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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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These NE Queens Schools Are Highly Exposed To Pollution: Report  Patch.com

6 NE Queens Schools Highly Exposed To Pollution - Bayside-Douglaston, NY - Six northeast Queens public schools could be exposing children to dangerously ...



Room at last: Francis Lewis High School in Fresh Meadows breaks ground on new 500-plus seat expansion  QNS.com

The most overcrowded high school in all of New York City, right here in Queens, is finally getting more space. Come September 2021 students, parents and ...



Francis Lewis High School, Long Overcrowded, To Get 555 New Seats  Patch.com

Francis Lewis High School To Get 555 New Seats - Flushing-Murray Hill, NY - Construction began Thursday on an annex for Francis Lewis High School in *Fresh* ...



Ground broken on Francis Lewis annex  Queens Chronicle

Construction kicked off last week for the 555-seat annex at Francis Lewis High School in *Fresh* Meadows, which is at more than 200 percent capacity. The new ...



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, ...



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 ...



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 ...



DeepState Now Supports Ensemble Fuzzing  Security Boulevard

by Alan Cao, Francis Lewis High School, Queens, NY We are proud to announce the integration of ensemble fuzzing into DeepState, our unit-testing framework ...



New York City students get two-year terms for hazing, assault  Cherry Hill Courier Post

MOUNT HOLLY – Two New York City high school students will be incarcerated for assaulting and hazing four other youths during an overnight stay in a ...



New York City students charged after alleged JROTC hazing incident  Cherry Hill Courier Post

Students from Francis Lewis High School in Queens charged after alleged hazing at Westampton motel.



I was scorched with hot iron and sexually assaulted: JROTC cadet  New York Post

The Francis Lewis HS student allegedly branded by fellow Junior ROTC cadets with a clothes iron begged them to stop the scorching -- and then was sexually ...



Flags of the fallen looking for a home  Queens Chronicle

There are dozens of burial flags in the basement of Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 32 headquarters on 149th Street in Whitestone — and no one to claim ...



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 ...



All hail, top-rated Townsend Harris!  Queens Chronicle

Townsend Harris, long called the best public high school in Queens, has leapt up in the national ranking this year and been named one of the top 20 high ...



NY1 Scholar Athlete of the Week: Thomas Cheng  NY1

Our latest Scholar Athlete of the Week is quick on the court and quick to help his peers.



See Which NYC Schools Eat Lunch Before 10 am  City Limits

Students at 51 percent of schools get school lunch at 11:00 a.m. or earlier. Where does your child's school rank? And why is it so hard to feed kids at a normal ...



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 ...



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 ...



These Queens schools have online supply lists ready to help parents buy what their kids need for September  QNS.com

Over two dozen Queens schools are taking the hassle out of back-to-school shopping by providing ready-to-order school supplies lists online. TeacherLists.com ...



Struggling with Overcrowded Schools and Large Class Sizes, City Advances $8.8 Billion Plan  Gotham Gazette

Mayor de Blasio & others break ground for a new East New York school (photo: John McCarten/City Council). Some days, it can be hard for Arthur Goldstein to ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



ROTC program at Francis Lewis High School needs money to go to France for D-Day celebration  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.



These Francis Lewis High School made the grade; Students talk about their college plans and beyond  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 ...



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 ...



Queens public schools continue to battle overcrowding as city expands campuses boroughwide  QNS.com

With more than 1.1 million students in the New York City public school system, the demand for more seats in classrooms has significantly increased over the ...



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

New York City's teachers union has filed their first public complaint under a new contract, officials said Wednesday, focusing on a handful of schools that have ...



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 ...



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 ...



Testimony regarding the admissions process for NYC's specialized high schools  United Federation of Teachers

UFT Vice President for Academic High Schools Janella Hinds testified before the New York State Assembly on the admissions process for selecting students for ...



2 NYC students get 2 years in hazing of fellow JROTC cadets  News 12 New Jersey

Prosecutors say two New York City high school students have been sentenced to two years in a hazing assault on fellow Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps ...



Late Queens social studies teacher and dean was driven by empathy for students  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.



Queens girl, 14, struck by bus and killed on way to class at Francis Lewis High School  New York Daily News

A high school freshman walking to school Thursday morning was struck and killed by a school bus in a dangerous Queens intersection, authorities said.



Peter Koo secures $20M for his district  Queens Chronicle

Councilman Peter Koo (D-Flushing) announced last week that he secured $20 million in funding for his district in the just-finalized fiscal year 2020 city budget.



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 ...



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 ...



Flushing councilman gets $20 million in funding to boost local schools, libraries and cultural centers  QNS.com

City Councilman Peter Koo on Wednesday announced $20 million in budget victories that will be used to improve libraries, playgrounds, schools, cultural ...



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.



Jamaica Downtown Jazz Festival Pays Tribute To Milford Graves  Patch.com

Jamaica Jazz Festival Celebrates Milford Graves - Jamaica, NY - The Jamaica Downtown Jazz Festival will celebrate the rich jazz heritage of Southeast Queens ...



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.



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.



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 ...



Over 40 northeast Queens public schools ranked as top performers under New York's ESSA plan  QNS.com

The State Education Department recognized 44 public schools in northeast Queens as high achieving institutions under New York's Every Student Succeeds Act ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Two Korean children kept as slaves at nightmare Queens home were beaten, forced to do hours of unpaid labor  New York Daily News

A pair of Korean children were kept as slaves at a Queens home where they were forced to work 10 hours a day and routinely beaten.



'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 ...



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 ...



HS demonstrators practice what got preached  New York Daily News

It was the '60s all over again, with peace, love and a protest at a *Fresh* Meadows high school. About 150 students protested against the extreme overcrowding at ...



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 ...



N.Y.’s Regents tests are terrible: No wonder students never learn to write well  New York Daily News

I've been teaching since 1984, so I've seen a lot of tests come and go. I have to admit, though, the geniuses in Albany have now managed create the worst tests ...



Volleyball is a family affair  The Riverdale Press

It was three years ago when Ethan Chen informed his parents he would make Bronx Science his high school alma mater. There would be some sacrifice ...



NYCFC's Danny Bedoya hoping for more magical moments at Belson Stadium  Pro Soccer USA

Some of Danny Bedoya's biggest experiences were on the turf at Belson Stadium. The NYCFC midfielder is hoping for more magical moments in the U.S. Open ...



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...



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.



Councilman seeks to clear the air on shelter rumors at Maspeth public school  QNS.com

Rumors of P.S. 9 in Maspeth being converted into a homeless shelter were very premature, according to Councilman Robert Holden, who will be speaking at a ...



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.



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 ...



What the school discipline fix gets right, and what it gets wrong  New York Daily News

I like Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza. I like that he's firing people at Tweed. In fact, I wish he'd fire them all. I've seen people from Tweed announce the ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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, ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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

Demonstrators were arrested outside of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office while protesting Albany lawmakers' failure to extend the program.



Clever Queens teen seeks US patent for solar energy-generating invention  New York Daily News

This kid is brighter than the lights his brilliant invention will one day power. Faizullah Mashriqi, 18, is waiting for a U.S. patent for his innovative solar ...



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.



Opinion: NYS Policies Translate to Failure for English-Language Learners  City Limits

'For years I've read about the issues with ELLs. What's wrong with them? Why don't they graduate in four years like everyone else?'



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

As much of the country debates having armed officers in schools to protect students, the discussion comes to NYC public schools.



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 ...



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 ...



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.



Naloxone reverses opioid drug overdose at Trenton-Mercer Airport: June 29, 2019 police blotter  The Trentonian

The following items are based on information from police, unless otherwise noted:



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 ...



Academics and leadership highlight national JLAB competition  DVIDS

WASHINGTON, DC (June 23, 2019) – It was a weekend of leadership, mentorship and learning June 21-25 during the JROTC Leadership and Academic Bowl ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Creepy clowns invade Long Island, cause school lockdowns  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...



The Newsies! competition names the best high school newspapers in New York City for 2015  New York Daily News

The Newsies! high school journalism competition named the best New York City student papers on Thursday.



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 ...



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.



Ground broken on $3.9 million overhaul of Queens Library's Steinway branch in Astoria  QNS.com

The $3.9 million renovation of the Steinway Library in Astoria was ceremonially started on Monday, Aug. 6, with a groundbreaking for the project that's expected ...



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.



Jamaica Teacher Wins Prestigious Award for Her 'Hands-On' Approach  DNAinfo

Shanaz Baksh teaches at the Queens High School for the Sciences at York College.



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 ...



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 ...



'Maspeth is America' isn't just a phrase  Queens Chronicle

Hundreds flooded the streets of Maspeth last Sunday as youth sports teams, classic cars, future military members and waving veterans made their way down ...



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 ...



City schools dumping $95 million computer system for tracking student data  New York Daily News

A controversial $95 million computer system that tracks and distributes student scores and other data is headed for the scrap heap, the Daily News has learned.



Teen Immigrant Activist Hopes to Inspire Others to Find Voice  DNAinfo

Luwei Xiong will attend Yale University in the fall to study public policy or economics, she said.



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