Last modified: September 10, 2012

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The Williamsville South High School Class of 1980 Alumni Web Site

Archival Copy

This is an archive of the former web site. It was online from 2000 until 2012. Enjoy!


Click for Williamsville, New York Forecast Welcome to the Williamsville South High School Class of 1980 Alumni Web Site! The idea for this site occurred in the Old Home Days beer tent during our 20 year reunion weekend, and it seemed like the right thing to do (actually, thinking about it six years later, it may have been in the Creekview Restaurant, where most of us went after the beer tent closed).

Front cover of Williamsville South Class of 1980 Commencement Program Our graduating class was 283 students in size, and the 30th in the history of the current building, but the 86th in the history of Williamsville's high school program, which dates back to 1892 (see the History section for more about that). We entered Williamsville South in September of 1976, and and our commencement was on Monday, June 23, 1980. You can click on these links to view the Outside Pages (486K) and Inside Pages (376K) from our commencement program.

By the way, this site is not strictly for Class of 1980 graduates; we welcome those who would have graduated that year, but didn't for one reason or another, as well as our peers who knew us from our years at Academy Elementary, Mill Middle, or wherever else; former teachers are also welcome. Please join our group, so that we can keep you informed on what's going on with our classmates, news from the Williamsville area, any upcoming events, and whatever else comes to mind.

Williamsville South High School To get started, click any of the links on the menu bar to the left. Some parts of this site require you to register as a user: The "Alumni Information Form" has more information on how to do that. Once you have your password (it should take a day at most, and usually just a few hours), you can browse pages such as the "Alumni Info" page, which has information on how to contact many of your former classmates, and the "Pictures" page, which has a lot of pictures from our 20 and 25 year reunions.

Non-member areas include "Distractions", which contains some items which may interest and/or amuse you, and "Links", which contains links to other sites you may find interesting.

If you have ideas for any areas of this web site, or if you think there should be a new page added to it, please let us know! We're always open to comments and suggestions.

If you're interested in Williamsville South alumni from other years, or wish to make yourself known to alumni from other years, go to the official Williamsville South Alumni E-Mail site. For information on upcoming reunions, try checking the reunion information page on the Old Home Days official web site.

Latest News

10 April 2011:

The alumni registration form has been disabled because it is being used for spam. Also, there's not much point in registering new members as this site will be going away in the very near future.

19 July 2010:

The 30 year reunion has come and gone. Check this site periodically for information on future events.

05 May 2010:

For the latest information on the 30 year reunion, please check the top of the main page.

06 August 2009:

Williamsville South Class of 1980 graduates - Our next reunion is scheduled for Saturday, July 17th, 2010, at our Class President Lou Nuchereno's house in Williamsville. Details to follow later this year. Old Home Days is July 13 - 16th, 2010. Mark your calendars (if you have one that goes that far out!) and pass the word.

30 May 2009:

I've taken the BBS out of service, as it never took off as I hoped it would and it's become yet another haven for Spam (I just deleted over 130 Spam accounts). If you would like it restored, it's still there, please send an email message to and I'll consider it.

Older News Items:

For older news items, go to the "What's New?" page.


Williamsville Classical Institute Williamsville South High School was originally known as Williamsville Central High School, and of the three current Williamsville high schools is considered the one that continues the legacy of the original Williamsville school, the Williamsville Classical Institute, which opened in 1857. It became known as the "Academy", and a high school program was added in 1892. It was demolished in 1921, and a new school, the Academy Street School, was built on the site. The Academy Street School was a K-12 school until 1951, when construction of the high school was completed, and became an elementary (K-5) school sometime in the late 1950s when the middle school programs were instituted (source: A History of the Town of Amherst, New York, Sue Miller Young, 1965).

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