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A 'Ham Ave' Centennial

A centennial committee is organizing events for the 100th anniversary of the opening of Hamilton Avenue School.

Hamilton Avenue School. Photo credit: Barbara Heins.
Hamilton Avenue School. Photo credit: Barbara Heins.

Next year will mark the 100th anniversary of when the Hamilton Avenue School opened its doors to children who lived in the Chickahominy neighborhood of Greenwich.

And a Centennial Committee has been formed to develop plans to commemorate the hundred year anniversary of thel elementary school.

Based in the Chickahominy section of Greenwich, "Ham Ave," as it is fondly known, opened in September 1915.

Hamilton Avenue School offers Greenwich students a rigorous academic program, enhanced by innovative digital learning opportunities, robust music and arts initiatives, and strong physical education programs.

Reflective of the community the school serves, the Centennial Committee is comprised of members from the school administration and staff, local community leaders and members, parent volunteers, alumni and town officials. 

Members of the committee who have teamed up to celebrate Hamilton Avenue’s centennial include Darlene Angotto, David D’Andrea, Catherine Fiorito-Brunetti, Bob Macintyre, Allison Radzin, Sylvester Pecora, and Ham Ave Principal Cynthia Womack, along with Ex-Officio members Bea Crumbine, Drew Marzullo, Peter Tesei, and David Theis.

Hamilton Avenue School will celebrate this important milestone throughout the Fall 2015 - Spring 2016 school year.  The upcoming Centennial will formally be announced May 19, at the Ham Ave School, spring concert. Much planning will occur to make this a special experience for all, including requests for involvement from volunteers and sponsors.

Events will celebrate the past, present and future of this special school and ideally will offer opportunities for past graduates and their families from all eras and current 21st century students, as well as the Chickahominy community in general, to proudly showcase the history of Ham Ave.

Initial plans are currently underway for a Spring 2015 kickoff event and a Fall 2015 celebration.

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