Members of the Selvidge Middle community gathered to celebrate the school's 50th anniversary, April 13. Festivities included face painting, games and a dedication ceremony led by Principal Dr. Mike Anselmo.
Anselmo said, "The students and staff of Selvidge are some of the best, most supportive people to be around on a daily basis. We continue to stretch ourselves by learning how to better serve each other and our community."
Student Anna Murphy said, "I think it's pretty special that it's during my eighth-grade year. I have a grandparent who used to work here as a principal. He's pretty cool."
Tom Roberson, a retired science teacher who taught at Selvidge in 1969, returned to reminisce about his teaching days. He noticed the advancement in district science equipment and technology.
"It's unbelievable," he said. "I wish I would've saved my notes from years past because I've been seeing a lot of wishes and dreams come true."
Anselmo added, "One of our proudest accomplishments is providing a safe, comfortable, and welcoming environment where all students can thrive today and into the future. I am confident that the solid foundation in which Selvidge has been built on for the last 50 years will continue to grow and prosper."
Selvidge is one of six middle schools in the Rockwood School District and currently serves 643 students in grades sixth-eighth.