Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Community Input Wanted on Naming of New Athletic Event Facilities

Both Portage Public high schools will have new athletic/event facilities in the next few years, so it begs the question, "What do we name the new facilities"? Each school is working with stakeholders to wrestle with the question.They want to hear from you.

Please take a moment to answer a short survey about naming the new facilities. Click here.
Thank you!

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Community Update Presentation

On October 18, 2016, community members joined PPS Adminstrators, Architects, Construction Managers and others for an update on the Building the Future of Learning projects.  Here is the presentation featuring the updated campus layout, middle school interior layout and exterior development, Central High School natatorium design and the Northern High School stadium design.
Click here to see the full presentation

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Community Meeting Scheduled for October 18th

North Middle School
Little Theatre
5808 Oregon St.
6:30 pm

The community is invited to join us for the latest information on plans for the start of construction next spring on the new North Middle School, Portage Northern High School Athletic Facilities and the new pool at Portage Central High School The facilities will be the first to be completed under the $144 bond projects approved by voters in November 2015.

District Administrators and Project Architects will be on hand to present plans for Phase 1. Exterior plans and interior layouts for the new North and Central Middle Schools, Northern High School athletic facilities and Central High School’s pools will also be shared.  We will walk attendees through the construction documents and have updated information on construction timelines.  Time will  be set aside for questions from the audience.

The approved bond issue is funding several major components to improve Portage Public Schools with the goal of creating a 21st century learning environment:
  • Rebuilding Portage North and Portage Central Middle Schools
  • Updating Portage West Middle School
  • Building athletic facilities and pools at Portage Northern and Portage Central High Schools
  • Updating technology to include 1:1 computing in all PPS schools
  • Replacing aging school buses
If you have questions prior to the meeting contact the Community Relations Office at PPS at 269-323-5162.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Middle School Exterior Looks Approved

NOn Monday September 12th the School Board approved plans for the exterior looks and finishes for the new North Middle and Central Middle Schools.  While the buildings use a prototype floor plan and design, it is important to District that the new buildings fit in with their respective campuses. The exteriors of the buildings will differ in the color of brick and metal to complement the existing high schools, while still giving each building its own identity.

The School Board and Community also got a look at how designs are evolving for the Central High School pool,an addition to the high school building, and the new Northern High School stadium/athletic facility.

    Click here to see the full presentation 

With the approval, plans will move forward with construction documents. Bidding is expected to open in December.  Groundbreaking for the North Middle School and the Northern Stadium and fields, and the Central High School Pool  is slated for spring of 2017.