MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. Mount Kisco Elementary School is gearing up for its 100th anniversary. When Susan Polos, the schools librarian, needed help preparing for the event, there was only one person who she said stood out in her mind. That person was Mount Kisco Elementary Schools head custodian, Scott Whalen.
Whalen has cared for Mount Kisco Elementary School and its facilities for several years and has had connections to the school spanning over generations.
Mr. Whalen found out that Applebee's was in the process of redecorating, so he contacted a graduate of Fox Lane High School, who put him in touch with the local Mount Kisco Applebee's, said Polos. Mr. Whalen and I visited Applebee's and were thrilled with the old photos that capture local history, showcased old buildings and provide a glimpse into an earlier time. We are so grateful that the restaurant offered these photos to the school.
The photos Whalen and Polos received from Applebees are now framed and will be hung in the foyer of the school library for everyone to enjoy. The fourth graders have been studying local history and these photos are just what the school needed to bring their lessons to life for the students.
This year as the students take walks to the fire station, police station, library and hospital, they can appreciate the history of these institutions, said Polos. Through the generous loan from the historical society, we also obtained a large photo of the first Mount Kisco Public School, which had been built on the current site of the Mount Kisco Elementary School's Circus Playground.
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