Good Morning Portville Panthers!

TODAY IS…Tuesday, January 17th, 2023

It is an “ E “  Day

 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!!

 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 Winter Session of Art:360!   It Starts tomorrow….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.


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!


From the Sports World….The JV Boys basketball team escaped with a home win over cassadega valley Friday night 39-36. Ryan Loncher led all scorers with 12 points and Reese Benson added 10. 


Now for a special message:

In the U.S. every year at this time of year, people gather together to honor the memory of Martin Luther King, Jr. He is most often celebrated for his uplifting “I Have a Dream” speech, delivered at the Lincoln Memorial in August of 1963. On Monday, January 16th, we once again remembered the lasting legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

While our country has certainly made tremendous progress in terms of civil rights since Dr. King’s time, we’ve recently seen a resurgence of hateful and inflammatory rhetoric, be it in politics, on social media, or in the news.

To ensure that the work of Dr. King and other civil rights leaders is preserved, we have an important role to play in the conversation on equality, equity, and tolerance.

Dr. King himself understood the importance of education in advancing the condition of minorities and in eliminating long-standing societal prejudices.  His conclusions remain just as poignant today—as America faces significant societal, cultural, and technological change:

“We must remember that intelligence is not enough. Intelligence plus character–that is the goal of true education. The complete education gives one not only power of concentration, but worthy objectives upon which to concentrate. The broad education will, therefore, transmit to one not only the accumulated knowledge of the race but also the accumulated experience of social living.”


In honor of Dr. King, he is an excerpt from his famous, “I Have a Dream” speech:

“Let us not wallow in the valley of despair, I say to you today, my friends.

And so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream.

I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal."

I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.

I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a state sweltering with the heat of injustice, sweltering with the heat of oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice.

I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”