Balboa High School Alumni Association


"First on the Pacific"


Welcome fellow Bucs, This is the official web site of the Balboa Alumni Association. The Orange Menu Bar is The Helm of our web site, use it to explore our site and to take you to your desired destinations here at Balbucs.net. And be sure to check and see what's 'On the Horizon' for information on all our coming events as well as news and photos. Many exciting events for 2015 are coming up, Our very special "Variety Show" displaying the many proud and talented Alums and students of Balboa, the always fun Alumni Family Picnic, Bal's Homecomng Game and much more be on the lookout for more info.The passing of Coach Don Boucher leaves many fellow Bucs with a heavy heart, our condolences to the Boucher family.
A message from his daughter Mary to his Bal family. " A memorial luncheon for Dad (Coach Boucher ) is scheduled for Saturday, April 11th from 12:30pm - 2:30pm. After looking into many places I have settled on a restaurant in Marin. It is very easy to get to and is less that 10 minutes after the bridge and is a block off the freeway. There is ample parking as well.
I realize that it may make it harder for some of our San Francisco family to get there, but that same situation would be in place for Marin folks if I held the lunch in SF. I am wondering if there is anyway the Alumni Association could facilitate helping people who would like to come, carpool with other folks. I am not sure how to coordinate this but really don't want folks to miss out if they really want to be there.
There will be an informal remembrance time where folks who want to say a few words about my dad will have to opportunity to do so. The restaurant does not open for lunch on Saturdays, so we will be the only ones there so it will be nice not to have to be wading thru their regular customers. I do not know if I am getting this info to you in time for the Gangplank. You may put this on the alumni website and send it out in an e-mail if you like. The lunch will be at:

Jason's Restaurant 300 Drakes Landing Rd. Greenbrae, CA 94904 Directions from GG Bridge: Take the San Anselmo Exit Once on the exit stay left and merge onto Sir Francis Drake Blvd Turn left onto Barry Way (I believe it is the first light) Turn Left on to Drakes Landing Rd The restaurant is on the right side of the street. Please feel free to contact me with any questions.mhgcrippen@comcast.net Thank you. Mary"

"The Alumni Association was a project of the 100 Buccaneers Service Society, in the Fall of 1969, to start a Balboa High School Alumni Association, and with the special help of Beverly Rodriguez (S' 70) and other 100 Bucs, the Alumni Association held an organizational meeting in April of 1970, with John Payne, (S' 70) 100 Buc President presiding. Over 200 people reported and one of the shining lights I met that night was Emily Powell (F'46), many times elected Alumni President. That's one of the great things about Balboa, it's students, it's graduates. They are enormously proud and loyal to their school. There is a PASSION for Balboa that does not exist in other schools. Of course, there are those wonderful traditions: the Senior Sweater, the Senior Panoramic Picture, the Senior Jinx, and other traditions, but none so unforgettable as the Move-Up Assembly. I will never forget the first Move-Up that I saw in June of 1957. The music from "Aida", the Senior Song, No school can match that! " - Nick Kafkas




Mission Statement

The Balboa High School Alumni Association (“corporation”) is formed for the purpose of promoting the welfare of Balboa High School.
The corporation is organized exclusively for charitable and educational purposes, including for such purposes, the making of distributions to organizations which qualify as exempt organizations under Section 501 ( c) ( 3 ) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986
(or the corresponding provision of any future United States Internal Revenue law)