South Colby Elementary School in South Kitsap is one of the
oldest continuously operating schools in Kitsap County. The school
first opened its doors in the fall of 1956.
The only school that I know of that has South Colby beat is Brownsville Elementary in Central Kitsap. That school was built in 1954.
Naval Avenue Early Learning Center in Bremerton ties South Colby. The original part of that building was constructed in 1956, with a number of additions and renovations.
South Colby, home of the Bobcats, will celebrate its 60th anniversary from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday with games, music, cupcakes and punch. Staff will distribute 60th anniversary paw print magnets.