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Meet Franklin's New Principal Mary "Beth" Kramer
Beth Kramer
Mary "Beth" Kramer
Franklin's New Principal

I knew from a young age that I wanted to be a teacher. I went to Saint Joseph’s University, graduating with a major in History and a minor in Secondary Education. After college, I spent several years in sales before having the opportunity to come back to work in education. I became a Social Studies teacher at Penn Wood High School in the William Penn School District. While teaching at Penn Wood, I pursued my Masters in Educational Leadership at Arcadia University and earned my Administrative Certification. I taught ninth and tenth grade students for eight years at the High School, every day learning more and more from my students and their families. In 2016, I moved into an administrative role in William Penn, becoming Principal of Bell Avenue Elementary School.

I learned that working with Elementary-age students is an incredible gift, and that I gained a monumental responsibility to start my students’ educational careers off on a path to success. I grew up in nearby Collegeville, and volunteered at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center for several years in middle and high school, where my mother also worked. Pottstown always impressed me as a strong community in which people took much pride. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to come to Franklin Elementary, and to work with the dedicated staff and amazing families to provide new and exciting opportunities for our students.

Dress Code Guidelines
The Pottstown School District will have new dress code guidelines for the upcoming school year.  The purpose is to ensure an environment supportive of student learning. Please click on the link below for the grade level you are interested in.
elementary Guidelines  Middle School Guidelines  High School Guidelines
 
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Eye Donation to PSD Eye On The Future
Soon our classrooms will be filled with young students who have their eye on becoming the future leaders of our country. Thanks to our friends at Eye Designs the students in Pottstown elementary schools will have some of the tools they need to complete assignments.

 
Student Room Assignments
Families will receive a personalized electronic notification of student classroom assignments for the 2018-19 school year. The notification, which will replace the posting of class list on the website, will provide a secure and private way for sharing student information. Information for students in grades 1-4 will be sent on Friday August ,17th, Middle School on Saturday the 18th and High School on Sunday the 19th. As a reminder classroom assignments, along with other student information can also be found on the Home Access Center through the Parent Portal. Assignments are subject to change. If you need assistance in connecting to the Home Access Center, please send an email to accesshelp@pottstownk12.org. We are looking forward to an outstanding year of working together to help each student by name. 
 
Maria Costanzi PMS Welcome Ms. Maria Costanzi to the 5th Middle School Team
Teaching is a profession that requires dedication as well as an ability to push, challenge, and motivate our students. When someone comes along who possess that dedication as well as the passion and ability to do these other things, you welcome them with open arms to your team. Ms. Maria Costanzi joins the Pottstown Middle School team as a 5th grade teacher and is excited to help students reach their maximum potential through recognizing their self-worth. Ms. Costanzi is a re...cent Penn State grad and has diverse extra-curricular experiences in the Penn State Blue Band and Penn State Dance Marathon as well as certifications in all subjects grades 4-6 and math grades 4-12 along with a minor in special education. We can't wait to see what she does in the classroom with our students! Please help us welcome Ms. Costanzi to the Pottstown Middle School team!

 
school candidates Five Facts We are Telling Candidates About Public Education
As any parent will tell candidates, education is their top priority so it’s especially frustrating when lawmakers aren’t seeing what parents, educators and advocates are seeing in schools. As their election campaigns are already in full swing, voters are tuning in to what candidates are saying about public schools and deciding which potential lawmaker “gets it”. 

 
Gentry Khilew Brownie Mt. Killimanjaro No Mountain High Enough To Stop Pottstown Pride
Pottstown High School 1986 grad Gentry Khile Brownie used some of his Old School Trojan Tough Pottstown Pride that helped make him an outstanding high school wrestler to take on Mount Kilimanjaro,the tallest free standing mountain in the world.His goal was to reach the top on his 50th birthday.


 
Rupert's 90th Anniversary FREE Fun at Rupert's 90th Anniversary Celebration
Saturday, September 8, 2018
11:00am- 2:00pm
Games, Food, and Fun!!!
There will be FREE games, inflatables, dunk tank, DJ, food trucks and the building will be open for everyone to tour! 



 
Emanuel Wilkerson and Danielle McCoy Emanuel Wilkerson to step down from Pottstown School Board
Emanuel Wilkerson, who was elected to the Pottstown School Board at age 18, has announced he will resign his seat in the fall. Wilkerson, now 21, will attend Temple University next semester where he will study, to no one’s surprise, political science and pre-law. “It’s with great sadness that I announce that I will stepping down from the Pottstown Board of Education. It has been my honor to serve the students, staff, and community of Pottstown,” he posted on his Facebook page Friday. Click here to read the full story.

 
Theresa Morasco Middle School Gets Another Boost Of Energy
The talent joining Pottstown Middle School continues to abound! Ms. Theresa Morasco joins our middle school team and will be teaching 5th grade. Ms. Morasco is thrilled to join the middle school and brings an infectious and enthusiastic love of learning to the classroom that will be electric for all students! She earned degrees from Holy Family University (Bachelor's) and Cabrini College (Master's) and holds certifications in Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education, English as a Second Language, and a Reading Specialist. With her varied certifications, Ms. Morasco has literally taught every grade, K-12! She brings experience from Philadelphia public and charter schools. Please join us in welcoming Ms. Morasco to the Pottsown Middle School and the Pottstown Community!

 
Peak LOGO Register for PEAK Pre-K Counts
 Register now for 2018-19 School Year for PEAK Pre-K Counts. School begins August 27th. Click on this link to all important information.
 


 
vaccinations 2018 School Vaccination Requirements
Click HERE for more information on the vaccines your child needs to attend school.
 
 
Cycle Days
Today:  8/20/2018  
Upcoming Events
Aug
6
PHS Marching Band Camp
Mon Aug 6 2018
to Mon Aug 20 2018

Aug
20
New Teacher Induction
Mon Aug 20 2018
Recruitment Event
JOIN US!
Monday
August 20, 2018
3PM – 5PM
*Please arrive by 3PM

Pottstown Administration Building
Board Room
230 Beech Street
Pottstown, PA 19464

  RSVP to Nick Barba
NBarba@ESS.com

Can’t Make the Event?
Apply online at ESS.jobs
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Notice of Non-Discrimination
The Pottstown School District, in accordance with Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, will not discriminate in educational programs which it operates, or in admission or enrollment procedures on the basis of race, religion, sex, color, age, national origin, or handicap.  We assure that procedures and practices are followed to provide equal access to all programs.  Any questions concerning the application of Title IX, compliance or complaints may be referred to Deena Cellini, Compliance Officer, at 230 Beech Street, Pottstown, PA 19464. Telephone 610-970-6657.
Notice of Special Education Services
According to state and federal special education regulations, annual public notice to parents of children who reside within a school district is required regarding child find responsibilities. School districts (SDs), intermediate units (IUs) and charter schools (CSs) are required to conduct child find activities for children who may be eligible for services via Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. For additional information related to Section 504/Chapter 15 services, the parent may refer to Section 504, Chapter 15, and the Basic Education Circular entitled Implementation of Chapter 15. Also, school districts are required to conduct child find activities for children who may be eligible for gifted services via 22 Pa Code Chapter 16. For additional information regarding gifted services, the parent may refer to 22 PA Code Chapter 16. If a student is both gifted and eligible for Special Education, the procedures in IDEA and Chapter 14 shall take precedence.
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