(4/19/18) In January 2017, Class of 1963 Webmaster Avery Sloan was searching for early photos of Shades Valley's old campus in Homewood and found a link on Google to an eBay ad for a framed drawing. He contacted the owner of the drawing, Rick Carter, and found that it was by the original architectural firm Van Keuren & Davis and dated 1947, two years before the school opened. Carter had found it in his aunt's attic when preparing for an estate sale at her house. He had no idea as to how his late aunt may have come to own the drawing. She was an RN at UAB Childrens' Hospital and had passed away the previous year.
Sloan then contacted several Shades Valley Reunion Committee chairpersons for whom he does work. Warren Bailes Cain '63, Lynne Epsman Cohen '64, Virginia Kelser Jones '64 and Mae Bayliss Coshatt '65 agreed to share the cost of the drawing restoration with the idea of donating it to the new Shades Valley. [continue . . .]
Most of us will be turning 70 years old and it was appropriate to celebrate that milestone together.
Our 70th Birthday Bash was held on Saturday night, April 23, 2016 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Homewood. Catering was done by Ruth's Chris.
The party was a fantastic celebration and the food was delicious. Everyone had lots of fun and enjoyed visiting with the 73 people who were there for the buffet dinner plus a few who joined us later for drinks.
Visit the 70th Birthday Bash Gallery to view photos from the event.
Thanks to everyone who attended and to the committee members and volunteers who worked to make the event a success!
This is the official site for The Shades Valley High School Class of 1964 where you'll find everything about our 50th Reunion events that took place on May 16-17, 2014, how to update your Class of 1964 Directory data, how to buy the Directory, how to order the Official Reunion Photo pictured at right, and how to share news and information about our class. It is free for all to visit and use. Visit the 50th Reunion Page for details.
The Class of 1964 Reunion Committee developed this website in preparation for our 50th Reunion that took place May 16-17, 2014. Please update your address data so you'll receive e-News announcements and updates about our class and subsequent events and reunions. We've recently added information on the page and form about how to update your existing data if your name is already in our database.
It's important that we get valid email addresses so we'll be able to keep classmates up to date with Class News. We use MailChimp to send blasts to everyone in our database. The data you enter will not be shared with other organizations but will be used to update our database and monthly revisions to the Class of 1964 Directory - 2014 Eddition. You'll be able to include current biographical data along with contact information. Go to this page, and click the link for the online form.
We've dusted off the list of classmates from our 40th reunion celebration at Ted's Garage in 2004 and used it and other documents to create a 2014 database. A list of "Missing Mounties" has been posted on the website and updated each week as we locate lost classmates and post their names to the "found" list. Please do what you can to help us find the missing classmates and faculty members.
Along with providing 50th Reunion information, we want to have 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 content to these pages. Start now - scan your old photos and email to email@example.com. 30th Reunion photos added 7/18/14.
Try to include the names for captions and approximate dates and descriptions.
The next few months are going to be very interesting and exciting as we post photos from reunion events along with news items and announcements of interest to everyone. Please send any comments or suggestions to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit our new Official Class of 1964 Facebook Page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Shades-Valley-High-School-Class-of-1964/626638724020706?hc_location=stream