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, …

Foundation Footprints Fall 2015

Dear Friends of Pottstown School District, The Foundation for Pottstown Education is a 501c3 non-profit organization.  The purpose of the Foundation is to provide opportunities for children in the Pottstown School District not afforded by the school district budget. Please consider giving to this worthwhile cause.  Foundation funding initiatives are included in this newsletter. Michelle A. Drager, MS, APR Executive Director …

Myra Forrest leaving education foundation post in September

This article originally appeared on the Pottstown Mercury News, By Evan Brandt, The Mercury POTTSTOWN >> After decades of service to area schools, Myra Forrest will retire in September from the Foundation for Pottstown Education. Her departure comes after a multi-faceted career that unfolded in several local districts, in different roles, and also included 17 years as the executive director of the Pottstown …

Harlem Wizard’s Assemblies

In preparation for the March 27, 2015 fundraiser, we wanted to share some photos from the assemblies that took place at the schools. If you haven’t gotten your tickets yet, it’s not too late!

Foundation for Pottstown Education Program and Event Sponsors February 2015

Thank you to the following companies and foundations for their support and sponsorship of Foundation for Pottstown Education programs and events: $100,000 AND ABOVE   $60,000 AND ABOVE   $40,000 AND ABOVE     $15,000 AND ABOVE   $5,000 AND ABOVE   $4,000 AND ABOVE   $2,000 AND ABOVE   $1,000 AND ABOVE   $500 AND ABOVE   $175 AND ABOVE