Say Farewell To J.L. Forster
Monday May 26th, 2014
Posted at 11:00am
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After 92 years of providing education to those on Windsor’s west end, J.L. Forster Secondary School will be closing its doors at the end of June.
To celebrate, the school has several events planned starting this Friday, with official closing ceremony for staff, students and their families on the school’s front lawn at 10am.
Then on Saturday, an open house for all former students and staff will be held from 10am to 6pm with closing ceremonies taking place at 1pm. The school will have rooms dedicated to each decade with photos, yearbooks and more. In addition, you are encouraged to meet up old friends after the open house at many Sandwich Towne establishments.
On June 21st a large array of athletic memorabilia from Forster’s rich athletic and scholastic past including championship trophies, pictures as well as various team awards plaques trophies and banners will be auctioned off.
Funds raised from the silent auction will be towards the athletic programs at the new Westview Freedom Academy set to open this September. There will also be a cash bar and music will be provided from 6pm – 10pm by Forster alums Chuck Lambrick and Peter Palazzolo. The auction will take place in the school’s gym.
This September, Forster students will be heading to Century high school on California Avenue which will be renamed Westview Freedom Academy. Renovations to that school will take place throughout the summer to upgrade the building.