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 January 10

PARENTS  PN Parents Compass will host a meeting at 11:30 on Wednesday, January 12 in our Community Rooms, plus a Zoom option.  The agenda will include school safety updates from our assistant principals Hinga and Ledlow, and our School Liaison Officer Pierman.  Watch here tomorrow for the Zoom link.

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Empowered Club  BHM assembly planning meets today in Thorpe’s room from 3:00-4:00, and be sure to stop by before the bell tomorrow morning not just for donuts and discussion, but to be recorded for the MLK Day video!

GSA meets tomorrow, Jan 11th in Paynich’s room 3134 to play some games and just decompress before midterms 🙂

Link Crew Leaders  Be sure to attend your last meeting this Wednesday in the community rooms! You get to choose whether you attend the morning meeting or afternoon meeting. You will be discussing Cocoa & Cram and putting together goodie bags for Freshmen.

BIGS  If you are applying to be a BIG, make sure you get that application to Mrs Hinga by the end of Tuesday!

Peter and the Starcatcher Our PNdrama department is producing a super fun show that opens next Friday – you won’t want to miss this show!  Tickets are on sale now at https://pndrama.ludus.com/. Masks will be required in the theatre and there is socially distant seating available in the balcony.

PN Drama Fundraiser  Tomorrow is the day to foil your dinner plans and stop by the Westnedge Chipotle on Tuesday, January 11 from 5-9pm. Download the flyer from this link or mention the fundraiser at checkout and they’ll donate 33% of the proceeds to our Drama department!  Click here for more details.

JV boys basketball defeated Portage Central 37-20 last Friday night. JV was down 2 at half and came roaring back in the second half to take them down. Keegan McIntyre and Josh Chavis lead the team with 11 points each. Jackson Laskarides was huge on defense pulling 8 rebounds and taking 3 charges!! JV is now 5-1.

Huskie Athletics this Week:

Tuesday

Boy’s Basketball Tuesday at home v Gull Lake

Girl’s at Gull Lake

Tuesday January 11

PARENTS  PN Parents Compass will host a meeting at 11:30 on Wednesday, January 12 – BREAKING NEWS – this will be ALL-VIRTUAL. The agenda will include school safety updates from our assistant principals Hinga and Ledlow, and our School Liaison Officer Pierman. If you’d like, take a moment to preview the agenda, and then login via Zoom.

Exams for 1st semester will be held next week, January 17-20.  View all the details on this flyer.

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SENIORS Does the college you applied to require your 7th semester grades or a mid year report?  If so, don’t forget to request your transcript via Parchment and choose “hold for grades.”  If you applied using the Common App, please send your transcript to the Common App for your mid year report.  If you have any questions, email your counselor.

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TODAY:  

GSA meets TODAY in Paynich’s room 3134.

BIGS  If you are applying to be a BIG, applications are due to Hinga TODAY.

Crochet Club meets today in room 3.130 until 3:45pm.

PN Drama Fundraiser  Chipotle, today 5-9pm.  Click here for more details.

Basketball  after you enjoy that Chipotle din, come cheer on our Boys Basketball teams as they take on Gull Lake right here at home in the Igloo

Tomorrow:

Link Crew Leaders meet tomorrow either before school or after school in the Community Rooms.

Science Olympiad will meet after school this Wednesday in L.115 for another check-in.  Please fill out the t-shirt order on Classroom by Wednesday if you want to order a team shirt, and check out the other updates!

Michigan Youth in Government members  You have one day left to share your bill and bill brief with Mrs. Dixon to have her edit them before you HAVE to upload them to the legislative tab on the MYIG website by tomorrow January 12. See Mrs. Dixon for editing help and help putting them online before Wednesday’s after school meeting.

Out of the Box club is cancelled for this week due to illness.  See you on the 26th after exam week!

Tomorrow you have a chance to go cheer on our Wrestling team at the SMAC Quad at PCentral.

Forensics Team members  Due to the snow day last week, we have moved our team meeting to this Thursday from 2:50-4:00.  Meet near Weeks’ room 3.125 and you’ll be directed from there!

PN Muskies Hockey team won 7-0 on Saturday. Congrats to freshman Cayden Stasienko with one of those points.  Plan ahead to go see Hockey at Lawson Ice Arena with puck drop at 6pm. This game will be FREE!  (Note that masks are required at their arena)

Students/Staff of the Month!  Each department nominates a student that shows exemplary Huskie pride and hard work, and our students have the opportunity to select a staff member. Huskie High Five to these awards for December:  Grace Birko, Kyla Dennis, Destiny Freuer, Liah Heintz, Samantha Killmer, Jacob Martin, Levi Miller, Joey Sackett, Xavior Tyus, Katrina White, and staff, Mr. Scott Crocker.

Wednesday January 12

PARENTS  PN Parents Compass will host a meeting at 11:30 on Wednesday, January 12 – BREAKING NEWS – this will be ALL-VIRTUAL. The agenda will include school safety updates from our assistant principals Hinga and Ledlow, and our School Liaison Officer Pierman. If you’d like, take a moment to preview the agenda, and then login via Zoom.

Exams for 1st semester will be held next week, January 17-20.  View all the details on this flyer.

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FRESHMEN – This Sunday night from 6-8 pm in the Cafeteria Link Crew will be holding Cocoa & Cram for you.  Link Crew Leaders will be there to help answer your questions about exams, help you study for exams and be a supportive peer.  There will be Hot Cocoa & snacks.  If you are feeling a little anxious about exams and need help, or just need to get out of the house on Sunday and study a different way and with others, come to Cocoa & Cram!

SENIORS Many colleges ask for mid-year transcripts, so get your Parchment requests in now and select ‘HOLD FOR GRADES’. They will be processed as soon as semester one grades are final and processed, which happens at the end of January or early February. If you must have your transcript sent before mid-year grades are final, please see Mrs.Schumaker in the main office/counseling office.

Overdue Books?  We have lots of library books that are currently overdue. If you have any, please get them returned!  Books that have been overdue since November have now been marked lost and you will be charged for the book if you do not return it. You can check your Destiny account to see what you have checked out or what you owe for your books. Ask in the library if you have any questions.

Scholarship Applications! Lots of scholarships are out there – head to the page on the PN website for some free college money information and opportunities – deadlines are fast approaching! Here are a few:

KVCC Merit Scholarship – due Feb 15

Portage Education Foundation – due Feb 15

WMU via Scholarship Universe in your Bronco Portal – due Feb 15

Kalamazoo Community Foundation – due March 1

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TODAY:

Link Crew Leaders if you didn’t go the meeting this morning, please head to the Community Room after school today.

Science Olympiad meets after school in L.115.

Michigan Youth in Government meets today in Dixon’s room.

Wresting go cheer on our Wrestling team at the SMAC Quad at PCentral tonight.

Thursday:

Forensics Team meets this Thursday from 2:50-4.

PN Muskies Hockey yesterday I encouraged you to go their game this weekend but unfortunately it’s cancelled.

Thursday January 13

Exams for 1st semester will be held next week, January 17-20.  View all the details on this flyer.

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FRESHMEN – This Sunday night from 6-8 pm in the Cafeteria Link Crew will be holding Cocoa & Cram for you.  Link Crew Leaders will be there to help answer your questions about exams, help you study for exams and be a supportive peer.  There will be Hot Cocoa & snacks.  If you are feeling a little anxious about exams and need help, or just need to get out of the house on Sunday and study a different way and with others, come to Cocoa & Cram!

SENIORS Many colleges ask for mid-year transcripts, so get your Parchment requests in now and select ‘HOLD FOR GRADES’. They will be processed as soon as semester one grades are final and processed, which happens at the end of January or early February. If you must have your transcript sent before mid-year grades are final, please see Mrs.Schumaker in the main office/counseling office.

Overdue Books?  Library books that have been overdue since November have now been marked lost and you will be charged for the book if you do not return it, so clean out that backpack, locker, bedroom… You can check your Destiny account to see if you have anything missing or what you might owe.  

Scholarship Applications! Looking for college money? Check the notebook in the counseling office or the scholarship page on the PN website for offer info.  The KVCC Merit Scholarship and Portage Education Foundation scholarships all have Feb 15 application deadlines, as well as the Scholarship Universe apps in your Bronco Portal, if that’s where you are headed.  Kalamazoo Community Foundation also has an array of offers, and their application is due March 1.

TODAY:  

Forensics Team meetsIn the Library until 4pm.

Men’s basketball plays at home v St Joe.

And our Swim team competes at Lakeview tonight.

Guild Club for tomorrow is cancelled, and also doesn’t meet during exam week, so look forward to resuming a regular Friday schedule the following week.

Anime Club is on hiatus until Wednesday February 3 – add it to your student planner!

And in Huskie Athletics, our Portage Alpine Ski Team Girls Varsity and JV won their first meet, coming out first against 8 teams from 13 schools at Timber Ridge.

Friday January 14

Exams for 1st semester will be held next week, January 17-20.  View all the details on this flyer.  Students that need to schedule a makeup time should email the teacher of that exam(s).

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Food for Next Week  Huskie Café will be open for breakfast just like usual Mon-Thurs next week and for grab and go lunches during exams Mon-Wed until 12:30.  As always, lunch is no charge and we will have some ala carte items available too!

FRESHMEN  we hope to see you Sunday 6-8pm for Cocoa & Cram.  Your LinkCrew Leaders will have cocoa, treats and support.

Empowered Club and BHM will resume meetings the first week in semester 2.

Houston Award  Student Senate is looking for nominations for the 2022 Houston Award for a senior who has experienced obstacles and challenges to excel both inside and outside of the classroom. Follow this link to learn more and to nominate someone for this award.

Overdue Books?  One last callout for late books – there are a LOT of them out there yearning to return to their homebase in the Library. If you have one (or more), I’m talking to you.  Please get them turned in ASAP.

Huskie Athletics  Come cheer on our wrestling team as they host the Huskie Invite right here in our Igloo, starting at 4pm today.  Good luck to our lady Huskies basketball teams as they compete at St Joe tonight, and to our hardworking Cheer teams as they head to the Thornapple Kellogg Invite tomorrow.

Men’s Swimming Last night the Huskies swam against Lakeview. Event winners included Allen Cotton with a varsity record in the 200 IM and a win in the 100 back, Colin Gibson won the 200 free and 500 free, and Nicko Peristeridis won the 100 breaststroke. The Huskies also won the 200 Medley relay with Allen Cotton, Nicko Peristeridis, Colin Gibson and Vinny Bruno, and the 400 free relay with Allen Cotton, Hugo Cebollada, Colin Gibson, and Nicko Peristeridis.