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Central School alums plan reunion

Members of a committee of former students at Central Elementary School in Evanston are trying to locate former students, staff and faculty for a reunion next spring.

The school at 828 Main St., now named Park School, was an Evanston/Skokie School District 65 regular attendance center from 1891-1979.

Members of a committee of former students at Central Elementary School in Evanston are trying to locate former students, staff and faculty for a reunion next spring.

The school at 828 Main St., now named Park School, was an Evanston/Skokie School District 65 regular attendance center from 1891-1979.

Interested people can contact the reunion committee at [email protected] or by mail at Central Reunion Committee, P.O. Box # 571, Skokie, IL 60076, with any historical data, memorabilia, keepsakes, pictures and other items of interest that can be displayed at the reunion gathering.

Please forward this information to any other students, parents, and families you know who would be interested in attending this event.

The place where Central School was located (now named Park School) has been an educational site since the first Central School was opened in 1891. After a fire destroyed that building the current building was erected. In the school year 1960-61, Central School became a non-grade level, developmental curriculum, team teaching site, under Principal Frank Vogel and remained so until it closed under Principal Warren Cherry. There is a preschool named in memory of Warren Cherry in the Evanston Community.

The reunion committee is actively raising funds for a plaque of some sort to commemorate Central School and the long history of education under that name and on that site.

The reunion will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. on April 30 at the school.

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