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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.  


It's been a great year thus far--Semester 1 finished smoothly.
Student grades go historic on Wednesday, January 28
Parents/Guardians can view Semester 1 report card through Infinite Campus.
Upcoming February-March Events at PHS
Tuesday, February 3 at 7:30 AM
NHS Eligible Student meeting (3.5 or better Juniors and Seniors) -  in Auditorium
 Thursday, February 5 - 10:30 AM    
Dr. Wand - Hypnotist sponsored by Student Council
Thursday, February 5 - 6:00 PM 
National German Honor Society Inductions at GAB
Saturday, February 7
FBLA Regionals @ Mauston High School
Wednesday, February 11 - 6:30 PM
Spanish Honor Society Induction @ PHS
Saturday, February 14
Student Council/GSA sponsored Valentine Dance @ 8 PM
Monday, February 16 - 5-6:30 PM
Commons and Auditorium
(talk with departments about various course offerings for 15-16;
sessions for incoming Freshman (Class of 2019);
and PIE - college credits for junior and senior levels.
Friday, February 20
Early Release
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
Sunday, March 8 2PM-
 NHS Inductions in the Auditorium
Tuesday, March 10 - 4-7 PM
Parent Teacher Conferences 
Saturday, March 14 - 6:00 PM 
Marsh Madness
Thursday, March 19- Sunday, March 22
GODSPELL the Musical
Wednesday, March 25
Student Council sponsored Blood Drive
March 28 - April 5


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

follow me on Twitter @PHSPrincipal


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.


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.


Party Like It's November 9, 1989!

The German students celebrated 25 years
since the Fall of the Berlin Wall
and the beginning of the end of the Cold War.
In the words of Chancellor Angela Merkel,
"Nothing needs to remain the same,
no matter how high the hurdles may be.”
Good message!
Thanks to the German National Honor Society members
who organized this event and to all the students
who "protested" the very idea of a wall
dividing a people by leaving their graffiti mark
on the Wall and then tearing it down!





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



Wall of Honor Information
Portage High School is creating a "Wall of Honor"
to all military personnel
who have graduated from PHS since 1998.
We are seeking names, contact information, graduation year,
branch of the military, and a 5x7 formal military picture of each person.

For questions or to volunteer information
contact Elizabeth Hansen at 742-8545
or by email at 
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