POLY HIGH SCHOOL 100th CELEBRATION & REUNION INFO
FRIDAY & SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5-6, 2012
Below are the events planned for the 100th celebration of Poly High School including Poly Alumni Association complimentary reception, Poly campus activities, and our class “Dutch Treat” dinner gathering following the campus event. There is also some hotel information for anyone traveling that may be interested.
Please note there are RSVP deadlines of Monday, September 24, 2012, for the Friday night and Saturday night events for food and space planning purposes.
Web address of the Poly 1960 Class website: www.poly1960.org
Poly 1960 Class Roster: http://www.classreport.org/usa/tx/fort_worth/phsalumni/1960
POLY HIGH SCHOOL 100TH CELEBRATION
Saturday, October 6, 2012
1:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M. at Poly High School
It's going to be FREE. . .FUN. . .and is sure to bring back FOND memories. Your Reunion Committee has heard from former Alumni and teachers from all over the country who have marked their calendars for Saturday, Oct. 6, from 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. to attend this "Once In A Lifetime" event. Friends you haven't seen since graduation or in many years will be at Poly. In fact, we anticipate 1500+ Alumni students, teachers, principals, plus some of the current student body and faculty.
Parking will be available on all levels of student parking lots North of the school as well as the teachers' parking lot on the South (Rosedale) side.
Street parking is available on Conner Avenue (in front of school), Rosedale, Beach and the Avenue streets that intersect with Conner.
Should you choose not to park at any of these designated places, you may proceed to Polytechnic United Methodist Church (on Rosedale) to park in one of the lots immediately behind the church or across the street to the East. Vans will be running every 15 or so minutes, as needed.
MEMORIES PROGRAM: 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.
A "Memories Program" will be presented in the auditorium at 1:30 p.m. with the same program repeated at 3:30 p.m. The current JROTC Color Guard will begin each program with the Presentation of Colors. The core program will feature Alumni Cheerleaders, Polyettes, Mama Reeves Kick Line and the Stage Band. Each group will entertain you with their renditions of what they each did best while at Poly. The current Cheer Squad will be in uniform and present a current Poly cheer. Special recognition is planned for Alumni organizations, clubs and departments that won STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS. Individuals who won All State and/or All City will be recognized. Quentin McGown, a well-known Fort Worth historian will present the City of Polytechnic and how Poly High School evolved. . .you will find this to be fascinating.
SCHOOL TOURS: Current student organizations will conduct tours of the school throughout the event from 1:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M.
CAMPUS MEET ‘N GREET LOCATIONS: 5:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M.
GROUP CAMPUS LOCATON
MARCHING 100 Outside the Band Hall
Cheerleaders, Polyettes and Drill Teams Auditorium
ROTC at the JROTC Outside, south of Athletic Building, Rm 013
JOURNALISM DEPT. (The Parakeet and Poly Annual staffs) School Library
VINTAGE/CLASSIC CARS ON DISPLAY ON FRONT CAMPUS:
For your pleasure, some of the "Good Ol' Poly Boys" will be showing vintage/classic cars in front of the school, with security provided on the grounds and in the area. At this time, almost 30 have volunteered to display their vehicles.
Poly's award winning Mariachi Los Pericos (3rd at State competition this year) will be performing in front of the school, where the vintage/classic cars will be on display.
The Reunion Committee needs your help. . .we ask that you contact every Poly Alumni or former teacher that you know to extend an invitation to this October 6 event. We want to be sure that everyone knows of this "Once In A Lifetime" event. . .so spread the word!
Co-Chairs of Poly 100th Reunion Event: Judy Simpson, Class of ’59, firstname.lastname@example.org
Rita Morris Vinson, Class of ’60, VinsonRita@charter.net, 817-451-4907 (home), 817-368-6317 (cell).
POLY CLASSES OF 1960, 1959 AND 1958 “DUTCH TREAT”DINNER
Saturday, October 6, 2012 - 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Cooper’s Old Time Pit BBQ, 301 Stockyards Blvd., (near North Main & 28th across from Billy Bob’s)
Following the 100th events at Poly High School (there are no refreshments planned for the 100th event), we have arranged for an informal meeting place for a “dutch treat” dinner and visiting. You are welcome to invite guests and anyone from other classes as this will provide a place to visit with friends that we do not often get to see. No reservations are required, the cost is dutch; however, please RSVP by Monday, 9/24/2012 to Marifranc: email@example.com, cell 817-247-6240, to allow for food and space planning.
MEET ‘N GREET RECEPTION – FRIDAY, OCTOBER 5, 2012
Poly alumni from all classes and all former teachers and principals.
7:00 P.M. – 10:00 P.M.
The Radisson Hotel Fort Worth – Fossil Creek
2540 Meacham Blvd. (at IH35W), Fort Worth, TX 76106, Phone: 817-625-9911
A Special Invitation from the Poly Alumni Association for the evening preceding the Poly 100th Celebration:
The Poly Alumni Association is hosting a reception, open to Poly alumni, teachers and principals, at the Radisson Hotel Fort Worth-Fossil Creek. There will be complimentary hors d’oeuvres and also a cash bar. (No meal will be served.) It’s your chance to renew friendships and make new ones. There will be tall tales of good ol’ Poly days and the fun remembering “who you are and where you are from!”
PLEASE R.S.V.P. by Monday, September 24, 2012 to Pat Rochelle, by phone: 817-233-5134 or email: Pat firstname.lastname@example.org; or call Marie Gaunce, phone: 817-504-2010. We need an estimate of attendance for food and space planning purposes.
The Poly Alumni Association meets the first Tuesday of each month, 6:00 p.m. for (optional) dutch treat dinner, 7:00 p.m. business meeting at the Ol’ South Pancake House on University Drive, Fort Worth, TX.
See web site for membership info: www.polyalumni.org
Also, you may visit us on Facebook: https:/www.facbook.com/PolyAlumniAssociation
Hotel Guest Room Options
Poly alumni coming from out of town have the option of choosing any hotel they want in any part of the city.
THE RADISSON HOTEL FORT WORTH – FOSSIL CREEK
For those who want to stay at The Radisson Hotel Fort Worth- Fossil Creek, identify yourself as a Poly Alumni and ask about the AARP rate or the Poly Alumni Centennial rate. Reservations will give you the best rate. Make Radisson hotel reservations by Monday, September 24, 2012. Call 817-625-9911. Room reservations are filling up fast. Although there is not a NASCAR race on the weekend of the Centennial, it is football season with people coming in for TCU and other games.
HOTELS NEAR THE RADISSON
For those who might want other options near The Radisson, here is information about hotels nearby, but no special rates have been arranged.
Restaurants nearby include McDonald’s, Cracker Barrel and IHOP on north Loop 820 eastbound Service Road at Beach Street.
Holiday Inn Fort Worth North-Fossil Creek, 817-624-0002, 4635 Gemini Place (across street from Radisson)
Super 8, 817-222-3220, 4665 Gemini Place
aymont Inn & Suites-North, 817-740-1046, 4681 Gemini Place
La Quinta Inn & Suites, 817-222-2888, 4700 N. Freeway (I 35W)
Hilton Garden Inn, 817-222-0222 or 817-759-4700, 4400 N. Freeway (I 35W)
DOWNTOWN FORT WORTH
If you want to stay in the revitalized downtown Fort Worth area, there are several hotels to choose from including the Omni, Marriott, Sheraton, Worthington, Hilton, Embassy Suites and others.
MONTGOMERY WARDS/CULTURAL DISTRICT AREA
The 7th Street area has also been revitalized and is a great place to see if you have not been here in a long time. The old Montgomery Wards building is now businesses and restaurants. There are several motels/hotels in that area as well including Residence Inn and others..
SOUTH UNIVERSITY AND I-30 AREA
Hotels on University near I-30 include Residence Inn, Fairfield Inn, Courtyard Marriott, Springhill Suites as well as others and have shopping and many restaurants convenient to the area.