FRANK STRUNK TO LEAD FOUNDATION FOR POTTSTOWN ANNUAL SUPPORT CAMPAIGN

The Foundation for Pottstown Education is pleased to announce that Frank Strunk has been appointed as the Chair of their Annual Support Campaign.  Strunk is a Senior Vice President and Relationship Manager for Tompkins VIST Bank working out of the Pottstown branch. Frank has spent the past 46 years in the banking business in the Pottstown and Boyertown area.  Prior …

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 …