Villa Park High School (Villa Park, CA)
Classes of 1966, 1967, and 1968
This is the official web site for the Combined Reunions of these three Classes.
This page was revised on September 23, 2022.
The Alma Mater was composed by Villa Park's first band director, Don Buck. Here are the lyrics:
From azure hills to shimmering sea
Our school stands true to all.
Villa Park, our noble school of
Spartans, proud and tall;
Of blue and black and silver
Our colors do we sing;
The glory of our victories
The Spartan way shall ring!
When was the last Reunion?
The 55th Reunion was held on August 6, 2022 at the Alta Vista Country Club in Placentia. That year the Classes were still combined on Saturday night. Each Class had its own event on Friday night. "The Moods" performed for the final time (they're retiring!), providing dance music for us.
To see a list of your classmates who attended, click here.
Who planned the 55th Reunion?
These were the members of the 55th Reunion Committee. Click on a name to send her or him an email message. Be sure to include the word "Reunion" in the subject line.Dan Miller '66
Rick Poppenhusen '66
Dave Roark '66
Dennis Surles '66
Donna (Woodhouse) Tobin '66
Rick Dustin '67
Patt (McQuerry) Usary '67
Kelly (Shulenberger) Barbera '67
Dave Stephens '67
Kathy (Altheide) Grace '68
Roberta (Fletcher) Sperry '68
Rae Ann (Kline) Shearer '68
Bob Sperry '68
Don Winn '68 (Deceased)
When will the next Reunion take place?
The Committee voted to continue holding combined Reunions, so the next one will occur in 2027. However, they also voted to sanction separate reunions for each Class, to be held in the actual year of the Class' five-year anniversary. For example, if the Class of '68 chooses to hold a reunion in its actual 55th year, that would take place in 2023. Since the 55th anniversary for '67 took place this year, their next reunion would be in the combined year of 2027. For '66, their 55th would have been in 2021. So their separate 60th Reunion would happen in 2026.
So if the Class of '68 is interested in holding their own Reunion in 2023, Rae Ann (Kline) Shearer has agreed to begin the process of setting that up, but only if sufficient interest is expressed. She has set up an email address specifically for this purpose. If you're interested in attending and/or helping to organize such an event, please write to Rae Ann at Email Rae Ann about the 1968 Reunion.
When 2026 and 2027 approach, we'll see if somebody wants to take a similar approach for separate reunions for the Classes of '66 and '67. In the meantime, you can always write to any of the 55th Reunion Committee members listed above.
Just keep in mind that there will once again be a combined 60th Reunion in 2027 for all three Classes, just as we have always done. But we're hoping to find a less-expensive venue for that event in order to keep your cost of admission at a reasonable level.
Where are they now?
Here's how we keep track of you: We've been using Classmates.com to contact you for years, but it appears that most of our alumni are no longer using Classmates.com (too much spam). So we're now moving instead to CLASSREPORT.ORG -- it claims to have "No Ads, No Spam, No Pop-Ups, No Fees." In our experience, that has proven to be absolutely true. So please check in and register there. You can choose how much information to make available to the public. If you choose to make your email address public, then your friends and classmates will be able to reach you that way...for FREE!!! That's also where we get email addresses for Reunion mailings -- so it's important that your contact information is accurate!
If you move, please email Bob Sperry with your new address so that we don't lose you.If you change your email address, be sure to tell Bob and update your CLASSREPORT.ORG account. If you've never been in contact with us, please send Bob your mailing address. He'll take you off the Lost Classmates list (see below).
If you know the whereabouts of anyone on the Lost Classmates lists
[look up your siblings!], please update us on their status or tell us
how to contact them. Send us an email. And make sure that you
don't end up on one of those lists -- send email to the same place
with your new address when you move.
Here are lists of everyone who graduated with you.
Here are lists of all alumni that we can't find.
Here are yearbook pictures of our Classmates who have passed on.
Where can I find more information?
Contact any member of the Reunion Committee. Just click on a name
above and send an email.
Visit CLASSREPORT.ORG. Please register there. It's free. The Committee will be able to contact you.
Visit the Villa Park High School Website. But be warned: you won't find alumni information there.