October 13, 2015
PGHS Teacher Honored at Pink Out Day
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
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
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.
Support Our Western Center Students by Going Out for Dinner at WMTC
Grade Level Communication
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
Read Dr. Ziegler's blog on the PRIDE Period and how the PRIDE Period will replace Early Release Wednesdays
Harlem Wizards Come to PGHS Gymnasium on November 4, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. as a Fundraiser for the Pottsgrove Educational Foundation
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.