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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.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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.

Boyertown School Board hires superintendent  Reading Eagle

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

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.

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.

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 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.

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, ...

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 community service scholarship winner: Joshua Endy, Boyertown High School  Reading Eagle

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

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 High School shows off renovations  Reading Eagle

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

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 ...

Temporary seating keeps Boyertown at home  Reading Eagle

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

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 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.

In Our Schools: Nicole Ewing  Reading Eagle

Fourth-grade teacher, Franklin Elementary, Pottstown School District.

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.

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.

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.

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 ...

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 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 ...

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 ...

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Not Forgotten: Ex-Boyertown coach caused fun family conflicts  Reading Eagle

Nick Noel Jr. coached the Bears, but in the 1960s his son played for rival Owen J. Roberts; Nick died on March 1, 2018.

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.

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 ...

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 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.

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 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.

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

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

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

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 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.

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.

Kyle Bock of Boyertown lives for adventure  Reading Eagle

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

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.

Voters Guide: Boyertown School Board  Reading Eagle

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

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 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.

Patience pays off for Pit Stop Tavern owners  Reading Eagle

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

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.

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.

Music sounds a high note in Boyertown  Reading Eagle

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

Demolished school a vivid memory for Oley alumni  Reading Eagle

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

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 ...

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."

Boyertown JROTC program graduates 29  Reading Eagle

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

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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.

Girls basketball victory is source of pride in Boyertown  Reading Eagle

Residents celebrate the state Class 6A championship.

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: Taylor Howard  Reading Eagle

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

Wyomissing wins Berks County Mathematics Championship  Reading Eagle

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

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 ...

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.

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.

Boyertown teens connect with senior citizens  Reading Eagle

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

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.

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

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

Berks schools get report cards from state  Reading Eagle

The results of the annual School Performance Profiles were mixed.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

Douglassville rapper opening for one of his idols  The Reporter

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

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.

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.

Reading Musical Foundation Features Finest Student Musicians in Two 'Artists of Tomorrow' Concerts

The Reading Musical Foundation will present 33 of its first place winners from its 2018 scholarship auditions in the prestigious Artists of Tomorrow Concert.

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

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

YWCA honors Tri-County Area's Exceptional Girls | News  The Mercury

pottstown >> YWCA Tri-County Area recently honored 17 girls at its annual Tribute to Exceptional Girls at a brunch at the Hill School in Pottstown. Modeled after ...

Parents Say Bullying Caused Their Son's Suicide  NBC Philadelphia

Police are investigating the suicide of a Berks County teen.

Not Forgotten: Gerald 'Jerry' Karver  Reading Eagle

The 93-year-old was a track star at Boyertown High School and beyond in his younger days, a toy store owner and a world-class gentleman.

Jim Kerr: Pottstown bench becomes part of 9/11 story  Reading Eagle

The memorial honors Robert F. Mace, a Boyertown graduate, who was killed in the World Trade Center.

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