Good Morning Portville Panthers!

 TODAY IS…Friday, January 13th, 2023

It is a “ D “  Day


Chorus lessons today are:  Pd 7 Milly, and Pd 9 Madison D


Group pictures will be taken in the library next week as follows:

TUESDAY, 01/17:

7:45AM – Junior BOCES

11:20AM – Senior BOCES

Students, do not be late, these are the times the photos will actually be taken.


7-12th graders have the opportunity to go tubing at Holiday Valley on Saturday, February 4th.  The bus will leave at 11:45, and return to the school around 4:15pm.  Lunch will be provided.  Permissions slips are outside Mrs. Morella’s room, 201.  Spots are limited, so return your permission slip to reserve your spot!


"There will be an After-School Movie Night happening on January 24th in Miss Giardini's room. Stop by to sign-up and get a permission slip!"


Attention Young Chefs! Head east for the next Culinary Club adventure! California Rolls and Tempura!   The date has been changed… It will be MONDAY, January 23rd, sign up today outside Mr. Mitchell’s room.


Come out and support the Class of 2023 and enjoy the circus on Saturday January 28th at 6:30 in the High School Gym.  If you are 13 years old or older you will need to purchase a ticket.  Get your pre-sale tickets now, don’t wait!  The price increases the night of the show. Stop by the high school office and get your ticket from Mrs. Baker for only $15!!!  Children 12 and under are FREE with a paid adult!!

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


Come to the fitness center for another Hour of POWERRRR on Jan. 19th and 24th for some weight room skills and fun. All skill levels welcome! Sign up outside the fitness center.


Don’t forget The Wellsville Creative Arts Center is beginning sign- ups for our Winter Session of Art:360!   It Starts next week……..The Dates are January 17- March 14 and will be at the Wellsville Create Arts Center on Tuesday evenings from 6 to 7:30.  Please see Mrs. Van Curen  to sign up for choice of class Choice (Pottery, Cooking, Drawing, Coffee Making and Macrame)  and flyer information.


Reminder to all students – Study Center runs Monday through Thursday – held with Mrs. Bantelman in Room 146. 


Attention all students and Teachers and Staff: PCS is assisting in a special drive to support the SPCA in Cattaraugus County.  Please check out the flyers posted and if you can help by donating, please bring in dog and cat items as specified on the flyer. Thank you PCS for helping furry friends in need!


Now for PCS Sports News!....


Come support the boys tonight as they take on the Cassadaga Valley Cougars. JV starts at 6pm with Varsity to follow. The theme for the night is NEON. Once again, the theme is NEON!! 


Congratulations to both the boys and girls bowling teams last night.  They both won against Ellicottville 4-0.  Emma Pinney bowled a 411 series and Kiyah Mohr bowled a 470 series. Nice job! 


Congrats to our JV Lady Panthers basketball team on another road win last night, defeating the Frewsburg Bears.  Ali Haynes and Emma Rhinehart led all scorers with 11 and 10 points.  Addison Isaman also chipped in 6 points!


The Lady Panthers improved to 7-1 with a big league victory over Frewsburg last night. Down 2 and headed into the final quarter, the girls decided to play their best defense and make better decisions on offense. Ava Haynes & Jackie Scanlon held their best players scoreless in the stanza while every Lady Panther on the floor at that time scored. Lilly Bentley recorded another double-double with 21 points, 10 rebounds, and 5 blocks. Scanlon had 11 points and 7 rebounds, while Haynes had 8 boards. Teagan Kosinski & Avery DeFazio played great help defense while Kosinski hit two free throws to ice the game. Congrats ladies!! Lifting today at 2:30pm. 


Now for a Special message from the Athletic Department: 

Congratulations to the Athletes of the Month for the month of December: 

Girls Basketball:

Teagan Kosinski, a senior captain, has taken over the role of point guard and done an admirable job. She played most of the month injured and was still able to work through it and contribute on the floor. She had a career-high night of 9 rebounds against Wellsville and dished out a career-best 5 assists on two different occasions. She leads the team in both steals and assists, with averages of 3.8 and 2.8 per game.

Jackie Scanlon, a junior guard, had a career-scoring night of 16 points against Allegany-Limestone and then stepped up big against Salamanca in the absence of Lilly. She had 15 in that game which helped secure our first league victory. She was our second leading scorer for the month, averaging 10 points, while also contributing 4.8 rebounds, 2 steals, and 2.2 assists per game.

These girls helped the Lady Panthers achieve a 5 and 1 record for the month and win the Adam Elliott Tournament and our IAABO Showcase game. They should also be commended for their pesky defense


Henry Chamberlain, sophomore, placed 3rd at the Portville Invitational Tournament and 2nd place at the STOWA tournament.  He recorded 9 pins and his record for the month of December was 14-3. 

Sam Zeigler, junior, placed 3rd at the Portville Invitational.  He recorded 6 pins and his record was 11-1 for the month of December. 

Boys Basketball 

Ben Isaman, senior, during the month of December he averaged 8.8 points per game, had 34 rebounds, 10 deflections and 8 steals.  

Aidan DeFazio, freshman, averaged 17.4 points a game, 11 deflections, 8 steals and took 3 charges. 


Again, congratulations to these athletes for their hard work and dedication to their teams!  Athletes, come see me for your certificate and t-shirt.