August 7, 2012

Westmore Elementary School, Fairfax City, VA

The city began dismantling Westmore Elementary on July 30th, 2012. Karen Ann Moore, retired Virginia Room Librarian, local history expert & former Westmore student will be publishing an article on the history of the school in an upcoming Fairfax City Fairfacts historical publication.

Karen Ann Moore:

Ellen Henry, Karen Ann Moore, Minnie the Doglet:

16 comments :

  1. Sad, very sad. Somwe of my happiest memories from childhood were made here. Grades 3 thru 5, 1958 to 1960

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    1. We were there at the same time. I attended from 1957 to 1963. I lived right up the street at 14 Fairfax Street and then we moved to the other side, in Fairfax Villa, on Cortez Drive.
      Larry Stoiaken,Fairfax High, class of 1969.

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  2. I went there in the mid 60's great memories and great teachers. Sad to see it go

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  3. so sad to see the youth of your life be torn down. As if memories being taken away. No place to show granchildren were you went to school.):

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  4. Went there 4th through 6th grade. Had a great 6th grade teacher, Alan R. Manor, was a great inspiration. Everyone has one teacher that influence them and Mr. Manor was mine.

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    1. I was there when i was In fourth grade ...I was just talking about this place today 9-12-16.... Wow so many great memories came down like that

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  5. Some places will live on forever in our minds. I attended westmore from 81-85 (kinder through 2nd). I especially remember my teacher Ellen Barrett.

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  6. Runjal PatelJune 24, 2014

    went here in 3rd and 4th Grade ( in the 90s) Mr Cole was a great counselor. Mrs Drago I think I spelled her name right was a great teacher

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  7. AnonymousJuly 28, 2014

    I loved this school...attended K and 1st grade, 1974-76. Mrs. Barrett was my favorite teacher...1st grade if I remember. I visited the school in 2006 and it looked to be a private school at the time, as if the district had sold it? I now live in the Pacific NW. Goodbye Westmore...the Warriors!

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  8. I'm glad it is gone. So many bad memories I've had while going through the grades never again anymore. I had to transfer out before the 6th grade. No one ever did anything to stop the bullying that was there even the princple didn't do anything at all about it even after we complained to him about the bullying in the early 90s

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  9. Oh, the dreaded Mrs. Barrett lol. I went there in the 80's and had Mrs. Croft, Mrs. Slusher, Mrs. Barrett, Mrs. Pierce and my favorite, Mrs. Rapson. It was a great school, sad to see it's gone.

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  10. Definitely sad to see it go. Went from 3rd to 6th grade. Started out with Mrs. Seymour, then Mrs. Jones, and finally, Mr. Glofka in the 5th and 6th grades. I have fond memories of field day, the fun fair, the school picnic, the 5th/6th grade dance, and school projects. Westmore will live in my memory forever! <3

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  11. AnonymousMay 31, 2015

    Was anyone here on the It's Elementary TV show that aired in November 1983? Probably folks born 1973 or so.

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  12. I was there 1970-1972

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  13. I went to Westmore from first to third grade in the early '60s. My favorite teacher was my first grade teacher who taught me about bees and wasps. How to confront them and not get stung.

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  14. I went to Westmore 1-6th. 1968 to 74 then to Robinson the first year it opened for 7th. Gosh I remember Seeing Jupiter one morning walking to school. I think in the 5th grade. People think I am crazy when I tell them that. We walked to school thru the woods, would never happen today.

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