Weyerhaeuser Elementary, which is a part of the Eatonville School District, is a K-5 school in the rural Eatonville area and we have just under 300 students enrolled in 12 classes. The entire staff and school community take great pride in establishing and promoting a nurturing and caring environment and a positive climate where all work to instill the desire to learn. Students are encouraged and guided to become life-long learners and to grow in making informed, good choices linked with age-appropriate consequences.
The first Weyerhaeuser School was built in 1904 and was built by the Weyerhaeuser Company to provide for it's employees children in the area. The information we have right now is limited, but we are working on digging some more info up.
The Second building that housed the Weyerhaeuser school was a brick building that was dedicated in 1927. It was a K-8 school, and it featured 2 floors of learning/work space, the main floor and a basement level. This building still exists and it is around 340th and Mtn. Highway just down from the Fire Station. It has recently been through a partial restoration. It sits on land that was dedicated by the Trask Family. The schoolhouse provided K-8 education from 1927 through 1979
Our current building was completed around 1979,the same time as the Eatonville Elementary building. They were twin copies of the same building built almost identically. The building became Weyerhaeuser Elementary School and the 6th, 7th and 8th graders moved into the Eatonville Middle School. When teachers and students moved in the building wasn't even complete yet, still needing ceiling materials and flooring materials to be installed. Teaching with exposed rafters and wiring must have been a challenge! At it's peak it housed over 400 students in 16 classrooms including several classes in portables. Pictures of this building to come!
The building was subjected to an exhaustive renovation in 2009. We love our new building and would like to thank the voters of our district who approved our modernization bond which allowed these upgrades and changes to happen.
We would like to thank current and former staff for the information that helped us fill out this page as well as the wonderful work done by the Eatonville Historical Society and the ever amazing http://eatonvilletorainier.com for it's efforts to bring the historical past of our area into the light of the internet so everyone may enjoy our heritage. Please check the site out, I'm sure you'll find out something you didn't know before!
The current WES building is a 40,150 square foot structure built for learning. We have 20 classrooms equipped with computers and projectors to help prepare our children for a 21st century world. Of those classrooms, one is a dedicated music room with access to the stage, one is a computer lab capable of supporting 30 students per class, and not included in that number is the gym/cafeteria multi-purpose room.