Students and staff members at William Byrne Elementary School in Burnsville are celebrating their school's 50th anniversary with a celebration on Friday, May 12 from 9:45 to 11 a.m. Former students and staff members are invited along with current neighbors and community members.
“We’re celebrating 50 years of serving students,” said current Principal Lyle Bomsta. "We're proud of the school's past and also excited about its future."
A school-wide assembly will take place and there will also be 50-year themed makerspaces.
The school, which opened in 1967, was named after William Byrne, an early settler. The township and later the city were also named in his honor.
The original square footage for the school was 66,911 ft. There was an addition of 4,160 square feet in 1995 that included a library. New classrooms added square footage of 79,856 in 2016 as part of Vision One in Burnsville-Eagan-Savage School District 191.
The school now has 456 students in kindergarten through grade 5.
RSVP by calling (952) 707-3500 or https://sites.google.com/isd191.org/wb50th.