Pottstown Middle School

Pottstown Middle School

 Pottstown Middle School 

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

Mr. Brian Hostetler
Principal

Danielle Davis
5 & 6 Grade Asst. Principal

Michael Ishler 
7/8 Grade Asst. Principal

Mrs. Kelly Ortlip 
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

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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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

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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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

Jan
21

11:25-Early Dismissal-Students complete asynchronous work in the af

Students have an asynchronous instructional obligation in the a

Volunteer Information

Please click here to see all that you need to become a volunteer for Pottstown School District.

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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