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Bulletin Board: Wellness Fair returns to Boyertown High School  Reading Eagle

The fair will feature dozens of wellness-related vendors, exercise-related demonstrations, games, moon bounce, youth obstacle course, basketball fun, door ...

Board adds security guard at Boyertown High School  The Mercury

BOYERTOWN — The Boyertown School Board voted unanimously Tuesday night to hire a private security guard for Boyertown Area Senior High School.

Parents urge Boyertown School Board not to close Pine Forge Elementary School  Reading Eagle

The school's closing is part of one of two plans to address changing enrollment in the district.

Boyertown School District marches forward with $5.7 million stadium upgrade project  Reading Eagle

The upgrades are slated to be completed by August but work contracts won't be awarded until February 2019.

Boyertown to again consider closing Pine Forge Elementary  Reading Eagle

As the Boyertown School Board reviews enrollment trends,district officials are again considering whether to close Pine Forge Elementary, the oldest o.

Concert to benefit Boyertown school stadium project  69News WFMZ-TV

A community effort is underway to help fund needed repairs to Boyertown's high school football stadium.

Threat at Boyertown High School deemed not 'viable'  The Mercury

BOYERTOWN >> A threat made against the ninth-grade class at Boyertown Area High School was found to be non-credible by police and school officials, but ...

Dancing the night away at senior prom in Boyertown  Reading Eagle Company

Boyertown High's National Honor Society cuts the rug with seniors at the Center at Spring Street.

YEAR IN REVIEW: Boyertown to tear down football stadium, build new one for $5M  The Mercury

BOYERTOWN — By the time football season starts up at Boyertown Area High School next year, it will be held in a new stadium.

Officials: Threat made against 9th grade class at Boyertown High School  FOX 29 News Philadelphia

Officials say a threat was made against a 9th grade class at Boyertown High School. The principal sent an email out to parents Monday night saying they are ...

Appeals court reaffirms Boyertown transgender policy  Reading Eagle

The students who filed the lawsuit can ask for a rehearing before the full court or appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.

4 appeal ruling on Boyertown School District transgender decision  Reading Eagle

Four current and former students want the full U.S. Third Circuit Court of Appeals to hear the case involving use of bathrooms and locker rooms.

Making winners on the wrestling mat and friends off: Donnie Heimbach, Boyertown Citizen of the Year  Reading Eagle

The accolades roll in for the 66-year-old who has devoted his life giving to his community.

Boyertown stadium demolition bids over budget | Local News  The Mercury

BOYERTOWN — The Boyertown Area School Board approved financing for a $5.5 million loan for a stadium project, at the same meeting at which bidding for ...

Conservative groups ask US Supreme Court to halt Boyertown's transgender policy  Reading Eagle

Two organizations want the high court to hear an appeal of a prior ruling upholding the rules allowing students to use bathrooms and locker rooms of the gender ...

Boyertown School District calls emergency meeting after threat rumor  FOX 29 News Philadelphia

Parents in Berks County are demanding answers. The Boyertown School District called an emergency meeting less than a week after a rumor started swirling ...

Boyertown High School graduates 536  Reading Eagle

Principal Brett A. Cooper said the Class of 2018 as a group will be remembered for making the school look good wherever it went.

Boyertown High School shows off renovations  Reading Eagle

An open house highlighted the $56 million project that took about three years to complete.

Boyertown School Board hires superintendent  Reading Eagle

Dr. Dana T. Bedden has a five-year contract with a starting salary of $185000.

Berks' Best 2018 community service scholarship winner: Joshua Endy, Boyertown High School  Reading Eagle

The athlete, musician and volunteer plans on becoming a physical therapist.

Federal court upholds Boyertown school bathroom policy; appeal likely  WHYY

A federal appeals court in Philadelphia has upheld the policy of a Berks County school allowing transgender students to use the bathroom of their choice.

Daniel Boone School District has new superintendent  Reading Eagle Company

Dr. Brett A. Cooper is currently the principal at Boyertown High School; he'll start Jan. 18.

Berks' Best 2018 performing arts scholarship winner: Mary Fetterman, Boyertown High School  Reading Eagle

The Colebrookdale Township 18-year-old has been singing all of her life and aspires to sing in an opera, on Broadway or in a movie.

PHOTOS: Boyertown High School graduates the class of 2018  The Mercury

Boyertown High School held its 2018 graduation ceremony at the Santander Arena in Reading on June 7, 2018.

In Our Schools: Jared K. Sparks  Reading Eagle

Dean of students, Boyertown High School Class of 2022.

Wellness Council of Boyertown hosts 14th Annual Wellness Fair  The Mercury

BOYERTOWN — The Wellness Council of Boyertown's 14th Annual Wellness Fair featured more than 75 vendors with health and wellness information and free ...

Report finds Boyertown High School stadium 'unsafe' | News  The Mercury

BOYERTOWN >> The Boyertown Area School Board has agreed to spend another $16000 to find out just how bad the damage is at the high school's Memorial ...

Drug search, lockdown spark controversy at Boyertown High School  Reading Eagle

School directors wanted to dispel rumors about drug dealing and use in the school, they say.

Boyertown High School graduates 563 seniors (PHOTO GALLERY)  Reading Eagle

Principal Brett Cooper said the Class of 2017 will be remembered for its success in academic, co-curricular and extra-curricular activities.

Huge crowd faults Boyertown's response to school threat  The Mercury

BOYERTOWN >> Faced with continuing rumors about threats at Boyertown Area High School, the administration called a town hall meeting Thursday which, ...

New wing at Boyertown High School ready for freshmen  Reading Eagle

Formerly taught in the district's two junior highs, the ninth grade is on the move.

Boyertown schools budget would raise property tax 5.4 percent  Reading Eagle

The school board is scheduled to adopt the $119.1 million budget next month.

In Our Schools: Kristine Endy  Reading Eagle

Sixth-grade teacher, mathematics and language arts, Daniel Boone Middle School.

Boyertown High School graduate charged with selling drugs to fellow student  Reading Eagle

Police say Rakhi T. Allen-Sims sold Xanax in school a few weeks before commencement.

New superintendent brings progressive, kid-centered philosophy to Daniel Boone  Reading Eagle

After working in the Boyertown School District for more than a dozen years, Dr. Brett A. Cooper is learning the ropes as top administrator at his alma mater.

Ninth-graders adapting to new home at Boyertown High  Reading Eagle

The freshman class moved from the former junior highs to the renovated high school this fall.

Legal Group Appeals Ruling That Backed Opening School’s Restrooms, Locker Rooms to Transgender Students  Daily Signal

A conservative legal organization is asking the full 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to review the May ruling of a three-judge panel against school privacy in ...

Boyertown High School graduates 484 students  Reading Eagle

The principal said the class featured students who were successful inside and outside the classroom in a wide variety of areas.

New Boyertown superintendent excited for more active role  Reading Eagle

Dr. Dana T. Bedden says he's looking forward to a job that allows him to visit school buildings more often.

Colebrookdale's Pit Stop switches gears with swanky speakeasy vibe  Reading Eagle

The Pit Stop becomes Decades Speakeasy and Restaurant.

Boyertown School District to build new stadium  Reading Eagle

Following months of studies and discussions, the Boyertown School Board agreed to demolish Memorial Stadium and replace it with a new structure. The board ...

Results are in for Berks County's 18 school districts  Reading Eagle

64 percent perform above state average in English, and 53 percent score higher than the mark in math.

Boyertown School Board member email concerns some parents  Reading Eagle

Clay D. Breece sent an email to parents registered for his mailing list that criticized other unnamed board members.

Boyertown parents get update on stadium repairs | News  The Mercury

COLEBROOKDALE >> Decisions about the fall sports season at Boyertown High School will probably have to wait until at least May, a group of parents was told ...

Boyertown area man beaten, shot to death; suspect in custody  Allentown Morning Call

State police say 58-year-old Stephen Kriebel was killed Thursday morning in his Berks County home and a suspect is in custody.

Lawsuit concerns mother of Boyertown transgender student  Reading Eagle

She says the school district has been tolerant and understanding.

Rare flag stirs memories of 9/11 for lodge members in Boyertown  Reading Eagle

The flag is emblazoned with the names of the 2996 victims who perished in the attacks.

Boyertown High School graduates 463  Reading Eagle

Boyertown High School graduated 463 students as part of the Class of 2015 on Friday.Valedictorian Rebekah Jones and salutatorian Zachary Sermarini de.

Boyertown student sues district over locker room privacy  Reading Eagle

Federal lawsuit claims the boy's rights were violated when a female student was permitted to undress with males.

Boyertown School Board rebuffs demand to change transgender policy (VIDEOS)  Reading Eagle

More than 200 people, divided in their opinions, turned out for the meeting, the board's first meeting since a lawsuit was filed against the district.

Boyertown students in 6th, 9th grades on the move  Reading Eagle

Boyertown Middle School East and Boyertown Middle School West will welcome sixth-graders; the high school will add ninth-graders in the fall.

Mom of transgender Boyertown grad: My son deserves to use boys' restroom | Opinion

As news of President Trump's ban on transgender *service* members dominated national headlines in recent weeks, it was easy to miss the local victory for ...

Community track at Boyertown high school allows people to walk the extra mile  The Mercury

Boyertown >> A community track makes fitness opportunities easy, from walking senior bingo to a walking group called the BASH Steppers.

Boyertown principal testifies in transgender lawsuit  Reading Eagle

Three students will be permitted to use the bathrooms corresponding with their gender identity in the 2017-18 school year.

Music sounds a high note in Boyertown  Reading Eagle

Performance and showmanship are hallmarks of a tradition that continues today.

Voters Guide: Boyertown School Board  Reading Eagle

Candidates are battling in contested races in Regions 1, 2 and 3.

District highlights heading into the new school year in Berks, Tri-County areas  Reading Eagle

Classes begin for three districts in Berks County this week.

Special gifts the draw at Der Belsnickel Craft Show in Boyertown  Reading Eagle

The event displayed work from artists in craft guilds, featuring quilts, jewelry, pottery, baskets, soap and more.

A Berks woman finds herself back under the thumb of heroin, and in jail  Reading Eagle

The 20-year-old was formerly clean and helping other addicts recover.

Spring City blanks Ephrata  69News WFMZ-TV

BOYERTOWN, Pa. - Spring City defeated Ephrata 2-0 in a PA legion baseball tournament game on Saturday afternoon at Boyertown High School. After heavy ...

Scholarships: March 31  Reading Eagle

Boyertown High School seniors who live in the borough of Boyertown, or the townships of Colebrookdale and Douglass in Berks County, and Douglass ...

Firefighters to honor former chief with funeral procession  The Mercury

UPPER FREDERICK — There are few professions that bond individuals together like that of emergency services.

Veteran Tri-County law enforcement officer helps Colebrookdale police transition to regional department  Reading Eagle

Former Pottstown chief F. Richard Drumheller comes out of retirement to head the township force.

Girls basketball victory is source of pride in Boyertown  Reading Eagle

Residents celebrate the state Class 6A championship.

YWCA Tribute Honors 28 Exceptional Women  The Pottstown Post

Achievers and leaders from across western Montgomery County are among 28 nominees being honored during the 2019 "Tribute To Exceptional Women."

Patience pays off for Pit Stop Tavern owners  Reading Eagle

New proprietors of longtime Colebrookdale restaurant take over after yearlong wait.

Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles installs four Tesla and two universal charging stations  Reading Eagle

The museum installed four Tesla and two universal charging stations in a parking lot across from its headquarters at 85 S. Walnut St.

Losing Katie: A Boyertown couple describes daughter's battle with heroin  Reading Eagle

Katie Strohm, a 2010 graduate of Boyertown High School, was a bubbly, loving girl, her mother said.

Here's a look at Berks County's green buildings  Reading Eagle

In 2009 when Berks Nature issued its first State of the Environment, there was only one Berks County building with LEED certification. By mid-2018, there were ...

Pa. ag secretary visits Oley Valley High School  Reading Eagle

Russell Redding said he was impressed with the ag program and the students.

In Our Schools: Kaitlyn McMenamin at Brecknock Elementary  Reading Eagle

McMenamin is a learning support teacher in the Gov. Mifflin School District.

Develin calls his wife, Jennifer, 'an absolute saint'  Reading Eagle

Boyertown grad and Patriots fullback says his family provide balance and perspective.

Boyertown JROTC program graduates 29  Reading Eagle

Teens involved say it's good preparation for the military and life.

Boyertown-area residents will walk for suicide prevention  Reading Eagle

More than 60 will participate in the Out of the Darkness Community Walk today in Allentown.

ACLU backs Boyertown schools in transgender lawsuit | News  The Mercury

BOYERTOWN >> The American Civil Liberties Union has joined the legal dispute over the Boyertown Area School district's transgender locker room policy in ...

Circuit Court rules in favor of high school trans locker room with no deliberation  Lifesite

The judges shut down any arguments in the Pennsylvania case.

Boyertown high school Winterguard takes first place at competition  Boyertown Berk Montgomery Newspapers

The Boyertown Area School District's Winterguard took first place at the Winterguard competition at Spring-Ford School District's Ninth Grade Center on Saturday ...

Tri-County In Our Schools: Taylor Howard  Reading Eagle

Eighth-grade U.S. history teacher, Boyertown Junior High East.

Kyle Bock of Boyertown lives for adventure  Reading Eagle

He has lived in a remote part of Alaska and hiked the Appalachian Trail solo.

Threats, school shooting drills becoming the new normal  The Mercury

Principal Calista Boyer's voice sounded perfectly calm over the PA system as she announced that there was an armed violent intruder roaming the halls of ...

Melinda Ann Schell Mendoza | Obituaries  LancasterOnline

Melinda Ann Schell Mendoza, 46, passed away with her family by her side following a courageous battle with breast cancer on Thursday, August 9, 2018.

United States of Berks: How Bally, Bechtelsville, Bernville and Bern Township got their names  Reading Eagle

Get acquainted with the history of the areas and points of interest in each.

Couple endows scholarship to help others as well as their alma mater  Penn State News

Penn State alumni Chad (1993) and Jill Harris Helmer (1992) are giving back to their alma mater by pledging $50000 to create the Helmer Family Scholarship in ...

Wyomissing wins Berks County Mathematics Championship  Reading Eagle

Teams solve problems in algebra, trigonometry, probability and limit within a limited amount of time.

Here are the rosters for the Berks Junior County Music Festival  Reading Eagle

The Berks Junior County Music Festival for students in grades seven through nine will be held Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at Muhlenberg High School.

Longtime area basketball coach Rafael Perez decides to leave the bench  Allentown Morning Call

When the high school boys basketball season ended for Emmaus High School in the first round of the PIAA Class 6A tournament, Rafael Perez's nearly 40-year ...

Berks schools get report cards from state  Reading Eagle

The results of the annual School Performance Profiles were mixed.

Charles Haddad honored at Boyertown Area Progress Dinner  Reading Eagle

He was presented with the the James K. Boyer Quality of Life Award for his years of community *service* and leadership.

In Our Schools: Kimberly Sheeler  Reading Eagle

Pottsgrove High School teacher Kimberly Sheeler brings a global perspective to her Spanish language classes.

Boyertown's Weller to be inducted into Pa. Track & Field Hall of Fame  The Mercury

BOYERTOWN >> Jason Weller definitely pushed cross country and distance running to a whole new level, not only at Boyertown High School, but overall in the ...

Demolished school a vivid memory for Oley alumni  Reading Eagle

Surviving members of the Class of 1948 gathered recently for a 70-year reunion.

Conrad Weiser qualifies for Governor's STEM Competition  Reading Eagle

The Berks County Intermediate Unit hosted the regional competition.

Five of the weirdest senior pranks done at Philly-area high schools

Let's make something clear right off the bat: The author, and, therefore, PhillyVoice, do not endorse replicating any of the following shenanigans. So if you're a ...

Fundraising breakfast in Boyertown to honor man who took his own life  Reading Eagle

The money raised will be used to help refurbish an organ at a local church.

Douglassville rapper opening for one of his idols  The Reporter

"Knew this was my passion/so I knew I'd find a way.

Owners of Boyertown's Firefly Cafe to open vegan grocery store  Reading Eagle

Cafe owners claim theirs will be the first 100% vegan grocery store in Pennsylvania.

Boyertown's James Develin in Super Bowl with Patriots again — this time as an All-Pro  Allentown Morning Call

Boyertown High's James Develin makes it back to the Super Bowl a second time with Patriots.

How a Berks man arranged Eagles' fan anthem  Reading Eagle

'Fly, Eagles, Fly,' the team's popular fight song, was arranged by a longtime Boyertown music teacher who grew up in Pottstown.

Parents Say Bullying Caused Their Son's Suicide  NBC Philadelphia

Police are investigating the suicide of a Berks County teen.

Friends recall longtime Boyertown band leader  Reading Eagle

Buzz Saylor had shaggy hair as a freshman in the Boyertown High School marching band. He was cultivating a hippie look.But one evening during family.

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