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28 Nov 2004
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14:48:57
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Great site! Thanks for putting this up.

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03 Dec 2004
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Ah, Saguaro School. The site of so many childhood memories, both treasured and/or traumatic. Memorable faculty: Miss Franke. A teacher among teachers. Mrs Bordelieu, an outstanding 5th grade class. Mr Cragen was the coolest. "Head 'em up and moooove 'em out!" Mr Pederson was cool and creepy. Ms Tillotson was a babe and made me love art to this day. Three trips to the principal (that I recall), countless trips to the school nurse (who took your temperature no matter what), umpteen hearing tests, vision tests, field days, school dances and basketball practices. Charlie "Chuck" Bueker, class of '70

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07 Dec 2004
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15 Dec 2004
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This site is fantastic! My brother sent me a picture (the one of Ms. Franks class) that has a picture of my oldest brother in it! What a hoot! All 3 of us kids attended this school and have great memories. I remember movies in the cafeteria on Saturdsay eating popcorn, field day, the candy truck outside the field (where we were not allowed to go), playing marbles in the playground, seeing who can do the best dismounts from the bars......Oh the mind starts going back. Thank you for sharing this with everyone. For those of us who are lucky enough to find out about this site, it surely is a pleasant trip into the past. Tambra Nelson (Graduated 1978)

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23 Dec 2004
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Ok, John, here's my guest book comment: My brother MADE me visit this site today, even though it's two DAYS before Christmas and I have a bazillion other things to do........ Are we glad we went to Sahuaro School or WHAT?? Anybody remember Mrs. Hawkins, now that was a cool teacher.(8th grade English) I read recently that Mrs. Tyrone, (7th gr.) died. Never liked her. Sorry. What was the gay librarian's name??

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23 Dec 2004
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12:22:07
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John, Any pictures of Westown Park? Also, I have a great picture of the Pop Warner cheer leaders from 1965-66, if you're interested! BB

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26 Mar 2005
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I had a grat time going to school there. I loved Mr. Cragen & hated Mr. Pederson. And we gave the Home Ec. teacher so much trouble, she left. Helen Mackey '69 (7th) & '70 (8th)

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15 Jun 2005
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I graduated in 1981, my daughrer just left Sahuaro last year and can you believe Mrs Fields was still there! If you would like to add my class pictures to your collection please let me know. I have pics from 1972 to 1981. I may be able to go back further if my sister still has her pictures. Sally Smith, Class of '81 sjsmith3@cox.net

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24 Jul 2005
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14:46:51
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P.E. with Snader in 110 heat was ya real fun. Mrs.Rockey was the best, then Henke, Trout, I really liked the shop classes, wood, metal shop with Pearson. Mrs.Clark scared the hell out of me. I remember the field trips were fun. Rick Zamora, Mark Beaker thanks we had some fun. p.s. Paul Crohurst Im sorry for every thing I said. Carl Moad class of 1971, Moon Valley class of 1975

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14 Dec 2005
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14:39:32
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hi you should put how the rooms look of everyclass room.

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20 Dec 2005
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19:40:49
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Ah, 6th grade,1969, Mrs. Bordelieu. Alot of things happened to me that year. I have the class photo if you're interested. I have a daughter(now 29) who had her. The parent/teacher conferences were really weird! Renee (Losey) Rafiner rrafiner2000@yahoo.com

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29 Jan 2006
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Hey John, Marky Wells is looking for old pals on the classmates site. Are you a gold member? You should contact him about this site. And yeah, how come you don't have a picture of every single room?? This is a magic website, right?

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29 Jan 2006
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I forgot to add this, I had Mrs. Bordelieu in 1963 before she was Mrs. B...she was Miss Ebert to us, and she got so mad at us one day, she turned to the board and said "Sh**!"

Date:
22 Feb 2006
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Sahuaro is a really good school. I have been going there for 4 years. I'm a 3rd grader now. Zachary Moore, age 9

Date:
10 Mar 2006
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20:42:31
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sahuaro school is a great school we make a lot of friends the office have great people in there.the teachers are awsome they could not be any better my 5th grade teacher is Mrs.Domini she is really nice. I hope all the other students feel that way to. Robert Fitts March 2006

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26 Mar 2006
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19:26:49
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All these pictures were before my time at Sahuaro but it was sure fun to see some of my teachers in the early years. Thanks for the blast from the past!

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26 Mar 2006
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19:28:25
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All of these pictures were before my time at Sahuaro but it sure was fun to see some of my teachers in the early years. Thanks for the blast from the past! Karen Gore (Farney)

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26 Mar 2006
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23:25:13
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HI I AM CANDY CROSBY (HARRISON) WENT TO SAHUARO 1 THRU 8 AND GRAUD IN 1971. YES MRS TYRON DID PASS AWAY AND YES SHE WAS A BIOUCH MY FAVORITE TEACHER WAS 6TH GRADE MRS CLARK SHE WAS GREAT AND MR TROUT AND MRS B BUT MRS DENNING PG ROCKED. I WISH WE COULD TAKE 1 DAY IN TIME AND GO BACK BECAUSE YOUR SITE MAKES ME WANT TO DO JUST THAT YOU HAVE AN AWESOME SITE THANK YOU FOR THE MEMORIES. candikb1@msn.com

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05 May 2006
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04:34:39
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Hey John: I just stumbled on to this site and was pleasantly surprised. It brought back a lot of memmories that I have not thought about in a long time. The names that flood back from the past are to numerous to mention. Do you keep in touch with anyone from our graduating class. I would love to know how some of them are doing. I certainly remember you and Mark Wells and Glen Eide. I heard years ago that Paul Marina had died. Thanks for the non-chemicaly induced flash backs. David Blatnik

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06 May 2006
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15:41:17
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Hi David, Great to hear from you! I guess non-chemical flashbacks are about all we can handle anymore... hehe. I'm very sorry to hear about Paul, I just saw him at the MV reunion ten years ago.  So many memories... John

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18 May 2006
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David Blatnik Cleveland Browns, John Bueker Detroit Lions, it's Glen Eide from Green Bay Packer fame. It's great to hear names from the past. Remember the hockey games with Randy Matthews, Rocco DeVenzenzo, Bueker, ect.,

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10 Aug 2006
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22:49:13
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Wow, never knew there was so much history behind this place!!! I'll have to share this site with my friends, teacher, and principal Mr.Anderson Andrew Chard 5th grader Mrs.Domini

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10 Aug 2006
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Wish I knew the year the picture was taken on the home page. Andrew Chard

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13 Aug 2006
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Hi Andrew, The home page photo was taken in 1961. -- John

Date:
18 Aug 2006
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16:44:17
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This site is so cool cause i go to Sahuaro School

Date:
26 Aug 2006
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15:00:17
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hi my name is sabrina ortiz i go to this school.

Date:
19 Sep 2006
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Hey John, I remember you! I only went to Sahuaro for 8th grade but it was a fun year. I attended the 10th and 15th MVHS reunions, I don't remember seeing you there. Hope to see you at the next one. Thanks for the memories of the "good old days". Melissa Forry-Wilcox

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20 Sep 2006
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18:02:35
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Hi Melissa, I remember you too! You should have come to the 20th MV reunion, that's the one I went to. :P It's great to hear from you. I hope life is treating you well. Thanks for checking in! John

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20 Sep 2006
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20:41:12
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THe playground does not look the same now

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25 Sep 2006
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13:15:52
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Hey John, Melissa again. Do you remember Donna Romine? She's in the last class picture. We have stayed in touch all through the years. She lives in MO. now. She's coming to visit me in FL, she'll be here Wed. I'll show her your sites.....I'm sure we'll have a good laugh! Thanks again.

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26 Sep 2006
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07:05:11
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Hi Melissa. I remember everybody. Seriously. ;) -- John

Date:
18 Nov 2006
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14:43:29
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this looks so different i go to sahuaro elementary school now

Date:
02 Dec 2006
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19:39:30
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I remember the school well even though I went for grades 1 and most of 2. My family left Arizona for NC in April 1965. I was very sad to leave my friends behind. I remember a Mrs. Landon...didn't quite like her. Where is she now? One of my friends was Bobby Knapp. Anyone know where he is today? When on a short recess break in the first grade in 1963, we would go to the fence and look across the road. All we saw was desert, shrubs, etc....not one house. My walk to school included going down an alley, walking next to a house and then under the fence at the edge of the playground! I remember seeing 6th graders and wondering if I would be as smart as they seemed. The future appeared to be hard. I graduated from high school in Raleigh, NC in 1975. Then I got my B.S. in civil engineering from N.C. State Univ. in 1980, graduated summa cum laude. I believe that the first 2 years at Sahuaro had a large impact on my education! Now, I live in La Jolla, CA. Bryan L. Court noblefirfan at yahoo dot com.

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27 Dec 2006
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21:48:59
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Oh the memories! Mrs. Tyrone, rest her sou, was the best! Mr. Henke hm rm, Mrs. Mc Chestless, forgot her real name! Too bad kids now a days can't experience the same things we did back then. Well maybe not all of them. Mike Ferski class 69-70

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09 Jan 2007
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08:46:54
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I like your site very much indeed.

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10 Jan 2007
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12:54:14
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Google is the best search engine

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04 Apr 2007
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03:02:37
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Thank you for the good work

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27 May 2007
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14:20:17
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Andrew Chard you are a big dork!!!

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01 Jul 2007
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20:26:18
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you're a dork who is this???

Date:
02 Jul 2007
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12:53:42
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I'm in the 66 67 Mrs. Swanson's 3rd grade class picture. She was my favorite teacher. I went to Sahuaro for 3rd 4th and 7th grades. Had Mr. Green for home room and loved Algebra with with Miss Chestless. I can't remember her real name - how rude we 7th graders were. all my friends went to Moon Valley and I rode my bike 9 miles to Phoenix Christian High School. Jeff Kelley

Date:
10 Jul 2007
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12:20:11
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i go to sahuaro now and i think this site is realy cool for kids like me to be able to see the stuff that happened like it only goes to 6th grade now and you dont gradute and differnt teachers and also marbles arent played with and now we have lunch numbers and i wish we could watch movies! zac more

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31 Aug 2007
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04:39:51
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I attended this school along with my sister and brother. Anyone remember David Ellis, Kathy Ellis or Cindy Ellis from early 60's to mid 70's combined? This school was awesome. Mrs. Carpenter was my 1st gr. teacher. Great lady. I still drive by this school and my old neighborhood every now and then just to show my kids. Thanks for the website and allowing me to revisit my past. Cindy

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30 Sep 2007
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00:45:55
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Here's a Sahuaro trivia question for you. Name the Jr. High Math teacher who was best known for his 'This is a pencil' address he'd give each class at the beginning of the year? Hint 2 - A thing of beauty is a joy forever Curt McConnell 1975

Date:
02 Apr 2008
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10:13:16
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Played my little leauge and pop warner at westown park 1966-1967..Dave Blatnik I played ball with your brother Don at Moon Valley. BB I think posting the Pop warner cheer squad would add to the sight..Mike Fusco

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02 Apr 2008
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10:21:37
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I played pop warner and little leauge at westown park. Dave Batnik I played ball with your brother Don at Moon Valley..BB posting the pop warner cheer squad to the site would add a lot..

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15 Apr 2008
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09:37:25
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BB, If you contact JPB the web master, he'll post your cheerleader picture.

Date:
09 May 2008
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14:50:29
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Wow...I am blown away...My name is Tom Neff. Sandy and David, sister and brother. The names are great! John Beuker, Mark Wells, Rocky DeV, Glen Eide. I lived next door to Glen and across the fence from Beuker, Richard Rose, Paul Molina his house was next to mine, too, etc...I played football and roller hockey at Eide's house. I think Glenn drives trucks through the west now. Lives in Vegas, I think. I would love to chat with any of you if you wish. Drop me an email at tneff at mentalnoterecords.com. That is my record company address. I produce rock and roll records in my studio in San Diego. Love to hear from you all. If anyone knows how to get hold of some of the names I have listed, please drop me a line and let me know how to find these folks. Cheers.

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06 Jul 2008
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03:54:24
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good post man thx

Date:
31 Jul 2008
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17:06:22
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cool site man

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11 Sep 2008
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02:31:55
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Nice to hear from all of you. Mike Fusco, I remember the name. My brother Don passed away 3 years ago. He was a great person who is missed by all who knew him. He has two sons that make us all proud.

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12 Sep 2008
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15:27:57
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Dave, I'm very sorry to hear about Don..Besides playing ball together, we spent the summer of 1968 driving around Westown with Rod Boyle in my 57 ford. We also used to get on your older brother Sonny's nerves until he'd run us off....

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19 Sep 2008
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19:48:14
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This is a great site. Thanks for all your hard work in putting it together.

Date:
26 Nov 2008
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14:46:04
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HELLOW MY NAME IS RICHARD GOMEZ . I GO TO SAHUARO. 2008 IM IN 4TH GRADE. MY TEACHER IS MR TROMBETTA.

Date:
06 Dec 2008
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10:49:38
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one time in class a teacher called me a bad idiot

Date:
23 Jan 2009
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11:55:41
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A truly great school and a wonderful time and place to grow up. Many thanks for this website.

Date:
26 Jan 2009
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21:57:30
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wow what can i say this site is AWESOME i go there now 6th grader 1 26 09 mrs. ellis jones home room and reading and mrs.bills for math zac moore 11 years old go to sahuaro then cholla next year then moon valley.

Date:
24 Feb 2009
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22:31:31
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GOOD OLD SAHUARO, MAN THAT BROUGHT BACK SOME MEMORIES, REMEMBER LAWS FOR YOUTH, WITH OFFICER SMITH, I CAN REMEMBER THE FIFE AND DRUM CORSE AT THE FLAG POLE . I EVEN REMEMBER PLAYING HOCKEY IN THE BREEZWAYS AFTER SCHOOL, AND GOING TO BOY SCOUTS IN THE CAFETERIA ON MONDAY NIGHTS! THANKS FOR THE LOOKSEE. RONNIE SEAY

Date:
28 Feb 2009
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20:51:08
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This is so cool, I just started working at Sahuaro in August and much looks the same.

Date:
28 Apr 2009
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22:02:32
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Oh, John, this is awesome! Wow! You even included the programs from the graduation ceremony!! Great idea! Great minds think alike...and so nice to see the old photos of my Arizona roots...transplant though I am from rural Southern Indiana! Muawh! Teresa Schnell

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30 Aug 2009
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22:35:02
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Andrea Gill Whitead -Sahuaro Alumni 1985-1992 Would love to see more things from betwween 1972 and 1992

Date:
02 Sep 2009
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20:06:34
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Great site. I attended Sahuaro from 71 thru 76, 4th thru 8th. What memories. Thanks for the ride. Randy Carpenter

Date:
23 Sep 2009
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01:20:52
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I went there from K-6th grade Do you have any pics of that neighborhood I lived on Eugie ave. Thanks Mike My email is odie32322003yahoocom

Date:
10 Oct 2009
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15:45:36
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I went to Sahuaro school in 1961 as a fith grader. I was a drummer and a fifer in Mr. Chadwick's fife and drum corp band. a Long time and many countries ago. Bernie McCready

Date:
29 Dec 2009
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15:32:01
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Oh My blast from the past. this is cool. The names teachers and students. Does anyone remember the air raid alarm that went off every Saturday at noon. Jackie 75 to 82

Date:
31 Dec 2009
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"This is a pencil" speech I believe was delivered by Mr. Pedersen who also referred to a piece of paper as foolscap paper. I don't remember the gay librarian's name but music teacher Mr. Jorgensen drove a pink Mustang though I don't believe he was gay...not that there's anything wrong with that...Mrs. Hutchinson was famous for saying, All right.....let's knock it off! My first grade teacher was Mrs. Hill and my fifth and eighth grade teacher was Mrs. Bordeleau.

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26 Jan 2010
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21:24:58
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Wow! had a great time lookin at the site and seeing everyone. Thanks Kate for sending this. Every King Kid went to Sahuaro and apparently every Bueker kid did also, Hi Chuck. Thanks to John for great site. I'm sending it to Diane B.

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26 Jan 2010
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21:33:15
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Great Site! The people, the school, the neighborhoods, so many memories. My other half is cracking up at my 7th grad pic. I'm sending to our out of town friends like Diane Brown, Vicki and Valerie. Good Job John..I went to school with Chuck. Take care Kim King

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20 Feb 2010
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Hiya, Kim! Yeah, I remember the Kings well. Didn't y'all live across the street from the Rustads? Charlie 'formerly Chuck' Bueker

Date:
20 Feb 2010
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09:22:49
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Pedersen was a piece of work. I had him for seventh grade home room and English. He would audio tape himself giving the weekly spelling test beforehand so that he could just push the play button for each class. He then would proceed to put his feet up on his desk and read Mad magazine while his students labored over the test. Whenever I need to be an insufferable SOB, I reach back 40 years and channel Pedersen. Charlie 'Chuck' Bueker, class of '70

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25 Feb 2010
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12:56:34
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Just heard about this site while I was tutoring at Sahuaro. I taught 4th grade at Sahuaro from 1961 to 1992 and returned to tutor one morning a week ever since. Enjoyed visitng this site. Thanks Miss Nancy Frank

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25 Feb 2010
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15:36:41
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there never was or ever will be a school like Sahuaro. Many I taught with have now died, but memories will always be there. Mrs. Rockey now of San Antonio, TX

Date:
25 Feb 2010
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16:49:36
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Hi Miss Frank and Mrs. Rockey. It's an honor to have you sign the Sahuaro guest book. Thank you for all your fine years of service at this wonderful school. -- John Bueker, Class of '72

Date:
25 Feb 2010
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17:25:10
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These are great. I recognize a lot of teachers and students. It definitely brought back a lot of memories.

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03 Mar 2010
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I remember Mr. Pederson leaning back in his chair with his feet up on his desk while we worked silently, then every once in awhile he would slam a yardstick down on his desk and scare the heck out of us! Strange man. I had Mrs. Hyatt for Art...loved her! She was always smiling with lipstick on her teeth. Melissa Forry-Wilcox Class of '72

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28 Mar 2010
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15:02:08
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Thanks John for this site. Had a blast at the Joan De Arc first annual reunion. Kimmo if you are still reading these comments please contact me bahumphreys2001 yahoo.com

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16 Apr 2010
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I just remembered the name of the gay librarian, it was Mr. Duncan.....JB, I'll lend you my cheerleader pics if you want 'em.

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16 Apr 2010
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OOps, I forgot to sign that last posting--Barbie Bueker class of '67

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01 Sep 2010
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50th anniversary party on Nov. 6... sounds great!!

Date:
29 Sep 2010
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THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES ANYONE REMEMBER BAND AND MRS TAMERA THOMPSON BEARDON AND THE SCIENCE FAIR REMEMBER THE TEATHERBALLS THE DANCE CLASSES I AM CLASS 1964 IN YOUR CLASS PHOTO.

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17 Oct 2010
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18:52:23
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It was so amazing that you had the picture of the class of 64. I am in there somewhere. I remember a lot of those faces and names. I lived right behind the school, and my dad drove an airplane across the park out of our back yard. My sister, Barbara was in the Fife and Drum Core, and they were on the Wallace and Ladmo show. I am trying to figure out exactly when the school was opened, because I am pretty sure that I started there in January of 1960, after traveling cross country from Ohio during Christmas break of 59.

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17 Oct 2010
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Oops, that should have been Fife and Drum Corps. I was so excited about finding this site. I was just telling my grandkids yesterday about how Mrs. Tyrone could tear almost a fourth of a ream of paper in half perfectly, just using the side of a desk. Does anyone remember Mr. Theodore? We were so mean to him, but he turned out to be a nice guy...

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25 Oct 2010
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10:45:58
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Going to school at Sahuaro was one of the happiest times of my life. I felt like Fred Savage from the show Wonder Years. Life back then seemed to be so carefree and fun. My teacher, Mrs. Brown was probably the best teacher in my life, really cared about her students and their progress. Keith Malone, lived off of Dahlia had a brother named Kenny and sisters Kathy and Cheryl

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25 Oct 2010
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I forgot to add. I am from the time area of 66-72 I still remember running around on the playground in first or second grade. Keith Malone time est. 66 - 72

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31 Oct 2010
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Here are a few memories I have from the early 70's Mr.Hammond, 4th grade, telling us about the rodeo he went to every year. Mrs. Rocky, 5th grade, 'I hate the sight of blood, especially my own' was a memorable line in her introductory remarks. When I first found out I was assigned to her room, I was a bit nervous, as she was rumoured to be a pretty tough customer. As it turned out, she was, but she is still a big favorite of mine. When I would see other naughty 5th graders getting their arm twisted out of the socket by Mr. Cooper, back when it was still legal, I concluded that things could be much worse than to have to copy a dictionary page, which was the ultimate punishment metered out by Mrs. Rocky. How many rings would you guess she made over the course of her career?

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31 Oct 2010
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I forgot to include my name in the last comment. Curt McConnell. Mrs. Rocky, hopefully you still read this website now and then, and if so, I would love to hear from you, as well as from and about the other teachers from our era.

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03 Nov 2010
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Yay Sahuaro! I still think the strange little chant in my head whenever I spell it that way, 'S A H U A R O... SAHUARO!' I'm sure it's stuck with me forever now. Ms. Cool and Ms. McClellan are quite possibly the best teachers I ever had. I'll have to dig up my old class photos from 2nd and 3rd grade... Ms. Cool, you have a much better haircut now, I think.

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08 Nov 2010
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The 50th anniversary celebration was just fantastic. A great tribute to a great school. We saw so many old friends and neighbors. Thanks to everyone who made it possible!

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21 Jun 2011
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I think sahuaro school is so cool i love it but some of the teachers were mean.Some are nice like Mr.trombetta that is all i remember.I can't wait untill my baby brother get's to go there beacause he would love like i do i could never forget this school.Beacause it's a good school.Also alot of good and fun memories.

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05 Nov 2011
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What a great site! Thank you for all your efforts! I had so much fun attending Sahuaro. Both me and my brother attended. I went from 4th grade thru 8th, from 1971-76. The classes that came to mind that were a huge influence were Home Ec. with poor Mrs. Latham. We drove her completely crazy... and Band with Mrs. Rena Morton, she was the coolest, we got to play alot of popular music like stuff from Chicago,and the theme from Hogans Heroes.Good stuff. Mrs.Carpenter the choir teacher was awesome, too. Mr. Gibbons, my 7th grade homeroom was a hunk. Steve Corder played basketball everyday with us at lunch recess, so did Mr. Bob Foster. Great fun until the day Corder flattened me as I went up for a lay-up causing me to severely sprain my ankle. Did I mention Corder was a Science teacher? Lots of fun. Mr.Akers was a heart-throb Science teacher. Was young like us kids,kinda looked like Jan Michael-Vincent in his younger years. Mrs.Rock was a special friend, she was an excellent language Arts teacher, a great mentor. Mrs. Dinning was a cool coach. Oh,one more comment. The cafeteria ladies made the most awesome home-made lasagna and cinnamon rolls ever! Thank you! Sincerely, Kristi Bucklin-McNully Class of 1976!

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30 Apr 2012
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This IS an amazing site! I attended Saguaro from 1963 and graduated in the class of 71. I remember SO much and so many of the names mentioned in the posts! Just a few days ago, me and Diane Van Deursen were wondering whatever happened Nancy Fusco. I'm still in touch with Roy Moore, Patti Moore. I recognized people like Andrea and Joyce Snedigar in the pictures, I loved being on the Saguaro Sabers Volleyball team, I played the flute in the Honor Band and regret not continuing on with it. BTW, Mr. Jorgensen's pink car was a Thunderbird, and I thought Mrs. Clark was pretty scary too! Loved seeing everyone, all the names, and all the pictures of Saguaro School! Shelly Mattison

Date:
09 Aug 2012
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12:18:15
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Cool site..I'll have to check back when I hove more time. I remember a lot of this...and I do remember Kathy Ellis. Cried when I saw the news that new years morning, I had talked to her just a few weeks before.

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09 Aug 2012
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Oh, the last post was from Me...Ken Hranek Sorry, forgot to sign

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10 Aug 2012
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Hey All!Dean Sargent here from the class of 1970. My little bro Jeff, class of '75, just sent this to me. What a great time we had back in the day living on Corrine Drive next to WesTown Park! If you ever get up to the Black Hills of South Dakota be sure to look me up! I'm in the book and still alive and kickin'...

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10 Aug 2012
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Just had to add my favorite Mr. Pederson line which is stuck in my head forever. 'you people, have a little paper, quick like a bunny, let's get it out.' Thanks again for the memories. Dean Sargent '62 to '70, MVHS Class of '74

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27 Apr 2013
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Hello, I went to Sahuro back in the early 60's. In the 5th grade I was in Mr. Chadwicks fife and drum corp band. Lots of fun and some other great teachers like Mrs Marshal and Mrs Faux. Or was it fox. We lived at 3209 west Corrine drive. The house is probably still there. I'm long gone from Arizona. In Beijing today on buisness. Texas is now my home. but I have fond memories of westown. You have a nice web page Bernie McCready

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07 Sep 2013
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This is fantastic. Truly amazing!!!! Thank you for posting all of this. WONDERFUL memories.

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28 Oct 2013
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Great site! Would like to see class photos from 77-84. I have so many fond memories of this school. Miss Frank and Mrs Fields were my favorite teachers.

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18 Nov 2013
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Thanks for this site! I was in 1st-4th grades at Sahuaro, 1962-66, then moved to Palo Verde. I just Googled the school when someone asked where I was when President Kennedy was assassinated. I was in third grade. I remember they let us out early and told us to go home. There were fears of nuclear war, and no one knew what was going to happen. The previous year we had done all the drills, getting under our desk, air raid sirens, etc. during the Cuban missile crisis. I have a lot of good memories of my teachers and friends there. I'm in that Flag Day 1965 crowd -- I remember the fife and drum corps. Band teacher Mrs. Beardon got me started on the saxophone and my career in music and music education. Thanks wherever you are! And thank you for this site. Allan Chase, Boston

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18 Nov 2013
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P.S. Correction -- I was in 2nd grade in fall 1963...I was better at math then, I guess!

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21 Jan 2014
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Wonderful site! Russ Mead here, attended Sahuaro all eight years graduating in 1970. Carpenter, Clark, Tillison and Tyrone had a big impact on my life.

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07 Feb 2014
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Joy Glover-class of 1971 - Nobody really would remember me. I was very shy. I do keep in touch with Luana Yearta and Susan Nobley. I started at Sahuaro for 7th grade. Previously, I was at Palo Verde. I liked Sahuaro so much better. Is Madelyn Marina out there anywhere?

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20 Feb 2015
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Wow!! this sure brings back memories when I was a student back in 81,82,83,84. I can remember having Ms. Frank, Mrs. Shelby, Mrs. Reeves and Mr. Green as teachers. I loved the homemade lunch's. Can't find that in many schools these days. Thanks for having this website!! It's such an honor to attend Sahuaro School!!

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23 Mar 2015
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Pederson was my 7th grade home room and for the last day of school Dave Hughes and Rod Berry and myself and I think a few others wore sunglasses with our feet up on the desk when he came in and we gave him a carton of cigarettes as a parting gift. Bill Hranek P.s. I don't know why but I was thinking of Robert Nelson and how sad that was. Hope all of you have your dreams come true.

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16 Apr 2015
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Wow! I miss those days! What a great school and staff! I had Mrs Fields for 5th grade.....remembering the big field trip she would take her class on. I played for the C.C Kickers, West Town. Oh memories. -Melissa Gilmore

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31 May 2015
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I began first grade in room 1, Miss Matsuda and Miss Ayers. when the school first opened 1960. I graduated there. 1968. I also had Mr. Cragen for 6th grade. I remember him as a really cool guy. I had Mr. Pederson for homeroom in 7th grade and would like to know if anyone knows what his first name was. I had similar memories as everyone else here mentioned about him. I sure would like to have asked him what his problem was. Roy Moore RoyMiii at hotmail.com

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