Faculty or Friends

Welcome to the Web Site of the Class of 1969.  Faculty and friends have been included on the Classmate Profiles page as "VISITOR ZZZZZZZ" and are welcome to complete a profile and join us for our 40th year reunion.

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Leila Meacham

We had an English teacher at SCHS that has become a published author.  Do any of you remember Leila Meacham?  She had a book signing on Wednesday, January 6, 2010, at Barnes and Nobles Northwoods, 18030 US 281 N. for her new Texas epic novel "Roses". 
"It's throwback storytelling," said "Roses" editor Deb Flutter, who compared the book to "Gone With the Wind" and "The Thorn Birds."  "It's a dynastic saga set in Texas -- love gone wrong, love gone right, love gone wrong again.  It's old-fashioned in the best way."

Paul Philippus

Paul Philippus
May 7, 1932
October 14, 2009
After a life of service to his family, his church, his students, and his country, Paul Philippus, Jr. lost his battle with cancer on Oct. 14, 2009. The last few months Paul was under the devoted care of Vitas Hospice. For 34 years Paul was a member of the Texas Army National Guard Band, 28 as Band Master. The band won two Army Commendation medals under his able leadership. He was also band director at Yorktown, Hallettsville, and Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City ISDs. The last years, "Mr. Phil" enjoyed hearing from students all over the country with the recurring message, "You always taught me to love music and to do my best." Upon his retirement from the S.C.-U.C. ISD, the Corbett Jr. High School band hall was named after him. Paul enjoyed all phases of music. His first years were singing gospel music with his family in the Monthalia Methodist Church. He and the love of his life, wife of 56 years, Pam, were charter members of the Universal City Methodist Church, where he started the choir. In 1967, Paul became the first paid director of the Coker Methodist Church choir. The whole Philippus family has been involved in musical productions at the church. Paul's greatest performance was as Tevye in "Fiddler on the Roof". Singing with the Chordsmen Chorus was another of his loves. He and his sons sang together and Paul always said that God knew we needed a bass, so He sent us Jon. His body was donated to the U.T.H.S.C- where he continues to teach and serve humanity. One of the lessons he always taught was that when life is tough, look out the window to see that the sun still rises. The morning after his death, two of his granddaughters went to the top of Mt. Bonnell in Austin and took pictures of the sunrise, saying, "This is his welcome into Heaven." Paul is survived by his wife, Pam, sons and daughters-in-law Paul, III (Teddy) and Dr. Carol Wratten, Steven and Donna, Jon and Sherry. Eight grandchildren: Robbie Clayton, Paul, Michael, Jancie, Jessica, Lindsay, Daniel, and Cindy. Siblings, Ruth (Boots) Foerster, Gilbert (Lou), and Blanche (James) Harmon, two nieces, and four nephews, and a host of friends. A musical celebration of Paul's life is being held at Coker United Methodist Church, 231 E. North Loop Road, on Sun., Nov. 29th, at 2:00 p.m. Please come and celebrate the life of this gentle giant with us. In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to Coker United Methodist Church in Paul's memory.