The public is invited to dedication ceremonies for five replacement schools that opened over the past two years. McLoughlin Middle School and Marshall, Truman and King elementary schools opened last fall, but formal dedication ceremonies were postponed due to the pandemic. Walnut Grove Elementary School opened on the first day of school this year. A dedication ceremony for the Jim Tangeman Center, which replaced Fir Grove Children’s Center, was held Sept. 29.

These schools were rebuilt thanks to a capital bond program passed by voters in 2017.

Each dedication will feature opening remarks, ribbon cuttings and self-guided tours of the schools.

Masks or facial coverings are required while inside the schools.

McLoughlin Middle School
Dedication: Tuesday, Oct. 5, 6:30 – 8 p.m.
Address: 5802 MacArthur Blvd., Vancouver
Former McLoughlin school constructed in 1956

George C. Marshall Elementary School
Dedication: Wednesday, Oct.13, 6:30 – 8 p.m.
Address: 6400 MacArthur Blvd., Vancouver
Former Marshall school constructed in 1962

Harry S. Truman Elementary School
Dedication: Thursday, Oct. 28, 6:30 – 8 p.m.
Address: 4505 NE 42nd Ave., Vancouver
Former Truman school constructed in 1970

Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School
Dedication: Tuesday, Nov. 2, 6:30 – 8 p.m.
Address: 4801 Idaho St., Vancouver
Former King school constructed in 1971

Walnut Grove Elementary School
Dedication: Wednesday, Nov. 10, 6:30 – 8 p.m.
Address: 6103 NE 72nd Ave., Vancouver
Former Walnut Grove school constructed in 1952