Mountain View School

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Some of us went to Mountain View School on Hampden Road for fourth, fifth, and sixth grades. The twenty-room school opened in 1961, with some of us in the fourth grade class.

The six black and white photos below are from a brochure published by the town of East Longmeadow. The students in the photos were sixth graders from the class of 1968, so some of our older brothers and sisters are in these photos.
 
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This photo was taken in the 1961-1962 school year, the first year the school was in operation. Our class was in fourth grade at Mountain View that year. In the lower left is sixth grader Bill Barry (Cathedral High School 1968), the brother of Monica Barry. Next to Bill is Pat McGill (ELHS 1968), the sister of Sue McGill. In the far background is John Picano (ELHS 1968). Next to John may be Debby Kelly. On the right is Sue Mondoux (ELHS 1968), sister of Rich Mondoux. Next to Sue is possibly Scott Roberts (ELHS 1968).



Exterior of Mountain View School, 1961-1962 school year.

A typical classroom, 1961-1962 school year.

The cafeteria, 1961-1962 school year. 

The gymnasium, 1961-1962 school year.

The playground, 1961-1962 school year.

The gymnasium with the fourth, fifth and six grade wing during the 1961-1962 school year. Photo courtesy of Mrs. Ruth Fisher Washburn.

First, second and third graders at recess outside the first through third grade wing, during the 1961-1962 school year. Some of these kids may be our younger brothers and sisters. Photo courtesy of Mrs. Ruth Fisher Washburn. 
 
Personnel Who Served Us 
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Principal
 Mr. Edward H. Sheldon* 2001
 
School Physician and Nurses
 
Teachers 
 
Fourth Grade
 Mr. Alfred D. Allen* 2006
Miss Elsbeth L. Beeh* 1992
Mrs. Frances P. Dutille* 2015
Mrs. Barbara Nelson (now Mrs. Barbara L. Helmer), Pompano Beach FL
 
Fifth Grade
 Mr. Stanley J. Brzoska, Southwick MA
Miss Dorothy R. Corbett* 2013
Miss Annette E. Deely* 1982
Mr. Francis D. Perenick, Springfield MA
Mrs. Carol Young* 1993
 
Sixth Grade
Mr. James F. Lenaghan, Laguna Niguel CA
 
Art
 
 
 
Mrs. MacMullen (undated photo) and Miss Poirier in 1960.
 
Music
 Mrs. Liane S. Fontaine (later Mrs. Liane S. Tousignan)* 1999
Mr. Bohdan Hluszewskyj, location/status unknown
 
 
 
Mrs. Fontaine in 1929 and Mr. Hluszewskyj in 1962 (college graduation photos).

Mr. Edward Sheldon, who served as our principal at Center, Pleasant View, and Mountain View Schools, is seen here in 1961-1962 with first graders in Miss Royce's class. Miss Royce, one of our teachers at Center School, had transferred to Mountain View. Some of these children, future ELHS Class of 1973 graduates, may be our younger sisters. Photo courtesy of Mrs. Ruth Fisher Washburn.
 
Fourth Grade Class Rosters
Mr. Allen
 
  

Mr. Allen in 1963, 1965, and 1981.

William Anderson, Leonard Beaulieu, Nancy Blaisdell, Janice Breen, Robert Clark, Donna Colapietro, Todd Cormier, Henry T. Dickinson, Jr., Patricia Donovan, Dorothy Edwards, David Gallerani, Frank Gibney, Ann Marie Hearn, Janice Holuk, Susan Jasinski, Clifford Keeney, Joseph Kwasnik, Nancy Lavertue, Jane Mertz, Richard Mondoux, Bruce Ostrander, David Owen, John Quinn, Joseph Roy, Pamela Sakakeeny, Stephen St. Marie, Charles Taylor, David Turnberg, Nancy Vallett, Teresa Villamaino, Susan Wolcott.

 
Mountain View School opened in September 1961. Here, in August 1961, Mr. Allen and Mr. Edward Sheldon, principal, are in a typical classroom. They are looking over the wooden folding doors that enclosed the cloakrooms. When the doors were closed, a built-in fan blew warm air over the childrens' coats and dried them during wet days and in the winter. Photo courtesy of the Springfield Union.

Miss Beeh

Miss Beeh in 1965.

Donna Anderson, Monica Barry, Judith Bliss, Jean Bonin, Ellen Bonneville, Christine Bortle, Daniel Brenton, Alison Cox, Beverly Dion, Suzanne Dreyer, Donald Eddy, Donna Fiorentino, Stephen Geoffrion, Deborah Hanson, Nancy Holland, Nancy Jenne, Pamela Johnson, Mary Ann LaLima, Victor Linden, Karen Martin, Catherine Maurer, Jean Montana, Thomas Murray, Kim O'Brien, John Ouellette, Thomas Ouellette, Kathryn Pedersen, Richard Pesto, Dennis Plante, Marion Renzi, Gail Taylor, Stephen Viger, Susan Wicks, Nancy Yacovone.

Miss Beeh, third from left, in 1939 while she was a student at Pembroke College. Photo courtesy of Brown University.

Mrs. Dutille
 
 

Mrs. Dutille in 1957 (college graduation photo) and later in life.

Lynn Belliveau, Lawrence Bradley, Nancy Cauley, Bruce Cohen, Deborah Connors, Jeanne Donovan, Christopher Edwards, Deborah Foster, Vivian Haskell, Heidi Hiller, Lisa Italiano, Robert Keane, Dennis Kronenberg, Elizabeth Lasek, Timothy Lynch, Lois Melbourne, Brenda Misitano, Stephen O'Neil, Ross Overlock, Donald Page, Thomas Pratte, Joann Resta, Deborah Saabye, Thomas Sullivan, Clark Swanson, Jonathan Tooher, Gail Vagts, Susan Waterman, Jarl Weyant, David Wieland, James Wilkins, Ellen Zimmerman.

Mrs. Dutille with some of our classmates. Photo is blurry, so it's a bit difficult to see. Left to right: Chris Edwards? (left arm extended), Ross Overlock, Jarl Weyant, unknown boy, unknown boy, Jonathan Tooher? (very back with only right side of forehead showing), David Wieland (in front), unknown girl (looking sideways), Brenda Misitano, unknown girl, Mrs. Dutille, Liz Lasek, Susan Waterman, Lois Melbourne, unknown girl (in back holding camera), unknown girl, Lisa Italiano, unknown girl (in back), Gail Vagts. Photo courtesy of Jeannie Donovan.

Mrs. Nelson

Mrs. Nelson in 1954 (college graduation photo).

Jayne Anderson, Adele Archie, Deborah Bouchard, Karen Carpenter, David Crane, Kristine D'Angelo, Michael DiMonaco, Michael Dowd, Brian Falk, Armand Gamache, Mark Hadeler, Brian Higgins, John Illig, Valerie Jimenez, Douglas Kenyon, Paul LaBroad, Edward Lemanski, Paul McNamara, Franklin Miorandi, Linda Mottle, Peter Ouellette, Donald Page, Robert Parker, Jane Passburg, Eleanor Ramey, Patricia Ryan, Paula Seligman, William Stark, Stephen Tesini, Donald Turnberg, Arthur Valonen, Susan White.
 
Fifth Grade Class Rosters
Mr. Brozska
 
 
Mr. Brzoska in 1959 (college graduation photo).

Adele Archie, Nancy Blaisdell, Janice Breen, Nancy Cauley, Deborah Connors, William Creighton, Kristine D'Angelo, William Davis, Michael DiMonaco, Donald Eddy, Andrew Farquharson, Armand Gamache, Vivian Haskell, Susan Jasinski, Robert Keane, Carl Larson, Victor Linden, Janet McCarthy, Frank Miorandi, Gregory Naylor, Peter Ouellette, Donald R. Page, Jr., Richard Pesto, Joann Resta, Pamela Sakakeeny, John Stolecki, Stephen Tesini, Donald Turnberg, Stephen Viger, Jarl Weyant, Nancy Yacovone.

Mr. Brzoska in 2008, on his Pumpkin Valley Farm, Southwick, MA. Photo courtesy of Christine Peterson, Boston Globe.

Miss Corbett
 
  
 
Miss Corbett in 1948 (college graduation photo), 1954, and 1977.
 
Donna Anderson, Monica Barry, Peter Blyth, Daniel Brenton, Robert Clark, Steven Corey, Kathy Denniston, Jeanne Donovan, Christopher Edwards, Donna Fiorentino, Stephen Geoffrion, Heidi Hiller, Nancy Jenne, Douglas Kenyon, Edward Kopec, Elizabeth Lasek, Timothy Lynch, Paul McNamara, Frederic Merchant, Brenda Misitano, Kim O'Brien, Ross Overlock, David Radebaugh, Joseph Roy, Paula Seligman, Thomas Sullivan, Jonathan Tooher, Gail Vagts, Teresa Villamaino, David Wieland, Ellen Zimmerman.

Miss Corbett's class. Row 1: Steve Geoffrion, Doug Kenyon, David Radebaugh, Peter Blyth. Row 2: Donna Anderson, Nancy Jenne, Heidi Hiller, Brenda Misitano, Monica Barry, Kathy Denniston. Row 3: Elizabeth Lasek, Paula Seligman, Donna Fiorentino, Teresa Villamaino, Gail Vagts, Jeannie Donovan, Ellen Zimmerman. Back two rows of boys: Ed Kopec, Tom Sullivan, Tim Lynch, Bob Clark, Kim O'Brien, Danny Brenton, Fred Merchant, Ross Overlock, Chris Edwards, David Wieland, Steve Corey, Jonathan Tooher, Joe Roy, Paul McNamara. Photo courtesy of Donna Fiorentino.

Miss Deely
 
 
Miss Deely in 1944.

Susan Abel, Jayne Anderson, Robert Bartlett, Leonard Beaulieu, Deborah Bouchard, Nancy Burritt, Bruce Cohen, Todd Cormier, Patricia Donovan, Deborah Foster, Frank Gibney, John Illig, Dennis Kronenberg, Nancy Lavertue, Karen Martin, Virginia Martin, Lois Melbourne, Richard Mondoux, Enrico Oliveri, Stephen O'Neil, David Owen, Jane Passburg, John Quinn, Patricia Ryan, William Stark, Clark Swanson, Regina Truitt, Nancy Vallett, Susan Waterman, Susan Wolcott.

Mr. Perenick

William Anderson, Paul Battige, Lynn Belliveau, Lawrence Bradley, Karen Carpenter, Donna Colapietro, Henry Dickinson, Lois Dusenberry, Dorothy Edwards, Brian Falk, David Gallerani, Mark Hadeler, Lisa Italiano, Eileen Jordan, Joseph Kwasnik, Edward Lemanski, Catherine Maurer, Jane Mertz, Linda Mottle, Bruce Ostrander, Donald A. Page, Kathryn Pedersen, Eleanor Ramey, Deborah Saabye, Stephen St. Marie, Charles Taylor, David Turnberg, Arthur Valonen, Robert Wenning, James Wilkins, Nancy Wrinkle.

Mr. Perenick cuts another student's hair, during his college days at Marlboro College, VT in the early 1950s.

Mrs. Young
 
 
 
Mrs. Young in 1957 (college graduation photo) and in 1967.
 
Deborah Andwood, Nancy Birtwell, Judith Bliss, Jean Bonin, Ellen Bonneville, Christine Bortle, Robert Bradley, Carolyn Buck, Cathy Chapman, Alison Cox, Beverly Dion, Suzanne Dreyer, Dean Florian, Dale Goddard, Deborah Hanson, Ann Marie Hearn, Nancy Holland, Pamela Johnson, Paul LaBroad, Mary Ann LaLima, Allison Lipp, Susan McGill, Jean Montana, Thomas Murray, John Ouellette, Thomas Ouellette, Dennis Plante, Marion Renzi, Paul Stilphen, Gail Taylor, Susan White, Susan Wicks.
 
Sixth Grade Class Rosters

 Mr. Lenaghan

Jayne Anderson, William Anderson, Paul Battige, Deborah Bouchard, Thomas Churchill, Robert Clark, William Davis, Jeanne Donovan, Christopher Edwards, Karen Esposito, David Gallerani, Frank Gibney, Linda Gray, Mark Hadeler, John Illig, William Kenyon, Joseph Kwasnik, Nancy Lavertue, Lois Melbourne, Brenda Misitano, Richard Mondoux, Bruce Ostrander, Donald A. Page, Joseph Roy, Pamela Sakakeeny, William Stark, Charles Taylor, Regina Truitt, Jarl Weyant, James Wilkins, Richard Willard.

 

 Mr. Lenaghan. Photo courtesy of Jeannie Donovan.

Mr. Lenaghan's class on the last day of school (second photo is closeup). Because the rows are not neatly organized, we are listing everyone in one row. Left to right: Mr. Lenaghan, unknown boy, Joseph Roy (wearing sweater), unknown boy, Chris Edwards (coat and tie), unknown boy, Frank Gibney with his dog Spike, unknown boy, Rich Mondoux, Paul Battige, unknown boy (in back and partially hidden), unknown boy (looking down and left hand to face), Bill Anderson?, Jarl Weyant, Jim Wilkins, unknown boy/girl (in back and partially hidden), Bill Davis (in front with red shirt), Nancy Lavertue (red dress), unknown boy (in back with red hair), Jeannie Donovan (head turned to side), Brenda Misitano, Pam Sakakeeny (in back with black hair), Karen Esposito (in front with yellow sweater), Lois Dusenberry (pink jacket), Lois Melbourne (in back of Lois Dusenberry, with red hair, completely hidden), Chuck Taylor. Photo courtesy of Gina Truitt.

A second photo of Mr. Lenaghan's class on the last day of school. Because the rows are not neatly organized, we are listing everyone in one row. Left to right: Mr. Lenaghan, unknown boy, Joseph Roy (wearing sweater), unknown, Chris Edwards (coat and tie), unknown, boy Mark Hadeler?, Doug Kenyon, Frank Gibney with his dog Spike, unknown  boy (hidden in back row), Rich Mondoux, unknown boy, Paul Battige, unknown  boy (looking down and sideways), Bill Anderson?, Jarl Weyant, Bill Stark, Bill Davis, Jim Wilkins, Nancy Lavertue, unknown boy (in back), Gina Truitt, unknown boy in back row, Jayne Anderson (partially hidden), Brenda Misitano, Karen Esposito, Pam Sakakeeny, Lois Melbourne, Chuck Taylor. Walking in on the right: unknown girl, Lois Melbourne. Photo courtesy of Jeannie Donovan.

Another photo of Mr. Lenaghan's class (second photo is closeup). Left to right: unknown (half of face visible, looking sideways), Lois Melbourne (looking sideways), Karen Esposito (yellow sweater), Lois Dusenberry, Brenda Misitano, Pam Sakakeeny, Jeannie Donovan, Jayne Anderson, Nancy Lavertue (Nancy says she was "just fooling around, pointing my toes toward each other!"). Photo courtesy of Gina Truitt.

Mr. Lenaghan's class. Left to right: Lois Melbourne (in back, facing left), Gina Truitt (in front, facing right), Linda Gray?, Karen Esposito, Lois Dusenberry, Brenda Misitano, Pam Sakakeeny, Nancy Lavertue, Jayne Anderson. Photo courtesy of Jeannie Donovan.

Miss Rietzel

 

Miss Rietzel in 1948 (college graduation photo) and during her time at Mountain View School.

Adele Archie, Leonard Beaulieu, Nancy Cauley, Donna Colapietro, Jeffrey Crary, Dorothy Edwards, Armand Gamache, Deborah Gray, Vivian Haskell, Lisa Italiano, Robert Keane, Edward Kopec, Paul LaBroad, Edward Lemanski, Paul McNamara, Frederic Merchant, Jane Mertz, Stephen O'Neil, Peter Ouellette, Eleanor Ramey, Robert Reis, Patricia Ryan, Paula Seligman, Thomas Sullivan, Stephen Tesini, Teresa Villamaino, Robert Wenning, David Wieland, Susan Wolcott, Jonathan Wolf, Nancy Yacovone.

Mr. Sarazin
 
 
Mr. Sarazin in 1961 (college graduation photo).
 
Deborah Andwood, Monica Barry, Nancy Birtwell, Judith Bliss, Jean Bonin, Ellen Bonneville, Christine Bortle, Lawrence Bradley, Daniel Brenton, Steven Corey, Alison Cox, Henry Dickinson, Suzanne Dreyer, Donald Eddy, Donna Fiorentino, Deborah Hanson, Ann Marie Hearn, Nancy Jenne, Mary Ann LaLima, Karen Martin, Virginia Martin, Catherine Maurer, Kim O'Brien, John Ouellette, Thomas Ouellette, Ross Overlock, Richard Pesto, Marion Renzi, Paul Stilphen, Gail Taylor, Susan Waterman, Susan Wicks, Nancy Wrinkle.
 
 
Lunch menu for Dec. 6-10, 1965.
 
 

Girl Scout Fly Up ceremony at Mountain View School (year unknown). Left to right: Cathy Maurer, Nancy Yacovone, unknown, Jayne Anderson, unknown (in back and hidden), Susan White, unknown, Susan Wolcott, Pamela Johnson, Paula Seligman, Pamela Sakakeeny, Ellen Zimmerman? Photo courtesy of Jayne Anderson.

Another photo of the Girl Scout Fly Up ceremony. Left to right: unknown, unknown, unknown (back to camera), Judi Bliss, Monica Barry, Cathy Maurer, Nancy Yacovone, Pamela Johnson, Jayne Anderson, Susan Wolcott, Susan White, Paula Seligman, Jean Bonin, Ann Marie Hearn, Pamela Sakakeeny (partially visible). Photo courtesy of Jayne Anderson.

A third photo of the Girl Scout Fly Up ceremony. Left to right: Judi Bliss, Monica Barry, Cathy Maurer, Nancy Yacovone, Pamela Johnson, Jayne Anderson, Mrs. Barbara Bonin (Jean's mom), Susan White, Paula Seligman, Jean Bonin, Ann Marie Hearn, Pamela Sakakeeny, unknown (partially visible), Susan Wolcott (partially visible). Photo courtesy of Jayne Anderson. 

Memories
Donna Anderson remembers, "In fourth grade, near the end of art class, Miss Poirier told us to wash up (we were painting). Sooooo, Kim O'Brien goes to the back of the class to the sink and washes blue paint off his hand. He might have had an itch on his face, because blue paint covered his face. Miss Poirier had a conniption! She yelled at him like I've never seen!!."
Donna also remembers, "In fifth grade, our class was carving blocks of wood to use for printing. Miss Poirier handed out the wood carving tools and said that if anyone cut themselves, she would cancel the whole class. Guess what? My carving tool slipped and I put a deep cut into my finger. I was bleeding really hard, and I didn't want her to see what I had done. I was afraid she'd cancel wood carving and I would be the one to blame. Everyone at my table kept it a secret and I finally got the bleeding to slow down after she left our class. I will never forget the terror!!"

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