If you are new to our website please read this page as it may help answer questions on how to get a password, make a profile, and how to use the site.
What is the purpose of this site or what is it all about?
Basically, this site is a "free" online class directory. It does have great potential if it gets used. Please... if you know how to reach any fellow classmates, be sure to tell them about the site and encourage them to register. This will be a tremendous help with staying in touch; especially when planning class reunions. If you know a classmate's e-mail address, you can invite them to join by sending them a message through their profile. Or... you can simply share our website address which is... www.pahsclassof85.com.
This website is our "official" source for reunion information... All reunion updates will be posted here and online registration for reunions will be available on this site as well, therefore, we need as many people as possible to join us here. Registered members WILL NOT receive any reunion information by mail. Registered members should simply continue to log-in to the site for information about reunions as it becomes available.
Is there a fee to join or use this site?
No! It is completely FREE for you to join and use the site! However, donations will gladly be accepted and can be made by clicking the "Donate now" button on the Home Page or by going to the Make a Donation page. (Donations can also be made in person or by mail. Please contact us for details.) While the site will always remain "free" for as long as it remains online (which we hope is for many years to come), the site administrator may find it necessary to improve the site or add bonus features that are not included with the basic package of the Class Creator software. If every registered member of the site would make a minimum donation of $7.00, it would allow the site to be upgraded to the premium package for a minimum of ten years giving us access to all available features. All contributors will be recognized on the site unless they wish to remain anonymous.
(Note: Any donations received in excess of web site improvement costs will be applied directly to class reunion funds.)
How did the site get started?
This site officially came online on October 24, 2008. It was created and is currently maintained by your classmate administrator, Bill Burke. If anyone is interested in becoming a back-up administrator, please contact us.
How do I join the site or create and update my profile?
You will need to update or create your individual profile in order to access any password protected pages on the site. Start by clicking on the Classmate Profiles link. This will take you to a page with all the classmate names, including yours. Find your name and click on it. Then follow the prompts to create your profile. The password that you enter during this process will be used as your login password. If you click "Remember Me" when you log in, you will not need to enter your e-mail or password the next time you visit the site. (This may depend on your browser security and cookie settings or if you click on "Log Out".)
What if I can't find my name on the "Classmate Profiles" page?
If you cannot find your name on the Classmate Profiles page, please contact us to have your name added. However, all classmate names have been pulled from our senior yearbook and should be listed on the site. If we have inadvertently missed someone, we do sincerely apologize and will be sure to add your name as soon as you contact us.
What kind of information do I put into my profile?
You can personalize your page with information such as what you have been up to since graduation, school memories, your family, photos, or whatever you wish.
Can I change my name in my profile?
Yes. Your name has been initially listed as it appeared in our senior yearbook. If applicable, you can enter your married name. Also, if you wish, you can change your formal name to a short name or nick name when you create or update your profile. IE: Robert wants to be called Bob, William wants to be called Bill, Christine wants to be called Chris, etc., etc.
Who will be able to see my information?
This varies on your preferences and/or settings. All contact information that you enter into this website will be kept confidential. It will not be shared or distributed, but it may be used to contact you about class reunions and such. Your contact information is private. Your address and phone number can't be seen by anyone unless you grant permission on your profile. When someone clicks on your name, all they will see of your contact information is your city and state and whatever information about yourself you choose to put in your profile. Your e-mail address is not viewable although an e-mail can be sent to you using the contact box at the bottom of your profile page. However, if you send a message to someone through their profile, they will be able to see your e-mail address so they can respond. You have the option of password protecting your personal profile which blocks the general public and search engines from accessing your details. Once you create a profile, you will also be able to see the profiles of your fellow classmates and interact with them. Each profile will have a picture of each classmate from our senior yearbook.
What if my information changes?
If you change your e-mail address, mailing address, or phone number, please update those details in your profile. We would like to keep our database as current as possible. This is especially important when planning for class reunions. (Note: The system may automatically send you a reminder if you have not updated your profile after six months and at the beginning of each year asking you to make sure your information is up to date.)
I'm not getting emails from from fellow Classmates and fellow Classmates are not getting emails from me. Why is this happening, and what can I do about it?
In today's world so many spam emails are sent daily that many people and/or email service providers have resorted to very high levels of spam filtering. This unfortunately means that sometimes messages from one Classmate to another or even messages sent to Classmates from the Site Administrator can be marked as spam, and therefore, never read.
There are four measures you can take to combat this problem.
FYI: "Whitelist" is the general term for allowing an email to come through from a specific email address every time, regardless of the content contained within the email. Whitelist is also sometimes referred to as a "Safe List" or an "Approved Senders List." If you whitelist firstname.lastname@example.org, messages that may not ordinarily get through will now be received and read every time.
What if I lose or forget my password?
There is a password retrieval feature. Click on "Forgot Password?" in case you need to login sometime and can't remember your password. The password will be sent to the e-mail address you used to register. If you no longer have access to this e-mail address, please contact us and ask that your password be reset.
Do I have to be a member of the PAHS Class of 85 to join this site?
Not necessarily. We welcome classmates who moved away before graduation or went to school with us but did not graduate with us. If you feel more associated with this class than your own, we can provide you with a guest account. Please contact us to request a guest account.
Can I ask former teachers to join this site?
Yes, but they would have to be provided with a guest account. Please contact us to request a guest account.
Can I post announcements on the home page?
Yes! Any member of the site can post an announcement that will appear in the announcements area on the home page. Click on the "Post Announcement" link and follow the instructions. (Classmate-submitted announcements are added in an inactive state and must be activated by an Administrator.)
If you are still having any problems after reviewing the FAQs, please contact us. I will try to add more information to this page as time permits.
Always check back with the Home Page where reunion information and other announcements will be made. Enjoy and have fun with the site!