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Pointer Dog
October 2011

Wow, it has been wayyyy too long since the last eUpdate! I am working to find more time to get back to a regular schedule of eUpdates. But for now, there is plenty of Pointer news and pictures to share.

Homecoming is Oct. 14th at PLHS vs Hoover.

Homecoming banner Varsity game starts at 6:30. (JV is at 3.)

Join us for football under the lights and Walk with the Alumni as we lead off the Homecoming parade! (This has become an annual event for alumni and our numbers grow each year. Join us as we bring the true spirit of Homecoming to PLHS.) Join us on the field just before halftime. Look for the banner.

HC pic Get your tix to the game early! Homecoming has sold out the last couple of years….seating is limited tickets may not be available at the door. Tickets available from the Financial office on campus (619 223-3121 or www.pointlomahigh.com for info.)


PLHS Alumni website: www.plhsalumni.org

It's all about Alumni!

Over the past few years the website where Pointer Alumni resides has changed names several times…which has been confusing at best and we decided we need to have our own spot forevermore.

So, we are very excited to announce that this summer we moved our PLHS Alumni web page to it’s own site dedicated just to Alumni info! www.PLHSalumni.org

Give us your input to make this site what you want it to be. You will notice the changes already made, and as time goes by we will add links to photos, video interviews with Alums, and anything else YOU submit or ask to see. Reunion and event info will continue to be posted here. And because so many Pointer classes now have Facebook pages, we will post those links as we get them (please send us your class’s Facebook address.)

We also have a new email address: pointers@plhsalumni.org. Add it to your contacts for Alumni info.

What our Alumni have been up to: Class of 61 tour

This summer the Classes of 1951, 61, 66, 71, 76, 81, 86, and 91 held reunion events. Several classes took tours of the campus (oh, the stories we hear on those tours!) On the right, Class of 61 sits in one of the remaining original classrooms (the old math building) during a tour led by Head Football Coach Mike Hastings, 2 Pointer student ambassadors, and the Alumni Director.
More pictures of Class of 61 tour.

PLHS Alumni Baseball Game

Don Larsen and PLHS team Early in the season, the Pointer team met one of PL's perfect game pitchers, Don Larsen, who was in town to be guest of honor at the Baseball Booster's annual event.

The Alumni vs Students game was played on May 7th (after the original date was rained out.) David Wells, our other perfect game pitcher, pitched for the Alums and made sure that each Pointer team player got a chance to hit against him. Pics of Alumni Baseball

The Reunion The alumni ended their day at The Reunion, (the old Mac’s pub on Voltaire St.) which recently reopened under new ownership (PL alum Bill Reis.) Stop by for a game of pool and check out the memorabilia on the walls. You never know who you will run in to.

PLHS alumni baseball players, including David Wells, celebrate a great Alumni vs Student game at The Reunion.

Gotta Sing Gotta Dance: Larry Z reports that The HALL OF FAME exists in its entirety! Thanks to TED CAPLANERIS, CLASS OF 83 (owner of THE OLD TOWNHOUSE RESTAURANT in O.B.) who is archiving every photo, video, DVD, newscast, etc - including the documentary that students made about the Hall of Fame (featuring many former students and staff members) - and the CNN, CBS, etc - broadcasts about the program - all are available on FACEBOOK (http://www.facebook.com/groups/GottaSingGottaDance/) (Gotta scroll down a ways to get to the videos posted earlier this summer.)

The Cliffs, Scott ’73 and Mark ’74 Preece’s band has been playing small San Diego venues with a growing group of Pointers enjoying their music. Check plhsalumni.org for future dates.

View an online interview with Dwight Raymond ’84 about his new film Abduction, which just opened in theatres nationwide. Interview

What's new on Campus?
Last spring the new building at the top of Voltaire was dedicated and students spent second semester learning history from classrooms with start of the art technology equipment and a view of the ocean. Also in that building, a Sports Medicine room accessible from the football field, with rehab and exercise equipment.

The much anticipated conversion of the old woodshop building broke gound. This building will house the new Music Center for the award winning PLHS Vanguard band, and a Media Production facility.

The weight room project, funded with Prop S money and a generous grant from the Jimmie Johnson Foundation has begun.

The PLHS football track is now accessible to the public for weekend use.

The Spirit of the Pointer sculpture has become a centerpoint of the quad. A new tree has been planted behind the sculpture. Artist Richard Arnold happened to be in town paying the Pointer a visit this summer when the Class of 61 was on campus.

Alumni Directory Update project
Keeping track of 85+ years of Pointer grads (over 32,000 records) can be challenging. Our relationship with Harris Connect allows us to maintain our alumni database in a secure online directory, and to communicate with our alums via a broadcast email system. They give us these services free of charge. Every five years we contract with Harris Connect to do an update of our records. They have the resources to search for lost and relocated alums and to contact alums to confirm that the information we do have is current and that individual privacy preferences are in place. You will receive a post card from Harris Connect on our behalf, followed by an email or phone call.

Please take a moment when you receive the postcard to contact them and confirm your information. This service is hugely helpful to us in keeping our records current so we can provide the best information possible to reunion chairs, and keep you in contact with PLHS and your classmates.

Get Involved with PLHS Alumni!

We are refocusing the Alumni Committee to help to make what we do for Pointer Alumni relevant and interesting. It is important to ensure that our PLHSAlumni.org webpage, eUpdate news, events, and even our reunion info reflect what our alumni want to know. And we need the input of other Alums to make that happen. We will keep the committee fun (a couple of fun meetings per year to talk about what we feel is in the best interest of Pointer Alumni.)

Contact Pointer Alumni email if you want to be involved. We promise it will be Alumni fun!

Upcoming Class get-togethers/reunions:

Class of 67 has their annual get together coming up on Oct. 17th at 4pm at the Pennant. Contact Mari McCann for info. marcyinpv@yahoo.com

Class of 69 will celebrate their 60th birthdays together at Nick’s at the Pier on Oct. 15th from 6-10pm. (Contact Vickie at vicnmickey@sbcglobal.net or 619 223-2111)

In Memoriam

Pointer Dog

R. James Moran ‘45
William H. Carey ‘56
Frank Barner ‘48
Anthony Arnold Mitchell ‘41
Michael L. Perlatti ‘71
Jean Sherwin Cunningham ‘39
Bob Berry ‘67
Carolyn Waites Smith ‘67
Judy Gordon Shroughro ’57
Lois Allen Crawford ‘33
Nancy Daley ‘53
Kevin Allison ‘73
Richard “Dick” Beauclair ‘52
H. Eugene Roberts ‘47
Barbara Jean Anderson Harrington ‘48
Michael J. O.Connor ‘56
Edward Balmos ‘56
Craig Fox ‘73
Jean Creelman Driscoll ‘42
Charles Benton ‘44
Jane Kelly Laddon ‘47
Manuel Belelo ‘50
John Howard ‘50
Jane Jenson Hensel ‘44
Troy B. Switzer ‘81
Cheryl Lujan ‘76W

Willeah Oelbaum, PLHS Math teacher

Once a Pointer, Always a Pointer!

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