Osborn School District #8

The Osborn Education Foundation is sponsoring:
An Osborn Alumni Reunion!

Saturday, November 9, 2013
at Solano School from 1:00 – 5:00

There will be a silent auction, craft fair and reunion book!
Past students, teachers, principals, and classified employees and current employees are encouraged to attend!
"Past" can reminisce and "current" can learn from the past. Proceeds will go to the Foundation’s programs: KidsRead, Teacher Mini-Grants, After School Sports, Ballet, and Field Trips (art museums, MIM, symphony, etc.)

If you have anything you would donate to the silent auction or craft fair, please contact Sue Corbin at as soon as possible. Hope to see you there!!!

Previous Osborn Reunion

The Osborn Staff and Student Alumni Reunion held Saturday, March 21 was a wonderful event.  Approximately 300 people attended including past superintendents, principals and teachers giving everyone the chance to renew old friendships, talk over old times and learn about current district happenings.  Osborn School District is proud of its 130 year history and looks forward to many more successful years ahead. 

The entertainment for the evening was provided by current district students.  The Encanto School choir under the direction of Music Teacher, Richard Sanders and the Clarendon School Advanced Band under the direction of Theresa Hulihan both performed.   The Encanto/Clarendon ballet students under the direction of Camden Lloyd presented a recital, while the #1 Osborn Middle School cheerleaders under the direction of Sarah Saiz displayed their athletic ability, skill and district spirit.  What an awesome representation of our current students to our alumni! 

A silent auction of items donated by many talented people and restaurants in the area, was a huge success.  Souvenir books highlighting Osborn’s colorful history were sold.  All money raised was donated to the Osborn Education Foundation to be used for enhancing student programs.   

Please email us with your contact information, letters and/ or photos and we can keep our site updated.

Osborn Wants to Hear from You!

Grandview 55 year reunion participants

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Grandview’s class of 1953 recently held a 55-year reunion hosted by Janice (Hunter) Hoeschler. Former students came from across Arizona, California, and Utah to attend, sharing photographs and memories. Grandview originally stood at 11th Avenue and Camelback. It opened in 1930 as a one-room school with four grades and two teachers on land purchased from Joel Rice. The school grew throughout the years, becoming an upper grades school in 1965. Grandview was replaced in the 1990s with a brand new facility: the Osborn Middle School.

From Left to Right: Bill Bowles, Jan Hoeschler, Dave Roberts, Lois Corpe Sobotka, Mary Rutledge McWhirter, Mary Beth Jackson Harrah, John Scott, Suzanne Morgan Anderson, Carolyn Musgraves Caine, Elliott Mackey, Donna Padgett Erbland, Judy Mallory Mudie, (front) Norman Zaslow, (back) George Davies, Larry Popkin, and Art Halley.

Recently, alumna Linda (Sadick) Wolfe wrote:

I attended Encanto and Clarendon schools (under the name of Linda Sadick) from 1956-1964.  I am currently living in Northern California and have been teaching elementary school since graduation from Arizona State University in 1972.  I credit my third grade teacher at Encanto, Annette Pizer, with inspiring me to become a teacher.  In fact, my very first year of teaching was at Clarendon!  I taught in the multi-level 5th-6th grade team with Angie Domini and the late Ann Niewold, who had also been my 6th grade teacher.  Joe DeWitt was principal when I attended Clarendon, and my 8th grade teacher, Pete Fisher, was principal when I returned as a staff member.

I married after my first year of teaching at Clarendon and we moved east, as my husband was stationed in the Coast Guard.  My teaching career has been varied and interesting.  I have taught in Arizona, Virginia, Alaska, New Mexico and California.  My experience includes teaching 3rd, 4th and 5th grades as a classroom teacher, K-8 as an emergency resource teacher in Special Education, and for the past 10 years I have been a Title I teacher in a targeted assistance elementary school here in Placerville, CA.  My specialty over the years has become developing ways to teach math to students who just don’t “get it.”  I have written songs and developed step-by-step hand-outs that teach basic operations in whole numbers, fractions, decimals and percents.  These have been presented at seminars in Sacramento and Monterey, CA, and I hope to eventually present them in other states as well.   

Thanks for the opportunity to say hello.  Encanto and Clarendon gave me not only an excellent education but also a life-long love of learning and teaching!


Linda Wolfe