Elkin City Schools to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Elkin Graded School
Elkin City Schools will be celebrating the 100th Anniversary ofElkin Graded School on October 23, 2015. Special events and exhibits will be the hallmark of this celebration as students, staff, elected officials and community members are all invited to attend one or more of the festivities.
Friday morning, October 23 the event will begin in Dixon Auditorium with staff, students and community members reflecting on the importance of the construction of Elkin Graded School in 1915. A special luncheon will be held in the Elkin High School Media Center for guests and program participants. The 100th Year Celebration will end with an afternoon closing ceremony at Elkin Elementary School as a special plaque honoring those who helped build Elkin Graded School will be placed on the Bell Tower. Students, staff, community guests and others will participate in the ceremony.
The construction of Elkin Graded School began in 1914. The school was built on Church Street in 1915, was razed in 1975, but the cupola from the school was preserved and is on display on the grounds of Elkin Elementary School. Mr. Jason Couch, area historian, will provide and put on display actual architectural drawings from the engineering and building of Elkin Graded School along with other historical artifacts. The family of Mr. John Bartlett Burcham, architect for the Elkin Graded School, will be present to share their perspective of the facility. Community members are invited to attend the event, share your memories of Elkin Graded School or place on exhibit some of your special mementos from Elkin Graded School. If interested in sharing your ideas, artifacts, stories or mementos, please contact Mrs. Noelle Wolfe, Executive Assistant to the Superintendent, at 336-835-3135.
Elkin City Schools
Elkin, NC 28621