50 years. That's a birthday that's a milestone some love to celebrate and others try to forget.
But in the case of , which opened for the first day of the year Tuesday, it's definitely something students, staff and administrators are excited about.
It's the 50th anniversary of the elementary school on Old Wheeler Road and Roaring Brook Principal Crisanne Colgan's mention of the big news was met with cheers from an enthusiastic student body.
Music teacher Paul Johnson welcomed new and old students to the new year with My Country 'Tis of Thee and God Bless America sing-alongs.
And with that, the 2012-13 school year began.
There were many parents at the morning meeting with cameras, so if you took some first day of school photos you'd like to share, upload them here or to our .