Schools celebrate golden anniversaries

January 28, 2013

Since Rayburn Middle School, Glenn Elementary School, and Powell Elementary School opened 50 years ago, the schools have educated thousands of children and become cornerstones in the communities. The trio will be celebrating their golden anniversaries, and are inviting current and former students and staff to join them.

When all three schools opened in 1962, there were just eight schools and NISD total enrollment was 6,647. Fifty years later, NISD has 112 schools and an enrollment of 99,372.

All three schools will hold 50th anniversary celebrations this year to honor their heritage as well as recognize current and former employees and students.

The public is welcome to attend the anniversary events:

Powell Elementary School, located at 6003 Thunder, will hold its celebration beginning at 6 p.m. on  Wednesday, Feb. 13. The school’s phone number is (210) 397-0450.

Rayburn Middle School, located at 1400 Cedarhurst, will hold its celebration at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 20. The school’s phone number is (210) 397-2150.

Glenn Elementary School, located at 2385 Horal, will hold its celebration at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 27. The school’s phone number is (210) 397-2250.

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