|Students: Dean Moon,
Charter, Steve Wilson, Jackie something, Richard Geiser,
something, Jimmy Powell, Cecelia Witte, Jim Elliot,
Valerie Hempstead, Larry Anderson , Jenny Landers, Jeff
May, Jim Katherman, Janice Farmer, Jim Geiger, Gary
Applegate, Gray Chang, Jenel Standrich, Trygve
Mills, Tom Booker, Jean Elliot, Brad Wutherich. Teachers: Miss
Hodge, English, Ms.
Jones, homemaking; Mrs. Spiegel, science; Mrs. Amador,
social studies; Mr. Dinnel, PE; Mr. Fine, mathematics;
reading; Mr. Curtis, woodshop. Comments?
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|This is my eighth-grade class at Newton Elementary
Torrance, California. Newton was a K-8 school in the 1960s
became a middle school in 1972, and was renamed Richardson
School in 1993. My Kindergarten through 8th grade
Heilmann, Miss Mantlas, Mrs. Parr, Mrs. Clements, Mrs.
Barilone, and Mr. Nobles, Mr. Fine, and Miss Munson.
Robert Fine (third
from the right in the
bottom row), was still teaching math in 2010 at the
Chaminade College Prep School in West Hills, California.
Here's Mr. Dinnel's 8th Grade Class, 1968 (thank you, Lori Lambeth). There was one other eighth-grade class at Newton that year. It would be nice to show the full set of photos for the class of 1968. If you have the missing one, would you please scan it and send the file to me?
I've posted a few memories of eight years at Newton.
Here are photos from the Newton class of 1969 (thank you, Karen Renfroe): Mr. Day's 7th Grade Class, 1968; Mr. Fine's 8th Grade Class, 1969 (and thank you, Linda Best) Miss Hodge's 7th Grade Class, 1968; Miss Munson's 8th Grade Class, 1969
Even more available here: Mrs. Wendell's 3rd grade class, 1968; Mrs. Wendell's 4th grade class, 1969; Mrs. Thomas' 5th grade class, 1969; Ms. Beardslee's 6th grade class; 1970.
Newton class of 1969 and class of 1971 40-year reunion photos
Photo 1: My friends Jamie VanOppen and Dwight Dunaway guarding a buried treasure from marauders, February 1968. I think that's Paul Keach standing beside them. Looks like he just got hit in the stomach with a ball. I can't remember if he was helping us protect the treasure or was one of the marauders. Knowing Keach, he was probably a marauder. Note the girls in the background, gathered into circles and yakking. That's what they always did during recess in the eighth grade. The big "S" and the rocket ship park on the hill are just out of view.
Photo 2: My friend Dwight Dunaway at the graduation dance, June 1968. Behind him are Paul Keach and Jayne Becker. Jayne has a Kodak Instamatic (instant-load) camera. Almost all the girls got beehive perms for graduation.
Photo 3: My friend Don Meade at the same dance.
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