PHS Newsletter

August 2022

Principal's Message

Welcome to the start of the 2022-2023 academic year! My vision for Portage High School is to continue to improve on a school environment where students feel safe, comfortable, challenged and engaged in class. My goal is to provide you with helpful information regarding the start of the new school year.

We look forward to accomplishing our mission of Educating, Empowering and Inspiring Excellence in our students at Portage High School. As stated in a famous ancient African proverb, “It takes a village to raise a child”. I ask that you continue to maintain this partnership with us as we want nothing less than success for our students.

As a reminder, the first day of school is Wednesday, August 17th. Our school day runs from 7:30 a.m. to 2:35 p.m. The building opens at 7:00 a.m.

If you have questions about anything, please contact us as we would like to know how we can best meet the needs of your children.


Mike Stills, Principal
(219) 764-6034


The registration process for students is online. Please visit Registration & Enrollment for additional information. You can register your student here. Please call the PHS Main Office if you need assistance.

Freshman/New Student Orientation

Freshman/New Student Orientation will take place on Thursday, August 11th beginning at 7:30 a.m. and ending at 10:20 a.m. Doors will open at 7:00 a.m. Bus transportation will be provided for incoming ninth graders only.

School to Home Communication

Please access the school’s website, ParentSquare, and social media (Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram) for general school information, news, and upcoming events. Be sure to update your contact information on PowerSchool in order to receive detailed and timely information about your student.

Important Dates

  • August 11th-- 7:00 AM-10:30 AM- Freshman/New Student Orientation
  • August 17th-- 7:30 AM-2:35 PM- First Day for Students
  • September 5th-- Labor Day- No School
  • September 7th-- E-Learning Day

Please see the PHS calendar and the PTS calendar for additional dates and events!