Top Flight Cadets
Congratulations to Pottstown High School Jr Air Force ROTC Cadets Tiffany Myers, Shane Langevin, Jacob Johnson, and Eric Thornton on being named the Top Flight (class) for the third quarter. Each quarter cadets compete in the areas of grades, uniform wear, volunteer work, after school activity participation, physical fitness competitions, and citizenship. Col. James Porter, Commander of PA Unit 951, said “Our cadets are building the foundation they will need to become citizen leaders and successfully compete in the adult work world.”
On The Stage or On the Diamond Hicks Is a Hit
It is safe to say Pottstown High sophomore Dave
Hicks is a hit. Whether he is playing trombone as a member of the Jazz Band or
at bat for the Trojan Baseball Team, he is proof that hard work pays off.
Last week at the BERKS BOSCOV'S GET JAZZED JAZZ FESTIVAL he helped to contribute to the band's “Superior” rating and Best Trombone Section Awards. Dave was also honored as the Outstanding Soloist of the festival. His star shines bright on the baseball diamond where he hit a grand slam home run in a recent game. Hoping someday to enter the Naval Academy, he maintains an A average. During the fall season, Dave splits his time with the Football team and Band. When not in school, he is also a member of the Boy Scouts. Director of Co-Curricular Activities Steve Anspach said, “Dave is another example of the outstanding students who have taken advantage of the academic and co-curricular programs we offer. His hard work, sportsmanship and integrity serve as a role model for peers and adults alike and shows the valve of a well rounded school experience.”
2017-18 3rd Marking Period Honor Roll
Click HERE to see who made third marking period honor roll!
Upcoming Spring Athletic Events
April 30th – Lacrosse Senior Night vs. Phoenixville
6 PM @ Grigg Memorial Field
May 7th – Baseball Bobby Shantz Day
4 PM @ Shantz Field
May 9th – Baseball Senior Night vs. Upper Perkiomen
7:00 PM @ Sundstrom Field
May 11th – Softball Senior Night vs. Wyomissing
6:30 PM @ Novak Field
Track Team scores at Perk Valley Invitational
Thanks to Coach Hill and Johnson for the update on how our
athletes preformed at the Perkiomen Valley Invitational Track Meet. Trojan
Proud of your effort. On the girls’ side:
Hoskins won a medal for 5th place in the 200 meter with a time of 26.68 she
also came in 12th in the 400 with a personal record of 63.08
girls 4x200 relay of Julianna Figueroa, Zoe Earle, and Aniya Hoskins, Alexa Howard placed 2nd with a time of
Earle placed 9th in the high jump at a height of 4’10”
Chimbinja placed 9th in 100 meter prelims with a time of 13.06
Cotton placed 18 in the 200 with a time of 28.16
Folly placed 14 in the 100 mere hurdles with a time of 17.85
Day placed 11th in the shot put throwing 30’7”
the Boys team: It was raining
medals Saturday as the boys track team won top prizes as the Viking
Invitational at Perkiomen Valley.
Howard finished first overall in the long jump -qualifying for districts with a
21-11 effort. He also took 2nd in the triple jump and 5th in the high
team of Derek Darden, Daniel Darden, Jahzeel Watson, and Demond Thompson
captured first in the 4 by 200 relay.
Brown sprinted to 5th place in both the 200 and 100 meter dash.
Metzger, with a flawless hurdle performance finished 7th in the 110 and 300
4 by 100 meter team of Darden, Darden, Warren, and Brown placed 5th running
their best time.
Middle School Readers Earn Olympic Honors
Congratulations to members of the Pottstown Middle
School Reading Olympics Team who competed in the
District event held at Pope John Paul II High School. The team coached by
Middle School Librarian Aliceclair Faust and assisted by scorekeeper Nicole
Accor earned 35 points on the evening resulting in a green ribbon. Students had
to answer questions from 45 books that they read. Students were proud to wear
shirts supplied by Diamond Credit Union, a long-time supporter of the Pottstown
team. Principal Brian Hosteler said, "Our students combined hard work with
team work to gain success." Good
things happening at Pottstown Middle School give us reason to say, Proud to be
from Pottstown. Team members included:
There is Music in the Air
If it is spring time, you can count on the birds and
flowers coming out and in Pottstown you can count on the sweet sounds of jazz
music from the Middle and High School Jazz Bands. Directors Katie German and
Mike Vought took the Pottstown Sound on the road. The Middle School band
traveled to Wilson High
School, where they received a rating of Superior. The Best Trumpet Section
award went to our Trojans (Akira Love, Gabe Roseo, Colin Dellaquila, Gabe
Hicks, Fredy Rodriguez). In a section or
solo, Middle School students show their talent with Best Trumpet Solo (Akira
Love) and Best Piano Solo (Allison Ormston). The High School band also made a
road trip to the Methacton School District to compete in the Woody Herman
Division of the Cavalcade Of Bands 30th Annual Jazz Championships. After 11 bands performed 3 selections each, Pottstown received a "Superior" rating (highest possible). Garry Oberholtzer and Chloe
Hebert each received honorable mention soloist awards. The High School
Julianna Roseo – Alto 1, Hannah Shankle – Alto 2, Kishan Patel – Alto 2, Chloe Hebert – Tenor 1, London Aquino – Tenor 2, Avery Heverly – Bari
Nick Wilson – Trumpet 1, Will Minnick – Trumpet 1, Abby Welder – Trumpet 2, Mitchell Aquino – Trumpet 3, Donny Marte – Trumpet 4
David Hicks – Trombone 1, Caitlin McLaughlin – Trombone 2, Darion Miller – Trombone 3, John Stilwell – Trombone 4
Garry Oberholtzer – Guitar, Alyssa Rulli – Vibes, Julian Weber – Piano, Anthony Russo – Bass, Emily Weber – Bass, Gabe Francis – Drums, Dylan Thorne – Drums, Terrell Taylor-Williams - Percussion
School Board Budget Meeting
We are inviting the public to the regular school board meeting on April 19, 2018 at 7:00 PM in the high school cafeteria.
A presentation will be given to update the community on the status of the 2018-19 budget and time for public comment.
See links for the finance committee update:
Revenue and Expense Data
A Board Workshop of the Board of School Directors of the Pottstown School District will be held on Tuesday, April 24 2018 at 7:000 p.m. in the
Library of the Pottstown High School.
Pottstown School District
Maureen Jampo, School Board Secretary
Four apply to fill Pottstown School Board vacancy, Mercury 4-12-18
By Evan Brandt
Four people were interviewed Tuesday for a job that has no pay, requires long hours and
often results in people disliking you more than when you started.
The folks conducting the interviews were members of
the Pottstown School Board and the people they were interviewing all applied to
fill the vacancy on that board left by the resignation of Ron Williams last
Two former school board members — Kim Stilwell and Thomas Hylton — were joined by Madison Morton and David Miller in applying for the post.
Both Hylton and Miller ran for a seat on the board — and lost — in the November elections.
Stilwell, who served as school board president, did
not seek re-election after one four-year term.
Morton is the former athletic director at both the
former St. Pius X High School and Boyertown Area Senior High School.
Miller is a lawyer and former member of Pottstown
Hylton served two terms on the school board, also
served on the Pottstown Planning Commission and won a Pulitzer Prize while an
editorial writer for The Mercury, where he still publishes his own columns.
No votes were taken after the interviews were
Rather, the board will vote at the next scheduled
meeting on April 19.
The Board Workshop of the Board of School Directors of the Pottstown School District originally scheduled for Thursday, March 22, 2018 has been rescheduled to Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 7:00 pm in the Library of the Pottstown High School.
Pottstown School District
School Board Secretary
PHS Class of 78 40th Reunion
Date: SATURDAY, MAY 5,
2018 @ 6pm-10pm
Place: Manatawny Still Works, 320 Circle of Progress Drive, Unit
104, Pottstown, PA 19464
Distillery Tour is before reunion @ 5pm-6pm. Please register before the event, so we get a
headcount & fee $15. RSVP. Thank you!
The date is Cinco de Mayo, so we
will be having a Mexican meal with black bean/corn soup, tacos, fajitas,
tortilla chips/guacamole or salsa and cake for desert: $15
Drink special will be available from MSW and a MSW tour from 5-6pm before our event: $15. Entertainment by Bobby
RSVP & send check to Michael Murphy,
215 N Penn St. Pottstown, PA 19464
or Murfhesurf@aol.com. RSVP
before April 28, 2018.
Reunion $15. MSW Tour $15.
You're Invited to our 3rd Annual STEAM Family Night
WHEN: May 3, 2018, 5:30-7:30 pm
WHERE: Pottstown High School
Draft of Special Education Plan
Please contact Erin Jacobs, Director of Special Education for additional information or comment at 610-970-6688.
Pottstown Celebrates Young Children and YMCA Healthy Kids Day
WHEN: April 21, 2018, 1:00-3:00 pm
WHERE: Pottstown High School
to learn more about this FREE event.