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Due to the two ICE days this week Portage High School
must change the Final Exam schedule. 

PHS will run a regular school day schedule today,
January 18 beginning at 7:55 a.m.   


NEW Semester 1 Finals Schedule


Friday - January 20-----Period 7

7:55-8:55  POWER HOUR Resource period

- students can connect with their teachers to help prepare

for their finals.

9-10:25 - Period 7 Final

10:30-12:00 - POWER HOUR Make up Finals

10:30-11:30 Lunch Served

Early Release

Students arriving at school on buses can remain

in the commons during the POWER HOUR if they do not

need to connect with teachers during the resource period.


Monday - January 23-----Periods 2 - 4 - 6

7:55-8:55  POWER HOUR Resource period

- students can connect with their teachers to help prepare

for their finals.

9:00-10:25 - Period 2 Final

10:35-12:00 Period 4 Final

12:00-1:00 Lunch

1:05-2:30 Period 6 Final

2:30-3:15 - POWER HOUR Resource period

- students can connect with their teachers to help prepare

for their finals or MAKE UP FINAL missed.


Students:  Finals review tomorrow (many teachers
were reviewing last week).  Take advantage of
Study Hall Wednesday (we will not have any club or
collaboration so students will remain in study hall to study). 

Ask teachers questions and use the Power Hours 
on Thursday, Friday and Monday at the start and
end of the day to get clarification on your questions. 
You'll also have an additional weekend 
to study for
Period 2-4-6 finals.  Use your time wisely.


Start 2nd Semester Schedule on Tuesday



Portage Students, Parents

& Community Members

On Friday, December 30 Carol and Lee Heisz were involved in
a serious car crash out of state. Lee passed away and Carol was left
with serious injuries. Carol and Lee are the parents of Jordan (PHS graduate)
and Cameron 
Heisz, a sophomore at PHS. The family will be left with a
great financial needs from hospital and funeral expenses.
PHS students wish to support the 
Heisz family in their time of need.

Here are a couple of ways that you can help support the Heisz Family.

There is a GoFundMe page set up for the family.

The Portage Rotary Club, where Carol is a member, is taking direct donations.

Any support is appreciated. 

Contact the Portage High School office with questions.  608-742-8545


Making Our Own Ornaments

in Mrs. Soderman's AP Chemistry

4th Hour AP Chemistry
Show off the ornaments
Students with ornaments
Hang them on the tree
Hanging the ornaments on the tree.
Creating Equilibrium
Class photo
Hang on the tree

4th Hour AP Chemistry

We made these ornaments with Chemistry!

Hanging the ornaments on the tree.


Ugly Sweaters!  OH MY!

Ms. Imhoff and Students in Ugly Sweaters
PHS Staff in ugly sweaters
Mr. Gill and students with ugly sweaters
Group of students in ugly sweaters
Counseling Dept in ugly sweaters
Sheri the elf driving the zamboni
Frau Doherty and students in ugly sweaters


Frosting, Sprinkles, and Little Helpers!

Friends from Little School visited PHS
to frost cookies with Mrs. Hemming's Intro to Foods class.

Teaching how to frost cookies
Yellow & Green frosting
Try the blue frosting
Teaching how to frost cookies


Our New Warriors--Class of 2020 (video)




#1  Academics:  Meet or exceed the State Average on ACT.  Increase the number of students who score 3 or better on AP exams.  Aspire testers to meet or exceed their projected growth targets.  Increase Graduation rate of 4-year cohort.

#2  Use of 21st Century skills to create real-world experiences within the school to prepare our students to be career and college ready.

#3  Provide a safe, supportive, collaborative, flexible and caring environment  where we offer many opportunities for our students, staff, families and community.


#1  Write/blog online

#2  Get feedback from other sources:  peers, community, social media in order to have an authentic audience.

#3  Provide more Makerspace opportunities within the classroom for learners


Click here for:

PHS Student Handbook 2016-2017


Click here for:

PHS Supply List for 2016-2017



Begins September 14

ROOM 226 - in English area with Mrs. Mahr

Monday-Thursday 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM


Parenting Support & Education in Columbia County


FBLA Nationals in Atlanta---June 27-July 3

And this is how they sort peaches

Nicholas, Jacob, & Andrew made the Top 14 in Business Plan!

Visiting Lane Southern Orchards--A Peach and Pecan Farm

Visiting Centennial Olympic Park where the 1996 Olympics were held

What a great tour!

All dressed up for the Awards of Excellence Ceremony

Stone Mountain--carving is of Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson, & Jefferson Davis in the granite

Business Graphics ladies felt good about their presentation

Cecilia was recognized onstage for being Wisconsin's Who's Who in FBLA

Showing off our FBLA pride


German Exchange 2016---June 20-July 13

At Städtisches Gymnasium Gütersloh.

And the bell loudly rang as a surprise right after this pic!

Brandenburger Tor


In Cologne, Germany.

Right leg in the West and left leg in the East...marking where the Berlin Wall once stood

In Schwangau.


Schulfest International!


Wall of Honor

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

We are excited to announce the newly added plaque to the

Wall of Honor in the commons. 

Our Wall of Honor recognizes graduates

of the current PHS building 1998 to present,

who have served or are serving in the Armed Forces.

This year we dedicated a new plaque at the 2015 Veteran's Program 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'll be adding to the current plaque as we get new names.


Portage High School has 830 students this school year.  A Principal, Assistant Principal, Dean of Students, 65 professionals and paraprofessionals, serve the student body.  Portage High School also houses the district Technology Department, Athletic Department and some Business Office.

Education is a shared responsibility involving students, parents, school and the community.  Our primary goal is to create a safe school environment where all teachers can teach and every student can learn.  Working together, our students will have four years of experiences that prepare them to realize dreams for their future.

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