Over 100 years of Pirate History!
When the Oceanside High School Library underwent renovations, a beautiful climate controlled archival room was added for the purpose of preserving Oceanside High School memorabilia. Since 2006 the Oceanside High School Foundation has worked to make sure that treasures of Pirate history are preserved and showcased there. An example of this effort is the professionally framed and displayed Letterman’s jacket donated by Oceanside High School graduate and Olympian Willie Banks (Class of 1974).
Additionally, the Oceanside High School Foundation has worked diligently to obtain at least one copy of every yearbook from the earliest, 1909, to the present.
Recently the Oceanside High School Foundation was given a 1916 yearbook named the “Radiator.” The original name of the school annual was the “Nautilus”. This was later changed to “The Green and White “, a name taken from our school colors. In 1916 however it was thought best to give the book a more suggestive title, and the name “Radiator” was chosen. The student editor of that year stated : “It was chosen to express well the object of the book, to radiate the spirit of the school.” Many of us more recent graduates would have thought the annual was always named the “Pirateer.” Not so! These yearbooks are very valuable in researching the history of our Alma Mater and just plain fun to read. We welcome donations of memorabilia of any kind. Don’t throw those high school treasures away!
We very much appreciate the support and encouragement of current Oceanside High School librarian, Dean Capralis, in helping to keep up these archives. We invite everyone to visit the archives during Homecoming weekend and see a bit of 109 years of our Pirate history!
Donate any memorabilia you have to the the Oceanside High School Foundation. Email us at email@example.com or call (760) 722-8201 and let us know how we can help you donate. Thank you!