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HELP FUND YOUR EPHS66 50-YEAR REUNION
Voluntary donation from $15.00 to as much as you desire to help underwrite the EPHS66 Quinquagenary Reunion 6-9 Oct 2016. Donations over $250, please Contact Us before payment.
REUNION SCHOLARSHIP FUND
Would you help an EPHS66 Classmate of modest finances to pay Reunion Registration so she/he may attend the reunion? Contribute to the Confidential Reunion Scholarship Fund.
Percentage of Joined Classmates: 35.7%
Know the email address of a missing Classmate? Click here to contact them!
A SPECIAL TIE TO EPHS AT THE COBRE INDIANS •
Remember Jerry Martinez? He was a popular member of the EPHS Class of 1968: a three sport athlete, a good student, and a nice guy. Jerry was a successor to George Hodge on the Tigers football, basketball, and baseball teams. In the 1965-66 school year, Jerry was Sophomore Class Favorite with the vivacious Lili Martinez (sister of Norma). Jerry would eventually coach in the Ysleta ISD at Ysleta, then at Del Valle where the field house was named the Jerry Martinez Fieldhouse in memory of this proud El Paso Tiger.
When El Paso High plays the Cobre Indians of Silver City this Friday (26 Aug) in RR Jones Stadium, the Head Football Coach for Cobre will be Jerry Martinez, Jr., son of our schoolmates, the late Jerry Martinez and Dolores Zamora (Class of 68) who is the sister of EPHS66's Elena "Helen" Zamora. So, Jerry Jr. definitely has El Paso Tiger DNA!
Another tie to Jerry Martinez in this first football game of the 2016 season is that EPHS Head Coach, Robert Morales, played football as a Freshman at Ysleta under Coach Jerry Martinez.
El Paso High will make a special welcome to Jerry Jr. before the kickoff Friday evening. Join with other EPHS66 classmates at the football game (7 PM, Friday, 26 August): look for the "EPHS66 and all that Class" banner on the railing at the top of the stadium by the press box. We'll cheer for the Tigers and applaud Jerry Jr., too!
EPHS Centennial Legacy Series -- The Arts •
Mark your calendar and make plans to attend the fourth in the five-part EPHS Centennial Legacy Series presentation on Thursday, 8 September 2016, 6:15 PM in the Main Hall and Ausitorium at the "Lady on The Hill."
This edition of the Legacy Series has two significant departures from previous presenttions: first, the receiption is before the auditorium session; and second, items donated by EPHS alumni artists will be on display and available to win by a raffle the same evening. Purchase tickets (7 for $20) in the Main Hall and place as many tickets as you'd like in the bag for the items you prefer to win (books, jewelry, paintings, wood turnings, quilt, etc.). The more tickets you place in a bag, the better your odds of winning that particular item. But only one ticket will be drawn from each bag. The drawings will be conducted at the end of the auditorium session -- a winning ticket could be yours, only if you are there to put tickets into the "bid" bags. Fun and potentially rewarding, too!
Proceeds from the arts/crafts raffle benefit the EPHS Alumni Association Centennial Committee which produces the Legacy Series (History & Architecture; Athletics; ROTC & Military Service; The Arts; Leadership & Academics); the EPHS Guinness World Record Attempt (8 October), and the EPHS Centennial Float for the Thanksgiving Day Sun Bowl Parade and the City of El Paso Christmas Lights Parade (3 December).
Here are highlights of the upcoming Legacy Series -- The Arts:
▪ 6:15 PM Cookies & Punch Reception in the EPHS Main Hall.
▪ Raffle of items donated by EPHS Alumni artists, authors, jewelers, quilters, chefs, photographers, etc.
▪ Raffle Tickets purchase only at this event.
▪ Place as many tickets as you wish for the items you would like to win.
▪ Musical performances by EPHS students and alumni.
▪ Review of some luminaries in The Arts who are El Paso High Alumni.
▪ “The Importance of The Arts” by former EPHS Outstanding Ex-Student Felipa Solis.
▪ No Admission Fee – Open to the Public!
▪ More Information? Call Lee 526-2250.
Reunion Organizing Committee to Meet 13 September •
What is anticipated to be the final meeting of the EPHS66 Quinquagenary Reunion Organizing Committee will take place on Tuesday, 13 Sep 2016, 6 PM in the upstairs Nest at The Angry Owl Southwest Grill & Cantina, 4799 N Mesa. Any EPHS66 Classmate is welcome to attend this meeting in addition to the Organizing Committee members who have been organizing this 50-year reunior over the past four years.
Classmates may continue to register for the Quinquagenary Reunion by snail-mail if postmarked before 30 September and received by 4 October, or in-person on 6 October (Check-In, Noon to 5 PM at the Hilton Garden Inn -University); however, reunion registration recieved by the OC after 6 September cannot be assured of receiving reunion commemorative items which must be ordered 30 days in advance of the reunion opening day.
To request an EPHS66 Reunion Registration Form for yourself or another Classmate of friend, use Contact Us on this website or E-mail to sregit66@hal-pc.
Look What The EPHS Faculty Just Did •
Classes at El Paso High School begin the second century at the school's current location "On The Hill" with the current school year. The EPHS Faculty organized to take the above photo celebrating completion of 100 years in the venerable Trost & Trost desgned building. Each faculty member wears a shirt on which is embroidered the official EPHS Cenennial Logo. The Faculty will wear these shirts variously throughout the school year to mark in unison the auspicious completion of the first century and the initiation of El Paso High School's Second Centry "On The Hill." Much of the faculty will also wear unique athletic jerseys with the number "100" front and back on many Friday's to demonstrate support for Tiger teams. A hard working and vibrant faculty is another indication of what qualifies El Paso High as one of America's Greatest High Schools (as listed by US News & World Report)!
In case you were wondering, the photo of the faculty on the front steps was taken employing an unmanned, photographic aerial device also known as a drone..
Days Until EPHS66 Quinquagenary Reunion
QUINQUAGENARY REUNION -- Look Who's Registered:
Dwayne Aboud & Michele Aboud
Sue Acree Barnes
Ruben “Skippy” Andrade & Eva Andrade (Co67)
Rosa Maria Arreola Lopez & Fernie Lopez
Anthony Baldi & Cindy Baldi
Richard “Ricky” Baron
Barbara Boyles Blackwell
Terry Ann Carreon
Marina Cohen Lee
Irene Coronel-Navarette (Guest)
Alice Crombie Smith
Norman Davis & Patsy Irons Davis
Richard Dominguez & Espy Dominguez
Yolanda Espinsoa-Turnicky & John Turnicky
Cristina Estrada Moraga & Arturo Moraga
Leonard “Lenny” Fagelman
Romelia Fernandez Cisneros & Tomas Cisneros
Judy Galatzan Weiser & Gary Weiser (Co64)
Louise Goldman Rice
Tony Gomez & Sandra Hinojos
Belinda Guerra Quiñones
Jerry Guthrie & Patsy Guthrie
Angie Enriquez Heredia & Alfonso Heredia
Jose "Joe" Hernandez and Christine Hernandez
Dolores "Lola" Herrera
David Jacobson & Lynn Jacobson
Bobby Jacobson & Germaine Jacobson
Jan Koortz Lyons & Gary Lyons (Co63)
Bill Latham & Tricia Latham
Louann Leeds Pranses
Fernando Lopez & Rosa Maria Arreola Lopez
Robert Manzanares (Co70) (Guest)
Lilly Marcus Slovick & Bill Slovick
Lili Martinez De la Torre (Co67) (Guest)
Joel Kalman & Iris Robers
Norma Martinez Kernz
Carol Mason Parker & Jimmy Parker
Nancy McKnight Howell
Mary Lou Natera Rivera
Freda Nelson Evans & Mike Evans
Robert D Novick & Lee Schwartz (Co62)
Irene Ochoa Sanchez
Richard Ortiz & Maricela Ortiz
Deirdre "Honey" Perl & Jo Ellne Perl Segal (Co64)
Mimi Pennies Stewart
Romelia Pichardo Lopez
Mary Lou Rayon Martinez & Fred Martinez
Amy Richardson Stonelake & Tim Stonelake
Norma Rojas Cabello
Rosalind Rojas Gallegos (Co68) (Guest)
Estela Rosales (Guest)
Manny Salas & Maria Salas
Ramon Sanchez & Sandra Sanchez (Co68)
Barbara “Cookie” Shults Drissel
Marcie Smart Edwards & Gene Edwards
Charlie Smith (Co68)(Guest)
Angie Somera Hernandez
Laura Stern Wagenhalls (Co67)
Luis Uribarri (Co90) (Guest)
Lydia Uribarri (Guest)
Rita Villa Pulley & Jesse Pulley
Pamela Yip Valle & Michael Valle
Rebekah Ruth Yip-Lee (Co65) (Guest)
Loretta Young Ramirez & Abe Ramirez
Eddie Zissman & Debbie Zissman
Special Hotel Rate for EPHS66 Quinquagenary Reunion •
For those who anticipate participating in the EPHS66 Quinquagenary Reunion, a room block has been reserved at the Hilton Garden Inn - University (at the corner of University Ave. and Oregon, St). The Hilton Garden Inn - University is the headquarters for the reunion: Reunion Check-In; Hospitality Room; the Dinner & Dance, and the Hasta la Vista Brunch are all scheduled to be at the hotel. The location of the hotel is also convenient to El Paso High and to planned shuttle parking at UTEP for the EPHS Centennial Celebration on 8 October. The hotel is also within two miles of the site for our mountainside Thursday evening Classmate Mixer.
Guest rooms reserved at the Hilton Garden Inn - University have a special rate of $90 per night plus Occupancy Tax (17% or $15.30) for single or double occupancy. That rate includes the breakfast buffet which includes eggs cooked to order, pastries, hot and cold cereals, yogurt, fruits, and juices. The regular price for the Terrace Breakfast is $13.00 plus sales tax. The breakfast benefit is available for two persons per double room (one for single room) with coupons issued at check-in. The breakfast coupon is eligible for the purchase of Terrace Breakfast at Sunday's Hasta la Vista Brunch in the hotel restaurant and outdoor terrace (weather permitting).
Reservations at the Hilton Garden Inn - University may be obtained by calling Advance Reservations at 915-351-2121 or on-line at www.elpaso.stayhgi.com. Be sure to use the Group Reservation Code EPH66 to qualify for the discounted room rate plus breakfast benefit. If you use the Hilton Hotels reservations center, be sure to specify the Hilton Garden Inn - University; there is another Hilton Garden Inn in El Paso located near the airport.
The cut-off for reservations in the EPH66 room block will be 29 August after which rooms may be reserved at the best available rate. The EPHS Class of 1961 is also holding its 55-Year Reunion at the Hilton Garden Inn - University on the same weekend and the EPHS Alumni Association is referring out-of-town alumni to this hotel for lodging for the Centennial Celebration. Hence, rooms will be sought after now that the summer months have arrived. If you are an El Paso resident but think you may stay overnight at the hotel on Friday (and/or Saturday) night after the Friday Reunion Dinner & Dance, don't delay; lock-in your reservation before the EPH66 room block becomes fully subscribed.
WORLD RECORD ATTEMPT: First Report of Preregistrations •
The first report from the EPHS Alumni Association of registrations by class shows EPHS66 with 22 preregistrations for the Guinness World Record Attempt (GWRA) on 8 October. The tally shows the Class of 84 (33 preregistrations) with the most registrations through 10 August. The Class of 65 is second with 28; Co80 is third with 27; Co66 is fourth with 22 followed by Co72 and Co85, each with 21, and Co64 with 20.
At present, 53 of those who have registered for the EPHS66 Quinquagenary Ruenion are Co66 classmates, so there is the immediate potentila to more than doubel the number of those preregistered for the GWRA from the "Semi-Cenennial Class for 1966." And there are a couple hundered more classmates who could and should participate in the GWRA. Please help to share the word. If you are among the members of EPHS66 who have not yet registered for the GWRA, please submit today your registration form along with the accompanying proof of enrollment at EPHS and a copy of givernment issued ID.
Need the GWRA information packet and Registration Form? You may compelte a Registration From on-line (see World Record Attempt Preregistrationbelow) or download the form and information (as explained below).
Perhaps, you don't have ready access to the Spur with your photo and name? Steve Blumenthal (firstname.lastname@example.org) has volunteered to scan pages from the Spur (1962-1966 editions) for you and send pdf files to you via E-mail or snail-mail for printed pages. You'll have to supply your own copy of your government issued ID.
There's a long way to go to set the new world record for the Largest School Reunion. Let's do our part and demonstrate the devotion and leadership of EPHS66 as we convene for our 50-year reunion!
World Record Attempt: Anwers to FAQ
From the EPHS Alumni Association a few things to clarify frequently asked questions.
(I) You have to have attended or worked at EPHS for at least one school year to count toward the World Record.
(II) You have to check in and attend the Attempt on Oct. 8th to count towards the record. That morning you will check-in to get a numbered chip (like at a marathon) to be count on the record. Get there early, please.
(III) Just because you register online doesn't mean you already count on the record: you MUST BE PRESENT to be counted. If you register online, you still have to submit your necessary copies, especially of a government issued ID and a legal name change document, where necessary. We can make SPUR yearbook copies for you if you don't have access to a needed yearbook (mark the third check box on the registration form).
(IV) You technically may register the day of the attempt; HOWEVER, please don't wait, it would be a logistical nightmare to make several thousand copies the day of the event. Get registration taken care of as quickly as possible.
(V) If you are a member of the Alumni Association, you are still required to register for the Guinness World Record Attempt. Your valued Association Membership and the GWRA Registration are completely separate registration processes.
Thanks Tigers, we hope this helps with some confusion. Feel free to ask any other questions and we'll answer them as quickly and clearly as is practical.. Remember this is a once in a lifetime event, we only get one opportunity to celebrate our Centennial.
Michale Montes, PresidentEl Paso High School Alumni Association
World Record Attempt: Got a Smart Phone but not a Sanner?
There is a smart phone app called CamScanner. Reportedly, CamScanner turns the camera of your smart phone into a scanner. Could be the ideal way for you to copy documents necessary for you to be counted on 8 October at RR Jones Stadium for the Guinness World Record Attempt for the Largest High School Reunion.
Get started with the CamScanner app. Use your smart phone to scan the full page with your photo from any edition of the EPHS Spur. Then do the same for the fronticepiece of that edition of the Spur (you know, the page at the front of the annual which shows the year). If you wish to do so, you may scan your ID and any other legal document as evidence of a name change, if needed. Then you can E-mail it all, with the completed World Record Attempt Registration Form (you will have scanned that, too) to the EPHS Alumni Association: email@example.com. No need to print copies and snailmail your pre-registration documents. But you'll still have to show-up on the morning of 8 October, to complete registration and receive a wristband to be counted as you enter the playing field. If you have access to a scanner and printer, it does help if you will submit hard copies, but in the absence of that equipment, your smart phone and CamScanner may well do the trick!
This is just another option to help pre-register as many Tiger alumni as possible in advance of 15 August when a processing fee of $10 is applied for each registration. If you are a member of this website, EPHS66.org, and need help to locate a photo in a Spur from 1962 through 1966, just use Contact Us and ask for your photo page and the "information page" form the respective Spur. Be sure to include your name, please. We'll scan the pages for you and send the files to you via E-mail. You may then print the pages, enclosed with your completed World Record Attempt Registration Form, and mail them to EPHS Alumni Association, POB 5024, El Paso TX 79953-5024 or E-mail the files to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Don't have a World Record Attempt Packet with detailed information and a WRA Registration Form? Us Contact Us on this website to request a packet be E-mailed to you. Please include your name, E-mail address, and a phone number with your request for a WRA Packet.
EPHS66.org is not affiliated in any way with CamScaner. The product's mention here is for informational purposes only.
After winning the first match of the season in a heated five set contest against District 1-6A contender Americas HS, the El Paso High Tigers remained undefeated in the early volleyball season by chaptured the Riverside Tournament Championship.
EPHS Top Ranked Traditional High School in El Paso Area •
Story by Lindsey Anderson, El Paso Times
Ten El Paso schools made U.S. News & World Report's list of the 2,673 best high schools in the country. All El Paso schools that made the cut are charter schools or in the El Paso and Ysleta school districts. El Paso's Harmony Science Academy, a charter school, ranked highest at 232nd nationwide. Also ranked were:
Valle Verde Early College: 717
Charter school Harmony School of Innovation-El Paso: 874
El Paso High: 1,192
Silva Health Magnet: 1,432
Charter school Davinci School for Science and the Arts: 1,573rd
Coronado High: 1,671
Del Valle High: 2,177
Eastwood High: 2,466
Hanks High: 2,562
U.S. News & World Report rated Dallas' School for Talented and Gifted the best in the country and the best in Texas.
The schools also made the list of the 204 best high schools in Texas, with Harmony Science Academy clocking in at 38th in the state, Valle Verde at 83rd, Harmony School of Innovation at 95th, El Paso High at 121st, Silva Health Magnet at 141st, Davinci School at 147th, Coronado at 155th, Del Valle at 184th, Eastwood at 199th and Hanks at 203rd.
The schools are ranked based on student performance on state tests, graduation rates and how well they prepare students for college.
Congratulations to the El Paso High Faculty and Administration together with students and parents for this outstanding performance recognition!
Centennial Celebration Alumni Band
Attention alumni of the EPHS Tiger Band. Luis Chico Portillo, of UT-Austin, is co-director with Kenny Capshaw of UTEP, for the Centennial Celebration Alumni Band. Get involved even if you live away from El Paso. Have fun and plan to play with the band at EPHS 2016 Homecoming and the EPHS Centennial Celebration, 8 October 2016.
Please share with all Tiger Band alum friends, family, and former band directors/assistant directors!
The banner shown above was previewed in January during a media conference initiating the EPHS Centennial Legacy Series, but it had it's debut on 24 March for the Legacy Series presentation about Sports at the El Paso High School "On The Hill." The unique banner will be displayed at various events during the Centennial Year, including the Centennial Celebration on 8 October when The Claw Game will be contested in RR Jones Stadium followed by the world record attempt for the World's Largest High School Reunion. The banner is also expeted to be marched at the front of the El Paso High School Centennial Section in the annual Sun Bowl Parade on Thanksgiving Day 2016. The El Paso High Alumni Association is also sponsoring a float to mark the centennial of "The Lady on The Hill" where the Sun Bowl was born and it's first three games played in 1936, 37, and 38.
Now that you've seen this new banner while it was displayed on the parking-lot fence across the street from the Schuster Avenueu entryway, take another, closer look. You may not see the image of the columnaide from the portico at the front of EPHS, but can you you make-out why this banner is named "The Tiger Eyes Banner"? Yup, that's a tiger looking back at you from behind the columnaide and superimposed text. Had you missed those amber eyes? You won't again, will you? The idea for the design for this 15-foot long banner came from Susan Torres Macias, the Student Activities Manager at EPHS; she is an alumna of the Class of 83. The banner was created under the direction of Jamie Rupley at El Paso's Perky Press. Anna Mares (Class of 80), an Alumni Association Director, generously underwrote "The Tiger Eyes Banner."
GRADUATION: The EPHS Centennial Year Class of 2016
Congressman Beto O'Rourke Addresses the Centennial Year Class of 2016 Graduation (6 min 30 sec video) •
Welcome to El Paso High School Centennial Year 2016. Take a moment to view this video, take in the excitement, then, if your are not yet a member of the EPHS Alumni Association, take a couple of minutes to join at EPHSalum.com.
The Pride of El Paso • E-P-H-S Rah! Rah! Rah!
El Paso High Kicks-off Centennial Year with First Legacy Series Presentation •
EPHS Centennial Legacy Series: Architecture -- Program Sample •
A brief sample of the first Legacy Series presentation. This video produced by students of the EPHS Broadcast Journalism Class under the direction of Michael Reese, EPHS 2015-16 Teacher of the Year.
Perspectives, An Interview Program of El Paso Community College •
Sandy Aaronson (Class of 64) and Betty Ann Seiler (Class of 62) talk about the El Paso High School Centennial Celebration.
KTSM-TV News Presents Feature on EPHS Centennial •
Linda Ong, a morning anchor for KTSM-TV, Channel 9, along with two cameramen were on the El Paso High campus to collect video and to conduct an interview with Janie Pierce Shockley (Class of 62) and Hannah Jay, a member of the 2016 Centennial Class. The feature story was broadcast onFriday (5 February) during the News Channel 9 Today program. Watch Ong's report by clicking here.
Another Landscape Change on the EPHS Campus •
The southeast corner of Virginia Street at Schuster Avenue was transformed in 2014 by the EPHS PTSA 100 Project as a chainlink fence was removed, a bench wall added along the sidewalk, and new xeriscaping applied to create a low-maintenance, welcoming bus waiting area inlcuding stone boulders with flat tops for seating. In fact, more than an enhanced bus stop, students daily used the remodeled area for lunch. The transition from the 2014 to 2016 is described in the photos below.
Now the El Paso High Exes & Friends, with financial support from the EPHS Classes of 63 & 64, have added an Address Monument facing the center of the adjacent intersection. EPHS 2015 Outstanding Ex, Amada Flores' AIM Construction was the general contractor, but Armando Aguilar was the stone mason who built the monument.
EPHS Centennial Website Now On-Line •
El Paso High School is celebrating 100 years in it's historic home "on the hill" throughout 2016. A website is now on-line which is designed to aggregate events, activities, and projects concerning the Centennial performed or presented by students or organizations affiliated with EPHS. You'll find the the EPHS66 Quinquagenary Reunion is listed among the Cenennial Activities in the Centennial Celebration tab. Although most, if not all of EPHS Centennial events are posted on EPHS66.org, there may be additional information of interest to you, particularly regarding student involvement. Visit thewww.ephscentennial.com website and look around, particulary the photo gallery. If you have photos you would like to contribute for the photo gallery, there is an orange "Photo Gallery" button at the top of the webpage which allows for submission to be E-mailed to the Web Administrator.
From the Centennial website, donations may be made to support the school's Centennial's activities, those of the Alumni Association, the PTSA, or the Comemmorative Tile Project of EPHS Friends & Exes: just be sure to select the organiztion to which you want your contribution credited before making an on-line donation. The alternative, of course, is to go directly to the desired organization's website (donations for the EPHS66 Quinquagenary Reunion can be made from this websire; refer to the Convenient Links on the Main Menu to the left for websites of other organizations).
Former Students Form an EPHS ROTC Alumni Organization •
Former EPHS ROTC Cadets and Sponsors are invited to join an organization founded in 2003 to celebrate the comraderie engendered whille Cadets and Sponsors at EPHS.
Some of these Tigers have been practicing close order drill to form alumni drill teams. Those alumni are now drilling with the Cadets at EPHS in anticipation of participating in the EPHS Centennial Celebration Legacy Series - JROTC & Military presentation on 12 May 2016. The marching Tiger alumni also envision participation in other events including drill meets and parades.
As the CD Jarvis Gym turns 50-years old this fall, the building was repainted inside and out and the gym floor got a much needed reconditioning. The gym arena was closed much of the summer as the floor's existing, aged varnish and paint were stripped. Where the flooring had become uneven over the years, the planks were refastened and leveled, chips and holes were filled, and the floor sanded smoothe before new paint was applied and new, high impact varnish laid-down. The gym arena floor was finally reopened on 21 August, just prior to the start of classes for the 2015-16 school year.
The center court mascot art and surrounding font (pictured above & below) are dramatic departures from a traditional motif which it replaces and which adorns most gym floors at high schools and colleges across the US. The new art depicts massive tiger claw marks which have ripped-open the gym floor to reveal a tiger peering out from underneath.
The school district agreed to pay of portion of the cost of new mascot art and center-court font, but the bulk of that customizing cost was to be paid by funds raised by the Volleyball Boosters and the Basketball Boosters, the principal sports utilizing the gym. With gratitude, the following donors contributed funding necessary for commercial artist Jesse Corral to apply the unique artwork at center court of El Paso High's CD Jarvis Gym..
Lee Schwartz (62) Steven Blumenthal (66)
Amada Flores (63) Joe Herrera (66)
Mark Blumenthal (64) Anna Mares (80)
David Wilbanks (65) Morgan Stanley Wealth Management
Ken Bruder (65) AIM Construction
Cyd Goldfarb (EPHS Guidance Counselor)
El Paso High Earns all Seven Distinctions on TEA Accountability 2015
The Texas Education Agency's Accountability Ratings for all public schools was released Friday, 7 August 2015. El Paso High School achieved all seven possible Distinctions. El Paso High is the only one of the ten EPISD traditional high schools to earn every one of the seven Distinctions. Additionally, El Paso High is the only high school in the region to earn all distinctions three years in a row. The categories which comprise the TEA Distinctions are these: Academic Achievement in English; Academic Achievement in Math; Academic Achievement in Science; Academic Achievement in Social Studies; Top 25% Student Progress; Top 25% Closing Performance Gaps; and Postsecondary Readiness.
Another EPISD high school, The Silva Magnet School for Health Care Professions, a non-traditional high school, was again recognized by the TEA for accomplishment by attainment of all TEA Distinctions. Also, Wiggs Middle School, the feeder to EPHS, was recognized for all Middle School Distinctions again this year.
El Paso High School named among America’s Best High Schools by U.S. News & World Report
El Paso High School has been listed as one of “America’s Best High Schools” as reported by U.S. News & World Report. The distinction is based on key principles: that a great high school must serve all of its students well, not just those who are college bound, and that it must be able to produce measurable academic outcomes to show it is successfully educating its student body across a range of performance indicators.
A three-step evaluation system is used in the analysis of "American's Best High Schools" by US News & World Report:
Step 1: This step determines whether each school's students are performing better than statistically expected for students in their state;
Step 2: Schools meeting Step 1 criteria, the second step is to assess whether the school's students from traditionally disadvantaged populations – black, Hispanic and low-income – are outperforming disadvantaged students in the state;
Step 3: Schools that made it through the first two steps became eligible to be judged nationally on the final step – college-readiness performance – using Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate test data as the benchmarks for success.
Congratulations to the Tiger team (students, parents, faculty, and staff) and community members who have worked to support and contribute to students' success at El Paso High School!
Thanks to the EPHS PTSA for providing the substance of these reports.
EPHS Fight Song Ringtone Now Available at iTunes •
Strike-up the band with the familiar tones of the El Paso High Fight Song when your wireless phone rings. Now, for a mere $1.29 at the iTunes Store, you may download the fight song to your iPhone. If you have an Android phone, word is that the same recording can be added to the ringtones of non-iPhone devices, as well. A portion of every purchase of this ringtone benefits the EPHS Alumni Association, so hop-on and download a peppy instrumental rendition of the renowned chorus from "The Orange & Black!"
Special EPHS Baseball Caps Available for Purchase
The EPHS Class of 62 has made available ball caps to help defray the cost of the Classes of the 60’s Party scheduled during the EPHS Centennial Celebration (specifically, 7 October 2016. the night before the Centennial Celebration Carnival and the same night as the EPHS66 Quinquagenary Reunion Dinner & Dance; hence, the Class of 66 is not participating in the Classes of the 60's Party).
The ball caps, as pictured above, are truly special as they bear an embroidered rendering of the front of The School with the letters EPHS. On the back are the embroidered dates “1916 – 2016” in orange to signify the first centennial of El Paso High School in it's present location overlooking the city.
The caps are priced $20.00 each (add $5.00 if shipping is required). For more information and to place an order, contact Betty Ann Seiler at email@example.com or by phone at (915) 584-1030. The Class of 62 will accept checks or cash only – no credit/debit cards accepted at this time. The ball caps are manufactured for Port/Authority, a major provider of uniforms and sportswear.
New T-shirt Benefits EPHS Class of '68 Reunion •
The above design on your choice of black or gray, 50-50 Dry Blend T-shirt, is now on sale for $20 each. Proceeds benefit the EPHS Class of 1968 for their 50-year reunion two years hence. The design is a creation of Alfonso "Mesita" Rangel who is processing orders through his E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, or by snail-mail to 3415 McKinley Ave, El Paso 79930. Payment by cash or check payable to Algonso Rangel, please.
Painting the Town Orange & Black with El Paso High colorblock polo-shirts •
Modeled here by Ramon (EPHS66) and Sandra Sanchez (Class of 68), these shirts of 5 oz, 100% polyester snag protection plus tricot provide moisture-wicking, anti-microbial, and UV protection wear. At the left breast is embroidered "El Paso High" with a crouching tiger and the class year displayed below the tiger. Sale of these polo shirts benefits the Classes of the '60s Reunion Party on Friday, 7 October, at Sunland Park Race Track & Casion. The part is for all the classes of the 1960s save for EPHS66 which is having it's own party in celebration of its 50-year reunion at the same time. At only $35 a shirt (add $5 for shipping out of El Paso), these shirts do everything but sing the lyrics of "Be True to Your School" by the Beach Boys. Order your own from Alfonso "Mesita" Rangel (Class of 68), E-Mail email@example.com or call 915-201-6713.
Special Edition Centennial Commemorative Mini Helmet •
Here's a chance to get a little piece of the El Paso High School Centennial Celebration Year and at the same time contribute to the uniqueness of theCentennial. The El Paso High School Class of 1984, in conjunction with the EPHS Alumni Association, is sponsoring the Special Edition El Paso High Tigers Centennial Year Mini Football Helmets pictured above. All profits from the sale of these replicas of the official 2016 Season Tigers Football Helmets are devoted to the Class of 1984 Football Uniform Fundraiser.Tigers Football for the 2016 season will have unique uniforms (including the helmet design) which the Class of 1984 is helping to fund with your purchase of these special edition mini helmets.
The football helmets, actual and mini versions, display the art which appears on each EPHS Centennial Commemorative Tile (artwork courtesy of the El Paso High Tigers Friends & Exes). The price for each Special Edition El Paso High Tigers Centannial Year Mini Football Helmet is $40.Order on-line from Morse Sports, or, in El Paso, go to the Morse Sports store at 112 S. Stanton (phone: 915-533-2746). The store is downtown, between San Antonio and Overland Avenues, next to the old Gateway Hotel building.
NEW STYLE EPHS Spirit Product for The Centennial Celebration Year •
David "Tiger" Lujan is offerning a new, balck background design in the EPHS muffler series as displayed below. "El Paso High School" with the face of a tiger on one side and "May Your Spirit Never Die" with a stylized "Tigers" reminiscent of the traditional El Paso High baseball uniform on the other side. The previous muffler styles have sold-out.
The muffler (or scarf, if you prefer), is five-feet in length, made of easy care polyester yarn. The text and design features are woven, not printed, into the muffler, so the features are long lasting.
The project arose when Lujan was asked to help finance the EPHS 2016 JROTC Military Ball which has been held for several years in the school cafeteria. Because it is to be the Centennial Celebration Year, the JROTC would like to hold their annual ball in a party hall to give the occasion a special flair. Lujan decided to design and sell a soccer style scarf and this is the thrid in the series. The price remains at $20 each with an additional surcharge of $5 for each muffler if it is to be mailed to the purchaser.
To pre-order this version of the EPHS "May Your Spirit Never Die" muffler, contact David Lujan by E-MAIL firstname.lastname@example.org or PHONE him at 915-276-9169.
EPHS Orchestra Website is a Classic! •
You don't have to be a former orchestra musician or a fan of symphonic music to appreciate the El Paso High School Orchestra and their newly premiered website: www.ephsorchestra.weebly.com.
This Tiger aggregation is a string orchestra, but don't let that lull you into some sleepy stereotype. If you'd like to see a rockin' orchestra click on the Musical Videos tab of the orchestra's website and watch both Part 1 and Part 2 of 2015 EPHS Tiger Night. If that doesn't prompt you to want to stand-up, applaud and shout, you didn't have the sound turned-on. You'll be proud of these Tigers!
Original Central School Bell is At Home at EPHS
The bell, which for years pealed from the tower of Central School at what was then the east side of downtown El Paso, is now part of El Paso High. The bell arrived on campus on 15 October 2014 and was presented to the student body, faculty, and a crowd of alumni less than 48 hours later during the annual Homecoming Pep Assembly.
The EPHS Alumni Association coordinated the transfer of the bell from the home of Ken Thomas, a retired EPISD employee, and alumni volunteers and voctional education students at EPHS will take part in the reconditioning of the bronze bell and the refinishing of the cast iron yolk and cradle.
The school bell was originally cast in 1885 in St. Louis, Missouri, by the L. M. Rumsey Manufacturing Co. which specialized in farm machinery and bells during the last quarter of the 19th Century until 1917 when the company closed. High School for El Paso started on the second floor of Central School in September of 1885. With the Old Central School Bell now at EPHS, an ad hoc committee is considering options on how and where the bell will be displayed. One proposition being given consideration is to mount the bell on a custom-made cart so The Old Central School Bell may initiate some meaningful new traditons at EPHS at the confluence of the end of the high school's first century and the beginning of it's second century of excellence in public education for El Paso. In this option, the bell may be used during football games to mark scoring plays by the Tigers; as signal indicting initiation or conclusion (or both) to graduations held in RR Jones Stadium; Memorial Day and Veterans Day Ceremonies on the front steps; Homecoming and Sun Carnival parades; and as part of other events on the campus and in the community.
Ken Thomas, the donor of The Old Central School Bell, told media before the Homecoming assembly that El Paso High was the ideal place for the bell because a) El Paso High is the succesor to high school at Central School; b) the JROTC program at EPHS was a continuation of the first JROTC unit in all of Texas which was formed at High School, then at Central School and it was Major James Gaines, an EPISD Assistant Superintendent for JROTC who saved the bell from oblivion and possibly the scrap heap; and c) El Paso High has an alumni association which cherishes and preserves the history of The El Paso High School dating back to the early days at The Old Central School. Thomas also told reporters that he was very impressed on how competently and amicibly the personnel of the EPHS Alumni Association had acted in the three weeks since he offered the bell to El Paso High. The palpable excitement on the EPHS campus among students, faculty, and alumni, Thomas said, was evidence The Old Central School Bell has found it's rightful home.
The 1885 Original Central School Bell is displayed below after the bell has been cleaned and mounted on a custom-built cart with sign panels added to identify the bell and tie it to its home, The El Paso High School. Fernando Lopez (Class of 1966) volunteered to paint the bell cart and Nancy Schwartz (Class of 1966) donated the required primer, paint and other supplies.
Remaining to be repainted are original wrought iron yoke, holding the bell, and uprights, which cradel the yoke.
Centennial Commemorative Tile Project Update •
On 25 April 2015, additional Centennial Commemorative Tiles were mounted on the backside of the press box at RR Jones Stadium, completing that installation. The second installation was begun on a wall between the Library/Cafeteira and the CD Jarvis Gym.
Photo Courtesy Sandy Aaronson
The second installation site is being laid-out around a new center tile application which continues the Tiger motif seen on the press box installation and includes the popular verse from The Orange & Black, El Paso High's original fight song: For when we're on the field of battle/ Then for our colors we will fight/ The Orange and Black will always stand for what we know is right! ...
Photo Courtesy Sandy Aaronson
To the left of the Tiger is a tile in tribute to Coach CD Jarvis with notation of the 1947 State Basketball Championship he lead. Next to that is a tile for Coach Ken Morehead recognizing his 22 years as Head Baseball Coach at EPHS. Further to the left is the tile purchased by Richard Crockett (Class of 1965) commemorating the Tiger basketball team of 64-65 which finished the season 3rd in State.
During the addition of tiles at the press box installation, it was discovered that the EPHS Class of 1966 tile was cracked and will have to be remanufactured. The Class of 1966 tile was one of only two tiles on the top row until the new additions were made; both those top-row tiles were cracked by undetermined causes. Each of those tiles, when remanufactured, will be added to a new installation on the EPHS campus.
Crack visible in lower right quadrant across "F" and "1" of "OF" and "1966." Photo Courtesy Sandy Aaronson
EPHS Centennial Commemorative Tiles may still be ordered from the El Paso High Tigers Friends & Exes. Find details elsewhere on this Home Page. Proceeds from purchases of these tiles have been donated by the Friends & Exes to the EPHS Project 100, El Paso High School's PTSA campus enhancement and beautification project (find donation opportunities for Project 100 elsewhere on this Home Page).
Centennial Commemorative TileProject Continues to Grow (Updated 29 Mar 2015)
Installation of Centennial Commemorative Tiles on the backside of the press box at RR Jones Stadium is nearly complete and the El Paso High Tigers Friends & Exes are turning their attention to the second installation site for tiles: the wall surrounding the receiving area at the east end of the Library/Cafeteria Building.
The Centennial Commemorative Tile Second Installation site is to be on the wall at the right in this photo. Note the new tables and benches installed as part of the EPHS PTSA's EPHS 100 Campus Beautification & Enhancement Project. The new tables and benches were purchased with part of an additional $3,400 grant from the Centennial Commemorative Tile Project. The "Eye of The Tiger" art on the wall of the Library/Cafeteria Building is a gift of the EPHS Class of 2012. (Photo courtesy Sandy Aaronson)
Pictured above is the Centerpiece for the Second Installation of EPHS Centennial Commemorative Tiles(Photo courtesy Sandy Aaronson)
Centennial Commemorative Tiles may still be purchased at the price of $135 each, with up to three lines of text to salute alumni, a family, faculty member, or an enterprise which has been a support to EPHS during it's first Century of Excellence. To request an order from, use the Contact Us button on the Main Menu. Be sure to include your name, your E-mail/postal address, and a phone number at which you may be contacted, please.
On Friday, 26 September 2014, The EPHS Class of 1966 Centennial Commemorative Tile was mounted top row, center of the first tile installation on the back wall of the press box of RR Jones Stadium. The EPHS66 tile is situated immediately above the tile honoring the school's architects and engineers, Trost & Trost. This placement recognizes The Class of 1966 as the EPHS Semi-Centennial Class.(See The EPHS Class of 1966 tile on the top row, above the Tiger and "HIGH" in the photo below.)
The EPHS66 Centennial Commemorative Tile mounted top center (Photo courtesy Sandy Aaronson)
The 16" x 16" tiles, commemorating the EPHS Centennial, are a project of the El Paso High Tigers Friends & Exes organization. You may find additional images of the initial Installation of tiles at the press box in the EPHS Campus Photo Gallery. The second installation of tiles is expected to accommodate an additional hundred or so tiles. The EPH Friends & Exes initially donated $5,800 from tile sales to the EPHS PTSA for campus improvement and beautificationalso depicted in the EPHS Campus Photo Gallery.
The EPHS66 Quinquagenary Reunion Organizing Committee voted to assure that EPHS66, as a class, would be represented among the tiles which become a permanent reflection of the school's first century as it embarks on its second century.
So that the purchase of the commemorative tile would not place a burden on the reunion organizing committee's treasury, it was agreed to off-set the cost with voluntary contributions from EPHS66 classmates. Those who have contributed are listed below, but you may now join the list with your contribution of from $5 to $20, sent to EPHS66 Reunion, 2227 N Kansas St, El Paso 79902. More infomaton about the Centennial Commemorative Tile Project and how you may purchase one is displayed elsewhere on this Home Page. Thanks to these contributors:
Arthur Nieto (Denver, CO) Grace Ruiz (Albuquerque, NM)
Richard Baron (Santa Fe, NM)Freda Nelson Evans (Tustin, CA)
Angie Enriquez Heredia Norma Martinez Kernz
Rose Mary Arreola Lopez & Fernie LopezBob Novick
Romie Pichardo Monteros Steve Blumenthal
EPHS66 Donates to Campus Improvement
The EPHS Class of 1966 is to be listed among the donors who have contributed to the El Paso High School PTSA's Outdoor Improvement Project for the school campus. The EPHS66 Quinquagenary Reunion Organizing Committee voted to sponsor the planting of a tree on the campus during the 2014 beautification project in advance of the Centennial Celebration and thereby contribute to the enviornmental enhancement of the community during the school's second century. The plan is to plant 100 new trees which will restore to the El Paso High campus its original compliment of trees during the first decade of "The School on the Hill." Shrubbery and a memorial garden are also part in the beautification project.
The PTSA's Outdoor Improvement Project includes installation of secured trash recepticals variously around the campus to provide additional sites at which to deposit trash and to reduce litter in the area when the wind blows. Additional picnic tables on the plaza outside the cafeteria are also part of the project as are replacement and additional concrete benches on the campus.
El Paso High to Get Birthday Makeover
That's the headline for an El Paso Times article discribing the Beautification Project at EPHS to ready the campus for the EPHS Centennial Celebration. Although there are some inaccuracies in the Times story, it does describe the project which expects to plant 100 new trees and shrubbery on the campus along with a sponsored memorial garden, addition of concrete benches and tables, and the installation of commemorative tiles on the backside of the press box. Read the "Makeover" story on the El Paso Times website: http://tinyurl.com/nyb5eoe .
For more information about ordering comemmorative tiles and about the EPHS PTSA's Beautification Project, scan down on this Home Page to the content section with the white background.
Read The Tatler On-Line
The EPHS student newspaper is still The Tatler but it's not a weekly anymore. The newspaper is published bi-monthly and is available on-line. Here's a link to the December 2013 edition of The Tatler: http://tinyurl.com/ousqsjh
Link to KTSM-TV Special Report: The 1963 Battle for the Claw; the battle that never fought
This will link you to the KTSM-TV website for the story broadcast on 8 November concerning the football rivalry dating from 1930 between EPHS and Austin High and the interruption of that string of battles between the Tigers and Panthers in 1963 when President Kennedy was assassinated.
Volunteer to Contribute to Brain Function Research •
Scientists are currently testing many promising treatments that could help reduce cognitive decline and delay the onset of brain disease. Yet a major challenge for research is recruiting participants for studies. Researchers need all sorts of volunteers to participant in clinical trials, not just those who are concerned about or diagnosed with brain disease. Healthy volunteers are often needed, for a variety of reasons.
The Brain Health Registry aims to speed up the drug discovery process by matching eligible volunteers with the right research study. The brain health and lifestyle information shared by volunteers helps The Brain Health Registry efficiently identify what kinds of studies for which a volunteer may be qualified. Once the Registry has identified a study for which a particular volunteer may be a good match, the Registry will send an email describing the study and giving the volunteer more information about how to participate.
Planning for the 50-Year reunion of the El Paso High School Class of 1966 is underway. The reunion will coincide with the Centennial Celebration of EPHS (1916-2016) at it's majestic location “on the hill.” That's why this website has been created, to help bring the class back together for some fun, some reminiscing, and to keep fresh the memory of our departed classmates. Make a commitment today to be a part of the Quinquagenary Reunion: it's not a reunion without you!
The Quinquagenary Reunion Organizing Committee has already formed and meets quarterly to plan a very special experience in 2015 or 2016. Want to volunteer or have suggestions for reunion events? Just send an E-mail through this website – first register, please. Find the Members Log-In box on this page and create your Classmate Profile. If you're not on the current list of classmates, please use the Contact Us tab on the left to get in touch. There is no cost to create a Classmate Profile and you decide what information may be displayed to other classmates.
EPHS66 Quinquagenary Reunion Schedule
Early Bird Special
Expired 30 June 2016
6 September 2016
Memorabilia Not Assured
Quinquagenary Reunion Event
Homecoming or Centennial Activity
Thu 6 Oct
Noon to 5PM
& Hospitality Room
Hilton Garden Inn - University
6PM – 11PM
Classmate Mixer & Buffet
Home of Lee Schwartz & Bob Novick
6PM – 7PM
EPHS Homecoming Parade
Neighborhood around campus
7PM – 9PM
Eve of The E
RR Jones Stadium
Fri 7 Oct
8 AM – 10 AM
Hilton Garden Inn - University
EPHS Open for Touring
Lady on The Hill, Library, & Gym
1030AM -1145 AM
Class of 66 Assembly
EPHS Museum Open
EPHS Alumni Assn Reception
Noon - 1215 PM
Class of 66 Re-Gift Tiger Sign
1215 – 2 PM
Lunch With Friends
Homecoming Pep Assembly
CD Jarvis Gymnasium
Dinner & Dance Decorations
Ballroom – Hilton Garden Inn
Dinner & Dance
Ballroom – Hilton Garden Inn
Late Arrival Check-In
Centennial Parties of the Decades
Sat 8 Oct
George Hodge Ball Park re: George Hodge Monument
Balance of the Day Devoted to
EPHS Centennial Celebration Activities on Campus
World Record Attempt
EPHS Main Hall
Battle for The Claw
Panthers vs Tigers
RR Jones Stadium
World Record Attempt
Largest High School Reunion
Evening With Homecoming Friends
Sun 9 Oct
Hasta la Vista Brunch
Hilton Garden Inn Restaurant & Terrace
NOTE: Times and Locations Subject to Change 25-Apr-2016
The Organizing Committee elected these classmates to head the committee: Chairperson: Steve Blumenthal; Vice Chairperson: Bob Novick; Secretary: Fernando " Fernie" Lopez; Treasurer: Norma (Martinez) Kernz.
Reunion Committees are forming and volunteers are welcome (see Quinquagenary Reunion menu tab).
In addition to working toward a meaningful and memorable Quinquagenary Reunion, the Organizing Committee is also dedicated to assisting with the George Hodge Monument Project. You'll find information about the project honoring your classmate below on this Homepage. Your contributions for the monument project as volunteer and as donor will be appreciated.
Bookmark the ephs66.org website, return often, and look for new announcements as well as new Classmate Profiles. Help spread the word to other members of EPHS66 and friends from those good ol' high school days. If you Facebook, watch for news of the reunion, the centennial, and the George Hodge Monument Project at EPHS 66 Reunion 2016.
Whether as a visitor or as EPHS66, we want you to enjoy this website. Tony Baldi is the website administrator so suggestions, problems, and compliments should be addressed to him through the Contact Us tab.
Who is EPHS66? If you attended El Paso High School in the class that began as lowly 8th Graders in September 1961 and which graduated in May 1966, you are EPHS66. You needn't have attended throughout that five year period; you didn't even have to have graduated from El Paso High School; nor did you have to begin in 8th Grade: you are a member of the EPHS Class of 66 if you are a classmate and at heart an EPHS Tiger!
George Hodge Ball Park Monument Project
Available Now! Take a virtual of tour of George Hodge Ball Park in the Photo Galleries menu tab.
A Conceptual Image displaying the George Hodge Monument at the site in the ball park where it is to be erected.
On January 8th, 2013, the El Paso Iindependent School District Board of Trustees approved an application from El Paso High School to name the new (completed in 2011) baseball & softball facility for EPHS in memory of George C. Hodge (EPHS Class of 66). The approved application included a monument concept of a tall hunk of quarried limestone on which would be attached a cast bronze plaque displaying a relief of George Hodge and a biographical sketch of him.
The El Paso High School Alumni Association has been authorized to collect donations for the George Hodge Monument Project. Contributions should be made payable to “EPHS Alumni Assn” and mailed to the following address:
EPHS Alumni Association
PO Box 5024
El Paso TX 79953
When sending a donation by check, please write in the Memo “George Hodge Monument” and your EPHS Class above the date (e.g., Co1966). All donations will be acknowledged. The EPHS Alumni Association is an IRS 501(c)(3) non-profit organization; donations may be deducted for income tax purposes to the extent allowable.
Any donation is welcome, but it is asked that all donors consider a minimum contribution of $15 – the equivalent of just $1.25 per month for a year. EPISD provides no funding for this project: all funds and donated materials and services must be collected from EPHS alumni and from the community. If you can help collect in-kind donations such as contractor services, transportation for the monument stone; the stone itself; etc., please contact Steve Blumenthal or Tony Baldi, administrator for this website, through the “Contact Us” tab.
Carl Campos (EPHS Class of 69) volunteered to provide architectural services for the George Hodge Monument Project and has created four conceptual shemes for the monument and ideas for a paved plaza with coordinated benches to surround the monument. An EPHS committee adopted the design concept (see above) for the monument on 3 December 2013 from which final design work has been produced. A architects rendering is displayed above, on the website of the EPHS Alumni Association (www.ephsalum.com), and will be used in releases to news media in El Paso.
2016-2016 Association Offiecers
President: Michael Montes (Class of 1997)
Vice President: Steve Blumenthal (Class of 1966)
Secretary: Patty Mena Garcia (Class of 1972)
Treasurer: Roberta Rodriguez (Class of 1974)
NEW POSTAL ADDRESSEl Paso High School Alumni Association – PO Box 5024 – El Paso, Texas 79953
Annual Dues $16. For meeting notices, events and other information: www.ephsalum.com
"You only understand the tradition if you were blessed enough to live it."
EPHS Centennial Tile Project
El Paso High School has been a part of you for decades. Now, as the historic "School on the Hill" is preparing to observe its Centennial, El Paso High Friends & Exes has devised a way for you to become a part of EPHS, literally. Above is the 16-inch square tile purchased by the EPHS66 Quinquagenary Reunion Organizing Committee with individual contributions. The displayed tile will be installed at the school to commemorate the Centennial Celebration. Each high relief, etched tile is custom made with from one to three lines of personalized text (limit 21 characters and spaces per line). A tile may represent a family of EPHS students, an individual, a graduating class, a business, or a message.
The price per tile is NOW $135 plus $3 for each character over the alotted 60. Payment to El Paso High Friends & Exes.
For more information or to obtain an order form, contact EPH Friends & Exes Treasurer, Sandy Aaronson by E-mail email@example.com or by phone 915-588-7888 (or use the Contact Us menu tab on the left to request an order form; be sure to include the E-mail or street address to which you want the form sent).
Campus Enhancements Progress Take a look at the continuing change at the corner on Schuster and Virgina. The top photo is of transformation from a weed ridden yard within a short chain-link fence to a school bus waiting area as it first appeared early in 2014. The bottom photo is of that space now that some landscaping has been added and taken hold (April 2014)
This is significant enhancement undertaken by the El Paso High PTSA, but it is by no means the only improvement undertaken by parents, faculty, and students to spruce-up the campus before the Centennial Celebration Year, 2016. Additional evidence of the PTSA Outdoor Improvement Project is now displayed in an EPHS Campus photo gallery open on this website.
Thank to the donors who made the Bus Wait Area project possible. The PTSA is still in need of donations and sponsors for these additions to the campus through the end of 2014: Tree $200; Trash Receptacle $500; Classic 4' Bench $375; Classic 6' Bench $700; Classic Picnic Table $800; Round Table $900. Click on the SONSORSHIP FLYER links in the EPHS ROAR below for more information. The deadline for sponsorships is 1 January 2015. The EPHS Class of 1966 has contributed for a new tree planted at our venerable alma mater; individual donors have contributed for additional items.
The Lady on the Hill is turning 100 in 2016 and the PTSA has some very exciting projects to announce in anticipation of this historic event.
1. Because of an incredible gift by some very generous donors and the hard work and spectacular efforts of Jennifer Barr Ardovino and Desert Elements Landscape Design, LLC, the entrance along Schuster and Virginia will soon have new landscaping. Work will begin very soon. Our goal is to have this phase of the project completed by January, 2014.
2. You can participate in beautifying our beloved school and honoring your loved ones by making a general donation or purchasing trees, tables or benches for installation this Spring. All tables and benches will have a plaque stating in whose memory/honor the donation is made. All other donors’ names will be written on an El Paso High 100 Plaque, placed inside our school. Deadline for purchases is March 1. The sooner items are ordered, the sooner they may be installed. Please see the attached flier and/or go to the EPHS webpage – www.tigerptsa.org for more information.
3. Thanks to the generous donations of Pearson’s Tree Farm and the Christmas Tree purchases made by the following, we have planted beautiful new large oak trees at EPHS this week. We would like to thank: Hugo Arreola, the Claflin/Crane Family, Diane Williams, Felipa Solis, Beth Lucas, Gloria Ambler, Monica Benjamin, the Mowles Family, the Hallmark/Slavin Family, Judy Templeton, Susan Urbieta, Dan Knapp, Kristina Legan and Mike Bonilla.
The PTSA will again be selling Christmas Trees that will then be donated to EPHS. Look for a Tiger Roar announcement about this project soon.
4. El Paso High 100 will invite students to lead a national program, sponsored by El Paso Master Gardener Ileana Lazo-Kim, in partnership with Ms. Dawn Zumar. This group of students will learn about engaging in their environment and transforming spaces, all while serving and beautifying our school. Look for news about this exciting project coming soon...all students welcome. For more information you may contact Ileana L. Kim by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hope you will join us in celebrating our city’s oldest high school!
If you would like to actively participate in this project or would just like further information, please contact Tricia Jay or Monica Henschel: email@example.com. We have many more plans to beautify our school and we could use your help to accomplish them.
EPHS COLLEGE RESOURCES
Check out the newest resource to find information on numerous colleges and universities, college readiness, as well as the schedule of upcoming college visits and scholarship opportunities.