Welcome to The Cardinal's Nest . . .

to the Cardinal's Nest! This site is home for San Bernardino High School's Class of 1956!  We hope you enjoy your stay and return often.  Maybe, you will leave a message for other classmates to see. Let us all know how you are doing. Click on Blog.

We also welcome our Pacific High School 'Pirate' friends to the site and hope you too enjoy your stay!


Our Reunion Committee meeting was held 2/8/2014 and the envelopes for the first mailer were stuffed.  These will be in the mail shortly.  Look for your copy.  These notices were basically mailed to only those who have indicated an interest in attending our reunions, however, if any classmate does not receive this notice and wishes to attend, let us know through this site.

Saturday, June 1 the Reunion Committee met at the home of Manny & Mary Lou De La Torre to plan our 58th Class Reunion.  Of course, the first item on the agenda was eating a wonderful lunch prepared by Mary Lou.  With our bellies full, we proceeded to discuss plans for a reunion to be held in the Fall, 2014. Here is a look at the planning so far:

  • The theme will be 'Route 66 - The Fabulous Fifties',

  • To be held at the 'Back Stretch' @ the Orange Show grounds,

  • Casual Dress

  • Reunion will be one day, beginning in the late afternoon until 10:00 PM,

  • A bar will be open with appetizers available during the day, and a  buffet dinner served later in the evening,

  • There will be a continuous running video show of past reunions and other activities from our days at SBHS,

  • Music from the 50s & 60s will be played for dancing and listening,

  • You will be asked to bring your memorabilia of our days at SBHS to share with classmates,

  • Ample time will be available to have conversation with classmates and renew old friendships,

  • As a tribute to Director 'Dutch', our outstanding choir members will be requested to perform "Beautiful Savior" for all of us to enjoy,

  • Plus, other fun activities.

It should be noted that this may be the next to last planned reunion activity for the Class of '56.  After this reunion, our goal is to have only one more planned activity in two more years.

The 58th SBHS/PHS Class Reunion will be held,

Saturday, October 11, 2014 @ 2 pm - 10 pm

BackStretch @ Off Track Wagering Center

930 South Arrowhead Avenue

National Orange Show

San Bernardino, CA 92408

$110.00/couple $55.00/single

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Make your checks payable to: 1956 Class Reunion

Mail to: Eleanor Chapparo

1224 West 24th St. - San Bernardino, CA 92405

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Invitations have been mailed and you will are asked to RSVP before September 26, 2014.

The Reunion is a ONE day activity, and the dress is casual,

A ‘No Host’ Bar will be available with Appetizers


We will have a Buffet Dinner starting @ 5:30 PM


Music from the 50’s will be provided for listening and dancing


Former SBHS choir members will sing “Beautiful Savior”



“50’s/60’s Music Trivia Games” & other fun activities!


What's on the Menu for the Reunion?


Let's get together Cards & Pirates . . .

the Class of '56 is the BEST!

The Reunion Committee will be meeting June 14th to stuff envelopes with invitations for the 58th Reunion. They will be mailed to those who responded to the first flyer. However, it is not too late to let us know you want to be there. Please contact us ASAP so we can get an invitation to you and include you in our count. It looks like we are going to have lots of Cards & Pirates in attendance!



"More SBHS Cards Leave us"

Bill Munson

7/27/1938 - 7/14/2014

While on vacation I learned of the passing of one of my very best friends at SBHS.  Bill Munson passed away 7/14/2014.  We were together all of the time from Arrowview Jr. High to San Jose State College where we were roommates. We played on the SBHS Basketball team and worked together in our 'first' big job.  It is very hard to lose somebody you have been so close to. I spoke with Marjorie, Bill's wife, and she is doing well, considering that Bill was ill a long time  We will miss you Bill and hope you will now find peace.  js

Lupe (Macias) Castro

HELP us find lost classmates . . .

Help US . . .We still have a number of Cards that we cannot locate!


Click here to see the list of classmates we have not found!