To the Class of '62's Official
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If you are or were a part of the grades leading up to the graduating class of '62, or a class "guest", and have not yet joined the site, click on the "Classmate Profiles" link at the top left of the page, then find and click on your name to register. (Worthy of note, there is a small square above the list of profile names ("Show Yearbook Photo") that if clicked, will allow you to see both names and faces. The page reverts back to names only once you go elsewhere on the site.) Need more help, read the page entitled "How To Use This Site".
The 1962 SPUR is separated into three sections: the first, Admininstration, and Teachers; Section II is Student Government, Clubs and Honors; the III Section is Senior pictures, collages and a couple of ads of the times.
The fourth SPUR is a special & separate combined SPUR, following our class from the 8th grade through our Junior year. Those who started out with us but didn't graduate with us due to unforseen circumstances can reminisce with the rest of us. Enjoy the trip!
The Web Site is a work in progress....many pages will change periodically, The most current information is in the "Announcements" section following this introduction.
DONATIONS NEEDED TO FUND EPHS MUSEUM
This is an update to this bulletin. We now have the Permit to start on the EPHS Museum...we have some $$ to get started but will need help from many others...Contributions can be made payable to the EPHS Alumni Association and mailed to PO Box 5024, El Paso, 79953, or contact Amada Flores (915) 329-4795; Anna Mares (915) 449-5720; Sandy Aaronson (915) 588-7888 for additional information. The EPHS Alumni Association is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.
The initial hard work of acquiring permission to house the museum and getting a permit for construction from the city has been done -- now the harder work of preparing the former custodian home to house the museum must begin. Please give what you can to this worthy cause in preserving the history of both El Paso and El Paso High School.
The El Paso High School (EPHS) Alumni Association is spearheading the construction of a freestanding EPHS History Museum right on the campus of the school. Thanks to the El Paso Independent School District (EPISD), EPHS Alumni Association has been granted the use of the vacant custodian's home, overlooking RR Jones stadium.
The Alumni Association will preserve and showcase the legacy of the Tigers over the last century and into the future by archiving El Paso's history and El Paso High School's history in this permanent location. As a freestanding building, EPHS Alumni Association will encourage various uses at the Museum, serving at least 3000 visitors a year. The museum will be used to educate the students of El Paso, serving as a venue for class reunions, homecoming events and El Paso events.
The Alumni Association plans to develop the museum in 3 phases.
Phase 1. Completely remodel and expand the building to meet the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards and all building codes as required by the City of El Paso and EPISD.
Phase 2. Furnish and install the museum with a multimedia capability and humidity controlled display cases to highlight and protect the historic artifacts.
Phase 3. With the guidance and consultation of professional museum curators and preservationists, the Alumni Association will insure the correct conservancy of over 100 years of El Paso’s historic and precious artifacts by digitizing, restoring and cataloging all items associated with the history of both the school and the city.