Pine Street School Celebrates 50 Years
Pine Street School would like to thank everyone who attended our 50th Anniversary celebration on Friday, September 20th. We were honored by the presence of Mayor Linda Osinchuck, Superintendent of Elk Island Public Schools - Bruce Beliveau, Associate Superintendent of Elk Island Public Schools Instructional Services - Eileen Zimmerman, Elk Island Public Schools Trustee Barb McNeill, and Ward 3 Councillor and former student Brian Botterill, as well as many past staff and students of Pine Street School.
In addition to a special presentation, participants enjoyed a variety of games, activities, hot dogs and cake. Congratulations goes out to our door prize winners: Tammy B., Austin R., Kristen B., Maryanna V., Anne M, Ally S.
When you visit Pine Street School, please take a minute to check out the "Time Treasure Box" which is filled with mementos of our school and is on display in the Library.
Once again, thank you to everybody who helped make our 50th Anniversary an enjoyable and memorable day.
History of Pine Street School
Below is an article about the history of Pine Street School from "Sherwood Park: The First Twenty-Five Years" copyright County of Strathcona 1983
"To accommodate a growing public student population, construction of another school in Sherwood Park, located at 133 Pine Street, began in 1962 and opened for classes in September of 1963. The original two storey building was named Sherwood Park Elementary School. It contained eleven clasrooms, one multi-purpose room, a gymnasium, a library and some administrative office space.
When the Sherwood Pasrk Elementary School first opened in 1963 as a grade one to four school, it was under the direction of Val Roos as principal and George Schular as vice-principal. There were thirteen members on the first staff.
In September, 1969, Mr. Schular assumed the principalship of Sherwood Park Elementary School. He was assisted by George Butner as vice-principal and grades five and six were added to the original grade one to four classes.
Two major changes occurred in September of 1971. An addition to the school was completed. This single storey addition contained eight classrooms, a science room, an ancillary room, a staff room, an infirmary, a conference room and two small offices.
That year also, the name of the school was changed from Sherwood Park Elementary School to the present name of Pine Street School. The name change was necessitated because of the confusion caused particularly in the post office, with the other elementary schools in Sherwood Park.
In September, 1975, the present principal, Pat Kisilevich became the third principal in the twenty-one year history of Pine Street School. Boris Stashko was appointed as the assistant principal in the same year. At the time of writing, they are ably assisted by Don Kachurowski as vice-prncipal and the present staff of thirty-one."