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Welcome to Portage Northern High School

Final Exams

Our first semester exams are January 22-25.  Here is the complete schedule.  Note that Monday-Wednesday, students are dismissed at 11:55.   Neighborhood buses will depart at 12:15 for students that need a ride home, but they will likely not ride their typical bus number.  Here are the neighborhood bus routes and schedule.

If students have a seminar, they do not need to report to school during that exam session.  If they need to be on site during their seminar period due to transportation issues, they can be in the Lower Commons but will be expected to be quiet and productive.

The Huskie Cafe will serve breakfast Monday-Thursday, and will have lunches available to-go on Monday-Wednesday.

PN Drama Presents Four One-Act Plays

PN Drama proudly present Student Directed One-Act Plays – Eyes Wide Open, AfterMath, The Importance of Being Earnest (in 30 Minutes), and Mystery of the Silver-Backed Hairbrush.  These short stories will each feature a unique student director and casts, and  will be presented with on-stage seating to small audiences January 26-February 1.  You don’t want to miss this very special offering!  Tickets are on sale now at pndrama.org.

Screenagers Movie Night flyer

Social Media Presentation

Save February 13 on your calendar as the counselors from Portage Northern and Central, as well as from North, Central and West Middle Schools host a special viewing of “Screenagers: Growing Up in the Digital Age”.  This important information will be shared on Tuesday February 13 at 6:30pm in the Northern Auditorium.  For more information on the movie, check their website at screenagersmovie.com.


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

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

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.

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 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!

Brick Sale Promo Card

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.

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

IB Parent Night

January 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Grad Bash meeting

January 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

1st Hour Exam

January 22 @ 7:45 am - 9:45 am

2nd Hour Exam

January 22 @ 9:55 am - 11:55 am

3rd Hour Exam

January 23 @ 7:45 am - 9:45 am

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