Mr. Shank's 5th Grade Class

Mr. Shank's 5th Grade Class

>>>Did you attend South Grove Schools on Long Island NY?!
South Grove School, Syosset, Long Island, NY. Taken MAR 1969. ID's are as follows:
Back Row: Stewart Dugason, Jimmy Dennis, Charles Maneri, Eric Gessler, Joe Catalano
Middle Row: Michael Young, Katie Cline (me), Jerry Fitzpatrick, Kathy Schmidt, Stephen Perz, Karen Striano, Bobby Mulvey, Leslie Maxwell, teacher Mr. Shank
1st Row: Abby Wenger, Susan Cutler, Charles Kuchenbrod, Marie Pucci, Charles Rozenswieg, Lisa Sparagano, Michael Iovino, and Barbara Schwartz.
(A BIG THANKS to Jerry Fitzpatrick for helping me to fill in the rest of the names!)


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Hi everyone. While I did not go to South Grove, I did start a Facebook Group for the Syosset HS Class of 1975. Please check us out. All are welcome to join even if you moved away and did not graduate. We have a couple of folks in that category and over 300 in total including some teachers. You can find the group at this link:


Mr. Shank

I was in Mr. Shank's class 1 year before this was taken. Gradutated Syosset HS in 1975. I became a chemical engineer largely because of Mr. Shank. I was facinated by this class. Ellen Breves

Mr. Shank's 5th Grade Class

It's so exciting to be notified that someone has commented on a photo I've uploaded here! Thanks for yours, and how neat that you were so inspired!

I've been a nurse since 1982; I was inspired by Mr. Shank & Ms. Krug.

Take care,
Katie Cline

Mr. Shank's 5th Grade Class 1969

Kate, I think I can name every kid in the photo, here goes starting from top row L to R - Stuart Dugason (spelling off I think), Jimmy Dennis, Charles Maneri (unforgettable), Eric Gesler, Joe Catalano, next row Michael Young, Katie Kline (I remember you moved soon after this) ME- Jerry Fitzpatrick, Kathy Schmidt,
Stephen Perz, Kathy Striano, Robert Mulvey (my best friend at the time), Leslie Maxwell, Mr. Shank himself, next row Abby Wenger, Susan Cutler, Charles Kuchebrod, Maria Pucci, Charles Rozenswieg,
Lisa Sparagano, Michael Iovino, and Barbara Schwartz.

Thanks for putting the picture up I hadn't seen it in awhile. I have know idea what anyone in it is doing now but I hope everyone's well.

MR Shank Fifth Grade

Katie and Jerry
Great job with names and thnaks for uploading picture


You had it right It was Karen Striano not Kathy as I posted and it was Charlie Kuchenbrod who I remember as an all around good guy who graduated Syosset High in '76 with most of us in the picture.

Jerry- What a surprise to


What a surprise to Google my name and find Mr. Shank's class picture. My memory for names is not as good as yours, but I remember many of the people, including you. Actually, I have a somewhat later memory of the two of us playing two on two basketball together in high school. Maybe gym class. Maybe just after school. We were playing two kids that were jocks, but we both played way over our heads, and we beat them. I remember splitting the defenders and scoring on kind of a scoop-finger-roll, which is probably the only time in my life that I made that shot. I've been playing more one-on-one basketball lately with my son, but he has gotten so much better than me that it is no fun anymore. (And he's only 13, but already he is about two inches taller than I am.)

I hope life has been kind to you and you are doing well.


Hi Charlie!

This has been a lot of fun seeing the comments people post after finding our elementary class pics here. I found this site while doing family ancestry research. I have also uploaded a bunch of pictures that I've bought in antique/junk stores hoping that people might claim their family members this way. I just purchased 6 more yesterday which will soon be posted here!

Are you still on Long Island? I live in Pensacola FL now; moved here from NC about 7 yrs ago. Have been in TN, KY, WA, & TX as well!

Hope you're doing great; drop me a line sometime if you would like.
Take care!
Katie C.