1980-1981 Grade 5 Yearbook Photos
1981-1982 Grade 6 Yearbook Photos
The ARNIE BROWN Story
Retold by Grant Pooley and Ferhan Abdisa
Mr. Brown was principal at Meadow Lake in 1982. The first year
he was here, they closed Thorson School. He got right in the
middle of it and had to appease all of the parents who didn’t want their
school closed. He came over from Fair School. He took over
from Mr. Tharp who rode a bicycle around the building. They told
him he should ride one too, but he didn’t. He started the
book fairs. They didn’t have a school store. He says we used to
call ourselves the Meadow Lake Patriots. He's not sure why they changed to the Eagle Mascot, but he thinks it's because the Patriot carried a gun, and that somebody thought that wasn't appropriate for an elementary school.
The Elaine Granquist Story
Retold by Tyler Driskill and Chris Bieda
Mrs. Granquist worked at Meadow Lake from 1981-1993. She told
us that first grade always had a pet show. All the kids that had
pets brought their pets to school. It was held on the
playground. There were different tables for dogs, cats, hamsters,
birds and fish. The pets
Mrs. Granquist told us that when she was teaching at Meadow Lake from
1981 to 1993, they had a different lunch system. Instead of
punching in lunch numbers, the kids bought 5 lunch tickets at the
beginning of the week and put their names on them. The teachers
would keep their tickets. The kids used them one at a time.
If the students didn’t want to use a ticket, they would bring a lunch
from home. Sometimes the teachers would lose the lunch tickets.
Now, we use a computer and a PIN pad to buy
our lunches. Our parents send lunch money when we need it, and the
lunch ladies put it in the computer. When we go to lunch, we
punch in a PIN number that is given to each of us at the beginning of
the year, or sit down at our table if we brought a lunch from home. It
is much easier than using tickets, and the teachers can’t stop us from
getting lunch because they can’t lose a PIN pad and a PIN number!
This is how our media center has changed from the 1980s to the 2000s.
This was the "Easy Section" of the Media Center where Mrs. True, our librarian would read to the students.
Elaine Granquist in the Media Center--2007.
The Ms. Shea Story (Special Ed. Teacher until 2012)
As Retold By Bryan Thao
Rose Shea has been here for 6 years, and the rooms she’s been in are
5, 17, 21, and 29. The grade levels she has been in are K-5. “The
playground is completely different. I liked every new equipment ! ” she
responded to me. “As you can see we moved my classroom often.” Ms. Shea
told me. But can you tell me who the woman in the in the glasses is? If
you guessed Ms. Shea, you were you were right! Anyway, where were we? Oh
yeah she told me she’s been in lots of rooms.
Mrs. Woelflin (3rd Grade teacher until 2014) & Ms. Shea in the
1980s. Mrs. Woelflin & Ms. Shea in 2007.