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50th Reunion - Class of 1968

October 10, 2016 by Leslie Wilson Stafford (Register to contact)

To protect privacy, contact info has been removed from this post. Register to see the original with contact info.

Plans are underway for our Class of 1968 50th Reunion. It's tentatively scheduled for October 6, 2018. Please visit http://www.*****/****and register. This website is our central point for reunion planning and communications.

Sheppard Arluck

June 4, 2015 by Dianne Arluck Begel (Register to contact)

Dr. Arluck died 5 years ago at age 70. He was class of 1957 at Curtis High School.

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Prom 2019: Curtis High School celebrates on Cornucopia Majesty yacht in Hoboken

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Curtis High School students celebrated their senior prom on Saturday night and took photos on the 14th street pier in Hoboken, N.J..

Prom 2019: Susan E. Wagner High School students celebrate at the Hilton Garden Inn

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Approximately 595 students danced the night away at Susan E. Wagner High School's Hollywood themed prom night at the Hilton ...

DOE chancellor announces city's first 3-K For All seats on Staten Island

About 2200 offers were sent out by the city to Staten Island residents, according to schools Chancellor Richard Carranza.

Prom 2019: Tottenville High School celebrates in the city

The Class of 2019 partied at Chelsea Piers on Saturday night.

Prom 2019: Port Richmond High School brings 'Raiderworld' to life

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Port Richmond High School students transformed the Nicotra's Ballroom inside the Hilton Garden Inn into Raiderworld on Friday night.

In Class: Students share oyster field work at maritime forum

We're highlighting some of the activities Staten Island students are engaged in.

Prom 2019: Michael J. Petrides High School students rock out through the rain at the Hilton Garden Inn

Michael J. Petrides High School students party through the rain at the Hilton Garden Inn on May 30, 2019. Pictured are Gianna Rutigliano-Quintana, Annamarie ...

Top Performers from Rutgers Passing Camp  247Sports

There was a long list of talent at the annual Rutgers Passing Camp on Saturday.

Curtis High School Players make Broadway debut to a sold-out crowd

The Curtis Players pose outside the Music Box Theatre before their Broadway debut. Director/choreographer Laura Fries is far left, with blue headband. (Staten ...

Curtis High School Players to make their Broadway debut

The talented teens have been chosen to participate in the annual Shubert Foundation High School Theatre Festival.

Dr. Ira Pisetzner and Barbara are married 60 years

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Delray Beach, Fla. residents Barbara and Ira Pisetzner will celebrate 60 years of marriage on June 21, 2019. The couple marked the ...

George Way, a self-taught -- and skilled -- antiques expert, dies. He was 'Lord of the Manor.'

He wasn't your typical art and antiques collector. No mansion, flashy cars or seat on the stock exchange. George Way, who died Tuesday in Richmond ...

What was Method Man doing at Pitt's football facility this weekend?  Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The art of recruiting in college football — somehow whittling the tens of thousands of high school players who dream of a scholarship down to the handful who ...

High school reunion alerts: From Curtis class of '58 to Tottenville '68

Here's our latest roundup of reunion reminders (including one taking place over the bridge)

Prom 2018: Curtis High School at Cornucopia Majesty Yacht at Pier 13

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- It was a beautiful spring evening for Curtis High School seniors and their dates as they boarded the Cornucopia Majesty Cruise at Pier ...

How crowded are Staten Island's public high schools?

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Four Staten Island public high schools were overcrowded during the 2017-2018 school year, according to a school capacity report from ...

Curtis High School graduates 502

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Curtis High School's class of 2018 received their diplomas at a commencement ceremony held Monday at the College of Staten ...

Student diversity: Demographic facts for each Staten Island public high school

Using DOE data, we've complied a list of student population information for each site.

Scholar Athlete of the Week: Allison Kaht  NY1

From the field, to the court, to the pool, there isn't much our latest Scholar Athlete of the Week can't do.

Local judiciary members, students mark Law Day 2019

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Members of the local judiciary and students from several area schools attended Staten Island's Richmond County Bar Association Law ...

Staten Island community schools: Preparing kids for the future

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Two Staten Island community schools are striving to help ensure that students are prepared for the future. The Advance recently visited ...

Social media threat against N.M. school sparks Curtis HS fears; no danger here, PD says

A threatening social media post making the rounds does not pose any danger to students at Curtis High school, according to police.

Mayor sets Island town hall for July 25 at Curtis High School

Get your questions ready Staten Islanders, Mayor Bill de Blasio has set a date for his first town hall on Staten Island of the year.

DOE: More girls taking, passing AP computer science exams

This 2017 file photo shows a teacher working with students in Curtis High School's AP Computer Science Principles class. (Staten Island Advance/Erik Bascome).

Prom season starts this week! Here's when and where Staten Island students will celebrate in 2019

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- The party buses are booked, and the gowns are bought: Prom season is officially in full swing for Staten Island high school seniors.

Prom 2019: Moore Catholic High School students celebrate at the Richmond County Country Club

Moore Catholic High School students came to the prom dressed to impress.

Prom 2017: Curtis High School sets sail on the Hudson

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Curtis High School seniors boarded the Cornucopia Majesty at Pier 13 in Hoboken, N.J. to celebrate their prom Saturday. The 351 ...

Update: Heat restored to Curtis High School

Curtis High School students are reporting the school is without heat on Monday.

Curtis High School graduates 440 students

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- The College of Staten Island served as the backdrop Tuesday afternoon for Curtis High School's 2017 commencement ceremony.

Curtis High School is a pro sports factory

Curtis HS has churned out its fair share of professional athletes over the years. The Warriors' athletic program has produced an MLB hero, Super Bowl winner, ...

NYPD: 2 students arrested with loaded handguns at Curtis High School

Two students were arrested Monday at Curtis High School after each being found with loaded hand gun, police said.

5 things to know about Curtis High School expansion

Planning is underway for an addition to Curtis High School that will include a new gymnasium and classroom space for more than 300 students, according to the ...

At Curtis High School, preparing students to be global citizens

CHSquincy.jpg. Quincy Barnes and Christopher McKeon are students in the Curtis High School Journalism Institute. (Staten Island Advance/Claire Regan).

Foul! Ex-HS hoopster sent to prison for bringing gun to school

A former Staten Island high school basketball player was sentenced to 42 months in prison for bringing a loaded gun to school.

Great Kills High School grads dance the night away at 2019 prom at Hilton's Japanese Tea Garden

Students at the Great Kills High School prom made memories to be cherished for a lifetime.

A carriage, 4 dresses and mariachi: Images from a S.I. quinceañera

Ceremony and celebration are dream-come-true for birthday girl.

New principal named for Staten Island's Curtis High School

City Schools Chancellor Carmen Farina has named Greg Jaenicke the new principal of Curtis High School. He is a former math teacher, coach and assistant ...

Oddo supports starting school later: 'This is what the science is saying'

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- As school districts across the country look to start school later in the day, Borough President James Oddo believes delayed school start ...

Curtis High School principal to retire, has plans to do missionary work in Africa

After a 31- year-career at Staten Island's Curtis High School filled with achievements and controversies, Principal Aurelia Curtis said she is calling it quits, this ...

6 students arrested following fight at Curtis High School

NYSI-20161223-113851-nws_curtis_fight_.jpg. Police oversee student dismissal from the grounds of Curtis High School after reports of a large fight.

Prom 2019: St. Peter's Boys High School sets sail at World Yacht in Manhattan

Nabi Mwesiga, Alexis Bourdon, Gia Esposito and Miles Calame pose for photos near the World Yacht at Pier 81 in Manhattan on May 10th, 2019. (Staten Island ...

Prom 2016: Curtis High School sets sail on Cornucopia Majesty

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y.--Three hundred twenty students rocked the boat as Curtis High School celebrated prom Friday evening sailing the Hudson River on the ...

Bad bounce: Ex-HS hoops player admits to taking gun to school; faces prison time

A former Staten Island high school basketball player has admitted to taking a gun to school and also possessing one in a Lyft car at another time.

Prom 2019: Notre Dame Academy High School rocks out at the Hilton Garden Inn

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Notre Dame Academy High School students celebrated their senior prom in the Hilton Garden Inn on Thursday evening. One hundred ...

Student who brought loaded gun to school pleads to weapon charge

A student, accused of bringing a loaded and defaced gun to Curtis High School last year has pleaded guilty to a felony charge, but could still avoid jail.

Curtis High School graduates 430

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- The 430 graduates of Curtis High School were given handshakes and hugs as they each received their diplomas at their ...

Star of “The Wire” series to speak on Staten Island about gun violence

Michael K. Williams will be coming to Curtis High School to discuss gun violence in communities.

Curtis High School junior dies after collapsing during varsity football practice (with photos)  Staten Island Advance -

Miles Kirkland, 16, as seen in this Aug. 20, 2014, Advance file photo, died after collapsing during varsity football practice at Curtis High School Monday morning.

Staten Island high school students to compete for scholarships and the spotlight in “A Star is Born” competition

Staten Islanders get a chance to see a performance competition and cheer students from our borough on.

Curtis High School principal to retire, remains at center of recent commencement controversy

Curtis High School graduation. Curtis High School Principal Dr. Aurelia Curtis is pictured during the 2013 commencement ceremony at the College of Staten ...

Student who punched high school safety officer pleads to assault

Staten Island high school student pleads to assault for punching school safety officer.

Swim-A-Thon turns 10: Curtis honors Coach George Vinet

In return for his years of support, the Curtis Varsity Swim Team is hosting 10th Annual Swim-A-Thon on Dec. 9 to benefit Sloan Kettering's brain cancer research.

Business and community leader Allan Weissglass, a Staten Island icon, dies

Part of a legendary Staten Island family, Weissglass died suddenly Friday.

NYPD's 'My School Has Rhythm Not Violence' program comes to Staten Island

The NYPD'S School Safety Division has made it their mission to collaborate with high schoolers on Staten Island and take part in a program that uses music, ...

Prom 2019: Monsignor Farrell High School celebrates at the Hilton Garden Inn

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — Monsignor Farrell High School celebrated their senior prom at the Hilton Garden Inn. All 280 filled the courtyard to take pictures before ...

There were 29 'forcible sex offenses' in Staten Island schools last year. Here's where they occurred.

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Twenty-nine “forcible sex offenses" were reported in Staten Island schools during the 2017-2018 academic year compared to zero ...

Mood somber as Curtis High School students mourn classmate killed in elevator shaft fall

The mood at Curtis High School was somber, as students took time out Tuesday to mourn the death of classmate Marcos Castillo.

NYC students caught with weed receiving warning cards

This file photo shows a bud tender holding up a flower of cannabis at a dispensary in Portland, Oregon. (Staten Island Advance). 53. By Annalise Knudson ...

In Class: Showing Catholic school spirit at Family Fun Day

The In Class education column will be published regularly to highlight area school happenings.

Curtis High School celebrates 'I'll See You Again' Senior Prom aboard NYC cruise

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- 355 Curtis High School seniors celebrated prom aboard the Cornucopia Destiny, Hoboken, N.J., Friday night. Check out our photo ...

Here's how New York City ban on hair discrimination will protect students

New York City instituted a ban against hairstyle discrimination, including in private, public and charter schools.

New York teachers are highest paid in U.S., report finds

Rockefeller Institute of Government put together interactive tool on average salaries.

Curtis High School graduates 458

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- The 458 graduates of Curtis High School were given a strong send off from Principal Dr. Aurelia Curtis during their commencement ...

Staten Island's Curtis High School was granted landmark designation in 1982

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Curtis High School opened its doors in February 1904 as Staten Island's first public secondary school, and 78 years later the Collegiate ...

36 serious injuries caused by assaults were reported in Staten Island schools last year. Here's where they occurred.

The serious physical injuries caused by assaults decreased 13 percent from 2017 to 2018.

Staten Island's Curtis High School uses nine learning communities to provide closer student-teacher interactio  New York Daily News

Dr. Aurelia Curtis began teaching math and computer science at Curtis High School 28 years ago. In 2003, she became the principal of the century-old institution ...

Cheer along with the Curtis High School cheerleaders

The Curtis High School cheerleaders primarily cheer for football and basketball, but have also cheered for the robotics team.

Staten Island's Curtis High School gets new school-based health clinic

In a short program, community leaders marked the opening of the state-of-the art clinic and a community partnership with the agency.

HS hoops player accused of toting gun to school pleads not guilty to gun charges

Erik Morris, a Curtis High School student accused of carrying a loaded gun in school pleaded not guilty to weapon charges.

Staten Island's Curtis High School: An architectural treasure

The New York Landmarks Conservancy is celebrating back-to-school during the month of October with a focus on historic public school buildings, including ...

Augustinian friars to host a special mass and reunion for Our Lady of Good Counsel families

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- On Thursday, April 25, the Augustinian friars are holding a very special reunion for Our Lady of Good Counsel families, to be celebrated ...

Hundreds attend Curtis High School's sixth annual Spring Fling festival (photos)

The Curtis High School athletic field was open for attendees looking to play a variety of sports like football, lacrosse and soccer at the 6th annual Spring Fling on ...

Cops: Safety agent punched while busting up fight at high school

A school safety agent allegedly was punched while breaking up a fight in a hallway at Curtis High School on Friday morning, according to police.

Grondahl: High school journalists restore faith in free speech  Times Union

Albany. I had been feeling despair about the fate of free speech, its existence under unprecedented assault from President Donald Trump, who demeans the ...

Curtis High School Hall of Fame inducts 5 new members

The 16th Alumni & Friends' Hall of Fame induction honored five former grads in Feldman Hall at the St. George School.

In Class: Students gain weather knowledge from celebrity dog

We're highlighting some of the activities Staten Island students are engaged in -- both inside and outside the classroom. STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- A celebrity pup ...

How will you decorate your graduation cap? Here are some of the best we've seen

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- From references to "Spongebob Squarepants," "The *Fresh* Prince of Bel-Air," "Harry Potter," and even "Rocky," graduates in recent ...

Prom 2019: GRACE Foundation and Eden II celebrate in style

Fashion-forward Staten Island students dance, dine and party at The Staaten.

Staten Island's Curtis High School bestows diplomas on 497

By DANIELLE D'ELIA and MELISSA QUIJANO. STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Dark clouds lowered as the strains of "Pomp and Circumstance No. 1" heralded ...

Cool Spaces: George William Curtis House is a landmark in Livingston

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- The Danischewskis are not newcomers to living in historic homes: This family lived in the Billiou-Stillwell-Perine House for 10 years ...

Tough choice: Hoopster in high school gun case can take 42 months in prison or trial

Former high school basketball player Erik Morris, accused of bringing a loaded gun to school can plead guilty and take 42 months in prison or go to trial.

Staten Island Tech outreach program mentors underrepresented students

The VISIT program at Staten Island Technical High School aims to offer students more opportunities.

Curtis High School salutes 532 grads

Former football star Vernon Turner tells fellow Warriors to 'leave your mark' and 'pay it forward'

Staten Island's Curtis High School bids adieu to the Class of 2013 (photos)

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Proud parents packed into the bleachers of the Sports & Recreation Center at the College of Staten Island Tuesday as Curtis High ...

Curtis High School graduates livid over diploma brouhaha (with photos/video)

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- They waited four years for their big moment on stage, and it never came, and the students -- and parents -- were livid Thursday.

Staten Island students partner with Spooky Staten Island for cemetery cleanup

Spooky Staten Island is a community group dedicated to graveyards, landmarks, haunted places and urban legends.

School accessibility lacking for kids with disabilities in NYC, report says

The report is from the Advocates for Children of New York.

Two Curtis High School students arrested, accused of beating up dean who told them they were being suspended

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Two Curtis High School students pummeled a dean at the school after he told them they were being suspended, authorities allege.

St. Joseph Hill Academy senior honored with Petrides Award for academic excellence

Kasey Shashaty (holding certificate) received the Michael J. Petrides Student Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science. (Courtesy of Borough ...

Report: Mayor says early school lunch times 'unacceptable'

Six Staten Island high schools have lunch periods starting before 10 a.m..

Teen arrested after stabbing 2 students inside Staten Island's Curtis High School (VIDEO)

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Two teens were stabbed and a third arrested after a fight inside Curtis High School spilled out of the St. George building yesterday ...

'My School Has Rhythm Not Violence' rocks the St. George Theatre

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Students, family members and supporters packed into the St. George Theatre Thursday night for an energy-filled presentation of ...

Growing up on Staten Island: McDonald Playground

The author and his best friend, John F. Goepel, on Myrtle Avenue in spring 1965. The playground is behind them. (Courtesy of Fred Marcucci). 2. By Staten ...

New STEM mobile labs, basketball courts; Debi Rose unveils participatory budget projects

The projects will be on the District 49 participatory budgeting ballot starting on March 30.

In Class: Tottenville HS remembers its POW/MIAs

We're highlighting some of the activities Staten Island students are engaged in.

Curtis High School student photos appear in New York Public Library exhibit

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- A St. George mosque at prayer time. A peaceful Virgin Mary statue in a church garden. A Star of David high above the street.

Meet the first shoppers at Empire Outlets. You'll never guess where they're from.

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Thursday marked the first day that stores at Empire Outlets, located on the St. George waterfront, officially opened to the public, and the ...

Staten Island students perform in benefit jazz concert in NYC

This column is written by the Staten Island Advance/ collegiate correspondent. STATEN ISLAND, N.Y.-- A one-of-a-kind benefit concert took place ...

Curtis High School art show closes out 2 years of work

On display at Curtis High School were about 160 works ranging from traditional paintings, drawings and ceramics to complex sculptures and photography.

Iraqi Refugee Overcomes Injuries to Share Love of Music  NY1

Music has a transformative power, and for one Staten Island man it's providing him with a light he'll never see.

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