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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.

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 ...

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

BOYERTOWN, Pa. - A community effort is underway to help fund needed repairs to Boyertown's high school football stadium. A "Fundraising Concert for BASH ...

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 ...

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.

Boyertown School Board hires superintendent  Reading Eagle

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

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

Boyertown case proves the lives of transgender people can't be erased by extremists | Opinion

The Boyertown case, one of half a dozen similar challenges, is the first of its kind to reach a federal court of appeals and set an important precedent.

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 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.

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, ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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.

Boyertown School Board seeks more details on Memorial Stadium project  Reading Eagle

Facing the prospect of repairing or replacing Memorial Stadium's main grandstand, the Boyertown School Board sought community input Monday on a decision ...

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.

Temporary seating keeps Boyertown at home  Reading Eagle

Flawed stadium grandstand will be demolished, replaced after fall activities.

Boyertown High School shows off renovations  Reading Eagle

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

Video shows bright future for Boyertown  Reading Eagle

High school students used a "Forrest Gump" theme for their presentation at the annual Boyertown Area Progress Dinner. Written by Evan Jones. New Hanover ...

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 ...

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.

Answers on Boyertown High School stadium problems remain elusive  The Mercury

COLEBROOKDALE >> Boyertown school board members and parents were frustrated Tuesday night when an interim report on the condition of the high school ...

Boyertown transgender case to go before federal appeals court  Reading Eagle

It is the second attempt by four district students to suspend a policy allowing transgender students to use facilities of the gender with which they identify.

Boyertown School District officials eying high school stadium for repairs  Reading Eagle

The facility was built in 1986. The district engineer says water has been causing problems under the home grandstand.

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.

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.

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 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.

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 ...

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.

K-9 units conduct drug searches during training drills at Boyertown schools  Reading Eagle

Eight K-9 units from police departments in Berks and Montgomery counties conducted unannounced random drug searches of students' lockers Tuesday ...

Lawsuit concerns mother of Boyertown transgender student  Reading Eagle

She says the school district has been tolerant and understanding.

Mix of old, new greets students at Boyertown High School  Reading Eagle

Crews are putting finishing touches on the building, which has undergone a $56 million renovation.

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.

Families challenge ruling in Boyertown transgender case  Reading Eagle

Plaintiffs seek to halt a policy that allows students to use restrooms that correspond with gender identity.

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.

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.

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 ...

Former Boyertown student admits to selling Xanax at school  Reading Eagle

A Montgomery County man admitted Wednesday in Berks County Court that he sold the prescription sedative Xanax to a fellow student at Boyertown High ...

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

An eastern Berks County man was beaten and shot to death Thursday morning by his daughter's boyfriend, police said. The suspect is under arrest. Stephen J.

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 ...

Boyertown HS student, parents sue school district over locker room privacy

BERKS COUNTY, Pa. - A Boyertown High School student and his parents have filed a federal lawsuit accusing the Berks County school district of deliberately ...

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.

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.

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.

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 ...

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.

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.

Patience pays off for Pit Stop Tavern owners  Reading Eagle

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

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.

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.

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.

Kyle Bock of Boyertown lives for adventure  Reading Eagle

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

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 ...

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.

Boyertown parking lot gets some TLC  Reading Eagle

Volunteers pitch in during a cleanup organized by Building a Better Boyertown.

Boyertown High School seniors go to 'prom' with senior citizens  Reading Eagle

Young people and those young at heart come together at the Boyertown Area Mutli-*Service* for the Senior/Senior Prom.

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.

Music sounds a high note in Boyertown  Reading Eagle

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

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 ...

Demolished school a vivid memory for Oley alumni  Reading Eagle

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

Boyertown JROTC program graduates 29  Reading Eagle

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

Boyertown High School's Class of 2014 earns diplomas  Reading Eagle

Boyertown High School graduated 550 seniors Friday at the school's stadium.The valedictorian was Angela Losinno, and the salutatorian was Emma Morgan.

Boyertown High School Graduate To Play In Super Bowl For Patriots  CBS Local

BOYERTOWN, Pa. (CBS) — A local guy is about to play in the Super Bowl for the New England Patriots. Once again, Boyertown High School graduate James ...

Girls basketball victory is source of pride in Boyertown  Reading Eagle

Residents celebrate the state Class 6A championship.

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 ...

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.

Tri-County In Our Schools: Dan DiLanzo  Reading Eagle

I grew up in: Lansdale. I now live in: North Wales. Family: I live with my wife, Rachel, and our cat, Judy. My immediate family also includes my parents, Lou and ...

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.

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.

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.

Boyertown teens connect with senior citizens  Reading Eagle

The National Honor Society at Boyertown High hosted a Senior Senior Prom.

Boyertown Rotary Club salutes its veterans (PHOTO GALLERY)  Reading Eagle

The 17th annual celebration was held at St. Columbkill Catholic Church.

Voters will select Boyertown's sesquicentennial king and queen  Reading Eagle

Nine Boyertown High School seniors are in the running for 150th anniversary royalty.

In Our Schools: Kimberly Sheeler  Reading Eagle

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

Pastor presented with Citizen of the Year Award at event in Boyertown  Reading Eagle

More than 150 people turned out for the 63rd annual gala at the Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles.

Barry Weller counts on the right career  Reading Eagle

Barry Weller & Associates provides accounting services from its new location in Boyertown.

Tri-County In Our Schools: Taylor Howard  Reading Eagle

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

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.

Miller-Cornes engagement  Napa Valley Register

Aubrey Miller and Tommy Cornes of Oswego, Illinois are pleased to announce their engagement. The couple plans to marry in August 2019 in Philadelphia, ...

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.

Wilson School District adopts transgender facility policy  Reading Eagle

As of Monday, a transgender high school student will use the restroom corresponding to his or her gender identity; others will be able to seek accommodation.

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 ...

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.

Berks schools get report cards from state  Reading Eagle

The results of the annual School Performance Profiles were mixed.

Airman's book shares story of decorated hero of 3 wars  Reading Eagle

Charles Byler went from loading atomic bombs onto aircrafts to teaching high school English. "Now there's a natural career transition," Byler said, chuckling ...

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.

The top 10 Berks-area news stories of 2017  Reading Eagle

Coming in at No. 1, as selected by Reading Eagle editors, is the continuing drug overdose crisis.

Tri-County In Our Schools: David Girton  Reading Eagle

Ninth-grade American studies teacher and department leader, Boyertown Junior High East.

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 ...

- Players scarce for GA, PC heading toward holiday  Chestnut Hill Local

by Tom Utescher With some club basketball tournaments in progress and the off-week of July 4 approaching, neither Germantown Academy nor Penn Charter ...

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