Pottstown Rotary’s Big Ticket Event

Each year the Pottstown Rotary holds their annual Big Ticket Night which included dinner and a reverse raffle where the final numbers could win up to $5,000.  A local non-profit is selected each year as a beneficiary of the proceeds raised during this event.  We were proud to be selected as this year’s benefactor.  More than 230 tickets were sold …

Early College Program Graduates 9 Students and Welcomes 15 in Cohort VII

In June, nine graduating seniors not only earned their high school diploma, but also earned a combined 200 credits at the Montgomery County Community College West Campus through the Pottstown Promise Early College Program. This program was established in 2014 and is in conjunction with the Pottstown High School, Montgomery County Community College and the Foundation for Pottstown Education.  The …

In Memoriam of Dr. Frank David Heifer

Dr. Frank David Heifer, 78, of Punta Gorda FL died in his home on May 27th, 2019 after a valiant battle with Parkinson’s disease.  He was born in Reading PA, the son of Francis and Julia (Gurtowski) Heifer.  He was educated in the Reading Public School system and went on to Kutztown University for his undergraduate degree and Lehigh University …

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 …

The Foundation For Pottstown Education Awards The Third Forgiveable Home Loan To A Pottstown School District Employee

Rupert Elementary 3rd Grade Teacher, Jamie Fazekas is the third Pottstown School District Employee who has been awarded a $10,000 forgivable loan through the Foundation for Pottstown Education Residency Program. This program provides eligible applicants who work for the Pottstown School District, up to $10,000 in the form of a forgivable loan. The funds can be used for closing costs, …

Foundation for Pottstown Education Announces Annual Support Campaign

For the first time in the 33 year history of the Foundation for Pottstown Education, an Annual Support Campaign is being formalized.  The goal of this year’s campaign is to not only raise $75,000 but also to raise awareness of what the Foundation does for the students of the Pottstown School District. Dr. Tracey Brown, President of the Foundation states …

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 …