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The "wunderbar" students below were inducted into
the German National Honor Society!


2016 Presidential Volunteer Service Award

Congratulations Tori Scheibach


The Cat's Pajamas-Vocal Band

The Cat’s Pajamas-Vocal Band, a high energy professional a cappella
group based out of Branson, MO will be performing at
the Portage High School Auditorium on Friday, March 3 at 
7:00 PM 
as part of their tenth annual Music in Schools Tour!

The Cat’s Pajamas recently received national acclaim on
NBC’s hit show The Sing-Off: Season Three. When they are not
performing in Branson, MO or Atlantic City, they are in the Caribbean
as guest entertainers with Norwegian, Holland America, Royal Caribbean,
nd Disney Cruise Lines.

The Cat’s Pajamas perform pop classics from the 50s, 60s, and 70s,
including songs rom The Temptations, Queen, Grand Funk Railroad,
nd Jackson Five. Contemporary artists like Maroon 5, Pitbull, Ed Sheeran,
nd Bruno Mars are also featured in the show, all performed in The Cat’s
innovative and funk-infused a cappella style. This interactive
group appeals to all ages and keeps the crowd laughing, dancing,
and singing along for the entire show. 


CLICK HERE for a slide presentation on 

Academics, Readiness, Climate,

and Soft Skills


FBLA Regionals

Were a Success!

Portage FBLA members traveled to DeForest HS 
on February 4 for competition. Of the 98 competitors, 
46 have qualified to compete at State in April.
Congrats to everyone!


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

What a great tour!

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

Showing off our FBLA pride

Business Graphics ladies felt good about their presentation

Visiting Lane Southern Orchards--A Peach and Pecan Farm

And this is how they sort peaches

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

All dressed up for the Awards of Excellence Ceremony

Visiting Centennial Olympic Park where the 1996 Olympics were held

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


German Exchange 2016---June 20-July 13

At Städtisches Gymnasium Gütersloh.

Brandenburger Tor


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

In Schwangau.


In Cologne, Germany.

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

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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