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Principal's Corner

Welcome to the Portage High School website
designed to keep our students, parents and community
up to date on happenings at PHS, to celebrate the good news
of our students and organizations, to make connections
with high school staff and to provide resources 

for school use now and beyond high school.  


Upcoming February-March Events at PHS
Thursday, February 26 @ 2:45 PM
Meeting with all Juniors about ACT test and Work Keys in March
Saturday, February 28
Solo & Ensemble
Monday, March 2
Mid-Winter Concert
Tuesday, March 3
(No school for 9,10 or 12th graders)
Wednesday, March 4
(Time to be determined)
Thursday, March 5 - 5:30 PM
Spring Sports meeting 
Saturday, March 7
Jazz Cabaret
Tuesday, March 10 - 4-7 PM
Parent Teacher Conferences 
Saturday, March 14 - 6:00 PM 
Marsh Madness
Sunday, March 15 2PM-
 NHS Inductions in the Auditorium
Thursday, March 19- Sunday, March 22
GODSPELL the Musical
Wednesday, March 25
Student Council sponsored Blood Drive
March 28 - April 5


New State Tests

This is an exciting year as we embark on new state tests for all 

juniors, the ACT and WorkKeys in March. 

Other student schedules (Grades 9,10 and 12) will be altered to 

accommodate the required testing schedule.

March 3 – Juniors only for ACT Test    

We will test only Juniors on March 3.  

All other students do not have school that day.  

(No school for 9,10,12)

March 4 – Juniors only until 11:30  - WorkKeys Test 

(11:30 late start for 9,10, and 12)

Juniors will take the WorkKeys from 7:55-11:30.  

9th, 10th and 12th grade students will begin their day at 11:30.   

We will run Periods 1-7 that day but shorten the class periods.  

Students in 9, 10 or 12 who must ride the morning bus route will 

be allowed to be in the commons area during testing.


To see the great things happening at PHS and other news events 

follow me on Twitter @PHSPrincipal


Please Join Us

Parent/Teacher Conferences

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

4:00 – 7:00 PM

at Portage High School

Meet your child's teachers and learn about their progress.

All teachers will be located in the commons

and gymnasium at the high school.  

Parents can choose which teachers to meet with

and appointments are not necessary. 

The administration and counseling staff will also be available

to answer questions and listen to concerns.



 Puerta del Sol chapter of la Sociedad Honoraría Hispánica.

We had 27 inductees this year to the 

Spanish National Honor Society


AP Exams

March 24

$15 nonrefundable deposit due--per exam

April 10

remaining balance due

May 4-15

AP Exams are held


Post Prom Planning Meeting

February 25 at 7 PM in the HS Commons
This year's event is scheduled at Tolly's Alleys
on May 2 from 12:30 AM to 3:30 AM 
This event typically involves fun activities, lots of food,
and an enormous amount of drawings for cool prizes. 
JUNIORS---We need your help to make this event happen.
We need volunteers to hang signs at the high school advertising the event,
work fundraisers (Culvers and Pizza Ranch), and sell tickets at lunch.
We need your ideas on what kinds of fun activities you want to see at the event.
We also need you to drag your parents to our meetings.
We need a minimum of 20 parents to make this event a go. 
We need you and your parents to attend this meeting,
if this event is something your class wants.
Congrats FBLA
on Great Regional Conference
Portage FBLA will have 52 students advancing
to the FBLA State Leadership Conference 
after qualifying in their competitive events at Regionals.

Portage FBLA Officer Team showing off the hardware!

Full group photo!

We made it to STATE!


PHS Class of 2015 TOP SCHOLARS

Front Row:  
Mikayla Spears, Alexis Hollander,
Tyler Fallahi, Megan Cibulka, Lane Steinhaus
Back Row:  
Alyssa Britsch, Jaden Briggs,
Emily Kibby, Nicholas Tollison, Jason Gumz


Herzlichen Glückwunsch

and Congratulations 

to all members of Delta Epsilon Phi,
the German National Honor Society! 
Induction Ceremony, February 5, 2015


Wall of Honor

Attention PHS "Veteran" Grads (prior to 1998):

We are excited to announce an addition to  

 our Wall of Honor in the commons. 

Our current Wall of Honor recognizes graduates

of the current PHS building 1998 to present,

who have served or are serving in the Armed Forces.


We will be adding a plaque to recognize

as many Veterans, service men and women,

who graduated from Portage High School

prior to this building opening in 1998. 

If you are one of those PHS veteran graduates,

please email Principal Kvalo,

with your full name, date of graduation and branch of service.

Spread the word. 

We'd like to display this new addition by Spring 2015.





The ACT results released recently show

Portage’s average composite score is

a 23.5 among 107 students tested,

which is the 

20th highest score posted in Wisconsin

for the Class of 2014.


A total of 65 schools out of 460 scored

an average of 23.5 or higher.  

The state average this year was 22.2.  

Last year PHS had a composite score of 23. 

Looking at the five year trend,

PHS has seen steady growth in ALL content areas.


English = 22.9----up 0.9 since 2010

Math =  23.1---- up 1.9 since 2010

Reading = 23.4----up 0.1 since 2010

Science = 23.8 up 1.7 since 2010

COMPOSITE 23.5 up 1.2 since 2010



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