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McAuliffe Celebrated 45 Years!

Did you know that...

In 1971, twenty-five families met and brainstormed a proposal to start an alternative program within the CUSD, which would later gain unanimous approval from the Board of Education.

In 1975, our very own Steve Trinwith (one of our school's founders, a former teacher, and a current substitute teacher) headed an overnight field trip with his class to Mexico!

In 1987, Pat Steadman's 2nd grade class wrote their own constitution to help celebrate the 200th anniversary of the U.S. Constitution. They signed it with quill pens and homemade ink from black walnut shells.

In 1988, the Board of Education officially approved the name "Christa McAuliffe Elementary School" for the school. Kinder teacher Marile Shelly suggested "Christa McAuliffe" to honor Christa McAuliffe, the first teacher in space, who was killed in the Challenger Space Shuttle disaster. Christa McAuliffe was known as an innovative and dynamic teacher who provided hands-on learning activities for her students, something that our school strives to do.

In 2000, Christa McAuliffe middle school officially opened.

And, here we are. 

We were proud to honor 45 years of Christa McAuliffe School! Forty-five years of creativity, collaboration, and community. 
We celebrated on Friday, June 3rd, 2016 to commemorate this special event!!