Etcetera - 5/17/13


Most of the John Sager Middle School buildings are being demolished in late summer to make way for the new College Place Public Schools High School, said Linda Byerley, Sager principal and director of curriculum and instruction for College Place Public Schools.

She’s planning a Sager Salute for all past students and staff — the first class was from 1965 — for one last gathering in the Sager cafeteria from 5:30-6:30 p.m. June 3.

“I have worked at Sager since 1991 so it is definitely a family affair for me,” Linda said.

For more details, contact her at 525-5300 or

The Walla Walla High School Class of 1973 will hold forth Aug. 30-Sept. 1 for its 40th reunion, organizers say.

Although plans aren’t yet carved in stone, several ideas for activities may include a tour of the Wa-Hi campus.

A class picture will be taken and a photographer may take candid shots and post on a website where attendees can purchase pics.

Another classmate is rounding up photos to run as a continuous loop at a dinner and is creating an informational flier to be posted with the reunion itinerary as soon as everything is gelled.

The person on the post said, “It will be fun to see how we’ve changed.” Another classmate is charged with gathering memorial information.

The schedule as it currently stands a no-host meet-and-greet at Mill Creek Brew Pub, 6 p.m. Aug. 30; dinner at the Walla Walla Country Club Aug. 31 with the cost and time to be determined.

An organized wine tour is a possibility. Classmates are invited to express interest and ideas on the Facebook wall and registration is also there at Wa-Hi Class of 1973 Reunion.

For more details or to connect missing classmates, call LaRae Martin at 509-526-8706 or email

With their competitive spirit high, students at Green Park Elementary School won the Walla Walla Public Schools District-wide Battle of the Book competition, according to the Walla Walla Public Schools Week in Review online newsletter.

Edison Elementary placed second.

Edison Library Media Specialist Carrie LaRoy coordinated the event in which all the fourth- and fifth-graders in area schools read 20 books then answered questions about the genres, settings, characters, elements of plot and comprehension.

A team winner from each class was selected as well as a school winner.

The culminating event was a district championship with the winning teams from each school competing for a district winner.

Etcetera appears in daily and Sunday editions. Annie Charnley Eveland can be reached at or afternoons at 526-8313.


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