Announcements


March 20th
Yearbook Staff: We will have an additional meeting today for all who are able to stay. Out deadline is March 25th. We need all available hands. Yearbook will be Wednesday and Thursday of this week.

In order to participate in track you must have a physical on file and you MUST sign up by the following dates:
6th grade: March 20 (sign up on the online Schoology form)
7th grade: March 21 (sign up with Ms Haupt F5 or Ms Karbler B9)
8th grade: March 22 (sign up with Mr Swindle F3)

Any 6th or 7th grade guy or gal interested in joining choir for next school year needs to sign up with Mrs. Franks in the choir room (F6) before Friday!

Last chance to get on the Navy Pier Cruise! If you took a permission slip home last week remember all money is due by THIS Friday before Spring Break. If you are still interested please see Mrs. Edwards today!!

The Portage High School Dance Team will have a call out meeting on Wednesday, April 3rd. The meeting will be at 6:00 in the LGI room at PHS. Anyone interested in trying out for the dance team should attend this meeting with a parent.

The Hurricane Team would like to congratulate Morgan Malaski for earning her spot into the 200 Point Club! Thank you for working hard and being an exemplary reader. We are proud of you. Enjoy your reward!

Any 8th grade girls basketball player that has yet to turn in their uniform and lock needs to do so. Please return to Mr Wellman.

Any 7th grade girls basketball player that has yet to turn in their uniform and lock needs to do so, Please return to Mr. Johnson in the main office.

The absolute last day to sign up for 8th grade track is March 22nd (the day before Spring Break). No new names will be taken after the call out meeting on that day. In order to sign up, you must sign the sheet in front of Mr. Swindle's room (F-3). A physical must be on file with the school in order to do track.

All cell phones and other devices are to be off except at lunch and before and after school. They are not to be on in the hallway.











Track Announcement


Tomorrow, Thursday the 21st, there will be a call out meeting for any 7th grader who intends to do track this year for Willowcreek. The meeting will be in the gym right after morning dismissal. Find a seat on the small bleachers when you arrive so we can get the meeting started promptly. This meeting will be the last opportunity to sign up for 7th grade track. Attendance at the meeting is important since information on the season will be handed out to all potential athletes.


Friday the 22nd, there will be a meeting for all 8th graders who have, or intend to, sign up for track. When morning dismissal begins, stay in the bleachers so we can start the meeting promptly. Information for the season will be handed out at the meeting.


March 18th
The Art Department would like to congratulate the following students for having artwork selected to be a part of the first annual Arts On The Lake art show: Eric Bohl, Kat Hanna, Grace Majda, Romy Monks, Sarah Smith, and Kimberly Tran.
The artwork is displayed on the upper level of the Portage Police Department. Great Job Students!!






March 15th
The Lady Braves 7th Grade Basketball Team finished their season last night at Ben Franklin Middle School against the Chesterton Lady Trojans. The Braves got off to a 5-3 lead with only 3 seconds left in the first quarter when Ava Melendez made a half court buzzer beater to stretch the Brave lead to 8-3.
The Braves led 17-8 heading into halftime. A 10 point 3rd Quarter propelled the Braves to an insurmountable lead over the Trojans and the Braves won 31-14 to capture the Lake-Porter Conference Championship.
The Braves were led in scoring by a pair of double-double players. Ava Melendez with 11 points, 10 rebounds, 3 steals and 4 assists. Melendez was joined in scoring by Alante Wright with 11 points, 11 rebounds, 2 steals, and 3 assists. Emma Ortiz had 5 points, 2 rebounds and 3 steals. Evelyn Garza had 2 points and 2 rebounds. Gabriella Kurzwell had 2 points and 5 rebounds. It was a great team win and everyone got to play during the game.
This marks back-to-back 7th Grade Girls Basketball Championships with this years 8th grade team last year and now we add another trophy to the case and hope to continue this trend with a resilient and tough group next year. Congratulations to our girls from Coach Monohan and Coach Cunningham.

Weekly Student of the Week

March 15th



Boilermakers Olivia Mendoza

Hoosiers: Kara Batson

Jaguars Ryan Fraker

Cardinals Tiana Galindo

Eagles Ava Colon

Cyclones: Makena Kretz

Hurricanes: Savannah Wardlow

Tsunami: Kaitlyn Puplava

Freedom Fighters: Lailah Casas

Justice League: Vanessa Rosario

Independence: Oscar Kapinos

Principals Choice: Nikka Boruff



March 14th
Justice League team students....remember to bring your library books to your College and Career ready class today. You will be scheduling your high school classes, but this is also your weekly library time.

8th Grade Girls ran into a hot shooting Taft team and fell in the semi finals of the conference tournament. This group had only one loss in two years at Willowcreek. Great seasons and representation of Willowcreek.

The Lady Braves 7th Grade Basketball Team is heading to the Conference Finals with a 37-25 win over Valpo Thomas Jefferson. The Braves got out to a slow start trailing 12-11 heading into halftime. The Braves came out of halftime with a 17-6 Third Quarter which propelled the Braves to the 12 point win. Alante Wright led the Braves in scoring with 13 points,7 rebounds, and 3 steals. Ava Melendez had 12 points, 4 rebounds, and 3 assists. Evelyn Garza had 8 big points and four rebounds. Emma Ortiz and Gabriella Kurzwell both had 2 points. Kianah King and Alyssa Dixon played huge minutes after the starters got into foul trouble. Both had two rebounds but their biggest impact was on the defensive end of the floor. The Lady Braves will be in action today against the Chesterton Trojans at 4:30 at Valpo Ben Franklin for the Lake-Porter Conference Championship. Good Luck Ladies



March 13th
In order to participate in track you must have a physical on file and you MUST sign up by the following dates:
6th grade: March 20 (sign up on the online Schoology form)
7th grade: March 21 (sign up with Ms. Haupt F5 or Ms Karbler B9)
8th grade: March 22 (sign up with Mr Swindle F3)

The absolute last day to sign up for 8th grade track is March 22nd (the day before Spring Break). No new names will be taken after the call out meeting on that day. In order to sign up, you must sign the sheet in front of Mr. Swindle's room (F-3). A physical must be on file with the school in order to do track.

The Lady Braves 7th Grade A Basketball Team moved into the Lake-Porter Conference with a 32-20 win over Valpo Benjamin Franklin. Alante Wright led all scorers with a double-double 14 points, 12 rebounds, and 2 steals. Emma Ortiz scored 9 with 4 rebounds and 2 blocks. Ava Melendez scored 7 points and had 3 rebounds and 6 steals. Evelyn Garza has 2 points, 3 blocks and 2 steals. Kianah King also played valuable minutes in all 4 quarters and had 2 rebounds and a steal. The Braves are back in action tonight against Thomas Jefferson in the conference semifinals.

8th grade girls defeated BF yesterday and will play Taft today in Round 2 of the Conference basketball tournament. Good Luck Girls.



March 11th
In order to participate in track you must have a physical on file and you MUST sign up by the following dates:
6th grade: March 20 (sign up on the online Schoology form)
7th grade: March 21 (sign up with Ms. Haupt F5 or Ms Karbler B9)
8th grade: March 22 (sign up with Mr Swindle F3)

The absolute last day to sign up for 8th grade track is March 22nd (the day before Spring Break). No new names will be taken after the call out meeting on that day. In order to sign up, you must sign the sheet in front of Mr. Swindle's room (F-3). A physical must be on file with the school in order to do track.

Soccer Callout meeting for any 6th, 7th & 8th grade Girl interested in Middle School Soccer on Wednesday March 13th at 7:15 in C-1.

Congratulations to all 7th and 8th grade music students who participated in the ISSMA Organizational Contest this past weekend at Knox Middle School.
7th grade choir: GOLD
8th grade treble choir - GOLD
8th grade mixed choir - SILVER
7th grade band - GOLD
8th Grade band - GOLD
7th grade orchestra - GOLD
8th grade orchestra - GOLD
Outstanding job!!!




March 7th
The 7th and 8th grade "A" girls basketball teams concluded the regular season yesterday with two convincing wins over LaPorte Boston. Both teams will enter the conference tournament next week with 7-0 records versus conference opponents.

Student Council will meet this Thursday, March 7th after school in the library. Please bring ideas for spring and be ready to work on them. Have a ride waiting at 4:15.

Soccer Callout meeting for any 6th, 7th & 8th grade Girl interested in Middle School Soccer on Wednesday, March 13th at 7:15 in C-1.




March 6th
There will be NO English Academic Team meeting today after school. We will meet again next Monday. Don't forget to bring in your permission slip. Also, please stop by Mrs. Scheuers room to pick up additional information to review before Monday.

Soccer call out meeting for any 6th, 7th and 8th grade girls interested in Middle School Soccer. It is Wednesday March 13 at 7:15 in C-1.

Any 7th grade boy or girl interested in joining track this spring can sign up outside Mrs. Haupt's room in F hall or Mrs. Karbler's room in B hall. You need to have a physical on file in order to participate in track.

Any 8th grader interested in being part of the track team needs to sign up on the sheets posted outside Mr. Swindle's room (F-3).
All students interested in running track must have a physical on file for the 2018/19 school year. If you are unsure if you have a physical, check with Mr. Johnson in the main office.

Any 6th Grade boy or girl wanting to sign up for track this spring, MUST sign up using the online sign-up form through Schoology. This form is posted on the Schoology main page for all 6th grade students. Please be sure to complete every part of the sign up form.

For students who are interested in Middle School Tennis this spring, there will be another informational meeting, time and place is TBD. Tennis information can also be found by joining the tennis Remind group. Access codes are available in the main office.

Congratulations to the 8th Grade Jazz Band on receiving a Gold Rating at their contest this past weekend! The students performed for a panel of 3 judges and all 3 awarded a gold rating. Michael Lingenfelter, Lexi Cline, Ethan Miller, Chase Reyes and Kaniz Witherspoon bravely soloed and did very well. Chase Reyes and Kaniz Witherspoon also received Soloist awards for their outstanding solos.

Student Council will meet this Thursday, Match 7th after school in the library. Please bring ideas for spring and be ready to work on them. Have a ride waiting at 4:15



March 1st
Any 7th grade boy or girl interested in joining track this spring can sign up outside Mrs. Haupt's room in F hall or Mrs. Karbler's room in B hall. You need to have a physical on file in order to participate in track.

Any 8th grader interested in being part of the track team needs to sign up on the sheets posted outside Mr. Swindle's room (F-3).
6th and 7th graders interested need to pay attention to upcoming announcements for sign up information.
All students interested in running track must have a physical on file for the 2018/19 school year. If you are unsure if you have a physical, check with Mr. Johnson in the main office.

Any 7th graders who are interested in playing guitar, Drums or Piano in the 8th grade Jazz Band next year need to see Mrs. Rhoda in the band room (D9) before the end of the week.

The track teams will begin practice next month. Anyone interested in competing in track will need a physical on file. The physical must have been performed after April 1, 2018 for it to be valid this school year. See Mr. Johnson to make sure you have a physical on file.

Any 6th Grade boy or girl wanting to sign up for track this spring, MUST sign up using the online sign-up form through Schoology. This form is posted on the Schoology main page for all 6th grade students. Please be sure to complete every part of the sign up form.

Mr. Atherton's classes report to Room C-1 today.




The 7th Grade "A" Lady Braves Volleyball Team lost to Chesterton last night in two games. Highlights of the games included Lauren Zeman serving ten points in a row for strong comeback effort in the second game and Kianah King and Emma Ortiz with multiple plays and kills at the net. Assisting these plays were Lauren Zeman and Ava Melendez. The girls next game is tonight against Kesling in LaPorte.
Wrestling and 7th and 8th grade boys basketball will begin next month. Get your physicals turned into the main office. If you are interested in participating or trying out for these teams you need to have an updated physical on file. Remember, any physical turned in last year will not be valid for this year. See Mr. Johnson if you have any questions.
The Eagles team would like to congratulate Jason Looney for being the first student to complete the 40 Book Challenge. Way to go, Jason!