Elgin High School 150th Celebration

Elgin High School 150th Celebration


Ian will be honored at the Elgin vs Glenbard South GO GOLD Football game this Friday night (9-6-19)! September is Pediatric Cancer Awareness Month, help us spread the GOLD RIBBON and create awareness that Pediatric Cancer is underfunded! calsangels.org/awareness
can we still purchase a brick? Are the banners posted in the city going to be sold?
Hal Getzelman
In Archives Room
Could someone tell me the name of our oldest living graduate? I forgot.
Alumni having fun at program in Auditorium
Hal Getzelman, EHS Grad and NASA Scientist completed a special project for EHS to add to our History, sent an EHS pin into space and back. It is now at EHS!
Mr. John Devine, EHS History Teacher, Host and EHS Coordinator of 150 Years Event
Mrs. Susan Forner (Proncipal's Secretary, Retired) Jerry Turnquist, Alumni, Students/ Others at Dedication of stone outside EHS
From The Archives Room
Spectacular celebration today at Elgin High School. Happy 150th Birthday EHS! #EHS #EastSidePride

Celebrating 150 years of Elgin High School! Find information, share your memories, and show your Maroon pride. Maroons Once, Maroons Forever!

Operating as usual


All Class Reunion Photobooth Photos


Getting ready to start.

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EHS Stories

The day is finally here! Our All-Class Reunion event kicks off today, and just in time we have one last EHS story to share from former principal Ron O'Neal's wife.

One more time, here is our schedule today:

12:00pm: Both the 'old' and 'new' Elgin High School are open for walks down memory lane!
1:45pm: Program begins in the 'new' EHS Auditorium! Please arrive a few minutes early to secure a seat!
2:15pm: Reunion and refreshments in the EHS cafeteria and Chesbrough Field House!

Hope we see you there! GO MAROONS!


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150 Program.pdf

24 Hours Away! Here's the program you will receive tomorrow - remember, it begins at 1:45pm sharp!



Elgin High School 150th Celebration

Tomorrow is the big day! Here is our schedule again (PLEASE NOTE! Program start time will be closer to 1:45 to provide more time for the reunion gathering afterward)

12:00pm - Walks Down Memory Lane at EHS old and new.
1:45pm - Presentation in the new EHS Auditorium
(Please try to arrive a few minutes early so everyone can be seated!)
2:20pm - Reception in EHS Commons and Field House

After 3:30, continue your celebration at one of Elgin's downtown establishments!

[04/12/19]   Tomorrow is the big day! Here is our schedule again (PLEASE NOTE! Program start time will be closer to 1:45 to provide more time for the reunion gathering afterward)

12:00pm - Walks Down Memory Lane at EHS old and new.
1:45pm - Presentation in the new EHS Auditorium
(Please try to arrive a few minutes early so everyone can be seated!)
2:20pm - Reception in EHS Commons and Field House

After 3:30, continue your celebration at one of Elgin's downtown establishments!

sites.google.com 04/11/2019

EHS Stories

One last EHS principal's story before our All-Class Reunion. Thanks to Chet Alexander's daughter for writing this! Don't forget to join us on Saturday for the All-Class Reunion! See the event page here for more details: https://www.facebook.com/events/2117878285177893/



Five Days Away!!! Make sure you've RSVP'd at Elgin150.com (All Class Reunion page) and marked yourself as going on the event page! Link in comments...

[04/06/19]   We’re only a week away from the 150th All Class Reunion! RSVP at elgin150.com and join this once in a lifetime event!


Are you a legacy student? Did your parents attend EHS? Your grandparents? We'd like to interview you if you are a 2nd, 3rd, or 4th generation EHS student! See or email Mr. Devine if you are interested.


We are only ONE MONTH away from our All Class Reunion! Please join us on April 13th to celebrate 150 years of Maroon Pride! Share this digital poster and get the word out!


Elgin History Museum

We are getting close to finishing our new exhibit on the 150th Anniversary of Elgin High School! One of the fun parts is looking through the many interesting artifacts we have and deciding what to display. Will you see everything in these photos? You will have to come to the museum on SUNDAY, March 10th at 2pm to hear EHS History Teacher John Devine honor the history, achievements and pride of the 150 year old Maroon family. The new exhibit will be OPEN! (No fee for members, $3 for guests) #WeAreU46


Highlighting this post from Trish Hausser LaFleur! Please come see John Devine on Sunday at the Elgin History Museum!

The new Elgin High School 150th Anniversary exhibit will be up at the Elgin History Museum by Sunday! Hope to see you at John Devine's talk on Sunday at 2pm. If you can make it, please register on the Museum's website:
We want to make sure we have a big enough cake. 😀

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EHS Stories

Another former principal has been kind enough to share memories of his time at EHS. See our page link below to read Dave Smiley's thoughts on being a part of the Maroon family!

We'd love to hear your stories as a former student, teacher, or community member. Send us a write-up at [email protected]!


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EHS Stories

Jerry Cook, who hit the trifecta as an EHS student, teacher, and principal, shared this piece with us of his memories as part of the Maroon family. Thanks for sharing, Jerry!

Do you have memories to share? Email them to us at [email protected] so we can feature them on our website!

Don't forget to join us for the All Class Reunion on April 13th! See our website for more info.


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More Ways to Celebrate

Hey folks! We're so grateful for all the community support we've received.

The Elgin 150 committee is purchasing light post banners that will hang in downtown Elgin later this spring to celebrate the 150th. If you would like to donate to support this, please see our More Ways to Celebrate page. As a thank you to ALL donors, two banners will be framed and installed at Elgin High School, along with a plaque of donor names. You can have your name immortalized in the halls of Elgin High School!

All donations to Elgin 150 go toward funding our All Class Reunion on April 13th.

Don't forget, you can also order a commemorative brick that will be installed outside the main entrance of the school. See the linked page for more details!



So glad so many alumni could join us yesterday for the Elgin Larkin game! Hope you all come back for the All Class Reunion on April 13th!

sites.google.com 01/31/2019

More Ways to Celebrate

Starting Friday night, the Elgin 150 committee is taking orders for commemorative bricks that will be placed outside the main entrance of Elgin High School. Put your mark at EHS forever with a custom engraved brick! Proceeds will go toward funding our All Class Reunion in April. Order forms are available online now, or you can pick one up at the Elgin/Larkin match-up Friday night at Chesbrough Field House!


[01/29/19]   Don't forget, the Elgin vs. Larkin special event is this Friday February 1 at the Chesbbrough Field House. See the girls and boys varsity teams square off in our crosstown classic! EHS Alums Jessica Chesbrough and Elgin mayor David Kaptain will be guest speakers. Come out and cheer on the Maroons!

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All Class Reunion RSVP

We're under 80 days away from our All-Class Reunion on Saturday, April 13 at Elgin High School! Join us for a tour of your old building, the performance of a specially commissioned piece of music by our band director, a presentation from outer space(?!), and refreshments. Please use the form linked her to RSVP!

docs.google.com The EHS All-Class Reunion will be Saturday April 13 from 12:00pm - 3:00pm at Elgin High School. This is a FREE event! Please RSVP if you plan to attend! Please see the Google Calendar event on our website for more detailed schedule information.


Thank you City of Elgin for this great honor!

The Elgin City Council issued a proclamation last night recognizing Elgin High School as a "beloved educational institution" on the "milestone occasion" of its 150th anniversary. The proclamation was read by Elgin Mayor Dave Kaptain, an EHS alumnus, and accepted by Chandler Swan and John Devine of the #EHS150 anniversary committee. The proclamation starts just before the 11-minute mark in this video: https://bit.ly/2FXjQbQ #U46Proud Elgin High School 150th Celebration City of Elgin-Government, City Services and Community News


Tonight’s Elgin City Council meeting proclamation as read by EHS alum and Elgin Mayor David Kaptain.


Two great upcoming events! Elgin Varsity Girls and Boys will square off against our cross-town rivals, Larkin on Friday February 1! This great event will also feature two guest speakers: Jessica Chesbrough, an EHS alumnae, basketball player, and granddaughter of the legendary Coach Chesbrough; and David Kaptain, Elgin's mayor and alumnus of EHS class of '65!

Our All-Class Reunion is on Saturday April 13 from 12pm - 3pm. Join alumni young and old to celebrate 150 years of Maroon Pride! This is a FREE event, but we need attendees to RSVP so we can anticipate numbers! Please RSVP on the Events page at elgin150.com.

Email [email protected] with any questions!


Get an EHS 150th commemorative calendar! See Elgin150.com for more details! #MaroonPride #elgin150


Check out this beautiful Elgin High School 150th Anniversary Calendar - on sale now! You can place an order (delivered by mail) using the linked Google Form. Calendars are also for sale in person at the EHS Treasurer's Office with cash, check, or credit card! Price is $10 in person or $15 by mail.

Please share this post for anyone who would be interested in a great holiday gift for any EHS alum! https://goo.gl/forms/EjpJM4nRs5ZifHzo2


Remembering when former President George HW Bush visited EHS in 1997.


Nervous about report cards, Maroons? Here’s one from 1928! Check out that list of classes! Who’s signing up for Bookkeeping and Salesmanship next semester? 🤔

[10/17/18]   The Elgin150 homepage has been updated to include a document of memories shared by the recently departed Dr. Richard Felicetti. His love and passion for education and the Maroon family really shine through. You can visit elgin150.com if you would like to read it.


Last week, the Maroon family lost a giant. Dr. Richard Felicetti passed away. Our condolences go out to the entire Felicetti family.

Condolences may be sent to:
Sharon Felicetti
18915 N. 87th Drive
Peoria, AZ 85382-8776


Aunt Norma is back with two new contests for students! Don’t forget to visit her at the cemetery walk today after the parade! #elgin150


Come visit Aunt Norma at the 31st Annual Cemetery Walk at Bluff City Cemetery!
11am - 3pm
945 Bluff City Blvd.


Was my last clue too hard Maroons? I guess I’ll just wait here in the library, looking at old yearbooks until someone can figure it out. Hmm... Woodstock, the Moon Landing... this was a good year. 😏
Leave your answer for me in my mailbox in the Main Office! #auntnorma #e150


Don’t worry Maroons, you’ll bounce back. Here’s a photo of the football squad from 1900 - 20 years before the NFL was established!


Ladies and Gentlemen, the Elgin High School graduating class of... 1900!

Check out our Images of EHS page to see more! https://sites.google.com/u-46.org/elgin150/images-of-ehs

Have you got images to share? Send them to us from this page on our website!

Videos (show all)

Tonight’s Elgin City Council meeting proclamation as read by EHS alum and Elgin Mayor David Kaptain.






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