McKinley and Wainwright Elementary Schools are each hosting farewell ceremonies before the schools close their doors for the last time this month.
McKinley Elementary School will host a Closing Ceremony on Tuesday, June 14, from 1:30 to 5 p.m. This will be an opportunity for community members to tour the building for a final farewell.
A mariachi band and disc jockey will play music while guests enjoy games and light refreshments.
Wainwright Elementary School will host a Closing Ceremony for Wainwright alumni on Tuesday, June 14, from 7 to 8 p.m. This will be an opportunity for past Wainwright students to visit the school and renew old friendships.
Light refreshments will be served in the auditorium of the school.
Tacoma School Board decided in May to close both of these low-enrollment schools due to major buget cuts. McKinley and Wainwright both represent two of the oldest school buildings in Tacoma.