Our Schools When We Were Younger

 

UPDATED SCHOOL LOCATION STILL OPEN? STILL STANDING?

Newport News High School Bound:
http://www.localschooldirectory.com/city-schools/Newport-News/VA 

02/04/11 Briarfield Elementary
   http://eubank.150m.com/Briarfield-ES/Briarfield-ES-Main-Page.html

   http://fredsoldies.com/BES/Briarfield-Alumni-NNHS.html

5720 Marshall Avenue YES YES
09/21/09 John W. Daniel Elementary 222 31st Street NO NO
10/14/11 Stonewall Jackson Elementary:   NO NO
07/23/08   Old Postcard and Architect Information
10/12/09 Thomas Jefferson Elementary 600 Block of 30th Street  NO NO
09/16/09 Bankhead Magruder Elementary 1712 Chestnut Avenue (preceded by one of the same name at 22nd Street and Roanoke Avenue) YES YES
08/16/07  Third Grade Swap Photos - Class of '65
09/03/11 Parkview Elementary   NO NO
10/13/05 Mrs. Parrish's Private Kindergarten Roanoke Avenue, East End NO ?
02/27/12 Walter Reed Elementary 2410 Wickham Avenue NO YES - NOW Downing Gross Cultural Arts Center
09/25/09 George Washington Elementary 800 Block of 28th and 29th Streets NO YES- NOW Kingdom Empowerment Temple
12/12/05 Wee Wisdom Shipyard Apartments NO NO
05/10/15 Woodrow Wilson Elementary   NO NO

Warwick High School Bound:
http://www.localschooldirectory.com/city-schools/Newport-News/VA 

  Deer Park Elementary 11541 Jefferson Avenue YES YES
  Hidenwood Elementary 501 Blount Point Road YES YES
06/07/09 Hilton Elementary 225 River Road YES YES
  Sedgefield Elementary 804 Main Street YES YES

Hampton High Schools Bound:
http://www.localschooldirectory.com/city-schools/Hampton/VA

  Aberdeen Elementary 1424 Aberdeen Road YES YES
09/08/09 Armstrong Elementary 3401 Matoaka Road YES YES
  Buckroe Elementary   NO  
  Copeland Park Elementary   NO  
  Tucker-Capps Elementary 113 Wellington Drive YES YES
  Willis Syms Eaton Elementary      
  Wythe Elementary 200 Claremont Avenue YES YES


Norm Covert ('61) of MD
sure made a wonderful contribution to your website with some great photos. Allow me to refresh his memory a bit
regarding a couple of elementary schools in East End.

(The original) Magruder Elementary was situated in the middle of the block on 22nd Street. It was one of the few that did not occupy the entire width
of the block as it sat very close to the curb line of 22nd Street.

The George Washington Elementary was located in the 800 Block of 29th Street and 28th Street as it was situated in the center of the block,
and midway between Marshall Avenue and Wickham Avenue. When the school building was no longer used as a school, it was occupied
by a trade union for many years as a Union Hall.

I am certain of the details of this place in our Old Stomping Grounds for it was located in the midst of a newspaper route that kept me
out of trouble for several years growing up in East End. The Union would not allow me to deliver The Times-Herald  and Daily Press
to the Union Hall and the building and property took up a huge space within the boundary of my newspaper route.

 

- Joe Madagan ('57) of FL - 08/31/09
WOWZERONI! Thanks, Joe!

Beaumont

Bon Aire
 

For all that came from a location other than "North End" to wander the great halls of NNHS,
you must know that those of us from "North End" have a distinct advantage in recalling days long past.

 You see, "North End" had a disproportionate number of kids that received "private schooling".
Thereby, those of us less "fortunate" would benefit from the wisdom of those that did attend those "private" schools.

 The "schools" were gender specific. The boys attended "Beaumont" and the girls attended "Bon Aire"!

 Ah, what a place, "North End"!

- Wayne Stokes of VA - 02/20/03
Ha!  Ha!  Thanks, Wayne!


School Days

Words by Will D. Cobb
Music by Gus Edwards
 

Nothing to do Nellie darling, Nothing to do you say,
        Let's take a trip on memory's ship, Back to the bygone days-
        Sail to the old village school house, Anchor outside the door,
        Look in and see, there's you and there's me,
        A couple of kids once more.

        School Days, School Days, dear old golden rule days,
        Readin' and 'ritin' and 'rithmetic, Taught to the tune of a hickory stick,
        You were my queen in calico, I was your bashful barefoot beau,
        And you wrote on my slate, "I love you, Joe"
        When we were a couple of kids.

        'Member the hill, Nellie Darling ?
        And the oak tree that grew on its brow ?
        They've built forty stories upon that old hill,
        And the oak's an old chestnut now,
        'Member the meadows so green, dear ?
        So fragrant with clover and maize,
        Into new city lots and preferred business plots,
        They've cut them up since those days.

        School Days, School Days, dear old golden rule days,
        Readin' and 'ritin' and 'rithmetic, Taught to the tune of a hickory stick,
        You were my queen in calico, I was your bashful barefoot beau,
        And you wrote on my slate, "I love you, Joe"
        When we were a couple of kids.


Pencil Divider Line clip art courtesy of http://pub29.bravenet.com/resources/clipart/index.php?search=category&category=12 - 02/24/04

"School Days" midi (transcribed by Ron Miller) courtesy of http://freepages.school-alumni.rootsweb.com/~ebgschol/school2.mid,
at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 10/24/03
Thanks, Dave!

"School Days" lyrics courtesy of http://freepages.school-alumni.rootsweb.com/~ebgschol/schoolda.htm,
also at the suggestion of Dave Spriggs ('64) of VA - 10/24/03
Thanks again, Dave!

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