SCHOOL NEWS RELEASE
Prince Edward Public School
949 Giles E., Windsor
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 9, 2014
Principal Teresa Iandolo
School to Memorialize Dedicated Teacher
- Remembering Mr. Strom -
This past summer, Syd Strom lost his battle with cancer. He had taught with the Greater Essex County District School Board for 22 years, most recently, at Prince Edward Public School.
On Friday, Oct. 10, at 9:15 am, the Prince Edward school community will pay tribute to Strom with a memorial service and a tree planting. A Catalpa tree will be planted in Strom’s favourite place at the school, the Nature Nook, where he would take his students to learn about nature. An engraved memorial stone, donated by S&V Memorial, will be placed beside the tree.
“We want our students to feel supported and recognize that we are all together in this grieving process. It is important for students to acknowledge and share memories of their former teacher who had such an impact on their lives,” said Principal Teresa Iandolo.
Strom, a gifted musician who incorporated music into his teaching, formed a school guitar club which inspired students to develop their love of music. Friday’s ceremony will include a video of Mr. Strom playing his guitar. Once his solo is finished, student Noah Ball will continue playing the selection.
For more information contact Principal Teresa Iandolo @ 519-253-1119.