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THE DEMISE OF
BLUE MAX
Yes he is gone. What once was a symbol of pride and honor to us, was thrown into the school dumpster like some piece of ordinary trash, by a school who no longer cared nor cherished what he stood for. Yes he was in need of some tender loving care, and we offered to pay to restore him on 2 different occasions, and each time we were turned down. They never took him to games anymore and they even stored him in the janitors closet, as if were something to be ashamed of.
Maybe the trashing of Blue Max was for the best, for today's James Madison is totally different from the Madison we knew. It has a new building hiding the old one, a new marque out front and maybe worst of all a new reputation that Blue Max would not have wanted to be a part of.



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JAMES MADISON HIGH SCHOOL TURNS 50 IN 2015
AND IN THOSE YEARS MANY THINGS HAVE CHANGED. EVERYTHING FROM THE LOOK OF THE SCHOOL TO THE PASSING OF BLUE MAX. EVEN THE MARQUE IS NO LONGER THE SAME. I HAVE EVEN HEARD TALK ABOUT THE SCHOOL BEING CLOSED OR TURNED INTO A CHARTER SCHOOL. SO WE THOUGHT WE SHOULD CELEBRATE MADISON'S TURNING 50 WITH A YEAR LONG CELEBRATION BY HAVING AN EVENT OR MIXER EVERY MONTH LEADING UP TO AN EPIC 50TH PARTY IN AUGUST OF 2015.
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DO YOU HAVE YOUR TICKETS FOR THE EPIC PARTY YET?
IF NOT , THEN BUY THEM NOW BEFORE YOU GET LEFT OUT
BUY TICKETS

July 11 will be our next mixer and it will be at Beef-N-Bun (4418 W. Fuqua)starting at 11am and ending at 3pm. This is going to be our appreciation lunch for those of our teachers from the 60's through the mid 70's. So if you are in contact with any of them let them know we want to buy them lunch, and have them contact me so I can put them on the list.


We still have some 50th Celebration Koozies left. Cost is $3.00 ea or 2 for $5.00. This includes shipping in the USA.


J.M.H.S.50th Koozie


EPIC Party Info
Our Epic Party day August 15th will start at 11am at Beef-N-Bun (4418 W. Fuqua) where you can buy lunch and mingle with a bunch of old friends and catch up on what has been happening in there lives.
Then at 1pm we all head for the school, where I am sure you will be over come with old memories as we walk the halls and the campus until 3pm. At that point we will all go to get ready for Epic Party that starts at 7pm and run until 2am at Dave and Busters on the Katy freeway at Sliber.
We have secured the services "TnT D.J. & Karaoke Services" for your dancing, karaoke and listening pleasure. They were the ones who did our very first 50th mixer at the Deck House and they were great! Also we will have a photo booth there, and we are still hard at work making more plans for your enjoyment.

Madison only turns 50 once and as I am hearing it will be the last year of our James Madison, it will be torn down in stages and a new one built in it's place. So in reality this Epic Party will be Celebrating its 50 Birthday and saying goodbye to the school we remember forever.
Please pass this on to other Madison Alumni.

So we need 2 things from you. First off we need you to go and buy your tickets. Second and not any the less important, we need you to get the word out to all your siblings and friends from your Madison days that you are still in contact with and share this email with them and ask them to do the same.






THE HISTORY OF JAMES MADISON JR. SR. HIGH SCHOOL
This information comes to us from the schools website at http://hs.houstonisd.org/MadisonHS/SchoolInfo/history.htm
On September 8, 1965, James Madison Junior-Senior High School was opened for 2,003 students, 793 of whom were Senior High School Students. By the end of 1967, Madison Junior-Senior High had reached an enrollment peak of 2,700. In January of 1968 the Junior High School population was transferred to the newly-opened Dick Dowling Junior High School, and at that time James Madison Junior-Senior High School became James Madison Senior High School. In the fall of 1981, the student population of Madison was extended to include the ninth grade; the enrollment during that year reached a peak of 2,236.

In the fall of 1965, the faculty and students of Madison were welcomed to their beautiful new school by Principal Arthur D. Herring, Assistant Principal Dr. Dale H. Perkins, and Dean Rosamund Glosup. These administrators, along with the teachers, students, and members of the community, determined the policies for the new school. The Marlin was selected as the school mascot, the school colors chosen were blue, white, with a hint of red.

Mrs. Carrie R. McAfee assumed the the duties of principal in 1974.

Mrs. Ada T. Cooper was assigned as principal in 1989.

Mr. Warner D. Ervin assumed the duties of the principal in 1992.

Ms. Gloria J. Legington, was assigned the duties as principal in 2001.

Dr. Aubrey Todd III is currently the principal

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