Friday, Jan. 4: Girls JV basketball game at Boiling Springs canceled

Due to a flu outbreak at Boiling Springs High School, the girls' JV basketball game has been canceled. However, the varsity teams will still play. Game time is 7 p.m. at Boiling Springs. Get well soon, Boiling Springs! And good luck, Bearcats!

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Meet the Assistant Principals

Jennifer Pahl

Assistant Principal

Ms. Portorreal was born and raised in the Bronx, New York. She holds a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and an ESL certificate from Penn State Harrisburg. She attended McDaniel College and earned a master’s degree in special education. In addition, Ms. Portorreal completed the Urban Leadership Grant Program and earned an administrative certificate from Shippensburg University.

Ms. Portorreal has served the School District of the City of York since 2010. She began her career in the school district teaching second grade in the Spanish Immersion Program at Devers Elementary School. She has also taught at Cornerstone as a tier III intervention teacher for the past five years.
Ms. Portorreal believes in improving students’ social and emotional development to enhance their unique abilities as individuals and fully prepare them for integration into society and the competitive workforce. She also believes in providing students with a balanced education in which their needs as individuals are addressed and opportunities are given to ultimately create lifelong learners.




Jennifer Swartz

Assistant Principal

Jennifer Swartz serves as an Assistant Principal at William Penn Senior High School. Mrs. Swartz is a proud Bearcat Alumni who is passionate and committed to serving our community. She is a 1998 graduate of West Virginia University where she earned her bachelor’s degree in education and her master’s degree as a Reading Specialist.  She studied Urban Lead

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ership and obtained her principal certification through Shippensburg University.

This is Mrs. Swartz’s 23rd year in education.  She has served many roles over the years including teaching ELA and STEAM in the School District of the City of York and serving in Home Life Administration at the Milton Hershey School.

Mrs. Swartz believes in cultivating positive relationships.  She views children as our greatest resource and thus our most valuable investment.

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