Classes from '67, '72, '77, '82, '87, '92, '97, '02, '07 may be
MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
Winter - 2018
Message from The President
I hope everyone had a safe and wonderful holiday season. And now it's time to get out all of our cold weather clothes so we can stay warm during our winter. As I write this message, the forecast calls for single digit cold for the next couple of weeks. Brrrrrrrr!
This year's seniors are working towards college entrance exams and scholarship applications. As usual, The Valley Forge Alumni Association will offer two scholarships to deserving students. Instructions on how to apply for these scholarships can be found on the Parma City Schools website at https://www.parmacityschools.org. Scholarship recipients are notified typically in April and their awards are presented at a dinner held in their honor in early May.
The Parma City School Board has two new members who will be getting settled and along with the other returning board members. The board will have some very serious decisions to make in the coming months. I, like all the parents, students, and faculty, will hope that sensible and sound decisions will help put the school system back on track with a sound financial footing while continuing to provide a quality education to the students.
The Valley Forge High School History Club is currently working funding and designing a permanent Veteran's Memorial to be placed at the gymnasium entrance to the school. This started as a class project last school year about the Valley Forge alumni who lost their lives during the Vietnam War and the students became so impassioned that they decided that a permanent memorial should be made. Working with faculty advisors Mrs. Byrne and Mr. Stringer, the history club is running several fundraisers in hopes of raising the $5,000 - $6,000 they estimate the memorial will cost. Donations may be made (and gladly accepted) by check made out to Valley Forge High School. Please add on the memo line on the check "Vietnam Memorial". Please, help this worthy cause and be generous.
*** The Alumni Association is still looking to fill two board positions.***
***VF Classes ending in 5 or 3 may be planning class reunions for this year. Please watch our Facebook page for more information if you're not already doing so.
As always, The Alumni Association extends and invitation to all alumni who would like to attend our Winter Meeting on January 16th! Join Us at Panera Bread at the Shoppes at Parmatown at 7:00 PM. An agenda for the meeting will be posted on our Facebook page by 1/12/18.
1/4/18 PCSD Board Organizational Meeting - 7:00 PM Public Invited - PHS Auditorium
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Donate Your Old Yearbook to the Alumni Association
If you have yearbooks you no longer want, please consider donating them to our library. We are trying to put together a second and possibly third set of Archives to be kept off-site for protection.
These are available for reference only in our office.
The Wetlands Project
The Wetlands Project began with a discussion between the Association and Jim Wohl, Class of '66.
Looking for Memorabilia!
The Alumni Association is always looking for VF memorabilia. We use them in displays and we make them available for your class to display at reunion time.
We can hold on to your class' memorabilia so it doesn't get lost in someone's attic or basement. We even have the very first Battlecry that was published in 1962.