Welcome to the official reunion website for King Estates Junior High School's alumni students and teachers who attended and taught between 1980 and 1990.
HOW THE FIRST KING REUNION CAME ABOUT...
Our first reunion was a Facebook generated reunion. A conversation between Patrice Page and Helen Harrison (Class of 1985) on a Facebook photo in one of Patrice's photo albums took place in October 2008, discussing how great it would be to have a King reunion. Not knowing what to expect, they kicked around the idea of having a reunion just for their class (1985). A Facebook group page was organized and students from all classes began to join. Once the word got out that a King reunion was being planned, students from other graduating classes asked to be included. It was then extended to include classes 1984 through 1986, then finally extending it 1980 through 1990. Later, a committee was formed including organizer and creator, Patrice Page (c/o 1985), Tavia Dendy (c/o 1986), Craig Caldwell (c/o 1984), Erica Chappell (c/o 1985) and Lonnie Blanson (c/o 1985). Although, Helen wasn't able to serve on the commitee, she along with Patrice were the driving force of the very first King Estates Alumni Reunion.
The first King reunion took place in Oakland, California on August 15, 2009 at Arsimona’s (a trendy lounge in the heart of Old Oakland) and was a HUGE SUCCESS! If you didn't attend, you missed the reunion of a lifetime. The committee pre-registered 225 guests, bringing in additional guests after the mixer; bringing the count up to approximately 300. Guests included two former teachers, Ms. Janet Horton-Payne who taught Spanish between 1987 and 1990 and Physical Education teacher, Mr. Earl McKelvy. We take pride in saying we are the very first known group to plan a King Estates Junior High School reunion.
Words cannot express the excitement and joy that took place on that remarkable evening. Some students had not seen each other in almost 30 years. A great time was had by all that attended!
THE NEXT REUNION
The next reunion is set for Saturday, August 11, 2012. For more information about how to register, go to our Reunion Registration page. So if you missed the "SOLD OUT" 2009 reunion, you don't want to miss the next. 'Cause it ain’t no party like a King Estates Party!!!
To see photos from the 2009 reunion, click HERE to be directed to the photo gallery! Several photos have been submitted by some of our reunion guests.
We encourage you to join the King Estates Junior High School Alumni (1980-1990) group page to be notified of all King related events for this group in the future. To join the group, you must have a Facebook account (it’s free). Once your Facebook account has been created, click HERE to join: