Horizon Elementary School honored its 25th anniversary year with special events, monthly dress-up days and visits from alumni.
Horizon opened in the fall of 1991, with every classroom full. A formal dedication was held Sept. 29, 1991, and people were invited to tour the building at their leisure.
In recognition of the milestone, current students and staff enjoyed themed dress-up days on the 25th of each month:
- January: Spirit Wear and Crazy Hair day
- February: Dress Like it is 1991
- March: Spirit Wear featuring a special 25th anniversary shirt, the result of a T-shirt drawing competition in which a selection for each grade level was printed on the shirt.
Horizon also celebrated 25 years of literacy on March 2, a fun night in which community groups had booths, area residents came to read, and families participated in other reading-based activities.
Each day of the week of April 24 to 28, a different Horizon alumni shared his or her experiences and how education helped in making a career choice.
- Emma Roy, who is in dental school and will graduate as a Navy dentist in 2018, spoke digitally to second-graders.
- Jenni Rathsack, who received a bachelor’s degree in communication sciences and disorders and is pursuing a master’s degree in Bowling Green, spoke digitally to second-graders.
- Megan Maki, a project engineer for a general contractor in Seattle, Wash, spoke digitally to students.
- Shaunna Hirschmann, a 3K teacher at St. John Lutheran in Plymouth who also works in the Berry Branch and Extra Mile child-care programs, visited in person.
- Jessie Klotz, a website designer working for DealerFire in Oshkosh, came in person.
• Read an article about the early history of Horizon Elementary School.
• Read the stories behind some of the artifacts at Horizon.
• Learn more about Plymouth School District history.