The Week At A Glance
District News


New Class for Sophomore Students, S.T.E.A.M!
      STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics. Portage Area sophomore students get to learn about these five topics in an integrated way while producing artworks, testing theories in science and mathematics and hands-on problem solving. Mr. Bearer, Mrs. Gdula and Mrs. Williams are spear heading this course. (More)

Capture Your High School Memories  
      Order your 2019-2020 Yearbook for the low price of $49.00. Now until September 27, if you order a personalized cover, you will receive four free icons. You can take advantage of this deal by clicking here. Price will increase as the year goes on, so be sure to order your copy at this low introductory price.  A fundraiser is in place to help students earn a discounted or free book. 

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)

Off to a Great Start
Students in Miss Thomas’s 3rd grade class are all smiles on the first day of school. Students look prepared to use the skills they’ve gained in 2nd grade to tackle third grade. (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

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

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