Early September 1970—the quiet summer days were about to give way to the first day of school. MacDonald School looked ready to welcome back the throng of children that would fill the classrooms. Built in 1922 to fill the need of a growing community, Summerland Elementary School (renamed MacDonald School in 1951) was a special place to thousands of students for more than three-quarters of a century. It was demolished in 2000 after the new middle school opened. To all of the kids heading back to school next week—we wish you good learning, much laughter and great memories.