SAVE THE DATE!

The 50th Reunion for the class of 1969 will be held on June 28 & 29, 2019. Please send your current email address to kathykskaggs@ahsclassof69.org and watch this site for more information to come.

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What is Dedication Day?

What is Dedication Day?

Held each spring, Dedication Day is observed as an anniversary celebration of the 1976 dedication of the Lakeside Campus. We consider Dedication Day to be the “official birthday” of the school. Distinguished Alumni and Honored Faculty are inducted into the Hall of Honor , AHS alumni Veterans are honored, and select Seniors are inducted into the Maroon Society.

The purpose of Dedication Day is to “tie the new school to the old and the past to the present.” When the school was moved to its present lakeside location – in 1975 – students created a movement known as the Hall of Honor Student Steering Committee. The work of the student committee resulted in an annual observance – Dedication Day, and a reason for an annual observance – The Austin High School Hall of Honor, a roll call of distinguished and meritorious Maroons.

Dedication Day events include an archival display, an honoree induction ceremony, and the Grand Assembly. In the Grand Assembly, more than 200 former students, teachers and community guests join over 2000 students and 200 staff members for the coming together of Austin High past, present and future.

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Thank You for Your Donation

Thank you to the most recent donors to the AHS Alumni Association.  These funds are used to promote excellence at AHS and provide assistance to the Hall of Honor in their endeavor to preserve artifacts in the archives. We wish to thank our newest members for their support of the Association. Memberships are $25.00 for 1 year and $250.00 for a lifetime membership.

Corinne Johnson, Class of 1973 - Lifetime Membership

Mary Lou McDaniel Ramsey, Class of 1958 – Alumni Membership

Chris Ruud, Class of 1970 – Alumni Membership

Wilson Bauer, Class of 2010 – Lifetime Membership

Austin High Track and Field News

Austin High School, AISD, and the Austin running community have partnered to raise funds to resurface and renovate the Austin High track and field. This initiative is a public/private partnership called “Back the Track,” and we are looking for businesses, runners, parents, and other community members to contribute to this great cause. With over 15,000 in the community using the AHS track annually, it is critical to restore the track into top shape. Visit: www.backthetrack.run for information.

Donate your Class Ring

Austin High School is proud to claim that we have the 2nd largest class ring collection – 2nd only to Texas A&M University. We would love to add rings from missing years to the collection and need your help. Please consider donating your ring to the collection to complete the following years:
1917, 1929, 1982, 1989, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2001, 2005-17.

We send our thanks to Ty Wheeler for donating his 2001 class ring to the collection. This act of kindness and his generosity are greatly appreciated.

Contact Jenna McEachern with questions or suggestions.

Ronald Beauford, Sr., AHS Faculty Member

The Austin American Statesman reported the death of former AHS faculty member Ronald Beauford on February 18, 2017. Mr. Beauford was a very dedicated and beloved educator in the Austin ISD starting his career as a biology teacher and then Dean of Boys at Austin High. He went on to be Assistant Principal and then Principal at Murchison Jr. High until 1972. He was Principal of LBJ High School from 1972-1981, when he was made Principal of Anderson High School where he brought the first International Baccalaureate Program to AISD. His last two years before retirement were spent as Director of Technology for Austin ISD, bringing the school district into the computer era.

We Mourn the Passing Of Angie Reeve

Angie Reeve, AHS librarian for 19 years and archivist for the Hall of Honor died July 10, 2016.  We will miss her dedication for and love of her students as well as her embracing personality.  A memorial service in her honor will be held at Austin High School on September 17 at 2:00pm.

Angelica “Angie” Carone Reeve was born July 29, 1948, in Escalon California and celebrated her Heavenly birthday July 10, 2016. Her parents, Luigi Carone and Maddalena DeCarlo Carone were two Italian immigrants who came to California seeking a better life, her father a walnut and grape farmer and her mother an incredible cook, seamstress and homemaker. Angie learned English at the age of six and often got scolded by teachers for talking to her classmates during lessons. Once Angie learned how to communicate in English she wasn’t going to stop. Angie’s mother, who had quit school at fourth grade in order to care for her siblings, emphasized the importance of education, inspiring Angie to earn a Bachelor’s degree from Sacramento State University and a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Texas at Austin.

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In Memoriam List for AHS Alumni Who Passed Away

A current list of deceased Austin High School Alumni is kept up-to-date on this website by a dedicated alumni of the class of 1964, Kaye LaGrone. Kaye is an invaluable asset to her class and to all who use this site as she continues to be very involved with her classmates and other alumni. To access the page, click here or you can click on the Class Page tab at the top of the page and then the link to In Memoriam.

If you have class information you would like to share, please email the webmaster.

Oh, What a Weekend!

On Friday, ten of us met up at Austin High for Dedication Day, which was a great way to kick off the weekend and an even better reminder that we are part of an incredible community of individuals who are Loyal Forever. The oldest graduate recognized left Austin High in 1935 and there was a fifth generation Austin High student in the crowd!

Then, on Friday night, we took over the second floor at the Tavern. We ate, we drank, we laughed and we laughed some more before we overheard Josh Williams say, “Bring it in, bring it in” and we called it a night.

The main event on Saturday night at Alta’s was simply amazing. We sold 108 tickets — more than for the 10 year! Folks came in town from places like Colorado, Pennsylvania and North Carolina just to attend. Michael Swail’s place on Town Lake was the perfect spot to convene, and the food was delicious. From the playlist put together by Dave Cardiel to the photobooth to the door prizes (we narrowly avoided a riot over the bottle service gift certificates for Palazio, donated by General Manager Bobby Rinehart) to the loud buzz of everyone catching up, we all agreed that the evening went by too quickly.

Many of us headed over to Javelina’s afterwards, where some of us complained about how our backs and feet hurt and where we looked for a place to sit down (and, yes, where we easily blended in with the 20-somethings!) As great of a time as we had, we really missed everyone who couldn’t make it, for whatever reason. Here’s a link to the slideshow with over 200 photos from way back, today and the reunion weekend

Loyal Forever!

Reunion News from the class of ‘73

AHS Class of ’73 held its 40th reunion on Saturday, Oct. 19th at The Ranch on W. 6th Street, near their beloved “old” Austin High campus at 12th and Rio Grande.  Classic rock from ’70-’73 and perfect fall weather set the mood for a fun-filled evening of Tex-Mex, cocktails and a picture-perfect view of downtown Austin.  Emails circulating after the reunion reflected how much the class enjoyed reconnecting.  Jerie Messer Lukefar said, “I ran out of time!”  This sentiment was echoed by many, so it appears the Class of ’73 will reconvene in five years rather than waiting for their 50th.  As Randy Smith said, “To those who weren’t there, we talked about you anyway, so you might as well show up next time!”

Members of the Class of ’73 who wish to donate to the class scholarship should either contact Michelle Segall Bassett at msegbassett@yahoo.com or contribute online, designating their donation “Class of ’73.”

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