Mirabeau B. Lamar Elementary School celebrated its 100th anniversary Feb. 6. Originally established in 1923, the elementary school has served generations of New Braunfels residents.

Old yearbooks, school assignments and PTA financial reports—where punch and cookies for 53 people cost $2.40 in 1949—were among the tributes placed along the halls of the school. Students of the elementary school gave presentations detailing the history and legacy of the school, even telling the story of Mildred, the former teacher who still haunts the halls of the campus.

“This marks 100 years of providing excellent educational opportunities to students in New Braunfels Independent School District, including my very own [children]—both of them,” NBISD school board President Eric Bergquist said. “As we celebrate the last 100 years of this school, we look also to the future with optimism and excitement.”

NBISD Superintendent Laurelyn Arterbury presented a plaque to commemorate the achievement of the campus being open for 100 years.

“Let's reflect on the rich history of excellence that has defined Lamar Elementary for the past century,” Arterbury said. “From what seemed like a small schoolhouse in 1923 to what is now a flourishing school community. 100 years later, Lamar was and will remain an integral part of our community.”