Wednesday, October 17, 2018

History of Film Society

    According to the 1975 Jesuit Today, “Fr. Kitten initiated Jesuit’s film program in the spring semester of 1971 with a class of six students.” In the Second Annual Dallas/Ft. Worth Information Film Producers Association Student Film Competition, “Steve Cook, was presented the ‘Sandy’ award for the best edited film. . . . was the only high school entry...

The School Seal

In February of 1943 three students created the school seal. The seal consists of four parts: 1. William Underhill drew a crown of thorns to represent endurance and the letter J to represent the Jesuit fathers 2. Robert Mullen designed the Lone Star surrounded by a laurel wreath to represent Texas and its honor and dignity 3. David O’Brien drew a cowboy...

The Big Brother Council

“Every day I remind myself of how I felt those first few weeks, and how I longed for someone to grab my hand and pull me through it.” - Jason Gonzalez ’96 Big Brother (The Roundup Sept. 1996) “When former Student Council President, Pat Walsh introduced the program to Jesuit, he was looking for a way to introduce...

Debate in the 50s

Please note that the early history of the Philothespic Society, Debate and Elocution were entwined. You may wish to visit the history of the Philothespic Society to grasp the full picture of this busy and important activity. 1950s The December 14, 1949, debate topic was Resolved: That the President of the United States Should Be Elected by the Direct Vote of...

The History of Bowling

    The 1954 Last Roundup summarizes the beginning of the bowling club: “Bowling was a new activity at Jesuit this year. It was developed through the efforts of the Lettermen’s Club and the cooperation of Mr. D. F. Luckie, the manager of the Texas Bowling Center . January 19th and 20th marked the start of league play with more than...

The Bishop Lynch Award

The November 1943 Roundup explains that in the later part of the school’s first year, Bishop Lynch awarded a trophy at graduation to an outstanding student. In Fall 1943 he endowed this award to ensure it became “an annual event.” At that time a student from any grade level could receive this award. The Roundup states that “Every student is...

The Philothespic Society (Theater) in the 40s

Please note that the early history of the Philothespic Society, Debate and Elocution were entwined. You may wish to visit the history of Debate to grasp the full picture of this busy and important activity. 1940s One scene from Jesuit’s first play Twelfth Night was presented on February 12, 1942, to the student body during an assembly for the Provincial and...

History of The Roundup and The Last Roundup 1950s

  In October 1949 the paper reported that it had been accepted into the Catholic School Press Association “with a rating of First Honors, the second highest classification for High School newspapers.  The rating was based on all of last year’s monthly publications, and a separate award, Second Honors, was given to The Last Roundup.” In March 1950 The Roundup sponsored...

History of the Dress Code

The dress code was addressed for the first time in the 1945-1946 Prospectus (the precursor to the student handbook): The attire had to be clean and neat at all times. Students were not allowed to wear polo shirts, T-shirts, coveralls, or blue jeans. “It is highly desirable that Jesuit High students wear a tie.” In the 1955-1956 Prospectus, the students were...