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South Philadelphia High School

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Principal On Decision Allowing Students Who Cut Class To Attend Prom By Supporting Troops

The Principal of South Philadelphia High School stated that sending our troops care packages is a way to connect the students to sacrifice being made as well as offering a chance for their own redemption.

05/06/2014

(From left:  Peace First cofounder Eric Dawson,  prize winner Wei Chen, and Mayor Nutter.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

Philadelphia Anti-Bullying Activist Wins $50,000 Prize

After violence between blacks and Asians erupted at South Philly High, Wei Chen organized a Chinese-American Student Association at the school, and led peaceful walkouts to draw attention to racial violence there.

12/19/2013

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South Philadelphia Salutes Alumnus Who Served In 3 Wars

South Philadelphia High School alumni welcomed a former Tuskegee airman into its Hall of Fame Sunday.

05/19/2013

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Woman Arrested With Gun At South Philadelphia High School Identified

A school district spokesman says the adult woman was entering the school about 10am to register for evening classes when school police at the X-ray machine saw a gun in the woman’s diaper bag.

01/10/2013

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Students Spend Thanksgiving Under House Arrest For Part In South Phila. HS Lunchroom Brawl

The school was in the spotlight two years ago when dozens of Asian students alleged they were being bullied on campus. Some parents says the punishment does not fit the crime.

11/23/2012

Back To School Extravaganza at South Philly High School (Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

Event Kicks Off Back To School Preparations In South Philly

The annual Back To School Extravaganza was held Friday at South Philadelphia High School as families prepare to start the school year.

08/03/2012

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Philadelphia School District Principals Attend Training On Anti-Bullying Policy

Principals in Philadelphia will gather at Fels High School today, to be trained on the district’s anti-bullying policy.

02/14/2012

(Surrounded by KYW Newsradio, Comcast, and school personnel, South Philadelphia High School principal Otis Hackney holds one of ten laptops awarded to the school.  Credit: Chris Tharp, KYW)

South Philadelphia H.S. Collects Computer Lab As KYW 1060 Grand Prize Winner

The library at South Philadelphia High School has a brand new laptop computer lab, thanks to KYW Newsradio and Comcast Corporation.

12/16/2011

(South Philadelphia High School seniors Patricia Sophal and Keara Hampton awaiting their turn on stage at the Wilma Theatre.  Credit: Pat Loeb)

South Philly H.S. Students Take On School Violence With Theatre

A group of students at South Philadelphia High School has taken an unusual approach to combatting the interracial violence that rocked the school two years ago: they wrote a play about it.

11/29/2011

(Philadelphia Eagles' running back Ronnie Brown, at today's antiviolence presentation at South Philadelphia High School.  Credit:  Mike DeNardo)

Philadelphia Eagles Running Back Brings Antiviolence Message to South Philly High

Brown was at South Philadelphia High School, bringing his “23 Ways to Stop Youth Violence.”

10/25/2011

Urban League Of Philadelphia To Host Empowering Events With Focus On Workplace Diversity

The Urban League of Philadelphia is holding a week of events spotlighting diversity in the workplace.

05/28/2011

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Expert Says South Philadelphia High School Is Too Tough On Students

An expert says South Philadelphia High School is being too tough on students who don’t wear the school uniform to class. The principal disagrees.

05/01/2011

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South Philadelphia H.S. Students Prepare Meals For Those In Need

Volunteers from several services groups joined up today with students at South Philadelphia High School today to cook and package meals for the elderly and the infirm.

03/23/2011

Philadelphia Public School Officials Meet With Community Members Over Budget Cuts

Parents, students and staff participated in a workshop on Saturday morning on how to close the Philadelphia school district’s $400+ million budget deficit.

03/19/2011

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Report: Philadelphia Schoolkids Hampered By In-School Conflicts

Conflicts among racial and ethnic groups keep Philadelphia students from learning, according to a report being released this afternoon by the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations.

03/01/2011

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