IHS Alumni Association Executive Board

Vice President
Recording Secretary
Corresponding Sec.

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Integral Chairpersons

Pat Czarniak Stephan '60 Hospitality
Bill McGuinness (IHS Principal), Honorary V.P.
** Membership Chair Needed!
Public Relations
Newsletter Editor

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Join The Alumni Association &,
Get the "Spectator"!

The "Spectator", our Alumni newsletter, is published twice yearly in the Spring and Fall, and is available to paid members of the Alumni Association. The deadline for Spectator submissions is midnight on the third Sundays of April and October. Submission about personal news, reunion information, or anything of interest and relative to the Independence High School Alumni will be considered for publication. Submissions may be edited or published at a later date. Send submissions to

Promoting educational memories, one class at a time. Join the Alumni Association

The IHS Alumni Association is a 501(c)(3) organization with meetings held at the Independence High School, Media Center.

Important Upcoming Dates
Aug 3 - Homedays--Visit the Alumni Tent today & tomorrow!
Aug 4 - Breakfast in Elmwood Park it's Homedays weekend
Sep 9 - Alumni Meeting 7pm High School
Nov 10 - Spectator Submission Deadline
Nov 11 - Alumni Meeting 7pm High School

Alumni News

Upcoming Class Reunions

  • The IHS Class of 1959 is planning a 60th Class reunion, Homedays Weekend, August 3, at the Bramley House
  • The IHS Class of 1969 is planning a 50th Class reunion, Homedays Weekend, August 2, 3, and 4, 2019.
  • The IHS Class of 2009 is planning a 10th Class reunion, November 29, 2019.
  • The IHS Class of 1970 is planning a 50th Class reunion, Homedays Weekend, in 2020.

Home Days Booth


Homedays Weekend August 2nd and 3rd 2019
We are looking for shift workers on Friday, August 2nd (5-11) and Saturday, August 3rd (noon - 11).

Alumni Breakfast in the Park


Homedays Weekend
Sunday August 4, 2019
The IHS Alumni Breakfast in the Park is an annual event held the Sunday of Homedays weekend from 9:30 a.m. until noon, at Elmwood Park Kiwanis Pavilion. All are welcome to attend. Bring family and friends. Reacquaint with old school chums and review the offering of gift baskets to be raffled. This casual event has become an annual class gathering point and reunion social. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children. Advance sales guarantees a reservation. A limited number of tickets will be available the day of the event. Contact Gwen Schmidt-Manfredi ('68), via email wendymanfredi@gmail.com.

Help Us Make 2019A Fund-Raising Success


Our biggest fundraiser of the year is just around the corner! Our Breakfast in the Park on Home Days Weekend gets bigger and better every year, but it takes A LOT of people working together to make it the best that it can be--and continue to raise money for scholarships and other programs and events we sponsor at our alma mater.

In an effort to keep our Breakfast in the Park ticket cost very affordable, we don't really make much on the cost of the breakfast itself--we generate revenue for the association with the 50/50 and Chinese Raffle at the event and in our Home Days tent.

And that's where you can really help us make 2019 a great fund-raising success. Kelly Hatfield is already at work on the theme baskets and bundles for the Chinese Raffle and she can use your donations. If you are willing to buy or ask for a donation of a gift card to a store or a restaurant in the area, that would be awesome. Movie tickets, theatre tickets, and tickets to sporting events are great too. If you have an extra bottle of wine or two, or an interesting bottle of liquor, those, too, make for popular baskets. Unique jewelry or other accessories are also good items. Other ideas are welcome, too--and your donations will make an already amazing event event better!

Need a gift for an IHS graduate?


Independence Alumni Spectator Newsletter

Membership to the IHS Alumni Association makes a great gift. In addition to continuing high school friendships, interests, encouraging a sense of civic duty, mentoring, and promoting the sentiment of education in the community, membership includes the Spectator newsletter!

The ALUMNI SPECTATOR is mailed out twice each year. This is a great way to keep our graduates current on alumni events and what's happening with other grads. Membership is $10.00 for one (1) year or $40.00 for five (5) years.

Simply fill out the form available here and return it to: IHS Alumni Association, 6001 Archwood Rd, Independence, OH 44131

Alumni Spectator Staff


We are always searching for people who are passionate about their Alma Mater and wish to join our Alumni Spectator staff. If interested, contact editor, or e-mail any IHS Alumni Association member.

Alumni Class Pictures Needed


  • 1961 thru 1964
  • 1966
  • 1968
  • 1993
  • 1971 thru 1976
  • 1979 thru 1990
  • 1992
  • 1996
  • 1998 and 1999
  • 2005

Looking For Yearbooks…


The Alumni Association is trying to get a complete set of yearbooks. As of June 2019, we are missing the following years:

  • 1926 thru 1928
  • 1931 thru 1944
  • 1946 thru 1951
  • 1992
  • 1994

Note: Some graduating classes might not of had a yearbook. If that is the case, please contact the Alumni Association so that they can note that year as "no yearbook".

Donors can drop their yearbook off at the high school main office, or call the high school and leave a pick-up address where an Alumni Association member can pick up the yearbook.

Keep in Touch! Planning a reunion, recent move, new email?

Planning a class reunion? Moved? Changed your e-mail address? Know of a classmate who has passed on?

If so, please help us to keep our records current by sending an email to

Or leave a message at 216-642-5882. Thanks!