Hanover Hills Elementary School is the only new school opening in Howard County this fall. The $45 million school can accommodate 788 students and is adjacent to Thomas Viaduct Middle School in Hanover.
All staff and most students wore blue, yellow and orange “Northfield Elementary 50” T-shirts or sweatshirtsto show their school pride.
Former school teachers, administration and staff were invited to the celebration program.
“Northfield is like a family,” said Nancy Holmwood, who worked in the school for 27 years, as a third-grade teacher, team leader and a gifted-and-talented teacher.
Holmwood, whose two children attended the elementary school, read to a fifth-grade class during the birthday celebration.
County Executive Allan Kittleman and County Councilman Jon Weinstein, who represents Ellicott City, presented the school with a plaque commemorating the milestone. Schools Superintendent Michael Martirano also attended.
State Sen. Gail Bates also awarded the school a Maryland General Assembly legislative citation.
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