The mission of the JEB Stuart Alumni Association is to foster community among the alumni and to strengthen alumni connections to the school.
NEW WEB SITE FOR STUART EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION...
Check it out here and please give generously!
LOOKING FOR NEW MEMBERS OF THE ALUMNI ASSOCIATION TEAM!
Want to be part of the group making decisions about our association? We meet a few times a year and can conference call with you if you aren't in the area. Not a big time commitment - just need some fresh faces and new ideas. Contact Susan Tull O'Reilly firstname.lastname@example.org or Scott Vincentz email@example.com to help out. We are looking for people of all different classes - young and old!
NAME CHANGE SURVEY
This name change survey is open until May 20th. You may take it one time.
SURVEY IS NOW CLOSED.
Community Engagement to Begin on Possible Stuart HS Name Change:
Survey and May 23 Community Meeting
To the Stuart HS Community:
Over the past year, a number of Stuart community members, including a group of current Stuart students, have asked the School Board to consider renaming Stuart High School so that it would not be named for a Confederate general. The School Board asked the superintendent to start community engagement on this issue, and that process will take place over the next two months.
FCPS will begin the process with a short survey of Stuart students, parents, teachers, alumni, and community members to gauge interest in a name change. The survey will be open from May 12 through May 20.
A community meeting on the issue will be held at 7 pm Monday, May 23, at Stuart High School. The meeting will have background information and small group discussions on the issue. Participants will also be asked for suggestions on possible new names.
If the superintendent determines there is sufficient support to pursue a name change, the Stuart community will be asked to vote on possible names on Saturday, June 11, from 9 am to 1 pm, at Stuart High School. Voting will be done by computers set up at the school and will be open to those currently living in the Stuart High School boundary, one vote per household, as required by FCPS regulation on school naming.
The superintendent’s recommendation to the School Board will be due by June 23. Any proposed name change would be posted as New Business on the School Board’s June 30 regular meeting agenda. A vote would then be expected at the Board’s July 14 regular meeting.
Throughout this process, stakeholders may express their views in a variety of ways, including the survey and community meeting. They are also invited to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. The public may also comment during Citizen Participation time at School Board meetings and may sign up ahead of time to speak to agenda items at the June 30 and July 14 meetings by going to this link: http://www.fcps.edu/schlbd/meetings/requestspeak-online-rm.shtml
Several petitions for and against a name change at Stuart have been started at ChangeOrg, each sharing their rationale and perspective on why they support or oppose a change. In addition, I’ve received many emails and calls about this issue. I appreciate getting this community feedback, and look forward to hearing more during the community engagement process.
Thank you for your interest in this issue.
Vice Chair and Mason District Representative
Fairfax County School Board
“It always seems impossible…until it’s done.” –Nelson Mandela
Voice Mail: 571-423-1083
Kathy Partlow, Executive Administrative Assistant
Please be aware that correspondence with School Board members is subject to the Virginia Freedom of Information Act. This means that your correspondence may be made public if (1) it deals with FCPS business and (2) someone requests it--even if you have asked that your message be kept confidential. Only a few topics are exempt from the disclosure requirement, such as information about indentifiable students and personnel information about individual employees.
JUST ANNOUNCED...HOMECOMING GAME THIS YEAR IS FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21ST. ALL ALUMNI WELCOME - PLAN TO ATTEND GAME AND ALL CLASSES ALUMNI PARTY.
JEB STUART EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION
Celebrates 10 Years of Giving Back to Stuart!
Pay it forward by giving back to the JEB Stuart Educational Foundation. The Foundation has been helping our students reach their goal of attending college for 10 years! Our students should be encouraged to go on to greater things and make us proud! All alumni are invited to GIVE BACK to our school through this worthy organization.
Click on the link on left menu or go to www.stuartfund.org to find out more info and to donate.
PLEASE GIVE GENEROUSLY - OUR STUDENTS DESERVE IT!
Class of '06 10th Reunion!
The Class of 2006 ten year reunions is being planned now by Zeina Toure, Mehdi Rhanime, Richard Kranich, Luis Maria and Lauren Whalley-Hill. Contact Lauren Whalley-Hill at email@example.com for more information. Check back here for updates regarding this event.
CLASS OF 74 PEEPS' 60TH BIRTHDAY BASH
The JEB Stuart Class of 74 "kids" are all turning 60. Yikes! How did it happen so fast? Oh well, it's all good! Classmate Sheila (Shaug) Daout came up with a fun idea to help us "kids" transition to our senior years. Let's have an informal get together to celebrate everyone hitting the big 6-0. How fun it will be to reconnect with old friends to reminisce, laugh, and have a big ole birthday toast. Perfect! So here's the plan:
WHO: Class of '74 Peeps Who Refuse to Get Old
WHAT: Happy Hour, Great Conversation, Plenty of Laughs, and Birthday Cake at a local Falls Church pub
WHEN: Saturday, July 2, 2016, 4 p.m. until....... the pub has a band starting at 9:00 p.m. for anyone wanting to linger (some of you know you want to, and can, do it!)
WHERE: 7 Corners Pub, 6315 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22044
HOW: We're going to make this a fun, informal gathering........just show up, grab a beer, wine, or cocktail and maybe some food if you like (Note: Everyone is responsible for paying their own tabs for food and drinks.)
WHY: Uh, why not???
So the 7 Corners Pub can get an estimate of how many folks to expect, please RSVP to Sheila Daout, via email, at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than June 20. Let her know if you are coming solo or with a significant other.
Looking forward to seeing a lot of you. For those who cannot attend, we'll try to take some pictures and/or videos and post on the JEB Stuart Class of '74 Facebook page.
Ozzi Mask Scholarship
Want to use this space to let my '66 classmates know about something that I'm involved in with Stuart grads from many, many different years.
The Ozzi Mask Scholarship was organized by former students of Harriet “Ozzi” Mask, who taught English and journalism, and served as Raider’s Digest, drama and cheerleading sponsor during her thirty years at Stuart. The group has raised over $13,000 over the past three years in order to provide for an ongoing annual award in Ms. Mask’s name to a Stuart student interested in English or journalism or teaching.
Many Stuart alums who are members of this Association have been donors to the scholarship. We and the recipients--most of whom are first-in-the-family college goers--are so grateful for their support.
If you are interested in donating to the Scholarship Fund, you can do so online
There is also a link to the Stuart EDU Foundation on this alumni site.
Please make sure to let the Foundation know that you want the funds earmarked for the Ms. Mask Fund. Thanks for anything you can give!
The Bailey’s Crossroads Rotary Club Foundation
Online Auction to Benefit Stuart Pyramid Students
Auction Website: www.BiddingforGood.com/StuartFair
Fair Information Website: www.StuartPyramidFair.org
The Bailey’s Crossroads Rotary Club Foundation is seeking donors for its online auction to benefit the 2016 Stuart Pyramid Fair. 100% of proceeds from the auction will purchase school supplies for students in the Stuart Pyramid. Will you please consider donating an auction item or making a cash contribution to the Stuart Pyramid Fair? We ask that all auction items be posted by COB on May 23. The auction will run from May 27–June 5.
Last year’s Stuart Pyramid Fair serviced 4,700+ attendees. Approximately 75% of the supplies distributed were provided as part of a large, one-time donation to FCPS and the rest by private donations from community members and local businesses. The funds from the anonymous donation have been depleted, so we need to raise the full $25,000 for supplies to be distributed at the fair.
The goal of the Stuart Pyramid Fair is to return ALL of our students to school prepared and excited to learn. The fair provides school supplies, haircuts, medical assessments (vision/hearing/dental), and on-site access to more than 55 governmental and nonprofit organizations offering services to our community. Not only does this fair support our families, but it improves community outreach and reduces the time demands on our school administrators, counselors, and social service providers the first few weeks of the school year. Taken together, these benefits allow for a more efficient launch to the school year!
The annual Stuart Pyramid Fair benefits students in eight FCPS schools (Stuart HS, Glasgow MS, Belvedere ES, Baileys ES, Beech Tree ES, Sleepy Hollow ES, Parklawn ES, and Glen Forest ES.) These schools draw approximately 8,300 students primarily from Falls Church, Alexandria, and Annandale, VA. Our online auction information will be distributed via school and PTA messages, neighborhood list serves, and community messaging to families in this area. In addition, the Bidding for Good auction service we are using reaches approximately 4,500 national consumers who seek out products and services from companies with a socially conscious product or business model. You are able to directly link your own website to your auction item, thus exposing your item and business to a very large audience.
The Stuart Pyramid Fair auction is sponsored by the Bailey’s Crossroads Rotary Club Foundation (a 501(c)3 organization), and all donations are deductible to the extent allowable by law.
Please contact us on info@StuartPyramidFair.orginfo@StuartPyramidFair.org or 703/996-4559 if you have questions about the fair or auction. Thank you in advance for your consideration.
Kate Walter Glad Hatchl
Co-Chair BXRC Stuart Fair Committee Co-Chair BXRC Stuart Fair Committee
President, JEB Stuart HS PTSA Chair, BXRC Youth Services Committee
Do You Shop on Amazon?
When shopping on Amazon use this link to help the Stuart Educational Foundation:
The Foundation provides need-based scholarships to graduates of Stuart High School (located in Fairfax County, Virginia) pursuing post-secondary education who demonstrate a commitment to learning and contributing to their community.
There is no cost to you - Amazon contributes a percentage of each sale to the Foundation!
Raiders' Digest is Online!
Want to read a current issue of Raiders' Digest? Go to http://theraidersdigest.wordpress.com
JEB Stuart Archives
Take a walk back down memory lane and check out these historic publications of The Raiders Digest and Cadence - These are priceless treasures from JEB Stuart High School's past.
Our thanks go out to Arnie Reed '64 digitizing and posting them, and to Jim Warrick '61 and George Miller '64 for contributing them to the archives.
Now's a great time to reach out to a former classmate who has not yet registered on our website and invite them to join. It's free and it's run by us (Stuart Alumni not an outside firm!)
To invite them to join either send them our website address http://www.jebstuartalumni.com or on the website Home Page there is a box titled Missing Classmates. Enter any classmate's email address in there and they will be sent an invitation to join. Thanks - let's make this young, but awesome association into a mighty mighty Raider nation!
Need Raider Spirit Wear?
We've got it......Click on this link to purchase all your Raider Gear Also available at the home football games.