55th Reunion - July 12-13, 2019


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 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:

  • Voicemail: 225.926.3681

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

  • Website: (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

Missing Classmates

We need help in the monumental task of contacting all of our Missing Classmates (see list here) so please help by calling, writing, emailing people you know, see, lived by etc., and ask them to send in their current information. Or, if you have current addresses of others, send them to us and we will contact them.

Missing Programs & Photos

We cannot find the printed programs from several of our early reunions listed below. If you have copies, please contact the Reunion Committee, or send scans to and we'll include them on this page.

Group Photo 50th Reunion
50th Reunion - 2014

Group Photo 40th Reunion
45th Reunion - 2009

Group Photo 40th Reunion
40th Reunion - 2004

50th Reunion - July 11-12, 2014

Our 50th Reunion was held on July 11-12, 2014 at the Holiday Inn South.

45th Reunion - July 11, 2009

Our 45th Reunion was held on July 11, 2009 at the Holiday Inn South.

40th Reunion - June 25-26, 2004

Our 40th Reunion was held on June 25-26, 2004 in Baton Rouge.

35th Reunion - 1999

Our 35th Reunion was held on ____, 1999 in Baton Rouge.
Please help us locate programs and photos.

  • 35th Reunion Program
  • 35th Reunion Photos

30th Reunion - 1994

Our 30th Reunion was held on ____, 1994 in Baton Rouge.
Please help us locate programs and photos.

  • 30th Reunion Program
  • 30th Reunion Photos

25th Reunion - 1989

Our 25th Reunion was held on ____, 1989 in Baton Rouge.
Please help us locate programs and photos.

  • 25th Reunion Program
  • 25th Reunion Photos

20th Reunion - 1984

Our 20th Reunion was held on June 9, 1984 at The Ashley Manor.
Please help us locate photos.

10th Reunion - 1974

Our 10th Reunion was held on June 15-16, 1974 at The White House Inn and Greenwood Park.
Please help us locate photos.