Pictures from Elementary School and our Past
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Elementary School

When Jefferson School first opened its doors in 1893, it was called “undoubtedly one of the finest ward school structures in the country.” The Neo-Classical Colonial structure cost $84,000 and boasted toilets (or “water closets” at the time) with “automatic flush.” After closing in the mid-1980s, the school was converted into the Jefferson Square Apartments (many boasting lake views); it also houses the Jefferson Children’s Center. -
Jefferson Elementary - Grade 6, 1960- Teacher: John W Lewerence A little older group and I recognize a few more. Henry Djerlev (myself, in the front, really!), Greg Bean, Chris Pappas (?), Greg Beyers, Carl Peterson, Anola Ness (?), Louis Foss (?), Sandy Fellbaum, Despina Regas, Linda Ripley. Please, I need help with others in the photo/s and any corrections!
Jefferson Elementary - Grade 5 - 1959 Teacher: Mr. Richards OK, I need everyone's help on this one also). Again Henry Djerlev (in the way back. . . again!), Stanley Green, Despina Regas, Janice Maki, Mary Washnesky, Lizzy (Elizabeth) Moen, Sandy Fellbaum, Jerry Falk, Carl Peterson, (?).
Jefferson Elementary - Grade 4 - 1958 - Teacher: Liby Milavetz In this one I recognize Henry Djerlev (myself again in the back), Ross Saarela (?), Stanley Green, Despina Regas, Mary Washnesky, Marla Preston, Sue Rocklin, and maybe Lizzy Moen (Elizabeth).
Endion Elementary - Grade 1 - 1955 - Teacher: Eleanor Johnson I can only identify Henry Djerlev (myself in the back) and Greg Bean. Let's get some help from our other Jeffersonian's so we can fill in the rest of the names!
Jefferson School Police Certificate - 1960
Early Photo of Endion Elementary School
1960 Jefferson Elementary - Crossing Guards (b to f & l to r) Henry Djerlev, ?, Peter Austin, Soren Shamblott, Greg Bean-Jay Rud, Louis Foss, Stanley Green, John Anderson, Gary Johnson- Janice Maki- ?, Carl Peterson, Gary Johnson, Jerry Falk, Greg Beyers.
Franklin School, Grade 5-6, 1959 (From Bill Vincent)
Judy Tervo and her Mom 5/2014
Sandra Niemi, Bette Peterson, Ralph Talerico 5/2014
Bonnie Thorseth Niven & Sue Lundin Brown visit. 9/2015
Senior Class Play "Look Homeward Angel" Feb. 1966
10 Year Class reunion in 1976! Hard to identify everyone behind the facial hair!
I still have the hatchet!
An authentic re-enactment of the first Thanksgiving! Grant School, 1957. Left to Right: Ken Pearson, ?, Michael Johnson, Tom Blomstrand, Daniel Savor, Kurt Haldorsen,Brian Eklund, ?
Travelin' to the 1986 All-Class Reunion in Style!!
The other Half of the Class Picture at the 25th Class Reunion in 1991
Half of the Class Picture at the 25th Class Reunion in 1991
25th Class Reunion: (Back Row) Marla Preston, Sharon Hayes, Patty Johnson, Marsha MacIntosh; (Front Row) June Gee, Lynn Duytschaever, Terri Peterson, Bill Chadwick
From the 25th Reunion! The lovely Arlette DeGrio receives a corsage from the charming Ron Abernethy.
More from the 25th -- Marla Preston-Yoho is the "Devil with a Bronze Dress." Can you help identify the others?
How many of you wanted one of these as a graduation gift back in 1966!
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