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PHOTOS: Hillside's Close Community Bids Farewell to School

Hundreds of Hillside students and staff — past and present — paid homage to the school at a celebration Thursday night.


Share your photos — past and present — of Hillside. And stay tuned for more on Brookfield Patch from Thursday night's Hillside celebration.

It was a night of mixed emotions Thursday as parents, teachers, staff and students gathered to remember and say goodbye to , a school they called "a home away from home." Memorabilia and artwork were displayed throughout the halls and in the school's cozy library.

The celebration ceremony opened with 4th and 5th graders singing "Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Da" from the Former and current teachers, principals and students expressed their fond memories of teaching and attending Hillside. A Powerpoint presentation displayed pictures from when the school first opened in 1969 to the current year.

The ceremony ended with teachers taking the stage and singing a song they wrote last year; they received a standing ovation from the crowd.

S. Gengler September 12, 2012 at 10:14 PM
I went to Hillside from 82-89 and loved every second of it!! It's sad that the school will be closing. Some of my favorite memories.. playing in the huge snowmounds, staring in the 6th grade play, the giant slide on the playground, getting Mr Syler for 5th grade (loved that teacher!) Wish I could have been there for the ceremony.

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