All are invited to a farewell Open House on Saturday, June 1 for the current Des Moines Elementary building, which has been a school since 1925, Highline Public Schools announced:

“You are welcome to walk the halls one last time on Saturday, June 1, from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m.!

“Des Moines Elementary PTSA is celebrating with a spaghetti feed, student art raffle and photo booth. Plans include a slideshow of old photos and stories, a memory lane of yearbooks and plaques in the library and pictures of the original facade for sale.

“The new, larger Des Moines Elementary School will open fall 2019 at 23801 16th Ave South, Des Moines WA 98198.

“The citizen-led Capital Facilities Advisory Committee suggested in 2016 that we repurpose the old Des Moines Elementary building for community use. We have no plans to sell it. For now, it will be used for district storage, including Highline High School items that will not fit while HHS students are attending the Olympic Interim site and the new Highline High School is under construction.”

Des Moines Elementary School is located at 22001 9th Ave S.: