Important District News
Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year!! The Port Washington-Saukville School district is excited to kick off another school year. There are a few announcements specific to breakfast, hot lunch and free/reduced programs in conjunction with school fees we wanted to make everyone aware of.
Hot Lunch Program
The Port Washington-Saukville School District is happy to announce lunch for the entire 2021-2022 school year will be FREE to ANY student who would like a hot lunch (regardless of free and reduced lunch qualification). Middle and High School a la carte options will still be available for purchase. For additional information or questions, please visit your school building's website under "lunch information" or reach out to Clark Blachly, Food Service Director for the School District.
*New* Breakfast Program
The PWSSD is excited to announce starting Tuesday, September 7, breakfast will be available to ANY student for FREE. Students will be able to enter the buildings at the below listed times and head straight to the cafeteria to receive breakfast in the morning. Again, this is a free breakfast and available to ANY student. Additional information and questions will be coming on your school building's website under a new tab labeled "Breakfast information" or reach out to Clark Blachly, Food Service Director for the School District.
High School opens for breakfast only at 6:45am
Free and Reduced Program - *New* features
The PWSSD encourages any family who may be encountering a time in which assistance is needed to fill out the paperwork for the free and reduced program. Although the district is participating in the free lunch and breakfast program for all students; applying and qualifying for the free and reduced program can assist families by waiving district fees, lowering athletic/activity fees and becoming eligible (if desired) for confidential programs that may assist your children while they attend the Port Washington-Saukville School District.
If you would like to apply for the free and reduced program, you can print the application and district form here OR pick up an application and form at any of the school buildings or District office located at 100 W. Monroe Ave., Port Washington, WI 53074.
Forms can be turned into your student's school main office or the district office. For additional information or questions please visit the district website free and reduced program OR contact Melissa Bergin at the District Office.
Port Washington High School is a comprehensive high school with a dedicated staff that is committed to providing an excellent education to all of our students. With a combination of current educational practices, years of teaching experience, and a personal vested interest to see all students succeed, our school strives to meet the needs of our diverse learners. Port High School offers a wide array of Advanced Placement (AP) classes to encourage our highest level learners to challenge themselves further. We have support systems in place to assist all learners in achieving their academic potentials. Most importantly, we recognize parents as being a critical and necessary component in each child's journey towards academic success, and we welcome parent involvement. Port High School is committed to achieving the district mission of "helping every child reach their fullest potential."
PWHS Pirate Treasure Program
PWHS Pirate Treasure Program
If you are interested in applying for a donation.
Thank you for your support of the program.
This will be a great experience for our students and a nice way to support/give to a needy cause/project.
Please turn in the application to Shannon Duchow in the PWHS office.
Message from the Principal
It is with great pride and privilege that I, Thad Gabrielse, serve as High School Principal for the students, staff, and community of Port Washington. This is a beautiful city filled with supportive and caring community members that are responsible for this impressive remodeled building conducive to comprehensive student learning and education. I reside from outside of the Port Washington Saukville School District but Port Washington has and forever will be my home.
Born and raised and still residing in Oostburg, Wisconsin, I began my educational career as a Technology Education Teacher and Athletic Director at Howards Grove High School. After receiving my Masters in Educational Administration at Concordia University, I was blessed to gain employment as an Athletic Director and Assistant Principal here at Port Washington High School and had served 10 years prior to becoming the Principal in 2020.
For me, Port Washington High School is a “destination school.” For reasons already for mentioned, but also because of our outstanding staff and students. The faculty and staff at our school are excellent motivators, who encourage and educate our students with enthusiasm, coupled with extensive learning strategies and a variety of learning programs designed to develop the greatest potential of each and every student. We are also extremely proud that we can offer a wide range of Activities to our students that will support their learning and social experience. We may not be a Division 1 size school, but we do offer Division 1 opportunities through our academic programing and extra-curricular activities.
We have a lot to be proud of here at Port Washington High School and it is grounded in community support. As we continue to move forward and provide even more positive opportunities for students, we invite our families and community to be involved in our school. It truly takes an entire village to raise our youth to be the best that they can be. My office is always open, so please feel free to contact me or any of our High School Administrators. In addition please utilize our High School websites which contains many valuable resources and answers to your questions.
We look forward to seeing you soon!
Quick Sports Information
2021-22 Athletic Forms (some forms can be completed online during school registration in August)
Forms that must be turned into the main office before the 1st day of practice:
From the Counseling Department
Port Washington High School has partnered with Parchment to order and send your transcript and other credentials securely.
Click HERE for the Counseling Chronicles Newsletter. Please take a few moments to check it out. You will find important information on happenigs in the counseling office.