The Unveiling Ceremony of the Newly Renovated Hellenic American School
Library Dedicated to Ourania Behrakis
A ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Hellenic American School will take place on January 9, 2004 in honor of the newly renovated library dedicated to Ms. Ourania Behrakis. The Hellenic American School is a small private elementary school with a big history in the heart of Lowell, Massachusetts’ ethnic community. Opened in 1908 by Greek immigrants, it was the first Greek Orthodox day school in the United States with the goal of providing the highest quality education enriched with the teaching of the Greek language, history and culture. For nearly one hundred years, the school has offered a preschool and kindergarten program that is designed to allow children to develop at their individual rate and a grade 1 through 6 program that features a challenging broad based curriculum with emphasis on language arts, mathematics, science, geography, social studies, computers, music, physical education, and art. The achievements of the school’s alumni and excellent Terra Nova test scores attest to the school’s high standards for academic excellence.
“Lowell is proud to have such a forward thinking, academically excellent institution,” says Mayor Rita Mercier. “We think of the Hellenic American School as a jewel in the heart of our multi-ethnic community.”
The newly renovated library media center will play a critical role in the introduction of new learning technologies, support of the curriculum, and the teaching of information skills. The library will be electronically linked to the Merrimack library Consortium and equipped with the latest in information networking technologies necessary to meet the needs of today’s learners.
“At the Hellenic American School, we know our students as individuals, we know their families and their parents,” says Principal Dr. James Demos. ” We want every boy and girl in the school to have self-confidence, security and pride. Our aim is to help nurture the talents in each pupil and help them reach their full potential.”
The Hellenic American School believes that it needs to prepare students for the future. This endeavor is achieved through the dedicated and committed work of principal Dr. James Demos, state certified teachers, staff, the school board, and parents. The Hellenic American School is steadfast to meet imminent challenges and help students become productive and responsible participants in a rapidly changing global society.
The unveiling ceremony will take place on January 9, 2004 at 6:00 p.m. at the Hellenic American School located at 41 Broadway Street in Lowell. A cocktail reception at the Whistler House for two hundred invited guests will immediately follow the ceremony. The Hellenic American School is located at 41 Broadway Street in Lowell.
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