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August 19, 2013

HIGGS: Number of schools in LaSalle grows

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Niagara Gazette — At the 30th birthday celebration of Geraldine J. Mann School, Mayor Michael C. O’Laughlin and School Superintendent William L. Sdao designated School Spirit Day. The children held a parade, planted a tree and buried a time capsule as part of the celebration. The present principal is Tina Smeal.

School buildings continued to open in LaSalle and the 60th Street School at 60th Street and Kies Avenue was dedicated on Feb. 15, 1963. The architect was Sargent, Webster, Crenshaw and Folley of Syracuse and Harold J. Smith and Sons, Inc. was the general contractor. A two-story brick building with 18 classrooms, auditorium and pool cost $925,132 and replaced the former Evershed School following a six-month study. Helen Kowalski was the first principal. This school was closed during the consolidation measure also and the students were moved to the Cataract Elementary School along with those from the former 66th Street School.

Class is over for the day. Stay tuned.

Norma Higgs serves with the Niagara Beautification Commission and Niagara Falls Block Club Council.

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