A time to celebrate, Adams Elementary School turns 75

Students and staff of Logan’s Adams Elementary School invite the community to help celebrate the school’s 75th Anniversary Monday night, March 28. Current and former students and faculty are encouraged to attend as well. A Literacy Night event at the school, 400 East and 500 North, begins at 6:00. “We have different stations our current students can go through where there will be different activities that relate to the history of Adams Elementary,” said fourth-year Principal Jed Grunig. “Also, right now we are taping interviews of people who went to Adams School and we are collecting memories they have of the school. That will be showing during the evening in the cafeteria.” Grunig said a current student’s grandmother attended Adams in 1937 as a kindergarten student. “We have a lot of our students whose parents attended here and they tell us of some of the times they remember. They talk about the media center and the ‘Loft’, we hear that a lot. Grunig said there have been many long-serving, dedicated teachers at Adams Elementary over the decades. “Among our teachers, Mr. Carlisle retired two years ago, after 33 years. Barbara Child taught here about 28 years before transferring to the district office. Our longest serving teacher now is probably Kathy Copenhaver, she’s been here about 20 years.” Grunig said the first phase of the Adams was finished in 1936. “Our oldest section is the southwest section. Everything inside the school has been redone. We’ve had at least four or five additions that we can track down.” Currently Adams and Ellis are the two smallest of Logan’s elementary schools. “Right now we have 420 students and we can’t handle any more,” said Grunig. “Every room is full and we even have a portable building on site that we use as well.” Those attending Monday’s event are asked to enter through the west doors and proceed to the auditorium. Handicap access is available at the north entrance.

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