Elementary Updates: April 3rd
IMPORTANT MESSAGE CONCERNING MEAL DELIVERIES: As we continue to serve the community through meal deliveries, we are constantly reassessing our daily production and delivery routine to better protect the community and staff from the spread of COVID 19. With this in mind, we are planning to make a small change to our delivery practices. For those who greet the bus during meal delivery, we ask that they set a box (or cooler) on the ground and walk six feet away. The individual delivering will put the meals in the box. When they get back on the bus, you simply pick your box up with your meals and take it inside. We are making this change (for obvious reasons) to reduce close physical contact...particularly because we have folks going from home to home. We will start this on Monday, April 6th. A simple cardboard box will do. Thanks everyone!
Good morning! Overnight, we experienced an outage that affected our website, PowerSchool and VPN access. The issue has been resolved but it may take a little bit for the changes to take effect. This should NOT impact student email or Teams access. Thank you for your patience.
We are experiencing a temporary network outage, we are currently working to correct the issue. Service will be restored as soon as possible, thank you for your patience.
Attention Essential Workers: We are posting the attached survey link from the Accord Corp for parents who are identified as essential workers and in need of day care. Please click on the link below to complete the survey. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3HSNNYJ
UPDATED MESSAGE FROM SUPERINTENDENT REGARDING SPRING BREAK: Yesterday we posted a message that stated we would not be providing new remote instruction over the scheduled spring break. In that message I included a short paragraph: "This plan could change based on requirements by the New York State Education Department or the Governor's office. I would like to say we have a plan and are going to stick with it, but as we all know, this has not been possible thus far." Late in the day yesterday, the New York State Education Department came out with a clarification of the Executive Order that had been given by the Governor's office regarding school closure. The clarification, while contradictory at times, states at the end: "Districts must continue to provide remote instruction for students, meals for students, and child care for essential workers every weekday between April 1, 2020 and April 14, 2020, even if the district is scheduled to be on spring break during that time." This is extremely disappointing for our students and families, I am sure. However, we have no choice but to follow the Executive Order. You can find the order here: http://www.nysed.gov/common/nysed/files/programs/coronavirus/nysed-covid-19-clarification-180-day-requirement-3-30-20.pdf Over the scheduled break, we WILL continue to provide remote instruction as we have been. With that said, our students and families' social and emotional well-being is of great importance to us. If you need to take a day to do something as a family, I would encourage you to do those things, regardless of the day of the week. I sincerely apologize for any confusion this has caused. We are here to assist if you need it, please reach out if we can be of help.
IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM PORTVILLE CENTRAL SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT March 30, 2020 Dear Portville Central School Community, Thank you for your tremendous patience and support as we have moved to remote learning district-wide. We have been overwhelmed and humbled by offers of assistance and kind words of support and encouragement. It is with your help and guidance as parents, neighbors, and community members that we will get through this unprecedentedly difficult time. Thank you on behalf of the teachers and support staff, administration, and Board of Education. Many questions have been raised by the community regarding Spring Recess (4/4 – 4/19). In consultation with the building administrators and the Board of Education, we have decided to move forward with the following plan: Meal Delivery - we plan to continue with our current delivery of lunch with next day's breakfast throughout the two week break. We are serving over 600 students daily. Student Instruction - we plan to suspend any new remote learning material during this time period (4/4-4/19.) It is our hope that this will give students and parents time to catch up with the learning resources we have provided. This means that any work or recorded instruction done through remote learning prior to the break will be available, but no new instruction will be posted. I know we have families that have a variety of plans during the break, and in many cases it may not involve travel, but could include other family activities. Remember, our students attended school over the February break which means that our students are about 5 days ahead on instruction. We also feel that this process has been stressful for students and families, and this will give time for everyone to regroup. It will also give us time to try to address some of the at-home technological issues families are facing, giving everyone time to catch up. We are looking into getting cellular Wi-Fi devices for families who are having trouble accessing online learning. This plan could change based on requirements by the New York State Education Department or the Governor's office. I would like to say we have a plan and are going to stick with it, but as we all know, this has not been possible thus far. This does not mean the district will be shutting down; many of us will be working during the break. It is recognition that students and families may need more time to catch up with the overwhelming amount of instruction that has been posted thus far. We live in a rural area, I know people enjoy time to do outdoor activities they have looked forward to all year, and the great thing is they can still do many of these activities while practicing social distancing. You should expect that there will be a continuity of instructional support from district officials, teachers, and support staff over that time period. If you have questions or specific needs, please feel free to reach out to my office at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thomas J. Simon Superintendent Portville Central School District
The Portville Central School Board of Education will be holding a special board meeting on Monday, March 30, 2020, at 7:00 p.m.
March 27, 2020 From: Lynn Corder, Principal Re: Learning Plan for PK-6 Good day, The attached document provides an explanation for each grade level and the on-line resources they are providing to support our students and their families. Last Sunday, we distributed Learning Packets with materials for each student to work through at the direction of their grade level teachers. These on-line resources are being provided to enhance the learning opportunities for your children and as we want to be prepared if the schools are closed for longer than anticipated. At this point we ask that you do your best to visit the appropriate learning sites and get familiar with the technology. For those families who may be struggling with connectivity or not having a device, please know that we are working to help you here at school. Thanks for all you do! https://5il.co/e8y2
Student Work K-12 We are trying to finalize a plan for the collection of completed school work for those students that may have paper copies to turn in. We are looking at the possibility of a drop box/drop off location. Please, hang on to the work by keeping it in the Manila folder that you received. We will let you know when the plan is finalized and in place. Thank you!
Matt Gnan, PCS athletic trainer, has informational videos for our students and community members. The videos will give you helpful advice and “how to” information on keeping physically fit in areas such as stretching. The videos may help many of us who are isolated at home for an extended period. Stay healthy! Find the videos https://twitter.com/PCSATC/status/1242531797180743680
Hello PCS! There have been a few tweaks to the HS online schedule. Please be sure to take note of changes. https://5il.co/e0n6
Starting this week, there will be online instruction. Please check this schedule for HS students. https://5il.co/e0n6
From: Lynn Corder, Elementary Principal Re: Kindergarten-6th grade Student Work Packets Good day! The teachers have been busy preparing a learning packet for your child(ren). They have also reached out to each of you this week in assessing our school community needs. At this point we are ready to send home a “Learning Packet” for each grade level. The teachers have prepared one packet for each grade level for consistency across classrooms. A letter from the grade level teachers can be found inside the envelopes which explains the work. We will be distributing the Kindergarten to 6th grade Learning Packets to families on Sunday, March 22nd at the Outdoor classroom adjacent the elementary playground between the hours of 2:00-4:00 PM. PreK materials are being mailed home. You simply need to pull up alongside the structure and we will hand you your child(ren)’s packet. I would ask that everyone not show up at 2:00 PM as it could be a long wait, we will be here for the 2 hour window so there is no rush to be early. If the line is too long at any given time, you can park in the elementary lot and someone will come to your vehicle. I ask that you don’t get outside of your vehicles and congregate around the outdoor classroom in following social distancing protocols. If you are unable to make it on Sunday, we will schedule another pick up time early next week. The Learning Packets were designed to keep the students engaged in their learning for the next couple of weeks. I am confident you will work as a family to create a schedule that provides time daily for this home-based learning. I will be continuing to plan with our teachers through weekly video chats as we prepare for additional resources. I am confident that your child(ren)’s teacher will be reaching out to you and assisting in any way they can. Thanks for your understanding and continued support of our PCS schools!
All grade levels 7-12 have completed student pick up of materials. We have many laptop that need to be returned to students. With the latest announcement from Governor Cuomo, we can’t have parents or students come pick up there laptops on Monday. No worries, we will get the laptops to your household. The deliveries will begin Monday morning. Have a great weekend!
Hello Portville Community! We need to inform everyone that Mr. Corder's email account has been compromised. If you receive an attached invoice, from him, please DO NOT open it! Just delete it. The situation has since been resolved but not before the email was sent. Thanks.
CORRECTION: 7th and 8th grade pickup will be at the main entrance of the school, NOT the back parking lot!
Day 1 of student pickup went well! Thank you parents and students. We only have three seniors and two juniors left for pick up. Pick up of books and assignments for freshmen and sophomores will take place tomorrow (Friday) from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM in the back parking lot. Pick up for 7th and 8th graders will be from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM. If your child dropped off a computer today, it will be ready for pickup tomorrow in the back parking lot from 8:00 to 10:00 or in the bus circle from 10:30 to 12:30. Encourage your child to log onto his/her computer and go to www.office.com. This will get your child to Office 365. The log in and password will be the same as it is to log onto his/her computer. Once your child has logged on they will go to the Teams icon. He/she will then be able to see communication from teachers. Remember to be patient while everything continues to improve and get worked out. Once again, thank you for an excellent job today. I will be back in touch soon.
Starting tomorrow, we will be distributing HS student resources at the school. Please read Mr. Welty's letter for details and grade specific schedules. https://5il.co/dwwx
From: Lynn Corder, Elementary Principal Re: School Closing Updates Good day! As you can imagine, we have been working as a school community to prioritize our student and family needs during this difficult time. Our first priorities were to conduct a “Deep Cleaning” of our facility, prep and deliver daily meals, and planning for continued learning at home. We are making good progress in all of these areas. Our learning plan for students was prioritized where we would focus on our High School students first as they are working towards graduation credits. At the elementary, I have been meeting with teachers via on-line video conferencing in planning for the needs of our younger learners. Teachers have not been able to return to their classrooms which has made this a challenge. They are working from home as grade levels to prepare learning packets and on-line resources. Our plan at this point is to have packets ready to go by early next week. I am finalizing the best options for distribution to our families. Teachers are also currently calling every family in assessing their needs and the availability of on-line access at each home. Please know that that we are eager to keep engaging our kids and families through this difficult time. I ask for your patience as we prepare learning resources and a plan for distribution. Thanks for your understanding and continued support of our PCS schools!
This is a follow-up to Mr Welty's letter regarding home instruction. Many questions have been asked about student laptops that are currently at home and households that do not have internet access. There will be additional information coming in the next few days to address those concerns. Thank you for your patience as we work through formulating these next steps.
Please read this important information about home instruction during our unexpected time away. https://5il.co/dvc0
COVID-19 Meal provision answers. Meals are being provided free of charge. The program will begin tomorrow (Tuesday), buses will be leaving the school at 11:00. We will continue to do our best to answer any questions or concerns
COVID-19 Meal Provision additional information: Under the directive of the NYS Health Department we are undergoing a deep cleaning process of the cafeteria, bus garage, and buses. Everyone involved in the preparation and delivery of meals will be wearing gloves and practicing proper sanitary guidelines. Please do NOT cross the road to receive the meal delivery. An individual will exit the bus to deliver the meals and cross the road if necessary. We prefer an adult or older student be outside for pickup. If that is not possible please direct your child to stay a safe distance from the road and DO NOT CROSS the road. The first day or two the bus will use the horn to alert their arrival at normal bus stop locations. If you are missed and would like delivery the following day call 716-933-6764 We appreciate your patience and understanding, we will continue to improve the process as it evolves. Pickup at the school will be from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m.
ATTENTION STUDENTS...for those currently using "TEAMS" in your classes, please check your account for communications from your teachers!
Portville Central School District will provide meals to children during the school closure related to COVID-19. Meals will be provided once a day including lunch and breakfast for the following morning for all children 18 and under in the household of at least one child attending PCSD. Meals will be delivered by bus between 11:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. Buses will run their normal route, please have a representative waiting at your normal bus stop if you require a meal. Buses will also be running routes through the village for students that do not ride the bus and have a normal bus route. Indicate to the bus driver you would like them to stop and meals will be provided. Meals can also be picked up at the school after 12:00 p.m. at the cafeteria loading dock behind the school. Ring the door bell for assistance. Please watch for updates in the process as it evolves over the period of the shut down. Please share this information with everyone in the area that may not have access to it via social media.
Dear Portville Central School District Community: I am writing regarding the COVID-19 situation, which has been rapidly evolving each day in our state and region. We have been in continual contact with local and State health officials and the New York State Department of Education as the situation unfolds, keeping the health and safety of students, staff, and the community as our top priority. The Allegany and Cattaraugus County Health Departments have recommended that all school districts – including Portville Central School District – be closed to students effective Wednesday, March 18, 2020, through Sunday, April 12, 2020, with instruction occurring through alternative means. While there are still no confirmed cases in our region at the time of this communication, the action is being taken out of caution, as cases in neighboring counties continue to rise. The main purpose of the recommendation is to slow the potential spread of virus among students and the community by promoting social distancing and avoiding the gathering of large numbers of people. This time will be challenging for all communities, but we are dedicated to serving our students and keeping them as safe as possible while still allowing educational growth. Here are some important pieces to consider as we head into our planned closures: 1.) Students should report for a regularly scheduled day on Monday and Tuesday, March 16th & 17th. On these days we will be working with students to prepare for continued instruction when they are not in school during the closure. 2.) Over the coming week, every family in the community will be called by a staff member at PCS to discuss your specific needs as we move forward. 3.) As a district, we do have a food plan in place to provide meals to those students who require it during the closure. You will be receiving specific communication on that shortly. 4.) Students with disabilities who receive specialized services will be contacted by their service providers to discuss the specific needs of your student. 5.) April 12, 2020, is our planned date for the end of the closure. We will, however, be constantly assessing to see if a longer or shorter closure will be required, using the feedback provided by local and State health officials as our guide. 6.) Please continue to keep your households as safe as possible by washing your hands regularly, avoiding contact with those who are sick, cleaning and disinfecting regularly-used surfaces, and staying home when you are sick. 7.) At this time, PCS plans to have all faculty and staff working at school through this closure. Through multiple channels, the staff will support student work, answer questions, and ensure continuity of education. We appreciate your support during this challenging time. We continue to be proactive in keeping our students, staff and communities safe. Please continue to take care of yourself and others. Sincerely, Thomas J. Simon Portville Central School District Superintendent
Due to consistently striving to keep our students, staff, families and community healthy and in keeping with the Health Department recommendations of social distancing, we will be prohibiting Morning Program visitors effective March 16 until further notice. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.
SAT Testing scheduled for Olean on March 14th has been CANCELLED.
Penn York College Night at St. Bonaventure University that was scheduled for Tuesday, March 17th has been CANCELLED.
CIRCUS CANCELLED -- Based on recommendations from the state and local Health Departments and the New York State Governor's Office prohibiting large social gatherings of 500 or more, Portville Central School is cancelling the Circus scheduled for tomorrow evening. You should anticipate the potential for cancellations involving other large events in the near future. We will keep you informed moving forward.
There will be a special Board of Education meeting this Tuesday, March 10th, 2020 at 5:30 PM.
2020 Portville Baseball Clinic was a huge success! Thank you Coach Michael Matz, varsity boys and a few others for passing your knowledge on to this great group of Little Leaguers and for volunteering your time all week to do so! It is greatly appreciated. What a great start to the upcoming season! ⚾️
Congratulation to these three amazing cheerleaders Kiersten Ferguson, Autumn Gagliardo, and Corissa Cousins for representing Portville Central School in this year Big 30 football game. These three were chosen for their talent, commitment, and dedication to their squads. The dynamic duo made from two bases, Kiersten and Corissa, will push through anything to make their stunts succeed. While Autumn, who received the All American Cheerleader award, is multi talented and will base, spot, tumble, and stunt when needed. Thanks, Coach Gagliardo!
We are practicing a shelter in place emergency drill in the high school building. The drill will take about 20 minutes. Thank you for your cooperation and patience as we remain committed to keeping our students safe.
The Elementary School Science Fair has been rescheduled for Tuesday, March 3, 2020.
The OCTANE PANTHERS 17s team who are all PCS students who competed in a tough tournament in Columbus, Ohio on January 25th and 26th and won the Bronze medal (first photo.) The second photo is the same team who went to Geneva, Ohio on February 8th and 9th winning the GOLD and going undefeated the entire weekend without dropping a set. These girls played fantastic! The last photo is of our OCTANE PANTHERS 12u team, also all PCS kids and the future of PCS volleyball. These littles went to Buffalo on February 1st to take the SILVER medal. Great accomplishments by two amazing teams! Thank you Coach Unverdorben for your unending dedication to the volleyball program at PCS!
Urgent Power School message for all parent and student users. The web address has changed for Power School effective 2/18/2020. The new address is: ps.portvillecsd.org/public Any shortcut or book mark you have made on your computer must be changed to reflect this address. Any questions contact Libby Stanton. 716-933-6045. Thank you.
Congratulations to Dakota Mascho who punched his ticket to Albany with a 1st place finish at the Wrestling State Qualifiers!! Dakota completely dominated the 152lb bracket with a technical fall in a major decision and a 7-1 win in the finals. He also accomplished this as a Sophomore. Well deserved, Dakota!!! Jayden Lassiter also wrestled his way to the finals but, unfortunately, had to settle for a heart breaking 2nd place finish due to a medical forfeit. Rolland Thompson also battled his way to a very respectable 4th place finish today at the State Qualifiers!!! 🏆
Tonight’s Winter Weekend Dance has been cancelled due to the weather. It is rescheduled for Sunday, January 19th from 6:00 to 9:00 PM.
You may have noticed on the last page of the latest issue of the Portville Newsletter that it says there is no school February 17-21 for Winter Recess. This is incorrect. The school WILL BE IN SESSION February 19-21. The only days off that week will be February 17th and 18th in observance of President's Day. The school will, however, have a two-week spring break this year from April 6-17.
Portville Central School’s “Presents for Panthers” organization delivers once again! THANK YOU to Gary Swetland and Chris Sosnowski for the hours of work put into organizing and preparing, to the Portville teachers and staff, as well as the entire community for your donations, and to the seniors for wrapping and delivering all the gifts to our families in need!! PCS is the BEST! Merry Christmas to all!
Portville Central School is seeking a long term substitute Speech teacher ASAP. If interested, please contact Lynn Corder at 716-933-6045.
Sharing from Coach Buckner’s page... “Noon-Portville wins the U-10 co-ed Soccer Tournament in Frewsburg 3:30-Portville Varsity Basketball Girls win ACE Tournament 4- Portville U-12 girls place second in Frewsburg Soccer Tournament 5-Varsity Wrestling Team wins The Avoca Wrestling Tournament 5:30-Portville Varsity Basketball Boys win The ACE Tournament It's a great day to be a Panther!” You’re right, Coach, it IS A GREAT DAY TO BE A PANTHER!
Congratulations to the Portville Panthers boys’ basketball team on their second consecutive ACE Tournament championship victory. Dalton Tobola was named the tournament's MVP. Cameron Kalsman was also named to the all tourney team.🏀🥇
Half Day and Pajama Day is for PreK-6th grade Monday, November 25th.
Reminder: Monday, November 25th is a half day. Dismissal at 11am. Also Pajama day to benefit Presents for Panthers.
Our Girls’ Volleyball team lost today in the NYS Championship to a very good Valhalla team. The school and community are still super proud of this young team taking 2nd in New York State!!! Great season, Lady Panthers and Coach Kelly Unverdorben! 🏐
Portville Central School would like to thank the Portville Central School community, our local police and fire departments, and the New York State Police for their cooperation and help during today’s tragic events. Portville Central School WILL BE OPEN tomorrow. Counseling will be available for anyone seeking it. Again, school will be open tomorrow.
PORTVILLE CENTRAL SCHOOL IS CLOSED TODAY. We are using an abundance of caution due to a developing situation that may impact school security.
Portville Girls’ Volleyball team sweeps Skaneatlas in 3 sets! Congratulations on making it to States again!!!! #PrideCreatesSuccess #SuccessCreatesPride
The Lady Panther Volleyball game is available live today on the NFHS network. GO Panthers! https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/events/nysphsaa/gamde1803a69b
The Lady Panther volleyball team will face the Byron Bergen Bees at 8:00 tonight in the Far West Regional championship at Daemon College. If you can't make the trip, see the game live on the PCS live stream at: http://video.portvillecsd.org/athletics
Lady Panther Volleyball final set vs. Eden http://video.portvillecsd.org/playback-vod?filename=athletics_11-8-2019--19-7-47.mp4
Attention, Portville Panthers!! We will be streaming tonight's Girls Varsity Volleyball Playoff match vs. Eden Central. Live coverage from the JCC Jamestown campus starts at 6:55PM. http://video.portvillecsd.org/athletics
Congratulations to the PCS Girls Volleyball team on their win over Allegany-Limestone tonight at JCC! SECTION VI CHAMPIONS!!!
Attention, Portville Panthers!! We will be streaming tonight's Girls Varsity Volleyball Playoff match vs. ALCS. Live coverage from the JCC Jamestown campus starts at 7:55PM. http://video.portvillecsd.org/athletics
Check out the 2019 senior Halloween parade. This video was captured and edited by our very talented morning announcement students. https://drive.google.com/file/d/11oiKuGhY1EnkpByaokim9eNTBWZZzWju/view?usp=sharing
REMINDER: To call the ELEMENTARY OFFICE please dial 933-6045 directly.
Make note!! To reach the high school office, call 933-6005. To reach the elementary office call 933-6045. ☎️📞📱
PCS is currently experiencing phone issues. Specifically the main line (933-6000). If you need to reach the school please dial the HS @ 933-6005 or Elem @ 933-6045. We will post again when it's back up and running.
This morning we took part in a Lock Down Drill for grades 7-12. The drill is part of our District Safety Plan. Thank you for your understanding as we stay committed to keeping our students safe in the event of an emergency!
The drill is over and we are resuming our school day as usual.
We are doing a lockdown drill in the Middle/High School. It will only last a few minutes. It is just a drill!
Sr. Financial Aid Meeting will be Wednesday, October 9 at 5:30 PM in the John Dubots Room. Refreshments provided
Notice: Portville Elementary has a half day on Friday, October 4th with dismissal starting at approximately 11:00am. We will also be running a Lock-Down Drill on Friday morning as part of our District Safety plan. Teachers will be discussing the drill with our students beforehand. Thank you for your understanding as we need to be diligent in making sure everyone is prepared in case of emergencies.
Join us in honoring this year’s Athletic Hall of Fame Inductees at halftime of the Varsity Football game Friday night!!! Congratulations GARY SWETLAND, BOB GEORGE, SEAN KING, LOGAN HADZICKI BLASK and BRIAN BLASK!! 🏈⚾️🏀⚽️⛹🏻♂️
Tonight's Board of Education Meeting has been canceled. The next meeting will be held September 17, 2019.
7th Grade Orientation will be August, 27, 2019 @ 10:00 AM until Noon. Please report to the auditorium.
7th Grade Orientation will be August, 27, 2019 @ 10:00 AM until Noon. Please report to the auditorium.
Phone Number or Address Changes? Please contact Michelle McCracken, Registrar, at 716-933-6760 if you and/or your children have phone number, email address, emergency number, or mailing address changes that need to be made in our PowerSchool student information computer system. Thank you for helping us keep our information as up to date as possible!
7th Grade Orientation will be August, 27, 2019 @ 10:00 AM until Noon. Please report to the auditorium.
Supply List Update---Those students in Mrs. McMahon’s English 8 and 9 classes will need a 3 Ring Binder and Pens or Pencils. (You can ignore the other items listed on the original supply list for my class.) Sorry for the confusion! Can't wait to see you on September 4th!
Code of Conduct/Concussion Meeting is tonight, August 8th, at 6:00 pm in the auditorium. ALL STUDENT ATHLETES AND A PARENT ARE REQUIRED TO ATTEND.
Summer Recreation will be held inside today due to the weather. Please go to the Elementary gym.
Today's graduation ceremony starts at 11AM. We'll also be live streaming the event for those who can't attend in person. http://video.portvillecsd.org/
If you happen to see the drone flying around at arrival and/or dismissal time, we are collecting video footage for NYS DOT. The school has contacted them to help us with suggestions to improve the Elm St - 417 intersection.
Check your child’s take home folder!! You will be receiving an invitation for a special presentation by Jason Marshall. PreK -6th grade parents are invited to join us on Thursday, June 6th at 6pm in the Highschool cafe. Child care is available. Please call the Elementary office to reserve your seat. 716-933-6045.
Portville Central School's Budget Vote Results are as follows: The Budget PASSED 257 Yes to 47 No The Bus Proposition PASSED 254 Yes to 43 No The Capital Reserve Proposition PASSED 255 Yes to 42 No The Capital Improvement Project Proposition PASSED 252 Yes to 42 No Incumbent Douglas Doty was re-elected to another 5 year term on the Board of Education and congratulations to Robert Colligan, Jr., who will be serving his first 5 year term on the Board of Education beginning July 1, 2019. Thank you to everyone who came out and voted this evening! The
SCHOOL BUDGET VOTE TODAY from 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm in the Dubots Room. Open House from 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm!
REMINDER: Tomorrow, May 21 is early Dismissal for PreK - 6th grade students. 11am 4-8pm open House.
Wow! PCS’s Shayla Wilhelm, accompanied by Physics teacher, Mr. Stives, is at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair in Phoenix, Arizona this week! This prestigious competition is attended by the best high school science and engineering students in the world! Close to 1,900 students from 80 countries are there. And to top off this incredible week, she was one of 3 students awarded with a full scholarship to Florida Tech today! We are just beyond proud of you, Shayla! Portville Central School is so lucky to have teachers like Bob Stives and students like Shayla Wilhelm!
Portville Sr. Citizens are invited to a free breakfast tomorrow, May 14, in the high school cafeteria at 9:00am! Come let us serve you and listen to our spectacular jazz band!
🎵Tonight is the night! 🎶 Jazz Night at Portville Central School. 🎺 Come listen to some wonderfully talented young people at PCS beginning at 6:30. Music Boosters will also be selling brownie sundaes🍦for $2.00 and raffling off a Cutco cheese knife 🔪(details in the comments) Venue is set for the front steps of the school, weather permitting, or in the HS cafeteria. This is a concert you don’t want to miss! See you this evening. 🎶🎼🎺🎷🥁
Two members of the G2 Gymnastics team out of Pennsylvania are Portville’s own Brielle Fidurko and Kendra Niver! Here is an excerpt from the G2 site: ✨Level 4 States✨ These girls have had a great season! They have improved their skills, technique, confidence, and perseverance. We couldn’t be more proud of them as athletes and the special bond they have formed! It is such an honor just to qualify to States! These girls were up against very tough competition but the both had personal gains and finished strong. 💜Kendra Niver had a beautiful beam routine placing 5th with a 9.15 along with an 8.85 on floor. 💜Brielle showed improvement on all 4 events and earned an 8.525 on beam and 8.975 on floor!” Congratulations Brielle and Kendra!
🗣FREE SWIM IS CANCELLED TONIGHT! 👀
This Saturday from 8:00-11:00 AM the Amy Stock Memorial Trailer/Stop DWI will be in front of Portville Central School. This is made possible through the Catt. County Sheriffs Department. Please, let students know (IT does look very professional and there will be a sheriff present with it). Attached is a link that explains how the memorial was started and what it entails. You are more than welcome to show your children the link/website and encourage them to show up Saturday morning. You never know when we can make a difference in the decisions made by at least one student! http://www.stopdwi.org/news/amy-stock-memorial-trailer/2017-01-10-164500
Interested in learning more about the upcoming Building Project? Join us tomorrow at The Myrge Restaurant at 7:30 a.m.!
OPEN SWIM IS CANCELED THIS EVENING! 🏊🏻♂️
Attention Portville graduates...Mr. Piatt has put together an awesome history of 50 years of Ecology Camp, but has no record of who all the counselors were in 1977! He knows Lisa Beck, Nancy Geary and Liz Wormer, but has no record of the others. The sixth graders at camp that year would have been the Class of 1983. So if you graduated in '83 and can remember who your counselor was, call Coralie at 933-7140. If you graduated in 1977 and remember who your senior counselor was, call Coralie! Share this and spread the word!
Interested in learning more about the proposed Building Project? Come join us on April 10th at 7:00 p.m. in the John Dubots Room in the elementary building for a first hand look at the plans for updating the auditorium, science labs, elementary classrooms, and more!
6th and 7th Grade Dance scheduled for tonight is CANCELED. 💃🏻🕺
Thank you to Laura Wilhelm, Kaitlynn Williams, Olivia Marshall, and Shayla Wilhelm for representing Portville at regional science fairs. Special congratulations go out to Laura and Shayla Wilhelm. The two sisters just finished competing in two science competitions in less than a week receiving an outstanding variety of awards. Laura placed first at the Alfred State Science and Engineering Competition receiving $250 while Shayla received $500 for best of show. The two also competed at the International Science and Engineering qualifier at St.Bonaventure. Laura was awarded second place and Shayla was awarded first place both receiving additional cash prizes. Even better yet, Laura was selected to compete at the Genius Olympiad against students from around the world, all expenses paid. Shayla was selected as the regional representative for the INTEL International Science and Engineering Fair held in Phoenix, Arizona. Shayla will spend a week in Phoenix, all expenses paid, interacting with students from more than 75 countries and territories where several million dollars are awarded to over 1700 students from around the world. Good luck to both students as you represent PCS in your future competitions, your hard work is greatly appreciated.
Portville is hosting the Big 30 All-Star basketball games today! Girls start at 3PM with boys to follow. If you can't make it down, we're also live streaming. Check it out. http://video.portvillecsd.org/athletics
Check out this great article from the Olean Times Herald highlighting Portville students doing great things! Cattaraugus-Allegany BOCES students place at regional SkillsUSA, look ahead to state competition By TOM DINKI, Olean Times Herald OLEAN — Tommy Hall searched a room for evidence in front of a New York State Police trooper. Meagan Ruggles’ nail styling was judged by actual salon professionals. Cattaraugus-Allegany BOCES students like Hall and Ruggles placed in several categories at the regional SkillsUSA competition earlier this month and can move on to the state competition next month. If they perform well at the state-level competition April 24-26 in Syracuse, they could earn a spot at the SkillsUSA Championships, which is held in June in Louisville, K.Y., and involves more than 6,500 contestants in 103 separate career and technical education events. “I think it’s an overall learning experience being able to go out there and to compete against other peer members, dealing with and getting to know people that are associated with you in the same field,” said CA BOCES criminal justice instructor Todd McLaughlin Tuesday at CA BOCES’ Olean Career and Technical Education Center. “And you never know when you’re going to run into those troopers. They might be your partner somewhere down the line. Same thing with cosmetology, maybe they’re going to work at their salons.” “So it’s an opportunity to get your name out there,” he added. The regional competition held March 5 at Alfred State College, the 30th annual SkillsUSA Region I Leadership Conference and Skills Olympics, involved more than 950 high school students from Region I BOCES districts, including CA BOCES. Students were tested on the skills they’ve learned in their specific CTE programs, as well as the soft skills like job interviews. For Hall, a Portville Central School senior taking criminal justice classes at CA BOCES’ Olean campus, his competition involved fingerprinting and conducting a room search. He had to point out the key pieces of evidence in a faux crime scene, including fake drugs. “At first, everything is overwhelming,” said Hall, who placed second in the criminal justice division, “but once you slow down and just do what you were taught, it’s really kind of simple.” One of the major benefits for Hall was hearing feedback from state police. “Anything that they think I should have done better, they would tell me, they would show me,” he said, “and it just made me better all around.” Ruggles, a Portville Central School senior in the cosmetology program on the CA BOCES Olean campus, placed first in the nail technician division. She was aided by Hailey Stout, a fellow Portville senior and CA BOCES cosmetology student, who served as the hand model. Ruggles had an allotted amount of time to complete Stout’s nails, which included filing, acrylic application, French tip design, as well as painting a design with an Emoji theme. While she’s become skilled at nails, Ruggles originally wanted to focus on hair. “Now that I’ve gotten into the program, I really like all of it. I have a lot of people ask me, ‘What’s your favorite part?’ I don’t have a favorite part. I really enjoy all of it,” she said. “I think it’s a really good career because I can do what I want to do and have fun with it — not do something that is boring to me.” She and Hall said they’re grateful they can prepare for their future careers while still in high school due to BOCES. “BOCES has definitely given me a lot, especially because we can get our license right after this,” Ruggles said. “We don’t need further college for it. We can start our careers sooner, doing what we want.”
What a great night of basketball for a worthy cause! Twenty-eight alumni from 1976-2018 played in the 5th Annual Alumni Game tonight at the PCS gym! It was the “Young” team vs. the “Somewhat Older” team and they put on quite a show! The Older team pulled out the win!! Proceeds from the player entry fees, spectators, 50/50 raffle, concession stand and halftime foul shooting/half court shot competition all go to help defray costs of Portville’s own Bobby George and Marcia (Schott) Wray as they battle cancer. THANK YOU to all who came out and played, watched, or volunteered tonight to make it an awesome event! PCS — Pride Creates Success...Success Creates Pride!
Need to call the Elementary Office? No need to go through the hassle of being transferred when calling the school number. Just dial the Elementary Office number directly at 933-6045!
Circus tickets will be on sale in the Elementary office until 3pm today. After that you must purchase your ticket at the door at 6:30pm.
Early Dismissal today PreK -6th grade 11:15am. March 15
REMINDER: Friday, March 15th Early dismissal for PreK - 6th grade. 11:15am
Interested in learning more about the proposed Building Project? Come join us on March 13th at 7:30 p.m. in the John Dubots Room in the elementary building for a first hand look at the plans for updating the auditorium, science labs, elementary classrooms, and more!
Check out this link from the Cattaraugus County Health Department for parents of 4th and 5th grade students regarding HPV vaccinations. https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/315514/HPV_Parent_Information_Packet.pdf
Tonight’s Board of Education meeting has been canceled. The next meeting is scheduled for March 19 at 7:00 pm.
Best wishes to the combined Allegany/Portville boys 4x4 indoor track team this week. On Thursday, they leave to compete in the STATES in Staten Island! The team consists of Brad Beemer and Jimmy Daley from Portville, Michael Wolfgang and Liam Coulter from Allegany. Andre Gayton from Portville also ran with them as the alternative this season. GREAT JOB boys....good luck and win big!!!!
Portville Central School is closed today!
All after school and evening activities are canceled.
Come and support our NYS Championship Volleyball team tomorrow as they unveil their banner during halftime of the Varsity Boys 🏀 game!!!! 💪👍🏐🏆🥇👏
Friday, February 1, 2019 is a D day.
The Bus Driver Interest Meeting that was scheduled for Wednesday, January 30, at 6:00 p.m. has been rescheduled for Wednesday, February 6, at 6:00 p.m. in the Portville Central School Bus Garage.
Portville Central School District is closed Wednesday and Thursday.
We'll be live streaming tonight's girls JV & Varsity Basketball games. Be sure to tune in and support our lady Panthers as they take on the rival Allegany/Limestone Gators. Coverage starts at 5:55pm. video.portvillecsd.org/athletics
Congratulations, Beth Miller!! Gatorade Player of the year! We are so proud of you! https://playeroftheyear.gatorade.com/
Board of Education Meeting changes: February 5th meeting will start at 7:30. February 19th meeting is cancelled.
The students in Mrs. Enos’s 6th grade ELA class were given the question, What is one subject currently not being taught in school that you would love to see added? Why? Quite a few of the students stated that they wish they had a sign language class for beginners. Nik Carapellatti, a former PCS graduate, has been attending Gallaudet University at Washington, DC majoring in English/ASL (American Sign Language) interpretation. He has one more semester left and then he is hoping to achieve a job at Disney in Florida. When Mrs. Enos approached him to see if he would be willing to come in to class and teach the students a few signings, he said yes right away without even hesitating. The students were very excited! They learned the alphabet, colors, rooms of the house, and other important words for signing. We are hoping that Nik will come back again for another day for part II of their learning. Thanks Nik for inspiring the students to yet another career that is possible for them!
There will be a HALF DAY for PK-12 on January 25, 2019.
Thursday, January 3rd, is a B day!
Portville teachers and students come back to school on Thursday, January 3rd! Happy New Year! 🎉
We were serenaded in the office today by Miss Civilette and the high school chorus! Great job!! https://share.icloud.com/photos/0XpRmTNxRUsBxtTmVopTrPpdA#Portville,_NY
The Board of Education meeting scheduled for Tuesday, November 20th has been canceled.
*The John Dubots Room at school will be open to welcome the volleyball team back tonight. Come join us in CONGRATULATING the team on their NYS CHAMPIONSHIP title!! The bus is expected back at around 10:30!* 📣
YOUR LADY PANTHERS ARE NYS CHAMPS FOR THE 4th TIME IN 5 YEARS!!! Congratulations to each and every player and Coach Kelly Unverdorben!!!!
Lady Panthers take the second set 25-15!! Keep it up!!!! 🤞🏼
Portville Volleyball Update: Portville wins first set vs. Millgrove 25-10! Keep going, ladies!
We posted a link to watch today’s game, however, we’ve since realized that they’re only streaming the games tomorrow.
The link to watch the Lady Panthers Volleyball Team compete tomorrow at 3:00, click the following link: https://www.nfhsnetwork.com/associations/nysphsaa
The lady Panthers are off to try to win another state title today! The girls head to the tournament for the third time in four years, and look to become a state champion for the fifth time in school history, matching the success of the teams in 2008, 2014, 2015, and 2017. To this point, Portville has amassed a 39-2 record, good enough to be ranked third overall in the state, and first in Class C! We wish you success this weekend, and know that we are proud of you, and will be cheering you on from wherever we are. Good luck ladies! (Photo cred to Tim Emley and Scott Haines.)
Support the Lady Panther Volleyball team on their quest for another State Championship Saturday November 10th at 3:00 when they will face the Penn Yan Mustangs in the regional championship at LeRoy High School. If you cannot make the trip, join the game via livestream at video.portvillecsd.org/athletics GO PANTHERS!!
We'll be live streaming tonight's Girls Varsity Volleyball playoff match from Daemen College. Be sure to tune in and support our ladies as they take on the Skaneateles Lakers in the NYS Sub Regional round. Coverage starts at 6:50pm. video.portvillecsd.org/athletics
Support the Lady Panthers tonight in the Class C championship game against Eden at 6:00 at the JCC campus in Jamestown. If you cannot make it to the game follow the live stream at http://video.portvillecsd.org/athletics
Board of Education meeting scheduled for November 6 has been rescheduled for November 14. The November 20 BOE meeting has been canceled.
Check out Portville Arts, Crafts & Antiques Show FB page for more great photos!!
Check out the awesome 360 video from the DIDI 500 at SBU Saturday https://m.facebook.com/groups/227178207977892?view=permalink&id=244515759577470
Great news... We'll be live streaming tonight's Girls Varsity Volleyball playoff match from JCC's main campus. If you can't make the trip to Jamestown, be sure to tune in and support our ladies as they take on the Gowanda Panthers in the Section VI, Class C Semi-Finals. Coverage starts at 5:50pm. video.portvillecsd.org/athletics
The following students were selected to participate in the Junior High Area All-State music festival this weekend. They scored high enough on their solo performance last spring, qualifying them as some of the top musicians in all four western New York counties (Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, and Niagara). Chorus: Brenton Gagliardo, Danni Chudy, Emily Scull, Lydia Szymanski Band: Mallory Reynolds Jazz Band: Tom Scanlon, Erika Ensell We are so proud of all of you! Good luck in Akron this weekend!
We will be live streaming tonight's Girls Varsity Volleyball playoff match. Coverage starts at 5:50pm. video.portvillecsd.org/athletics
Envisioneering Center Community Night
We'll be live streaming tonight's home varsity football game vs. Cassadaga Valley/Falconer. Kickoff is 7:00PM http://video.portvillecsd.org/athletics
The Portville Girls’ Volleyball team wore t-shirts in remembrance of Otto Eldred volleyball coach, Jame Thomas’s wife, Inge, who passed away earlier in the week. The shirts had the OE team’s motto, “Fight For IT!” (Inge Thomas) At the end of the game,each Portville player gave each OE player their shirt! We are proud of the compassion shown by our girls!
Did you know you can call the Elementary Office directly at 716-933-6045? No need to dial the main number and have to be transferred...just dial 716-933-6045 directly!!
Don't forget... we'll be live streaming tonight's home varsity football game vs. Ellicottville/Franklinville. The HOF induction ceremony will be included at halftime! Kickoff is at 6:30PM http://video.portvillecsd.org/athletics
TONIGHT’S HOME FOOTBALL GAME VS. EV-FV HAS BEEN MOVED TO 6:30 PM. PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD!!
We'll be live streaming tomorrow night's home varsity football game vs. Ellicottville/Franklinville. The HOF induction ceremony will be included at halftime! http://video.portvillecsd.org/athletics
50 YEARS! In recognition of the 50th year of 6th Grade Ecology Camp Mr. Piatt made this awesome commemorative plaque using the laser cutter in the Envisioneering Center. The slab is from a log that was cut for fire wood for ecology camp. Coincidentally the slab has 50 rings indicating the tree was 50 years old! How cool is that? Thanks Mr. Piatt!!!
Tonight's varsity football game, against Allegany-Limestone, will be streamed live on the internet! Go to: video.portvillecsd.org