Welcoming & Site Usage

Navigating the website

Haven't joined the website?   It is easy and safe to do. 

  • Just follow the instructions below and you will have full access to all the pages on the site!  
    • Click on Classmate Profiles - on the toolbar (to the left hand side of this page)
    • Find your name in the classmate list as it appears
    • Click on your name
    • Follow the instructions from the JOIN HERE wizard
  • If for some reason there is a problem getting into the site
    • immediately click on contact us and we will determine a solution to the situation.


Once you are in the site photos can be downloaded or saved to your computer.  Right click with your mouse and save image as a picture to your desktop or other directory. 

Also any screen can be enlarged by holding down the control key on your keyboard and touching the "+" key for enlarging each time to the desired size. 

If you would like to listen to some music while you are browsing go to the '74 trivia sources tab http://www.ahs1974.com/74-Trivia-Sources.htm and select some of the youtube recordings to play in the background open another tab for your browsing in the site at the same time.  (This is a temporary fix until we get the mp3 files loaded on the site.)



Happy viewing on the website!





Jaris says:    

2015, Weekly Splash Series
 Living at the Top of Your Game!
 "Sit With Me!  Core Awareness & Core Strengthening Tips!"
Elementary Spine-Anatomy:
Recall with me:  
The "human body has a total of 206 bonesAnd, the human spine, the back, the spinal column, has 33 vertebrae, the rib cage, housing the elongated spinal cord, all organs, major arteries, veins, blood supply, wrapped in muscles, nerves, cartilage, tendons& more!
Our healthy spines, are critical for continuing our mobility, and, for many reasons, responsible, for sustaining, our overall good health, as we age!
Concentrate, if you will, right now, on your spinal column, feet flat on the floor, esp., both heels, making contact with the floor;  In a comfortable sitting position, from the head, shoulders back, - even weight distributed - balanced,, neck fully upright, jaw relaxed, stomach, pressing your belly button, backwards, slightly uplifted, to your spine................
 Remember to Breathe easily!
Nothing to it!  Right?
 Yet, often we all are guilty of slouching!  Yikes, poor posture habits, projecting a lazy personality!
Proper Posture Note: 
Pressing, squeezing, the stomach in & uplifting, the belly button, towards the spine, is an excellent habit to have, strengthening the Lumbar area, of the spine, which is susceptible to injury!
It does take practice!  But, only, perfect practice, makes perfect posture!
And, excellent posture, feels good & projects self confidence!
Health Benefits of Proper Sitting Technique:
- Boost circulation to the brain, heart & lungs, all organs
- Provides good circulation to legs, feet
- Allows for full lung capacity
- Improves digestion
- Promotes healthy elimination
            Just for starters!
Pitfalls of poor Sitting Habits:
- Restricts circulation
- Limits leg vitality
- Compresses bladder & kidneys
- May contribute to constipation
- Squeezes appendix
 -  Binds intestines
Remember to stand up, increasing circulation, walk around, every `20 minutes or so!  And, remember to properly hydrate!
Medical Advisory:  As always, check with your medical team, before beginning an exercise program or a daily, prolonged sitting job or responsibility, requiring prolonged sitting!
        Hey, don't just Sit, there!
            Game On!,
                    Holly Fairfield




Jaris Waide is a freelance writer and is currently writing a column called "Splash" for the Riverbender.com news website in the Alton Area.  We have chosen to republish her weekly columns here as a way of highlighting her work as part of her life achievements and to use it as a way of welcoming our classmates to the website. 
If you have some special work or achievements you would like to share with classmates then click on contact us and we will find some way to include what you do on this website.  It is all about getting to know each other again.  We may remember how we were back then; but, we are here now and it is good to get to know each other again before we meet in October!