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I went to elementary school here! I'm blown away!

Centerville Elementary School - we were the last public fifth grade class to go through Centerville.

After about 30 minutes of searching, I finally found this image. This really brings back memories. Too bad it isn't still being used as a school, we really had an experience that cannot be found anymore.

Good Old Centerville Elementary.

This was my elementary school & it's gone. I was also in the last fifth grade class. We moved to the Poconos after 7th grade, but since my adulthood, I have gone back to Centerville to see our old home & the elementary school many times. I even took my boys & we visited with an old neighbor & my boys played in the same creek as I did as a kid. That was so cool. They even caught frogs & crayfish in the creek, just like I did as a kid. We stopped at the elementary school & my boys played on the same swings, seesaw, merry-go-round as I did. And then one time we go back & the school is gone!! GONE! Like it was never even there.

I loved growing up in Centerville, on Beetem Hollow Rd. Hiking through the woods to pick blueberries, blackberries & raspberries, the wildlife & the night sky w/all the stars that you could see so clearly because there were no street lights, are my happiest of memories. I guess that's why I keep going back. I feel sad when it's time to head home. My last time there was Oct 2016.

Centerville was the perfect place to raise kids. And now, Centerville is NOT called Centerville anymore. It's now called Newville. I do not know when that changed. I guess they closed the Centerville Post Office.

I remember all the teachers names from 1st to 5th grade. McCann, Phillips, March, Shoemaker & Mr. Davies, who was also the principal & a very, VERY mean man. My younger brother had Mr. Toth in 4th grade I believe, and I "think" I remember Mr. Toth also teaching us in 5th for a while. I also remember a young lady teacher(5th grade) who, if memory serves, either played the guitar or her bf did & we would sing songs like "If I had a Hammer" and some other songs, I can't remember.

I had a house fire in 1992 & lost just about everything including all of my school photos. I'm a sentimental packrat so I keep EVERYTHING & losing those items was very heartbreaking for me. I even had my report cards, LOL. It's cool to look over those things & see what your teacher said about you, oh well. It is what it is. The good ole days.

If you were in the last 5th grade class at Centerville Elementary school, please post & let me know. I see Dennis Little was, but I don't remember him. Sorry. Maybe you remember me? I would really like to reconnect with old classmates & see how you are & what you are doing? I hope life has been good to you. Peace.

Oops, my bad. 3rd grade teacher's name was Keller, not March.

Gordon Burgett, Jr some of my very favorite memories from Centerville center around your Dad. Mr. Burgett is regularly mentioned among family and friends as we reminisce about Centerville, some 30 years later. He made a very positive impression on a lot of us who were students there.

Patty, was your maiden name different? What years did you attend Centerville? I also had Mrs. McCann for first grade, but the other names do not ring a bell. During my attendance, the teachers were: (K) Furry, (1st) McCann, (2) Benethem, (3) Baldwin, (4) Morningstar, (5) Shade

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