Last Day at Barton Elementary 06-05-14
Photos by John Ehlke
After the students left and items packed near the windows, teachers gathered together to say their good-byes during the last day of school at Barton Elementary on Thursday morning in West Bend. After 90 years, the school closed apart of the West Bend School District's long range facilities plan. Music teacher Kelly Zeman has cotton candy wrapped around her arm as she hands out another stick for a child at the carnival for Barton Elementary School's final day on Thursday evening in West Bend. After 90 years, Barton closed on Thursday apart of the West Bend School District's long range facilities plan. Addicus Jante, 5, watches the pendulum swing in attempt to knock over a bowling pin at the carnival for Barton Elementary School's final day on Thursday evening in West Bend. After 90 years, Barton closed on Thursday apart of the West Bend School District's long range facilities plan. Patrons take in the games at the carnival for Barton Elementary School's final day on Thursday evening in West Bend. It was anticipated that over 800 people attended the carnival. After 90 years, Barton closed on Thursday apart of the West Bend School District's long range facilities plan. Jenna Schmitz, 4, of West Bend high-fives his daughter, Jenna, 4, after popping a balloon for a game at the carnival for Barton Elementary School's final day on Thursday evening in West Bend. After 90 years, Barton closed on Thursday apart of the West Bend School District's long range facilities plan. Second-grade teacher Laurie Spors smiles as she hugs her students during the last day of school at Barton Elementary on Thursday morning in West Bend. After 90 years, the school closed apart of the West Bend School District's long range facilities plan. Second-grade teacher Laurie Spors hugs her student Jayanie Lewis, 7, left, during the last day of school at Barton Elementary on Thursday morning in West Bend. After 90 years, the school closed apart of the West Bend School District's long range facilities plan. Items packed off to the side near the entrance for the last day of school at Barton Elementary on Thursday morning in West Bend. After 90 years, the school closed apart of the West Bend School District's long range facilities plan. Students have signed Barton Elementary School shirts for the last day of school at Barton Elementary on Thursday morning in West Bend. After 90 years, the school closed apart of the West Bend School District's long range facilities plan. The Barton Bobcat mascot packed away in the main office for the last day of school at Barton Elementary on Thursday morning in West Bend. After 90 years, the school closed apart of the West Bend School District's long range facilities plan. First-grade student Angelique Almaraz, 6, left, hugs fourth-grade student Brea Herbest, 9, as school is dismissed for the last time during the last day of school at Barton Elementary on Thursday morning in West Bend. After 90 years, the school closed apart of the West Bend School District's long range facilities plan. Almaraz will be attending Green Tree Elementary School in the fall where Herbst will attend Silverbrook School. Fourth-grade teacher Amy Endlich, center, huddles with her fellow teachers after students exited Barton Elementary for the final time during the last day of school at Barton Elementary on Thursday morning in West Bend. After 90 years, the school closed apart of the West Bend School District's long range facilities plan. Endlich has taught 22 years all at Barton Elementary School. Mike Bergemann, 7, walks back to his mother's car after taking a photo with the Bobcat statue during the last day of school at Barton Elementary on Thursday morning in West Bend. After 90 years, the school closed apart of the West Bend School District's long range facilities plan.
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