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 January 11

Hindsight 2020

So excited to finally announce the production details for PN Drama’s winter production of Hindsight 2020.  They will be offering the show as a professionally produced video, watchable online with a paid link.  Tickets are on sale now with a cost of $20 for a household ticket. Patrons will receive a key code that will allow them to watch the video starting Jan 26th.

Note that at the ticket link, there is also a grayed out option to buy in-person tickets. Though we are currently only offering virtual tickets to the professional video, we are hoping to be able to offer in person tickets for our Jan 28-30th dates.  If you purchase the online viewing and then we are able to host a live audience, you’ll have the opportunity to apply that cost towards tickets if you’d prefer that to the video.  Stay tuned for news on that!

Want to Be Part of Change?

With all that’s going on in the world today, are you interested in being a part of change? Michigan Youth in Government can give you a voice in changing the laws of our state and helping you learn how to use your voice. Contact Mrs. Amber Dixon [email protected] for more information and attend an information GoogleMeet next Friday at 12pm.

Winter Athletes

All athletes must have a completed Physical Form and a MHSAA Sports Health Questionnaire on file in the athletic office by NOON at FRIDAY January 15.  NO Exceptions!!  Both forms can be found on our website.

From our Empowerment Club:

“Monday, January 18 is MLK Day, and as we prepare to honor this great civil rights leader this month, we ask you to join us in supporting our sister club at PC, the JEDI (justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion) club, in their quest to make Portage Public Schools a more inclusive and safe place to learn for all. They have written a letter to district administration and the school board calling for meaningful and lasting change, including adding more diversity to our curriculum and providing anti-bias, anti-racism training for all members of the PPS learning community. This is a great opportunity to come together as ONE Portage and honor what MLK said in his Letter from the Birmingham Jail: “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.” A better, more together tomorrow starts with us. Click here to show your support.”

Next Week (formerly known as Exam Week)

Don’t lose track of our revised class/bell schedule for next week, Jan18-22.  Make sure you bookmark and even print if you can as those will be half days with alternating classes.

Picture Day

Tuesday January 19, noon-6pm. Click HERE to signup for a five-minute window.  This starts after half-day classes are done for the day, so no worry about missing anything.  You can find full details and instructions on our home page at nhs.portageps.org.

Tuesday January 12

PN Parents Compass

The next meeting is TOMORROW Wednesday January 13 at 11:30am.  Special Guest Ashley Gergon from PreventionWorks will present info on drugs/vaping trends in Kalamazoo County.  Mr French will have several 2nd Semester updates, and Mrs Figueroa will share Scheduling processes for fall 2021.  Hosted on Zoom, here is the link:  https://us04web.zoom.us/j/71003481156?pwd=bjBEMUVRSXFnZEIzaU42djQzL0ppQT09

Face2Face Learning Update

While 2nd semester begins on January 25, the actual face2face return date is a district-level decision.  As of right now, we do not yet have a return date but if your household selected to transition back to face2face learning within our classrooms, we will have at least a one week notice from the district. As soon as we know of that date, it will be communicated in multiple ways including student and parent email.  We will offer orientation tours for freshman and new students on the Friday before we return—stay tuned for more details. 

Career Tech Ed (formerly EFE/EFA)

If you are currently a sophomore or junior and planning on taking an Career Tech Ed Course next year (formerly EFE/EFA), follow these instructions. The applications are due On Monday, January 18!!!  If you have any questions, please see your counselor.  Make sure you are getting those in before the deadline of Monday January 18 at 3pm!

Science Olympiad

The Science Olympiad team will have its first meeting on Wednesday, January 20 after school at 11:00 am for a short introduction and kickoff.  Science Olympiad is a team that competes against other schools in science and engineering events, and has moved to be an entirely online competition in 2021!  Students from all grades are welcome.  Mr. Olsen and Mrs. Mason look forward to seeing any returning members as well as any other interested students then!  Please join our Google Classroom with class code oelpwoc for the Meet Link or just Meet us here https://meet.google.com/lookup/csuyzz6xjc?authuser=0&hs=179.

Hindsight 2020

So excited to finally announce the production details for PN Drama’s winter production of Hindsight 2020.  They will be offering the show as a professionally produced video, watchable online with a paid link.  Tickets are on sale now with a cost of $20 for a household ticket. Patrons will receive a key code that will allow them to watch the video starting Jan 26th.  

Note that at the ticket link, there is also a grayed out option to buy in-person tickets. Though we are currently only offering virtual tickets to the professional video, we are hoping to be able to offer in person tickets for our Jan 28-30th dates.  If you purchase the online viewing and then we are able to host a live audience, you’ll have the opportunity to apply that cost towards tickets if you’d prefer that to the video.  Stay tuned for news on that!

Want to Be Part of Change?

With all that’s going on in the world today, are you interested in being a part of change? Michigan Youth in Government can give you a voice in changing the laws of our state and helping you learn how to use your voice. Contact Mrs. Amber Dixon [email protected] with questions and to receive the invite for an informational GoogleMeet THIS FRIDAY, JANUARY 15 at 12pm. 

Winter Athletes

All athletes must have a completed Physical Form and a MHSAA Sports Health Questionnaire on file in the athletic office by NOON at FRIDAY January 15.  NO Exceptions!!  Both forms can be found on our website.

Men’s Swimming

There are so many great reasons to be a Huskie Swimmer: fun teammates, great exercise, no tryouts required, and have you noticed that brand new swim facility being built near the PNHS parking lot!!?? It’s not too late to join the team, just fill out this form to let Coach Jim know you’re interested.  If the health department allows, we will be in the pool practicing next week 3:30-5:30 M-F at PCHS. Join us!!

Wednesday January 6

Video Announcements here

Wednesday’s Social/Emotional Boost

This week, let’s talk about Social Media Care:  Think before you post on social media.  Taking care of ourselves and others includes being compassionate and accepting and treating others with respect on social media.  Take a look at these online tips on handling some tough topics online..

‘Exam’ Week

Remember we sent out a revised class/bell schedule for what would have been our exam week, January 18-22.  Make sure you bookmark and even print if you can as those will be half days with alternating classes.

Picture Day

Tuesday January 19, noon-6pm. Click HERE to signup for a five-minute window.  This starts after half-day classes are done for the day, so no worry about missing anything.  You can find full details and instructions on our home page at nhs.portageps.org.

Semester Switcheroo

If you have books that you won’t need for 2nd semester, we are planning for a 1st semester book drop off during the week of January 18:

Put textbooks and/or library books in a bag clearly labeled with your name and grade.  Drop off in the main office vestibule anytime 8am-4pm during ‘exam’ week.  If you’re coming for Picture Day on Tues Jan19, bring them along – we will have a drop off spot in the auditorium lobby that day.

PEF Scholarships 

Check out some great scholarships: check and apply here.  Applications are due February 15, 2021.

Thursday January 7

Video Announcements here including another intro segment of PNDrama’s “Hindsight 2020”.

From our Empowerment Club:

“Monday, January 18 is MLK Day, and as we prepare to honor this great civil rights leader this month, we ask you to join us in supporting our sister club at PC, the JEDI (justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion) club, in their quest to make Portage Public Schools a more inclusive and safe place to learn for all. They have written a letter to district administration and the school board calling for meaningful and lasting change, including adding more diversity to our curriculum and providing anti-bias, anti-racism training for all members of the PPS learning community. This is a great opportunity to come together as ONE Portage and honor what MLK said in his Letter from the Birmingham Jail: “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.” A better, more together tomorrow starts with us. Click here to show your support.”