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.

1955-1956 Kindergarten


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