Site FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

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  1. How is my name/information included/excluded on/from the Classmate Profile list?
  2. Why am I listed as a 'Missing Classmate'?  How do I get off that list!??
  3. What about third-party websites such as Classmates.com and alumniclass.com?
  4. How do I view the online yearbook and profiles?  What about pictures?
  5. Please add Pics to your Profile
  6. How can I help?
  7. If I'm not a '73 Classmate, but I attended HHS with all of you, can I get 'guest' access?

1. How is my name/information included/excluded on/from the Classmate Profile list?   Starting with the 10-Year Reunion, we entered names from the graduation program and 1973 yearbook into a spreadsheet. We define the Class of 1973 as anyone who attended high school with us (1971-1973) and was in our class, even if they moved away or otherwise left before graduating. If your name is missing, use the 'Contact Us' link.

In the pre-Internet era, for reunions we had committee volunteers call (mostly your parents) for current contact information.  We also used professionally published alumni directories.  Now we primarily use the Internet to try to locate/verify your current address.  Some classmates with common names are especially difficult to locate.  We had a few email addresses from earlier reunions, but most people have changed email addresses over that period.  We need everyone's help, including yours, to locate Missing Classmates - see How can I help? below.

2. Why am I listed as a 'Missing Classmate'?  How do I get off that list!??
We couldn't find you on Internet searches or the 40-year Reunion flyer postcards we attempted to send (April and July 2013) to you were returned as non-deliverable.  If you're reading this, we're glad you found us!  By joining the Site by updating/activating your profile, your name will automatically be removed from the 'Missing" list.
 

3. What about third-party websites such as Classmates.com and alumniclass.com?
We suggest you avoid them.  This is the only 'official' website for our class.  A few of our alumni have signed up with third-party websites over the years (for example, Classmates.com and alumniclass.com dba Highland High School Alumni), through which we attempted to send notices to register here, instead of there.  Those sites both charge fees; we don't.  Only our class resides here and we have complete control over content.  Suggestions and feedback are always welcome-use the 'Contact Us' link at left.

4. How do I view the online yearbook and profiles?  What about pictures?
You must first 'join' the Site by updating your Classmate Profile.  It's free and secure.  After you do so, you will be able to log in to view other profiles (we've added old yearbook pictures to each) that have been added or updated since your last visit, initiate contact by using the 'Send a Private Message To..." link on registered classmate profiles and see other Site pages.    

To help assist our fading memories, please post your favorite digitized 'then' (high school years) and 'now' photos directly to your individual profile. Please add captions to identify the folks in your pictures. Thanks to all who have already shared their pics, and if you didn't add identifying captions, please do so. If you're not too tech savvy and want hands-on assistance, Contact Us. Instructions follow:
Filling in the photo slots at the top of your Profile ('Master,' 'Then,' or 'Now'):
  • Click "Edit Profile" under MEMBER FUNCTIONS.
  • Roll your cursor over the Master Photo, Then, or Now photo
  • Click "Select Photo" displayed in the upper right corner of photo, then click the "Upload a New Photo" button.
  • Select the desired photo from its location on your computer.
Adding Photos to your 'Photos' Gallery on your Profile:
  • Click "Edit Profile" under MEMBER FUNCTIONS.
  • Click on the box labeled 'Photos' in the upper right corner of your Profile.
  • A new "Photo Gallery" window will open.  You will see any images previously uploaded here, including ones added to 'Master,' 'Then,' and 'Now' as described above. Click the "Upload a New Photo" button to add more.
  • Once uploaded, you need to click to select images you wish to display in your 'Photos' Gallery. All images with a green check mark will display. Click again to not display, and the green check mark will disappear.
  • Captions, Editing or Deleting  Roll or hover over the upper right-hand corner of any image until a pencil icon appears-you should see three options under the pencil:
    • Captions - Please add captions to your pictures (who? when? where?).  Select "Edit Details." Enter your caption and press save.  You can also come back later to edit or add captions.
    • Adjust Photo - A photo editor opens where you can enhance, resize or crop your photo
    • Delete -  Allows you to remove photos from your Gallery 
  • You can adjust the display order of your photos by simply dragging and dropping them into the positions of your choosing.
 

5. How can I help?
If you’re in contact with 'Missing Classmates' or those who haven’t yet updated their profiles here (no icons or checkmarks appear next to their names), please help us by clicking on their name on the 'Classmate Profiles' list to send an email invite, or direct them to our join us here at highland73.org - thanks. 

6. If I'm not a '73 Classmate, but I attended HHS with all of you, can I get 'guest' access?
We've had a handful of '71-'75 grads contact us for 'guest' access.  If this applies to you, use the 'Contact Us' link to identify yourself and request login information.  

If you have any other questions, don't hesitate to use the 'Contact Us' link.