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2015 Summer Dinner on August 22
The Poly High School class of 1967 will hold its summer dinner at 6 p.m. August 22 in the banquet room of No Frills Grill, 12846 South Freeway, Burleson.

Poly High School to Honor Alumni With Homecoming Parade
Poly High School will celebrate Homecoming Week October 5-10 with events honoring alumni. One event will be a parade Wednesday, October 7, beginning at the school. The parade will feature a float of alumni twirlers. For get more information or to sign up for the float, alumni twirlers can contact Sandra Parks Fair, class of 1959 head majorette, at (832) 928-9319.
And Judy Simpson of Poly Alumni Association is seeking the name, contact info, and car info of alumni who own antique/vintage/hot rod/classic cars or trucks who could participate in the parade. E-mail Judy Simpson.

2014 Class Dinner: Come One, Come Al
The class of 1967 held its annual dinner October 15 at Cousin's BBQ in Crowley. In addition to the usual good food and fellowship, this dinner included a rare sighting of the California parrot, Al Reader.


The Magnificent Seven Fourteen 2014
Top row: Steve McQueen, James Coburn, Horst Buchholz, Yul Brynner, Brad Dexter, Robert Vaughn, Charles Bronson.
Bottom row: Jerry Martin, Roy Lowry, Al Reader John Morrow, Allen Koenig, Bill Sims, David Tarrant.

More photos here.

Links to Poly History at Hometown by Handlebar
Remembering the Dillow House, 1912-2013
To Big D and Back on Electric Avenue
The ’24 Parrot: Buncha Hundred-Year-Old Teenagers
“Re Ray, Re Ray, Re Ray, Rix! We’re the Class of Naughty Six!”
North Glenwood: Little Island of Anonymity
Little East Side Cemetery: RIP (Rest in Poly)
Punkins Parker: From Polywood to Hollywood
Papa Parrot: The Man We Called "Mr. T"
Lot No. 8, Block No. 9, Englewood Heights: A Little Lot of History
Putting Down Roots in the Poly Prairie
Progress Plays Through
East Side Story: The Mill and the Methodists
East Side Story: Incorporation and Annexation
Beyond the Chain Link: The Kingdom of the Mighty Mites
Once Upon a Crime: Of Bombs and "Boomerangs"
A Toast to the Ghost of Paul Hollis and "Good Old Poly Pop"
Radio Active: There's No Place Like Ohm
“No City Taxes, No Typhoid Fever, No City Evil Influences”
Words and Music: Name That Tune
Ghost Fork: The Trinity That Time Forgot
Once Upon a Live Wire: All Aboard to Cleburne
Pocket Lakes
Go West, Young Men, and Put Your Brand on Bricks
Four for the Road: Cruisin' on Conner Avenue
There's Madness in Their Method: Education Meets Inspiration
To Big D by Road or Rail or River
Cowtown Yoostabes, Poly Edition: Rosedale's Kids Central
The Italian Inn: When Heresy Became Heritage
"Poly, You Are Our Own Dear [Third] High School"
Cowtown Noir: The Bellboy Always Rings Twice
Once Upon a Heist: Dishonor Among Thieves
1906 Panther City Parrot: “Look Out for Me, Look Out for Mine”
TXWOCO: When the “W” in “TWC” Stood for “Woman’s”
Sycamore Creek: The "Big Muddy" of the East Side
Cowtown Yoostabes, Prairie Edition: Dogs Gone
Cowtown Yoostabes, Sycamore Edition: Movies, Mobsters, and the Marlboro Monkey
Cowtown Yoostabes, Vaughn Boulevard Edition 1: The Middle-Class Mile
Cowtown Yoostabes, Vaughn Boulevard Edition 2: Driving the Middle-Class Mile
Cowtown Yoostabes, Vaughn Boulevard Edition 3: Don't Be Afraid of . . . The Dark
The “Hidden Americans”: The Roma of Rose Hill
Where's the Beef? Hint: It's Not at Rose Hill
Suitable for Framing: A Picture-Perfect Crime?
Trolley Parks: “Beautiful” Lake Erie

2013 Class Dinner: Food, Fellowship, and the Magnificent Seven Fourteen
The class of 1967 held the second of its twice-yearly dinners October 26 at Cousin's BBQ in Crowley. More photos here.

The Magnificent Seven Fourteen 2013
Top row: Steve McQueen, James Coburn, Horst Buchholz, Yul Brynner, Brad Dexter, Robert Vaughn, Charles Bronson.
Bottom row: Bill Ayars, John Morrow, Jerry Martin, Steve Burris, Larry Barksdale, Danny Matthews, Ken Zielinski.

Photos From Our 2013 Summer Dinner
The first of our twice-yearly get-togethers for 2013 was held on May 18. Here are photos of some of the guilty parties.


Happy Hundred: Coming Home to "Where You're From"
Poly High School now has a second marching 100 to remember: One hundred years have marched by since its first graduating class in 1912. To celebrate, on October 6 the centennial reunion drew about 2,300 former and current students and teachers. We filled the halls and shook the walls. The reunion was an incredible gathering, a Woodstock in orange and black. Thanks to Rita Morris Vinson and Judith Simpson, who over several months supervised the organization of such a monumental event. More photos and video clips here.
And if you want to order a DVD of video shot at the centennial reunion and/or a CD of the "Poly Blues" and the alma mater, a form is here. The CD of the "Poly Blues" and the alma mater is made from the original 1952 78 r.p.m. record that was digitally remastered about four years ago. You may pay for all of these items with one check by using the order form as long as all items are mailed to the same address. If you want to order the DVD and/or the CD as a gift that you want the school to mail to a different person/address, fill out a separate form and a separate check for each person/address, and you will need to let that person know you have ordered the DVD and/or CD for him/her. The school will not be responsible for noting gift acknowledgments.


Former cheerleaders (on stage) and current spirit team members dance to "The Poly Blues" played by former school band members. (When did some kids from Paschal sneak over and scrawl all that graffiti on the backs of the chairs?)


Our Forty-Fifth Class Reunion
Our forty-fifth class reunion was held on September 8, 2012, in the Stockman's Club at Stockyards Station. It was quite a roundup: more than eighty classmates, some, such as Al Reader and Steve Lefler, from out of state.

Photos of our forty-fifth reunion are here.


Our 1967 Yearbook Is Now Online
Click on this link to see our 1967 yearbook.
And just below are links to our school songs:


Time Marches . . . Backward--to 1965
This YouTube video shows the Poly Marching 100 at the 1965 University Interscholastic League band competition at TCU.

Words and Music
Here are links to the sheet music of the school song and to our school songs:

School Song Sheet Music 1

School Song Sheet Music 2

Fight Song

School Song

"Our" Poly Blues

1955 Poly Blues


You Must Be Weird, or You Wouldn't Be Clicking on This Link
Remember when "hip" was an attitude, not something that you fall and break? Phil Vinson, class of 1958, has found a short video about the Cellar on YouTube. The "Related Videos" menu includes other videos about the Cellar and even a video about Jacksboro Highway.

Polytechnic High School Alumni Brick Order Form
Help support Polytechnic High School by becoming a permanent part of the school. More than five hundred commemorative bricks have been purchased by alumni and laid in front of the school building across from the main entrance.
* $30 per brick
* Maximum of four lines per brick
* Maximum of fifteen characters (includes spaces) per line
Order Form
Brick 1
Line 1___________________________________________
Line 2____________________________________________
Line 3____________________________________________
Line 4____________________________________________

Brick 2
Line 1____________________________________________
Line 2____________________________________________
Line 3____________________________________________
Line 4____________________________________________

Brick 3
Line 1_____________________________________________
Line 2______________________________________________
Line 3______________________________________________
Line 4______________________________________________

Bricks on the same order form will be placed together.
Name of person placing order ____________________________________________________
Phone _______________________________________________
E-mail address ________________________________________________
Amount paid ________________________
Check________________ or cash__________________
For questions, comments, or concerns, contact Jeffrey Bartolotta at Poly High School (817 814-0015).


Poly Alumni Association Membership Form

Fore a Good Cause: Parrots, Eagles, and Birdies
Christopher Roberts, coach of the Poly golf team, says funds provided by the school district do not cover all the needs of the team. At more-affluent schools, parents help provide the needs of students. Poly alumni can help to fill this void for the golf team. Listed below are some of the team's needs. If you live locally, you can bring your donation of equipment to the high school office. If you do not live locally, you can make a donation by check payable to:
Polytechnic High School
And mail it to:
Polytechnic High School
Attn: Trine Gonzalez
1300 Conner Avenue
Fort Worth, TX 76105
Note: On the memo line of your check write: "Poly golf team." Otherwise your donation will go into a general fund and not benefit the golf team.
The golf team can use complete iron sets as well as complete driver/fairway wood sets (driver, 3 wood, 5 Wood) that are less than ten years old. Preferred manufacturers are Callaway, Cleveland, King Cobra, Mizuno, Nike, Ping, Ram, Taylor Made, Titleist, Tour Edge, and Wilson.
The team also needs putters that are less than ten years old. Preferred manufacturers are Cleveland, Nike, Odyssey, Ping, and Titleist.
New golf balls (for competition) are always needed. Preferred manufacturers are Bridgestone, Callaway, Hogan, Maxfli, Nike, Pinnacle, Precept, Slazenger, Srixon, Taylor Made, Titleist, Top Flite, and Wilson.
Lightweight stand bags are acceptable if they are new to lightly used and have all working parts and zippers.
If you have any questions, contact:
Christopher Roberts
President, Fort Worth Coaches Association
Head Football Coach
Advanced Placement Government/Economics Teacher
Polytechnic High School
1300 Conner Avenue
Fort Worth, TX 76105-1493
(817) 814-0083 office
(817) 726-6524 cell
christopher.roberts@fwisd.org

Can You Dig It? Poly High Can--With Your Help
A request from Poly Alumni Association: