Welcome to Portage Central High School
Last Night Under the Lights Friday, October 20. We are celebrating the last game at McCamley Field and all that place has given to generations of Mustangs! Please join us for this very special event. Stay tuned for further information.
Over the past nearly 100 years, generations of Portage citizens have invested in their community. As we approach our 100th birthday we hope to celebrate – and give thanks for – what our community has accomplished.
And we are hoping you will be a part of that.
A Century of Central: 1922-2022
Over the next five years, we are planning a series of community events that will show our gratitude for what generations before us have built. Our first event will take place this fall: Friday, October 20th with the “Last Night Under The Lights” for the current McCamley Field. Since 1958 this space has helped thousands of young men and women to learn and to grow. So at the final football game, we will be inviting back to this special place anyone whose life has been impacted by McCamley Field to celebrate what this place has meant to our community, our families, and friends for decades.
Last Night Under The Lights Events
- Alumni & Friends Gathering Tent: Before and during the football game, reconnect with friends and alumni at the field-level tent, revisit the history of PCHS, and see the vision for its future
- Food-truck rally, sponsored by our incredible PTO, where you and your friends and family can have a terrific dinner before heading to the game
- Athletic Hall of Fame: We’ll start the festivities with new-member inductions
- Photograph at the old McCamley Field: Photographers will take one last picture of the entire crowd – and that picture will be used again for the Grand Opening of the new McCamley Field
- Classic Military Flyover during the Star Spangled Banner
- Fireworks: Ending the evening with a bang!
- And more!
We want anyone who has ever had anything to do with McCamley Field ever to join us for this special event – and then bring friends and family as well! We just want to make sure that we thank every member of our community for what they have given our community’s children. And we can’t wait to see what we will accomplish together next!
A great way to protect your daughter’s or son’s Chromebook
A few weeks ago our technology director sent an email to all parents to gauge interest in Chromebook covers that will help to protect all of our investments. Many moms and dads thought this was a great idea. And now they are here! Today or in the weeks ahead, you or your student can purchase a Mustang-branded Chromebook cover either at our School Store or at The Welcome Center for $25. This is not a fundraiser; we are providing these at cost. There are no guarantees in this world, but certainly, this will provide some additional protection as our students use and move them from class to class, from home to school. However, supplies are limited; when we sell out, we won’t be ordering more. Thanks for considering this!
The 2017-2018 Senior Guide is now available! So much is going on during senior year, from college applications to Grad Bash, from yearbook information to where you pick up your diploma after graduation. All seniors received a copy at our class meeting, and you can also download an electronic copy here so you can make sure you are up to date with the responsibilities and rewards of being a Mustang senior!
As we prepare for the construction of the new McCamley Field, we are again selling commemorative bricks to friends and families so that they can leave their mark where tens of thousands of Mustangs have had wonderful experiences for decades. If you would like to be a part of this, please visit our site: www.PCBrickSale.com, or print out our brick order form. All proceeds will go toward projects that will help us remember and respect our history and that will provide additional resources for our kids on the field and in the stands, performing at halftime and celebrating their myriad accomplishments. Thank you for being a part of us today, and thank you for being part of our kids’ lives tomorrow. For more background on the brick sale click here.
From the Counseling Office:
Attention Band Parents and Students: report cards and transcripts for the students who went on the band trip to Hawaii have been updated with exam and semester grades from 2nd semester 2016-17. Parents and students should be able to see them using their Skyward access. Thank you for your patience as we process all of these grades.
Attention juniors and parents of juniors, important PSAT information: The PSAT/NMSQT is an optional test, and will be given on Saturday, October 14 here at PCHS. Cost for this test is $20, and sign-ups are in the Counseling Office.
Two reasons you might be interested in taking this test: the PSAT is the best preparation for the upcoming SAT that you will be taking in April 2018, and there are also scholarships associated with this test. If you are interested in taking this test, please do not delay in signing up, as space is limited. For more information on the PSAT click here.
The 5th Annual Arts, Crafts, and Gifts Show: This show will take place on Saturday, November 4th, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Portage Central High School Commons Area. For the 2nd and 3rd annual shows, we had over 80 vendors each with hundreds of patrons. Download an application and reserve your booth today!
Student Council’s online suggestion box.
Attendance office direct line: 323-5259 If your son or daughter is going to be away from school just a few minutes or all day, thanks for keeping us in the loop!