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This Web Page contains collections of IHS Class of 1961 topics related to the early years growing up in the 1950's in Ithaca.  If you have information such as early class photographs that you would like to see posted on this web page instead of in the Photo Albums, just e-mail me at jldavid3@q.com with the information as an attachment or as a link to a website.

Elementary School

Mrs. Straub's Belle Sherman 1st Grade Class, 1949
Mrs. Straub's Belle Sherman 1st Grade Class, 1949

1st Row, L/R:  Robin Roe, Timmy Craig, Kathy Ryan, Donna Monroe
2nd Row, L/R:  Susie Ryan, Ann Flanigan, Chris Anagnost, Vada Ann O'Grady, Carol Mann
3rd Row, L/R:  Nancy Engst, Dickie Page, Robert Hutchison, Eric Clausen, Sammy Sampson, Gail Masters
4th Row, L/R:  Philip Tavelli, Donnalyn Henery, Jimmy DeMott, Susan Stutz, Linda Klein, Dixie Lee Lotito, Chuckie DeMott, Judy Gere, Jimmy Tracy

3rd & 4th Grades at Belle Sherman
3rd & 4th Grades at Belle Sherman

First row-  Janet Greene, Kathy Ryan, Diane Dahmen, Tom Cullen, Ronnie Schmal
Standing- John Foss, Bill Sullivan, ?, Bill Zimmerman, Eileen Burley, Margie James, Gene Coggshell
Teacher-  Mrs. Hopkins

Miss Tilley's 6th Grade Class at Belle Sherman
Miss Tilley's 6th Grade Class at Belle Sherman

kneeling- L to R-  Robert Patten, Phil Tavelli, Melvin Miller, Eugene Sisson, James Tracey, Ronnie Cima, Sammy (Martin) Sampson, Paul Wolfowitz
Sitting:  Joan Kassman, Kathy Ryan, Carol Mann, Diane Dahmen, Judy Goldfarb, Judi Fowler
Standing:  Karen Kunsela, John Foss, David Browne, Tom Watkins, Bill Zimmerman, Nancy Engst, Nancy Hamilton, Linda Heald, Eileen Burley, Margie James, Janet Greene, TEACHER-  Miss Tilley
Last Row:  Patty Leonard, Betty Powell, Joyce Catalfano, Linda Klein, Mickey Campbell, Helen Herrmann, Sue Stutz, Warner Brundage, Mickey Trimberger, Bill Sullivan, Alan Palm, Tim Craig

Elementary Class at Brooktondale
Elementary Class at Brooktondale

Left to right, front to back
1st row, 1st seat, Lois Volbrecht, 2nd seat, George Compton
3rd row, 4th seat, Phil Woodin
4th row, 2nd seat, David Vandemark, 4th seat, Nancy Roe
6th row, 1st seat, Ron Volbrecht

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Mrs. Hestor McCracken's 1st Grade Class, Central School, April 1950
Mrs. Hestor McCracken's 1st Grade Class, Central School, April 1950

Barb Hanson demonstrates a miniature traffic signal for her schoolmates.  # 4 is Jan Cook, # 8 is Tom Joseph, #16 is Sandy Gee. Can you identify the other members of the class?  E-mail me the names if you can.

Mr. Banner's & Mrs. Snyder's Combined 6th Grade Classes, Central School
Mr. Banner's & Mrs. Snyder's Combined 6th Grade Classes, Central School

1st Row, L/R:  Jimmy Knapp, Johnny Applegate, Don Sutherland, Bob Arnold, Bill Horn, Peter Kimple(?), Kenny Knapp, Bob Franciamone, Judson Leonard, Rex Furman
2nd Row, L/R:  Barb Hanson, Linda Ford, ?, Nancy Von Burger, ?, Sharon House, ?, Donna Tidd, Jan Cook, Pat Scott, Barbara Mix
3rd Row, L/R:  Carol Hanson, Judy Weeks, Beverly Johnson, Sherry Melton, Ottra Johnson, Sandra Gee, Danilee Gorman, Beverly French, Sandra (?), Linda Drew, Joan Cone, ?, ?, Sharon Ervay, Helena Wood
4th Row, L/R:  Mr. Banner (Teacher), Louis Isch, Tom Joseph, Bob Johnson, Larry Fish(?), Adam Carmen, Bobbie Sanders, ?, David Leach, John Forgatch, Doug(?), Mrs. Snyder