Academy of Culture and Communication
at Pleasant Valley
February 19 2013
90th birthday celebration
teachers, alumni, and community members gathered at the Academy
of Culture and Communication at Pleasant Valley on February 13
to celebrate the school’s 90th anniversary.
Valley Elementary School opened on January 24, 1922. The 90th
anniversary celebration was put on hold due to construction on
the building last year. The school has seen many changes
to its infrastructure over the years. It was originally built
without a gymnasium and the fourth floor was once used to house
children who had Tuberculosis. Pleasant Valley even had its own
zoo, at which children could study the monkeys.
think the more our students know about the history of the
building, the more pride they take in their education,” said
Lisa David, an art teacher at Pleasant Valley and organizer of
the anniversary celebration.
As part of
the event, third grade students created a time capsule to be
opened in 2022, the year they are scheduled to graduate and
Pleasant Valley's 100th year in existence. Each
student wrote on a card what they wanted to do after graduating
high school. They read their plans to the audience then placed
their cards in the capsule.
I graduate high school I hope to become a singer,” said Danielle
Blanco. “I will change the world by singing about how to prevent
pictures were on display, each one giving a different glimpse
into the school's rich history.
really used to be the hub of the community,” said Sean Inglee,
Pleasant Valley Principal. “I think it's important for students
to know that. Hopefully we can continue to make our families
feel at home here, because this really is an amazing school.”
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