PGHS Newsletter

10-29-18

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The Pottsgrove Spooktacular

We are hosting a Spooktacular contest on Wednesday, October 31, 2018. The ten best dressed students will receive a gift card for a free Chick-Fil-A sandwich.


IMPORTANT: Below are the guidelines for Halloween Costume Competition


  1. The School Dress Code Still Applies
  2. No masks or anything to cover the face will be permitted - face paint is permitted as long as it does not cover the majority of the face.
  3. No look alike weapons, replica weapons, or weapons of any type are permitted. Students will receive discipline in accordance with the school code if in violation
  4. No gory, violent, or bloody costumes are permitted
  5. Nothing that promotes violence, hate, bigotry, sex, drugs, alcohol, will be permitted
  6. All school rules and policies apply
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Click Here to Purchase Senior Items

Click here to purchase caps, gowns, invitations, gear, etc.

Pulse Survey with Students

As part of our Renaissance Program we are working to better understand if our students believe they are receiving recognition, formal and informal – which may in turn motivate them to do better academically, be caring and supportive classmates, and strive to be upstanding citizens.


Having a better understanding of whether our current recognition practices are hitting the mark with students will allow our school community to adjust as needed to create the most supportive environment for students that we can.


https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Pulse-parents


Thank you in advance for your honest feedback on this survey.

Yearbook

ORDER YOUR YEARBOOK NOW!!!! Yearbooks are at the lowest price all year! Order online now!!! https://www.jostens.com/apps/store/productBrowse/1043817/Pottsgrove-High-School/2019-Yearbook/20180816043157173103/CATALOG_SHOP/


Senior Parents: Purchase your "Baby Photo/Yearbook Recognition Ad" now! For a limited time only, you can design a section of the yearbook (1/8 up to a full page) dedicated to your student! Space is running out, so start designing now!

https://www.jostens.com/apps/shop/yrbk_ra_flash.asp?CID=137925&PFID=20180911043335323125

Technology Fee Payment

For anyone who did not submit their payment for the Technology Fee for the MacBook Air, please read the statement below from Mr. Bickert, our Director of Technology.



The Technology is to be paid at the start of each school year. If you have not paid the fee yet, please follow the directions below.


Fees can be paid by check or money order, payable to Pottsgrove School District and sent to the school office. Please include your student’s ID number (lunch code) on checks and money orders.


We have also made credit card payments possible using My School Bucks, the same system that is utilized to prepay student lunch expenses. Upon log in to the system, please select "School Store". Please note that a small convenience fee is applied and is paid directly to My School Bucks. You will see this fee added at time of checkout.


The fee for a laptop is $35.00 and for an iPad is $25.00. Families with multiple students in the DiLE program qualify for the family max payment option. Please make that selection and the maximum charge, currently set at $50.00, will be applied. The order will be pending until the District verifies eligibility.


If you have not already done so, please also complete the Accidental Damage/Theft Coverage application and the On/Off Campus Parent Agreement. Both forms are available on our website and in the electronic First Day Packet Portal you use at the start of each school year. The forms can be submitted electronically using the portal option. Completed paper copies of these forms can be sent to the school office.


Failure to complete the paperwork and submit payment by October 30th will result in your son/daughter being required to keep their laptop at school and their access to the internet will be limited.


Please contact the Technology Department with any questions or concerns at 610-327-2277

Important Updates

Community Bulletin Board - Check out the community bulletin board for updates from around the Pottsgrove community. Click Here for the Community Bulletin Board


Important Dates to Remember!

October 19 - Homecoming

October 24 - PTSA Movie Night at the Grove

October 26 - Act 80 Day, 2-Hour Early Release, Dismissal 12:17

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PGHS School Counseling Team

Click on this link to meet our School Counseling Team. They are working on student schedules and do an outstanding job of helping students navigate high school and beyond.

There's A Renaissance at Pottsgrove High School

We are excited to share with you that our school has joined the Jostens Renaissance Program. Renaissance is a character education and student leadership program that is focused on building a positive school culture. The five key components of Renaissance are Respect, Recognize, Reward, Reinforce, and Results. We are recognizing, rewarding, and reinforcing positive behavior with our students and Staffulty (the term for Faculty/Staff) in the following areas:


  • Positive Principal Referral - Our Staffulty are recognizing students for doing random acts of kindness, living out our Pillars 4 Success, and/or going above and beyond to support others and our school mission.

  • Chick-Fil-A Champion - One student from each grade will be selected each month from the Positive Principal Referrals to receive the Chick-Fil-A Champion award along with a free Chick-Fil-A Sandwich coupon.

  • Staffulty Celebration - Our Staffulty are recognizing their colleagues for random acts of kindness or for going above and beyond to support others and our school mission.

  • Extra-Degree - One Staffulty member will be selected each month, from the Staffulty Celebrations, to receive an Extra-Degree certificate and a special prize.


We encourage you to follow our recognitions by following us on social media:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PottsgroveHighSchool
Instagram: PottsgroveHS
Twitter: @PGHSNews


As part of the Renaissance program, we have also incorporated the video series The Harbor into our PRIDE A sessions. The Harbor is a part of the Renaissance Program that is designed to teach character education and student leadership.


We started the school year with a video focused on Judgement and today’s video was on Acceptance and Tolerance. Check out the Harbor video on Judgment by Clicking Here. Each video is supplemented by a series of questions for teachers to lead a discussion around the topic. If you would like to view any of these videos, please schedule a time with me to come in and view them.

Busing

Transportation (Busing) - If you have any busing issues, please contact your child's grade level principal. We are here to support you and your child with any busing concerns.

Grades 9/10 - Mr. Van Horn tvanhorn2@pgsd.org Extension 7399

Grades 11/12 - Mr. Daney edaney@pgsd.org Extension 7384

Principal - Dr. Ziegler wziegler@pgsd.org Extension 7385

Bullying/Harassment

Harassment/Bullying - If at any time, your son/daughter experiences any type of bullying or harassment, please contact their principal team member immediately. The Principal Team member contact information is listed below: (School phone number is 610-326-5105)

Grades 9/10 - Mr. Van Horn tvanhorn2@pgsd.org Extension 7399

Grades 11/12 - Mr. Daney edaney@pgsd.org Extension 7384

Principal - Dr. Ziegler wziegler@pgsd.org Extension 7385

Click Here for Athletics Information

Click here to learn about Athletic schedules, meetings, and other important information.

Mark Your Calendars

Tuesday, October 30

End of Quarter


Friday, November 2

Picture Re-take Day 7:30 AM - 2:15 PM


Monday, November 5


Movie Night at the Grove 6:45 - 9:15 PM


Tuesday, November 6

Staff Development Day - no school for students


Wednesday, November 7

Financial Aid Night 6:00 PM


Thursday, November 8

Girl's Night Out at the Western Montgomery Career and Technology Center 6:00-8:30 PM


Monday, November 12

PTSA Meeting 7:30 PM


Tuesday, November 13

Operations/Facilities Committee Meeting 6:30-7:30 PM

School Board Meeting 7:30 PM


Wednesday, November 14

Booster Club PTA Meeting 7:00 PM


Thursday, November 15

Music League PTA Meeting 7:00 PM


Saturday, November 17

Fall Ball 6:00 PM


Monday, November 19

Parent/Teacher Conferences 12:00-8:00 PM

No School for Students


Tuesday, November 20

Parent/Teacher Conferences 12:00-8:00 PM

No School for Students


Wednesday, November 21

No School for Students or Staff


Thursday, November 22

No School for Students or Staff


Friday, November 23

No School for Students or Staff


Tuesday, November 27

Athletics, Co-Curricular and Community Relations Committee 5:30-6:00 PM

Policy Committee 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Curriculum, Integration, and Technology Committee Meeting 7:30 PM


Wednesday, November 28


Pottsgrove Village 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Halloween Dress Guidelines

First, all dress code guidelines are still in place. Students may wear costumes as long as they comply with these guidelines:


  • No weapons, look-a-like weapons, or anything that could be used as a weapon
  • No gore - no blood, imitating an injury, or anything gory or dark