Benjamin Cosor Elementary School—50 Years Old and Counting
On a bright summer morning of September 22, 2017, the students and staff of Fallsburg’s Benjamin Cosor Elementary School assembled in the large courtyard in front of the school to begin a school-wide celebration of the Fiftieth Anniversary of the dedication of the building that was opened in 1967.

Principal Mary Kate Stinehour welcomed everyone. FCSD Superintendent Dr. Ivan Katz informed the assembly about the namesake for the building, Benjamin Cosor, who was a long-term member of the School Board. The Superintendent then led everyone in singing Happy Birthday to the school.

Mrs. Stinehour introduced a noteworthy alumna of the school, Town of Fallsburg Justice Amanda Ward. After praising the education that she received at BCES, she encouraged every child in the audience to dream big and do well in school. “You can fulfill your dreams,” concluded Ms. Ward with a great sense of pride.

After an acrobatic performance by the Jr/Sr High School Cheerleaders excited the audience, the BCES Chorus under the direction of Ms. Andrea Plonsky-Henderson sang joyously. As the assembly ended, Mrs. Stinehour pointed to the athletic field a few hundred feet from the front entrance. A huge bouncy house and “boot camp” exercise attraction awaited the children’s enjoyment, one grade at a time, throughout the rest of the gorgeous day.

The commemoration of Benjamin Cosor Elementary was over for the assembly, but it would continue for the rest of the school year with more special events planned. Please share any memories you may have of BCES by contacting Principal Mary Kate Stinehour at (845) 434-4110, ext. 3206. Also people are invited to visit the special Facebook page, BCES Celebrating 50 Years of Memories.

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