ALUMNI

Forever a BLUGOLD

Welcome to Aquinas' alumni network.  As Blugolds, our bonds don't end with graduation. Whether you graduated last year or fifty years ago, Aquinas alumni are 'Blugolds for Life,' and we invite you to stay connected.

 

The Aquinas alumni network, is over 10,000 strong stretching from coast to coast in the United States and abroad. On this website, you can be an active and engaged member of the community, stay in touch and reconnect with your classmates, and keep up to date about alumni events happening throughout the year. 

 

If the Alumni Relations office can be of any assistance to you, please don't hesitate to contact our Development Director, Brad Reinhart '00.

 

Go Blugolds!

 

Alumni Directory

The Aquinas Development & Alumni Relations Office teamed up with Publishing Concepts Inc. (PCI) to produce an updated Alumni Directory for Aquinas High School. 

Each year, the Alumni Office receives a limited number of alumni updates from Blugold class representatives. By working with PCI, our goal was to extend our reach and reconnect with a larger portion of the Aquinas Family around the world. 

 

Up-to-date alumni information is critical to the mission of Aquinas High School. We strive to keep alumni connected to their school, classmates, preserve the history of our schools, and serve as a resource for class reunion activities. The last published Alumni Directory was more than 5 years ago. It was time to refresh!

 

We have a limited supply of copies yet available both digitally and in hard cover. If interested in receiving one a donation of $50 for a digital copy or $100 for a hard copy would be appreciated. Please contact Brad Reinhart or Holly Gerling at the Development & Alumni Relations Office by phone at 608-784-0707 or through email at brad.reinhart@aquinasschools.org

 

 

Upcoming Alumni Events

 

Information Coming Soon on our next event!

Class Gatherings

 

Class of 1947

Meets the 2nd Monday of each month at 8:00am at The La Crosse Family Restaurant, 2120 Rose Street, La Crosse

Class of 1954

Meets the 1st Monday of each month at 9:00am at Tom Sawyer's, 136 Clinton St, La Crosse

Contact: Donna (Zellmer) Puent - 608-788-4137

Class of 1955

Meets the 2nd Tuesday of January, April, July & October at 9:00am at Tom Sawyer's, 136 Clinton St, La Crosse

Contact: Grace Binner Smith - 608-779-1757 or gracemi80@gmail.com

Class of 1957

Meets the 2nd Monday of February, April, June, August, October, and December at 9:00am at King Street Kitchen, on the corner of 7th & King Street, La Crosse

Contact: Phil Hess - 608-788-9417, James Schams - 608-784-3316 or Mary Ferguson Wakeen - 563-529-9071

Class of 1960

Meets the 4th Tuesday of each month

Contact: Micki (Bicha) Banasik - 608-788-2817 for location and time

Class of 1964

Meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month

Contact: Sue King - smasking_suzanne@aol.com or JoAnn La Fleur - 608-399-3129

Class of 1975

Meets the 1st day of each month at 12:00pm at Schmidty's Restaurant, La Crosse 

Contact: John Dvorak - 608-526-6090

Class Reunions

 

Class of 1957 - 65th Class Reunion

September 9th & 10th, 2022 - Friday, September 9th will be an informal gathering at the Eagles Club.  Saturday, September 10th will be a dinner at the Freight House.  Watch for more information by mail or the Aquinas Report.

Contact: Phil Hess - 608-788-9417, James Schams - 608-784-3316 or Mary Ferguson Wakeen - 563-529-9071 

 

Class of 1961- Summer Reunion

August 4, 2022 - Free Moon Tunes Concert at Riverside Park from 5:30pm-8:00pm

August 5, 2022 - Gathering at The Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe - Contact Jim or visit the class Facebook                                      group for details

Contact: Jim Dockendorff at jimdox43@gmail.com or check out the class Facebook group 'LaCrosse Aquinas -                       Class of '61'  

Class of 1962 - 60th Class Reunion

September 11, 2022 - More Information to Follow!

Contact: Sandy Poehling at sandypoehling@gmail.com or 608-784-5901

Class of 1972 - 50th Class Reunion

August 26, 2022 - Aquinas High School Tours at 4:00pm, gather in Cass Street Lobby.  

Meet & Greet at Site TBD (will be confirmed 1/1/22)

August 27, 2022 - Dinner & Music at Cedar Creek

                             Happy Hour - 5:30pm-6:30pm

                             Dinner - 7:00pm

Contact: Mary (Sciborski) Kime at mkime715@gmail.com or 608-317-7554

Class of 1977 - 45th Class Reunion

August 19, 2022 - Casual meeting at Bluffside Tavern starting at 5pm

August 20, 2022 - Dinner at Freighthouse at 5pm 

Contact: Paul Bruha at 608-317-4254 for more information

Class of 1982 - 40th Class Reunion

July 29, 2022 - Gathering at Eagles Nest for drinks & conversation 7pm-?

July 30, 2022 -  Gathering at Lovechild for Happy Hour 4-5pm

                          Dinner & Dancing at Radisson 5-10:30ish

                          After Party at Thrunies Bar

More details to follow.

Contact: Jim or Katie Bagniefski at bagboys66@gmail.com or 608-780-5826 (Jim's Cell)

Class of 1987- 35th Class Reunion

July 15, 2022 - Boot Hill Pub courtyard: Hagen Road Reunion Concert!

July 16, 2022 - Earl's Saloon: Rosie's Mexican Food Truck onsite

Contact/RSVP: Class Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/124175994341101/?ref=share

                         Lisa Caya at caya.lisa@gmail.com

Class of 1997- 25th Class Reunion

July 30, 2022 - Happy Hour and Tour of Aquinas High School 3:30pm

                        Cocktails & Casual Reception at the Freight House patio 7-10pm

Contact: Evite - http://evite.me/q9mqBKXG9N 

               Dan Lee: 608-769-5671

Class of 2000 - 20th (Better Late Than Never) Class Reunion

August 19, 2022 - Casual Adult Gathering at Boot Hill Pub 6-9pm

August 20, 2022 - Family gathering at Bluffview Park 1-3pm

                             Drinks & Chef Prepared Dinner for Adults at The Arterial

                                           6:00pm Drinks | 7:00pm Dinner    

More details available through the class Facebook Page: 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/200235813235/about

Contact: Crystal Kirchner at clkirchner@hotmail.com 

Class of 2002 - 20th Class Reunion

September 9, 2022 - Aquinas Fest & Football Game

September 10, 2022 - Picnic Lunch for Families at Springbrook Park in La Crosse starting late morning 

                                   Appetizers & Drinks that evening at Piggy's. Times for both Picnic & Social are yet to be set.

More details and contact information available through the class website:

https://www.classcreator.com/La-Crosse-Wisconsin-Aquinas-2002/class_index.cfm

Class of 2012 - 10th Class Reunion

September 9, 2022 - Meet at Aquinas Fest at Aquinas HS and attend Aquinas Football Game at UW-L

September 10, 2022 - Daytime activities TBD and Class Gathering at Earl's Grocery & Saloon TBD

Contact: Sarah Linn at sarah.linn530@gmail.com 

**If you would like your class reunion to be added here or to begin your planning process, please contact Brad Reinhart at 608-784-0707 or email brad.reinhart@aquinasschools.org.

 

 

The Aquinas Reports

 

The Aquinas Report is an Aquinas Catholic Schools magazine for families, friends, and alumni. Issues are printed two times a year.

 

If you would like to be added to our mailing list, please contact Holly Gerling at 608-784-0707, ext.5126 or email holly.gerling@aquinasschools.org.

 

 

Check out the Current Version of the Aquinas Report
 2021 Spring/Summer Issue

Update Your Contact Information

 

Please email Brad Reinhart to update your contact information to ensure you are informed about upcoming events, receive the Aquinas Report, and your classmates can contact you for reunion planning purposes.