KENOSHA, Wis. (Friday, May 12, 2023) – Earlier this year, Kenosha Unified announced the closure of Wilson Elementary School effective July 1, 2023. To honor its many years of service to the community and families served, Wilson will be hosting a Legacy Celebration on Friday, June 2, 2023, from 5-7 p.m.
This event is open to the entire community and current and past students and staff are encouraged to attend. Guests will be able to walk the halls and reminisce about the past from 5-6 p.m. There will then be a presentation featuring the Wilson choir and keynote speakers in the gymnasium from 6-7 p.m.
Wilson is a neighborhood school that first opened its doors to students and families on September 7, 1953. It was later dedicated as Woodrow Wilson Elementary School on May 4, 1954.
Designed by the same architect, Wilson and Southport elementary schools were dubbed “twin elementary schools” when they were built using the exact same footprint in 1952. Wilson’s original design called for an eight-room unit, and in 1961, an eight-room addition was constructed to complete the layout as it exists today.
Most recently, Wilson served just over 130 students and hosted the district’s Even Start and Adult English as a Second Language programs in the 2023-23 school year.