The Bright School celebrated the 100th day of its 100th year on Friday with a "snow day" for students. The Chattanooga elementary school was founded in 1913 by Miss Mary Gardner Bright.
The children have been eagerly awaiting the 100th day, marked by a large countdown sign on the front lawn.
The students, in grades prekindergarten through five, were surprised with 13 cubic tons of snow on campus Friday morning. Parents were asked to dress children in warm clothes, hats, and mittens. The 300 children rotated through snow-themed stations including snow play, snowman crafts, hot chocolate and lunch, featuring the world-famous Bright School lunch and birthday cake.
The school has marked the important anniversary year with a number of events including setting a new Guinness Record for the World's Largest Cookie Mosaic in September.