PGHS NEWSLETTER

December 7, 2015 "A Day that Will Live in Infamy"

Booster Club - Needs Volunteers & Shop for the Holidays

The Booster Club needs to volunteers to help out with concessions at basketball games. If you are willing to help out, please contact Mr. Al Leach at pottsgroveboosters@gmail.com

New Board of School Directors Sworn In to Office

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Congrats to Newly Elected Board Members

On Tuesday evening, the six newly elected School Board of Directors (shown above) were sworn into office by School Solicitor, Marc Davis. The names of the new directors are listed below:


  • Ms. Ashley Custer
  • Ms. Patti Grimm
  • Mr. Jim Lapic
  • Mr. Al Leach
  • Mr. Bill Parker
  • Mr. John Rossi


Please join us in welcoming these community leaders to their new positions on the Pottsgrove School District Board of Directors. In addition, we would like to congratulate Board Members Rick Rabinowitz and Matt Alexander on their new positions as President and Vice-President of the Board.

Yearbooks on Sale!!!


TO ORDER YOUR YEARBOOK: order online

http://www.jostens.com/apps/store/customer/1043817/Pottsgrove-High-School/

THE YEARBOOKS ARE ON SALE NOW!!!!

Yearbooks are the lowest price in the beginning of the year = $75!

To customize with your name only costs an additional $9.

Prices Raise soon - so purchase now!!!!!


****Baby Recognition Ads: To place a special note from the family and place a picture of your baby – you can also place that order online at the link above! Let’s celebrate your senior’s success!

PTSA Fundraiser A Sweet Deal for ALL

ATTENTION:

Every 1st Wednesday of each month from 6:00 am to 8:00 am, the Pottsgrove High School Parent-Teacher-Student Association (PGHS PTSA) will receive 10% from all purchases made by our High School Community & its Friends at Paradise Donuts!!

The shop is located in Sanatoga at 2170 East High Street near the old Kmart store.

Remember:

Say "Pottsgrove High School PTSA"; enjoy your delicious treats; and know that you just supported your PTSA, one bite at a time!

Thank you for your continuing support here at the Grove!

Important Events this Week

Monday:

Tuesday: Keystone Literature Exam (NO 2 Hour Delay)

Wednesday: Keystone Literature Exam (NO 2 Hour Delay)

Booster Club Meeting 7:30 p.m. - High School Library

Thursday:

Friday:

Keystone Winter Exam Schedule

Keystone Winter exams begin in December and go through January. 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. For the Winter exam testing window, students who did not score proficient, on a previous exam, will be taking the exam during the Winter testing windows.


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.

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Western Montgomery Career & Technology Center Updates

Upcoming Events


Blood Drive - December 8th 7:30-1:30 p.m.


Mani-Thon - December 12 (Saturday) 10:00-3:00 p.m. Come and get a Manicure for $7.00


PGHS Student Tours (9th grade) - December 16th and 18th - 9th graders will be taking a tour of the Western Center


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

Congrats to the Orchestra for an Excellent Winter Concert

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Renovation Updates

The next phasing of renovations has begun as the contractors renovate rooms 001, 002, 002A, 003, and 004. These rooms and the hallway (from Room 001-004) will be closed to students during the school day. The hallway ramp and Science wing remains open for students. Students who have lockers in this area will be able to access their lockers during four scheduled times throughout the school day. All other access to these halls will be closed off.

MakerSpace at PGHS - Donations/Supplies Needed -........... See video below

Makerspace : Dani's Vision

PGHS Becomes a No Place for Hate School

Check out the Principal's Blog on how PGHS became a No Place for Hate School through the Anti-Defamation League. Click Here to read the blog post

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
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

Follow PGHS on Social Media

Around the District

Mark Your Calendars

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.


12/14/2015 - Monday - Mandatory Athletic Parent Meeting (if you missed the High School meeting you must attend this one) 7:00 p.m. at the High School Aditorium


12/15/2015 - Tuesday - Biology Keystone Exam (NO 2 Hour Delay)


12/16/2015 - Wednesday - Biology Keystone Exam (NO 2 Hour Delay)

Field Trip for the Freshmen to Western Montgomery Career and Technology Center 7:30 a.m.

HS Winter Band Concert 7:30 p.m.


12/17/2015 - Thursday - Mr. Pottsgrove 5:30 p.m.


12/21/2015 - Monday - PTSA Meeting 7:30 p.m.


12/22/2015 - Tuesday - HS Choir Winter Concert 7:30 p.m.


1/4/2015 - Monday - Return from Winter Break

PGHS BELL SCHEDULE 2015-2016

Click Here to read the Bell Schedule or it is pictured below

First Ever PIAA Basketball Game in the New Gym

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