Maryland Elementary School is marking its 60th anniversary this year and the school community plans to celebrate on the 60th day of school, Tuesday, Nov. 23, starting at 1:30 p.m.

Maryland Elementary School is marking its 60th anniversary this year and the school community plans to celebrate on the 60th day of school, Tuesday, Nov. 23, starting at 1:30 p.m.

Several guests, including Bexley Mayor John Brennan, Superintendent Mike Johnson and former faculty members will be on hand for an assembly that will include photos, music and birthday treats.

According to Patti Cooper, a fifth grade teacher at Maryland who is helping coordinate the event, guests will screen a slideshow of photos from the six decades of school history and experience student performances of music selections from the 60 years. Mayor Brennan will present a proclamation to the school in honor of the celebration and break out the birthday cupcakes. Beginning at 3:10 p.m., current, former and retired staff members will gather for a reception in the teachers' lounge.

"We also have displays in our hallway illustrating the six decades of school history," Cooper said.

For more information, contact Bexley Schools' public information coordinator Amy Thompson at (614) 238-6663 or via e-mail at keycommunicator@bexleyschools.org.