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School District of Philadelphia Superintendent Dr. William Hite, and PECO Vice President and General Counsel Tony Gay joined the Philadelphia Energy Authority (PEA) to announce the selection of Frankford High School as the site for the nation’s first Solar Energy Program of Study.

“The Philadelphia Energy Campaign is on track to create 10,000 jobs by 2026 and the graduates from the new Solar Program will be poised to step into those new positions,” Council President Darrell L. Clarke (5th District) said.

Dr. Calderone

“I am thrilled that Frankford High School is on track to be the first high school in the nation to offer a Solar Energy program of study,” added Dr. Michael Calderone, principal of Frankford High School. This will give my students the option to continue their studies in solar and other renewable energies at the college level or jump right into a career with continued opportunities for advancement.”

Follow this link to read more about this story.

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Frankford High – School Advisory Council

Frankford High School will be both creating and launching a School Advisory Council (SAC) this year.  The flyer below explains the purpose of the SAC and also the composition of the committee. They are seeking at least one community member to serve on this important committee. There is a roughly one-hour time commitment each month beginning in January. Meetings will be held on Wednesday evenings at 4:30 PM in the IMC at Frankford.

SAC Infor Flyer Color

If you or someone you know is interested, you may email the Principal, Michael Calderone at and complete the online application at this link.  Those applying electronically through the link have until 11/23/16 to complete their application.

Those completing paper applications will need to mail in their applications no later than November 10, 2016. Please have them write ATTN: Principal RE: SAC on the envelope to ensure that their application is entered into the electronic form created by the School District. You will find the application in English at this link.  Spanish is at this link.

The “election window” (if necessary) will run from 12/5/16-12/15/16. Applicants that have been selected will be notified on or around 12/23/16. The first meeting of the Frankford HS SAC will be held on January 11, 2017.

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Thanksgiving Frankford – North Catholic Football Game

North Catholic and or Frankford High alumni

This will be our fifth year at having the North Catholic and Frankford Flagg football game, keeping a neighborhood tradition alive.  $20 includes a game shirt,beer, hotdogs, chilli, and kielbasa.
The game will be played at Deni playground (Church and Leiper Sts.) on Thanksgiving Day at 9:00 am.
I need to know shirt size, school and head count.  
Jason Hull
By the way, North is on a 3 game winning streak.