We opened the doors to the Freeman-Kennedy School on Tuesday, September 4, 2012. Students and staff are thrilled with their new school and very excited to learn with the multitude of technology we have put in place. During the first week of school, everyone toured the school, practiced afternoon bus/pick up dismissal, and fire drills. Students ate in their new cafeteria and had a blast in new gymnasium. Hands on science took place outside in one of the planting beds that is located within the courtyard. Students attending library received a blue print to explain where all the library books are located by genre. We had a smooth transition into our gorgeous new school that is warm and welcoming for everyone!
On Saturday, September 8, 2012 we had the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the Freeman-Kennedy School. As a school community we are honored to have our school named after Alvin J. Freeman and Sergeant Adam Kennedy. Alvin J. Freeman served on the Norfolk School Committee for 33 years and believed that children always came first. Adam Kennedy will be remembered as an American hero for defending our country while serving in Iraq. Both of these men are heroes who will be remembered in our hearts for living their dreams and always putting others first. It was a memorable day and we are very thankful to the Norfolk Community for making education a top priority.
The King Philip Marching Band visited students in grades 4, 5, and 6 on Tuesday, September 11, 2012. All students had the opportunity to learn about musical instruments. This provides all students with background knowledge on instruments they may be interested in playing in our Beginner Band or Advanced Band.
Ethan H. and his friends were the first students to play in the new Freeman-Kennedy gym. His parents bid on this item at the NCL auction last year! They had a blast!
Billy H. won Red Sox tickets for the September 8th vs. the Toronto Blue Jays through the MTA Summer Reading game.