Alumni Association News

    • timeline in Education Center Alumni may sign up for text or email alerts about alumni association events by emailing Marlene Colgan at mcolgan@olatheschools.org and including your contact information (cell phone number for text alerts and email address).
    • The Olathe Public Schools Alumni Association has established a bank account for funds collected by Olathe alumni classes. Class officers interested in putting their reunion money in the account for future reunion use should contact Amanda York at 913-780-8182 or amyork@olatheschools.org. Checks should be made out to the Olathe Public Schools Alumni Association with the school and class year in the memo line (example: ON Class of '61). Designated representatives for the class may request their money later by contacting the Community Development office.
    • The alumni association executive board includes recent and distant graduates, as well as a number of district staff who will support the organization on a long-term basis.
    • Alumni association brochures are given to all seniors prior to graduation in an effort to gather future contact information. Brochures are also provided to classes hosting reunions.
    • The names and addresses of 42,300 Olathe graduates are maintained in a database.
    • Please let us know if your class is having a reunion. The basic information will be posted below, on the cable Channel 18 throughout Johnson County, and on the districtwide calendar of events.
    • School-related memorabilia dating back to the turn-of-the-century is on display in the Education Center, 14160 Black Bob, Olathe. These include a 1910 bid to build the original Central School, and a graduation program from 1891.
    • A timeline depicting the district's history was installed in fall 2010 in the hallways of the Education Center.

    For more information about the Olathe Public Schools Alumni Association, or to update your mailing address, contact Amanda York via email at amyork@olatheschools.org or call 913-780-8182.

    (Photo: District historian Bob Courtney examines one section of the timeline displayed in the Education Center.)

     

    Committee Chairs

    • Financial Committee: Lew Lewis and Max Beets
    • Fundraising Committee: Dennis Wheeler
    • High School Connection Committee: Susan Brooks and Heather Schoonover
    • Olathe Public Schools Foundation representative: Teresa Suddreth
    • Old Settlers Booth Committee: Karen and Max Beets
    • Old Settlers Parade Committee: Ed Badsky Jr.
    • Reunions Committee: Hazel Hendrix
    • Scholarship Committee: Ken Roberts
    • Wall of Honor Committee: Jill Erickson and Karen Beets
    • Wall of Honor Event Catering: Dennis Wheeler
    • Young Olathe Alumni Committee: Miles Orscheln, Ericka Bradford and Heather Schoonover

Reunion News

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