On September 20th our community celebrated the dedication and open house for Harriet Rowley Elementary. The event drew a number of elected officials, parents, and other interested community members, along with several members of Ms. Rowley’s family. Shannon Fitting, Ms. Rowley’s great-granddaughter and spokesperson for the family, shared some touching remembrances of their family’s matriarch. She was clearly a strong, compassionate person who was committed to education and modeled perseverance in the face of challenges. During the 2018-19 academic year, Harriet Rowley Elementary is a temporary home for Madison Elementary students while their school is under construction. The new Madison Elementary School is scheduled to open in Fall 2019. To view the dedication and open house brochure, click here.
The Harriet Rowley ribbon cutting was celebrated by cheering students and community! A video of the dedication and open house is available for viewing online here.
Check out the Skagit Valley Herald's coverage of the dedication here.