The Pow Wow

PHS Variety Show auditions this Wednesday and Thursday

Jessica Butz, Staff Writer

March 7, 2017

The PHS Variety Show is having auditions. Tryouts are March 8 and 9 in the east auditorium after school. You must attend one of the two days of auditions. If any students have conflicts with the scheduled audition days and times,...

Havrilla wins spirit award at state DYW

Evan Gerike, Managing Editor

March 5, 2017

Senior Emma Havrilla spent a week in Kokomo, Indiana for the state Distinguished Young Woman competition and came away with the Spirit of DYW award. Havrilla participated in Portage’s version of Distinguished Young Woman...

Herbert named as new Assistant Principal

Jaden Amos, Managing Editor

February 28, 2017

Portage High School students have been seeing a fresh face around the halls. This fresh face is Dave Herbert, a new Assistant Principal who is focusing on the senior class. Herbert came to the high school after spending nearl...

ISTEP testing schedule

Tori Henderson, Editor-in-Chief

February 27, 2017

Tuesday: 7:30-Report to mod 1 Dismiss via PA to mod 2 9:35-Report to mod 3   Wednesday: 7:30-Report to mod 2 Dismiss via PA to mod 3 9:35-Report to mod 1   Thursday: 7:30-Report to mo...

Harlem Wizards are coming to play the PHS teachers

Jessica Butz, Staff Writer

February 22, 2017

The Harlem Wizards are coming to play our very own PHS teachers. The Portage Township Education Foundation is hosting this event at the PHS east gym on Feb. 23. Those interested can buy tickets at any Portage school or at the...

The Pow Wow – Issue 4

The Pow Wow – Issue 4

February 16, 2017

Interact fundraising for homeless shelter

Tori Henderson, Editor-in-Chief

February 14, 2017

Interact will be selling chocolate covered pretzels and rice krispy treats at all lunches from February first to the sixth. Each treat will cost $1 and half of the profits will be donated to Gabriel’s Horn Homeless Shelter....

Band students compete at Solo and Ensemble

Evan Gerike, Managing Editor

February 10, 2017

Band and orchestra students went to Kankakee Valley on Saturday to compete in the district solo and ensemble. Solo and Ensemble is a contest in which musicians perform by themselves or in a small group. Each musician is graded...

Tournament to be held for teacher with cancer

Jessica Butz, Staff Writer

February 3, 2017

Last year student Jaime Roman’s house burned down and Portage High School thought of ways to help him. A five vs five basketball and volleyball tournament called Project Unstoppable was created. “We knew it could make decent...

Portage mayor remains in office

Tori Henderson, Editor-in-Chief

January 31, 2017

Portage Mayor James Snyder has decided to remain in office after the City Council as a whole called on him to resign due to recent issues. Snyder was indicted for bribery and tax evasion in federal court in November and will be...

Portage High School adds whiteboards to classrooms

Jessica Butz, Staff Writer

January 27, 2017

Portage High School's newest additions in the classrooms are whiteboards. At the end of the year, extra money was left over from the school’s yearly budget and the money was able to purchase whiteboards for use of teachers. “Sixty...

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