Mary Drew Memories: Remember the School by Sharing Your Stories and Photos

Mary Drew Elementary School will close at the end of this month, but parents, teachers, staff and students can share their stories, photos and videos about what made the school so special.

In less than a week, will close its doors after four years, a casualty of declining enrollment and district budget cuts.

for everyone involved—parents, teachers, staff, administrators. It's a testament to the kind of education students received at Mary Drew that so many people worked to try to keep it open.

READ: Go to Our Section on Mary Drew's Closing for Details on the Decision

After May 29, , but that doesn't mean they have to forget the good times they had at Mary Drew. This page is designed for members of the Summit Hill School District 161 community to share their memories of the school and what it meant to them. People also can post photos and videos of events and other activities.

This is your chance to share with everyone else what made Mary Drew Elementary School so special.


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Spring 2013 May 24, 2012 at 10:07 PM
Sad no one has anything good to say. Parents are only hurting, and I don't blame them. I really am begining to think SH161 school board has done so much damage and Frankfort will not recover for a long time. I am hearing the board will be shutting down Frankfort Square School next year. Can things get any worse?!
J.Rowe May 25, 2012 at 10:58 PM
My son attended Mary Drew for 4th grade. I was not happy that he had to leave Rogus. He had a wonderful year with Mr. Buchanan! I'm sad that my daughter will not be there next year for first grade. It was a great school. However it is a building and the teachers and support staff are what really make a school. Let's hope the changes don't negatively impact the education of the students too much! For my daughter's sake I will be positive about the upcoming school year!
Kelly Rice May 28, 2012 at 04:18 AM
I would like to say that as an overprotective mother, I felt so safe in watching my kids go to Mary Drew for 7hours everyday. I thought of Mrs. Klein and her office staff, the teachers and everyone else their as the part of my family that nurtured my kids during the day. They excelled not only academically but as human beings. I have such a heavy heart knowing that my family is being torn apart. I wish all the staff the very best in the future. The children and their parents that are getting our reassigned staff are very lucky people. We will miss you all dear friends.
Hugo G May 28, 2012 at 12:23 PM
Mary Drew was a wonderful school, but so are all the other schools in our district. While Mary Drew families grieve the loss of their buidling , they can take solace that NONE of their staff lost their jobs. The Arbury Hills Family(who love their school as as much MD Families do ) took a hard hit with the closing of Mary Drew. They suffered the loss of their Secretary, their nurse, and several of their WONDERFUL DEVOTED teachers. We as a community need to come together and try to make the best of a sad situation for all our children.


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