Mohawk Gardens Public School (5280 Spruce Ave., Burlington) opened its doors in 1968 and since that time hundreds of students have experienced a positive start for lifelong learning.
Mohawk Gardens is now celebrating its 50th anniversary with a two-day celebration this month, and students, staff and the school community are looking forward to reminiscing about the school’s significant role in the lives of young people.
On Monday, October 15, the school will hold a student assembly featuring a special slideshow and guest speakers to mark this 50-year milestone. Halton District School Board dignitaries will be in attendance, and a panoramic photo will be taken of the student body wearing Mustangs spirit wear and the school colours of blue and orange.
On Saturday, October 20, the school will host a public open house from 12 - 4 p.m. where all are welcome to attend. Mohawk Public School was officially opened on October 15, 1968 and was merged with Elizabeth Gardens Public School to form Mohawk Gardens Public School in 1984. To recognize this, there will be displays from all three schools including opening the 25th anniversary time capsule from 1993.
Attendees can visit classrooms, see student projects and memorabilia displays, enjoy refreshments, pizza, birthday cake, a photo booth and children’s activities. There will be a choir performance and dedication ceremony of the school’s outdoor learning garden starting at 2 p.m. Board and local dignitaries will be in attendance.
for the outdoor learning garden are available for sale to anyone through School Cash Online
and forms can be submitted to the school’s office. Bricks will be installed in spring 2019.
The school is accepting memorabilia from all decades to be showcased. To provide mementos, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn more about the #mgps50 celebrations, visit the school’s reunion page at: http://moh.hdsb.ca/reunion or follow @mohawkgardens50 on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
For additional information, contact:
Martha Martino, Principal
Mohawk Gardens Public School