By Marysville Schools Superintendent Bill Mullins
One of the things that excites me most about moving to Marysville is the opportunity to be closer to my family.
A significant portion of my immediate family lives near Wichita. I look forward to spending more time with them reminiscing about the past and making new memories.
I can spend hours at a time looking through boxes of old pictures trying to remember names and places and trying to recall how I am related to some of the people in the photographs. Often, when I sit and look through the boxes of pictures I wish that I could go back in time and talk to my relatives and ask them a hundred questions like I did when I was younger.
This year marks a special milestone in the history of Marysville USD 364 and Marysville High School. The graduation ceremonies next spring will be the 125th commencement for MHS. We want to make this year memorable for our seniors, but we also want to take this opportunity to celebrate our history. We want to bring everyone to the kitchen table, so to speak, to look at old pictures and share stories.
Our theme for the 2014-15 school year will be “Celebrating 125 Years of Bulldog History.” We want to incorporate this theme into everything we do this year, whether that is the football program, a music concert, a drama production or any other event.
We believe that this year-long celebration can bring the school and community closer together. It will allow us to celebrate the past while all of the new teachers and administrators learn about the rich history of Marysville and the pride that comes with being a Bulldog.
We also believe that by bringing the school and community closer together, we can develop a shared vision of the future of USD 364.
We are planning a Back to School Bash this Saturday as a kick-off to this year-long celebration. The event will begin at 6 p.m. in the City Park. We will have free pulled-pork sandwiches, frozen treats and cold drinks for everyone.
We will have a booth set up so that you can come meet me and other administrators in the district. We are still finalizing our plans for the evening, but we are trying to plan activities that would appeal to all ages.
Families First of Marshall County will have an event at the city pool at 8:15 on the same night as the Back to School Bash. We invite everyone to come out to the City Park at 6 p.m. to meet the district’s administrative team and enjoy free food. We also hope that you stick around and support the Families First organization.
We have created an e-mail address, [email protected], for you to share information with us throughout the year. This month we would like you to share your favorite Bulldog memory with us via e-mail or you can send your favorite memory in a letter to USD 364 District Office, 211 S. 10th St., Marysville, KS 66508 Attn: Bulldog History.