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Registration is Now Open

Everything you need to register for the WHS June/January Class of 69 Reunion is right here. 

Save this important portal page. No paper invitations will be mailed. 

  1. Event Registration  
  2. Hotel Registration 
  3. Parking Information
  4. School Tour (optional)
  5. WHS Athletic Field 
  6. Visit Miwaukee Tourism 
  7. Getting Around Milwaukee 
  8. While you are here, take time to update your profile.


  1. Event Registration - Register online Admission is $80.00 per person. Includes Buffet Dinner and  DJ with the 60s songs we loved.
  2. Event Payment - Mail Check or Money Order only, Payable to Washington 1969 Reunion. Mailed to Washington High School Reunion, c/o Jeff Steren, 4976 N. Ardmore, Whitefish Bay, WI 53217
  3. Hotel Registration - Register online directly with hotel. A block of rooms has been reserved for Friday and Saturday nights. if needed. The room is a standard double or king room. The discounted cost is $139.00. The cut-off date for reservations is Aug. 26. There is no obligation to reserve rooms for Friday. The hotel offered for those who may arrive early.  
  4. Parking Information -  The hotel has valet-only parking offsite. We have a discounted rate of $15.00 for the night of the event. Other options may be available. Several parking apps for your Smart Phone may be useful, if you want to park elsewhere. Spothero , PARQEX 
  5. School Tour - Saturday morning. Details to follow.
  6. WHS Athletic Field Renovation - The Class of 69 is promoting the proposed renovation of the old athletic field. It has seriously deteriorated and is virtually unuseable. Common Ground, a faith -based community non-profit is working with MPS to create a vibrant and versatile field to serve stuents and the commuity. MPS will match every dollar raised. The new plans will be on display at our reunion. 
  7.  Visit Milwaukee - If you haven't seen Milwaukee recently, there is a lot to see and do, especially Downtown. Great restaurants, beautiful buildings. new and repurposed. If your memory of Summerfest goes back to the 70s, take another look at the grounds, Discovery World and our lakefront.
  8. Getting around Milwaukee - The Hop is a new, beautiful and sleek way to get around. Potawatomi is giving the first year of ridership free. The Hop stops at Michigan and Water, just outside the hotel, so hop on and see what's new! Visit Milwauke also lists transportation options, including Bublr Bikes!


Registration is Now Open for the Reunion You Don't Want to Miss!

Newsie Bits: Our hotel just completed  renovating their former Millioke Restaurant and launched the new East Town Restaurant, M-F, they have a nice happy hour from 3-6 pm, Friday fish fry (this is Milwaukee) as well as daily breakfast and weekend brunch.  Your intrepid reunion planning team has sampled their fare and find it very tasty. They also have a nice selection of local craft beers.

Just a Reminder: 

If you have any questions about registration, please let us know.

If you have a question about what's new and happening in Milwaukee, we will try to answer it.





The outdoor athletic facilities in Sherman Park’s Washington High School are deteriorating and have fallen into disrepair. Help the students at WHS live up to their potential by giving them a safe place to practice, play and build life skills. 

Common Ground, helping to revitalize the Sherman Park area, has a goal of raising $500,000 towards this improvement – and every dollar raised will be MATCHED by Milwaukee Public Schools*.

You can help restore these facilities and continue the legacy of positive change for Purgolders of today – and tomorrow!

Click here to DONATE


The current facilities are unusable
– Girls soccer practice is frequently canceled because the field is flooded
– Track and field athletes can’t use their spikes on the current walkway
– The outdoor basketball equipment hasn’t been replaced in decades
– Every day, track and field athletes are losing an hour of practice time due to travel to other locations

Repairing the field will…
– Allow students to participate in athletics at their own school
– Foster a multi-generational outdoor recreation space for thousands of students and community members
– Increase public safety and send a message that the neighborhood matters
– Continue to foster the Sherman Park neighborhood revitalization Common Ground has created


Bunny Raasch, WTMJ (?) just happened to stop and interview our party graduation night. Absolutely a big surprise she stopped in well into the party. There were some nice footage after she allowed us to clean up a few cans and bottles. A wonderful grad came to me after I got back from Vietnam. She sent me a check for some of the damage to my parents home because of the party. ie , my parents took all in stride. I can explain a lot later. She also sent a video showing a whole bunch of us dancing. If anyone has some power with local channel 4/6/12, is there an archive going back that far ????? - Gene Danielson 

The Washington Informer You can find out what students are currently doing and learning at the school.  There are also several pages on the alumni included in each of these issues. To get any issues back to 2011, click on the menu in the right hand corner to check some of those out.  


Welcome to the Washington High School Class of 1969- Did you graduate early? Did you move to another school? Did you drop out? All are welcome to join our site.

To join this web site, go to the "Classmate Profiles" tab, click on your name, and fill out the information. When completing your profile, be sure to indicate if you want your information available to other classmates. You’re now all set.

 If your name is not on the list, it will need to be entered by the administrator before you can sign up. Click on the “Contact Us” tab above to send an invitation request.  We’ll need your first, maiden and last name in order to register you, and will send you an invitation to the site.

Be sure to check back frequently for updates and surveys (located under the top left-hand side box). The User Forum is for everyone to share their stories and get a dialogue going, so let's hear yours.