PGHS Newsletter 4-13-15 SAT Edition
Special Edition on SAT's
PGHS Provides 3 Ways to Get Results on SAT's - See below
2. Catalyst SAT Bootcamp on April 18 & 19th at PGHS
3. Class taught by Mrs. Reinhart and Dr. Mays-Coleman in the evening
For more information or to enroll, visit www.CatalystPrep.com and click the Bootcamp Sign-Up tab on the website's menu bar or give us a call at 800.235.0056. The deadline to enroll in this special SAT prep opportunity is Wednesday, April 15th.
SAT Bootcamp Comes to PGHS
You don’t have to be a genius to conquer the SAT (though it certainly doesn't hurt).
Catalyst’s SAT Bootcamp, a one-weekend seminar that arms students with go-to strategies for every question they’ll
face on the day of the test, will teach you how to exploit the SAT’s utter predictability, so you can march into the test with confidence and momentum.
Date and Time:
9am-1pm on Saturday, April 18th and 9am-1pm on Sunday, April 19th at Pottsgrove High School
Students attend both days.
Just $175 per student for the entire weekend & course materials.
For more information or to enroll, visit www.CatalystPrep.com
and click the Bootcamp Sign-Up tab on the website's menu bar or give us a call at
The deadline to enroll in this special SAT prep opportunity is
Wednesday, April 15th.
SAT Prep Tutorial Available on Naviance - Family Connection - THIS IS FREE TO ALL PGHS STUDENTS
To access SAT PrepMe, just have the student log on to Naviance Family Connection by going to the High School Website and clicking onto Naviance Family Connection under Quicklinks. Then, the student logs into their Family Connection account by using their email as the User Name and entering their password they provided when they registered for Family Connection. SAT PrepMe can be found right on the Home Page. If a student has trouble logging in or forgets the User ID or Password, they can see their counselor for a reset. Parents can also contact their student’s counselor if you want your own account to explore colleges and careers for your student.
SAT Course at PGHS
Keystone Exam Update
- 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!
Saturday – Sunday, 4/18/15 - 4/19/15 SAT Boot Camp
Monday, 4/20/15 - NOCTI Performance Exam – this test is mandatory for assigned Western Center Students, there is no make-up exam
Thursday, 4/23/15 - Rachel's Challenge Assembly
Parent Night for Rachel's Challenge at 6:30 p.m. at PGMS Auditorium
Saturday, 4/25/15 Western Center Car Show
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
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