Announcements

January 17th
If you need a gym uniform, they are $16.00 cash or by check made out to Blythe Athletics. Please come 1st thing in the morning or at the end of the day if possible to get uniforms in the back office.

Knights of Columbus Youth Free Throw Contest. If you are interested in this please pick up a flyer on the counter in the office.

Pay it Forward Club
The Pay it Forward Club will be meeting this Thursday, January 17th after school in Mrs. DeRolf-Parente's room (G14). We will be making Valentines for veterans. New members always welcome!

Ticket Forms are on the counter for the Harlem Wizards Game. We h ave several staff playing with them: Mr. Gilliam, Ms. Villanueva, Mr. Alaniz & Officer Kurz. This will be a great time!!!

This announcement is for any 8th grade football player who is interested in lifting weights for next year. The Portage weightlifting jump start program will be open to any current 8th grader who is interested in learning the proper lifting techniques and safety requirements for the core lifts of bench, squat, deadlift, and power clean. The 1st day of the program is Tuesday, Jan. 29th in the Portage High School Weight room. The cost is $20.00. See Coach Haupt or Coach Ramsey for a Sign up sheet.



January 16th
The 7th Grade Boys Basketball Team beat Chesterton Middle School last night 31 to 30 in overtime! They were led on the offensive side by Jaysean King, KaBrien Banks, Brian Norris, and JaLon Bradford. Great defensive play by Isaiah Patterson, Anthony Alonzo, and Ajay Allen helped seal the win for the Braves. They play tonight at 4:30 against Hobart Middle School in Round 2 of the Conference Tournament at Col. Wheeler Middle School.


January 15th
If you need a gym uniform, they are $16.00 cash or by check made out to Blythe Athletics. Please come 1st thing in the morning or at the end of the day if possible to get uniforms in the back office.

No Ballet Folklorico today. We will see you next Tuesday.

Knights of Columbus Youth Free Throw Contest. If you are interested in this please pick up a flyer on the counter in the office.

Pay it Forward Club
The Pay it Forward Club will be meeting this Thursday, January 17th after school in Mrs. DeRolf-Parente's room (G14). We will be making Valentines for veterans. New members always welcome!

Attention 8th Grade Washington DC Trip Travelers, we are having an informational meeting on Tuesday, January 15th, at 5:00 PM in the Fegely Library. We will be picking roommates and discussing the trip itinerary. Any questions, ask Mrs. Karbler!

The Eagles would like to congratulate Tamia Allen for being the latest student to conquer the 40 Book Challenge. Great job, Tamia!

Ticket Forms are on the counter for the Harlem Wizards Game. We have several staff playing with them: Mr. Gilliam, Ms. Villanueva, Mr. Alaniz & Officer Kurz. This will be a great time!!!



January 14th
8th graders:
A reminder that if you have made a reservation for the Navy Pier Cruise, the rest of the ticket money is due on February 1st. Please see Mrs. Edwards if you are not sure if you have paid in full. There is still room if you are interested!!

Cell phones and other devices are to be off during school except at lunch and before and after school.....not in the hallways or classrooms!

NWEA Testing starts tomorrow. Your goal is to show growth from the fall test. If you show growth in math, reading, or language arts, you will be entered into a drawing for a movie gift card and other prizes.

Don't forget SSR is on Tuesdays....have a book with you.

Middle School Bowling in Hobart for anyone who is interested. There are flyers on the counter.

There is a Youth Soccer Club starting soon. If you are interested please pick up a flyer off the counter.

Congratulations to 6th grade Cardinals' student Everett McClelland for reading his way into the 200 point club! AND IT'S HIS BIRTHDAY!!

Students - you now have two more book drop boxes to return your library materials. The new boxes - FOR BOOKS ONLY - are located outside of C-1 and by the A-hall showcase.

Attention 8th Grade Washington, DC Trip Travelers, we are having an informational meeting on Tuesday, January 15th at 5:00 PM in the Fegely Library. We will be picking roommates and discussing the trip itinerary. Any questions, ask Mrs. Karbler!




January 10th
Attention 8th Grade Washington DC Trip Travelers, we are having an informational meeting on Tuesday, January 15th, at 5:00 PM in the Fegely Library. We will be picking roommates and discussing the trip itinerary. Any questions, ask Mrs. Karbler!

Students - you now have two more book drop boxes to return your library materials. The new boxes - FOR BOOKS ONLY - are located outside of C-1 and by the A-hall showcase.

8th graders!
A reminder that if you have made a reservation for the Navy Pier Cruise, the rest of the ticket money is due on February 1st. Please see Ms. Edwards if you are not sure if you have paid in full. There is still room if you are interested.

Get your tickets for the Harlem Wizards game. There are flyers on the counter. This is such a fun time.

If you are interested in Portage Youth Soccer Club there are flyers on the counter. Come pick one up.

Middle School Bowling flyers are also on the counter if you are interested.




January 9
The 7th grade "A" basketball team lost to Boston Middle School 28 to 29 last night. The Braves had a chance for a last second shot for the win but just didn't get it off in time. Offensive leaders were Jaysean King, JaLon Bradford, and Brian Norris. Defensive leaders were Isaiah Patterson, Anthony ALonzo, KaBrien Banks, Ajay Allen, and Evan Collins.
The 7th grade "B" team beat Boston 30 to 16. Offensive leaders were Dewon Maclin, Jonte Starks, Matteo Nolasco, and Joe Miszewski. Brian Warner completed one of the best jump stop and finishes of the year! And the defensive player of the game was CJ Brooks.
The Braves travel to Chesterton on Thursday for their last regular season game.





January 8th
Robotics Practice
We will have Robotics practice Tuesday and Wednesday after school in Mrs. Haupt's room.

Remember students that all phones are supposed to be turned off except at lunch times and before and after school. They are not to be used in hallways or classrooms.

8th graders!
A reminder that if you have made a reservation for the Navy Pier Cruise, the rest of the ticket money is due on February 1st. Please see Ms. Edwards if you are not sure if you have paid in full. There is still room if you are interested.

Get your tickets for the Harlem Wizards game. There are flyers on the counter. This is such a fun time.

The Hurricane Team would like to congratulate Sam Cali on earning her way into the 200 point club for the second year in a row! We are so proud of you; keep up the exemplary reading!

Art Club will not be meeting today. We will be meeting again NEXT Tuesday! Enjoy your day!

Middle School Bowling @ Hobart Lanes
If you are interested in joining pick up a flyer on the counter.





January 7th
Ballet Folklorico will meet after school tomorrow until 4 PM. New members are always welcome. Start the New Year with a new after school activity!

Robotics Practice
We will have Robotics practice Tuesday and Wednesday after school in Mrs. Haupt's room.

SSR is tomorrow morning. Make sure you have a book to read.

Remember students that all phones are supposed to be turned off except at lunch times and before and after school. They are not to be used in hallways or classrooms.

8th graders!
A reminder that if you have made a reservation for the Navy Pier Cruise, the rest of the ticket money is due on February 1st. Please see Ms. Edwards if you are not sure if you have paid in full. There is still room if you are interested.

Get your tickets for the Harlem Wizards game. There are flyers on the counter. This is such a fun time.


Hart, Roxanne

8:32 AM (1 hour ago)
to Rachel
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!