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 16 September 2019

Library at Lunch  If you need to use the library during lunch, PLEASE get a pass from the library before school or in between classes.  Remember that you may not eat in the library, especially during lunch time.  

Financial Aid Night  Save the date!  Monday October 7, join us in the Auditorium at 6:30pm for lots of practical information on Financial Aid, FAFSA, scholarships, grants, etc.  Not just for Seniors, this event will be helpful parents and students with college in their future.  

Help with College Apps?  Speaking of college, if you are a senior and need help with the college applications process including Common App, Parchment, etc, counselors will be available in the media Center this Friday during 1st, 2nd, 6th and 7th hours to help.  Stop in their office this week to reserve a time.  

MONDAY

SENIORS  Your Homecoming theme is the 80’s.  2nd stage planning is happening today in room 2.132 on MONDAY after school – show up to give your input and hear from your Student Senators about planned events.

Ethics Club  Are you interested in discussing current events and unique ethical questions? Then check out Ethics Club after school today until 4pm! The Ethics Club meets in Mr. Searing’s room, 2.126, and they are always excited for new people to join. You can even bring in current events that you want to talk about! 

Volleyball Fundraiser  Chick-fil-a fundraiser night for the volleyball program tonight from 5-8pm.  Just mention the PN VB fundraiser and 15% of sales will be donated back to the program.

TUESDAY

Book Buddies will hold an informational meeting TUESDAY in Friedman’s room before school at 7:15 or after school at 2:50. If you would like to participate, please plan to attend ONE of these sessions.

Interact Club will have its first meeting of the year TUESDAY 2:50-3:50pm in the Community Rooms by the main office. All students are welcome to come learn about Interact events for this year, and all the ways we plan to volunteer and help others in our community and around the world. Join them for fun and snacks!

WEDNESDAY

Men’s Ensemble Get involved with Northern’s award-winning  choral department – join Men’s Ensemble! They perform all kinds of music, from classical to contemporary, at all kinds of venues, from concerts to competitions.  They meet Wednesdays from 3:00-4:30pm in the Choir Room starting this week September 18 for our first meeting. All levels of musical experience are welcome!

National Honor Society meeting WEDNESDAY in the Community Rooms – either 7:15am or 2:45pm meeting.  

Italy Trip  Travel to Italy this summer with Ms. Nott!  Details meeting Wednesday at 6pm in the Art Room.  

International Club is meeting WEDNESDAY from 2:45-3:15 in Ms. Rath’s room, 3.135. 

ANIME CLUB is starting up WEDNESDAY from 2:50 to 4:00 in the art room. No experience necessary.

Fellowship of Christian Athletes Join for bagels a positive start to your morning THURSDAY starting at 7am or whenever you arrive in the morning in Mrs. Moreno’s room 1.133.  Non-athletes are welcome as well!

Theatre Kalamazoo is looking to produce a student-written play for the first time ever at their New Play Festival in January of 2020.  If you have written, or are writing a play and are interested in submitting, please see Mrs. Weeks room 3.125 for more information.  Submissions are due November 1.

Powderpuff Football sign-ups are open until Tuesday Sept 24 in Furlong’s room 2.131, so if you are interested in playing during Homecoming week, stop in anytime and signup.

Tuesday 17 September 2019

Library at Lunch  If you need to use the library during lunch, PLEASE get a pass from the library before school or in between classes.  Remember that you may not eat in the library, especially during lunch time.  

Financial Aid Night  Save the date!  Monday October 7, join us in the Auditorium at 6:30pm for lots of practical information on Financial Aid, FAFSA, scholarships, grants, etc.  Not just for Seniors, this event will be helpful parents and students with college in their future.  

Help with College Apps?  Speaking of college, if you are a senior and need help with the college applications process including Common App, Parchment, etc, counselors will be available in the media Center this Friday during 1st, 2nd, 6th and 7th hours to help.  Stop in their office this week to reserve a time.  

TUESDAY

Book Buddies will hold an informational meeting TUESDAY in Friedman’s room before school at 7:15 or after school at 2:50. If you would like to participate, please plan to attend ONE of these sessions.

Interact Club will have its first meeting of the year TUESDAY 2:50-3:50pm in the Community Rooms.

WEDNESDAY

GSA meets Wednesday in Paynich’s room 3133. Come get to know some new friends and hang out with old friends, and of course there will be snacks.  Everyone is welcome to join in!

Men’s Ensemble performs all kinds of music, from classical to contemporary, at all kinds of venues, from concerts to competitions.  Join them as they kick off the year Wednesday from 3:00-4:30pm in the Choir Room. All levels of musical experience are welcome.

Garden club will meet Wednesday after school in Mr. Olsen’s room L.118 until about 4. If you haven’t come to garden club before, this is a good day to do it. We will be digging in the dirt, so have some appropriate shoes with you.

National Honor Society meets WEDNESDAY in the Community Rooms – either 7:15am or 2:45pm meeting.  

International Club meets WEDNESDAY from 2:45-3:15 in Ms. Rath’s room, 3.135. 

Anime Club meets WEDNESDAY from 2:50 to 4:00 in the art room. No experience necessary.

Italy Trip info meeting Wednesday 6pm in the Art Room.  

Fellowship of Christian Athletes Join for bagels a positive start to your morning THURSDAY starting at 7am or whenever you arrive in the morning in Mrs. Moreno’s room 1.133.  Non-athletes are welcome as well!

Theatre Kalamazoo is looking to produce a student-written play for the first time ever at their New Play Festival in January of 2020.  If you have written, or are writing a play and are interested in submitting, please see Mrs. Weeks room 3.125 for more information.  Submissions are due November 1.

Varsity Tennis took 1st Place in the Greater Kalamazoo Tennis Tournament, the second year in a row.  Great matches Huskies! Both the Varsity and JV teams play this afternoon vs Mattawan on our home courts starting at 4:00.  Please come out and show your Husky Spirit! Mattawan is a very tough competitor and we are just one spot behind them in the state rankings for Division 2.

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.

Soccer  Tonight Huskies soccer faces off against Portage Central at Centrals new field. Jv starts at 5 and Varsity starts at 6:30.  Show that Huskie pride!

Wednesday 18 September 2019

Speed Limit  We are still getting complaints from our neighbors about students and parents speeding while arriving or leaving our campus.  A speeding ticket in a school zone, going just 8 mph over the speed limit carries a fine of $150 plus two points on your license.  16mph and over is $240 plus 3 points on your record. Running a stop sign, like the one right here by the Igloo, carries a fine of $115 plus two points.  That could be the most expensive off-campus-lunch ever. The Portage police department are going to begin patrolling and issuing tickets, so if you don’t want to be paying a big fat fine and have costly points on your license for two years, please travel safely. 

Juniors and seniors with a weighted GPA of 3.8 or higher, please check your school email for an invitation to join National Honor Society. Instructions for applying can be found in the email; applications are due October 21. Please see Mrs. Engel if you have any questions or did not receive an email but believe you should have. 

WEDNESDAY – Happening TODAY

GSA in Paynich’s room 3133. Come get to know some new friends and hang out with old friends, and of course there will be snacks.  Everyone is welcome to join in!

Men’s Ensemble  kicks off the year 3:00-4:30pm in the Choir Room.   All levels of musical experience are welcome.

Garden club meets after school in Mr. Olsen’s room L.118 until about 4. If you haven’t come to garden club before, this is a good day to do it. They will be digging in the dirt, so have some appropriate shoes with you.

National Honor Society meets in the Community Rooms at 2:50 if you missed this morning’s meeting.

International Club meets 2:45-3:15 in Ms. Rath’s room, 3.135. 

Anime Club meets 2:50 to 4:00 in the art room. No experience necessary.

Italy Trip info meeting 6pm in the Art Room.  

Fellowship of Christian Athletes Join for bagels a positive start to your morning THURSDAY starting at 7am or whenever you arrive in the morning in Mrs. Moreno’s room 1.133.  Non-athletes are welcome as well!

Model United Nations meets THURSDAY after school in Searing’s room 2.126.  Everyone is welcome to attend even if you weren’t at the first meeting.

Help with College Apps?  Speaking of college, if you are a senior and need help with the college applications process including Common App, Parchment, etc, counselors will be available in the media Center this Friday during 1st, 2nd, 6th and 7th hour.

Football Fundraiser  We are partnering with Fresh Thyme Farmers Market for their annual Tailgate Thyme event this Saturday.  They will be grilling brats for a $1.00 donation and will donate all the proceeds to our football program.  If you are a footballer, sign up with Coach Scherm to help. 

Service Hours  Haverhill is hosting a STEAM Night (formerly known as Math Night) on Wednesday, October 16.  You can find more details and signup information on our Community Service page under Student Activities.   Interested students should contact Mrs. Wright at [email protected] 

Varsity Tennis brought home another win last night, 5-3 over Mattawan. Outstanding, Huskies!!

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.

In today’s Huskie Athletics  our golfers our hosting the SMAC Jamboree at the Moors, our swim team is at Lakeview,  and volleyball and cross country both compete at Portage Central.  

Thursday 19 September 2019

PARENTS  During the first two weeks of school, our counselors presented grade-specific information to all our students during their regularly scheduled English class. The slide presentations can be viewed on our Counseling webpage.

PARENTS  Financial Aid Night  Save the date!  Monday October 7, join us in the Auditorium at 6:30pm for lots of practical information on Financial Aid, FAFSA, scholarships, grants, etc.  Not just for Seniors, this event will be helpful for all parents/students with college in their future. 

Juniors and seniors with a weighted GPA of 3.8 or higher, please check your school email for an invitation to join National Honor Society. Applications are due October 21, and instructions for applying can be found in that email.  Please see Mrs. Engel if you have any questions or did not receive an email but believe you should have. 

Seniors  If you need help with the college application process including Common App, Parchment, etc, counselors will be available in the media Center this Friday during 1st, 2nd, 6th and 7th hour.  Stop in the counseling office to save yourself a spot and get excused from class.

College visits   This week we still have UM Flint, and we kick off next week with Eastern Michigan, Hope, Hillsdale and Lake Superior State.  Stop in the counseling office for details and to sign up.    

Homecoming Court nominations are currently being accepted during both lunches for the rest of this week.  If you have a classmate you think deserves this honor, please stop by Senate’s table and add them to the voting box.  

Lip Sync Battle  And speaking of Homecoming, are you interested in being apart of the lip sync battle? Student Senate is hosting a lip sync battle at the pep assembly and sign-ups begin today. if you are interested make sure you sign up outside of room 2.122.  Check your email to vote on songs. 

Model United Nations meets TODAY after school in Searing’s room 2.126.  Everyone is welcome to attend even if you weren’t at the first meeting.

Football Fundraiser  We are partnering with Fresh Thyme Farmers Market for their annual Tailgate Thyme event this Saturday.  They will be grilling brats for a $1.00 donation and will donate all the proceeds to our football program.  If you are a footballer, sign up with Coach Scherm to help. 

Crochet Club meets Tuesday in room 3.129 from 2:45-3:30pm.  All beginners and skill levels are welcome.

National ART Honors Society is starting next week – join them Wednesday the 25th at 3 in the art room if you’re interested in getting crafty or getting some service hours. No art class or experience required.

Service Hours  Haverhill is hosting a STEAM Night (formerly known as Math Night) on Wednesday, October 16.  You can find more details and the SignUpGenius on our Community Service page under Student Activities.   

Women’s swim team competed against Lakeview last night and some amazing state cuts were earned!  Hannah Williams earned state cuts in the 200IM and 500 free, Angelina Baker in the 100 fly and the 100 backstroke.  Annaliese Ream, Meghan Hincher, Maria Perales, and Abigail Wetlaufer were also event winners. The team’s next meet is Tuesday against Battle Creek Central.

NOTE  We are hearing that students may be under the impression that we are in support of the Global Climate Walk-out that is scheduled on many college campuses on Sept 20th.  We are not in support of any walk-out or protest by students at PNHS during the school day. If you choose to participate in any type of walk-out during the school day, there will be school disciplinary action and it will impact your ability for an off-campus pass in the future as the absence will be unexcused.  Just a reminder that an unexcused absence will impact your ability to complete assignments missed and ultimately final grades.

Friday 20 September 2019

PARENTS  During the first two weeks of school, our counselors presented grade-specific information to all our students during their regularly scheduled English class. The slide presentations can be viewed on our Counseling webpage.

PARENTS  Financial Aid Night  Save the date!  Monday October 7, join us in the Auditorium at 6:30pm for lots of practical information on Financial Aid, FAFSA, scholarships, grants, etc.  Not just for Seniors, this event will be helpful for all parents/students with college in their future. 

Seniors  If you need help with the college application process including Common App, Parchment, etc, counselors will be available in the media Center this Friday during 1st, 2nd, 6th and 7th hour.  Stop in the counseling office to save yourself a spot and get excused from class.

College visits   Next week we have visits by Eastern Michigan, Hope, Hillsdale and Lake Superior State.  Stop in the counseling office for details and to sign up.    

Homecoming Court nominations will be accepted during both lunches thru today. If you have a classmate you think deserves this honor, please stop by Senate’s table and add them to the voting box.  

Lip Sync Battle  And speaking of Homecoming, are you interested in being apart of the lip sync battle? Student Senate is hosting a lip sync battle at the pep assembly and sign-ups begin today. if you are interested make sure you sign up outside of room 2.122.  Check your email to vote on songs. 

Football Fundraiser  We are partnering with Fresh Thyme Farmers Market for their annual Tailgate Thyme event this Saturday.  They will be grilling brats for a $1.00 donation and will donate all the proceeds to our football program.  If you are a footballer, sign up with Coach Scherm to help. 

Crochet Club meets Tuesday in room 3.129 from 2:45-3:30pm.  All beginners and skill levels are welcome.

National ART Honors Society is starting next week – join them Wednesday the 25th at 3 in the art room if you’re interested in getting crafty or getting some service hours. No art class or experience required.

Service Hours  Haverhill has a STEAM night coming up AND Portage District Library is holding a volunteer orientation on Thursday, September 26 at 7pm.  Find all the details and signup information on our Community Service page under Student Activities.   

Powderpuff Football sign-ups are open until Tuesday Sept 24 in Furlong’s room 2.131.  Required meeting Friday Sept 28 before or after school – at that time you’ll need to pay for your jersey $20, and get rules and practice times and a waiver that will need to be signed.  

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 today.

Golf Team tied for 1st at the Comstock Invitational yesterday, shooting a season best 377 led by the tournament medalist Tay Cooper, who shot a great score of 80. Kit Schaefer shot an 82 to take 3rd place overall. Karly Turchan, Kennedi Stinnette, and Lia Dittenbir also played great golf for the Huskies!

We don’t normally include do this in Huskie Headlines, but about 13 years ago, Assistant Principal Hinga set a huge goal to run 50 marathons by her 50th birthday.  We are so very proud of the way she lives with grit, persistence and determination, living a great example of Huskie Pride to us all. I’m excited to share that tomorrow is her 50th birthday and tomorrow she runs her 50th marathon.  If you see her today, give her a Huskie High Five!