Rachel's Challenge Assembly & Parent Night on Thursday, April 23, 2015
You can learn more about Rachel's Challenge at http://www.rachelschallenge.org/
Parent Rachel's Challenge Assembly - Thursday, April 23, 2015 6:30 p.m. in middle school auditorium
- All ROTC students will attend the second presentation and all Tech students will remain at PGHS for the assembly.
- First presentation for 9/10th grades beginning at 7:45 AM. (Students will be called to the auditorium at 7:35 AM)
- First presentation ends at 8:45 AM, students return to 2nd period.
- Second presentation for 11/12th grades beginning at 9:10 AM. (Students will be called to the auditorium at 9:00 AM)
- Second presentation ends 10:10 AM, students are excused to A-lunch or 4th period at 10:11 AM.
- SNAP Academy and Pottsgrove Unite students will receive training during periods 6 and 7 in the auditorium.
- Night presentation will be held in the Middle School auditorium at 6:30 PM.
Check out all of the amazing things taking place at the Western Center for students, parents, and the community. Come out for the Cinco De Mayo Celebration Dinner on Monday, May 4, 2015 from 4:30-7:00 p.m.
11th grade student, Sydney, presents Mr. Wagman (Director of Technology) the first item printed from the student built 3D Printer
Sydney serves on the PGHS Robotics Team which built the 3D printer
Spring Keystone Exams Starting May 14th
- Students who are completing the following courses: Literature, Algebra, & Biology
- Students who already took a Keystone exam and did not score Proficient or Advanced.
Thursday 5/14/15 - Literature Keystone - 2 Hr Delay
Friday 5/15/15 - Literature Keystone - 2 Hr Delay
Monday - 5/18/15 - Algebra Keystone - 2 Hr Delay
Tuesday - 5/19/15 - Algebra Keystone - 2 Hr Delay
Wednesday - 5/20/15 - Biology Keystone - 2 Hr Delay
Thursday - 5/21/15 - Biology Keystone - 2 Hr Delay
Make Up Exams
Friday - 5/22/15 - Make Up Exams
Keystone Exam Overview
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.
The Pennsylvania Department of Education (PDE) states, “Beginning with the class of 2017, students must demonstrate proficiency on the Algebra I, Biology, and Literature Keystone Exams in order to graduate. Therefore, any student in grade 9 or below during the 2013–2014 school year is required to take a Keystone Exam if they are enrolled in the Keystone-related course.”
ALGEBRA: Algebra Numeracy and Algebra 1
BIOLOGY: Academic Biology, Biology, Honors Biology, and Applied Life Science
LITERATURE: 10th Grade English
The student’s best overall score is determined by calculating the highest overall module score from any exam (each comprehensive keystone exam consists of two modules). Each student’s best overall score will be banked until their 11th grade year, where it will be reported for the School Performance Profile, school, state and county wide data.
Keystone Retesting: Students who do not score Proficient on the Keystone exam will retake the exam until the completion of their Junior year. The district will provide interventions after every unsuccessful attempt of a Keystone in accordance with the district’s Keystone Intervention Plan. Click Here to view the district’s Keystone Intervention Plan for grades 6-12.
Both the middle school and high school are equipped to remediate students who do not score proficient on these exams. Plus, the PA Department of Education provides an online course through iTunes University called Pennsylvania Learns to assist in remediating students for the Keystone exam. Literature Exam
Mark Your Calendars
Thursday, 4/23/15 - Rachel's Challenge Assembly
Parent Night for Rachel's Challenge at 6:30 p.m. at PGMS Auditorium
Prom 6:00-11:00 PM at the Double Tree in KOP
Post Prom 11:00 – 2:00 AM High School
Tuesday, 4/28/15 - College Field Trip to Kutztown & Alvernia University
May 2 - Western Center Car Show - 9:00 a.m. Pancake breakfast 9:00-10:30 a.m.
Monday, 5/4/15 AP Chemistry Exam AM session in Library
AP Environmental Science Exam AM session in District Office
Tuesday, 5/5/15 - AP Calculus BC Exam AM Session at District Office
AP Calculus AB Exam AM Session in Library
Honor Roll Reception – freshmen & sophomores 6th period; juniors & seniors 7th period in the café annex
Spring Orchestra Concert 7:30 in the Auditorium
Wednesday, 5/6/15 - AP English Literature and Composition (12th) Exam in Library
Wednesday, 5/6/15 - Act 80 Day
Thursday - 5/7/15 AP Spanish Language AM Session in Library
Band Concert 7:30 PM in the Auditorium
Friday, 5/8/15 - AP German Language AM Session in Library
AP United States History AM Session at District Office
AP Studio Art
AP European History PM Session in Library
Monday, 5/11/15 - AP Biology Exam AM Session in Library
AP Physics C – Mechanics PM Session in Library
AP English Language and Composition Exam AM Session in Library
AP Statistics Exam PM Session in Library
Thursday, 5/14/15 - Keystone Testing – Literature, 2 hour delay
NHS New Member Induction – 7:00 PM in the Auditorium; reception to follow
Friday, 5/15/15 - Keystone Testing – Literature, 2 hour delay
Monday, 5/18/15 - Special Olympics
Keystone Testing - Algebra I, 2 hour delay
Tuesday, 5/19/15 - Keystone Testing - Algebra I, 2 hour delay
Western Center Recognition Ceremony at Pottsgrove Middle School 7:00 PM
Wednesday 5/20/15 - Keystone Testing – Bio, 2 hour delay, dismissal at 2:17
Choral Spring Concert 7:30 in the Auditorium
Thursday, 5/21/15 - Keystone Testing – Bio, 2 hour delay
Music Department Awards Banquet
Friday, 5/22/15 - Special Olympics – Rain date
Senior Picnic at Limerick Park
Monday, 5/25/15 - Memorial Day No School
Tuesday - Saturday 5/26/15 - 5/30/15 Senior Class Trip to Florida
Thursday, 5/28/15 All Class Awards 9th grade 2nd Period, 10th grade 6th Period, 11th grade 3rd Period.
Wednesday - Friday, 6/3/15 - 6/65/15 - Senior Finals
Wednesday, 6/3/15 - HS/MS Athletic Physicals at Middle School @ 2:30 PM
Booster Senior Banquet Sunnybrook Ballroom 6:00 PM
Monday, 6/8/15 - Freshmen class Trip to Dorney Park
Tuesday, 6/9/15 - Senior Awards Assembly
Wednesday – Thursday 6/10/15 - 6/11/15 - Mandatory Commencement Rehearsals
Wednesday - Friday 6/10/15 - 6/12/15 Underclassmen Finals
Friday, 6/12/15 Students last day
Commencement 6:00 Pm