WESTLAKE — Westlake’s third historical marker dedication ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. April 6 at Westlake Academy, 2600 J.T. Ottinger Road.The marker will soon be placed at the site where Possum Trot School was located, at the southwest corner of North Pearson and Dove Road.Bert Schultz, president of the Westlake Historical Preservation Society, said the school was named for the school house in Phillips School District No. 84, created by a citizen's petition before the Tarrant County Commissioners Court February 11, 1890.“It was stated 'they had a school building big enough to accommodate the new school district, and in condition to conduct school in any season of the year with plenty of lasting water convenient,’” Schultz said.Schultz said the school house was located on the old Grapevine to Roanoke Road at what is now the southwest corner of the intersection of Pearson Lane and Dove Road in Westlake, just a couple of miles from the current Westlake Academy.About 15 students ranging from ages 8 to 13 attended the school, which was only open about 60 to 90 days each year because children were required to work the family farm during most of the year, Schultz said.“Students paid a tuition of $1 to $3 per month, used split logs for benches and slate boards for writing and studied reading, spelling and grammar,” he said. “The teacher typically held a 2nd or 3rd grade certificate and earned $30 to $45 per month.”Schultz said in 1905, the school was closed and the school district was consolidated into neighboring school districts. dedication of the marker will also includeThe marker dedication is titled Westlake Education: Past, Present and Future as Westlake Academy is posed for a major expansion soon.The dedication of the marker also coincides with the 10th Anniversary of Westlake Academy.Westlake's first historical marker, a chimney from the original Buck King homestead is at Aspen Lane and Precinct Line Road. The town’s second historical site is the Shockey-Huffman family homestead and farm site, located at the intersection of Solana Boulevard and Texas114, the current site of the Solana Village complex.