Student in the Spotlight:
Jamie Valadez is a very active member in many clubs and sports at PHS. Valadez, a senior, has been cheer captain at PHS for two years and has attended Portage Township Schools her entire life.
Teacher in the Spotlight
Spanish teacher and PHS Spanish department head Brighitte Snemis is doing big things inside the high school. Snemis is collecting water for the hurricane victims of Puerto Rico.
Drake Bell in the Building
On Monday September 17, Portage High School got the opportunity of a lifetime. One of the largest traveling arts festival, High School Nation, came to PHS.
What's Going On?
Portage High School is kicking off the new year with new rules and new faces. Administrators are bringing positive changes this school year to improve the experiences of the students and improve the school itself.
The Portage High School dance team is starting the new school year off with a new coach, a smaller team, and high hopes. This school year the PHS dance team in now under new coach Ryan O’Dell. O’Dell is an english teacher and color/flag guard coach for the high school.
“One, two, three strikes you’re out!”: this has been the saying for the past couple of weekends for Hannah Kraynak and Breanna Devine. Devine and Kraynak are incoming juniors at Portage High School where they both play on the softball team.
Local businesses are part of what makes Chesterton such a great place to live. Chesterton and Porter are two communities that thrive on small, local businesses. One such business, that is new to the area, is The IN Coast. The IN Coast has been in business for less than a year and is owned by Mrs. Jenny Soffin.
The Spring Dance
Discovery Charter School’s Spring Dance was held May fifth from 6:00 - 8:30 PM. It was the first dance the new cafeteria, and it was also the first time that the students from the fifth grade were invited to a dance.
The five electronics students at PCCTC wrapped up their robotic competition after six months of hard work. Originally, when the competition started, there were 52 teams working on robots. The team started in October at Purdue when they came up with their original robot and placed in the top three, allowing them to move on to nationals. The contest was called the “National Nanoline Technology Contest” and was hosted by Phoenix Contact. This contest has been put on for nine years now. At the national level, only eight teams remained. The project that the career center team had was a “souped up” go-kart. They bought a cheap go-kart intended for children and took it to the next level.
Student in the Spotlight
Although Senior Jonathan Moran is new to Portage High School, he has received some of Portage High School’s greatest awards and has made some great accomplishments himself. Moran and his younger brother Jacob made this move last fall from Crown Point High School.
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Student Spotlight: Hannah Christie Named 2017 'Drive Safe Chicago' PSA Contest Winner
Hannah is a first year student in video productions and a junior at Boone Grove High School.
At the beginning of the month, Hannah was one of three finalists from the Career Center for the Drive Safe Chicago PSA contest. Her thirty second video was titled “Too Tired To Drive”. It warned viewers about the danger of driving while tired.