The History of St. Ignatius High School

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  • St. Ignatius HIgh School is Founded

    St. Ignatius High School is founded by German Jesuits, on the invitation of Bishop Richard Gilmour. Originally intended to be a six year secondary school.
  • Enrollment and Faculty

    There was a total of four teachers to teach the 75 student.
    The first President, Rev. John Neustich S.J was President until 1888
  • JUGS

    JUGS(Justice Under God) are made and enforced to punish students for breaking rules, which rarely happens with Ignatius students.
  • Completed Main BUilding

    Completed Main BUilding
    The Main Buliding is finally completed.
  • Basketball

    BAsketball joins the Ignatius sports teams to join its prmire sport baseball.
  • THe Founding of Caroll Gym

    THe Founding of Caroll Gym
    Caroll Gym is founded and opend, students have their Physical Education Classes here.
  • Marching Drills

    Marching drills are taught to students to prepare them for an inevitable World War I.
  • Beginning of a Football Dynasty

    The school participates in its first ever football game against Loyola High School. St. Ignatius destroyed Loyola 68-0.
  • New School Day Times

    The school day starts at 9 A.M. and finishes at 2:25 P.M.
  • Schools are Separated

    John Carrol University is formed and leaves St. Ignatius' campus for its own in University Heights. Making St. Ignatius its own high School.
  • The Lighties

    The Lighties
    The "Lighties" are formed for those who are not suitable for Junior Varsity or Varsity sports. They played; football, basketball, and softball. Lasted until 1946.
  • Fathers Club's Institues the Scholarship Fund

    The Fathers Club, founded by Rev. Gerald Garvey S.J., starts the scholarship fund
  • Hockey Wins Cities

    The Hockey team wins City Championships
  • Baseball Eliminated

    The baseball prgram is eliminated due to "wartime priorities." Starts up next year again, however.
  • Mid-Year Graduations

    Mid-Year Graduation is held for those eligible for the draft.
  • Loyola Hall

    Loyola Hall
    St. Mary's Elementary School becomes part of the St. Ignatius High School campus, known as the Annex but later on called Loyola Hall.
  • West Senate Victors

    The Football team wins the West Senate TItle.
  • Tennis

    The tennis program joins the St. Ignatius Athletic Program.
  • Golf

    The golf team joins the athletic program.
  • John J. Ritz

    John J. Ritz
    John J. Ritz is named the varsity basketball and football coach.
  • The Greatest Rivarly in HIgh School Sports

    The Holy War, the annual football game between our beloved Wildcats and the hated Eagles is started. It was suspended in 1958 but later resumed in 1970.
  • Scholarship Drive

    The Scholarship Drive begins to raffle off houses annually.
  • New Dress Code

    New Dress Code
    The dress code is changed to the way as we know it today, a collared dress shirt and tie.
  • Sullivan Gymnasium

    Sullivan Gymnasium
    The Sullivan Gymnasium is built.
  • John J. Ritz- baseball

    John J. Ritz is named the varsity baseball coach.
  • Baseball Cities

    The Wildcats win their first ever baseball City Title.
  • Basketball and Football Champs

    John J. Ritz coaches teams to a City Championship for each team.
  • Student Center

    Student Center
    The Student Center is built.
  • Father Pedro Arrupe S.J. Visits

    Father Pedro Arrupe S.J. Visits
    Father Pedro Arrupe S.J. blesses the St. Ignatius community with a visit to our school.
  • Kirby Science Building

    Kirby Science Building
    The Kirby Science Building is built.
  • Wrestling

    Varsity wrestling is added to our Athletic Program.
  • Food Fight!

    An infamous food fight occured in the cafeteria.
  • Soccer

    Soccer is added to our Athletic Program.
  • The Mall

    West 30 street is closed off and becomes the mall in between the buildings.
  • Wasmer Field

    Wasmer Field is created.
  • Paw Power

    Paw Power
    The iconic paw print is now made the decal for Varsity football players' helmets.
  • Chuck Kyle

    Chuck "Chico" Kyle is named the VArsity football coach.
  • Wrestling Wins States

    Thr Wrestling team wins States.
  • Murphy Field House

    The Murphy Field House is built.
  • St. Mary's Chapel

    St. Mary of the Assumption Chapel is built.
  • The Breen Center

    The Breen Center
    The state of the art, Breen Center for the performing arts is built.
  • The New Mall

    The Mall is now renovated and is better than ever.
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    HIstory of St. Ignatius High School