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Daily Announcements2018-06-11T09:56:39+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 June 4, 2018

PARENTS, From your PN Parents Compass:  As we approach the last few weeks of school, it is time for the annual Portage Northern Staff & Retiree Luncheon on Monday June 11.  This year Portage Northern Parents Compass will support this event by providing delicious desserts as well as some fun giveaways for the staff during the luncheon. We are happily accepting donations of desserts, gift cards, and help for the event.  You can check the signupgenius here.  

Paid Advisory Position  Here is a unique opportunity to join the Youth Advisory Board for Kalamazoo Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. They are looking for high school students who have experience in the mental health, juvenile justice, or foster care system or have experience with a mood, emotional, or behavioral health challenge (either personally or via a sibling). They are currently recruiting new members for the 2018-19 school year. This group is a unique stipend experience (that means they will pay you) for youth to use their voice to advocate for change in the systems that they have come into contact with, a chance to build leadership and public speaking skills, and a great addition to a resume.  They will have a representative in the Lower Commons on Wednesday June 6 during both lunches, so you can get more information.

Scheduling Counselors are working on schedule conflicts for next year, so keep an eye on your PPS email.  If there are any conflicts or questions, the counselors will be emailing students or calling them down within the next couple weeks to for a conversation.  Counselors are NOT entertaining changes at this time as they are still working on the master schedule. Please do not request changes for classes or teachers or lunches.

GSA meets this Thursday for a end-of-year potluck right after school until 4:30.  Please see Paynich if you forgot what you signed up for.

Class of 2019  We are getting some very cool entries!  If you have an idea for how you’d like to show your senior spirit, design it on some software and get your graphic to Mrs Dixon by next Friday.  Then during exam week your class will have the chance to vote for a favorite so we can have some on hand on the very first day of school. Be ready to show your senior pride from day one!

IB Diploma Candidates in the class of 2019: Be sure to look at ManageBac and read the note from Ms. Nott. Feel free, of course, to see her if you need help in any way with your CAS work before the end of this school year. You should have at the very least 4 activities entered and 4 reflections. You should have at least 6 activities and 8 reflections by the time you begin school in the fall.

Varsity Baseball  Saturday the Baseball Team won its 5th District Title in 6 years. The Huskies took down Mattawan 6-2 in the semifinals and then smoked Portage Central 9-1 in the finals. Michael Lincoln and Cam French were dominate on the mound. Leading the defense was Jon Wolf with 3 sportscenter plays at shortstop. Leading the way hitting were Noah Hecht, Tyler Helgeson, Cam French, Jon Wolf, Gannon Andrews and Nolan McCarthy all with multiple hits on the day.  The team takes on Brighton this Saturday at 10AM at Battle Creek Lakeview in Regionals.

Women’s Golf   If you might be interested in playing golf in the fall, there will be a mandatory informational meeting on Thursday in Coach Eustice’s room from 7 to 8 pm. Stop by room 1.132 for more information.

Assist Room is closed today.

Tuesday June 5, 2018

PARENTS from your PN Parents Compass:  We love our PNHS staff and we have gotten some good response on our signupgenius for our end of year Staff Luncheon, but there are still a few slots left.  Please take a look and see if there is anything you can help with.

Paid Advisory Position  If you’re interested in more information about the Youth Advisory Board for Kalamazoo Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, plan on stopping by to talk to the a representative in the Lower Commons tomorrow during both lunches.

Literary magazine staff would like to thank all students who submitted art, photography and writing. If you would like your original art back, be sure to pick it up in English Nott’s room by the end of this week.  And there are just THREE copies of this year’s magazine left that we’d love to sell! Stop by English Nott’s room soon to get your copy!

GSA meets this Thursday for a end-of-year potluck right after school until 4:30.  Please see Paynich if you forgot what you signed up for.

Thrive meets for the final time this year tomorrow AFTER school at 3:10 in Sytsma’s room. We will be celebrating an awesome year with snacks and games!

Guild will meet for the last time this year on Friday June 8 in the Media Center from 3-5pm.

IB Diploma Candidates in the class of 2019: Be sure to look at ManageBac and read the note from Ms. Nott. Feel free, of course, to see her if you need help in any way with your CAS work before the end of this school year. You should have at the very least 4 activities entered and 4 reflections. You should have at least 6 activities and 8 reflections by the time you begin school in the fall.

Outstanding Balance?  All students with an outstanding balance for participating in a sport or activity must pay by this Friday, June 8th.  Failure to do so will result in a student fine. You will not be allowed to participate in team sport or activity next year, and you will not have the privilege to purchase a parking and/or lunch pass.

Wednesday June 6, 2018

PARENTS from your PN Parents Compass:  We love our PNHS staff and we have gotten some good response on our signupgenius for our end of year Staff Luncheon, but there are still a few slots left.  Please take a look and see if there is anything you can help with.

Exam Bus Schedule  As you are aware next week is Exam Week.  Busing will work the same as during winter exams.  You can find the details and neighborhood bus routes on our homepage at nhs.portageps.org.

Paid Advisory Position  If you’re interested in more information about the Youth Advisory Board for Kalamazoo Community Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, plan on stopping by to talk to the a representative in the Lower Commons TODAY during both lunches.

IB Diploma Candidates in the class of 2019: Be sure to look at ManageBac and read the note from Ms. Nott. Feel free, of course, to see her if you need help in any way with your CAS work before the end of this school year. You should have at the very least 4 activities entered and 4 reflections. You should have at least 6 activities and 8 reflections by the time you begin school in the fall.

Literary magazine staff would like to thank all students who submitted art, photography and writing. If you would like your original art back, be sure to pick it up in English Nott’s room by the end of this week.  And there are just THREE copies of this year’s magazine left that we’d love to sell! Stop by English Nott’s room soon to get your copy!

Legos at Lunch  Today is your last chance to do Legos and Origami at lunch in the media center.  

Performing Arts Exec Board meets tomorrow morning at 7:15 AM in 3.215.

GSA meets this Thursday for a end-of-year potluck right after school until 4:30. Everyone is welcome to join in the fun and help plan for next year.    

Thrive meets for the final time this year tomorrow AFTER school at 3:10 in Sytsma’s room. We will be celebrating an awesome year with snacks and games!

Guild will meet for the last time this year on Friday June 8 in the Media Center from 3-5pm.

Class of 2019  Have an idea for your senior shirt?  There’s still time to get your ideas to Mrs Dixon to get on the ballot for next week.  You’ll vote during exam week for a favorite so we can have some on hand on the very first day of school.  Be ready to show your senior pride from day one!

Service hours   Moorsbridge Elementary is hosting their Cultural Carnival this Friday evening and are looking for volunteers.  Here is a link for more details:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0d45aba92aa6fe3-mbecultural1

Outstanding Balance?  All students with an outstanding balance for participating in a sport or activity must pay by this Friday, June 8th.  Failure to do so will result in a student fine. You will not be allowed to participate in team sport or activity next year, and you will not have the privilege to purchase a parking and/or lunch pass.

Women’s Golf   If you might be interested in playing golf in the fall, there will be a mandatory informational meeting on Thursday in Coach Eustice’s room from 7 to 8 pm. Stop by room 1.132 for more information.

Mens Tennis  Tomorrow June 7 at 3:15pm, there will be a brief meeting in the lower commons for any guys interested in playing tennis in the fall.  If you are thinking of trying out make sure to come by for more information. Summer hitting sessions will be discussed as well.

Note:  I will be out of the building both tomorrow and Friday so we will have a guest reader for announcements. We won’t be reading announcements next week, so today is likely the last time you will hear me for until fall. My hope for you all is a safe and fun summer break and as always…..    Make good choices out there.

Thursday May 31, 2018

Graduation  If you are ushering graduation, please be sure to stop and see Mrs. Dixon today for directions. You will also need to come in and meet her backstage at Miller at 5:45pm on Friday night.

Class of 2019  We are getting some very cool entries!  If you have an idea for how you’d like to show your senior spirit, design it on some software and get your graphic to Mrs Dixon by next Friday.  Then during exam week your class will have the chance to vote for a favorite so we can have some on hand on the very first day of school. Be ready to show your senior pride from day one!

Honors or IB English  If you are taking an honors English class in the fall, you likely know by now that you have a summer reading assignment. Your English teacher will be talking with you about specifics, but all summer reading details are now available on Mrs. Walker’s E-board.

The Jugband Boys Improv Team, including graduates Ryan Daniel, Isaac Reid and Elliot Hoinville, will perform their last show TONIGHT at 7pm in the Choir room.  Put it on your calendar – what a great way to relieve some stress with laughter.

Men’s Basketball will have an info meeting after school TODAY in Mr. Neal’s room for anyone interested in playing next year. If you cannot attend the meeting, make sure you see Coach Neal during the day.

Women’s Lacrosse  A huge congratulations to the Women’s Lacrosse team who were victorious over Grand Haven last night in the Regional Semi-Final game! They won 15-8 and will have the opportunity to play in the Regional Finals this weekend. The Huskie goal-scorers in last night’s game were Aubrey Roseboom and Zoe Zeluff. Good luck in the regional championship game this weekend!

Varsity golf took on the regional field of 18 teams yesterday like the pack of Dogs they are. With only the top 3 teams advancing to the state meet, the Huskies knew they had to have their best day and they came thru, shooting their best round of the season and finishing 3rd!  They will play at the State Finals at Grand Valley State College next week. The Journeymen Jr Bobby Schaefer used his tool box of wedges for a 76 and the Flashy Freshman Braden Falk shot 77 to lead the team. also scoring were Sr Will Todd 88 and Freshman Connor Sullivan 90. If you see these Huskie state finalists today, give them a Huskie High-5.

Assist Room is closed today.

Due to the exam schedule this week, these will be our last official Headlines of the school year. We wish for your student and your family and restful and rejuvenating summer break!

One additional announcement, If your student purchased a yearbook, spring supplements are in and have been delivered to your student’s English class for distribution. If you also have a senior, their’s are available in the main office and can be picked up by a parent, graduate or younger sibling.

Friday June 8, 2018

Exam Bus Schedule  As you are aware next week is Exam Week.  Busing will work the same as during winter exams.  You can find the details and neighborhood bus routes on our homepage at nhs.portageps.org.

Guild will meet for the last time this year TODAY in the Media Center from 3-5pm.

Outstanding Balance?  All late participating fees are due TODAY.  Unfortunately you will miss out on all the goodness of next year if this isn’t paid – for example, you might not be allowed to participate in team sport or activity next year, and you will not have the privilege to purchase a parking and/or lunch pass.

Class of 2019  TODAY is the deadline to submit your ideas for your senior class shirt.  Submit to Mrs Dixon by the end of the day tomorrow. Be ready to show your senior pride from day one of your last year of high school!