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Our 30th reunion date has been set!

Mark your calendars now! The Slidell High School Class of ’82 30th reunion will be held SATURDAY, JUNE 30, 2012.
More details will be announced as plans progress.

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30th reunion update

Posted in class of 1982,class of 82,high school,louisiana,reunions,slidell by Tiger82 on May 11, 2010

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.

Thanks,  Gnanse

Rodney McK is off to Iraq

Posted in class of 1982,class of 82,louisiana,reunions,slidell by Tiger82 on February 28, 2009

President Obama said last Friday he plans to withdraw most U.S. troops from Iraq by the end of August 2010.

In the meantime, our classmate, Rodney McKelroy, is about to be shipped to Iraq for a ONE YEAR TOUR OF DUTY. (Aren’t we a little old for this? I’m just sayin’.)

He will leave shortly for two weeks of training in Kansas, then it’s off to Iraq – for a YEAR.

I know Rodney would appreciate a few well wishes from his former classmates right about now. His email is: Tabasco_popcorn@yahoo.com

Drop him a line & send him your best. And remember to keep him and all our troops in your prayers until ALL of them are safely home.

SHS Block Party – Nov. 14

Posted in 25th reunion,class of 1982,class of 82,high school,louisiana,reunions,slidell by Tiger82 on November 5, 2008

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

slidellhigh.stpsb.org

Hurricanes or Pyromaniacs – Pick Your Poison

Posted in class of 82,high school,louisiana,reunions,slidell,Uncategorized by Tiger82 on September 9, 2008

Coaches Scramble

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

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 donna.manetta@stpsb.org.

Published on NOLA.com Wednesday, June 18, 2008 2:34 p.m.
Published in The Times-Picayune Thursday, June 19, 2008

NB:
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.
Thank you,
Gnanse Nelson

Finally…the reunion pix!!

Son, when I was your age, we didn’t have MTV!

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

screwed!

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

little brats!

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.

Regards,

The over 30 Crowd

PS: Happy 11th B’day, Master Ashton!
Love,
Mom

Slidell High School Celebrating 100th Year in 2008!

From: www.thesttammanynews.com

Wednesday, January 2, 2008 9:08 AM CST

Faculty and staff at Slidell High School are searching for alumni as they begin planning for the school’s 100th anniversary celebration.

“We’d like to have alumni representative from each class contribute their input,” said Donna Kahl Manetta, Class of ’74 and a co-coordinator of the anniversary committee. “The 50-Year Club has been instrumental to our plans, but we need to hear from graduates of 1958 and forward.”

The school opened in 1908, and the first class to graduate the following spring consisted of just four members. The diploma of one, Lena Ezell George, hangs in the front office.

Until the late 1950s, SHS was the only public high school in Slidell. The 50-Year Club is a group of SHS alumni, each who graduated 50 or more years ago. Christina Wiebelt, director of the Communications Academy, has begun filming interviews with some of its members for a series of mini-documentaries.

Manetta, who also teaches senior English, hopes to have a video to honor each decade of the school’s history. Interlaced with the personal histories will be snippets of current events and trends of the time.

Beginning in September 2008, they will play the videos on several monitors located around the school.

The committee is also looking for old photos to use in the 2008-2009 SAGA, the school yearbook. The yearbook theme will be “Tradition Touching Today” and will explore how the experiences of past graduates may influence those of the future.

Also coordinating the anniversary committee with Manetta is Tracy Sollberger Krieger, class of ’73 and a teacher of gifted and advanced placement English. The parents of both women attended SHS, something that is not uncommon among the student body.

“There are a lot of third and fourth generations that have gone to school here, and not a lot of schools can say that,” said Krieger. “It really fosters a sense of continuity and family.”

Manetta and Krieger say the yearlong celebration will culminate in a special gathering for all alumni in the spring of 2009, but specific details are not in place yet. They hope more alumni will come forward to be part of the planning process and will welcome all input.

The next anniversary committee meeting is set for Jan. 9, 2008. Those interested in participating should call 643-2992, or send an e-mail to dmanetta@stpsb.org.

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