Portola Jr./Sr. High School

"Home of the Tigers"

Portola Volleyball Earns Prestigious Awards!

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Coaches of the Year

Congratulations to our varsity Volleyball coaches Katie Gannon and Caitlyn Chan who were voted Coaches of the Year in the Mountain Valley League where our Lady Tigers earned a 1st place title (tieing with Quincy and Maxwell). Five of the Lady Tiger players received league awards. Emily Sheridan earned the impressive MVP of the league award, and Sophie Ward, Annie Folchi, Abby Klemesrud, and Margaret Canseco earned All-League awards. It was a fantastic season for the volleyball team. To top off the high praise for these players, senior Emily Sheridan has been invited to play in the All-Northen Volleyball All-Star game on December 1st in Willows!

From the left: Coach Katie Gannon, Sophie Ward, Annie Folchi, Abby Klemesrud, Justine Rapacillo, Emily Sheridan, Micaela Coronado, Margaret Canseco, and Coach Caitlyn Chan.


Felicitaciones a nuestros entrenadores de voleibol del equipo universitario Katie Gannon y Caitlyn Chan, quienes fueron elegidos entrenadores del año en la Liga Mountain Valley, donde nuestras Lady Tigers obtuvieron un título de primer lugar (empatando con Quincy y Maxwell). Cinco de los jugadores de Lady Tiger recibieron premios de la liga. Emily Sheridan obtuvo el impresionante MVP del premio de la liga, y Sophie Ward, Annie Folchi, Abby Klemesrud y Margaret Canseco obtuvieron los premios All-League. Fue una temporada fantástica para el equipo de voleibol. Para colmo de elogios para estos jugadores, Emily Sheridan ha sido invitada a jugar en el All-Northen Volleyball All-Star el 1 de diciembre en Willows.

Desde la izquierda: la entrenadora Katie Gannon, Sophie Ward, Annie Folchi, Abby Klemesrud, Justine Rapacillo, Emily Sheridan, Micaela Coronado, Margaret Canseco y la entrenadora Caitlyn Chan.

Above and Beyond

Each week, we like to acknowledge staff members and supporters who go above and beyond their call of duty for PJSHS. Please help us appreciate Mike Waasdorp. Mike is new to our staff this year and is our boy's PE aide and Noon Duty Supervisor. Mike is always ready to help students and the staff with enthusiasm and a positive attitude. Mike also volunteers his time and D.J.'s voice to announce at our sporting events and school activities. His presence sure makes the event more exciting. Thank you, Mike!


Cada semana, nos gusta reconocer a los miembros del personal y los partidarios que van más allá de su deber para PJSHS. Por favor ayúdenos a apreciar a Mike Waasdorp. Mike es nuevo en nuestro personal este año y es el asistente de educación física y el supervisor de mediodía de nuestro hijo. Mike siempre está listo para ayudar a los estudiantes y al personal con entusiasmo y una actitud positiva. Mike también ofrece su tiempo y la voz de D.J. para anunciar en nuestros eventos deportivos y actividades escolares. Su presencia seguramente hace que el evento sea más emocionante. Gracias Mike!

The Book Fair Coming!

Mrs. Dutton in the PJSHS library has organized a Scholastic Book Fair for our school, which will be open to the public too! The fair will be in our library on December 11-14th (during Tiger Classic and just in time for holiday shopping). Books will range from preschool to adult bestsellers, and all levels in between. Adult or senior high school volunteers are needed! Visit our homepage at https://www.scholastic.com/bf/portolajrsrschool to sign up to volunteer, view hours, and shop online. Our online store is open!

Sports Shoe Drive

Does your child have any slightly use sports shoes that they have grown out of? We are collecting gym, sports, sneakers and tennis shoes that are clean and in good condition to make a shoe closet.

This is a great way to recycle those shoes that need a new home! Shoes can be dropped off in the office.


¿Tiene su hijo algún calzado deportivo levemente usado? Estamos recolectando zapatos deportivos y deportivos que estén limpios y en buenas condiciones para hacer un armario de zapatos.

¡Esta es una excelente manera de reciclar esos zapatos que necesitan un nuevo hogar! Los zapatos se pueden dejar en la oficina.

Boosters Presents the 2nd Annual Wine and Paint Event

Sponsored by Portola Purple Pride Booster Club, please join us on Saturday, November 16th from 1-4 PM at Cuccia's Restaurant for the 2nd Annual Wine and Paint Event. PHS Art teacher and artist Lis Henson, will instruct you to paint the scene while enjoying wine and appetizers. See Mrs. Callahan or Mrs. Sheridan to buy your tickets now!


Patrocinado por Portola Purple Pride Booster Club, únase a nosotros el sábado 16 de noviembre de 1-4 PM en el restaurante Cuccia's para el segundo evento anual de vino y pintura. La maestra de arte y artista de PHS, Lis Henson, le dará instrucciones para pintar la escena mientras disfruta de vino y aperitivos. ¡Vea a la Sra. Callahan o la Sra. Sheridan para comprar sus boletos ahora!

There are still tickets available!

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Help Support the Junior Class

The class of 2021 will be having a dinner fundraiser at Gumba's Restaurant on November 20th. Please join us and help the junior class raise money for their senior year activities.
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Sports Calendar

Upcoming Events

11/21 ASVAB Test

11/25/29 Thanksgiving Break

12/12-14 Scholastic Book Fair-Library

12/23-1/3 Winter Break

1/20 Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday- No School

Football Play-Off Game vs. Etna

Friday, Nov. 15th, 6pm

155 6th Avenue

Portola, CA

The Portola Tigers will take on the Etna Lions tonight at 6:00 PM in the first round of the Cascade Valley football playoff games. Go Tigers!

Winter Sports

11/23 Girls Basketball @ FRC- scrimmage

11/30 Girls Basketball @ Spanish Springs-scrimmage

12/3 Basketball @ North Tahoe-2:30 JV Girls start

12/5-7 Boys Basketball @ Quincy Tournament

12/5-7Girls Basketball @ Biggs Tourney

12/10 Basketball @ Chester- 3:00 JV Girls start

12/12-14 Tiger Classic Basketball Tournament

12/17 Basketball @ Loyalton- 3:00 JV Girls start

12/19-21 Basketball @ Modoc Tournament

12/26-28 Girls Basketball @ McQueen Tournament

1/4 Boys Basketball vs. Forest Hill-1:00 JV Boys start

1/7 Basketball @ Loyalton- 3:00 JV Girls start

JR. High Winter Sports

11/15 7th Grade Girs Basketball to Richmond-Susanville

12/5-8 Feather River Shootout Basketball Tournament

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Portola Jr./Sr. High School

Principal * Mrs. Sheridan Ext. 4400

Vice Principal * Mr. Sheridan Ext. 4405

Athletic Director * Mr. Sheridan Ext.4405

Counselor * Lori Marquette Ext.4416

Administrative Assistant * Laury Riggins Ext. 4401

Registrar/ Attendance Secretary * Audra Cormany Ext. 4402

Nurse * Emilee Pruitt Ext 4413

Student Services Coordinator * Shannon Harston Ext.4433