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2015-16 Academic Calendar

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      Click here to learn how you can order a DVD containing senior portraits of most of the district's graduating classes or a DVD of a specific yearbook. Hardcover versions of the yearbook are available for several years, and ordering information for them can be found here.

District News

2015-2016 Meet the Teacher Night Scheduled 
       The elementary school will host a meet the teacher night on Tuesday, Sept. 1 and the high school meet the teacher night will be held Wednesday, September 2.  The time for each of these events is from 5:30-8:00 p.m.

Elementary School to Host Instrument Petting Zoo
      The Elementary Band Director, Kyle Gossard, will be holding an 'Instrument Petting Zoo' in his music room on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2015, for meet the teacher night. Any student in either 5th or 6th grade is invited to come and check out an instrument that they may want to play for the upcoming school year. This is a great opportunity for students to come and see what kind of instrument they would be interested in and also a chance to talk with Mr. Gossard about the options available for playing that instrument. There will also be a sign up sheet for students interested in joining band for the upcoming 2015-2016 school year.

Varsity Girls Volleyball Team is Selling Mustang Gear
      The volleyball team is selling PAHS Mustang appareal as a fundraiser for the 2015 season. If you are interested in making a purchase click here. The last day to order is Sept. 8, 2015. 

West Nile Virus Found in the Area 
      Tests on mosquitos conducted by the Cambria County Vector Control around the football stadium yielded positive results for West Nile virus. As a result, the area was sprayed last evening by the CCVC. A sweep of the area found no standing water serving as a breeding location for the mosquitos but even a small amount of water is all it takes. 
CCVC will be conducting additional traps/tests next week to determine the effectiveness of the spraying. 
CCVC recommends people attending events in the area apply insect repellant, especially around dusk when mosquitos feed. 
Information about West Nile virus can be found at the following web site. 

High School Compiles Attendance Q & A 
       To help to provide some clarification on any attendance questions, Mr. Jeremy Burkett has complied a Q&A document that can be accessed by clicking here. The document can also be accessed under the high school, student handbook and documents tab. 

All Students are Eligible to Receive a Free Breakfast and Lunch 
      Parents at the Portage Area School District can scratch one item off their lists when it comes to school shopping this year:  a lunch box.   And that’s because the district is participating in a pilot program where all students are able to receive a free breakfast and lunch each day regardless of income.   The federal Community Eligibility Program or CEP is part of the Healthy Hungry Free Kids Act initiative to provide nutritional meals to all students.  The district will take part in the program for the 2015-2016 school year and if participation levels are met; it could continue for the next four years. (More)

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