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Class of 1969 50th Reunion

All Bishop Ireton and St. Mary's Academy Alumni from the Class of 1969 are invited to celebrate our 50th reunion on Saturday, June 1. Let us recall our high school days and the education granted by our teachers and coaches. Since this is a joint reunion of Bishop Ireton High School and St. Mary's Academy, many will also reconnect with grade school classmates.

The reunion dinner venue is on the top-floor Chesapeake View Room at the Hyatt Regency, Crystal City, which offers stunning views of the nation’s capital, the airport, the Potomac River, and more. For the three-course plated dinner, you have a choice of chicken, fish or vegetarian. Please select your choice on the RSVP/reunion reply card.

Reunion Details

Saturday, June 1, 2019
The Hyatt Regency, Crystal City
2799 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, Virginia
6:00-10:00 PM
& Reception: 6:00 –  7:00 PM
Plated Dinner: 7:00 –   8:30 PM
Music & Dancing: 8:30 – 10:00 PM
Business Casual and Cash Bar
$62 per person
Please consider attending – to reminisce and be among friends from our high school years. Before the reunion, there will be a tour of Alexandria Country Day School on Russell Road (formerly St. Mary's Academy) from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
RSVP by May 1, 2019
For questions, contact John Dittmeier BI '69 at or 301-758-8834 or Carroll Mitchell SMA '69 at or 703-216-9852.

Mass on Sunday, June 2
Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. in the Bishop Ireton Chapel. Light refreshments and a tour of the school will follow. 
Graduation Ceremony on Tuesday, June 4
Bishop Ireton invites us to be part of the 12:00 p.m. graduation ceremony for the Class of 2019 at the Basilica of the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, D.C. We have the honor of processing into the Basilica with the graduates and will have special seating. A shuttle bus will depart Bishop Ireton at 10:00 a.m.
Hotel Accommodations
For our reunion, the Hyatt Regency has set aside a block of rooms at a discounted price. Please make your reservations soon.

The Hyatt Regency, Crystal City
Hotel Room (Standard)
$95 per night plus 13.25% in taxes
Applicable for nights of May 31st – June 2nd
Group Name
Bishop Ireton High School & Saint Mary’s Academy Class of 1969 Reunion
Cut-off Date
May 11, 2019
for Hotel
Hotel valet parking
$20 per night
for Dinner
Hotel valet parking,
or alternate self-parking at PMI Garage on Crystal Drive
$20 for the evening, or $10 for all day

Complete the Survey - The Last 50 Years

The 50th Reunion Planning Group will be compiling an e-book that highlights our four years together at Bishop Ireton High School and at Saint Mary’s Academy and offers information about our 1969 classmates over the past 50 years. Whether or not you plan on attending the 50th reunion, please consider completing this survey.


Kathy Venture Borghoff '69
Gerald Burns '69
Robert Casey '69
Chris Cheadle '69
Theresa Carroll Daly '69 
David Damico '69
Michael Denkler '69
John Dittmeier '69
Connie Doermann '69
Tracy Dussia '69
Patricia Duval '69
Diana Orantes Embree '69
Jane Farrington '69
Jeff Feeney '69
Jay Gehrig '69
Theresa Ann Whims Ghent '69
Steve Gibson '69
Maggie Magee '69
Christopher Murad '69
Florence Grant Hawald '69
Steve Hawald '69
Jan Maucher Haymore '69
Anne Hilleary '69
Phil Hunter '69
Rick Jaszczult '69
Rob Kennedy '69
Bob Koziol '71
Arthur LaRoche '69
Lenore Little '69
Janet Schneider McCullogh '69
Carroll Mitchell '69
Nancy Linman Naylor '69
Stephen Nugent '69
Mike Poole '69
John Purnell '69
Karen Marie Ryan '69
Mary Augusta Thomas '69
Flip (Fred) Toepke '69
Tony Venture '71
Patricia Field Verderese '69
Joanne Jennings West '69
201 Cambridge Road
Alexandria, VA 22314
(703) 751-7606
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