November 16, 2015
Gabi signed a letter of intent to play Softball at Bryant University
Emily signed a letter of intent to Swim at Arizona State University
Jared Krieger, Liam Abdalla, and Kyle Fiore participated in the first ever Vegetable Race for the Key Club
Thanks to Key Club for Hosting the Veterans Day Breakfast
Important Events this Week
School Board Meeting 7:30 p.m. - Ringing Rocks Elementary
Wednesday: The Fabulous Fable Factory Performance 7:00 p.m. - High School Auditorium $3.00 Admission
Thursday: Mandatory Athletic Meeting 6:30 p.m. - High School Auditorium
Italy Info Meeting for Parents and Students 6:30 p.m. - High School LGI across from Cafeteria
Saturday: Fall Ball 6:00 p.m. - Springford Country Club
The Fabulous Fable Factory at PGHS
On Wednesday, Nov. 18 at 7:00 pm , Pottsgrove High School will stage the children’s musical The Fabulous Fable Factory in the high school auditorium. The show’s brisk pace, likable characters, catchy songs, and running time (1 hour) make it ideal for the young and “the young at heart.”
The plot follows Monroe, a 12-year-old boy (portrayed Emma Burrus), who wanders into a seemingly abandoned factory and accidentally trips a lever that activates the “machinery,” an assembly line of 17 actors. Mr. Aesop (Luke Robles) explains that the factory has been idle for 2000 years because of a missing part: “the moral maker.” As the factory produces modernized versions of fables including “The Country Mouse and the City Mouse,” “The Lion and the Mouse,” and “The Tortoise and the Hare,” Monroe surprises everyone by supplying clever morals.
The nicely balanced show allows each of the 19 actors moments in the spotlight. The production also features Madison Batzel, Brianna Beitler, Bryce Clemmer, Cierra Fekelman, Matthew Gambino, Natayja Jones, Ciara Markoski, Aaron Nealy, Sarah Ounsworth, Sarah Pennington, Christian Samilenko, Rebekah Schueck, Michaela Sloan, Michael Thornton, Hannah Weghorst, James Wilson, and Hannah Windrim.
The student pianist is Liz Driehaus. The show is staged by veteran director Todd Kelly. Other faculty members Holli Artim, Liz Rodenbaugh, and Cindy Scherer make artistic contributions while Stacy Couch handles the choreography. Student director for the production is Katlyn Trapani.
General admission to the show is $3 at the door. Children 12 and under are free.
Parent/Teacher Conference Sign UP
Parent/Teacher conferences are right around the corner so I am writing to invite parents sign up for a conference time with their child's teachers. Please go to the link below to sign up for a conference. Parent/Teacher conferences are being held on Monday, November 23rd and Tuesday, November 24th from noon to 8:00 p.m. If you can't make these dates, please contact your child's teacher to schedule a conference during the school day.
Student Trip to Italy Information Session
MakerSpace at PGHS - Donations/Supplies Needed -........... See video below
Financial Aid Night at PGHS on November 30, 2015
This evening is the perfect opportunity to learn about financial aid for your son or daughter. Dr. Judith Rile, the Director of Financial Aid for Penn State University (Berks Campus) will be sharing on everything parents need to know about FAFSA and how to get financial aid. You will not want to miss this outstanding informational meeting.
Financial Aid Night
Hosted by Pottsgrove High School
Monday November 30th 6:30pm
High School Library
(use south entrance)
Speaker: Dr. Judith Rile, Director of Financial Aid
Pennsylvania State University, Berks Campus
Keystone Winter Exam Schedule
Check out our district's webpage for more information on Keystone Exams: http://www.pgsd.org/domain/681
Students will take the Keystone Exams on their laptop computers in a controlled testing environment.
12/8/2015 - Tuesday - Literature Keystone Exam (NO 2 Hour Delay)
12/9/2015 - Wednesday - Literature Keystone Exam (NO 2 Hour Delay)
12/15/2015 - Tuesday - Biology Keystone Exam (NO 2 Hour Delay)
12/16/2015 - Wednesday - Biology Keystone Exam (NO 2 Hour Delay)
1/12/2016 – Tuesday – Algebra Keystone Exam (2 HOUR DELAY) - Students taking the exam report at regular time; whereas, all other students report on a 2 Hour Delay - Busses will run at both times.
1/13/2016 – Wednesday – Algebra Keystone Exam (2 HOUR DELAY) - Students taking the exam report at regular time; whereas, all other students report on a 2 Hour Delay - Busses will run at both times.
Term Dates Changes
As you know, the school year started after Labor Day, later than usual. In order to assure adequate time to assess student progress in the first marking period and allow for marking periods that are roughly equal in the number of school days, the following adjustments have been made:
First Quarter - 9/14/15-11/6/15
Second Quarter - 11/9/15-1/25/16 (exclusive of mid-term exams)
Exam 1 – 1/26-1/28
Third Quarter - 1/29/16-4/8/16
Fourth Quarter - 4/11/16 - 6/10/16 (exclusive of final exams)
Exam 2 - 6/13/16 - 6/15/16
Important Reminders for 2015-2016 School Year
Important Updates Regarding Renovations and Start of School
- Main Entrance: The School's Main Entrance will be the Gymnasium entrance from the south parking lot - the main lobby will be closed for construction
- Parking: The parking lot in front of the school and district office is closed to high school students, visitors, and parents. All high school students, visitors, and parents should be parking in the south parking lot and entering through the new gymnasium entrance. Student Parking will continue to be held in the South Parking Lot - Parking Permits will be given out once school begins
- Arrival/Dismissal: - From November 16, 2015 on, all buses will Pick Up/Drop Off at the Cafeteria Entrance.
- Parent Drop Off will be at the 100 Wing Entrance, off of School Lane, on November 16, 2015.
Grade Level Communication
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
Read Dr. Ziegler's blog on the PRIDE Period and how the PRIDE Period will replace Early Release Wednesdays
Mark Your Calendars
11/16/2015 - Monday - PTSA Meeting 7:30 p.m.
11/16/2015 - Monday- School Board Meeting 7:30 p.m.
11/18/2015 - Wednesday - The Fabulous Fable Factory Performance 7:00 p.m.
11/19/2015 - Thursday- Mandatory Athletic Meeting 6:30 p.m.
11/19/12015 - Thursday- Italy Info Meeting for Parents and Students 6:30 p.m.
11/21/2015 - Saturday - Fall Ball 6:00 p.m. - Spring Ford Country Club
11/23/2015 - Monday - Parent/Teacher Conferences 12:00-8:00 p.m.
11/24/2015 - Tuesday - Parent/Teacher Conferences 12:00-8:00 p.m.
11/25/2015 - Wednesday - No School Thanksgiving Break
11/26/2015 - Thursday - No School Thanksgiving Break
11/27/2015 - Friday - No School Thanksgiving Break
11/30/2015 - Monday - Financial Aid Night presented by Penn State 6:30 p.m.
12/1/2015 - Tuesday - School Board Meeting 7:30 p.m.
12/2/2015 - Wednesday - Orchestra Winter Concert 7:30 p.m.
12/8/2015 - Tuesday - Keystone Literature Exam (NO 2 Hour Delay)
12/9/2015 - Wednesday - Keystone Literature Exam (NO 2 Hour Delay) & Booster Club Meeting 7:30 p.m.
12/15/2015 - Tuesday - Biology Keystone Exam (NO 2 Hour Delay)
12/16/2015 - Wednesday - Biology Keystone Exam (NO 2 Hour Delay) & HS Winter Band Concert 7:30 p.m.
12/21/2015 - Monday - PTSA Meeting 7:30 p.m.
12/22/2015 - Tuesday - HS Choir Winter Concert 7:30 p.m.