Celebrate District 99′s 100th anniversary Oct. 21 at North High open house

An open house at Downers Grove North High School on Oct. 21 will commemorate the 100-year anniversary of Community High School District 99.

The open house will be from 9 a.m. to noon at Downers Grove North, 4436 Main St.

Community members are invited to tour sections of the school and meet informally with school board members and officials.

Artifacts from the district’s history will be on display and light refreshments will be served. Attendees are asked to enter through the main entrance.

On Feb. 17, 1923, residents voted to form District 99 as a separate high school district. Downers Grove High School opened five years later in 1928. Downers Grove South High School opened in 1964.

“Throughout history, the community has always provided our students with what they’ve needed to excel and evolve,” District 99 School Board President Don Renner said in a news release. “This celebration is a way to share pride in what we’ve accomplished together over the years and will continue to accomplish in the future.”

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