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Foundation Delivers
The Foundation For Pottstown Education delivers on pledge to support one to one education. Foundation Executive Director Joe Rusiewicz delivered on that pledge in a big way when he presented a check for $200,000 to school board president Amy Francis. Read More.
Important Pre-Season Athletic Information
My name is Me’Lisa Morgan and I and the new Director of Co-Curricular Activities. THIS EMAIL IS FOR HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETES ONLY, INCLUDING RISING FRESHMEN (THE CLASS OF 2024). I am reaching out to let you know Pre-Season Conditioning can begin on Monday, July 13, 2020. Please reach out to the coaches for exact start dates and times for specific sports. Read More.
Moyer's Safety Guidelines Published In State Magazine
Congratulations to Rupert Elementary Principal, Matt Moyer. Recently he wrote an article on six essential steps to school safety which was published in the Pennsylvania Administrator Educational Leadership Magazine. Mr. Moyer is in his 15th year as an elementary principal and 23rd year overall in education.He has been the district Safety Coordinator for 10 years and serves as the Nonviolent Crisis Intervention Trainer. He is a national speaker and an adjunct professor at Montgomery County Community College.
CLICK HERE TO READ MR. MOYER'S ARTICLE.
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College Admission Seminar
In light of the pandemic, many colleges are choosing to become test optional which means standardized testing in no longer a requirement for admission. This makes the application essay carry more weight in the admission process. I have 5 of the top college admission counselors in the area to speak about writing the essay. This is a fantastic opportunity for students to work with admissions counselors on their college applications even if these colleges are not on their list. One on one assistance will be offered as I answer questions and help with their applications. What a huge relief it will be to seniors to start and possibly finish their college applications prior to the start of the school year! The seminar is $85 for three days of collaboration and one on one assistance from admissions counselors. Read More.
 Lessons Learned From Playing With Your Food
As youngsters at the table many of us were at one time or another told by our parents not to play with our food. Pottstown High school graduate Matthew Reid,class of 2000 may have a different view. A special education teacher who also doubles as a child's book author explores lessons learned in his book Fruit Snacks and Animal Crackers. Sage and Nasir are grade school kids who put a whole new meaning into playing with their food. They forget about the fruit snacks and animal crackers left in their book bags and discover new magical friends who help them cope with their everyday problems. As the two face challenges in their young lives, their fruit snacks and animal cracker friends share stories with them to express empathy. Reid, who holds degrees from both Kutztown and Arcadia Universities is a Special Education Teacher at Brandywine High School. Read More.
PHS Freshmen Take On Governor's Challenge
Pottstown High School students Will Levey and Abdel Elgendy may only be freshmen,but that did not stop them from taking on the Pennsylvania Governor's STEM Engineering Challenge.They not only took the challenge,but won the Regional Competition with their Hot Car Death Prevention System. COVID 19 forced them to do their planning via two hour daily Google meetings with their teacher Mr. Andrew Bachman. Saying yes to challenge is a lesson the students heard this year at the school's annual Alumni Honor Roll Assembly. One of the recipients said he did well in his life because he simply said "Yes!" when teachers or coaches asked him to do something. Abdel and Will said "Yes!" when I asked them to participate and come together as a team. Lesson learned, said Bachman. Take a look at their award winning project and you will have another reason to say Proud to be from Pottstown. Read More.
School Board Members Call For Commissioner To Resign
Eight members of the Pottstown School Board have signed a letter calling for Montgomery County Commissioner Joe Gale to voluntarily resign his post as commissioner. The board members join other local councils and boards calling for the resignation following Gale's controversial remarks about protest calling for racial justice.
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The 2020 Troiad Yearbook Dedication
This year the PHS Troiad dedication was a first of a kind virtual event. The yearbook staff had 2020 vision in their selecting an honoree who is a leader in and out of the classroom and has given us many reasons to say Proud to be from Pottstown. Congratulations to Mr. Robert Decker. Thanks to Mrs. Beth Yoder and her student staff for another fine addition to our 140 year history. Hope you enjoy the video.
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CLASS of 2020 140th Commencement Ceremony

It is here! Pottstown High School's 140th Commencement Ceremony. We are thankful that during this time, we were able to recognize the hard work and achievements of every senior by giving them each a personal ceremony with family by their side.Thank you to principal Mrs. McCoy and her staff for giving the Class of 2020 a lifetime of memories. Special thanks to Emily Overdorf our Social Media Specialist for the filming,editing and producing of this very special event. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the show! CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE VIDEO  

Video Includes:

  • -Welcome
  • -Recognition of Salutatorian and Valedictorian
  • -Salutatory Address
  • -Valedictory Address
  • -Military Recognition
  • -Honors Recognition
  • v -Pottstown Promise Early College Program
  • -Acceptance of Class for Graduation
  • -Awarding of Diplomas
  • -Recognition of Diplomas
  • -Mantle Ceremony
  • -Final words

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District To Utilize Edgewood Building For Special Education
The school district plans to use three classrooms at the Edgewood building to provide educational services for special education students fourth through seventh grade.The change will give students quality services while reducing tuition and transportation costs.
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Pottstown School District commemorates Juneteenth as a significant date in our nation’s history
"Pottstown School District commemorates Juneteenth as a significant date in our nation’s history. Click the link below to learn more about Juneteenth. https://nmaahc.si.edu/events/juneteenth
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Address racial injustice in Pa. by fixing unfair public school funding system
Guest column: Address racial injustice in Pa. by fixing unfair public school funding system.   By Rep. Matt Bradford, Rep. Jordan Harris, and Rep. Frank Dermody Guest columnists. CLICK HERE TO READ ARTICLE. Read More.
PHS Announces Top Academic Students
Pottstown High School Principal Ms. Danielle McCoy announced the Class of 2020 top academic students during the 140th commencement program. Winni Weng, who will be attending Emory University majoring in biochemistry on a pre med track to become a neurologist, was recognized as the Valedictorian. She is proof that the combination of academics and co-curricular activities leads to success. In addition to being a standout classroom student her list of activities included ;lacrosse, cross country, field hockey, National Honor Society vice president, dual enrollment student at MCCC with the early college program, student government, interact club,and Pottstown hospital volunteer. David Hicks was named the class Salutatorian.He will be a cadet at the United States Naval Academy. His career goal is to become a naval aviator. Read More.
PHS Student Featured In PA Secretary of Education Video
PHS student Darren Groff helped PA Secretary of Education Pedro Rivera in congratulating the Class of 2020 You may remember Darren made the news last week for his efforts to make face masks which he donated to childcare workers. See him at 1:15 in the video Class of 2020 memories for a lifetime.   CLICK HERE TO SEE THE VIDEO 
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Athletics and Academics Lead To Success
PHS Class of 2020 Valedictorian Winni Weng is another example of the powerhouse combination of academics and athletics. She followed in her coach's footsteps and did her one better. Read her story here. Read More.
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