Welcome to Portage Northern High School
Fall Parent-Teacher Conferences will take place on Monday November 5 and Wednesday November 7, 3:30-7:15pm in the Lower Level Commons. Parents do not sign up for time slots in advance. Simply bring your student’s schedule and all of his/her teachers will be at tables in the Commons waiting to go over your students progress and answer any questions you might have.
You might be wondering… “Since I can get up-to-date information on Skyward, why should I come to conferences?” Great question. Speaking with adults who see your student daily can provide insight on what’s behind the grades, plus other issues such as how your student is doing socially. Partnering with teachers now also opens a door for communicating with them later. That will come in handy when helping your teen plan for next semester, next year and beyond.
Freshmen Movie Night
Hey Class of 2022! All of our freshmen are invited Friday October 19, 8pm-10pm, for a movie night right here at school sponsored by our Link Crew leaders. There will be multiple classrooms playing different types of movies – disney, action, romantic, and sci fi – something for everyone. Snack and drinks provided — and it’s all free! Students, please enter and exit thru the main entrance near the office and Igloo. Doors will be open by 7:30pm.
Yearbook + Senior Portraits
Senior photos are due October 31! Do you need to submit a senior photo? Looking to order your yearbook? You can find all the details on our Yearbook page.
PN Drama Presents Les Miserables
Come see our talented students take on one of the greatest musicals of all time!
When ex-prisoner, Jean Valjean (Ben Eiler), breaks parole and agrees to care for the daughter of factory worker Fantine (Ellie Mancina), he is hunted for decades by the ruthless Inspector Javert (Max Case). Along the way, we meet young and passionate student revolutionaries Enjolras (Nico Weaver) and Marius (Jason Koch), lonely but hopeful Cosette (Rosie Coryell), scrappy street urchin Eponine (Trinity Posey) and her conniving parents Monsieur and Madame Thenardier (Jordan Bruner and Sydney Dudley). The story would not be complete without an ensemble of over 40 additional actors and children playing the intriguing array of colorful characters who encounter Valjean on his path to grace and glory.
Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France and the Parisian Rebellion of 1832, Les Miserables tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption.
Winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Original Score, Les Miserables is a musical adaptation of Victor Hugo’s 1862 classic novel and remains a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit.
Please check the PN Drama website: www.pndrama.org for information about ticket sales. You won’t want to miss this spectacular show!
Friday, November 9 at 7:30pm ~ Saturday, November 10 at 7:30pm ~ Sunday, November 11 at 2:00pm
Friday, November 16 at 7:30pm ~ Saturday, November 17 at 7:30pm ~ Sunday, November 18 at 2:00pm
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.
9th+11th grades, Mrs Fern: 323-5562
10th+12th grades, Mrs Clemens: 323-5471
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 spring of 2019 and those bricks can be ordered at pnbricksale.com.
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. 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.