Individual Class Reunions for 2020
If you are a member of one of the following classes and are interested in being your classes' reunion chair or being a member of the reunion planning committee, please contact the Alumni Office at 423-624-4618 ext. 1020 or by email
 Alumni Weekend Individual Class Reunion Date is set for Saturday, July 25th!
The following classes will be having Reunions during Alumni Weekend 2020
1970, 1975, 1980, 1985, 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005, 2010, 2015
Planning your Reunion Step-by-Step Help and Tips
Suggested Timeline
January                        Form committee; choose committee chair
January – February      Update class mailing list
March                           Reserve venue; return updated list to the Alumni Office
April                              First informational mailing to classmates
May                              Plan events; set-up class account
June                             Second mailing to classmates for reservations
July                               Plan awards, special programs, and any handout pieces
End of July                   Alumni Weekend and Reunion
Committee Responsibilities
Writing Letters
  • The first informational mailing should provide the main details for the class reunion and include a biographical survey to help plan additional activities based on family status, interests, etc.
  • The second mailing is to take reservations and payment. Including a pre-addressed envelope to help expedite responses if desired.
Updating the Class List
  • Calling and/or e-mailing classmates to verify addresses.
  • Using directories, Internet searches, classmates, social media and Alumni website searches  to find missing addresses of classmates.
  • Report all changes back to the Alumni Office
Handling Class Funds
  • Locating any existing funds if there have been previous reunions.
  • Setting up an account with a local bank or with Notre Dame High School**
  • Collecting and depositing checks (if using a bank).
  • Sending checks to Notre Dame High School if using an ND account).    
  • Setting up online registration & payment portal with Alumni Director
** All classes can request to have an account opened at Notre Dame High School. Checks are deposited into a designated account, and the business manager pays vendors directly. Excess funds can be held for future reunions. Classes can receive tax exemption.
Handling Event Details
  • Reserving the facility, caterer, photographer band, or DJ
  • Choosing decorations, arranging deliveries, and forming a setup committee
  • Finding volunteers to serve as greeters, photographers, etc.
Communicating with Classmates
  • Creating a class email list or Facebook page to communicate with classmates   
  • Using message center on the Alumni Website to send out information.
  • Update your class page on the Alumni Website with all of the reunion details.
  • Setup an online event RSVP with the Alumni Office. (Now Alumni can pay reunion event costs online. Contact the Alumni Office for more information).
  • Organize a phone effort to encourage attendance and update addresses.
Suggested Venues

Semi-Formal to Formal                                     



          Owners Donnie '82 & Beth Brown Covey '88


Inexpensive or Cost Free

  • Notre Dame High School          423-624-4618 ext. 1020

  • Varallo Hall, Sts. Peter and Paul Basilica 

  • Classmate’s Home

  • Apartment Clubhouse

  • Church Social Hall

  • Party Room at Restaurant


Suggested Photographer

  • David Lane – Occasions Photography - 423-344-1223

  • Lifetouch Photography - 423-892-1332


Music Services


Suggested Caterers

  • The Big Table Restaurant          423-6340772    Owner – Alum Karen Loveless

  • 2 Squares a Day                       423-697-7595          Owners – Alums Neil Stites and Jim Garth

  • Walnut Hill Catering  423-443-5813          Alumna Sarah Love Hart  


Other Suggestions

  • Try to use an alumni for catering or other services.

  • Have a family event on Saturday.

  • Bind a biographical survey into a booklet and give out at the reunion.

  • Copy senior write-ups, class prophecies, and class wills to display or hand out.

  • Create a class directory.

  • Display class photos, memorabilia, or old uniforms.

  • Vote on "most changed,” "greatest distance traveled,” "most number of kids,” etc.

  • Create nametags with class photo and have spouse wear the photo as well.

  • Contact local newspapers and radio stations and have them announce the reunion.

  • Invite former teachers, coaches, event non-graduates who were in your class.

  • Video activities to watch at a later reunion or send to those who cannot attend.

  • Hire a professional photographer to take a class picture.

  • Make a class contribution to Notre Dame High School.

  • Utlize the Alumni Website to get information out about reunions and post pictures from the reunion. Encourage your classmates to register on the website, so you can stay in touch even after the reunion is over.


Alumni Office Services

  • One mailings (this includes: supplies, preparation, and postage).

  • Design of class invitation or save - date   

  • Publicity and contact information in Alumni and newsletters, Alumni Weekend brochure and on the Alumni Website (

  • Committee meetings can be held at Notre Dame High School with the assistance of the Alumni Office.

  • Photos from archives, annuals, and clippings from class files can be borrowed to make nametags, pamphlets, or a class collage.

  • Class accounts can be set up in the business office at Notre Dame High School.




Alumni Office:

Kathy Martin

(423)624-4618 ext. 1020




Business Office:

Connie McCutcheon

Director of Business

(423)624-4618 ext. 1010