Designed by Tom Riesing
Congratulations to Dryden on it's 60th Birthday! Thank you to our Librarians, Mrs. Dufern and Mrs. Powers for all the hard work they put into researching, recording, and documenting our school history and to the committee that helped organize this party. Read the Daily Herald story about this event here.
You can spend hours visiting the online Dryden Museum
looking at old images and reading the stories that accompany them HERE
. Our hallways are full of informational signs and QR codes leading back to more information on their website. There are a lot of fascinating things to learn about Dryden, the oldest elementary school in Arlington Heights.
The evening included a presentation of a commemorative illustration of Dryden created by Mrs. Hyland, a former Dryden Parent, to Dryden's retired teachers, Principals (past and present), and Mrs. Scheck,
our volunteer for 40 years.
Mr. Deptula, our music teacher, lead students in the school song which he wrote in honor of Dryden's Birthday. See a portion of this below.
Mr. Robinson, our Assistant Principal, played the Dryden School Lip Dub which he was so instrumental in creating at the end of last school year. Watch this amazing video here
This week has been one all-school celebration after another.
On Wednesday we filmed our ALL SCHOOL LIP DUB VIDEO (to be unveiled next week) and today we had our Field Day Celebration with a couple of Fun Surprises! This year's field day was extra special in honor of Dryden School's 60th birthday. We had
-a surprise staff flash mob dance to Party Rock Anthem
-a surprise performance by the Prospect Marching Band Drumline
-a sing-a-long of our new Dryden School Song
-a chance for Teachers to Dunk the Principal! (after all the kids already had a chance to dunk their teachers)
Here is my unofficial highlight video: