Foundation Announces Cohort VI for Early College Program

The Foundation for Pottstown Education recently announced the fifteen Pottstown High School students who have been accepted in to the Early College Program. This program enables these students the opportunity to take college courses at the Montgomery County Community College during their junior and senior years. Students can earn up to 30 credits and complete their first year of college …

Franklin Elementary School 3rd Graders Go Outback

More than 70 Franklin Elementary third graders learned about table manners, etiquette, and nutrition on a recent field trip to Outback Steakhouse. The funding request submitted by one of Franklin’s third grade teacher, Mrs. Darla Stout, was approved by the Foundation Board in the amount of $497. The students were able to tour the facility to see how a restaurant …

AP Testing

The Foundation for Pottstown Education approved a funding request from High School Counselor, Michael Pagano, which covered part of the fees associated with the Advanced Placement (AP) testing. The amount of this year’s funding was $3,075 and enabled 68 Pottstown High School students to take these tests. Some students take more than one test. Through the tests the students can …

7th Graders Fly At I Fly

Seventh grade teacher, Mrs. Kim Petro submitted a funding request in support of the 7th grade field trip to I Fly in King of Prussia. The Foundation Board approved the request in the amount of $3,850, which paid half of the entry fee for each of the 140 students. The students attended this trip in May. Trained and reviewed STEAM …

Middle School Environmental Science Club Attends PEC

For the second year, the Foundation approved funding requested by Middle School Teacher and Environmental Science Club Advisor, Mrs. Ginger Angelo. The Board approved $3,000 enabled 50 Middle School Students to attend the three day two night camping experience at the Pocono Environmental Education Center through funding provided for STEAM grants. While at the PEC, the students had the opportunity …

J.P. Mascaro and Sons Educational Fund Provides EITC Funding to the Foundation for Pottstown Education

Picture: (L-R) Lindsay Mascaro Ptaszenski, Dumpo, Joe Rusiewicz, Katie Mascaro Rudinski The J.P. Mascaro and Son Educational Fund recently donated $5,000 to the Foundation for Pottstown Education through the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Education Improvement Tax Credit program. This funding will support the approved EITC programs offered by the Foundation such as the Early College Program offered in cooperation with the …

Gala Event

The Third Annual Foundation for Pottstown Education Gala was held on Saturday March 3, 2018.   Thanks to more than 90 people attending, three terrific Sponsors, twenty Silent Auction Donors and 187 of the most talented performers and crew, we raised more than $12,000 in support of promoting opportunities for the students and teachers of the Pottstown School District! Guests were …

Tompkins Vist Bank Supports The Foundation For Pottstown Education With An Eitc Donation

Tompkins VIST Bank recently supported the work of the Foundation for Pottstown Education through funding in conjunction with the Pennsylvania Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC). The check for $3,000 will support the STEAM Program in the Pottstown School District. EITC is a program providing tax credits to eligible businesses contributing to a Scholarship Organization, an Educational Improvement Organization, and/or a …

Pottstown Pride Mixer

Picture: L-R David Charles, Chris Golden, Cordilia Arcay, Joe Rusiewicz, Howard Brown On Wednesday November 22, the Pottstown Pride Society, a subcommittee of the Foundation for Pottstown Education held an Alumni Mixer.  The mixer was held at @107.  More than 60 people turned out for this first ever event and had a great time sharing stories of their school days, …

Rupert 4th Grade Completes Ropes Course Tour

Through funding provided by the Foundation for Pottstown Education more than 70 fourth grade students from Rupert Elementary School visited the brand new low ropes course at Althouse Arboretum.  The low ropes course is designed to encourage leadership, expand communication skills, promote self-discovery, and increase self-esteem. Each program is tailored to your groups specific needs based on ages and abilities of the …