Welcome to Portage Northern High School
Our next guest speaker in our ‘Lunch and Learn’ series is Darin Caranci from the Hinman Company. He will be here Friday March 23 to talk with students about careers in accounting and finance.
Sponsored by our counseling office and KRESA’s Education for Employment program, students will have the opportunity to learn more about career options and career readiness from community professionals a variety of different fields come share info about their profession, training, experience and day to day work. Interested students can sign up in the counseling office the day before to reserve their seat, and they’ll attend the presentation during their regularly scheduled lunch time. Free pizza will be served.
April Testing Schedule
Right after spring break, we roll into a couple of days of testing. The schedule for those two days is quite abnormal, with students will arrive at different times based on their grade. You can find the full breakdown here.
Did You Miss ‘Social Media Pitfalls’?
Monday February 19, Officer Nate Slavin presented to parents on ‘Social Media Pitfalls’, including the potential legal ramifications of our student’s social media behavior. Here are the slides from that presentation. If you have any specific questions for him, he can be reached at [email protected].
If your student needs to arrive late, leave early, is going to be away from school for just a few minutes or will be gone all day, thanks for keeping us in the loop.
10th+12th grades, Mrs Mein: 323-5562
9th+11th grades, Mrs Clemens: 323-5471
Stay in the Huskie Loop!
If you’re a parent or student who likes to know what’s going on around here, you’ll want to opt-in to receive our daily announcements. You’ll get the same information that is presented daily in the building, delivered right to your inbox every morning, plus other important notifications like when the Huskie Tracks is ready (around the first of every month). News will come right to you, ‘hot off the press’, into your e-mailbox. Just click on this link: portageps.org/parents/email or contact Brenda Marsh.
If a student has been added to the roster of a sports team, musical cast/crew or other activity, there may be Pay-to-Participate fees that are due. View the Pay-to-Participate information and worksheet for complete details. Additionally, here are instructions to pay athletic or activity fees via Skyward.
Commemorative Brick Sale!
Here’s a fantastic opportunity to ‘Leave a Legacy, Brick by Brick’ on our new athletic campus — for families, alumni, community members and businesses, student organizations or clubs, sports teams, etc. You can also honor the memory of a loved one or maybe a beloved staff member with these personalized brick pavers.
We are proud that our students are a vital component in this brick campaign. Our business students have been a vital part of the design process, our marketing students will be practicing their skills out in the community, our website design class has designed and coded the order website, and our technical arts students will be engraving the actual bricks. We are very excited about the opportunity to include our students as we raise funds to beautify our campus with beautiful fixtures, lighting, banners, outdoor furniture etc, as the new athletic facilities come online, as well as bolster the departments and programs taking part. Please consider Leaving a Legacy, Brick by Brick, right here on Northern’s campus. Order at pnbricksale.com.
If you’d like to see our daily menus, nutritional information or add money to your student’s account, visit the PPS Food Services page.
Skyward Family Access
Students login with their firstname. lastname that matches their PPS email and their network password. If your student does not know or does not remember their password, they can check in at their grade office or see Brenda Marsh in the 3rd floor offices.
Parents, if you don’t know your password, here are easy instructions to reset:
1. Make sure your email is on file and up to date with your school. This should have been included with your enrollment information.
2. Navigate to skyward.portageps.org to access the log in screen.
3. Click on the “Forgot Password” link, which is just underneath the ‘Sign In’ button.
4. Enter the email you have on file with your school and click “submit”.
5. You will receive a link in your email inbox with a Login ID and instructions to reset your password.
If you have other questions about Skyward, please contact Brenda Marsh by email or call 323-5466.