Announcements

April 17th

There is Folklorico practice after school today in Mrs. Lynch's room.
The Writing Club will meet Wednesday, April 18th after school from 2:40-4:15 in room C-4. If you like to write and enjoy creating stories, poems, and/or cartoons, then this is the club for you. You can freely write whatever you like and/or get help with your writing(s). The Writing Club is open to all students, grades sixth through eighth. Come, hang  out, write, and share your writings as well as writings from famous authors and poets.
There will be a student council meeting tomorrow!! The meeting will go until 3:30. Please have a ride waiting.
There is free breakfast in the cafeteria for everyone this week, because of ISTEP testing.
No Study Tables this week.
Attendance is very important this week......make sure you are here and on time.
Co-Ed Flag Football flyers are on the counter if your are interested.
There will be a Call Out/Parent Meeting for the 2018/2019 PHS Cheer Team on Tuesday, April 17th at 6pm in the LGI Room at the High School. (Please use Door M).
Anyone interested in trying out for the 2018-19 PHS Cheer Team will need to attend with a parent or guardian.



April 16th
There is no speech today!

There is free breakfast in the cafeteria for everyone this week, because of ISTEP testing.
No Study Tables this week.
Attendance is very important this week......make sure you are here and on time.
Co-Ed Flag Football flyers are on the counter if your are interested.
There will be a Call Out/Parent Meeting for the 2018/2019 PHS Cheer Team on Tuesday, April 16th  @ 6:00 pm in the LGI Room at the High School. (Please use Door M).
Anyone interested in trying out for the 2018-19 PHS Cheer Team will need to attend with a parent or guardian.



April 13th
There will be a Call Out/Parent Meeting for the 2018/2019 PHS Cheer Team on Tuesday, April 17th  @6pm in the LGI Room at the High School. (Please use Door M).
Anyone interested in trying out for the 2018-19 PHS Cheer Team will need to attend with a parent or guardian.
Students, how would you like to have a new Kindle Fire 7 just in time for summer break? Your REGIONAL student credit union is offering a chance to win a Kindle Fire. The winner will be announced on Thursday, May 3rd.  All you have to do is make a deposit to your savings account at the Student Credit Union. There will be a minimum total deposits of $20.00 to be eligible.  Not a member yet? It only takes $1.00 and a completed application (including your Social Security Number). See your Student Credit Union Specialist for additional information.  
We are offering Preparing for College and Careers this summer. If 8th graders would like to get a jump start, we'll take up to 50 enrollments. First come, first serve. PE is also open to those students with significantly crowded schedules, honors/music. I will approve those on a case-by-case basis. 
Co-Ed Summer Flag Football
IF you are interested in playing....pick up a flyer on the counter in the office.
There will be no speech on Monday, April 16th.


April 12th

Mr Pawlak, Mr. Weaver, Ms. Kramer and Mrs. Cox would like to thank all of our Washington DC participants. We received so many compliments on the students' behavior and we are very proud to have had great representation for Portage in our Nations capital. In those four days we walked a little over 35 miles, in order to see so many sites and learn about our country's history.
7th graders: this is a trip that you should look into for next year. It's a great :end of 8th grade" adventure! This is an amazing trip. filled with information, site seeing, making new friends, and lots of laughter! If this is something that you might be interested in, there will be information available to you in the fall.
There will be a call-out meeting on Wednesday, April 25th at 5:30 in the Fegely cafeteria.
tudents, how would you like to have a new Kindle Fire 7 just in time for summer break? Your REGIONAL student credit union is offering a chance to win a Kindle Fire. The winner will be announced on Thursday, May 3rd  All you have to do is make a deposit to your savings account at the Student Credit Union. There will be a minimum total deposits of $20.00 to be eligible.  Not a member yet? It only takes $1.00 and a completed application (including your Social Security Number). See your Student Credit Union Specialist for additional information. 
Are you still waiting to buy your yearbook? We only have a small amount of books that are still available for order. Get yours TODAY at jostens.com! 
We are offering Preparing for College and Careers this summer. If 8th graders would like to get a jump start, we'll take up to 50 enrollments. First come, first serve. PE is also open to those students with significantly crowded schedules, honors/music. I will approve those on a case-by-case basis.
Congratulations to JT Haitz, the Cyclone Team's newest addition to the AR 200 point Club!
Attention seventh graders. If you received an invitation to join the National Junior Honor Society there is a mandatory meeting tomorrow, Friday, April 13th,  before school in room C1. If you cannot attend the meeting please see Mr. Atherton or Ms. Shimer.



April 11th
Attention seventh graders. Invitations to join National Junior Honor Society will be distributed today and tomorrow. If you receive an invitation there is a mandatory meeting on Friday, April 13th. before school in room C1 if you cannot attend or have any questions please see Mr. Atherton or Ms. Shimer. Thank you.
Students, how would you like to have a new Kindle Fire 7 just in time for summer break? Your REGIONAL student credit union is offering a chance to win a Kindle Fire. The winner will be announced on Thursday, May 3rd.  All you have to do is make a deposit to your savings account at the Student Credit Union. There will be a minimum total deposits of $20.00 to be eligible.  Not a member yet? It only takes $1.00 and a completed application (including your Social Security Number). See your Student Credit Union Specialist for additional information. 
Are you still waiting to buy your yearbook? We only have a small amount of books that are still available for order. Get yours TODAY at jostens.com! 
Mrs. Hicks would like to send out a big thank you to the volunteers that helped put together our VERY successful Title 1 Escape Room event last night.
Mr. Atherton
NJHS colunteers:
Gage Bagwell
Liam Cravens
Gia Tjortis
Riley Jones
Jovaan Gutierrez
Chloe Smith
Kaitlyn Santaguida
Devan Howard
Trinity Costilla
Taylor Hadley
Amanda Quigg
Ravinder Singh
Mrs. Willard
Mrs. Field
and the Custodians
Everyone helped in to pitch in and make this a great event for the families. Thank you everyone!
The Boilermakers would like to congratulate Faith Denman for making it into the 200 point club. Way to go, Faith!
We are offering Preparing for College and Careers this summer. If 8th graders would like to get a jump start, we'll take up to 50 enrollments. First come, first serve. PE is also open to those students with significantly crowded schedules, honors/music. I will approve those on a case-by-case basis.
Due to a staff meeting, the math academic team will not meet today. Check your schoology at the end of the day and we will meet next on Monday, April 16th.
There is no track practice today, Wednesday, April 11th.
Sign language club will not be held today, We will meet on Wednesday, April 18th from 2:45-4:15.

April 10th
The Tsunami Team would like to congratulate the following Tsunami students on achieving a place in the 200 Point Club: Jenna Ibrahim, who states that one of her favorite books is FIXER because of all the problem solving involved; Kaela Winfield, who says that her favorite book is THE FEVER CODE, which is the last book in the Maze Runner series and gives a lot of details that tie everything together; Emma Sulski, who says her favorite book is HOKIE POKIE by Jerry Spinelli because it ends with a cliffhanger; and finally , Jaren Stivers who says he loves the Percy Jackson LIGHTNING THIEF series because it started it all for him. Congratulations to all these Tsunami students for their tremendous reading accomplishment, and welcome to the 200 Point Club!!
Are you still waiting to buy your yearbook? We only have a small amount of books that are still available for order. Get yours TODAY at jostens.com!
Students, how would you like to have a new Kindle Fire 7 just in time for summer break? Your REGIONAL student credit union is offering a chance to win a Kindle Fire. The winner will be announced on Thursday, May 3rd.  All you have to do is make a deposit to your savings account at the Student Credit Union. There will be a minimum total deposits of $20.00 to be eligible.  Not a member yet? It only takes $1.00 and a completed application (including your Social Security Number). See your Student Credit Union Specialist for additional information.


April 6th
The Hoosiers would like to congratulate Jacob Hrad and Chloe Szumanski as the newest  members of the AR 200 pt. club.
Willowcreek Academic Teams
The English Academic Team meeting for today has been cancelled. Our next meeting will be Monday,April 9th, after school in room C-4. Members are to review the poem, Grass, and Sonnet 9 before Monday. Your ribbons for the TJ competition will be available at that time.  Please let Mrs. Scheuer know your shirt size by Monday.
There will be a Call Out/Parent Meeting for the 2018-19 PHS Cheer Team on Tuesday, April 17th @ 6pm in the LGI Room at the High School. (Please use Door M)
Anyone interested in trying out for the 2018-19 PHS Cheer Team will need to attend with a parent or guardian.
50th Anniversary celebration for Kyle Elementary School.
Saturday April 21st, 1:00-2:00. Meet and Greet with all former and present staff.  Open House for all former and present Kyle Students, parents & staff from 2:00-4:00. All current PTS students must be accompanied by an adult.




April 5th
The Willowcreek Academic Teams competed last night at Thomas Jefferson Middle School in their first academic competition for the season. The teams consisted of English, Math, Science, and Social studies. Every team member got a chance to see what it was like to compete and challenge other schools in an academic setting. This was great practice for all and will certainly help with state competition in LaPorte on Saturday, April 28th. Congratulations to all participants.
Yearbook Club will not be meeting today. Keep your eye on schoology for more information about our next  meeting.
50th Anniversary celebration for Kyle Elementary School.
Saturday, April 21st. 1:00-2:00 Meet and Greet with all former and present staff.  Open House for all former and present Kyle Students, parents & staff from 2:00-4:00. All current PTS students must be accompanied by an adult.


April 4th
Math Academic Team - Please check your messages on schoology before you leave school today!!
Make sure your iPads are brought to school everyday with a full charge!!
For any 6th or 7th Grade student still wanting to be a part of next October's Florida Trip, applications and deposits will be accepted through the end of this week. Trip spots are filling up fast, so don't waste time. If you have questions or need to turn in an application, please see Mr. Malaski in Room A-8.
For those students who went on last October's Florida Trip and haven't stopped by to pick up the trip DVD, please stop by Mr Malaski's room ASAP to pick up your copy.
Willowcreek Wild Cards are being traded in the library! What's a Willowcreek Wild Card?
It's an old-fashioned library book checkout card with a twist. When you find one in a book, fill in the date you found it, the name of the book you found it in, and your initials. Then take the card and put it in one of YOUR favorite books for the next reader to find.
Let's see how far out Wild Cards travel!
Be on the lookout for a smile in your locker....a smile from a stranger, that is. The Pay It Forward Club is placing positive messages in lockers. If you find one, read it and then secretly share it with anyone you think could use a smile. Smiles are contagious....pass one on!
Attention 8th grade students:
Would you like to be Mr. Malaski for a day??..Mrs. Warne?? Ms. Travis??? Or even Mrs. Stewart??....sign up now for 8th grade student - teacher day, this event takes place on Friday, May 18th ....sign up sheets will be in main office and guidance....Candidates will be screened for grades and behavior.  The last day to sign up will be Wednesday, April 11th. Please see Mr. Lynch in A-14 or Mrs. Smith in guidance for any questions.
Willowcreek Academic Teams
The Willowcreek Academic Teams will compete today at 5:30 at Thomas Jefferson Middle School in their first academic competition. The teams consist of English, Math, Science, and Social Studies. All team members are to meet after school today in Mrs. Scheuer's room, C-4. Please have your study materials, food money, and anything else you might need for the competition. All are welcome to join us at the competition. Good-luck to all teams as they compete against other local schools in the category of World War 1.





April 3rd
National Junior Honor Society Members - There will be a meeting before school tomorrow at 8:10 am in Mr. Athertons room (G0). If you cannot attend the meeting please check schoology for important information.  Thank you.
All track athletes are to report directly to the gym after school. Do not go to the locker rooms to get changed. All male athletes should report to the upper gym area. All female athletes should report to the mail gym. You are to be in your respective areas no later than 2:40.

Cutoff for physicals is FRIDAY.

Congratulations to brothers Joe Payne and Keshawn Brown for helping rescue an 8 year old child in a fire over Spring Break.  We are so proud of these young men!

TOMORROW IS LATE START WEDNESDAY!!!!

Co-ed Dodgeball at the Boys and Girls Club.  If you are interested pick up a flyer on the counter.

For any 6th or 7th grade student still wanting to be a part of next October's Florida Trip, applications and deposits will be accepted through the end of this week. Trip spots are filling up fast, so don't waste time. If you have questions or need to turn in an application, please see Mr. Malaski in Room A-8.

For those students who went on last October's Florida Trip and haven't stopped by to pick up the trip DVD, please stop by Mr. Malaski's room ASAP to pick up your copy.
Willowcreek Wild Cards are being traded in the library! What's a Willowcreek Wild Card?
It's an old-fashioned library book checkout card with a twist. When you find one in a book, fill in the date you found it, the name of the book you found it in, and your initials. Then take the card and put it in one of YOUR favorite books for the next reader to find.
Let's see how far out Wild Cards travel!

Be on the lookout for a smile in your locker....a smile from a stranger, that is. The Pay It Forward Club is placing positive messages in lockers. If you find one, read it and then secretly share it with anyone you think could use a smile. Smiles are contagious....pass one on!

There will be NO Ballet Folklorico practice today.  Practice will resume next week.
Sign Language club will meet on Wednesday, April 4th, this week.