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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:

PARENTS  

  • PN Parents Compass meets Wednesday 11:30am in the Community Room. ALL parents are invited to attend.  Presenters will include:

Mike Huber, PPS Curriculum will give an update on changes to the Science Curriculum.

Amy DiMaggio, PNHS Director of Counseling will give a brief overview on PSAT/SAT testing Freshman thru Senior years and give an update on how the PNHS Guidance Department is aiding  our students with career and college exploration.

  • Senate needs your help BREADLIFT   All the info and sign up links can be found on our homepage.  
  • Grad Bash meets Tuesday night, 6pm in Community Room A.  The big event isn’t until May 31st, but it takes a lot of hands to pull off this last party for the Class of 2019!  Check their signupgenius for schedules, needs and details.  

Monday 12 November 2018

Attendance Reminder  Per our student handbook, students are required to have a full day of attendance on the day of extra/co-curricular competitions, performances, events, practices/rehearsals and other activities unless an unavoidable pre-arranged absence is approved by an administrator.  If you miss any of the school day, you will not be allowed to participate in your game, practice, performance etc that day.

BREADLIFTERS  Area Sign Ups are ready to go on the bulletin board outside Room 2.122. If you are under 16 years old, make sure you have a signed permission slip turned in to Ms. Pittman BEFORE you sign up for an area.

Breadlift DRIVERS: There will be a brief but very, very important meeting on Tuesday, November 13 in Pittman’s room 2.122.  You can attend the morning meeting from 7:10-7:30 am or after school from 2:50-3:10. You only need to attend one.

Breadagonia shirts are selling quickly, purchase yours during both lunches or before/after school in room 2.122. Shirts are $15 and the money goes directly to the March of Dimes, helping us work towards our goal of $23,000.

Michigan Youth in Government  Bring a rough draft of your bill to debate at tomorrow’s meeting. Your $100 deposit and all paperwork (signed and dated by your parents) is due, as well as any scholarship paperwork. Meet in Dixon’s room with any questions after school at tomorrow’s meeting!

Lunch Pass Stickers are required to leave during lunch time – can be purchased during lunch periods or before/after school.

Improv workshop is TODAY 3pm in room 3.125.  Team auditions are Tuesday – sign up on Weeks’ door for a time slot.

Ski Discount Cards are now available for both Bittersweet and/or Timber Ridge.  Forms on our website under Student Activities and are due by Friday Nov 16 in order to get your card back by Thanksgiving.  

Signing Day Have you committed to play your sport at the college level?  We’d like to celebrate with you on Wednesday at 9am in the Igloo. Stop in the athletic office and let us know if you plan to attend.  Invite anyone you’d like to share in your special day.

Lost+Found is overflowing with good stuff.  Please check just outside the main office to see if any of it is yours.

Men’s Swim will hold an info meeting on Monday evening. Interested? Get a flyer from Mrs. Neterer’s room or from the athletic office.

Girls Basketball tryouts start today. Freshman and Sophomores will be from 5-6:30 and then Juniors and Seniors from 6:30-8:00pm in the Igloo. Make sure you have your physical on file in the athletic office or you will not be allowed to participate in tryouts.

WinterGuard auditions are TONIGHT from 6-9 in gym next door at North Middle. If you thought the color guard looked cool this fall, you should go check this out.

Wrestling Just a reminder wrestling starts today. If you still want to wrestle but can not make it today please see Coach Furlong  in room 2131 by the end of the day today. You may also stop his room during your lunch.

Congratulations to Men’s Cross Country team for being recognized as Academic All-State, finishing the fall season with the 8th highest grade point average in Division 1. Luke Daniel, Max Rathburn, Connor Clemens, Roberts Kalnins, Matthew Schieber, and Kanishk Madhav continue to exemplify #PACKstrong.

Friday’s Fan Bus A big thank to Mrs. Fern who chaperoned the fan bus to Okemos last Friday.  For those who rode the fan bus, braving the cold in support of our Huskies, see Mrs. Schermerhorn to pick up a special shirt.

At this time please give your attention to a brief video to observe Veterans Day.   This video was created by students Andrew Stevens, Britton Gustafson, and Adrienne Plesco, and gives us some Portage history in honoring our veterans.

   Here is the link:  https://youtu.be/np3yPTtjcXs

PARENTS  Conferences are again on Wednesday, 3:30-7:15pm in the Commons.  Bring a few bucks if you think you might need a sweet treat from Grad Bash’s annual bake sale.  

PARENTS  Student Senate needs your help with this year’s Breadlift on Saturday, November 17th.  We will need help feeding the 200+ students participating in Breadlift breakfast and lunch on the day of.  Please use this link to sign up for a time slot if you are able to help.

We are also looking for dessert donations to help with feeding students during Breadlift.  We would greatly appreciate any donation of baked goods (homemade or store bought!) to help with this.  Donations can be dropped off at the main office anytime next week. If you are able to donate, please use this link to indicate what you will be providing. Monetary donations to help cover our food costs are also accepted.  Checks can be made out to PPS and to the attn of Kellie Pittman or Student Senate.

If you have any questions please email [email protected] and thank you so much for your support. We could not run this event so successfully each year without the help of our wonderful parents!

Tuesday 6 November 2018

Lunch+Learn is coming up on Friday November 9 during both lunches to learn about veterinary medicine? Stop in the counseling office and sign up to save your seat and free pizza lunch.  

BREADLIFT  Hey Upperclassmen, if you did not sign up to drive for breadlift, this is your last chance.  The deadline has been extended to TODAY at 3 pm. Check your PPS email and fill out the google form that was sent to you last week.  See Ms. Pittman or any senator if you have questions. Also, any Breadlifters who are under 16 years of age need a signed permission slip turned in to Ms. Pittman before they can sign up for an area.  Blank permission slips are located outside of Rm 2.122 and must be turned in by Tuesday, November 13.

If you want a Breadlift shirt this year, you must purchase your shirt ahead of time.  The cost of the shirts is $15 which acts as a donation to the March of Dimes and will help us reach our goal of $23,000.  You can pay for and reserve your shirt before or after school this week in Rm 2.122 or during both lunches. Bring your money asap as these Breadagonia shirts are sure to sell out, just like last year.

You know all those elections signs you have in your yard?  Senate will gladly take them off your hands after today so they can recycle them as Breadlift promos.  There will be a large box in the main office – leave them there.

PN Indoor Percussion Ensemble will have an info meeting on Wednesday at 7pm in the band room.

WinterGuard auditions are Monday November 12 from 6-9 in the North Middle School Gym. No experience needed.

Improv  Improv auditions are next week! The Jugband Boys will be hosting an improv workshop on Mon and auditions on Tues. Nov 13. The workshop will cover the basics of improv and allow you to practice some games.  You do not have to attend the workshop to audition, but it is highly recommended, especially if you are new to improv. There will be a sign up sheet on Mrs. Weeks’ door for Audition slots starting tomorrow.  

Black History month planning meeting today after school in Thorpe’s room 3.121 from 2:50 to 3:30.

Senior Photos  if  you’ve submitted your senior photo after the October 31st deadline, you MUST pay a $10 late fee or the yearbook will NOT publish your photo.  Cash ONLY to Ms. Wangler in 3.123. If you still need to turn in your photo, you can bring your photo on a flash drive with your $10 late fee to Wangler by Friday! After Friday, we will no longer accept ANY senior photos.

Ski Cards  Attention Snowboarders and Skiers, Bittersweet discount cards can now be purchased for $17 each.  Please pick up a form from the main office, 1st floor office or print from Northern’s website. Return the form to Mr. Armitage in L.121 by 11/16 if you would like the card before Thanksgiving.

Wrestling If you would like to wrestle this year please stop by Coaching Furlongs room to get your Schedule and sign up.  Practice will start on November 12. Preseason conditioning will be Tuesday-Thursday 2:50 till 4pm this week.

Athletes planning to play at the collegiate level  We will have a signing day event for all athletes committing to play in college on Wednesday Nov 14 at 9:00am in the Igloo. Please stop by the athletic office and let Mr.Riker or Mrs. Schermerhorn know if you plan to attend. Feel free to invite your parents, coaches (club, high school, future college), and others you want to share in your special day.

Men’s Swimming will hold an info meeting Monday Nov 12 at Compton’s house – pickup a flyer in the athletic office or email [email protected] for more information.

Football fans!  Want to ride the fan bus to the Regional Final Football game in Muskegon on Friday?  Stop in the athletic office ASAP to save your seat on the newly announced Fan Bus!! The cost will be $10 for the round trip and your ticket – what a bargain!  You must pay your $10 cash to reserve your spot on the bus. There will be NO refunds unless we cancel the bus entirely due to lack of interest. You must ride there AND BACK!  Make sure you sign up by noon on Wednesday so we know this is a go.

Seniors   is it your first time voting today?  Take a picture of yourself with your “I Voted” sticker, post it on social media, and tag #PNYearbook18  to have it be featured in a section of the yearbook!

Due to the Election – no lunch recess in the Doghouse today.  Also if you’re leaving for lunch, you can leave and return via Monticello today due to increased traffic on our campus today.

PARENTS  Conferences are TONIGHT 3:30-7:15pm in the Commons.  Bring your students schedule and get all your questions answered.  Also, bring a few bucks if you think you might need a sweet treat from Grad Bash’s annual bake sale.  

PARENTS needed to help with BREADLIFT  Student Senate’s Breadlift is on Saturday, November 17th.  

To help serve breakfast and/or lunch to the 200+ students participating in Breadlift, use this link.

To donate dessert items (can be dropped off at the main office anytime next week), use this link.

Monetary donations to help cover our food costs are also accepted.  Checks can be made out to PPS and to the attn of Kellie Pittman or Student Senate.

If you have any questions please email [email protected] and thank you so much for your support. We could not run this event so successfully each year without the help of our wonderful parents!

Tuesday 6 November 2018

Lunch+Learn is Friday during both lunches – hear all about careers in the veterinary field. Stop in the counseling office and sign up to save your seat and free pizza lunch.  

BREADLIFT  any Breadlifters who are under 16 years of age need a signed permission slip turned in to Ms. Pittman before they can sign up for an area.  Blank permission slips are located outside of Rm 2.122 and are due on Tuesday.

Order your ‘Breadagonia’ shirt now – you know they sell out every year.  The cost of the shirts is a $15 donation to the March of Dimes, helping us reach our goal of $23,000.  You can pay for and reserve your shirt before or after school this week in Rm 2.122 or during both lunches.

You know all those elections signs you have in your neighborhood?  Pick them up and bring them to the box in the main office. Senate will recycle them as Breadlift promos.      

PN Indoor Percussion Ensemble will have an info meeting TONIGHT at 7pm in the band room.

WinterGuard auditions are Monday November 12 from 6-9 in the North Middle School Gym. If you thought the color guard looked cool this fall, you should go check this out.  No experience needed.

Improv auditions are next week!  There’s a workshop on Monday to learn about the art of Improv and then auditions are on Tues. Nov 13. Sign up for an audition slot on Weeks’ door.  

Ski Cards If you want to get a discount card to ski or snowboard at Bittersweet, get a completed form along with $17 to Armitage in L.121 by next Friday and you’ll have the card before Thanksgiving.

SENIORS  If you have your senior portraits done, Mrs Clemens would love to build a display of 2019 senior photos.  Drop her off a copy at your convenience. When you’re there, you can check out the staff senior pics from ‘back in the day’.

Signing Day Have you committed to play your sport at the college level?  We’d like to celebrate with you on Wednesday at 9am in the Igloo. Stop in the athletic office and let us know if you plan to attend.  Invite anyone you’d like to share in your special day.

Men’s Swim will hold an info meeting on Monday evening. Interested? Get a flyer from Mrs. Neterer’s room or from the athletic office.

Wrestling If you’d like to find out more about the sport of wrestling, stop in Coach Furlong’s room 2.131 and get a conditioning schedule and talk to him about the team.  Practices start on Monday.

Football fans!  If you want to ride the fan bus to the Regional Final Football game in Muskegon on Friday, make sure you get in to the athletic office before 6th hour today to save your seat.  Cost is $10 for the round trip (and you must ride there AND back) and that includes your ticket to the game. Don’t miss out on this bit of PN history!

Bowling sign ups are open until Friday in the Athletic office.  If you missed a cut in another sport and want to try bowling, tryouts are Monday and Tuesday next week, 3:30-5:30 at Airway Lanes.  Must be signed up and have a physical on file in order to tryout. No experience necessary – give it a try! You can find more info on their Facebook group Portage Northern Bowling, Instagram @PNBowling, and Twitter @BowlingPortage.

Women’s Swim team brought some speed at the SMAC Conference finals this past weekend.  Huge congrats to Alyssa Riker, Conference Champion in the 200 Free and 2nd place finisher in the 100 Fly.  

Angelina Baker with a 2nd place finish in the 200 IM & the 500 Free.  

2nd place finish for 200 Medley Relay team of Angelina Baker, Annie Malek, Lexi Doll & Alyssa Riker.  

3rd place finish in the 400 Free Relay team of Angelina Baker, Lena Klemm, Lexi Doll & Alyssa Riker.

Lena Klemm with a 5th place finish in the 100 Back.  

Hailey Sobell with a 6th place finish in the 500 Free.

Congratulations to the entire team, fast swims, best times and lots of placing in the Top 18.

PARENTS  Grad Bash team thanks everyone who supported their Bake Sale fundraiser, either by donating goodies or by purchasing said goodies!  

PARENTS needed to help with BREADLIFT  Student Senate’s Breadlift is on Saturday, November 17th.  

To help serve breakfast and/or lunch to the 200+ students participating in Breadlift, use this link.

To donate dessert items (can be dropped off at the main office anytime next week), use this link.

Monetary donations to help cover our food costs are also accepted.  Checks can be made out to PPS and to the attn of Kellie Pittman or Student Senate.

If you have any questions please email [email protected] and thank you so much for your support. We could not run this event so successfully each year without the help of our wonderful parents!

Thursday 8 November 2018

Pictures  If you had retakes done, they have arrived.  Please pick them up in the first floor office from Mrs Fern.

Lunch passes  are also now available in the first floor office.  You must have a current pass in order to leave campus today!

BREADLIFTERS  Area Sign Ups are ready to go on the bulletin board outside Room 2.122. If you are under 16 years old, make sure you have a signed permission slip turned in to Ms. Pittman BEFORE you sign up for an area.

Breadlift DRIVERS: There will be a brief but very, very important meeting on Tuesday, November 13 in Pittman’s room 2.122.  You can attend the morning meeting from 7:10-7:30 am or after school from 2:50-3:10. You only need to attend one.

Breadagonia shirts are selling quickly, purchase yours during both lunches or before/after school in room 2.122. Shirts are $15 and the money goes directly to the March of Dimes, helping us work towards our goal of $23,000.

Senate needs your help! The election is over and it’s time to take down all those campaign yard signs.  We would love to help you recycle those signs to use them for Breadlift promotions. If you or your family has any signs you’re ready to part with, please bring them to the main office-there is box where you can drop them off.

Improv workshop will be held next Monday Nov 12th at 2:00 in rm 3.125.  Auditions for the team, The Jugband Boys will be Tues. Nov 13th – sign up on Weeks’ door for a time slot!

Signing Day Have you committed to play your sport at the college level?  We’d like to celebrate with you on Wednesday at 9am in the Igloo. Stop in the athletic office and let us know if you plan to attend.  Invite anyone you’d like to share in your special day.

Men’s Swim will hold an info meeting on Monday evening. Interested? Get a flyer from Mrs. Neterer’s room or from the athletic office.

Wrestling If you’d like to find out more about the sport of wrestling, stop in Coach Furlong’s room 2.131 and get a conditioning schedule and talk to him about the team.  Practices start on Monday.

Football fans  Though it’s too late so sign up for the fan bus, if you’re planning to drive to the game in Mona Shores, you can pick up your ticket in advance right here in our athletic office for just $6, cash only please.

Bowling sign ups are open until Friday in the Athletic office.  If you missed a cut in another sport and want to try bowling, tryouts are Monday and Tuesday next week, 3:30-5:30 at Airway Lanes.  Must be signed up and have a physical on file in order to tryout. No experience necessary – give it a try! You can find more info on their Facebook group Portage Northern Bowling, Instagram @PNBowling, and Twitter @BowlingPortage.

Thank you to everyone who participated in Huskie Halloween last week.  The following students have won first place in their respective categories and should see Student Senate in Ms. Pittman’s room immediately following announcements to receive their prizes:

Funniest Costume: Zaid Ahmed as Baljeet

Best Costume from a Movie: Taylor Hutchings as Miguel from Coco

Scariest Costume: Jamie Stahl as Michael Myers

Most Creative Costume: Abby Kamm as a robot

Most Adorable Costume: Trinity Posey as Arthur

Best Teacher Costume: The Science Department Heavy Metals

Visit portagenorthernlight.com and click on Media, then Photo Gallery to see all of the photos from the contest.

PARENTS  Senate needs your help BREADLIFT   All the info and sign up links can be found on our homepage.  

Friday 9 November 2018

Pictures  If you had retakes done, they have arrived.  Please pick them up in the first floor office from Mrs Fern.

EarnBackTime is tomorrow morning.  You know who you are, don’t be late.  8am at the Lower commons doors.

Attendance Reminder  Per our student handbook, students are required to have a full day of attendance on the day of extra/co-curricular competitions, performances, events, practices/rehearsals and other activities unless an unavoidable pre-arranged absence is approved by an administrator. Please keep this in mind when you’re tired from a late game or rehearsal and decide to get an extra hour or so of sleep in the morning.  You will not be allowed to participate in your game, practice, performance etc that day.

BREADLIFTERS  Area Sign Ups are ready to go on the bulletin board outside Room 2.122. If you are under 16 years old, make sure you have a signed permission slip turned in to Ms. Pittman BEFORE you sign up for an area.

Breadlift DRIVERS: There will be a brief but very, very important meeting on Tuesday, November 13 in Pittman’s room 2.122.  You can attend the morning meeting from 7:10-7:30 am or after school from 2:50-3:10. You only need to attend one.

Breadagonia shirts are selling quickly, purchase yours during both lunches or before/after school in room 2.122. Shirts are $15 and the money goes directly to the March of Dimes, helping us work towards our goal of $23,000.

Senate would love to get any of those campaign yard signs from this week’s election.  They will recycle them to use as Breadlift promotions. If you can get your hands on any, drop them in the box in the main office.  

Lunch+Learn If you signed up to to learn about veterinary medicine, today is the day. Lunch in the Community Rooms.

Improv workshop will be held Monday 3pm in room 3.125.  Team auditions are Tuesday – sign up on Weeks’ door for a time slot.

Ski Discount Cards are now available for both Bittersweet and/or Timber Ridge.  Forms on our website under Student Activities and are due by Friday Nov 16 in order to get your card back by Thanksgiving.  

Wrestling If you’d like to find out more about the sport of wrestling, stop in Coach Furlong’s room 2.131 and get a conditioning schedule and talk to him about the team.  Practices start on Monday.

FanBus  Hey Huskies, if you are signed up for Friday’s Fan Bus to the Regionals game, you MUST be in the bus loop by 4:20pm. Chaperones will take attendance and the bus will leave promptly at 4:30pm. They. Will. Not. Wait. #notkidding

Good luck to our football team as they compete for a Regional Championship in Mona Shores tonight.  Go get em, Huskies!!!

And a big break-a-leg to the cast and crew of Les Miserables which opens tonight.  If you haven’t already gotten your tickets, you can reserve your seat at pndrama.org.