Saturday, May 28, 2022


  • April 2, 1943 Anecdotes

    Army-Navy Qualifying Test

    Under government sponsorship the school, in conjunction with about 28,000 other school centers throughout the country, administers the Army-Navy qualifying test for students interested in the Army-Navy college training programs. Fourteen seniors took the test which was supervised by Fr. Mulhern and Mr. Kammer.

  • April 5, 1943 Sports

    Opening Baseball Game

    The baseball team was formed in response to requests by boys wanting to play. The opening baseball game vs Forest Avenue was played at Fair Park. In a six inning game Jesuit lost 11-0.

    Principal's Diary

  • April 9, 1943 Anecdotes

    General’s Assistant Visits

    Rev. Zachaeus Maher, S.J., asst. to the general of the Jesuits, visits Jesuit as part of an informal tour of Jesuit high schools and universities

  • May 1943 Anecdotes

    School Flag Donated

    A school flag - blue background with school seal in gold and white in the center - was donated by Mr. and Mrs. John N. Desco

    The Roundup 5/26/43

  • May 1943

    First Bishop Lynch Award Winner

    First Bishop Lynch Award winner, Shorty Wall '45, also became the first to win twice. He earned the award again in 1945. The award was initially given to any student and became a senior award later.

  • September 13, 1943 Anecdotes

    Second Academic Year Begins

    Registration: 185 students, a decrease from last year’s opening number, but an increase over the closing number of last year which was approximately 165.

    Principal's Diary

  • December 7, 1943 Activities/Clubs

    “The Will for Right”

    “The Will for Right,” a 15 minute play written by Jesuit H.S. students tied for first place in the Dallas Kiwanis Club contest. The theme: Keep America American

    Principal's Diary

  • Fall 1944 Anecdotes Photos

    Archives Mothers Scrapbook

    Mothers Club Card Party

    Mothers Club

    Mothers Club Card Party Jesuit High School

    Mothers Club Scrapbook

  • May 1944 Anecdotes

    Yearbook Pictures

    For the first time individual, yearbook style pictures of graduates and Most Valuable Athletes are printed

    The Roundup 5/44

  • June 2, 1944 Anecdotes

    Second Graduation

    The graduating class of 18 remains the smallest in Jesuit history. 16 boys appear in the graduation picture. Patrick Koch, Valedictorian; John Buettner, Salutatorian;

    Mother's Club Scrapbook 44-45

  • June 1944 Photos Sports

    Jesuit Archives

    Football in the 40s

    Football Programs

    Football programs cost 10 cents. The program cover shows an American flag, tanks, and battleships.

    Mother's Club Scrapbook 44-45

  • February 20, 1945 Sports

    Basektball Season Ends

    The basketball season closed as Jesuit trounced Crandall 64-12 for their 13th consecutive victory. Dave Cowdin scored 25 points and Tommy Shine 15

    Mother's Club Scrapbook 44-45

  • April 11, 1945 Activities/Clubs

    First Pin donated by Pat Schnitzius '45

    National Honor Society

    Aloysius Chapter of The National Honor Society established with ten charter members, Frs. Murphy W. Ross, S. J., F. M. O’Connor, S. J. & R. A. Tynan, S. J. constitute the faculty council.

    Principal's Diary

  • June 2, 1945 Anecdotes

    Jesuit Dallas Archives

    Letter From the New Principal Fr. Druhan

    New President/Principal

    Fr. David Ross Druhan, S.J. replaces Fr. Joseph Mulhern, S.J. as President/Principal; Edward Curry, S.J. serves as defacto Principal

    The Roundup 11/45

  • September 10, 1945 Anecdotes

    Letter to Parents on Student Requirements

    Letter from Fr. Druhan, Principal to parents: Each student is required to have an assignment book, that is, a notebook in which he lists the lessons for study and the formal written work that he is required to do. We are asking the parents to sign both this notebook and the written homework of their boys every day.

  • October 19, 1945 Activities/Clubs

    Sophomore Dance

    “The esteemed sophomores of Jesuit High contrived and executed a successful and very illustrious dance in the Jesuit Auditorium. Doug Deffari again demonstrated, with the assistance of Betty Domino, the essence of Jitterbugging ability to the tune of a sizzling recording. Of the dance as a whole, nothing but good can be said and we might add that the sophomores are to be commended for their generous donation of part of the proceeds of the dance to the seniors to assist in the building of their lounge.”

    The Roundup

  • February 26, 1946 Anecdotes

    School Landscaping

    Bishop Lynch writes the Mother's Club to compliment them on landscaping the school. “In this very meritorious undertaking you are doing a great deal to attract attention to this wonderful institution, to make our Catholic people proud of it and entice others to esteem it as an outstanding attractive spot in this fair city.”

    Mother's Club Scrapbook 44-45

  • May 1946 Anecdotes

    Yearbook Photos

    Yearbook has photos of graduating seniors, most valuable athletes, most popular senior [Note: Charlie Avery is not included because he needed an extra half year to graduate. A separate article covers him in The Roundup May 1947]

  • May 1, 1946 Sports

    Rangers Nickname

    Ed Maher (first lay faculty member ‘42) gave the football team its nickname “Rangers”; he once lived in the city of Ranger, Texas and liked the town.

  • May 1, 1946 Sports

    New Coach

    Veteran Paul Tyson, who has more Texas high school championships than any other coach, named head football, basketball, and baseball coach

  • May 31, 1946 Anecdotes

    First Graduation of Four Year Students

    Commencement was held in the high school auditorium. This was the first class to complete 4 years at Jesuit. The Bishop Lynch trophy was awarded to Joseph Leverette.

    The Roundup 5/46

  • Fall 1946 Activities/Clubs

    Debate Team Formed

    The debate team was formed as part of the Philothespic Society in Jesuit's first years. It begins to take on a larger, independent role.

    The Roundup Commencement Issue 47

  • August 1946 Sports

    Football Banquet

    Football Banquet The Dads' Club honors the football squads with a banquet at the school cafeteria. P.C. Cobb, Director of Athletics of Dallas schools, is the principal speaker.

  • November 1946 Sports

    Athletic Letters Awarded

    Letters are awarded to 17 players and the student manager at the annual banquet for the football team in the school cafeteria with Mayor Woodall Rodgers serving as toastmaster.

  • May 1947 Anecdotes

    Commencement Issue

    The Roundup 1947 Commencement issue includes yearbook style photos of grads, most popular; description of letter jackets and sweaters for both ’45 and ’46; Bishop Lynch Trophy with article to Ernest Earl Phillips; article by Fr. Druhan on highlights of the ’46-’47 year

    The Roundup Commencement Issue ‘47

  • March 1948 Sports

    Basketball Upset

    Basketball wins 21 of 22 games before going to San Antonio for Texas Catholic Association Basketball Championship; upset by Price Academy of Amarillo 47-40 in semifinals.

  • May 1948 Photos

    Jesuit Archives

    1948 Cover of First Yearbook

    First Yearbook Issued

    The commencement Issue of The Roundup ’48 is the first cloth-bound book serving as the school's yearbook but not labeled as such; with pics of graduates, Bishop Lynch Award to Charles Robert Ingram w/ revised document of award

    The Roundup Commencement Issue ‘48

  • September 1948 Sports

    New Coaches

    Don Rossi is the new football coach and the American Legion baseball coach.

    The Roundup 9/48