John Bullen celebrates a Golden anniversary
What do the first moon landing, Woodstock, Richard Nixon’s presidency and the grand opening of Bullen Junior High School have in common? These events all took place in 1969, making them 50 years old this year.
Five decades ago, John Bullen Junior High opened its doors to educate Kenosha’s youth. As a school for seventh, eighth and ninth-grade students, Bullen worked with young men and women as they journeyed toward adulthood. Through the years, Bullen transitioned from a junior high model to a middle school model that now reaches sixth, seventh and eighth-grade students, but the tradition of passion and joy for student learning continues.
The current mission that “Bullen Middle School ensures every child receives high levels of academic and social emotional growth toward becoming independent in the changing world of tomorrow” is not just mere words to the staff, but a daily pursuit of greatness. This pursuit of greatness is something we wish to celebrate and share with the community.
On Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, we’re inviting the community to join us for an Open House from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. to celebrate our 50th anniversary. The Open House will include games, free food, and a host of other family-friendly activities. It is a celebration we would love for everyone to join and we are sure you don’t want to miss!
In addition, there will be a ceremony and RSVP-only dinner to honor the life of John Bullen and to share the history of Bullen that will begin at 5 p.m. This portion of the celebration will include entertainment, raffles, an auction, and the sale of past yearbooks and 50th Anniversary T-shirts. To purchase a ticket to attend the ceremony and dinner, please visit our online payment center.
Please join us on Saturday, Oct. 12, for these amazing events - we’d love to see you there!
If you have questions about this celebration, please call Rose Colwill at 262-359-4460.