1970 Golden Jubilee - Sept. 23-25, 2021

Raise a glass to your classmates! Although the pandemic postponed a 50-year anniversary for the great Class of 1970, you are scheduled to celebrate anew on September 23-25, 2021.  As someone said, “We might have been held back a year, but we are still the great Class of 1970.”
 
Enroll today and join our fun with a stroll down memory lane.
 
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
 
Hospitality details for each activity you register to join will be sent by email. Stay tuned.
 
Thursday, September 23
 
10:00 a.m.      Golf Tournament
                        Blue Hills Country Club
 
A friendly competition at one of Kansas City’s finest courses. Your $65 fee includes green’s fees, sack lunch, two drink tickets, and all the fun you can have.  Contact Danny Welsh at dwelsh@wctingle.com to register.


Friday, September 24
 
4:00 p.m.        Greenlease Memorial Campus Tour
 
Return to the Rock to see all the campus improvements that have been made to the Greenlease Memorial during the past 50 years.  This walking tour will show the exciting changes that benefit our current Hawklets.
 
5:30-700 p.m.   Men's Night Out (a.k.a Stag Night)
   First Stop - McGee Hall
 
After a tour of the school, join your classmates in McGee Hall with a great view of Dasta Stadium for dinner and cocktails.  Enjoy tall tales of your Glory Years, including stories about memorable figures like Coaches Al Davis, Jr. and Beach Tuckness, along with the Jesuits who helped shape so many lives. Classmates are working on a special video production you do not want to miss!
 
7:00-9:30 p.m.+   Football Hawklets vs. Bishop Miege Stags
                              Second Stop - Dasta Memorial Stadium / Hawklets Center
 
The celebration continues with food and beverage at the Sky Box of the Hawklets Center. One of the most revered sports rivalries in Kansas City history.  GO HAWKLETS! 
 
 
Saturday, September 25
 
4:00 p.m.        Celebration of Mass
Chapel of the Sacred Heart

This will be a celebration of the graduation anniversary, as well as a Memorial Mass for classmates who have passed away. AMDG
 
5:00 p.m.        Greenlease Memorial Campus Tour
 
An opportunity for guests who could not join the Friday night festivities to see the various curricular and co-curricular spaces available to form today’s students at The Rock.
 
5:30 p.m.        Golden Jubilee Dinner and Reception
Hawklets Center
 
Join your classmates in celebrating a 50th year reunion (technically, 51 years because of the pandemic, but who is counting?).  Dinner will include "heavy hors d'oeuvres" (enough for a meal) and open bar, to encourage everyone to socialize with as many people as possible. Live entertainment will be provided by Bill Robinson and his Motown Review, with songs from the Motown era like the Temptations, Four-Tops, Lionel Richie, Smokey Robinson, Wilson Pickett and many more. Price is $50 per person (so $100 for a couple).
 
 
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MAKE A GIFT IN HONOR OF YOUR CLASS REUNION
 
Let’s do something special in honor of your Golden Jubilee and present Rockhurst High School with a gift that truly embodies pride and love of our school by helping current and future Hawklets.
 
Tuition for the 2021-2022 academic year at Rockhurst High School is $14,200, plus a $1,000 Lunch Fee, and a $225 Technology Fee - a total of $15,425.  Families want to make this investment for their sons to give them the quality Jesuit education you experienced.  The school awards more than $2.7 million in financial aid each year to 46% of the student body through tuition assistance, including scholarships.
 
The Class of 1970 Scholarship Fund was established to help alumni send their sons to Rockhurst High School.  The goal is to raise $200,000 for the fund and $156,000 has been raised to date.  If you have not done so, please make your gift today!  Click here to make your gift by typing “Class of 1970 Scholarship” in the variable text field under Recurring Gifts.

MY LIFE SINCE THE ROCK

Please take time to share your news with your classmates.  We are creating a book for Reunion attendees with all your submissions.  Be sure to attend so you can pick up your book. You are free to send photos or other works that you would like to share to Laurence Freeman at lfreeman@rockhursths.edu.

“Hail Blue and White”
(The Rockhurst High School “Fight Song”)
 
Written in 1952 by
Al Davis, Jr. and Rev. Martin Currigan, SJ
Score by Patrick Loftus
 
Chant #1
 
Hail…Blue and White, we’re gonna’ fight, we’re gonna’ fight for you…
 
Hail…Blue and White, with all our might we’re gonna’ see you through…
 
And when the clouds of battle roll and press around your standards true…
We’ll push ‘em back!
We’ll push ‘em back!
We’ll push ‘em back for the Blue and White!
 
Chant #2
(Slightly louder and build in volume)
 
Hail…Blue and White, we’re gonna’ fight, we’re gonna’ fight for you…
 
Hail…Blue and White, with all our might we’re gonna’ see you through…
 
And when the clouds of battle roll and press around your standards true…
We’ll push ‘em back!
We’ll push ‘em back!
We’ll push ‘em back until the light of vict’ry shines on the Blue and White!
 
(Finish with a spirited cheer!)

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    MR LAURENCE "LAURENCE" FREEMAN 

    Director of Alumni Relations
    (816) 363-2039 Ext 571