ARCOLA -- This fall, the current Arcola High School (AHS) facility will celebrate its 100th birthday with a celebration open to the community. Arcola High School students first started attending school in the current AHS building in September 1917.

The Arcola school district will be celebrating 100 years of tradition and learning this fall in that original building. The school district learning community invites all alumni, former staff members, and the community of Arcola to celebrate this historic event. The school will be hosting a celebration on Oct. 21 from noon-3 p.m. at Arcola High School, 351 W. Washington.

The Arcola district is unique in that students in grades pre-K-12 are all located in one large school complex. The District 306 complex includes several additions, but the original building on the current site first opened its doors 100 years ago.

The celebration will include a display of historic memorabilia from 100 years; building tours; interviews with Arcola alumni; entertainment; refreshments; and presentations on how today’s classrooms look different than they did in the past.

For more information, contact Tom Mulligan, superintendent, Arcola school district, at tmulligan@arcolaschools.com or at 217-268-4963.

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