Front of old school
  • Tell us what life was like in the 1960s with respect to
    SJHS traditions
    Family holidays
    Life in general in the 1960s

    What it was like

  • Top Songs of the Decade
    1960 Percy Faith Theme from A Summer Place
    1961 Bobby Lewis Tossin' and Turnin'
    1962 Mr. Acker Bilk Stranger on the Shore
    1963 Jimmy Gilmer & the Fireballs
    1964 The Beatles I Want to Hold Your Hand
    1965 Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs Wooly Bully
    1966 SSG Barry Sadler The Ballad of the Green Berets
    1967 Lulu To Sir With Love
    1968 The Beatles Hey Jude
    1969 Archie Sugar Sugar

    Top Grossing Movies of the Decade
    1960 Swiss Family Robinson
    1961 101 Dalmations
    1962 The Longest Day
    1963 Cleopatra
    1964 Mary Poppins
    1965 The Sound of Music
    1966 The Bible
    1967 The Jungle Book
    1968 Funny Girl
    1969 Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid


St. Joseph HS - in the 1960s

  • Senior trips to Springfield
    Bonfires and Homecoming parades
    Plays: Teahouse of the August Moon, Arsenic and Old Lace, A Man for All Seasons, Stalag 17, Come Blow Your Horn, The Gazebo, Bye Bye Birdie
    The Fantasticks, West Side Story
    Blizzard of '67
    "The Cryan Shames" and WCFL's Jim Runyon
    First varsity football game (in Waterloo, Iowa)
    Celebration of Pope Paul VI's visit to U.S.