100th Year Celebration – Waller Rd Elementary

Waller Road Elementary School

100th Year Celebration

Saturday, May 31, 2014

6312 Waller Road E

4-7 PM

The centennial celebration will include a spaghetti dinner ($5) with music provided by the Waller Road drum ensemble and the Waller Road chorus and junior chorus. Also, the school will be open for visitors so they can go through the current school, and also go through the old Woodrow School located at the Waller Road Grange across the street (64th St E) from the current school. The Woodrow School is the original one-room school house built in 1913 with a first class of 14 students.  An alumni of that first class was Rudy Geise, father of current Waller Road resident, Jim Geise.  A new brick school building was constructed in 1936 with a new name: Waller Road Elementary School. The old Woodrow School building was moved and renovated by Grange and community members as part of a Bicentennial project in 1976. Waller Road School District 123 eventually merged with the Puyallup School District 3 in 1950. If you attended Waller Road Elementary School, or are just interested in historical events, this just might be the event to attend on Saturday.

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