PARENTS  If you’d like to help at or provide treats for our Academic Award programs coming up in May, here is a SignUpGenius link for details.

Senior Slide Show  The Class of 2017 Grad Bash committee will put together a super cool slideshow of memories that plays at graduation ceremonies at Miller Auditorium.  If you want your graduate to be part of this, please email .jpg photos of your 2017 senior and their senior friends to Meadow Nuyen, Chandler Huerta's mom, at  They can be senior pictures, group shots, sport/band pictures, dance pictures, etc, and deadline is May 12.

Monday 17 April 2017

Juniors - Tomorrow is the 3rd and final required section of the MMEs. Listen carefully - Juniors with last names beginning with A thru K and the juniors who attend KAMSC will be testing 1st-2nd hours.  Juniors L thru Z will be testing 6th-7th hours - go directly to your testing room, not to class.. Posters showing your assigned testing room are displayed in all 4 offices, various spots in the hallways, and teachers have that information as well. Please make sure you know where you are to report for the M-Step test BEFORE Tuesday.   

To honor Haylee Lewis who passed away last week after a courageous battle with cancer, we are encouraging all students to wear Orange on Friday for a school wide 'Orange Out for Haylee.'  There will also be orange ribbons available during both lunches on which you can write messages of comfort to Haylee's family.  See Ms. Pittman in rm 2.131 if you have any questions or would like to help out.

If you are interesting in enter a work of art into our upcoming ArtPrize competition, even if you’ve never taken an art class, bring it to Ms. Nott or Mrs. Honeysett in the art room and sign our registration form. Deadline to submit is tomorrow.  

SENIORS Last call to a potential graduation speech to Mrs. Fig by 3 pm tomorrow.  Auditions for Senior Speaker will be held Thursday in Andrews’s room.

Earn-Back Time starts this Saturday.  Report to the Lower Commons NO LATER THAN 8AM!  Do not show up late or you will have gotten out of bed in vain.  Please sign up in your grade office if you are planning to be there this week.

Interact Club will meet Thursday 3-4pm in Mr. Hill's room. We need as many students as possible to help advertise and decorate for our annual $2-gether for Tuleeni fundraiser, which starts next week! Join us for snacks, fun, and helping our friends at the Tuleeni Orphanage in Tanzania.

Michigan Youth in Government will have its first open meeting for new members Wednesday after school until 3:45 in  Dixon's room 2.132. This is a great group for anyone interested in debating or politics.  If you're interested, join us next Wednesday.

Day of Silence is happening on Friday this week.  During this student-led national event, students take a one-day vow of silence to encourage awareness of the silencing effects of anti-LGBTQ name-calling, bullying and harassment in schools. If you’d like more information or would like to participate, please join the PN Gay Straight Alliance meeting after school on Tuesday in Paynich’s room for materials and details..  

Are you interested in learning how to make and eat Japanese food? Then come to Anime club on Wednesday the 19th from 3:10 to 4:45! If you plan on attending, sign up on the sheet on the bulletin board next to the Art rooms and give a dollar to Ms Nott to cover food expenses. Everyone is welcome, even if you don't watch anime or have never been to a meeting!  And how about a trip to JAPAN in the summer of 2018 with Art Nott? Come to anime club this Wednesday to learn more about this exciting trip opportunity! Can't make the meeting? Come see Art Nott for more details.

Congratulations to Next Year's yearbook editors who were chosen based on application and teacher recommendations- Joslyn Miller and Lauren O'Hern; To next year's yearbook business manager, Katie Larason; and to next year's yearbook team leader, Neal Truitt.  And speaking of yearbook, they still has about 40 books available to purchase for this year. Distribution for books will be coming up in May, so don't be be left out of getting yours today. Last year, we sold out of all books, and once they are gone, that's it!  Order forms are available in each grade office and Ms. Wangler's room.  All pre-orders must be completed by May 5th to reserve your book.

Looking for service hours?  The Kalamazoo Marathon is once again looking for advance help with medals - this would involve picking up boxes around April 28, stringing them and returning them by May 3.  Call or text Patti Hartley at 269-352-2225 for details.  

Huskie Athletics

Congratulations to the Portage Women’s Lacrosse teams as they beat Holt (Varsity 16-9, JV 13-2) in their home opener this past Saturday.  Thanks to all who came out to support the teams on a beautiful spring day.

In Track News, The team attended the Gull lake Invite Friday night and the Huskies had some spectacular finishes. The following kids were race champions and they set the all-time event record for this meet, Randy Prince Discus, Madi Ford Pole Vault and Peyton Witt set both the 1600 and the 3200 records and Will Kellam won the 800.

The Girls Tennis team plays in the Greater Kalamazoo tournament finals today at Mattawan High School. Matches begin at 4:00 so come on out and cheer them on!

And continuing to bring awareness to Distracted Driving: Text is not the only distraction.  Eating while you drive can be a bigger disaster than just getting mustard on your shirt.  Stay focused on the road when you get behind the wheel.

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