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Southwest High School
Class Of 1969

 Welcome to the Southwest High School of Kansas City, Missouri Class Of 1969 web site!  

WHENEVER you have news about Classmates of 1969, please email us! [click here:]

Save the Date! - September 14, 2019

Mark your calendars, request vacation time, schedule the dogsitter, for ...

The 50th Southwest High School Reunion
September 13-15, 2019, Mission Hills Country Club*

... featuring Saturday night dining, dancing, conversing, activities, and remembering, and more events all weekend, "To Be Announced."
The SWHS '69 50th Reunion Planning Committee (see link at top left) is already underway hard at work, with more than a year of lead time to MAKE IT GREAT, and welcomes your input: send a message to any one of us if you have wishes, ideas, or input. But it can't be GREAT without every one of you: we are making extra special efforts to reach out and touch every single last "lost Indian", so SPREAD THE WORD! If you or someone you know attended SWHS with the class of '69 at all, even a single semester, even only 8th grade, YOU ARE INVITED!   That includes YOU, Wiley Mitchell, Chris Cooper, Carl Noback, Dean Baird, Jim Musser, Patti Bolls, Bev Ward, Cheryl Burton, Becky McDowell, Taylor Crone, and all 580 graduates plus all other assorted Classmates who may have finished elsewhere.
(*) Thanks to member Steve Panknin for club sponsorship!

Our 45th Reunion was another great event!

Thanks to everyone who attended, all 180 of you!!!  Excellent turnout, and we were happy to have some of our very best friends and Classmates show up at the door as well as guests from other classes! 


There are so many people to thank for making our 45th a spectacular weekend full of renewals of friendships:  Molly Magilow who chaired the Reunion; Steve Kanaga and Mike Ward who organized the Border Star events, Margo Aldridge who was the champion for the Bingham events, Mike Ward for taking responsibility for the Golf Tournament in honor of Rick Bowen, Chris Mahley who planned the Family Picnic in Loose Park, everyone on the Reunion Committee, our 40 generous donors, and Paul Hulsey who donated his and his band's time.  Platinum Express rocked the house and a rollicking good time was had by all!!!


Have fun with this performance of the iconic song by the Beatles in 1964:  "Kansas City!!!"  And be sure to come on back to Kansas City for our next reunion!

June, 2013:  A sighting of Wylie Mitchell (left), with his wife Barbara and Alan McDermott(right) at a Reunion...their 40th College Reunion!  Wylie lives in Maine; we've got to get him back to KC for our next SWHS Reunion!!


Please continue to submit “happenings” and “updates” through the link provided on the homepage of the website. 

Our 40th Reunion was held in August, 2009.

It was a huge success!  More than 250 people gathered to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the day we graduated from SWHS!  Old friends reconnected and a lot of new friends were made. 

If you want to expand your connections to other SWHS grads, try these links:

Our class (1969) facebook page :

Southwest Gals:

a group of female grads who get together periodically to network and schmooze!

Southwest High School - KC: a fb site for all classes

Southwest High School KCMO 1970:  

Class of 1970 website on

Slide Album: Previous Reunion

Watch our fabulously entertaining video from 2009 one more time just for fun!  It's priceless! 

 A million thanks to Molly Magilow Proffer and her team at Proffer Productions for producing this awesome video! 

Music:  Take a time travel trip backwards by viewing our collection of youtube video clips of favorites from the 60's.  Go to 60's Music:  Soul or 60's Music: Pop/Rock for your viewing pleasure.  As far as music while you surf the site, time for something new (or old, as the case may be...):  Classical.

Get a playlist! Standalone player Get Ringtones

If you want to hear the music as you surf the site, click "pop-out player" and it will continue.  If you want to turn it off so you can watch the video, click on the "ll" button just above "Title."


Still More Photos !

Here are some PicasaWeb albums, with a total of 377 photos(!) unedited ... = SWHS'69 40th 8/21 school building tour = SWHS'69 40th 8/21 Charlie Hooper's = SWHS'69 40th 8/21 Roasterie = SWHS'69 40th 8/22 Nancy Reddoch Barohn brunch = SWHS'69 40th 8/22 Webster House entrance = SWHS'69 40th 8/22 Webster House inside

Please let me know if any editing; or if you wish to add captions or names. I have full-resolution originals to share, too.

Best Hopes,
Pete Klammer