Mr.E's bye to Beye

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Beye's Principal Ellwanger rode around town in a red convertable and waved goodbye to families and friends last night. The event was filled with song, instruments, laughter and some typical Mr. E banter emminating from a megaphone.

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Eric Molas  

Posted: June 8th, 2020 1:11 PM

I can't give enough praise Mr Ellwanger and are thankful that our son was able to experience his leadership at Beye school. The world needs more Mr. E's.

Carollina Song  

Posted: June 7th, 2020 11:12 PM

Quoting Maurice Sendak: "Oh, please don't go ?" we'll eat you up ?" we love you so!" Thanks, Mr. E. ?" for everything.

Susan Beyersdorf Beach from Forest Park  

Posted: June 6th, 2020 3:54 PM

As I heard Mr. E. say later, "Now everyone will want a parade!" It was such a great send off to a much beloved teacher and principal. Thanks to Larry Powers, a Beye grandfather who donated the use of that beautiful '72 Olds 442 for the parade.

Jeff Schroeder from Oak Park  

Posted: June 6th, 2020 10:20 AM

Four of our now-adult children had Mr. E as a principal, but our oldest daughter had him for music. He was great in both roles. To truly appreciate this man's musical talent, you had to see him pound out the piano with the Beye School Gospel Choir. He will be a tough act to follow!!

Mary Kay O'Grady  

Posted: June 6th, 2020 7:28 AM

Lovely man. Lovely tribute.

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