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Lit Mag is here!

The 2020 Lit Mag is here!  It can be viewed online at https://issuu.com/portagenorthernlight/docs/2020lm.  Digital copies can be purchased for a program donation of $5, and printed copies can be ordered directly from the vendor at http://www.peecho.com/checkout/issuu/701820/-2020-etched-on-the-head-of-a-pin-literary-magazine.  Thank you to Dr. Thorpe and the student-led editorial board for completing this issue under the work-from-home circumstances.


Class of 2020, we are planning to hold a graduation ceremony on Friday August 7 (rain date Aug 8) in our Huskie Stadium.  Please keep an eye on emails and our social media as we continue to fine-tune those plans based on CDC and MDE regulations.

Work Permits

Students needing a work permit over the summer months can find the instructions on our PPS website at https://portageps.org/students/work-permits/.

Summer Reading Requirements

Our Honors and IB English classes have required summer reading assignments.  View the appropriate flyer for each grade:

Honors English 9

Honors English 10

IB English 11

IB English 12

Students who are enrolled for AP Government will need to complete this reading assignment and bring it on the first full day of school.

Departmental Senior Awards

We invite you to take a look and join us in congratulating the students that made the most significant efforts, achievements and contributions in each department, as selected by the teachers in that subject.

Senior Awards: Math, Science, Accounting

Senior Awards: History, Senate, Theory of Knowledge

Senior Awards: English, Journalism, Yearbook

Senior Awards: Family & Consumer Science, Phys Ed

Senior Awards: French, Latin, Spanish

Senior Awards: Band, Choir, Orchestra

Senior Awards: Forensics, Drama

          View the complete listing of all Senior Awards

And a special congratulations to Scott Fargo in accepting a fully-funded appointment to West Point Military Academy.  View his appointment presentation here.

Daily Announcements

It’s more important than ever to stay informed with daily news and developments.  Parents and students are receiving them daily to their email or they can also be checked here on our site.

Transcript Requests  

Current students who have transcript questions or need to send a transcript can email [email protected] with any questions but will need to make the request from Parchment as outlined here.  Student’s first semester transcripts (unofficial) can be found in their Skyward Portfolio (tab is on the left side of the student’s Skyward page).

If you need a transcript for college or scholarship applications, here is a link directly to the Parchment site. To apply to all in-state colleges, students must request their PN transcript thru Parchment. Out-of-state transcript requests can be requested via email to [email protected]

Click here for a great student “Tool Kit” from Parchment.

                Request my transcript

For PNHS graduates, the PPS website has complete instructions to request transcripts.

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

Freshman Orientation

August 24 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

First Day of School!

August 31 @ 12:00 am - September 1 @ 12:00 am

No School

September 4 @ 12:00 am - September 5 @ 12:00 am

Half Day

September 25 @ 12:00 am - September 26 @ 12:00 am

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