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Sis Boom Bah! The Life and Times of Los Gatos High School

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The Wildcats are coming to NUMU, September 2018!

About Sis Boom Bah!

Since opening its doors in its current location in 1908, Los Gatos High School (LGHS) has remained one of the town’s most iconic institutions. The historic trajectory of LGHS has run parallel to some of the most significant social and cultural events in this, and the last two, centuries.  

From its small town roots and the settling of the American West in the late 1880s to the optimism of the second industrial revolution at the turn of the 20th century; the rejection of social norms in the Roaring Twenties to tenacious patriotism in supporting the war effort against fascism during World War II, the high school has played a major role in the community.  In the 1950s, the LGHS Wildcat legacy continued in the era of seemingly unlimited prosperity that birthed Rock ’n’ Roll.  LGHS survived the social upheavals of the tumultuous 1960s, catching its breath in time for the peaceful, easy feeling of the following decade.  In the 1980s, students in the MTV generation shifted from a “peace and love” mentality to a “me first” mindset in an era of opulent excess. By the closing of the 20th century, and into this new millennium, multiple generations of teenagers left indelible footprints up and down the hallways of Los Gatos High School and in the town itself.

Join us as we explore what it has meant to be a Wildcat over the course of the school’s lifetime.  Relive highlights of Wildcat dominance in sports, the arts, student activities, and the social events that created lasting friendships and a distinct campus community.  Experience the evolution of high school events and traditions over the last century, and check in on notable alumni who left their mark locally and on the world stage.

Exhibition Sections

  • Sports / Athletics

  • Activities / Clubs

  • The Arts

  • Student Life / Academics

  • Alumni: Faculty / Staff + Students

  • Publications / Yearbook

  • History of the Teenager

Yearbook Catalog

NUMU will release a limited edition Sis Boom Bah! exhibition catalog which will include expanded information on our exhibition sections!

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