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1990s History

1989-1990 School Year
  • Sophomores faced the new closed-campus policy
  • Exit only spikes, speed bumps and a co-generation unit for the school were installed
  • Barbara Anderson, Football Homecoming Queen
  • Cafeteria was renovated with serve-yourself soda machines and express lines
  • The bell schedule was changed to allow students a thirteen-minute brunch break between period two and three, with only a thirty-minute lunch break
  • Christy Flores, Winter Court Queen
  • Wrestling won a CBL Championship for the first time in 23 years
  • Ike Theater Arts Department has been one of the top three high school theaters in Southern California for the last three years
  • The annual and newspaper were produced on a computer for the first time
  • Cement bricks were placed around trees by the attendance office, which served as benches for students at brunch and lunch

Planters installed and used as benches

  • Dwight D. Eisenhower Coin
    The Dwight D. Eisenhower $5 Commemorative Coin was issued by the Republic of the Marshall Islands in 1990 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Eisenhower's birth on October 14, 1890. This cupronickel coin is legal tender of the Marshall Islands, which was one of the key battlegrounds in the Allies' march across the Pacific during World War II. The obverse of the coin bears a commanding portrait of Eisenhower in his role as a 5-Star General, and reflects his strong leadership and firm commitment to the cause of freedom. The design was created by the internationally acclaimed sculptor and coin designer, Mico Kaufman, who has also created numerous award-winning medals and is known for his precision and attention to detail. On the reverse of the coin is the national seal of the Marshall Islands which appears on all its coinage. The motto, "Jepilpilin Ke Ejukaan," means "Accomplishment Through Joint Effort," and the design centers on the nation's symbol, the Spirit Bird of Peace. The Marshall Islands became independent in 1986. (Information about Dwight D. Eisenhower)

Dwight D. Eisenhower Coin

Front side of Eisenhower coin Back side of Eisenhower coin
1990-1991 School Year
  • Varsity football CBL champs with a perfect 10-0 season
  • As part of the perfect season, Ike beat Fontana for the first time since 1978. Fohi was riding a twenty-three game winning streak. Local press billed it as the high school game of the year. Eisenhower sold over 1200 tickets in less than two hours.

Commemorative football t-shirts

  • Vivian Morales, Football Homecoming Queen
  • Demond Thompkins, San Bernardino Sun "Male Athlete of the Year"
  • Rosa Garcia, Winter Court Queen
  • At the 1990 fall Southern California Educational Theater Association festival 7 Eisenhower students won Distinguished Acting Awards. Sandy Brunnel, Julie Capes, Angela Chamberlain, Deon Chatman, Wilson Echevarria (now known as Wilson Cruz and seen on Star Trek: Discovery), Rick Phillips, and Stacy Summerville.
  • The Academic Decathlon team finished in a three way tie for first place in the Super Quiz

Academic Decathlon

  • Peer Counseling program grew from a few students to a class with over 20 certified peer counselors at the end of the first semester
  • Lots of rain in March caused the usual flooding when the drain between the Admin building and the H wing backed up creating a small lake
1991-1992 School Year
  • Varsity football repeated as CBL champs for the second year in a row, again with a perfect record of 10-0.
  • In addition, the team was ranked No. 2 in the nation by the Associated Press with the USA Today newspaper placing them at No. 3. Television camera trucks became a common sight at games.
  • Once again, the Fohi game was touted as The Game of the Year. NBC, ABC, The San Bernardino Sun and various radio stations all were covering the game for the entire week before hand. Fans lined up early on Saturday to ensure the best seats. Fohi was handed its first shutout in 37 years as well as being beat for the second year in a row.

Game of the Year players

  • Unfortunately, dreams of a national title ended when Mater Dei beat Eisenhower 35-14 at the CIF finals. Still, this was the first football team in Eisenhower history to win the CBL two years in a row and make it to the CIF finals.

1991 CIF Championships program

  • Priscilla Valdez, Football Homecoming Queen
  • Jaime Bastidas was undefeated in Cross Country and won first place in the Mt. Sac Invitational
  • Varsity basketball won the CBL championship for the first time since 1985

Boys basketball

  • Lillian Nevarez, Winter Court Queen
  • For the first time Mock Trial went to Sacramento to represent the entire San Bernardino county
1992-1993 School Year
  • Freshmen were present as Eisenhower became a 4-year high school
  • Richard Stryjewski was elected President for the Southern Section and State Vice President of FBLA
  • Christina Aguirre and Paul Ramirez, Football Homecoming Queen and King
  • Jaime Bastidas broke four course records in Cross Country and advanced to state finals
  • The Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) program began. The purpose of this program was to keep the students involved in their studies and to improve their grades.
  • Boys Varsity Basketball are CBL champs for the second year in a row
  • Girls JV Basketball repeated as CBL champs for the third year
  • Eisenhower High School was recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School

blue ribbon school

  • Arthur Lloyd was recognized with an article chronicling his high jump attempts in the CBL

Arthur Lloyd

1993-1994 School Year
  • Varsity Football returns as CBL champs and becomes CIF champs by soundly defeating Mater Dei 56-3. The Eagles were #1 in the CBL, CIF Southern Section, #2 in the USA Today, and #4 in the AP Prep.

 CIF champions
1993 CIF Football Champions Plaque  Stater Brothers commemorative football poster

  • Glenn Thompkins (from the CIF champion football team) was named CIF Div I player of the year
  • The San Bernardino Sun chronicled Eisenhower's "Dream Season" with a special 2 page commemorative edition

Sun article part 1 Sun article part 2 Sun article part 3 Sun article part 4

  • JV Football, Frosh Football, and JV Girls Basketball are CBL champs also
  • Claudia Barajas and Marlon Farlow, Football Homecoming Queen and King
  • Eisenhower High School was recognized as a California Distinguished School
  • Charles Grande was named California Teacher of the Year Finalist in History
  • Marine Corps Junior ROTC is started at Eisenhower. Approximately 200 students joined during the first year
  • Tim Sandefur won the California State Championship in the American League Oratorical contest
  • Mock Trial returned to Sacramento where they placed Third in the state championships
  • Niki Zupanic scored 1440 out of 1600 on the SAT
  • Students came back in the fall with the lockers gone. Students had to carry their books in backpacks and learned to ask teachers whether they would need their books the next day so they wouldn't have so many books to carry.

Last view of lockers on campus

1994-1995 School Year
  • Changing into his Eagle mascot costume. Look at how tall the head was.


  • Continuing the tradition of meeting with living presidents, 148 students and 12 staff members were present when President Bill Clinton came to San Bernardino Valley College
  • Joshua Dudley also had the chance to meet the President at the LAX airport and tour the presidential limo. A relative of his was a member of security at the airport.

Dudley and the President

  • Veronica Gutierrez and Charles Cartwright, Football Homecoming Queen and King
  • Varsity Girls and Boys Basketball were both CBL champs
  • Girls Basketball even started practice at 12:01 am (Midnight Madness)
  • Boys Frosh Basketball were CBL champs for the first time
  • Girls Track were CBL champs
  • Yearbook had a slide show in November with music to promote yearbook sales
1995-1996 School Year
  • Shades of the 1960s. Flower power makes a brief return for homecoming.

senior van

  • Through federal funding, new computers, video and kitchen equipment were purchased for home economics
  • Students had a chance to earn a business certificate that verified they were prepared for an entry-level position in the business community
  • The infant care center was completed for the Pregnant Minor Program. This allowed teenage mothers to continue going to school without having to worry about their baby.
  • Leslie Correa and George Angulo, Football Homecoming Queen and King
  • Career Center offered computers to give students an opportunity to research college information

Career Center

  • Christina Salcido made history by becoming the first female wrestler at Ike
  • The yearbook recognized the number of Eisenhower athletes who have gone on to play in professional sports:
    Brandi Burton (golf), Ronnie Lott (football), Darnell Coles (baseball), David Lang (football), Craig Newsome (football), and Jeff Conine (baseball)
  • Boys Varsity Basketball are CBL Champs again
  • Mock Trial won the San Bernardino County title and came in 14th at state
  • Miss Nicole Ball was named Swans Club Debutante of the year for 1996
  • Matt Nowlin marched in the Rose Parade as a member of the Tounament of Roses Honor Band
1996-1997 School Year
  • Computers began to be connected with fiber optics and internet use became a common means of communication. Students also produced cable news.

cable news

  • The Internet was the theme of the yearbook indicating the changes happening at Ike. Many of the layouts featured computers, CDs, and other pieces of new technology and the way it has affected everyday life.
  • Kiesha Jones, Football Homecoming Queen
  • Student Tamika Hinton and Counselor Linda Lowe traveled to Washington D.C. for President Bill Clinton’s inauguration
  • Polynet was offered so students could earn college credit from Cal Poly Pomona. Students were connected via telephone and watched the professor on a specially connected monitor
  • Eisenhower gets its own web page

EHS website

  • Girls Varsity Volleyball advanced to the playoffs for the first time in several years
  • Girls Varsity Basketball won the CBL championship and held the #1 spot all season. Lydia Afualo was offered several scholarships.
  • Wrestling won the CBL for the first time in many years
  • Boys Varsity Basketball returned as CBL champs
  • Serina Harvey and Anthony Ramirez were chosen from over 1000 musicians to march in the Rose Parade with the Pasadena City College Band
  • Miss Kessie Pilar Hammond was named Swans Club Debutante of the year for 1997
  • Randy Thomas, class of '73, shared the Grammy Award for best Country Song, for writing the song "Butterfly Kisses."
1997-1998 School Year
  • Band marches at the annual homecoming parade

homecoming parade

  • The S and T Portables were added to the student lot to accommodate a population approaching 3,400 and to provide temporary classrooms while wings were being renovated throughout the school year

T wing

  • Students came back from summer vacation to face many changes as the Eisenhower campus embarked on modernization and renovation. Projects planned included: new light fixtures, upgraded windows, air conditioning, and computer access in every classroom. The $5.1 million project is estimated to be complete by 1999.
  • Readmits changed in that a student would have to clear absences the next day themself if their parents didn't. If they took class time to do so, they would receive a detention.
  • Lizette Sanz and Vincent Camacho, Football Homecoming Queen and King
  • The Mac Lab and PC Lab were both upgraded with brand new computers
  • Football and Varsity Boys and Girls Basketball were CBL champs
  • All four levels of Track and Field were undefeated
  • Boys Tennis was undefeated and beat Redlands for the first time in 11 years
  • Water Polo returned as a sport after 25 years absence
  • Miss Carmeta Veronica Caraway was named Swans Club Debutante of the Year for 1998, A three year reign for Eisenhower High School. (Memories courtesy of Carmeta Caraway-Curran class of 1999.)
1998-1999 School Year
  • The campus sported a new look with a complete paint job for all buildings including a new logo on the gym

New logo on gymnasium

  • Eldred Marshall, IV was named a Young Artist Audition Winner and performed at the opening night of the Redlands Bowl
  • Dulce Mendoza and Robert Balladares, Football Homecoming Queen and King
  • Girls Varsity Basketball are CBL champs for the third consecutive year and made it to CIF quarter finals
  • Trenell Edding was San Bernardino County Basketball Player of the Year for the second year in a row
  • Tara Dominguez and Jonathan Palmer, Basketball Homecoming Queen and King
  • JV Wrestling was CBL Champs for the second year in a row
  • Girls Water Polo advanced to the CIF for the first time
  • Class of 1999 presented the school with a water fountain that is placed by the attendance office

1999 class gift of fountain

  • Celebrity basketball fundraiser vs. Ike staff and Seniors featured "Sugar" Shane Mosley. Currently the World Welterweight Boxing Champion

Sugar Shane Mosely visits EHS