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Welcome to the Official Website of the Paly Class of 1964!



Visitor Hits to Our Site Since Our Launch in October of 2013:


Nort Thornton was a revered teacher and coach at Paly for 25 years, and his record is unmatched.  His water polo and swimming teams were nationally ranked.  His water polo teams were league champions for 25 consecutive years, and were undefeated from 1948-51, and his swimming teams were also league champions for many years.  Join us in honoring this extraordinary man and his accomplishments.
We would like to compete our fundraising by the end of March, with the plaque installed later in the spring.  We ask you to make your tax-deductible donations online or by check to the Paly Sports Boosters, a 501c3 corporation affilated wtih Palo Alto High School. 
Please make checks payable to:                                               Online donations.  Click on link below.
PALY SPORTS BOOSTERS / Thornton Fund                               https://palysportsboosters.org/nort-thornton
Mail to:                                                                                        
Paly Sports Boosters / Thornton Fund
Palo Alto High School
50 Embarcadero Road                                                       send questions to: dmacinfo@comcast.net
Palo Alto, California 94301
Sponsoring Committee: George Read '53, Jim Anderson '53, Roger Baer '58, Pete Browne '58, Alan Davis '57, Paly Swim Coach, Danny Dye, Ro Davis '64, George French '58, David Freidenrich '53, Jamie Hawley '57, Mac McClellan '58, Don McPhail '58, John Northway '58, Pete Reed '57








Attention Paly '64 Alumni Authors!


Do you want to have your publications listed on the All Paly Alumni website (see link to the left side of this page): 


Please follow the instructions below and then email to me and I will submit to the All Paly Alum webmaster.

Don't be shy! There are a lot of authors already listed! Paly '64 has a bunch too!! We need to represent!

If you would like your publication(s) listed, please provide the following information: Author name, graduation year, Publication/Book Title and link to your website and/or link to where the book can be purchased. You may also include a photo (optional).  When you're information is received, a private email address will be provided where you can send a photo (head-shot) to accompany your posting. 


Paly Recreates 1918 March

Event part of high school's centennial celebration

Palo Alto High School cheerleaders lead a march commemorating Paly's centennial, in which teachers and students walked from the school's former location at Channing Avenue to its current location at Embarcadero Road and El Camino Real. Photo by Veronica Weber.

by Elena Kadvany / Palo Alto Weekly 


Past and current Palo Alto High School students pose for a photo after reenacting a 1918 march for the school's centennial on Oct. 7, 2018. Photo by David Hickey.



More than 200 current and past Palo Alto High School students recreated a historical moment on Sunday, walking from what is now Channing House on Webster Street to the school as students, teachers and staff did 100 years ago for their first day of school at their new campus. 

The Paly dance and cheer teams, band and alumni, many wearing Viking green, as well as administrators, school board members and local and state elected officials made their way through Palo Alto streets on a sunny, celebratory afternoon. 

The march is part of a series of activities this year to celebrate Paly's centennial. Paly partnered with the Palo Alto Historical Association to organize the re-enactment.

The oldest participant on Sunday belonged to the class of '42, according to Paly librarian Rachel Kellerman, who is on the school's centennial committee.

After the march, participants recreated a photo the group of students, teachers and staff took in front of the Tower Building in 1918. 

They also dedicated the area between the new Performing Arts Center and the longtime Haymarket Theatre as "Centennial Plaza." The plaza will include monuments to Anna Zschokke (pronounced SHAW-key), known as the "mother of Palo Alto schools." Zschokke, one of Palo Alto's first residents, spearheaded the creation of Palo Alto's first public school and built the first high school building by mortgaging her home. Members of Zschokke's family attended the event. 

U.S. Senator Ron Wyden of Oregon, a Paly alumnus, gave a speech. He "lauded strong courageous women leaders from the past to present day," Kellerman said. 

There were also student performances and the debut of a choral piece written by Paly alumnus Christopher Tin, a Grammy award-winning composer.

"Of course," Kellerman added, "there was birthday cake."

Paly's centennial committee is working to involve other school departments and bodies, including drama, history, English, athletics and journalism, in centennial events. 

Students are also organizing an alumni speakers program and will design a centennial T-shirt, among other projects.

In March, there will also be a celebration of student newspaper the Campanile's 100th birthday and a ticketed centennial gala.

For more information about Paly's centennial activities, go to paly.net/centennial.


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Paly Journalism Project: Now Complete! Every Campanile, Madrono etc is now completley digitalized. Everything since 1895







Welcome to the Palo Alto High School Campus Tour! 

Visit Paly and enjoy the tour in person, or on your phone or tablet. 

The campus map lists tour locations. Move to a location and click on the corresponding information on the map to learn more about Paly’s past, present and future. But first, a little history. Palo Alto incorporated in 1894 and owes its existence to David Starr Jordan, the then President of Stanford University who offered the 30 acres at $1.00/acre, so it’s no surprise that its earliest residents sought the best education for their children. 

Palo Alto High School March to the New School on December 24, 1918. Watch the video for some history!

You can link to the playlist on YouTube from here https://goo.gl/ULTEGt or click on the highlighted links below.


Paly Campus Tour - Introduction


Paly Campus Tour - The Tower Building 

The Tower Building and Haymarket Theater are the only original buildings on campus. New and remodeled buildings reflect their distinctive architectural details. Learn more about Paly's past present and future by listening to this history of the Tower Building.

You can link to the playlist on YouTube from here https://goo.gl/ULTEGt or click on the individual links below.

Paly Campus Tour - Anna Zschokke School Founder 

Paly Campus Tour - Visual Performing Arts Haymarket and PAC 

Paly Campus Tour - Media Arts Center 

Paly Campus Tour - Classrooms and Programs

Paly Campus Tour - Science and Career Tech Center 

Paly Campus Tour - Athletics and Fields 

Paly Campus Tour - Peery Family Center 

Paly Campus Tour - Quad, Student Activities and Tour Ends 

To access from your phone or tablet, open a browser and type in the URL https://palyguidedtour.github.io
















































































































































































•   Ro Davis  2/23
•   Steve R Sherwood  2/23
•   Patricia Smith (Hansen)  2/18
•   Bob Briggs  2/16
•   Rick P. Bishop  2/16
•   Charles Dale Abbott  2/14
•   Allen E. Salsbury  12/25
•   Steve R. Fletcher  12/24
•   Kitti Kinney (Salera)  11/23
•   Kathleen Porta (Dodd)  9/18
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