Name: Richard Of ~~~~~~~~~~ Thu-Feb 11, 2010, 8:21 am - HHS Time
Class: 1969
City & State: LongBeach
No E-mail
Message: If just one of the cafeteria service windows were to be included in the new senior square area, this would give seniors priority service, which would provide more meaning to the square. As far as honorarium bricks, it would be hard to decide who gets named for a specific year, as we all have different criteria of how we perceive what is important in life (sorry jocks). Maybe something as simple has how many graduated that year.
My thinking on the bricks would be scholastic, sports, art, science, music, etc. Not just who was the best pitcher, tailback. Maybe some years wouldn't have a sports or music hero but there would be something from every year. Sound right?
Name: Sharon Branigan ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Feb 10, 2010, 11:37 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Bierman
Class: 1976
City & State: San Clemente, ca

Message: Well I don't care if they need the money or not, I WANNA BUY BRICKS!!! And yes I want them laid in Senior (insert geometrical shape here.) I like the idea of bronze plaques, too. Great fundraiser and btw it ain't cheap to lay a 20x30 slab. (of concrete.)
I think they're applying for a grant to build the basic structure, but it would be nice to decorate it with some pride and tradition from HHS history past.
Name: Leo Ainsworth ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Feb 10, 2010, 8:33 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1964
City & State: Saint Helena

Message: For the Senior Square I would use the proposed space on the far left. I would propose a sunken square with several levels of bench seating for the students. Perhaps a small stage for noon time performances. For the historical aspect of the project I would propose a teacher hall of fame brick purchase program where the proceeds went to the sports program.
Hey Leo, You have some good ideas and I like the teacher part too. Thanks very much.
Name: Jill Jaynes ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Feb 10, 2010, 2:35 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: McFarlane
Class: 1977
City & State: Mission Viejo, CA

Message: Regarding Senior Square and the history of HHS. I don't know how this would be done, but each graduating class has left their mark on HHS at one time or another, so maybe they could do something like: Class of 54, first graduating class, CIF Champs, Homecoming Queen-Dixie Petersen Principal-Wallace Nyman Notable graduates-?? President of the US - Eisenhower. Maybe have them engraved on plaques and have them on the bricks. I know I do not have anything right in my example, but that's why they call it an example. Basically fun facts and some history.
Great idea Jill. Anyone want to expound on this one?
Name: Howard Paco Duran ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Feb 10, 2010, 1:16 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1961
City & State: Lake Forest

Message: Looking for Ron Edie, class of '61.
So am I. Where are you "Indian"!! Anyone know?
Name: Carole Ferruccio ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Feb 10, 2010, 11:37 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Anderson
Class: 1960
City & State: Lake Isabella, CA

Message: I think the bricks on the new senior square could be bought by people wanting to, and their year put on the brick. CT could run a contest to see which year buys the most bricks. Winning year would get high honors for being the most generous or maybe a gold painted brick with their year. Something along those lines. It would be nice if senior square could be near where the old one was but of course not inside the cafeteria. Or maybe inside??? Its a strange idea but would be good for rainy days, lol
I think the consensus is to have Senior Square (Quad) where it was. The random bricks are a good idea too but I still think we need some positive school history ie past valedictorians, sports history, famous Cougars, etc. Thoughts or ideas on history, tradition, school pride, or anything else along those lines would be appreciated.
Name: Sue Walsh ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Feb 10, 2010, 10:03 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Jolly
Class: 1961
City & State: Hesperia Ca

Message: I think putting a new senior square right where the old one was, would be perfect. I also agree with Mary Ann, scarlet and gold benches, trees, and a few tables. I also like the idea of purchasing a brick to be added to the new square
Bricks... What would be on them?
Name: Sharon Macdonald ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Feb 10, 2010, 6:21 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Badger
Class: 1963
City & State: Bruceville, TX

Message: The area next to the science building looks a little more open. Perhaps the "new" Senior Square can be a blend of history and today. There are probably some talented students that can design an area that suits today's students while adding a link to the past through paving stones, bricks, trees, etc.
Good ideas there Sharon, thanks for the suggestions.
Name: Howard Paco Duran ~~~~~~~~~~ Wed-Feb 10, 2010, 12:22 am - HHS Time
Class: 1961
City & State: Lake Forest

Message: I'm with Mary Ann. Maybe add a little Wi-Fi and they already have the tradition.
Name: Jim Sloey ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Feb 9, 2010, 10:11 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1966
City & State: solvang

Message: I like John's idea about the twin towers. So, I guess the kids that aren't hip in today's culture are quads and if they are off kilter a bit they would be zoids?
Name: Susan King ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Feb 9, 2010, 7:47 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Bierman
Class: 1974
City & State: Thousand Oaks, CA

Message: I'm with Dean. This page needed a little mixin' up and he's just the guy to do it! ; )) (Thanks Dean - me and Enza LOVE your humor!!) Besides, what he described was very accurate and I was thinking the same thing. No really! BTW, It's all well and good to want to "build" a new senior square but be careful since it may not end up being filled with all the warmth and feeling that we had as HHS students. I think it would be wise to test the temperature and feeling of the current students since it will be they who must build "new" tradition and respect for Senior Square/Zoid/Void/Quad. Has the new principal worked on getting a little "buy in" from the kids? And where ARE the bulding funds coming from?
Sue, A student is who emailed me in the first place; Hello, My name is Jonathan Aparicio. I am senior class president for the class of 2010. I am writing to you to ask about the senior square. It has been a while since we have had one and we are in need of some suggestions.....
Building funds??? They want to pour a 20 X 30 slab, add a tree or two, and some HHS history, not resurrect the Twin Towers. Now, do you or Dean have any Senior Square ideas?
Name: Charles McCain ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Feb 9, 2010, 5:59 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1965
City & State: Scottsdale, AZ

Message: For all of you who know Steve Smith, his wife, Suzi, died Friday the 5th. Her memorial service is Thursday at 2 o'clock at The Conejo Memorial Park in Newbury Park. Obit is in the Ventura County Star today.
Name: Dean Morris ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Feb 9, 2010, 5:39 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1972
City & State: Vallejo, CA

Message: Looking out on the parcels facing the front of the cafeteria, I noticed none of the grassy parcels are squares anymore. Searching back through my notes from Mr. Plotkin's Geometry Class (not really!), it appears the most accurate description including most of the parcels are for a Quadrilateral or Quad for short. Hence the name, Senior Quad, must replace Senior Square. Although if you select the second parcel out on a NW Ray from the cafeteria, we have the option of a Senior Trapezoid or Senior Trap for short. Techies might prefer to name it the Senior 'Zoid (rhymes with void) which is what many students do with their time, simply fill a void of Time/Place/Purpose/Identity, etc. Of course, I like the Senior 'Zoid best because Senior Square is soooo twentieth century and in the era of avatar's we got to get a little more trendy.
Anyone ELSE out there?
Name: Jill Jaynes ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Feb 9, 2010, 5:08 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: McFarlane
Class: 1977
City & State: Mission Viejo, CA

Message: I think Senior Square should be where it use to be, beside Nyman Hall. I also think that it would be kind of neat to have some sort of symbol on a brick or something to represent each decade. I like Alans idea about purchasing a brick, didn't we do that with the Beach Boys? Why was the old senior square torn down in the first place? Maybe we can set up some sort of event, and proceeds go towards the new Senior Square?
The old senior square is missing because of the new cafeteria landing in the middle of it. Also not sure they need money for this one, Jill, just input on what we as Alumni would like it to be/represent. Whether it's bricks, plaques, signs, or pictures, in my opinion it should represent the history of the school.
Name: Alan Nelson ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Feb 9, 2010, 4:15 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1973
City & State: Parker, AZ

Message: I agree with the location in front of Nyman Hall. In front of the new cafeteria would be my 2nd choice. How about CT and/or the Alumni Association proposing, and our members contributing to, an engraved brick project to raise funds for Senior Square and commemorate our years at HHS? I'd be first on the list to buy a brick.
I like the idea of adding a history/pride in HHS thing to Senior Square, wherever it ends up. Bricks, plaques, an honor wall of Vals and Sals, Who's who from HHS all add to pride and history. On another note, Not sure I know where "in front of" Nyman Hall or "in front of" the cafeteria is. The cafeteria is round and the front of Nyman Hal, to me, is East. Is that what you're thinking? Keep the ideas coming Cougs.
Name: Mary Ann Martin ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Feb 9, 2010, 1:29 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Walton
Class: 1961
City & State: Nashville AR

Message: I think either site behind Nyman Hall would be good for a new Senior Square ... benches and a couple of picnic tables (with benches, too) painted Scarlet and Gold, very large shade trees and perhaps a plaque stating the traditions of Senior Square, etc.
Good ideas Mary Ann, thanks
Name: Jan Blomsterberg ~~~~~~~~~~ Tue-Feb 9, 2010, 6:59 am - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: Torrance CA
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Name: Glenn Crist ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Feb 8, 2010, 8:17 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1964
City & State: Heart of the Wine Country

Message: I just learned today that the T. A. M. I. Show that was taped at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium in 1964 will be released as a DVD on March 23rd. It featured a veritable who’s who in rock and roll, at the time including Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, The Supremes, James Brown, Chuck Berry, a relatively unknown British group in their first concert appearance in America although they had taped a couple of TV shows), the Rolling Stones and Hawthorne’s own, Beach Boys. To see, video clips, check out Jerry Miles, Can I Get a Witness?
Thanks Glenn, I found it on Jerry's Video page as T.A.M.I. Show. Go to HAPPENINGS on the navigation bar, above, and click on Jerry's Videos.
Name: Sharon Branigan ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Feb 8, 2010, 12:56 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1976
City & State: San Clemente, CA

Message: Wine Country Weekend is getting a lot of attention! It looks like we're gonna have a great turnout, and plans are being made to keep us busy and entertained. I just realized that Sacramento airport would be another good airport to fly into. According to Mapquest it's 73 miles from Sacramento to Sonoma, and 56 miles from Oakland and San Francisco. So there you have three good choices- make sure you put Southwest "Ding" program on your computer and specials will pop up that you can take advantage of. You can always drive there too; sometimes it's just as much time to drive as fly, considering all the security and advance arrival times involved. So grab a few pals, figure out who's gonna carpool, and get on the list- the more Cougars, the merrier!
Thanks Sharon
Name: Judy Blomsterberg ~~~~~~~~~~ Mon-Feb 8, 2010, 10:34 am - HHS Time
Maiden: DeGrazia
Class: 1964
City & State: Torrance CA

Message: Let me make a quicky announcement for those that attended St. Joseph School - Graduating class of 1960. There's a reunion in the works. The gals that are putting it all together asked me to contact as many alumni as possible for email addresses or phone numbers. So if you fit the bill and are interested, please contact me and I'll shoot the information to you so that you can be placed on the contact list. Ciao! JDB
Thanks Judy...
Name: Dick Dixon ~~~~~~~~~~ Sun-Feb 7, 2010, 12:37 pm - HHS Time
Class: 1963
City & State: Indianapolis, IN

Message: Greetings from Colt country - aka Indianapolis. This is party city with the Super Bowl Colts aiming for their #2 ring. Cool but NOT as cool as HHS football of the early 60's at Halcap Field. Thanks for the memories. FYI: 2012 Super Bowl is already revving up in race city Indy. Miss all from 14 degree 46228 and 6" of white on the ground. Back to SoCal in the summer for a cruise or two + the Coug picnic. Cheers 'n gears ...
Thanks Dick and good luck to both Super Bowl teams...
Name: Patty Saville ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Feb 5, 2010, 4:06 pm - HHS Time
Maiden: Valencia
Class: 1974
City & State: Laguna Beach, Ca

Message: I would have chained sister Gloria across the steps of the Jail house in protest of innocent Jorge getting caught up in a raid!! And yes, I'm available to join a carpool to Jorge's house...John - the emails are showing again - you are just full of surprises!!
Good Deal
Name: John Baker ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Feb 5, 2010, 7:51 am - HHS Time
Class: 1962
City & State: Lomita, CA

Message: For all who've changed their email address and haven't updated it on the Cougartown Info System, please do it now.
Mike Wood, yours bounced back and Cliff Peckham, yours isn't accepting mail from Cougartown.
Name: Susan King ~~~~~~~~~~ Fri-Feb 5, 2010, 7:22 am - HHS Time
Maiden: Bierman
Class: 1974
City & State: Thousand Oaks, CA

Message: Aw heck, Mr. Key, we'd not not only have come to see you in jail, we'd have protested and stormed the place to get you out, likely led by that rabblerousing Konnie Krislock! The Cougar Staff would have taken the case to the masses with headlines announcing the injustice to the world. The football team and the pep squad would have come prepared for battle and the band would have been playing our fight song. We'd have signs bearing messages of support for you and we'd have plead your case all the way to the Supreme Court -- for you, dear Jorge Llave, are beloved. And we always felt you'd have done nothing less for your students. ; )) I'm so glad to see you here and expect to see you on Cruise Night. Call if you could use a ride - Patty V5, Sister Sharon and I will come and get you! XOXO
Hey George, they make me drive....