Good Morning PCS Panthers…

 TODAY is Tuesday, October 17th, 2023.                                   It is a “ D “  Day


ATTENTION SENIORS:  If any of you plan on using the school's photos for your FORMAL or even your CASUALS, please send Mrs. Welty an individual chat telling her which of the Poses you want (A, B, C, or D) and whether it was the ORIGINAL photography date or the RETAKE day. If you don't designate, she will just choose one for you. ALL SENIOR PHOTOS ARE DUE BY FRIDAY, 10/20. That is THIS Friday!!


Thursday night’s home volleyball game is also Senior Night.  It has been designated as a WHITE-OUT.  It would be great if the student body supported the program and showed some school spirit!


Since October is Breast Cancer Awareness month, this Friday we encourage faculty and the student body to wear pink. The pink-out will carry over to the Friday night Football game where the Panthers take on Salamanca for Senior Night. 


Hey Students in Grades 7-12, do you love Halloween?  Do you like to be scared?  If so Portville School will be taking a trip to the Nightmare Hayrides in Ellicottville, THIS Friday October 20th.  The bus will depart the school at 5:30 and return around 10pm.  Space is limited and seats will be reserved on a first come first serve basis.  To reserve your spot pick up a permission slip outside of Mrs. Smith’s room 203.  To enjoy the Nightmare Hayride, the Gothic Barn and the Haunted Wooden Maze, just return your slip to Mrs. Smith.”


Another cool program for all students in 7th-12th is a trip on Friday, November 3rd to Funland in Wellsville for an evening of roller skating, food and fun! Come with us to FunLand for two action packed hours of skating, pizza and pop. Sign up and Permission slips in the main office. See Ms Nolder for details.


REMINDER there will be a beekeeping meeting TODAY in Mr. Canfield’s room after school.  New members are always welcome!  This is an experience that you just don’t want to miss.  See Mr. Canfield if you have any questions.


Also a reminder to students in grades 7-12, the next Culinary Club meeting is TOMORROW.  Sign up outside Mr. Mitchell’s room today. We will be makin Three Sisters Stew.


Also this week … Rocket Drones are officially at PCS, and we are starting a race team. Our first meeting will be for any interested 9th - 12th grade students THIS Thursday October 19th during period X in the envisioneering center. Please sign up outside the envisioneering center and see Mr. Burlingame or Mr. Suain if you have any questions.


Now for some news for the PCS Sports World:

Any student interested in playing a Winter sport, this includes Basketball, Wrestling, Competitive Cheer, and Boys Volleyball....signup sheets are in the math hallway. If your name is not on a list, it is assumed you aren't interested in participating. Modified sports begin on November 1st while Varsity & JV will begin on November 13th. 


Sign-ups for the Allegany/Olean/Portville bowling team are happening now. The season begins on November 14th. This is for grades 7-12, with some stipulations for 7th and 8th graders. For more information on how to sign-up through Allegany please contact Mrs. Pinney in the elementary. 


"The JV football team lost a hard-fought battle with Franklinville-Ellicottville last night, dropping the contest 18-0. The Panthers were led offensively by Adam Roe and Darren Spring on the ground. Peyton Carter connected with Ethan Miller and Chase Armstrong through the air for one catch each. Defensively, TY Kosinski, Nick Carpenter, Peyton Joy, and Demetrius Young had strong games, while Peyton Carter added an interception.  The Panthers JV squad closes out their season next Monday at home against Falconer."


THE modified volleyball team defeated Randolph last night to improve their record to    9-0. Leading the way was Lainee Thompson with 14 aces, Holly Mc Divitt had 11 aces, Ava Scanlon added 4 kills and 4 Aces, Emily Scanlon had 4 aces and 4 kills.  Brianna Painter served for 5 points and had two aces.