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Exploring a Kindergarten Center At Edgewood School

I would like to invite you to attend any of the three public meetings, which will be live-streamed for your convenience. The meetings will explore the possible reconfiguration of our school district to address ongoing concerns at the middle school. Last year, we contemplated the idea of a fifth grade center at The Edgewood School.

While still a viable option, we will now explore the idea of creating a kindergarten center at the former Edgewood Elementary School and making our elementary program first through fifth grade and returning the middle school to grades 6,7,8. If you would like to hear more about this proposal and provide feedback for board consideration, please attend any of the public meetings or to watch our Facebook live stream at Pottstown School District.

I am sending you an email of all meeting dates, times and locations. This information will also be listed on the website and will be open to all members of the Pottstown Community. Please click here to see the dates and times for these meetings.

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School Board Report 10/17/19
At the October 17th meeting of the Pottstown school board there was discussion about studying the possibility of a kindergarten center that would be located in the Edgewood building. You can read all about it and along with all the board action on  You can also watch the video of the Facebook live stream of the meeting.  Mr. Evan Brandt's Digital Notebook Blog  Read More.
Father / Daughter Dance at PMS on 11/15
The Pottstown School Board of Directors Cordially invites you to the Third Pottstown School District Father/Daughter Dance. Calling all Fathers, Grandpas, Uncles, Big Brothers & Other Male Role Models with an awesome PSD girl in grades Kindergarten thru 6th grade!  
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Lights On Afterschool Fall Fest

Lights On Afterschool Fall Fest, Thursday, October 24th at Pottstown Middle School. 

On Thursday, October 24th, the Pottstown Middle School’s P.R.I.D.E and iSucceed before & afterschool programs will hold a Fall Festival as part of Lights On Afterschool, a nationwide rally for afterschool programs that is expected to see more than 1 million Americans attend more than 8,000 events this year. 

CLICK HERE TO READ ALL THE DETAILS ABOUT THIS EVENT. 

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Passion for the arts and a heart of gold leads to award

Since the age of three Pottstown High School Senior Emily Weber has had a passion for the preforming arts. Her passion along with a warm caring heart helped her earn the coveted Girl Scout Gold Award. The Gold Award is the highest honor in Girl Scouts. It is awarded to fewer than 6%of Scouts annually.

One of the requirements to earn this honor is to complete an 80 hour project where the scout demonstrates extraordinary leadership through a Take-Action project that has a sustainable impact in their communities. This project typically takes a scout 1-2 years to complete. Emily created, organized and taught a six week dance camp, named, Care to Dance? She partnered with Steel River Playhouse during the summer of 2018 to host the camp. She had over 45 students in grades 1st through 12th participate.

Age group classes were held twice a week, teaching a difference dance style each week. At the end of the program each attendee received a participation patch that Emily personally designed. Her efforts also helped to support the Steel River Playhouse. Emily received great feedback from students and parents alike, along with Steel River Playhouse staff who noted her dedication and passion for wanting to share the joys and value of dance.

Along with giving students an opportunity to try different styles of dance the program introduced families to the many programs available at Steel River Playhouse.

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Stars sparkle for Pottstown High School homecoming
POTTSTOWN — It would have been hard to imagine a more perfect evening for Pottstown High School than that of Friday, Oct. 4. It was a crisp fall night. The stars were out. And it was Homecoming. CLICK HERE TO READ THE STORY IN THE POTTSTOWN MERCURY. Read More.
Friends and Family Honor Fallen Trojan
Friends and family of Pottstown High School graduate and former PHS auto shop teacher Will Bertoti gathered on a grassy area along side the auto shop to honor his memory on the 5th anniversary of his passing. Former student and now current PHS auto technology instructor Mr. Mike Hewitt along with art instructor Mrs. Beth Yoder unveiled a reflection tree and bench. In true Will Bertoti style the bench was fashioned from the bumper and tailgate of a Chevy pick up truck. High school principal Danielle McCoy and superintendent Stephen Rodriguez shared their memories of working with Bertoti. Hewitt gave credit for not dropping out of school to the mentoring he received from Bertoti. Members of the auto tech class were on hand to show support by wearing specially designed t shirts and holding a mini car show in Will's honor. His wife Dolores and son Christopher were honored guest. Mrs. Bertoti announced the scholarship which was stared five years ago and funded by donations from teachers and friends,will now be funded in perpetuity by the family in hopes that it serves as an incentive and reward to students. Read More.
Principal McCoy Joins YWCA in Service To Others
Trojan Proud of PHS grad and Pottstown High School principal Danielle Emery McCoy, a school and community leader, with strong convictions and the will to defend what is morally and ethically correct. Click here to watch the video. Read More.
District Encourages Engagement Takes to FaceBook
The Pottstown School District has made a commitment to use available technology to increase transparency of the issues and factors in the decision making process in hopes of better informing the community and encouraging public engagement. In addition to live streaming regular school board meetings held on the 3rd Thursday of the month at 7 PM Board committee meetings will also be streamed to our facebook page Pottstown School District. Committee meetings begin at 6:30 PM, with Facilities/Finance and Policy/Personnel meetings held on the first Thursdays and Curriculum/Co-Curricular and Community Relations on the second Thursdays of the month. If you can not attend in person you are invited to view the meetings on facebook. for your convenience the videos will be saved to our page and can be viewed at a later date at your convenience. Our first live stream of the Facilities Committee meeting has had over 700 views.
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Trojans Cross the English Channel, Paris Here They Come
While they did not swim,they did cross the channel by way of Eurostar train which goes thru the channel. Read all about it and see pictures from their adventures on day 5 and 6. Please click on this link to see the latest updates. Read More.
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Automotive Technology at Pottstown's Career and Technology
PSD on the Steps of Harrisburg
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