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Marching back in time


Back in September of 1936, the Eastham Elementary School took a big step into a new age.

Now, 80 years later, Eastham Elementary Principal Bill Crosby is looking to recognize that moment in history with a special parade on Tuesday, Oct. 18, involving all 180 students in the school (pre-kindergarten through fifth grade), with a procession from the old schoolhouse at the corner of Nauset and Schoolhouse roads to the present-day facility.

“I thought it would be fun to recreate what happened on the day that this building opened,” said Crosby, a Harwich native now in his second year as EES principal. “The kids just pretty much packed up their belongings and marched down the street to this building.”

Read the rest of the story in the Oct. 14 edition of the Cape Codder ...

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