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President's Message

I hope everyone had a great summer. Another school year is upon us with plenty of changes going on at SDHS. The San Diego Unified District and the architectural firm tasked with remodeling SDHS held meetings with the school staff, students and numerous community groups including your SDHS Alumni Association during the summer.

As part of the planning process, the architects looked through our History Center artifacts and studied photos of the Old Gray Castle. After each of the first two meetings, the architects came back with conceptual drawings that reflected the ideas shared by all during the meetings. The last conceptual drawing, in my opinion, showcased the Old Gray Castle best, the long walkway, and an ivy covered wall. If they come close to the last concept drawing when SDHS is remodeled, I think it will bring back that Old Gray Castle feeling with a modern flair.

In an effort to keep you updated on events at SDHS, events with your Alumni Association, the SDHS Foundation and the SDHS PTSA, we started an email notification called “Notes from the Cave.” These emails will have short informational items about SDHS and will direct you to our website for more information.

We will send “Notes from the Cave” each month as information comes to us. Now you don’t have to wait to get information from our twice-a-year newsletter; and, you can go to our website for updates.

The SDHS Alumni Association All Class Homecoming  takes place on Saturday, October 21st  starting at 8:30 a.m. in the library. As usual, we will have a continental breakfast, a performance by the SDHS Choir, the induction of three SDHS Alumni into our Wall of Honor. Shuttle service to and from the stadium parking lot will be provided. I would like to congratulate this year's Wall of Honor honorees, San Diego City Councilman David Alvarez ‘98, Dr. Gene Rumsey ‘65, and Joan Karp Bebb ’56.

Please make an effort to attend this year and reunite with your classmates and meet other alumni. San Diego High’s homecoming game will be on October 20th vs. Patrick Henry @ 6 pm. There is a special seating section for all SDHS alumni.