Indian mascotThis is the official site for The Istrouma High School Class of 1964 where you will find news relative to events, Istrouma High School and our 1964 classmates.

The reunion committee has finalized plans for Reunion #55 on July 12-13, 2019. Please send any change of addresses to ihs64@yahoo.com" or use the online Class Directory Information Form on The Register Page. Be sure to visit our News Page for recent announcements concerning the Monthly Luncheons. You can also read all of our eBlasts in the Email Campaign Archive.

1964 Istrouma High School Reunion Committee

Ginny Carlisle Ognibene, Lorraine Fontenot, Darlene Frank Shilling, Dale Dugas, Barbara Evans, Carol Jones Edwards, Janice Kincaid Laurent, Frankie Lamb, Wayne Messina, Sharyn Miller Sides, Herb Rogers, Carolyn Ponder Ellender, Lydia Raborn Cook, Jo Ann Spiller Jensen, Hugh Taylor and Ken Wall



IHS 1964 55th Class Reunion - Friday, July 12 and Saturday, July 13, 2019

  • Date: Weekend of July 12 - July 13, 2019

  • Where: Crowne Plaza Hotel -- 4728 Constitution Avenue, Baton Rouge, LA 70808

  • SEE LETTER BELOW or VISIT THIS PAGE for additional details and registration information

Istrouma High School - Class of 1964

55th Reunion Weekend Plans - Please join us!

June 15th UPDATES

It is not to late to register, see below:

Istrouma Class of 1964 55th Reunion Agenda. It will be an exciting weekend event. Here are the activities that have been planned:

  • Thursday, July 11, 2019

    6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. - the North Baton Rouge Reunion at the Belle of Baton Rouge Casino ATRIUM in downtown Baton Rouge. There is no charge, but attendees are asked to contribute canned goods for the Baton Rouge Food Bank. Note: Our class members usually leave at 8:00 ish to go to the Pastime for Pizza and further visiting.

  • Friday, July 12, 2019

    10:00 a.m. - Meet at Istrouma High School at the 38th Street Entrance for a tour of the renovated school

    11:30 a.m. - Meet at the Goodwood Library in the downstairs foyer or on the second floor Baton Rouge Room for a visit with Nawaganti, our refurbished mascot we donated to the library as well as other high school memorabilia on display. Then stay for a Dutch Treat lunch at the library cafe area.

    5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. - Informal Drop By Pow Wow - at the Crowne Plaza Natchez Room (4728 Constitution Avenue, Baton Rouge, LA 70808 - College Drive Exit, turn left onto service road). Hotel Bar and Grill open if anyone chooses to have refreshment.

  • Saturday, July 13, 2019

    All events at the Premier II Ballroom at the Crowne Plaza (4739 Constitution Avenue, Baton Rouge, LA 70808) (Note: change of location from the Cypress Ballroom)

    6:00 to 6:30 p.m. Registration

    6:30 to 8:15 p.m. Dinner, Program and Photos

    8:15 to 11:15 p.m. Dance with Swamp Fever Band (with IHS '64 classmate Carl Causey)

Cost: $60 per person to attend both Friday and/or Saturday. The reunion is a package deal with cost including both nights

Room Rates: Our block rate has expired so rooms are at the regular hotel price and includes a breakfast buffet for two people valued at $16.50 each in the Patio Grille. On-Line Registration at:www.crowneplaza.com/execcenterbtr or Phone: 1.800.678.4065 or call Baton Rouge hotel direct at 225.224.7030.

Check In: 4 p.m.; Check Out: 11:00 a.m.; Free parking; airport transportation can be arranged for a fee by contacting the Transportation Coordinator at 225.930.0150.


Actions you need to take ASAP:

  1. Complete and return the Class Directory Information Form, (whether or not you will be attending).

  2. Mail your check to the address listed below, no later than JULY 3rd.
    Make the check out to: Istrouma Class of 1964.
    Mail to: Istrouma Class of 1964 / c/o 1017 Daventry Drive / Baton Rouge, LA 70808

  3. Hotel Reservations may be made by directly contacting the Crowne Plaza at 225.925.2244.

  4. Please contact any classmates you know to be sure they have received this information. We would appreciate your providing addresses of those we failed to contact.

We need to hear from you via one of four ways:

  • E-mail Address: ihs1964@yahoo.com

  • Voicemail: 225.926.3681

  • Mailing Address:
    Istrouma Class of 1964 / c/o 1017 Daventry Drive / Baton Rouge, LA 70808

  • Website: www.ihs1964.com (Visit our newly redesigned website for our latest news and memories. You can register online.

The Reunion Committee

Ginny Carlisle Ognibene
Lorraine Fontenot Lauret
Darlene Frank Schilling
Dale Dugas
Barbara Evans
Carol Jones Edwards
Janice Kincaid Laurent
Frankie Lamb
Wayne Messina
Sharyn Miller Sides
Carolyn Ponder Ellender
Herb Rogers
Lydia Rayborn Cook
Jo Ann Spiller Jensen
Hugh Taylor
Ken Wall


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.

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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

In August of 2018, the Reunion Committee starts the planning for Reunion #55 to be held in 2019. As soon as a decision is made on the dates and location, it will be announced so that everyone can start making their plans to attend. Read your monthly eNews blasts and the website for announcements and news. 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 ihs64@yahoo.com"  or  webmaster@ihs1964.com .