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Daily Announcements 2018-01-19T13:15:57+00:00

Daily Announcements

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:

Monday 15 January 2018

Empowered Club reminds you that today is Martin Luther King Jr day! Let’s celebrate his life and work by living by this quote of his today: “If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.”  The first Black History Month assembly rehearsal is also after school today in Thorpe’s room from 3-3:45.

I’m guessing by now you’ve all looked at your 2nd semester schedule.  Please email your counselor if you have any double-up hours or empty hours.  Don’t wait until exam week to address this!

PN Drama proudly present Student Directed One-Act Plays, four short stories, each with a unique student director and cast.  These will be presented with on-stage seating to small audiences January 26-February 1.  You don’t want to miss this very special offering!  Tickets are on sale today at pndrama.org.   

SENIORS  the PEF scholarship application deadline is Feb. 12.  There are several available, for example, did you know there is a scholarship available only to PN students that love poetry?  Applications for all PEF scholarships can be found on the portageps.org website, under the Students tab, or you can also stop by the Counseling office.

Sophomores and Juniors, Link Crew Leader applications are now available in the 1st floor office.  If you missed the info meeting before school today, there will be a replay at 310 in Killmer’s room.  

Freshmen and sophomores, IB Info Night is Tuesday, January 16 at 7pm.  If you are at all interested in the IB Diploma program or even curious, bring your parents and your questions.  

Anime club meets Wednesday from 3:10 to 4:10.  They will be discussing Shutocon and giving out information, so make to come if you are interested!

Crochet Club meets Thursday January 18 after school in Room 2.129. Join them for some good-hearted needlework.

Exams are coming next week.  Monday-Wednesday, exams end at 11:55, but the Middle School has a regular full day, so neighborhood buses leave at 12:05 – be sure to check the maps on the main office window or on our homepage to see which bus you should ride home.  Thursday is a district-wide half day, so all regular buses leave at 11:07.  You can find the full schedule including neighborhood bus routes on our home page.

And in the spirit of good exam prep, Link Crew is hosting a freshman-exclusive Cocoa & Cram session Sunday Jan 21, 6pm-8pm in the Lower Commons. This is a great opportunity to change up your study environment and come be with friends and upper classmen Link Crew leaders who can help answer your questions and calm your nerves.  Snacks and hot chocolate are provided.  Bring a friend and your study materials!  

Huskie Athletics

Congratulations to the Varsity Competitive Cheer team for taking 1st place at Gull Lake this weekend. The team travels back to Gull Lake tonight to compete in the SMAC conference meet starting at 6pm.  Yes even cheerleaders like to be cheered on!

In bowling action this weekend, both men’s and women’s teams won against Paw Paw raise their records to 5-0.  Men won 23-7, with Nathan Curl throwing 233 + and 196 for a 429, just holding off Max Mayer’s 218, 203: 421 for the top series. Brandon Paddock had a great 213 2nd game, and Adam Rowlson had twin 181’s for the 362 series.  Women had a HUGE come from behind 16-14 victory. Mandi Daniels had a 185, Gracie Hatfield 166+166: 332 series, and Emily Bright a 150 as the girls came back from a 5-14 deficit the last game to sweep 9-0 and steal the win with pin total.

Tuesday 16 January 2018

PN Drama proudly present Student Directed One-Act Plays, four short stories, each with a unique student director and cast.  These will be presented with on-stage seating to small audiences starting next weekend, January 26-February 1.  What a great way to celebrate the end of exams!   Tickets are on sale today at pndrama.org.   

SENIORS  Portage Educational Foundation applications are due Feb. 12.  There are several available, for example, did you know there is a scholarship available only to PN students that love poetry?  Applications for all PEF scholarships can be found on the portageps.org website, under the Students tab, or you can also stop by the Counseling office.

Anime club meets Wednesday from 3:10 to 4:10.  They will be discussing Shutocon and giving out information, so make to come if you are interested!

Crochet Club meets Thursday January 18 after school in Room 2.129. They had SUCH a great turnout last time that they were short on supplies – don’t want that to happen again, so please sign up outside of Derenne’s room.  

Exams are coming next week.  Monday-Wednesday, exams end at 11:55, but the Middle School has a regular full day, so neighborhood buses leave at 12:05 – be sure to check the maps on the main office window or on our homepage to see which bus you should ride home.  Thursday is a district-wide half day, so all regular buses leave at 11:07.  You can find the full schedule including neighborhood bus routes on our home page.

In the spirit of good exam prep, Link Crew is hosting a freshman-exclusive Cocoa & Cram session Sunday Jan 21, 6pm-8pm in the Lower Commons. This is a great opportunity to change up your study environment and come be with friends and upper classmen Link Crew leaders who can help answer your questions and calm your nerves.  Snacks and hot chocolate are provided.  Bring a friend and your study materials!  

And Upperclassmen, if you need a quiet place to study on Sunday night, plan on the Portage District Library for a special after-hours study session from 5-9pm.  They will have free pizza, pop, and places to study.  And also at the Portage Library, student can pick up a FREE exam care package at the Portage District Library! Just show your student ID to the librarian sitting downstairs at the Youth Desk to receive a free bag of snacks.  Available now through this Sunday while supplies last.  

Huskie Athletics

Congratulations to the Varsity Competitive Cheer Team for winning the SMAC conference meet last night at Gull Lake! The team set a new season high score and continues to gain momentum this season.

Good luck to our Men’s basketball teams as they head north today to compete in Otsego.

Parents and Guardians – The 8th Grade Human Growth and Development Curriculum has updated lessons from Prevention Works.  You can review the changes at each Middle School office or at the District Administration Office.  The final public comment and feedback meeting is January 18  from 5:30 until 7:00pm at the District Administration office. If you have questions, please email Mike Huber [email protected]

Wednesday 17 January 2018

Exams are coming next week – here are some things to know:  

  • Monday-Wednesday, exams end at 11:55.  If you plan to ride the bus home on these days, be sure to check our website to see which neighborhood bus you should ride. Buses will leave at 12:15.
  • Thursday is a district wide half day, so buses will run on regular half day schedules, leaving here at 11:07.  
  • If you have a seminar hour, you do not need to report for that period.
  • The full schedule including neighborhood bus routes is on our homepage, nhs.portageps.org.

In the spirit of good exam prep, Freshmen, you are invited by Link Crew to come here and study with some hot cocoa and snacks on Sunday, 6-8pm.  Cocoa & Cram will also feature upperclassmen Link Crew leaders who can help answer your questions and calm your nerves.

Speaking of LinkCrew, if you are applying, keep working on those applications.  They are due on Thursday of exam week and I won’t be able to remind you next week, so pay attention to that deadline.

Anime club meets TODAY after school until 410pm.  Main topic:  Shutocon!   

Fellowship of Christian Athletes will be meeting again, beginning tomorrow @7:15a, in L113.  Come hear a quick encouragement and hang out with some really fun people… and of course, eat some bagels.  We hope to see you there!

Crochet Club meets TOMORROW after school in Room 2.129. Be sure to sign up outside Derenne’s room today so they have enough supplies.    

Saturday will be your LAST opportunity to earn back time.  You may NOT earn back time during exam week – don’t look surprised – this is not the first time we are telling you this.  If you are serving Saturday, please stop in your grade office to sign up.  And dress warm – I hear it was kinda chilly in the Commons for last weekend’s earn-back session.

Seniors, Mrs. Dixon still has about 5 senior shirts and hoodies left that you need to pick up. Come by her room 2.132 for your Class of 2018 gear that you or your parents have already paid for.

Michigan Youth in Government delegates. Remember to get your final payments in to Mrs. Dixon by the end of this week and your bills online or you may be removed from attending the spring conference. If you have any questions or need help see Mrs. Dixon ASAP.

Huskie Athletics

The JV boys basketball team defeated Otsego last night 66-48. The tone was set on defense, led by Malcolm Gaynor, Jack Beffel, and Levi Crooks, resulting in a great team win. Groot Vang-Shonoiki, Nate Mason and Cesar Campos were dominant inside as they combined for 18 rebounds. Nick Henegar, Ben Geyer and Trey Neal did a great job pushing the ball and running the offense. The JV is now 8-2.

Sign-ups for Portage Women’s Lacrosse are happening now! If you’re interested in playing for the upcoming season, pick up a packet in the Athletic Director’s office.  Conditioning is every Tuesday and Thursday evening from 6-7pm at the Stable at Portage Central.  Even if you’re just curious, you’re encouraged to attend conditioning, where you’ll have the opportunity to talk to the coaches and get to know the other members of the team.

Come cheer on your Huskie wrestling team as they take on Niles right here at home tonight starting at 6pm.

Parents and Guardians – The 8th Grade Human Growth and Development Curriculum has updated lessons from Prevention Works.  You can review the changes at each Middle School office or at the District Administration Office.  The final public comment and feedback meeting is January 18  from 5:30 until 7:00pm at the District Administration office. If you have questions, please email Mike Huber [email protected]

Wednesday 17 January 2018

Exams are coming next week – here are some things to know:  

  • Monday-Wednesday, exams end at 11:55.  If you plan to ride the bus home on these days, be sure to check our website to see which neighborhood bus you should ride. Buses will leave at 12:15.
  • Thursday is a district wide half day, so buses will run on regular half day schedules, leaving here at 11:07.  
  • If you have a seminar hour, you do not need to report for that period.
  • The full schedule including neighborhood bus routes is on our homepage, nhs.portageps.org.

In the spirit of good exam prep, Freshmen, you are invited by Link Crew to come here and study with some hot cocoa and snacks on Sunday, 6-8pm.  Cocoa & Cram will also feature upperclassmen Link Crew leaders who can help answer your questions and calm your nerves.

Speaking of LinkCrew, if you are applying, keep working on those applications.  They are due on Thursday of exam week and I won’t be able to remind you next week as I won’t be reading announcements during exam week, so pay attention to that deadline.

Note that you will not receive a printed copy of your 2nd semester schedule, so please either print one yourself or make sure you can access it on a device when you show up on Monday January 29 after exams.  Please do not go to an office for a copy – take care of this yourself.  

Crochet Club meets TODAY after school in Derenne’s room.  Stop by and learn needlework for good.      

Saturday will be your LAST opportunity to earn back time.  You may NOT earn back time during exam week – don’t look surprised – this is not the first time we are telling you this.  If you are serving Saturday, please stop in your grade office to sign up.  And dress warm – I hear it was kinda chilly in the Commons for last weekend’s earn-back session.

Michigan Youth in Government delegates. Remember to get your final payments in to Mrs. Dixon by the end of this week and your bill’s online or you may be removed from attending the spring conference. If you have any questions or need help see Mrs. Dixon ASAP.

Huskie Athletics

In the 2nd meet of the season the Portage Alpine Racing Boys finished in  1st place with a great slalom win. The girls race was tight in points and ended up 3rd.  

The football team is running concession stand on Friday.  Coach Scherm needs volunteers for all games.  Football players, please see him today

Sign-ups for Portage Women’s Lacrosse are happening now! If you’re interested in playing for the upcoming season, pick up a packet in the Athletic Director’s office.  Conditioning is every Tuesday and Thursday evening from 6-7pm at the Stable at Portage Central.  Even if you’re just curious, you’re encouraged to attend conditioning, where you’ll have the opportunity to talk to the coaches and get to know the other members of the team.

Friday 18 January 2018

Freshmen, hope to see you all here on Sunday 6-8pm for Cocoa and Cram.   Get that last bit of focused time in, prepping for next week’s exams.  

And speaking of exams, hopefully you are with the program, but just in case the full schedule including neighborhood bus routes is on our homepage, nhs.portageps.org.

Next week in the Huskies Cafe, breakfast will be served as usual in the Huskie Cafe Mon-Thurs and grab-and-go lunches will be available 11:30-12:45 Mon-Wed.  No lunch served on Thursday.

Couple of notes regarding 2nd semester schedules:  Today at 3pm is the DEADLINE for emailing  your counselor to request a schedule change for next semester.  Students and parents must have communicated with the appropriate before 3pm today to be considered for a change.  

Also note that you will not receive a printed copy of your 2nd semester schedule, so please either print one yourself or make sure you can access it on a device when you show up on Monday January 29 after exams.  Please do not go to an office for a copy – take care of this yourself.  

The countdown is on for PN Drama’s Student Directed One-Act Plays.  Your fellow students are working hard to get these four, 30-minute plays ready for your entertainment.  They will be presented with on-stage seating starting at the end of exam week January 26-February 1.  What a great way to celebrate the end of the semester!  Get your tickets at the door or on sale at pndrama.org.

SENIORS  Ask your parents if they’ve completed the FAFSA.  If they haven’t, let them know we have a FAFSA event, featuring trained financial aid reps here on Tuesday, Feb 13 in Community Room B.  They can make an appointment and complete the FAFSA start to finish.  The sign up is available in the counseling office.

Huskie Athletics

Our Women’s basketball teams take on Benton Harbor right here at home tonight AND the Pep Band will be there to help cheer them on.  Men’s bball will travel to Benton Harbor.  

In hockey action at Wings West, the Huskies take on Okemos tonight at 5pm, and then tomorrow at 3pm against Milford.  Passes are accepted all weekend or $5.00 at the gate.  Go Huskies!

Also tomorrow, Competitive Cheer will be at the Paw Paw Invitational.

Good luck to all our hard working Huskies!