The Week At A Glance
District News

     The last day for the 2018-19 school year is Tuesday, June 4. 

The last day to take Independent Reading Quizzes
for the year for grades 9-11 is Tuesday, May 28th. 

                                     Elementary Track and Field Days 
Monday, May 20 - 2nd & 3rd Grade 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
                                Kindergarten & 1st Grade 12:00 p.m.- 2:00 p.m.
Tuesday, May 21- 4th - 6th Grade 

                      Class of 2019 End of Year Information 
Student Artwork Featured in Museum Exhibit 
     The artwork of ten Portage Elementary students will be on display at the Cambria County Community Arts Center Until May 23rd.  (More
Free Concussion Testing
      The UPMC Altoona Foundation and UPMC Concussion Program are sponsoring FREE Baseline Concussion Testing for student athletes in Blair County, Cambria County as well as surrounding communities. Testing will occur during June and July. Click here for more information for ages 10+ and here for ages 7-9. 

Making and Breaking Records

      Congratulations to the Boys Varsity Track team and Lauren Shaffer. The Boys team was awarded first place in the WestPAC Conference. This is the first time the Boys team has won this title. Lauren Shaffer broke a 40-year-old record for the 1600-meter event. The original record was set by Terry Miller, pictured with Lauren. 

High School Clothing Drive
      The Interact Club in conjunction with the Guidance Department are collecting gently used clothing items, on an ongoing basis, to stock our Care Clothing Closet for the upcoming school year. More

Free 2 in 1 Smoke/Cabron Monoxide Alarms 
      The Portage Volunteer Fire Company has received a very generous donation from a local business for 90 dual purpose smoke/carbon monoxide alarms.  These are to be given out to our community free of charge for any household that does not currently have a working alarm and is experiencing financial difficulties making them unable to put this life-saving tool in their home.   Please message us for details, or call 814-736-4626 if you are in need.  This will be limited to one alarm per inquiry and first come, first served.


ATOMS Recharged
       The Appalachia Intermediate Unit 08 is now accepting applications for the summer ATOMS Recharged Program. Online Registration is now open for students completing grades 2-8. For more information, including campus and classes offered, please visit

2019-20 Financial Aid Planning 
      PHEAA has created a video with some helpful tips for financial aid planning. Click here to see the video. 

Understanding 2018 PSAT/NMSQT Results 
      Follow the link provided to view a Parent Tutorial for better understanding 2018 PSAT/NMSQT results. (Tutorial)

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