Gilbert Heights Elementary School Grade 6 1973-1974

 Sun Nov 08, 2020, last updated Thu Mar 24, 2022 -  Jim Deibele

Gilbert Heights Elementary School Grade 6 1973-1974

Top row: unknown, John McIntosh, unknown, unknown, unknown, Liz Silva, unnknown
3rd row: unknown, Lisa Mullen, unknown, unknown, unknown, Ray Teuber?, unknown
2nd row: John Speck, unknown, me, Pat Dye, unknown, unknown, unknown, Mrs. Margeson
first row: Denise Buckley, unknown, Charlotte Trapp, unknown, Debra Halvorsen?, Jim Greenslade

We moved and changed school districts the year before. So I only had year at Gilbert Heights Elementary School   before this photo and a year after. Still, I’m surprised I can’t remember more names.

As 7th Graders, we’d move on to Gilbert Middle School with the other Gilbert Heights 6th Graders and join with 4 other elementary schools. Then head on to David Douglas as 9th Graders with kids from Floyd Light Middle. There were about 600 kids in my grade at DDHS.

My dad moved out this year, leaving me with my mom and sisters. That’s the only explanation I have for that haircut.

Sometimes, while my mom was still alive, I’d drive out Holgate so I could pass by the old school. Looked it was still going strong. But the David Douglas District   is now one of the most, probably the most, diverse school systems in Portland, Oregon. And doing well with it.