//Daily Announcements
Daily Announcements 2017-09-21T10:38:09+00:00

Daily announcements are read over our PA at approximately 10:30 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:

SENIOR PARENTS  The first Grad Bash meeting will be Wednesday Sept 20 at 7pm in the Community Room.  We welcome any and all senior parents (and even underclassmen, if you really want to be in that loop) to come find out what Grad Bash is and how you can play a part in this super fun event.

Monday 18 September 2017

Homecoming continues tomorrow with Superhero Day and then Decades Day on Wednesday.  You can help earn points for your class each day just by showing that Huskie spirit.  

Homecoming class t-shirts are available for pre-order in Pittman’s room (2.122) for $12 each.  They are long sleeved and will go fast, and once they are gone, that’s it!  Stop in and order yours today to make sure you get one.  Shirts will be available for sale before and after school and during both lunches on Wednesday.

If you enjoy art or if you just want to show your Huskie Pride for your grade, come down to the lower commons after school on Wednesday from 3-6pm to help create your class’s window painting for this years homecoming.  Bring some old clothes to change into bc it might get messy!

The semi-formal Homecoming Dance on Saturday 23rd, 8-11pm in the Lower Commons.  Tickets for the dance are ten bucks at the door, and guest pass applications are available in your grade office.  If you are bring a guest from another school, don’t delay on starting this process as it takes a few days.

Huskies PRIDE tickets are back!  If you get a PRIDE ticket from a staff member for showing extra special Huskie Pride, you can redeem it for prizes, treat and other goodies or you can also enter a drawing for prizes like a free Homecoming shirt and admission to the dance, a very cool Huskie paw thermal bag, restaurant gift cards, etc.  So show that Huskie PRIDE at every opportunity!

If you have a 5th hour seminar and are planning on signing up for Peer to Peer, Mrs. Francis needs your application by this Wednesday.  If you did not pick up an application or misplaced it send her an email [email protected] and she will get one to you.

SENIORS  Applying to WMU?    If you are hoping to be considered for the Medallion Scholarship or the Bronco Merit Scholarship, you must have a completed application on file with WMU by Oct. 15.

SENIORS  Want help filling out online college apps?  Counselors will be in the media center on Friday during 1st and 2nd hours and again during 6th and 7th hours. Sign up in the counseling office to reserve a spot.

JUNIORS  We will offer the PSAT exam on the assigned national testing day, Saturday October 14. Register in the main office with Ms Connaughty.  The non-refundable exam fee is $20 due at registration.   

Do you enjoy helping others? Want to get involved in a group who has fun while making our world better? Do you need volunteer hours for Social Studies, NHS or CAS? All are invited to Interact Club’s first meeting TOMORROW from 3-4pm in the Community Rooms. Come learn about Interact and all the ways you can volunteer this year!

Anime club will meet on Wednesday, September 20 from 3:10 to 4:10 in the art room. Come join us for some fun after school!

International Club will be having its first meeting on Wednesday, September 20 from 3-3:30 in Ms. Rath’s room (3.135). Join them to help plan for the year!

IB JUNIORS, you have an important meeting on Wednesday during your regular lunch period with Searing in Room 2.126.  If you miss this meeting, you will need to see Mr. Searing to makeup your absence.

Do you know the Muffin Man?  Do you love baking? Do you love helping teachers? Or do you just love muffins!? The Muffin Cart needs new helpers.  If you are interested and have a seminar or extra time in the mornings/afternoons, stop and see Mrs Anthony in room 1.120.

Huskie Athletics

Congratulations to Erin Sexsmith as she took 2nd place at the Coldwater Invitational on Friday with a fine round of 80.  Also showing well, Madison Mace, Allie Barker, DeShana Brown, and Lia Dittenbir teamed up to finish 5th on Friday at the Deb Dart Memorial Golf Tournament in Comstock.

SENIOR PARENTS  The first Grad Bash meeting will be Wednesday Sept 20 at 7pm in the Community Room.  We welcome any and all senior parents (and even underclassmen, if you really want to be in that loop) to come find out what Grad Bash is and how you can play a part in this super fun event.

Tuesday 19 September 2017

Homecoming continues tomorrow with Decades Day and Class Color day on Thursday.  This means even if you don’t get an official class shirt, on Thursday freshmen should wear gray, sophomores pink, juniors light blue and seniors, black.  

Twitter saw it first, but congratulations to following students who have been selected for this year’s homecoming court:

For the freshmen:T.J. Coon, Judson Fargo, Sam VanWinkle,Jaleel Williams, Rachel Budnick, Jyoti Kaur, Lydia Miller, and Sophie Novak

Sophomores: Taylor Armstrong, Eve Bradley, Lily Cases, haley jackson, Tyler Amos, Stormm Byers, Colin Gregory, and Matthew King

Juniors:  Ben Bitterman, Casey Flanagan, Alex McFarlan, Neal Truitt, Justine Corda, Katie Fleming, Sophie Sherwood, Jenna Thoman

and your senior homecoming court is: Jessie beadle, Hannah Biddlecome, Lauren Michelli, Beyza Niefert, Ryan Daniel, Deontrae Morgan, Alec Otto, and Omar Thaj

Follow @PNSenate for updates on all things homecoming!

The bad news if you haven’t heard is that outdoor events have been postponed for today but the good news is that class t-shirts are in!  If you reserved one you can pick it up at lunch or from Pittman’s room (2.122).  Shirts will be for sale today and tomorrow during both lunches and tomorrow before and after school in room 2.122.  They are $12 each and are going fast!

As we continue to celebrate Homecoming spirit, each class will be assigned a section of the Cafe windows to paint.   If you are creative or even just enthusiastic, join in the fun Wednesday 3-6pm. Bring some old clothes to change into as things might get messy!

Get your spiffies together for the semi-formal Homecoming Dance on Saturday 23rd, 8-11pm in the Lower Commons.  Tickets for the dance are ten bucks at the door, and guest pass applications are available in your grade office.  If you are bring a guest from another school, don’t delay on starting this process as it takes a few days.

If you have a 5th hour seminar and are planning on signing up for Peer to Peer, Mrs. Francis needs your application by this Wednesday. Email Mrs Francis at [email protected] for more info.  

Auditions for the musical are TODAY in the auditorium right after school.  If you are interested in CREW, you still need to come and interview for a spot at the beginning of auditions.  See Mrs. Weeks in room 3.125 with any questions.

If you’re a Dreamer or know someone who could be affected by DACA, your Northern Light Student News staff wants to talk to you. Visit Mrs. Thorpe in room 3129 for more information.

Club updates:  

Today after school is the weekly Youth in Government meeting. Come learn about how to change the laws of Michigan and our Fall Conference field trip in October. Be in room 2.132 with Mrs. Dixon.

Interact Club holds their first meeting TODAY 3-4pm in the Community Rooms. Come learn about Interact and all the ways you can volunteer this year.

National Honor Society members, tutoring at North Middle School starts today and will continue to every Tuesday and Thursday from 3:15-4:30. Reminder: all NHS members need at least 10 hours of tutoring by the end of the year.

Thrive Club meets tomorrow morning in Sytsma’s room 3.127 if you need some motivation during Homecoming week.  Show up as early as 7 or anytime before the first bell.

Anime club meets tomorrow from 3:10 to 4:10 in the art room.

International Club also meeting tomorrow from 3-3:30 in Ms. Rath’s room 3.135.

Garden Club will meet Thursday in Mrs. Anthony’s room 1.120 right after school to can our pickles. We should be able to be done by 4. Anyone who is interested in participating is welcome. And they’ll meet Friday right after school in Mr. Olsen’s room L.118 until 3:45 to set up the new hydroponics system.

IB JUNIORS meet tomorrow during each candidate’s regular lunch period with Searing in Room 2.126.  Bring your lunch along and get all the IB details.  

The Kalamazoo Community Foundation is holding its annual Financial Aid Night on Tuesday, September 26th at 7:00 pm.  This event will take place at KRESA in the Wile Auditorium at 1819 East Milham.  You can refer any questions to kalfound.org.

If you have an after school detention that you’ll be serving today or tomorrow, report to room L101 across from the weight room.  

Huskie Athletics

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.

PARENTS  Open house is TONIGHT Wednesday Sept 13, 6:30-8:30pm  We will begin promptly in the auditorium for just a few brief remarks then you will have the opportunity to walk your student’s schedule and meet their teachers.  Be sure to bring your student’s schedule with you as, in the interest of saving paper, we will not have printed copies available.  You can of course view it on Skyward Family Access or simply get it from your student ahead of time.

Wednesday 13 September 2017

SENIORS  Want help filling out your online apps for colleges???  Counselors will be present in the media center on Sept 15 and Sept. 22 during 1st and 2nd hours and again during 6th and 7th hours.  Come down and get help completing apps online or just ask questions regarding the process.  Sign up in the counseling office to reserve a spot.

Hope College representatives will making a college visit here on Monday September 18, Calvin College on Wednesday September 20, and University of Chicago on Tuesday September 26.  You must signup in the counseling office ahead of time in order to get an excused absence from class.  

JUNIORS  We will offer the PSAT exam on the assigned national testing day, Saturday October 14. Register in the main office with Ms Connaughty.  The non-refundable exam fee is $20 due at registration.   

Homecoming is next week and Monday is Flannel Day, so dig out those snuggly plaids.  You can sign up for activities now in the counseling office.  The big game is of course on Friday 22nd, and the semi-formal Homecoming Dance on Saturday 23rd, 8-11pm in the Lower Commons.  Tickets for the dance are ten bucks at the door, and guest pass applications are available in your grade office.  If you are bring a guest from another school, don’t delay on starting this process as it takes a few days.

Happening TODAY:

Men’s Ensemble will start their singing season with a first rehearsal TODAY after school until 4:30.  

Are you interested about Japanese animation, manga, or culture? Then join anime club TODAY for the first meeting of the year! This fun club meets in the art room from 3:10 to 4:10 after school.

Garden club meets TODAY after school until 3:45.  Whether you have a green thumb or not, go check out this fun club.

Wrestlers, if you are not in a fall sport, stop by for a ten minute meeting after school TODAY in the wrestling room.

Happening THURSDAY:

Fellowship of Christian Athletes will be hold their first meeting in L.113 TOMORROW morning at 7am.  This is open to anyone interested.  Come eat bagels and find out about FCA!

Science club meets TOMORROW after school until 3:45. This will be a brief meeting to discuss what the year will look like, and will also include a funtivity.

Crew and Cast information meeting for this year’s Musical, The Drowsy Chaperone will be TOMORROW in the choir room after school.  Auditions will be Tuesday Sept 19 with callbacks Sept 20-21. Crew will need to attend audition interviews from 3:10-3:30 on Tues 19th to be considered for a position.

Seniors will meet again TOMORROW after school for to plan our window painting in room 2.132 – all seniors are invited! We will also talk about the Class of 2018 t-shirt.

Huskie Athletics

Come cheer on your Volleyball teams as they play their first home game tonight versus Gull Lake right here in the Igloo.  Freshman and JV start at 5:30, Varsity at 6:30.

Thursday 21 September 2017

We wrap up our Homecoming week tomorrow with Huskie Spirit Day, so let’s all get out the orange and brown and do it right!   And then come support your team, your marching band and your Homecoming court at the big game.  Our Song Leaders will open the game with the Star Spangled Banner, and then kickoff at 7pm..  

See you all at the semi-formal Homecoming Dance on Saturday 23rd, 8-11pm in the Lower Commons.  You may not bring a guest from a non-PPS school without a guest pass, so please make sure to finalize that today in your grade office.  

SENIORS  Would you like help completing online college applications?  Counselors will be in the media center tomorrow during 1st and 2nd hours and again during 6th and 7th hours. Sign up in the counseling office to reserve a spot.   

Club updates:  

Garden Club will meet TODAY in Mrs. Anthony’s room 1.120 and TOMORROW right after school in Mr. Olsen’s room L.118 until 3:45 to set up the new hydroponics system.

Are you excited about the muffin cart startup?  Mrs Anthony now has a Twitter account where you can vote on flavors – you can follow her at MrsAnthonyFACS.

The Portage Invitational Cross Country run is in need to volunteer for Saturday October 7.  Contact Mr Wilke at Haverhill at [email protected] for information.  This is a great opportunity to earn those service hours.   

 

Huskie Athletics

The Varsity volleyball team won their conference match against St Joe on Wednesday night 25-20, 25-18, 25-20. Great win ladies!

Last night the JV football team upped their record to 5-0 on the season by beating Kalamazoo Central 10-6. It was a hard fought game as the Huskies defense played outstanding. Congrats to the JV team on their great start to the season.

Track and Fielders, sign-up for team information on Coach Kaylor’s Eboard site or CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP.  Also, track and field have concession stand duty this Friday at McCamley Field 6:00-9:30.  CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR CONCESSIONS.

SENIOR PARENTS  The first Grad Bash meeting will be Wednesday Sept 20th at 7pm in the Community Room.  We welcome any and all senior parents (and even underclassmen, if you really want to be in that loop) to come find out what Grad Bash is and how you can play a part in this super fun event.

Friday 15 September 2017

Homecoming starts Monday with Flannel Day, and then Superhero Day on Tuesday, and Decades Day on Wednesday plan your wearables now.  You can help earn points for your class each day just by showing that Huskie spirit.  You can also sign up for activities on Pittman’s board across from the counseling office.  

This year’s Candyland Homecoming LONG SLEEVED shirts have been ordered and will be available for sale next week for $12.  A limited amount (60) have been ordered per grade, so if you would like to guarantee yourself a shirt stop by Pittman’s room 2.122 with your money to reserve your size and color today or Monday.  Seniors will be wearing black shirts, juniors-light blue, sophomores-pink, and freshmen-dark grey.

The semi-formal Homecoming Dance on Saturday 23rd, 8-11pm in the Lower Commons.  Tickets for the dance are ten bucks at the door, and guest pass applications are available in your grade office.  If you are bring a guest from another school, don’t delay on starting this process as it takes a few days.

Huskies PRIDE tickets are back!  If you get a PRIDE ticket from a staff member for showing extra special Huskie Pride, you can redeem it for prizes, treat and other goodies or you can also enter a drawing for prizes like a free Homecoming shirt and admission to the dance, a very cool Huskie paw thermal bag, restaurant gift cards, etc.  So show that Huskie PRIDE at every opportunity!

SENIORS  Want help filling out online college apps?  Counselors will be in the media center TODAY and next Friday during 1st and 2nd hours and again during 6th and 7th hours. Sign up in the counseling office to reserve a spot.

We have lots of colleges scheduled for visits here.  In just the next two weeks, you can hear from Hope, Calvin, North Park University, University of Chicago and Northern Michigan.  Keep an eye on the board across from the counseling office for updates as well as on our website.

Are you a Junior that just started working towards the IB Diploma?  Please plan to meet with Mr. Searing on  Wednesday Sept 20 during your lunch period in Room 2.126 to get a TON of important information, including TOK, CAS, testing information, and how to get a Google Chromebook (even though you are a Junior).  The meeting will run twice (1st lunch and 2nd lunch) so come to whichever one fits your schedule.  If you miss this meeting and are a Junior IB Diploma Candidate, you will need to see Mr. Searing to makeup your absence.

Please join SCCC (Students Combating Climate Change) at their first meeting today after school in Mrs. Poulsen’s room L114.

Guild gaming club also meets today, 3-5pm in the Media Center.

Do you know the Muffin Man?  Do you love baking? Do you love helping teachers? Or do you just love muffins!? Mrs. Anthony is looking for new muffin cart helpers! If you are interested in helping and you have a seminar or extra time in the mornings/afternoons come see her this week in room 1.120.

Seniors – meet with Mrs. Dixon Monday after school to plan the Senior Window for Homecoming – if you are artistically inclined or just want to get involved seniors be in room 2.132 this Monday to plan for window painting and the class of 2018 t-shirt ideas.

Do you enjoy helping others? Want to get involved in a group who has fun while making our world better? Do you need volunteer hours for Social Studies, NHS or CAS? All are invited to Interact Club’s first meeting on Tuesday (September 19th) from 3-4pm in the Community Rooms. Come learn about Interact and all the ways you can volunteer this year!

Speaking of volunteers and service hours, we are in need of help for a volleyball tournament tomorrow.  If you can give any time at all, please contact Tammie Lewis at 269-779-9696.  

Do you enjoy a great conversation or a good debate?  You should check out our newest club, Ethics Bowl.  This judged tournament, with teams in 24 states, encourages you to study, think about and discuss challenging ethical cases with other student teams in both competitive and collaborative ways. The Bowl is a practical and powerful way to learn about philosophy, especially its impact on our everyday lives and on the world at large.  There will be an info meeting in Nott’s room 3.121 on Tuesday 26 after school.

International Club will be having its first meeting on Wednesday, September 20 from 3-3:30 in Ms. Rath’s room (3.135). Join them to help plan for the year!

Attention any Junior or Senior girls that can drive and used to play Volleyball.  Mr. Helsom is looking for someone with Volleyball experience, to come over to West Middle School to keep the score book at Volleyball games.  The pay is $20 per night and you will be asked to keep the book for two games.  If interested, please contact Mr. Helsom at [email protected]

We have reports of cars parked in the handicap spaces at the Doghouse after school.  Please recall from your driver’s training that this is very illegal and tickets come with a $200 fine.    

Huskie Athletics

Huskie Men’s Soccer traveled in style on a charter bus to Niles last night and returned to PN victorious!  Varsity won 3-0 with goals from Chase Valentine, Ben Bitterman, and Tucker Anson.  JV also won 5 – 1.  Congratulations!

Last night the JV Football team defeated Niles by a score of 34-15. The offensive line led the way along with an overall great team performance. The team is now 4-0 on the season and plays Kalamazoo Central away next Wednesday. Also a shout out to the cheerleaders for working so hard cheering on the team and pumping up the crowd.