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10/04/19 02:00 PM #4497    

Mel Moy (1960)

I remember the paper drives at Coop Elementary well because of what they accomplished for us.  The proceeds were used to purchase more fans for the classrooms.  There weren’t very many fans for each classroom.  So the fans had to be on “high” to be of any help.  But when they were on high, teachers had to shout to be heard by the whole class.  And without enough fans to be located around the room, it was dreadfully uncomfortable at times.  The paper drives were a God send as far I’m concerned.  At some point we had enough fans.  The next thing we got with the money was an actual water cooler in the cafeteria.  Chilled water from a fountain was a luxury.


10/04/19 02:17 PM #4498    

 

Caren Reynolds (Cates) (1965)

Coady and I were at Coop, as well. I definitely remember the paper drives. I wasn't sure what they used the money for but I do remember the free snowcones. 

For the first 2 years, we lived on Chapis, which ended at the school yard.  We moved to Moreau and lived there through the 6th grade.  The principal's name was Ms. Scarborough, she was a very kind lady.  We went to the front hall during the summer and rented games to play, Clue was my favorite.  We felt very independent being able to go by ourselves.  Some of our teachers, Ms. Musgrave, Ms.Muff, Ms. Hallmark, Ms. Young, Mr. Anderson.  Great memories of Ethel R. Coop Elementary!!


10/05/19 01:04 AM #4499    

Mel Moy (1960)

The principal was Ms. Scarborough.  What you may not know was that her husband was the principal before her. She succeeded him when he passed away.  I will never forget when she asked us in the Glee Club to sing Abide With Me in his memory. She just broke down and cried. As a child I had never seen anything like that before.  It made a lasting impression on me.


10/05/19 08:45 AM #4500    

 

Randy Tolman (1967)

Weekly My two brothers and I all went to Coop. I started first grade at Coop and I definitely remember the paper drives. Man that was a lot of newspaper stacked up on the sidewalk along Parker road. But I really liked the walks around the old black top after lunch and the square dancing after school. Those were fun times!


10/06/19 04:16 PM #4501    

Moses Clepper (1976)

Cooop, Durkee, Fonville then Sam Houston...

10/07/19 05:19 PM #4502    

 

Judy Maxwell (1971)

Mel Moy #4499

I bet that was hard on her after loosing him. And To watch your principal cry would leave an impression on a child.

I remember the day President Kennedy as assassinated. I was in 5th grade at Scarborough and my class was on the 2nd floor right by the flag pole. Suddenly they were lowering the flag and it was too early for them to be taking them down so wondered why. Our teacher (Ms. Harris) was out in the hall talking to another teacher and when she came in the room she was crying and told us to get our tihngs together we were leaving school early due to the President being shot and killed. Several of the teachers were crying as we left and there out side were our Mom's all talking and crying. Then the next few days we stayed home and watched his funeral on TV. If was a sad time. t wonder today if the president was to be assassinated how people would react  It would be for me, no matter who was in office it would be a sad day for our country.

 

I too remember the paper drives......I also remember if our class brought the most we got a snowcone too.....Our MOM was the snowcome lady at Scarborough!!

 

 


10/07/19 05:32 PM #4503    

 

Judy Maxwell (1971)

MARK YOUR CALENDAR!!

 

  • THURSDAY OCTOBER 31, 7 PM DELMAR STADUIM ~ SAM HOUSTON HOME COMING GAME TICKETS $6.00 PRESALE https://gofan.com/SamHoustonTigers
  • FRIDAY NOVEMBER 1, GRAND OPENING CEREMONY SAM HOUSTON GYM 2PM - 3PM  no cost
  • FRIDAY NOVEMBER 1, HOMECOMING DANCE FOR STUDENTS & ALUMNI 7:30PM - 11 PM SAM HOUSTON COMMONS $7.00 per alumni & guest . Current  students $2.00

Commemorative items will be on sale from the old Sam Houston building at the Grand Opening and during the Homecoming Dance. Items such as Bricks ~ gym floor keychains ~ locker fronts....

So come on TIGERS Let's go out for the game and show them how we cheer on the Tiger Football players.

I know we get busy in life and don't always stop to smell the roses....But I for one am taking off work Friday and driving in Thursday night for the football game. I also plan going the Opening Ceremony and YES the dance too. I love to dance and try to any chance I can get. So please come join us and let's have some fun!!

Judy

 


10/07/19 05:35 PM #4504    

 

Judy Maxwell (1971)


10/08/19 10:15 AM #4505    

Shirley Maxwell (Pace) (1970)

Judy Maxwell I'll see you at the game. To bad I don't have my big tiger!

 


10/08/19 12:38 PM #4506    

 

Judy Maxwell (1971)

Shirley,

HAHA...I remember you lugging that huge tiger to all the football games...

The great memories of our School days.....

School Days Schhol days, dear old golden rule days....Remember that song everyone??

Judy

 


10/10/19 07:50 AM #4507    

 

Randy Tolman (1967)

With regret I must post the passing of my brother Fred Tolman (class of ‘65). Fred was a member of SHHS FFA, & the Cross Cuntry Track Team. After graduation he worked for NASA before joining the US Army where he spent a career of 26 years. Upon retiring as a Sargent Major he returned to the Houston area where he bought a water lilly farm in Anauch Texas. He owned and operated Water Lilly World until he retired, sold the farm and moved to Crosby. Fred’s wife Elaine preceded him in death just months ago. He leaves behind his steep son Peter Kline and several grandchildren. All 4 of Fred’s siblings also graduate from Sam Houston. Wallace, Randy, Loretta and Tammy. Fred will be greatly missed by us all.


10/10/19 03:54 PM #4508    

 

Lawanda Taylor (1967)

Randy Tolman - I am so very sorry for your loss.  


10/11/19 02:31 AM #4509    

 

Wallace Glenn Tolman, Jr (1964)

 

Thank you, Randy, for posting Fred's obit here. Love you brotherT


10/11/19 08:51 AM #4510    

Shirley Culpepper (Brook) (1970)

Deepest sympathy to the Tolman family. 

 


10/11/19 09:42 AM #4511    

Kathy Culpepper (Gunderson) (1968)

Rest in peace. My deepest sympathy to the Tolman family.

10/11/19 11:25 AM #4512    

Kerry Callaway (1966)

heartSorry for your loss,may The Good Lord Comfort Family and Loved ones in this time of sorrow and loss,may your brother Fred reast in peace...


10/11/19 11:38 AM #4513    

Beth Green (McConnell) (1973)

Thank you for posting. I graduated 1973 with Loretta. My sympathies to the entire family. 


10/11/19 12:14 PM #4514    

Pamula Gerland (Stewart) (1965)

Sorry for your loss. 


10/11/19 03:59 PM #4515    

 

Caren Reynolds (Cates) (1965)

My deepest condolences to the Tolman family for your loss.  We were classmates and neighbors. Praying for God's comfort.

Blessings, Caren

 


10/12/19 08:36 AM #4516    

John (Billy) Spies (1971)

Randy, my condolences on the passing of Fred. I have fond memories of the you and Fred running around the neighborhood with my older brother. I will let Jimmie know. I pray for comfort for your family....Billy


11/01/19 06:25 PM #4517    

 

Judy Maxwell (1971)

Went to Sam Houston today for the peprally cutting the ribbon ceremony. Sawsome past alumni there. Tonight at 7:30 Homecoming dance. Come join us.

11/02/19 11:46 AM #4518    

Susan Fall (Krusleski) (1973)

Judy,

Good morning.  Will Sam Houston be selling bricks?

Thank you,

David & Susan Krusleski

 


11/02/19 04:32 PM #4519    

Diane Grayson (Goloby) (1971)

The Ribbon Cutting ceremony was great! I felt like we were at our old pep rally and cheered like no time passed. The Senior students toured us around the new building, although school was in session. Being retired I assumed it was Saturday. It was cute how they asked some of us alumni questions, like,  "So what did YOUR uniforms look like when you went to Sam Houston?"  They were shocked and envious to find out that we didn't wear them, and we girls got to wear Mini skirts - as long as they weren't higher than 6" from the knees up as we knealt on the floor and a ruler was placed next to us to measure the length.

The new building is beautiful and the students and teachers are so proud. I never saw such pride in a school building. They said they felt like they were in college. The Principal said the whole atmosphere has changed and student attitudes improved. One of the Assistant Principals came up to show us a good view outside from the second floor. He said when he taught at the old Sam, he had to close the restrooms because they were in such bad shape. Even the kids bragged about the new restrooms! (They ARE nice because I tried them out!)

They wanted cash for the bricks, keychains, and locker fronts, and of course I had a card. Miss Emma Scott - PE Coach 1965-1990 was there and I tried to get the attention of the girl announcer to have her stand after the Alumni stood at the ceremony.  THere are more items and they can be bought at the school. Just let the Principal know. They are stored in the closet near the reception room. Everything was $10.00, plus there were some yearbooks, but not the older ones.


11/02/19 07:57 PM #4520    

 

Charlotte Pate (Poole) (1962)

YES!  I HAD TO SEE THOSE RESTROOMS, TOO.   DURING THE CEREMONIES, IT WAS MENTIONED THAT THE RESTROOMS WERE FABULOUS.   THEY HAVE AUTOMATIC FLUSHING TOILETS, MOTION-ACTIVATED WATER FAUCETS, AND TORNADO HAND DRYERS.   THE STUDENT BAND WAS TERRIFIC, THE TIGERETTES WERE SPECTACULAR IN THEIR GOLD AND BLACK  DANCE COSTUMES, AND CHEERLEADERS ARE SMART-LOOKING AND CONFIDENT.   THERE IS A GRAND STAIRCASE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE FIRST FLOOR FOR GOING UPSTAIRS AND/OR JUST SITTING DOWN TO VISIT WITH FRIENDS.  THE CONSTRUCTION IS STILL ACTIVE AND I CAN ONLY IMAGINE HOW BEAUTIFUL IT WILL BE.  THERE ARE 2 PALLETS OF BRICKS STILL AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE.   PLEASE CONTACT THE SCHOOL FOR PURCHASE.


11/04/19 09:03 PM #4521    

Carol Bryant (Warren) (1970)

 

Just wanted to put word out about Class of 1970 50th Reunion on April 18, 2020.  Some basic information is at the bottom of Home Page on this website. My email is shown there where you can request information and registration form.  Also FB page Sam Houston HS Class of 1970.  Classes of 69 and 71 are also invited to reunion...and other classes if there is a connection.

Teachers are welcome!


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