Gilbert Heights Elementary School Grade 6 1973-1974
Sun Nov 08, 2020, last updated Thu Mar 24, 2022 - Jim Deibele
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.