November 16, 2011

Class of 1963 - A new photo of the breakfast group taken November 15.

November 12, 2011

Class of 1967 - Our heartfelt condolances to the family of Derene Warner Haczynski who passed away on November 9th.

Class of 1980 - This is the last from Mrs. Lee's yearbooks. A Panther Prints from June 1980. It will be of some interest to the earlier years also as it has a portion on the 3rd page that lists graduates who had a parent who also went to CHS. Ever the English teacher, you can see several marks where mistakes were made.

November 11, 2011

A very special "thank you" to all the veterans of Cromwell High and of Cromwell itself on this Veterans Day.

October 28, 2011

There was a memorial tribute by Dr. Simon Moore about Mrs. Egan tucked into the 1968 yearbook. I have put it with her obituary notice.

October 27, 2011

Here is a May 1965 10th year special edition of Panther Prints giving a nice overview of the 1st ten years of the school. Also two additions to Memorabilia are in the 1966 section; the program for the yearbook banquet and the final exam schedule and rules. This was the standard exam schedule for all the years that I was there. They are all in the scrapbook section.

October 25, 2011

I currently have the 1959 thru 1981 yearbooks that belonged to Mrs. Lee. She saved several clippings and other photos, cards, etc. in the books. Most of the clippings are not appropriate for this site as they are personal, such as wedding announcements, which the individuals have not asked to have put here. Anything I find that has to do with school I will put up. Here are some basketball photos that were tucked into the 1963 yearbook. They are in the scrapbook section.

October 21, 2011

Class of 1981 - Our sympathies to the family of William Eager who passed away in September.

September 8, 2011

Class of 1963 - Some photos of the breakfast group. This can also be accessed from the 1963 page under "Reunions and Gatherings."

August 29, 2011

Class of 1978 - A Gathering of CHS '78 Friends - Labor Day Weekend 2011 - Saturday, September 3rd @1:00pm, Sandy Clark's Lakehouse - Lebanon, CT. Interested CHS '78 Classmates should EMAIL: Sandy Clark Doyle or Phone: 860-794-9316

August 21, 2011

Staff - Our sympathies to the family of James Fucini who passed away on August 17th. He was a wonderful educator. Mr.Fucini started at CHS in the fall of 1962 and left to teach physics in New Britain in 1966.

August 16, 2011

Class of 2011 - Our heartfelt condolances to the family of Lauren E. Bedell who passed away on August 13th. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends.

July 14, 2011

Class of 1973 - Charles Reed, who had been in the class of 1973 and moved to Middletown in the 8th grade, sent me his 5th and 7th grade pictures (single photo of himself) and I have put them on a page in Early years. Anyone else out there have single photos of themselves that I can put on a page?

July 4, 2011

Class of 1977 - Our heartfelt condolances to the family of Louis DiStefano who passed away on June 29th.

Staff - Our heartfelt condolances to the family of Mrs. Amy Hunderlach who passed away on June 29th. She taught Math in 1966.

Class of 1961 A an update note about a September 50th Reunion can be seen here.

June 21, 2011

Class of 2011 CONGRATULATIONS! To the newest group of alumnae/alumni of Cromwell High School. They graduated last night. At 157 members, this is the largest class yet to graduate.

June 18, 2011

Class of 1961 A NEW note about a 50th Reunion can be seen here. The June reunion didn't happen as hoped and this will be for September.

June 12, 2011

Class of 2008 - Our heartfelt condolances to the family of Sara Grace Damon Pessa who passed away on June 9th. She is another who is just way too young.

May 28, 2011

Class of 1961 A note about The 50th Reunion can be seen here. It is coming up in June.

May 24, 2011

Class of 1979 - Our condolances to the family of Carol Lewandowski Dion who passed away on May 21.

May 23, 2011

staff - Our condolances to the family of Patricia Bartolotta who passed away on May 21. She was a special ed aide at CHS.

May 20, 2011

Panther Prints, November 1961 is in the Publications section. This is the last I have. I am hoping that someone or ones find a few more to fill in the early holes and maybe some after 1966.

May 20, 2011

Panther Prints, June 1961 is in the Publications section.

May 17, 2011

Panther Prints, February and April 1961 are in the Publications section. I have place markers for the last two that I have, coming soon.

May 16, 2011

Panther Prints, December 1960 is in the Publications section. Some alumni of 1959 mentioned in this paper.

May 10, 2011

Panther Prints, October 1960 is in the Publications section.

May 9, 2011

Class of 1968 - The family of David Anderegg would like to invite all who would like to join them to a memorial for David.

Panther Prints, June 1960 is in the Publications section. The first page was already there and now the other three are there.

Panther Prints, February 1960 is in the Publications section.

Panther Prints, October 1959 is in the Publications section.

May 5, 2011

I have more early Panther Prints that I will be getting onto the site. They will be in the scrapbook in the Publications section. I have put the other 3 pages of December 1958 up. There was only the front page previously.

May 5, 2011

1973 - Our condolances to the family of Michael Harrington who passed away on Tuesday.

May 4, 2011

1971 - Our condolances to the family of Sheila Carroll Oates who passed away on Monday.

April 30, 2011

1981 From David Schwartz
This year marks the Class of 81's 30th graduation anniversary. This was the first class to graduate from the brand new Cromwell High School. I am hoping that someone still in the Cromwell area could set up a get together (dinner) for us at a local restraunt? Think about all the history our class has made. Please contact me at if you are interested in getting together. I reach out to all class of 1981 students to attend. If we can get some people to show, I will fly up from Florida to attend. I would like to see my old classmates! Any ideas are welcome. Please contact me with any questions that may arise.

Hope to see you all this year,
Dave Schwartz
Class of 81

April 24, 2011

1966 From John Swingen
Dear Classmates and Friends,

This year marks the 45th Anniversary of our graduation from CHS. I think we should try to plan an informal gathering of some kind, either late summer or early fall, to mark the occasion. Perhaps someone can make a suggestion of a place to meet which would be easily accessible and affordable for all. Anthony's in Guilford and Angellico's Lakeside in East Hampton have been suggested. Let's hear from you, before spring slips into summer!

email to John Swingen

April 24, 2011

We have rearranged the Scrapbook as the index page had become a bit long and scattered. It will mean a bit more clicking, but should be easier to find what you want to see. (I hope, maybe, when you get used to it)

April 22, 2011

1965 I have a preliminary photo of Miss Steinkamp's class . I am hoping that Bob can send me a larger scan of the photos, but I need a few ID's. [4/25 - I have ID's for all the kids. If you disagree with any of the names, let me know.]

April 21, 2011

1965 Hi back from Tampa. I have added more responses about Mr. Murphy's class photo. Bob Kurneta has also sent Mrs. Steinkamp's fourth(?) Grade. I will try to get that up today.

Our condolances are extended to Mary Jane & Paul Pappalardo '66, the children of Carmella Pappalardo who died April 12th. Mrs Pappalardo was another of our lovely Lunch Ladies in the cafeteria of the Cromwell School system for 25 years.

April 13, 2011

1965 [addendum to the addendum below] At the bottom of the page of pictures of Mr. Murphy's class I have the responses I have so far. I will be out of town for a few days and if there are any more responses I will add them when I get back.

April 10, 2011

1965 [addendum to the addition below] This originally said it was the 8th grade, but there is some evidence to point to the 6th grade. The question is whether anyone from the 6th grade class of 1965 remembers going to the high school for 6th grade due to overcrowding at Nathaniel White. Both Bob Kurneta and Gail Silvester remember having Mr. Murphy and Mrs. Thompson as teachers the year these pictures were taken. Bob says they were in the last two classrooms on the Junior High side. Bob thought they were in 8th, Gail in the 6th, and Sally Luistro sides with Gail. I would have been in 8th grade if these guys are 6th grade, and I do not remember it (which only means that I do not remember it.) This is school history so lets hear from both those who do or don't remember this.

April 7, 2011

1965 - Bob Kurneta sent a scan of Mr. Murphy's 6th grade homeroom for 1958-59.

April 2, 2011

1976 - Rena Fisk updated her grandson's photo.

March 31, 2011

I am getting used to some new software that we are using to maintain this website, and while it probably isn't any more difficult that what we were using, I'm an old dog learning new tricks. I mention this only by way of apologizing for not staying up to date on this index page with a few things that I have added. I think that everything is in the scrapbook. Two new Panther Prints from 1962 and several new items in the "From the Newspapers" section.

March 20, 2011

1981 - Our condolances to the family of Michael Peck who passed away earlier this month. He did not graduate from CHS but had been in the school system in his early years.

February 19, 2011

1958 - Our condolances to the family of Lucille Bartolotta who passed away yesterday.

February 6, 2011

Faculty - Our condolances to the family of William Van Zet who was a long term sub in the Chemistry Department in 2009. He was way too young to die, though there are a lot of young people on our site who were also too young. He sounds like he was an amazing teacher according to the facebook memorial.

February 5, 2011

Class of 1981 -David Schwartz updated his Then & Now page.

Class of 1988 - Quite a while ago Mark Carroll sent me his early years photos thru 5th grade. While checking old files, I realized that while I had uploaded all the years, I had never put in a link for the 5th grade photos in the Early Years..

February 3, 2011

Class of 1980 -We recently got a few mementos for the 1980 scrapbook.

February 1, 2011

Class of 1959 - I just learned today of the 2010 death of Barbara Lawton Henderson. Our belated condolances to Jim and his family.

January 28, 2011

Class of 1981 - Confirmation was sent as to the November 2010 death of Robert Finley. Our belated condolances to his family.

Thank you Tina Sullivan for obtaining memorial notices for the class of 1940.

January 23, 2011

Class of 1963 - I learned recently of the 2005 death of Harold "Jay" Bingham. He had special needs and left the Cromwell School system after 6th grade. Our belated condolances to his family.

January 21, 2011

General interest - 1958 is now represented in From the Newspapers. This was an article and newspaper photo that Doreen Caso Gugliemino gave me.

January 17, 2011

General interest - At least general interest to the first 10 to 12 years of CHS at present. I have added a section to the scrapbook called From the Newspapers with old news items from the very early years. [in the scrapbook under Memories and Momentos, General interest]

January 14, 2011

Class of 70 - Here are the last of Mark Roy's program scans. One is the March 1967, Three One Act Plays, and the others are the June 1970, Baccalaureate, and Commencement . These are in the Scrapbook section in Mark's personal scrapbook.

Class of 1977 - I was told today of the 2010 death of Patrick Sergi, a member at one time of the class of '77. Our belated condolances to his family.

January 13, 2011

Class of 1967 - 70 - Here is another of Mark Roy's scans. This one is the May 1967 Spring Sing ticket, program and one photo. This is in the Scrapbook in Mark's personal scrapbook.

January 12, 2011

Class of 1970 - 76 - Mark Roy sent a scan of Cub Prints for June 1964. This was a newspaper put out at Nathaniel White after Highlights stopped. This is in the scrapbook under Publications.

Class of 1968 - Our condolances are extended to the family of David Anderegg who died January 10th.

January 7, 2011

Class of 1990 - I was told today of the 2004 death of Stephen Hickey. Our belated condolances to his family.

January 4, 2011

Happy New year Everyone! Everyone dig through and find things that can be put on the site. If you have sent me anything and it hasn't shown up as yet, please tell me. My computer had a major meltdown and I either may have lost it or possibly it is still waiting in a folder somewhere.

Someone sent me a couple of obits for people already on the memorial site and I have added them. Two from 1958 MHS, Ann Tommasi and James Tochko, and from 1982 Scott Partridge. I also added Jean Ostergren Partridge to the 1945 memorial section.

2010 has been put into the archives.

December 30, 2010

Our condolances are extended to the family of Lena Soucy who died December 26th. Lena worked in the Kitchen at the High School and then managed the kitchen at E.C. Stevens school.