Welcome to the Cheltenham High School Class of 1968 webpage, CHS-68.org. Cheltenham Township was a great place to grow up in the 1950's and 60's. We were the consummate "baby boomers", and the "flower Children" of the 1960's. As children and young adults we saw the elimination of Polio, the first color television, the first satellite, the assassinations of John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King, and Robert Kennedy, the Civil Rights Movement and the end of segregation, the first man walk on the moon, and a controversial war that killed over 58,000 Americans. We faced the fear of nuclear war and Soviet domination and we were the beginning of the "sexual revolution" and the "feminist movement." Quite a lot to take on as young adults, but we made it and like most CHS graduating classes we have been above average in our endeavors.

The main reason for creating this site is to hopefully find all of you who have scattered throughout the country and the world. 2008 marks the 40th year since graduation. We hope to have a reunion this year as we have had at 10, 20, and 30 years, but how can we plan a party if we can't find you! So please take a moment to send us your information using the registration link below. As a minimum we would like to have your email address, postal address, and phone, and if we do not have at least one of these we will not be able to contact you.

This is YOUR page and we welcome additional pictures, links, or information which we can include here. Send information or questions regarding this page to doug@crompton.com

Thank you for attending the
CHS Class of 1968 40th Reunion
and making it a big success

Let's do it again in 2013!

If you are a class member and you want to receive the latest information on reunions and events be sure to join our Yahoo group. If for some reason you do not want to join the group but still want email notifications send a blank email to: chs-68-subscribe@yahoogroups.com and follow the directions in the reply email.

Below are links to pay reunion sites but I highly recommend the free social connection site Facebook. Join up and search for lost friends from high school, college, the military, or anywhere. I have added a CHS Class of 1968 group at Facebook.

I have removed the classmates.com link because of complaints I am aware of about the site. Please read info at the Consumer affairs website regarding this. Be aware that any commercial website is buyer beware and I can tell you first hand that very little useful information was gained about CHS alumni at the Classmate site.

The primary way we can stay connected is via email. After investigating many group sites I have setup a group for our class at Yahoo Groups. Our Yahoo Group name is CHS-68. This list allows class members to communicate by sending mail to one address and it is remailed to everyone on the list. To subscribe send a blank email to chs-68-subscribe@yahoogroups.com or if you would like to view archival messages and share files join the group directly. Go to http://groups.yahoo.com/group/chs-68/ and select the Join Icon. If you have not previously setup a Yahoo profile you will be required to do so but don't worry, this is not a security risk. You do not have to answer any questions you do not want to.

So why are there links to TW and Glenside Elementary but not the other schools? Well that is because those are the schools I attended and that I have pictures and information for. I would be glad to feature your school if you can supply me with some material. If you have pictures you can scan of any school related activity from K-12 at any of the Cheltenham schools during the 55-68 period, please send them to me. My email is doug@crompton.com. Don't have a scanner? If you can send the items to me via regular mail I would be glad to scan them and return the orginals along with a CD copy. Email me and I will send you my address. Thanks.

Do you remember radio personality Jean Shepherd? He spoke at the forum series at CHS in May of 1968. Here is a recording of a show just prior to the CHS appearance from WOR in which he mentions CHS. Amoung Jean's accomplishments was the movie "The Christmas Story" which we see every holiday season. A more complete biography can be found at Jean Shepherd on Wikopedia

High School Never Ends - A cartoon parody

Take me back to the Sixties - a link to a web presentation

Remembering 1968.....

Hollywood Squares (1968)Batman (1967)

U.S. Statistics

President: Lyndon B. Johnson
Vice President: Hubert H. Humphrey
Population: 200,706,052
Life expectancy: 70.2 years
Violent Crime Rate (per 1,000): 33.7
Property Crime Rate (per 1,000): 30.7
Homicide Rate (per 100,000): 7.3

Events

President Johnson announces he will not seek or accept presidential renomination (March 31).

Martin Luther King, Jr., civil rights leader, is slain in Memphis (April 4).

James Earl Ray, indicted in King murder, is sentenced to 99 years.

Sen. Robert F. Kennedy is shot and critically wounded in Los Angeles hotel
after winning California primary (June 5), dies June 6.

Economics

US GDP (1998 dollars):   $910.6 billion
Federal spending:   $178.13 billion
Federal debt:   $368.7 billion
Median Household Income
(current dollars):  
$7,743
Consumer Price Index:   34.8
Unemployment:   3.8%
Cost of a first-class stamp:   $0.05 ($0.06 as of 1/7/68)

Sports

Super Bowl
Green Bay d. Oakland (33-14)

World Series
Detroit d. St. Louis Cardinals (4-3)

NBA Championship
Boston d. LA Lakers (4-2)

Stanley Cup
Montreal d. St. Louis (4-0) Wimbledon
Women: Billie Jean King d. J. Tegart (9-7 7-5)
Men: Rod Laver d. T. Roche (6-3 6-4 6-2)

Kentucky Derby Champion
Forward Pass

NCAA Basketball Championship
UCLA d. North Carolina (78-55)

NCAA Football Champions
Ohio St. (10-0-0)