Morris Hill Elementary Celebrates Sixty Years

Morris Hill Elementary is celebrating sixty years this year. Built in 1957-1958, this Fort Riley elementary school is a dedicated part of USD 475.

Morris Hill Elementary celebrated its sixty years with an all-school assembly the afternoon of March 8, 2018, where an Award of Excellence commemorative plaque was presented to the principal, Kenneth Upham, by former principal, Gregory Lumb.

I tell them the world cannot do without them. I tell them they can do anything they set their minds to do. I tell them they can be the brightest, shiniest stars in the sky ad the world will be a better place because of them.

In the evening, students, parents, and staff were invited to attend a Chili and Bingo Night. Everyone was greeted at the door by cheerful staff handing out Panther Pride wristbands. Chili was also served to guests early in the evening.

Following the dinner, students and parents alike enjoyed a few games of bingo! Joining the celebration, alumni had the opportunity to share their years of experience with Morris Hill Elementary. The dedication they had to their students and USD 475 was heartwarming. Mr. Upham also recognized Anita Rogge for her 32 years of service to USD 475. Everyone then sang “Happy Birthday” to Morris Hill Elementary and Principal Upham blew out the candles on the cake. It was an evening enjoyed by all, celebrating sixty years of education in the halls of Morris Hill Elementary!

Part of the event was live-streamed on the USD 475 Facebook page.

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