Thursday, May 05, 2016

[485] Campus School celebrating ’50s with May 10 ‘Reunion Picnic on the Lawn’

MURFREESBORO — Homer Pittard Campus School is inviting former students, staff members and friends to an upcoming throwback picnic celebration on its grounds.

The “Reunion Picnic on the Lawn” will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 10, at the school, located at 923 E. Lytle St. in Murfreesboro.

Sponsored by Friends of Campus School and the Parent Teacher Club, the picnic will have a theme of “Celebrating the ‘50s! Dance to the Oldies.” Food will be provided by the PTC and no reservations are required.

Rita King, Friends of Campus School president, said attendees are in for a treat, with an area dance group performing classic swing routines as well as a DJ playing ’50s music for picnic-goers to get in on the action.

The event will also feature a display celebrating the 1950s set up in the school’s lobby, and student-led tours of the building will also be available. Campus School is a K-5 teaching laboratory school jointly operated by Middle Tennessee State University and Rutherford County Schools.

“We’re just inviting everybody to come out and enjoy chatting and renewing acquaintances,” King said.

Campus School Principal Dr. Sherry King said hot dogs, milk shakes and chips will be served "soda shoppe style," and that students and staff will be wearing '50s attire. There will also be a special display honoring the late Dr. Mary Tom Berry, a longtime MTSU faculty member, former elementary education department chair and school teacher who died in February. The Campus School library is named "The Mary Tom Berry Media Center" in honor of her efforts and impact on the laboratory school's success and role in teacher training.

For more information about the school, visit or call 615-895-1030.

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