WEST SEATTLE HIGH ANNUAL ALL-SCHOOL REUNION
SATURDAY JUNE 4, 2-5:30 PM
Please join West Seattle High Alumni for our yearly walk down memory lane at the annual All School Reunion (ASR), on Saturday, June 4, from 2:00 – 5:30 p.m. All who attended (or still attend) as students or staff are invited to show up in celebration of our school and our shared roots.
The ever-popular car show kicks off the afternoon. Photography students roam the halls to shoot formal and candid shots; many other students help to crew the event. Keep your Class Rep company in your year’s assigned class room. Check out the new War Memorial display, and drop in to the formal program in the Auditorium, recognizing Hall of Fame and Scholarship recipients.
Join our fundraiser benefiting our Scholarship fund: buy raffle tickets for a custom garden bench with built-in planter boxes. Thanks to alumnus Spencer Weglin, a recent Scholarship recipient, for organizing the raffle, and for crafting the beautiful piece. Local delivery included! Tickets for sale at the Alki 5K on Sunday May 22, as well as at the ASR.
We look forward to seeing you there.
ASR Contact: Jim Biavia, Jim@JimBiava.com, direct line 206-387-2683
Raffle Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
WEST SEATTLE HIGH SCHOOL ALL-SCHOOL REUNION
2:00 – 3:00 pm
Pick up printed program and name tag; roam the halls
3:00 – 4:15 pm
~ Individual Class Reunions in assigned rooms (see printed program)
~ Sign in and pay dues in classrooms
~ Keep your Class Rep company!
3:30 – 4:00 pm
~ Video of Hall of Fame Member in the Theater
~ Live Music provided by Student Musicians
4:00 – 5:30 pm – Presentations in the Theater
~ Class of 1966 50th Reunion Recognition
~ Hall of Fame
2:00 – 5:00 pm
~ View Classic Cars in front of the school on SW Stevens Street
2:00 – 5:30 pm
~ WSHS Alumni Merchandise available for purchase in The Commons
~ Food and Refreshment available for purchase from 2016 Student Boosters
Also, pose for roaming Student Photographers and purchase your $5 Raffle ticket for a gorgeous custom-build garden bench where all $ goes to Alumni College Scholarship Fund, drawing to be held at ASR program (need not be present to win) with free local delivery!
Saturday ASR with a later start and end timeOur Annual All School Reunion is something that is unique to the WSHS Nation. Something to keep us all connected on a very personal level for we all have our own reasons to join our fellow Alumni once every June. Last year was the first time we all met on Saturday instead of Friday. It was not without some bugs. The reactions to the changes came down in two distinct categories: some swore by it and some swore at it.
A survey was emailed to a random 1,000 Alumni via an online survey and sent out to all members in the recent Holiday Mailer. Received were several hundred responses. Lessons were learned and adjustments made as we go. From your input changes are and will be made to accommodate the majority. A Saturday ASR with a later start and end time, favored by a majority, will begin NEXT YEAR with the 2017 ASR. THE 2016 ALL SCHOOL REUNION WILL BE HELD ON SATURDAY JUNE 4TH FROM 2:00 PM TO 5:30 PM. The Class of 1966, which will have their 50th Reunion this year, pointed out they already have a website built and contracts executed for their reunion based on last year’s afternoon schedule. This is one of the lessons learned from last year thanks to the vocal, yet very welcomed, feedback from the Class of 1965.
One of the more surprising revelations is that some 40% of respondents were not aware of dues. These dues are what keeps your Alumni Association going. The WSHS Alumni Association is run by volunteers. The dues, which are a nominal $10 per year, provide the funds to publish and mail out 17,000 Chinooks, the maintenance of our Alumni website, and the cost to put on the Annual All School Reunion to name a few. Btw, if you are not getting your Chinook please email us with your contact information.
There were suggestions from the survey to make the sign in process better because of the long lines at the entrances. This was unacceptable to all. This year we will be going back to the time tested way of having the sign in sheets and collecting the dues in the classrooms. One of the reasons for the change last year was to get more sign in sheets and donations collected. PLEASE, class reps or someone from your class, REMEMBER to pick up your class envelopes prior to going up to your individual class reunions. Afterwards please make a special note to drop them off prior to leaving. It is important to have a good “head count” of the number of attendees from each year to know how to assign the rooms for the next ASR.
A favorite response to the survey question “What would you like to see improved/changed for next year’s All School Reunion?”. Simply “make us all look younger”.
See you at the All School Reunion on Saturday June 4th. Doors open at 2:00 pm.