PGHS Newsletter

12/5/17

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Important Updates

Important Yearbook Update - Would you like to celebrate your student's achievements or place a baby picture ad in the high school yearbook?! Log on to Jostens to order your yearbook and/or build and digitally design your student's ad by clicking on "Yearbook Recognition Ad"

COST:

Full Yearbook Page: $280

1/2 Yearbook Page: $155

1/4 Yearbook Page: $85

1/8 Yearbook Page: $45


Distracted Driving - Montgomery County Health Department is partnering with us to teach students about Distracted Driving the week of December 4th to all Juniors. If you would not like your student to participate, please email Mrs. Ludy at jillludy@pgsd.org


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.


9 & 10 - Mr. VanHorn - TVanHorn2@PGSD.ORG

11 & 12 - Mr. Daney - EDaney@pgsd.org

Principal - Dr. Ziegler - wziegler@pgsd.org


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



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

Students Visit Penn State Berks & Albright College

On Wednesday November 29th, the PGHS Counselors took 40 students from 10th and 11th grade (with a few undecided seniors joining in) to Albright College and Penn State Berks campuses in the Reading area. The students received an information session and a full tour at both campuses.


Albright is a small liberal arts college that offers that small-town feel close to home. Albright offers a variety of majors, including Fashion Merchandising and Music Industry Studies. The students had a nice lunch after the tour before heading to Penn State Berks campus.


PSU Berks offers students another smaller-campus feel close to home, but of course is part of the much larger Penn State University network. Students can get their start at Penn State Berks for less money than University Park Main Campus and still transfer to Main Camppus after two years. For students studying some majors they could stay at the Berks campus to complete their 4-year Bachelor's degree.


Keep an eye out for more College Tours for students in the spring!

(Written by Mr. Petrella, School Counselor)

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PGHS No Place For Hate Message by Dr. Ziegler

Mental Health Awareness - Minding Your Mind

As you know, we hosted an assembly on Mental Health in October. This assembly highlighted the need for students to seek help if they are experiencing any mental health concerns such as depression, anxiety, thoughts of self harm, or even suicidal thoughts. Our School Counselors are here to support you and your child if they are experiencing any mental health concerns.


Below are some great resources on Mental Health Awareness


PGHS School Counseling Team

Click on this link to meet our School Counseling Team. Our School Counselors are here to support you and your son/daughter

ASVAB is Coming to PGHS


THE ASVAB IS COMING TO POTTSGROVE!!!

Pottsgrove High School will be offering the ASVAB to any 10th, 11th and 12th grade students who are interested in taking the test on Monday January 29th from 7:45am to 10:45am. Interested students must sign up in the high school counseling office prior to December 15th.


The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) is the most widely used multiple-aptitude test battery in the world. As an aptitude test, the ASVAB measures your strengths, weaknesses, and potential for future success.


The ASVAB also provides you with career information for various civilian and military occupations and is an indicator for success in future endeavors whether you choose to go to college, vocational school, or a military career.


In addition, your scores on the ASVAB composite tests will help determine your career field or military occupation eligibility. For those who are considering enlistment, bonuses are usually tied to your choice of occupations, the better the score, the more opportunities you have. But keep in mind, it is impossible to literally "ace" the ASVAB, so your goal should be to simply do your best.


TIP: Be sure you are ready before you take the ASVAB -- use the Military.com ASVAB practice tests to find the areas you may need to work on. In addition you can read about ASVAB study techniques.


Register in the school counseling office before December 15th. There is no cost for the test.

Western Center Updates


  • WMCTC Applications are open for the 2018-2019 School Year. Go to https://wmctc.fluidreview.com/ to submit your application for the coming school year.
  • WMCTC Programs - Check out the WMCTC Programs and what our school has to offer. Click Here to learn about the programs at WMCTC.
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Click Here for Athletics Information

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

Athletic Falcon Happenings

FALCON HAPPENINGS - 2017

For the week of Dec. 4-9


Tuesday (12/5)

HS Boys and Girls Basketball 7th Annual Maroon & White Game – 6:00 pm

HS & MS Winter Sports Practices – 3-8 pm

HS Shuttle to YMCA (Swimming) – 2:30 pm

HS Shuttle to Limerick Bowl (Bowling) 2:30 pm – Pick up @ 5:00 pm


Wednesday (12/6)

HS & MS Winter Sports Practice – 3 – 8 pm

MS Wrestling with Arcola – (scrimmage) – Home – 3:30 pm – Dismiss 2:40 pm

HS Shuttle to YMCA & Middle School (Swimming/Indoor Track) – 2:30 pm

HS Shuttle to Limerick Bowl (Bowling) 2:30 pm – Pick up @ 5:00 pm


Thursday (12/7)

HS & MS Winter Sports Practices – 3-8 pm

HS Shuttle to YMCA (Swimming) – 2:30 pm


Friday (12/8)

HS Boys & Girls Tip Off Basketball Tournament

HS Boys @ HS – 5:30 pm – Henderson vs Boyertown & 7 pm – Pottsgrove vs CB East

HS Girls @ MS – 5:30 pm – Motivation HS vs Wyomissing & 7 pm – Pottsgrove vs Collegium Charter

HS Shuttle to YMCA & Middle School (Swimming/Indoor Track) – 2:30 pm


Saturday (12/9)

HS Wrestling at Academy Park Duals – A – 9:00 am – Bus 6:00 am

HS Winter Track at Ursinus College – 9:30 am – Bus 7:30 am

HS Tip Off Boys and Girls Tip Off Tournament @ High School

1 pm – Wyomissing vs Collegium Charter – Girls

2:30 pm – CB East vs Boyertown – Boys

4:00 pm – Pottsgrove vs Motivation – Girls

5:30 pm – Pottsgrove vs Henderson – Boys

Mark Your Calendars

Tuesday, December 5

School Board Meeting - Reorganization meeting High School LGI room 7:30pm


Wednesday, December 6

ACE Mentoring Meeting - Room 303 4:00pm - 6:00pm

High School Band and Orchestra Dress Rehearsal - Auditorium 7:00pm


Thursday, December 7

High School Band and Orchestra Concert - Auditorium 7:00pm


Friday, December 8

DECA District Conference - King of Prussia

Booster Club Meeting - Library 7:00pm


Wednesday, December 13

DECA Field Trip to Crowne Plaza


Monday, December 18

Field Trip to the Western Montgomery Career and Technology Center - 9th grade

PTSA Meeting - Library 7:30pm


Tuesday, December 19

Field Trip to the Western Montgomery Career and Technology Center - 9th grade

High School Choral Dress Rehearsal - Auditorium 6:00pm


Wednesday, December 20

ACE Mentoring - Room 303 4:00pm - 6:00pm


Thursday, December 21

High School Choral Concert - Auditorium 7:00pm


Friday, December 22

German Club Field Trip Christkindlmarkt

1/2 day of School for Students and Staff


Monday, December 25 - January 1

No School


Wednesday, January 3

Music League Meeting - Library 7:00pm


Friday, January 5

Coffee House - High School Cafeteria 7:00pm


Monday, January 8

PTSA Meeting - Library 7:30pm


Tuesday, January 9

Operations/Facilities Committee Meeting - West Pottsgrove Elementary 6:30pm

School Board Meeting - West Pottsgrove Elementary 7:30pm


Friday, January 12

PTSA Cosplay Movie Night - High School Cafeteria 6:30pm


Monday, January 15

No School


Tuesday, January 16

Mid-terms


Wednesday, January 17

Mid-terms


Thursday, January 18

Mid-terms


Friday, January 19

Color Day

Last Day of the 2nd Quarter


Tuesday, January 23

Policy Committee Meeting - High School LGI 6:30pm

School Board Meeting - High School LGI 7:30pm


Thursday, January 25

8th Grade Course Selection Night - Cafeteria 6:00pm

AP/STEM/Dual Enrollment/WMCTC Night - Cafeteria 7:00pm


Wednesday, February 7

Booster Club Meeting - Library 6:00pm

Music League Meeting - Library 7:00pm


Friday, February 9

PTSA Cosplay Movie Night - High School Cafeteria 6:30pm


Monday, February 12

PTSA Meeting - Library 7:30pm


Tuesday, February 13

Operations/Facilities Committee Meeting - High School LGI 6:00pm

School Board Meeting - 7:30pm


Thursday, February 15

ACT 80 Day dismissal 12:17


Friday, February 16

Staff Development - no school for students


Monday, February 19

No School for Staff and Students


Tuesday, February 20

Curriculum/Technology/Student Affairs Committee Meeting - District Office 7:30pm


Wednesday, February 21

DECA State Competition


Thursday, February 22

DECA State Competition


Friday, February 23

PMEA District 11 StringFest Concert


Tuesday, February 27

Policy Committee Meeting - High School LGI 6:30pm

School Board Meeting - High School LGI 7:30pm