Class of 1967

What do you do when you are getting ready to celebrate your 50th High School Reunion?  Well the Pottstown High School Class of 1967 decided to celebrate by giving a donation to the Foundation for Pottstown Education.  The class along with the Montgomery Community Foundation and an anonymous donor presented the Foundation with a check for $10,000 in support of the …

Dana Foundation Gift Press Release

Dana Incorporated, Pottstown location made a $5,000 contribution to the Foundation for Pottstown Education supporting their initiatives to the education of the students in the Pottstown School District.  Plant Manager, Danny Aaron and Environmental Health and Safety Manager Jason Pregel were on hand to present the check to Foundation Board President, Tracy Brown. In presenting the check Danny stated that …

AP Grant

What do you do when the State cuts funding previously earmarked for Title I School District students Advanced Placement Testing?  This is the question that Pottstown High School counselors were asking when they received notice that the funding which was previously awarded to the students was cut this year and would not be available.  This shortage in funding amounted to …

Judy Green Receives Legacy Award for Community Impact

The Foundation for Pottstown Education congratulates Judy Green, one of the members of our Board of Directors, on being recognized with the Legacy Award for Community Impact.  Judy was presented with this award at the second annual TriCounty Community Network Women’s Symposium on March 29, 2017. Judy has made a lasting impact on the Pottstown area through her commitment and …

Foundation for Pottstown Education Welcomes Melissa Shainline to Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of the Foundation for Pottstown Education recently elected Melissa Shainline as a new Board member at their March 30th meeting. Melissa is the Marketing and Administrative Director for the TriCounty Area Chamber where she had been employed since 2012. She is a graduate of Delaware Valley College where she majored in Equine Science and Management.  During …

PEAK Coordinator, Mary Rieck, Receives Community Impact Award

Congratulations to Mary Rieck (pictured below far right), Coordinator for the PEAK Program in the Pottstown School District on her recognition as the Community Impact Award winner.  Mary was presented this award at the second annual TriCounty Community Network Women’s Symposium on March 29, 2017. Pottstown is a nationwide leader in early childhood education. Our community is leading the way …

BB&T Makes EITC Donation to the Foundation for Pottstown Education

BB&T 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 $1,000 was presented to the Foundation from Elizabeth McMahon, Administrative Assistant Greater Delaware Valley Region.  The donation will support the Early College Program which provides juniors and seniors at the Pottstown High School the …

Engineering Better Technical Education in Pottstown

Engineering students at Pottstown High School now have a programmable control unit like those used in industrial applications thanks to the Pottstown Foundation for Education. The board of directors approved funding which was requested by Andrew Bachman, the high school’s engineering and technology teacher. With this system the students will learn how to program, operate, and interface programmable controllers in …

Fair Funding Initiative Unanimously Approved by FPE Board of Directors

Dear Partners in Education, How the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania equitably funds education for the 1.7 million students in the 500 school districts in the state is an incredibly important issue which will affect future generations. It continues to be discussed in virtually every community as we search for the answer to how best to prepare our students for the future, …