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50th Reunion - Class of 1968

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

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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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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 ...

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 Augustian friars are holding a very special reunion for Our Lady of Good Counsel families, to be celebrated ...

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, ...

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).

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

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

'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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

They said it couldn't be done. This activist proved them all wrong. Meet Debi Rose.

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- City Councilwoman Debi Rose's passion for doing the right thing, thus improving her Staten Island community, was instilled by her ...

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 ... multimedia specialist Shira Stoll receives New York Emmy nomination

Her powerful documentary tells the story of 10 Staten Island Holocaust survivors.

Catherine (Mac) O'Callaghan, 95, community activist, family matriarch, Advance Woman of Achievement, dies

Gallery: Catherine (Mac) O'Callaghan, 95, Community activist, family matriarch, S.I. Advance Woman of Achievement. 4. By Staten Island Advance. Catherine ...

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 ...

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)

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.

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.

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 ...

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

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

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, ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

Student who punched high school safety officer pleads to assault

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

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

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).

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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

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

In Class: Students gain weather knowledge from celebrity dog

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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'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 ...

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 ...

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). By Annalise Knudson ...

Prom 2018: CSI High School for International Studies celebrates in grand style

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- CSI High School for International Studies seniors made the trek to Shadowbrook at Shrewsbury in New Jersey to celebrate their 2018 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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.

Not your mother's dress: 30 unique outfits of Prom 2018 on Staten Island

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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 ...

Growing up on Staten Island: McDonald Playground

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No rush: CSI says Curtis High School graduation ceremony could have continued

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Curtis High School had "as long as needed" to complete its graduation ceremony in the College of Staten Island gymnasium ...

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

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

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.

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 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 ...

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

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Report: Mayor says early school lunch times 'unacceptable'

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

Staten Island's Curtis High School: An architectural treasure

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Prom 2018: Great Kills High School at Hilton Garden Inn

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Helping kids with disabilities transition to life after high school

The center will help students with disabilities transition to adult life.

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.

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

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In Class: St. Paul's provides dental services to kids

We're highlighting some of the activities Staten Island students are engaged in -- both inside and outside the classroom.

Staten Island obituaries for Oct. 26, 2018

They were known for their devotion to their families.

Prom 2018: Susan E. Wagner High School celebrates at the Hilton

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Susan E. Wagner High School seniors celebrated their 2018 Arabian Nights themed prom at the Hilton Garden Inn on Friday night.

D.A. plan aims to raise awareness of relationship abuse in high schools, colleges

The new program will implement a workshop to educate on possible warning signs.

In Class: Tottenville HS remembers its POW/MIAs

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

Staten Island obituaries for Oct. 24, 2018

Among them are a Korean War veteran, retired mounted police officer and a nurse.

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.

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.

Staten Island obituaries for Oct. 17, 2018

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Your tax dollars: See what programs Councilwoman Rose funded in 2019

See what programs were funding with Councilwoman Rose's 2019 discretionary funding.

9 Staten Island graduates honored at Citi Field

Nine Staten Island high school graduates were honored for their academic success in the face of obstacles.

Prom 2018: New Dorp High School electrifies El Caribe

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Prom 2018: Port Richmond celebrates 'The Greatest Prom Night'

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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 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.

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.

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 ...

Curtis High School expansion moves forward despite concern over historic stone wall

The expansion of Curtis High School is moving forward despite concerns for a historic stone wall.

Staten Island Prom Flashback: The best formal fashions from 2017

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- The countdown to prom season 2018 is on. From disco ballrooms at the Hilton Garden Inn in Bloomfield to party cruises out of Chelsea ...

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 ...

Scenes from the Richmond County Surrogate Court Guardianship Ceremony

My name is Angelica Mroczek and I am a 14-year-old sophomore at the International Baccalaureate Program at Curtis High School.

Curtis High School salutes 532 grads

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

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 ...

Nicotra Foundation awards nearly $85K to 'Do Good' on Staten Island

Since 2011, the foundation has awarded $784039 to more than 379 Island-based nonprofits.

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.

'It was the worst day of our lives' -- Family reeling after death of train victim

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Michael Welgoss was folding his son's laundry and cleaning his room Friday night, when Michael Jr. was struck and killed by a train in ...

A Blind, One-Armed Piano Man From Baghdad  The New York Times

In Staten Island, there is a bar full of middle-aged white guys who like their classic rock. And that's exactly what Ahmed Shareef, a disabled Iraqi refugee, plays.

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 ...

National School Walkout: Thousands of Staten Island students demand change

Students walked out to remember Parkland, Fla. victims and to protest gun violence.

Prom 2018: McKee High School rocks night away at Island Chateau

On one of the most memorable nights of their lives, 115 seniors from McKee High School rocked their prom night away at the Island Chateau Thursday evening, ...

Port Richmond Class of '74 buddies lend a helping hand across the globe

Former members of the football team make a needed donation to villagers in Uganda.

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.

Prom 2018: Moore Catholic High School rocks Richmond County Country Club

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Moore Catholic High School students and guests celebrated their senior prom Thursday night in grand style at the prestigious ...

Staten Island's Curtis High School graduates 546

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Adorned in maroon and white robes, 546 Warriors proudly accepted their diplomas today and the distinction of being 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.

Class reunion alerts: From New Dorp 1959 to Monsignor Farrell 1969

Does your class have an upcoming reunion? Email details to to be listed. Pictured: Curtis High School Marching Band, circa 1986. 0.

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