New To This Site?

First Time Users: Log in for the first time by finding your name on the "Classmate & Other Profiles" link on the GOLD COLUMN or by clicking "Join Here" at the log-in box on the Home Page. Passwords are completely private. Not even the class administrator knows them. If you forget yours, the webhosting company's auto-response will send it to you immediately via e-mail or you can use the "contact us" link and the administrator will send you a temporary log-in password. For spouses who share an e-mail, both of you should create a unique password to access your individual classmate profile. 

If you have any problems logging in, please click "contact us" on the GOLD COLUMN.

The GOLD COLUMN is the column at the left of nearly every page that contains links to pages on this site, as well as Member Functions. 

This site is fairly self-explanatory. Under "Edit Profile" (available after you log in) on the GOLD COLUMN under MEMBER FUNCTIONS, you can determine how much information is available to our classmates. For the privacy and security of our classmates, the current settings on this site enable only logged-in classmates (active) to see class photos and most of the content on this site. Only a few pages are available to the general public, including the Home Page and this page.

Photos: You can upload photos to your own profile, as you wish. The web hosting company automatically resizes photos but extremely large photos may take longer to resize than smaller ones. If you have trouble uploading photos, you may need to upgrade your current version of Internet Explorer or use another browser, such as Google Chrome. If you don't choose to add photos, your yearbook photo will be the default. A then-now photo and a master photo are options you can choose. They can be edited or deleted as you choose. 

E-mails: You can exchange e-mails with classmates through this site without revealing your actual e-mail address. You can only exchange e-mails with other active classmates (those who have logged in). 

Classmates Profiles: As you browse the Classmate Profile names, you'll see more classmates than those in the PurGold. A surprising number of classmates were not included in the yearbook! Other names are those from the class of 1968 who graduated with us for any number of reasons. A few names are those who had to delay their graduation to 1970. Others went to school with us for many years but moved away or dropped out -- but they are all hornets at heart and are included in this site.

The Latest Buzz: This link shows the most recent In Memory comments, current birthday greetings, and posts made on profiles (including teacher profiles). This link can be used by and viewed by logged-in classmates only. There is currently no notification setting for The Latest Buzz, so check in often to see what's buzzing in the hornets' nest. 

In Memory: Be sure to visit the In Memory page. There is a link where you can provide information about the death of a classmate or share memories of him or her.

Private Messages Between Classmates: You can send a private message to any logged-in classmate. Neither your e-mail nor that of the person you are messaging will be shown. If you want any communication between you and another classmate to be private, send that person a personal message using the link at the top of every profile page that says, "Send ______ a private message." When someone sends you a message, you will receive an e-mail notification. You can also see sent/received/archived messages at the Message Center under Member Functions.

Guest Members: Staff/teachers and grade schools are listed as Guest Members under Classmate & Other Profiles.  Although this site may be of interest to siblings, spouses, children and friends of our classmates, non-classmates will not be added as guest members. This preserves the integrity of this site and the privacy of our classmates.  

Missing Classmates: Classmates listed as "missing" are those for whom we have no e-mails, even though we may have a postal mailing address. Our goal is make all communications via e-mail, which is faster and saves postal expenses. Classmates listed as "location unknown" on the right side of the Home Page are those for whom we have no mailing address. This is only used for the "where we live" feature.

The Vault is where memorabilia treasures can be found ... documents and photos from high school, junior high school and even grade school. This is a work in progress and will be added to regularly. The link is on the GOLD COLUMN.

Work in Progress: More content will be added as we grow.  The addition of photos of the faculty and staff has been completed but more information about each individual will be added, a little at a time, as we learn of it. Grade school photos that we have received have also been added to the Profiles page. Others will be added as classmates submit them. If you have comments or suggestions, click "Contact Us" on the GOLD COLUMN.

Donations: Donations are always welcome (and needed) to support this site. Even a small amount from lots of classmates adds up! A "hive five" and thank you to all of you who have already donated. See the link at the top right of the Home Page to contribute and the Hive Fives! link at the left on the GOLD COLUMN for the names of those who have chipped in. Please send an e-mail using the Contact Us link if you wish your contribution to be anonymous. Donations are not tax deductible.

Links of Interest: "Hornet Links" on the GOLD COLUMN includes our Facebook group page (for our class only). 

If you have questions or comments, please click "contact us" on the GOLD COLUMN.

Please spread the word and invite other classmates to join us on this site!