The Week At A Glance
District News

       

Summer Hours for the High School Library are Wednesdays from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 

Congratulations to the class of 2019! 

               Program       Speeches   Scrapbook
Shaffer Places 6th at States
      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. 

WestPAC Champs

      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)

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