John Kerr ‘family’ celebrates 40 years in current home

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Posted: February 23, 2013

The Winchester Star

School librarian Kelly Carey talks with first-grader Langston Farris about his “Lord of the Rings” book.
Former John Kerr principal Anita Jenkins greets fourth-grader Chase Roberts shortly after her portrait for the school’s archive was unveiled. “The specialness of this site will always be in the children’s memories and especially that of the staff,” she said.
Former John Kerr teacher Dee Bauserman (right) has a warm greeting for the school’s first secretary, Peg Pangle, as former secretary Patsy O’Connell looks on.
Third-grader Jacob Burton finds the collapsible play tubes in the gymnasium during a tour of the school.

WINCHESTER — When John Kerr Elementary School opened in August 1972, desks and chairs were not yet available and everyone had to sit on the floor.

It also had no interior walls — a trend of the…

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