Announcements

May Announcements May 18th
There will be open volleyball today and tomorrow for all 6th and 7th grade girls, who are thinking of going out for the team next year. Meet in the gym at 2:35 to 4:15.

The PHS boys cross country team will have a call-out meeting for any guys interested in running cross country on Monday, May 22 @ 6 pm in the LGI room at PHS. Parents are encouraged to attend.

If you want to join the Spell Bowl team next year, but couldn't make the meeting yesterday, see Mrs. Hilsmier in room B7.

Students, parents, and families are invited to an open house/reception to celebrate the retirement of Mrs. Gough on Tuesday, May 23 from  4:00 - 5:00 at the Kyle School cafeteria.  Enter Door H (the side cafeteria door).
May 17th
The 6th grade Lady Warriors did an outstanding job at Friday night's conference meet. It was an extremely close meet but the girls placed 3rd overall. However, we came home with 4 conference champs.
1st place finishers were:
4X100 Relay Team - Makayla Patterson, Ava Neal, Ella Stokes, Ria Rich
75m Hurdles - Makayla Patterson
100m & 200m - Ava Neal
2nd place finishers were:
4X200 Relay Team - Makayla Patterson, Wrigley Barcelli, Ria Rich, and Marraya Riveria
1600m - Camryn Jaramillo
3rd Place Finishers:
Shot Put - Regan Claussen
400m - Ria Rich
4th in the 800m - Camryn Jaramillo
5th place Finishers were:
Long Jump - Wrigley Barcelli
4X400 team - Camryn Jaramillo, Elizabeth Ford, Ella Stokes, and Wrigley Barcelli
6th in the High Jump - Elizabeth Ford
8th in the Hurdles - Marraya Riveria
Amazing Job Ladies!! Coach Kramer is extremely proud of all of you. Please come to Coach Kramer for your ribbons.
The 8th grade girl's track team finished their season with the following conference highlights.
The following athletes placed in the top 3 spots at the conference on Friday night.
Jaedyn Lowe - 1st in 100m and 200m
Morgan McCulloch - 1st in the 800m
Analise Franklin - 2nd in the 75m hurdles
4X100 Relay Team - Jaedyn Lowe, Diamond Howell, ANalise Franklin and Madelynn Zeman placed 3rd.
Well done to all these athletes including Jaden Hibbard, Emilee Craigin, Tyra Johnson, Margarita Navarro, Lenina Santos, Shelby Payne Gall, and Krysten Vanderludt who also scored points for the team.
Return your lock to Ms.. Haupt if you were issued one at the beginning of the season.
There will be open volleyball Wednesday and Thursday for all 6th and 7th grade girls, who are thinking of going out for the team next year. Meet in the gym at 2:35 - 4:15 p.m.
A big thank you to everyone who came to the Art Show last night! It was a pleasure to visit with everyone's family and celebrate your art. The art will be on display through Friday. Please take a minute and view the work and remember to treat it with respect.
Congratulations to Arianna Martinez! You are our door prize winner! Enjoy your prize!!
Congratulations too Aidan Barney and Anthony Peacock for achieving 100% mastery of 6th grade standards in Khan Academy! Great job gentlemen!!
May 16th
It's NOT too late! Yearbooks will be on sale in the cafeteria during breakfast (7:05-7:20). Books are $30.00 and will be distributed on the yearbook distribution days! You may pay with cash or checks made out to Jostens.
Members of the math competition team need to see Mrs. Moore in B-8 to pick up their shirts.
Nursing Home Committee members who are going on the Field Trip today are to meet in room 216 during lunch. Please see Ms. Littke for a lunch pass.
The 7th Grade Lady Braves finished 6th overall in the Lake Porter Conference Track Meet that took place Friday night. The girls went away with 54 points overall. Earning points for the Braves were Da'Ja Jones with  her 2nd place finish in the 200m dash and 3rd place finish in the 400m dash. Maya Lavendusky with a 3rd place finish in the shot put. Izzy Shields with a 4th place in the high jump, and Amanda Purnick with 8th place in the long jump. Izzy Shields took 8th in the hurdles, and Allison Conrad took 8th in the 800m run. Relay teams scoring for the Braves were the 4X1 relay team of Lili Ramirez, Mya Costa, Lynnia Perry, and Amanda Purnick; the 4X2 relay team of Amanda Purnick, Amanda Kmetz, Lynnia Perry, and Da'Ja Jones, and the 4X4 relay team of Soraya Loubriel, Catherine Belue, Aleksandra Ramon, and Julie Estrada. Great job, ladies!!
On Friday night, the 7th grade boys competed in their conference meet. The team finished 5th overall.
Tylee Swopes: 1st in hurdles
Cameron Coker: 2nd in 100, 7th in long jump
Luke Elwood: 4th in the mile
Rich Linzy: 8th in the 800
Billy Jones: 5th in long jump
Josh Ortiz: 6th in shot put
Tyler Cravens: 8th in high jump
Dontrell Hillard: 8th in high jump (there was a tie)
4X200 team was 4th
4X100 team was 5th
4X400 team was 4th
Congratulations to Billy Gray who was Champion for Regional Middle School bowling.
Special thanks to our NJHS helpers who assisted with Title 1 Escape Room event last night. They helped with set-up, worked stations, and stayed to clean up. We truly appreciate all their hard work. Mrs. Hicks, Mrs Field and Mrs. Stewart would like to thank: Austin Hogenson, Bryan Garrison, Bri Trinidad, Jalen Williams, Katelyn Mitchell, and Alex Wolfe. Great job! 
Each Wednesday, remember to wear your 200-point club t-shirt in order to take advantage of a weekly reward. Tomorrow, if you wear your shirt you'll also be able to wear pajamas. Next week, wearing your shirt will allow you to wear a hat. Keep reading!
The Freedom Fighters would like to congratulate Megan Dobos, Matt LOpez, Jonah Allton, and Jaylin King for reaching the 200 point club this quarter. Also Emilee Craigin and Brianna Root-Zell have amassed a stellar 400 points. Awesome!
Calling all 6th and 7th graders: The Spell Bowl team will meet on Wednesday  in Mrs. Hilsmier's room until 3:30. Old and new members are strongly encouraged to attend. If you want to improve your spelling skills, play fun review games and compete in a battle of words against other schools, come to room B7 after school on Wednesday!
All students please check the office window if you think you have Perfect Attendance, A Honor Roll, or Honor Roll. If your name is not on the list, please let the office know.
May 15th
The Jaguars would like to congratulate Ava Ampeliotis and Kayla Mitchell on completing 100% mastery of 6th grade standards on Khan Academy.
Also, congratulations to Camryn Jaramillo on achieving 100% mastery in both the 6th and 7th grade worlds in Khan Academy.
Fantastic job girls!!
Any current 6th or 7th grader interested in running cross country next school year, there is a call out meeting Wednesday during adviser . This   meeting will take place in the cafeteria and will begin right after morning announcements.
The 8th Grade Boys competed at the Lake Porter Conference Track meet on Friday night, with many boys posting season-best efforts to close out the year.
Top performers were:
1600m relay team of Jaden Polen, Owen Pittman, Owen Winicky, and Keegan Lockwood - 7th place
200m dash - Austin Hogenson
400m relay team of Julius Hearns, Tyler Murphy, Austin Hogenson, and Owen Remmel - 6th place
800m relay team of Winicky, Pittman, and Hearns - 6th place.
There will be a call out meeting for all 8th grade girls and their parents interested in being a member of the Portage High School Girls Cross Country Team. The meeting will be held on Monday, May 15th at 6:00 p.m. The meeting will be  held in the LGI Room at Portage High School. Use Entrance M.
Help Carry on the Portage Tradition!
May 12
Attention all 6th and 7th graders planning on playing football next year for WILLOWCREEK:
Before lunch TODAY you are to report to the gym for a 5 min. meeting with Coach Haupt. You must attend this meeting if you plan on playing next year. DO NOT get your food first!! Come immediately following the bell.
This is a reminder to students that all library books are due Monday, May 15th. Teachers please write this on your chalkboards. Teachers, you will receive overdue notices in your mailboxes by 7:20 a.m. staring  Tuesday. The media center staff appreciates your assistance in getting all books returned to the library as soon as possible.

It's not too late!! Yearbooks will be on sale in the cafeteria during breakfast (7:05-7:20). Books are $30.00 and will be distributed on the yearbook distribution days! You may pay with cash or checks made out to Jostens.

There will be a call out meeting for all 8th grade girls and their parents interested in being a member of the Portage High School Girls Cross Country Team. The meeting will be held on Monday May 15th at 6:00 pm. The meeting will be  held in the LGI room at Portage High School. Use Entrance M. 
Help Carry on the Portage Tradition!
May 11
The Cardinals would like to congratulate Jenna Ibrahim for reaching the 200 point club!! Well Done!  Keep Reading!!
Any current 6th or 7th grade boy interested in attending a summer basketball camp at the high school should stop by Mr. Swindle's room and pick up a flyer. The camp will cost $20.00 if you sign up by May 31st. This camp will be run by the current high school basketball coaches at Portage High School.
May 10
There will be open volleyball in the gym May 10th & May 11th, from 2:40 - 4:15 for all sixth and seventh grade girls, who are interested in trying out for the 7th and 8th grade volleyball teams this coming fall. Please make sure you are dressed appropriately: gym shoes, shorts (no jeans), loose shirt, and knee pads, if you have them, NO JEWELRY. Also, if you are not riding the activity bus, you MUST have a ride and be picked up no later than 4:30. If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Scheuer before or after school in room C-4.

The 8th Grade Honor Students did an excellent job during the question and answer session yesterday at the Shakespeare Theater. They were there with a College Prep School, and asked more and BETTER questions than the High School students. They were complimented by the Executive Producer of the show. BRAVO!!!

Conference Track T-shirts are now on sale in the back office. Cost is $15.00. Save the hassle of purchasing at the meet!

Congratulations to Emily Guzman of the Boilermaker Team for reaching 200 AR points. Way to go, Emily! Keep flipping those pages.
May 9th
Yearbooks will be for sale in the cafeteria from 7:05 - 7:20 everyday thru next Friday. Yearbooks are $30.00,

The Nursing Home Committee will meet today and Thursday in room 216 during lunch. Please see Ms. Littke for a lunch pass.
This announcement is for any 6th or 7th grader wishing to play football next year at Willowcreek.
The Varsity High School coaches are putting on a two week football camp starting May 15th after school from (2:45 - 4:20) here at Willowcreek. This camp is FREE!! To attend the camp and sign up for football next year you must pick up a form from Coach Haupt in room D6. This form needs to be signed and returned to him by 2:30 FRIDAY.
Even if you are not planning on attending the camp after school you still need to pick up a form from Coach Haupt to be eligible to play next year.

The 6th grade girls lady warriors had several great performances last night against BF but came up short for the victory 41-55.
First Place Finishers were:
4x200 Relay - Makayla Patterson, Wrigley Barcelli, Ria Rich, and Marraya Rivera
4x11 Relay - Makayla Patterson, Ava Neal, Ria Rich
75m hurdles - Makayla Patterson
400m dash - Ria Rich
100 and 200m - Ava Neal

Second place finshers were:
High Jump - Elizabeth Ford
1600 and 800 - Camryn Jaramillo

Third place finishers were:
High Jump - Ella Stokes
Shot Put - Regan Claussen

Great Job Ladies


The 6th grade Boys lost to Valpo BF 62-34 last night
Top 6th grade finishers:
100, 200m - Jaray (the jet) Tucker
Hurdles - Corey (the animal) Titus
The Boys Finished with a 2-3 record and will travel to Crown Point  FridayNight for Conference.

The following wrestlers competed in the Freestyle and Grecko Roman wrestling competition.
Brad Conrad - 4th GR  6th  F.
Alec Cornejo - 7th GR
Lucas Underwood - 7th GR.   8th F

Attention new National Honor Society Members. There will be a meeting on Wednesday, May 10th after school in Mr. Atherton's room G0. The meeting will last until 3:30. Please have a ride waiting. This is for 7th grade members only. If you cannot attend the meeting please see Mr. Atherton, Ms. Holman, or Ms. Hilsmier Thursday before school.
May 8th There will be open volleyball in the gym next Wednesday, May 10th and Thursday, May 11th, from 2:40 - 4:15 for all sixth and seventh grade girls, who are interested in trying out for the 7th and 8th grade volleyball teams this coming fall. Please make sure you are dressed appropriately; gym shoes, shorts (no jeans), loose shirt, and knee pads, if you have them, but NO JEWELRY. Also, if you are not riding the Activity Bus, you MUST have a ride and be picked up by no later than 4:30. If you have any questions, please see Mrs. Scheuer before or after school in room C-4. May 4th
The Tsunami Team would like to congratulate another Tsunami student, Carter Mullins, on making the 200 point Club. Carter has been working very hard to achieve this goal! So congratulations, Carter, on this tremendous reading accomplishment, and once again, welcome to the 200 Point Club!
The Nursing Home Committee will NOT meet today. We will meet Tuesday,during lunch.
Yearbook Club will NOT be meeting today.
All 8th graders interested in trying out for the dance team.  Tryouts will take place on Tuesday, May 9th and May 16th @ 3:15 in Tuesday, May 9th and May 16th at 3:15 in room D3 at the High School.
May3rd
Each Wednesday, remember to wear your 200-point club t-shirt in order to take advantage of a weekly reward. Next week, wearing your shirt will allow you to skip to the front of the lunch line. Keep reading!!
May 2nd
The Social Studies Academic Team did an amazing job placing 2nd in  Saturday's competition. Coach Kramer is very proud of members.  Alex Samansky, Tyler Doepping, Cali McLain, Ashley Stanley.

All students who were in the Orbiting Jupiter Book Club need to meet in the library at 7:15 Wednesday to return your book and take some pictures.
Any student interested in starting the Orbiting Jupiter book club again these last three weeks of the school year need to see Mrs. Bieker in the library by Wednesday.

The Nursing Home Committee will meet today and Thursday in room 216 during lunch. Please see Ms. Littke for a lunch pass.

There is a student teacher meeting today in C1 following announcements.
May 1st
6th Grade Boys track results from last Thursday
The boys lost 62-34 to Crown Point Wheeler
First Place Finisheres:
Jaray the Jet Tucker.....100 and 200
Antione Big Guns Pierson in the Shot Put
The Boys host Fegley tonight!
Mrs. O'Neil would like to thank all of the participants on the Science Academic team for their hard work and dedication this year. They are Makayla Zettler, Clara Harbart, Sara Mitchell, Katelyn Mitchell, and Tyler Cravens. They made a great showing at  Saturday's competition and should be proud of theur efforts. Way to go everyone!!
The Math Academic team competed Saturday at LaPorte High School and finished second in their class. Congratulations to ....
Ravinder Singh
Josh Castillo
Sara Mitchell
Kaitlyn Mitchell
Zach Yong
Your coaches are proud of you and thank you for your effort.
Congratulations to the English Academic Team of....
Janessa Pala
Ravinder Singh
Ramsey Jaramillo
for competing this past weekend. Although they did not place in the English round, they helped the Inter disciplinary team placed first in the all-around competition. Mrs. Scheuer would like to especially thank these three students, who dedicated their time and talents for this competition despite overwhelming odds.

Congratulations to the Academic Interdisciplinary Team who placed FIRST in the all-around competition at LaPorte this past weekend. Members of the team are: Josh Castillo, Ramsey Jaramillo, Katelyn Mitchell, Sara Mitchell, ALex Samansky, Ravinder Singh, and captain, Zach Yong. The coaches are proud of this team and all the students who competed this past weekend!
8th Grade Dinner Dance
This is for all 8th graders!!!  Forms are being passed out in your 1st mod class.  This is a great time.  It will be on Tuesday, May 23rd from 6:00-8:00 pm. If you are coming fill out form and drop it off in the office.
Attention all students who did not have gym this year:  Bring tennis shoes on Tuesday, May 2nd.  You will be doing the School Wide Fitness Gram test.