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St. James High School c. 1950
Photo courtesy of John T. Meli

St. James Catholic High School
for Boys

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School Colors: Blue & Gray


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Churches: Roman Catholic

Principals 
Reverend Eugene W. Carlen, S.M., Ph.D (1958)

 


Faculty

FACULTY (1940 - 1950) - 1

Reverend Adolph J. Baum - Rector

Rev. Peter J. Vandergeest, A.B. (1940- ) Prefect of Studies, Problems of Democracy

Rev. Michael F. Bednor, A.B. (1941-) Mathematics
Rev. Paul J. Corey, A.B. (1947 - ) English
Rev. Harry B. Degnan, A.B. (1948-) - Mathematics
Rev. Aloysius J. Donadieu, M.A. (1940-) Biology
♥ Rev. John J. Dunion, A.B. (1940 - ) Chemistry 
♥ Rev. Francis M. Egon, A.B. (1946 - ) English 
Rev. Louis A. Eltz, J.C.D. (1942 - ) Mathematics
Rev. George J. Friel, A.B. (1942 - ) Mathematics
Rev. Edward T. Hughes, A.B. (1947- ) World History
Rev. Thomas A. Kane, J.C.D. (1949 - ) Civics
Rev. E. Ward Knebels, A. B. (1940 - ) U.S. History
Rev. Thomas F. Loughrey, A.B. (1946 - ) English
Rev. Paul J. Miklosovic, J.C.D. Religion
Rev. Charles J. Monoghan, A.B. (1941 - ) Latin, Biology
♥ Rev. John J. O'Connor, A.B. (1946 -) Guidance 
♥ Rev. Francis P. O'Reilly, M.A. (1940 - ) Prefect of Discipline, Spanish 
Rev. Edmund J. Rafferty, A.B. (1940-) French
Rev. Robert F. Ryan, A. B. (1947 -), English
Rev George . Schneider, A.B. (1947-), Physics
Rev. Vincent F. Schneider, A.B., B.L.S., A.B. (1940 - ) Librarian, English
Rev. Vincent M. Smith, J.C.D. 91946-) Religion
Rev. Andrew L. Slafkosky, J.c.D. (1949- ) Latin
Rev. Joseph A. St. Clair, A.B. (1940-) Mechanical Drawing, Religion
Rev. John H. Walsh, A.B. (1941 - ) Religion
Rev. Edmund C. Wesolowski, A.B. (1948 -) Mathematics, chemistry



♥ Mr. Francis J. Brennan, A.B. (1940 -) Art
Mr. John T. Ramsay,A.B. (1949 - ), Physical Education, Health
Mr. Adalbert G. Piscotty, M.S. (1948 - ) Music
♥ Mr. Dominic Montero, A.B. (1946-1949) - Coach


Rev. John J. Dougherty, J.C.D (1945-1949) 
Rev. Bartholemew F. Fair, J.C.D. (1944-1946)
Rev. Joseph M. Gleason, M.A. (1940- 1947)
Rev. Martin J. Lohmuller, J.C.D. (1944-1948)
Rev. Gerald V. McDevitt, J.C.D. (1944-1947)
Rev. Michael J. Marley, A.B. (1941-1945)
Rev. Hugh J. Nolan, Ph.D. (1944-1946)

♥ = Deceased


Staff

Kitchen Staff, 1958


Sports

1954 Varsity Championship Football Team & Coaches
(Photos courtesy of Vince Casciato)

1958 Baseball Team

1971 Catholic League High School Championship Baseball Game
(Photo courtesy of Joe Smagala)

1971 St. James "Bulldogs" Team photo (23-3-1) (Photo courtesy of Jose Smagala)

 


Classes

1940

1960

1980

1941 1961 1981
1942 1962 1982
1943 1963 1983
1944 1964 1984
1945 1965 1985
1946 1966 1986
1947 1967 1987
1948 1968 1988
1949 1969 1989
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1950 1970 1990
1951 1971 1991
1952 1972 1992
1953 1973 1993
1954 1974
1955 1975
1956 1976
1957 1977
1958 1978
1959 1979

School History

For more about the history of St. James High School, click here to visit the St. James Alumni Association website.

School Seal: 

St. James Seal; Scan courtesy of Caroline The spirit of St. James is depicted on the seal by the burning lamp, the symbol of faith and prayer.

The City of Chester is represented by the ship - Ship building is Chester's important industry.

The symbols of the Apostalate of St. James the Great, the patron saint of the school, are the sword of martyrdom, the pilgrims staff and the drinking shell. These figures form a cross supported by the open book, the symbol of knowledge. Overshadowing this cross are the wings of a dove, emblematic of the Holy Spirit, the inspiration of St. James students. 

The spirit and loyalty of St. James High School, 
"Quae Sursum Quaerite" -"Seek the things that are above"--are embodied in the seal as the motto. 

School Flag: 


The school flag carries through the ideas of the ring and seal. It consists of the seal placed on a blue background

School Ring:

The stone is blue, (part of St. James Colors)
Things found on the school seal are represented on the ring. 
It is a perspective of the school building

School Newspaper: The BARK

1941 - 1942 --Editor: Joseph Mack
1942 - 1943 --Editor: Martin Fagan
1943 - 1944 -- Editor: Robert O'Neill
1944 - 1945 -- Editor: John H. Clark
1945 - 1946 -- Editor: Paul A. Snabley
1947 - 1948 -- Co-Editors: Walt Micka & Joseph Brennan
1948 - 1949 -- Co- Editors: Robert Smith & Joseph Squire
1949 - 1950 -- Editor: Joseph Mullen


More Pictures

St. James High School c. 1950

Band, 1958

Driver Training Car

Lunch time gang

Kitchen Staff, 1958


Many thanks to the following for providing additional information for this page:

1 - Ray Agent (SJ 1950) & Caroline for providing this list of faculty members.

2 - John T. Meli (SJ 1950)

 

 

If you have any information and or pictures that you would like to contribute about Chester, please forward it to john@oldchesterpa.com


2002, 2003, 2004 John A. Bullock III.

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