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Please Note: This is the ONLY Official Paly All-Alumni site although other sites may make such claims.
Older Paly Alumni sites have been disbanded and replaced with this new site.


             ~ Two New Events - Join in - Mark your calendars ~

Rise Together Education College Tour Race: A Challenge to Support ALL of our Students to Reach their Dreams of Graduating from College

      Saturday, May 1 - Monday, May 31, 2021

Dear Paly Alumni Community,

Please help us support ALL of our students in reaching their dreams of graduating from college! Since 2015, Rise Together Education (RTE) has supported 64 Paly grads in college, and 8 of them have now graduated! Our students are typically from families earning less than $47,000/year for a family of four. RTE is looking forward to supporting 22 more students from Paly's Class of 2021. In place of our annual auction we are hosting a College Tour Race with a goal of raising $50,000 for college scholarships for Palo Alto High School's low-income students!

To learn more about our event and to sign up: https://runsignup.com/Race/CA/PaloAlto/RTECollegeTour. To learn more about RTE visit our website http://www.risetogethered.org/. To make a direct donation in lieu of participating in our fundraiser please go to http://www.risetogethered.org/donate.html  Thank you for your support!

With gratitude,

Rise Together Education's Board of Directors



May 21, 2021

Baylands Golf Links, Palo Alto



12 Noon Box Lunch, Registration, Driving Range & Putting Contest

1:30 PM SHARP Shotgun Start, Best Ball Format

6:30 PM Cocktails and Appetizers*

$200 per person or sign up as a foursome for $750

Registration includes 18 holes of golf, box lunch, swag, and 2 drink tickets

Individual cart optional for $25

*Subject to health ordinance as of day of the event. Note there will be no indoor banquet this year

This year, the Paly Golf Classic will take place at Baylands Golf Links in Palo Alto on Friday, May 21st.  Participate in this fun in-person community event.  When registering, designate a team and  50% of the net proceeds will go directly to the team . The full details about the tournament are on the Paly Sports Boosters website (http://palysportsboosters.org/2021-paly-golf-classic).

"The end then of learning is to repair the ruins of our first parents by regaining to know God aright...."   John Milton


February 2021

Hello Paly Vikes Alumni,

First, let’s hope for a better 2021 for the whole world!! For us, we hope Paly Alumni reunions and other activities can resume in the fall. Until then, take time to enjoy your wonderful website. As of now, Palo Alto High School will not hold regular classes this school year. I know this is very hard on the students because my two Paly grandchildren (one, a senior) have told me regularly how much they are missing actual school.  For this school year, Staff is developing alternate small safe gatherings and a graduation of some sort. Plans change daily so best to check the Paly.net website or Palo Alto Weekly online.

Except for reunions, Paly Alumni is open and WE NEED YOUR HELP with donations to support the following projects.

$1000 for Website Software: Skilled volunteers maintain your palyalumni.net website. Be sure to explore your website and check regularly for updates and additions. Discover the Paly Journalism Archives, take a tour of Paly and visit with friends.

for Scholarships: The Alumni Board has again approved two scholarships of $1000 each for qualifying graduating seniors.

$3,000/yr. for the PALY JOURNALISM DIGITAL ARCHIVE  SITE accessible through the alum website. Check out and/or download past publications including yearbooks and Campaniles from way back to the present. A valuable resource. Without funding, the Journalism Archive Project will be completely  removed.  






$10,000 for 10 new picnic/work tables on campus. Paly Admin has requested more of the heavy metal tables with attached benches so students can work safely outdoors.




All donations are tax deductible.

You can easily donate to our nonprofit. To the right on the Homepage of the palyalumni.net website you'll see boxes where you can click on "Donate" for the item of your choice.  Or select the Menu item, “Donate” at the upper-right on the Homepage and it will take you to the Donation Page to donate by check or credit card*. *PLEASE NOTE: A 5.9% processing fee will be applied to all credit card transactions reducing the total amount of your gift.  Please allow for the difference when making your donation, or if you prefer, mail a check. You will need to join our website in order to donate via credit card.  If you have not joined the site, we invite you to do so. (see First-Time Visitor Instructions on the Home Page). Our site is free and very secure.

Please make checks payable to:
Alumni and Friends of Palo Alto High School
mail to:
Alumni and Friends of Palo Alto High School  
50 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto CA 94301

Please note on your check the project of choice for your donation, i.e. "Scholarships", "Alumni Assoc.", etc. 

We thank you for your ongoing support of Paly and the Alumni. Additional donations for the projects outlined above will be much appreciated by Paly students, staff and Alumni.

Go Vikings!!


Edith Kirk Miller '63, Alum Chair, and the Paly Alumni Board


Find history, pictures, articles from old Campaniles, Madronos, and more...

to access Paly Journalism Archives info click here, or click on Menu item



See new Menu item, Paly Alumni Authors for publications. The list includes authors who've opt-in by submitting their information to be added to the site through the Contact Us item on the Menu. 

If you would like your publication(s) listed, please provide the following information: Author name, graduation year, Publication/Book Title and link to your website and/or link to where the book can be purchased. You may also include a photo (optional).  When you're information is received, a private email address will be provided where you can send a photo (head-shot) to accompany your posting. 



Watch the Video guided tour  of "new" PALY CAMPUS

Click on each stop on the map. https://palyguidedtour.github.io/



Old Paly High School - Channing Avenue 1918

PALY - then...

  PALY - now


The new


Click here > Campus Updates to see more photos and slide shows.

NEW LIBRARY   - OPENED March, 2019


Ribbon cutting ceremony with Librarians, Principal and students


Silent Study Room 

The newly renovated library provides a mezzanine with plenty of room to study. 





click here: http://palysportsboosters.org/paly-gear








For Paly's website click on link: http://www.paly.net/  


The Land of the Free because of the Brave


Thanks for coming....  See you again soon!!!  


Please support the Alumni Association's General Fund


Keep Paly's Journalism history alive and accessible!


$2,000 for two $1,000 scholarships to deserving graduating seniors.


$10,000 for 10 new Picnic/work tables on campus. Encourage your class to donate one or more tables!