Alumni Alert: November 1, 2012

Alumni Alert: November 1, 2012
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Please review the following SPHS Alumni Association calendar of events and other SPHS Alumni Association information:


November 14, 2012, 12noon

Come join us in recognizing those who will be honored with the Award of Excellence from the SPHS Alumni Association. The Banquet will be held on Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at noon at the Waterfall Room at Swan Caterers. The ticket cost is $27.50 each.

This year’s recipients of the Award of Excellence are:

ANNE VERNA – Former President Philadelphia City Council

MARC ADELMAN – SPHS Alumni Executive Committee Member and Archives Chair

THOMAS SEBASTIAN – Southern High Teacher

RONALD FERRARA – Southern High Teacher

GENE JORDAN – Southern High Teacher

For more information and tickets, contact Carlos Musciano at [email protected], or at 856-354-9136.



Details on the following Reunions/Get Togethers can be found on our website,

Class of June 1972 – 40th Reunion – Thursday, October 18, 2012, at 7pm;

Classes of January and June 1962 – 50th Reunion – Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 6pm;

Class of January and June 1958 – 54th Reunion – Sunday, October 21, 2012, at 11:30am;

Class of June 1982 – 30th Reunion – Friday, November 2, 2012 at 8pm;

Class of June 1960 – 70th Birthday Bash – Sunday, November 11, 2012 at 5:00pm;

Class of 1967 – 45th Reunion – Saturday, November 24, 2012 at 7:00pm;

Class of June 1976 – 37th Reunion – Fall 2013 – Planning Underway

Class of June 1964 – 50th Reunion – June 15, 2014 – Planning Underway

Visit our website ( for details and contact information for these Reunions.

If you have a scheduled reunion which is not listed above, please let us know the details of your Class Reunion (include the coordinator’s contact information) by sending an email to [email protected]. We will post your Class Reunion on our website under the “Events and Reunions” link.

If your Class Reunion details are not posted within seven (7) days of your request (or the details posted require correction), please call the office at 215-468-3377 or email [email protected]. Thank you.



Friday, October 19, 2012, 3:00pm – Home Football Game, Southern v. Edison

A group of former Southern Alumni Football players will be present at the Southern vs. Edison football game on Friday, October 19, 2012 at Bigler Field, 10th & Bigler Sts. Come join them in support of our football team.


Sunday, October 28, 2012, 4:00pm – Annual Cavaliere Concert.

This year’s annual Cavaliere Concert is being held at St. Neumann Goretti High School in South Phila. (10th & Moore) on October 28, 2012 at 4PM. Tickets are 15.00 general admission, $12.00 for seniors, $5.00 for students & $ 15.00 purchased at door. Please contact Giovanna Cavaliere (215-334-0529) for further details.


Tuesday, November 13, 2012, 10:00am – Unveiling of Historical Marker for Dr. Israel Goldstein.

Please join us at the official unveiling of the Historical Marker in tribute to Dr. Israel Goldstein on November 13, 2010 at 10a.m. Dr. Goldstein was a member of the January 1911 Class (aka the Third Graduating Class) of Southern, and was the first Recipient of an SPHS Alumni Association scholarship award. In addition, Dr. Goldstein co-founded Brandeis University, and was an activist for a State of Israel. Thanks to the hard work of Celeste Morello, an author, and Philadelphia historian, and the support of Southern’s Principal Otis Hackney, the historical marker now is situated in its rightful locale, our Alma Mater. The next time you are on Broad Street near the school, take a moment to stop and look at the historical marker (located atop a pole on Broad Street between Jackson Street and Snyder Avenue at the entrance to the promenade leading to the front steps of Southern).


Wednesday, November 14, 2012, 12noon – Annual Award of Excellence Luncheon

See information above.


Thursday, November 22, 2012, 10:00am – Thanksgiving Day Football, Southern vs. Neumann

Come support Southern’s Football Team on the Annual Thanksgiving Day Southern vs. Neumann game at Bigler Field, 10th and Bigler Streets. All are welcome.



We ask that all of you be on the lookout for future announcements of events such as CAREER DAY at the school where you can help current Southern students learn about your career field.

In addition, if you and/or your company can provide a venue for SPHS seniors to complete their 15 hour Community Service requirements, for please contact Robert Ambrose, Senior Seminar Teacher, at [email protected], or contact him at 215-952-6220.



Volunteer opportunities abound for Alumni to help our Alma Mater! Below are just a few areas in which your help will be greatly appreciated.

1. Greeter at special functions.


2. Office assistance helping with diploma search.


3. Library assistance at direction of the librarian, Ms. Mead;


4. School Store retail assistance.

5. Assistance in the Archives Room.

We will do our best to work around your schedule. Even if your schedule only permits you to help once or twice per month, we’d love to have you.

For more information on these and other Alumni volunteer opportunities at Southern, please contact Marc Adelman, Archives Committee Chairperson, at [email protected].



We have received several Newsletters returned to us (this year’s postage for each Newsletter was $1.10). Going forward, when mailing the annual Newsletter, if your Newsletter is returned as undeliverable, in order for us to send you another hard copy, you must send us a self-addressed, postage-paid, large 9×13 envelope. We will let you know the amount of postage to afix to your envelope. Thank you for your cooperation. To avoid this, please remember to let us know when you change addresses. Thank you.

SPHS Alumni Association

Email: [email protected]


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