Manito Elementary School
Manito Elementary School was created and operational during the “baby boomer” years to handle the increased school enrollment pressures. The school opened in 1952 with an immediate student population of 150 grade school children. Enrollment peaked in 1955 with 200 students but by 1960, had dropped to 182. The Manito School was closed in 1961. Students were transferred to other grade schools (principally Jefferson) and later went on to Sacajawea Junior High School. Students graduating from Sacajawea were sent to both Lewis & Clark and Ferris High Schools and became part of their respective classes of 1968.
Top Row: Joey Kesler, Carol Graul, Nancy Carlson, Ken Ditzler, Bob Doyle, Dan Woodman, Brad Bell
2nd Row: Connie Whitehead, Pam Cooke, Sherry York, Kathy Segreto, Steve Backman, Marcia Ross, Rick Baker, John Elmer
1st Row: Brad Waines, Donna Tombari, Don Swanson, Tom Brandt, Don Hart, Sharon Lannerd, Rosalie Turner, Pam Clausen, Vicky Share
1956-1957 1st Grade – Mrs. McInnis
Top Row: Carol Lambert, Tom Tegler, Alan Singer, Karen Fleming, Steve Heath, Cathy Wiseman, Principal – Mrs. Gadau, Teacher – Mrs. McInnis
3rd Row: Cadet Teacher – Mrs. Thurston, Dennis Oshiem, Kevin Green, Marc Meadows, Jerry Muto, Dick Bingham, Gail Ludberg, Jim Castino, Carol Berry
2nd Row: Rick Rolfe, Jim Salisbury, Tonni Hills, Janice Hamaker, Leslie Perry, Tricia Dibblee, Sandra Wellner, Don Swanson
1st Row: Bruce Baxter, Ed Froese, Don Anderson, Jack Nelson, Lee Bowsher
1957-1958 2nd Grade – Mrs. Copley
Top Row: Teacher Mrs. Copley, Gail Ludberg, Don Anderson, Carol Lambert, Doug Davidson, Karen Fleming, Jerry Muto, Ingrid Brandt, Principal – Miss Rosena Evans, Cadet Teacher – Mrs. Spellmen
2nd Row: Marc Meadows, Donna Tombari, Mark Cheley, Nancy Kirishian, Randy Felice, Jim Castino, Janice Hamaker, Diane Scott
1st Row: Gayla Hughes, Mark Lehman, Bill Kelley, Barbara Baker, Eric Dalke, Don Swanson, Karen Eskeberg, Leslie Perry
1958-1959 3rd Grade – Teacher Unknown
Top Row: Jerry Muto, Cathy Wiseman, ?, ?, ?, ?, Donny Anderson, Teacher – unknown
3rd Row: Dave Paulsen, Gail Lundberg, Tom Tegler, ?, Tricia Dibblee, Janice Hamaker, ?, Diane Scott
2nd Row: ?, Don Swanson, Barry Sullivan, Leslie Perry, Donna Tombari, ?, Jimmy Castino, ?
1st Row: Grant Butt, ?, Steve Backman
1959-1960 4th Grade – Teacher Unknown
Top Row: Teacher Unknown, ?, Dick Bingham, Nancy Carlson, ?, ?, Carol Lambert, ?, ?
3rd Row: Tricia Tibblee, ?, Jim Salisbury, Dave Paulsen, Allen Singer, Donny Anderson, Tom Tegler, Ingrid Brandt, ?
2nd Row: Karen Eskeberg, Linda Trautman, Donna Tombari, Nancy Kirishian, Diane Scott, Sue Brunner, Gayla Hughes, ?
1st Row: Steve Wood, ?, ?, Jim Castino, Don Swanson, Mark Lehman