John Dewey High School

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Oppose Co-location! First meeting update.

Posted on September 27, 2013 at 10:00 AM Comments comments (16)

Below is a summary of the 9/18/13 CEC Meeting opposing co-location at Dewey submitted by former JDHS faculty member Tom Heinegg:


On Wednesday evening, September 18th there was a District 21 Community Education Council (CEC) meeting to vote on a proposal for the opening and co-location of a new district high school with John Dewey High School. Dewey’s principal, Kathleen Elvin, and many of her staff, students and parents were in attendance. Representing the John Dewey ...

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Congratulations to the John Dewey High School class of 2013!

Posted on June 27, 2013 at 12:20 AM Comments comments (0)

  The J.D.A.A. gave the Dewey Ideals Award for the third year to two Dewey graduates. We are proud of all of you!

Brandon Steiner was the speaker at graduation and Marty Markowitz spoke as well.

People's Best New Chef, Midatlantic

Posted on March 12, 2013 at 3:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Dewey Class of 1995's own Sylva Senat is nominated for Food and Wine Magazine's Best New Chef: Mid-Atlantic!!


This is a tremendous honor and you can vote for him to win the category by going to the link and clicking his name. There's also a great bio on him and if you're in Philly, why not visit him at Tashan Resturant where he is the Head Chef!


Thank you to Lisa L James '97 for the heads up on this amazing honor bestowed upon Sylva.

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Ed Saltzman Celebrates his 80th Birthday!

Posted on January 2, 2013 at 9:25 AM Comments comments (26)

Hi All, my name is Gregg Salzman. My father, Ed Salzman, was the Dean of Boys and an Astronomy and Earth Science teacher at John Dewey High School from the day the school opened until he retired in June of 1991. During that time he met thousands of kids and hundreds of faculty. In his own way, I believe that he may have touched the lives of many people. As my family and I are now getting ready to celebrate his 80th birthday, I thought it might be nice to see if anyone out in th...

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And Diane Ravitch says:

Posted on September 17, 2012 at 3:55 PM Comments comments (22)

H.S. Class Warfare

Posted on September 16, 2012 at 8:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Award Winning Student Video

Posted on September 7, 2012 at 7:35 AM Comments comments (0)

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