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Kettler Elementary School Celebrates 50 Years
Posted 11/18/22

Kettler Time Capsule CeremonyThis week, the Huntington Beach City School District recognized the 50th anniversary of Kettler Elementary School along with a time capsule opening ceremony. The facility first opened its doors in 1972 and derived its name from Mr. William E. Kettler, a 13-year member of the Board of Trustees.

The celebration included a time capsule opening ceremony presented by the Huntington Beach Masonic Lodge No. 380. The time capsule was opened and its contents showed a snapshot of life in 1973 and 2003 and were showcased for students, staff, families, and members of the community.Kettler Time Caspule

During the event, Superintendent Dr. Leisa Winston and Board President Dr. Paul Morrow welcomed all in attendance and introduced honored guests which included the Board,

cabinet members, and a special appearance by the man himself, Mr. William E. Kettler!

“The Kettler facility has served as our District Education Center since 2018, but it’s important to remember the many students who spent their formative years learning and growing at Kettler, as well as the staff who dedicated their careers to supporting students on this campus,” said Superintendent Dr. Leisa Winston.

After the ceremony, attendees congregated in the courtyard to continue the festivities and look at photos and memorabilia from across the decades. The display reminded those in attendance of Kettler’s rich history and traditions.

Kettler Time Capsule Ceremony“Some former Kettler Cougars are now teachers in the District, and some former Kettler teachers still teach in other district schools. Other alumni are parents or Huntington Beach community members with children or grandchildren who now attend our other schools–a testament to the dedication and commitment of those who served Kettler students and our HBCSD community!” said Dr. Winston.Kettler Time Capsule Ceremony

What a way to celebrate an anniversary! Happy 50th, Kettler Cougars!

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