Arlington will host a celebration and goodbye event for retiring Principal Charles Skidmore Friday evening at the high school.
Skidmore is retiring at the end of the school year after serving as the Arlington High School principal for seven years.
The community celebration for Skidmore will be from 6 to 8 p.m. in the lawn in front of the high school.
The Arlington Education Foundation and a group of community members will also be raising money at the event to renovate the high school media center in honor of Skidmore’s years of service.
The Foundation said its goal is to turn the media center into a modern “learning commons” that is accessible and welcoming to students during the day and after hours through online databases and other technology.
More information can be found online at http://www.arlingtoneducationfoundationma.org/skidmorefundraiser.html.