50th Reunion - July 11-12, 2014


Istrouma High School - Class of 1964

July 14, 2014

Dear Classmates,

Our 50th Reunion is now HISTORY!

You can see videos here of comments that some classmates made. Overall, it seems that everyone had a great time and most are hoping to return for Reunion #55. While the committee was aware of a few glitches and changes from our original plans, it is hard to have a weekend of parties that run "true to plan". We do think from personal comments made to us that it was a very emotional (remembering those who were not with us - and learning of health issues others are having) and fun-filled nostalgic event - to add to our memory bank.

We had many requests to have copies of some of the readings from the program, so we will be putting those on our website in the next few weeks. We did hear that some classmates did not get information directly from us and heard about it from others. We are trying to use emails as our main source of communication. We did "snail-mail" over 200 letters to classmates without email addresses, or to those whose emails were returned to us as undeliverable. SO, it is very important that we have correct information in our data base. PLEASE send ANY changes to our email address. We were very surprised at the "show of hands" of people who have NOT been to our website, so please ask the "younger" members of your family to help you learn how to get to us here if cyberspace is a mystery to you as it is to many so us.

Three important announcements:

Are you receiving e-blasts? Register your name and email address with us if you are not on our email list and already receiving our e-blasts from MailChimp. We want to keep in touch with you and this is the best way to keep classmates informed. Our 55th Reunion will be here before you know it but in the meantime we'll be sending our news and announcements of interest to all.

Classmate Directories are available if you did not get your Classmate Directory at the reunion (some were misplaced or accidentally picked up by others), send your name and snail-mail address to and we will see that you get a copy. If you did not attend and want a copy, please send check for $5 made out to IHS Class of 1964, and mail to IHS Class of 1964, 1017 Daventry Drive, Baton Rouge, LA 70808. Or, if you prefer an electronic copy, please email your request to us.

Monthly Luncheons of IHS 1964 graduates have been going on for past few years - sometimes with only 10 people and some with 30+. The dates are listed below for the rest of the year. Some people who do not live in the area said they could try to coordinate their returns with these dates. The luncheons are on the second Saturday of the month at 11:30 AM and are "Dutch Treat", informal and just "show up."

  • August 9, 2014 - Ralph and Kacoos
  • September 13, 2014 - DeAngelos in Central City
  • October 11, 2014 - Ralph and Kacoos
  • November 8, 2014 - DeAngelos in Central City
  • December 13, 2014 - Ralph and Kacoos

Thanks to all who attended our #50 to help make it a fantastic memory. If you want to help plan the 55, let us know.


Lydia Raborn Cook & Carolyn Ponder Ellender


Ginny Carlisle Ognibene
Lorraine Fontenot Lauret
Darlene Frank Schilling
Jo Ellen Hargis Frederick
Carol Jones Edwards
Janice Kincaid Laurent
Frankie Lamb
Wayne Messina
Sharyn Miller Sides
Carolyn Ponder Ellender
Lydia Rayborn Cook
Jo Ann Spiller Jensen
Hugh Taylor
We need to hear from you via one of the following ways:
Internet Email: Website: Online Form This is the easiest way.
Phone Voicemail:
Mail Mail:
Istrouma Class of 1964
c/o 1017 Daventry Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70808


Please register your address information!

It's important that we get everyone's email addresses so we'll be able to keep classmates up to date with news from the 50th Reunion. We'll be sending eblasts to everyone and the information that you enter will not be shared with other organizations but will be used to update our database and our 50th Reunion Directory. You can include optional biographical data, too, if you choose, but right now we need your full name (including maiden name), phone number, mailing address and email address. Use one of the methods shown above to send us your data. This same form was used to let us know if you'd be attending the reunion. Click here.

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.