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Welcome to the

LAS VEGAS HIGH SCHOOL

ALUMNI ASSOCIATION

1854 Taylorville Street, Las Vegas NV 89135 * Email: lvhsaamain02@gmail.com  * Phone:  (702) 876-6660

 

A 501©3 Non-Profit Charitable Organization


Once a Wildcat, Always a Wildcat!


We offer information about the group, present memorabilia and
content pertaining to Las Vegas High School and alumni from all classes since 1913

This is also a good place to contact us
We have a Facebook group too! Click here

LATEST NEWS FROM THE LVHSAA

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The Wildcat Reunion is being held October 22, 2022 at the Orleans Hotel and Casino.

If you want to RSVP online here is the link:

www.purplepass.com/wildcatreunion2022

I have included a PDF of the invite as well. (Click here)

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The alumni association would like to take a moment to say “Happy Birthday”; to all those Wildcats born in the month of October and we hope you enjoy many more! Once a Wildcat, Always a Wildcat.

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I have fielded this question and due to the passing of Patty it is a valid one. Although we will need to make changes after the Wildcat Reunion you can still RSVP to the same address. We are business as usual and the reunion is all set to roll on the 22nd of October. Everything remains the same except for the land line phone number. We the board will make the numerous changes necessary after the event. You can also RSVP with us online. We have learned from the best and are taking care of business. www.purplepass.com/wildcatreunion2022

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Sadly, we have lost another alumnus and friend, Rollie Gibbs. One of the most friendly and versatile people I’ve ever known. Rollie was a Las Vegas native (born where Sunset Park now sits) and a 1954 graduate of LVHS. Rollie met never met anyone he did not consider his friend. Rollie was a founding member of the LVHS Alumni Association and our association president from 2008 until last year. In addition, Rollie had served as chairman of the Wildcat Reunion Committee since 2006. Rollie was the go-to guy and was up for anything necessary to get a job done. Although Rollie had stepped down due to his health, he still offered to help if needed. He is an asset to our association and set a high bar for those who succeed him in the group. Rollie is survived by his widow Naomi Lytle Gibbs (class of 1954). Rollie and Naomi reacquainted themselves at the Wildcat Reunion a few years ago. They were married shortly after. Not just a valued member of this board and association, he was a pillar of this community at large. Please read his biography under Notable Alumni on this website written by
Patty Haack
. Rollie was a good friend and will be missed by everyone he touched wherever he went.

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The alumni association is sad to announce the passing of Patty Haack, the founder and treasurer/secretary of the LVHSAA. Patty was a graduate of LVHS in 1956.
Patty worked tirelessly to make this association what it is today. She was a hard worker and dedicated herself and her immense passion and knowledge to our group. She literally called us together 14 years ago to form an alumni association for the oldest school in Las Vegas.
Her first letter read: Las Vegas High School is the oldest high school in Las Vegas but does not have an Alumni Association. However, other high schools in Las Vegas, including Bishop Gorman and Rancho, have an Alumni Association and even have their own website! We feel that LVHS should have the same and hope that you agree! Thus began this excellent association, going on for 15 years.
Patty worked in banking for 39 years, retiring as a Vice President in charge of project management.
She served as secretary & treasurer of the LVHS Wildcat Reunion Committee from 2004 to the present. Secretary & Treasurer of the LVHS Class of 1956 Reunion Committee. Secretary of the LVHS Senior Squares Restoration Committee. The Las Vegas Porcelain Art Guild secretary. She was the driving force for our group, as well as a good friend. We will miss her on this board, at our functions, and her friendship and expertise in all matters going forward.

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Helping the alumni association and getting write offs.
As most of you know, there is a brick and mortar 501(c)3 non-profit known as the Las Vegas High School Alumni Association
Annually, we host a Wildcat Reunion at the Orleans Hotel. During that reunion, we have a raffle to raise funds for the scholarship program. We ask if anyone has a business and would like to help by donating a prize from your business. You’ll get your name in front of alumni and a write off as well (PM me for a PDF of our non-profit status). You can also email us at: lvhsaamain02@gmail.com
Also, those alumni who did not receive an invitation to the reunion (we probably don’t have your address) here is a copy for you. All are welcome to RSVP for the reunion online at www.purplepass.com/wildcatreunion2022

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Okay theater alumni from Las Vegas High School, you're on.
Hello! I am trying to find the alumni who were in theatre so we can do something with them for Homecoming. I was wondering if you could send out a form for us to the alumni to see if they are past theatre students.
Here is a link to the form: https://airtable.com/shraWzfu8MdgILRdA
Thank you so much for your help!
Mzare

Ms. Teresa "Mzare" Rodrick
Technical Theatre Teacher/ ITS Thespian Society Advisor
Las Vegas High School
6500 East Sahara Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89142
702.799.0180

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Thanks to alumni donations, we have over 40 yearbooks available for a minimum donation of $50 to our scholarship fund. If you are looking for a yearbook, please send an email to lvhsaamain02@gmail.com and we will let you know what is available.

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We are in the process of organizing the Wildcat Reunion for 2022. It will be October 22, 2022 at the Orleans Hotel and Casino. Invitations will be sent out in June or July. If we do not have your physical address you will not receive an invitation to this event. Please email lvhsaamain02@gmail.com and add your address to our list.
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MANY THANKS – to our great alumni who have sent donations for our Grant and Scholarship funds over the last year. Thanks to those of you that became members or renewed your memberships over the last year. We appreciate your helping us keep our critical mission alive! Donations may be made by sending us a check payable to LVHSAA to the address at the top of this page, or by clicking below to donate by credit card.

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LAS VEGAS HIGH SCHOOL ALUMNI ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM
Thanks to the generosity of donations from our alumni, we are awarding $22,000 in scholarships this year - $14,000 to 2022 grads plus $8,000 as continuing scholarships for 2021 grads. Since inception of the LVHSAA, we have awarded scholarships to 100 graduating students. The totals: $182,000 plus continuing scholarships to 17 graduates, totaling $30,100, for a grand total of $212,000! Thanks again alumni, for your generous donations to the scholarship fund!

 
Students - If you would like to apply for one of our scholarships, please contact your
LVHS Counselor for details.

The main source of funding for our scholarships is through donations.
If you would like to contribute to our scholarship fund, it’s easy! Click the donate button above this or send a check payable to LVHSAA to the address at the top of this page.

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ATTENTION ANNUAL MEMBERS – Don’t forget that your membership expires on September 30 each year. So if you haven’t already done so, please send a check, payable to LVHSAA, to the address at the top of this page, to renew your membership now!

Or you can pay by credit card here:

We have updated our dues to reflect fees from Paypal.
If you pay by check or Paypal the dues are as follows:
$25.00 by check for individual renewals, $27.00 through Paypal.
$40.00 by check for couples renewals, $42.00 through Paypal.
$300.00 by check for individual lifetime renewals, $307.00 through Paypal.
$500.00 by check for individual renewals, $511.00 through Paypal.

Membership payment/renewal



LVA LEGACY PROJECT & LEGACY PLAQUES - The LVHSAA is very proud of our President Bruce Langson (1965) who spearheaded a project to preserve our old LVHS campus on 7th and Bridger. Bruce, along with alumni Senator Richard Bryan (1955) and Bob Stoldal (1961) worked diligently on this project for several years, resulting in the Clark County School District committing $15 million toward renovation and upgrading the campus (now the Las Vegas Academy). The Academy students love the campus as much as those of us that attended there do, and want it maintained – not replaced!

Many thanks to those of you that purchased legacy plaques or pavers, which helped fund for the recent renovation of the old auditorium on the corner of 9th and Clark. Click thumbnails below for larger images.


If you didn’t already purchase one, it’s not too late!
Click here for the plaque order form
Click herefor information on ordering a paver. https://www.lasvegasacademy.net/
and then click on “Paver Campaign” at the top of the page.


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If you haven’t already done so, NOW WOULD BE A GREAT TIME TO JOIN THE LVHSAA!

Dues are only $25 annually or $300 for a lifetime membership – OR

$40 annually and $500 lifetime for married alumni couples!

Annual memberships expire at the end of every September.
The LVHSAA is an approved 501(c)3 charitable organization,

so your dues are TAX DEDUCTIBLE!

To join now, click here for the membership form
Send the form and your check, payable to LVHSAA, to the address on the form, or you can pay or renew your membership by credit card here:

We have updated our dues to reflect fees from Paypal.
If you pay by check or Paypal the dues are as follows:
$25.00 by check for individual renewals, $27.00 through Paypal.
$40.00 by check for couples renewals, $42.00 through Paypal.
$300.00 by check for individual lifetime renewals, $307.00 through Paypal.
$500.00 by check for individual renewals, $511.00 through Paypal.

Membership payment/renewal

All members receive our Wildcat Tales newsletter twice a year, with lots of information about our alumni!
Your dues go for a good cause – helping the students and staff of LVHS!

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OFFICIAL MERCHANDISE!
In case you haven’t heard, we have LVHSAA memorabilia available for donations to our Scholarship Fund!
These items make great gifts and all proceeds benefit our Scholarship Fund.
Click here for photos and prices
If you are the reunion contact for your class, you can help us out by having some of our memorabilia available for attendees at your next reunion. We will be happy to provide you with supplies! Just contact us at lvhsaamain02@gmail.com or (702) 876-6660.

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LAS VEGAS HIGH SCHOOL ALUMNI ASSOCIATION GRANT PROGRAM
THE LVHSAA OFFERS GRANTS FOR LVHS STUDENTS, TEACHERS AND ADMINISTRATORS!
Click here for details.
Students should submit their requests for assistance to their counselor.
Counselors, teachers and administrators should submit requests to LVHS Principal Ron Guerzon for his approval. He will forward approved requests to the LVHSAA for consideration.

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DONATIONS OF SUPPLIES FOR NEEDY STUDENTS
LVHS is a Title 1 school with a high percentage of students from low-income families below the poverty level.Many of the LVHS staff members personally provide school supplies and food for some of their students. The school has established a Donation Center to collect supplies to help the needy students, and the LVHSAA provided funds to purchase storage supplies to house the donated items. If you would like to help by donating non-perishable food, clothing, school supplies, etc., contact us at lvhsaamain02@gmail.com or (702) 876-6660.

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VEHICLE DONATION PROGRAM
Provide a scholarship or grant!!
Donate a vehicle, such as a car, truck, motorcycle, RV, off-road 4-wheeler, or other objects of value
and receive the largest tax deduction available for your donated items.
For more details, contact Bruce Langson at
(702) 265-1735 or email to blangson@hotmail.com


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AMAZON SMILE PROGRAM
When making your Amazon.com purchases, add the LVHSAA to the list of charities helped by their Amazon Smile program. They donate 0.05% of your purchases to the charity designated. This is another way to add to the
LVHS Scholarship Fund! Click on the Amazon logo here:

 


VISIT THE “OLD” CAMPUS!
Check out the Senior Squares monument– created by the LVHSAA and funded by alumni donations to replace the Senior Squares.

Check out the LVHS memorabilia display in the beautiful cabinet donated by the LVHSAA and built by our Historian Joe Thomson. It is just inside the front entrance of the main building. The Academy welcomes visitors to stop by to see the memorabilia any time. The memorabilia is changed every few months and usually displays memorabilia from classes having significant reunions in any given year.

If you have anything you would like to display (you can either donate or loan to us), such as class rings, letter jackets or sweaters, or anything that will bring back memories from your years at LVHS, please let us know at lvhsaamain02@gmail.com or (702) 876-6660.

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CLASS WEBSITE LINKS
Does your class have a website? Have it listed here on our links page
Email us to submit your link for the website. All classes are welcome!

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