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Dear Mustang parents and students,

Friday late afternoon we became aware of an alleged threatening message on social media made from one of our students. The alleged threat was directed toward Vicksburg High School. The Vicksburg and Portage police departments moved quickly to assist in determining the credibility of the threat, and they are continuing their work over the weekend. We are not able to provide more detailed information about this situation at this time as we do not want to do anything that limits the effectiveness of the investigation, but the police have informed us that the person is in their custody. And we will continue to assist in that investigation in every way possible. While our investigation work continues, this student will not attend Portage Public Schools.

At this time, we have not received any information that this is a credible threat, but we take every threat seriously. As we learn more in the days ahead, we will continue to keep you informed.

We are very grateful to the administrators at Vicksburg Community Schools; they called me as soon as they heard of the alleged threat. We are thankful to the law-enforcement officers from Vicksburg and Portage; they worked together thoughtfully and quickly to address our concerns. And most of all, we are deeply appreciative to the individual who saw the post and reported it right away. This is a clear example of how important it is for all of us – students and school folks, parents and community members – to talk openly and honestly about any potential problems. When we work together like this, I am confident that we will address any challenges with care and conviction, compassion and respect.

As always, thank you for your support for all our sons and daughters, in our community and beyond.

With respect and gratitude,

Eric Alburtus
Principal for Portage Central High School

Portage Central High School Winter Choir Concert

Tuesday, Dec. 18th, 2018 at 7:00 pm in the First Presbyterian Church 321 W. South St. Kalamazoo, Michigan.

With the construction of the new McCamley Field: Sales end on Christmas Day!

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

Natatorium Donor Wall

If you are interested in purchasing a tile for the Natatorium donor wall you may do so by going to gomustangaquatics.com. All the money donated will go towards benefiting the PC swimming and diving programs. As always we appreciate your support and efforts to help our students to be successful in and out of the classroom. 

The 2018-2019 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!

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