Indian mascotThis is the official site for The Istrouma High School Class of 1964 where you will find news relative to events, Istrouma High School and our 1964 classmates.

Please send any change of addresses to ihs64@yahoo.com" or use the online form on The Directory Form Page. Be sure to visit our News Page for recent announcements concerning the Monthly Luncheons. You can also read all of our recent eBlasts in the Email Campaign Archive.

1964 Istrouma High School Reunion Committee

Ginny Carlisle Ognibene, Lorraine Fontenot, Darlene Frank Shilling, Dale Dugas, Barbara Evans, Carol Jones Edwards, Janice Kincaid Laurent, Frankie Lamb, Wayne Messina, Sharyn Miller Sides, Herb Rogers, Carolyn Ponder Ellender, Lydia Raborn Cook, Jo Ann Spiller Jensen, Hugh Taylor and Ken Wall



Charles Claude "Charlie" Rogers

Mr. Charles Claude Rogers, a resident of Denham Springs, passed away on Sunday, October 25, 2020 at the age of 74. Mr. Charles was born in Baton Rouge, LA on July 27, 1946. He graduated from Istrouma High School, attended Northwestern LA University and retired as a Banker at American Gateway .He is survived by his loving wife of three years, Judy Long Eccles Rogers; sons, Mark Rogers (Amy), Keith Rogers (Marilyn), and Kevin Rogers; grandchildren, Gabrielle, Max Allen, Charlie, Londyn, Janie, Mia, Lauren and Chloe; a brother, William A. Rogers (Kathy); step-daughter, Sheri Eccles Stokes and step-son, Brent Eccles and sister in law, Kerry Rogers. ... Visitation will be held at Greenoaks Funeral Home, 9595 Florida Blvd. on Saturday, October 31, 2020 from 12:00 pm until funeral service time of 2:00pm. More . . .

Barbara Ann Comoletti

Barbara Ann Comoletti Cummings, of Baton Rouge, peacefully passed away after a very brief battle with cancer at the age of 73 on Tuesday, July 21, 2020 at the Butterfly Wing Unit of Hospice of Baton Rouge. Her final days were spent surrounded by her family, whom she loved dearly. Barbara was born at the Naval Hospital in Pensacola, Florida in 1946. She graduated from Istrouma High School in 1964 and later went on to attend Spencer Business College. In 1965, she went to work for the Louisiana Department of Revenue and was voted Employee of the Year in 1984. More . . .


Leon DeMent, Jr.

Leon DeMent, Jr., 73, a resident of Baton Rouge, passed away on July 15, 2020. Born and raised in Baton Rouge, Leon was a 1964 graduate and co-valedictorian of Istrouma High School. He continued his education at Louisiana State University and Louisiana State University Medical School, completing his M.D. in 1971 as an Alpha Omega Alpha initiate. His internship and residency in internal medicine was completed at Charity Hospital in New Orleans, followed by a fellowship in gastroenterology at Ochsner Hospital in New Orleans. More . . .

Recap of 55th Class Reunion Weekend

  • Date: Weekend of July 12 - July 13, 2019

  • Where: Crowne Plaza Hotel -- 4728 Constitution Avenue, Baton Rouge, LA 70808

  • VISIT THIS PAGE for documents and photos from the events.


Istrouma Middle School comes out of exile, joins Istrouma High after months of renovation

(11/27/17) Advocate.com news article . . .

Three months after high school students returned to the shuttered campus of Istrouma High School, more than 100 middle schoolers are about to join them.

The high school, led by Principal Reginald Douglas, moved into the 70-year-old facility in north Baton Rouge in early August — just ninth- and 10th-graders initially — and is occupying the second floor. Teachers and staff for the middle school were moving onto the ground floor over the Thanksgiving break, and students are set to arrive Monday. . . . (Read entire article here.)


(9/13/17/) Advocate.com news story & photos -
Jim Dousay, left, a star quarterback and running back on Istrouma High School's 1962 state championship football team, its last, talks to members of the school's junior varsity team at its practice at BREC's Howell Park, before a a ribbon cutting and grand re-opening ceremony by alumni and faculty at the historic high school, Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017. The JV plays its first game Friday. After two years, the school is allowed to field a varsity team. Dousay also played at LSU and in the NFL.
Click here to see report.

Back to school for Istrouma High School

(8/9/17/) WBRZ.com Video report - Click here to see video.

Istrouma High holds reopening ceremony day before school starts

(8/9/17) WAFB.com Video report - Click here to see video.

Istrouma High supporters ring bells, beat drums in advance of school's reopening Wednesday

Woody Jenkins beats drum

(8/8/17) Advocate.com news story - Read story here.

Our site is free to use!

flatbed scannerAlong with providing 50th Reunion information, we want to have updated photo gallery pages devoted to previous reunions and school activities way back when, plus other links of interest to everyone.

You can help by contributing to these pages. Start now - scan your old photos and email to webmaster@ihs1964.com.

Try to include the names for captions and approximate dates and descriptions.

As you may know, there are several commercial Internet sites that specialize in providing classmate and reunion information for schools and colleges allover the country. Classmates.com is well known and many of our alumni enjoy using the free and paid subscription services. Other sites featuring reunion notices include AlumniClass.com, MyEvent.com and ClassReport.org. If you see any references to The Istrouma Class of 1964 on any of these or other places, please make certain that they are showing the link to our official site - ihs1964.com - and not asking you to register, RSVP, subscribe or pay a fee to get information. You do not need to register or subscribe to any of these commercial websites in order to get information about our reunions. Bookmark our site - ihs1964.com and make us your source of information.

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Register for IHS '64 e-News

registerIt's important that we get everyone's email addresses so we'll be able to keep classmates up to date with follow up news from the 50th Reunion and announcements about other new events. We'll be sending blasts to everyone and the registration information that you enter will not be shared with other organizations but will be used to update our database. You'll be able to include optional biographical data too, but more importantly, we need your full name, phone number, mailing address and email address. Visit the Register Page to send us your data.

Missing Indians

IHS logoWe've maintained and updated the list of classmates from our 50th reunion celebration in 2014 and used it and other information to keep our database current. A list of "Missing Indians" has been posted on the website and will be updated each week as we locate missing classmates and post their names to the "found" list.

We're still trying to locate many people and need your help. Please do what you can to help us find missing classmates and faculty members.

Stay tuned

In August of 2018, the Reunion Committee starts the planning for Reunion #55 to be held in 2019. As soon as a decision is made on the dates and location, it will be announced so that everyone can start making their plans to attend. Read your monthly eNews blasts and the website for announcements and news. Read your eNews blasts that we'll be sending and check the website for announcements and news. Please send any comments or suggestions to us at ihs64@yahoo.com"  or  webmaster@ihs1964.com .