Eighties Eruption III

by Joe Bavender ’81


August 13-15, 2010

San Diego, CA



90th Anniversary of American / International School Manila

It was 90 years ago that a group of American multinational executives founded the private American School Inc., a non-stock, non-profit place of learning within the walls of Santo Tomas University in Manila for the children of U.S. military personnel, expatriate businessmen, government officials, and Protestant missionaries.

Sustaining the students’ command of English and bridging the cultural gap were integral functions of the School, which subsequently moved its grounds to a new location in the city of Pasay and re-opening in the summer of 1946.

While students admitted were still predominantly Americans, some Europeans, and a few select Filipinos came on board.

By 1960, a blooming pageant of students from all over the world began to filter through the School, auguring a name change for the once exclusively white teacher and student bodies and relocating to the affluent suburb of Makati.

Today, the International School’s new world class edifice sits on a well developed parcel of land within the Fort Bonifacio Complex in Makati. All alums are encouraged to visit when they visit Manila.

Calling all Teachers and Alumni of AS/ISM!

It’s Celebration Time!

International School Manila (formerly American School) in cooperation with the Jeepney Gang Alumni Association are celebrating the 90th anniversary of the school (1920 – 2010) with several reunions throughout the year and throughout the world.

We are inviting all international teachers and students who attended either the pioneering American School or its successor, International School of Manila to join our anniversary celebrations in 2010.

One of these anniversary celebrations is the Eighties Eruption III reunion which takes place in sunny San Diego, California on August 13-15, 2010. Alums will travel to San Diego from all corners of the globe! Join us at the Handlery Hotel & Resort to recollect, reminisce, rekindle, and ripen old friendships. Learn more..

Get ready for a fun filled weekend of activities. The weekend fiesta jumpstarts with Friday’s Mabuhay Mixer — a cool and casual poolside affair with an outdoor dinner and a no-host bar, followed by an alumni movies, dancing and partying in a friendly, relaxed setting.

The next morning, attendees will have the choice of touring surrounding city attractions or simply lounging around the hotel grounds, catching up with old schoolmates and getting the juicy lowdown and “tsismis” gossip about each other.

Saturday afternoon we will have another infamous Pinoy Beach Party at Mission Beach, complete with Pinoy Catering offering super sarap native Filipino fare. Choose from swimming, surfing, beach volleyball, bar hopping, sunbathing or simply chilling with old buddies on a beach on the Pacific Ocean.

Saturday night brings us the “Saturday Night Poolside,” a party which promises fun and dancing and an appreciation and awards presentation. Everyone attending will also be immortalized in our traditional class photo commemoration sessions.

This reunion is an all volunteer effort in cooperation with the ISM Alumni Office. The classes of 1980 and 1985 are celebrating their own anniversaries and helping to organize the weekend activities.

Faculty and alumni and their families are urged to haul their usual ISM spirit and dance the night away.


ISM 80s & 90s classes united for a killer reunion called the Eighties Eruption

Tthe sequel. Eighties Eruption II made history by adding a beach party to the mix.



If you attended ISM then YOU are invited! Especially if you were there during the Eighties!

Didn’t graduate from IS? Relax nalang, you don’ neeed no steenkin’ deeploma to be an alumni!

We have a great party planned for you – and it’s on the beach!

Let’s go crazy! This is a low-keyed, hang-loose, laid-back affair.


Look who’s coming!
Register and reserve a room!

Eighties Eruption supports
7 Degrees of Change
Book Drive

7 Degrees of Change
Book Drive

2010 is the 90th Anniversary of the
American / International School Manila


Our motto: “Less Bucks, No Tux

We have a really great party planned for you!

Good food, good times! Lots of sunshine

Even a Pinoy Beach Party! Masarap!

Registration Form
(copy and past into email and mail to committee)

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Registration Rate
Pay by August 1, 2010
(or check/cash at the door)

Register Online HERE
Pay Registration Fee HERE

Registration fee covers:
Event Location
Friday Dinner
Saturday Lunch
Saturday Evening Hors D’oeuvres (Pika Pika)
Asst. Beverages and snacks
Beer money for Salim


Questions? Concerns? Comments?

The Eighties Eruption Reunion Committee is looking for volunteers to make this a memorable event!

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Volunteers Wanted!
We need your help! Successful reunions are due to the dedication of alumni volunteers. Volunteer with our reunion planning or with activities during the event. PLEASE VOLUNTEER!

Visit www.jeepneygang.com for further assistance.

Warning: Eighties Nostalgia!!!

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Punk rock disco new wave hits on 45?

Try this Quiz:
1980’s Song Quotes –
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