Remembering the days of 10-cent lunches, traditional flower shows and the first full-time kindergarten program in Provo will be part of the birthday celebration at Timpanogos Elementary School this week.
The school will commemorate its 50th year in the same building on Nov. 17. The new building replaced the old Timpanogos school originally built in 1892.Activities throughout the week will be part of the celebration. An open house will be from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday in the media center. All former and current teachers, staff and residents are invited to attend.
Grade level musical programs will also be held Wednesday and Thursday beginning at 6 p.m. On Wednesday the first, third, fifth and sixth grades will perform every 45 minutes respectively. The kindergarten, second and fourth grade classes will perform Thursday at 6, 7 and 7:45 p.m.
The school, at 449 N. Fifth West, was built to serve the students of the northwest area of Provo and was surrounded primarily by farmlands, said Principal Rosemarie Smith.
About 500 students attended Timpanogos during the first year. The building had 10 classrooms, a library, an office area and a special kindergarten room with a fireplace, drinking fountains, bathrooms and a supply area.
Construction in 1986 added six new classrooms, a media center, an office area and faculty lounge to the school. School enrollment is now 730.