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Written by The HFHS alumni web team   
Wednesday, 17 December 2008

 

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 Fordites

An Alumni Newsletter

New Improved Security

New and better security has been implemented on the HFHS Alumni Website. It is now required to have an account to view the Class Websites, photo galleries, alumni profiles and search for friends and classmates. If you haven't visited us lately and you can't remember your username or password, we now have an easy way for you to retrieve that information.

Upcoming 2009 Reunions

Class of 1969 -- No word yet of an upcoming 40 year reunion. If you know of any plans that are in the works please contact the webmaster with information. We've received lots of inquires about a reunion.

Class of 1979
-- Our 30 year reunion is scheduled August 14 -15 -16, 2009. Visit our Class Website for the latest information.  All '79 classmates are requested to fill out our Contact Form so we can keep you fully informed. 

Class of 1989 -- Our 20 Year Reunion is scheduled for July 10-12, 2009. The committee has formed and we will keep you fully updated on our Class Website.  Please visit our site and fill out the Contact Form.  See our Class List with senior photos and listen to our Class Song. Also we need help finding  our classmates. Please pass this information on to them.
 
Class of 1999 --  Our 10 Year Reunion is in the works. Visit our Class Website for all the details.  Help us find our classmates!

2008 Reunions

Class of 1968 -- The '68 40 year reunion was held on September 6, 2008.

Class of 1978 -- Our 30 year reunion was held on August 1st through the 3rd, 2008.
 
Class of 1988 --  Our 20 year reunion was held on August 15th through 17th, 2008.

Class of 1998 -- Reunion Date:  August 1 through August 3, 2008.

REUNION PHOTOS:  Upload your class reunion photos to the Photo Gallery.  All Classes have their own Albums.  Lots of new photo's have been added to the photo gallery. Check em out.

1960 - 1980 Galaxy Yearbook CD DOWNLOAD -- HOLIDAY SPECIAL!!!  Now only $8.49. Hurry this sale won't last long.

The Galaxy CD contains: 

  1. The 1960-1980 Galaxy Senior photos - cropped full-page scans
  2. Faculty photos from the 1960, 1970, 1976,& 1980 yearbooks
  3. Large, & reduced size, images of the 1960-1980 Galaxy covers
  4. The 1962 Ford School Handbook
  5. The complete 1963 Galaxy yearbook 1963 40yr Reunion - Oldies & present day photos
  6. Miscellaneous cropped images from various yearbooks
  7. Sunliner's - a local 60s rock band comprised of Fordites (our school's first band)
  8. Venturinan's Music - MP3 files of a local 60s rock band's practice sessions
  9. Bandtastic LP Band & Chorus - MP3 files of some early concert LP tracks, plus a historical narrated segment called "Souvenirs of Sound", includes the Ford Anthem, Fight Song, Faculty voices, etc.
  10. Various school pictures from the old DPS website (photo dates unknown)
  11. Some Inside & Outside Ford photos (taken on various dates)
  12. Miscellaneous Detroit area graphics such as Vernor's logos, Bob-Lo, Edgewater Park, etc.
  13. A Readme.txt, and HFGalaxyReadme.doc files, which contains information related to the organization of the picture files on the CD, and the rationale behind the associated filenames.
  14. A Freeware image viewing program (HFHSView) compliments of Bill Stewart (Stewart Computer Service) - Now with a "Pan & Zoom" feature!

Loan us your 1983 - 2000 Yearbook

We promise to give it back!!

We still need to update our class lists from the years 1983 to 2000. If you are willing to loan us your yearbook for a few weeks please contact the webmaster. Your name will be proudly displayed on our website for your contribution.

We would like to thank the following alumni for their contribution.
  • 1981 by Greg Pope '81
  • 1982 by Pattie Long Malone '82
  • 1984 by Randy Graise '84
  • 1988 by Johanna Clay '88
  • 1989 by Tarnisha Thompson '89
  • 1990 by Ronier Golightly '90
  • 1991 by Ronier Golightly '90


Over 2700 Alumni Registered

We are growing by leaps and bounds. New alumni are registering daily.  Search our member list by grad year and see who is new since your last login.  Chances are some of your old school friends have found us.  Remember to Update your Profile with your current email address so your buddies can contact you.

 As always, your email address is private and can not be viewed by others.

Rare Photos Saved

Five newly discovered photos found in a closet have been saved from the trash bin by an astute Detroit Board of Education member and sent to fellow Fordite, Keith Thode, from the class of 1961.  A few of these photo's have never been seen before. These large size photos include the musical ensembles, band, orchestra and choir  from 1959 through 1961 at Christmas and Spring Concerts. Another photo, taken from the roof of the school, shows 11th and 12th graders standing on the front lawn of the school.  Maybe, you are in the photos. You can view all five "full size" photos in the Photo Gallery. 

Other rare photos have been sent in by Martin Raim, Class of 1961. These photos show students participating in a Detroit News contest against other schools.  See them in the Photo Gallery in the Henry Ford High Album.

Thank You Financial Supporters of the HFHS Alumni Website

We would like to thank the Reunion Committees and Alumni that have made a financial donation to our website. Without your support we would not be able to keep this site online.  As always we appreciate any donation that can be made no matter how small or large. If you would like to have your name added to our donor list please go to the home page and fill out the donor box in the lower left side.

Happy Holidays to you and yours


The HFHS Alumni Web Team
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 03 May 2016 )
 
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