DeGolyer - Do You Remember?
What do your remember about DeGolyer? Send us your recollections.
Information below has been contributed from the recollections of Ellen Bolton, Cathy Berry Hall, Debbie Hathaway, Gary Jacobs, Bill McCaw, Hanlon Skillman, Steve Smith, and Bruce Wiland.
- having only portable buildings for the first year and a half
- the milk cart coming by every day and lining milk cartons on the chalk board rail because we had no lunchroom
- milk was 7 cents per carton
- Valentine sacks lined up for everyone to receive Valentines from their friends and admirers
- getting polio vaccine in sugar cubes
- outside drinking fountains
- the entire school moving from the portables to the new permanent building by walking single file across the school grounds
- State Fair Day
- collecting coke bottles from the house construction areas and turning them in for 2 cents apiece
- having your head gone over with an ultra-violet light to check for ringworm
- standing in line in gym class to be weighed and measured
- physical fitness tests consisting of the 600-yd dash, situps, pushups, and chinups
- square dancing on Fridays
- T.V.'s on tall rolling stands coming into the room to teach us Spanish
- bringing transistor radios to school during the world series
- duck and cover drills
- filling out forms on what to do in case of an impending nuclear attack with three choices: 1) stay at school 2) head home on your own as quickly as possible, or 3) wait for parents to pick up
- getting our parent's permission in 6th grade to go to a class in the "film room" to hear about "the boy- girl stuff"
- the day Kennedy was shot