In 1936, Highland Middle School opened its doors and over the next 75 years welcomed thousands of students and staff into its halls and classrooms, providing education, history and memories.
On Friday, March 1 the Huron Valley Education Association is inviting back all alumni, students and staff, for one final picture in front of the historic building.
The building was approved for demolition in December by the Huron Valley Schools board of education and demolition prep work and asbestos removal has already begun.
A staff photo will take place at 4:30 p.m. in front of the old entrance on John St. with all former staff including bus drivers, custodians, secretaries, paras, teachers and administrators encouraged to attend.
A student alumni photo is scheduled for 5 p.m. and both photo opportunites will take place regardless of weather conditions.
“We want anyone and everyone who worked at HMS or attended HMS as a student throughout the years to feel welcome and wanted to come together to say goodbye to a very special place,” Mike MacGregor wrote in a press release. “For one last time, we want to celebrate our strong feelings about our community.
"So for one last time, let's come together to honor and celebrate our affection for our venerable school," Macgregor wrote.