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Par-tay! High School Grand Opening Sept. 29

LOWER POTTSGROVE PA – The day to par-tay at Pottsgrove High School is officially scheduled.

Despite earlier Pottsgrove Board of School Directors’ concerns about a potential conflict with the Jewish solemn religious observance of Yom Kippur, district Superintendent Dr. William Shirk announced Tuesday (Sept. 5, 2017) by e-mail that grand opening ceremonies for the refurbished high school building will be held Sept. 29 (Friday) beginning at 5 p.m. in its Kauffman Road main lobby.

Opening remarks will be followed at 5:30 p.m. by guided public tours of the building.

The school’s multi-million dollar renovation, which administrators acknowledge in some instances is still being tweaked and tinkered with, was essentially completed at the resumption of classes last September (2016). Officials wanted the public to see the building in as-close-to-perfect condition as possible, however, and kept postponing a celebration.

Shirk early last month suggested the Sept. 29 date to coincide with the high school’s homecoming activities. Yom Kippur is observed on the following day (Saturday, Sept. 30), and a few board members openly worried some members of the public would be unable to attend. The superintendent said he’d consider the matter, and with his announcement seems to have overcome those objections.

The tours will be followed at 7 p.m. by a ticketed event, the homecoming football game against Pottstown High School in the stadium on School Lane.

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