7th Issue Spring 2015.FH10 - Analy High School Class of 1965

MARCH 2015
Spring Musical
March 19~21 & March 26~28
Analy Auditorium
Career Fair
March 24 ~ 5:30-7:30pm
Large Gym
Open House & Empty Bowls
April 9
El Molino High School
Apple Blossom Parade
April 18
Spring Choir Concert
May 1 ~ 7:00-9:00pm
Happy 2015 to all of the Tiger Alumni! The spring semester is underway and we are looking forward
to the start of our bonds projects on campus. With the start of the band room anticipated to take
place this summer, we can now focus on getting our final touches on the stadium redesign project.
The School Board will review the plans and timelines with anticipated approval of the design to
occur next fall. It would be exciting to be on campus while two major construction projects are being
completed at the same time.
I am aware that the Alumni Association is interested in improving the appearance of the campus
so I am happy to announce that we are working on a project with the County Water Board on a
DROPS program initiative. This grant will address four areas on campus that have high water
retention and create bioswales to alleviate the standing water and run off. We are excited to have
our Eco Action Class partner with DROPS to improve the campus plant.
I also would like to announce that we have released our honor roll and 491 students have accumulated
a 3.5 GPA or higher with special commendations to the 231 students who have a 4.0 or better.
It is great to be a Tiger academically and athletically.
Go Tigers!
~Chris Heller, Principal
Analy Auditorium
Spring Band Concert
May 8 ~ 7:00-9:00pm
Analy Auditorium
ROP Video Festival
May 15 ~ 7:00-9:00pm
Analy Auditorium
June 4 ~ 5:30pm
Karlson Field
Loretta Castleberry, Class of 1965
Vice President
Jack Stevens, Class of 1963
Chip Castleberry, Class of 1965
Nicole Ellwood, Class of 1991
Jim Bertoli, Class of 1978
Jennifer Moore Simpson, Class of 1987
Hall of Fame Chair
Linda Helton, Class of 1974
Hello, Analy High alumni! We invite you to attend the Analy High School Ed Foundation's "Excellence
in Education" event benefitting Analy High School.
Saturday, March 28th
Kosta Browne Winery
in The Barlow!
Enjoy a roaming feast of local Sonoma County cuisine, wine and beer, live and silent auctions, and
entertainment showcasing our Analy students. We will announce all restaurants, wineries and other
partners who will be participating in the coming weeks.
Collaborate with friends and family to bid on packages that are designed for group participation
such as dinners, trips, excursions and much, much more! Check back at our website by early March
to preview the fantastic auction items.
Tickets are $75 per person (with limited seating!) so buy tickets online at:
This event sold out early last year.
If you are willing to donate an auction item or assist with the event planning, please call Mike
Sullivan at 707-484-5533.
Analy High School Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
Two years of organizing and planning culminated in a perfect 2 day event when the
Analy Athletic Hall of Fame held their first induction event on October 18, 2014. The
first class of inductees were selected for their contributions to Analy High School
athletics either through their outstanding athletic abilities, coaching or community
involvement. The first group included:
Wilburn Talbot (1925) - the only State track champion ever to have run for the Tigers,
winning the 1924 title in the 440 (51.4).
Walt Foster (1931) - outstanding contribution both as a 3 sport athlete while at Analy
and also for his coaching acronym in his 30 years at Analy.
Louis (Chub) Blank (1934) - outstanding 4 sport athlete who contributed back to the
local athletic community as a coach for several different sports.
1958 Football Team - The first and only undefeated team for over 50 years, this group
took the Analy football program to a new level of excellence.
Rick Mohr (1977) - transferring in his junior year, Rick immediately made a mark on
both the football and baseball team before giving up baseball for track where he made it
to the State track meet in the shot put. Played in the Canadian Football League after a
successful football and track career at UC Davis.
Jenny O’Leary (1996) - a talented 3 sport athlete, Jenny took the playing fields and
court at Analy by storm beginning in her Freshman year. A 2 time Athlete of the Year,
4 time All-Empire and All-League player in softballl along with a 3 time All League
volleyball player, Jenny went on to play softball at Sac State.
The inductees were introduced at half time of the Varsity football, and then were
honored by over 200 friends, family and fans at a banquet held at the Foxtail Golf
Course. The Analy Athletic Hall of Fame committee would welcome nominations
of former players, coaches or community members that you feel are deserving of
this honor. We would welcome additions to our committee. Please contact Linda
Tighe Helton at [email protected] with you nominations.
Graduates from 1955 and earlier are free Graduates from 2010 – 2015 are free
All other graduates (1956 – 2009) pay $25 per year
Checks should be made out to Analy Alumni Association and are tax deductible. Send your name, address,
phone number, email address, and graduation year information to:
Chip Castleberry, 8140 Frankel Lane, Sebastopol, CA 95472
Class of 1965 ~ 50th Reunion
Sept. 19
Korbel Champagne Cellars
Loretta Castleberry, [email protected]
Mary, [email protected]
Class of 1975
Aug. 15 ~ 4-10 pm
Trappe Ranch
12620 Bodega Hwy., Sebastopol
Barbara Schultz Creamer, Kathy Boyd Webb,
or Jeannie Bassett Fernandez
[email protected]
Class of 1985
Sept. 19 ~ Fountain Grove Inn
Mia Bertoli, [email protected]
Kathy Murnane, [email protected]
Kim Brand, [email protected]
Class of 2005
Emily Friedman, [email protected]
Class of 2005 Reunion on Facebook
We are looking for someone willing to make a
web page for our Alumni Association. We would
like to be able to have links on it to the Analy
High School site and also to the Analy Boosters
site. If you have these skills and time to help
us please send a message to Loretta at
[email protected]
Plans for new Analy Band Room submitted to Sacramento
The design plans for the new Analy Band Room have now been submitted
for approval by the Division of State Architect (DSA) in Sacramento. DSA
must approve the plans before construction can begin. If approval from
Sacramento goes smoothly, we’ll demolish the old classroom building on
the lawn between the auditorium and High School Road this summer and
break ground for the new building this summer, so that all the Analy bands
will have a new home in fall 2016!
Karlson Field Project Is Moving Forward
The WSCUHSD School Board is scheduled to have a final review of the
plans for new home bleachers, press box, lights, track, and synthetic turf on
Karlson Field at the School Board meeting on Wed., Feb. 18 at 7:00 at the
El Molino library. The plans will then be submitted to the state architect office
in Sacramento for their approval.
The School Board is faced with a difficult decision regarding when to build
this project. If we break ground right after the July 3 community fireworks
on July 3, the project may be less expensive and should be completed by
December 2015. But this will mean having to hold fall sports off campus.
If we break ground in spring 2016, the cost may increase and the field may
not be ready by graduation for the Class of 2016.
Whichever timeline is decided, Karlson Field should have a whole new look
for fall 2017!
Analy Bands Perform for Local Middle Schools
The Analy Honor Band, Jazz Band and Full Orchestra will take a full school
day on Monday, February 23 to visit and perform at Twin Hills, Brook Haven
and Hillcrest Middle Schools to promote the AHS instrumental music program.Ê
This is an exciting visit for the middle school students, and for the Analy
students returning to their former haunts. It takes two large buses and a big
truck to move the bands from school to school on this tour. The Analy music
program is recognized for excellence across Northern California!
Students Report on Analy Solar Power Production
Students from the Analy Advanced Placement Environmental Science class
recently presented a report to the WSCUHSD School Board on the amount
of power produced by the Analy solar power project. The students compared
the predicted electricity production with the actual amount of energy produced,
and found that the project actually yielded more electricity than expected,
based on the production ratings of the solar panels and recent weather
patterns. Analy students will continue to monitor and report on the solar
power production, in order to encourage energy efficiency and environmental
~Keller McDonald, Superintendent
Dust off those clubs and call an old friend from high school! The place to be is the Windsor Golf Course on Friday, May 1 for the 15th
Annual Analy Tiger Golf Classic tournament. This is a “fun” tournament played in scramble format for both men and women. If you
have a foursome, with at least 3 members from your class, you can compete in the Class Challenge. All foursomes are welcome, even
if you didn’t attend Analy. If you are a single we will be happy to add you to a foursome.
You don’t play golf? No problem! Join us for the dinner and auction starting at 6:00pm. We have a raffle, a silent auction, and a live
auction along with a delicious dinner provided by Charlie’s Grill. As a special treat this year, we have 4 women from the Analy Class
of 1965 who have sewn a beautiful handmade quilt that will be specially raffled off. Raffle tickets for the quilt will be sold online and
at the event.
The cost for golf and dinner is $135 and for dinner only it is $40. For more information contact Chip Castleberry, [email protected]
or call 707-823-5592. See golf flyers at the end of this newsletter. It’s always a great day to be a tiger!
~Loretta Castleberry, Alumni Association President
My name is Matt Nix, and I’m a TV Showrunner. In case you’ve never heard the term, it
basically means head writer/producer/director on a TV show. I’m best known for a show
called “Burn Notice”, which ran for seven years on the USA Network, and for a show “The
Good Guys” which ran for 20 episodes on Fox. I currently work on two shows, one called
“Complications”, which will be out this summer on USA, and another called “The Comedians”,
which will be out in Spring on FX.
It would take a while to describe exactly what I do, but here are the basics: I hire the team
that writes the show, and then either write, rewrite, or supervise each episode. I’m the head
creative producer, so I choose actors, hire directors, edit the show, and deal with budget
and personnel issues. And I also either direct episodes myself or work with directors on
how we want the show to look and feel.
It’s a ton of work, but it’s really fun. As part of my job, I get to do all kinds of things. For
research, I’ve hung out with all sorts of interesting people – from detectives to soliders to doctors to CIA officers. I’ve been able to work
with a lot of my favorite actors. And I get to play with really big toys onscreen, doing car chases, throwing people off buildings, and of
course blowing up pretty much everything you can think of with high explosives.
Looking back, my experience at Analy was a HUGE part of what I get to do today –
although in a completely unexpected way. I was a pretty serious student, and I always
thought I’d be a doctor, a lawyer, something like that. But while I was in school, I
always kept one hand in what I really loved to do. I acted in plays with Ms. Glazer
and Mr. Craven. I took ROP Video with Mr. Davis. I wrote for the newspaper with
Mr. Rose and geeked out on science with Mr. Goldberg. And more than anything, I
hung out with a bunch of friends who liked to make stuff together – movies, rally
skits, etc. I thought these were all just hobbies. I was wrong.
I went off to UCLA, thinking I’d go to law school… but when it was time to apply,
I couldn’t. When I thought about what I wanted to do, my dream was pretty lame:
“I wanna go back to High School and mess
around making stuff with my friends.” Since
that wasn’t an option, I did the next best thing:
returned to LA to work in the entertainment industry.
It was a long road. I worked for agents and executives. I taught myself to write screenplays.
Slowly but surely, I built a career. Writing little movie scripts for studios turned into writing bigger
ones. Eventually I got a shot in TV, and pitched and sold a show that turned into Burn Notice.
From there, I’ve been able to sell and run other shows.
And over the years, it’s been great how many opportunities I’ve had to return to my roots. My
first writing and directing partner was my best friend from Analy. I’ve hired friends I met in high
school as actors. A friend from Analy is on my digital effects crew. This year, I hired a recent
Analy grad in the camera department of my new show. I’ve even written the school into scripts
– the character of Sam Axe on Burn Notice was a Tiger and talks about it in a couple of episodes.
I’m deeply grateful to Analy High for being a place where I could discover what I loved to do –
even if I didn’t know that at the time. So for all of you who ever dreamed of spending your life engrossed in your hobbies and messing
around with your high school friends? go for it. It’s worked out pretty well for me.
Friday, May 1st, 2015
Windsor Golf Club
Tee Prizes
*Field Limited to First 120 Golfers*
18 Holes of Golf-Range Balls-Golf Cart
Team Prizes for Low Gross and Low Net
Live Auction
Raffle Prizes
Putting Contest
Hole in One and Long
Drive Prizes
12:00 pm.
Check-In, Putting Contest
Closest to the
Hole Contests
1:00 pm.
Shotgun Start — Team Scramble Format
No Host Cocktails, Dinner
*Golf and Dinner-only reservations MUST be made by April 30th No dinners will be sold the night of the event.
Per Player —– @ $135 each
Dinner Only — @ $ 40 each =
Total Amount Paid
Guarantee your tournament spot by enclosing payment now!
Names and phone numbers of others in your foursome:
1._____________________________ Phone: _______________ email:_______________________________
2._____________________________ Phone: _______________ email: _______________________________
3._____________________________ Phone: _______________ email:_______________________________
Please place me/us in a foursome
I am unable to attend but would like to donate $___________
Name: ____________________________ Phone: _______________________
Address: _________________________________________________________
Email: ___________________________________________________________
Make checks payable to Analy Alumni Assoc. and mail entry form to AHS Golf Classic, 8140 Frankel Ln., Sebastopol, CA 95472
For more information call Chip Castleberry 823-5592 or Joe Ellwood, Director of Athletics, Analy High School 824-2321
Friday, May 1st, 2015
Windsor Golf Club
The Analy Alumni Association is sponsoring a golf tournament to benefit
Analy High School. Funds raised at this event will be used to support various
projects at Analy High School.
We ask for your support by becoming a TEE SPONSOR for the cost of $300
or a CORPORATE SPONSOR for $500. Tee sponsorship entitles you to a
recognition sign at one of the 18 holes identifying you as a tournament sponsor,
in addition, corporate sponsors will receive a special embroidered golf flag
to hang on your wall. Furthermore, both will receive county-wide recognition
of your support of Analy High School in the local media.
This donation is tax deductible.
Business Name (as you wish sign to read) _________________________
Your Name ______________________________________
Address ________________________________________
Phone # ________________________________________
Email __________________________________________
Make checks payable to Analy Alumni Assoc. and mail entry form to AHS Golf Classic, 8140 Frankel Ln., Sebastopol, CA 95472
For more information call Chip Castleberry 823-5592 or Joe Ellwood, Director of Athletics, Analy High