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The Chimacum School District, situated in Jefferson County, Washington, boasts a rich history rooted in the early days of the 20th century. Established in 1908, the district has been a cornerstone of education for the Chimacum community, nurturing generations of learners. Throughout the years, the district has evolved in response to the changing educational landscape, adapting to new methodologies and technologies. The Chimacum School District has consistently prioritized academic excellence, community engagement, and the holistic development of its students. With a commitment to fostering a supportive and inclusive learning environment, the district has become a vital institution, shaping the minds and futures of the youth in the Chimacum area. As it continues to grow and evolve, the Chimacum School District remains dedicated to providing quality education and preparing students for the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century.

We are pleased that our friend and Chimacum Alumna, Nancy McDaniel, has given us permission to use a chapter from her new book Chimacum: In the Valley Near the Water on the history of the district.

Chapter 1 - Chimacum: In the Valley Near the Water