Onward Pirates!
P-W MS/HS Team 2020-2021, socially distanced in the MS gym

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

Boys' Basketball ('19), Boys' Cross Country ('16), Football ('19, '17, '16), Girls' Basketball ('19), Girls' Track ('21, '19, '15, '13, '10), Competitive Cheer ('19, '10, '08), and Boys' Track ('08). 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

July 3-9, 2021

Summer shutdown

August 2-8, 2021

Summer shutdown

August 12, 2021

New student orientation - HS auditorium

August 16, 2021

Chromebook deployment, school photos, parking pass distribution

August 17, 2021

Chromebook deployment, school photos, parking pass distribution

August 23, 2021

First day of school

August 27, 2021

No school (staff and students)

September 3, 2021

No school (staff and students)

September 6, 2021

Labor Day - No school (staff and students)

October 13, 2021

Half day - students

October 22, 2021

End of the first quarter

October 25, 2021

No school - students



Our Staff

Todd Simmons
MS/HS Principal
Darren Thelen

MS/HS Athletic Director
Director of Assessment and Curriculum
Lisa Bartlett

MS/HS Counselor
Stacey Johnston

Instructional Technology Specialist
Kali Klein
MS/HS Secretary
Katy Gilliand

MS/HS Secretary

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