Dreux American High School was open from 1960-1967. The first graduating class was 1961. The school closed in January of 1967.
We have a very active alumni association. There have been 6 major reunions over the past 15 years, the last being held in February of 2013 in Orlando, FL. We have found 1,200+ alumni, faculty and staff!!
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NEWS ALERT: (11/13/14) Those wanting to get the Early Bird Rate for Full Registration for the Dreux AHS Reunion that will be May 1-3, 2015 in San Antonio, TX can now register! You can either pay by credit card using Paypal or complete a registration form and send it along with your check. To Register and find out more about the Reunion, click the "Reunion 2015" tab on the left side of this page. A tentative agenda for the Reunion has also been posted on the Reunion 2015 page.
NEWS ALERT: (9/21/14) - The latest Dreux AHS Newsletter was emailed out this morning! So watch for it...you should get it sometime today. Be sure to check your Spam Inbox as well just in case it gets thrown in there for some reason. IF you do not receive it, please let me know. I may not have your current email address OR you may have your spam filters set such that it rejects it.
NEWS ALERT: (9/18/14) Check out the Reunion 2015 page for updated details on the Dreux American HS Reunion which will be held May 1-3, 2015 in San Antonio, TX.
NEWS ALERT: (4/19/14) The complete version of all Dreux AHS Yearbooks have now been uploaded to the Yearbooks Section of the website. The Class Photos have been on the site for quite some time, but now the other sections (i.e. Activities, Candid and Sports) have been added. I copied each section into a Word Document and then saved it as a PDF file so you can scroll through it as opposed to how you access the class photo pages. You will need Adobe Reader to view the newly uploaded sections of the yearbooks.
REUNION NEWS: (3/20/14) The Reunion Committee is planning to have the next Dreux AHS All School Reunion in 2015. They are tentatively looking at either the last weekend in April or first weekend in May in San Antonio, TX. Keep checking back for further details and confirmation of dates and location!
NEWS ALERT: (1/22/2014)
NEWS ALERT: (10/27/13)
There are also some other links there as well regarding Dreux. Check it out!
NEWS ALERT: (5/26/13)
NEWS ALERT: (4/21/13)
Some veterans who were stationed at Dreux Air Base have just established a website for those veterans who were stationed at Dreux and/or those who lived there. It just launched so I am sure they will be adding to it and tweaking it in the coming days. The web address is http://www.dreuxairbasefrancememories.org Be sure to check it out and make a comment on their their blog!
REQUEST FOR PARTICIPATION
"As a one-year administrator at Dreux High School (1962-63), I take
great interest in the Dreux High School Alumni Association Newsletter. And as a
senior administrator on the European Dependents Schools Directorate, I took
special interest in Dreux and other U.S. installations in France in 1967
while working on transferring school assets from France to the Benelux and
Germany. To say nothing of my attachment to Dreux when my daughter was born
there (in the Evreux Hospital) in December 1962.
DREUX WINE AND BEER PILSNER
2013 Dreux Reunion Photos! (2/18/13)
View our past Dreux AHS Newsletters! (11/29/12)
If you have are any other ideas for articles in the newsletters, just shoot me an email. We will most likely feature the upcoming Reunion for the next few months, but after the Reunion I will be looking for news and stories! If you would like to write an article for the newsletter, I welcome that as well.
UPDATED 1/26/13: I am looking for copies of early "Notre Viking" newsletters or later called "The Viking Newsletter" Thanks to Betty Taplin (Wood), I now have all of the newsletters from the 1960/61 school year, including the very first edition dated October 22, 1960! I am specifically looked for the May 1962 and June 1962 newsletters, but any newsletters after that time would be really good too! If you have any of those tucked away anywhere, it would be wonderful if you would scan them and email them to me or make copies and send them via snail mail. Email me and let me know...Thanks!
NEW FORMAT FOR DREUX NEWSLETTER! (8/15/12)
Update on Guestbook (7/22/12): I have added a new
Guestbook. As mentioned below, the company that provided our prior
guestbook no longer supports it and it went away! So please sign in
and let us know you visited the website!
I have uploaded a link to our old Dreux Guestbook entries. Guest Gear no
longer provided the Guestbook that we were using. Fortunately they did send me the file of all of our prior guest book
entries so I put it in the best format I could for those who would like to check
it all the old entries.
We now have 509 Dreux alumni as members of our Dreux American High School Group page on FACEBOOK! That number keeps growing! Facebook has changed the format for Groups, so there has been LOTS of interaction going on now in the Group. If you are a member of Facebook and not currently a member of our Dreux AHS group page, either search for the Group page using the Facebook Search feature and "Request to Join the Group" or send me (Vicki Key) a Friend Request and I can add you to the Group. It is a closed group so that only those affiliated with Dreux can become members.
DUES: If you want to see if you are current on your
Dues, click on the Dues/Directory button. It should be up to date on
those that have paid dues for 2013+. If you would like to renew your
Dues, there is a Dues Form on this website. Click on the "Dues
and Directories" tab on the left side of this page. We appreciate your
support of our efforts in keeping everyone connected and finding alumni!
Check out the Dreux American HS Alumni Page on Facebook!
Charles Sibert was stationed at Dreux Air Force Base from January 1960 until April of 1961 and has written about his assignment at Dreux. Lots of stories, memories and photos. Thought you all might want to check it out. Click here.
Check out the photos from Dreux that former Principal Ross Tipton
provided and some other photos provided by Michel Guilmain who lives in the
old housing area at Dreux and purchased the pictures from a former press
photographer . Click on the Photos button on the left side of this page. Do
you see yourself in any of the photos?
Peter Giorgi, a former teacher at Dreux, passed away on September 6, 2009 in Tucson, AZ. His obituary can be viewed on our "In Memoriam" page.I have uploaded the class/faculty photo pages of the Dreux yearbooks on the website. Click on the "Yearbooks" button on the left side of this page to access them. The 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965 and 1966 Yearbook photos have been uploaded. There was not a yearbook for 1967 because the school closed at mid-year.
five (5) Dreux High School polo shirts (XXL only) left over from a prior
Reunion. If you are interested in purchasing one of them, please email
Vicki Key. Click here
for info and photos of the shirt. UPDATE: SOLD OUT! They went like
Did you know
that there are 465+ Dreux alums/former faculty on Facebook! We
have set up a Dreux American High School Group on Facebook. If
you are a member of Facebook and I don't know it, please let me know.
It's a great way to locate old friends, get connected and stay in touch!
By the way, some of the women have put their maiden names as their middle
names on Facebook and that is very helpful in letting your former classmates
know that is you!
Donald Page, who was a Dorm Counselor at Dreux during the 61/62 and
62/63 school years, passed away May 31, 2008 in New Preston, CT. He
was married to Alice Duffy, who was also a Dorm Counselor at Dreux, for 44
years. You can view his obituary on our In Memoriam page.
I found an interesting article about Dave Hewitt '63 who attended Dreux
during the 1960/61 school year. In 2006, he was inducted into the TEC
(Technology) Hall of Fame which recognizes those individuals whose careers
have best exemplified excellence in professional audio production and
design. He joins other Hall of Famers such as George Lucas, Sam
Phillips, Frank Zappa, Bob Moog, Ray Dolby and Quincy Jones, just to name a
few. Click here
to read about his induction. Congratulations, Dave!
Norman Schulz, Coach and Phys Ed teacher at Dreux in 1960/61 and
1961/62, passed away November 10, 2007. Click on his name in the
"In Memoriam" section of the website to see his obituary.
Photos from the 2007 Reunion in Las
Vegas are now available for viewing. Click here
to access the site. Thanks to Charles Shellhorn for setting up the site and uploading the photos he
received. If you have pictures that you want included, please send
them to Charles.
Coach John A. Manzoline passed away June 19, 2007 in
Cedric Hannon passed away on June 1, 2007. His obituary was in
the Seattle Times (6/5/07). He was a teacher at Dreux and attended the
1995 Reunion in Las Vegas. You can sign his guest book at www.eycfc.com, click on Obituaries
and do a search using his name.
learned that Dr. Marina Valenzuela-Smith passed away in November
of 2005. As most of you know that have attended prior Dreux Reunions,
Ms. Valenzuela attended many of the Reunions, the last one being the 2004
Reunion in Atlanta.. She will certainly be missed!
Dreux teacher, Mr. Paul G. Francis passed away on January 6, 2007 in Palm
Springs, Ca. Click on his name in the "In Memoriam" section
of this website to view his obituary. You can also sign his guestbook
until January 2008 at www.legacy.com by
doing a search of his full name, Paul George Francis.
Be sure to check out the "Found, but Lost Again" section on the
"Lost Alumni/Faculty" page of this website. The section is
located towards the bottom of the page. These are people for whom we
once had mailing addresses, but the addresses are no longer valid. If
you know the whereabouts of any of the folks, please email Vicki Key at VickiK3275@aol.com.
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please be sure to allow receipt of mail from VickiK3275@aol.com
. We don't
want you to miss out on important information regarding Dreux alumni
member of the Dreux Alumni Association for $40/yr and not only will you be
supporting YOUR Alumni Association to keep it active, but also the efforts
of the Alumni Association in locating everyone and keeping everyone
connected! For information on how to mail in your dues, please go to the Dues/Directories section of this website. A Dues Form is
available on that page for your convenience.
Click here to read Memories of Dreux from former teacher, George Aune. It's a great letter!.