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Trojan Athletes Prove Hard Work Pays Off

Our Trojan athletes are learning an important life lesson, " Hard Work Pays Off " Since early August they have been working on the field and in the weight room preparing to compete. On Friday they enjoyed the fruits of their labor. 

The football team improved to a 3-1 record with a 14-0 win over Methacton. Jahzeel Watson had five catches from Joneil Oister for 105 yards and a touchdown. Ezra Figueroa picked up another 105 yards running. Trojan defense was a total team effort as they completely stopped the Methacon offense. Dereck Darden,Jorge Mundo,Mason Miller and Bobby Richards added sacks,and interceptions to the Trojan effort. Earlier in the day the girls soccer team came up with a hard fought overtime victory over Phoenixville for their first victory of the season.Calista Daye scored the winning goal in overtime with an assist from Yaz Paez.

Julianna Figueroa score the goal to set up the overtime victory. In Cross Country action the boys team placed 7th overall in the Harrier Invitational with Darius Smallwood taking a 5th place individually. Girls Field Hockey lost a hard fought 2-1 decision to Upper Merion.

Debra Laula scored with an assist by Destri Roye. Lillian Stirk was strong in goal for the Trojans with seven saves. Participation in athletics can be a proving ground for life lessons. Today's lesson HARD WORK PAYS OFF.

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Looking For a 1990 Trojan Alum
Looking to reunite a Trojan with their ring.We found a Pottstown High School class of 1990 ring...is anyone missing one? Please email jarmato@pottstownk12.org or call 484-256-7491 so we can return it to the owner :) Thank you! Read More.
Good Things Happening More To Come
Hard work pays off, One Goal,One Team One Town, these are words you her me say all the time, because I believe in them and try to live them.Thanks to Mr. Evan Brandt for sharing in his Digital Notebook Blog the many positive things happening in Pottstown. You are invited to visit downtown, see for yourself the new attractions and restaurants and take part in the community events.Good things happening with more to come. Click here to go to Evan Brandt's Blog. Read More.
Trojan Proud of Molding Men and Leading Ladies

Coordinators Terrence Shawell and Na'Imah Rhodes, helping to build a strong foundation for a successful community future.Thanks for giving us another reason to say Proud to be from Pottstown. One Goal One Team One Town. CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL STORY.

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Trojan Proud Will Minnick

Will Minnick PHS class of 2019 valedictorian is a freshman member of the 300 strong University of Pittsburgh Marching Band. Majoring in biology pre-med he was the only freshman selected to play the signature herald trumpets at the football pregame shows. He is also a member of the volleyball pep band and plans to continue the support for cancer research he started at PHS by joining the university Relay for Life Team. Share the news of another reason to say Proud to be from Pottstown.

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State Fair Funding NOT Fair To Pottstown Mercury Online 8-31-19
Pottstown School District students stepped through the front door of their school for the start of a new school year, each one of them had already been robbed of nearly $4,000. That's how much more funding the state's fair funding formula says they need to get an adequate education. But under Pennsylvania's current education funding system, they won't get it. CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL STORY FROM THE POTTSTOWN MERCURY. Read More.
New Equipment at PHS Auto Shop
Senior Jesse Blair has known he wanted to be an auto mechanic since he was a little boy; so much so that he already owns four trucks he works on when he's not in the auto shop at Pottstown High School. But under-funded as it is by $13 million every year by Pennsylvania's uneven funding for education, the district has been unable to purchase all the equipment Jesse and his classmates need to be ready for the workplace when they graduate in June. Read More.
Rupert Teachers Receive Big Opening Day Surprise
Rupert Elementary School teachers were called to the opening day assembly with 400 students where representatives of the newly opened Burlington store in Upland Square were on hand with a big surprise for all. Burlington Stores,and AdoptAClassroom.org, a national non-profit organization dedicated to supporting teachers and their students, were on hand to conduct a school adoption assembly.
 
Store manager Bill Kocur presented the teachers with an oversized check in the amount of $10,000, which will be divided equally among classroom teachers so they can purchase supplies they need for their classrooms through AdoptAClassroom.org. AdoptAClassroom provides teachers with an online marketplace of nearly 30 school specialty and office supply vendors where they can purchase the materials and tools they need to support classroom learning.
 
Principal Matt Moyer said, we are overwhelmed by this gift that will benefit our students with classroom supplies that we could not afford to provide. Business community support of our public schools is helping build a brighter future for Pottstown.
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Pottstown Middle School Doing Things Differently

POTTSTOWN — The first day of class at Pottstown Middle School was a little different this year.

Looking to address concerns about fifth-graders being housed there, the staff came up with a way to try to smooth the transition from elementary school.

Using a template called WEB, which stands for Where Everybody Belongs, the district decided to bring the 260 fifth-graders in alone in the morning, allowing the sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders to sleep in and not report to school until nearly 11 a.m.

During the morning session with the fifth-graders, they met a cadre of eighth-graders who had volunteer to become mentors to the younger students throughout the year, even giving up two days of their summer vacation to come in for training.

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Editorial: Property Tax Hikes are Harsh Reality
Your local school districts have recently completed their annual task of putting together a spending plan. Guess what? That’s right, taxes are going up. Read More.
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