Generations of education: Madison Elementary 50th Anniversary Celebration
By Taylor J. Hale
STEVENS POINT — Multiple generations of students and staff are uniting for the Madison Elementary 50th Anniversary Celebration on May 2.
Alumni faculty and former Mustangs will be coming back to their old stomping grounds for an evening of reminiscent discussion.
“We want alumni staff to come, students who used to attend here, anyone with fond memories or ties to Madison Elementary,” said Nancy Macewicz, Madison office staff member.
The open house event will provide food, raffle baskets, and music performed by the school’s orchestra. Proceeds from the student made baskets will support upcoming projects at the school. The event intends to allow guests into Madison to see what has changed since the building first opened its doors.
“I’ve taken calls from some of the original teachers who were here in 1969 when the school opened up, and they are excited,” Macewicz said. “They want to visit their old classrooms to see how much has changed. No one has the blackboards anymore. Everybody has smartboards now. There’s a lot of changes.”
Macewicz explained that some grandparents plan to attend the event with their grandchildren who are now young pupils at the school, bringing generations of education under the same roof for an evening of reflection.
“What I’ve enjoyed most is hearing from our alumni staff and what some of their fondest memories are,” Macewicz said. “And you realize just how much education has changed over the years. It’s nice to see the old and the new come together and compare notes.”
The event will be located at Madison Elementary and lasts from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m.
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