Daily Announcements

Daily announcements are read over our PA at approximately 10:25 each day to our students, then they are posted here by approximately 11 am.  If you’d like to have them emailed directly to your inbox or if you have any general questions or comments regarding announcements, please contact Brenda Marsh at 323-5466.

Click any of these links to read the most recent announcements for that weekday:

Monday 18 November 2019

PARENTS Please join us for our next PN Parents Compass meeting Wednesday, Nov. 20 at 11:30am in our Community Rooms.  Representatives from Prevention Works Task Force will be here to present on the dangers of vaping, e-cigarettes, substance abuse, etc. Please join us as we discuss what’s new and what’s trending in the lives of our teenagers.

Auditions for She Kills Monsters are today after school in the auditorium – if you have a time slot, bring your signed audition form. Crew, bring your form and be there at 2:50 for a very brief meeting.  All info and forms are available on pndrama.org

Crochet Club meets Tuesday Nov 19 after school until 3:30 in room 3.129. 

Apprenticeship Resources Lunch+Learn is tomorrow during both lunches. You can still sign up today so stop in the counseling office.

Interact  The holidays are definitely the most wonderful time of year for Interact Club. Interact will meet on Tuesday, November 19th from 2:50-3:50 in Señor Hill’s room and all students are welcome to join us to learn about helping our community.

Homeless Help  If you’re struggling with homelessness, ARK Services for Youth will again offer Drop In help at the Portage Library on Tuesday, November 19th between 3:30 and 4:30 PM in the lower level meeting room.  For more information, you can also visit https://ccdok.org/the-ark-shelter.

Hockey Fundraiser  Hockey is hosting a fundraiser at Jersey Giants on Tuesday, November 19 from 5 – 9 p.m.  20% of the night’s sales are donated to the PN Hockey program so help out and go get yourself a sub at the 5228 S Westnedge location across from Meijer.

Community Service opportunities at Taste of Heaven – they make, package and sell drizzled caramel corn right here in Portage. For more information, email [email protected]g.  

SENIORS  Did you know your parent-led Grad Bash team puts together a slideshow of candids to play at Graduation?  If you want to be part of this, start sending photos from your high school years to [email protected].  Candids of any seniors from school or non-school events are great!  Please include the names of everyone in the photo.

EarlyMiddle College  We are excited to announce that PPS is rolling out four EMC programs this fall in conjunction with Kalamazoo Valley Community College: Biology, Graphic Design, IT Support and Engineering. If you have questions about these new programs and how they could fit into your schedule for next year, please email your counselor.

Bowling tryouts are Monday and Tuesday from 3:30 til 5pm at Continental Lanes.  There will be a mandatory parent/ student meeting Wednesday night at 6:30pm in Community Room A – please park in the main lot outside the Igloo.  

Varsity football players, congratulations on a terrific season. Equipment turn-in will be tomorrow after school. Coach Scherm will have the stadium open after school today so you can clear out your lockers.

Shark Tank Congrats to the Accounting and Business students who attended the annual Shark Tank Competition at Davenport University this past Thursday.  Congrats to the following students who made the final round – Grayson Davison, Jason Kovach, Tushar Verma, Dominic Kava. And a special Huskie High Five to our 1st place CHAMPIONS – Logan Allen, Nolan McCarthy, Hady Hamed, Tyler Weston and Che Rider.

Tuesday 19 November 2019

PARENTS  Please join us TOMORROW for our next PN Parents Compass meeting at 11:30am in our Community Rooms.  Representatives from Prevention Works Task Force will be here to present on the dangers of vaping, e-cigarettes, substance abuse, etc. Please join us as we discuss what’s new and what’s trending in the lives of our teenagers.

Crochet Club meets TODAY after school until 3:30 in room 3.129. 

Apprenticeship Resources Lunch+Learn is today during both lunches. If you are thinking you don’t want to take a traditional college route but still want a good paying career, this session is a must for you!  Head to the community room at lunch.

Interact meets today until 3:50 in Hill’s room.  All students are welcome to learn about helping our community.

Homeless Help  If you’re struggling with homelessness, ARK Services for Youth will again offer Drop In help at the Portage Library on Tuesday, November 19th between 3:30 and 4:30 PM in the lower level meeting room.  For more information, you can also visit https://ccdok.org/the-ark-shelter.

Out of the Box club will not meet this week or next.  The next meeting will be Wed December 4.

Hockey Fundraiser TONIGHT at Jersey Giants from 5 – 9 p.m.  20% of the night’s sales are donated to the PN Hockey program so help out and go get yourself a sub at the 5228 S Westnedge location across from Meijer.

Breadlift Drivers  There will be a mandatory driver meeting, after school TOMORROW Wednesday November 20th, from 2:50-3pm in room 2.122. Breadlift sign ups are still open for underclassmen, outside room 2.122. Please email Jason Fargo at [email protected] if you have any questions.

Forensics auditions are Thursday and Friday this week.  Thursday: Returning members meet in Weeks’ room at 2:50 to fill out the appropriate forms.  New member auditions for Public Address events will begin at 3:10pm in room 3.125. Multiple auditions will start at 4:30 in the choir room. Anyone interested in an Interp event, meet in Weeks’ room 3.125 at 3pm.  Any questions? Please see Mrs. Weeks, Ms. Grattan, Ms Wangler or Ellie Mancina

SENIORS  Did you know your parent-led Grad Bash team puts together a slideshow of candids to play at Graduation?  If you want to be part of this, start sending photos from your high school years to [email protected].  Candids of any seniors from school or non-school events are great!  Please include the names of everyone in the photo.

EarlyMiddle College  We are excited to announce that PPS is rolling out four EMC programs this fall in conjunction with Kalamazoo Valley Community College: Biology, Graphic Design, IT Support and Engineering. If you have questions about these new programs and how they could fit into your schedule for next year, please email your counselor.

SENIORS  It’s already time to start thinking about your diploma.  Senior class lists are posted in the Senior grade office and the counseling office windows.  Be sure to check the spelling of your first, middle and last name. The name should match the name on your birth certificate – no nicknames or abbreviations.  If you see a discrepancy, stop in the main office. Last year we had a couple of unhappy students with mis-spelled diplomas because they didn’t check this list. 

Wednesday 20 November 2019

PARENTS  Holiday Dance is coming up soon! This is the only fundraiser for Graduation at Miller Auditorium, as well as the only fundraiser hosted by our PTO. You’ll be seeing more information soon regarding help needed (it does take a village…) but in the meantime, tickets will go on sale Monday Dec 2 during both lunches.  Can you help with this? Here’s a SignUpGenius for details.

Breadlift Drivers  There will be a mandatory driver meeting, after school TODAY Wednesday November 20th, from 2:50-3pm in room 2.122. Breadlift sign ups are still open for underclassmen, outside room 2.122. Please email Jason Fargo at [email protected] if you have any questions.

SENIORS Are you keeping an eye on your Senior Guide?  Lots of deadlines looming. For example, if you’re applying for the Remynse Scholarship, you must request that your transcript be sent via Parchment before December 1 and we leave for Thanksgiving break on November 26.  That means you must plan ahead to request your transcript through Parchment AND to have your SAT scores sent to the Kalamazoo Community Foundation by December 1.

SENIORS  It’s already time to start thinking about your diploma.  Senior class lists are posted in the Senior grade office and the counseling office windows.  Be sure to check the spelling of your first, middle and last name. The name should match the name on your birth certificate – no nicknames or abbreviations.  If you see a discrepancy, stop in the main office. Last year we had a couple of unhappy students with mis-spelled diplomas because they didn’t check this list.  

Homeless Help  ARK Services for Youth will again offer Drop In help at the Portage Library TODAY 3:30-4:30pm in the lower level meeting room.  For more information, you can also visit https://ccdok.org/the-ark-shelter.

Forensics auditions  Thursday right after school, returning members meet in Weeks’ room, plus new member auditions for Public Address.  Thursday at 4:30: Multiple auditions in the choir room. Friday at 3:00: Interp auditions in Weeks’ room. Any questions?  Please see Mrs. Weeks, Ms. Grattan, Ms Wangler or Ellie Mancina

Guild will meet this Friday at 3-5pm and then again on Tuesday 3-5pm right before the long holiday weekend.  

Ski Passes  Bittersweet AND TimberRidge discount card forms and payments are due by Friday in order to have your discount card by Thanksgiving break.

Japan trip of 2021 is holding another info meeting – if you want to learn more about the travel experience of a lifetime, come to the art room at 6pm on Monday November 25.  

Testout deadline is November 25.  Any students who have been in conversation with a teacher about this must have their form turned in by Monday. 

Thursday 14 November 2019

PARENTS Please join us for our next PN Parents Compass meeting Wednesday, Nov. 20 at 11:30am in our Community Rooms.  Representatives from Prevention Works Task Force will be here to present on the dangers of vaping, e-cigarettes, substance abuse, etc. Please join us as we discuss what’s new and what’s trending in the lives of our teenagers.

PARENTS  Band Awards Banquet has been rescheduled to Tuesday December 3 at 7pm in the Auditorium.

Spamalot student night  Come see this hilarious production TONIGHT! Even if you think you don’t like musicals, this show is so funny, it’s a sure bet if you like to laugh, you will LOVE this show.  Student Night is Thursday with $5 general admission seats and a 7pm curtain. Any students are welcome to attend with an ID – even students from other buildings or other districts.  

Oakland Univ College Visit has been rescheduled from Tuesday to Mon at 1pm. Stop in the counseling office to sign up.

Michigan Youth in Government meeting TODAY.  Bring your $150 spring conference deposit, sign up for snow contracts fundraising, be ready to debate some bills and start writing a bill. If you cannot attend or pay, see Dixon asap.

Forensics is not just crime scenes and dead bodies.  PN Forensics is a competitive speaking and acting team – they are hosting an info meeting this Friday, Nov 15th at 3:00 in room 3.125.

Apprenticeship Resources Lunch+Learn is this coming Tuesday November 19 during both lunches. Stop in the counseling office to sign up free pizza and free answers.

Interact  The holidays are definitely the most wonderful time of year for Interact Club. Interact will meet on Tuesday, November 19th from 2:50-3:50 in Señor Hill’s room, where we will share about several December Interact events, including shopping for and wrapping gifts with the donations collected from Lunches for Lives. All students are welcome at Interact meetings and events, even if you haven’t yet attended Interact. See you Tuesday!

Hockey Fundraiser  Hockey is hosting a fundraiser at Jersey Giants on Tuesday, November 19 from 5 – 9 p.m.  20% of the night’s sales are donated to the PN Hockey program so help out and go get yourself a sub.

Football Regionals! Come cheer on our Huskies Friday night with a 7pm kickoff for Regionals Championship game!!!  Tickets for the big game are on sale today and tomorrow in the athletic office and then at the stadium ticket let booth starting at 5pm Friday. Tickets are $6 each cash only. Exact change is greatly appreciated.  #PACKStrong

Friday 15 November 2019

PARENTS Please join us for our next PN Parents Compass meeting Wednesday, Nov. 20 at 11:30am in our Community Rooms.  Representatives from Prevention Works Task Force will be here to present on the dangers of vaping, e-cigarettes, substance abuse, etc. Please join us as we discuss what’s new and what’s trending in the lives of our teenagers.

Spamalot Did you see the show last night?  Tickets available for shows tonight and Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 2pm.  

Auditions for She Kills Monsters will be Monday after school in the auditorium starting at 3:00. If you are auditioning for a role, you must sign up for a time on Mrs. Weeks’ door and bring your signed audition form to your audition.  If you want to be on crew, you must also come to the auditorium with a completed form at 2:50 for a very brief meeting. All info and forms are available on pndrama.org

Oakland Univ College Visit has been rescheduled from Tuesday to Mon at 1pm. Stop in the counseling office to sign up.

Guild Club will not meet today. Mr Rewa says, “see you next Friday”.

Crochet Club meets Tuesday Nov 19 after school until 3:30 in room 3.129.  

Forensics Reminder that the informational meeting for PN 4N6 will take place today after school in Weeks’ room.  Forensics is one of the few no-cut events here at Northern meaning we take anyone who wants to be a part of this awesome team.  Come find out about the events and meet some of our fantastic captains. 3:00 in Weeks’ room.

Apprenticeship Resources Lunch+Learn is this coming Tuesday November 19 during both lunches. Stop in the counseling office to sign up free pizza and free answers.

Interact  The holidays are definitely the most wonderful time of year for Interact Club. Interact will meet on Tuesday, November 19th from 2:50-3:50 in Señor Hill’s room, where we will share about several December Interact events, including shopping for and wrapping gifts with the donations collected from Lunches for Lives. All students are welcome at Interact meetings and events, even if you haven’t yet attended Interact. See you Tuesday!

Congratulations to the Northern Light staff, whose collaborative article on the false school safety threat was nationally-recognized for Best of Sno. Check out the article online at portagenorthernlight.com or follow the link from Twitter @pnlight and Insta @portage.northern.light

Hockey Fundraiser  Hockey is hosting a fundraiser at Jersey Giants on Tuesday, November 19 from 5 – 9 p.m.  20% of the night’s sales are donated to the PN Hockey program so help out and go get yourself a sub at the 5228 S Westnedge location across from Meijer.

Football Regionals! Come cheer on our Huskies TONIGHT at 7pm for Regionals Championship!!!  Tickets for the big game are on sale today in the athletic office and then at the stadium ticket booth starting at 5pm Friday. Tickets are $6 each cash only. Exact change is greatly appreciated.  #PACKStrong