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A Saturday Morning Of CARES and PALS
Soccer Players cleanup PottstownSaturday morning September 22 was a time of CARES and PALS. Over 75 of our high school Fall Sports athletes were up early to take part in the Pottstown CARES Day. They spent several hours Teacher appreciation at PAL footballcleaning the streets and sidewalks around each of our school buildings.  (picture left)
Many of our teachers and administrators were recognized at the PAL Football and Cheerleader Teacher Appreciation Day held at the PAL Athletic Field Complex. Seeing our student-athletes volunteer time on a Saturday morning to serve the community and having our staff recognized for their dedication by the young PAL players gives reason to say Proud to be from Pottstown.  (picture right) (Look for more pictures next week.)
Rupert Staff Profile
Sherry Shank Classroom Assistant at Rupert Elementary School
Grade Level/Job Assignment: I’m a Special Education Classroom Assistant in 4th grade.
Years in Pottstown: 12 Years where I’ve had the privilege of assisting the best special ed teachers in the district Ruth Kuhn, Max Donnelly, Christine Fiorillo and now Tricia Mitchell.
Educational Background: After High School graduation I went to MCCC where I played on the tennis team and have credits for a Certification in Childcare. 
Other job experience you'd like to share: A job I loved be...fore joining the Rupert Staff was as a head teacher in the infant and toddler rooms at a Daycare.
Family Information:  I’m happily married for 26 years to Robert Shank and have two boys Matthew 26 and William 23. I love working at Rupert and one of my favorite experiences is recently seeing the seniors walk the hallways celebrating graduation. The pride I feel for their success is very gratifying!!
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Editorial picture from pottstown mercury Mercury Editorial: In Pa., new school year, old funding problem
A new school year is underway. Students have new clothes, new pencils and backpacks, and in some districts, new buildings to explore. As this new year begins, a lingering issue looms over public schools in our region. Families, educators, and property owners have been pressing for decades to change Pennsylvania’s public school funding and fix a system that has been broken for 40 years. Click here to read the full article

Mench delivers good news to pSD Legislators deliver $1M Pottstown School Grant to Cover Hospital Tax Shortfall
There was no giant check but the news delivered to the Pottstown School District Thursday was still pretty big. Reacting to news last year that the sale of Pottstown Hospital to Tower Health would pull the property off the tax rolls, three area legislators said they went to work to replace the $970,000 the school district lost as a result of the sale. Click here to read more.

Pottstown School District Cheerleading Squad Cheerleaders Spirit Earns Awards
Congratulations to the Pottstown High School Varsity Cheer Squad and Coach Megan Miller for showing their Trojan Pride at the Pine Forest Cheerleading Camp. The girls worked very hard each day earning superior gold ribbons at the end of each day.

Josiah Wiggins PHS Football player Monday Morning Quarterback Recognizes Wiggins
Congratulations to PHS Trojan Football player Josiah Wiggins on being named the PCTV Monday Morning Quarterback, Player of the Week for September 17. He helped to lead the Trojans to a 12-6 victory over Methacton. Josiah had 123 rushing yards for one touchdown and 53 passing yards and a touchdown. Coach Fischer said Josiah is a team leader on and off the field. His hard work is paying off.

Strong Performance By Fall Sports
Trojan Girl's field hockey

Last week our Fall Sports teams gave a Trojan Tough effort in every event we played. Congrats to all. Their hard work is paying off both on and off the field. Some highlights from the week.

Field Hockey battled Upper Merion to a 1-1 draw with Courtney Baatten scoring on an assist by Debra Lauly and Chaisy Jules and Lillan Stirk combining for five saves in goal.

Girls Soccer had a 2-2 draw with Upper Merion and then scored a 9-3 win over Norristown. Leading the scoring for the Trojans Aniya Hoskins, Calista Daye, Bryonna Chimbinja,Yasmin Paez, Kaleigh Martin and Brooklyn Colegrove. Emmie Wolfel had six saves. Trojan Girl's soccer team

Trojan Boys Football The Football team improved to a 3-1 record with their 12-6 win over Methacton. Josiah Wiggins and Daniel Darden lead the offense with their running and passing while the defense gave a solid 11 man effort to hold Methacton to two field goals.
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.
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Today:  9/25/2018   Day 2
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Tue Sep 25 2018
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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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