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1970

Student Council votes to allow girls to wear pants AND jeans to school. Pictured below are students enjoying the new rule.

 

 

1971

African American students are admitted to U-High for the first time.

 

 

1973 - 1975

Boys’ cross country wins state title.

 

 

1974

James Fox, Ph.D., becomes director of the school.

 

Football, tennis and cross-country all win state championships.

 

The dance team, later to be known as the U-High Spirit Steppers, is formed. The first group of girls who make up the dance team is pictured left in uniform.

 

 

1976

Cross country boy’s and girl’s teams take home state championship.

 

 

1977 - 1978

Boy’s cross country team, pictured below, wins state title.

 

 

1978

The elementary school burns the weekend before Homecoming. The traditional bonfire held the night before Homecoming on the elementary school playground is cancelled. The bonfire tradition was again held in 1979 and 1980 but is disbanded permanently when construction for the new school begins.

 

Elementary students attend school in LSU Panhellenic building for nearly three years as elementary school is rebuilt.

 

A rebuilt elementary wing allows elementary grade enrollment to double. Slight increases in middle school and high school enrollment press the high school beyond capacity.

 

Girls’ basketball and volleyball are reinstated permanently as sports. Below, the 1978 girls’ basketball team and volleyball team are pictured.

1970s