Stimson Turns 50

Principal Edwin Smith unveils a plaque that will be a permanent fixture in the building.
Principal Edwin Smith unveils a plaque that will be a permanent fixture in the building.
“This isn’t just a school, it’s a large family.”- Colby Goldsmith, Stimson 8th grade President.
“This isn’t just a school, it’s a large family.”- Colby Goldsmith, Stimson 8th grade President.
Stimson music teacher Ms. Smith (back row third from left), joined a group of her students and created a perfect complement to the morning’s festivities.
Stimson music teacher Ms. Smith (back row third from left), joined a group of her students and created a perfect complement to the morning’s festivities.
The Showstoppers, directed by Ms. Terri Haas (back row center), always make a great impression wherever they perform.
The Showstoppers, directed by Ms. Terri Haas (back row center), always make a great impression wherever they perform.

It was 50 years ago, on December 12, 1965, that Henry L. Stimson Middle School opened its doors, and this morning, a celebration took place to honor that day in our local history. Stimson’s orchestra teacher Ms. Smith joined a group of students playing stringed instruments, and Ms. Haas and her Stimson Showstoppers filled the air with the sweet sounds of the holiday spirit. “As the world around us has definitely changed, the vision of this building has not,” said Stimson Principal Mr. Edwin Smith. “Each year hundreds of students exit its doors better prepared for their future.”

Stimson student Colby Goldsmith agrees, saying in his speech before the assembled group in the library. “Stimson offers so many opportunities to help prepare for the future,” said the 8th grade president. “The teachers and students help make this school a wonderful place to learn and let your creativity fly.”

A large outdoor dedication is in the works for this Spring, so stay tuned as this important milestone will be celebrated in grand fashion.