2016 - 50th Reunion

 

JHawk Class Memories

Van Buren Elementary 1884 - 1970

Third Street and Fourteenth Avenue SW Cedar Rapids

1884 Van Buren School - North Entrance- Looking southwest

History Van Buren Elementary

The bell which is pictured here is in the front of Van Buren Elementary School. The bell was originally at the "old" Van Buren site. That school was located at the corner of Third Street and Fourteenth Avenue Southwest, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The original Van Buren School opened in 1884 and closed in 1970 when the present Van Buren School opened at 2525 29th Street Southwest. Perhaps the best known student to have attended the original Van Buren school was Mamie Eisenhower.

Our school was named after Martin Van Buren who was the 8th President of the United States.

Van Buren Elementary School (1884-1970)

Van Buren School - North Side - Looking east though the Jingle gym - Just before demolishion
Van Buren School - East Entrance - Art Room - Just before demolishion
Van Buren School - East Side - Looking south Just before demolishion
Van Buren School - West Side - Looking north Just before demolishion
Van Buren 2nd Grade Class 1954-55
3rd Row: Donna Montgomery, Rhonda Simoens, ???, Donnie Casteel, Tom Blevins, Vickie Kane, Judy Kriz, Danny Steggall, Sylvia Benish, Cindy Koranda
2nd Row: ???, Doug Null, ???, ???, ???, Eddie McDonough, Mary Novak, ???, Cheryl Martens, ???, Barry Adams
1st Row: ???, Linda Shimek, Dean Reifenstahl, Becky Roberts, Steve Vosatka, Linda Hemminger, Theresa Schade, Nancy Barry, Betty Hockenberry, Judy Jones
Van Buren 4th Grade Class 1957-58
3rd Row: Karen Dillon, ?, ?, Linda Mahring, Sylvia Benish, Mary Gail Novak, Dean Winterowd, ?, Larry Yancey, Tom Blevins, ?, Eddie McDonough
2nd: Row: Betty Hockenberry, ???, Donna Montgomery, Ralph Fowler, ???, ???, Doug Null, ???, ???
1st Row: Linda Shimek, Dean Riefenstahl, ???, ???, Barry Adams, ???, ???, ???, ???

The Great Train Ride

Van Buren Class rides the train to Ely 1954

Cedar Rapids, Iowa - Van Buren School Post Card

Don Stonebreaker - 2006

5th Grade Teacher 1958

Principal Frank Schneider

Marguerite Johnson Clerk

Kindergarten - Isabel Hoyman, Virginia Nekvinda
1st Grade - Donna Adams, Margaret Greene, Nancy Miller, Hazel Shada
2nd Grade - Marilyn Benda, Dorothy Berg, Theresa Stasi, Hazel Whitney
3rd Grade - Helen Arduser, Mathelle Carlson, Shirley Dowd
4th Grade - Marilyn Calhoun, Beth Heffner, Jeannine Walsh
5th Grade - Beverly Merritt, Nancy Steffen, Don Stonebreaker

Classmates attending Van Buren

Barry Adams, Katherine Andrews, Mark Arnold, Terry Ashley

Sylvia Benesh, Nancy Berry, Tom Blevins, Gail Burger

Karen Dillon, Barry Dunhaver, Judy Dvorak, Marilyn Dvorak

Ralph Fowler, Larry Guthrie

Linda Hemminger, Barb Henecke, Betty Hockenberry, Tom Hodina

Vickie Inskeep, Judy Jones

Vicki Kane, Cindi Koranda, Michael Lechky

Linda Mahring, Cheryl Martens, Garland McCormick, Ed McDonough, Donna Montgomery

Mary Gail Novak, Doug Null, Gary Oliver, Blaine Philllips, Danny Phillips, Jane Pratt

Dean Reifenstahl, Susan Rinderknecht, Tanna Rischer, Becky Roberts, Susan Rogness

Jackie Sacre, Wanette Saunders, Theresa Schade, Linda Shimek, Susie Smoker, Rhonda Simoens, Danny Steggall, Cheryl Swore (K-1)

Jackie Urban, Nancy Vane, Steve Vosatka, Dean Winterowd

Connie Yancey, Larry Yance

The Barn
Finance