Well, we aren’t exactly sure. But we can tell you that Greentree Elementary School opened in 1975, and this photo was shared by the Irvine Historical Society — and likely snapped by an Irvine World News photographer. (Also, we know that “Superman” the movie hit theaters in 1978, though we’re not certain that’s relevant.)
Do you have an old photo of the Irvine Unified School District you’d like to share? Send it to firstname.lastname@example.org, along with some basic caption information, including names, dates and locations. We may publish it on the NewsFlash as part of our IUSD at 40 project. Images from IUSD’s first four decades will be posted on Thursdays.