The mission of the JEB Stuart Alumni Association is to foster community among the alumni and to strengthen alumni connections to the school.
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!
Congratulations to all our runners, volunteers and sponsors, this year's race was a lot of fun!
Here are some highlights from this year's race:
- Matthew O'Cadiz was the men's 1st place finisher at 17:25
- Rebecca Oppenheim was the women's 1st place finisher at 21:02
- John Greenhill, age 81, finished 3.1 miles in 37:48
(you try that when you've hit 80!)
- Christopher "Taiki" Bongiovi, age 7, finished 3.1 miles in 34:58!
All the race results have been posted on the results page
and the pictures will be on the photos page
This year's run was a great success, thanks to everyone for supporting JEB Stuart school, see you next year!
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
JUST ANNOUNCED...HOMECOMING GAME THIS YEAR IS FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21ST. ALL ALUMNI WELCOME - PLAN TO ATTEND GAME AND ALL CLASSES ALUMNI PARTY.
J.E.B. Stuart Class of 1971
45th Class Reunion
Save the Dates: June 24 and 25, 2016
It's that time again! We are set for the Weekend of June 24 and 25 for our 45th Class of1971 Reunion.
We have planned for a great time, Friday Night at John and Linda Stokely’s house for a Pool Party/Cookout!
Saturday Night at the
Crystal City Sports Pub.
529 23rd Street South
Arlington, VA 22202
Hot Hors D'oeuvres, Pasta Station, and Buffet. - $25 per person, Cash-Bar.
Please RSPV to John Stokely by email to
firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible but no later than June 1st.
We also have a block of rooms reserved, so make your reservations now
($79/night-Crystal City Radisson 703-920-8600) cut-off date of June 10.
Be sure and tell them Class of 1971 Reunion for our discounted room rate.
If you have any new address, e-mail or new information about any of our class members, please forward to email@example.com.
Also, Please go and join the JEB Stuart Alumni Association at www.jebstuartalumni.com. It is free and only administered by your fellow JEB Stuart alumni.
The Class of '66 ~ 50th Reunion
for JEB Stuart Class of 66 has been planned for May 20 - May 22. The Reunion Logistics Committee did a marvelous job of negotiating a great room rate for our Reunion Hotel. We will not be able to guarantee that rate once the block sells out however. So, do move quickly if you need a hotel room for any of the four nights (Thursday, May 19th through Sunday, May 22nd.)
Here is the link to the special site for you to reserve your rooms.
Contact the organizing committee at firstname.lastname@example.org to request Reunion Weekend itinerary and registration forms. If you have any questions, contact Pam Richardson Grover at email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Check back here for updates regarding this event.
In Search of Volunteers to be Class Captains!
The Class Captain is a fellow alumni who serves as the liaison to their fellow classmates regarding reunions, happy hour get-togethers, and other relevant JEB Stuart Alumni information.
We are seeking volunteers from each alumni class to become the designated liaison for their graduating year. (Note: Former Class Officers are great for these types of volunteer positions.)The JEB Stuart Alumni Association will assist you in this endeavor and look forward to greater engagement with all alumni.
If you're interested in supporting this effort, send an e-mail to
Susan Tull O'Reilly at email@example.com
Let's Go Raiders!!
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!
Friends... It is with deep regret we report the very sad news that Tim Cook passed away. It was reported he suffered a heart attack. May His peace be with all of Tim's family and friends. Tim was from the JEB Stuart Class of '74 - he was an amazing football player, wrestler and class leader.
TIMOTHY GARRET COOK
Oct 29, 1955- February 4, 2016
Stuart Class of '73 Alumnus
Guitarist and Producer Passes Away
John Jennings, a music producer and blues and folk guitarist who helped launch the career of the Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Mary Chapin Carpenter, died Oct. 16 at a hospice center in Rockville, Md. He was 61.
More in Washington Post article.
Ten Years of Stuart Scholarships
From Lake Barcroft Newsletter July 2015 By Carol Donlan Barcroft News Staff
Ten years ago Sarah Khasawinah was an outstanding senior at JEB Stuart High School. With the money she received from the Stuart Educational Foundation and other grants Sarah attended Bryn Mawr College to study math and English. Then she went on to Johns Hopkins University to study bio-statistics. And in May, Sarah received her Ph.D. in Mental Health.
“I was the first member of my family to go away to college,” Sarah told a full crowd in the Stuart library. “This is where my journey began. The Stuart Educational Foundation scholarship helped me make my dreams a reality.”
In 2004, while Sarah was a junior, the former Stuart PTSA President Kaye Kory of Waterway Drive, and PSTA member and Stuart counselor Kari Kelly of Lakeview Drive were talking about why so many of
Stuart’s gifted students often from low-income families just didn’t have money for college.
From their conversation sprung the Stuart Educational Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, which has been giving scholarships to deserving students for the last decade. The Foundation has seen scores of volunteers, an active board, hundreds of applications and thousands of donors.
On June 16, at a reception for the 2015 recipients, Foundation President Diane Kilbourne of Whispering
Lane announced that this year a record $145,000 went to 66 Stuart grads. (Last year $106,000 went to 48 recipients.) Many of the 2015 scholarship winners and their families were at the reception.
Diane thanked the cadre of volunteers and the Rotary Club for its continual support. She also recognized the Thurgood Marshall Fund, part of our own LBA Foundation, which also gives scholarships to deserving Stuart graduates. This year the Fund gave 10 additional new scholarships totaling $33,000.
Diane said, “So many parents and alumni have come together to make sure that there are no limits on our students.” New Stuart Principal Penny Gros was impressed with the outpouring of support for Stuart. “I have talked to other principals,” she said, “and no other school has a [scholarship] organization as strong as this.”
Virginia Delegate Kaye Kory added, “Tonight is an example of what is so unique about Stuart.”
To contribute to the Stuart Educational Foundation, go to http://stuartfund.com/contribute.html.
To contribute to the Thurgood Marshall Foundation, go to http://www.lakebarcroft.org/association/thurgood-marshall-fund.
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!
Corey Haynes, Class of 2009
F.C. Resident to Shave Head for Cancer Fundraiser
Corey Haynes, a Falls Church resident currently serving in the Peace Corps in Nicaragua, plans to shave her head this December as part of a fundraiser organized by St. Baldrick’s Foundation, which funds childhood cancer research. Haynes, who is nearing her one-year anniversary in Nicaragua, and her teammate and friend Thomas have raised $300, six percent of their $6,000 goal.
“We’re shaving our heads to raise money for childhood cancer research! Did you know that kids’ cancers are different from adult cancers? It’s true,” Corey and Thomas said on the page for their fundraising efforts. “And childhood cancer research is extremely underfunded. So we decided to do something about it by raising money for cures.”
For Haynes, this effort is a little more personal, though. “I hope that by shaving my head in the Peace Corps, I can show Nicaraguan citizens and US citizens (and everyone around the world) that we are not defined by our hair or our outer appearances. We are all beautiful, hair or not,” she said. “My father died from lymphoma on December 2, 2005. By shaving my head on December 2, 2015, exactly 10 years after my family lost him, I hope we can celebrate not only his life, but other amazing people we have lost in the battle against cancer.”
For more information or to donate, visit stbaldricks.org/participants/mypage/802599/2015 or call 1-888-899-2253.
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!
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We've got it......Click on this link to purchase all your Raider Gear Also available at the home football games.