Thursday, May 23, 2013
The district passed a preliminary budget of $53 million.
The Pottstown School District Board of Education voted Monday to approve a preliminary budget of $53 million, which includes a 2.4 percent tax hike. The budget increases spending by just over $1 million, and the largest components of the budget are salaries and benefits. A home assessed at the average value of $73,493 will see a tax increase of $68.50 next year. For more on the budget adoption, visit the Pottstown Mercury.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Students visited the DaVinci Science Center.
Friday, May 10, 2013
A Pottstown alumna donated 40 childrens' books to Barth Elementary.
Pottstown High School graduate Marie Delvecchio gained her appreciation and reading skills as a young student at Barth Elementary School. Although it has been years since graduating from Pottstown High School, she found a way to show her gratitude to her former school and hopefully provide necessary reading materials for today’s students with her donation of over 40 children’s books which will be used to supplement classroom materials. Marie said, “I am thrilled to be able to come back to my former elementary school and hopefully do something that will lead today’s students on a successful and happy adult life.” Barth Principal Ryan Oxenford said, “Mrs. Delvecchio’s donation helped to expand our library collection and added much needed …
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Painter paid a visit to Shannon Wagner’s first grade students to share the joy of reading.
Thursday, May 2, 2013
State Senator John Rafferty paid a visit to Franklin Elementary School to recognize the members of the Bulldogs Club and its sponsor, Mike DiDonato.
Friday, April 19, 2013
'The Lightning,' led by team captain Winni Weng, earned Blue Ribbon Top Honors by scoring 56 points.
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Students from the 'Sophisticated Ladies and Distinguished Gentlemen's Club' raised over $1,000 for Leukemia research, simply by asking their fellow students for change.
Monday, April 15, 2013
20 cadets from Pottstown High School's AFJROTC program volunteered their
Friday night to help ensure the success of the annual World War II Swing Dance.
Saturday, April 13, 2013
More than 30 students meet in the school’s playground every Thursday morning before school to begin a 20-minute walk around the neighborhood.
Friday, April 12, 2013
Superintendent of Pottstown Schools Dr. Jeff Sparagana added a little something special to the Rupert Elementary School third marking period I'MPACT visits.