Football 'Cola Wars License Plate
Special Event License Plate may be purchased to commemorate the renewal
of one of the oldest football rivalries in Illinois - Arcola vs. Tuscola.
Applications must be submitted
by May 31, 2018. The license plate may be displayed from July 3 - August 31, 2018.
Arcola High School opened its doors in
Construction History, compiled by Sue Stout.
Oldest Living Alumni
The Arcola Alumni Association will honor Arcola High School’s oldest living graduates
in the coming months. To recommend an Arcola High School alumnus for recognition, complete the
Alma Grace Swick Harshbarger, a 1931 AHS alumna, is the first honoree.
And at age 101, is believed to be Arcola High School’s oldest living graduate.
Thomas B. Blagg, a 1938 AHS alumnus, is the April 2015 honoree.
LaVonne Smith, a 1935 AHS alumna, is the July 2015 honoree.
Ruth & Bob Holaday, 1942 and 1943 AHS alumni respectively, are the February 2016 honorees.
Rodie Van Gundy King, 1943 AHS alumna is the March 2016 honoree.
Bob Van Cleave, 1941 AHS alumnus is the December 2016 honoree.
Lowell Garrett, 1944 AHS Alumnus is the March 2017 honoree.
The Arcola Alumni Association has initiated its Veterans Recognition project.
To be included, a person must meet the following criteria:
- Attended and/or graduated from Arcola High School
- Served in any branch of the U.S. Military
- Currently serving or received an honorable discharge
Click for additional information about the Veterans' Recognition project.
Complete and return the
form to recommend a veteran for recognition.
Recent Class Reunions
We've added pages containing pictures and information from recent
If your class had a reunion since 2005, we'll publish group pictures and information.
Forward the information via
ALERT! ALERT! ALERT!
We have recently been made aware of E-Mail solicitations to Arcola alumni for memberships, merchandise, etc.
The solicitation includes a link to the
website - which is NOT the Arcola Alumni Association's website.
AT THIS TIME, THE ARCOLA ALUMNI ASSOCIATION DOES NOT OFFER LIFETIME MEMBERSHIPS NOR ARCOLA HIGH SCHOOL MERCHANDISE.
OFFICIAL ARCOLA HIGH SCHOOL MERCHANDISE IS ONLY AVAILABLE FROM VYVERBERGS,
FROM VARIOUS ARCOLA HIGH SCHOOL ORGANIZATIONS, OR AFFILIATED BOOSTER GROUPS.
DO NOT subscribe/purchase merchandise via the
website with the intention of joining the Arcola Alumni Association or supporting local businesses/organizations.
Help is needed in identifying students in the
1909 freshman class.
2018 Distinguished Alumni
The sixth annual Distinguished Alumni banquet will be held Saturday, October 6, 2018 at the Kaskaskia Country Club.
Additional information will be posted here as it becomes available.
Class of 1968 Reunion
The Class of 1968 will hold its 50-year reunion on July 28, 2018
from 4:30 - 10:00 PM at It’ll Do Bar/Restaurant; 620 Schrock Drive; Arcola, IL 61910.
- 4:30 PM - Check in
- 5:00—6:00 PM - Appetizers and Music from our School years by Jerry Good
- 6:00-7:00 PM - Buffet – Coffee, Tea, Soda and Water included as well as a CASH Bar
- 7:00—10:00 PM - Get reacquainted with classmates
Our M.C. for the evening will be Charles “Skip” Lee. Steve Williams has agreed to take a class picture
during the evening that will be posted on the Arcola Alumni Site.
The cost for the evening will be $30.00 per person. Please send your checks
(payable to: Arcola Class of 1968 Reunion) by June 1, 2018 to:
205 S. 44th Street
Decatur, IL 62521
If you are on Facebook, you may want to join the group
Arcola High School Class of 1968.
Contact the organizing committee for additional informaton via
2017 Distinguished Alumni
Five Arcola High School graduates were honored as Distinguished Alumni
during the Arcola Alumni Association’s alumni banquet at Kaskaskia Country Club on Saturday, October 21, 2017.
The 2017 honored Arcola High School alumni and year of graduation are:
Capt. John D. Kibler, deceased (AHS 1932)
Raymond Arthur “Art” Beazley, deceased (AHS 1959)
John Andrew “Andy” Walton, Jr. (AHS 1962)
Cheryl S. Holaday Hilgenberg (AHS 1966)
Gail Chaney Kalinich (AHS 1980)
Scenes from the
2017 Distinguished Alumni banquet.