Unveiled on June 1, the City of Greenbelt's newest wayside panel is now up!
The Greenbelt Museum was instrumental in the creation of a new panel about the Greenbelt School Building, in front of the site of what is now the Dora Kennedy French Immersion School on Edmonston Road. The school originally opened in 1938 as Greenbelt High, serving students from Beltsville, Branchville, Berwyn Heights and College Park as well.
The first addition was constructed in 1945 (others were built in 1953, 1957, 1963 and 1969) and it served as the high school until 1951, when it became Greenbelt Junior High School. The school was desegregated in 1955 and a new Greenbelt Middle School (located behind the original building) replaced it in 2012.
The Robert Goddard French Immersion School moved into the building in 2014, and it was renamed to honor educator Dora Kennedy in 2015.