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Mt. Baldy School centennial celebration and pancake breakfast

Mt. Baldy School will celebrate its centennial anniversary with fun activities on Saturday, April 30 from 8 a.m. to noon, and the public is invited. The celebration was delayed for a year by the pandemic. In October of 1921, Mt. Baldy School, originally called Camp Baldy School, opened its one-room schoolhouse to the children of Mt. Baldy. The public school currently serves students from kindergarten through eighth grade.

The celebration will include a pancake breakfast hosted by the Parent and Teachers Association, and the opening of the school’s time capsule. There will also be a fire engine, police car and sheriff helicopter on display. Students will lead a trivia game and offer in-person interviews of school alumni in the amphitheater.

Guests can enjoy the complimentary photo booth, fire hose timeline and a video retrospective, among other activities, a news release said. The theme of the day is to honor the past, celebrate the present and look forward to a bright future at Mt. Baldy School.

“We are so excited to celebrate with our village friends, as well as folks who might be visiting Mt. Baldy School for the first time,” Principal Nancy Sirski said in a statement. “This is a very special place with an incredible setting that allows us to offer a unique educational experience to our students.”

In preparation for this event, Sirski recalled the fun of unearthing the school’s time capsule and said families have put in many hours to prepare.

“We’ve had adults and students replanting in the school garden and handling some spring cleaning around campus,” she said.

The mission of the nurturing and unique mountain community school is to ensure students a dynamic educational experience. By fostering creativity and critical thinking, Mt. Baldy School equips the whole child to lead and thrive in an ever-changing world, a news release read.

For more information, visit the school website at www.mtbaldy.k12.ca.us or call 909-985-0991. Mt. Baldy School is located at 1 Mt. Baldy Road and is the only school in the Mt. Baldy School District.

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