Local residents, alums contribute for Jefferson City school district’s 175th anniversary
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Brittle and faded, the construction paper pages bound with string held precious photos of students and fellow teachers Joyce Phillips knew during her 23 years teaching in the Jefferson City Public Schools.
Phillips also brought in boxed photos preserved by her late friend, Dorothy Lansdown, who also was a popular kindergarten teacher for many decades in the school district.
“You have a real treasure trove here,” Laramie Thompson said as Philips pulled out folders, envelopes and boxes.
Although worried about the future of these historical gems, Phillips and others who attended the first of three Memory Dates on Monday are contributing to a future scrapbook commemorating 175 years for the local public schools.