Plans in Works for 195 Reunion

Sunday, April 30, 2017

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Philadelphia Marriott West

Philadelphia Marriott West, 111 Crawford Avenue, West Conshohocken, Pa.

Organizers say plans have not been finalized, but it appears that 195th class will have a reunion lunch on Sunday April 30 at noon at the Philadelphia Marriott West, 111 Crawford Avenue, West Conshohocken.

The lunch will be a buffet, advise Edward Benoff and Howard Asher. In addition, there will be an optional excursion to the school on Friday April 28 at 10:30 a.m. for a tour and deli lunch.

 Prices for each of the activities have not been set. Invitations with complete details will be mailed shortly.

“We are looking forward to meeting with our classmates and catching up on what has happened since our graduation in January  1951,” said Edward Benoff.


Spring Brunch for Members of 212

Sunday, May 7, 2017

11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Bala Golf Club

2200 Belmont Ave. Phila. Pa 19131

Members of 212, please keep Sunday May 7, 2017 free to come join classmates at the Spring Brunch.

The event is 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at  Bala Golf Club, 2200 Belmont Ave, Phila. Pa 19131

Email Class Representative Otto Mills with any questions.  (

Reunion for 204 set for May 7

Sunday, May 7, 2017

11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Bluestone Country Club

711 Boehms Church Road Blue Bell, PA 19422

Members of the 204th class, please plan to come out for a reunion brunch on Sunday May 7 at the Bluestone Country Club   (formerly Meadowlands Country Club), 711 Boehms Church Road in Blue Bell, Pa.

If you have any questions, please contact Art Magilner at  215-885-5840 or

Annual ‘Central Night at the Phillies’ Set for June 2

Friday, June 2, 2017

7:05 pm - 10:00 pm

Citizens Bank Park

One Citizens Bank Way Philadelphia, PA 19148

As you plan out what Phillies game you want to attend this year, remember this:  The June 2 game against the San Francisco Giants will afford you the opportunity to eat and have fun with fellow alumni, Central students and current staff as part of the annual Central Night at the Phillies.

A Central High alumnus or staffer always throws out the first pitch and Central’s group name is featured on the big screen. Buy tickets here. Hope to see you there.



Members of 198 to Reunite for 65th Year

Saturday, June 3, 2017

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Union League of Philadelphia

140 S. Broad Street Philadelphia, Pa.

Member of the 198th Class will celebrate 65 years since graduation when they reunite on Saturday June 3 at the Union League in Philadelphia.

Dinner will be at 6 p.m. The cost of a ticket is $100.

If you have any questions, please contact organizer Bernard Gross at

Home & School Association Presents Annual Auction to Benefit Central

Saturday, June 3, 2017

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

World Cafe Live

3025 Walnut Street Philadelphia, Pa. 19141

The Home & School Association of Central High School hopes you will plan to participate in some way in its exciting annual auction night.  As requested by many parents and guardians, all funds raised at the event will be used for bathroom and facility renovations.

Tonie Atterbury and Carmen Hayman, the co-vice presidents of fundraising, say:

“The severe budget crisis in the Philadelphia public schools has hit Central hard. Central’s operating budget has been cut year-after-year. This year’s budget provides Central with just over $5,000 per student—less than any other high school in the district. That amount is just a fraction of what some suburban school districts consider “the bare minimum” expenditure per pupil. Central for many years has lacked adequate money to update its technology–its teachers have been using computers so old they could not even be fixed when they broke down and students have been using computers so antiquated that even their batteries failed. We simply owe it to them (and us) to do better for these future leaders, scholars, artists and writers.
We ask you to consider being a Sponsor. Sponsors, of course, will receive publicity and tickets to the event, but more importantly, will know that you are helping some of Philadelphia’s most promising young people realize their potential!”

If you have anything you would like to donate for auction, please see this form hsa auction DONATION FORM and follow the instructions. Further details on the auction will be available on the HSA website. Your support is appreciated.

Annual 5k Run and 1 Mile Walk

Sunday, June 4, 2017

8:00 am - 11:00 am

Central High School of Philadelphia

1700 W. Olney Avenue Philadelphia, Pa. 19141

Participants in the 2015 AACHS 5K run head off from the front of Central High School.

On Sunday June 4, the Alumni Association hosts its annual 5k run and 1 mile walk, starting and ending at the front entrance to Central.

Check in for both events begins at 8 a.m. DJ Whaine Norman (243) members of the U.S. Army  will be on hand as usual to amp the crowd.

The run begins at 9 a.m. sharp and the walk kicks off at 9:15 a.m. With prizes for age groups from children to seniors, shopping time at the school store and giveaways, the morning is always a load of fun.

Proceeds benefit all Central clubs and teams. See a list of the many great organizations here. AACHS 5K Flyer 2017.

Register online for the run or walk here or download, print and mail this AACHS 2017 5K Registration Form.

Businesses that want to advertise on the participants’ T-shirts, please check out this form. 5K_Sponsor_Contract_Final_2017

Reunion of the 192

Sunday, June 4, 2017

11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Philmont Country Club

301 Tomlinson Road Huntingdon Valley, Pa. 19006

The 192nd class is holding a reunion on Sunday June 4, 2017, at the Philmont Country Club at 11 a.m. Those interested in attending may contact Sam Hoffman ( or Allan Dovberg (

Sunday, June 4, 2017

12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Hilton Philadelphia City Avenue

4200 City Avenue Philadelphia, Pa. 19131

The 188th class will be holding a reunion on June 4 at the Hilton Philadelphia City Avenue.

 A luncheon type meal  is planned for the early afternoon, says organizer Matthew London. He says further information will be sent to classmates before the end of February. The reunion may include a visit to the school for those who will be available on Friday.

 Matthew shares some interesting history about Central: “I witnessed the groundbreaking for the school in “Wistar Woods,” from across the street, when I was 8 years old. Ogontz  Avenue did not exist south of Olney Avenue at that time. As a student, it was a 6-to-8 minute walk to school every morning from my house on 16th Street.”

Come Out for the Alumni Annual Dinner

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The Union League of Philadelphia

140 S. Broad Street Philadelphia, Pa.

It’s here… the Alumni Association’s premiere event:  our 2017 Annual Meeting and Dinner beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 6th!

This year’s event, at the beautiful Union League of Philadelphia, will feature a special keynote address by Philadelphia City Councilman At-Large David Oh (237).  We will also exhibit our Lancer Teamwork and that CENTRAL ALUMNI CARES by sharing experiences, expertise, and connections along with needs during our networking cocktail reception.  In addition, you’ll hear about exciting happenings at our school and about some incredible students, connect with Central staff / friends, participate in fun raffles with great prizes, and experience other surprises!

The cost of this “Crimson & Gold Spectacular” is just $75 with a reduced rate of $40 for recent graduates (classes 270-275).  We ask that you further demonstrate how CENTRAL ALUMNI CARES by considering an additional donation of $75 (per student) to honor and sponsor dinner for deserving students to participate with us for this special evening.

Please register today using this link.  Please note your Experiences / Expertise / Connections that you can share – don’t be modest, we know there are so many Lancer talents;  list any Needs you have – that’s what being a Central Alum is all about:  connecting & CARING; and any specific dietary needs.
Can’t wait to see you all on June 6th!