Teacher’s Reception Held at High School Thursday, 1943

Nisqually Valley News September 23, 1943

The annual Teacher’s Reception is a happy memory for those who were fortunate enough to attend. Held in the attractive new Yelm school auditorium, the beauty of the stage was accented by three lovely floral pieces, gifts of the Yelm Garden Club.

Greeting the guests were Mr. Florine Bradly, Mrs. David Day, and Mrs. H.E. Wolf, who pinned the name and a dainty boutonnière upon each honor guest. Mrs. William Merz and Mrs. Art Justmen preside at the refreshment table. Mrs. J.S. Miller was the mistress of ceremonies and presented Miss Mary Lou O’Bryan, director of music who announced three numbers by the High School Band which were very well received. Mrs. Miller then presented Mayor E.K. Fristoe, who welcomed the teachers for the people of the community and stressed cooperation between the home and the school. Rev. And Mrs. Magnus Udd were then presented in the pleasing vocal duet with an accordion compliment. Rev. Udd and Rev. George Huber each gave most pleasing addresses of welcome and urged the teachers to take part in the church and community life.

O.L. Montgomery, superintendent of School District No. 400, with his usual charm introduced the school principals, J.M. Johnson, of McKenna, Harry Southworth, Yelm grade school, and Frank Bower of the high school, who in turn introduced their teachers. All present were glad to welcome back the former teachers and to extend greetings to the new ones.

Refreshments were enjoyed in the Domestic Science rooms, which were also attractively decorated with floral arrangements.

Schools to Open Monday; All Teachers Now Ready, 1943

Schools to Open Monday; All Teachers Now Ready

Nisqually Valley News September 9, 1943

The McKenna Lackamas and Yelm schools will open for the new school year on Monday morning, September 12th at 9 am. All bus runs will be the same as at the close of school last year. Both times and routes.

Pupils do not need a lunch on the first day. The buses will make the return trip starting at 11am. The second day will be a full day at the school, closing at 3:30.

The full staff for school district No. 400 is as follows.

Lackamas School: Mrs. Fannie B. King.

McKenna School: J.M. Johnson. Kathryn Rosenbaum. Ruby Lynn and the custodian will bee C.N. Ockfen.

Yelm Grade School: Patricia Coffee, Opal Hibbard, Ada Hart, Franc Norton, Vivian Uhlman, Virginia Clark, Evelyn Clumpner, Buna Belle Cavett, Laura Midsater, Laura L. Hahn, Paul Brincken, W. H. Thun, and Harry Southworth. John Pfeiffer custodian and Frank E. Carrier fireman.

Yelm High School: Grace Howard, Eva P. Curry, Ethel Jane Cahoon, Nellie F. McNeil, Mary Lou O’Bryon, Clarence Jean, and Frank Bower. The custodian will be Frank Noble.

Bus drivers will be Wm. Merz Jr, Sam Stewart, Jay V. Foster, Henry Moyer, Romola Follman and Lafayatte Parker.

Mrs. Jean Grinde will again be the librarian. The school directors are Dan Cook, chairman. Wm Merz Sr, clerk. Truman Wilcox, Jack Peugh, and George L. DeWitt, O.L. Montgomery is the superintendent.

Arrangements have been made for the services of a Public Health Nurse for at least one day a week.

The school lunch room will be open on Monday, October 4th.