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 June 6

Exam Schedule is posted on our home page, including the neighborhood bus schedule for Tue-Wed-Thur.   Note that those bus routes are different from the regular routes, and often result in a longer ride on the bus. You can also view these maps in the main office window.  Check in your grade office if you have any questions.

Juniors Your class has spoken and apparently, the future’s so bright, you gotta wear shades. Your official senior shirt will feature a beautiful sun shining bright!  Watch for an email later this week with order information.

Sign up for the Portage District Library’s Teen Summer Reading Program for a chance to win gift cards and prize packs! This summer, for every 5 days that you read, you earn a chance to win a gift card! Read what you want. Fiction, non-fiction, graphic novels, and manga all count! You can even count books that you are required to read for school. Read for 30 days for a chance to win a grand prize pack! Summer Reading signup begins a week from today, Monday, June 13 on their website: https://www.portagelibrary.info/.

BYE Huskies!  As this will be my last ever Huskie Headlines, know that It has been my honor and pleasure to speak to you each morning, Huskies, and to help you and your families more easily navigate life here at Northern.  Wishing you the very best…  make good choices out there, Huskies!!!

Tuesday May 31

PARENTS Next week Tues-Fri are final exams for our 9th-11th graders. The schedule is posted on our home page, including the neighborhood bus schedule.

Class of 2022 Parents  The Northern Light had your senior edition ready for you at graduation, but in all of the excitement, hustle, and bustle of the evening, many of you didn’t grab one. They will be in the front office vestibule for pick up between now and June 10.

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Yearbooks are coming! Did you forget to buy a yearbook during pre-sales? The yearbook staff and Ms. Wangler were able to acquire an extra 18 copies of the yearbook.  If you didn’t purchase a copy and would like to get one of these, it will be $80 CASH ONLY first come, first served. Bring your money to Ms. Wangler in room 3.123 by Friday to get one of the extra copies.  When they’re gone, they’re gone!

Join the PN and PC GSA as we kick off Pride Month on Wednesday, June 1st at Portage Central’s Centennial Park Courtyard (between the middle school and high school). Head over after school as the parade will kick off around 3:15 or so we have time to arrive.  They’ll have snacks, games, and the very first PRIDE PARADE to Portage City Hall and back.

Garden club will be meeting Wednesday and Friday this week after school. Meet in L.118  to plant the vegetable gardens!

Musical  Join Mrs. Koch in the choir room right after school this Thursday, June 2, to learn about next year‘s musical! She’ll be sharing some options, so join the fun of choosing the fall production!

End of the year sale for the Huskie Den starts TODAY – everything is 40% off. They will be open during both lunches – they accept cash or check.

Library Books are due TOMORROW!

Dual Enrollment If you are looking to dual enroll in the fall, that deadline to apply has been extended to Friday due to a site outage at KVCC.  Email your counselor for the dual enrollment application.

Huskie Athletics

Cross Country  info meeting will be in Coach K’s room, 3.127 Wednesday before school at 7:25am.  If you’re interested, fill out this XC Sign Up form and plan on attending that brief meeting to discuss summer conditioning and other items.

And lastly, I have received confirmation that despite conflicting opinions, Mr Prom does indeed smell better than Mr Wood.

Wednesday June 1

PARENTS  Next week Tues-Fri are final exams for our 9th-11th graders. The schedule is posted on our home page, including the neighborhood bus schedule.  Note that those bus routes are different from the regular routes, and often result in a longer ride on the bus.  Let us know if you have any questions.

Class of 2022 Parents  The Northern Light had your senior edition ready for you at graduation, but in all of the excitement, hustle, and bustle of the evening, many of you didn’t grab one. They will be in the front office vestibule for pick up between now and June 10.

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Yearbooks   Did you forget to buy a yearbook during pre-sales? The yearbook staff and Ms. Wangler were able to acquire an extra 18 copies of the yearbook.  If you didn’t purchase a copy and would like to get one of these, it will be $80 CASH ONLY first come, first served. Bring your money to Ms. Wangler in room 3.123 by Friday to get one of the extra copies.  When they’re gone, they’re gone!

Europe trip next summer – are you interested? The $200 early enrollment discount has been entered to June 16 so get signed up ASAP at http://www.educationaltravel.com/Rewa-232 to save some cash.

Join the PN and PC GSA as we kick off Pride Month TODAY at Portage Central’s Centennial Park Courtyard (between the middle school and high school). Head over after school as the Pride Parade will kick off around 3:15 or so you have time to arrive.

Out of the Box Club end of the year meeting is today from 2:40 to 3:30 in room 1.126.

Garden club will be meeting Wednesday and Friday this week after school. Meet in L.118  to plant the vegetable gardens!

Musical  Join Mrs. Koch in the choir room right after school this Thursday, June 2, to learn about next year‘s musical! She’ll be sharing some options, so join the fun of choosing the fall production!

Friday, June 3rd is National Gun Violence Awareness Day and the SAVE club along with Student Senate would like to encourage everyone to wear orange to show their support for the gun violence prevention movement. Orange is the color that has been nationally adopted for gun violence prevention, as it is a bright color that demands to be seen and heard. Students and staff are not only encouraged to wear orange, but also to sign cards located in the lower commons that will be delivered to the students in Uvalde, Texas.

End of the year sale for the Huskie Den starts TODAY – everything is 40% off. They will be open during both lunches – they accept cash or check.

Dual Enrollment If you are looking to dual enroll in the fall, that deadline to apply has been extended to Friday due to a site outage at KVCC.  Email your counselor for the dual enrollment application.

Huskie Athletics

Varsity Baseball swept Holt last night by the scores of 4-3 and 4-3. Big bats for the Huskies were Ty Tomlinson, Carson Stripling, Sam Carlisle and Dawson Gaynor with the walk off single in extra innings. Great pitching by CJ Russell, Carson Gustafson, Ethan Getting, Sam Carlisle and Jake Martin. The team is now 25-11 on the season.

Men’s Lacrosse   Your PN Huskies brought home the first ever Regional Finals Championship hardware last night, defeating Mattawan 15-7! This means they are in the Elite Eight in the state! Tony Valade had 10 saves in the goal and the defense combined for 7 forced turnovers. Tristan Johnson scored 4 goals and took home the game ball. Carter Batt had a hat trick, Abram Roseboom and Ben Torrence each scored 2, while Billy Hughes, Austin Walburn, Camden Luckyx and Ryan Gillen each had 1. Make plans to travel to Byron Center for their quarter final game on Friday at 6:30 at Byron Center.

Women’s Lacrosse heads to Forest Hills tonight for their second game in the playoffs against Rockford! Ladies, you’ve got this!

Thursday June 2

PARENTS  Next week Tues-Fri are final exams for our 9th-11th graders. The schedule is posted on our home page, including the neighborhood bus schedule.  Note that those bus routes are different from the regular routes, and often result in a longer ride on the bus.  Let us know if you have any questions.

PARENTS PN Parents Compass is looking for just a couple more items for the Staff Luncheon next week – what a simple way to honor our teachers and staff!  Please see their SignupGenius for details

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Yearbook Distribution is happening on Friday during both lunches in the Lower Commons near the Huskie Den! If you ordered a yearbook, you should have received an email (to your school gmail account) with all the details, so check there.  Any questions, email or go see Ms. Wangler in 3.123.  If you didn’t order a yearbook, we still have 7 copies available to purchase. They can be purchased directly from Ms. Wangler for $80 cash! First come, first serve– once they are gone, that’s it!

Final Exams are next week of course.  The schedule is posted on our home page, including the neighborhood bus schedule for Tues+Wed+Thurs. Note that those bus routes are different from the regular routes, and often result in a longer ride on the bus.  Friday is a half day at the middle schools as well, so you will ride your regular bus to your regular bus stop.

Europe trip next summer – are you interested? The $200 early enrollment discount has been entered to June 16 so get signed up ASAP at http://www.educationaltravel.com/Rewa-232 to save some cash.

Musical  Meet in the choir room right after school TODAY to join the fun of choosing the fall production!

Friday, June 3rd is National Gun Violence Awareness Day and the SAVE club along with Student Senate would like to encourage everyone to wear orange to show their support for the gun violence prevention movement. Orange is the color that has been nationally adopted for gun violence prevention, as it is a bright color that demands to be seen and heard. Students and staff are not only encouraged to wear orange, but also to sign cards located in the lower commons that will be delivered to the students in Uvalde, Texas.

Locker Cleanout  is tomorrow. Students will be released in grade groups from first hour – you’ll have about 10 minutes.  Head directly to your locker, remove everything including all decorations.  Maybe bring an extra bag??  Garbage cans will be located in all hallways in case you have some old food or anything – haha.  Leave only what you need for finals next week!

Huskie Den has everything marked down 40% to clear out for the year – they are open during both lunches and accept cash or check.

Ultimate Frisbee will have their last bit of fast-paced fun TODAY behind the soccer field 3-4pm.  Go join them!

Huskie Athletics

Men’s Lacrosse   Your PN Huskies brought home the first ever Regional Finals Championship hardware and are heading to Byron Center for their quarter final game on Friday at 6:30.  Go cheer them on!

Friday May 27

Join the PN and PC GSA as we kick off Pride Month on Wednesday, June 1st at Portage Central’s Centennial Park Courtyard (between the middle school and high school). They’ll have snacks, games, and the very first PRIDE PARADE to Portage City Hall and back.

Huskie High Five  Dr. Thorpe and the Creative Writing class would like to congratulate the following student writers for being published in spring writing contests:

Michigan Council of Teachers of English 2022 Poetry Book: Grace Smith, Jaclyn Brubaker, Layssa Loubriel, and Annabelle Bartz

Kalamazoo Friends of Poetry 2022 The Poems That Ate Our Ears Collection: Samantha Elder, Amelia Case, Alexia Keene, Thomas Mann, Avery Parlin, and Rose VanderBerg.

End of the year sale for the Huskie Den starts Monday – everything is 40% off. They will be open during both lunches – they accept cash or check.

Library Books are due by June 1, so get those books finished!

Guild Gaming Club will meet on Friday for their bit of fun for this school year.  Join them in the media center from 2:50-5pm.

Sign up for the Portage District Library’s Teen Summer Reading Program for a chance to win gift cards and prize packs! This summer, for every 5 days that you read, you earn a chance to win a gift card! Read what you want. Fiction, non-fiction, graphic novels, and manga all count! You can even count books that you are required to read for school. Read for 30 days for a chance to win a grand prize pack! Summer Reading signup begins Monday, June 13 on their website: https://www.portagelibrary.info/.

Huskie Athletics

Varsity Baseball swept Loy Norrix last night with scores of 12-2 and 7-1. Leading the way was Nick Jepson who pitched a complete game 3 hitter and Jake Martin who pitched a 5 hitter in game one. Leading hitters were Landen Wilson with multiple hits including a homerun, also with multiple hits were Ty Tomlinson, Sam Carlisle and Jake Martin. The team is now 23-11 on the season.

Cross Country  For those interested in running cross country in the fall, please fill out this XC Sign Up form and plan on attending a brief meeting in Coach K’s room, 3.127, on Wednesday, June 1st at 7:25am to discuss summer conditioning and other items.