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Wednesday, 14 June 2017 08:00

Special event planned for June 24 as a farewell to Schuler School

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Schuler School will end the school year with a special celebration June 24 as a chance to say good-bye to the current building. A new school is under construction in the community which will be occupied by students starting in September. School staff have organized a come-and-go event for June 24 from 2-6 p.m. and are inviting past and present students, teachers, support staff and parents to attend.

“In small schools, many people still like to hear what is happening,” says Jason Duchscherer, principal of Schuler School. “They watch us through Twitter, Facebook (and social media). (We think it’s) important to have one last look at the school.
“Small schools are amazing in the connections they have to their communities.”
The current school building will be demolished this summer as the new $7.5-million replacement school is set to open for September classes.
To honour the memories that have been created in the current Schuler School, staff are inviting people to come to the building between 2-6 p.m. June 24 and spend some time reminiscing.
Activities slated for that day will include low-ceiling volleyball games and there will be opportunities to write memories on a graffiti wall and take photographs.
Draws will be held for old uniforms and clothing bearing the school’s new logo. Staff also hope tours of the new facility will be open to those in attendance.
Members of the Schuler Community Association are getting involved by providing food and refreshments for purchase at the Schuler community hall during the afternoon and evening. People will be able to sit in that building and connect with new and old friends.
“There are a lot of people from the community coming back for this event,” adds Duchscherer, about the response he has heard so far to the event. “It will be a nice opportunity to come back and reminisce and say farewell — a type of homecoming.”
Staff are hoping they can prepare some sort of photographic display prior to be viewed the day of the event. Anyone who has photographs in a digital form can e-mail them to the principal at jasonduchscherer@
People are also encouraged to bring their memorabilia that day to showcase it while they visit.

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