Tuesday 17 January 2017

Meetings this week:

Science Olympiad meets Wednesday after school until 3:45 in L.118.  Remember to bring your signed permission slips, pizza money, and t-shirt money.

Anime Club meets Wednesday until 4:10.. This will be an informational meeting for Shutocon, so make sure to stop by if you are interested.

Programming Club will meet after school Friday this week until 5 in the Media Center.

As anyone who's listened to the radio can attest, you don't have to be a phenomenal singer to have a career in pop music...and so it is also the case with PN's tradition of Lip Feud.  That's right, lip feud is back for Winterfest 2017.  Grade levels will compete by choreographing a dance number and lip synching to a song to go with this year's theme: A Night in the City.  Gather your friends, sign ups are in the counseling office, and be sure to attend the mandatory information meeting in Pittman's room (2.131) after school this Wednesday, January 18th.  It shouldn't last more than 10 minutes.

Just one more opportunity for Earn Back Time and that is Saturday Jan 21, 8am-noon in the Lower commons.  You must be here by 8am sharp or you will not be able to enter. Also, you need to enter the Lower Commons from the Back Parking Lot entrance.  Make sure to bring school work to do as this is productive work time.  And note that the 21st is the DEADLINE to earn back missed time.  It cannot be made up during exam week.  

What do you get when you mix Hitchcock, a juicy spy novel and a dash of Monty Python? You get the unmissable comedy, The 39 Steps.  When a London civilian gets caught up in a spy game, he is  forced to leave the life he knows to figure out where the danger lies.  Will he save Britain from a den of devious spies?  Come find out!  This cast of 10 actors plays around 30 different characters in this fast-paced tale of an ordinary man on an extraordinary adventure. The 39 Steps opens this Friday and plays this weekend and next!  Tickets available at the door or on pndrama.org.

Now let’s talk about Exams -   

Freshmen! Would you like some extra help studying for your finals? Finishing those last study guide questions? Or just need some moral support before final exams? Come to our Cocoa and Cram study session on Sunday in the lower commons from 6pm-8pm. We will have upperclassmen and teachers available to help you with last minute preparation, along with some delicious treats!

Upperclassmen, if you need a place to study, Portage District Library is offering a special after-hours study session on Sunday 5-9pm.  They will supply pizza, pop, places to study and even some puppies to help reduce stress.

ALL of our students can pick up a FREE exam care package at the Portage District Library between now and Sunday while supplies last! Just show your student ID to the librarian sitting downstairs at the Youth Desk to receive a free bag of food and prizes.

And looking ahead to exams next week, here are some tips about transportation:

Seminar classes do not meet during exam week so plan accordingly.  Either get a ride or prepare to sit in the Lower Commons during your seminar time.

Neighborhood buses will leave Mon-Tue-Wed at about 12:15.  Make sure you know what bus to ride as they are different than your normal bus.  Maps will be posted on the Main office windows later this week, as well as on our home page.  

Thursday, your 7th hour period will dismiss at 9:45 and this is a district-wide half-day so the buses will leave here at 11:15.  You can leave if you do not have any make up exams but if you cannot get a ride at that time, you will need to sit in the Lower Commons until the buses leave.  Plan accordingly.  In short, ask questions and make a plan for transportation during exam week so you do not get stranded at school.

Your Huskie Café will be open Monday through Wednesday during exam week for breakfast and lunch! Crust & Stuff as well as Outtakes will be open from 11:50 am – 12:30 pm for you to grab a quick lunch before heading out for the day.

Huskie Athletics

Today's pole vault practice has been moved to tomorrow. Meet Coach Thorpe in the doghouse by 3:15.

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