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1950s

Happy Days . . . welcome to the 1950s.

  • Mother Monica, English teacher extraordinaire.
  • Drama productions, led by Miss Klein, and Glee Club were popular extracurriculars.
  • Former Army Sergeant and Ursuline Phys Ed teacher, Miss Carey, led classes in square dancing, exercises, dodgeball and half-court basketball.
  • Washington D.C. trips began mid-decade.
  • Ring Day and the school song!
  • Tea dances.
Washington DC trip, 1954

Washington D.C. trip.  1954

Styles of these times

1st Communion dress

1950 First Communion dress

Jumper, coat, Mary Janes

1950 Jumper and coat

Graduation dress, roses

1950 Graduation dress, roses

Reflections by Helen Waters '58

Helen Waters describes the uniforms of this period, including the Mary Janes. She recalls the amazing Miss Klein, the extraordinary Mother Monica, and the indomitable Miss Carey.

She remembers Mother Francis and her assistant, Miss Nancy.  Helen also reminisces about the school song of that decade.

We invite you to listen to the audio recording of Helen’s reflections HERE.

Helen Waters

Watch a short video related to this chapter of our story

Nancy Waters '65 recounts how the Ursuline Province Center Chapel was built in 1956 and why she loves that space.

Watch the video HERE.

1950 Ursuline Province Center Chapel