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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

Financial Aid Night Monday October 1 at 6:30pm, our counseling department presents our annual Financial Aid Night.  You will hear from experts in the Financial Aid field discuss the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) requirements, process and timeline. Also an opportunity to learn about scholarships from the Kalamazoo Community Foundation.  This is an invaluable event for junior and senior parents and students. Join us in the Auditorium at 6:30pm. No registration is necessary.

College Night  And speaking of college preparations, You can speak with more than 50 college and university reps at KVCC’s College Night on Monday October 8, 6-730pm at the Texas Twp campus.  For more info, kvcc.edu/collegenight.

Testing on October 10  Please note that our Juniors will take the PSAT11/NMSQT testing on Wednesday October 10, 7:40-11:20am.  Freshmen, sophomores and seniors do not need to report until their regular 5th hour period. Any students that need to ride their regular bus in the morning can work quietly in the Commons for the morning.  

Monday 24 September 2018

It’s Homecoming Week!  

Today right after school, join your class for window painting in the Commons until 6pm.

Tonight is Powderpuff football junior/senior showdown over at Huskie Field, game kicks off at 7:30. Players, get your shirt from Furlong‘s room today or before the game.

Tomorrow is Twinning Tuesday so finalize those dress up plans with your BFF.

Class shirts are available at both lunches today for just $10 – get your and show your class spirit by wearing it on Thursday.  

Parade! Who doesn’t love a parade!  Make plans to attend our premier Homecoming Parade featuring our Class floats with Homecoming Court, the PN marching band, groups and special guests.  It will kickoff at 5:45 on Idaho near Red Robin and proceed all the way to Huskie Stadium. Bring a blanket or chair and your family and friends!

Homecoming Dance is this Saturday, 8-11pm in the Commons. Tickets are $10 at the door for this fun semi-formal event.  Bring your student ID and your dancing shoes. If you are bringing a non-PPS guest, stop in your grade office and get started on that guest pass.  That process takes a couple of days, so don’t delay.

Empowered Club and Black History Month planning meets tomorrow morning, any time before the bell in Thorpe’s room 3121. Please attend and bring a friend for donuts and discussion.

School Pictures are in the first floor office for those of you that haven’t picked up your folder of goodies.  If you want retakes, that is coming up on Monday October 8 – you need to bring your picture ‘folder’ back with you on that day.

College Visits  Find the full list of scheduled college visits on the counseling webpage, but coming up next week are visits with University of Chicago, Michigan Tech, Cedarville University, University of Toledo, University of Michigan, and KVCC.  Stop in the counseling office at least one day in advance so you can get an excused absence to attend a visit. Don’t know what to ask? Check the Counseling webpage for great list of questions.

Participation fees for fall sports and activities are due by Friday.  Please direct any questions to Mrs. Schermerhorn in the athletic office, 323-5562 or email ([email protected]).

Womens Swimming had a great weekend with our 400 Free Relay team of Angelina Baker, Lexi Doll, Lena Klemm & Alyssa Riker making their state cut – congrats ladies!

Mens Tennis took 2nd place this weekend at the Allegan Invite, just one point behind Allegan.  Congrats to Alex Wootten, Jackson Graham, Graham Holley and Keegan Bach for outstanding play in the singles flights. Tonight the team takes on Mattawan at Mattawan HS starting at 4:00.

Softball  Any freshman girl who is interested in playing softball next spring should sign up with Mr. Swinehart in room 1.136 by the end of this week.

Congratulations to the following students who have been elected by their peers to this years Homecoming Court:

Freshmen: Annalyse Bates, Jasmine Crump, Jenna Sherwood, Isis Singleton, Zander Crooks, Drew Hovestadt, Jack McDaniel, Xavier Thomas

Sophomores:Allie Baker, DeShana Brown, Andrea Cosgrove, Kaia Dolph, Colin Carroll, Aiden Gleason, Brian Lapetina, Kyle McMaster

Juniors: Steven Bowe, Mijiikwis Wabanimke, Andre Walker, Kareem Williams, Grace Culp, Gabi Ford, Aliza Garcia, Gracie Poulsen

Seniors: Dante Chastine, Aidan Handlogton, Derrick Henderson, Linus Mallett, Justine Corda, Anai Freeman, Katie Larason, Anna Rabe

Court Members-there will be a brief but very important meeting in Pittman’s room 2.122 TOMORROW after school from 2:50-3pm. Please make arrangements to attend!

PARENTS – Golf Scramble for PN Hockey Sunday, September 30 at 10am, Indian Run Golf Course.  The cost is $80 per golfer (or $65 per student golfer) and includes 18 holes of golf, a cart, lunch, a gift AND opportunities to win some great prizes.  Please email [email protected] for more information on how to register.

Pay to Participate  All questions regarding pay to participate fees should be directed to the athletic office.  Call or email Mrs. Schermerhorn (323-5561) [email protected].

Tuesday 18 September 2018

Next week is Homecoming Week!  Check out the spirit days on the hallway TVs, posters around the building and as always, the Senate board across from counseling.  Get ready to show that Huskie Spirit!!!!

TODAY:  

Interact Club  until 3:50pm in the Community Rooms.

Michigan Youth in Government until 3:45 in Dixon’s room 2.132. If you already have your $30 for the trip you can pay today and get the permission slip

Model UN until 3:45pm in Searing’s room 2.126.  

Anime club until 345 in the Art room.

Wednesday:

Science Olympiad will kickoff after school until 3:30 in L.118.

International Club meets after school until 3:15 in Rath’s room 3.135.

Crochet club will meet 2:50-4:00 in room Derenne’s room 3.129.  Learn to crochet using donated materials to make hats and scarves that will be donated to people in need.

SENIORS  Your class will meet again tomorrow to plan the homecoming golf cart and window painting.  Bring your ideas and your friends to Mrs. Dixon’s room right after school.

Thursday:

Gay Straight Alliance meets in Paynich’s room 3.133 on THURSDAY until 4pm. .

Friday:  

Lunch + Learn is FRIDAY during regular lunch periods.  We’ll have a mechanical engineer here to share about this career. Sign up in the counseling office to save your spot AND your free pizza.

SENIORS College Apps got your head spinning?  Stop in the counseling office to sign up for one-on-one free help on Friday September 21.

Military Service Academy Day is this Saturday, 9:30am-noon at WMU’s ROTC Services Building on Oliver Street.  If you’re interested in attending a prestigious military academy, go learn about the nomination process and meet admission staff.   For more details, see the flyer on the College bulletin board across from Counseling.

Powderpuff football game is Monday night at Huskie field.  Plan to kickoff Homecoming week with some fun! Kickoff is right at 730pm so get their early to get your seat in the bleachers.  Just five bucks – and sorry, your activity pass nor punch pass will work for this.

SENIORS if you didn’t get an order in on time for your official senior shirt, stop and see Mrs Dixon.  She might be able to still hook you up.

Homecoming Dance is next Saturday, September 29, 8-11pm in the Commons.  It is a semi-formal occasion and the cost is $10.00 per person.  If you are bringing a non-PPS guest, stop in your grade office and start a guest pass. Don’t forget your ID (freshman will be ID’d at the door via skyward) and dancing shoes!!  

Men’s Varsity Tennis won the the Greater Kalamazoo Invite last evening.  All singles swept the competition taking first place in all 4 flights and all four doubles teams placed in 2nd or 3rd place.  The team remains undefeated going into the match against Battle Creek Lakeview this Wednesday afternoon. Huskie High Five!!

Volunteers needed for the Portage Invite on October 6.  Here’s a signupgenius link for more information: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0D45AEAD2CA5F49-2018

Wednesday 19 September 2018

TODAY:

Science Olympiad will kickoff after school until 3:30 in L.118.

International Club meets after school until 3:15 in Rath’s room 3.135.

Crochet club will meet 2:50-4:00 in room 3.129 (yesterday I said Derenne’s room but that was incorrect). Learn to crochet using donated materials to make hats and scarves that will be donated to people in need.

SENIORS  Your class will meet again to plan the homecoming golf cart and window painting.  Bring your ideas and your friends to Mrs. Dixon’s room right after school.

Thursday:

Fellowship of Christian Athletes meets tomorrow  at 7am in Moreno’s room 1.133. Do you like bagels and a positive start to your morning? Join them anytime before the first bell. Non-athletes are also welcome.

Gay Straight Alliance meets in Paynich’s room 3.133 on THURSDAY until 4pm.

Friday:  

Lunch + Learn is FRIDAY during regular lunch periods.  We’ll have a mechanical engineer here to share about the engineering field. Sign up in the counseling office to save your spot AND your free pizza.

SENIORS College Apps got your head spinning?  Stop in the counseling office to sign up for one-on-one free help on Friday September 21.

From the Huskie Cafe, Quench your thirst with a delicious root beer or soda float available Friday in the cafeteria for just $1.50.

Next week is Homecoming Week!  Check out the spirit days and parade information on the hallway TVs, posters around the building and as always, the Senate board across from counseling.  Get ready to show that Huskie Spirit!!!!

Super soft class shirts for Homecoming will be on sale next week for $10.  Bring your money and reserve one in Pittman’s room 2.122 before or after school or during both lunches the rest of this week.  A very limited quantity has been ordered and they are sure to sell out. Bring some cash and reserve your size ASAP! Class colors are Freshman-green, Sophomores-purple, Juniors-blue, and Seniors-black. Check out the PN Senate twitter (@PNSenate) to see the t-shirt design.

Drama Club  Do you have a flair for the dramatic? Do you think you’re funny?  Do you love donuts & cider? Well, come find out how all of those things go together and what the Drama department is doing this year at our first Drama Club event. Our fun Fall get together will be after school on October 12 @11 (on the half day) & no experience is required. Sign up outside of Mrs.Weeks’ room starting tomorrow.

Powderpuff football game is Monday night at Huskie Field.  Help with class window painting right after school then head over the Huskie Field.  Kickoff is right at 730pm so get their early to get your seat in the bleachers. Just five bucks – and sorry, your activity pass nor punch pass will work for this.  

Men’s basketball Any guys interested in playing basketball this winter, check with Mr. Neal as he has pre-season workout schedule.

Homecoming Dance is next Saturday, September 29, 8-11pm in the Commons.  It is a semi-formal occasion and the cost is $10.00 per person.  If you are bringing a non-PPS guest, stop in your grade office and start a guest pass. Don’t forget your ID (freshman will be ID’d at the door via skyward) and dancing shoes!!  

PARENTS  Monday October 1, our counseling department presents our annual Financial Aid Night.  You will hear from experts in the Financial Aid field discuss the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) requirements, process and timeline. Also an opportunity to learn about scholarships from the Kalamazoo Community Foundation.  This is an invaluable event for junior and senior parents and students. No registration is necessary.

Thursday 20  September 2018

Gay Straight Alliance meets TODAY after school in Paynich’s room 3.133 until 4pm.

Lunch + Learn is this week – today is the last day to sign up for free pizza and a few minutes of great information during your regular lunch period. Sign up in the counseling office to save your spot AND your free pizza.

SENIORS College application help is available tomorrow during 1st and 2nd hour then again during 6th and 7th hour.    Stop in the counseling office to sign up for some one-on-one help.

School Pictures are in the first floor office. Even if you didn’t order any pics, you still get a cool folder with freebies so stop in and pick yours up anytime in the first floor office.  

From the Huskie Cafe, tomorrow you can quench your thirst with a delicious root beer or soda float in the cafeteria for just $1.50.

Next week is Homecoming Week!  Check out the spirit days and parade information on the hallway TVs, posters around the building and as always, the Senate board across from counseling.  Get ready to show that Huskie Spirit!!!!

Super soft class shirts for Homecoming will be on sale next week for $10.  Bring your money and reserve one in Pittman’s room 2.122 before or after school or during both lunches the rest of this week.  A very limited quantity has been ordered and they are sure to sell out, so bring some cash and reserve your size ASAP! Class colors are Freshman-green, Sophomores-purple, Juniors-blue, and Seniors-black. Check out the PN Senate twitter (@PNSenate) to see the t-shirt design.

Drama Club  Do you have a flair for the dramatic? Do you think you’re funny?  Do you love donuts & cider? Well, come find out how all of those things go together and what the Drama department is doing this year at our first Drama Club event. Our fun Fall get together will be after school on October 12 @11 (on the half day) & no experience is required. Sign up outside of Mrs.Weeks’ room starting tomorrow.

Powderpuff football game is Monday night at Huskie Field.  Help with class window painting right after school then head over the Huskie Field.  Kickoff is right at 730pm so get their early to get your seat in the bleachers. Just five bucks – and sorry, your activity pass nor punch pass will work for this.  

Men’s basketball Any guys interested in playing basketball this winter, check with Mr. Neal as he has pre-season workout schedule.

Homecoming Dance is next Saturday, September 29, 8-11pm in the Commons. If you are bringing a non-PPS guest, stop in your grade office and start a guest pass. This is a fun semi-formal event – bring your ID and your dancing shoes.  

Scorekeepers at West Middle School.  They’re looking for juniors or seniors to help make some money and keep score for volleyball, boys and girls basketball or wrestling. You must be able to drive and must have played the sport you will be scoring.  Contact Mr. Helsom at [email protected].

Men’s Water Polo traveled to all the way to Chelsea last night and Varsity won a nail biter 11-10, scoring in the last 6 seconds.   The JV team battled to a 4-4 tie. Way to work hard, Huskies!

Cross Country swept the SMAC West Division meet yesterday in historic fashion, with the girls winning behind solid performances by Peyton Witt, Hannah Koffler, Olivia Kappenga, Aliza Garcia and Emma Pilnik.  The boys put together the single greatest team performance in conference history scoring only 18 points and placing all five scorers in the top six. Huskies were led by Luke Daniel, Max Rathburn, Conner Clemens, Matt Schieber, Drew Gonzalez, Kanishk Madhev and Roberts Kalnis.

PARENTS  Monday October 1 at 6:30pm, our counseling department presents our annual Financial Aid Night.  You will hear from experts in the Financial Aid field discuss the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) requirements, process and timeline. Also an opportunity to learn about scholarships from the Kalamazoo Community Foundation.  This is an invaluable event for junior and senior parents and students. Join us in the Auditorium at 6:30pm. No registration is necessary.

And speaking of college preparations, You can speak with more than 50 college and university reps at KVCC’s College Night on Monday October 8, 6-730pm at the Texas Twp campus.  For more info, kvcc.edu/collegenight.

Friday 21 September 2018

Want to go home? If you are not feeling well and want to go home, do NOT just text your parents.  Report to your grade office and THEN call your parents. Your grade office staff must see you AND talk to your parents.  Please see your email for the correct procedure on this.

Lunch + Learn is TODAY – if you signed up to come learn about a career in engineering, go straight to Community Room B for your regular lunch period today.  There will be free pizza and I heard he’s even bringing candy.

School Pictures are in the first floor office. Even if you didn’t order any pics, you still get a cool folder with freebies so stop in and pick yours up anytime in the first floor office.  

From the Huskie Cafe, today you can get a delicious root beer or soda float in the cafeteria for just $1.50.

Next week is Homecoming Week!  

Monday is Pure Michigan Day – wear your favorite up-north souvenir or Mitten State gear and score spirit points for your class!  

Monday right after schools, grades will be window painting in the Commons, so stay after school and have some fun with that!  

And then Monday night is Powderpuff football junior/senior showdown over at Huskie Field.

And next will be Twinning Tuesday so start making those dress up plans with your BFF.

Class shirts can be reserved by size today in Pittman’s room for just $10 and then they’ll be on sale next week during lunches.  

Participation fees for fall sports and activities are due by Friday, September 28.  Statements were sent through skyward to your student account last week.  You can pay with a credit online through your account or bring a check or cash to the athletic office.  Please direct any questions to Mrs. Schermerhorn in the athletic office, 323-5562 or email ([email protected]).

Powderpuff participants must pick up their waiver today in Mr. Furlong‘s room 2.131 before the end of school

All students interested in volunteering at the Portage District Library this semester must attend the Teen Volunteer Training Meeting on Wednesday, September 26th at 7 PM at the Portage District Library. If you are not able to make this training, a make-up session will be held on Tuesday, October 23rd at 7 PM. For more information, please visit portagelibrary.info”

Holy Toledo, let’s hear it for Girls Varsity Golf – Annie Betts, Madi Mace, Lia Dittenbir, and Karly Turchan! On Wednesday Annie  earned SMAC West All Division honors by finishing 4th overall for the league season. Yesterday at the Kate Kwasny Tournament, Lia made the all tournament team with her career low score, Madi also had a career low, and Annie shot 37 on the front nine to help her win the entire tournament! Awesome Huskies!!

Men’s basketball If you want to play this winter, check with Coach Neal for a pre-season workout schedule.