Daily Announcements

Daily announcements are read over our PA at approximately 10:25 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 9 March 2020  

Hope we see you at Conferences tonight!  Drop in anytime 3:30-7:15 with your student’s schedule and stop and see any teachers you’d like.  No appointment needed.

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YAC will be meeting Tuesday March 10 in Room 3.129 after school until 3:30pm.  

SENIORS  If your family ordered formal senior announcements, you can pick up your order at either lunch period today.

Elevator FOBs   if you have signed out an elevator FOB that you longer need, or if it is past the agreed upon return date, please turn it in to the main office as soon as possible, or fines will be issued. Thank you!

Career Expo #3 is coming up on March 18, this time with a Manufacturing and Engineering emphasis.  Students can pick up forms in the counseling office or check your Skyward email for a link to the pdf.  The deadline to register is Thursday March 12.  

If you are interested in Peer to Peer for next year, please go to Mrs. Francis’ website and print off the application that is due next Friday, March 13. Instructions on where to turn them in are on the application form. Any questions email [email protected].

Lost and Found  Lots of winter coats have been abandoned along with some other goodies, so if you think you might be missing something, please check our lost and found pile across from the Igloo all this week.  Spring is coming, but alas, winter will return at some point. 

Community Service  This coming weekend, there are two elementary carnivals that need your help. And at Angling Road, they are giving away pizza to all volunteers – how about that??   Check our Community Service web page for all the links. https://portageps.org/nhs/student-activities/community-service/

Annie Jr  Tickets are on sale for Annie Jr. at Portage North!  Come see our Junior Huskies put a fresh spin on this Tony award-winning musical. Show dates are Friday, March 20 through Sunday, March 29. And if you love dogs, you won’t want to miss our own Mr. Bartz’s dog, Ruby, in her first starring role as the beloved mutt Sandy.  Visit pndrama.ludus.com for tickets.

Huskie Athletics and Accomplishments

PN Forensics competed in its first regular season tournament at Grand Rapids Christian this past Saturday. Your Huskies showed up breaking 25 events to semi finals, and 18 to finals taking home a whopping 6 first place trophies!!!  Bringing home those first-place wins were Isabel Reid in Info, Jason Koch in Storytelling, Ellie Mancina in Oratory, Caroline Lever in Extemp 9/10, Hannah Thomas-Perez in Prose, and the “Waiting For Guffman” Multiple with Gabe Aleman, Ash Rentz, Geneva Krieger, Ian Darling-Romain, Hunter Pitsch and Maren Case.

Lots of spring sports tryouts coming up this week – you MUST have a physical on file in the athletic office to tryout for any of these.  If you’re not sure if you have one on file, stop and check with Mrs Schermerhorn in the main office. 

Men’s Lacrosse tryouts are Mon-Tues-Wed at Soccerzone (Sprinkle Road) at 4:30 pm each day. 

Women’s lacrosse tryouts are Mon-Tues at Soccerzone from 3:30-5:30. 

Men’s golf tryouts are at Sauganash golf club in Three Rivers today at 4pm. Cost is $10.00 for 9 holes. 

Water Polo is hosting another open co-ed open scrimmage at the PC natatorium 11am-1pm on March 21. Email questions to Coach Walsh at [email protected]

Women’s Tennis tryouts CHANGE OF PLAN – please meet on our tennis courts after school today.  If the courts are wet, we’ll meet in the Igloo, but be ready to start by 3:10pm either way.  

Tuesday 10 March 2020  

PNParentsCompass meets tomorrow at 11:30am.  Lots of info to share including MME Testing news and school calendar updates.  All parents are welcome to join us in our community room.

And speaking of tomorrow, Conferences!  Drop in anytime 3:30-7:15 with your student’s schedule and stop and see any teachers you’d like.  No appointment needed.

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YAC will be meeting Tuesday March 10 in Room 3.129 after school until 3:30pm.  

Elevator FOBs   if you have signed out an elevator FOB that you longer need, or if it is past the agreed upon return date, please turn it in to the main office as soon as possible, or fines will be issued. Thank you!

Career Expo #3 is coming on March 18, a week from tomorrow, 

this time with a Manufacturing and Engineering emphasis.  Even if you have no idea what you’d like to do ‘when you grow up’ so to speak, this is a great opportunity to hear some about a variety of real world careers.  I sent you an email last week with the form with session choices, but if you can also pick up a hard copy in the counseling office. The deadline to register is Thursday, so get it turned back in soon!

Community Service  We have a new opportunity that just came in from Mrs Moon over at West.   The 2020 All Portage Elementary STEAM event at the Air Zoo is this Friday evening – check their signupgenius for details.  This coming weekend, there are two elementary carnivals that need your help. And at Angling Road, they are giving away pizza to all volunteers – how about that??   Check our Community Service web page for all the links. https://portageps.org/nhs/student-activities/community-service/

Annie Jr  Tickets are on sale for Annie Jr. at Portage North!  Come see our Junior Huskies put a fresh spin on this Tony award-winning musical. Show dates are Friday, March 20 through Sunday, March 29. And if you love dogs, you won’t want to miss our own Mr. Bartz’s dog, Ruby, in her first starring role as the beloved mutt Sandy.  Visit pndrama.ludus.com for tickets.

DOGHOUSE closed today as it’s an election day and we are a polling location.  Speaking of voting, did you know Michigan offers same day voting even if you haven’t registered yet?  Just stop at the city clerk’s office and fill out a simple form with your driver’s licence. Every Vote Counts!

Wednesday 11 March 2020  

PNParentsCompass meets TODAY at 11:30am.  Lots of info to share including MME Testing news and school calendar updates.  All parents are welcome to join us in our community room.

And speaking of today, Conferences!  Drop in anytime 3:30-7:15 with your student’s schedule and stop and see any teachers you’d like.  No appointment needed.

Graduation Yard Signs  Our parent group – PN Parents Compass – is selling personalized graduation yard signs for just $25.  Personalized with your graduate’s name and printed in full color on 18×24 corrugated plastic. Proceeds helping to fund graduation at Miller Auditorium.   Order yours today!  Deadline is March 16.

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Math Tutoring is off for today due to conferences.

HALF DAY I’m sure you all have this on your radar, but this Friday is a half day with dismissal at 10:55am  Students will go to all 7 classes with a revised bell schedule just like usual. If it would be helpful you can view that revised bell schedule on our website.

Career Expo #3 is coming on March 18, a week from today, this time with a Manufacturing and Engineering emphasis.  Even if you have no idea what you’d like to do ‘when you grow up’ so to speak, this is a great opportunity to hear some about a variety of real world careers. We have some big industry names coming to present – Parker Hannifan, Zoetis, Pfizer, Stryker, GM, etc.  You will not regret going to this event and it counts as an Administrative absence, so don’t worry about it counting against you. I sent you another email this morning with session choices, but you can also pick up a hard copy in the counseling office.  

Community Service I know we’ve featured elementary school activities here in the past several days, but did you know that Mrs Media-Center Miller needs a few volunteers at the Jason Reynolds event next week?  Stop and see her for details. And you can check our Community Service web page for all the other links. https://portageps.org/nhs/student-activities/community-service/

Annie Jr  Tickets are on sale for Annie Jr. at Portage North!  Come see our Junior Huskies put a fresh spin on this Tony award-winning musical. Show dates are Friday, March 20 through Sunday, March 29. And if you love dogs, you won’t want to miss our own Mr. Bartz’s dog, Ruby, in her first starring role as the beloved mutt Sandy.  Visit pndrama.ludus.com for tickets.

DECA Results  This past weekend, 45 DECA students traveled to Detroit to compete at the State DECA conference. The students were required to take a 100 question timed test, and perform two Role-plays with a judge from business and industry which they had only 10 minutes to prepare.  All of our Huskies performed incredibly well with the following students clinching top spots in each category:

  • Akshay Chlasani – top ten overall in Automotive Technology; 
  • Grace Torrence – 1st place role play 1, 1st place role play 2, top ten overall in Business Services; 
  • Snigda Narisetty – top ten overall in Business Services; 
  • Abigayle Kelly – test, top ten overall in Entrepreneurship; 
  • James Hatfield – top ten overall in Hotel and Lodging;  
  • Zach Lewis – 1st place role-play 1, top ten overall in Hotel and Lodging; 
  • Kennedi Stinnette – 1st place role play 2 in Buying and Merchandising team; 
  • Jordan Funk – 1st place Role play 2 in Buying and Merchandising team
  • And now qualified to compete at the International Conference in Nashville, Tenn are
    • Drew Hovestadt – Aspire; 
    • Vikas Tatineni – Aspire;  
    • Jai Bollampally – Top 5 State qualifier in Entrepreneurship;  and
    • Alex Thompson – 1st place role play 1, top 6- state qualifier in Human Resource Management.

Thursday 12 March 2020  

Graduation Yard Signs  Just a few more days to get your personalized graduation yard signs for just $25.  Personalized with your graduate’s name and printed in full color on 18×24 corrugated plastic. Proceeds helping to fund graduation at Miller Auditorium.   Order yours today!   

HALF DAY I’m sure you all have this on your radar, but this Friday is a half day with dismissal at 10:55am  Students will go to all 7 classes with a revised bell schedule just like usual. If it would be helpful you can view that revised bell schedule on our website.

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Career Expo #3 is coming up next week and there is still time to hold your spot!  You will not regret going to this event and it counts as an Administrative absence, so don’t worry about it counting against you.  I sent another email yesterday with session choices, but you can also pick up a hard copy in the counseling office.  

Link Leaders Don’t forget your celebration luncheon tomorrow after the half day.  If you RSVP’d YES, join us in the Community Rooms at 11am. 

Community Service I know we’ve featured elementary school activities here in the past several days, but did you know that Mrs Media-Center Miller needs a few volunteers at the Jason Reynolds event next week?  Stop and see her for details. And you can check our Community Service web page for all the other links. https://portageps.org/nhs/student-activities/community-service/

PN Drama  Congratulations to Hunter Pitsch and Ellie Mancina who were nominated for Best Actor and Best Actress respectively for their performances in Spamalot by the Sutton Foster Awards which celebrates the outstanding achievements of Michigan high school teachers and students involved in Musical Theatre!  Both have been invited to perform at the Wharton Center in East Lansing on May 16-17. They will compete against the other Best Actor and Actress nominees from across the State of Michigan. Break a leg and a huge congrats to Hunter and Ellie!

Friday 13 March 2020  

Keep Reading!  Mrs Media-Center Miller has announced NO Overdue Fines over this upcoming school closure, so stop and check out a book or two.  Keep reading! .

Students should take everything home today – chromebook, charger, textbooks, instruments.

If you are not already following us on Twitter and/or Facebook, now is a good time to start.  We will be communicating with you!

I will be working from home, staying current on emails and social media, so don’t hesitate to reach out to me as necessary. These are uncharted waters, Huskies – please be patient and calm and kind as we work thru all this together.  —— BMarsh