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Call to Action Against Co-Location

Posted on October 3, 2013 at 8:45 AM Comments comments (42)


Call to Action for Dewey Alumni

The New York City Department of Education has proposed co-location at John Dewey High School; adding an additional school inside the Dewey building with 500 students because of under-utilization. The John Dewey Alumni Association is opposed to this as it threatens the progress the school has made. Dewey earned a B rating on its DOE report card and was cited as a “Best High School” by US News and World Report ranking 127th ...

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Oppose Co-location! First meeting update.

Posted on September 27, 2013 at 10:00 AM Comments comments (36)

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.

Lenny Warner Publishes an EBook

Posted on June 27, 2013 at 12:05 AM Comments comments (43)

Lenny Warner (former Dewey teacher)  and his son wrote this book and used a pen name.This is the link to get it for free on June 26th. After that it is a few dollars.

Big Cats That Ro...

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Dewey Alumni BBQ

Posted on May 15, 2013 at 8:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Gather at The Boulevard Tavern for $5 BBQ and friends and teachers. Be there at 5:00 P.M. for lots of fun!" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">JDAA FaceBook Event Page

Networking Events

Posted on May 6, 2013 at 11:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Attention Dewey grads! Join fellow alumni and teachers for a night of networking, food, fun, and reminiscing. Looking for a job or some professional advice? Build professional connections, gain some advice, and build new relationships. Best of all, it's a great way to begin involvement in the John Dewey Alumni Association. Many of us attribute their careers to the talents we began developing at Dewey, and others are just starting their careers now (in the worst economy since the Great Depres...

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Robotics Team at the tournaments on Saturday, March 9th.

Posted on March 15, 2013 at 4:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Teri Brennan

This video captures one of the great highlights from last week's Robotics tournament. There is music playing constantly and often groups dancing between matches. It was so great to see some of the Dewey kids jump in (royal blue t-shirts, one with blue hair), especially a couple of the really shy...

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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 (46)

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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