MOSSYROCK - The 1962 - 63 school year at Mossyrock schools will begin Sept. 4 with a full day of activities, Ralph Morris, superintendent, has announced.
Morris said high school students who are new to the district will receive enrollment instructions at a 8:50 a.m., assembly on the opening day of school. New grade school students should report to the grade school principal on that day.
The Mssyrock [sic] faculty will attend a four - day workshop beginning Aug. 28 at 9 a.m., in Mossyrock. One of the four days, Aug. 31, will be spent at the county workshop in Morton.
Three teachers are new to the Mossyrock faculty for the 1962-63 school term.
Frank Kelly, a graduate of Northeastern State College in Oklahoma, will assume the head basketball coaching duties and will teach science and industrial arts.
Patricia Kelly, also a graduate of N.S.C., will teach the fourth grade, the same grade she has instructed for the past two years at Tahlequah.
Irene Warfield, a former resident of Mossyrock, will return to the community this fall to teach the fifth grade. She comes to Mossyrock from Snohomish, where she also taught the fifth grade.
The entire Mossyrock faculty includes, in the high school, Laurence Deacon, principal; Don Taylor, vice principal, head football and track coach, and social studies: merit Wood, head baseball and assistant football and basket ball coach, and mathematics; Dennis Creek, English and dramatics; Willa Core, mathematics and physical education; Ruth Smith, vocational home economics; Gene Irwin, agriculture and science; Jean Morris, English and foreign languages; Herman Barr, business; Alan Fryberger, music, and Marjorie Aldrich, librarian.
Grade school faculty consists of Kenneth Gesche, principal; Rosa Quinn and Philip Baker, eighth grade; Bob Wolfe and Everitt Barnes, seventh grade; Doris Marsh and Bertha Barnes, sixth grade; Ethel Sethe, fifth grade; Marion Quinn and Mary Smith, fourth grade; Mildred Duncan and Lois Smith, third grade; Ollie Craft and Mattie Faris, second grade, and Alma Mullins, first grade.
Mrs. Lois Rockwood will be secretary to the superintendent and jack Redmon will be the bus mechanic, Morris said. Custodians are Paul Buntain, Ira Robertson, Mel MacDonald, and Bill Mitchem.
Flora Redmon will be head cook and her helpers are Shirley MacDonald and Ines Robertson. (pictures of Frank Kelley and Patricia Kelley) wording under Patricia Kelley state: "First grade teacher and newcomer for Mossyrock is Patricia Kelley. She graduated from Northeastern State College, Oklahoma, and for the past two years has been at Tahlequah." [Transcriber's note: I know she was the first grade teacher in 1962-64 at least, for my sister had her, and she was the other first grade teacher when I attended the following year. The article itself states she taught fourth grade.]
Source: The Daily Chronicle, 4 August 1962, page 19. Microfilm available at Centralia Timberland Library, 110 South Silver, Centralia, Washington 98531
Transcribed by Kathryn Lester