Over the past couple of days there have been a number of
emails from alumni who graduated before 1960 who were
complaining about the fact that their year was not listed
on the signup paged (and therefore could not signup).
I can assure you that these Atherton classes were not left
out for any discriminatory reasons of any kind. It was
simply a matter of how I expected the site to grow. Never
in my wildest dreams would I have expected over 30 years
of Atherton graduates to become members of the site in
the first 2 months of the site's operation.
I kept the number of signup years short, so that those
first signing up would not be frustrated scrolling
through a long list of class years. I thought,
quite incorrectly, that the site would be limited to
the 80-00's for quite some time before growing outward.
Then several requests for 60's and 70's came in so
these decades were added as well, but again in the
interest of keeping the list short that is all that
The signup page now includes registration for classes
all the way back to 1924 (which I understand is the
first year of Atherton's operation).
I hope all those offended by this situation understand
the circumstances and that they were not being
purposely excluded from participation. Graduates from
these years are as welcome as all current AthertonHighSchool.com
members to participate in the online Atherton community.