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SHS Celebration info

Posted in Uncategorized by Tiger82 on March 18, 2009

100th year
Celebration and Culminating Event / Gala
Saturday, March 28 2009
10:00am – 3:00pm

As we start the celebration, join us around the front of campus and cheer for current Slidell High students and our Honorary Grand Marshalls:

Mrs. Elinor B. McGinty Class of 1931
Mr. Joseph C. Buccaran Teacher 1963-76, Principal 1976-2003
John Lamarque Class of 1961
Ronnie Panks Class of 1963
Johnny Johnston Class of 1964, Band director 1971-2001
Ray Alfred Class of 1972
Trey Folse Class of 1977
Mike Gambrell Class of 1980
Matt Forte’ Class of 2004

10:15 OPENING CEREMONIES at the Main Stage and Garden Stage at the front of the campus.

Welcome Blake Edwards, Class of 2010
Invocation Rev. Matthew Rawle, Class of 1997
Presentation of Colors Slidell High NJROTC
Pledge Lillian McAbee, Class of 2009
National Anthem Matthew Rawle, Class of 1997, Jennifer Reich, C lass of 1997, Melanie Rawle St.Cyr, Class of 1999, Chris Marroy, Class of 2006
Introduction of Guests Blake Edwards, Class of 2010
Centennial Remarks Mr. William C. Percy, SHS Principal
Guest Speakers Superintendent Mrs. Gayle Sloan, Deputy Superintendent Mr. Trey Folse, Mr. Joseph C. Buccaran
Garden Dedication Sr. Chief Ray Gonzales, Present Faculty Member
Singing of Alma Maters Johnny Johnston and SHS Honor Choir

10:45 Tribute to L.V. McGinty
Join us in the library for a special showing of a video produced by St. Tammany Parish Public Schools Access Channel 13 for a tribute in memory to “Mr. Mac’s” more than 40 years of legendary service as teacher, coach, and principal at Slidell High.

11:00 Vince VanCe and the Valiants in a 90 minute concert on the Main Stage

11:10 SENIOR SHOWSTOPPERS in the Auditorium
Don’t miss our musical revue celebrating a history of spectacular senior plays at Slidell High, with performances by many of our shining alumni.

11:15 Meet Matt Forte, Chicago Bears RB and Slidell High class of 2004, in the Gymnasium

11:15 “Future” Cheerleaders and Swingerettes CLINIC
Young girls can learn a centennial cheer and dance from current Cheerleaders and Swingerettes in the Gym.

12:30 Country music sensation Jenny Brooks, class of 1989 performs on the Main Stage

1:00 JAZZ ENSEMBLE Alumni and current members of the Slidell High Band perform on the Garden Stage

1:10 SENIOR SHOWSTOPPERS in the Auditorium

1:15 “Future” Cheerleaders and Swingerettes Perform on the Garden Stage

1:30 Vince VanCe and the Valiants perform on the Main Stage

3:15 Powder-Puff Football at L.V. McGinty Stadium

Also Featuring:

Food from various local restaurants
Walk down memory lane with memorabilla collected from SHS alumni
Excerpts from past senior class plays
Children Focused Activities – space walks, face painting, dancing, cheering
Much more …….

For further info, visit: http://www.slidellhigh.stpsb.org

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 Baseball Field Lights – Donations still needed!

Posted in Uncategorized by Tiger82 on February 5, 2009

Slidell High School Baseball Boosters –
The Baseball Tomorrow Fund Grant
This grant will support lights for the Slidell High School Baseball Field. The Slidell High Booster Club is trying to raise the money to have the lights installed.
If you or your company can help with a tax exempt donation or sponsorship, please send it to Slidell High School, care of Christy Wiebelt or contact her at 985-960-1633.


SHS Baseball needs your help!

Posted in class of 1982,class of 82,high school,louisiana,seniors,slidell by Tiger82 on January 17, 2009


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.

Yours respectfully,
George Herdliska
Athletic Director
Baseball Coach
Slidell High School
Slidell High School
Baseball Boosters
PHONE (985) 643-2992
FAX (985) 649-6853

SHS C/O 82 now on Facebook!

Posted in Uncategorized by Tiger82 on January 12, 2009

So, hop over to Facebook and register. Just search Slidell High Class of 82 & you’ll find it.

And a belated Happy New Year to everyone!

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


The idiot’s response

Posted in high school,louisiana,seniors,slidell by Tiger82 on September 11, 2008

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”

Tell me why!

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.

SHS ponders proceeding with celebration

Posted in Uncategorized by Tiger82 on September 8, 2008

His mom must be so proud!

Their moms must be so proud!

Fire Destroys Slidell High School Press Box

On Monday, September 8, 2008 at 2:35 a.m. the Slidell Police Department and St. Tammany Parish Fire District One received a 911 call that Slidell High School’s Press Box was on fire.

When police and fire units arrived on the scene they discovered that the Press Box was fully engulfed in fire. While Fire personnel extinguished the fire, Slidell Police Officers checked the entire school grounds for any other signs of break-ins, fire or criminal damage, finding none.

Investigators from both the Police and Fire Departments responded and began their investigation. After the fire was determined to have been deliberately set, Investigators first spoke with the person who called 911 and he told investigators that he saw two subjects park a white Chevy P/U, near the school and enter the school grounds. The witness thought the two were going to run on the school’s track. A while later he saw the two subjects leave in the same truck in an unknown direction. A short time later he heard a loud bang come from the school and when he exited his home he saw the Press Box on fire and immediately called 911.

Investigators were able to locate a piece of evidence on the scene which led them to a local convenience store. There they were able to locate a credit card sales receipt with the name of Michael D. West; the clerk was also able to give a description of a vehicle that West was riding in, which matched the same given by the witness. Investigators then went to the home of West and interviewed him. During the interview West admitted to setting the fire. West told investigators that he first broke into the Press Box and was causing damage to it’s interior when they started to light pieces of paper on fire, when the fire got out of control they left. West did not give investigators any further motive for the crime. Investigators are continuing to investigate the incident and expect at least one more arrest to be made in the case.

Arrested Subject: Michael D. West age 20 of 112 Wellington Lane, Slidell, LA was arrested and charged with Simple Arson. West was booked at Slidell PD and transferred to the St. Tammany Parish Jail where bond was set at $20,000

UPDATE: Second Arrest
On Monday, September 8th at 3:00 p.m.18 year old Dylan Farmer the second suspect in the Press Box Fire was arrested at his place of employment.

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”

Arrested Subject: Dylan Farmer, age 18 of 1324 Greenlawn, Slidell, LA was arrested and booked with Simple Arson; Farmer will be transferred to the St. Tammany Parish Jail where bond will be set.

Investigators do not anticipate any more arrest in the case.

PIO: Captain Kevin Foltz 985-290-0767

SHS 100th B’day celebration starts now!

Posted in Uncategorized by Tiger82 on September 7, 2008
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