Welcome to our Online Classroom!

You've reached the website of Miss Melissa Holso, Band Teacher at Portage North Middle School!

This site will be the 'home base' for everything band related.  All documents will be located on this page as well as announcements and updates!  

My Class Schedule:
1st Hour - Planning
2nd Hour -7th Grade Band
3rd Hour - 6th Grade Beginning Band
4th Hour - 8th Grade Band
5th Hour - @ PNHS for High School Band 
6th Hour - 8th Grade Orchestra
7th Hour - 6th grade Band 

Band Handbook: This document has the overall umbrella about class!  
    Questions can be answered in this document:
            - Performance Dress Code
            - What should I bring to class every day?
            - What do we actually DO? 
            - Grading and assignments
            - Performance requirements and expectations

Coming soon:
Band Calendar!

Contact Information:
Email Address: mholso@portageps.org

If you have any questions or concerns, please email me. Phone is not an ideal way to contact - I am in two buildings and three different classrooms throughout the day!

Email is welcome anytime throughout the day, but will only be checked before and after school. If there is an emergency, please contact the office at 323-5700. Thanks!

Checking in on SKYWARD!

To keep track of your student's progress in class, check out the parent internet viewer called Skyward at skyward.portageps.org.  

I update grades regularly and try to record many assignments and assessments within 48 hours, although some exceptions do occur. 

About Miss Holso!
I love teaching at North Middle - I am currently entering my 5th year of teaching in Portage!  All band classes are taught by me at North and I am the assistant band director at the High School as well!  There is the opportunity to interact with your students for 7 years of their academic career!

I grew up in Battle Creek and graduated from Battle Creek Lakeview in 2006. I was involved in the Marching Band's trip to Disney World as well as trips to Toronto and Washington D.C. with the Spartanaire Show Choir!

I attended Central Michigan University (fire up chips!) where I received my K-12 Music Education Degree as well as a degree in Piano Performance.  I am currently completing my Masters in Music Education from Michigan State this summer as well!

In my spare time I love to read and watch movies!  If you attend a football or basketball game, make sure you say hello!  I will be there with the band :)