One of our goals, as the school continues to grow and put down roots in its new home, is to create a stronger alumni community. Whitney has worked tirelessly from the center of our community hub to keep us all connected for the last 35 years. We now put out the call to alumni like you to help us keep the fire burning by continuing to build upon the foundation that Whitney and so many others created to start our Alumni Circle.
Alumni from 1980's at the 2011 reunion
We hope the Alumni Circle will become a worldwide SBMS community of students, teachers, parents, and friends. It will provide a platform to stay connected to the school as well as each other. We hope that it will grow into a resource for high school students looking at colleges, college grads entering the workforce, and world travelers who need a recommendation for a place to visit.
Alumni from the 1990's at the 2011 Reunion (click for larger versions)
The Alumni Circle has three main goals this year: to revamp the website, to enlist class reps for each of our 35 years, and to plan future alumni events. We have already accomplished our first goal by hosting the Welcome Home Alumni Gathering over Thanksgiving weekend. Over 175 of you joined us at the campus on APS to place a brick in the alumni spiral of our new Kiva. Please Like our new Santa Barbara Middle School Alumni Facebook page to view pictures of the event.
Alumni from the 1990's at the 2011 Reunion
Now that most of you are adults, we hope to hear about the moments and the magic from your formative SBMS years and how they shaped who you are today. We want to know where you are, what you are up to, and how you are doing!
If you are interested in becoming a rep for your class, helping with our new website, or coming to a Friday Town Meeting to share your story with our current students please email me, Kara@sbms.org. Please check back frequently as we will be developing this section of the SBMS website into a more robust alumni resource.
We look forward to seeing and hearing from all of you.
Thank you for keeping the fire burning,
Class of 1996