Horizon 25th Anniversary

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Horizon marks 25th anniversary year

Posted June 5, 2017

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.

Learn more:
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.