Fairfax alumni invited to June 3 centennial celebration

Fairfax Elementary School will host a centennial celebration on Friday, June 3, to top off its year-long study of the past 100 years.

To commemorate the opening of the original school building in the fall of 1915, students and staff have focused on one decade each month of this school year. Morning announcements contain a historical fact, students dressed in costumes from their favorite decade for the Century Parade on Halloween, alumni have made classroom presentations, and each era's music is played in the lunchroom on Music Mondays.

During the final weeks of school, every grade level will dive into one particular aspect of history, such as transportation or technological inventions, and prepare timelines, poster displays and oral presentations.

The community is invited to celebrate the students' hard work on June 3, 2–3 p.m., in the gym. The school especially hopes that alumni and former teachers will attend this free event.

Krissy Dietrich Gallagher

Krissy Dietrich Gallagher is a longtime resident of Cleveland Heights, a graduate of the Heights schools and a former Coventry Elementary School teacher. She is a freelance journalist under contract with the CH-UH City School District Communications Department, and is proud to raise her two sons in this community.

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