By Nick Sestanovich
The 2016-2017 school year marked a major milestone for Joe Henderson Elementary School. Benicia Unified School District’s second youngest elementary school turned 30 back in January and celebrated with a major party this past week. The event was spearheaded by fifth-grade teacher Kelly Hughes and featured appearances by alumni, former staff and even the school’s first two principals.
Hughes began planning the event after realizing in the fall that it was Henderson’s 30th year as a school.“I felt that it was a huge milestone that we couldn’t let pass us by,” she said. “With the permission of our principal, I began making plans for a big celebration. I wanted it to be a day where the whole school came together to learn about the history of our school, and celebrate together.”