On the 100th day of classes on Wednesday, students and staff at wore outfits they had decorated at home to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the school.
Students were decked out in everything from Stanley Cup logos to dollar bills, with at least two teachers wearing bright yellow shirts drawn with dozens of smiley faces. Later this spring, the Hollis School Council will host a Sunday event to celebrate the anniversary with graduates of the school.
"We're fortunate," principal Tim MacDonald said, that there has been some great community preservation work done on the building, which was originally constructed in 1912 and expanded in the 1950s.
Ninety-nine percent of the school's 505 students participated on Wednesday, MacDonald said. In addition, third graders collected 100 Valentine's Day cards for a local nursing home and 100 food items for the .