PGHS NEWSLETTER

5-10-16

Senior College Commitment/Service Day

Pottsgrove High School will be recognizing all Seniors who have been accepted to a college, university, technical school, or have committed to joining the military. Check out the flyer below to learn more about this special day. To print please click here.
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Spring Keystone Exams Coming Next Week

Starting toward the end of May, high school students will be taking the Pennsylvania Department of Education's Keystone Exams. The Keystone Exams are Pennsylvania’s 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 school will be running on a 2 Hour Delay during the Keystone Testing Window for those students not participating in the testing. Students that are taking the exam must report at regular time. Busing will be provided both times.



5/16/2016 - Monday - Algebra I Keystone Testing - 2 hour delay for non-test takers

5/17/2016 - Tuesday - Algebra I Keystone Testing - 2 hour delay for non-test takers

5/18/2016 - Wednesday - Literature Keystone Testing - 2 hour delay for non-test takers

5/19/2016 - Thursday - Literature Keystone Testing - 2 hour delay for non-test takers

5/24/2016 - Tuesday - Biology Keystone Testing - 2 hour delay for non-test takers

5/25/2016 - Wednesday - Biology Keystone Testing - 2 hour delay for non-test takers

TECH EXPO on Tuesday 5-17 - CLICK HERE For More INFO

CLICK HERE for more details on the Tech Expo 2016

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Listen, Learn, and Lead Session

Dr. Ziegler will be in the Library during the times below to Listen, Learn, and Lead about how we can make our school better for every student. These meetings are completely VOLUNTARY and Bill has no agenda but to listen and learn.

Listen: He will listen to your ideas on how to improve our school for students.

Learn: He will learn with you a new learning tool that you are interested in trying or exploring.

Lead: He will partner with you in leading something that achieves success for every student.


Dates: Thursday, May 12, 2016 2:25-2:53. in Library

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 2:25-2:53 in Library

Thanks to our PTSA for Funding Post PROM!

A special thanks goes out to our PTSA, under the leadership of President, Pete Robles, for funding our Post Prom. A huge shout out all goes out to Mr. Shuster, PGHS Teacher, for planning this special event. Thank you to all the parent, staff, and teacher volunteers who made this event possible.

Mini-Thon Coming to PGHS

Check out the Pics from the Mini-THON Kickoff event below.


On May 14, 2016, our Key Club is hosting a Mini-Thon to raise funds for the Children's Hershey Hospital


PGHS is holding the first ever Mini-Thon on May 14, 2016. Funds raise by Four Diamonds Mini-THONS directly support the mission of Four Diamonds by providing financial, medical, and emotional support to pediatric oncology patients treated at Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital and pediatric cancer research at Penn State College of Medicine.


Our Key Club is asking businesses in our community to help in anyway they can with donations. Some examples of how you can help our cause could be in the form of food for the event, donations of money, and/or donations of items we could use in the raffle basket.


If you are interested in supported PGHS Mini-THON, please contact our Key Clubs Advisors


Mrs. Reinhart jreinhart2@pgsd.org

Mrs. Steinmetz msteinmetz2@pgsd.org

Jordan Canny Student Rep jcanny@pottsgrovesd.org

Isabella Nelson inelson2@pottsgrovesd.org

Welcome to New Attendance Clerk

It is our pleasure to welcome Ms. Leigh-Ann Spilman-Cooper (See pic shown right) to the position of Attendance Clerk. She will be working at the South Entrance and will be the person at the front desk to greet and welcome everyone to Pottsgrove.

Important Events this Week

Monday: AP Biology and Physics C - Mechanics Testing

Tuesday:


Wednesday: AP English Language Testing


Thursday: AP Statistics Testing

College Commitment Signing Day - 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.


Friday:


Saturday: Key Club Mini-Thon - Pottsgrove Middle School

Western Montgomery Career & Technology Center Updates

Upcoming Events


Car Show on Saturday, May 14, 2016



Check out the Western Center's Website at http://www.westerncenter.org/site/default.aspx?PageID=1

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Renovation Updates

The renovations has started in the old gym. The hallways near the loading docs are closed to students and staff. In addition, the old faculty room is closed to all Faculty/Staff. The Faculty Room has been relocated to Room 006.
PGHS Student Handbook

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

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

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Mark Your Calendars

5/9/2016 - Monday - AP Biology and Physics C - Mechanics Testing


5/11/2016 - Wednesday - AP English Language Testing


5/12/2016 - Thursday - AP Statistics Testing


5/12/2016 - Thursday - College Commitment Signing Day - 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.


5/14/2016 - Saturday - Key Club Mini-Thon - Pottsgrove Middle School


5/16/2016 - Monday - Algebra I Keystone Testing - 2 hour delay for non-test takers


5/17/2016 - Tuesday - Algebra I Keystone Testing - 2 hour delay for non-test takers


5/18/2016 - Wednesday - Literature Keystone Testing - 2 hour delay for non-test takers


5/19/2016 - Thursday - Literature Keystone Testing - 2 hour delay for non-test takers


5/20/2016 - Friday - Student Directed Play - "Andy" - In the Gymnasium

Period 1 - 11th grade

Period 2 - 12th grade

Period 3 - 9th grade

Period 6 - 10th grade


5/24/2016 - Tuesday - Biology Keystone Testing - 2 hour delay for non-test takers


5/25/2016 - Wednesday - Biology Keystone Testing - 2 hour delay for non-test takers


5/25/2016 - Wednesday - Western Montgomery Career and Technology Center - Middle School Auditorium 7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.


5/26/2016 - Thursday - Class Awards Assemblies (following a regular day schedule) High School Gym

Freshmen - 8:27 a.m. - 9:17 a.m.

Juniors - 9:21 a.m. - 10:11 a.m.

Sophomores - 12:33 p.m. - 1:23 p.m.


5/27/2016 - Friday - Student Directed Play - "Andy" 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. Pottsgrove Middle School Auditorium


6/8/2016 - Wednesday - Senior Finals


6/8/2016 - Wednesday - Booster Club Banquet - 6:00 p.m. Sunnybrook Ballroom


6/9/2016 - Thursday - Senior Finals


6/09/2016 - Thursday - Senior Awards - Pottsgrove Middle School 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.


6/10/2016 - Friday - Senior Finals


6/14/2016 - Tuesday - Student 1/2 day

6/15/2016 - Wednesday - Student 1/2 day

6/15/2016 - Wednesday - Graduation

6/16/2106 - Thursday - Student 1/2 day - Student's last day

6/17/2016 - Friday - Last Staff Day