On April 23, 2022, the Alumni Association held a meeting at our school. We are pleased to mention 55 people attended this event. As a result of the election conducted at this meeting, the following individuals will serve on our board of directors. Al Pietrolungo as president; Carla Hayes as vice-president; John Perseo as treasurer; … Continue reading Alumni Convention 2022 Wrap Up
Alumni Convention 2017 Cancelled! CANCELLED!
Friends, I’m sorry to report that we had to cancel the upcoming 2017 alumni convention in October. Various construction projects going on at the school have been delayed for various reasons, and so, were not finished in time for the convention. The school suggested that we cancel our weekend get-together, due to numerous blocked hallways … Continue reading Alumni Convention 2017 Cancelled! CANCELLED!
Alumni Bulletin 2015
President’s letter Hello to all Alumni and friends: The school has given us the green light to resume our Alumni convention so as a result we will meet this summer August 7th, 8th, & 9th. I’m happy to announce that costs for attending the convention will remain the same as they were in 2012. Please … Continue reading Alumni Bulletin 2015
Alumni Bulletin 2014
President’s Letter Dear fellow members of the WPSBC Alumni Association, Welcome to the 2014 edition of the WPSBC Alumni Association’s annual bulletin. As per usual, we have lots of interesting and relevant news for you this time around, including a piece about our very own Ray Lantz, information about the school, and details about … Continue reading Alumni Bulletin 2014
2012 Alumni Convention Attendance Stats
We enjoyed a pretty good-sized crowd throughout the entire convention weekend. Here’s the statistical shake-out: There were 63 paid members and guests that stayed at the school. For the Friday night cook-out, we had, in addition to that base count, 19 extra folks showing up. For lunch on Saturday, we had 6 extra people. For … Continue reading 2012 Alumni Convention Attendance Stats
Ellen’s 2012 Alumni Convention Wrapup
Reunion, 2012 Friday, August third, arrived in a sweltering fashion. Joining the growing throng of excited alums in the reception area of the Western Pennsylvania School for Blind Children, my classmate, Mike Rupert and I were instantly engaged in some great conversations with many of those assembled for the purpose of a raucously enjoyable get … Continue reading Ellen’s 2012 Alumni Convention Wrapup
Hymns, Halloween, Christmas, and Candles
We children at the Western Pennsylvania School for Blind Children eagerly looked forward to the holidays, complete with many memorable celebrations. In those happy uncomplicated days before the separation of church and state, religious education played a central role in our weekly and even daily lives. In the dormitory, our days would begin and end … Continue reading Hymns, Halloween, Christmas, and Candles
Convention 2010 Scheduled
The 2010 Alumni Convention will be held during the weekend of August 6th, 7th, & 8th, 2010. More information about this biannual get-together will be provided in this year’s Alumni Bulletin; to be issued in the next couple months.
Convention 2008 Scheduled
The 2008 Alumni Convention will be held during the weekend of August 8th, 9th, & 10th. More information about the convention will be provided in this year’s Alumni Bulletin, to be published sometime in the next few months.