Lakeside High (LHS) Class of 1988 Alumni List

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1988 Class List

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Class Memories From 1988

We all remember teachers, good or bad. Let me take a few of you on a walk down Memory Lane, please. See if any names jog your memory.

Mrs. Woodcock freaked out in first grade. My mom was in an accident in front of the school that totaled our van. She thought I was in the van. My younger brother was, and still has a scar from that wreck. When I got off the bus, Mrs. Woodcock nearly smothered me in a hug while she cried.

I put Mrs. Little to sleep in 2nd grade massaging her shoulders.

Mrs. Sexton in 3rd grade was sweet, and had a daughter named Bambi that all the boys had a crush on.

Mrs. Love brought Do-So the Dolphin around to teach us moral lessons.

I never had Mrs. Hartman as a teacher, but I fell in front of her classroom one morning before school. She jumped up, and ran out to help me. I had to get stitches in my chin! I always liked her bright, red hair.

I remember Mrs. Davis. I liked going to her class because we got to go outside to get there, and her class was always so quiet and peaceful.

I remember Mr. Fowler. I was always very careful not to have to "stand on the block" in his class for not having my homework done.

Mr. Burroughs was seventh grade history.

Mrs. Robbins taught 7th and 8th grade English. She was a very good teacher. Her elderly mother, also a teacher, came to our class one day. It was hilarious, because she kept interjecting comments while her daughter was trying to teach class.

Coach Starkel was very good, very tall, and very entertaining - one of the most animated teachers I've ever had - a very hands on science class, and the first place I used a Comodore 64 computer with a cassette tape recorder to save data on rather than a hard drive, memory card, floppy disk, flash drive...

Mr. Hardister led great pep rallies.

Mrs. Purdue taught Spanish. She left after my freshman year. I missed three months of school for surgery on my legs while in her class. Steven, my tablemate, told me when I got back that she called my name with the roll every day while I was gone.

Mrs. Grissom, who taught Earth Science, lived in my neighborhood. Once I was to the point of being able to sit up after my surgery, she came to my house on her own time to bring me all of my assignments and to give me tests as I got to the point of taking them.

Col. Coston was a great teacher, and forgave me the one time I fell asleep in class. I thought I was in so much trouble!

I loved Mr. Myers' art class.

We did a Spanish version of Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood in
Mrs. Vacaro's class for parents' night. It took us forever, because we were laughing too hard to record.

Mr. Hooks taught Trig and Calculus, and was always telling us something was "just like fallin' off a log" when we weren't getting what he was trying to teach us.

Mr. Wasson (World History) and Mrs. Wasson (Jr. English) were so different. He wore jeans and cowboy boots. She wore suits and dresses, but I often saw him go to her room after school, take her books to carry them for her, and offer her his arm to walk her out of the building.

I made my first pie, my first shirt, skirt, and dress - all successfully - under the watchful eye of Mrs. Thompson.

I never had Mr Quattlebaum as a teacher, - also very tall - but I worked with him as a tutor in an after-school program for 8th graders where he was one of the adults in charge. He was nice, and very polite.

Well, I know I have left many out, and to whomever they are, I'm sorry. I don’t remember all the names now. Other members, feel free to help out.

I only had a few teachers from 1st grade through 12th that I thought were not good teachers. Most of our teachers were excellent, and genuinely cared how we were doing - or faked it really well. :O) If you are still in contact with our teachers, please encourage them to join the alumni websites so we can catch up and say “Thanks!!”.
Teachers Posted: 12/15/2009
Lori Harrington Connelly posted this. I just saw it on

Mr. Fowler passed away on July 15th, 2009. Here's a link to the obituary:

90 years old - What a good, long life. I went to Lakeside 1st through 12th grade, and had Mr. Fowler for 7th grade math. Somebody else's homework might not get done, but I always finished Mr. Fowler's. I did NOT want to stand on the block!! I also collected leaves out of his front yard for my leaf collection assignment in 10th grade Biology. :O)- Julie Needham (Espenschied - Class of 1988)
Teachers Posted: 02/21/2010

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