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Visit our Grade Level Information Center at www.pcGLIC.com

Thank you for coming to 8th Grade Family Night!

Thank you so much to all the families who were able to attend! It was wonderful to see a full house, and we had tons of thoughtful questions and a few laughs along the way.  We shared a ton of information last night, and a lot of that can be found right here in our presentation. It is so important that we keep these conversations going, so we do right by all our kids and so they are all in their best classes come next fall. So as you have questions and thoughts, please reach out anytime. Thanks for this!

Always working to be more thoughtful, healthier, and better for all our students

At Portage Central High School

As we often talk about, Portage Central is not a perfect place. It is a deeply human and thus imperfect place. And, we care deeply about our kids and our community, and we have always been committed to constant improvement. This link gives you a window into our work together, a sense of the efforts we are making to help this to be a more thoughtful and just place – for all of our kids and colleagues, for families and our community. And, we always appreciate your thoughts and feedback as we work, Together.

At Portage Public Schools

All schools have created and are sending out their own windows to their work – as well as their work connects to the district-level continuous improvement work. And you likely already saw Superintendent Mark Bielang’s message to all families, but if not, he shared our hopes for all PPS schools and for us as a community. In his words, “Most successful organizations have a clear sense of where they want to go, and a plan on how to get there. It’s with this in mind that I’m pleased and excited to share with you a one-page document, our Strategic Commitments, that captures the Portage Public Schools vision and the various elements that work together to achieve it.

“…central to all the work we do are our four pillars. Each pillar contains a high level goal statement for our organization.

  • Student Success- how we ensure our students thrive

  • People and Culture- how we value our employees

  • Service Excellence- how we serve our community, both internal and external

  • Stewardship- how we are responsible for the resources we are provided.

“Each of these statements has actionable goals along with action steps and how we will monitor our progress. Building level leaders are in the process of developing continuous improvement plans (through the Michigan Integrated Continuous Improvement Process – MICIP) for their respective buildings. Their plans will be aligned with these four pillars and demonstrated on their individual Continuous Improvement Overviews.”

Want to see Superintendent Bielang’s full message? Just hit this link!

Marching Band 2022 Percussion Placement Sessions/Rehearsals

For ALL interested percussionists – Drumline and Pit. This is going to be an AWESOME SEASON! We can’t wait to see you all here! Percussion Music Packets are available at this link: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1LAIUUtK8m39ok-YMZOgTnEIx1cD5Eocm?usp=sharing

We will meet in the CHS Band Room for each date below.

Placement Sessions

Monday, May 9 – 6:00-9 pm 
Wednesday, May 11 – 6:00-9 pm 
Monday, May 16 – 6:00-9 pm 

Spring Rehearsals

Wednesday, May 17 – 6-9 pm Marching Band Music Rehearsal (Receive all Music & get to know everyone!)
Wednesday, May 18 – 6:00-9 pm
Monday, May 23 – 6:00-9 pm
Wednesday, May 24 – 6-9 pm – Marching Band Music Rehearsal
Wednesday, May 25 – 6:00-9 pm 
Wednesday, May 31 – 6-9 pm – Marching Band Music Rehearsal
Wednesday, June 1 – 6:00-9 pm 

June Percussion Rehearsals 

Wednesday, June 8 – 5:00-8:00 pm
Monday, June 13 – 5:00-8:00 pm
Wednesday, June 15 – 5:00-8:00 pm

*If you are unable to attend a night due to athletic or other conflicts, please email Mrs. Flynn ([email protected]), Mr. VanToll ([email protected]) & Jake Ripmaster ([email protected]) ASAP!

The PC Marching Band is looking for new members of the Color Guard! 

If you are interested in learning more, come to the first Color Guard Workshop at 6-8 pm on Monday, May 8th. They will meet right outside the CHS Band Room courtyard near Door #9. Informational Sheet

For Student Chromebook issues

Please click here for steps for troubleshooting common issues. If the device is damaged, fill out the form at the bottom of the link page.

Buy a brick for McCamley Field, Mustang Field, or the new pool!

Back by popular demand…

So many families and community members purchased bricks at the new McCamley Field and tiles at the new pool — to leave their mark in these spaces where so many great kids celebrated and where so many more will celebrate decades into the future.

This sale continues until Graduation Day this spring. So if you are considering a brick at the new McCamley or Mustang Field, click here.

If you would like a tile at the new pool, click here.

Thank you — again and again — for all that you have done!

Class of 2023 Senior Guide

Find all the information for your senior year here in the Senior Guide.

Attendance Office Direct Line 323-5259, Jody Thrash

If your student will be away from school for just a few minutes or all day, thanks for keeping us in the loop!

Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Information

Please visit this page to access updates about the school closure, including how we respond to prevent the spread of infectious disease, keep students and staff safe and healthy, and minimize the impact on student learning.

Annual Education Reports

Portage Public Schools Annual Education Reports and Cover Letters

Student Council’s online suggestion box

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Upcoming Events

Memorial Day-No School

May 29 @ 12:00 am - May 30 @ 12:00 am


June 2 @ 12:00 am - June 3 @ 12:00 am

Final Exams

June 6 @ 12:00 am - June 10 @ 12:00 am

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