Community Time at Chloe Clark Elementary School in DuPont will have an unusual aspect to it in three weeks time.
On Wednesday, Oct. 26 at 8:50 a.m. students, teachers and parents will
gather for a ground-breaking ceremony-the second one for this community
school at Northwest Landing. The late October morning occasion marks
the kickoff for construction for the school’s final phase.
Four years ago, the newest school in the Steilacoom Historical School District was officially opened. When the school opened it served students in grades K-4. When it’s completed next July it will be ready to house 5th grade students.
Student “ground breakers” from grades K-5 are to be selected to participate in the earth-turning ceremony that day, said CC Principal Gary Yoho. Local and school district officials also will take part in the event.
Completion of the school is the first of four major school construction projects for the district since 2001. District voters this past May approved a $55.9 million capital construction bond. Projects include completion of Chloe Clark Elementary School, a new multi-purpose room for Anderson Island Elementary School, a new middle school to be built at Northwest Landing, and renovations to Steilacoom High School.
Chloe Clark Elementary School was named in honor of the 1841 Methodist missionary teacher who instructed Native American children at the Ft. Nisqually-area mission. Steilacoom Historical School District No. 1 was established in 1854. In 1975 it consolidated with DuPont and Anderson Island school districts. District enrollment at the end of September is 2,329 students.
For more information contact Principal Gary Yoho at 583-7960.