Our next reuion will be our 60th in 2022.
If you want to see what is going on at the umbrella Madison Alumni site, you can visit http://www.jamesmadisonalumni.org/ for their events.
1 - This is another update with sad news.
Ronnie Roth Lasky passed away in October 2017. Helene Lebensfeld Bland was a close friend and wrote a tribute for her.
2 - We're still looking for the missing alumni. There are still many alumni that we are curious about. If you have found any or have leads to our "Missing Classmates" please contact us. The statistics below reflect December, 2017, but I'm still trying to locate those whose emails bounced.
461 - Alumni found and interested in being in the loop
77 - Not Interested
88 - Probably deceased
626 – 75% Found
Identified as Class of '62 Alumni 835
I hope you are all enjoying the site and reconnecting. Please upload any photos you have of the period and write a tribute to one of our classmates who have passed away.
3 - Latest post from the umbrella Madison Alumni Association.
Madison, we’re ever loyal to thee… our alumni, regardless of where they are around the world, still have that song in their heads and hearts for a good reason: we are products of one of the best public high schools in New York City. The James Madison High School Alumni Association (JMHSAA) works enthusiastically to ensure Madison’s legacy by supporting our alma mater and its students in myriad ways.
Alumni philanthropy made Awards Night 2017 a rousing success; we gave more awards (exceeding $13,000.00) than in prior years. With your contributions, Award night 2018 will surpass 2017, with JMHSAA financially assisting our college-bound seniors who have earned recognition through their dedication and diligence.
The JMHSAA has supported other financial, social, educational and capital improvement projects:
· Emergency funds and gift cards to students affected by Superstorm Sandy
· Buses for students visiting out-of-town colleges
· Madison’s 90th birthday party
· Homecoming 2017
· Wall of Distinction Ceremony
· Purchase of a drone for overhead photography for indoor and outdoor events
· Computers for students
· Science Lab equipment
· Underwriting the student newspaper, Madison Moment
· Providing a dedicated classroom for special learners
· Band uniforms
· The Marty Glickman scoreboard
· White boards to replace the antiquated blackboards
· SMART boards
· Podium and sound system for the auditorium
· Restoration of Honor Boards
· Hallway plaques honoring donors and veterans
· Chair plaques for auditorium
· Providing funds to the Gardening Club to landscape Madison’s entrance
· Purchasing a hanging waterfall sculpture for the main hallway
On April 29, 2018 the JMHSAA will be hosting the 10th Wall of Distinction Ceremony. We hope you will join us as we honor a record-breaking fourteen alumni, whose classes range from the ’30s to the ‘80s.
The Adopt-A-Chair program is still thriving. For a donation of $100, you may have your name or the name of an individual or group you wish to honor, or memorialize placed on a chair in the auditorium.
In 2014 JMHSAA began acknowledging our donors yearly with plaques hung prominently in Madison’s hallways.
$500-$999 (Golden Knights Club)
$1,000-$1,999 (President’s Club)
$2,000-$4,999 (Silver Member)
$5,000-$9,999 (Gold Member)
$10,000 or more (Platinum Member)
Contributions can be made via our website below or by check to JMHSAA and mailed to:
Marty Alpert, 100 East Hartsdale Avenue, Apt. #TDW, Hartsdale, NY 10530
Your continued support is critical to JMHSAA’s mission to help our students maintain Madison’s legacy as an extraordinary public high school.
All hail to thee, James Madison!
JMHSAA Fundraising Committee
Michael Appelbaum ‘52, Chairman firstname.lastname@example.org
Michael Grossman ’54 email@example.com
Dick Kossoff ’53 firstname.lastname@example.org
John Rice ’83 email@example.com
Jane Carbonaro Arrabito ’86 firstname.lastname@example.org
Jeffrey Fisher, M.D. ’68 email@example.com
Martha Weinstein Alpert ‘57 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Official Facebook Page of the James Madison H. S. Alumni Association
1 - When was the reunion?
The main event was held Saturday, June 2, 2012 at the G2/Gaslight Lounge, Ninth Ave. and 14th St., New York, NY from 6:00 PM to 9:00. At 9:00 the club opened to the public. Many of us stayed for a while and then broke up into groups that went to a local cafe to continue shmoozing. Some of us couldn't stop.
There also was a Friday Meet-and-Greet at Madison, a Saturday breakfast at the hotel, a walk along the West side High Line, a Sunday breakfast at the hotel and a tour of the old neighborhood, followed by lunch at a local restaurant from the "old days."
2 - What else is coming to the Website?
As Madison events are known, they'll be posted. We'll add one more Flashback page for 1962, and then more of the potpourri of images of us as teenagers and other stuff...
3 - Was there a "Reunion Book" for attendees?
Reunions Unlimited provided a very limited on-line Reunion Book. Most of us will find this website has a lot more information.
4 - How can I get in touch with other alumni?
You can contact anyone who registered on this site via secure email by first registering and then selecting their name to send a message to. If you want to contact an alumni who didn’t register, and isn’t on the “missing” list, contact the site administrator.