S: Chesterton Elementary School 2010-2011
BC: Nathan, Mom and Dad are very proud of you. Hopefully some day you will look back on your first grade yearbook and smile as you remember all the fun things you did and new things you learned. Love always, AnnaMarie, Mom and Dad
FC: Chesterton Elementary School | 2010-2011 | Nathan James Harris
1: We've Got History World War II was raging and thousands of patriotic Americans were pouring into San Diego to build up the war effort that ultimately defeated the Nazis and Axis powers. It was 1943. The business end of the war effort meant there had to be houses for the defense workers. Thousands upon thousands of temporary houses were constructed across and old olive grove overlooking Mission Bay in the neighborhood of Linda Vista. Temporary quarters were opened on Chesterton Street, and so the area became known as Chesterton. A temporary school, which was built to educate the children of defense workers, also took that name. Soon Chesterton became the largest elementary school in the city. After the war, the neighborhood remained and the school thrived. The first permanent piece of the school was the cafeteria and auditorium in 1958, still in use today. Over the last half century many generations of students learned to read and write at Chesterton. At its high point in 1954, post World War II and during the Korean War, the school had more than 1,300 children enrolled. The following year, the temporary housing served by Chesterton school was closed and enrollment dropped to 400. However, enrollment tripled again in the 1960s with the opening of Capehart Navy Housing. Once again, it was necessary to bring in portable bungalows for classrooms turning Chesterton into one of the biggest schools in the city. In 1975, more than 30 years later, everything changed when Chesterton became fully permanent and here to stay. The San Diego Unified School District has a history of naming schools for heroes of history, both global and local; however, many stories have circulated as to who inspired the naming of Chesterton School. Was it after the great British writer, religious philosopher and journalist G.K. Chesterton? Was it after Frank Chesterton, winner of the All England Open Badminton Championships in 1909 and 1910? Our school is named not after a person but a street, which through those quirks of history, no longer exists. Chesterton School now sits on Wheatley Street, but in its own way was named after an ideal of regular Americans pulling together in a heroic way to defeat the greatest threat to democracy in history, and that is an ideal of which our students can be proud.
4: Nathan James Harris
5: Superstar Student Green Cards, 100 percent's and getting all stars for sharing. There was nothing this superstar couldn't handle. | What I Learned In First Grade Math Reading Books P.E. Science Things We Did Rotations Sharing Centers Computers Field Trips Star of the Week
6: Halloween / All Hallows Eve 2010 Creepy Ghouls, Goblins, Witches and even some Arf Troopers running around.
7: Christmas 2010
8: March 2011 Sea World San Diego Ms. Brown's 1st grade class goes on their first field trip ever to explore the sights and learn about the wonderful world living on and below the worlds oceans.
10: The world famous San Diego Zoo. May 2011, the first graders second field trip of the year. Lions, tigers and a polar bear or two.
12: Student of the Month March 2011
13: Award of Merit For Good Sportsmanship May 2011
14: The Bee's
16: New Sister, The best big brother ever!!!
17: New Friends 2010-2011 was a great time!!!