Tom McCaffrey's critically acclaimed video

Roslyn Elementary School:
The Legacy of "The Little School That Could"

Using the traditional ďKen BurnsĒ style of historical filmmaking, director Tom McCaffrey takes us through a tour of what it was like to live and attend school in the Roslyn area. Allison McCaffrey stars in her very first screen role as the ghost of Lillian Wickersham, Roslyn Elementary Schoolís first principal. Lillianís ghost first introduces us to Roslynís original schoolhouse, the Valley School built in 1822. The journey then continues through the early years of the new Roslyn Elementary School, built in 1926, and through the changes in Roslynís school and neighborhood as they progress through World War II, the resulting baby boom, and then the Cold War when educational attitudes were changed forever.

In 1996, the remnants of Hurricane Fran caused severe flood damage to the school, requiring that the children attend neighboring school facilities while the necessary cleanup and repairs were made. And yet, during that same year, Roslyn achieved the number one ranking in PSSA reading scores and awarded the prestigious Blue Ribbon award from the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The community pride and spirit of excellence which culminated in these achievements lives on today.

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42 minutes

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