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Foundation Makes Sound Investment For The Future
Talk about a sound investment.Joe Rusiewicz, the Executive Director of the Foundation for Pottstown Education reported on the Early College Program and it shows dividends that any Wall Street broker would be proud to earn. CLICK HERE TO read all about it in Mr. Evan Brandt's Digital Notebook Blog and you may want to invest in the Pottstown Foundation for Education. Please share the news. Read More.
Plans for Graduation Move Full Speed Ahead
COVID 19 may have tried to put a stop to the PHS commencement ceremony. Thanks to high school principal Daniele McCoy and her staff, seniors and their families will enjoy the experience of walking across the stage to receive a diploma. In total it may take six days, but every senior will get their moment to shine.Read Mr. Evan Brandt's Digital Notebook Blog to find out how Trojan Proud Power overcomes all obstacles Read More.
He is one of a kind
Congratulations to Rupert Elementary principal Mr. Matt Moyer on being selected as Pennsylvania’s 2020 National Distinguished Principal by the Pennsylvania Principals Association Board of Directors and the National Distinguished Principal Selection Committee. A former student of Rupert Mr. Moyer returned to take on the role of educational leader of the school. His use of technology to communicate with students,staff and families has helped to creatine a positive school learning environment.
Read his story in Mr. Evan Brandt's Digital Notebook Blog.
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School Board Meeting Report 5-21-2020
There was lots of good news from the school board meeting on 5-21-2020. A State of the District report from Mr.Rodriguez, No tax increase for the coming year,all programs and staff stay intact, Foundation for Pottstown Education shares success story, Mr Moyer recognized by National Principals Association as the PA.Principal Of The Year. Thanks to Mr. Evan Brandt's Digital Notebook Blog Click here and Ms. Emily Overdorf's live Facebook stream, click here. Read More.
Graduation Plans

By now each of you has your appointment for graduation. Congratulations! Below please find a video demonstrating the procedure to be followed for each graduating senior and their family next week. It is very important that this procedure be followed. Staff will be available to direct you in and out of the building and to each designated spot. Each area will be sanitized after each student/family has exited and before the next one arrives.

EVERYONE IS EXPECTED TO WEAR A MASK WHEN ENTERING THE HIGH SCHOOL AND WHILE IN THE BUILDING. GRADUATES MAY REMOVE THEIR MASKONLY TO WALK ACROSS THE STAGE. ALL OTHER FAMILY MEMBERS MUST REMAIN MASKED.

It is very important that you arrive a few minutes before your appointed time. Please do not be late as you may miss your time slot. In order to keep everyone safely distanced we must remain on schedule. You should also remain in your car until directed to enter the building. As exciting as it will be to see your friends; it is imperative that everyone remain safely distanced at all times.

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We All Want To Count!
You can help make Pottstown strong, you can help bring much needed resources and support to our community. We have to let people know we count. I encourage you to be counted in the U.S. census. The last report from the county shows the borough of Pottstown has only 40% participation in the US census count. This could mean a serious loss in federal and therefore state grants and support as well as legislative representation for our school district and our community.   Read More.
PHS 1953 Alum Reflects On Our Challenging Times
PHS Trojan alum Bob Sutton,who was inducted into our Pottstown Alumni Honor Roll this year, passed the attached along to me. In high school Bob was an outstanding three sport athlete along with being a member of our award winning marching band. He had a distinguished 45 year career in education, ranging from high school teacher and coach to Director of Physical Education and Athletic Facilities and coach at East Stroudsburg University.Please take a moment to reflect on his message. Read More.
Middle School Builds Positive Culture
Not being in a brick and mortar building is not stopping teachers and students at Pottstown Middle School from building a positive school culture.Teachers and a team of up and coming 8th grades are preparing to make next year's 5th graders feel welcomed and supported. Read More.
Pinning Down Success In Classroom and On The Mat
Trojan Proud congratulations to PHS Class of 2020 Demond Thompson, who was just named to the PIAA District I Wrestling All Academic Team and to the Coaches State Wrestling All Academic 2nd Team. Demond with a 3.8 grade point average and a 22-8 senior season record is proof that Hard Work Pays Off and academics plus athletics is a formula for success. After graduation he will be serving our country and entering the U.S. Navy. Read More.
Poster Contest for Pottstown Elementary School
Creative Health is having a poster contest for Pottstown Elementary School, deadline May 26, 2020. Send an email of your drawing to [email protected] Don't forget your name, school, and grade level. Read More.
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Guest columnist: Cyber charter school has failed students
Pottstown Mercury Letter By Jeff Sparagana Guest columnist May 7, 2020
Jeff Sparagana, Ed.D, is a board member of Public Citizens for Children and Youth, https://www.pccy.org, an advocacy group for "quality health care, child care, public education and family stability."
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Pottstown Middle School Job Well Done
Pottstown Middle School students in Ms.Christren Hall's class can check off a job well done when it comes to doing their part to help bring fresh drinking water to a village in South Sudan Africa. Earlier this year they organized a fundraising walk as part of the Iron Giraffe Challenge,sponsored by the Water for South Sudan organization. Read More.
Free Covid Testing
Free Covid19 Testing, Saturday, May 9th, 10am to 4pm.  Read More.
THE HILL SCHOOL MAKES MAJOR DONATION IN SUPPORT OF POTTSTOWN SCHOOL DISTRICT STUDENTS

The Hill School made a major contribution in support of the students of the Pottstown School District and the Foundation for Pottstown Education’s Chromebook Campaign with a $50,000 donation. The Foundation announced the campaign on Wednesday May 5, 2020 with a goal of raising funds for 1,000 Chromebooks for the students of the Pottstown School District. The donation was announced at the virtual Community Leaders’ Breakfast meeting hosted by Hobart’s Run on Wednesday May 5 th.

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