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JEB Stuart Alumni Association
Plan to join us for an evening of music, food, and fun when the Stuart Educational Foundation holds a fundraiser on September 23 from 4-7pm at Lake Barcroft’s Beach 5. (Beach 5 is across the street from 6314 Waterway Drive.) The event will feature two live bands, food trucks, and information about the great work the Foundation is doing. We’ll sell tickets in advance—$25 for one ticket, $20/ticket if you buy two or more. All tickets will be $25 at the door. Be on the lookout for more details soon.
The fundraiser is being run by volunteers to keep costs to a minimum. All proceeds benefit the Foundation, which provides need-based scholarships for Stuart graduates. To read more about the Foundation and the work it does, go to https://www.stuartfund.org/tickets. If you have questions about the event or would like to volunteer, contact Mark Goldenberg at 703-750-3540.
The rain date is September 24.
Our long-awaited 45-year reunion has been booked for Saturday, November 4, 2017 at Clyde's, Mark Center, Alexandria, VA 22311; Classes of ’71 and ’73 are welcome, too!
This is a venue convenient for everyone to re-connect with your classmates and enjoy a fun weekend in the D.C. Area. Combine this incredible Saturday night party with a Sunday run to wine country VA for an after-party at Bo’s farm and it makes for a full weekend.
Unfortunately we didn't meet the minimums to cover the catering expenses at Clyde's and had no choice but to release our reservations.
Date: November 5th
(Past Hillsboro on Rt 9, go 2 miles further west on Rt 9, left on Creamer Lane, 2 short blocks to left on Shadowbrook, all the way up the driveway (0.7 miles) to Bo's house!
If you need additional directions, Bo's number is 703.608.5568.
If you could please RSVP (firstname.lastname@example.org) for either event, specifically Bo's, so he can plan accordingly, we'd appreciate it
Just so you know, we'll be "passing the hat" to cover any expenses at Bo's
Thank you for all your patience - we still hope to see everyone either, or at both Saturday and Sunday events.
On behalf of the '72 Reunion Team, we look forward to seeing you and encourage all to pass the word to your network of golden Raiders and make some new memories with old friends.
Bo, Roger, Gary, Debbie, and Kiki
Attention: Class of '77
Your 40th reunion committee is being formed. Contact Cary Greenspan at email@example.com or Jamie Gold at JamieAdeleGold@gmail.com or check out "Class of '77 and friends" on FB
Homecoming weekend for 2017 is October 20-22nd.
Reunion plans so far: For Saturday, Oct. 21 we've reserved a private room at the Fish Market on King Street in Old Town for buffet dinner and cash bar ($50 per person). Friday during and after the homecoming game we'll have the downstairs room at the Seven Corners Pub (pay your own way). Details on how to register and possible hotel deal on the way.
Are you planning a reunion? Inquiring minds want to know, if so let us know!
The JEB Stuart Class of 1967 is holding its 50th Reunion the weekend of October 20-22, 2017. The group rate of $89/night at the Sheraton Tysons Corner Hotel has been extended to include Thursday, October 19 through Tuesday, October 24 so make your reservation and plan to come early and stay an extra day or two to enjoy the sights and visit with old friends. Plans include:
We welcome anyone who was a member of this class at any time between 1963 and 1967 to join us. We also invite members of the classes of 1964 through 1970 who would like to attend. Please contact one of the following Organizing Committee members for more information and to ensure you are kept informed of developments.
Marlene Becker: Marlene@MarleneBecker.US
Katie King Hand: firstname.lastname@example.org
Susan Swenholt Crawford: email@example.com
Save the date, Friday, October 20, 2017 is JEB Stuart's Homecoming Game
The Fairfax County School Board voted last night that the name of J.E.B Stuart High School be changed no later than the start of the 2019 School Year. The School Board further directed staff to start the renaming process this fall and that as part of that process -- in the spirit of compromise and in recognition of the need to minimize costs as well as the desire for continuity by alumni -- request that the Stuart community consider “Stuart High School” as the new name. The Board further directed staff to create a mechanism for private funding with the expectation that private funding will pay for a substantial portion of the costs.
I’ve met with both sides on this issue and it has yielded strong feelings and strong passions. Now that the Board has spoken, we will continue to follow the process as outlined by the School Board regulation for name changes. We will execute the renaming process in a fair, transparent, and expedient manner.
In this spirit, I invite you to join me on Saturday, September 9, at 10 a.m., at J.E.B Stuart High School, where we will hold an open public meeting - per Regulation 8170 http://www.boarddocs.com/vsba/fairfax/Board.nsf/files/A6Z2RN6CA270/%24file/R8170.pdf - to gather names for consideration along with the opportunity for presentations, questions, and discussion. We will share further details with you ahead of the meeting.
As outlined in the regulation, voting for the school name will be limited to those participants residing in the school’s attendance area and a weighted point system will be used to determine the top three choices. Voting will take place on Saturday, September 16, at J.E.B Stuart High School and will be open from 10 am to 6 pm.
After review of the community’s recommendations, the Division Superintendent will formulate a recommendation consisting of one or more of the most popular choices according to community input. The Division Superintendent shall then transmit the recommendation to the School Board for consideration and action.
The deadline for the Division Superintendent to submit a formal recommendation to the School Board shall be three weeks prior to the date scheduled for School Board action.
It is clear that this issue has impacted our community and it is my hope that we can work together to find common ground and embrace the diversity of our friends and neighbors to strengthen our bond around what we all hold true – that every student succeed and that we provide them the support necessary to be successful.
The most important name I think we can all agree, is that of the teacher in front of them, and we are committed to ensuring whatever name is chosen that we have the best possible education for every student.
Fairfax County Public Schools
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.
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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.
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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.