The Week At A Glance
District News

District Playoff Tickets
      Pre-sale tickets for Boys and Girls Basketball District Playoff games can be purchased here. Advanced tickets are $5.00 and can only be purchased using the link. All tickets at the door are $7.00. 

There will be a special board meeting on Wed., Mar. 4 at 6:30 p.m. in the PAES Auditorium for general purposes. 

Riskus Reaches 1000 Point Milestone

Congratulations to Abbi Riskus for reaching the career 1,000 point milestone in a win vs Shade.

PASD Announces Honor Roll List for Second Quarter

Career Snowmen
      As a winter project, students in Miss Thomas's 3rd grade class created snowmen to represent the type of career they would like to have when they grow up. This was a family project that allowed students and parents to work on together.  The future is looking bright for this group. (more)

Jr. High Lady Mustangs - Undefeated Season

Congratulations to the Girls Jr. High Basketball team on their undefeated season.

Employee Clearance Renewal 
      Many district employees will need to renew their clearances this year.  Please refer to these instructions on obtaining you clearances.  As always, if you have any questions, please contact Denise at extension 1500.

Elementary Hosts Annual Law Enforcement Luncheon

      The Annual Law Enforcement Luncheon was held on January 9, 2020, at the Portage Area Elementary School. Students were visited by both State and Portage Borough Police Officers. Those in attendance include Trooper Myers, Trooper Lewis and Cpl. Matchik form the Pennsylvania State Police Department and Chief Miller and Officer Branick from the Portage Borough Police. During their visit the officers talked with students and answered any questions. The officers were treated to a delicious lunch that was provided by the elementary staff members as a way to say thank you for their service. (More)

Irvin Named First Team All-State

Congratulations to Senior defensive tackle Jacob Irvin who was recently named First Team All-State by Pennsylvania Football News. Click here to see list of the entire team. 

Hands-on Learning in 2nd Grade
       Mrs. Horn's 2nd grade class did a literature study on the folktale Stone Soup and also a “Mayflower Ship Challenge”. Both lessons required hands on learning in the classroom. In order to better understand the moral of Stone Soup, everyone wins with kindness and sharing, students brought in items to make a soup to share with their classmates. The Mayflower Ship Challenge required students to use foil, tape, paper and other materials to construct a boat and test its buoyance. The engineers with the strongest ship were Abby Spaid and Ellie Myers. (More)

Visual Arts Students Update PAES Marque

Recently, Portage High School Visual Arts students Jon Brickley, Kayley Sossong, and Martin Lee spent an afternoon painting the Elementary School marque letters inside the lobby for community 

Dividock Reaches 1000 Point Milestone

Congratulations to Kara Dividock for reaching the career 1,000 point milestone in a win vs Blacklick Valley.

PIAA State Competitors

Congratulations to the Competition Cheerleaders who placed 14th out of 54 squads in the Small Varsity Division at the PIAA State Cheerleading Competition in Hershey, PA. 

      LIHEAP stands for Low Income Home Energy Assistant Program and is designed to help those who are struggling to pay natural gas bills this winter. Click here for more information. 

Capture Your High School Memories  
      Order your 2019-2020 Yearbook for only $55.00.  You can take advantage of this deal by clicking here.  Be sure to order your copy today.  

Senior Information

      The following links provide helpful information for seniors regarding graduation requirements, college visits, job shadowing, a financial aid workshop, etc. 

Guidance Bulletin College Visits Financial Aid Workshop
Dual Enrollment Graduation Fees Class Nominations

W.I.N. is a Win for our Youngest Students

      W.I.N. or the What I Need period is proving to be a great success for our grade seven students. This academic year the Portage Area JR/SR High School has attempted to further assist our seventh grade students with the transition from elementary school to secondary school. We reduced the number of teachers our younger students interact with and provided a dedicated period to get focused on student learning. (More

Caregiver Support Program for Grandparents
If you are raising your grandchildren you may be eligible for financial reimbursement for the costs associated with being a caregiver to your grandchildren. (More)

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


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