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Pottsgrove High School - October 29, 2019
Pottsgrove Spooktacular! - Renaissance Culture
THE POTTSGROVE SPOOKTACULAR
As part of our Renaissance School Culture Program, Our Student Council will be hosting a Spooktacular Week, the week on October 28-November 1. The ten best dressed students will receive a gift card for a free Chick-Fil-A sandwich.
Too Tired Tuesday
Which-Is-Which Wednesday (Switch Day)
IMPORTANT: Below are the guidelines for Halloween Spooktacular Competition
- The School Dress Code Still Applies along with all rules/procedures in the Student Handbook.
- 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.
- 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
- No gory, violent, or bloody costumes are permitted
- Nothing that promotes violence, hate, racism, bigotry, sex, drugs, alcohol, will be permitted
- All school rules and policies apply
CLICK HERE to learn more about the new Graduation requirements for our 9th and 10th grade students. This is part of Act 158 through the Pennsylvania Department of Education.
AP Test Registration Begins October 21, 2019
AP Students and parents,
Thank you for sharing your concerns regarding the early due date for AP Exams. We have listened to your recommendations and will be moving the window to enroll for AP Testing to Monday, October 21-November 1, 2019 to purchase the May 2020 exam for AP. (Families can change their minds for a partial refund up until March 13th, 2020).
Unfortunately, the College Board has changed the enrollment dates for schools to the fall. We understand this places a hardship on parents; as a result, we are extending the enrollment window from October 21-November 1st.
Enrollment Window: October 21-November 1, 2019
Families will be able to purchase exams through the AP Store on the MySchoolBucks account or in the Guidance Office with cash or check payable to Pottsgrove High School.
If you have any questions, please contact
Is Your Student Interested in Engineering?
Are you interested in Architecture, Construction, or Engineering??
The ACE Mentor Program is a FREE after-school program open to any high school student who would like to learn about available career paths in the Architecture, Construction, or Engineering industries. The Program is designed to demonstrate what a career is like in each of these industries, and supply students with the mentors, network, and resources to continue to explore these industries on their own. Scholarships for college are available!
Meetings are 4-6pm twice a month, starting at the end of October and ending with a final team project presentation in early May. Registration is free and easy. Just go to acementor.org. It requires Parent/Guardian permission.
For more information, please see the attachment, see Mr. Petrella, or email him at email@example.com.
Click on the PDF below to learn more about ACE Engineering for students
Attendance Updates for 2019-2020 School Year
Mental Health at PGHS
We are excited to be partnering with Montgomery County Access Services and the Montgomery County Mobile Crisis Unit to bring our students two outstanding trainings focusing on mental health. On October 22nd, all of our students were trained in the Hope 4 Tomorrow Program. In November, all of our students will then be trained in QPR.
As our Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Shirk, has shared, the safety and well being of our students and staff is our top priority. It is our goal to equip students with the tools to ensure a healthy mindset throughout life. As a school, we value a student’s mental health as much as their academic ability. As a result, we are providing these trainings and tools with the goal of preparing our students to be successful in life.
Below is a description of each program and a link to learn more:
Hope 4 Tomorrow - Hope 4 Tomorrow is a program designed to educate students about mental health and suicide. Students will learn skills that can bolster their wellness and be empowered to ask for help for themselves or someone else. This highly interactive presentation uses activities such as games, volunteering opportunities, and polling. CLICK HERE to learn more about Hope 4 Tomorrow.
QPR (Question, Persuade, Refer) - QPR are three steps anyone can use to help save a person from committing suicide. We are pleased to be partnering with the Montgomery County Mobile Crisis Unit to host this training. CLICK HERE to visit the QPR website and to learn more about this powerful tool to save lives.
Presented on November 4th - 10th Grade - Lite Version - Our 10th graders were trained in this last year.
November 6th - 9th Grade
November 12th - 11th grade
November 14 - 12th grade
If you do not want your son/daughter to participate in one or both of these opportunities, please email Mrs. Clemmer, the Principal Administrative Assistant, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Bill Ziegler, Ed.D.
Keystone Graduation Requirements - Act 158 - CLICK HERE for a link to details regarding the new PA requirements for graduation.
Transportation (Busing) - If you have any busing issues, please contact the high school main office at 610-326-5105.
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 email@example.com Extension 7399
Grades 11/12 - Mr. Daney firstname.lastname@example.org Extension 7384
Principal - Dr. Ziegler email@example.com 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
Open Mic Night at PGHS
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.
Click here to learn about Athletic schedules, meetings, and other important information.
Mark Your Calendars
30 - Reality Fair & End of Quarter
31 - Act 80 Day, Dismissal 12:17 PM
5 - Staff Development, No School for students
6 - HS-Picture Retakes
11 - HS-Veterans Day Breakfast 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
12 - Operations/Facilities Committee 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
School Board Meeting 7:30 PM
14 - Booster Club Meeting 6:30 PM
Pottsgrove Music League Meeting 7:00 PM
WMCTC-Girls Night Out 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
16 - HS-Fall Ball 6:00 PM
18 - HS-Winter Sports Start
HS-PTSA Meeting 7:30 PM - 8:00 PM
19 - Athletics/Co-Curricular/Community Relations
Committee Meeting 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Policy Committee 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Curriculum, Integration, and Technology Committee 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
20 - Mandatory Athletic Parent Meeting 6:30 PM
23 - Pottsgrove Music League Pie Fundraiser Pick Up
25 - Parent/Teacher Conferences 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
26 - Parent/Teacher Conferences 12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
27 - No School, District Closed
28 - No School, District Closed
29 - No School, District Closed