Mary Gibson accepts Catawba Elementary has to close, but the memories of the school will stay with her long after she retires.
"It's time to move on," said Gibson through tears. "I think I'm really going to miss the teaching staff. We're just like a little family. I just think I'm really going to miss the children."
Catawba's closing ceremony was today, and Portage Elementary's closing ceremony is scheduled for Friday at 1 p.m.
Read more in Friday's Register.