Pottstown Middle School

Pottstown Middle School

 Pottstown Middle School 

600 North Franklin Street   |   Pottstown, PA 19464
Phone: (610) 970-6665   |   Fax: (610) 970-8738

Main Office Staff

Hector Wangia, Principal
5th Grade , Mrs. Davis: 610-970-6724
6th Grade, Mr. Lawless: 610-970-6650
7th Grade, Mr. Dargan: 610-970-6733
8th Grade, Ms. Tupper: 610-970-6560

Kelly Ortlip, School Secretary
Kim Picard, Attendance Secretary

About Us:

The Pottstown Middle School serves approximately 1000 students in grades 5 through 8 in the borough of Pottstown. Additionally, we support and educate all students with a professional and support staff of roughly 140. We believe in educating the whole child and our school embraces a focus on physical, intellectual, social, and emotional growth during the developmental middle-level years while integrating a challenging curriculum through all content areas.

Our school community is driven by the Middle School Vision: 
PMS is a collaborative community where students feel inspired to grow academically, socially & emotionally at every level.

Middle School News

Team poses

Middle School Cross Country Intramural

The Pottstown middle school cross-country intramural program ended the season with a color run.
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Ashirah Still

Middle School Student Hopes To Inspire Others

Pottstown Middle School fifth grade student Ashirah Still has been working with district speech therapist Theresa Spitko for three years to manage her issues with stuttering.
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Pottsgrove Wrestling

Community Flyers

Community flyers from Pottsgrove Wrestling Club Registration and the Pottstown Library.
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Lincoln

Today at Lincoln Elementary School

Today at Lincoln Elementary school, during recess, Mr. Peirce and Mrs. Wampole heard what sounded distinctly like gunshots.
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Community

Flyers for the Community

Attached flyers for the community.
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Superintendent Update

Superintendent Update

Please click more to see some updates for Superintendent Stephen Rodriguez.
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Middle school science club

Middle school students test the waters

Pottstown Middle School Environmental Science Club students along with their advisor Ginger Angelo-DeRenzo spent some after school time testing the waters of the Manatawny Creek.
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Bag Policy

Our Bag Policy Reminder For The Grigg Memorial Stadium

Please see the attached photo of our bag policy reminder for the Grigg Memorial Stadium.
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Dental

Back to School Physicals

Back to School Physicals provided by Community Health & Dental Care, with or without insurance.
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PMS

This is a notification from Pottstown School District

This morning a student reported that they saw what appeared to be a weapon in the possession of another student.
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CAMP

Trojans of Tomorrow Sports Camps

This is the next wave of Trojans of Tomorrow Sports Camps highlighting our winter sports.
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Clinic

Montgomery County Office of Public Heath Vaccination Clinic

Please select the READ MORE to see the attached schedule for the Vaccination Clinic.
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HEART

Fiber arts program helps students decompress after school

At Pottstown Middle School you will find some children from fifth- to eighth-grade stitching, weaving, felting and plant dyeing through an after-school fiber arts program taught by Anne Aycock, owner of Mountain Laurel Yarn in Spring City. 
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ywca

Upcoming YWCA Events

Please see the attached flyers from the YWCA regarding events for Boys and Girls.
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kids

POTTSTOWN AREA PAL

Fall DEK HOCKEY is for open to students in any district, ages 4 to 18, boys and girls.
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POTTSTOWN TROJANS

Time for The Trojan Times

School is back in session and our students are very active in our co-curricular programs.
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PMS principals

Pottstown making middle school transition easier with new principal system

Perhaps no school transition is more anxiety prone than the one from elementary to middle school — all the more so when that transition takes place starting fifth grade.
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power plant

event of an incident at the Limerick Generating Station

In the event of an incident at the Limerick Generating Station, the Pottstown School District has developed an emergency plan for sheltering or evacuation of students if necessary.
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Free haircuts

Free Haircuts!

Blades Edge Barbershop is offering Annual Back to School Free Haircuts on Sunday, August 21, from 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM. See the attached flyer for details.
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Chromebooks

2022-2023 Chromebook Reminder and Updates

Please read more to see are important details regarding Chromebooks for the 2022-23 school year.
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Summer Update to Parents

Dear Parents and Guardians, 
I hope that you are enjoying your summer. Please take a moment to watch the video message and look over the Summer Update Newsletter for some information for the upcoming school year
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Trojan Logo

Middle School Sports

The start of the upcoming school year is near and that also means the start of the middle school fall sports seasons!!  Monday, August 22nd will be the official start of middle school fall sports.
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summer

Reminder: ESY and Summer School

Reminder: ESY and Summer School begin on July 5th and run through July 28th. Please refer to your information letter that was sent to your home address for specific details. We are looking forward to a great summer program!
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Pottstown Strong

Pottstown Strong

SV Sports has created a fundraiser to help the families affected by the recent house explosion.
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4th Marking Period Honor Roll

4th Marking Period Honor Roll

4th Marking Period Honor Roll
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PAL

PAL Sign Up

Pottstown Area PAL Sign-ups Open Now!
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Pottstown School District career fair

Kelly Services Recruiting Event

Join us at our Pottstown School District career fair!
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Half Staff

All Flags Half Staff

Pottstown School District will have all flags lowered to half staff. . .
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Track

Middle School Track Prepares for Future Success

Pottstown middle school track coach Martin Valle believes in preparing for the future.
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Message

Texas Tragedy

By now you have likely heard about the horrific tragedy in Uvalde, Texas yesterday, in which 19 elementary students and two adults were killed by a gunman, who is also deceased.
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Covid

Important Covid Update

On Friday, Montgomery County leaders made another public announcement that the County designation is now moving from the medium to high CDC designation, due to rising positivity levels of COVID-19.
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aclamo

ACLAMO Free Summer Camp

Please see the attached flyers from ACLAMO regarding registration for their free summer camp program for children in 1st - 8th grades.
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covid

Covid Update

At the end of last week, Montgomery County leaders publicly announced that the county designation is moving from low to medium transmission levels due to rising COVID-19 positivity.
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Run Hide Fight

Active Intruder Drills

All districts are required to complete security drills twice per year when fully in session.
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Incident at Pottstown Middle School

Incident at Pottstown Middle School

This morning the Middle School was evacuated due to a small fire that was set in a paper dispenser in the third floor girls bathroom.
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Honor roll

Honor Roll Report - Third Marking Period - 2021-2022

Honor Roll Report - Third Marking Period - 2021-2022
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Middle School Reading Olympic Team

Middle School Reading Olympic Team Scores Green

Congratulations to the Pottstown Middle School Reading Olympics Team for earning a green ribbon in the county wide Reading Olympics contest.
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Jazz Band

Middle School Jazz Band Outstanding

The Pottstown Middle School Jazz Band under the direction of Daniel Higgins presented an outstanding performance at the Wilson High School Jazz Festival.
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Boosters.

Attention Parents - Booster and Immunization Time!

Have a look at the attached posters for information on Boosters and Immunization.
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National Honor Society

Middle School Honor Society Induction

Pottstown Middle School conducted the National Junior Honor Society induction ceremonies.
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mask

IMPORTANT UPDATE Masks Recommended

Due to changing guidance from both the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and our local Office of Public Health (OPH), recommendations for mask wearing in schools has changed.
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sub teaching

Ever considered substitute teaching?

Getting started substitute teaching is easier than you’d think— we’ll provide all the training you need to be successful, and you can create your own work schedule.
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SHRECK

District Musical Example of Team Work

The Pottstown School District "All District" musical performance of Shrek is the model of teamwork in action.
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lockdown

Modified Lockdown

Today, the Pottstown Middle School received phone threats and immediately began working with the Pottstown Police Department.
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ENGAGE

How can Pottstown School District encourage and build a strong sense of community?

How can Pottstown School District encourage and build a strong sense of community?
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Honor Roll

2021-2022 Second Marking Period Honor Roll Report

Honor Roll report for the second marking period.
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Colin Plank

Middle School Student Prepares For Success At The Next Level

The Pottstown Music Department is helping to prepare students for success at every level. Congratulations to Colin Plank for being accepted to the West Chester University High School Honors Percussion Ensemble.
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choir

You are invited for a night of FREE entertainment

You are invited to join us for a night of FREE choral entertainment presented by the Pottstown middle and high school choirs.
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SHREK

SHREK The Musical

Show times and dates for the Pottstown School District production of Shrek the Musical.
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pride

Fall Pottstown Pride 2021

Pottstown Pride, Fall edition 2021 shows we are on target with our district's mission. 
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parenting

This is a notification from Pottstown School District

Family Services of Pottstown will be offering the Triple P Program (Positive Parenting Program) in January.
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Check

Volunteer Mentorship Program Receives Support

Jeff Richardson spent many hours volunteering his time as a mentor at Pottstown Middle School in the Created For Greatness program before pancreatic cancer cut his life short.
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Covid

Virtual Setting for First Grade at Franklin

As a result of contact tracing, and in order to slow any more spread of COVID-19, we will be moving to a virtual setting for one of our 1st grade classrooms at Franklin Elementary School starting Monday, December 20th and continuing through the holiday break with a return to in-person class on Monday, January 3rd.
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covid

Covid-19 Update

The District has learned that a member of the audience at last week’s Band performance was confirmed positive for Covid-19.
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music

Join us for some holiday music

You are invited to join us for a night of FREE holiday music.
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basketball

Postponing Basketball Practices and Games

As a result of contact tracing, and in order to slow any potential spread of COVID-19, we will be postponing practices and games for students trying out for the Middle School Boys Basketball Team.
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search

Credible Threat Investigated

The Pottstown Middle School staff conducted a schoolwide search this morning as a result of a credible threat, which we responded to in cooperation with the Pottstown Police Department.
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calendar

2021-2022 Revised School Calendar

The School Board of Directors took decisive action at last night's meeting to support our students and our schools.
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virtual

Covid 19 Update

As a result of contact tracing, and in order to slow any potential spread of COVID-19, we will be moving to a virtual setting for two of our 5th grade classrooms at Pottstown Middle School starting tomorrow and continuing through the Thanksgiving break with return to in person class on Tuesday, November 30th.
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Covid

MCIC Covid-19 Town Hall

Montgomery County Immunization Coalition (MCIC) is hosting Covid-19 Vaccines for Children ages 5-11 Virtual Town Halls in November.
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sHREK

Coming Soon! Shrek the Musical!

Coming Soon! Shrek the Musical!

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drill

Security Drills November 1st - 5th

All districts are required to complete security drills twice per year when fully in session. However, the coronavirus pandemic is a safety concern by itself and we will be making accommodations to complete our obligations for the security drill, while also keeping our students within the current Department of Health guidelines.
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Sad News

Sad News

There was an incident in the community resulting in the death of two of our parents that has been classified as a murder-suicide by the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office. The schools affected are Barth Elementary and Pottstown Middle School.

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Message to Parents

Yesterday we learned that one of our Pottstown High School students was involved in an off campus altercation which resulted in a gunshot wound to the buttocks from a small caliber pistol.
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lockers

Routine Search Conducted Today

Today a search was conducted at Pottstown High School. No dangerous items were found.
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announcement

School Building Telephones

Throughout the district we are experiencing intermittent phone disruptions at some of our schools resulting in dropped calls or other problems.
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y art

YWCA Tri-County Area’s Week Without Violence Art Contest

The art contest is open to all 5th through 12th grade students in Berks, Chester, and Montgomery counties.
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ARt classes

ART Fusion 2021 Fall Art Enrichment Programs

Programs are available for teens and elementary students. Please click on the link below for class descriptions and the application. A Spanish version of the flyers are also available.
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flu clinics

Flu Clinics 2021-22 Schedule

The flu shot is offered at the Office of Public Health to individuals age 6 months and older. Flu Clinics - Fall 2021.pdf
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Meals

PSD Food Distribution

Remember that all Pottstown School District students are eligible so please do not hesitate to utilize this resource! Food security is extremely important during a pandemic and we want both you and your children tobe safe. If you have any questions please reach out [email protected]
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UPDATE

7th Grade at Pottstown Middle School Closure

As a result of contact tracing, and in order to slow any further spread of COVID-19, the 7th grade at Pottstown Middle School will be in a virtual instructional format for a period of two weeks starting Friday, September 17. 7th grade students may not participate in co-curricular activities, before or after school during this time.
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deck hockey

Fall Dek hockey registration is open now.

Fall Dek hockey registration is open now. Check out this great program!
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Flexible

Flexible Instructional Days (FID)

The last school year stretched us in ways we didn’t think possible. There is no question that our students are more technologically savvy than ever. While we are dedicated to In-person instruction five days per week, it is good to have options for inclement weather or other situations that would have caused us to cancel school and extend the school year.
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closed

Covid 19 Update August 31, 2021.

As a result of contact tracing, and in order to slow any potential spread of COVID-19, the Office of Public Health for Montgomery County has recommended a virtual setting for one kindergarten classroom at Barth Elementary School for a period of two weeks starting Wednesday, September 1.
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Virus update

2 virtual classrooms due to close contacts

As a result of contact tracing, and in order to slow any potential spread of COVID-19, the Office of Public Health for Montgomery County has recommended a virtual setting for two of our 5th grade classrooms at Pottstown Middle School for a period of two weeks starting tomorrow.
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Survey

Masks Required Survey

Thank you to those that participated in our recent survey regarding mask requirements. Attached to this email, you can see the results.
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FACEBOOK MEETING

Pottstown to Require Mask

The consensus decision was reached during a public relations and community engagement committee meeting Aug. 12 at which seven board members agreed to move forward with the change.
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guidelines

Guidelines

“The health and safety of our students, teachers, and staff, and ensuring our kids get the instruction they need, are top priorities heading into the school year," said Montgomery County Commissioners' Chairwoman Val Arkoosh. 
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Upcoming Events

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Volunteer Information

<div>All volunteer information can be found on the HR section of the district website,&nbsp;<a href="https://www.pottstownschools.org/HumanResources.aspx" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">click here to go to that section.</a></div>

PMS Twitter

Educational Slip Permission Slip

Request for Excused Absence from school for a pre-planned non-school-sponsored educational tour or trip.
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