WPHS Alumni Association Newsletters


 Due to increasing costs and dwindling membership the Association is no longer publishing a printed and mailed newsletter.  There is a group Facebook page, and the Board of Directors of the Alumni Association is considering an electronic version of the newsletter but plans are far from final. For the time being, the Facebook page is displaying the alumni submitted news.  


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A Friend's Apology -  by Richard Gardella WPHS '53

With age, visual acuity dims and the brain loses some nimbleness.

     These natural and inevitable changes, I believe, help to explain my neglect in regard to a longtime friend and fellow White Plains High School graduate, Charles H. Halper, a member of the class of 1954, who was a successful business man and a retired financial advisor. A resident of Westport, Connecticut, he also graduated from Colgate University.  Charlie died at home of heart failure on October 5, 2017 at the age of 81. In the recently published alumni newsletter, there was no mention of this sad fact.

     The fault for that failure lies with me and the only possible excuse is the decline detailed above. What makes the failure on my part even less excuseable is that I had a phone conversation with Rose, Charlie's widow and also a White Plains High graduate. We reminisced about his athletic ability, good humor, and solid intelligence.  One part of Rose's memory involved Charlie's friendship with the late Bill Brown, a member of the White Plains High School's Hall of Fame.

     Since Brown's passing received a column of coverage in the recent newsletter, it would have been natural and informative to include mention of their friendship in that column. After all, that friendship through the years says volumes about our old High School and the fertile soil it provided for life time connections.


Prior Newsletters

     Newsletter files are stored in a Google Drive account. You must be logged into your Google gmail account for the link below to work. Create a gmail account if you don't have one. It takes about 90 seconds.

     Click:  Folder , then click on the icon with a name similar to the newsletter issue below to open it.

  2017 Summer - 2018 Summer

          Correction: Arthur Perlmutter, '47, is INCORRECTLY reported as a Sleeping Tiger on page 7. Sadly Arthur is the one who reported that his brother Robert Perlmutter '50 is the one who passed away in August, 2018.

  2016 Fall - 2017 Spring

  2016 Spring - 2016 Summer

  2015 Fall - 2016 Winter

  2015 Spring - Summer

  2014 Fall - 2015 Winter     pg 1: Middle name of Dr. William Homan is Peden.  Gerthalene is name of Harry Jefferson's wife. pg 5: Janecek is the correct spelling.  pg6-7: Fall Winter 2014 2015 is the correct heading.

  2014 Spring - 2014 Summer

  2013 Fall - 2014 Winter

  2013 Spring - Summer

  2012 Fall - 2013 Winter

  2012 Spring - Summer

  2011 Fall

  2011 Spring

  2010 Fall - 2011 Winter

  2010 Summer - Fall

  2009 Fall

  2009 Spring - Summer

  2008 Fall - 2009 Winter

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