In the first PTA Bulletin (September 1953), the staff was described as follows:
77 members hold BA’s
33 members hold MA’s
2 members hold PhD’s
Average number of years experience in the profession: 6
The goal for the first PTA night was 1,000 members and those who wished to join were asked to “bring pencils, as well as the correct amount of money for dues – $1 for each family or 75 cents for an individual parent or teacher.”
The Virginia Room holds an almost complete run of Wakefield High School yearbooks, and the Community Archives holds PTA and school records, including student-created posters for the 1970-71 school year. The Virginia Room is also the official repository for the Arlington County School Board records.
Alumni and friends will be on hand for the Virginia Room’s “Arlington Reunion” program Friday, September 29, at 10 a.m. in the Central Library auditorium to share their memories of Wakefield. If you have stories to share come join us for the program!
What About You?
Did you go to Wakefield High School? Let us know what you remember!