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Daily Announcements 2017-11-17T11:37:22+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:

Parents   SENIOR parents – Grad Bash meeting TONIGHT at 7pm in the Media Center.   Come get in on the fun!

Breadlift is this weekend!  Student Senate parents will need help feeding the 300 student volunteers participating in the fundraiser.  For shift times, details and to sign up, please visit their Parent Volunteer Sign Up Genius.   And to donate desserts, please visit their Dessert/Money Donations Sign Up Genius.  If you have any questions about Breadlift, please contact Kellie Pittman at [email protected]

Monday 13 November 2017

Breadlift shirts are here!  They are for sale for during both lunches all this week for a donation of $15 to the March of Dimes.  All proceeds from t-shirt sales go directly towards this year’s Breadlift goal of $25,000.  Only 150 shirts have been ordered so get yours before they are gone!.

Director applications for this winter’s One-Act plays are due TODAY – don’t miss out.

Michigan Youth in Government…This Tuesday is our next meeting and the first payment for our Spring Conference. Bring in your 2 permission slips and $100 check to Portage Public Schools. If you don’t have the permissions that were handed out at the last meeting, or that’s going to be a problem, see Mrs. Dixon. You also have until Monday, November 21 to fill out the online scholarship. See you at Tuesday’s meeting or sooner when you turn things in!

Interact will meet on Tuesday from 3-4 in Mr. Hill’s room. We are entering into our busiest time of the year, with several volunteer opportunities in December to serve others! Come on Tuesday to learn more and sign up for them. All Huskies are welcome at Interact meetings and events, even if you haven’t been involved yet!

Anime club will be meeting this Wednesday from 3:10 to 4:10. We will be starting an anime, and as usual, everyone is welcome!

International Club will be meeting this Wednesday from 3-4pm in room 3.135. Please join us!

Who doesn’t love Tropical Smoothie?  Stop in there Monday 3-7pm and Grad Bash will get a nice percentage of your tab.  Tell your friends and neighbors – here’s the flyer.

Seniors – you’ve picked your senior t-shirt! PNHS’SKIES with the black football Huskie is our winner for the SEN18RS tshirt. Congratulations to Bailey Neals winning t-shirt. You can check out Mrs. Dixon’s Senior Tab on her google site. The order forms for the shirts will be coming to you hopefully before Thanksgiving so look for those in your email or Mrs. Dixon’s googlesite.

Want to get a Bittersweet ski club pass?  Get your completed forms to Armitage by Thursday Nov 16 in order to have your pass before Thanksgiving weekend.  

Huskie Athletics

Attention Winter Athletes:  If you are planning on trying out for a winter sport this afternoon, your physical must be turned into the athletic office by 1:00 today.  Do not wait until 3:00! If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Schermerhorn.

Wrestling season starts today. If you still want to wrestle there is time. See Coach Furlong today or after school to get the wrestling Schedule.

Men’s swimming starts Monday, November 20.  Sign-up now in the athletic office.

Today and Wednesday are tryouts at Airway Lanes from 3:30 -5pm. A physical must be on file to bowl. Still looking for girls if anyone is interested in bowling.

Parents   Breadlift is this weekend!  Student Senate parents will need help feeding the 300 student volunteers participating in the fundraiser.  For shift times, details and to sign up, please visit their Parent Volunteer Sign Up Genius.   And to donate desserts, please visit their Dessert/Money Donations Sign Up Genius.  If you have any questions about Breadlift, please contact Kellie Pittman at [email protected]

Monday 13 November 2017

Michigan Youth in Government meets TODAY.  Bring your 2 permission slips and the first payment for Spring Conference. The online scholarship application is open until November 21.

Interact meets TODAY from 3-4 in Hill’s room.  Join them today to learn more about opportunities to serve others.  All Huskies are welcome!

Anime club meets tomorrow from 3:10 to 4:10.

International Club meets tomorrow 3-4pm in room 3.135.

Science Olympiad meets tomorrow after school in L.118.

Bittersweet ski forms due to Armitage by Thursday, Timber Ridge forms due by Friday to Hertel.  Info and forms can be found on our website under Student Activities.

Parents   Breadlift is this weekend!  Student Senate parents need help with cleanup on Saturday from 1-4pm.  To sign up, please visit Parent Volunteer Sign Up Genius.   And to donate desserts, please visit their Dessert/Money Donations Sign Up Genius.  

Wednesday 15 November 2017

The long awaited results from the Northern Light and Student Senate’s Halloween costume contest, #PNSpook17.  Winners can collect their prizes from Ms. Pittman’s room at any time. Congrats to the winners and thanks for everyone who participated in the Spook!

Funniest

1st Place: Andrew “Dr. Pepper” Pridgeon

2nd Place: “She Doesn’t Even Go Here” from Mean Girls: Melissa Watts

3rd Place: Barb from Stranger Things-Allie Miller

Most Creative

1st Place: Adjadeci Sibley, Jasmine Barnes, and Amira Branson as Migos

2nd Place: Matt Chieber as an Average Joe from the movie Dodgeball

3rd Place: Ben Friedman as milk

Scariest

1st Place: Derek Ryan-Vampire

2nd Place: Ashley Sheldon-Skeleton

3rd Place: Grim Reaper-whoever you are…come to Pittman’s room for your prize

Staff Winner: Ms. Nancy Nott

Breadlift drivers!  You have a brief yet VERY important meeting today after school in the Community Rooms.  Should be done in 15 minutes or so.

Breadlift shirts are here!  They are for sale for during both lunches all this week for a donation of $15 to the March of Dimes.  All proceeds from t-shirt sales go directly towards this year’s Breadlift goal of $25,000.  Only 150 shirts have been ordered so get yours before they are gone!

FRESHMEN  Be sure to bring your Chromebook charged and ready on Thursday to your social studies class and SOPHOMORES on Friday to your govt/econ class.  Counselors will be in your classes giving presentations and you’ll need your device to create accounts online.

TODAY:   Anime club meets in the Art room until 4:10pm

International Club meets until 4pm in room 3.135

Science Olympiad meets in L.118.

Book Club is meeting Thursday in Room 3.122.  They will be talking about the book Wonder by RJ Palacio which is being released this week as a major motion picture.  

Attention Drowsy Cast: The dance ensemble DOES need to come to rehearsal today.  Costume fittings will be at 3:00 and we run dance numbers at 4:00.  Lissa isn’t sure who she needs to fit, so thank you for your patience.  Leads are still called as planned.

Do you ski?  Like a bargain?  Get your discount passes now!  Bittersweet ski forms are due to Armitage by Thursday, Timber Ridge forms are due by Friday to Hertel.  Info and forms can be found on our website under Student Activities.

Have you heard about our new Winter Guard?  It’s like marching band’s color guard but without the band and it’s all indoors. The team learns and perfects a four-minute show and competes against other schools.  Do you have dance or gymnastics experience?  It’s helpful but not required. They’ll teach you what you need to know at auditions on Friday this week from 6-9pm over in the Angling Road Elementary gym. Questions?  Email Mr. Bartz.

And speaking of new groups – who doesn’t love a drumline??  Bartz is launching a brand new  Winter Drumline program!  Come to the band room this Friday at 3pm for a student interest meeting where they will share some of the details about what to expect.  No band experience necessary – but you must be able to read music!

Huskie Athletics

Who needs a season passes for High School hockey? $12.50 for student/seniors and $17.50 for adults. A great price to watch some fun and your Portage Northern Hockey team!  Please find Mr. Waltke to get your passes today!  Our first league game is Wednesday November 29th at 7:45pm.  Go Huskies!

Parents   Breadlift is this weekend!  Student Senate parents need help with cleanup on Saturday from 1-4pm.  To sign up, please visit Parent Volunteer Sign Up Genius.   And to donate desserts, please visit their Dessert/Money Donations Sign Up Genius.  

Parents  Please note the announcement for freshmen and sophomores regarding score reporting:

Thursday 16 November 2017

Freshmen and Sophomores – This week, Counselors will be in your social studies classes to help you create online accounts at the college board and Khan Academy. It is imperative that all students use their school email when creating these accounts and that they write down their password and login info.  In the future, the College Board account is the only way in which students will be able to see an access their scores as the school no longer receives individual score reports. Students and families need to be mindful of the importance of the college board accounts and score reporting.

TODAY Book Club is meeting after school in Room 3.122.  They will be talking about the book Wonder by RJ Palacio which is being released this week as a major motion picture.  

Michigan Youth in Government members – we will have a BRIEF meeting TODAY Thursday, after school. Please be in Dixon’s room for about 10 minutes.

What will NOT happen today is Assist Room, so please don’t show up there after school.  

Have you heard about our new Winter Guard?  It’s like marching band’s color guard but without the band and it’s all indoors. The team learns and perfects a four-minute show and competes against other schools.  Do you have dance or gymnastics experience?  It’s helpful but not required. They’ll teach you what you need to know at auditions on Friday this week from 6-9pm over in the Angling Road Elementary gym. Questions?  Email Mr. Bartz.

And speaking of new groups – who doesn’t love a drumline??  Bartz is launching a brand new  Winter Drumline program!  Come to the band room this Friday at 3pm for a student interest meeting where they will share some of the details about what to expect.  No band experience necessary – but you must be able to read music!

Huskies – do you need a Pop Socket to help hold on and hold up your phone? Do you want one with our Huskie mascot on it? Do you want to help support a school organization? If so see Mrs. Dixon in room 2.132 or any Michigan Youth in Government member to buy a Huskie Pop Socket for $10. Get yours before they run out – supplies are limited.  

Huskie Athletics

A huge congratulations to Erin Sexsmith as she was named 2017 Division 2 ALL STATE Honorable Mention. Way to go Erin. This recognition puts her in the top 25 golfers in the state for division 2.

Girls bowling is still looking for a couple girls for their roster. If interested, turn in a physical at the Athletic office, and stop by their practices on 11/16, 11/21 or 11/28 after school at Airway Lanes from 3:30 to 5pm

Who needs a season passes for High School hockey? $12.50 for student/seniors and $17.50 for adults. A great price to watch some fun and your Portage Northern Hockey team!  Please find Mr. Waltke to get your passes today!  Our first league game is Wednesday November 29th at 7:45pm.  Go Huskies!

Open wrestling practice on Saturday morning for anyone who would like to see what we do. Practice starts at 7 am till 8 am in the igloo.

One last annc  Our beloved custodian Mr Plunkett has taken a new job with the district, taking care of all our new sports facilities and grounds.  While we will miss him around PN, we wish him the very best.  If you see him today, please give him a highfive and wish him well.

Friday 17 November 2017

Do you have a PRIDE ticket burning a hole in your backpack?  Mrs Rohwer made some delicious cookie bars and one could be yours – redeem that ticket in the 1st floor office today.

Huskies – do you need a Pop Socket to help hold on and hold up your phone? Do you want one with our Huskie mascot on it? Do you want to help support a school organization? If so see Mrs. Dixon in room 2.132 or any Michigan Youth in Government member to buy a Huskie Pop Socket for $10. Get yours before they run out – supplies are limited.  

Science Olympiad team members, get your t-shirt ordered using the Google Form by Monday!  If you have t-shirt money, please bring it to Mrs. Mason or Mr. Olsen.  There will be no meeting next week; see you after break!

New National Honor Society members, you will have a meeting on Thursday, November 30th in the Learning Commons.  You can either attend before school at 7:10 or after school at 3:05.  Attendance at one of these two meetings is mandatory.

Are you a junior planning to attend college after graduation?  It’s a rarity, but but there’s a scholarship offer for Juniors in the counseling office.  There are several other criteria, so check it out at www.collidgescholars.org, or come pick up information in the counseling office.

Winter Guard tryouts will be tonight 6-9pm at Angling Road Elementary.  You should check it out.  AND Winter Drumline will have a student interest meeting today at 3pm in the band room where they will share some of the details about what to expect. Any questions on either of these, see Bartz.

Forensics intro meeting is on Monday Nov 20 after school in the auditorium.  Returning forensic students will only need to stay for about 15 minutes but rookies, plan to stay for about 45 minutes.  There will be a LOT of important information about events and auditions.

If you ordered a Bittersweet Ski Passes, they are here. Stop in to see Mr Armitage to pick yours up.  There is still time to get your money in for a ski pass in the next two weeks.

Huskie Athletics

Girls bowling is still looking for a couple girls for their roster. If interested, turn in a physical at the Athletic office, and stop by their practices on 11/16, 11/21 or 11/28 after school at Airway Lanes from 3:30 to 5pm

Who needs a season passes for High School hockey? $12.50 for student/seniors and $17.50 for adults. A great price to watch some fun and your Portage Northern Hockey team!  Please find Mr. Waltke to get your passes today!  Our first league game is Wednesday November 29th at 7:45pm.  Go Huskies!

Open wrestling practice on Saturday morning for anyone who would like to see what we do. Practice starts at 7 am till 8 am in the igloo.