The Meadowbrook School was excited to have celebrated 100 years with with a day long birthday party for all students and faculty on October 4, 2019. The celebration was full of decade-themed activities, such as 1940’s and 1950’s dance and history of music, DIY lava lamps in the art room to celebrate the 1970’s, and 1980’s video games in the computer lab. Our students were amazed by the ability of our teachers to “hand-jive” as well as out-play them in Donkey Kong and Mario Bros.!
Students also enjoyed a school-wide scavenger hunt that allowed the them to explore our grounds and learn more about The Meadowbrook School’s rich 100 year history. As they walked around the school, they were also delighted with many photographs and artwork of former students, as well as fun memorabilia from the last century. A particular point of interest was the history of phones in the Art Wing. It was fun to show the students how to actually use a rotary phone. In addition, with the help of Mr. Frank and Mr. Tom and under the guidance of Mrs. Mockaitis, the students helped to beautify the campus by planting bulbs donated by our families. These daffodils will bloom in the spring and be another reminder of this great day.
After the celebration, grades 4 through 6 played in the annual Red vs. Gray Soccer match. This tournament is an ongoing tradition that all students participate in over the course of 3 weeks. After the soccer match ended in a tie, students, parents and faculty were invited to enjoy special Centennial Cupcakes lovingly created by Erica Sweigard, mom of Olivia ’21 and Ethan ’23 and prizes for the winners of the scavenger hunt – Clifford ’26, Drew Davis ’26, and Zachary Johnson ’26 and Finn ’22, Luna ’22, and Madison ’22.
This day was 100 years in the making and we are so grateful to Mrs. Kristen Haugen for her role and to all the teachers, staff and parents who were there to lend a hand. More pictures of this great day can be found on our Facebook page.