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SUPPORT THE REUNION


All donations support the activities planned for the reunion. Also, our class account ("Paly 63 Reunion") contributes to Paly facilities, such as "Class of 1963" bricks.

PROFILE UPDATES


•   Jonathan Longcore (John Robert Schneider)  5/6
•   Bob Heinrich  3/8
•   Edith Kirk (Miller)  2/15
•   Douglas Waples  2/15
•   Virginia (Ginna) La Haderne (Meadows)  2/14
•   Barbara Capone (Prince)  1/7
•   Julie Dubbs  9/9
•   Wendy B. Bush (Faris)  9/8
•   Steven A. Injayan  7/30
•   Larry Hamilton  7/26
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IN MEMORY UPDATES


•   Leslie Getz  2019
•   Richard E. Reeder  2019
•   Janina Ramey Novak 
•   Larry Hillhouse  1978
•   Arthur Frederick Gleim, Jr.  1970

WHERE ARE THEY NOW


WHERE WE LIVE


Who lives where - click links below to find out.

10 live in Arizona
230 live in California
11 live in Colorado
3 live in Connecticut
1 lives in Delaware
1 lives in District Of Columbia
2 live in Florida
1 lives in Georgia
1 lives in Guam
6 live in Hawaii
3 live in Idaho
5 live in Illinois
3 live in Maine
1 lives in Maryland
3 live in Massachusetts
1 lives in Minnesota
1 lives in Montana
9 live in Nevada
2 live in New Jersey
1 lives in New Mexico
2 live in New York
3 live in North Carolina
12 live in Oregon
3 live in Pennsylvania
2 live in South Carolina
2 live in Tennessee
5 live in Texas
2 live in Utah
3 live in Virginia
18 live in Washington
1 lives in Wisconsin
1 lives in Wyoming
1 lives in Manitoba
1 lives in Ontario
1 lives in Brazil
1 lives in Denmark
1 lives in France
1 lives in Italy
1 lives in Malaysia
22 location unknown
74 are deceased

MISSING CLASSMATES


Know the email address of a missing Classmate? Click here to contact them!

LETTER TO ALL ALUMNI

February 2021

Hello Paly Vikes Alumni,

First, let’s hope for a better 2021 for the whole world!! For us, we hope Paly Alumni reunions and other activities can resume in the fall. Until then, take time to enjoy your wonderful website. As of now, Palo Alto High School will not hold regular classes this school year. I know this is very hard on the students because my two Paly grandchildren (one, a senior) have told me regularly how much they are missing actual school.  For this school year, Staff is developing alternate small safe gatherings and a graduation of some sort. Plans change daily so best to check the Paly.net website or Palo Alto Weekly online.

Except for reunions, Paly Alumni is open and WE NEED YOUR HELP with donations to support the following projects.

$1000 for Website Software: Skilled volunteers maintain your palyalumni.net website. Be sure to explore your website and check regularly for updates and additions. Discover the Paly Journalism Archives, take a tour of Paly and visit with friends.


$2,000 for Scholarships: The Alumni Board has again approved two scholarships of $1000 each for qualifying graduating seniors.


$3,000/yr. for the PALY JOURNALISM DIGITAL ARCHIVE  SITE accessible through the alum website. Check out and/or download past publications including yearbooks and Campaniles from way back to the present. A valuable resource. Without funding, the Journalism Archive Project will be completely  removed.  

 

 

 

           

 

$10,000 for 10 new picnic/work tables on campus. Paly Admin has requested more of the heavy metal tables with attached benches so students can work safely outdoors.

All donations are tax deductible.

You can easily donate to our nonprofit. To the right on the Homepage of the palyalumni.net website you'll see boxes where you can click on "Donate" for the item of your choice.  Or select the Menu item, “Donate” at the upper-right on the Homepage and it will take you to the Donation Page to donate by check or credit card*. *PLEASE NOTE: A 5.9% processing fee will be applied to all credit card transactions reducing the total amount of your gift.  Please allow for the difference when making your donation, or if you prefer, mail a check. You will need to join our website in order to donate via credit card.  If you have not joined the site, we invite you to do so. (see First-Time Visitor Instructions on the Home Page). Our site is free and very secure.

Please make checks payable to: 
Alumni and Friends of Palo Alto High School
mail to:
Alumni and Friends of Palo Alto High School  
50 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto CA 94301

Please note on your check the project of choice for your donation, i.e. "Scholarships", "Alumni Assoc.", etc. 

We thank you for your ongoing support of Paly and the Alumni. Additional donations for the projects outlined above will be much appreciated by Paly students, staff and Alumni.

Go Vikings!!

Sincerely,

Edith Kirk Miller '63, Alum Chair, and the Paly Alumni Board

 

 

THERE WILL BE A 60TH REUNION IN 2023!

DETAILS TO FOLLOW

IF YOU HAVE OPINIONS ABOUT WHAT YOU LIKED OR DIDN'T LIKE ABOUT PAST REUNIONS PLEASE CONTACT US.

A NEW SITE PAGE HAS BEEN ADDED

"CLASSMATES RECENTLY PASSED"

IF YOU KNEW ANY OF THESE PEOPLE PLEASE ADD A COMMENT ON THEIR "IN MEMORY PAGE"

 

CHECK OUT PALYALUMNI.NET  

VERY COLORFUL AND FULL OF INFO ABOUT ALL THE CENTENNIAL EVENTS . 

DON'T MISS IT 

DATE: Spring 2019

Hello Paly Class of 1963,

Alumni and Friends of Palo Alto High School  now has a very inclusive website.  ADDRESS:  palyalumni.net 

 The new site enables all alumni to privately email alum from other classes throughout the site without divulging anyone's email address or contact info. Please spread the word! Additionally, you will find a page listing all of the class websites and individual class reunion info. Enjoy your tour!  This new site DOES NOT REPLACE our class website.  Our class site is still very important and the point site for our own activities.  But the alumni site, also hosted on class creator, (so featuring many of the privacy policies we currently enjoy on our own site) will have other Paly information that you may want in on -- the 100th year anniversary celebration of Paly  as well as loads of history and pictures and info about other classes and happenings at the school.

In order to view all of the pages on the site, you will need to join as some of the pages are locked. It is FREE to join.  When you go to the site, you'll be on the Homepage.  In the upper right-hand corner of the Content on the homepage, you'll see: "Not a member?  JOIN HERE".  Follow the prompts/instructions.  (Class Creator website Admins are familiar with the process).  When you join, you will go through a verification process.  Please allow 24 hours for verification. This is for your protection.   


If you join, you may find more than one email address connected with your name. Please update your information making appropriate corrections.  You may build-out your profile with as much (or little) information as you like.  Keep in mind that that information will be visible to all alumni. You may add pictures or videos on your own page. Also, be sure and complete the "Notify Me" page with your preferences.  

 

LADIES:  When you go to your Class Year list to find your name, please note that it may be listed under your maiden name, a prior married name or your current married name.  Because of inaccuracies in the database, it may be listed multiple times.  Please update your information and advise us of duplications (see contact info below for Pam). 

 

PRIVACY: Having a high regard for everyone's privacy, we once again want to emphasize the fact that everyone's contact information will be held in the strictest confidence.  Alumni will not be able to access one another's contact information. And the (Web Administrators) who will be the only ones with access to your contact info, will not give anyone's contact info to anyone else. 

 

DATABASE UPDATES: A great effort has been put forth in updating the database.  The clean-up still has a long way to go, and will never be 100% accurate. However, we would appreciate your help with corrections noting any discrepancies.   You may find names added to your class list that you didn't have, or some missing.  Maiden names reversed with married names for the gals, the same person listed with a different (incorrect) middle initial. Only one "Mary Jones" in your class although two are listed with different middle initials.   We welcome whatever information you can provide to clean up the database.  Please email Pam West (snowwhite77@comcast.net) with any of the above information.


 

Hope to see you signed up soon. Edie Kirk Miller

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 Update on the digitization of Campaniles and Madronos! 

Here’s the link http://palyjournalismarchive.pausd.org.  

 

HI EVERYONE,

BE SURE TO ENJOY BILL'S COLLECTION OF 2018 PHOTOS- EVEN LABELLED!!

Thanks fo Bob Wong for taking so many good ones.    

55th is history!  And so many good memories! Our group was not large like 50th but it seemed like everyone had time to chat with old friends and new ones.  Classmates are doing such amazing things these days.  We were sorry not to have those whose family plans conflicted or those whose family health matters kept them at home. We were thnking of you!! Especially as we enjoyed the photos and posters of elementary school days. Lots of great photos were taken and BIll Maddaus has posted them.   It was a real team effort and we proved we are exceptionally good at that!! Thanks to all who helped and those who made the effort to come, some long distances! 

 

 

 

Bill has added photos from Aug. 2015 Birthday party-  check the new 70th birthday link to the left to see them.

 

 

 

Click here to view our '63 yearbook on facebook!

Paly 1963    50 years later !! August 24, 2013

51 years later:  April 2014- Hope this finds everyone catching up with old/ new friends since our big reunion. Be sure to enjoy the photos and read over the profiles of classmates. 

Please let us know if any of our classmates pass away- we would like to include them on the IN MEMORY page so classmates can add memories, just as Carmel Bently did recently after the death of her friend Ginny Kuhn.

March 16, 2014 was a big day- FAREWELL PLAY GYM party.  Lots of Paly alums and families celebrated the gym before it is torn down this summer, to be replaced by a brand new facility. Go to paly.net/alumni for great videos and descriptions. 

 We plan is to keep this website operating until next reunion -2018!- so please keep your page updated  and  contact old/new friends. If you have trouble, contact Bill Maddaus, Ole Prahm or Edie Kirk Miller for help.

 

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Our very dear friend Les Tollner passed away peacefully on June 23rd at his home in Mckinleyville Ca. He was surrounded by his wife,children,brothers and sister and we three friends (Bob Munsey. Ron Garratt and myself, Steve Injayan). He never changed- he was as kind,considerate and loving a guy as you could ever want to meet and we all remained as close as brothers all through the years. His optimism and love for life never wavered. We loved visiting him when he came to Palo Alto to see his mom(who at 98 still lives in the same house). All his trophies are on the walls and his posters still up in his bedroom -the only thing missing was his Blue and white 57' chevy in the driveway. Part of my childhood is gone and so many shared times with him over the last sixty years-he was as good as they get and it was our privilege and joy to know him. Just thought you should know.