Good Morning Portville Panthers!

TODAY is Wednesday, March 8th, 2023                                                   It is a “ D “  Day 


Chorus lessons today are:  Period1 -  Alto D’s, Pd 7- Allie, Pd 9 Maddie, and 2:30 – Lily


Attention International Club members, please stop by room 204 to pick up your fundraiser brochures. Any questions, see Ms. Nolder


Attention Students! We have two exciting action adventures planned during spring recess:

*Tuesday, April 11th: a trip to Urban Air- a two-hour all-activities pass AND *Thursday, April 13th: a trip to Lasertron- two exciting games of laser tag! Both trips include food!!   Sign up outside of Mr. Mitchell's classroom;  be sure to get the paperwork returned as soon as possible! 


The Student Council, in conjunction with the American Red Cross, will be hosting a blood drive on Thursday, March 23rd in the North Gym from 8AM until 2PM.  Any student age 16 and older is eligible to donate.  Information and questions can be answered by Mrs. Welty.  Also, see her to sign up.  Our PCS goal is to have 40 people donate that day.  Please consider doing a small deed that can save three lives! 


Tickets to the PCS Drama Club’s production of Frozen Jr. are on sale now! You can get tickets through using the QR code on the posters hung around the building or stopping in to see Mrs. Maxson in Room 120. Tickets for Students are $8.00. Over 70 students from Grades 2-12 are in the show including 13 Seniors – you do not want to miss it!


Gamer’s Club will be gathering this Friday, March 10th, from 2:45 to 5:45 in the High School library.  For more information stop by the Technology Office, Room 210.


And now for the PCS SPORTS NEWS…..

Anyone interested in playing varsity golf this spring, please sign up outside Mr. McIntosh's room 209.   We will also have a meeting next Tuesday after school. 


Attention 7th and 8th graders. Think spring and sign-up for the modified track and field thing. Two convenient locations, sign-up outside Miss Giardini’s room or Mr. Mitchell’s room today.


Portville Bird Buster travelled to Freedom lastnight to take on Fillmore in their first meet of the season. Despite the bitter cold and wind, Portville came out on top defeating Fillmore 177-166. 

Top 8 shooters:

Jackson George with a 24

Jake Dowd 23

Lucious Young 23

Noah Bleier 22

Demetrious Young 22

Landon Strade 21

Kaedon Holcomb 21

Nik Manroe 21

Keep working hard! 


And now a Special message from the Athletic Department: Congratulations to our Athletes of the month for the month of February. 

 Boys Basketball: 

Junior, Ethan Obergfell- Ethan averaged 8 points per game in the month of February with a career high 15 points against Randolph. Ethan continuously locked down the other team defensively.  The opponent’s leading scorers were often held well below their season averages.


Marcus Wilson- Marcus gave the boys basketball team great sparks off the bench in the month of February.  This spark included a career high 16 points in an overtime win against North Collins.


Competitive Cheer: 

When given 2 minutes and 30 seconds to perform you have to give it your all and that’s exactly what this girl did.  She exemplifies what cheer is.  She’s skilled and trained to be fierce.  Her strength was put to the test this year forcing her to base numerous stunts. She used her skills, strength, and cleverness to achieve such feats. She leads the tempo to ensure her teammates are ready on the right counts. Her dance moves and facial expressions help draw the crowd into the performances.  We have a great appreciation for what she’s given her squad not just this season, but over these last four years as well. We’ve enjoyed having her on the team and watching her skills improve. Congratulations Danni Chudy. 


She brought it to the mats and left it.  She dropped the mic 🎤 as you might call it. She’s been kick , punched, and broken, but she still got up and smiled. She’s quiet but fierce.  We love and admire her attitude to battle through and never let her team down, showing her true devotion. She’s a true athlete. This year she encountered some medical issues causing severe pain, she pushed through, literally in blood, sweat, and tears.  We couldn’t have been more proud. Her agility and stamina were displayed when she was moved as one of the main bases this season. Proving as a sophomore she has what it takes to succeed. Congratulations Nataeh Richardson 

Girls Basketball: 

Junior Avery DeFazio has been a key role player for the Lady Panthers this season. She earned her way into the starting line-up early in the season with her solid work ethic and dedication to improve each day. She had a huge night in our win over Frewsburg to clinch the league title with 9 points, 4 rebounds, 2 steals, and 4 assists, while also playing the top of our triangle-and-2 defense. She also had a career night by ripping down 7 rebounds in our playoff win versus Holland this month.


Alisha Dickerson, a senior forward, was key in a league win over Gowanda where she got the start and defended one of the league’s biggest post players. She scored, she boxed out and pulled down boards, and even assisted on buckets during the victory. She was also able to secure some big rebounds in our Holland playoff win. However, these statistics are not why Alisha has been vital to the program. It is how she acts on the bench, in the locker room, on the bus, and in the gym that deserves recognition. She spent her entire junior year on the bench after a knee surgery and returned this season and has been a wonderful leader and is always invested in our success. She’s the type of player coaches love to have as part of the program!

These girls helped the Lady Panthers achieve a 17 and 3 overall record which resulted in a league championship. Congratulations girls!

  Congratulations to these athletes for a great month of hard work and dedication to their team.  Please see Mrs. Colligan for your certificate and t-shirt.