September 28, 2009

Wallace Elementary Celebrates its 50th Anniversary

Wallace Elementary School, 9921 Kirkhaven Dr., will celebrate its 50th anniversary with several special events this fall. We welcome former students, parents and staff members, as well as the Lake Highlands community, to join us!

Our theme, WE Celebrate! Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow, reflects the many years of cooperative work between Wallace educators, staff, parents, students, and the Lake Highlands community to make Wallace the strong neighborhood school it is today. For the past three years, Wallace has earned the state’s highest rating of Exemplary. Wallace also has been named to the Texas Business Education Coalition honor roll for three years in a row.

On Thursday, October 8, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., join us on the front lawn of the school for the WE Celebrate! Family Picnic. This exciting evening will feature burgers and chicken sandwiches from Outback Steakhouse for only $5 and entertainment from the Wildcat Wranglers, the Highlandettes, and Wallace 3rd- and 4th- grade students. RISD Interim Superintendent Carolyn Bukhair will read a proclamation from Governor Rick Perry, and visitors will enjoy touring the school and viewing Wallace memorabilia in the library.
We also invite you to attend the WE Celebrate! Dinner and Silent Auction on Saturday, November 21, from 7 – 11 p.m. at the Dallas Elks Lodge, 8850 Lullwater Drive. This festive evening will include a delicious dinner, dancing, and a silent auction with something for everyone. Funds from the picnic and auction will go toward critical improvements within Wallace that will benefit our students, as well as the community.

For more information, or to purchase auction tickets, please visit our website at