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Announcements

For Monday,

January 15th

Attention Mustangs: What better way to end the first semester than getting your hands on a hot-off-the-press Central Stampede??? Get your free copy this Friday. And if you want to learn what the Anime Club is up to, centralstampede.com is your destination.

Students: There are 5 days available for Earn Backs.  Days are filling up fast. Be sure to check with Mrs. Rank or Mr. Hamet and see if you need to make up time before finals next week.  Sign-up in the Learning Center before 7th hour to be sure that you have a seat.

The Student Ambassadors are hosting Books & Bagels on Saturday from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm in the Commons. This is an opportunity to get one-on-one assistance on any subjects you may need help with in preparing for your exams. Food will be provided, and you do not need to sign up or stay the whole time. You choose what works best for you.

Library:  Please turn in overdue books and pay your fines before exams.  Cash only for payment.

Freaking out about exams? Pick up a FREE exam care package at the Portage District Library! Just show your student ID to the librarian sitting downstairs at the Youth Desk to receive a free bag of snacks.  One per Portage High School Student. Available now through this Sunday while supplies last! Get them before they’re gone!

A quick reminder about 2:50s: Make sure that you are arriving no later than 3:10, or you will not receive your 2:50 credit for the day. Please make sure that you are coming with homework or something else productive to do since surfing your phone is not permitted. Checking out books and using the bathroom should be done before coming to your 2:50.

Anime will be meeting today in Hoffman’s room.

DECA: There will be an important DECA meeting after school on Wednesday in room 1140. Those students competing on Friday need to attend.

Rotary Club meeting tomorrow in Mr. Rayle’s room after school. We will recap past service events and talk about what the new year brings – service opportunities, leadership, and charity! Join us and see you all there.

Republicans Club meets Thursday right after school. Meet at Mrs. Smith’s office.

From the Counseling Office:

Attention 10th and 11th graders. Just a reminder that passes were sent about College Board accounts. If you received one please see Mr. Frisbee/Mrs. King in room 3112 at the time designated on the pass. Thank you.

The Portage Education Foundation scholarship app deadline is Feb. 12. Applications for all PEF scholarships can be found on the portageps.org website, under the Students tab.

From the Athletic Department:

Congratulations to the Girls Bowling Team on Saturday for defeating Loy Norrix 26-4.

Congrats to the JV Cheer Team for finishing 1st at the Gull Lake invite this past weekend.  Your varsity team has their 2nd SMAC meet today at Gull Lake at 6:00 tonight. Come out and cheer them on as they compete for the conference title.

Congratulations to the Wrestling Team for taking 1st place this week at the Dansville Invitational. We had 11 of 14 wrestlers placing in the top 3, including 5 tournament champions!

Congratulations to the Boys and Girls Varsity Basketball Teams for their victories over Northern Friday night.  The girls won by the score of 44-23 and boys in OT 51-47.  Great job Mustangs!

Announcements

For Tuesday,

January 16th

Parents and Guardians – The 8th Grade Human Growth and Development Curriculum has updated lessons from Prevention Works.  You can review the changes at each Middle School office or at the District Administration Office.  The final public comment and feedback meeting is January 18  from 5:30 until 7:00 pm at the District Administration office. If you have questions, please email Mike Huber [email protected]

Attention all Mustangs: What’s the best way to take notes…by hand, or on your Chromebook? Your student newspaper has all the angles…so pick up a copy on Friday morning and join the debate.

Freaking out about exams? Pick up a FREE exam care package at the Portage District Library! Just show your student ID to the librarian sitting downstairs at the Youth Desk to receive a free bag of snacks.  One per Portage High School Student. Available now through this Sunday while supplies last! Get them before they’re gone!

A quick reminder about 2:50s: Make sure that you are arriving no later than 3:10, or you will not receive your 2:50 credit for the day. Please make sure that you are coming with homework or something else productive to do since surfing your phone is not permitted. Checking out books and using the bathroom should be done before coming to your 2:50.

There is no Sewing Studio today after school. We will meet tomorrow in 3104 to make our vintage-inspired items.

DECA: There will be an important DECA meeting tomorrow after school in room 1140. Those students competing on Friday need to attend.

Rotary Club meeting today in Mr. Rayle’s room after school. We will recap past service events and talk about what the new year brings – service opportunities, leadership, and charity! Join us and see you all there.

GSA friends and allies: GSA’s trans presentation was rescheduled for tomorrow!

From the Counseling Office:

Attention Seniors Planning to attend WMU in the Fall of 2018:  Greenleaf Trust has established the “Scholarship in Finance” at Western Michigan University. Offered to full-time students majoring in Finance or Personal Financial Planning, the scholarship is administered through WMU’s Haworth College of Business.  This is a $12,400 scholarship!   The deadline for applications is January 31, 2018.  Applications are available in the counseling office.  

Announcements

For Wednesday,

January 17th

Parents and Guardians – The 8th Grade Human Growth and Development Curriculum has updated lessons from Prevention Works.  You can review the changes at each Middle School office or at the District Administration Office.  The final public comment and feedback meeting is January 18  from 5:30 until 7:00 pm at the District Administration office. If you have questions, please email Mike Huber [email protected]

Attention Mustangs: Get your hands on a copy of your student newspaper this Friday to find out why IB students will not be taking part in the Denmark exchange program this year. The Stampede… about the only thing that’s free around here!

Library:  Please turn in overdue books and pay your fines before exams.  Cash only for payment.

Students: There are 3 days remaining for earnbacks.  These 3 days have ZERO spots available, so we have started a waiting list. Get one of the spots on the list, so that if someone doesn’t show up for an earnback, you can get in. See Mrs. Rank with any questions.

The Student Ambassadors are hosting Books & Bagels on Saturday from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm in the Commons. This is an opportunity to get one-on-one assistance on any subjects you may need help with in preparing for your exams. Food will be provided, and you do not need to sign up or stay the whole time. You choose what works best for you.

Freaking out about exams? Pick up a FREE exam care package at the Portage District Library! Just show your student ID to the librarian sitting downstairs at the Youth Desk to receive a free bag of snacks.  One per Portage High School Student. Available now through this Sunday while supplies last! Get them before they’re gone!

Gamers Club will meet today from 3:00-4:00 in room 1112.

Sewing Studio meets today in 3104. Stop on by and make stuff.

GSA friends and allies: GSA meets today after school in Mr. Baas’ rooms for an awesome presentation! Don’t miss it!

Recyclers: Don’t forget we meet today after school.  Reduce, reuse and recycle!!

Autonomous Innovative Vehicle Design Team meets after school with Mr. Meyers in 3114 today and tomorrow.

Republicans Club meets tomorrow right after school. Meet at Mrs. Smith’s office.

Forensicators: There is a parent meeting on Thursday evening at 6:30 in the Community Room. Please encourage your parents to be there to hear more about the season and how they can support the TEAM.

Moose Project will be meeting in the Community Room this Thursday! See you at 3:00!

From the Counseling Office:

Attention seniors:  If you have heard from a college that they will need your mid-year transcripts, please log into Parchment as soon as you can to make your request.  Be sure to select “hold for grades” so that your transcript won’t get sent until semester grades are posted.  Also note that if you applied to any colleges that use the Common Application, you will need to request your mid-year transcript to the Common Application, and NOT to the colleges directly.  Please make plans to take care of this soon, so that when semester grades are posted in early February, we can process these requests.  Any questions, please see Mrs. King.

From the Athletic Department:

Congratulations to the boys JV and Freshman basketball teams on their victories over Mattawan last night. The JV won 52-42 and the Freshman won 48-27.

Congratulations to the Varsity and JV Girls Basketball Teams on defeating Mattawan last night.  The Varsity won by the score of 29-27 and the JV 39-25.  The Varsity is 6-3 and the JV is 8-1 on the season.  Great job Mustangs!

Announcements

For Thursday,

January 18th

Parents and Guardians – The 8th Grade Human Growth and Development Curriculum has updated lessons from Prevention Works.  You can review the changes at each Middle School office or at the District Administration Office.  The final public comment and feedback meeting is January 18  from 5:30 until 7:00 pm at the District Administration office. If you have questions, please email Mike Huber [email protected]

Come on down for lunch during exam week.  We will be serving pizza, salads and packaged wraps.  Assorted snacks and beverages will also be available.  Serving time begins at 11:50 and ends around 12:15.  Hope to see you then!

Attention Mustang Athletes: Do you know how to handle a heckler in the stands?? The Central Stampede has some advice for how to deal with those nasty opposing fans. That’s in this Friday’s Stampede. Get here early for your free copy!

Earnbacks: We have opened up the sign-ups for Exam Week for Earnbacks.  You will be able to get double credit on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.  Sessions will be 12-2 or 2-4.  Sign up today in the Learning Center, as all of these spots are going very quickly. Be sure to check with Ms. Rank or Mr. Hamet to see if you have time you need to make up.

Library:  Overdue library books and fines need to be resolved before exams.  Cash only payment, please.

The Student Ambassadors are hosting Books & Bagels on Saturday from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm in the Commons. This is an opportunity to get one-on-one assistance on any subjects you may need help with in preparing for your exams. Food will be provided, and you do not need to sign up or stay the whole time. You choose what works best for you.

Like pizza? Need a place to study? Come to the Portage District Library this Sunday, January 21st for a special after-hours study session! From 5:00 pm-9:00 pm, the library will be open only to high school students who are taking exams. We will supply pizza, pop, and places to study. Prep for exams, chow down, pet the nicest dogs you’ll ever meet, and take the stress out of exam prep. No advance registration is required, but you must sign in at the Youth Desk no later than 5:00 pm in order to stay at the library after we close to the public.  Please arrange to be picked up no later than 9:00 pm.

Republicans Club meets today right after school. Meet at Mrs. Smith’s office.

Ping Pong Club meets today after school in the Auditorium lobby.

Autonomous Innovative Vehicle Design Team meets after school with Mr. Meyers in 3114 today

There is Moose Project today! See you in the Community Room at 3:00!

From the Counseling Office:

The Portage Education Foundation scholarship app deadline is Feb. 12. Applications for all PEF scholarships can be found on the portageps.org website, under the Students tab.

Attention Seniors Planning to attend WMU in the Fall of 2018:  Greenleaf Trust has established the “Scholarship in Finance” at Western Michigan University. Offered to full-time students majoring in Finance or Personal Financial Planning, the scholarship is administered through WMU’s Haworth College of Business.  This is a $12,400 scholarship!   The deadline for applications is January 31, 2018.  Applications are available in the counseling office.  

From the Athletic Department:

The Boys Portage Alpine Racing Team finished in 1st place with a great slalom win in the 2nd meet of the season. The Girls Team was tight on points and ended up 3rd.

Congratulations to the Hockey Team for beating the Kalamazoo Eagles last night 7-4.

Announcements

For Friday,

January 19th

Students: if you didn’t get a copy of your student newspaper this morning, we MAY have a handful of copies left… just stop by Room 2116. You can also check the paper out digitally by following the Central Stampede on Twitter or through the website centralstampede.com.

Come on down for lunch during exam week.  We will be serving pizza, salads and packaged wraps.  Assorted snacks and beverages will also be available.  Serving time begins at 11:50 and ends around 12:15.  Hope to see you then!

2:50s during exam week will be held from 12:05 to 2:00. Please remember to come with homework or something else productive to do since surfing your phone is not permitted.

Like pizza? Need a place to study? Come to the Portage District Library this Sunday, January 21st for a special after-hours study session! From 5:00 pm-9:00 pm, the library will be open only to high school students who are taking exams. We will supply pizza, pop, and places to study. Prep for exams, chow down, pet the nicest dogs you’ll ever meet, and take the stress out of exam prep. No advance registration is required, but you must sign in at the Youth Desk no later than 5:00 pm in order to stay at the library after we close to the public.  Please arrange to be picked up no later than 9:00 pm.

From the Counseling Office:

Attention Seniors:  Portage Rotary Club’s 2018 Scholarship Program  Application forms are available on the Portage Rotary Club website at www.portagerotary.org  or in the high school counseling office.  The deadline for submission of applications for this year’s Scholarship Program is Friday,  February 23, 2018, before 5:00 PM, mailed or hand-delivered to the front Checkout Desk at the Portage District Library, located at 300 Library Lane in Portage, Michigan.  If there are any questions, please contact me Mr. Paul Carlson at 269-329-7359.

From the Athletic Department:

Hockey Fans come up to Wings West tonight as your Mustangs take on Jenison.  Puck drops at 7:30.

Basketball doubleheader at home tonight against St Joseph!  The Girls game starts at 5:45 in a battle of first place teams in the division and the Boys start at 7:15.  Come on out Mustangs!

Congratulations go out to the boys JV and Freshman Basketball Teams on their victories over St. Joe last night. The JV won 37-36 and the Freshman won 41-35.

Last night in Swimming & Diving Action, your Mustangs defeated Bridgman/Lakeshore 107-76. Great job guys!