I was a January child and my parents wanted to start my schooling earlier than the public school system allowed.
Hence my introduction into Fornachon Hall at age four in 1955. I remember that kindergarten was in the basement and 1st through 6th was on the first floor on the west side of the building. One memory (of only a few) that still gives me a chuckle happened during the second grade. The teacher, Mrs. Campbell, had to step out for some reason and told us to keep working and not talk. I being anti-social kept quiet, just looking around the room while all of the others started talking. The room had a front and rear hall entrance and I happened to glance back and saw Mrs. Campbell watching us from the rear entrance, so I quickly started working. She then went to the front of the room and said to the class: "Everybody but Gordon come with me to get your mouths washed out with soap." After the class left, a parent came to the door and asked where everybody was, and I replied "getting their mouths washed out with soap." I also witnessed Mrs. Campbell smacking student's knuckles with a wooden ruler, the good old days of mild corporal punishment. I was there K-2 (followed by Willard, Ridge when it opened in 1960, then GW and RHS). My two older brothers, Jim and Alan, attended Fornachon for one or two years while I was there as well.