School spirit & history
Ohana means family, family means nobody gets left behind.
Wallace Ethridge Elementary, named after the late, Mr. Wallace Ethridge in 1972.
Wallace Ethridge was born on July 22, 1916, the second of three sons born to A.G. and Odell Ethridge. A native of Commerce, Texas, he attended the Commerce schools from the first grade through college, receiving his Master Degree form East Texas State University in 1945. He and the former Leona Pruett were married in Commerce on May 12, 1935, and have three children, Bob, Larry, and Janet and three grandchildren.
A teacher, coach and principal during his lifetime, Mr. Ethridge taught and coached in the school systems of Leonard, Farmersville, Richardson, and Mesquite. He had a total of sixteen years in the coaching field and six years in Mesquite prior to joining the Garland system, In Garland, he was a junior high coach for two years before becoming principal of the newly opened Daugherty Elementary school, where he remained for the next seventeen years.
Our school colors are green and yellow.
Today I will do my best, in reading, math and all the rest. I promise to obey the rules in my class and in our school. I’ll respect myself and others too. I am here to learn and do my best. Ethridge Bobcats ROAR!