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out reunion at Marriot Oct 2017

March 10, 2017 by Dick Levitt Farrel (Register to contact)

Our committee is expanding You may join it if you can spend some time helping. See our FB page "Francis Lewis 1974 grads" Our committee is Me.. Kent Kasper, LIsa Bieber, Cheryl Gallotta, Felicia Ranerie and Joe Shaeffer

June 24th Reunion

February 10, 2017 by Farrel Levitt (Register to contact)

we are a committee of four ( Joe Shaffer,Lisa Bieber, Kent Kasper) we need help reaching out to get more folks to come to our June Reunion in New York Can you assist us? If so, go to our page on Facebook "Francis Lewis 1974 Grads" and HELP US MAKE IT ANOTHER GREAT REUNION

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  1. New York City students charged after alleged JROTC hazing incident  Cherry Hill Courier Post
  2. Teens charged in JROTC hazing with hot iron at Burlco motel  Philly.com
  3. 2 Teen Students Arrested For Hazing Fellow JROTC Members In New Jersey Hotel Room, Officials Say  CBS Philly
  4. Buttocks branding during school trip to N.J. military base sees pair of teens charged in hazing 'humiliation'  NJ.com
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Parents of boy assaulted in hazing ritual allege teachers were 'deliberately indifferent'  New York Post

The parents of a city student whose butt was branded in a Junior ROTC hazing ritual charge his teachers knew about the brutal tradition and did nothing to stop ...



High school students charged in violent sexual ROTC hazing ritual  New York Post

Two Queens teens face multiple criminal charges for allegedly engaging in a violent, sexual hazing ritual on an overnight ROTC trip to New Jersey last year, ...



HS Student Branded During NJ Hazing Incident: Police  Cinnaminson, NJ Patch

HS Student 'Branded' During NJ Hazing Incident - Cinnaminson, NJ - Two New York students are charged in the hazing of four JROTC students during a trip to ...



Free Queens Jazz Fest Will Feature 6 Local Groups  Patch.com

Free Queens Jazz Fest Will Feature 6 Local Groups - Flushing-Murray Hill, NY - The daylong jazz festival Sunday features performances by six Queens-based ...



Cadets in elite Junior ROTC unit branded high schooler on the butt  New York Post

An elite unit of the Junior ROTC at Francis Lewis HS in Queens has been disbanded after cadets allegedly branded a fellow member on the butt, The Post has ...



Carranza comes to Francis Lewis HS  Queens Chronicle

At new City Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza's town hall for parents at Francis Lewis High School in *Fresh* Meadows on Monday, one of the questions he ...



Space for Amazon but not for schoolkids? The city has perverse priorities  New York Daily News

I'm shocked that the city has space to turn over to Amazon but can barely find any for schools. I suppose it's an extraordinary privilege to be able to provide Jeff ...



Francis Lewis High School slated to get 500 new seats, a greenhouse and more  QNS.com

The city's most overcrowded high school is finally getting a major upgrade. Francis Lewis High School in *Fresh* Meadows is getting 500 new seats and a number ...



UFT targets overcrowded classes in its first major complaint under New York City's new teacher contract  Chalkbeat New York

The dispute centers on five high schools that have had chronically overcrowded classrooms for at least four of the past six years. Under the contract, most high ...



Sean M. Johnson joins Nassau BOCES Barry Tech  Newsday

EDUCATION Sean M. Johnson of Ronkonkoma has been hired as assistant principal of Nassau BOCES Barry Tech in Westbury. He was assistant principal for ...



Queens students stand with Parkland with walkouts  Queens Chronicle

More than a thousand Francis Lewis High School students voted with their feet Wednesday morning for stricter gun control laws to keep schools and other public ...



At Francis Lewis High School in Queens, Crowding Signals Success  New York Times

Francis Lewis High is one of a number of New York City public schools teeming with students despite the system's overall drop in enrollment.



These eight Queens students have been selected to attend US service academies  QNS.com

Eight students hailing from Bayside, Flushing, *Fresh* Meadows, Glendale and Jamaica are headed to elite *service* academies this summer. Congresswoman ...



New York City's 25 best public high schools, according to Niche  SILive.com

Niche -- a website dedicated to ranking and reviewing schools across the country -- has released its list of the best public high schools for 2019. . How are the ...



New Seats Slated For Francis Lewis HS  Queens Tribune

Some relief is coming to the highly overcrowded Francis Lewis High School in *Fresh* Meadows. The School Construction Authority (SCA) announced on Feb. 21.



One of Queens' biggest public high schools celebrates its newly renovated gym  QNS.com

A high school in *Fresh* Meadows celebrated its first major gym renovation since it was built in 1960. A ceremonial ribbon was cut by students and community ...



Bigger is better at 4,000-student strong Francis Lewis High School in Queens  New York Daily News

At a time when small schools are the darling of the Bloomberg administration, Francis Lewis High School — the fourth largest in the city — prides itself on its ...



Boom Times at Francis Lewis High  New York Times

To the Editor: Re “To Get to This Thriving School, Follow the Crowd” (front page, Sept. 29):. I graduated from Francis Lewis High School in Queens in 1964, part ...



City plans for loss of speed cameras  Queens Chronicle

State law, or rather, the lack of one, will require New York City to shut down speed cameras that have been monitoring traffic around city schools in less than ...



Francis Lewis High School JROTC is $30K short in funds for historic D-Day trip  New York Daily News

It's the inspiration 16-year-old Kevin Luong needs to seal his fate as a U.S. Army man. And it's where Parkash Garcha, a proud Sikh, wants to show he bleeds ...



JLAB expands minds, leadership skills of JROTC Cadets  United States Army

WASHINGTON, D.C., (June 25, 2018) -- Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps Cadets from across the country competed in battles of knowledge and skill on ...



Two Queens high schools place in state's top 10 best schools for STEM education, report says  QNS.com

A pair of local high schools made the top 10 in a list of the best public schools for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education in the ...



Union High School Army JROTC Drill Team Takes Home Top Prize at Drill Competition  TAPinto.net

UNION, NJ - The Union High School Army JROTC Drill Team continues to demonstrate its proficiency, talent and skill by winning its fourth drill competition in as ...



ROTC program at Francis Lewis High School needs money to go to France for D-Day celebration - NY Daily News  New York Daily News

Students at a military-friendly Queens high school are planning to storm the beaches of Normandy in June — but they'll will need a mini G.I. Bill to get there.



Late Queens social studies teacher and dean was driven by empathy for students - NY Daily News  New York Daily News

It was a deep-rooted empathy for his students that helped make the late Kevin O'Connor a beloved teacher and dean.



Armed NYPD Cop Removed from Queens HS; Parents Furious  The Jewish Voice

While the nation calls for more security at schools in the wake of the shooting last month in Florida, the last NYPD officers that were assigned to New York City ...



State Of The Borough: Over 18K New Seats Coming To Queens Schools  Patch.com

Over 18K New Seats Coming To Queens Schools - Astoria-Long Island City, NY - The $1.9 million capital investment will help reduce overcrowding in the ...



These Francis Lewis High School made the grade; Students talk about their college plans and beyond - NY Daily  New York Daily News

Most of the teenagers you're about to meet have been at Francis Lewis High School in Queens — alma mater of NYC's new schools chancellor, Dennis Walcott ...



New York Today: A Back-to-School Preview  The New York Times

Good morning on this heated Wednesday. More than one million New York City children head back to school today. Eliza Shapiro, who covers education for the ...



At High School in Queens, an R.O.T.C. Program's Enduring Influence  New York Times

In 1994, when retired First Sgt. Richard Gogarty arrived at Francis Lewis High School in Queens to start an Army Junior R.O.T.C. program, only two staff ...



'Coming to kill y'all': Creepy clown sightings and online threats have spread to Queens  QNS.com

If you suffer from coulrophobia, you might want to look away. The recent nationwide craze in which people dress up in creepy clown makeup and make threats ...



What are the best high schools in Qns.?  Queens Chronicle

U.S. News and World Report on Monday released its list of the top 50 high schools in New York City.Eleven in the World's Borough made the list.



Francis Lewis HS JROTC is perfection  Queens Chronicle

Retired 1st Sgt. Richard Gogarty has led the Army Junior ROTC program at Francis Lewis High School in *Fresh* Meadows since his current cadets were in ...



From Office to Hallway, Shadowing a Principal  New York Times

A reporter tags along with Musa Ali Shama, the principal of Francis Lewis High School in *Fresh* Meadows, Queens.



Parents, educators rally against Cuomo  Queens Chronicle

Close to 30 people stood outside Francis Lewis High School last Friday to protest Gov. Cuomo's education proposals, which include increasing the number of ...



Best HS in state list ranks Queens  Queens Chronicle

Six Queens high schools made it onto U.S. News and World Report's list of Best High Schools in New York State, landing before the 100 mark.The list takes into ...



Parents Outraged NYPD Officers Being Removed From Public Schools  NBC New York

Parents are complaining that the NYPD is removing one of the last police officers assigned full-time to public schools in the wake of last month's Florida shooting.



Korean Teens Held as 'Slaves' at Flushing Home Until School Intervened: DA  DNAinfo

FLUSHING — A woman held two Korean teens captive in her home for more than 5 years, forcing them to give her massages, manicures and pedicures and ...



Honors for Francis Lewis math teacher  Queens Chronicle

In the crowded hallways of Francis Lewis High School, it might seem easy to get lost. In some of the crowded classrooms, the same holds true. In a building that ...



Mayor: Kids ‘in danger’ after speed camera bill fizzles out  amNY

Nine demonstrators were arrested outside of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's New York City office Thursday evening, where safe street advocates gathered to criticize ...



Fresh Meadows Archives  Queens Daily Eagle

Dan Bedoya moved from Colombia when he was only 8 years-old, but he quickly made a name for himself while attending Francis Lewis High School in *Fresh* ...



EXCLUSIVE: New York City school officials blew millions in travel expenses  New York Daily News

The city's public school system gets an “F” for botched handling of more than $20 million in runaway travel expenses, a new audit by Controller Scott Stringer ...



Francis Lewis Hosts Wrestling Tourney, Ranks 7th  Queens Tribune

BY ALBERT ROMAN. Wrestlers from 50 public schools across the five boroughs gathered for the Public Schools Athletic League Freshman/Sophomore ...



Alley Pond Park cleanup project helps this Flushing Boy Scout attain the highest badge possible  QNS.com

A Flushing Boy Scout was recognized by local elected officials after receiving the Eagle Scout badge, the highest honor a scout can receive. Fotis Antonatos, 17 ...



Sabrina Vitale: Basketball and track athlete dedicated to defending stars and stripes  NY1

A senior from Francis Lewis High School is our latest Scholar Athlete of the Week. This Queens teen is a basketball and track athlete with a perfect GPA, and ...



Levittown Public Schools welcomes new instructors | Movers & Shakers  Long Island Business News

Lauren Reganato joined the Levittown Public Schools' Gerald R. Claps Career and Technical Center as a culinary arts instructor. She formerly was a family and ...



The top 40 public high schools in NYC  New York Post

Admission to these selective schools is not based on entrance exams like the SHSAT, but mostly on middle-school grades, state exam scores, attendance and...



Francis Lewis gym upgraded  Queens Chronicle

Francis Lewis High School's gym renovation — which includes American with Disabilities Act-compliant bleachers and a new maple floor — is finished. Before ...



CityViews: New UFT Contract Will Ease Excesses of DOE's Evaluation System  City Limits

The author submitted this CityViews op-ed in response to David Bloomfield's October 22nd CityViews op-ed, “New Teachers' Contract is a Missed Opportunity.



SCA: We lack space to build new schools  Queens Chronicle

School Construction Authority officials on Monday said they have the money ready to alleviate overcrowding in overutilized school districts, such as SD 24 in ...



The top 40 public schools that don't require the SHSAT test  New York Post

How we ranked them: The New York Post's Top 40 includes all schools that don't use the SHSAT test for enrollment. We also broke out Arts and Career schools.



Find the Memorial Day parade closest to you  Queens Chronicle

It's that time of year again. The long weekend when America comes together to honor the military men and women who gave their lives serving our nation.



Plan to Build a New High School in Queens Collides With Local Sentiment  New York Times

The proposal for a new public high school in Bayside to relieve overcrowding was denounced at a meeting of Community Board 11, which then voted to oppose ...



DOT finishes installing 140 speed cameras around schools in the city in time for the start of school  amNY

In an effort to control speeding around schools, the city Department of Transportation will finish the installation of 140 speed cameras Wednesday, just in time for ...



Girl, 14, Is Struck and Killed by a School Bus in Queens  New York Times

A 14-year-old honors student was struck and killed by a school bus on her way to school in Queens on Thursday morning, city officials said. The girl, Jasmine ...



Relax, creepy clowns probably aren't running amok  New York Post

Don't be afraid of the clowns.” The NYPD's terror chief assured New Yorkers Monday that there's no reason to fear grown men with white-painted faces...



Freeporter joins board of Mentor NY  liherald.com

Freeporter Andrea Elder-Howell was recently appointed to the Mentor New York Board of Directors. The former SUNY Old Westbury University professor and ...



CB 8 OKs plan for auto service business  Queens Chronicle

With 30 in favor and six against, Community Board 8 last Wednesday approved tearing down and replacing an auto *service* business in *Fresh* Meadows.Located ...



After Parkland Shooting, Controversy over Armed Police Officer in NYC Public School  Newsweek

Updated | The nationwide debate around police presence in schools boiled over at one New York City high school, after an officer posted there full-time was ...



How we ranked the top New York City high schools  New York Daily News

Schools were first screened based on how well students performed on state tests.



Educating Queens: High Schools and Colleges  Queens Tribune

Academy For Careers in Television and Film 1-50 51st Ave. Long Island City, NY 11101 (718) 609-3330 actvf.org. Maspeth High School. Academy of American ...



New York Citys Best High Schools: U.S. News And World Report Rankings For 2017  Patch.com

New York City's Best High Schools: 2017 Rankings - New York City, NY - The definitive annual list of America's best high public high schools is out for this year.



Plagued by classes too big to manage  New York Daily News

A few months ago, a $1,600-a-day arbitrator named Deborah M. Gaines declared that Francis Lewis High School, where I work, could keep oversized classes, ...



These 854 schools stand to benefit from New York City's $125M funding boost  Chalkbeat New York

The new money won't be shared equally among the city's schools.



Two NY Cosmos soccer stars recall their humble beginnings in Queens  QNS.com

Queens has produced some of the biggest and brightest stars across all forms of entertainment. Two players on the world-famous New York Cosmos soccer club ...



Investigation: New Records Reveal What It Takes to Be One of the 75 NYC Teachers Fired for Misconduct or Incompetence Between 2015 and 2016  The 74

Seventy-five tenured teachers found guilty of abuse or incompetence — many of them male, veteran educators assigned to struggling New York City schools ...



2018-19 High School Girls Basketball Preview: Seeking Success | News, Sports, Jobs  Gloversville Leader-Herald

Last season, nine of the 11 local girls basketball teams qualified for the sectional postseason tournament with Amsterdam advancing to the Class title game for.



106th Pct.: 'Please' lock your car doors  Queens Chronicle

Police Officer Peter Paese, a neighborhood coordination officer for the 106th Precinct, told members of the Howard Beach-Lindenwood Civic Association on ...



DOE Fails to Count Thousands of Students Taking Class in Trailers: Report  DNAinfo

The DOE estimates nearly 7000 students take classes in trailers. Advocates put the number much higher.



Schools 'Busting At The Seams' In Northeast Queens  Queens Tribune

BY LYNN EDMONDS Staff Writer. School District 26, consistently ranked as New York's finest, has problems with overcrowded classes and limited funding for ...



Exceptional community members honored at Black History Month celebration at Queens Borough Hall  QNS.com

Dozens gathered at Queens Borough Hall in Kew Gardens on Monday night to celebrate Black History Month and African-American Heritage. Organized by ...



Lenape High Schools Army JROTC earns drill league championship  Burlington County Times

MEDFORD — Lenape High School's Army JROTC hosted its 18th annual Major A. Notarfrancisco Drill Meet and South Jersey Army JROTC Drill League ...



Ex-Council candidate Celia Dosamantes gets jail time  Queens Chronicle

Celia Dosamantes, who tried to steal from taxpayers in her bid to win a Queens City Council seat, will spend her weekends in jail for four months. Manhattan ...



Cheating allegations rise under de Blasio, continuing a Bloomberg-era trend  Chalkbeat Colorado

Allegations of test-tampering and grade-changing by educators this year are on a pace to exceed the number of complaints made in 2014, continuing a rise in ...



Best High Schools: See New York’s Top 60 institutions, from the Bronx to Staten Island  New York Daily News

The Top 60 high schools in New York in depth are presented here with enrollment, graduation rates, average SAT scores, college readiness and admission ...



Top 50 public schools in NYC  New York Post

How The Post ranked them: The Top 50 is based on the latest data for 4-year-graduation rate (weight: 10%); percent of students scoring over 85 on Regents ...



Daniel Bedoya gets chance with NYCFC after failed attempts with Red Bulls  MLSsoccer.com

ORANGEBURG, N.Y. — David Villa has been New York City FC's El Jefe since becoming the club's first player signed in 2014. Among his other roles? Well, for ...



Parents rip NYC schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott over 'chaos' at Queens high school - NY Daily News  New York Daily News

A Queens high school where the daughter of city schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott teaches gym is so disorganized that many students don't know where their ...



Teachers angry with new contract that will delay full raises until 2020  New York Daily News

The $8.9 billion deal de Blasio made with union President Michael Mulgrew will put off giving teachers their full raises until 2020. That includes a 4% bump for ...



New York Schools Chief Makes Small Changes but Stays the Course  New York Times

Dennis M. Walcott , New York City 's schools chancellor, hates prepared texts for speeches and wears a pedometer to count his daily steps. So it stands to ...



City Schools Could Lose $500M in Funding Under Trump, Teachers Union Fears  DNAinfo

MANHATTAN — President-elect Donald Trump's vision for a voucher-based education system for low-income students could cost city schools half a billion ...



Forest Hills High School Has Most Overcrowded Classrooms, Report Says  DNAinfo

QUEENS — Forest Hills High School topped the list of New York City's public schools with the most overcrowding, even as the number of oversized classes in ...



Who Is Dennis M. Walcott? “Family, Friends, Neighbors, Community And Church”  Queens Tribune

BY ARIEL HERNANDEZ Staff Writer. Dennis M. Walcott, CEO and president of Queens Library, was born in Queens, raised in Queens and intends to be laid to ...



High schools in Astoria, Jamaica and Flushing among the top 10 in New York City: report  QNS.com

High schools throughout the borough have gotten high marks, according to data released by U.S. News & World Report. Judging on criteria of admissions ...



Queens School Cafeterias Ranked 2nd-Worst  Queens Tribune

The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and the New York City Department of Education, which are both responsible for the ...



The Week Ahead in New York Politics, April 23  Gotham Gazette

What to watch for this week in New York politics: Eyes of the New York political world are on Westchester as this week begins. There are 11 special elections ...



How many bullying complaints were reported at your New York City high school this year?  Chalkbeat New York

Over 4,200 bullying complaints were reported across the city's schools in the first half of this school year, with close to half of them substantiated after officials ...



The Newsies! award winner: Holocaust survivor visits Francis Lewis High School - NY Daily News  New York Daily News

This story was originally published by the school newspaper at Francis Lewis High School and is now being presented on the Daily News website as part of the ...



Margaret Bergmann Lambert, Jewish Athlete Excluded From Berlin Olympics, Dies at 103  The New York Times

Margaret Bergmann Lambert, a world-class high jumper who was best known for her nonparticipation in the 1936 Berlin Olympics — she was kept off the ...



Cornellians teach Model UN at two NYC high schools  Cornell Chronicle

Members of the Cornell International Affairs Society spent their fall break piloting a program that taught Model United Nations, public speaking and debate skills ...



Cat Litter Rocket Gets Queens Teen Arrested  Gothamist

Portions of Francis Lewis High School were shut down yesterday after a teenager said he had a bomb. In reality, it turns out that it was more like a rocket.



Brooklyn high school robotics team going to super-regional tournament  Technical.ly

This past weekend, the FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) Regional Championship, a sort of “robot bee” for high school students, went down at the NYU Poly School ...



John Lennon Educational Tour Bus visits Martin Van Buren High School  Queens Chronicle

The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus is shown at Martin Van Buren High School with students and staff. The bus travels from school to school so students can ...



The Fallacy of Janus at The Supreme Court  Gotham Gazette

photo: @UFT. The Supreme Court of the United States will shortly rule on the Janus v. AFSCME case. Janus contends that any and all union activity is inherently ...



Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott signed as honorary member of Queens Metropolitan High School triathlon team  New York Daily News

EXCLUSIVE: The city's first public school triathlon team has a new, high-profile, athlete.



4 Brooklyn High Schools Rank in NYs Top 100: Report  Patch.com

Williamsburg-Greenpoint, NY - Of the top 100 public high schools in New York, only four are in Brooklyn, according to new rankings released by Niche.com.



3 LI teachers get back-to-school makeovers  Newsday

Kids aren't the only ones who want to return to class looking crisp and cool — teachers crave an updated restart, too. And that's why our fifth annual Teacher ...



HIDDEN HYPEBEASTS: Natalie Amrossi aka Misshattan Embodies the True New York Hustle  HYPEBEAST

Decades ago before the term “hypebeast” was even born, a niche group of collectors and fans of sneakers, streetwear, and hip-hop culture coexisted and were ...



Van kills grandma eating in Arby's  New York Daily News

An out-of-control U-Haul van slammed into an Arby's eatery in Queens Tuesday, killing a grandmother in front of her stunned husband, police and witnesses ...



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