Pewamo-Westphalia Middle-High School
As you'll read in our Student-Parent Handbook, our goal is to prepare students today for the challenges and opportunities of tomorrow by helping them develop the skills necessary to become responsible members of a changing society and challenging them through a quality curriculum delivered by a caring educational community. Within this goal, we will create a caring community of purposeful learning that supports and celebrates the individuality of each child - and will furthermore strive to ensure that our children are safe, healthy, engaged, challenged, and supported.
We sincerely look forward to working with you - students, parents, alumni, and community alike - to make this a very successful school year. Please know that we can only maintain our tradition of excellence - our Champion's Culture - if we pursue our personal best each day and work together as teammates.
As we are here to serve you, please do not hesitate to reach out should you have comments, concerns, suggestions, or praise - email@example.com / (517) 587-5100. #Onward #WeArePW
Ryan Portenga, Principal
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 won numerous awards through the Scholastic Art and Writing Competition, including an American Visions nomination, Gold and Silver Key awards, and Honorable Mentions.
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
2022-2023 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.
November 2, 2023
Student-Parent-Teacher conferences 4:00p-7:00p
November 3, 2023
Student-Parent-Teacher conferences 12:00p-3:00p
November 15, 2023
No school - staff and students
November 17, 2023
Middle School Musical
November 22-24, 2023
Thanksgiving Break - no school for staff and students
December 8, 2023
December 20-22, 2023
MHS Exams - half days for students
December 25, 2023-January 5, 2024
Winter break - no school for staff and students
January 12, 2024
End of the first semester/second quarter
January 15, 2024
No school - staff and students
February 16, 2024
Half day of school - students
February 19, 2024
Flex day - either a snow day makeup or no school for staff and students
March 21, 2024
End of the third quarter
March 22 - April 1, 2024
Spring Break - No school - staff and students
MHS Assistant Principal/Athletic Director
Instructional Technology Specialist