|1. Scenes from Kindergarten|
|2. West End Elementry School|
|3. Mary Wilson Elementry School|
|4. Big Run Elementry School|
|5. Other Elementary Schools|
Some photographs we have of elementry school classes. If you send more, we will post them here as well. And any identifications of class members will be added as well. Each elementry sxhool class show here is thought to have future members of PAHS 1960.
Some attended kindergarten in YMCA building for their 1st adventure in education
And although this is the remodeled Salvation Army building with a new addition
added on right side (some of us were in left brick section first floor), this is where some kindergarten
grads learned to scribble.
A note from Terry Gumbert about the following three photographs: The first photograph below shows Miss Crawford’s Morning Class, 1947, in the Old Salvation Army Building. These were to become the PHS class of 1959, but a long illness threw me into the class of 1960. I’m glad I joined you! If you study the faces in the 2nd and 3rd photographs very carefully you can identify some of our 1960 classmates.
Additional information From David Long; Here are the names as written on the back by my Mother—verbatim for 1949 Kindergarten class. First row: David Long*, Orvie Hoffman*, Billy Staley, Clair Phillips, Wayne Pifer, Freddie Marasco, Leonard Test*, Billy Gaffney*. Second Row: Marianne Mayo, Patty Smelko, Myrna Abelman,, Sandra Allison*, Catherine Kopnisky, Jean Harvey, Suzanne Hetrick*, Joan Capago, Kirsten Cole*, Vinnie Gattis. Third Row: Mary Kay McIndoe, Doris Heitzenrater*, Frances Armstrong*, Francis Marasco, Ronnie Jacobson*, Donnie DeLuca*, Billy Freas*, Diane Walp, Ms, Watson. Someone, I hope, will correct the spelling and any other inaccuracies. Starred pupils were later in PAHS 1960.
Weren’t these wonderful times! To see a photo enlarged, double click it. And if you have more information for captioning, please pass it on to me. Photos courtesy of Terry Gumbert. Thanks.
Roe, Maxine Ferringer, Jean Van Horn, Ellen Johnson, Linda Dana, Kay Evans, Anna Mae Chesley, Thelma Bowser, Joie Ann Nace, Mary Beth Anderson
These pictures are thought to be of our classmates while in various grades at the Mary A. Wilson Elementry School. If you see yourself or another classmate, let us know and their name(s) will be posted on the right.
Initiallly two pupils were unidentified. But now, thanks to Diane Ecelberger Bish who recognized her Big Run classmate as Ray Bargerstock, there is only one, a girl, remaining unidentified. Can anyone identify the unknown scholar?
The books are shown in pairs. We think the ones on the left were printed before world war 2; that essentially none were printed during the war, and those on the right printed in the late 1940s. At this time (2017), most are still available over the internet.
One particular memory that crossed my mind and I hope many of you remember was our yearly grade school programs conducted on that stage. Every now and then a flash of memory from the past passes through our thoughts bringing a smile or a tear.