Welcome to Portage Northern High School

PN Drama Presents She Kills Monsters

The Evans sisters never were especially close, but after Tilly’s death (Mia Pelligrini) her older sister Agnes (Ellie Mancina) finds a notebook containing a game scenario created by her sister. She discovers that Tilly was a well-known Dungeons and Dragons player.  In order to unlock more secrets about her mysterious younger sibling, Agnes recruits a “dungeon master” named Chuck (Liam Fagan) to help her understand and grieve Tilly. Chock-full of D&D characters including a big red demon (Hunter Pitsch), a demon queen (Ashley Rentz), a dark elf (Adrienne Plesco) and a horde of monsters, She Kills Monsters is a surprisingly sweet and comedic tale of friendship, loss, and acceptance.  Debuting in North Middle’s new black box space, this is sure to be a “critical hit” of a show!  Running January 17-26, tickets are now available at pndrama.ludus.com.

Exam Schedule:  January 21-24, 2020


7:40 a.m. – 9:40 a.m. 1st  Period, 9:50 a.m. – 11:50 a.m. 2nd Period

Specific Neighborhood buses leave @ 12:10 (view neighborhood bus maps)

Study Hall is available in the afternoon in the cafeteria & buses will leave at the usual times.


7:40 a.m. – 9:40 a.m. 3rd  Period, 9:50 a.m. – 11:50 a.m. 4th Period

Specific Neighborhood buses leave @ 12:10

Study Hall is available in the afternoon in the cafeteria & buses will leave at the usual times.


7:40 a.m. – 9:40 a.m. 5th Period, 9:50 a.m. – 11:50 a.m. 6th Period

Specific Neighborhood buses leave @ 12:10

Study Hall is available in the afternoon in the cafeteria & buses will leave at the usual times.


7:40 a.m. – 9:40 a.m. 7th Period, 9:50 a.m. – 10:55 a.m. Make Up Exams

As this is a district-wide half day, all buses will run on normal half-day schedule, leaving PNHS at 11:05am.



Students who attend EFE, EFA, KAMSC should follow their Home School schedule.

Seminar classes do NOT meet during exam week.   Students will report to the Lower Commons during these times if they are unable to leave campus.

Cafeteria will serve breakfast Monday through Thursday.

Cafeteria will serve ‘grab-n-go’ type lunch (salads, pizza, deli) Mon-Wed from 11:55 to 12:30.

If your student must leave a session early, this must be arranged with their Grade Office prior to 7:25am.

SHUTTLE BUS AND VAN between Northern and Central

January 21-24 BUS shuttle @ 7:20 —  VAN shuttle @ 9:30 — BUS shuttle @ 12, Neighborhood Buses depart @ 12:10pm

Shuttle Buses for EFE/EFA, run as scheduled until students notify the driver that they will no longer need the service.

Shuttle Buses for KAMSC run as normally scheduled.

Eighth Grade Parent Night

Welcome to the Class of 2024!  Eighth Grade Parent Night is scheduled for 6:30pm, Wednesday February 19 at Portage Northern High School.  The program will begin in the high school Auditorium with a brief general session, followed by your choice of several group meetings with departmental representatives.  The program will conclude at approximately 8:45 p.m.  Students are invited and encouraged to accompany their parents to this meeting.

We hope that parents of our incoming Class of 2024 will take advantage of this opportunity to participate in the educational planning for their child who will be attending PNHS as a 9th grader in the Fall of 2020.  We look forward to seeing you at the Parent Night program on February 19 at 6:30 p.m.

PN Parents Compass: Vaping Presentation

Our PN Parents Compass hosted a presentation on November 20 from Prevention Works Task Force on the dangers of vaping, e-cigarettes, substance abuse, etc. If you missed this valuable information, you can view their Vaping 101 presentation slides and their infographic on tobacco

Senior Guide

Seniors, are you keeping an eye on the Class of 2020 Senior Guide?  It was designed to help both parents and students work through the seemingly endless to-do lists of these next short months.  This guide will identify key tasks with a general monthly timeline as well as a more detailed counseling timeline. You’ll also find specific information about senior sign-out, graduation, senior cost summary, Josten’s contact information, Yearbook and PN Light senior spotlight options, along with some advice from last year’s seniors.   We hope you find this tool valuable and keep this tool handy and refer to it throughout the school year.

Dress Code Standards

The world of work requires a standard of dress, and so must schools.  Find ours here.  Portage Northern reserves the right to make adjustments on proper attire and appearance during the course of the school year. No dress code can itemize every item of dress that is unacceptable for school. We ask students to use common sense, have an attitude of cooperation, a concern for modesty and a realization that some clothing is not appropriate for the school setting.

Daily Announcements

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.  Visit our email sign-up page or contact Brenda Marsh.

Are you on Facebook?  Did you know we have our own Page where you can get updates, news etc right in your news feed?  Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @PortageNorthern.


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.  You may either call your attendance office OR send a note with your student.

For the 2019-2020 school year:

10th+12th grades, Mrs Fern: 323-5562

9th+11th grades, Mrs Clemens: 323-5471

For more details and FAQs about attendance, visit our Attendance page or our Student Handbook.

Huskie Stadium Dedication Graphic

Huskie Stadium Legacy Bricks

Have you seen the personalized legacy bricks at Huskie Field and Huskie Stadium?  You can still purchase your own brick for installation at either location.  New bricks ordered will be installed in the spring or fall following the order deadline for that season’s installation.   The next installation available is fall of 2019 and those bricks can be ordered at pnbricksale.com.


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.

Lunch Money

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

Here is a direct link to 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.

Upcoming Events

Play: “She Kills Monsters”

January 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Play: “She Kills Monsters”

January 19 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Cocoa & Cram

January 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

1st hour Exam

January 20 @ 7:40 am - 9:40 am

2nd hour Exam

January 20 @ 9:50 am - 11:50 am

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