50thThis is the official site for The Istrouma High School Class of 1964 where you'll find everything about our recent 50th Reunion that was held on July 11-12, 2014. Over 250 persons attended weekend celebration - a record turnout! Thanks to all who attended and to the Reunion Committee members who worked so hard to make the weekend such a success. Visit the Reunions Page to see the program, photos and videos.Indian mascot

We'll be planning our 55th reunion in a couple of years and want to keep everyone informed about it when the time comes, but in the meantime we'll be sending current news and announcements to all via email blasts, so please send any change of addresses to ihs64@yahoo.com or use our new online Class Directory Information Form. For details, visit The Register Page.

Be sure to visit our News Page for recent announcements concerning Monthly Luncheons and how to obtain a Reunion Directory. You can also read all of our eBlasts in the Email Campaign Archive.

Carolyn Ponder Ellender


Lunch Group Schedule for 2018

The Lunch Group has decided to change the locations of the monthly luncheons and try a few different restaurants.  This Saturday, January 13th  everyone is invited to Dukes in Denham Springs (corner of Range Avenue and the Interstate) at 11:30 a.m.  The current plan is to skip February as the second Saturday is the week before Mardi Gras when many have holiday related activities taking place.  Then March 10th will be at Duke's again with  the April 14th lunch  at Drusilla Seafood Restaurant in Baton Rouge at the corner of Jefferson Highway and Drusilla Lane.   See full schedule here.

Istrouma Middle School comes out of exile, joins Istrouma High after months of renovation

(11/27/17) Advocate.com news article . . .

Three months after high school students returned to the shuttered campus of Istrouma High School, more than 100 middle schoolers are about to join them.

The high school, led by Principal Reginald Douglas, moved into the 70-year-old facility in north Baton Rouge in early August — just ninth- and 10th-graders initially — and is occupying the second floor. Teachers and staff for the middle school were moving onto the ground floor over the Thanksgiving break, and students are set to arrive Monday. . . . (Read entire article here.)


(9/13/17/) Advocate.com news story & photos -
Jim Dousay, left, a star quarterback and running back on Istrouma High School's 1962 state championship football team, its last, talks to members of the school's junior varsity team at its practice at BREC's Howell Park, before a a ribbon cutting and grand re-opening ceremony by alumni and faculty at the historic high school, Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017. The JV plays its first game Friday. After two years, the school is allowed to field a varsity team. Dousay also played at LSU and in the NFL.
Click here to see report.

Back to school for Istrouma High School

(8/9/17/) WBRZ.com Video report - Click here to see video.

Istrouma High holds reopening ceremony day before school starts

(8/9/17) WAFB.com Video report - Click here to see video.

Istrouma High supporters ring bells, beat drums in advance of school's reopening Wednesday

Woody Jenkins beats drum

(8/8/17) Advocate.com news story - Read story here.

Our site is free to use!

flatbed scannerAlong with providing 50th Reunion information, we want to have updated photo gallery pages devoted to previous reunions and school activities way back when, plus other links of interest to everyone.

You can help by contributing to these pages. Start now - scan your old photos and email to webmaster@ihs1964.com.

Try to include the names for captions and approximate dates and descriptions.

As you may know, there are several commercial Internet sites that specialize in providing classmate and reunion information for schools and colleges allover the country. Classmates.com is well known and many of our alumni enjoy using the free and paid subscription services. Other sites featuring reunion notices include AlumniClass.com, MyEvent.com and ClassReport.org. If you see any references to The Istrouma Class of 1964 on any of these or other places, please make certain that they are showing the link to our official site - ihs1964.com - and not asking you to register, RSVP, subscribe or pay a fee to get information. You do not need to register or subscribe to any of these commercial websites in order to get information about our reunions. Bookmark our site - ihs1964.com and make us your source of information.

- Webmaster                

Register for IHS '64 e-News

registerIt's important that we get everyone's email addresses so we'll be able to keep classmates up to date with follow up news from the 50th Reunion and announcements about other new events. We'll be sending blasts to everyone and the registration information that you enter will not be shared with other organizations but will be used to update our database. You'll be able to include optional biographical data too, but more importantly, we need your full name, phone number, mailing address and email address. Visit the Register Page to send us your data.

Missing Indians

IHS logoWe've maintained and updated the list of classmates from our 50th reunion celebration in 2014 and used it and other information to keep our database current. A list of "Missing Indians" has been posted on the website and will be updated each week as we locate missing classmates and post their names to the "found" list.

We're still trying to locate many people and need your help. Please do what you can to help us find missing classmates and faculty members.

Stay tuned

Occasions such as a 50th reunion come around only once and we tried our best to make this one special. Don't miss out on keeping in touch with old friends and classmates! Read your eNews blasts that we'll be sending and check the website for announcements and news. Please send any comments or suggestions to us at webmaster@ihs1964.com .