Washington Music Teacher Conducts Final Performance

Washington Elementary music teacher Rennae Gruchalla (above) conducted her final performance on May 11 for parents in the school’s gymnasium. The concert, “Let George Do It,” a patriotic piece, was also her first concert performance – for the nation’s bicentennial in 1976 – at the beginning of her teaching career in Luverne, North Dakota.

Gruchalla began teaching music in the Fargo Public Schools at Longfellow Elementary in 1989. She has been at Washington for the past 12 years.