Welcome to the SME Class of 62 website. This website is about celebrating our 50th anniversary from our Great Escape one year before release of the movie of the same name, as well as establishing an online community for classmates to continue or re-establish friendships. Imagine, about 30 years passed before we had email, then surging onto the scene a fantastic myriad of gadgets, networks, and servers that now allow us to stay in touch virtually (pun intended) daily.
Explore the website to see how it can serve you. With the 50th Reunion behind us, the 50th Reunion page provides post-event stories, photos, and videos of the event. If you are attending, I will appreciate any content that you can gather at the event and submit to us.
The News and Info page will keep you current with goings-on. You will see a "news feed" on that page -- and there are more scattered around the site -- that we will use to post breaking news on various topics. Read all about news feeds in the column to the right. Keep your email address in your profile so that we can contact you on important matters. We will email you from time to time to make sure you receive important news right in your in-basket. (You can opt out of email by using the settings in your profile.)
Our goal for the 1962 page is to load it up with content that stokes up those memories of the area and school life in the early sixties. Got content? Let us take a look, we will most likely want to include it.
Besides the 50th and 55th Reunions, there will be other events planned for our Class. Planning an event? Let us know, and we will post the news. Check out planned events, and read about past events, on the Class Events page.
But wait, there's more. To really get the benefit of this website, become a registered member. When you do, you will have access to the Class of 62 Directory on the Login/Class Page including facts and bios and much more about your classmates. You will especially appreciate comparing the 1962 pictures against the "now" pictures to see how gracefully we have aged. We have your 1962 picture, but maybe not your "now" picture. If not, be brave and submit one. You can email any classmate at this page. Use the Contact Us feature to reach out to a class admin to become a registered member.
Sadly, many classmates are no longer with us. The In Memoriam page provides a tribute to those who have passed on.
Want to know what is on the minds of our volunteer army? Visit the Staff's Corner and read their musings. If they don't post anything, prod them into sharing ideas.
Our GLAD62 Legacy program provides a way to give back to the SME community. Learn more at the Legacy page.
This website will be evolving and expanding, and there is also the issue of pesky bugs. Visit the About This Website page to learn about new features, get tips about using the website, and find out about bug fixes.
The Contact Us page provides a way to send messages to the staff on several different topics. So if you have a question or want to contribute ideas, that is the place to get your message across. Keep us informed about yourself so we don't lose the abiliy to contact you, and moreover, to keep your alumni informed about you.
Stay current with the goings-on of your class of 62. The "News and Info" page presents a news feed where volunteers post, you got it, news and information such as reunions being planned, parades to be attended by SME62 class of 1962 alumni, plans to attend events at your alma mater, activites and financial support for the benefit of your alma mater, and social events in the greater Kansas Cuty area and at distant locations. You can plan events at your location with local alumni and have news posted about those events in the News and Info page by submitting the information using the Contact Us feature. By attending events, SME62 alumni can maintain lasting friendships and support your alma mater well into the future. Make sure you keep your email address current so that we can contact you to keep you included in all things.
"Funny How Time Slips Away"
Class of '62 Gift:
Mosaic tile with inscription "Wisdom, Honor, Truth, Loyalty"