The River Forest academic team has always had a good reputation, being one of the few teams from a low-income community with consistent overall scores year after year. Though they have never been able to bring home the spell bowl state championship, this year had a golden opportunity to change school history.
On October 29, 2018 the academic team traveled to Lowell High School to compete in the Indiana Academic Spell Bowl Area competition where they received a score of 69. This crowned them area champions for the first time in school history. The next day the IASP released the statewide results that revealed which schools will advance to the upcoming state competition at Purdue University. The combined team score not only won their division but also...
Student in the Spotlight:
Portage High School is full of talented students that are involved in many sports, clubs and extracurricular activities. For this months student in the spotlight we are recognizing an amazing athlete that is not only involved in the school but as well in the community, Kale Nelson.
At the Porter County Career and Technical Center, students come with some awesome attributes. Some students even come in and already have experience with the class they’re taking.
With the opening of the Porter County Career Center’s new store, run by the Entrepreneurship Sports and Entertainment Marketing class, the class and teacher responsible for the store have found themselves with additional obligations. A certain level of innovation is required to maintain the variety of goods they sell as well as to keep students and staff content with the consumables they provide.
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.