Alumni can wave one last goodbye

All former students and staff from Thornhill Junior Secondary School are invited to a closing event being held June 22 there.

IT’S GOING to be an evening of memories this Friday, June 22, when anyone and everyone who ever went to Thornhill Junior Secondary School is invited to an event being held in its gym.

The school, which opened in 1975,  is closing after 37 years because of a general decline in student population in the area.

The event, which begins at 7 p.m. and lasts until 10 p.m., is intended to provide an opportunity for enjoyment and to share memories.

There’s going to be music and displays and food.

One of the hallmarks of the school established over the years is the development of its band program headed by Michael Wen.

Band students haven been perennial winners at national competitions.

This year students recorded their best ever at Music Fest Canada. The concert band brought back gold, the jazz band won gold and the jazz combo won silver in what was also the most musical groups the school has ever entered.

Although the school may be closing, its presence will continue to be felt.

Vice principal Bill Lenuik is moving practically next door to become the principal at Thornhill Elementary School.

And principal Jane Arbuckle is moving to Caledonia Senior Secondary to become one of two vice principals at that school.

Equipment and furnishings from the school will be divided up among schools remaining open.


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