Daily Announcements

Our daily Huskie Headlines will be send to all of our parents/guardians as well as all our students via Skyward in the afternoon each school day. If you have any general questions or comments regarding announcements, please contact Brenda Marsh at [email protected] or 323-5466.

The Headlines will also be posted here each day, so you can find the most recent week’s info here:

Monday September 13

PARENTS  

TODAY is the deadline for 9th, 10th and 12th graders to register for this testing!

Seniors have the option to take the SAT on Wednesday Oct13: details and signup here

Juniors will all be taking the PSAT/NMSQT on Wednesday Oct13:  see details here

Sophomores have the option to take the PSAT10 on Tuesday Oct26: details and signup here

Freshmen have the option to take the PSAT9 on Tuesday Oct26:  details and signup here

School Pictures are now available for viewing at GeskusPhoto.com.  If you don’t have your code, please contact them directly on their website.  Retakes will be Tuesday October 5

Homecoming Week starts Monday. Get ready for Spirit dress up days, class competitions, and celebrations starting September 20. How can you participate in this year’s fun? Help your graduating class be the first to win the first ever PACK Cup – a competition to see which class has the most Huskie Spirit. Earn points for your class by dressing up for spirit days, helping decorate your hallway, participating in the tic tok challenge, and winning the class competitions at the Homecoming Assembly. More information on all of these events is on the way, so keep an eye on the announcements this week.

HoCo Dance  And speaking of Homecoming,  the Dance is officially ON! It will be Saturday September 25, 8-10pm outdoors at the Stadium.  Listen for more details but you can start making plans!

SENIORS  Jostens will be here tomorrow and Wednesday during both lunches to collect your Cap+Gown orders, or you can order online.

SENIOR Shirt  Also seniors, we had inadvertently omitted a design from your Senior Shirt ballot – please check your email and go vote again!

Hanging in the Commons  Before school, you do not need to gather in the Commons.  As soon as you enter the building, you can go about your morning business.  And at lunch?  Need some fresh air mid-day?  Go sit outside (great way to get in a good mask break), or stroll over to the doghouse for a walk or some hoops.

Musical auditions for Little Shop of Horrors begin TODAY! It’s not too late to sign up for a singing, reading and dancing slot. – check the signups outside the choir room. For students interested in being on the crew, interviews begin today after school.

Unified Club meets TODAY after school until 3:30pm in Room 3.130.  Their goal is to bring together students of all abilities, promote acceptance and make sure everyone feels like they belong here at PNHS.

Interact meets TOMORROW after school in the Community Room.  Join their classroom at nxypxjp.

Roll-up Fundraiser for the marching band is TOMORROW from 4-8pm at Roll-up Ice Cream on Portage Road.  If you haven’t tried their chicken strips and scoop fries, they get an A+!  They are generously donating 20% of all sales during this event!

Out of the Box Club meets Wednesday until 3:45 in Room 1.126  See their flyer for details.

Anime Club meets Wednesday in the Art room.  Join their classroom with code 6d3px4p.

Powder Puff Football Senior ladies, we need some more seniors to sign up for that game is in danger of being cancelled so if you are thinking about it, do not delay. If you want to play, stop and see Furlong ASAP.

Huskie Athletics

Cross country teams ran in the Lakeview Invitational on Saturday where the men’s team finished 3rd and the women’s team finished 6th. Top runners for the men’s team included Logan Post and Drew Gonzalez, and top runners for the women’s team included Samantha Killmer and Faye Scott Farnsworth. Several runners earned PRs including Madeline Herringa, Dalton Weber, Nathan Gleason, Trevor Horobrik, and Evan Stacy who shattered his previous PR by nearly one minute and 46 seconds. Great job everyone and keep putting in those miles! The Huskie harriers will travel to East Lansing on Friday to compete in the Spartan Invite.

JV Soccer  won the East Lansing Invitational on Saturday! They opened up with a 4-1 win against Haslett, with goals scored by Mitchell Pridgeon (2, PK), Brandy Mejia, and Rylan Andrews and assists by Owen Broeckel and Brandy Mejia. The Huskies faced East Lansing in the championship game and won in a thrilling penalty kick shootout!!  Alex Almazan tied the game 1-1 with a PK in the second half, and then our Huskies won the PK shootout 4-1 with PKs converted by Rylan Andrews, Alex Almazan, Brody Hembree, and goalkeeper Keegan Hammond, to take home the trophy.

Swimming  The Portage Northern swimming team traveled to Allegan to swim at the “swim your own grade” invitational on Saturday.  Freshman Sasha Alles stood out with a week of very good practices which led to an outstanding swimming meet at Allegan.  Lily Frayer had two season-best times in her 200 and 500 and Hannah Williams swam above the competition by winning the 500 free and 100 breaststroke with two state qualifying times. Wish your swimmers luck as they take on the Battle Creek Lakeview Spartans in Battle Creek on Tuesday at 6pm.

Varsity Volleyball was BUMP-SET-SPIKE-TASTIC this weekend.  The best bumper was Lyse Bates.  She had so many bumps we couldn’t count that high and she also added 11 aces.  Alia Mastromatteo was the setting queen this weekend leading in assists, also adding 15 kills and 7 aces as well.  Our best spikers were Bela Griwatsch with 45 kills and Jordyn Hughes had 33 kills and 13 blocks.  If you need some excitement in your life come support the girls Wednesday at Portage Central.

PN Softball Fundraiser  If you’re coming to the football game Friday, bring your empties as the Softball team will be collecting in the parking lot from 6-7 and selling raffle tickets at the concession stand for a cooler package – check their flyer for all the details.

Tuesday September 14 

Lunchtime Cleanup  When you are done with your lunch, please get your garbage to a trash can.  And we love that some of you are going over to the doghouse for a break at lunch, but please eat your lunch BEFORE you go.  No food is allowed in there and the past few days there has been a big mess left behind after the lunch breaks.

HoCo Week starts Monday. The theme is Cities – Seniors / Nashville, Juniors / Miami, Sophomores / Hollywood, and Freshmen / Paris.  Stay tuned for more HoCo details, but M-F dress up days are Senior Citizen Day, Jersey Day, Fake an Injury Day, Tourist-in-your-City Day and Huskie Pride Day.

HoCo PACK Cup  Here’s your first chance to earn PACK points for your class – it’s a tic tok challenge!  Any student or group of students can enter a video into the challenge with a limit of 5 per person. The video must be 30-60 seconds and include some reference to your class city and the Homecoming football game, and use the #PNCities21.  The most liked tik tok by next Wednesday receives 1,000 points.  The most viewed tik tok receives 750 points. Class that submits the most tik tok receives 500 points.  Check out this video from Senate.

HoCo Dance  And speaking of Homecoming,  the Dance is officially ON! It will be Saturday September 25, 8-10pm.  This semi-formal event will be on the Stadium concourse.  Listen for more details but you can start making plans!

Powder Puff  All powder puff players Must see coach Furlong by the end of the day.  You may stop in at your lunch or between classes or the end of the day.

Juniors  If you are interested in a study guide/practice test booklet for the upcoming NMSQT College Board test, they are available in the counseling office.

College Visits  We have a short-notice college visit happening tomorrow!   Juniors and seniors, Olivet College will be here Wednesday TOMORROW at 10:30am.  If you would like to attend, you must stop in the counseling office and register in order to get a pass to excuse you from class.  LOTS coming up so listen to Headlines.  You can also view the entire list on our website, but check back often as MANY are still in the scheduling process.

Musical auditions Today is the last chance to sign up to audition for this year‘s Musical, Little Shop of Horrors. Please sign up outside the choir room if you are interested in cast or crew! For those singing tonight, please go to the AUDITORIUM LOBBY prior to your audition time.

Seniors if you have your cap+gown order, be sure and stop at the Jostens table in the Upper Commons during your lunch break either today or tomorrow.

TODAY:  

Interact club meets right after school in Community Rooms.

Roll-up Fundraiser for the marching band is 4-8pm at the  Portage Road location.

Wednesday:

Spanish Club meets in Cañenguez’s room

Out of the Box Club and

Anime Club both meet tomorrow after school

Michigan Youth in Government meets tomorrow Sept 15, 2:45-3:30 in room 2.132 with Mrs. Dixon. She’s accepting registrations for the Sat. Oct 30 fall conference…come to the meeting to find out about it!

Thursday:

Science Olympiad will meet after school this Thursday in L.115 from 2:50 until 3:30.  If you love science and want to be on our competitive science team, join us!  You may also join our Google Classroom using code oelpwoc.  Any questions, contact Mrs. Mason.

Friday:  

Guild Gaming Club kicks off Friday in the media Center.

FRESHMEN  There will be a fun tailgate this Friday before the home football game hosted by Link Crew Leaders!  All Freshmen are welcome.  Come play some outdoor games, get your faces painted, dress in neon (because that is the theme for this game), and enjoy some snacks & the company of other Huskies! Tailgate is from 6pm-7pm outside near the cafeteria doors!

Huskie Athletics

Tennis  Congratulations to the Men’s Tennis Team in a second place finish this past weekend in the Greater Kalamazoo Tournament.  Congrats to Nick Jepson for winning the third singles flight.

Golf  Women’s Golf finished runner up at the Marshall Invitational last Friday. Finishing 2nd overall was KT Leinwand and finishing tied for 10th were Zoey Quinn and Anna Griffioen.  And then last night the women’s golf team finished 2nd in the SMAC West Jamboree at Lake Cora. KT Leinwand was 1st overall with an even par 37.  Zoey Quinn was 3rd overall by shooting a very nice score of 45.

Wednesday September 15   

PARENTS

Parking lot gridlock is frustrating for everyone!  If you arrive before 7:20am and are allowing your student to wait in your car until the doors open, please consider pulling into a parking spot or utilizing the Natatorium lot to wait. Pausing in the drop-off lane for several minutes prevents other parents from getting into the lot to drop off student and causes gridlock at the four-way stop. Thank you!!

Holiday Craft Show will be Saturday, November 13 from 10am-3pm, hosted by our PN Bands program.Booth space available for crafters for only $45. Check pnbands.org/craft-show for details.

Lunchtime Cleanup  Another reminder to please show your Huskie PACKstrong spirit and take pride in our buildings – meaning, pick up after yourself at lunch!

HoCo Week starts Monday. The theme is Cities – Seniors / Nashville, Juniors / Miami, Sophomores / Hollywood, and Freshmen / Paris.  Stay tuned for more HoCo details, but M-F dress up days are Senior Citizen Day, Jersey Day, Fake an Injury Day, Tourist-in-your-City Day and Huskie Pride Day.

HoCo PACK Cup  Want to start Homecoming Week off with a blast on Monday, September 20th?  Show your #PACKStrong “Commitment” by helping your class decorate a hallway with homecoming spirit and your city’s charm. This will be done throughout the school day, so you need to use this form to sign up if you would like to participate during your seminar class. Spots are limited so sign up ASAP. The winning class will receive 1000 points, and take a strong lead in the race to take home the PACK Cup.

HoCo Parade will kick off from VanHoesen and Oregon next Friday at 6pm.  View the entire map here.   Bring a blanket and cheer on our floats, clubs, teams, Homecoming Court, etc!

HoCo Dance is next Saturday September 25, 8-10pm.  This semi-formal event will be outside on the Stadium concourse – tickets are $10 at the gate only.  If you’d like to bring a guest, stop in your grade office to get a form.  If your guest goes to Portage Central, you don’t need a form, just have them bring their school ID.

Seniors Are you looking for a low-cost senior photo option?  Let the Legend Yearbook and Northern Light staff help you out. They are offering a series of senior photo events on Fridays in October where you will be able to participate in a mini senior photoshoot with a professional photographer for just $50.  To get more information and book your session, fill out this google form. 

Juniors  If you are interested in a study guide/practice test booklet for the upcoming NMSQT College Board test, they are available in the counseling office.

Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors Did you earn an Academic Award last year but haven’t picked it up?  Please stop into the main office to collect yours at lunch today.  We have quite a few still to be claimed!

TODAY:  

Spanish Club meets briefly in Cañenguez’s room 3.136.  They will be done by 3:15.

Out of the Box Club and

Anime Club both meet today after school

Michigan Youth in Government meets today until 3:30 in Dixon’s room 2.132. She’s accepting registrations for the Sat. Oct 30 fall conference…go to the meeting to find out about it!

Thursday:

Crochet Club meets after school until 3:30 with Mrs Hall in Room 3.130.  All skill levels are invited.

Science Olympiad will meet after school this Thursday in Mason’s room L.115 from 2:50 until 3:30.  If you love science and want to be on our competitive science team, join us!  You may also join our Google Classroom using code oelpwoc.

Friday:  

Guild Gaming Club kicks off Friday in the Media Center, after school until 5 for introductions, tshirts and of course, gaming.  If you want to bring games, that’s cool but not required. Players of all skill and experience levels are welcome.

FRESHMEN  There will be a fun tailgate this Friday before the home football game hosted by Link Crew Leaders!  All Freshmen are welcome.  Come play some outdoor games, get your faces painted, dress in neon (because that is the theme for this game), and enjoy some snacks & the company of other Huskies! Tailgate is from 6pm-7pm outside near the cafeteria doors!

Huskie Athletics

Swimming  Last night your Women’s Swimming team traveled to Battle Creek Lakeview to swim against the Spartans.  The girls crushed Lakeview 117-69 winning 10 of the 12 events.  The girls are now 4-1 in dual meets and 3-1 in the conference.  Angelina Baker extended her undefeated streak winning both the 200 IM and 500 freestyle.  Logan Hannig won the 100 breaststroke, Hannah Williams won the 200 Free and 100 Free. Maria Perez won the 50 free and 100 Butterfly.  Both Medley relays tied for first place, the 200 free relay and 400 relays were also winners.  Come out and cheer on your Huskie swimmers on Saturday as they travel just down the street to compete at the Loy Norrix Invitational.

Soccer Varsity Men’s remained undefeated in SMAC play as they traveled to Battle Creek Lakeview last night and earned a 2-0 victory. After a long rain delay, the Huskies came out on top with both goals scored by senior Zander Crooks.  The JV game was unable to be completed due to weather.  Next game is another SMAC showdown at St Joseph on Thursday.

Hispance Heritage Fact of the Day:  National Hispanic Heritage Month begins today, so listen while we share a fact each day.  This month begins on September 15 as it coincides with the national independence days for many Latin American countries including Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa Rica.

Thursday September 16  

PARENTS

Holiday Craft Show will be Saturday, November 13 from 10am-3pm, hosted by our PN Bands program.Booth space available for crafters for only $45. Check pnbands.org/craft-show for details.

Hispanic Heritage Fact of the Day

Today marks Mexico’s Independence Day. Contrary to popular belief, Cinco de Mayo doesn’t commemorate Mexico’s Independence Day. May 5 marks the Mexican army’s victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War in 1862. Mexico’s Independence Day is celebrated on September 16.

Homecoming PACK Cup  How can you help your class win the inaugural prize next week?

Show off your Physical toughness by signing up to compete in the Homecoming Assembly games. Sign up for the pep assembly games outside room 2.122 (across from the Guidance office). The winning class for each game will win 500 points.

Accountability is Key. Everyone who participates in the Spirit Dress Up days will earn points for their class, including bonus points for the “Best in Show” every day.

Show your Commitment by helping your class by signing up to help decorate your class hallway on Monday. The best class hallway will earn 1000 points.

Show us your Knowledge and creativity by creating a Homecoming TikTok with the tag #PNCities21. Almost 2000 points will be handed out in this challenge.

HoCo Dance is next Saturday September 25, 8-10pm.  This semi-formal event will be outside on the Stadium concourse – tickets are $10 at the gate only.  If you’d like to bring a guest, stop in your grade office to get a form.  If your guest goes to Portage Central, you don’t need a form, just have them bring their school ID.

Seniors Are you looking for a low-cost senior photo option?  Let the Legend Yearbook and Northern Light staff help you out. They are offering a series of senior photo events on Fridays in October where you will be able to participate in a mini senior photoshoot with a professional photographer for just $50.  To get more information and book your session, fill out this google form. 

Service Hours The Portage Cross-Country Invitational is coming October 9 and they have lots of volunteers.  Check this SignupGenius for all the details.  contact Mrs. Wilke: [email protected] or 323-6211 with any questions.

Senior Shirt  Senior tshirt voting closes at 7:40am, right before 1st hour on Friday.  IT’S TIME to get your vote in to find out if you are so GRAD you did this SENIOR THING as part of this SENIOR WORLD…don’t get TOO COOL, VOTE NOW!

Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors Did you earn an Academic Award last year but haven’t picked it up?  Please stop into the main office to collect yours at lunch today.  We have quite a few still to be claimed!

TODAY:

Crochet Club meets after school until 3:30 with Mrs Hall in Room 3.130.  All skill levels are invited.

Science Olympiad meets until 3:30 in Mason’s room L.115. Join their Classroom at code oelpwoc.

Friday:  

Guild Gaming Club kicks off Friday in the Media Center, after school until 5.

Freshmen  LinkCrew tailgate starts at 6pm just outside the Lower Commons for ALL freshmen.

PN Softball Fundraiser  If you’re coming to the football game Friday, bring your empties as the Softball team will be collecting in the parking lot from 6-7 and selling raffle tickets at the concession stand for a cooler package – check their flyer for all the details.

Next Week:  

Book Buddies will have their first meeting on TUESDAY, September 21 at 2:50 in the Community Room. Please see the Google Classroom for information.

Huskie Athletics

Volleyball  It was a fantastic night for PN Volleyball with all three teams – Freshman, JV and Varsity –  beating Portage Central.  Way to go ladies!  And thank you for the awesome support from the student section last night.

Tennis  Your Men’s Tennis team beat Kalamazoo Central 5-3 last night. Great match play Huskies!  Next up, this Saturday at the Allegan Invite.

Friday September 17  

Virtual Huskies   Your student ID’s are now available in the main office during business hours.

Hispanic Heritage Fact of the Day

While many people use Latino(a) and Hispanic interchangeably these two words mean different things. A Hispanic person is someone who comes from, or is a descendant of a Spanish-speaking country. Latino(a) is used when referring to someone who comes from Latin America, or is a descendant from any Latin American country.

A person can be both Hispanic and Latino(a), but not all Latinos are Hispanic. Brazilians, for example, are Latinos, but their native language is not Spanish. Conversely, not all Hispanics are Latino(a). Spaniards are considered Hispanic, but not Latinos, since they are part of the European Union.

Homecoming Week starts next Monday – sign up now to help your class in the Hallway Decorating Competition and on Monday, don’t forget to dress like a Senior Citizen.

HoCo Court   Congratulations to the members of this year’s Homecoming Court:

Representing the Freshman Class are Henry Pruyne, Elijah Parker, Gideon Post, Diego Arias, Hannah Stimson, Grace Birko, Sydney Bates, and Clara Kim.

Representing the Sophomore Class are Jackson Altwies, Manuel Messan, Simon Thompson, Daniel Tafoya, Maya Tonthola, Alanna Harris, Daphnee Plante, and Heidi Williams.

Representing the Junior Class are Cane Mack, Garrett Laabs, Turab Alam, Logan Post, Olivia Hill, Jada Clomon, Rosie Friedman, and Sloan Markin.

And representing the Seniors will be Dartanian Luczak, Dawson Gaynor, Drew Hovestadt, Zander Crooks, Isis Singleton, Noella Phelan, Charlotte Murray, and Melody Yang.

Powderpuff Football Juniors and Seniors face off on Monday night, 7:30 at Huskie Field.  Admission is $5 cash. (athletic passes will not work)

Seniors Are you looking for a low-cost senior photo option?  Let the Legend Yearbook and Northern Light staff help you out. They are offering a series of senior photo events on Fridays in October where you will be able to participate in a mini senior photoshoot with a professional photographer for just $50.  To get more information and book your session, fill out this google form. 

Service Hours The Portage Cross-Country Invitational is coming October 9 and they need lots of volunteers.  Check this SignupGenius for all the details.  contact Mrs. Wilke: [email protected] or 323-6211 with any questions.

TODAY:

Guild Gaming Club kicks off Friday in the Media Center, after school until 5.

Freshmen  LinkCrew tailgate starts at 6pm just outside the Lower Commons for ALL freshmen.

PN Softball Fundraiser  If you’re coming to the football game Friday, bring your empties as the Softball team will be collecting in the parking lot from 6-7 and selling raffle tickets at the concession stand for a cooler package – check their flyer for all the details.

Next Week:  

Book Buddies will have their first meeting on TUESDAY, September 21 at 2:50 in the Community Room. Please see the Google Classroom for information.

Huskie Athletics

Soccer  Men’s teams traveled to St. Joe last night to take on the D2 #3 ranked Bears.  JV came out on top against St. Joe with a score of 3-0, with goals scored by Alex Almazan and two by Brandy Mejia, and assists by Brandy Mejia, Jake Barney, and Josh Chavis. Goalkeeper Keegan Hammond earned the clean sheet.  Come out and support our teams as we host the Huskie Invite tomorrow.