We are more than just the former students
of Rainier Beach High School.
We exist as an essential link between the past, present and future of
the school. Our goals are to provide current students with a sense of
history, and to be utilized as a valuable source for financial funds.
We will support and fuel the students' talents, values and dreams.
We also aim to provide services for all alumni, young and old -
including frequent opportunities to build and rebuild friendships from
the past, long after graduation!
We hold strongly the words of the first principal of RB, Donald S.
Means. On January 17, 1961, during the formal dedication of Rainier
Beach Junior-Senior High School (yes, it was also a junior high at one
point!), he made the following remarks:
Often a community and its secondary school are
completely intermeshed. They share the same name, and the
accomplishments of one can be a great boon to the other.
For this website, we are trying to artistically and thematically draw a
connection between the past, present and future, combining tradition
and elegance with concise-yet-thorough information. We aim to be an
essential resource that accurately portrays the spirit of RB and the
depth of issues surrounding the school and its community.
Naming our school after its community was a wise decision. Although
Rainier Beach has been an honored name for many years, many Seattleites
had a rather vague idea as to its location. Often our leading citizens
were identified as "Franklin" people. From now on, the school and the
community will work together to prove that:
We're from Rainier Beach, and no one could be prouder.
And as the years go by, we'll proclaim it even louder.
Let me propose a recipe: Blend one magnificent student-body with one
noble faculty in a majestic building. Place all this in a grand
community and allow it to mature naturally. The product should be
educational excellence, sometimes called Rainier Beach High School.
We'll be updating this site regularly, so be sure to bookmark it and
visit often... and be prepared for some surprises ahead! If you have
any suggestions, please email us at RBalumni@gmail.com.