Hazelwood Elementary School in Lynnwood celebrated its 50th birthday Nov. 2 with food, entertainment and a time of sharing memories. The school opened in fall 1967.
Some of the original 1967 staff and student body were on hand, as well as other alumni. One young couple, who had the same first-grade teacher at Hazelwood, announced that they were now engaged to be married. Jan Link, retired Hazelwood principal, shared how special the school was in her life and in the community.
Also on hand was former music teacher Robin Wood, who wrote a school song in 1993.
Current music teacher Sarah Moyer asked Wood if she remembered the original song. After prompting her with the first words, Wood brightened. “The tune came flowing from her lips,” Moyer recalled.
This year, Moyer wrote a new school song, “Hazelwood Way.”
“The ‘Hazelwood Way’ is a motto that the students say each morning, and I thought putting it to music would serve as a good tool for remembering that we are ‘kind, safe, and responsible,’” Moyer said.
The lyrics to both songs are posted below:
“Hazelwood Eagles School Song” (1993)
Clap your hands for a great school
The best we’ve ever seen
Where we can be the best we can be
Where we can learn and grow and make new friends
And there’s always something new to see
And where our teachers care ‘bout each one of us
Hazelwood — the place to be!
Hazelwood — come on and see!
Hazelwood — the place for me!
“Hazelwood Way” (2017)
We are Hazelwood
A community or learners
We are Hazelwood
We are kind safe and responsible
Where were grow and learn and play
As we live the Hazelwood Way
Soar like eagles
Wave your colors in the sky
Help a neighbor
Always trying to do right
‘Cause we’re learning all the time
As we live the Hazelwood Way!
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