Alumni Honor Roll Ceremony Held

The Pottstown School District Alumni Honor Roll announces the 2017 honorees, Robert Smale accepting for his brother Jim Smale, Terry Zeigler, Jim Kerr and Bruce Moyer. This was the 32nd Annual Alumni Honor Roll Induction Ceremony which recognizes Alumni from the Pottstown School District who have distinguished services as an individual or as a member of a group making a …

Dr. Myra Forrest Scholarship

In March 2017, Dr. Myra Forrest retired from the Foundation of Pottstown Education after serving as its Executive Director and most recently as the Early College Program Coordinator.  Dr. Forrest was instrumental in many programs and projects with this Foundation, most notably, the Pottstown Promise Early College Program. Dr. Forrest is passionate about education and working to provide as many …

Foundation Summer 2017 Newsletter

Message from the Executive Director Well summer is over and the kids are back in school. We hope that you had an enjoyable summer and had a chance to relax and enjoy time with family. This summer has been a busy one for the Foundation for Pottstown Education as you will read in this newsletter. We are looking toward a …

Foundation for Pottstown Education Awarded a Two-Year Grant

The Foundation for Pottstown Education (FPE) was recently awarded a two-year grant totaling $90,000 from the Pottstown Area Health & Wellness Foundation (PAHWF).  This grant is awarded in support of the Education Foundation’s Administrative Operations.  A check for $50,000 was presented for year one of the approved grant. FPE Executive Director, Joe Rusiewicz stated that he is not only pleased …

Pottstown Residency Program Update

In April 2017, the Foundation for Pottstown Education Board of Directors approved a new initiative to increase the number of employee-owned and occupied residences within the Borough of Pottstown by making homes more affordable.  This initiative, the Residency Program, provides eligible applicants who work for the Pottstown School District, up to $10,000 in the form of a forgivable loan.  The …

Alumni Memorabilia Donation

The Foundation for Pottstown Education showcased a few memorabilia items that were donated to the Pottstown School District Alumni Gallery. Among the items were three report cards from 1915-1916, a brick from PHS when it was located at Chestnut and Penn Streets and a pin and class ring from 1949. The items will be placed in the Alumni Gallery for …

Pottstown Middle School Environmental Club attended the Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC)

Through funding provided by the Foundation for Pottstown Education, the Pottstown Middle School Environmental Club attended the Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC) from May 17-19. Twenty nine students along with teachers made the trip to Dingman’s Ferry for three days of educational experiences and fun. The students and chaperons camped in the Yurt village, which are domed tents on a …