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JROTC Top Cadets 2018 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.” 


D Hicks Outstanding Jazz Soloist 2018 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.” 


honor roll 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 


Bous PV Track 2018-1 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:

Aniya 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

The girls 4x200 relay of Julianna Figueroa, Zoe Earle, and Aniya Hoskins, Alexa Howard placed 2nd with a time of 1:57.55

Zoe Earle placed 9th in the high jump at a height of 4’10” 

Bryonna Chimbinja placed 9th in 100 meter prelims with a time of 13.06  

Kiyah Cotton placed 18 in the 200 with a time of 28.16

Amari Folly placed 14 in the 100 mere hurdles with a time of 17.85 

Julia Day placed 11th in the shot put throwing 30’7” 

On the Boys team:  It was raining medals Saturday as the boys track team won top prizes as the Viking Invitational at Perkiomen Valley.  

Jacob 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 jump.

The team of Derek Darden, Daniel Darden, Jahzeel Watson, and Demond Thompson captured first in the 4 by 200 relay.  

Anthony Brown sprinted to 5th place in both the 200 and 100 meter dash. 

Martin Metzger, with a flawless hurdle performance finished 7th in the 110 and 300 hurdles.  

The 4 by 100 meter team of Darden, Darden, Warren, and Brown placed 5th running their best time.

pms reading olympic honors 2018 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:

7th Grade
Moniyah Person
Imani Germany
Daishawnia Dean 
Sanaa Watson

8th Grade
Alexis Watkins
Faith Nichols
Deanna Stefanavage
Cheyenne Lee
Beatriz Guardado
Mackenzie Moser
Yasmin Paez
Xzavier Francis-Williams

music notes 4 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 band includes:


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 budget 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:  

Preliminary Budget

Revenue and Expense Data

Notification-2 NOTICE

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


School Board Vacancy 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 month.

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 Borough Council.

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 concluded.

Rather, the board will vote at the next scheduled meeting on April 19.

notification-2 NOTICE

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
Maureen Jampo
School Board Secretary

78 Class Reunion 40th 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 Jara. 

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.


STEAM 4 You're Invited to our 3rd Annual STEAM Family Night
WHEN:  May 3, 2018, 5:30-7:30 pm
WHERE:  Pottstown High School
special ed Draft of Special Education Plan
Please contact Erin Jacobs, Director of Special Education for additional information or comment at 610-970-6688.
kids celebrate Pottstown Celebrates Young Children and YMCA Healthy Kids Day
WHEN:  April 21, 2018, 1:00-3:00 pm
WHERE: Pottstown High School

Click HERE to learn more about this FREE event.
Cycle Days
Today:  4/19/2018   Day 5
Upcoming Events
NOCTI Testing
Mon Apr 16 2018
to Thu Apr 19 2018

PSSA Math, Grades 3-8
Thu Apr 19 2018
Regular Board Meeting
Thu Apr 19 2018
NOCTI Testing Make-Up
Fri Apr 20 2018
PSSA Math, Grades 3-8
Fri Apr 20 2018
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casual dress days
Casual Dress Days as of 4-13-18
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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