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Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson Visits Portage High School

karen-freeman-wilsonMayor Karen Freeman-Wilson from Gary came to visit students at Portage High School. She had received a letter from PHS senior Abby Bulatovich as part of Mrs. Wysocki’s Letter to a Politician class project. Abby had seen a documentary about Gary in Mr. Arrendondo’s class and decided to send some kind words to Freeman-Wilson about the hard work she has been doing to improve the city.

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Portage High School Physical Science Class Learns about Electricity

PHS-Physical-Science-Class-05-13-15The Physical Science class is learning about electricity. They have been working with circuit kits to learn about conductors and insulators.

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Two Portage High School Students Qualify for 2016 National Merit Scholarship

PHS-National-Merit-Scholarship-2016The Portage High School Guidance Department is proud to announce two students who have qualified to enter the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program. Sara Dailey and Lydia Gerike are two extremely dedicated students who have earned GPA's higher than 4.0, as well as being involved in a plethora of extra-curricular activities. Great job ladies, your PHS family is proud of you!

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Karen Schmid, Purdue University North Central Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Adds Interim Provost Responsibilities for Purdue University Calumet

schmid karenKaren Schmid, vice chancellor for Academic Affairs for Purdue University North Central, also will assume responsibilities as interim vice chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost for Purdue University Calumet, following the recent resignation of Purdue Calumet Provost Peggy Gerard for family reasons. Thus, Schmid will serve both campuses in anticipation of the unification into Purdue University Northwest.

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Outstanding Business Student Christopher Shafer Participates in the Business Professionals of America National Leadership Conference in California

Christopher-Shafer-01Portage High School Sophomore, Christopher Shafer, accompanied by his father and his advisor and business teacher Lisa Melendez, traveled to Anaheim, CA on May 6 through May 10 to participate in the Business Professionals of America National Leadership Conference themed “Imagine, Believe, Become”.

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Portage High School MCJROTC Good News, May 13, 2015

PHS-MCJROTC-May-2015-01Cadets Amanda Kirka and Ethan Warner perform their civic duty as members of the Honor Guard for the Portage Police Department Memorial Service on Monday, 11 May 2015.

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Portage High School Health Department Winds Down 2014-15 School Year with Guest Speakers

PHS-Helath-Department-Release-2015-May-01The Health department at Portage High School has been very busy in these last few weeks of school. Classes are studying units on Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Drugs and CPR/AED use. Speakers have come to talk to health classes about the consequences of acquiring STD’s, how they are spread and how they are treated. Students were very interested in this Unit.

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