Central Stampede

New Lockers

Madison Jaqua

November 5, 2014

Workers installed 100 new lockers on Oct. 30 and 31, to help with anticipated increases in student enrollment in the future. These new lockers are placed at the end of the second and third floor wings because those areas have...

Marching Band Undefeated Season

Lucy Forster

October 30, 2014

While sports teams are typically praised for their success, the marching band has also received accolades for their impressive sweep of four competitions. According to Band Director Patrick Flynn, the success of this year’s...

Holloween playoff against Northern

Jori Gelbaugh

October 30, 2014

Friday’s football district playoff against Portage Northern is scheduled for Halloween at 7 p.m. at McCamley Field. The re-match of the cross-town rivals will determine which team will move on in the playoffs. Despite the...

PPS partaking in Gallup Student Survey

Jared Lutz

October 14, 2014

Later this month, students in Portage Public Schools from 5th grade up will partake in the Gallup Student Survey. This anonymous survey will encompass over 700,000 schools nationwide in the span of 10 years. The survey is currently...

Former Mustang Returns as New Director of the Learning Center

Caitlin Matthews

September 30, 2014

After five years of working at PC, Brian Baker, former Director of the Learning Center, has left our school and has begun his new job at Bloomingdale High School as a chemistry teacher. Samantha Breithaupt, a mustang graduate,...

Information on upcoming Costa Rica trip

Lucy Forster

September 19, 2014

Science teachers Cathy Laurencig and Chris Lane will be taking a group of students to Costa Rica in the summer of 2015 from June 18-26. The trip is for biology and environmental systems, but any interested student may go. While...

France Trip Recap

Madison Jaqua

September 18, 2014

BY: MADISON JAQUA  This summer, french teacher Rachel Flachs took nine students on a class trip to France. The group departed from the Detroit airport on June 17 for a nine day trip, filled with many cultural outings. “E...

Skyward Portal and iOS 8

Nico Schuen

September 16, 2014

This week two big technological items are making their appearances: the Skyward Portal for students and parents and iOS 8 for all Apple users. The Skyward Portal is the new replacement for the old Parent Internet Viewer (PIV)....

Ice Bucket Challenge

Jared Lutz

September 3, 2014

BY: JARED LUTZ (Sports Editor) The Portage Central Administration and Support Staff participated in the ALS Ice Bucket challenge, to raise awareness and money for ALS, more commonly known as Lou Gehrig's Disease. Since the inception of...

Relay For Life


June 3, 2014

Relay for Life was held from may 31st at 10am to June 1st at 10am. In which four teams from Portage Central Participated in raising over $1000 to help find a cure for cancer. This event included a 24 hour walk, scavenger hunts wa...

Abbie Simonds-hit By Car


June 3, 2014

Authority figures spend a great deal of time drilling the idea of traffic safety into children’s heads. Teens are reminded to always pay attention while driving. These safety tips are life-long lessons for keeping yourself and...

The End of Popcorn Wednesdays


June 3, 2014

“Popcorn Wednesdays” have been a tradition for the past few years. But, with new health requirements being set for schools due to pushes by Michelle Obama to make the country a healthier place, Popcorn Wednesdays might be...

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