fourth grade teacher Kris Perillo said. “My daughter was also an alumnus, and she now teaches in the district. She’s doing a save-the-date through Facebook for alumni.”
The school will be open for tours. Photos of past students and events will serve as decor. The Fishers High School orchestra will perform.
“There will be cake and punch in the media center. We’ll put out yearbook pages of our classes the last 25 years out in the hallway. We’re hoping to get all the former principals there,” fourth grade teacher Linn Aschenbach.
Current students aren’t being left out of the celebration. They’re participating in activities throughout the school day, and some will even attend the open house.
“The student council will be giving tours throughout the building. We’ll have spirit days and trivia days about the history of the school. The kids are excited for that part of it,” Perillo said.
Perillo has taught at the school since it opened along with physical education teacher Debbie Jackson.
The event will reflect on the past 25 years but also forward to the next 25.
“We’re going to be making a time capsule for the next 25 years. One of the things we’re working on is having the kids design a piece of artwork to put into the building. We also have a bench we’re going to dedicate, and put it on the ground that day. The bench is to help stop bullying,” Perillo said.
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