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Frankford High Nabs Major Grant for Diplomas Now

Mayor Kenney, Councilwoman Maria Quiñones-Sánchez and AT&T Mid-Atlantic President Mike Schweder presented a $500,000 AT&T Foundation grant to support ninth-grade students at Frankford High School through Johns Hopkins’ Talent Development Secondary Diplomas Now program on October 14th.

Diplomas Now partners with the school community to reorganize the schedule so each student at risk has caring adults and those adults have the tools to improve achievement. Working with administrators and teachers, a Diplomas Now team sets goals based on students’ attendance, behavior and course performance. They develop a strategic plan, implement an early warning system to identify struggling students and regularly review the data. Teachers and the Diplomas Now team craft individual student plans that include more math and English time and teacher teams with shared planning time.

Read this excellent report from Newsworks at this link.  It explains what the problems are and possible solutions to keeping students in school to graduate.   Its long but the problem is complex.  Take the time.  These kids are the future.

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Frankford High School Class of 1981 35th Reunion

Frankford High School Class of 1981, 35th Reunion (Class of 1981 Only)

To be held on October 8, 2016 from 8pm – Midnight

Ticket Price is $75.00

If you are interested in attending the reunion, please send an email to either of the following:

When we are notified, you will be provided with the Place of the Reunion and where to send a check or money order for the tickets and any additional information that you will need.

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Frankford High Class of 66 Reunion

The 1966 class of Frankford High School is planning our 50-year reunion, so please SAVE THE DATE!  The reunion will be held the evening of SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2016 at The Buck Hotel, 1200 Buck Road, Feasterville-Trevose, PA 19053.

The cocktail hour begins at 6:00 p.m., with dinner served at 7:00 p.m.  There will be a dj with dancing until 11:00 p.m. and a cash bar throughout the event.  We are so looking forward to reuniting with old friends from a very special time in our lives.  There will be lots of time for good conversation, great music and fun.

The admission prices are $75.00 per person if your reservation is received by August 1 and $85.00 per person if your reservation is received after that.  Reservation requests received after October 1 will be honored if space is available.  To register, download and complete the registration form at this link and return it with your check payable to “Frankford Class of 1966.”

If you are in contact with any former teachers and want to have one or more join us at the reunion, you are welcome to sponsor them.  Please add his/her/their name(s) to your registration form and include their admission price in your total check.

For anyone who is coming into the Philadelphia area from out of town and needs a hotel room, we have negotiated a very good rate at the Radisson Hotel Northeast Philadelphia (Route 1 in Trevose) for Friday and Saturday nights, October 14 and 15.

For anyone in town on Friday evening, looking for an informal get-together, we will gather at the Library Lounge at the Radisson Hotel Philadelphia Northeast,


Please visit our reunion website at: to register and find out who is coming and see if you can help us find some fellow classmates.

Questions?  Please call Janet (Hall) Pratowski, 215-368-3858.


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Frankford High – North Catholic Thanksgiving Football Game

From Jason Hull on Facebook:

For any North Catholic and or Frankford High alumni.

This will be our Sixth year at having this game and keeping a neighborhood tradition alive. $ 15 a game shirt,
Hotdogs, chilli, and kielbasa at the field.
1074 Dyre st.philadelphia
8 AM

I need to know shirt size and head count.
By the way North is on a 4 game winning streak.
Message me for shirts need school and size. Jason C Hull