Members of the Arrowhead Elementary community came together on Sept. 15 to celebrate the school’s proud past and bright future. They gathered on the school grounds to remember an educational adventure that actually began in another school.
“In 1977, we opened as a school within a school at Sagebrush Elementary while this building was being constructed,” said Roberta Ballard, Arrowhead’s current principal, during a short ceremony on the school’s playground. “Later that year, teachers and students moved into their new school, enthusiastic to create a community of their own.”
Past and present students and parents, teachers and staff members recalled that unusual beginning and the 40 years that followed. Generations of students were inspired “to think, to learn, to achieve, to care,” which is the mission of Cherry Creek Schools. Though many things have evolved over the years, the mission remains unchanged and continues to guide the school today.
“The staff here at Arrowhead continues to be dedicated to excellence and provide children with the support they need to succeed,” Principal Ballard said. “As we look forward to the next 40 years, our goal is to offer students numerous opportunities to soar.”
And with that, it was time to enjoy school tours led by Student Council representatives, dinner served up by members of the Arrowhead PTCO and a carnival featuring all kinds of fun and games for past, present and even future Arrowhead students. It was an evening of family fun and community togetherness.
See more photos of the Arrowhead 40th Anniversary Celebration on the Cherry Creek Schools Facebook page.