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Register for the October conference today!

The sixth annual European Powerschool User Group conference will be held from  Thursday October 5th – Saturday October 7th, 2017 at Leysin American School in Leysin, Switzerland.

The three-day event will be an excellent opportunity to increase your PowerSchool knowledge, share resources, get questions answered and network with counterparts from other schools.

We will have a variety of sessions at different levels from experts: Jason Springel, PowerSchool Evangelist and Senior Product Marketing Manager for PowerSchool Group LLC; Greg Satterwhite, president and principal consultant at PSTechGroup Inc; Romy Backus, founder of the European PowerSchool User Group and Student Information Specialist at the American School of Dubai; and Kaelon Egan, president of AccelaSchool and a customizations specialist. We will also have remote sessions from Bob Cornacchioli and Chris Walberg (sponsored by intellimedia).

The cost of the conference isCHF 350 per person (or CHF 300 without the social dinner) per person and the registration deadline is August 31st.  Register now or find out more information here:

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If you have any questions please contact Emma Dixon at edixon@las.ch

2016 Conference

We are very excited to announce that this year’s European Powerschool User Group conference will be held from  Friday September 23rd – Sunday September 25th, 2016 at the American School of The Hague, The Netherlands.

REGISTRATION   IS   NOW   OPEN !!    Register Here

Save the dates   …. we hope to see you there !

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The premises of American School of The Hague are now in the small residential village of Wassenaar, half-way between the cities of The Hague and Leiden. The school is only 10 minutes from the old university town of Leiden, so we will be basing our accommodation options, transport and social events in Leiden.

Because of Accommodation shortages in Leiden on Thursday night we will only begin our first session after lunch on Friday, enabling participants to arrive on Friday morning if necessary. We hope to end on Sunday by about 3pm.

Please click on the CONFERENCES tab and select LEIDEN, THE NETHERLANDS 2016 for more information

If you have any questions please contact Bridget Anderson at   banderson@ash.nl

2015 Conference – Zagreb, Croatia!

We are proud to announce that the fourth annual European PowerSchool Users’ Group Conference will take place

September 25-27, 2015 at The American International School of Zagreb, Croatia

This event will be an excellent opportunity to increase your PowerSchool knowledge, share resources, get your questions answered, and network with counterparts at schools across Europe, so mark your calendars and save the dates!  While Pearson will likely send a representative or trainers to be present at the conference, this event is initiated and organized entirely by users.

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The American International School of Zagreb is a K-12 school that implemented PowerSchool in 2008. The campus is located within an old seminary building near the very centre of Zagreb. Check out the school’s website, or learn about AISZ here.

Further details are posted in the Conferences section. See initial introductions of the EU PSUG 2015 presenters!

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2014 Conference Summary and Photos

The 2014 Conference took place September 25-27 at The Archbishop’s Seminary in Rabat, Malta. The Archbishop’s Seminary have been strong supporters of the European PSUG since its founding and were excited to serve as the hosts of the 2014 conference.

The event was a great success. 32 people from 19 different schools attended sessions over three days. The primary presenters were Greg Satterwhite, who taught multiple session focusing on scheduling, and Roger Sprik, who focused on topics related to customization, PowerSchool 8, and GPA/Honor Roll. Romy Backus taught sessions on customization, language translation, and how her school has used PowerSchool to transition to paperless reporting. Alex Toader and Sanja Kišiček taught on customization and VisualPST/Object Reports respectively. Attendees were also able to work collaboratively and get questions answered by the experts at an Open Lab session on the last day.

In addition to their learning about PowerSchool, attendees toured Malta on an open-top bus tour of the island, followed by a group dinner in Malta’s capital city, Valletta. On the second night, a BBQ at the school and a walking tour of the nearby old town of Mdina provided further opportunities for networking and socializing.

We thank Daren Scerri, Father Mark Ellul, and the whole team at the Archbishop’s Seminary for being wonderful hosts. We also thank our conference sponsors intellimedia and Pearson for their generous support, and we look forward to the fourth annual conference in fall 2015!

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Welcome to the brand-new official home of the European PSUG! We’ve had three very successful conferences in 2012, 2013 and 2014 and planning is underway for the next one in September 2015. Keep an eye on this space for more information and details soon!