Jeffersontown High School Alumni Association Newsletter

 

Volume: III Issue: 6

July 21st, 2009

 

In This Issue

JHS NEWS

JHS Old School Reunion

JHS Class of 1978 Gaslight Festival Golf Scramble & Class Get Together

 

 

 

 

Jeffersontown High School

 

Dear JAY,  

 

The Jeffersontown Gaslight Festival will be here before you know it.  Many of our classes get together at this time.  If you have an JHS Alumni or Class function you would like to have included in an upcoming newsletter, please forward your information to jtownalumni@gmail.com , where it can be reviewed & included. 

 

Or mail it to:               JHS Alumni Association

                                  c/o Myra Fugate

                                  9600 Old Six Mile Lane

                                  Jeffersontown, KY 40299 

 

 

 

NEWS

 

Thanks to the support of the Jeffersontown High School Alumni Association, our fine arts auditorium is a reality!  Work has begun with completion set for early fall '09.  That Charger pride has accomplished a seemingly impossible dream.

I am so proud of the many JHS graduates who have given time, money, or talent to a variety of projects------the auditorium, landscaping, mentoring students, and speaking to the freshman class. 

We have another issue we hope that some you could help solve-- the entrance to the football field.  Although some areas of the football field have received updates, the entrance is original.  Unfortunately, the metal sign collapses with each strong wind and the gate area has the unimpressive, original buildings.  Our goal is to build a brick entrance with a permanent sign.  If you have materials, time, talent, or donations for this project, we would greatly appreciate your help.  You can contact the alumni association at Myra.Fugate@Jefferson.kyschools.us or  principal Marty Pollio at 485-8275.

The stadium was dedicated to Mr. Bill Reynolds, our first principal, in 1973.  The field was dedicated to Coach Jim Hughes in 2005. With your help, we can create a stadium that truly honors those men who helped to form the pride of all Chargers who played, performed, or participated in the Jeffersontown High School football stadium.

 

 

 

OLD SCHOOL REUNION
    The Last Hurrah .....
 
Saturday July 25th, 2009


Members of the original Jeffersontown High School classes from 1925 - 1950, will be having their last reunion at the Jeffersontown Community Center.  Festivities will occur during the day, with a dinner around 6:00 pm.
 
The original high school opened in 1925, with the 1st graduating class, "the class of 1929"; which graduated eleven students.  When the school was closed in 1950, with about 500 students enrolled, those students were re-assigned to Eastern & Fern Creek High Schools.
 
The Old Jtown high school, was the same building where many of us went to elementary school; the old Jeffersontown Elementary School on the corner of College & Galene Drives.  With its big flight of stairs in the front of the building, to its spiral fire escapes slides from the 2nd floor.  How many of you used to slide down those things, during the summer carnivals & fall festivals held there for so many years.  That building was torn down & replaced by Tully School, where the location is still the beginning of many dreams for today's children. 
 
For additional information, contact:
Charles Tritle (class of 72) JHS Alumni Association President
502-458-5788
charlestritle@yahoo.com

 

 

 

CLASS OF 1978

GASLIGHT FESTIVAL

The JHS Class of '78 will be hosting their Second Annual Golf Scramble at Long Run Golf Course on Saturday, September 19, 2009.

8:00 a.m. Shotgun Start
Four-Player Scramble Format
$60 per person - includes golf, food, beverages and prizes for the winning team!

Sponsorships are available.
All proceeds benefit Jeffersontown High School.

For more information please email Jeff Hancock at
j.hancock.designs@gmail.com 

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PLUS JHS class of 78 will have a get together at

Tommy Pass's Fish Tent at the Gaslight Festival,

tentatively at 7:00 pm until ??, more info to follow. 

Any questions, email us at jhsclassof78@wildblue.net .

 

 

 

Jeffersontown High School Alumni Association | c/o Jeffersontown High School | 9600 old Six Mile Lane | Jeffersontown | KY | 40299