100 years of public education in Lake Forest Park

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Lake Forest Park Elementary about 1915
Photo courtesy Shoreline School District

Lake Forest Park Elementary will celebrate its centennial with a celebration from 12 noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8 at the school, 18500 37th Avenue N.E.

This school year marks the 100th anniversary of public education in Lake Forest Park. To accommodate the three children among the first families of Lake Forest Park between 1912 and 1913, the Lake Forest Park School District 181 was established and classes were held in the Hanson and Reid real estate office. The next year the developers of Lake Forest Park donated land for a school (see photo) on its present site and a bond election was held to raise the sum of $4,500 for the cost of construction of the building. Lake Forest Park became part of the Shoreline School District when it was created in 1944.

All present and former Lake Forest Park students, their families and the community are invited, said current Principal Aimee Miner, herself an alumna of the school.

The event will feature birthday cake and other food, a bouncy slide, face painting, music and games, and a classic car show.

There will be a room full of school memorabilia to share with everyone.  If you have photos or items you would be willing to share, contact Holly Fisher.


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