IHS Alumni Association Executive Board

President
Vice-President
Treasurer
Recording Secretary
Corresponding Sec.

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Integral Chairpersons

Pat Czarniak Stephan '60 Hospitality
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Bill McGuinness (IHS Principal), Honorary V.P.
Membership
Communications
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.

Upcoming Events
Nov 13 - Meeting 7pm High School

Alumni News

Fall Fest & Alumni Memorabilia


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Come on over to the Kiwanis Pavilion on Sunday, September 24 from Noon to 4:30 at Independence Fall Fest. IHS Alumni will have a booth loaded with interesting memorabilia--so stop and see us!


Memory Bricks (A Good Item)


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Picture of Building

The Independence High School Class of 1926 was the first to graduate out of the building. Whatever name used, "Independence School," "Old High School," "Middle School," "Old Middle School," or "The Brecksville Road Building," forty-years of different names with over 1,100 graduating seniors, it is now a part of Independence history having been demolished in April. Bricks from the iconic building are available for purchase through the Alumni Association for $15 each. The bricks are nicely boxed with a certificate of authenticity. The Alumni Association will be selling the bricks at Alumni meetings, Homedays, Football Game Alumni Night and the City of Independence Fall Fest. It goes without saying, these bricks make a great keep sake and fine gift!

The area where the building once stood is going to be re-worked into a public park named Heritage Park. The park is intended to be a tie-in between the Cuyahoga Valley National Park Tow Path Trail and the Hemlock Trail. The Tow Path Trail will eventually allow users to travel from downtown Independence to downtown Cleveland! Tentative completion is 2020.


Need a gift for an IHS graduate?


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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


Give Us Your Take


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Let's reminisce! Do you have a funny, heartwarming, or interesting story about your I.H.S. prom, graduation, senior prank, or other spring memory? Please email your stories (and photos if you have them!) to Newsletter Editor, Amber Veverka. Your story may be featured in the next edition of the Alumni Spectator!


Alumni Spectator Staff


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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


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


Looking For Yearbooks…


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The Alumni Association is trying to get a complete set of yearbooks. We are missing the following years:

  • Anything from the 1920's
  • Anything from 1931 to 1952
  • 1966 to 1968
  • 1982
  • 1992

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.

Thank you to Michelle Mack McManus, daughter of Mary Pinzone (55) Mack & Gus Mack (55), for the donation of a 1954 Year Book! And, thank you for year books from Alan Wisnieski '60, Neal Veverka '04, and Amber Veverka '07.


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!

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