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

Boys' Basketball ('19), Boys' Cross Country ('16), Football ('21, '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

February 21, 2022

No school - staff and students

March 24, 2022

End of the third quarter

March 25 - April 1, 2022

Spring break - no school - staff and students

April 13, 2022

SAT/PSAT - half day for students

April 15, 2022

No school - staff and students

Looking ahead... to May AP exams

May 3 - AP Pysch - noon
May 4 - AP English - 8:00
May 5 - AP Stats - noon
May 6 - AP USH - 8:00
May 9 - AP Calc - 8:00
May 9 - AP Comp - noon
May 11 - AP Span - 8:00

May 18, 2022

2022 Commencement Ceremony - 7PM

May 25, 2022

New student orientation 

May 30, 2022

No school - staff and students

June 6 - 8, 2022

Half days (exams at MS/HS) for students

June 8, 2022

Last day of school (minus any inclement weather days that need to be made up per state rules)

July 2 - July 8, 2022

Summer shutdown period 1

July 31 - August 6, 2022

Summer shutdown period 2

** You are encouraged to schedule your family vacations regardless of these dates.

Trying to plan for 2022-2023?

August 22, 2022
First day of school

September 30, 2022

December 26, 2022 - January 6, 2023
Winter break

March 27, 2023-March 31, 2023
Spring break

Our Staff

Todd Simmons
MS/HS Principal
Darren Thelen

MS/HS Athletic Director
Director of Curriculum and Assessment
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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