Welcome to Portage Northern High School
Huskie Stadium Grand Opening!
August 24, 2018 – this is a night you won’t want to miss! It’s so exciting to see 53 years of history in the making as we prepare to open Portage Northern’s own Huskie Stadium!! Join us as we continue the legacy of Huskie spirit and build new traditions as well!
Tickets for the opening game are on sale in our Athletic Office, 8am-3pm weekdays for just $5! CASH ONLY!!
We invite the entire community to share in the fun, featuring:
5:30pm: Food trucks available, gates to the Stadium open, Football Alumni and Band Alumni tents open
6:30pm PN Cheerleaders will lead some welcome activities
6:45pm Marching band begins their parade march into their new home accompanied by our Cheer Team
7:00pm Opening ceremonies, including ribbon cutting, game ball run-in, PN Songleaders performing the National Anthem with a military flyover
7:30pm Kickoff versus Loy Norrix
Halftime will feature alumni football coaches and athletic director introductions, video of construction timeline, interviews, marching band performance, raffle prizes, 50/50 drawings, etc. Post-game includes the presentation of our brand new Alma Mater, written and composed specifically for the new stadium.
You can leave a lasting legacy on our new athletic campus by purchasing a personalized paver brick for installation at either Huskie Field or Huskie Stadium. 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 spring of 2019 and those bricks can be ordered at pnbricksale.com.
Huskie Tracks: August/September Issue
The first issue of the school year is ready and packed full of details and dates. All of our Huskie households will receive a printed copy with the summer mailing in the mail within the next week, but you can read it online as well.
Official 2018-19 School Calendar
The academic calendar for the 2018-19 school year is now official and can be found here.
Freshman Orientation for Class of 2022
For students in the Class of 2022, Welcome to Northern! We strongly encourage attendance at the “Freshmen Orientation Day” on Monday August 27, 8am–12 noon in the Igloo (our gymnasium). For new non-freshman students to Portage Northern we will be hosting a “New Student Orientation” that same morning 10:30am-12 noon.
Parents, please join us for a new parent orientation at 11am in the auditorium for important information and a great Q&A time. This will last until dismissal for all students at 12 noon. Please join us for a packed morning of activities and orientation to NHS.
Schedule Summary: Monday August 27, 2018 – New Student Orientation
8-12 noon – All freshmen, enter at the main entrance of the building
10:30-12 noon – All non-freshman new students, enter at the main entrance of the building
11:00-12 noon – New parent orientation, enter at the Auditorium doors
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.
9th+11th grades, Mrs Fern: 323-5562
10th+12th 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.
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.