NEWS RELEASE
GALENA PARK INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT
A TEXAS RECOGNIZED DISTRICT
Communications Department
14705 Woodforest Blvd., Houston, TX 77015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 28, 2009
CONTACT: Craig Eichhorn
(832) 386-1231
ceichhorn@galenaparkisd.com

Green Valley Elementary to Celebrate 50th Anniversary

       All are invited to attend the 50th Anniversary Celebration of Green Valley Elementary on Thursday, Oct. 8 from 4-6 p.m. at the campus.
       Green Valley opened for the 1959-1960 school year with John H. Laird as principal. W.C. Cunningham was Superintendent of Schools at the time with P.L. Stephens serving as executive assistant superintendent and Harold B. Dement serving as assistant superintendent of business. W. L. Wheeler was president of the Board of Trustees with Sam Adams as vice president and R. L. Whitehead as secretary.
       The school was named Green Valley Elementary in 1958 after the name of the street Green Valley Drive (which is now named Woodforest Blvd.). It was built for a total construction cost of $439,742.
       Green Valley is located at 13350 Woodforest Blvd., Houston, TX 77015.