About the Abbot Pennings High School Website
The idea behind this website is to leave a marker on the web about our little high school that no longer exists. My hope is that folks who remember Pennings fondly will do a google search to see what is out there and find this site. I welcome contributions from anyone who would like to share photos or other artifacts that recall our experience at Pennings.
I presume that the 'Abbot Pennings High School' name, the logos, the crest and t-shirt and other designs remain the property of the Norbertine Order and/or Notre Dame Academy. I consider their use on this website to be 'fair use' of logos and names that are no longer used by the school or the Order. The copyrights on photographs used on this website remain the property of the original photographer.
The website design, the abbotpennings.com domain and the hosting is currently handled by Eric Elfner. Please contact me at the address below if you have any questions or concerns, but most of all if you have any content you'd like to share.
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November 20, 2014 - Created a page documenting the evolution of the Squire football helmet from 1967 to 1989.
August 11, 2011 - Added some pictures from the 2011 Abbot Pennings High School All Class Reunion Golf Outing.
January 23, 2011 - Added some notes from 1979 football players to the 1979 Springs game page.
January 20, 2011 - Built a web page to showcase the Channel 11 Broadcast of the 1979 Springs game in which the Squires wrapped up an undefeated season, secured the FVCC title and earned a trip to State (The WISAA State Tournament.)
January 14, 2011 - Changed the picture on the main page to a sketch of different elements of the Abbot Pennings High School grounds.
August 27, 2010 - Added a November 24, 1989 Potomac Watch column from the Wall Street Journal about the closing of our school written by Paul A. Gigot ('73.) Added a series of photos of the 1972 FVCC Champion Squires.
April 25, 2010 - Added some photos from Argos negative files of the 1984 Varsity Football season. I also added some answers to my questions about the conversion from St. Norbert High School to Abbot Pennings. Thanks to Jeff Clancy ('62) for sharing those thoughts with us. Changed the front page photo to a football action shot from 1985.
April 20, 2010 - Added plays from 1959 to 1962 to the Theater page. Thanks to Jeff Clancy ('62) for those contributions.
February 3, 2010 - Added a trove of Athletic uniforms from the Jim Van Hefty ('80) collection to the Athletics page, and a couple more Artifacts. Decided to split the Athletics page into a main page, a Uniforms page and a page for Varsity Jackets.
February 2, 2010 - Added a page to house copies of the APHS student newspaper, The Lance. Added some uniforms and a reference to the 1971 State Football Championship to the Athletics page. Added a few items to the Artifacts and Gear pages. Added an article on the first Squires' Bus sent to me by John Franken to the rtifacts page. Created a page to display info from the 1966-1969 Argos sent to me by Jerry Malcore ('69).
January 28, 2010 - Added a page to list all the Abbot Pennings musicals that were put on over the years. Added some scans of playbills and reviews sent to me by Rick Smits ('84)
November 30, 2009 - Added the Don Richter Collection to the APHS Gear page. Published a link to "Christmas on the Ivories, Remembering my Favorites" by Don Richter near the "Do You Hear What I Hear?" mp3 on the Artifacts page.
April 13, 2009 - Scanned the beginning of the 1984 Argos to the Yearbooks page. Also added the final edition of The Lance (newspaper) from June 1990. Thanks to Chris Elfner for providing The Lance. (The newspaper and yearbooks are big downloads so be ready to wait a couple minutes.)
March 23, 2009 - Created the Argos page. Scanned and uploaded a sample of pages from the 1982 Argos (yearbook) to see how it worked. (Added the rest on March 30,2009.)
March 4, 2009 - Added some final touches and sent the abbotpennings.com link to a few friends.
February 24, 2009 - Replaced Squire Logo with cleaned up versions (Thanks, Tyler Leis at Gator Garb!)
February 23, 2009 - Added images of APHS clothing to the APHS Gear page.
February 18, 2009 - Activated the abbotpennings.com domain and attached it to this site I've been working on.
Eric Elfner (APHS 85) in his brother Jon's (APHS 88) #64 jersey from the 1987 season. We had high school homecoming themed fun lunch at work and I borrowed the 64.
Contact Eric Elfner at elf(at)abbotpennings.com with additions, corrections or comments on this site.