Dreux American High School
Alumni Association Newsletter
January 2022
Greetings Dreuxites!

I hope your New Year is off to a good start and I look forward to seeing all of you at the 2022 reunion in New Orleans!

It has been too long between reunions and I am looking forward to catching up and chowing down on some authentic gumbo, crawdads, and dirty rice!

The Reunion Committee has been hard at work, making arrangements for the reunion to be one of the best ever—just visiting with friends and catching up will be GREAT!

This newsletter is full of information related to the reunion and the precautions we are taking to fight covid and it’s $@*& variants. Please read it carefully.

We will be holding elections at the reunion and will need to vote on a new president. It has been an honor to serve as the Dreux American High School Association President, but I will not run again and am looking to others to step up. If you are interested in serving the Association, or would like to nominate someone else, please notify the ad hoc nominations director, Marilyn Turner. Her email address is marlouturner@msn.com. Once she determines who is interested, she will create a nominations ballot and we will vote on new officers in New Orleans. Please do not be shy and seriously consider who you want to run the show. If not you, who? Thanks.

That’s it for now! See you in New Orleans.

Paul R. Krausman
President, Dreux American High School Association


Dreux American High School
 All Class/All School Reunion
March 28-30, 2022
Astor Crown Plaza New Orleans French Quarter
739 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA


Registration Fees:

Full Registration Fee               $250.00 per person*

*GREAT NEWS! The hotel has graciously agreed to work with us on attendee guarantees. As a result, the Board decided to keep the registration fee at $250 per person and not raise
it to $275 as previously planned.

If you can only attend a portion of the Reunion, partial Registration Fees are available as shown below:

Partial Registration Fees

Monday Only - Dinner and Teen Club (Hospitality Suite)                   $100.00 per person
Tuesday Only - Dinner/Dance and Teen Club (Hospitality Suite)      $125.00 per person

Registration may be paid by either credit card or check. Click button below to register.
Hotel Information:

Astor Crown Plaza New Orleans French Quarter
Discounted Room Rate: $139.00 plus 16.20% tax + $2.00 per night for single/double
Note: Taxes are subject to change)

The discounted hotel room rate will be available until March 4, 2022 or until the room block is sold out, whichever comes first

The discounted hotel room rate covers early arrival of March 26, 2022 to late departure on March 31, 2022 in case you would like to come in early or stay an extra day.

To make your hotel reservations by phone: 877-408-9661 (toll-free) or call Hotel directly at 504-962-0500

NOTE: If calling to make your hotel reservations, you must mention Group Code DRZ or tell them you are attending the Dreux American HS Reunion to get the discounted group rate
Book NOW to insure you get the discounted rate! Rooms in our limited block will go quickly.

Other reunion information, including a general schedule of activities, is available on our Dreux website.

This link will give you the Current COVID Guidelines as of January 12, 2022 for the City of New Orleans.


We have put together a survey that we would love everyone to complete. It will give us some great bio information for the Alumni Spotlight section of the newsletter and perhaps the Dreux website. It will let us know your thoughts about the newsletters and suggestions for improvements. There are also a couple of questions in the survey that might help us to locate some of your former classmates that have not been found yet!

Clink on the blue link to access the survey. Alumni Survey

I hope everyone will participate!


Since Dues are based on a calendar year, now is a great time to either renew or pay dues!

Dues are $40/yr and are based on a calendar year. You can pay for one year or for multiple years if you would like to do so.

The Dreux website reflects those that have paid dues for 2022 in on the Dues page. For those that have paid for multiple years, that is reflected on the list as well so you will know how far out your dues are paid. (You may need to refresh the Dues page if it doesn't show the 2022 list when you first access the page)

NOTE: Those that paid dues in December of 2021 will be credited for paying 2022 Dues!
Remember that you can pay dues by using a credit card through PayPal. Just visit our Dreux AHS website at www.dreuxalumni.org and click on the Dues/Donations button and you will see the Dues menu for PayPal.

If you prefer to pay by check, you can mail your Dues payment to our Treasurer:

Marilyn Hutto Turner '62
2015 Mount Forest Dr.
Kingwood, TX 77345

Dues paying members will receive a copy of our current Dreux AHS Alumni Directory via email.  For those that have paid 2022 Dues, I am currently doing some updates to the directory and will send it out shortly!
As always, we GREATLY appreciate any and all support! Your support is what keeps our association going and helps fund the costs to find information on former classmates, maintain the database, website, newsletters, pre-reunion costs, etc. We can't do it without you! 
THANKS to everyone for your past and hopefully your future support!! 
Sadly, we discovered the loss of some of our fellow classmates and one of our former teachers since the last newsletter in June of 2021. I was able to locate obituaries on most of those listed below and they can be accessed in the "In Memoriam" section of our Dreux website.


K. Gregory Apkarian - August 2021
Ted Johnson - December 2019


Class of '62
Nicholas J. Carroll - September 2021

Class of '63
Maureen Cassidy (Gillmer) - February 2021

Class of '68
Stephen Fletcher - August 2021 

Our sincere condolences to all their families and friends! 

A full list of those that have passed, along with links to many obituaries, are available on the Dreux website.
As always, if your contact information has changed (i.e. email address, postal address, area code or telephone number) and you haven't notified me, please email that information to Vicki Key. I want to be sure that your contact information is correct in the Dreux AHS Alumni Directory and that we don't lose touch with you!
The Dreux American High School Group page on Facebook has been a lot of fun! We have 571 members in the group right now. Former friends have reconnected, uploaded photos from Dreux, and have general discussions about their time spent at Dreux. We also do New Find Alerts when we locate former classmates that have not yet been found as well as Sad News Alerts when we discover that former classmates or faculty/staff members have passed.  
I have the group as a closed group so that only those people associated with Dreux are involved. If you are interested in joining us, just use the "request to join" feature on the FB Group Page or send me a friend request and I would be happy to add you!

If you are on Facebook and have not already joined the group, here is the link to our page so you can request to join:Dreux American High School Facebook Group
Missed a prior Dreux AHS Newsletter?
 You can view them on the Dreux website
In case you missed receiving any of the past Dreux AHS Newsletters for whatever reason, they are archived and available to view on our Dreux AHS website. There is a link on the front page of the website to access them. 

PLEASE remember that you can always opt out of receiving the newsletter if you would like, but PLEASE do not tag or report it as SPAM. That really hurts our ability to continue to do these newsletters using Constant Contact and there are many people who enjoy getting them. We certainly hope you don't opt out, but it is certainly your choice. I try not to overwhelm everybody with them, but keep in mind that just prior to Reunions, we may do them more than we normally do. 
Dreux AHS Alumni Association Board of Directors

President                                        Paul Krausman ‘64                         
Vice President                                Nonna Mann Carlson '64 
Treasurer                                        Marilyn Hutto Turner '62
Secretary                                       Shari Murphy Koziol’64                
Alumni Affairs                                Vicki Key ’67                                  
Advisory Board Member               Carol Hutto Krausman '64
Advisory Board Member               Sally Downing Thomas '64    
Immediate Past President             Charles Brantley ’68                      
2022 Reunion Coordinator            Helen Council Miles ’61                
Dreux American High School was open from 1960-1967. The first graduating class was 1961. The school closed in January of 1967. We have a very active Alumni Association. There have been 10 major reunions reunions since that first get-together organized by Reunions Unlimited in Dallas in 1993. The last reunion was held in April of 2019 in San Antonio, TX. We are looking forward to Reunion 2022 in New Orleans!