Debra Barnes

Jones, OK

#21 Aug 18, 2012
Went there about the same time, but left in 72. Do you have any school group pics from that time? All of ours burnt in a house fire. thanks
In Talbott wrote:
I remember IVES also. I attended K-6 1966-1973.
A couple of the other teachers at that time were, Mr. Gus (science), Mrs. Ballinus (principal), Mr. Wolf (assistant principal), Mrs. Champine (4th grade), Mrs. Dow (6th grade), Mr. Szumanski (math). I probably haven't spelled these names even close to what they should be.
I remember in the 5th or 6th grade they celebrated the 60th Anniversary of the school. I think I still have a little booklet that they gave us. I'll see if I can find it, and dig up some more names.
Cheryl Douglas

Saint Clair Shores, MI

#22 Aug 20, 2012
I attended Ives for one year only in 1967-68. I too remember Mr. Avery, Mrs. Ballunus, Mr. Schumanski and Mr. Gus. I went to Carstens from 1st grade through 5th. We moved behind Denby after that and I went to Arthur Jr. High and Denby. I remember kids Arthur Doolittle, Betty and Debbie Rife, Kathy Braun. We lived on Phillip between Vernor and Charlevoix. Ives burned down. Carstens is still on coplin.
pduggs

Grand Rapids, MI

#23 Oct 7, 2012
Kobe wrote:
I have a picture, but can't post on here.
<quoted text>
Could you please send a pic to me at pduggs1957@gmail.com
I was at Ives from 1962-64. I had four siblings also there. We all walked to school together from Chalmers. I loved Detroit then. Remember the Dutch Elms that in summer turned the streets into shady tunnels. Everything was within walking distance. I have a bunch of pictures of those streets from last year. Nothing left but vacant land and few junk houses. Sad. Very sad.
Delmont

Atlanta, GA

#24 Oct 7, 2012
I went there from 64-74. Bestest 10 years ever.
Lori Dawson

Madison Heights, MI

#25 Dec 5, 2012
Henry Wojnicki wrote:
<quoted text>I went to Ives as well from 1964 to about 69. Wahat a great place. Mrs. Ballus ...so correct and nice... Mr. Avery with his Mummy... who scare us with it.. and yes he did not like Nazai's or World war II..... I remember a kid who wore an Iron Cross to school and Mr. Avery lost it! Ah no more Ives School.. I drove by there about 1 year ago ..just a blank space. A Gregg Gumm ..always tried to bully me!!
Henry< I think you lived down the street from me on Ashland, right? You were older than me. We lived at 2541. Last name was Daniel. We lived between your house and Vernor. Remember the Gunnery kids? They lived next door to you!
Dick Williams

Brentwood, TN

#26 Jan 5, 2013
I have a few very vivid memories of my 8th grade class at Ives. I ballroom danced for the first time with my soon to be steady girlfriend, June Bridgewater. I remember feeling my heart race uncontrollably, as I put my arm around her for the first time in the basement gym. I also recall Donnie Verhoy blowing disgusting farts in the direction of David Whithouse and I, as we sat agonizingly in alphabetical order during Mr. Becker's class. My summers were spent playing baseball on the Ives playground with my friend Chuck Marino, who lived a few doors away from the school. Ironically, 4 years later, Chuck and I were drafted into the Army on the same day, June 28, 1966. I too lived on Ashland at 1320. A couple of years ago, I drove through the old neighborhood to relive some memories. Much to my surprise, our old house was still standing, albeit in what look like a war zone. I also drove down Manistique to see our old grade school transformed into an empty lot. It was very sad to see the place of our childhood dreams turned into a nightmare. Hopefully, one day the City of Detroit will restore this area to a place of beauty.
Henry Wojnicki

Amherst, WI

#27 Jan 8, 2013
Lori Dawson wrote:
<quoted text>
Henry< I think you lived down the street from me on Ashland, right? You were older than me. We lived at 2541. Last name was Daniel. We lived between your house and Vernor. Remember the Gunnery kids? They lived next door to you!
You are correct Lori. I lived at 2567 Ashland. It was a great ime in Detroit before the neighborhood went bad! As I remember there was a Steven Daniels?
Jim Blass

Hollywood, MD

#28 Jan 20, 2013
The teachers I remember at IVES ELEM.:
Mrs. Sullivan - Social Studies (God helps them who help themselves -- but, God HELP THEM WHO HELP THEMSELVES !!) She also bragged on her asparagus.
Ms. McKenzie - Gym (Always in culottes)(Florida during Christmas break)
Ms. Quinlan (Mrs White)- Literature (In her class the morning we heard of the Normandie landings - June 6th, 1944)
Ms. Giesler - Homeroom 6th?
Ms. Beaton - Homeroom 8th
Ms. Lennox - Principal (Long black dresses with a lace collar)
Mr Frank Reno - Principal
Ms. LaFontaine - Auditorium
Ms. Jefferys - Music
Playing ball in the schoolyard. NO SLIDING in baseball. Too many cinders. NO HARDBALL yard was too small. Ho Ho Once we were playing hardball with just four guys. A pitcher, catcher, batter and outfielder. I hit a foul ball and it careened into one of the second floor windows, about where the fifth grade homeroom was. Somebody told on me and I was in Mr. Reno's office the next day. Can't remember if my parents had to pay for that window or not.
Digging in the jumping pits during the summer - lots of sand down to about three feet.
I lived right next door to the school on the north side.
Neighborhood kids were, Bruce Foster, Richard Harrison, Marvin Burke. The Breen family, but they went to St Ambrose over on Alter. Dwayne Kreutzan, Bob Truman, Betsey Ross, Shirley Mc?, Dolores, Howard, Sal and his sister, Kathleen Beam.
Serving as Safety Patrol down at Marlboro and Jefferson. Blocking Manistique Street to conduct 100 yard dashes. The coolness of the lavarories down in the basement in the summer. No air conditioning then except at the movies. Lakewood and Cinderella theaters. Saunders ice cream sodas and candy across from the Lakewood.
Jim Blass

Hollywood, MD

#29 Jan 20, 2013
I lived at 1196 Philip. The first house north of the school. My family left Detroit in 1953 and never returned. I have some video of the street I took in the 90's. The pictures of the graduating class of 1948, seen on the Facebook site, are mine.
See my website silvertealeaf.net
RICK COLANGELO

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#30 Jan 26, 2013
Henry Wojnicki wrote:
<quoted text>I went to Ives as well from 1964 to about 69. Wahat a great place. Mrs. Ballus ...so correct and nice... Mr. Avery with his Mummy... who scare us with it.. and yes he did not like Nazai's or World war II..... I remember a kid who wore an Iron Cross to school and Mr. Avery lost it! Ah no more Ives School.. I drove by there about 1 year ago ..just a blank space. A Gregg Gumm ..always tried to bully me!!
did you know a Johnny Cole or David Dixon
CLYDE MCDONALD

United States

#31 Feb 6, 2013
I went to school there.I lived on Marlborough
I was the spelling champ from 82 & 83
RICK COLANGELO

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#32 Feb 12, 2013
Kobe wrote:
I have a picture, but can't post on here.
<quoted text>
Could you please e-mail a picture of the school. I went there from 1961-1966.Thanks
RICK COLANGELO

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#33 Mar 9, 2013
Did anyone know Johnny Cole or David Dixon or Darryl Postier
Anonymous

Grand Haven, MI

#34 Apr 13, 2013
Dick Williams wrote:
I have a few very vivid memories of my 8th grade class at Ives. I ballroom danced for the first time with my soon to be steady girlfriend, June Bridgewater. I remember feeling my heart race uncontrollably, as I put my arm around her for the first time in the basement gym. I also recall Donnie Verhoy blowing disgusting farts in the direction of David Whithouse and I, as we sat agonizingly in alphabetical order during Mr. Becker's class. My summers were spent playing baseball on the Ives playground with my friend Chuck Marino, who lived a few doors away from the school. Ironically, 4 years later, Chuck and I were drafted into the Army on the same day, June 28, 1966. I too lived on Ashland at 1320. A couple of years ago, I drove through the old neighborhood to relive some memories. Much to my surprise, our old house was still standing, albeit in what look like a war zone. I also drove down Manistique to see our old grade school transformed into an empty lot. It was very sad to see the place of our childhood dreams turned into a nightmare. Hopefully, one day the City of Detroit will restore this area to a place of beauty.
. I remember you ....chuck and I were great friends I was in June's class and have a class picture of her she was hot back then and I had a thing for her as well ...I live in Grand Haven Mi retired from the USCG.. I lived at 1190 Ashland and the house is still there....Detroit is horrible nothing left they destroyed the city.... I have wonderful memories of our old neighborhood ....can send pic of June if you would like
Henry Wojnicki

Stevens Point, WI

#36 Jun 3, 2013
RICK COLANGELO wrote:
<quoted text> did you know a Johnny Cole or David Dixon
Yeah I knew David Dixon. He was a BIG kid!
RICK COLANGELO

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#37 Sep 14, 2013
Henry Wojnicki wrote:
<quoted text>Yeah I knew David Dixon. He was a BIG kid!
What ever happened to him
RICK COLANGELO

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#38 Sep 14, 2013
What ever happened to him?
RICK COLANGELO

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#39 Sep 14, 2013
Henry Wojnicki wrote:
<quoted text>Yeah I knew David Dixon. He was a BIG kid!
Who else do you remember?
Henry Wojnicki

Stevens Point, WI

#40 Oct 2, 2013
RICK COLANGELO wrote:
<quoted text> Who else do you remember?
Gregg Gumm and the Oxendine sisters. The Hardys.
B C Vermeersch

Santa Cruz, CA

#42 Feb 22, 2014
Went to Ives Kindergarten in 1947. I think Lily Tomlin was in my class

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