Wolfe Elementary turns 40
Courtesy of Simona Maurice
Wolfe Principal Dr. Jacob Leblanc and assistant principal Lisa Forney.Wolfe Elementary School in Katy ISD is turning 40 and the folks over there are planning a huge shindig at the end of the month. The Chronicle will be there to join in the celebration which the whole community is invited to attend.
Anyone who has worked at Wolfe or attended the school is invited to celebrate with faculty and students as they commemorate the school's 40th anniversary Tuesday, October 27, organizers said.
The party kicks off at 5 p.m. at Wolfe, 502 Addicks-Howell Road with school Principal Jacob Leblanc and Assistant Principal Lisa Forney at the helm.
Wolfe, one of 32 elementary schools in Katy ISD, has about 450 students, according to district data.
Those taking part in the festivities will be able to view the school's time capsule, enjoy refreshments and swap stories with other Wolfe alums. How fun!
Maurice L. Wolfe, the school's namesake will also be there. Plus, portraits of all the principals who have served at Wolfe will be unveiled.
Simona Maurice, a 5th grade writing/spelling teacher at the Texas Education Agency exemplary" rated campus, is helping to plan the festivities.
We opened our time capsule last week that had been buried 20 years ago," Maurice said. "One of our 4th grade teachers, Sarah Vannieuwenhuise was a student at the time it was buried and we also have two faculty members that have served at Wolfe Elementary for more than 30 years."
Maurice said the celebration will include remarks from Katy Superintendent Alton Frailey, a school choir performance, a show by the Wolfe Star Dancers, and a special performance of the Taylor High School Orchestra.
It will be a wonderful time of reminiscing with old and new friends, colleagues, and faculty and staff. All in the community are invited to join us in this extraordinary event," Maurice said.
Although Wolfe is celebrating its 40th anniversary, its roots date back to before 1968. Katy ISD annexed 55 miles at that time which included the Addicks ISD's Addicks Elementary which later became Wolfe. This stretched the boundaries of the school district to Texas 6 near the energy corridor.
Click here to see a related story about plans for an International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program at Wolfe.
What do you think the future of Wolfe Elementary holds? Do you support the district's proposal to turn Wolfe into a school that will host a world-acclaimed International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program? What do you think about Katy ISD having a school that is so far from the central area of Katy?
Courtesy of Simona Maurice
Front view of Wolfe Elementary, 502 Addicks-Howell Road.
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