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:

PARENTS  

Grad Bash’s Spaghetti Dinner and Silent Auction is coming up on Saturday March 23. Checkout the event on Facebook for more details or to get your tickets online. Seniors and senior parents can sign up here to help serve and work the dinner.  

Monday March 18, 2019

Empowered Club is meeting tomorrow morning anytime before the bell in Thorpe’s room. Come find out information about special college opportunities for students of color.  

IB SOS Club meets Tuesday and be discussing leaders for next year.

Men’s Lacrosse is hosting a fundraiser on Tuesday from 4-9pm at Jersey Giants Subs at 5228 S. Westnedge.  Go get some dinner and help our LAX team.

International Club meets Wednesday until 3:30 for a potluck and sharing about Spain in room 3.135. See Miss Rath to sign up to bring some food to share.

Empowered Club is hosting a showing of The Hate U Give on Thursday after school in Mrs. Thorpe’s room. Sign up outside her room, 3.121, so that we can get an accurate number of students to anticipate.

PN Improv Team, The Jugband Boys will hold their first show on Thursday at 7pm in Community Room A.  Come check out hilarious improv games being played by your funny friends. Audience participation is expected.  Just $3.00 at the door!

SENIORS  73 days til graduation! If you’re interested in speaking at graduation you may want to start putting some words together. Time flies through spring break, testing days, and then auditions will be here! Your 2-3 minute speeches are due to Mrs. Dixon in 2.132 by Tuesday, April 16 and auditions are Thursday, April 18. Start thinking about it practice!

Grad Bash Butter Braids How can Grad Bash 2019 possibly include 24 hours of celebrating your graduation?  They need your help to support what promises to be an unforgettable overnight Grad Bash!  They are kicking off a Butter Braid Fundraiser so sto in the 3rd floor office and pick up an order form.  Sell the most and win a Target Gift Card!

Grad Bash Spaghetti Dinner and Silent Auction are coming up this weekend.  Checkout the event on Facebook for more details or to get your tickets online. Seniors and senior parents can sign up here to help serve and work the dinner.  

Grad Bash Pop Can Drive collect returnables with a team anytime between now and March 23.  Redeem the cans you collect and bring money to the Spaghetti Dinner or to the office.  All the details are on their signupgenius.  

Link Crew  Current Sophomores and Juniors who are interested in applying for next year’s Link Crew may pick up an application in the Lower Level Office.  All Link Leader Applications are due before spring break so don’t delay!

PROM is coming up next month on April 27 with a Masquerade theme. Tickets are now on sale in the counseling office for $40 each or $75 for two.  Cash or check made out to PPS. Tickets will be $50 at the door, so get yours early.

Career Chat Challenge is off to a great start!  Keep talking to adults about their careers for an opportunity to win cool prizes!  The more Career Chats you complete, the greater your chances of winning a gift card.  Pick up a short form in any office – they are due March 25.

Tuesday March 19, 2019

IB SOS Club meets TODAY and be discussing leaders for next year.

Anime Club meets TODAY in the art room – tshirt money is due.

Men’s Lacrosse is hosting a fundraiser TONIGHT from 4-9pm at Jersey Giants Subs at 5228 S. Westnedge.  Go get some dinner and help our LAX team.

GSA is going to meet TOMORROW in Paynich’s room (3133) to talk about Day of Silence and some summer fun opportunities.

International Club meets Wednesday until 3:30 for a potluck and sharing about Spain in room 3.135. See Miss Rath to sign up to bring some food to share.

Science Olympiad meet Wednesday after school in L.118.  Regionals on Saturday!

Empowered Club is hosting a showing of The Hate U Give on Thursday after school in Mrs. Thorpe’s room. Sign up outside her room, 3.121, so that we can get an accurate number of students to anticipate.

PN Improv Team, The Jugband Boys will hold their first show on Thursday at 7pm in Community Room A.  Come check out hilarious improv games being played by your funny friends. Audience participation is expected.  Just $3.00 at the door!

SENIORS  72 days til graduation! If you’re interested in speaking at graduation you may want to start putting some words together. Time flies through spring break, testing days, and then auditions will be here! Your 2-3 minute speeches are due to Mrs. Dixon in 2.132 by Tuesday, April 16 and auditions are Thursday, April 18. Start thinking about it practice!

Grad Bash Spaghetti Dinner and Silent Auction are coming up this weekend.  Checkout the event on Facebook for more details or to get your tickets online. Seniors and senior parents can sign up here to help serve and work the dinner.  

Forensics competed at Loy Norrix this past weekend.  Our dedicated team took 15 entries to Semi-finals, brought home 14 finalist trophies.  And special congrats for Champions in their category, Jason Koch and Liam Fagan in Duo 9/10, and Trinity Posey with a PERFECT score in Prose.  If you aren’t familiar with forensics scoring, this very rarely happens. Great job Huskies!

Winter Guard earned second place this weekend at the Jenison competition with a score of 72.29, coming in less than a point behind first place.  Good luck to them as they head to the State tournament this weekend.

Color Guard  Auditions for this fall’s color guard are Monday March 25 and Wednesday March 27, 6-9pm in the North Middle School gym.  No experience necessary and you don’t need to sign up, just show up in comfortable clothes and be ready to have fun!

JV and Varsity Tennis are practicing after school on the tennis courts at 3:10.

Senior Athletes  Are you planning to play a sport at the collegiate level?  If so, the Portage Northern Athletic Department would like to recognize and celebrate that accomplishment with our spring signing event on Wednesday March 27 at 8:00am on the Igloo balcony.  If you would like to attend, please RSVP with Mr Riker in the athletic office. You are welcome to have your parents, grand parents, coaches , etc attend this event and celebrate your signing.

2018 Varsity Football players need to stop by the weight room and see Coach Schermerhorn to pick up your District Championship patch today.

Portage women’s lacrosse is having their season opener this week, right here at Huskie Stadium. This year’s team is currently ranked 4th in the state for Division 1 Women’s Lacrosse.  Wednesday’s game is against Hudsonville and on Thursday 3/21, we take on East Grand Rapids. For both days, JV starts at 5:30 and Varsity is at 7. Students, you can now purchase home game season passes for only $10!!  Come on out and help cheer on our state ranked Portage women’s lacrosse!

Wednesday March 20, 2019

SENIORS  If your parents ordered graduation announcements from Jostens and you didn’t pick them up on Monday, please come get them in the 3rd floor office.

SENIORS  Going to WMU next year?  Check https://wmich.edu/admissions/freshmen/admitted for all upcoming events and deadlines.  All WMU Scholarship decisions / contracts need to be received (yay or nay) by May 1 by WMU.   All info/events and websites can be found in your Bronco portal and on their website. If you were admitted and have since decided on another school, you can cancel your application at wmich.edu/admissons/cancellation.  

SENIORS Still thinking about KVCC?  We still have about 8-10 spots left for the April 26 senior field trip and KVCC Orientation from 9 am to 1 pm.  A signed permission slip must be turned in to secure your spot. Pick up a permission slip in the counseling office as soon as possible.  

SENIORS  If you’re interested in speaking at graduation you may want to start putting some words together.  Your 2-3 minute speech is due to Mrs. Dixon in 2.132 by Tuesday, April 16 and auditions are Thursday, April 18.  

Senate Ballot This morning I sent you all an email with the ballot for next year’s Student Senate officers.  Be sure to take a moment to make your voice heard with your vote. Ballot will close at the end of the day tomorrow.

GSA meets TODAY in Paynich’s room (3133) to talk about Day of Silence and some summer fun opportunities.

International Club meets TODAY until 3:30 for a potluck and sharing about Spain in room 3.135. See Miss Rath to sign up to bring some food to share.

Science Olympiad meets TODAY in L.118.  Regionals on Saturday!

Fellowship of Christian Athletes will meet on Thursday starting at 7am in Moreno’s room (1.133). Join them for bagels and a positive start to your morning!

Empowered Club is hosting a showing of The Hate U Give TOMORROW Thursday after school in Mrs. Thorpe’s room. Sign up outside her room, 3.121, so that we can get an accurate number of students to anticipate.

Jugband Boys will be doing Improv comedy Thursday night at 7pm in Community Room A.  Come and get a good hour of laughter for just 3 bucks.

Color Guard  Auditions for this fall’s color guard are Monday March 25 and Wednesday March 27, 6-9pm in the North Middle School gym.  No experience necessary and you don’t need to sign up, just show up in comfortable clothes and be ready to have fun!

Senior Athletes  Are you planning to play a sport at the collegiate level?  If so, the Portage Northern Athletic Department would like to recognize and celebrate that accomplishment with our spring signing event on Wednesday March 27 at 8:00am on the Igloo balcony.  If you would like to attend, please RSVP with Mr Riker in the athletic office. You are welcome to have your parents, grand parents, coaches , etc attend this event and celebrate your signing.

Portage women’s lacrosse play their home opener TONIGHT right here in Huskie Stadium. Tonight’s games start with JV at 5:30 and Varsity at 7. You can purchase a home game season pass for just $10 – purchase yours tonight and cheer on our state ranked women’s lacrosse team!

PARENTS

Grad Bash’s Spaghetti Dinner and Silent Auction is coming up on Saturday March 23. Checkout the event on Facebook for more details or to get your tickets online.

Thursday March 21, 2019

SENIORS  If your parents ordered graduation announcements from Jostens and you didn’t pick them up on Monday, please come get them in the 3rd floor office.

SENIORS Still thinking about KVCC?  We still have about 8-10 spots left for the April 26 senior field trip and KVCC Orientation from 9 am to 1 pm.  A signed permission slip must be turned in to secure your spot. Pick up a permission slip in the counseling office as soon as possible.  

Senate Ballot If you haven’t already voted, please check your email for the Student Senate ballot for next year’s officers.  Voting closes today at 3pm.

Empowered Club is postponing their showing of The Hate U Give.   Come to Empowered Club next Tuesday morning to reschedule a date that can accommodate more people, and then make sure to sign up outside of Thorpe’s room to reserve your spot.

Jugband Boys will be doing Improv comedy TONIGHT at 7pm in Community Room A.  Come and get a good hour of laughter for just 3 bucks.

Grad Bash’s Spaghetti Dinner and Silent Auction is coming up on Saturday March 23. Checkout the event on Facebook for more details or to get your tickets online.  And there’s still time to collect pop cans and redeem them to help raise funds to keep ticket prices low.  See their web page for details.

SENIORS  Did you know we play a video montage of senior candids during Graduation at Miller Auditorium?  If you want to see you and your friends in this slideshow, email your digital memories to [email protected].

Career Chat Challenge ends tomorrow.  If you’ve had a conversation with an adult about their career, make sure you get your form turned in to an office by tomorrow.  Cool prizes are at stake!

Popcorn BOGO winners from yesterday’s drawing were: Mijiikwis Wabanimkee, Tavin Vaughn, Aniyah Smith, Carter Watson, Isabelle Green, Ammar Khaiara, and Brianna Fox.  Stop at the Popcorn table next Wednesday for your free snack.

Color Guard  Auditions for this fall’s color guard are Monday March 25 and Wednesday March 27, 6-9pm in the North Middle School gym.  No experience necessary and you don’t need to sign up, just show up in comfortable clothes and be ready to have fun!

Senior Athletes  Are you planning to play a sport at the collegiate level?  If so, the PN Athletic Department would like to recognize and celebrate that accomplishment with our spring signing event on Wednesday March 27 at 8:00am on the Igloo balcony.  If you would like to attend, please RSVP with Mr Riker in the athletic office. You are welcome to have your parents, grand parents, coaches , etc attend this event and celebrate your signing.

Portage women’s lacrosse plays at home again tonight versus East Grand Rapids with JV starting at 5:30 and Varsity at 7. Show up tonight in our own Huskie Stadium to cheer on our state ranked women’s lacrosse team!

PNIPE  Join us Saturday to see our seriously dedicated PN Indoor Percussion Ensemble make some drumming noise in the Igloo on Saturday at 1pm.  We also will be hosting a couple of other percussion groups, so come check out this up and coming event.

Huskie High Five to Senior Cris Smith.  Along with his EFE teammates from Vicksburg and Kalamazoo Central, he recently competed against teams from all over the state and earned First Place in the state in a Restaurant Management Competition in Lansing.They will now be traveling to Washington DC in May to compete in the ProStart National Competition representing Team Michigan.  

PARENTS

Grad Bash’s Spaghetti Dinner and Silent Auction is tomorrow night 5:30-8pm right here in our lower commons. Checkout the event on Facebook for more details or to get your tickets online.

Friday March 22, 2019

SENIORS  If your parents ordered graduation announcements from Jostens and you didn’t pick them up on Monday, please come get them in the 3rd floor office.

Grad Bash’s Spaghetti Dinner and Silent Auction is tomorrow!  Checkout the event on Facebook for more details or to get your tickets online.  And there’s still time to collect pop cans and redeem them to help raise funds to keep ticket prices low.  See their web page for details.

Senior Athletes the PN Athletic Department would like to recognize athletes intending to play at the collegiate level at our spring signing event on Wednesday March 27 at 8 on the Igloo balcony.  RSVP to Mr Riker, and please feel free to invite your parents, grandparents, coaches , etc to come and help celebrate your signing.

PNIPE  Join us Saturday to see our seriously dedicated PN Indoor Percussion Ensemble make some drumming noise in the Igloo on Saturday at 1pm.  We also will be hosting a couple of other percussion groups, so come check out this up and coming event.

PROM is coming up next month on April 27 with a Masquerade theme. Tickets are now on sale in the counseling office for $40 each or $75 for two.  Cash or check made out to PPS. Tickets will be $50 at the door, so get yours early.

Drivers  Have you heard that Idaho is going to be closing to all traffic later in April?  That’s the street from Westnedge at Red Robin, past the Softball field to our parking lots.  Start thinking about adjusting your morning routine as there will only be two routes to our campus instead of three so traffic will naturally back up.  It is suggested that after spring break, if you typically turn off Westnedge in the morning, that you get used to entering off Milham onto Monticello to check your timing.