PGHS NEWSLETTER

October 13, 2015

PGHS Teacher Honored at Pink Out Day

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PGHS Teacher Honored at Pink Out Game

Mr. Kenton McGlone was honored at the annual Pink Out Day at a recent football game. A survivor of prostate cancer, Mr. McGlone remembers his day of a cancer diagnosis very well, he shared that he was diagnosed on Christmas Eve.


Mr. McGlone has served as an Art Teacher in the PGSD for 33 years. He has taught in the middle and high school in a variety of art classes throughout Pottsgrove School District. Born in Indiana, his family moved to southern California when he was five years old. Mr. McGlone is a true Californian as he cheers on his alumni, the University of Cal State Fullerton in baseball every spring. Mr. McGlone also served in the United State Air Force.


Pictured above are Mr. DeRenzo (Athletic Director), Mr. McGlone, his wife (Joan), and his son, Evan. This picture was taken after Mr. McGlone served as the Honorary Captain and got to flip the coin before the Falcon football game.

Important Events this Week

Homecoming Week at PGHS


Tuesday - October 13 - Girls Soccer Senior Night & School Board Meeting 7:30 p.m. Lower Elementary


Wednesday - October 14 - Booster Club Meeting 7:00 p.m.


Thursday - October 15 - Homecoming Bonfire 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.


Friday - October 16 - Homecoming Ceremonies begin at 6:00 p.m. in Auditorium

Homecoming Football Game begins at 7:00 p.m.


Homecoming Dance is Cancelled

PSAT's Coming to PGHS - DATE CHANGE - 10-28-15

Pottsgrove will be administering the PSAT test on Wednesday, October 28th at 7:30 am. The guidance department recommends that ALL juniors take this valuable test. The PSAT is a low cost way for juniors to practice for the SAT. In December, results and test materials will be returned to students. These materials along with a college board website access code will allow you to access on-line practice tools that offer another way to prep for the big test. In addition, the PSAT is the ONLY way to be considered for entry to the National Merit Scholarship Program.

If interested, please register in the guidance office, first come first served, by Monday October 5th. Registration cost is $15 and it includes the test fee and pre-test practice book. Checks can be made out to Pottsgrove High School and cash is accepted.

Keystone Winter Exam Schedule

Keystone Winter exams begin in December and go through January. The Keystone Exams are Pennsylvania’s state end of course assessments in Algebra I, Biology and English Literature. Students currently enrolled in one of the related content area courses are required to take the Keystone at the end of the course. For the Winter exam testing window, students who did not score proficient, on a previous exam, will be taking the exam during the Winter testing windows.


Check out our district's webpage for more information on Keystone Exams: http://www.pgsd.org/domain/681


Students will take the Keystone Exams on their laptop computers in a controlled testing environment.


12/8/2015 - Tuesday - Literature Keystone Exam (NO 2 Hour Delay)


12/9/2015 - Wednesday - Literature Keystone Exam (NO 2 Hour Delay)


12/15/2015 - Tuesday - Biology Keystone Exam (NO 2 Hour Delay)


12/16/2015 - Wednesday - Biology Keystone Exam (NO 2 Hour Delay)


1/12/2016 – Tuesday – Algebra Keystone Exam (2 HOUR DELAY) - Students taking the exam report at regular time; whereas, all other students report on a 2 Hour Delay - Busses will run at both times.


1/13/2016 – Wednesday – Algebra Keystone Exam (2 HOUR DELAY) - Students taking the exam report at regular time; whereas, all other students report on a 2 Hour Delay - Busses will run at both times.

Important Reminders for 2015-2016 School Year

Important Updates Regarding Renovations and Start of School

  • Main Entrance: The School's Main Entrance will be the Gymnasium entrance from the south parking lot - the main lobby will be closed for construction
  • Parking: The parking lot in front of the school and district office is closed to high school students, visitors, and parents. All high school students, visitors, and parents should be parking in the south parking lot and entering through the new gymnasium entrance. Student Parking will continue to be held in the South Parking Lot - Parking Permits will be given out once school begins
  • Arrival/Dismissal: - The School Buses will continue to line up on School Lane for AM arrival and PM dismissal. Therefore, School Lane will be closed from 7:00-7:30 a.m. and 2:00 - 2:30 p.m. on school days.
  • Parent Drop Off will be at the Cafeteria Entrance - Must enter from Charlotte Street
  • Athletes will enter through the New Gymnasium/South Entrance or the entrance by the locker rooms.
  • MCCC & Western Center Bussing for School Year: The buses for the Western Center and MCCC will pick students up at the Science Wing entrance (northwest corner of the building)
  • MCCC Dual Enrollment Students - Bussing is being provided for students who are scheduled to take the AM bus run to MCCC.
  • Lockers - Students will be assigned new lockers and combinations, except for those that had lockers last year in the SS/Science wing.
PGHS Student Handbook

Click Here to read the 2015-2016 School Year Student Handbook

Support Our Western Center Students by Going Out for Dinner at WMTC

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Grade Level Communication

One way that we communicate with an entire grade level is through the Remind App/Website. Please sign up for your Class below:


Class of 2016: Click Here to Register


Class of 2017: Click Here to Register


Class of 2018: Click Here to Register


Class of 2019: Click Here to Register

Follow PGHS on Social Media

Click Here to Read More about PRIDE Period

Read Dr. Ziegler's blog on the PRIDE Period and how the PRIDE Period will replace Early Release Wednesdays

Around the District

District: Elementary Schools Awarded Title 1 Reading Award: Click Here to read more


Middle School: Click Here to Read the Principal Newsletter


Ringing Rocks: Click Here to Read the Principal Newsletter


West: A Day in the Life of a Kindergarten Student - Click Here to Watch Video

Harlem Wizards Come to PGHS Gymnasium on November 4, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. as a Fundraiser for the Pottsgrove Educational Foundation

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Mark Your Calendars

10/14/2015 Wednesday - Booster Club Meeting 7:00 pm


10/15/2015 - Thursday - Homecoming Bonfire 7:00 p.m.


10/16/2015 Friday - Homecoming


10/19/2015 Tuesday - HS PTSA Meeting 7:30 pm


10/21/2015 Wednesday - Act 80 2 Hour Early Release


10/28/15 - Thursday - PSAT Test Day


10/29/2015 Thursday - End of First Marking Period


10/30/2015 - Friday - First Day of Second Marking Period


11/3/2015 - Tuesday - No School - Professional Development Day for Staff


11/4/2015 - Wednesday - Washington Wizards 7:00 p.m.


11/10/2015 - Tuesday - School Board Meeting 7:30 p.m.


11/11/2015 - Wednesday - Booster Club Meeting 7:00 p.m.


11/16/2015 - Monday - PTSA Meeting 7:30 p.m.


11/23/2015 - Monday - Parent/Teacher Conferences 12:00-8:00 p.m.


11/24/2015 - Tuesday - Parent/Teacher Conferences 12:00-8:00 p.m.


11/25/2015 - Wednesday - No School Thanksgiving Break


11/26/2015 - Thursday - No School Thanksgiving Break


11/27/2015 - Friday - No School Thanksgiving Break


12/1/2015 - Tuesday - School Board Meeting 7:30 p.m.


12/2/2015 - Wednesday - Orchestra Winter Concert 7:30 p.m.


12/8/2015 - Tuesday - Keystone Literature Exam (NO 2 Hour Delay)


12/9/2015 - Wednesday - Keystone Literature Exam (NO 2 Hour Delay) & Booster Club Meeting 7:30 p.m.


12/15/2015 - Tuesday - Biology Keystone Exam (NO 2 Hour Delay)


12/16/2015 - Wednesday - Biology Keystone Exam (NO 2 Hour Delay) & HS Winter Band Concert 7:30 p.m.


12/21/2015 - Monday - PTSA Meeting 7:30 p.m.


12/22/2015 - Tuesday - HS Choir Winter Concert 7:30 p.m.

PGHS BELL SCHEDULE 2015-2016

Click Here to read the Bell Schedule or it is pictured below

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