Lakeview Elementary celebrates 50 years of education and service
Lakeview Design Center Elementary held its 50th anniversary celebration April 13 acknowledging its legacy of providing students with a strong academics and service to the community. The celebration welcomed back former administrators, teachers, and students to share in the milestone occasion as well as remarks from State Rep. Harold M. Love, Jr. (D-58).
Principal Claire Jasper opened the day with greetings addressing a crowd of more than 100, along with unveiling a special presentation highlighting some of Lakeview’s accomplishments over the years. Another highlight of the program included an open letter from former student, Likisha Rhodes, now a teacher at Lakeview. In addition, official proclamations were presented to the school from Senator Thelma Harper (D-19), Speaker of the House, Rep. Beth Harwell (D-56), and Rep. Love.
Lakeview opened in the fall of 1967 as the “Bell Road School.” It was later renamed Lakeview Elementary by a committee of students, parents and faculty because of its proximity to Percy Priest Lake.
Today, the school continues to provide its diverse student body with strong academics, and instills values of character, community, responsibility, and respect to ensure Lakeview students can grow both intellectually and emotionally. Immediately following the program, guests were treated to a reception in the library.