Roosevelt Elementary School—W. 333-14th Avenue

In 1906, Roosevelt School was first constructed as a four-room frame schoolhouse at S. 1415 Bernard Street.  It was named after U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt, one of America’s most popular presidents.  The school was significantly upgraded in 1907, 1910, 1917, and 1954-1955. Sadly in 1980, the brick historic school building was demolished and replaced by the present “cookie-cutter” concrete school. Over the years, a few exceptional students and principals were associated with Roosevelt School.   Student Walter Brattain distinguished himself in science, sharing the 1956 Nobel Prize in physics for discovering the transistor.  In 1962, Gerald Saling was Roosevelt’s seventh principal, who went on to serve in the Washington State Legislature and ultimately was elected a Senator from Spokane’s Fifth Legislative District.  In 1988, Roosevelt was one of ten Washington State schools to be honored by the U.S. Department of Education’s Exceptional Elementary Schools Program.  Roosevelt continues to be one of the most progressive schools in Washington State.  Many Roosevelt Elementary School students attended Lewis & Clark High School, graduating in 1968.

1955-1956 Kindergarten

1956-1957 1st Grade #1 - Teacher: Lois Sampson


Top Row: Kathy Lutz, Gary Jablonski, Steve Washburn, Joel Ferris, Marilyn Kramer, ??, Lynn Lambert, Kathy Stevens, Linda Florine (sp?).

3rd Row: ??, ??, ??, Glen Olson, Steve Barrett, ??, Priscilla Raynor, Pam Hogsett??, Walt Fernau.

2nd Row: Mark Aspinwall, ??, Elizabeth Bell, ??, Cheryl (??), ??, ??, John Driscoll??, Tom Rose.

1st Row: Chris Aiken, John Daniels, Al Falk, ??, Robyn Lindquist.

1956-1957 1st Grade #2 - Teacher: Mrs. Finlay


Top Row: Beth Griffin, Tom Savage, Pat Bower, Debbie Schnug, John Owen, Steve Johnson, Paul Peters, Nancy Martin, Alan Schlosser

2nd Row: Bobby Mitchell, Pam Drake, Debbie Culler, Chucky Munns, Linda Rickman, Johnny Fish, Barbra Kimbrell (sp), Norma Weston, Tom Aspray, Terry Williams, Tom Rose.

1st Row: Bob Leslie, Janice Bartell, Mike Barnes, Barb Luth, Nancy King, Mary Beth Pin, Janer Thornton, Barb Elias, Larry Highsmith.

1957-1958 2nd Grade #1 - Teacher: R. Nelson (not shown)............. (shown - Principal Mr. Dunning)


Top Row: Mr. Dunning, ??, ??, Gary Jablonski, Kathy Stevens, Marilyn Kramer, Walt Fernau, Chris Aiken, ??

2nd Row: ??, John Daniels, ??, Pam Hogsett, ??, Glen Olson, Cheryl (??), Joel Ferris, Robyn Lindquist.

1st Row: Tom Malloy, ??, ??, ??, Steve Barrett, John Driscoll??, ??, Sue Graham, Mark Aspinwall, Larry McCracken??.

1957-1958 2nd Grade #2 - Teacher: Mrs. Moran


Top Row: Pam Draki, Nancy Martin, Tom Savage, Debbie Schnug, Joan Hoffman, John Owen, Alan Schlosser, Steve Johnson, Sarah Rogers, Tom Rose.

3rd Row: Johnny Fisk, Paul Peters, Beth Griffin, Linda Rickman, Buff James, Debbie Bruschke, Meg Maxwell, Diana Hatch, Susan Peck.

2nd Row: Bob Leslie, Bobby Mitchell, Nancy King, Debbie Culler, Cinnie Rhine, Janet Thornton, Tom Aspray, Dennis Dearing, Tom McNease (sp).

1st Row: Larry Highsmith, David Hunt, Terry Williams, Michael Barnes.

1958-1959 3rd Grade - Teacher: Miss Dindorf


Top Row: Miss Dindorf, Chris Aiken, Walt Fernau, Kathy Lutz, Mary Pat Flannery, John Owen, Joan Hoffman, Andy Koss, Steve Barrett.

3rd Row: Priscilla Raynor, Pat Bower, Tom Aspray, Alan Holm, Pam Drake, Terry Williams, Pam Hogsett, John Driscoll, John Daniels.

2nd Row: Ruby Kay Busby, Norma Weston, Linda Flouir (sp), Margie Perry, Nicki Thiot, Patty Jo Link, Gordon Wilkerson, Tom Huff.

1st Row: Eddie Froese, Max Murphy, Larry Highsmith, Bob Leslie, John Driscoll, Dennis Dearing.

1958-1959 3rd Grade - Teacher K. Kroiss

1959-1960 3rd & 4th Grades - Teacher: F. Dunning


Top Row: Tom Rose, Walt Ferneau, Glen Olson, Mark Aspinwall, Tom Harsh, Lynn Lambert, Valerie Carpenter, Chris Aiken. 

2nd Row: John Owen, Pam Hogsett, Debbie Culler, Gary Jablonski, Liz Bell, ??, Carole McCorkle, Marcia Bolinske.

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1959-1960 4th Grade - Teacher: Mrs. McDaniels

Fourth Grade Roosevelt 1960

Top Row: ??, Kathy Lutz, Curtis Ayars, Steve Barrett, Dennis Doering, Bob Leslie, Debbie Schnug, Paul Peters, Mrs. McDaniels.

3rd Row: Alan Schlosser, Valerie Carpenter, Kathy Stevens, Marilyn Kramer, Joel Ferris, Joan Hoffman, Meg Maxwell, Gary Greer.

2nd Row: Larry Highsmith, Terry Williams, Steve Johnson, Tom Savage, Nancy King??, Beth Fuller, ??, Darlene Sutton.

1st Row: ??, Al Falk, Larry McCracken, Tom Aspray, Mike Barnes.

1959-1960 Roosevelt 4th Grade - Teacher: Mrs. Mauro


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1960-1961 4th & 5th Grades - Teacher: Mrs. Hill


Top Row: Ed Froese, Janet Thornton, Nels??, Bob Leslie, Al Falk, Andrea??, Stan??, Mrs. Hill.

2nd Row: Linda Marshall, Debbie Schnug, Linda Florine (sp), Priscilla Raynot, John Daniels, Kim Wenger, Mike Moran, Dennis Dearing.

1st Row: Leigh Anderson, Darlene Sutton, Donna??, Linda Saugen, Alice Nuxoll, Jim Patton??, Loren Mercer.

1960-1961 5th Grade - Teacher: Mrs. Fran Swanson


Top Row: Lynn Lambert, Pat Bower, Kathy Lutz, ??, Bill Swain, Alan Schlosser, Kathy Stevens, Carole McCorkle, Mary Pat Flannery.

2nd Row: Chris Aiken, Nicki Thiot, Meg Maxwell, Curtis Ayars, Joel Ferris, Tom Savage, Mac Harrison, Gary Jablonski, Walt Fernau, Sue Schubert.

1st Row: Mark Barnes, Larry Highsmith, Tom Aspray, Terry Williams, ??, ??, Larry McCracken, Liz Bell, Marcia Bolinsky.

1961-1962 6th Grade #1 - Teacher: Mrs. Mauro

Sixth Grade Roosevelt 1962

Top Row: Tom Aspray, Tom Savage, Steve Johnson, Walt Fernau, Nicki Thiot, Valerie Carpenter, Mary Beth Snow, Meg Maxwell.

2nd Row: Janet Seaman, ??, Beth Fuller, Carole McCorkle, Joan Hoffman, ??, Kathy Lutz, Alan Schlosser, Joel Ferris, ??, Mrs. Mauro?

1st Row: ??, Darlene Sutton, Nancy King, Marcia Bolinsky, ??, Steve Barrett, Gary Greer, Tom McNease, Terry Williams.

1961-1962 6th Grade #2 - Teachers: Franklin Greenough (1st half).... J.E. Brittain (shown - 2nd half)


Top Row: Larry McCracken, Chris Aiken, Curtis Ayars, Glen Olson, Tom Harsh, John Daniels, Bob Leslie, Robyn Lindquist, Chris Eadon.

2nd Row:Kathy Lutz, Priscilla Raynor, Debbie Schnug, Kathy Stevens, Christy Tyler, Lynn Lambert, Tom Rose, Bill Swain, Mac Harris, Steve Washburn, Mr. Brittain.

1st Row: Margaret Tilton, Sue Graham, Larry Highsmith, Mark Aspinwall, Liz Bell, Sue Schubert, Linda Saugen, Janet Thornton.