Leslie Birenbaum (Birenbaum)
From Leslie Birenbaum
We often speak of the after school things. I was just thinking about my path to SBHS and who the teaches were along the way. South Beach elementary I was in the cottage for Mrs Taylors 6th grade. Met Arthur Shank, now Webb who lives in LA and we are intouch a couple times a month. Central beach, also for the 6th Grade, can't remember much about that school except that I was on the safety patrol. Ida M Fisher was full of fun things inparticular the trips to flamingo park for swimming. I remember the science teacher who had 2 hearing aids and the math teacher Mr Alchin who always would say to vegitate instead of just be quiet. We used to clim out the window while he tried to control use. I had a friend Stanley King from Jr High but lost track of him a few years ago. I also remember getting kickout of choir and my introduction to violin with Mrs Danino. Her favorites wer Exodus and the March from Carmin. Played that instrument for 5 years.
South Beach High had many colorful teachers. Mrs Johnson, English Teache, told us the the american indians were really Jewish. Mr Novak in science was the playboy teacher. Also how can I forget all of those teaches that would say, your sister Elaine was a much better student than you, why was that?
Bowling team was also a lot of fun.