Salina selling tiles to mark school’s 100th anniversary

Tile with filigree at the corners and black type saying Salina School in the middle

Salina Intermediate is selling printed tiles as part of the school’s 100th anniversary celebration.   Tiles will be installed in the school’s main hallway.

The 4-inch by 4-inch tiles are for sale for $50 each and can be printed with up to 30 letters, but more letters will lead to smaller type.   An 8-inch by 8-inch tile is also available for $100 with up to 50 letters.  The off-white tiles will have maroon accents and lettering in a contrasting color.   Order forms are available from the school office, by calling (313) 827-6600 or by following this link.  Tile purchases are tax deductible donations to the school and will be used to benefit Salina.  Sales will continue through November.

Salina School is marking its 100th anniversary on Friday, Oct. 26 from 5 to 10 p.m. with an event at the school.  Tickets are $20, or $15 in advance, and can also be purchased by contacting the school or at the District’s Administrative Services Center, 18700 Audette.

The first Salina School opened in 1918 – the same year as the nearby Ford Rouge plant.  The community quickly outgrew that two-room school house.  In 1920, the current Salina Intermediate was built on the same location as that first school.  Since then, several additions were made to the school, and in 2003, the new preschool through third grade Salina Elementary was built next door to the existing building.