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UPDATE: Portage High School handles 2 social media-based investigations in 1 day  The Times of Northwest Indiana

In one day Portage High School had two separate incidents where students' social media posts were investigated as potential threats against the school.



Portage High School student says threat was a joke, but police are calling it a felony  nwitimes.com

VALPARAISO — A 16-year-old Portage High School student who said he was just joking when he allegedly threatened a female student and the school on ...



Portage approves teachers' contract; superintendent given high marks  nwitimes.com

PORTAGE — Portage Township teachers have a contract for the next year, but one union official isn't happy with it.



SPORTS BRIEFS: Portage High School to hold baseball camp  nwitimes.com

Morris baseball Chiefs Elite to hold holiday bags tournament: The Morris Chiefs Elite 17-and-Under will hold a holiday bags tournament beginning with sign in ...



Portage Township Schools ups police presence Friday after multiple social media threats  nwitimes.com

Authorities in Portage are telling parents there is no cause for concern after a round of Snapchat messages circulated Thursday night among Portage High ...



PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL: Portage avoids repeat peformance, cruises to 49-33 win over Madison West  Portage Daily Register

After suffering a second-half collapse in a loss to Waunakee on Saturday, the Portage girls basketball team was trying to avoid a similar performance in its return ...



Police probe two threats to Portage High School  Chesterton Tribune

The Porter County Sheriff's Office has been involved in and investigated two separate incidents regarding possible threats made to Portage High School.



Portage High School Preparing for College and Careers Classes Attend the Construction & Skilled Trades Day  PortageLife

On Tuesday, November 27, thirty-five students from the PHS Preparing for College and Careers Classes attended the Construction Skilled Trades Day at the ...



PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL: Portage unable to hold halftime lead in 63-53 loss to Waunakee  WiscNews

The Portage girls basketball team was unable to make a halftime lead last Saturday night as the Warriors fell to Waunakee, 63-53, in a Badger North Conference ...



UPDATE: New boys hoops coach at Portage Township school takes helm at Monday night game  nwitimes.com

A new eighth-grade boys basketball coach has been hired amid controversy at Fegely Middle School in Portage Township, pending School Board approval.



PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: Portage's scoring depth, ball movement lead to win over rival Baraboo  WiscNews

A lack of scoring depth has been the biggest thing tripping up the Portage prep boys basketball team so far this season.



Portage PD offers active attack training | Regional news  Portage Daily Register

Before starting a two-hour training session Thursday on how to deal with an active attack situation, Portage Police Lt. Richard Hoege pointed out the exits from ...



GUEST COMMENTARY: Portage school security is more expensive now  nwitimes.com

As you know, the Portage Township Schools superintendent and the School Board ended its nearly 20-year relationship with the Portage Police Department ...



A Portage Life in the Spotlight: Amy and Mackenzie Aldrich  PortageLife

While it is well known that parents teach their children invaluable lessons, it is often overlooked how much children can teach their parents. Amy Aldrich of ...



Portage FFA students gain giving perspective with toy drive  WiscNews

Portage High School junior Kyla Hopper still remembers putting food in her front lawn for Santa's reindeer each Christmas Eve — the food always gone the next ...



Porter County approves cops for Portage schools  Chicago Tribune

Porter County police OK'd for Portage Township Schools.



PREP BOYS BASKETBALL: Portage hosting Westfield, Columbus for scrimmage Thursday  Portage Daily Register

The Portage High School boys basketball program is hosting a three-team scrimmage on Thursday, and members of public are invited to attend free of charge.



Portage Township Schools to pilot Telehealth program at Willowcreek Middle School  nwitimes.com

PORTAGE – The Portage Township School Board approved Monday a memorandum of understanding regarding Telehealth, a technological health care ...



Portage makes slight gains, meets expectations in school report cards  WiscNews

The Portage Community School District improved its overall score for the second straight year in state report cards released Tuesday.



PREP WRESTLING: Small miscues, scrambles hurt Portage in 48-22 loss to Beaver Dam  Portage Daily Register

Scrambles can often dictate how the outcome of a wrestling match is going to go, with the smallest mistake playing a crucial factor.



Portage High School's homecoming parade to go on within city  nwitimes.com

The Portage High School parade will go on as planned Sept. 27, following its traditional route along Central Avenue.



Turkey Trot planners aspire to create new Portage tradition  Portage Daily Register

Kristin Considine has set her sights on creating a new Portage Thanksgiving tradition.



PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL: Poor close to first half proves too much for Portage in loss to Reedsburg  Portage Daily Register

One poor stretch can be all it takes for a game to start to slip away.



Portage's Love Lights invoke reflection, anticipation | Regional news  WiscNews

Oh, what fun it is to ride in a Triobike. After Thursday's lighting of the Love Lights trees at Tivoli at Divine Savior, a few lucky residents got to try out the vehicle for ...



Porter County Recycling & Waste Reduction Showcases Young Artists  ValpoLife.com

America Recycles Day took place last month and Porter County Recycling celebrated with their 2018 Billboard Contest. Young artists from schools across Porter ...



Portage superintendent defends telling teachers to grade students no less than 50 percent  nwitimes.com

PORTAGE — A recent email from the principal at Portage High School reminding teachers not to grade any tests or quizzes below 50 percent is causing enough ...



UW High School Global Health Day opens doors to the world for Wisconsin students  University of Wisconsin-Madison

The Sixth Annual High School Global Public Health Day, co-hosted by GHI, opens doors to new career possibilities and new awareness of all the factors that ...



Portage High School no longer allows pranks during Homecoming  WiscNews

Portage High School says toilet paper belongs in the bathroom.



Assistant Portage High School dive coach charged with sexual misconduct with two female students  nwitimes.com

VALPARAISO — A 19-year-old assistant dive coach at Portage High School is accused of sexual misconduct with two female students at the school, including as ...



PREP GIRLS BASKETBALL: Reedsburg rides strong close to first half for dominant win over Portage  WiscNews

PORTAGE — One strong stretch can turn a close game into a runaway, just ask the Reedsburg girls basketball team.



Cellphone ban gets good reviews at Portage High School  Portage Daily Register

Portage High School's ban on cellphones in classrooms is bearing fruit and inspired more than a dozen inquiries from administrators across the U.S. during the ...



Portage students protest firing of high school auditorium director  The Times of Northwest Indiana

PORTAGE — More than 50 present and former Portage High School students stood holding signs protesting the apparent firing of the school's auditorium ...



Lowe's transferring or offering severance to Portage employees  nwitimes.com

Lowe's plans to transfer or offer severance to the employees at its Portage big-box store, which is slated to close by January at the latest.



Portage schools addressing cockroach issue at elementary school  nwitimes.com

PORTAGE — A local elementary school has been dealing with unwanted visitors since late last week.



Portage High School marks halfway completion of west building renovations  The Times of Northwest Indiana

It's not your mother's high school, especially if your mother attended Portage High School.



Portage schools threaten legal action against city for sending unauthorized school resource officers to schools  nwitimes.com

PORTAGE — The battle between the school district and city over the deployment of school resource officers here came to a boil this week with the school district ...



Portage school officials accuse police chief, mayor of attempting to undermine school security plan  nwitimes.com

PORTAGE — School Board members and officials told a standing-room only crowd at a Portage Township School Board meeting Monday night attempts by the ...



Court delay granted in Portage High School assistant dive coach sex case  The Times of Northwest Indiana

VALPARAISO — A delay was granted Tuesday morning in the case involving a 19-year-old assistant dive coach from Portage High School, who is charged with ...



Portage High School sees positive results after banning phones in class  WMTV

A year after taking cell phones out of the classroom completely, Portage High has seen a decrease in cyber-bullying, and improved student mental health.



Portage High School student named Merit semifinalist | Education  Portage Daily Register

Perfect test scores have their perks. Portage High School senior Emma Goldthorpe is a semifinalist for the National Merit Scholarship Program after achieving ...



Portage's feud over school resource officers seething  The Times of Northwest Indiana

PORTAGE — The feud over police officers in Portage Township schools remains at a boiling point.



NWI state troopers, K-9s complete training  Chicago Tribune

Two state troopers from Northwest Indiana completed hundreds of hours of training with their K-9s.



Restorative justice program at Portage High School works to build trust, lower disciplinary problems in troubled students  The Times of Northwest Indiana

Editor's note: The names of the Portage High School students involved in the restorative justice program have been changed to protect their privacy.



Portage High School student appointed youth adviser to act as liaison between schools and city  The Times of Northwest Indiana

PORTAGE — Simon Quiroz wants to be the voice of students at Portage High School — all the students.



Students face expulsion after arrests at Portage High School  Chicago Tribune

Three Portage high school students, all under 18, face expulsion hearings after they were arrested for drug- and weapons-related charges.



Portage school board candidates tout experience at forum  Chicago Tribune

Candidates for the Portage school board drew heavily on their backgrounds to make their case to voters on Tuesday evening. The forum at Portage High School ...



Portage students petition for return of Portage school resource officers  The Times of Northwest Indiana

PORTAGE — More than 600 Portage High School students have signed a petition requesting Portage police officers return as their school resource officers.



Portage schools eliminate full-time school resource officers in return for part-time security personnel  nwitimes.com

Portage Township Schools will no longer have full-time Portage police officers serving as school resource officers.



Portage Homecoming 2018: Down on the Farm | Education  Columbus Journal

Every Portage High School Homecoming float looked as if it were the FFA float.



Bond set at $2,500 cash for Portage High School coach accused of sexual misconduct with two students  nwitimes.com

VALPARAISO — Bond was set Friday afternoon at $2500 cash for a 19-year-old assistant dive coach from Portage High School, who is charged with sexual ...



Portage schools looking to float $2 million bond issue  nwitimes.com

If a proposed bond issue by the Portage Township Schools is approved, driving around buildings will be a lot smoother.



Portage High School Homecoming Court | Community | wiscnews.com  Portage Daily Register

Portage High School announces the 2018 Homecoming Court. Pictured, from left, front row, are Olivia Limmex, Chloe Druckrey, Carlie Audiss, Tess Wilson, ...



Portage Township School Board candidates talk issues  nwitimes.com

PORTAGE — Following recent controversy over school security and the placement of school resources officers in the district, voters heard directly from five ...



Columbia County students weigh in on controversial photo  Portage Daily Register

A controversial photo, showing Baraboo High School students appearing to give a Nazi salute, was the subject of table talk and guided dialogue Tuesday ...



UPDATE: Portage student who threatened to 'shoot up the school' claims gang affiliation  nwitimes.com

PORTAGE — A Portage High School student who was arrested Wednesday for allegedly threatening to "shoot up the school" told police he is affiliated with a ...



Portage High School dive coach charged with sex misconduct  Indiana Lawyer

A 19-year-old assistant dive coach at Portage High School faces felony counts of sexual misconduct and possession of child pornography. The (Northwest ...



Portage schools switching from city police to sheriff's department; Portage chief calls move 'a disgrace'  Chicago Tribune

The Portage Township Schools Corp. ended it's nearly 20-year school resource officer relationship with the Portage Police Department Friday. In a written ...



Timing is everything in Portage High School's 'Unnecessary Farce'  Portage Daily Register

Good timing means everything for the actors in “Unnecessary Farce.”



Portage homecoming parade may be latest pawn in battle between city and schools  The Times of Northwest Indiana

PORTAGE — There will be a Portage High School homecoming parade Sept. 27, but officials aren't sure where it will take place.



GALLERY: Veterans Day ceremony at Portage High School  WiscNews

Portage High School welcomed veterans from near and far during its 14th annual Veterans Day ceremony Friday.



Different kind of 'Cinderella' debuts Thursday at Portage High School  WiscNews

Audiences might want to adjust their expectations for Portage High School's production of “Cinderella.”



Portage teachers protest over contract talks  The Times of Northwest Indiana

PORTAGE – More than 100 Portage Township Schools teachers picketed Thursday night over what they alleged were broken wage promises by the school ...



Indiana high school dive coach charged with sex misconduct  WTHR

A 19-year-old assistant dive coach at a northwest Indiana high school faces felony counts of sexual misconduct and possession of child pornography.



New assistant principal chosen for Portage High School  Sauk Prairie Eagle

Portage High School's new assistant principal says her past work experience in post-secondary education should come in handy when helping students ...



South Haven Elementary School closed for the rest of the week over possible mold issues  The Times of Northwest Indiana

South Haven Elementary School will remain closed for the remainder of the week as officials investigate the possibility of mold in the building.



Portage High School students give theater director the gift of color  The Times of Northwest Indiana

PORTAGE — For the first time in his life, Kevin Geise could look into his mother's eyes and take in their vibrant blue color.



Education Roundup: Portage High School to host Art on the Lake High School Art Show  nwitimes.com

Portage High School to host Art on the Lake High School Art Show. The Art Department at Portage High School is hosting its fourth annual Art on the Lake High ...



Portage schools extends superintendent's contract for three years  nwitimes.com

PORTAGE — The Portage Township School Board extended the contract of Superintendent Amanda Alaniz Monday night.



Portage High's Veterans Day ceremony offers lessons that 'go way beyond the classroom'  WiscNews

More and more veterans attend Portage High School's Veterans Day ceremony, year after year.



GALLERY: Portage High School's class of 2018 | Galleries  WiscNews

Portage High School students said their thank yous and farewells Friday at the school's graduation held in the gymnasium.



Full-time school cops to stay at Portage Township  Chicago Tribune

In a reversal, Portage Township Schools will keep its two full-time school cops in 2018-19, an official said on Friday. “Due to the Portage Police Department ...



Police: Knife discovered on student at Portage High School  nwitimes.com

PORTAGE — Police said they confiscated a knife Friday from a student at Portage High School while investigating a report of a drug deal at the school.



Portage teen arrested, accused of making threats to another student  nwitimes.com

PORTAGE — A 15-year-old Portage High School student was arrested Friday night after he allegedly sent text messages threatening another student.



Household hazardous waste collection event scheduled at Portage High School  nwitimes.com

Porter County Recycling & Waste Reduction will help Porter County residents safely dispose of their old pesticides, gasoline, thinners, solvents and other ...



Household hazardous waste collection event scheduled Aug. 4 at Portage High School  nwitimes.com

Leftover household products that contain corrosive, toxic, ignitable or reactive ingredients are considered to be “household hazardous waste” or “HHW,” and ...



Sheriff, Portage schools partner on school safety plan  nwitimes.com

PORTAGE — Portage Township Schools and the Porter County Sheriff's Department have announced a joint effort to improve school security.



Prosecutors: State's "Romeo and Juliet" defense does not protect Portage High School coach in student sex case  The Times of Northwest Indiana

VALPARAISO — One of two female Portage High School students claiming to have had ongoing sexual encounters with an assistant dive coach at the school ...



Portage assistant diving coach in court for sexual misconduct charges  Chicago Tribune

A Portage High School assistant diving coach is facing sexual misconduct charges after allegations of inappropriate conduct with two female students surfaced, ...



Police chief defends use of school resource officers, offers arrest statistics  nwitimes.com

PORTAGE — Police Chief Troy Williams took issue Friday with statistics on school arrests cited Thursday by Portage Association of Teachers President Deb ...



Portage High School senior wins top honor at art show  nwitimes.com

PORTAGE — The charcoal drawing “Rare Old Master” produced a rare award for Portage High School senior Julz Lopez, who took home the Best in Show ...



'You failed these girls.' Father says he warned Portage school officials months before coach was arrested on allegations of sex with students.  nwitimes.com

The Portage Township Schools superintendent and an athletic director at the high school were tipped off to questionable behavior between an assistant dive ...



Mold forces temporary closure of Portage Township school  Chicago Tribune

Mold was found in South Haven Elementary School in Portage Township, and students were moved to the high school where they will remain until Sept. 10.



UPDATE: Power restored after outage forces 2-hour delay at Portage Township Schools  The Times of Northwest Indiana

PORTAGE — A power outage affecting about 1000 NIPSCO customers early Friday forced a two-hour delay at Portage Township Schools.



Portage High School Class of 1952 holds reunion | Community  Portage Daily Register

The Portage High School Class of 1952 held its 66th class reunion June 6 at Dino's Restaurant in Portage. Pictured are Peg Tucker, Ray Rogers, Bob and Lois ...



Portage teachers issue statement opposing move to part-time SROs  nwitimes.com

PORTAGE — The Portage Association of Teachers issued a statement Wednesday, opposing last week's School Board decision to eliminate full-time school ...



Friday Flyover: Portage High School  WLS-TV

This week, we feature Portage High School on ABC7's Friday Flyover, celebrating high school sports!



Porter County officers take places at Portage schools  Chicago Tribune

Portage Township Schools Superintendent Amanda Alaniz said it was “business as usual” Tuesday for her students and staff on the first day of school since she ...



Portage High School announces Top Scholars | Community  Portage Daily Register

Congratulations to the Portage High School Class of 2018 Top Scholars. These seniors have the top 10 grade-point averages in their class at Portage High ...



Remediation ongoing at South Haven school; should reopen Tuesday  nwitimes.com

SOUTH HAVEN — Students and staff will likely be able to return to classes at South Haven Elementary School Tuesday, Sept. 4.



Columbia County supervisors, students share table talk | Regional news  Portage Daily Register

Columbia County Supervisor Barry Pufahl of Pardeeville came prepared.



Portage schools, city partner to combat truancy problem  nwitimes.com

PORTAGE — Sometimes kids just don't want to go to school. Sometimes there's no one at home to make them. And sometimes, they face circumstances ...



GALLERY: Portage football holds opening practice of 2018 season  Portage Daily Register

Photos of the Portage prep football team holding its season opening practice on Tuesday, July 31 at Portage High School. The Warriors, who enter year two ...



South Haven Elementary School won't reopen until Sept. 10 due to mold issue  The Times of Northwest Indiana

SOUTH HAVEN — South Haven Elementary School students won't return to their classrooms until Monday, Sept. 10.



Music, mindfulness among changes set by new principal in Portage  WiscNews

Music played at John Muir Elementary School when Principal Jen Garrigan greeted students in the hallways Monday morning.



Harlem Wizards coming to Portage High School Feb. 22  nwitimes.com

The Harlem Wizards will visit Portage High School on Feb. 22 for an evening of basketball and fundraising. The Wizards will play against a team of Portage ...



Portage Township Schools IT department employs student interns during summer  nwitimes.com

Portage Township Schools have employed a group of interns to help with the district's technology department. The interns are all current Portage High School ...



Meet the new staff in Portage schools (part I)  Portage Daily Register

About 20 new staff members filled out questionnaires for the Portage Community School District and Daily Register. Their answers will be offered in three ...



Portage High School presents the 2018 Prom Court | Community  Portage Daily Register

Portage High School announces its 2018 Prom Court. Pictured, from left, front, are Mackenzie Roth, Journey Reichhoff, Kaylin Brandsma, Anika Shortreed, ...



'The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee’ comes to Portage High School  nwitimes.com

The Portage High School Thespians Drama Club presents "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee." This musical tells the hilarious story of a group of ...



Sheriff: No county funds used for resource officers at Portage schools  Chicago Tribune

Porter County Sheriff David Reynolds said no county funds are being used to provide two deputies to Portage schools, who replaced city police officers following ...



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