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VIDEO HISTORY

Peggy Lou Covey ’40 Kilgore

Alumnae and former first lady of University High School

100 years of service to education throughout the state of Louisiana and the nation is certainly something to celebrate. In the year 2015-2016, U-High will commemorate its Centennial, a perfect time to also pay tribute to the school’s rich history and long tradition of excellence.

 

A main objective of the school upon its opening in 1915, as it remains today, was to provide teachers and pre-service teaching candidates with an opportunity to study and observe effective teaching methods and to obtain practical classroom experience. U-High faculty, staff and students are proud to note that the school has been of great service to the field of education, having trained hundreds of teachers, many of whom have become leaders in their field throughout the state, country and even the world.

 

Closer to home, the breadth and depth of the academics and extracurricular activities offered to U-High students is clear as the school, throughout its history, has received consistent ranking as one of the best high schools in the country. As a result, whether in the arts, politics, academics, science or nearly any other profession one can imagine, U-High graduates are making a difference at home and abroad.  While doing so, each carries a piece of the school within them.

 

The University Laboratory School Foundation, a development program within the LSU Foundation that coordinates the school’s philanthropic activities, will lead this special year of celebration of 100 years of excellence.

 

To move the Centennial efforts forward, this website has been developed to keep you informed of celebratory activities, increase your knowledge of University Laboratory School’s rich history and to provide an outlet for all University Laboratory School friends and family to reconnect with one another and with the school. While here, take some time to browse through old photographs or send us your own. Peruse the timeline, and if you know of any other interesting facts, please email us. Share your memories of time spent at U-High. But most of all, enjoy your visit!

ULS Centennial Commemorative painting artist, Jack Jaubert, sixth from left, is surrounded by members of the University Laboratory School Community who officially accepted the painting upon its reveal. Pictured from left to right are Meyer Wilson and Megan Upperman, seniors representing the ULS student body; Nancy Von Brock, class of 1970, Catherine Myrick, class of 1996 and Johnny Shoptaugh, class of 1976 all of whom are now part of the faculty at ULS; Davis Eglin, also representing the student body; and Merrill Faye and Bridger Eglin, both of the class of 1961 and together the ULS Centennial co-chairs, representing the ULS alumni.

Pictured left to right are John Price, Assistant Chief Administrative Officer for City of Baton Rouge/Parish of East Baton Rouge, Louisiana’s First Lady Supriya Jindal, ULS Elementary Principal Myra Broussard and ULS Secondary Principal Frank Rusciano. Mrs. Jindal and Mr. Price offered proclamations on behalf of the Governor’s office and the Mayor’s office respectively, at the ULS Centennial birthday celebration recognizing University Laboratory School for 100 years of educational distinction and service to the city, state and beyond.

100 years of service to education throughout the state of Louisiana and the nation is certainly something to celebrate. In the year 2015-2016, U-High will commemorate its Centennial, a perfect time to also pay tribute to the school’s rich history and long tradition of excellence.

 

A main objective of the school upon its opening in 1915, as it remains today, was to provide teachers and pre-service teaching candidates with an opportunity to study and observe effective teaching methods and to obtain practical classroom experience. U-High faculty, staff and students are proud to note that the school has been of great service to the field of education, having trained hundreds of teachers, many of whom have become leaders in their field throughout the state, country and even the world.

 

Closer to home, the breadth and depth of the academics and extracurricular activities offered to U-High students is clear as the school, throughout its history, has received consistent ranking as one of the best high schools in the country. As a result, whether in the arts, politics, academics, science or nearly any other profession one can imagine, U-High graduates are making a difference at home and abroad.  While doing so, each carries a piece of the school within them.

 

The University Laboratory School Foundation, a development program within the LSU Foundation that coordinates the school’s philanthropic activities, will lead this special year of celebration of 100 years of excellence.

 

To move the Centennial efforts forward, this website has been developed to keep you informed of celebratory activities, increase your knowledge of University Laboratory School’s rich history and to provide an outlet for all University Laboratory School friends and family to reconnect with one another and with the school. While here, take some time to browse through old photographs or send us your own. Peruse the timeline, and if you know of any other interesting facts, please email us. Share your memories of time spent at U-High. But most of all, enjoy your visit!

Happy Birthday U-High! 

U-High's Centennial Birthday party was held Friday, September 18, 2015. Faculty, staff, students, alumni and guests all shared in the unveiling of the ULS Centennial Commemorative painting by Jack Jaubert, the first public viewing of the ULS Centennial video, as well as a speech by alumnus Newton Thomas, Class of 1962 and founder, owner and CEO of the Newtron Group.Proclamations from Louisiana's First Lady Supriya Jindal and John Price of the Mayor's Office rounded out the event. It was a great day to be a Cub!

ULS Centennial Alumni Homecoming Celebration 

All University Laboratory School alumni and their families are invited to attend a super-sized homecoming celebration October 30 at the Cub Complex as U-High varsity football takes on Brusly.

 

While all alumni will be recognized during the game, current and former spirit group members – boosters, cheerleaders, band members, Spirit Steppers, flag corps, sponsors, mascots and majorettes are invited to participate in an LSU-style homecoming halftime alumni program. Registration is requested for alumni planning to attend the celebration and required for any alumni planning to participate in the halftime show. Register at uls100.org. A very brief, mandatory rehearsal for all alumni halftime show participants is scheduled on Cub Field at the Cub Complex at 4 p.m.  just prior to the Centennial Alumni Homecoming tailgate beginning at 5 p.m. at the same location. Music and choreography is available to the left of this page so that all halftime participants may (and should) practice in advance.

 

The tailgate will feature friendship, food by Walk-On’s, and face painting and a balloon sculptor for the kids.

 

A Sock Hop victory dance will also be held immediately following the game for alumni and their families in the U-High old gymnasium.

 

Halftime participants are asked to wear white shirts and khaki pants/shorts. Everyone else is invited to wear black and gold as you cheer on the Cubs and relive great high school memories!

Although University Laboratory School’s current campus on Dalrymple Drive is beautiful and state-of-the-art, it is not the school’s first facility or location. In fact, U-High opened its doors in 1915 at LSU’s original site, the Pentagon Barracks, in downtown Baton Rouge. For the first eight years, the school was known as Demonstration High School, and it is believed that the school’s first mascot, the Demons, originated from this name.