Port Washington High School

We educate all children to reach their greatest potential

2017-18 Upcoming School Information

  • Registration Dates: August 15th (8AM-3PM) and August 16th (2PM-7PM)  Please look for your registration packets in the mail the beginning of August.

    Port Pride Assembly is September 6th, 2017 6:00-7:00 PM. All students that wish to be a part of the Port Pride program for 2017-18 must attend this program.  Students will also receive a t-shirt.  This program features National speaker Nick Scott as he tells his story of overcoming tragedy. 

    Check out:  www.speakernickscott.com  for more information.

    2017 Port Pride Assembly

     

    Freshman Parent Orientation (freshman students are also welcome) will take place on Wednesday, August 16th from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the auditorium

     

    Student photos will be taken for school ID’s, library ID’s, season sports passes, the Lunch Box program, and picture packets (if you wish to purchase) during the registration dates of August 15th (8AM-3PM), and August 16th (2PM-7PM) ).   We ask ALL students (including seniors) to attend one of these sessions for their photo.

Great Things Happening at PWHS

Message From the Principal

  • Welcome to the 2017-18 school year!  Everyone at PWHS is excited about the beginning of a new school year and the amazing new learning opportunities available in the new classrooms.  The new athletic, music and offices will be built during the school year.  It is quite an amazing time to be a Pirate!

     I am also very excited to be working with such a tremendous group of teachers, staff, families, and students!  Together we will continue to make this a “World Class” institution, with each individual doing their part to develop their own skills, gain mastery and explore their own creativity to make our school community strong and successful.  As we begin to focus our thoughts on the end of summer, listed below is some very important information pertaining to the upcoming school year.

    • Please review the enclosed schedule with your child.  Schedule changes will be made only for graduation requirements, if you do not have a necessary prerequisite, or if you have an incomplete schedule. Schedule changes will NOT be made to accommodate study hall, lunch or teacher preferences. Schedule changes will be by appointment onlyTo set up an appointment please call (262) 268-5525. Counselors will be available on a limited basis beginning August 9th until August 24th.
    • For parents with children that have special education needs…some of these classes are still being determined.  A number of these classes may have been listed or filled in on your child’s schedule with a “Study Hall” designation.  This will be resolved over the next few weeks as special education teachers review student requests and accurately schedule these courses in compliance with each student’s Individual Education Plan (IEP).  Special education students should pick up their new schedules on the first day of school.
    • Open Lunch-With the temporary lunch location in the new building, we are opening up open lunch privilege for 11th and 12th grade students for the 2017-18 school year.
    • Cell Phone/other Electronic device Privilege at PWHS- If a student chooses to bring a cell phone/electronic device to school it must remain in their locker or in a back pack turned off.  Cell phones are not allowed out in the classroom at any time. Parents needing to contact their son/daughter should contact the office.  Cell phone holders are available in each classroom.  Any violation of the cell phone/electronic device policy will follow the procedures outlines in the PWHS student handbook.  The school will not be held responsible in any way for lost or damaged cell phones.  Students are allowed to use their cell phones during lunch.
    • Exam Exemptions 2017-18. Students in grades 10-12 will have the same opportunity for exam exemptions as the previous year.  Each student in grades 10-12 can earn up to two exam exemptions each semester.  One exam exemption is available to all students without any unexcused absences or disciplinary referrals.  The other exemption is the Port Pride exemption.  9th grade students will only be able to earn the Port Pride exemption in 2017-18.
    • Port Pride Assembly is September 6th, 2017 6:00-7:00 PM. All students that wish to be a part of the Port Pride program for 2017-18 must attend this program.  Students will also receive a t-shirt.  This program features National speaker Nick Scott as he tells his story of overcoming tragedy.  Check out speakernickscott.com for more information.
    • Freshman Parent Orientation (freshman students are also welcome) will take place on Wednesday, August 16th from 5:30-6:30 p.m. in the auditorium. 
    • Student photos will be taken for school ID’s, library ID’s, season sports passes, the Lunch Box program, and picture packets (if you wish to purchase) during the registration dates of August 15th (8AM-3PM), and August 16th (2PM-7PM) ).   We ask ALL students (including seniors) to attend one of these sessions for their photo.
    • Release of student information restriction-Please review (attached) and return to counseling office by September 8th if it is your desire to not receive information from outside groups.
    • ACT Prep (especially for 11th grade students) with Method Test Prep.

     All students have access to this free resource provided by our school.  Students that took advantage of the resource in 2016-17 saw great results.  It is easy to sign up for and use…

    Go to: https://app.methodtestprep.com/PortWashingtonHighSchoolWI/signup

    Click on the gray “Signup” box to create your MTP account. PWHS students will need to use the Referral Code: tkn.12180329 when setting up your account. (Make sure to include the entire code—including tkn).

     SAVE THE DATES:

    • Port Pride Assembly is September 6th, 2017 6:00-7:00 PM.

    All students that wish to be a part of the Port Pride program for 2017-18 must attend this program.  Students will also receive a t-shirt.  This program features National speaker Nick Scott as he tells his story of overcoming tragedy.  Check out speakernickscott.com for more information.

    • Freshman Parent Night, August 16th at 5:30PM in the auditorium
    • Freshman Only First Day-September 1st, 2017

    I hope you have a wonderful remainder of summer vacation!  We look forward to seeing everyone soon!

     

    Eric Burke

    Principal

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Pirate Way Videos

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    Cell Phones - Fall 2016

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    Swearing & Cell Phones

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    Don't Be Tardy

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    Effort

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    Finish Strong

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School Information

  • 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."

     

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    Attendance Line:  262-268-5501

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