Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Farewell to Linn & Quinton Heights Schools


There were plenty of hugs, pictures and goodbyes said among students and staff at Quinton Heights and Linn Elementary Schools today. The two schools, along with Lundgren Elementary, are closing due to budget cuts.

Rainy weather forced school closing ceremonies to move inside at both schools. At Quinton Heights, Principal Dr. Jennifer Gordon was presented a rose plant and a picture of students in front of the school. The gesture brought tears to her eyes as she thanked the staff and students for a good year.

At Linn, students and staff wore white t-shirts that had been signed by other students and staff. Dr. Gordon was presented a quilt with pictures of the students on it. Gordon talked about all of the good times she has had at the school and she thanked the students and staff for all they had done. As students left the school for the final time, they were given balloons to help them remember their good times at Linn.

Dr. Gordon has been principal at Linn for five years and at Quinton Heights for two years. With both schools closing, she will become principal at Avondale East Elementary School.