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A bus tour of Pottstown was part of the Pottstown School District's new teacher in service program. Teachers got to see the buildings they will teach in and some of the many sights in our community that give us reason to say, “Proud to be from Pottstown.” We welcome them to our community and look forward to them being part of a Trojan team that makes a difference in the lives of students.

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Posted Thursday, August 17, 2017

WHERE:  Front of Borough Hall, 100 E High Street, Pottstown

Let's come together in peace and unity as a Pottstown community and unite in love for the victims in Charlottesville. 

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Posted Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Click HERE for elementary school homeroom listings.

Click HERE for middle school homeroom listings.

Click HERE for high school homeroom listings.

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Posted Tuesday, August 15, 2017

By Jenny Roberts

On the first day of school, there are always some students who come into Jennifer Groff's second-grade classroom without any school supplies in hand, not even a backpack.

Groff, who teaches at Lincoln Elementary in the Pottstown School District, said this is one of the difficulties in today's teaching environment.

"A lot of our families can't afford the things to prepare them (students) for the following year," Groff said, explaining that students often lack organizational supplies, such as binders and pencil pouches.

And the classroom budget the district provides is not enough for Groff to supply her classroom the way she would like, she said, noting that the allotment is less than she spends on a grocery bill for her family of four.

However, Groff is determined to make sure her students have all the materials they need to learn, even if this requires spending her own money. By early August, she already had spent $120 this summer on supplies such as crayons, scissors and folders for the upcoming school year. She said she'll probably spend between $700 to $1,200 total.

"I would do it no matter what as long as my students were prepared," she said.

Many local teachers like Groff have made a habit of reaching into their own wallets to pay for supplies when school funding is lacking.

Teresa Danks, a third-grade teacher in Oklahoma, made national headlines in July by taking this common practice to the extreme - she resorted to panhandling to pay for supplies her classroom needs.

Danks stood at the end of a highway exit, holding a sign that read: "Teacher needs school supplies! Anything helps. Thank you." Her efforts followed statewide cuts to Oklahoma's education budget.

"I thought it was a very creative way to help fund her classroom," Groff said of Danks' endeavor. "I wouldn't put it past myself to do. I know it sounds funny, but teachers don't make as much as everyone thinks we do."

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Posted Monday, August 14, 2017

Pottstown Borough Council took time from its Council meeting to show their “We Are Pottstown” pride. Trojan Man was an honored guest and recognized by Council with a proclamation for his many community service activities. Trojan Man is the spirit of One Goal, One Team One Town. More reason to say Proud to be from Pottstown.

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Posted Monday, August 14, 2017

Over the past few days, the district has discovered that the Jared Bentley memorial bench in Grigg Memorial Stadium was damaged. We have reported this to the police department and are currently investigating how the damage occurred. If you have any information about this situation, please contact John Armato, Director of Community Relations, at [email protected] (484-256-7491) or the Pottstown Police Department and reference incident # 17-15064. This memorial is an important part of our community and we will be working to repair or replace this bench as soon as possible.

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Posted Thursday, August 10, 2017
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