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 20 May 2019

PARENTS   From our PN Parents Compass:  It’s time for the annual Staff & Retiree Luncheon.  We support this event by providing delicious desserts including an ice cream sundae bar and some fun little giveaways.  See our SignUpGenius for dessert item ideas.  We would also like to receive donations of $5 gift cards to be used as giveaways for the staff during the luncheon.  The gift cards can be for anything: stores, restaurants, movie theaters, coffee, etc. All details are on our SignUpGenius page:   https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c4ea9ab23a1f94-desserts

SENIORS  Keep an eye on potential fines that need to be paid this week in order to sign out and graduate, including any outstanding lunch money owed.

SENIOR Breakfast is Thursday at 7am and will include free breakfast including Biggby coffee, Senior Star Awards and Senior envelopes with your 8 graduation tickets!  Then 3rd hour that day is the Senior meeting about graduation. Your last full week is here, Huskies!

End of Year Lunch Charges  Starting on Tuesday, May 28th through the end of the school year, students will not be permitted to charge any meals or food items into the negative on their food service accounts.  All outstanding negative balances owed on food service accounts need to be paid by the last day of school. If you have a positive balance on your account, you will be able to use your food service account to eat.

Empowered Club Students of color, join Drs Houston and Thorpe for our seniors last Empowered Club, Tuesday morning before the bell in the Community Room.

Empowered Club is hosting a showing of the movie The Hate U Give in Thorpe’s room 3.129 from 2:50-5pm on Wednesday.  Bring a snack to share, popcorn will be provided.

Interact Club will have its final meeting on Tuesday at 2:50pm in Sr. Hill’s room. They will celebrate an awesome year, enjoy ice cream, and write letters to our friends at the Tuleeni Orphanage. All students are invited, whether you have been involved this year or if you’re thinking you may want to join Interact next year.

2019 Fall Musical has been confirmed! This coming November, the Music Department will give our performers and the community the chance to experience one of the greatest musicals of the modern age, Monty Python’s Spamalot, School Edition! Lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Spamalot retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, and features a bevy of dancing showgirls, not to mention cows, killer rabbits, and French people.  Mrs. Koch will be holding an info meeting in the choir room on Tuesday, May 28 right after school for those who might be interested in auditioning for this hilarious Tony Award winner.

Hockey There will be a brief summer high school hockey meeting in the lower commons TODAY at 3pm.

Huskie Den is cleaning out inventory – have you stopped in for some clearance Huskie gear??  They’re open 2nd lunch this week. Stop in and score yourself a bargain.

Track and Field News, the Huskie Trackletes competed at Regionals last Friday and many set their season best marks! Top finishers and qualifying for the MHSAA D1 State Meet at East Kentwood on June 1st are Jeffrey McKenzie who finished 2nd place in Shot Put with a toss over 50′. Others qualifying to the state meet are Josh Devries with a 3rd place in shot put, Jud Fargo 3rd in 300 hurdles, and Luke Daniel also qualified with a 4th place in the 1600 meter.  Other athletes having stellar days were: Caitlyn Cardwell 8th in discus and 10th in shot put, Olivia Kapenga 5th in the 3200, Halle Escher 8th in Pole Vault, Aleah Huse 10th in the 100 dash, Connor Clemens 9th in the 1600, Matt Schieber 9th in the 3200, Tyus Vang-Shonoiki 6th in discus and Anthony Tyus III finished 7th in 110 hurdles and 9th in the 300 hurdles.  Remember to turn in your clean uniforms to coach Kaylor in the Doghouse after school Monday or Tuesday – fines have been submitted.

Tuesday 21 May 2019

PARENTS   From our PN Parents Compass:  It’s time for the annual Staff & Retiree Luncheon.  We support this event by providing delicious desserts including an ice cream sundae bar and some fun little giveaways.  See our SignUpGenius for dessert item ideas.  We would also like to receive donations of $5 gift cards to be used as giveaways for the staff during the luncheon.  The gift cards can be for anything: stores, restaurants, movie theaters, coffee, etc. All details are on our SignUpGenius page:   https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c4ea9ab23a1f94-desserts

SENIOR REMINDERS  

U-Drive will be deactivated and deleted immediately after graduation.  If there are files you might want to keep like like papers, portfolio items, etc. get them moved to a personal account or thumb drive because in just over a week, they will be gone forever off our servers.  Your PPS google account will be available for one year, but it’s a good practice to move those items NOW as well.

KVAAP  If you received a note from counseling regarding the KVCC Accelerated Associate Program and have not yet responded, please indicate your level of interest by filing out the form and returning it to Counseling BY THE END OF THE DAY TODAY.  Tomorrow, Wed, a representative from KVCC’s KVAAP program will be here to speak with interested students about the program. Those who are eligible and indicated interested have received a note from Ms. DiMaggio.

Off-campus classes  be sure to have your off-campus teacher sign that form and attach that form to your PNHS “sign out” sheet and turn it in with that form this Friday.  If you have a dual enrolled class, a copy of your grade report or transcript will serve as the instructor’s signature. If you have questions, please email your counselor.

Parchment  Counselors presented information to all English classes today about how to request your final transcript electronically through Parchment.  You must submit a request and click HOLD FOR GRADES to Parchment for your final transcript if you are planning on attending a 2 year or 4 year college or university in the fall.  Counselors will verify your Parchment status before they sign your senior sign out sheet and if you haven’t completed this step, you will be turned away. Be sure to plan ahead.

Varsity Letters  if you earned an athletic varsity letter, or additional chevrons, you must fill out a request form in the athletic office by the 1st hour bell tomorrow (Wednesday, May 22nd).   Any requests received after that date will be filled at the end of the spring sports season.

GSA is hosting their final meeting for this school year in Paynich’s room after school on Thursday.

The PNHS literary magazine is being printed this week. Copies sell out every year, so be sure to get yours. Even if your work is in it, you still have to purchase it. Reserve your copy for $5 in Thorpe’s room, 3121.

Talent Show is coming up on Thursday!  Tailgate at 5, show at 7. Tickets are on sale at lunch for $7 and includes entry to tailgate.  

Food Drive sponsored by Senate is happening this week, with all food collected going to Loaves and Fishes.  Bring any donations to the bin located outside of room 2.122.

Italy trip  Interested in travelling to Italy next summer?  Info meeting for students and a guardian Wednesday May 22 at 6pm in the art room!  Put this on your calendar as you can still join in this amazing opportunity to travel abroad.

Empowered Club is hosting a showing of the movie The Hate U Give in Thorpe’s room 3.129 from 2:50-5pm on Wednesday.  Bring a snack to share, popcorn will be provided.

New Link Crew Leaders! Your first training is this Friday May 24th during 1-4th hours.  Please check in with your 1st hour teachers and then wait for an announcement to release you. Training will happen in the Igloo.  Wear comfy clothes! We can’t wait to have some fun!

Interact Club will have its final meeting TODAY at 2:50pm in Sr. Hill’s room. All students are invited, whether you have been involved this year or if you’re thinking you may want to join Interact next year.

2019 Fall Musical has been confirmed – Monty Python’s Spamalot, School Edition!  Mrs. Koch will be host an info meeting in the choir room on Tuesday May 28 right after school for anyone interested in being part of this hilarious production.

Varsity Golf  Senior Captain Bobby Schaefer continues to crush the competition, this time shooting a strong 74 finishing 4th overall in the 91 competitor field at the Battle Creek Lakeview Invitational . Sweet swinging soph Connor Sullivan shot a legit 79 just missing the top ten medals. The Huskie team finished 3rd with a season low 319 in the strongest field of the year after Huskies’ fancy freshman Kit Schaefer’s 87 won the 5th player tie breaker with state ranked rival Mattawan. Also scoring were Braden Falk 82 and Gabe Rathburn 84.

Varsity Baseball  Last night the red hot varsity baseball team won its 12th game in a row beating Hackett 11-1. Leading the way was Tyler Helgeson with 4 hits and 3 RBI and Nolan McCarthy with another Bomb and 4 RBI. Zach Quinn pitched great in relief and also added 2 hits. Trey Neal picked up the win on the mound and the Huskies are now 25-6 on the season.

PARENTS  PPS is holding Public Meetings on updates to the Human Growth and Development Curriculum.  If you’d like to review these changes, please attend one of these meeting dates: May 20th and June 3rd from 5:00pm – 6:15pm at the Portage Public Schools Administration Building, 8107 Mustang Dr.  Portage, MI 49002.

Wednesday 15 May 2019

IB Seniors  be sure to check in at pnexams.com and indicate to which college your IB scores should be sent.

International Club will hold their last meeting of the year TODAY May 15 from 2:45-3:30 to hear about Mexico and England.

Graduation Usher Volunteers be sure you are in Mrs. Dixon’s room after school TODAY for a brief informational meeting about what to expect when you are helping at graduation. If you cannot attend tomorrow please see Mrs. Dixon in 2.132 for your directions.

Fellowship of Christian Athletes will meet Thursday morning starting at 7am in Moreno’s room (1.133). Join them for bagels and a positive start to your morning!

Yearbooks will be here soon!  If you didn’t order yours back in the fall, there are still about 40 copies available. Bring cash or check (made out to PN Yearbook) for $75 to Wangler to get a copy of the yearbook and spring supplement bundle, or $90 for the entire bundle including the Senior Supplement. If you want to remember major senior year events but don’t want to buy the full yearbook, the Senior Book is available separately for only $15. This will cover things like: prom, superfans, graduation, senior breakfast, awards ceremonies, and more.  

SENIORS  be sure to get your library books turned in by Friday!  If you are late or have any late fees already, those must be paid before you can sign out for graduation.

JV Golf continues to make great improvements. Friday the team finished 4th at the ALL SMAC Tournament and Charlie LePage finished 6th overall earning a spot on the All Tournament team. Yesterday the team had a season low team score of 368. Leading the way for the Huskies were Landon Ashmore and Chris McManus.

Varsity Baseball had a whopping 40 runs last night, blowing out Battle Creek Central 22-1 and 18-0. Leading the way for the Huskies were Gannon Andrews, Greg Lapetina, Malcolm Gaynor and Xander Morris with 3 hits each and Nolan McCarthy adding a grand slam. Trey Neal, Jack Beffel, Jack Sielatycki, Dylan Butler and Adam Rowlson all pitched great. The team is now 23-6 on the season.

Cross Country will host a preseason information meeting TONIGHT at 7pm in the Community Rooms.

Thursday 16 May 2019

Yearbooks will be here soon!  If you didn’t order yours back in the fall, there are now only about 30 available. Bring cash or check (made out to PN Yearbook) for $75 to Wangler to get a copy of the yearbook and spring supplement bundle, or $90 for the entire bundle including the Senior Supplement. If you want to remember major senior year events but don’t want to buy the full yearbook, the Senior Book is available separately for only $15. This will cover things like: prom, superfans, graduation, senior breakfast, awards ceremonies, and more.  

SENIORS  be sure to get your library books turned in by tomorrow to avoid any fine.   Underclassmen, you have until Monday June 3.

Huskie Den is cleaning out inventory – have you stopped in for some clearance Huskie gear??  They’re open 1st lunch this week. Stop in and score yourself a bargain.

Hockey players, there will be a brief summer high school hockey meeting in the lower commons on Monday May 20 at 3pm.

Varsity Golf  A Pack Strong “High Five” today goes out to Huskie golfers Senior Bobby Schaefer and Sophomore Braden Falk as they both made first team All-SMAC yesterday finishing in the top 10 at the combined SMAC two day event at Bedford Valley. The Huskie team finished 4th. Also competing were Connor Sullivan, Kit Schaefer, Gabe Rathburn and Sam Betts.

Countdown  Seniors, your graduation is two weeks from today and underclassmen, your last day is just four weeks away!!

Friday 17 May 2019

SENIORS  Once you graduate, your U-Drive will be deactivated and deleted immediately.  If there are files you might want to keep like like papers, portfolio items, etc. get them moved to a personal account or thumb drive because in just over a week, they will be gone forever off our servers.  Your PPS google account will be available for one year, but it’s a good practice to move those items now as well to an account that you own personally.

SENIORS   Your Senior breakfast is next THURSDAY at 7am and will include free food, Senior Star Awards, Senior envelopes with your 8 graduation tickets, and free Biggby coffee!  And as a bonus, the Biggby by Meijer is offering 50% off a specialty drink to seniors before 7am with your school ID. Then 3rd hour that day is the Senior meeting about graduation. Only 13 days, Huskies!

Empowered Club Students of color, join Drs Houston and Thorpe for our seniors last Empowered Club, Tuesday morning before the bell in the Community Room.

Empowered Club is hosting a showing of the movie The Hate U Give in Thorpe’s room 3.129 from 2:50-5pm on Wednesday.  Bring a snack to share, popcorn will be provided.

Interact Club will have its final meeting on Tuesday at 2:50pm in Sr. Hill’s room. We will celebrate an awesome year, enjoy ice cream, and write letters to our friends at the Tuleeni Orphanage. All students are invited, whether you have been involved this year or if you’re thinking you may want to join Interact next year.

2019 Fall Musical has been confirmed! This coming November, the Music Department will give our performers and the community the chance to experience one of the greatest musicals of the modern age, Monty Python’s Spamalot, School Edition! Lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Spamalot retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, and features a bevy of dancing showgirls, not to mention cows, killer rabbits, and French people.  Mrs. Koch will be holding an info meeting in the choir room on Tuesday, May 28 right after school for those who might be interested in auditioning for this hilarious Best Musical Tony Award Winner.

Yearbooks will be here soon! There are now only about 30 available to purchase, if you don’t have one on order.

  • Cash or check made to PN Yearbook to Ms Wangler on 3rd floor
  • Cannot be ordered online
  • $75 for yearbook and spring supplement
  • $15 for Senior supplement (includes prom, superfans, graduation, senior breakfast, etc)

Varsity Baseball  Last night the Huskies throttled state ranked Gull Lake 11-0 behind a dominant pitching performance from Cam French. Leading the way hitting was Gannon Andrews and Nolan McCarthy each with a home run and another hit. Cam French, Jack Beffel and Parker Brey also had multiple hits in the game. Your #6 state ranked Huskies are now 23-6 on the season.

Men’s Lacrosse travelled to the hostile confines of Harper Creek’s Beaver Stadium for the 1st round of MHSAA playoffs.  The Huskies brought the thunder and lightning in a weather delayed contest and zapped Harper Creek in a nail-biting thriller 5-3 in front of an electrified crowd of many.  The Huskie effort was led by the stellar goaltending of Alex `Texas’ Walker ranger and the defensive efforts of Logan `Mop Top’ Allen, Michael `Big Chief’ Hume, and Matteo `the Knife’ Brosco.  Scoring for the Huskies were Squints Bravata 3 goals 1 assist, Hayden `BMOC’ Nepomuceno 2 goals, TJ `Touchdown’ Coon 1 assist, and Matteo Brosco 2 assists. Also providing key minutes were Preston `Ginger’ Blanzy and Carter `Batman’ Batt at FOGO.  Leading the fight song with the game ball award with a smashing effort was Chandler `Secret Service’ Parent with 4 blocked shots. Next round of state playoffs action for the Laxers will be May 23 at 5:00 pm at Harper Creek against the evil puppies of Vicksburg.  Please come support the team as they vie for a State Championship trip to Troy.

Hockey players, there will be a brief summer high school hockey meeting in the lower commons on Monday May 20 at 3pm.