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Friday, February 10, 2012

Orchard Hills 50th Anniversary!

MILFORD--Orchard Hills Elementary School is celebrating 50 years of excellence in education this school year. Anyone who has been part of the school is invited to participate in several celebratory events.

The school first opened its doors on Marino Drive in 1961 under the guidance of Principal Michael Nicefaro. Today the school hosts 371 students in grades 3-5. Principal Dr. Cliff Dudley is very proud to be at Orchard Hills during this landmark year. “Orchard Hills’ 50th Anniversary marks a time for celebration – for the students, teachers, staff and administrators of the last 50 years who have made OHS the proud and highly reputable school that it is.”

The PTA is working closely with Dr. Dudley to arrange several events in celebration of the anniversary. “Our hope is to bring together alumni from each of the past 50 years in the school’s history” said Lauri Ross, President of the PTA. A special 50th Anniversary Committee has been formed under Ms. Ross’ direction and plans for anniversary memorabilia, open house and Flag Day celebration are under way.

“Flag Day has traditionally been an important day of celebration at Orchard Hills,” notes Dr. Dudley. “We hold an outdoor student assembly around the American Flag. There are speeches, singing and instrumental performances in honor of Old Glory with students, faculty and families all in attendance. We intend to make Flag Day 2012 extra special.”

Future announcements for Orchard Hills’ Golden Anniversary will continue to be published in local newspapers, or you can contact the school by following the “Our Schools” link to Orchard Hills at



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