Onward Pirates!

Staff of PW Schools in yellow shirts on a gymnasium floor


Champions' Culture * Pursuing Our Personal Best


Please see the Bell Schedule Page for information about class start and end times.


Triple "A" Points of Pride


In 2020, Pewamo-Westphalia Community Schools was ranked among the top 15 best high schools in the State of Michigan by U.S. News and World Report and 685th in the nation. In 2018-2019, we led Clinton County with the highest 11th grade M-STEP scores in science and social studies, we had the highest average SAT score (1084.8) in the county, and we ranked in the top 65 highest SAT scores in the state of Michigan (65th).


Our industrial arts program competes at MITES (Michigan Industrial and Technology Educational Society), submitting woodworking projects completed each year. Our marching and concert bands consistently earn accolades at competitions and festivals, and our art students have been successful in the Scholastic Art and Writing Competition, earning awards for photography and poetry. 

Athletics - Recent State Championships

Volleyball (2022), Boys' Basketball (2019), Boys' Cross Country (2016), Football (2021, 2019, 2017, 2016), Girls' Basketball (2019), Girls' Track (2021, 2019, 2015, 2013, 2010), Competitive Cheer (2019, 2010, 2008), and Boys' Track (2008). Numerous State Runners-Up, Regional, District and League (CMAC) Titles in Football, Boys' & Girls' Track, Boys' & Girls' Cross Country, Boys' & Girls' Basketball, Volleyball, Baseball, and Softball.

Communication Process

Questions, concerns, and ideas routinely arise during the school year. This outline is provided to assist in communication with the appropriate person.

Step 1: Questions or concerns regarding instructional practices should go to the teacher first. A discussion should be scheduled with the principal if you still have questions after talking with the teacher.
Step 2: If applicable, items not resolved in Step 1 should be directed to the administrator or director who has responsibility in the area of concern.
Step 3: A conference with the superintendent is most appropriately held if questions or concerns have not been adequately addressed at earlier levels.
Step 4: The final level of contact with the district about a question or concern is the Board of Education. 

2021-2022 Middle/High School Vision Targets

1. We will encourage our students to advance in the areas of character, work ethic, attitude, commitment, and ownership.
2. We will provide clear and concise instruction to all of our students, and support our parents as partners in education.
3. We will foster inclusion through empathy, equity, problem solving, and relationship building for all students, parents, and staff.
4. We will challenge our students to hold themselves accountable in both honesty and integrity, while also being kind and empathetic to others.

Upcoming Events

August 22, 2022

First day of school

August 26, 2022

No school - staff and students

September 2, 2022

No school - staff and students

September 5, 2022

No school - staff and students

September 30, 2022

Homecoming - more info to come!

October 12, 2022

Student half-day (MS/HS PSAT/NMSQT)

October 21, 2022

Student half day/end of the first quarter

November 4, 2022

Student half day

November 15, 2022

No school - staff and students

November 23-25, 2022

Thanksgiving break - no school - staff and students

December 20-22, 2022

Student half days (exams at the MS/HS)

December 26, 2022 - January 6, 2023

Winter break

March 18-21, 2023

Band trip to New York City

March 27-31, 2023

Spring break

April 7, 2023

Good Friday - No School for students and staff

April 12, 2023

Half day - SAT testing

May 29, 2023

Memorial Day - No school

June 5-7, 2023

Exams - Half days for all students

June 8-9, 2023

Possible inclement weather make-up days

Our Staff

Ryan Portenga
MS/HS Principal

Stacey Johnston

Instructional Technology Specialist
Lisa Bartlett

MS/HS Counselor
Larry Farmer
MS/HS Counselor
Kali Klein
MS/HS secretary
Katy Gilliand

MS/HS secretary

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