— Editor’s Note: In this second of two parts, the Northeast Times examines programs and initiatives at Samuel Fels High School that have helped reduce the frequency of serious student misconduct while improving attendance, truancy rates and standardized test scores.
— So you think Fels High School is a haven for violence and troublemakers? Not anymore. Just ask the students, the principal, the local police commander and others who are in the know.
Friday, May 11
— Here's a look at the winter-season basketball players and coaches who will be honored at the 27th annual Northeast Sports Awards Banquet in May.
“I think this season was a huge step in establishing Fels as a major program in the Public League.” — Samuel Fels basketball coach Mark Heimerdinger
TJ Scott is scoring big with the Panthers. The senior guard has helped Fels go 5-3 this season and is now being recruited to play college ball.
Mark Mroz, the community relations officer in the 2nd Police District, discussed serious crimes and some upcoming holiday outreach events at last week’s Friends of Summerdale Civic Association meeting.
When North Catholic shut its doors for good last year, it meant the end of one of the oldest traditions in the city. The annual Thanksgiving Day game with Frankford — like all else associated with the school — was reduced to a memory in the minds of the players, coaches and alumni.