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Announcements

Announcements

For Monday,

April 16th

Mustangs: The penultimate student newspaper will be out this Friday… be sure to pick up a copy of your award-winning Central Stampede from any journalism student or in Room 2116!

Hey Students! Have you planned an amazing prom-posal for this year? Or have you gotten prom-posed to? If so, we want to hear from you! Check your email for a message from the 2018 Roundup staff. Fill out the form and your prom-posal may be featured in the 2018 Roundup!

The Band has their free Symphonic Concert here at Portage Central tomorrow at 7:00 where they will be performing the pieces for their upcoming presentation at Miller Auditorium 50th anniversary.

The Choir Cabaret concerts will be held this Friday & Saturday from 7:00-8:30 PM and Sunday from 2:00-3:30 PM. They will be performing pieces from comedies and tragedies. Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for students. You don’t want to miss this amazing production!

GSA: GSA is meeting this Wednesday in Mr. Baas’ room! As always, friends and allies are welcome!

Moose Project will be meeting in the Community Room this Thursday. Please bring your permission slips!

Congratulations to the Forensics TEAM! The TEAM traveled to Holland on Saturday for the regional competition. 28 entries entered the contest hoping to advance to the state competition. Of those, 27 qualified for the state finals to be held the last weekend of April in Detroit.  Congratulations to all who advanced! Forensicators – There is a FULL TEAM meeting tomorrow at 3:07 in Mrs. Mills’ room. EVERYONE who has participated this year is expected at the meeting. See you tomorrow afternoon.

Congratulations to the PCHS Women’s Ensemble, and soloists Kate Morrissey, Molly Podiak, Grace Metheany, Nick Wheeler and Marysol Millar who all received first division ratings at State Solo and Ensemble Festival at Allendale High School Friday evening, as well as Derrick James and Nick Wheeler who received Second Division rating on their duets! Out of 240 soloists at the festival, PCHS’s  Kate Morrissey was selected as one of the top three soloists and will perform at the Michigan Youth Arts Festival at Western Michigan University in May. We are incredibly proud of all of you! Go Mustang Singers!

For the Counseling Office:

Juniors, you have one more state test to take, the M-STEP, so listen up for some important information:
Testing is tomorrow
Room assignments will be posted soon near the Welcome Center
Bell schedule does not change at all on test day
You will be taking 2 online tests, Science and Social Studies, and they will be given back to back.
First 1/2 of the alphabet attends the morning session beginning 2nd hour, last 1/2 in the afternoon session beginning 6th hour.  Please note that you will go to your 2nd hour or 6th hour class, the teacher will take attendance, then you will be dismissed by PA.
What not to bring:  no electronics, no backpacks
Hang in there juniors, testing is almost done!  Please make every effort to be in attendance on this test day, and please do your best….this is a state requirement as well as a Portage Public School graduation requirement.

Juniors:  This Wednesday from 7:00-8:00 Justin Klein of University of Chicago Admissions Counselor, will discuss how to choose an essay topic and write an insightful personal essay for any college application.  The Kalamazoo Area Math and Science Center will host this admissions essay writing presentation. The advice will be applicable to any Common Application College. This workshop is free and no registration is necessary.  Location: KAMSC Presentation Center, Room 436, Community Education Center, 600 West Vine Street.

Students:  Do you want free pizza?  Now that I have your attention,  Are you interested in a Career in Graphic Design?  Shelli Osterhout, Graphic Designer for WMU will talk about her career at our first Lunch and Learn this Wednesday in the Community Room.  Registration is required so please sign up in the counseling office. Registration is open to all students, grades 9-12, but is limited to 20 students each lunch hour.

Attention parents of Juniors Planning For College:  On May 1st all Juniors will be attending our annual College Planning Workshop.  Students will be given important information on how to send their transcripts electronically, procedures for letters of recommendation, financial aid, the common application, and much more.  All of this information will be in a red folder. Please take the time to look through these materials and to store the red folder where it is easy to access.

From the Athletic Department: @PCMustangSports on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and pcmustangsports.com

PC Men’s Lacrosse is hosting a fundraiser at Main Street Pub today from 4:00-10:00 so come on out and support your team.

The Track and Field Teams competed in the Lakeview Invitational on Friday and both teams came home with strong 4th place finishes out of 11 schools.  Today’s practice will begin in the Stable at 3:15.

Congratulations to the Girls Varsity Soccer Team for their 9-0 victory over Battle Creek Central Friday night.  Congratulations to Coach Hallaron for reaching 300 wins in his coaching career with Friday night’s win.  Great job Mustangs and Coach Hallaron!

Announcements

For Tuesday,

April 17th

Lunch Passes – Fourth marking period lunch passes are available at the Welcome Center.  You may continue to use your Third Marking Period Lunch Pass through tomorrow. Starting Thursday, you must have a Fourth Marking Period Pass to get out.

Mustangs: Have you ever wondered if you are more like Kodak Black…or maybe Justin Bieber? Pick up the Central Stampede this Friday to find out which music artist you are most like. Stampede… Friday… get one!

Prom tickets are on sale now for the next two weeks at the Welcome Center. The cost is $30 presale and $40.00 at the door.  Prom is Saturday, April 28th, at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts. Please see Mrs. Smith if you have any questions.

Ambassador interviews today and tomorrow will be held in the Media Center on the 2nd Floor beginning at 5:00.

Hey Students! Have you planned an amazing prom-posal for this year? Or have you gotten prom-posed to? If so, we want to hear from you! Check your email for a message from the 2018 round up staff. Fill out the form and your prom-posal may be featured in the 2018 Round up!

Senior IB Diploma Students meet down in the cafeteria today during 4th hour for a picture.  

The Band has their free Symphonic Concert here at Portage Central today at 7:00 where they will be performing the pieces for their upcoming presentation at Miller Auditorium 50th anniversary.

Portage Central Choirs present their annual Broadway cabaret titled “Comedy and Tragedy,” this Friday and Saturday at 7:00 and Sunday at 2:00.  Come hear how are talented singers perform both funny and sad songs from such famous musicals as Hamilton, Heathers, Les Miserables, and much more. Student tickets are only $8, and adults $12. Price includes gourmet dessert and beverage. Hope to see you there.  Tickets can be purchased online at the PCHS website in the Box Office under the Activities tab, or at the door.

Forensicators – There is a FULL TEAM meeting on today at 3:07 in Mrs. Mills’ room. EVERYONE who has participated this year is expected at the meeting. See you on Tuesday afternoon.

Sewing Studio meets today after school in lab 3104. We will be working on our blankets for charity. See you there!

Moose Project will be meeting in the Community Room this Thursday. Please bring your permission slips!

GSA friends and allies: GSA’s meeting this week has been moved to next week when we’ll be making plans for Day of Silence 2018, which is on April 27th. Please bring your money for your T-shirt to this coming meeting!

Spanish Club will be meeting this Thursday at 3:05 in room 1104.  We will be preparing a dish to eat and discussing plans to celebrate Cinco de Mayo.  All are welcome to attend.

From the Counseling Office:

Students: Education for Employment is sponsoring a field trip to Michigan Construction Career Days on Thursday, May 3.  This event is career exploration open to 7th-12th grade students and is held at the Operating Engineers 324 Training and Education Center in Howell, Michigan.  It is a hands-on event giving young people a chance to see, feel, and experience construction work up-close using real tools, equipment, and materials while talking with an actual construction professional.  This is for every aspect of construction from skilled trades to project managers and engineers. If you are interested in attending this field trip please pick up the permission slip in the counseling office.

From the Athletic Department: @PCMustangSports on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and pcmustangsports.com

Track will start practice in the stable today.

Announcements

For Wednesday,

April 18th

Lunch Passes – Today is the last day that you can use a Third Marking Period Lunch Pass to go out.  Pick up your Fourth Marking Period Pass at the Welcome Center today!

Student drivers: Have you adjusted yet to the new traffic patterns caused by construction? That’s good… because it’s not changing! You can read more about the decisions behind these changes on Friday in the Central Stampede. Get your copy of the newspaper from any journalism student or in Room 2116, or by following the Stampede on Twitter.

Hey Students! Have you planned an amazing prom-posal for this year? Or have you gotten prom-posed to? If so, we want to hear from you! Check your email for a message from the 2018 round up staff. Fill out the form and your prom-posal may be featured in the 2018 Round up!

Recyclers: we will meet after school today in Sra Mazei’s room.

Spanish Club will be meeting tomorrow at 3:05 in room 1104.  We will be preparing a dish to eat and discussing plans to celebrate Cinco de Mayo.  All are welcome to attend.

GSA friends and allies: GSA’s meeting has been moved to next week when we’ll be making plans for Day of Silence 2018, which is next week Friday. Please bring your money for your T-shirt to the meeting next week!

Garden Club will not meet this week. Stay tuned for information on next week’s meeting!

Gamers Club is canceled for today.  See you next week!

From the Counseling Office:

Reminder: For those of you who signed up to learn about Graphic Design, you will meet today in the community room during your lunch hour.  Pizza will be provided. If you would still like to sign up, please check in the counseling office to see if there is still space.

From the Athletic Department: @PCMustangSports on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and pcmustangsports.com

JV Boys Lacrosse please meet in Mr. Chambers room today after school.

Announcements

For Thursday,

April 19th

Mustangs: Did you know tomorrow marks 19 years since the Columbine school shooting? In tomorrow’s Central Stampede, you can read all about how PC is working to keep our school safe, and continuing the important conversation about school safety. Stampede, tomorrow, get one!!!

Portage District Library: Examine the evidence and crack the case as you work alongside other teens to solve a murder. Come to the Murder Mystery Party next week Tuesday at the Portage District Library at 6:30 PM. The event is free but advanced registration is required. Please visit portagelibrary.info or stop by the library to register. It’ll be a killer time!

Portage Central Choirs present their annual Broadway cabaret titled “Comedy and Tragedy,” this Friday and Saturday at 7:00 and Sunday at 2:00.  Come hear how are talented singers perform both funny and sad songs from such famous musicals as Hamilton, Heathers, Les Miserables, and much more. Student tickets are only $8, and adults $12. Price includes gourmet dessert and beverage. Hope to see you there.  Tickets can be purchased online at the PCHS website in the Box Office under the Activities tab, or at the door.

Moose Project meets today in the Community Room.

Garden Club will not meet today. Stay tuned for information on next week’s meeting!

From the Counseling Office:

Students report cards for the 3rd marking period are now in your Skyward account.

Students: Education for Employment is sponsoring a field trip to Michigan Construction Career Days on Thursday, May 3.  This event is career exploration open to 7th-12th grade students and is held at the Operating Engineers 324 Training and Education Center in Howell, Michigan.  It is a hands-on event giving young people a chance to see, feel, and experience construction work up-close using real tools, equipment, and materials while talking with an actual construction professional.  This is for every aspect of construction from skilled trades to project managers and engineers. If you are interested in attending this field trip please pick up the permission slip in the counseling office.

From the Athletic Department: @PCMustangSports on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and pcmustangsports.com

Congratulations to both Girls Soccer Teams last night as both teams beat Kalamazoo Central 8-0.  Both teams remain undefeated and the varsity team is now ranked #3 in the state.

Announcements

For Friday,

April 20th

Attention Mustangs: the Stampede still has a few copies left of today’s paper… just drop by Room 2116 and we’ll get one in your hands. You could also visit centralstampede.com or follow us on Twitter!

Prom tickets are on sale now for the next two weeks at the Welcome Center. The cost is $30 presale and $40.00 at the door.  Prom is Saturday, April 28th, at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts. Please see Mrs. Smith if you have any questions.

Juniors and seniors: Next week  Wednesday, there is a mock accident over at McCamley parking lot near the soccer field. Juniors will attend 6th hour and seniors 7th hour. On Thursday, Juniors will head back over to McCamley for some alcohol awareness activities, while seniors will head over Friday. These activities will take place throughout the day during English classes so please dress accordingly.

Portage District Library: Examine the evidence and crack the case as you work alongside other teens to solve a murder. Come to the Murder Mystery Party next week Tuesday at the Portage District Library at 6:30 PM. The event is free but advanced registration is required. Please visit portagelibrary.info or stop by the library to register. It’ll be a killer time!

Portage Central Choirs present their annual Broadway cabaret titled “Comedy and Tragedy,” this Friday and Saturday at 7:00 and Sunday at 2:00.  Come hear how are talented singers perform both funny and sad songs from such famous musicals as Hamilton, Heathers, Les Miserables, and much more. Student tickets are only $8, and adults $12. Price includes gourmet dessert and beverage. Hope to see you there.  Tickets can be purchased online at the PCHS website in the Box Office under the Activities tab, or at the door.

Congratulations to the Symphonic Band on an absolutely stunning feature concert at Miller Auditorium yesterday at the 50th Anniversary of the Spring Conference on Wind & Percussion Music. That instant standing ovation and seemingly never-ending applause at the end of the performance was so well deserved. You set a new standard of excellence!

From the Counseling Office:

Students report cards for the 3rd marking period are now in your Skyward account.

From the Athletic Department: @PCMustangSports on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and pcmustangsports.com

Congratulations to the Boys Varsity Lacrosse Team on their 16-1 victory over Kalamazoo United last night.

Congratulations to the Varsity Baseball Team for their doubleheader sweep over Coldwater last night, way to guys.

Varsity Softball won their first two road games defeating Coldwater 4-2 and 12-6 and the  JV team split their first doubleheader of the season winning the second 17-1 in three innings.

Congratulations to the Women’s Varsity Tennis Team for their sweep over K Central 8-0 as well as their hard-fought win over Mattawan 6-2.  The Women’s JV Tennis Team also swept Central 5-0 Great job girls!