Welcome to the "Jefferson Years," 1948 - 1958
      The following Jefferson Elementary School class photos were taken between 1949 and 1956 in Rotterdam (Schenectady), New York.  The "old" Jefferson Elementary school building is now the Rotterdam police station located on Princetown Road. 

        In the following photos I take the liberty in providing surnames.  If anyone objects or I've (likely) misspelled a name please e-mail me (Billsfinds@aol.com).   Also, if anyone has any photos to add please also forward and I will publish.


        Kindergarden, probably taken in the 1948/1949 based upon the clothing and the Spring Artwork on the Wall.

Front Row, left to right: Susan Phelps, Anthony Tortora, Marshal Swergle,  Karen Severina, Jim Bertan, Christine Stanton, Bruce Sheffel
Second Row, left to right: Sandra Gardner, Sandra Gilson, Pinkey Mihal, John Pasquerella, Karen Young, Joe Feulner, Tony Monte.
Third Row, left to right: Susan McDougall, Bill Brown, Dick Tullock, Richard Fraioli, Wayne Felthousen, Pete Cardone, Bobby Craft    
       All the above photos were mainly of students destined to be the Schalmont High School graduating class of 1961.  The following 7th grade photo is of those destined to be the Schalmont class of 1960.  Their names are at the base of the photo provided by Dennis Lock.
    
        4th Grade, at the "new" Jefferson School, probably a cool, Spring day in April 1953 based upon clothing, the Spring theme on the back wall, and the fresh sprig on the teacher's desk.
The teacher's name was Ms. Abbott until she married a Mr. Cramer.

Front left desk grouping, left to right: Richard Fraioli, Priscilla Matthews
Front right desk grouping, clockwise back: Barbara ?, John Strasden, Jack Keating, Angelina Cafferelli, Anita Eichler
Middle desk grouping, clockwise back: Bob Craft, Mike Hackett, Bill Southard, Stanley Borst, Tom Longo
Back left desk grouping, clockwise back: Jan Wilks, Bill Longo, Joe Barbara
Back Middle desk grouping, clockwise back: Nancy Craft, Bill Ladney, Pinky Mihal, Karen Youngs
Back right desk grouping, clockwise back:  Marshall Swergle, Bob Lull, Peggy LeGere, Nancy Pollack
Next to teacher, left to right: Joe Feulner, Marty Gburski, Dick Tullock






 

    
        Mrs. Dutcher's 6th Grade, "old" Jefferson School, 
probably Spring 1955.

Front row, left to right: Pete Cardone, Christine Stanton, Joe Ettore, Barbara Briscoe, Carol Sawicki, Kathy Gale
Middle row, left to right: Bobby Fessenden, Judy Metcalf,  Ron Cuomo, Bill Brown, Susan McDougall, Joan Okrasinski, Anthony Tortora
Back row, left to right: Jim Bertan, (?), Jack Beasley, Dick Carusone, Judy DeHaven(?), Sandra Gardner
Standing, left to right: (?), Walter Dytrtch, Rebecca Yelin, Pat Tucci, Ron Mazerolle, Joe Feulner, Bill Ladney    
        6th Grade, "old" Jefferson School, probably Spring 1955.  Teacher may be Mrs. Nagy.

Front row, left to right: Mike Hackett, Dave Kazda, Marshall, Swergle
2nd row, left to right: Richard Fraioli, Bill Longo, Marty Gburski, Joe Barbara
3rd row, left to right: John Strasdin, David Countermine, Dick Gubala, Tom Longo
4th row, left to right: Anita Eichler, Nancy Pollak, Nancy Craft
5th row, left to right: Pinkey Mihal, Peggy Legere,  Priscilla Matthews, Karen Youngs, Nancy Craft
Standing, left to right: Jan Wilks, Mrs. Nagy, Ben Okrasinski, Dick Tullock, Jack Keating, Bob Lull,  Bill Southard    
  7th Grade, "old" Jefferson School, January 26, 1956

Front row, left to right: John Strasden, Jerry Wormouth, Marshall Swergle, Dave Kazda, David Countermine.
2nd row, left to right: Theresa Chagnon, Nancy Kraft, Anita Eichler, Teacher, Joan Eiser, Olive (Teri) Jones, Priscilla Matthews
3rd row, left to right: Joe Barbara, Bill Longo, Karen Youngs, Peggy LeGere, Pinkey Mihal, Marty Gburski, Jack Keating
Back row left to right: Dick Tullock, Bob Lull, Joe Tidball, Richard Fraioli, Mike Hackett, Jan Wilks, Bill Southard

         Ms. Corrigan's Christmas Choir
 Perhaps 3rd Grade, circa December 1951

           Provided by Christine Stanton, this Christmas choir photo was taken in the "new" Jefferson school gymnasium.  Only those turned toward the camera can be recognized.  Of those recognized:

Front row, left to right: Joe Feulner, Dick Carusone, Stanley Borst, Bill Brown, Christine Stanton, Priscilla Matthews, Josephine Servidone, Susan Phelps, Anita Eichler

3nd row, left to right: Richard Fraioli, Jan Wilks,  Pete Cardone?, Bob Lull, Jim Bertan, Susan McDougall, (?), (?), Sandy Menillo, (?)
         Mr. Spataro's 7th Grade Class, January 20, 1956
           Provided by Christine Stanton, they are:

Front row, left to right: Walt Dietrich, Bill Bernaski, Dick Carusone, Jim Bertan, Joe Feulner
Second row: Judy Metcalf, Barbara Briscoe, Pat Tucci, Judy DeHaven, ?, Joan Okrasinski, Rebecca Yelin, Christine Stanton.
Third Row: Joe Ettore, Jerry Fessenden, Susan McDougall, Carol Sawicki, Kathy Gale, Mr. Spataro, Pete Cardone, Anthony Tortora, Tom Longo, Bobby Craft, Bill Brown.
Fourth row: Ron Mazzerolle, Bill Ladney, Ron Cuomo, ?, Ben Okrasinski, Doug Tidball, Dick Gubala, Joe Schittone, Jack Beasley.

         Mrs. Degenova's First Grade class, 1949/1950
           Provided by Christine Stanton, they are:

Front row, left to right: Karen Severina, Susan Phelps, Sandy Gilson, Susan McDougall, Sandra Gardner, Pinky Mihal, Christine Stanton. 
Second row: Jimmy Bertan, Bruce Sheffel, Anthony Tortora, John Pasquerella, ?, Bill Brown, Anthony Monte, Joey Feulner, Marshall Swergle.
Third Row: Bill Southard, Bill Ladney, Wayne Felthousen, Dick Tullock, Ron Cuomo (in front of Mrs. DeGenova), ?, Bill Longo, Bobby Craft, ?.


         "Old Jefferson" 

                     Then (@1950)                                               Now

         "Class of 1956" (6th Grade) 
Photographed January 20, 1956,  provided by Nic August, they are:

Back row, left to right: Roger Vaughan, Stanley Borst, Ron Flory, Tony Monte, Paul Bednarsik, Tony Farina, Tom Eichler 
Second row: Sandra Baccari, Nancy Chapman, Ida Rockwell, Marlena Fuez, Lorraine LaMalfa, Pat Avery, Shana Sheehan, Carol Hild, Carol Craft
First Row: Nic August, Alex Kanetsky, Roger ?, George Blanchard, John Attansio, Jimmy Marx


         "Woestina First Grade, circa 1949"
 (All Rotterdam Junction students ultimately 
 destined for Jefferson in 1957)

Front Row, left to right: Dawn Masterpolo, Bill Pechtel, Peggy Eing, 
Pat Graham
Second row: Judy Knefley, Judy Burdett, Joan MacFarlane,
 Barbara Elliott, Barbara Sawyer, Patty Plominski
Third row: Jackie Burdett, Bernard Flood, Henry Brown, Jimmy Bucci, Clifford LeGere, Bob Phillips, Fred ?
Fourth Row: Al Farone, Peter Robinson, ?, Roger Curran, Miss Brown, ?, Larry Bascom



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"Pine Grove Elementary School circa 1954"
 (All students ultimately destined for Jefferson in 1957)

Front Row, left to right: Laura Stevens, Elma Eldred, Diane Picklingis, Agnes Geddas, Veronica Goff, Lois Brinkman, Corine La Barge, Jean O'Bray.
Second row: School Guard Robert Burke, Ronnie Rohloff, Gloria Barbarulo, Linda Conger, Stella Fick, Dorothy Ingraham, Patty Vrooman, Aldred Dreaves, Mr. Peter Martin.
Third row: Joe DeMeo, Peter Neff, Dennis De Graff, Joe Valenich, Gordon Davis, Bobby Watrous, Larry Lewis.


"Mr. Roberts Jefferson 8th Grade Class, 1956".

Front Row, left to right: Rudy Egnor, Ted Barnes, Jim Carafano, George Squires, Walter Elliot
Second Row: Maureen Le Gere, Leslie Gibson, Julia Newberry, Patty Vrooman, Julia Newberry,  Sandra Mennilo, Nancy Larock, Marylyn Veddeer, Yolanda Cappola, Patty Kwiatkowski
Third Row: Dennis Locke, Gerry Cuoco, Diana Pikcilingis, Veronica Goff, Julia Chapman, Mr. Roberts, Leora Mercoglan, Liz Muroski, Karla Denner, Agnes Geddes, Stella Fick.
 Fourth Row: Joe Leonardo, Danny Flowers, Ray Flowers, Dave Hastings, Richard Trieble, Bob Sutton, Frank Jason, Anthony Attanasio


             "1952 Rotterdam Cub Scout Pack"

Front Row, left to right: Dennis Locke, ?, Bill Ladney, Marshal Swergle, ?, Marty Gbursky
Second Row, left to right: Second row, left to right: ?, Anthony Tortora, Ronnie Mazerolle, Tony Attanasio, Joe Ettore, Richard Fraioli, ?, Pete Van Heusen, ?
Back Row, left to right: ?, Jim Bertan, ?, Johnny Pasquerella, ?, Danny Fiorillo, Joe Barbera,  Donald Van Bumble, ?

Ms. Caprio's Fourth(?) Grade"

Front Row, front to back: Anthony Tortora, Barbara Briscoe, Joe Ettore, Bruce Sheffel.
Second Row, front to back: Jim Bertan, Walter Deitrich, Susan Phelps,  Bobby Kraft, Sandra Gardner.
Third Row, front to back: Dick Carusone, Pete Cardone, Susan McDougall, Patty Tucci, Christine Stanton.
Fourth Row, front to back: ?, Kenny ?, Ronnie Mazerolle, Carol Sawicki, 
Back Row: Bill Brown, Kathy Gale, 
Teacher : Ms. Caprio
 

Jefferson Kindergarten & 1st Grade (circa 1949)

Left to right: John Pasquerella, ?, Bobby Craft, Anthony Tortora, Richard Fraioli, Joey Feulner, Bruce Sheffel, Jimmy Bertan, Christine Stanton, Susan McDougall, Karen Severino, Carol Sawicki, Marshall Swergle, Pinky Mihal, ?, Bill Ladney, Tony Monte, Susan Phelps, Sandy Gilson, Bill Longo, ?, Steven Mihal
 

Henry Eller's School 7th Grade (March 1956)
Left to right, Beverly Bradt , Dick Nass (facing away) Bob Borst, Susan Phelps, Ted LaVallee, Adel Kacinski, Donna Guyette, Laura Kelly.
Schonowe 6th Grade Graduation - June 1955
Left to right, front: Patricia Kavanagh, Arlene Deitz, Marie Aker, Carol Ann Holt, Katherine Rich, Betty Primett, Liz Getz, Donna Auchampaugh,
Laura Kelly, Ginger Kelsey, Lynne Hicken, Susan Phelps, Cathy Hausler, Alice Hammond,
Left to right, back:  Guy Carlone, Richard Nass, Bob Clark, Bob Borst, Dick Cooper, Al Hartman, Jeffrey Shaw, Mrs. Johnson, Mr. Carlson (principal), Mrs. Rifkin, Ed Primett, Tom LaVallee, Sidney Oddy, Ted LaVallee, George Fawkes, Bill Agans, Tom Gannon