Portola Jr./Sr. High School
"Home of the Tigers"
I am excited to be back in the Tigers' lair. After a two-year hiatus during which I taught English to the upper grades at Loyalton High School, I return to encourage and inspire strong communicators in all high school grades at PHS. Growing up in Sattley blossomed within me a love for Portola and it's surrounding areas. We ran many errands and attended church in Portola throughout my childhood; I was even married here. I am looking forward with hope to years of prosperity here at PHS. Go tigers!
Welcome to Tiger Territory!
Welcome Mrs. Osburn and Ms. Murray! Mrs. Osburn is teaching all of the 11th and 12th grade English, along with AP English, and English 9/10. You'll find Ms.Murray in Mr. Valle's former classroom teaching Life Science 7, Living Earth, (previously known as Biology) Environmental Science/AP Environmental Science, and Chemistry.
I recently moved back to Nevada/California from England. Whilst in the UK I attended university and gained degrees in Archaeology, Forensic Biology, and Secondary Education. I have been teaching Middle and High School Science (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Earth Science and others) for over 6 years as well as being an Assistant Learning Leader, Numeracy coordinator, STEM careers coordinator and exams assessor. Whilst I am originally from the Mid-West my family have been here in the Sierra Valley for over 20 years and this is where I consider home
Welcome to Tiger Territory!
9/17-11th & 12th Grade to FRC College & Career Fair
9/18- Site Council Meeting-3:30 pm
9/21-23 8th Grade REGL
9/25- 9th Grade tp Grizzly Ranch
10/10- Cash for College Night, Boosters Club Meeting-6 pm
10/13- Purple Pride Boosters Golf Tournament
10/15- Picture Make-Up Day
10/15--10/20 Homecoming Week
10/30- Fall Harvest Festival
11/1- Last day of Quarter 1
Purple Pride Boosters Golf Tournament
9/14- Football @ Chester
9/14 & 15- Volleyball @ Los Molinos Tourney
9/18- Soccer @ Loyalton, Volleyball @ Maxwell
9/20- Volleyball vs. Biggs-5: 30 pm, Soccer vs. Quincy
9/21-Football vs. Burney-5:30 pm, Jr High Volleyball @ Quincy
9/25-Volleyball @ Quincy, Soccer@ Squaw Valle, JR. High Volleyball vs. Greenville 8
9/26-Volleyball vs. Chester-6pm
9/27-Soccer @ Paradise Adventist, Jr. High Volleyball vs. Chester
9/28- Football @ Maxwell
10/2-Volleyball @ Core Butte, Volleyball vs. Core Butte, Jr. High Volleyball @ Loyalton
Friday Night Football
The coaches, staff, and football players of Portola Junior-Senior High School appreciate the support each week at the games but have noticed that there are too many unsupervised students. Students under the age of 12 must be accompanied and supervised by an adult at all times. Please help us keep all Portola students safe. We appreciate your help with this.
Below are the remaining football games for this season:
September 28 @ Maxwell
October 5 @ Quincy
October 12 @Fall River
Independent Study Program
Parent Site Council Members Needed
Portola Jr. /Sr. High School
School Site Council Nominations
September 4, 2018
The Portola Jr. /Sr. High School Site Council (SSC) is now accepting nominations for
Parent members on the SSC for the 2018-2019 school year.
The School Site Council serves the students and the school by:
- developing the Single School Plan for Student Achievement with teachers and support staff;
- implementing the Plan, putting it into effect for student learning;
- evaluating the Plan to see if it is helping all students; and
- verify and assure money expenditures in the school plan are used to improve academic performance of all pupils.
Parent members of the SSC are expected to:
- attend the meetings once month on (2nd Wednesday of each month at 3:30 p.m)
- actively participate in SSC responsibilities;
- represents staff and the community