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


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.)

Sally Elizabeth Willie Morgan

Sally Elizabeth Willie Morgan passed away on Sunday, October 29, 2017 surrounded by family at her home in Folsom, LA. She was born on October 5, 1946 in Baton Rouge, LA to the late Sidney G. Willie and Margie O'Keefe Willie. Sally was married to her beloved husband, Walter Emile Morgan, for 47 years. She was the loving mother of Georgette Lydia Morgan. Sally was a graduate of Southeastern Louisiana University with a Bachelor of Arts degree. She touched many lives as a social worker with the Louisiana Department of Social Services in New Orleans, LA. Relatives and friends are invited to the Memorial Service at E.J. Fielding Funeral Home, 2260 W. 21st Avenue, Covington, LA 70433 on Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 2:00 PM with visitation from 12:30 PM until service time. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in the name of Sally Willie Morgan to the American Cancer Society, www.cancer.org. Please Share a Memory on the Tribute Wall at http://www.ejfieldingfh.com/obituaries/Sally-Willie-Morgan/#!/TributeWall

(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.

Three under-repair Baton Rouge schools weren't quite ready for returning teachers Thursday

(8/3/17) Advocate.com news story - Read story nere.

New Istrouma High School almost ready to open

(7/5/17) WBRZ.com Video report . . .

Click here to see this interesting video report
about the recent renovations at IHS.

Walker Young Forbes, Jr.

(1/9/17) We learned recently of the passing of Walker Young Forbes, Jr., a native and resident of Baton Rouge, LA, who passed away at his home on December 18, 2016 at the age of 70. He was a graduate of Istrouma High School and LSU. He also served in the United States Air Force, and was retired from Exxon Mobil. He is survived by his wife, Marion Hogan Forbes, also an Istrouma graduate. May the thoughts and prayers of Family and Friends lift up the Forbes Family and grant them comfort and peace. Read obituary here and guest book here.

Advisory Committee Helping Guide Reopening

Capital City News reports . . .

Istrouma to Reopen on 100th Anniversary

$20 Million Contract To Renovate School With 2017 Opening

(6/9/16) BATON ROUGE — The East Baton Rouge Parish school system will let a $20 million contract to renovate Istrouma High with construction beginning in August. After being closed since 2014, the school will reopen in August 2017 on its 100th anniversary. Supt. Warren Drake appointed the Istrouma Advisory Committee to advise him on issues related to reopening the school. (continued . . .)

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

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 .