John J. Lynch School Dedication is February 6

by Laurel | January 12th, 2012

Lynch School, About 1971

Lynch School, About 1971

12 January 1953

The new John J. Lynch Junior High School will be dedicated Friday night, Feb 6, it was decided at the meeting of the School Committee tonight. The school will be occupied by the junior high school pupils of the western section of the city for the first time on Wednesday, Feb. 11.

Invitations to Mayor Toepfert, the members of of the Board of Aldermen, the Parks and Recreation Commission, The Board of Public Works and all other city officials and members of city boards and commissions will be sent out by the School Committee to attend the dedication program which will start at 8.

It is expected that the speaker for the dedication program and other features of the opening program will be announced within a week.

It was also decided by the committee that an open house program will be held at the school Sunday afternoon Feb. [sic, no date printed] from 2 to 5. The building will be opened for general inspection.

Under the new plans the junior high school pupils of the Highland, Elmwood and Oakdale sections will attend the school. When the building is ready the present junior high schools located at the Highland and Joseph Metcalf buildings will be converted into elementary schools.

The Board of Public Works tonight voted to purchase the bronze placque which will be placed in the lobby of the John J. Lynch Junior High School from the Anderson Brothers of Westfield at an estimated cost of $382. The placque will contain the names of all School Department and municipal officials and board members who had any jurisdiction in the planning and construction of the building.

Adapted from The Springfield Republican, image from my personal family archives.

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