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Chaffeetopia and the 50th Anniversary of Chaffee

Saturday, March 30, 2019 -
10:00am to 2:00pm

You're invited to celebrate 50 Years of Chaffee! Chaffee Elementary opened its doors in 1969, and is named after Roger B. Chaffee, an American naval officer and naval aviator, aeronautical engineer, and NASA astronaut in the Apollo program. Chaffee lost his life in the pre-launch test fire for the Apollo 1 mission along with Virgil “Gus” Grissom and Ed White in 1967. Fifty years ago Huntsville leaders memorialized these three fallen heroes by naming local schools after them, and Roger B. Chaffee Elementary is named to honor one of these fallen heroes where Chaffee students, faculty and families have been putting S.T.E.M. education at the forefront of learning for the past 50 years.

We will need volunteers to help! We will be posting a schedule and needs in the coming weeks. In the meantime, please email: for more information or to sign you or your organization up help!

All Chaffee families, friends, neighbors, and alumni are invited to join us on March 30, 2019, when we will host a community event from 10am-2pm complete with presentations, a very special visitor, Chaffeetopia (Open House and hands-on S.T.E.M. Fair Activities), and 50 Year Celebration! We hope you can make it and please invite your family, friends, neighbors and Chaffee Alumni!