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Some recent passings of classmates

January 13, 2019 by Frank Senner (Register to contact)

John George - passed a couple of years ago
John Rooth - also passed 2 years ago & was in
fraternity with John at Frankford HS
Tom Carr - passed last year

Frankford High School class ring for 1958

February 13, 2017 by Ken Gibilisco (Register to contact)

I have been searching for a Frankford High School class of 1958 graduation ring, anyone know where I might find one?
Thank you and regards, Ken Gibilisco.

"mini reunions"

August 15, 2014 by Rose Altimari Cavalieri (Register to contact)

Before our 50th reunion (class of June '61)we had mini reunions in Philadelphia and the surrounding counties. We also had one in Somers Point, NJ. Thursday, August 14, 2014 was our 4th annual get together in Somers Point. We are making it a point to meet 3 times per year. it's been wonderful!

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Frankford High School is selected to pioneer a course in green energy  KYW Newsradio 1060

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Philadelphia high school is pioneering a course in green energy.

The graduating class of the Bright Solar Futures training program is honored  Philadelphia Sunday Sun

ABOVE PHOTO: The graduating class of the Bright Solar Futures training program are honored. City selects Frankford High School to host nation's first high ...

Frankford High School provides safe haven for football players in Philly  WPVI-TV

This may be the first day of summer, but football players at Frankford High School were in the locker room Friday night.

Eagles rookie Shareef Miller addresses gun violence and a call for peace - Philadelphia Eagles Blog- ESPN  ESPN

Raised in a community plagued by senseless shootings, the Philadelphia defensive end and mothers of victims are working to turn "pain into purpose."

Frankford football coach Bill Sytsma opens his locker room on Friday nights so his players are safe from Phila  The Philadelphia Inquirer

The eyes of Frankford High School football coach Bill Sytsma — the man whose job, he says, is to keep the seats filled — scan the 150 or so empty chairs that sit ...

Eagles rookie Shareef Miller and others are fighting back against gun violence  The Philadelphia Inquirer

My players "hate it,” Frankford coach Bill Sytsma said of the violence. “They all know people who were killed."

Frankford coach fights to save players from gun violence; The buildings Philadelphians want to save | Morning  The Philadelphia Inquirer

Football is a dangerous sport. But it's the dangers that await off the field that truly worry Frankford High School's coach. Bill Sytsma has lost players to gun ...

2 charged after attempted rape in Frankford High School

Philadelphia police have made two arrests after the attempted rape of a 14-year-old girl inside Frankford High School on Wednesday.

School notes: April 21  The Philadelphia Tribune

Area educators are 2019 Teacher as Hero recipients.

Pennsylvania schools in need of overall improvement  Allentown Morning Call

The Pennsylvania Department of Education has released its lists of schools that need to improve and will receive additional funding to do so.

NFL Stars Give Back At Jahri Evans’ Annual Camp At Frankford High School  CBS Local

By Joseph Santoliquito. PHILADELPHIA, PA (CBS) — It was hard to figure who was enjoying themselves more, Eagles' safety Malcolm Jenkins going over pass ...

'Game of Peace' aims to show teens better way to handle conflict besides gun violence  WPVI-TV

The Game of Peace 2018: It's message there can be a healthy rivalry The games can be hard fought. But off the field, the violence that so often takes the lives of ...

Shareef Miller is living every Eagles fan's dream The Philadelphia native and new defensive end out

The Philadelphia native and new defensive end out of Penn State goes from cheering for the Birds to helping them in the quest for another Super Bowl crown.

60 low-performing schools receive new state designation for extra comprehensive support  KYW Newsradio 1060

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Sixty low-performing Philadelphia schools stand to receive extra help under new designations released Thursday by the ...

Two Philadelphia high school football rivals hold "Practice 4 Peace"  High School Football America

Two Philadelphia high school football teams that have had players killed by gun violence over the last couple of years held a Practice 4 Peace.

Kristen DeGregorio prepares her special ed students for life after school  Philadelphia Public School Notebook

Each week, Kristen DeGregorio tries to teach her students a new skill, such as teamwork and positive body language. She calls them “employability skills,” and ...

What's going on around Roxborough area this week  Montgomery Newspapers

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Local high school graduate receives Pioneer Award

FRANKFORD (WPVI) -- Frankford high school celebrated the achievements of one of its alumni Thursday morning. Philadelphia's deputy police commissioner ...

Frankford High honors legend Vince Miller with court  The Philadelphia Tribune

It's always good to remember those who have made a big contribution to the game. Vinson “Vince” Miller was one of the greatest coaches in Public League ...

What's going on around Roxborough this week | News  Montgomery Newspapers

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Students dismissed early after lockdown at Frankford High School, threat deemed unfounded

Students have been dismissed early from Frankford High School after the report of a possible threat, police say..

A joint football practice for peace  The Philadelphia Tribune

Two rival high school football coaches have planned a joint practice to address the issue of violence.

Isaiah Thomas, 34, announces third bid for City Council seat  The Philadelphia Tribune

Educator and two-time City Council also-ran Isaiah Thomas has launched a third bid for an at-large council seat.

Gun violence in Philly: ‘An everyday mass shooting,’ Temple study finds  The Philadelphia Inquirer

When Voshon Mills was shot in the leg last week, he didn't scream or panic. He knew what to do. He'd been shot in the head, narrowly escaping brain injury, just ...

Gone Cold: The only unsolved murder of a Philadelphia police officer  KYW Newsradio 1060

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia Police Officer Frederick Cione was riding in his patrol car late on the night of Jan. 30, 1970, on Oxford Street, ...

Boy, 16, dies after being shot in Northeast Philadelphia

Police say a high school student shot last week in Northeast Philadelphia has died from his injuries.

Former Strawberry Mansion athlete sues school district over “negro league” discrimination  PW-Philadelphia Weekly

As a senior at Strawberry Mansion High School and a star on the school's girls lacrosse team, Nadirah McRae thought she had it made.

New pilot program to put social workers in 22 public schools this school year  Philadelphia Public School Notebook

Twenty-one District schools and one charter school will receive full-time social workers this fall in a pilot program that District officials hope to eventually extend ...

Police confirm body found in river is Frankford High student

The body of a Hispanic girl pulled from the Delaware River on Wednesday has been identified as 14-year-old Frankford High student Pamela Flores, officials ...

"Friday Night Lights" inhabit Philadelphia's Frankford High  MaxPreps

MaxPreps News - Popular TV series comes to Philly and Frankford is bright-light beneficiary.

The Pa. schools with the worst SAT scores

They have common denominators - poverty and crime chief among them. The schools that posted the 50 worst SAT scores in Pennsylvania share among ...

Degrees are important, but so are skills  Philadelphia Public School Notebook

It's time for balloons, bouquets and the annual blizzard of mortar boards tossed high in celebration. Pomp and Circumstance, definitely, but what does a diploma ...

Joseph S. Prewitt, 60, physical therapist center operator  The Philadelphia Tribune

Joseph S. Prewitt, the operator of the Phoenix Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Center, died on Tuesday, July 10, 2018, of lymphoma. He was 60.

Meet the 3 newcomer primary winners likely joining City Council  The Philadelphia Inquirer

The three Democratic primary winners for Council at-large seats are all but guaranteed to join Council in 2020.

Former NFL star tells Newtown ES students to be like the Eagles and 'work as a team'  The Intelligencer

Former Penn State and NFL star Blair Thomas told more than 500 students to follow their dreams, stay focused, work in teams to overcome obstacles and never ...

Missing Girl Never Shows Up to Philadelphia School; Leaves Cellphone, Backpack Behind  NBC 10 Philadelphia

Family and friends of missing Philadelphia teenager who never showed up at school turned to social networks in an attempt to find her.

5 Philly Schools Taken Off "Most Dangerous" List  NBC 10 Philadelphia

The School District of Philadelphia has a positive statistic to talk about this week.

Super 25 Boys Basketball Expert Rankings  USA TODAY High School Sports

Result: PR: 1. Last game: Beat Michigan City (Ind.) High School 81-50. Next: Harlan High School (Chicago). 2. McEachern. Powder Springs, GA 13 - 0 - 0.

58 teachers at district high schools to receive Lindback award

Fifty-eight teachers at high schools in the Philadelphia School District will be honored Tuesday by the Lindback Foundation.

Former Saint Joseph's basketball star Jeffery Clark to be honored  The Philadelphia Tribune

College basketball season is right around the corner. But before the season gets under way, the Philadelphia Association of Black Sports and Culture, Inc. will ...

ALBERTA R. WERNER - Obituaries  Bucks County Courier Times

Alberta R. (Gemerek) Werner died Sunday, Dec. 30, 2018, at her home. She was 75. Born in Philadelphia, she resided in Bensalem since 1972. She was a ...

Lampeter-Strasburg, Manheim Township among U.S. News' best high schools  LancasterOnline

For the first time in five years, there's a new top-ranked high school in Lancaster County.

Jahri Evans On A Hall Of Fame Path  CBS Local

By Joseph Santoliquito. Philadelphia, PA (CBS) — It's been an interesting journey for Jahri Evans—a trip that's taken him from an under-recruited lineman out of ...

Lindback Award honors 59 city school teachers  The Philadelphia Tribune

The annual Lindback Award for Distinguished Public Teachers recognized educators in Philadelphia on Tuesday who go above and beyond for their students.

Anita G. Pettibone, 87 | Obituaries

Anita G. Pettibone, 87, formerly of Rocky Hill, N.J. passed away peacefully in Niantic, CT, June 9th, 2019. She was predeceased by her husband of 52 years, ...

Jones, Jane A. (Widger)  Press of Atlantic City

Jones, Jane A. (Widger), - 71, of Somers Point, NJ passed away May 28, 2019 at home surrounded by her family. Jane is survived by the love of her life,

City-paid social workers coming to district schools  The Philadelphia Tribune

More than 20 social workers will be placed in School District of Philadelphia schools for the 2017-18 school year.

- SCH football rides strong offense to season-opening victories  Chestnut Hill Local

by Jonathan Vander Lugt After two weeks and 101 points scored, it's safe to say that the talent-laden offense of Springside Chestnut Hill is going to be.

ROBERT J. MILLER  Bucks County Courier Times

Robert J. "Bob" Miller of Newtown passed away unexpectedly, but comfortably, of natural causes on Wednesday, March 7, 2018. He was 84. Born in ...

50 Pa. schools with the worst ACT scores

Lowest ACT scores in Pa. While the majority of Pennsylvania high schools with the lowest ACT scores are in urban areas, public and charter schools from rural ...

Comcast NBCUniversal Awards $74,000 In Scholarships To 65 Greater Philadelphia Area High School Seniors  PR Newswire

TREVOSE, Pa., May 23, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Comcast NBCUniversal today announced that it has awarded approximately $74,000 in scholarships for the ...

7 Philadelphia principals earn Lindback Awards, $20K for their schools

Seven Philadelphia public school principals honored Tuesday by the Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation will receive a $20000 stipend to help ...

3 Things to Know - Friday, August 16, 2019 (Early Edition)  KYW Newsradio 1060

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Mayor appoints education professor to School Reform Commission  Temple University News

Christopher McGinley, an associate professor in Temple's College of Education, has been appointed by Mayor Jim Kenney to serve on the School Reform ...

Clowns Causing Chaos Through Social Media  Philadelphia Public Record

The month of October is known for bringing out fictional ghouls and goblins from and into all walks of life. But, as a rash of menacing clown threats have made ...

Eagles' Lane Johnson donates proceeds to school district  The Philadelphia Tribune

In conjunction with Giving Tuesday, Philadelphia Eagles offensive tackle Lane Johnson is expected to announce that he will donate 100 percent of the proceeds ...

10 days in, no arrests in drive-by killings of men from Philly

The two men who were shot and killed in a drive-by shooting in Trenton last month were both Philadelphia residents. But investigators have not said much about ...

Brother's death inspires Penn State's Shareef Miller  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

As Shareef Miller readies to play in the Rose Bowl, he knows he's on the path his older brother always wanted him to follow.

Game of Thrones fans predict who will finally sit on the throne  KYW Newsradio 1060

It's the most highly anticipated TV series.The 8th and final season of Game of Thrones began Sunday night and KYW Newsradio's Kimberly Adams caught up ...

Clown accounts threaten Philly schools on social media

Breaking news update, 12:55 p.m. Monday: Philadelphia police say they have identified a 13-year-old girl who participated in the posting of the social media ...

Seven District principals honored with Lindback Award  Philadelphia Public School Notebook

Seven principals received the annual Lindback Award Tuesday night at the Prince Theater, after city officials and the first lady of Pennsylvania heaped praise on ...

2 Philly Soldiers Added to Vietnam Memorial Wall Nearly 50 Years After Their Deaths  NBC 10 Philadelphia

Monday was a significant Memorial Day for the families of two Vietnam veterans who finally received an official honor in Philadelphia for their *service* nearly 50 ...

3 Things to Know - Friday, August 16, 2019 (Midday Edition)  KYW Newsradio 1060

When texting this station, message & data rates apply. Message frequency is recurring and varies. Reply STOP to cancel. No purchase necessary. Search our ...

Bill Grun Celebrates 98th Birthday, Still Teaching After 72 Years  CBS Philly

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (CBS) — William 'Bill' Grun loves to laugh. It's his laughter that he loves to share with his students. “I started to teach in September 1947 and ...

Sports Notes: Darby-Colwyn state championship teams honored by HOF  The Philadelphia Tribune

Darby-Colwyn state championship teams honored by HOF. When the Delaware County Athletes Hall of Fame honors Darby-Colwyn High School's 1962 and ...

2015 SEPA Soccer Hall of Fame class honored – The Philly Soccer Page  The Philly Soccer Page

Photo: Tom Keenan. A rich soccer tradition continued earlier this month as Southeastern Pennsylvania (SEPA) Soccer Hall of Fame celebrated their 68th annual ...

Penn State football ‘survivor’ Shareef Miller chooses academics over streets, becomes neighborhood example  Centre Daily Times

Miller, now a redshirt sophomore defensive end ready to start for Penn State, had a dangerously low GPA going into his final year of high school. But with a ...

This Philly junior may be nation's best high school running back

Somewhere under the tangle of arms and legs was D'Andre Swift. Still moving. Still pumping his legs. Still refusing to be stopped. Four Pine-Richland defenders ...

Sport Science: Frankford senior's fight to cure malaria  PW-Philadelphia Weekly

Franklin Okpala always looks to make a difference.

St. Joseph's Prep captures District 12 AAAA football title

Posted November 22, 2013. The Hawks of St. Joseph's Prep beat Frankford High School by a too-close-for-comfort score of 10-7 in the District final Nov. 17.

18 More Candidates Added to List of Potential Philadelphia School Board Appointees  NBC 10 Philadelphia

Here are the 18 additional candidates for the soon-to-form Philadelphia School Board. They were named after Mayor Kenney asked for a more diverse group.

PIAA Releases High School Reclassification Lists  CBS Local

By Joseph Santoliquito. Philadelphia, PA (CBS)—Around this time every two years, some area football coaches find their knees quaking a little, as the ...

Memorial Day Around Philadelphia  Philadelphia Public Record

CITY COUNCILMEN Al Taubenberger, left, and Bobby Henon, are proud to join in the commemoration ceremonies by striding in solidarity with our armed forces.

Long wait for justice for Philly woman strangled by North Jersey serial killer  WHYY

At first, they didn't panic that she was gone. Robin West sometimes did that. She'd disappear for a day, maybe two, rarely longer. Robin, who lived with a friend ...

Vince Miller to be honored at legends banquet  The Philadelphia Tribune

The Philadelphia Association of Black Sports and Culture (PABSC) regularly honor some very deserving people every year. The PABSC will recognize a real ...

High school coach Howard Griffith investigated for 'threesome with a student, 15'  Daily Mail

Philadelphia police are investigating Howard Griffith, a high school staffer at Frankford High School who allegedly had a threesome with an underage student ...

Murphy, John Hugh "Murph" | Obituaries |  Press of Atlantic City

Murphy, John Hugh "Murph", - 62, of Ocean City, age 62, died peacefully at home on August 1, 2018. Born in Philadelphia, PA, he resided in Ocean City, NJ.

What a new app says about sex education in Philadelphia

Moira Bohannon froze mid-bite at the dinner table when her 10-year-old son uttered "the P-word." "He also mentioned something about how cats and dogs might ...

Erie High's Eaddy reaches 1,000-point milestone - Sports

Jamiya “Sue” Eaddy has been thrilling crowds with exciting plays throughout her high school basketball career. It was just a matter of how she would achieve ...

Philly schools need funding and staff  AL DIA News

17 schools in Philadelphia at risk for losing state grant according to City Controller.

Clara Schroth Lomady | Obituaries |  The Sentinel

Clara Schroth Lomady, 93, of Abington, died on June 7, 2014, at Chapel Pointe Retirement Community, Carlisle. She was born on October 5, 1920 in ...

Report: Pa's population is getting older - and less taxable - and that's a problem | Monday Morning Coffee

Good Monday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Pennsylvania's senior citizen population is growing 20 times faster than the state's overall population. Philadelphia ...

Death of teen, whose body was found in Delaware River, ruled suicide

TORRESDALE (WPVI) -- Investigators say the Philadelphia teen, whose body was found in the Delaware River earlier this week, took her own life.

Thousands pay their respects to 41st president  KYW Newsradio 1060

WASHINGTON (KYW Newsradio) — Thousands of people stood outside the Capitol building in the Monday night cold waiting for their chance to be among the ...

Comcast Awards $200,000 In Scholarships To 191 Pennsylvania High School Seniors  PR Newswire

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Comcast Foundation today announced the 2015 recipients of its annual Leaders and Achievers® ...

For Philly students, building boats provides a sturdy rudder – for life

GSK honored the Philadelphia Wooden Boat Factory Monday with one of its IMPACT Awards, given to 10 regional nonprofits for "exceptional achievements in ...

The 20 'Worst' Public Schools in America  The Cheat Sheet

It can be tough to find the right school. Here are some of the worst public schools in the country, based on testing performance data from each state.

Comcast NBCUniversal Awards $188,000 in Scholarships to 178 Pennsylvania High School Seniors  PR Newswire

HARRISBURG, Pa., May 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Comcast NBCUniversal today announced that it has awarded approximately $188,000 in scholarships for ...

Educational Nominating Panel selects 27 nominees for School Board  Philadelphia Sunday Sun

The Educational Nominating Panel has voted to recommend 27 candidates for the new Board of Education to Mayor Jim Kenney, who will make appointments to ...

CRUSA/FC Bucks coach Eddie Leigh honored at Council Rock soccer doubleheader  Bucks Local News

NEWTOWN – In conjunction with the Council Rock United Soccer Association (CRUSA), the CR South and CR North soccer teams joined hands Wednesday ...

A.G.: Woman charged with sexual assault of teen victim in 'furry party' case

A Cumberland County woman has been charged with sexual assault in the widening state probe of a child predator ring that targeted a Bucks County boy at a ...

CATHARINE A. ERNEY  Bucks County Courier Times

Catharine A. Erney of Levittown peacefully entered the Arms of her Heavenly Family Thursday, July 4, 2018, at Chandler Hall Hospice in Newtown. She was 81.

Newtown Borough Council hires new part-time police officers; hears feedback on police chief search  Bucks Local News

NEWTOWN BOROUGH >> The Newtown Borough Council on Tuesday night voted unanimously to hire two new part-time police officers.

Four Erie County girls make basketball all-state

Erie High's Eaddy, Villa Maria's Mraz, Palermo and Harbor Creek's Benim picked; 8 D-10 players honored.

Philly Pops trombonist Brian Pastor brings his octet to Michener Museum Wednesday  Bucks County Courier Times

Contemporary big band jazz might not be considered hip and happening, but before you dismiss it as "your grandparents' music," you might want to give Brian ...

Alleged Drunk Driver Kills Philadelphia Highway Patrol Officer On I-95  CBS Local

By Oren Liebermann, Mike Dougherty and Dan Wing. PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A veteran Philadelphia highway patrol officer is dead, after his motorcycle was ...

Phillies Surprise Sergeant Francis Manley Jr. On 94WIP  CBS Local

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Sergeant Francis Manley Junior just thought he was a part of Tuesday's 94WIP Morning Show promoting the USO's #HugAHero ...

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Senseless killing of Philadelphia’s Devin Bullock won’t overshadow his inspirational life

Philadelphia-area high school basketball standout Devin Bullock was in love with Michelle, and he didn't care who knew or what they thought of it. A popular kid ...

Catching Up With: Parkland High School, University of Michigan graduate Tim Massaquoi  The Express Times -

Massaquoi, who graduated from Parkland in 2001, is currently a college counselor at Frankford High School in Philadelphia.

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