Congratulations to Lauren Shaffer who placed 6th in the 400 meter event at the PIAA AA State Championships.
Elementary School Hosts Career Days The elementary school recently hosted Career Days. During this time teachers and students welcomed members of the community to share a little about their careers. Guest presenters included Portage Alumni, Rebecca Rocker-Zock, business owner and cosmetologist, Amanda Kreutzberger – Physician’s Assistant, Sgt. Joseph Myers – Army National Guard and many more. (Pictures)
Annual Elementary School Science Fair Earlier this month the elementary school hosted their annual Science Fair. The theme of the science fair was Dinomania. The focus was on the existence of dinosaurs. The students explored the different species of dinosaurs and prehistoric life. All students participated in some way. Preschool-3rd grade created dinosaur-themed projects, and 4th-6th grade designed experiments using the scientific method. (Pictures) The winners are as follows:
4th Grade • 3rd place – Kennedy Myers • 2nd place – Rylan Regitz • 1st place – Lily Haney 5th Grade • 3rd place – Loralei Lingafelt • 2nd place – Kaley Letzo • 1st place – Easton Slanoc 6th Grade • 3rd place – Mykenzie Stager • 2nd place – Jazmine Boland • 1st place – Isaac Geer
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.
Congratulations to the Boys Varsity Track Team for being awarded first place in the WestPAC Conference. This is the first time the Boys team has won this title.
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 www.iu08.org/atoms.
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)