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Frankford High Shows Off Expanded Arts Curriculum

Thursday night was the big one for a lot of the students at Frankford High School as family, friends, alumni and the public streamed into the main entrance to take in the presentations.  The Program was well organized and used all of the first floor of the main building for every kind of display and performance starting at 5 PM.

This was the first of what is to be an annual event for the school.  I took a walk about for a half hour and recorded the videos below.  Alums who have not been to the school for a while might enjoy a walk down memory lane. The video does not show everything that would have taken the full 2 hours and I had to be at another meeting but I think I got a feel for it and recorded the Frankford Voices doing 2 songs, Shekynah Martin, Bre Reyes and Lalla Weems doing their songs.

There were video productions in the auditorium, more Frankford Voices, and other solos that I missed.  There should be other videos recorded by others out on social media.

Congratulations to Doctor Michael Calderone on a great job and to all those who worked so hard to put this together.

Looking forward to next year.

Part 1


Part 2


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THE COFFEE HOUSE at Frankford High School

Frankford High School will be holding its 1st Annual Coffee House on Thursday December 14th from 5:00 to 7:00 PM.  The night will consist of work from all classes from the Arts Department. These works of art will include screening of short films, photography assignments, drawings, ceramic pieces, musical performances, and short skits.

There will be light refreshments being sold by the Culinary classes, which will include: cookies, fried Oreos, coffee and tea. Mugs designed by the Ceramics classes, will be available for purchase to have your beverage served in!

This is a great opportunity to see what the students have been up to and if you have not been to Frankford High in a while, stop in and have a look.  Use the marble staircase on Oxford Ave side to enter the building for this event.

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Frankford Teacher Honored as ‘Santander Community Quarterback’


Frankford Native Recognized for Social Good and Rewarded with $1,000 Charitable Donation and Exclusive Eagles Game Experience

Lena Namnun of Delran, N.J. was recognized for her incredible work in the community at Sunday’s Eagles game as an honoree in the inaugural ‘Santander Community Quarterback’ program. Santander Bank and the Philadelphia Eagles have introduced the program to honor exceptional individuals who exemplify leadership, dedication and commitment to improving the communities where they live. Ten winners will be selected by a panel of judges made up of Santander and Eagles representatives throughout the season.

Namnun has spent the past eight years teaching history at Frankford High School and the past five overseeing the peer mentoring program at the school. During this time, she has created a community and school culture based on support, empathy and inclusion. Namnun leads the juniors and seniors in the peer mentorship program as they support freshmen in their transition to high school. She introduced a Spring Gala, hosted by the upperclassmen involved in the mentoring program, for students with disabilities at the school, many of whom are unable to attend the school’s prom. Namnun encourages students to break the barriers between themselves and their special education classmates. She has worked tirelessly to cultivate a more inclusive environment for Frankford’s students, putting in hundreds of volunteer hours for her students.  Follow this link for more on her work at Frankford.

Namnun has longstanding ties to Frankford High. She attended the school and met her husband of 25 years there. He nominated her for the Santander Community Quarterback program.

As a winner, Namnun received $1,000 for the local nonprofit organization of her choice and a VIP experience at the Eagles home game versus New York, which included the chance to watch the game in the Santander Field Club, located in the end zone at Lincoln Financial Field. At the end of the season, fans will have the opportunity to vote for one of three finalists to be named the Top Community Quarterback. The winner will receive an additional $4,000 to donate to a local nonprofit of his or her choice.

“Santander Community Quarterback” honoree Lena Namnun with her husband Juan at the Eagles game on September 24th – photo courtesy of Santander Bank and the Philadelphia Eagles

The Eagles and Santander are committed to recognizing outstanding individuals and deeply respect the people who make the Greater Philadelphia region a better place. Nominations are open now through November 27, 2017 and fans will have the opportunity vote for the Top Community Quarterback from December 6 through 15. For more information or to nominate an outstanding individual you know, please visit:


Santander is the Official Bank of the Philadelphia Eagles.