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Lisa-Kaye Rossi, Art Teacher

Congratulations to Lisa-Kay Rossi on being featured in the Reading Eagle. She represents our outstanding staff and is one more reason to say Proud to be from Pottstown.  
Lisa RossiI grew up in: Newton, N.J.
I now live in: Pottstown
Family: Husband of 32 years, Larry; daughter, Kaylyn, 28, an engineer in Baltimore; and son, Michael, 24, a nutrition major at West Chester University.
Education: Kutztown University; University of the Arts, Philadelphia.
How I spend my free time:Beaching, boating, skiing, reading, working out. (Yes, I'm a gym rat.)
Teacher who inspired me: I wasn't really inspired by a specific teacher. Rather, I wanted to teach differently than the elementary art teacher had.  
I believe art is important in education because: Students of every age deserve a complete and competitive education that includes the visual arts. Sufficient data exists that supports the belief that study and participation in the fine arts is a key component in improving learning throughout all academic areas.
Funniest classroom moment:A kindergarten student came in the room for the first time and said, "You're Mrs. Rossi!" I replied, "Yes, I am. How did you know? Did I teach your mom?" "No," he replied. "My mom-mom." Ugh. I'm getting old.
If I weren't an educator, I'd be: A real estate agent. I have a keen sense remembering details about various properties.
You might not know: I was once a bodybuilding competitor.
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Fall Pride Cover Pottstown Pride Fall 2018
Please take the time to open and read this Fall 2018 edition of the Pottstown Pride showcasing the wonderful accomplishments of the students and staff of the Pottstown School District. 
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Student demonstrating to other student Lincoln 4th-Graders Bring Wax Figures to Life
Rather than visit a wax museum of famous people, fourth- grade students at Lincoln Elementary School created their own. Students picked a famous person from past or present, researched and gathered facts about that person, created a poster and then dressed up as a living wax figure of that person. Choices ranged from NFL quarterback Eli Manning to Philadelphia 76ers star Ben Simmons to Rock 'n' Roll legend Elvis Presley; from computer tycoon Bill Gates to Alexander Graham Bell, inventor of the telephone. There were even three presidents — the nation's first President George Washington, the nation's first African-American President, Barack Obama, and the school's namesake, Abraham Lincoln, without whom, Obama would likely never have been elected. Also on display were two female heroes of the Revolutionary War, Molly Pitcher, and Deborah Sampson. See link for pictures and video.

 
Basketball Shoot out Annual Elks Hoop Shoot Contest
Parents of kids ages 8-13!!!! Pottstown Elks Lodge will be holding the annual Elks Hoop Shoot Contest on Sunday, January 20, 2019, at Franklin Elementary School. Open to boys and girls age as of April 1, 2019. Cost is FREE Registration begins at 12:30 pm and shooting begins at 1:00. There may be a visit from current Trojans and Trojan Man. 

 
Girls Basketball Team First Saturday
The first Saturday of 2019 saw both the Girls Basketball team and the Wrestling team pick up their first wins of the season. The girls earned a 47-29 victory over Upper Perkiomen. Kiyah Cotton recorded a double-double with 13 points and 10 steals. Riley Ownes was one point short with 9 points and 11 rebounds. The Wrestling team went 1-4 at the Octorara Duals. basketball teamThey ended the day with a big 60-9 win over Schuylkill Valley. Zack Griffin was a perfect 5-0 on the day with Demond Thompson going 4-1 and Destyn Snyder 3-2. Zoe Earle picked up a win by pin while Julianna Figueroa had a strong 9-2 win over a tough opponent. Freshman Mia Bumbararger showed her toughness with a big overtime victory. The Boys Basketball team made first Saturday a Trojan all victory day with an 85-64 win over Upper Perkiomen. Donovan Towson had high scoring honors with 24 points. Trojan Proud of our athletes and coaches. They are proving every day that Hard Work Pays Off.  


 
Boys winning basketball team Boys Basketball Earns 1st Win of 2019
Congratulations to the players and coaches of the Boys Basketball team for earning the first Winter sports victory of the new 2019 year. Their 61-49 victory over Pope John Paul makes us Trojan Proud and is another example of Hard Work Paying Off. The Trojans had strong team play with four players scoring in double-figures. Donovan Towson was game high with 19 points. Tre Bass,Wil'Chon Seward and Robert Burress each scored 10 points. Their aggressive play and good sportsmanship give us reason to say Proud to be from Pottstown.


 
John Armato says Nice Shirt! Save The Date
For those that like to plan ahead. Mark your calendar and safe the date January 1, 2020 ,10 AM at Riverfront Park. Join in the fun of a Pottstown community event. Take the plunge or come watch the brave of heart who test the waters.Either way you can warm up to the fire and enjoy some good conversation and refreshments. Thanks to Mr. Evan Brandt's Digital Notebook Blog, you can read and see the full story of the Pottstown Polar Plunge here.  
 

 
fair funding map Mercury Editorial Calls For Fair Funding
Editorial: Aiming toward fair funding for Pa. schools. With slow but steady progress, fair funding for Pennsylvania schools moved along in 2018, inching toward a resolution that would make public education equitable across the commonwealth. As 2019 begins, we continue our push to keep the effort on track with hopes for a finish line somewhere down the road. The effort is being led by schools in the five-county region surrounding Philadelphia. Most notably in this region are the parents in the William Penn School District in Delaware County who initiated a lawsuit against the state Department of Education and district leaders in the Pottstown School District in Montgomery County who tirelessly sound the call for reform.  Read the full editorial here.

 
trojans logo Mercury Names Fall Sports All Area Teams
Congratulations to PHS Trojan athletes who were named to the Mercury All-Area Fall Sports Teams. Trojan Proud of their effort and for representing Pottstown with hard play and good sportsmanship. Their accomplishments are a reminder that Hard Work Pays Off and gives us more reason to say Proud to be from Pottstown. Girls Cross Country; Hannah Shankle HM Team, Boys Cross Country; GianKirk Kimmel and Jaimie Sharp HM Team, Field Hockey; Dazah Regusters 2nd Team, Destri Roye,Courtney Bratten and Jayla Holloway all HM Team. Girls Soccer; Emme Wolfel, First Team, Calista Daye and Anlya Hoskins HM Team. Boys Soccer; Demond Thompson HMTeam.
 
Deca Proud DECA Students Make District Sales Pitch Move On To States
On Monday, December 17th, 2018, 31 members of Pottstown High School DECA participated in the 68th Annual District 8 Competition held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in King of Prussia, PA. Of those, 12 earned a spot to compete at the State competition to be held in Hershey, Pennsylvania in February 2019.
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