Everybody loves a birthday party, so why don’t you celebrate your school’s birthday with a giant cake and decorations. It gives you an opportunity to celebrate some history to the building, and the event allows students to understand the present and former traditions happening in the hallways and plaques.

In the week leading up to the big day, you can make daily history announcements or post a history board in the halls to feature influential teachers, founders, the school’s namesake, and outstanding alumni.

On the special day, invite former graduates and teachers to speak to classes (or an assembly if you can get a good speaker), and have them describe “the good ol’ days” from their perspective. Invite a group of graduates talk to your seniors about what they learned from their school experience and how it has shaped their present reality.

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