One hundred years after Chowchilla Grammar School was built and occupied by its first pupils, the Chowchilla Elementary School District will conduct its centennial celebration at the site of the original grammar school and the current district office this month.
At 3:30 p.m. Oct. 21, the district will celebrate 100 years with current and former students, teachers, volunteers and community members. The event will be held at 355 N. 5th Street in Chowchilla.
In 1912, Orlando Alison Robertson organized the Chowchilla Land Company in an effort to colonize the City of Chowchilla and support the construction of the Chowchilla Grammar School, which opened in 1913.
Since then, the district has provided students with a superior education in a safe and positive climate thanks to the tireless hours worked and the dedication of teachers, support staff, administrators, board members, parents and community volunteers, said Superintendent Charles Martin...