Public School Board unveils Centennial celebrations schedule
The Fort McMurray Public School District will be celebrating its 100th anniversary, with the entire community.
Administrators officially announcing plans for the 2012 Centennial yesterday.
They include Open Houses, Centennial Gala and Historic Book Launch, golf tournament, and pancake breakfast.
Superintendent Dennis Parsons says it's because of the community, that the district has been around for so long.
"If there wasn't a community then there wouldn't be a Public School District and you can't think of a community anywhere without having school districts inside of it."
"The school started with 25 students and now today we're well over 5,000, not to mention the thousands that have gone through our doors over the last 100 years, so this is a very exciting time," added Board Chair Jeff Thompson.
Meanwhile, at yesterday's board meeting, administrators approved an Arabic Language and Culture Course, although its unclear which schools will accommodate the class.
They also announced that their Facility Master Plan calls for the construction of three new schools within the next five years.