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All Alumni Homecoming Celebration!

Bucs!
Join us on Friday, October 28 for our Homecoming Celebration !

Take a trip down memory lane and check out whats new at MBHS too -- it is impressive!

Tour starts at the weed patch outside the auditorium. All alumni and guests are welcome!

5PM: All Alumni Homecoming "Pre Game" Celebration inside our fabulous new stadium in the patio area between concession stand and the bleachers.

Beat the crowd and come early to the game to catch up with classmates.
Food will be available to purchase and MBHS spirit wear on sale.

Admission to the game is free for all MBHS Alumni Association Life Members and senior citizens. Regular admission $7.00.
There will be a designated seating area for all alumni in the bleachers just off the patio area.

6PM: Just before kick off off MBHS Alumni Association will be honoring alumni Sean Smith MBHS '95 who was an information management officer with the United States Foreign Service and was killed during the September 11, 2012 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

We will also be honoring our former MBHS Principal Maruta Gardner who was tragically struck by a hit and run driver on February 12, 2016.

 
   

Mission Bay High School Stadium Grand Opening Celebration...

Mission Bay High School proudly invites you to our Stadium Grand Opening Celebration
Thursday, April 16 at 1:30pm
2475 Grand Avenue, San Diego 92109

All guests are encouraged to enjoy our inaugural track and field meet immediately following the grand opening celebration and cheer the BUCs onto victory !

Learn more about our prestigious International Baccalaureate Diploma Program, music, athletics clubs and more

Open House from 3:00pm to 6:00pm in the gym.

Please park in the student parking lot on the corner of Grand Avenue and Lee Street.
Limited parking is available at the stadium and will be reserved for our guests who require special assistance

Concessions will be available to purchase during the Grand Opening Ceremony.
All guests are welcome to purchase food from the food trucks which will be located near the stadium from 3:00pm to 6:00pm

Rain or Shine !

Questions ? Please contact Pam Deitz
email: pbpamdeitz@gmail.com
Phone: 858-692-5930

Please help spread the word with your classmates and friends !


BUCS! Homecoming 2014 is just around the corner. Here is the scoop...

Due to the ongoing construction of our fabulous new $12.5 stadium, this year's game vs. La Jolla High School will be played at University City High (6949 Genesee Ave.San Diego, CA 92122) on Friday, October 24th at 5:30PM.

Because of the game relocation, we are modifying our annual "All Alumni Homecoming Celebration" tradition this year. If you are attending the game, there will be a designated alumni seating section so we can all cheer the BUCs on to victory together.

Immediately following the game we will be hosting an after party featuring the talented Jetpack Mojo (with MBHS alum musician Greg Fararr '81) starting at 8:30PM at the Blackthorn Irish Pub and Grill (3010 Clairemont Drive, San Diego 92117).

There is NO cover charge and this is an all ages venue. There will also be a raffle to benefit MBHS Alumni Association.

Please help spread the word with your classmates and friends...are are welcome to join in the fun!



Seaside Farmer's Market to benefit MBHS

Grand Opening on March 16 at 10:00am !

Mission Bay High School Alumni Association to Celebrate Grand Opening of Seaside Farmer's Market to Benefit Mission Bay High School

The Mission Bay High School Alumni Association is preparing to celebrate the grand opening of their Seaside Farmer's Market on Saturday, March 16 from 10am-2pm.

This weekly event is open to the public and will be held in the west student parking lot at Mission Bay High School 2475 Grand Avenue with 100% of the profits to benefit Mission Bay High School.

In addition to artisans, delicious food and produce the Seaside Farmer's Market will be unique in that a community section will be featured for all local Pacific Beach cluster schools to fundraise, perform, and spread awareness. This area will also be offered to community organizations such as animal rescues for adoption events.

The Seaside Farmer's Market was created by MBHS Alumni Cori (Smith) Meara who also is the MBHS Alumni Association Vice President. Meara has been active in the Pacific Beach public schools for over 13 years with two children currently enrolled.

Meara said "I have been fundraising for so many years for our schools. It has always been a dream of mine to develop a consistent, substantial revenue generating source for MBHS so we can really make a difference.
Most of all, our location is ideal. Not only is the community excited to have all the free parking but vendors especially appreciate being right off Grand Avenue close to the soccer and little league fields with all the Saturday family activity."

The Seaside Farmer's Market will feature unique artisans, delicious food, produce and a community showcase area for local schools to fund raise and raise awareness.

Alumni support is appreciated to help us create a highly profitable venue in support of our school!

For more information on the Seaside Farmer's Market contact Market Manager Cori Meara via email at cmeara@sbcglobal.net or visit our Seaside Farmer's Market Facebook page.


MBHSAA'S 6th Annual All Alumni Homecoming Celebration will be on October 19th, 2012

The MBHS Alumni Association will be hosting our 6th Annual All Alumni Homecoming Celebration on October 19th at 3PM vs. La Jolla High at MBHS.
This event is complimentary with paid admission to the game and is open to all MBHS alumni and staff.

As in the past, we will have our popular VIP tents, snacks/beverages, alumni merchandise and prime end zone seating for the game. There will also be a silent auction which is our major fundraiser of the year.

It would be greatly appreciated if our fabulous BUC alumni would please donate services, certificates for merchandise or funds to help underwrite costs as we need your support this year.

In light of the drastic San Diego Unified School District budget cuts, the MBHS Alumni Association's financial role in supporting MBHS is even more critical. 100% of the proceeds from this event support MBHS as we are 100% volunteer based.

The Donation forms are below, just click to open and download. If you need help just contact us via email at mbhsaa@earthlink.net and we will email them to you.

    Silent auction letter / information [pdf]

    Auction Donor Form [pdf]


Alumni invitation to serve as panel members fo Senior Exhibition on May 23rd at noon
Mission Bay High invites alumni to serve as panel members for our Senior Exhibition on May 23rd at noon. Senior Exhibition is a graduation requirement for all SDUSD students. Mission Bay High School uses an interview-like format where students respond to questions and reflect on their high school works and experiences. Interested persons can contact Lourdes Mosqueda at (858) 273-1313 extention 108 or via email at lmosqueda@sandi.net

The Fifth Annual “All Alumni Homecoming Celebration ” was held October 14, 2011

Over 70 alumni from the Class of 1961 were on hand at this year's All Alumni Homecoming Celebration to celebrate their 50th reunion and cheer the Bucs on to a 17-14 win over Serra. Just prior to the game, Principal Fred Hilgers let the Class of 1961 on a VIP tour of the school and everyone enjoyed their trip down memory lane. Go Bucs! If you have not joined us yet for homecoming, out VIP tents and prime seating are located in the end zone of the field and, win or lose, it is a fabulous spot to enjoy a day of Buc football.

This year’s auction and alumni wear sales brought in over $2,000 and we welcomed over 37 new members!

    Thank you to our special volunteers !
  • Cori (Smith) Meara ‘81
  • Janet (Noble) Allen ’71
  • Melanie Adams ‘80
  • Cindy Palmer ‘71
  • Ellen (Brotman) Sawyer ‘80
  • Toni (Smith) Ireland ‘81
  • Greg Schexnayder
  • Tommie Deitz
  • Jennifer White '89
  • Christopher White '89
  • Francois Portee '89

    Thank you to MBHS staff !
  • Principal Fred Hilgers
  • Custodian Reid Brisebois




The MBHS Alumni Association is proud to introduce the MBHS Black Alumni Alliance.
This newly formed group of our alumni Bucs will be working in conjunction with the MBHS Alumni Association. This group was formed in the spirit of giving back to our current MBHS black students and their families by providing social and professional support, and harnessing resources in order to improve life options, outcomes and quality of life. The MBHS Black Alumni Alliance will be hosting a 2011 Homecoming After Party to raise funds to initiate the 1st Annual "College and Career Night" held in conjunction with Follow The Leader Foundation:

2011 Homecoming After Party - Sponsored by the MBHS Black Alumni Alliance

WHO: Alumni, family & friends of Mission Bay High School. Everyone welcome.

WHAT: Party with a Purpose! Win an iPhone, Charger tickets, signed Charger memorabilia, and much more.

WHEN: Friday, October 14th, 2011 from 6pm until… (Happy Hour specials from 3-7pm.)

WHERE: TimeOut Sports Bar, 634 Broadway (btwn 6th/7th), Downtown SD, owned by fellow Buccaneer Peter Guerrero.

WHY: Have fun (see old Prom videos!!), reconnect and raise funds to improve our families and communities.
Funds go toward the 1st Annual “College & Career Night” scheduled for Nov 8th,2011 hosted by MBHS Black Alumni Alliance at the Malcolm X library in Southeast SD.
Contact FollowTheLeaderFoundation@gmail.com for more information.


MBHS SURF TEAM REVIVAL -- FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE NEEDED BY OCTOBER 1, 2011
Mission Bay High School is reviving the surf team for the 2011-2012 season. MBHS alum and teacher / coach Greg Farrar is the new advisor for the team and would like to put together a fun, competitive team ASAP. The team held its' first meeting Wed. 9/14 and had a great turn out of 22 MB student surfers. The team will compete in the Scholastic Surf Series this year. The season will consist of 5 top notch contests throughout San Diego County beginning in October and ending in March.
The surf team is in need of sponsorship and donations to cover the Scholastic Surf Series team fees of $1500.00 by Oct. 1, 2011.

If any MBHS alumni would like to donate towards a successful revival of the MBHS surf team tax deductible donations can be made to: MBHS Alumni Association
    1380 Garnet Avenue, Suite E442
    San Diego, CA 92109-3013
    Memo: MBHS Surf Team
For more information please contact Greg Farrar directly at gfarrar@sandi.net or call Greg Farrar directly at (619) 977-5834.


Campus Clean Up Grant Sponsorship

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The MBHS Alumni Association is proud to announce our new 2011 Campus Clean Up Grant Sponsorship. This program was designed to reward current MBHS sanctioned student clubs and teams up to $250 per event for organizing campus clean ups at MBHS. The goal of this program is to inspire a heightened sense of school pride by motivating the student's direct involvement with cleaning and beautifying the MBHS campus.

This involvement and leadership creates respect and lasting sense of "Buc Pride" which is a component of the MBHS Alumni Association's mission statement. The financial component of this grant program also serves to strengthen and build the excellence of our MBHS clubs and teams.

Interested student groups must have an adult supervisor and submit a grant request form to Principal Hilgers who designates an area of the school to focus on and the anticipated results. Once the clean up is completed, results will be evaluated by either Principal Hilgers or a MBHS Alumni Association Board Member. If the proposed scope of the work is completed as specified a maximum of $250 will be awarded to the group.

Our Campus Clean Up Grant Sponsorship program was just announced on campus late December 2010 and has already been met with great enthusiasm. In a few weeks, we had three approved grants and clean-up events scheduled for January with the 11th grade class, the 3PointPlay Club and the Interact Club. Funding is limited, however, for future clean up grants and your donation to the MBHS Alumni Association to perpetuate our new grant request program is greatly appreciated. If you would like to sponsor a entire grant ($250) we will recognize you or your business with the student group sponsored, on our website, e-mails and in the MBHS Beachcomber. Please designate your checks with "Campus Clean Up Grant". All donations are 100% tax deductible.

Please mail to:

MBHS Alumni Association
1380 Garnet Avenue, Suite E442
San Diego, CA 92109-3013
RE: Campus Clean Up Grant

MBHS Alumni Association thanks the following alumni for their generous donations to fund entire grants for our Campus Clean Up Grant Campaign:

  • David Bark
  • Michael Marquez



Thank you for your support and we wish you a Happy New Year!


2011 Banner Ad Campaign

If you would like to benefit from having your business message prominently displayed in our MBHS gym the Banner Ad Campaign has availablity and accepting new ads which will be prominately displayed in the gym for the duration of 2011.

These ads are viewed by thousands of MBHS students, parents and visitors attending our popular sporting events such as volleyball and basketball games, pep rallies and community based adult and youth tournaments.

Each ad 24" High x 42" Wide and are available for a tax deductible donation of $300. Proceeds from the Banner Ad Campaign provide much needed and greatly appreciated financial support to Mission Bay High School.

For more information, please contact Kristen Victor at kristen@kristenvictordesign.com


The fourth annual “All Alumni Kick Off Party” was held September 24th, 2010. A fun day was had by all!

Although the Bucs missed a win this year the weather compensated and we all enjoyed a beautiful day. If you have not joined us yet for homecoming, out VIP tents and prime seating are located in the end zone of the field and, win or lose, it is a fabulous spot to enjoy a day of Buc football.

This year’s auction and alumni wear sales brought in over $2,000 and we welcomed over 30 new members!

    Thank you to our special volunteers !
  • Cori (Smith) Meara ‘81
  • Maureen (Wilding) Quessenberry ‘80
  • Janet (Noble) Allen ’71
  • Melanie Adams ‘80
  • Cindy Palmer ‘71
  • Ellen (Brotman) Sawyer ‘80
  • Toni (Smith) Ireland ‘81
  • Greg Schexnayder
  • Tommie Deitz
  • Kimberlie Loomis

    Thank you to MBHS staff !
  • Principal Fred Hilgers
  • Custodian Reid Brisebois




LOST YOUR YEARBOOK??

MBHS ALUMNI ASSOCIATION CAN HELP…

The list below is an inventory of yearbooks available at MBHS with a cost of only $40 per yearbook plus shipping.

Graduation Year and Quantity Left
2009 - 66 1999 - 18 1989 - 8 1977 - 3
2008 - 120 1998 - 12 1988 - 1 1974 - 2
2007 - 246 1997 - 31 1987 - 10 1970 - 3
2006 - 126 1996 - 116 1985 - 2 1969 - 2
2005 - 115 1995 - 22 1984 - 5 1968 - 5
2004 - 41 1994 - 4 1983 - 4 1966 - 1
2003 - 35 1993 - 6 1982 - 3 1956 - 1
2002 - 1 1991 - 26 1981 - 4 1955 - 1
2001 - 12 1990 - 65 1980 - 2  
2000 - 6   1978 - 1  

Please contact Matt Moody at mmoody@sandi.net for arrangements and delivery.


Historic logo mural project completed

Thanks to a generous $500 donation from the Pacific Beach Town Council and a matching contribution from alumni Howard and Lisa Barton, Friends of Pacific Beach Secondary Schools and, of course, the MBHS Alumni Association our historic logo project on Grand Street is completed and looks fabulous.

The logos were painted on the front of the Administration Building on Grand Avenue and include the International Baccalaureate logo, the beloved peg leg Buccaneer, the Buccaneer with the sword in his mouth and a "MB" logo used on many of our sports team wear.

The artist, Tom Plonka, also spruced up the Buccaneer on the auditorium that was fading and repainted the knife into his mouth that had been removed many years ago due to zero tolerance. Tom also spruced up the Mission Bay High School logo on Lee Street, added "Home of the Buccaneers", "est. 1953" below it.

Thank you to Frazee Paint for their donation and to all who so graciously made this beaufication project happen. A special thank you to Cori (Smith) Meara who spearheaded this project by approaching the Pacific Beach Town Council and worked diligently with Principal Hilgers and the artist to get all approved.


The 3rd Annual "All Alumni Homecoming Celebration" a big success!: This year's All Alumni Homecoming Celebration not only had a record turnout but raised over $3,000 and, better yet, we had over 90 new members join the organization.    SEE THE EVENT PHOTOS BY CLICKING HERE !

Thank you to the following businesses below who donated items for our silent auction or services for the event - remember the best thank you is to support those with your business who support us!

Thank you to the MBHS Staff that support our event:

  • Principal Fred Hilgers
  • Emmett Dodd
  • Reid Brisebois

Special thanks to all the volunteers and alumni who graciously give of their time:

    Alumni
  • Cori Meara
  • Leigh Morioka
  • Jean Naugle
  • Rosalie Martin
  • Ellen Sawyer
  • Janet Allen
  • Cindy Palmer
  • Maureen Quessenberry
  • Sandi Jahries
    Friends of MBHS Alumni Association
  • Sandy McClelland
  • Lori Libs
  • Pat Hom
  • Lori Glasgow
  • Tommie Deitz


MBHSAA Project Yearbooks Online:

The MBHS Alumni Association would like to put every MBHS yearbook online ! There are already some yearbooks on this website and more to follow when time and money allows it.
You can help by making a tax deductible donation ( this is the easy way ) or by scanning your yearbooks at 600dpi and sending us your digitized images.

Please contact Pam Deitz at mbhsaa@earthlink.net for more information.

To learn more about tax deductible donations and gifts to MBHSAA, please visit Give & Volunteer



True or False... Does MBHS have a Nobel Prize Winning alumni?:

TRUE!

Dr. Richard Schrock '63 received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2005. Dr. Schrock was the first honoree in the MBHS Alumni Association's Alumni Excellence Awards Series which was held January 15, 2009. A special assembly was held in the MBHS auditorium with over 300 MBHS honor students, staff, classmates and alumni attending. As a special tribute (and surprise) to Dr. Schrock's prestigious accomplishment, the Chemistry building was dedicated in his honor.

For more information on Dr. Schrock please see http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/chemistry/laureates/2005/schrock-autobio.html

The MBHS Alumni Association is currently in search of additional participants for this series. Please contact mbhsaa@earthlink.net with your recommendations.


MBHSAA has a new Logo:

The Mission Bay High School Alumni Association thanks Paul Sjoberg '86 for designing our fabulous new logo. Also, thank you to Kyle Ketchum '86 for working with us on this project. We appreciate both Paul and Kyle's volunteer efforts with MBHSAA. It is quite fitting our new logo was designed by MBHS alumni as it will be used for many years to come...


MBHSAA will be hosting our VIP "All Alumni Party" every year at Homecoming

UPDATE: THE SECOND ANNUAL ALL ALUMNI HOMECOMING CELEBRATION

SEE THE 2008 EVENT PHOTOS BY CLICKING HERE !

The Second Annual All Alumni Homecoming Celebration was held October 17, 2008 and, we are pleased to report, was an even bigger success than last year. Thanks to Dennis Pugh, MBHS Athletic Director, our VIP tents were again set up in the end zone area of the field which made an exciting game even better. In addition to the tents, silent auction, merchandise table and delicious food and beverages -- we had prime seating set up for the near sell out game which our alumni football fans really enjoyed. Our event is a special arrangement just for the MBHS Alumni Association and not only offered a fabulous view of the game but a great opportunity to mingle with other alumni from all years.

The MBHSAA was especially proud to bring back the Hall of Champions inductions this year honoring outstanding athletes and, for the first time, outstanding coaches from 1999-2004 who are listed below:

  • Ricky Frink - Baseball '99
  • Vernon Smith - Football '00
  • JaJa Riley - Football '01
  • Shannon Nowden - Football/track '01
  • Scott White - Football -'02
  • Marcus Smith - Football - '03
  • Jared Bray - Football/track -'03
  • Brock Ungricht - Baseball '03
  • Ron Rocket - Football '03
  • Shawn Harper - Football '03
  • Phien Dinh - Badminton
  • Amanda Rego - Basketball '04
  • Amber Sprague - Basketball '04
  • Larry Willis - Coach
  • Anne Rosser - Coach

We kicked off the Homecoming game with the Hall of Champion induction ceremony in which the Hall of Champion inductee walked through a line up of cheering football players and cheerleaders. Each inductee and their accomplishments were announced to the crowd by Athletic Director Dennis Pugh as they received their personalized Hall of Champions plaque. Current Hall of Champions and past Hall of Champions Directors attending the event were invited to attend the event and were on the field to celebrate the new inductees.

Special thanks to this year's Hall of Champion Committee:

  • Coach Dennis Pugh
  • Coach Dennis Kane
  • Coach Mike Seaman (retired)
  • Steve Henson
  • Cori Meara '81
  • Pam Deitz '80

Thank you to Robert Harutunian, former MBHS coach and Hall of Champion Board of Director who was a wealth of information and extremely supportive in getting this program reinstated.

Also adding to this year's success were three class reunion weekends who planned activities around Homecoming - Class of '73, 88 and 98. It made the day even more festive seeing old classmates reunited. To make the day even more fun, we had the Homecoming Queen from 1958 in attendance who crowned our new 2008 Homecoming Queen 50 years almost to the day after she had been crowned. All in all, this year we doubled our attendance from last year with over 150 people joining us for the event and added 82 official new Mission Bay High School Alumni Association members. Overall, we made about $3,500 in merchandise sales, memberships and donations which is welcome "seed money" for future events.

MBHSAA will be hosting our VIP "All Alumni Party" every year at Homecoming (The 2009 Home coming date will be available early Spring 2009. Please keep in mind, this is a convenient and fun venue to start a class reunion weekend or just a casual class gathering. The "All Alumni Homecoming Celebration" is free to alumni with a paid admission to the game. If you are an ANNUAL(current in 2008 - annual memberships have to be renewed each year), LIFE or SUSTAINING member entrance to the Homecoming game is free. It is a goal of MBHSAA to start alumni traditions on campus and we are off to a good start. Please join us next year! Everyone commented how much fun it was to be back at a football game, hearing the great jazz band play once again, seeing old friends, meeting new friends and cheering on our team. On behalf of the MBHSAA it was our pleasure to host this event and alumni from Class of '55 through Class of '08! We look forward to many years to follow

Thank you to the Special Volunteers

  • Cori (Smith) Meara '81
  • Janet (Noble) Allen '71
  • Cindy Palmer '71
  • Ellen (Brotman) Sawyer '80
  • Tommie Deitz
  • Laura (Brown) Hanzlik '80
  • Retired MBHS Coach Mike Seaman

Thank you to the MBHS Staff

  • Principal Cheryl Seelos
  • Athletic Director Dennis Pugh

Thank you to David Bark '80 for a most generous contribution

Thank you to the following businesses below who donated items for our silent auction or services for the event - remember the best thank you is to support those with your business who support us!




 



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