The above photos is my elementary school in Neenah. I went there from kindergarten thru 6th grade. I fondly remember Mrs V. She was a nose picker and had bullet boobs. Singing with Mr. Raboin, and Mrs. Fischer. Getting an art scholar ship to the Bergstrom Museum with Dan Wheeler and Greg Radtke.
Senior year was the best, because everyone started to realize they were about to go off onto college or into the real world, and their cliques really no longer were valid. I already had enough credits to graduate, so I took a lot off varied classes to fill my time. Speed Reading, Speech, Art, Drama, and many study hall periods.
Back to School shopping was a blast for me. Grandma Le Gault would give each us $100 for clothing and supplies. Back then that didn't go too far. We didn't have Old Navy, Gap Kids, etc. We had Kohls, Jc Penny, Maurices, County Seat, and Sears. Clothing prices seem much cheaper now then back then. The smell of new shoes, and a new Janus back-pack filled with new spiral notebooks and pencils. A fresh start. New opportunities. This is part of the reason I love fall.
What memories of back to school will you never forget? If you have kids now, do you dread this time of year, or look forward to it? Remember Trapper Keepers? Mine was red!