We interrupt this regularly scheduled blog…

…for a local public service announcement!  

Our very own Arvon Township School

 

 As some of you may know, I work for the Arvon Township School.  I work three mornings a week (one of my part-time jobs) as the Business Manager.  

Our little school is a K-6 elementary school.  In the 20+ years I’ve worked here, we’ve had between four and forty students.  Both of our kids attended through sixth grade and have lots of fond memories of days in this two-room schoolhouse.  

(It’s not technically a two room school.  There are two classrooms downstairs…but upstairs we feature a tiny gym and library, along with a storage room and my office.  In the basement students eat lunch in a small cafeteria.)   

This year–2010–is the school’s 100th year celebration. Yep, our centennial.  Hundreds of youth (dare I say more than a thousand?  No time to research this!) have attended the Arvon Township School since those early years. Up until the 1940’s it was also a high school. 

On July 11, 2010,  all former students, teachers and staff are invited to attend our Centennial Celebration.  Stop by from 2-5 p.m. to wander through the old school, remember days gone by, have a cup of coffee and some snacks.  

It was the school board who nudged me toward this Public Service Announcement.  They said, “Hey, we know you have a blog and wouldn’t it be great to perhaps locate some former students on the worldwide web?”  

Thus:  If any former Arvon Township School folks are reading this blog (or stumbling upon it after a search engine spree):  Please visit our school website  and send us an email with your current address.  We’ll send you a flyer and warmly invite you to visit your former school!  

We now return you to your regularly scheduled blog…  

Another view of the old school

About Kathy

I live in the middle of the woods in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Next to Lake Superior's cold shores. I love to blog.
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18 Responses to We interrupt this regularly scheduled blog…

  1. Reggie says:

    How wonderfully exciting! I hope you get LOTS of people contacting you from all over the place, going “Hey, that’s MY old school!” The building looks so pretty and quaint – I’d have loved to go to school there too. 🙂

    • Kathy says:

      Reggie, my husband and I have a bet going. Will we get even ONE response? I am hoping for at least one response. You would have liked going to school here. It’s a wonderful place.

  2. Hey Kathy – if you Tweet this on Twitter, I’ll Retweet it to my followers. This way we can stir some additional energy and it will gather momentum.

    Laurie Buchanan
    http://holessence.wordpress.com/

    • Kathy says:

      Laurie, it’s tweeted on Twitter (all my posts automatically tweet over there…) It would be lovely to gather some momentum. My hope is that someone randomly stumbles upon this blog and then decides to come back to Michigan for a visit this summer to go to the centennial. It IS possible! (And I am off to a school board meeting tonight…)

  3. Kiah says:

    Fly me in!

  4. Gerry says:

    I will not be at all surprised if you hear from a number of people with fond memories of their school days in Arvon Township. Now you have me thinking about whether anyone ever did such a reunion for McCord Elementary School in Rhinelander. Hmmm.

    Happy Centennial! It will be a fine thing to read about the celebration on Lake Superior Spirit.

    • Kathy says:

      Gerry, it felt like I was writing your blog when sharing about the school centennial! You should definitely track down McCord Elementary school and see if something like this might be happening… Can’t wait to see if anyone responds to this. We are all busy planning for the reunion.

  5. Incredibly well maintained beautiful old school. I went to grade seven (we had two classes of just grade sevens) in a building a bit smaller than this that my mother had also gone to school in. It is now gone though. Best of luck with the reunion.

    • Kathy says:

      You must have enjoyed your experience in your small school, as well, Terrill. Sorry to hear that it’s gone now… so many of the small schools are gone.

  6. So cool to be at that school! GO Team Arvon!!!!!!!!! Love and hugs, your Snail Mail Pal, S

    • Kathy says:

      Suzi, thanks for your support. Glad to hear you got your snail mail! Also…the name of Arvon elementary kids are the Arvon Eagles. cool, huh?

  7. nancy says:

    Good job kathy I know someone will will read this blog.

  8. Trudie says:

    Good luck and happy centennial 🙂

  9. Cindy Lou says:

    It IS a very wondermous building! And what fun it will be to see who’s been found!

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