I trust everyone had a wonderful Mother’s Day.
Our 30th reunion will be the summer of 2012 with perhaps a mini Homecoming reunion for Fall 2011. There are many, many classmates whose emails have not been updated on our list.
I am in the process of noting those who we need updated contact info for on the Classmates Located page of this site. I hope to have that finalized this week. In order to stay in the reunion loop, please make sure we have current contact info on you.
I hope all of you (especially the baseball players from our class) will take a moment to read the letter posted below & consider making a donation to the cause.
Consider this: This coming Tuesday, we will witness history as a black man is sworn in as President of the United States. There is someone from our class who knows a little bit of such things. Many of you may not know that our very own Sam St. Phard was the very first black Student Council President in Slidell High’s history. So, I guess you could say that long before the US has Barak, we had Sam! I think that’s something of which our class can be proud!
So Tuesday, as we bear witness to history in the making, I’m hoping you’ll consider making a donation to the Baseball boosters, maybe in Sam’s name even, and harken back on that historic event in our own school’s history.
Here is the letter:
Dear SHS Friends:
Slidell High School baseball recently won a grant providing lights for the baseball field.
The grant, through major league baseball, covers expenses to purchase the lights and
poles. Installation of the lights is not covered by the grant. The installation costs are
extensive. The Slidell Baseball Booster Club has always raised money to assist the
program and facilities with various uniform needs, field maintenance, facility upgrades
and equipment. The expenses for installation of the lights far out weigh any cost needs
presented in the past. We need your help to insure that the Slidell High School baseball
field shines bright this season and into the future.
This project is changing history. This is Slidell High School’s 100th year and lighting the
baseball field is a great way start another century of excellence. We hope that you will
help us make history and be a part of Slidell Baseball for years to come.
Thank you for your time and consideration in this project and we hope that you
will help us bring light to Slidell Tiger Baseball.
Slidell High School
Slidell High School
#1 TIGER DRIVE
SLIDELL, LOUISIANA 70458-2992
PHONE (985) 643-2992
FAX (985) 649-6853
The City of Slidell Cultural Arts Department Celebrates
Slidell High School’s 100th Birthday
November 14, 2008 6pm – 9pm
In conjunction with
Old Towne Alive Block Party.
Parade at 5:30pm
Music by Charmaine Neville
Entertainment by Papillion for the kids!
Call Ellen Lamarque 643-4656 for more information
Farmer admitted to his involvement with the fire and when asked why he did it, he stated “I was drunk and not in a position to do anything”
So it’s not enough that all our schedules are completely off-kilter because of stupid Gustav and perhaps even Ike, no that wasn’t enough. Two loosers by the names of Michael West & Dylan Farmer, with two much free time on their hands (one of whom is a 2007 SHS graduate, no less) ALLEGEDLY thought it would be fun to burn the press box down early Monday morning, sending football coaches at more than two schools as well as reunion celebration planners scrambling to make alternative plans for Friday night’s game between Slidell & Salmen (always a big draw) and the 100th anniversary celebration (sure to draw a huge crowd.)
I have a theory about these two clowns. If they’d paid more attention in math class while they were in high school, they might, right now, be successfully drinking their way through LSU instead of trying to burn down the high school.
In spite of all the extra work, to say nothing of the additional expenses these two idiots have now caused, there is some justice, in that, those of us who did pay attention in math class all those years ago, will tonight sleep comfortably in our beds and these two are now on the “three hots and a cot” plan! Enjoy your new accommodations, gentlemen!
At some point, the big game will be played and the anniversary celebrations will take place and these two morons will be held up as text book examples of what becomes of those who don’t pay attention in class.
Slidell High preps for milestone
Century is marked in class and out
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
By Tara McLellan
The 2008-09 school year will be a momentous event in the history of Slidell High School as it celebrates its 100th anniversary. “100 Years of Excellence — Traditions Touching Today” is the year’s motto, and a special committee organized to plan the centennial events has come up with ways for alumni to tell their stories and for the community to be involved in the celebration.
What began as a four-room school that served a mostly rural population, and graduated its first four seniors in 1909 has evolved into a student body of nearly 2,000, with 101 classrooms, on a 22-acre site.
“Many kids don’t really know much about the history of our school. The kids will be immersed in history” next year, said Donna Manetta, a member of the centennial celebration committee.
Learning the history of the school will be part of the year’s celebration for students, according to Manetta, who teaches English at the school. “Each month is going to be dedicated to a different decade,” she said. “The students will be able to learn about what was happening at the school during that time, what kind of music they listened to, what world events were happening.”
Alumni are also invited to join in the celebration. “We want to get everyone involved,” Manetta said. “We’re going to have a Centennial Yearbook, a special Centennial Garden, and much more.”
The Centennial Yearbook will feature photographs, stories, and memories from generations of Slidell High graduates. “We are putting the call out to all alumni,” Manetta said. “We want to feature their photos and stories about friends, events, favorite teachers, or what was going on at the time.” Photographs, memorabilia, and written accounts can be brought to Slidell High. The deadline for submission is Aug. 1. Details and sample questionnaire are available at slidellhigh.stpsb.org/100years.
A Centennial Garden is planned to enhance the entrance of the school. It will feature memorial bricks on sale to graduates, friends and family of the school. Each four by eight inch brick will carry a maximum of two lines of text with 18 characters per line.
“The bricks are a great way to celebrate yourself or a loved one, thank a community member or business, or recognize a class or club,” Manetta said. The bricks are $50 each, and are available for purchase until Nov. 1. Brochures and order forms are available at the school or from the school Web site.
Other events lined up for the year include: a Centennial T-shirt and commemorative poster marking the year, a special homecoming pep rally, a celebration gala on March 28, and the recognition of outstanding athletes and teams throughout the school’s history.
Any Slidell High alumnus who was a first-team All-State athlete, an All-American athlete, part of a professional sports roster, a member of a state championship team or runner-up team, or an individual state champion, is asked to contact Slidell High to be honored during the celebration.
“It’s going to be a fun year for everyone,” Manetta said. “We want to celebrate students, alumni, parents, and teachers, visit with old friends, and make new ones.”
Organizers will have a booth for the public to learn more at the Slidell Heritage Fest on July 4 at Heritage Park. Information is also available at slidellhigh.stpsb.org, or call the school at 985-643-2992, or contact Manetta at email@example.com.
Published on NOLA.com Wednesday, June 18, 2008 2:34 p.m.
Published in The Times-Picayune Thursday, June 19, 2008
We have had quite a few emails bounce back because of outdated addresses. I’ve noted those on the “Located Classmates” page. Please send us updates when you change your email address.
And if you have current email addys on anyone flagged on the LC page, please let us know.
This just in from another exasperated parent & friend of mine!
THE SPOILED UNDER-30 CROWD!!!
When I was a kid, adults used to bore me to tears with their tedious
diatribes about how hard things were when they were growing up; what with
walking twenty-five miles to school every morning, uphill BOTH
ways; yadda, yadda, yadda! And I remember promising myself that
when I grew up, there was no way in hell I was going to lay a bunch of crap
like that on kids about how hard I had it and how easy they’ve got it!
But now that… I’m over the ripe old age of thirty, I can’t help but
look around and notice the youth of today. You’ve got it so easy! I mean,
compared to my childhood, you live in a damn Utopia!
And I hate to say it but you kids today, you don’t know how good you’ve
got it. I mean, when I was a kid we didn’t have the Internet. If we wanted to
know something, we had to go to the damn library and look it up
ourselves, in the card catalog!!
There was no email! We had to actually write somebody a letter with a
pen! Then you had to walk all the way across the street and put it in the
mailbox and it would take like a week to get there!
There were no MP3’s or Napsters! If you wanted to steal music, you had to
hitchhike to the damn record store and shoplift it yourself! Or you had
to wait around all day to tape it off the radio and the DJ would usually talk
over the beginning and @#*% it all up!
We didn’t have fancy crap like Call Waiting! If you were on the phone and
somebody else called, they got a busy signal, that’s it! And we didn’t
have fancy Caller ID Boxes either! When the phone rang, you had no idea
who it was! It could be your school, your mom, your boss, your bookie,
your drug dealer, a collections agent, you just didn’t know!!! You had to
pick it up and take your chances, mister!
We didn’t have any fancy Sony Playstation video games with
high-resolution 3-D graphics! We had the Atari 2600! With games like
‘Space Invaders’ and ‘Asteroids’ and the graphics sucked! Your guy was a
little square! You actually had to use your imagination! And there were
no multiple levels or screens, it was just one screen forever! And you
could never win. The game just kept getting harder and harder and faster
and faster until you died! Just like LIFE!
When you went to the movie theater there was no such thing as stadium
seating! All the seats were the same height! If a tall guy or some old
broad with a hat sat in front of you and you couldn’t see, you were just
Sure, we had cable television, but back then, there was only like 15
channels and there was no onscreen menu and no remote control! You had to
use a little book called a TV Guide to find out what was on! You were
screwed when it came to channel surfing! You had to get off your ass and
walk over to the TV to change the channel and there was no Cartoon
Network either! You could only get cartoons on Saturday morning! Do you
hear what I’m saying!?! We had to wait ALL WEEK for cartoons, you spoiled
And we didn’t have microwaves, if we wanted to heat something up we had
to use the stove or go build a frigging fire … imagine that! If we
wanted popcorn, we had to use that stupid Jiffy Pop thing and shake it
over the stove forever like an idiot.
That’s exactly what I’m talking about! You kids today have got it too
easy. You’re spoiled!!!!!!!!!
You guys wouldn’t have lasted five minutes back in 1970!
Oh yea, and a seatbelt was Mom throwing her arm across your chest every
time she hit the brakes.
The over 30 Crowd
PS: Happy 11th B’day, Master Ashton!