Centennial Celebration

Centennial Celebration photo

Fire Island School District is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the founding of its first school in 1918 this year, and parents recently participated in a special viewing of a retrospective exhibit for the occasion.

The exhibit, curated by Woodhull’s technology integration specialist Debbie Gerken, allows viewers to walk chronologically through the various periods of the district’s development and view artifacts giving a sense of school life during each period. The artifacts came not only from the district itself but also largely from longtime residents, who may have been students, parents, Board of Education members or all of the above, who generously contributed their photos and records to the project. 

The exhibit is scheduled to appear again during the graduation ceremony and spring concert at Woodhull on June 20 (open to the community) and also at the Ocean Beach Historical Society over the summer.