Windcrest elementary celebrates 50th anniversary
Windcrest Elementary School is celebrating a huge milestone! The school threw a party for its 50th anniversary Friday, October 4. The school hosted an assembly filled with dancing, singing, and poetry reading. Students, staff, parents, and the community joined together for a parade around the Windcrest Golf Club.
Former teachers, principals, and students were invited to join the celebration. Windcrest City Council sponsored the event. Mayor Alan Baxter and city leaders attended to show their support for the school.
Windcrest is the Home of The Shining Stars. It opened in 1963. Since then, more than 30,000 students have passed through the halls.
Staff hosted a reception for special guests before the festivities.
Dr. Brian G. Gottardy, Superintendent of Schools, addressed the crowd at Windcrest.
Poetry winners and T-shirt design winner pose with trophies at the assembly.
Employees from The City of Windcrest pose with principal Jennifer Barton, former principal Walt Olson, and NEISD Board Member Edd White.
Students paraded down the street with cars from each decade since the school opened in 1963.
Posted on October 4, 2013